HANNIBAL, Mo. -- During the Hannibal City Council's 15-minute meeting Tuesday, Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Gail Bryant had good news to share.
Architechnics, based in Quincy, Ill., is ready to begin designing the bureau's new facility at U.S. 36 and Mo. 79, and Bryant asked the council to approve a $58,000 service fee with the architectural firm.
The fee will cover the cost of facility design development; construction documents; bidding and negotiations; construction administration and observation; project closeout; and furniture, fixture and equipment specifications and procurement.
"(Completion of these services) should take approximately 60 to 75 days to complete, assuming decisions are made in a timely manner," Bryant said.
The council unanimously approved the service fee.
Bryant also formally presented the council with the official Hannibal bicentennial celebration logo, designed by Hannibal resident Brandon Dopp. Dopp participated in a contest held by the Hannibal Bicentennial Committee to find an image that symbolizes Hannibal as it prepares to turn 200.
His design features images of fireworks above the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge, the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse and a portrait of Mark Twain, all inside the number "200." The council approved the logo's use.
Last, councilmen gave a first reading to a bill that would have the city abandon 51.4 feet of public right of way behind the Hannibal Home Store at 2425 Market St. The request comes from the store, officially known as Kansas Lumber Home Store, because it wants to align and balance out its rear property line.
If given the property at the next council meeting, the Home Store intends to combine all four existing Home Store lots, plus the newly acquired right-of-way property, into one large lot.
• Candy Golian was appointed as deputy clerk to serve as an assistant to City Clerk Angelica Zerbonia.
• The council approved amending the city code in regard to methamphetamine in structures. Now, unsafe contaminations from methamphetamine will be defined as residue resulting from production of methamphetamine or the storage or chemicals used in its production. It will not be triggered by methamphetamine use.
• The council approved annexing 8878 and 8860 Jimmy O'Donnell Road into the city for a future 100-home subdivision.