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Hannibal school district makes appeal to city regarding permit fees during renovation

By DANNY HENLEY
dhenley@courierpost.com
Special to the Herald-Whig
Posted: Jul. 17, 2019 12:01 am

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Renovations at Hannibal High School and the Hannibal Career and Technical Center are well underway, but Hannibal School District No. 60 officials are still concerned about the project's overall $12 million cost.

During Tuesday night's meeting of the Hannibal City Council, Rich Stilley, business manager for the Hannibal public school district, spoke to city officials regarding the fees associated with the permits for the renovations of HHS and HCTC.

"Looking at the estimated fees for the permits for just this summer's project is in the range of $88,000. It could potentially have a significantly detrimental impact on the overall scope and sequence of the renovations we're going through," Stilley said.

Stilley proposed a 50-50 split of permit fees.

"Because the school is another subdivision of the state of Missouri this is the type of thing that we can do," said City Attorney James Lemon.

On a vote of 6-0 the council approved the request. Citing a business conflict Councilman Colin Welch abstained.

In other business:

n Approval was given for street closures, use of city-owned properties and the sale of alcohol on Oct. 19 and 20 during the 43rd annual Folklife Festival.

n Approval was given for a city hall mural design and the private funding of the mural.

n First reading was given a bill amending certain duties assigned to the traffic committee and moved those duties to the city's new roadway commission.

n A resolution was approved authorizing a contract with Wade Stables for audit services for the city, including the library and board of public works, for a total fee of $43,500.

n A resolution was approved regarding an engagement agreement with Lewis & Ellis, Inc., for actuarial services relating to the other post-employment benefits for fiscal year 2018-19 for the city of Hannibal, including the library, parks department and tourism bureau, for a fee of $2,700.

n Final reading was given to bills pertaining to the voluntary annexation of 107 Clover Road and 70 Meadows Road of the Meadows Subdivision. Both properties will be zoned A-one and two-family.

n First reading was given to a bill revising city guidelines regarding sewers and sewage disposal.

n Heath Hall, general manager of the Hannibal Board of Public Works, provided updates on the chloramine replacement project and the North Street storm sewer failure.

n The mayor was authorized to execute an amendment to an escrow trust agreement (early payoff) with the Public Water Supply District No. 1 of Ralls County and the Bank of New York Trust Company.

n The following appointments were approved: John Moore was reappointed to the Board of Adjustment for term to expire in May 2024; Jon Obermann was reappointed to the Hannibal Municipal Assistance Corporation for term to expire in June 2022.

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