Hannibal News

Appointees named to Hannibal roadway commission

By DANNY HENLEY
dhenley@courierpost.com
Special to The Herald-Whig
Posted: Aug. 21, 2019 12:01 am

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal's Roadway Improvement Commission is ready to begin its work following the appointment of three members of the city council to the group that, among other things, will prioritize future street projects in the city.

Mike Dobson, Melissa Cogdal and Alan Bowen agreed to serve on the commission and were approved by the full council during Tuesday night's meeting of the Hannibal City Council at city hall.

The commission's membership will also consist of Finance Director Karen Burditt, Director of Central Services Andy Dorian and the general manager of the Hannibal Board of Public Works. Mathew Munzlinger is currently serving as interim general manager of the HBPW.

Creation of the commission was officially approved during the council's Aug. 6 meeting.

While the commission will have the authority to create a projects list, final approval of the list will rest with the city council.

Not only will the commission have the task of identifying streets to be worked on during the next fiscal year, it will also be responsible for creating three- and five-year street improvement plans.

In other business:

* Police Chief Lyndell Davis and Sgt. Joel Combs provided an update on the PAYS (Positive Alternative Youth Services) youth incentive program. Program participants received certificates.

* Street closures were approved to accommodate the annual block party hosted by Scott's Chapel UMC. The event is scheduled on Saturday, Sept.14.

* Street and alley closures were approved on Saturday, Sept. 21, during the first Hannibal Shakedown Market near the Mark Twain Brewing Company.

* The mayor was authorized to sign in behalf of the city an engineering services agreement with Poepping, Stone, Bach and Associates for additional services provided during the city's street rehabilitation project. The city will pay a fee not to exceed $10,000.

* The city accepted a bid of $330,807 from Bleigh Construction for the renovation of the Huckleberry Park pond.

* An emergency reading was given the 2019 Ad Valorem tax rate. The tax rate was increased to 1.2124 from 1.2055.

* Second and final reading was given the amended final plat of the Oak Spring Subdivision, located on Westover Road.

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