Hannibal News

Robinson family descendants seek cemetery annexation

By DANNY HENLEY
Special to the Herald-Whig
dhenley@courierpost.com
Posted: Aug. 4, 2020 9:00 pm Updated: Aug. 4, 2020 11:24 pm

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Robinson Cemetery will soon be a part of the city of Hannibal.

During Tuesday night's meeting of the Hannibal City Council at city hall, a first reading was given a bill that would annex the cemetery into the city.

The annexation request was brought by the descendants of the Robinson family. The cemetery, which borders the city limits, is east of 1200 Clark St. The property would be given a District RD-Rural Zoning.

According to a memo, if the property is annexed, the group responsible for maintaining the property will continue to do so. The city's responsibility would be to provide police and/or fire response in the event of an emergency.

City department heads have no objections to the annexation request, nor does the city's acting engineer. Planning and zoning had a public hearing regarding the request on July 16.

Edie Graupman, Department of Public Works management assistant, said there were no objections brought by the public during the hearing.

The matter will come before the council for a second and final reading during its Aug. 18 meeting.

In another annexation matter in the area, the city has petitioned for annexation of 1200 Clark St. The city is requesting B-Multiple Family Zoning, which reportedly is consistent with adjacent zoning.

The city purchased the property from the Marion County trustees through a tax sale.

There have been no objections raised regarding the proposed annexation.

The annexation request will come up for a second reading before the council on Aug. 18.

The other business:

Resident John Lyng addressed the council regarding the Hannibal Board of Public Works compliance with the city charter and the council's oversight.

Sarah North, J'Nelle Lee and Roy Hark were reappointed to the Hannibal Library Board for a term to expire in June 2023.

Approval was given for the sale of the city's 2001 Cat wheel loader to Altorfer for $22,500.

The purchase of a 2020 Ford F-350 one-ton 4x4 truck from Tom Boland Ford for $54,075 was approved.

A public hearing was scheduled for 6:45 p.m. Aug. 18 in council chambers at Hannibal City Hall regarding 2020 Ad Valorem property tax rates.

Approval was given to make 2018 series bond interest and principal payments in the amount of $218,894.

A relief funding request of $324,613 was approved. If the request is approved, the money would come from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which is being overseen and dispersed by the Marion County Commission.

A resolution outlining the city's capitalization policy was approved.

The Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau was given permission to declare as surplus property a copier/printer and three desks. Those items will be disposed of.

Approval was given to accept donated property from Gina Coffey at 201 Summit St.

Approval was given to accept donated properties from Joseph Richardson at 1808 Spruce St., 1233 Market St., 2004 Settles, 317 S. Griffith St., 315 S. Griffith St., 309 S. Griffith St. and 2011 West Gordon St.

Second and final reading was given a Missouri Ethics Commission conflict of interest policy reaffirmation.