At the Maryville City Council meeting on February 13, a contract was approved with Snyder & Associates, Maryville, for professional engineering services for the Park Avenue Sanitary Improvement.
A 2018 analysis looked at sewer issues along Park Avenue between Oak and Dewey Streets. It provided short-term and long-term options for dealing with problems. The recommendation is to install macerator pumps on sewage service lines, which will ensure that residents are protected by system backups. Five pumps will be installed. Snyder’s listing is $16,500 for engineering and the FY 23 budget includes $50,000 for improvements along Park Avenue.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Burny’s Sports Bar and Upper Deck has been approved for March 17 and will begin at 5:17pm. The 300 block of North Market Street will be closed from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
The Tourism Committee has confirmed three nominations. Downtown Maryville Rep. Stephanie Yount, General Rep. Bob Hall, and General Rep. Cody Lamb have all been approved for additional terms that expire on March 1, 2025.
Maryville Fire Chief Phil Rickabaugh was in attendance to introduce an antique bugle owned by William Critchfield, who was the Maryville Fire Chief in 1909 who used it to communicate with firefighters. The council had a chance to admire the piece of history.
The board approved two land leases for hangar space at the Northwest Missouri Regional Airport. One hangar was previously owned by Kevin Rankin and was recently purchased by Tim Randall. Requires up-to-date land lease for hangar space. The lease reflects 1,162 square feet of hangar space at $255.61 annually. Another approved lease was for a new hangar being built by Tom and Traci Snyders. It will be built in a vacant lot at the north end along the west side of the taxiway. It will be 3,900 square feet and include a 25-foot apron that connects to the taxiway. This lease will be from April 14, 2023 to December 31, 2043, at an annual rate of $858.
An ordinance was passed amending a general business district section of the municipal code. The amendment is intended to correct an earlier error in an ordinance passed on September 14, 2020. That ordinance allowed microbreweries to be the primary permitted use in General Business District C-2, but omitted short-term rentals from uses. main allowed. This new ordinance modifies the section, adding short-term rentals.
A special use permit has been approved for Jordan Stiens for his property located at 309 West Second Street as an airbnb. Stiens has sent in a short-term lease request. The building is located in the university district superimposed on the R-2 zone, a single-family residence area. The Planning and Planning Commission recommended approval on Feb. 9 with the condition that off-street parking be built.
An agreement has been approved with SK Design Group, Overland Park, KS, to provide professional engineering services for the South Main Trail Connection Project. The trail will run along South Main and connect to the existing trail network behind Maryville Middle School and Mosaic Medical Center. SK Design’s total cost is $14,800.
The council also approved an ordinance amending the Maryville municipal code regarding marijuana. The amendment adds sections from Amendment 3, which passed in the November 2022 election.
Discussion was held about adding additional funds to the Facade Improvement Grants program. Approved to add $46,000 in ARPA funds to the grant program to cover three pending applicants for the grant program.
City Manager Greg McDanel presented his report to the council. South Main Phase 1 is approximately 78% complete. Most of the excavation for the new Walmart unit has been completed, with an entrance closure expected by the end of March. The city has sent the final draft of the RAISE agreement to MoDOT for review for the Southern Main Phase 2. Once completed, the grant agreement will be submitted to the Board for approval. McDanel announced that Administrative Assistant Heather Griffith was recently promoted to Community Relations Manager, an entirely new position for the city. McDanel conveyed congratulations to Mozingo Golf Course Superintendent Tim Wolters, Head Golfer Kyle Easter and the entire staff at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park after GolfPass+ announced that Sechrest 18 was their best course in Missouri.