New Casey’s Approved By City Of Warsaw

Homer May
County Reporter
In new business Monday evening, Warsaw Alderpersons approved the “final plat of BDN Subdivision” within the City, the site of the new Caseys General Store, to be constructed on the corner across the Dam Access Road from McDonalds Restaurant.
The meeting opened at 6 PM November 6, with Board members Lou Breshears, Terry Marshall Sr., Eric Masoner, Dave Williams, Adam Howe, Eric Flores present. Mayor Eddie Simons presided; City Clerk Jessica Kendall recorded. First business conducted was to approve a revised agenda and minutes of a previous Council meeting, then agree to pay bills presented. In early session, visitor Lynette Stokes, President, Benton County Tourism and Recreation (BCTR), provided a brief summary of BCTR’s 2017 activities, which included multiple billboards promoting events in Cole Camp, Lincoln, Warsaw; sponsorship of the Ozark Cigar Box Music Festival, Movie Night at Lumpe Field, Tour of Trails Poker Run, and the Girlfriend Getaway. Additionally, BCTR did radio, television and newspaper advertising, including and others.
Planned 2018 activities by BCTR include development, promotion and planning of a county-wide trail system and continuation of tourist-related events throughout Benton County; also sponsorship of a September 26-29 Crappie Masters Tournament, to include organization and promotion of that event at Drake Harbor, and perhaps an anglers’ appreciation dinner. BCTR also offers a grant program to local non-profits for promotion of visitors to attend tourism events and activities. BCTR is and will continue to be involved in much more tourism related activities.
Also under new business, the group approved a $59,975 contract between the City and Cook, Flatt & Strobel Engineers in connection with the design of the influent lift station at the City’s sewer plant. In late session, City Planner Randy Pogue discussed a recent presentation he gave at a MODOT Southwest District Prioritization meeting, at which a multitude of possible projects was considered. He said there is presently no state money for some major projects, but suggested  some engineering studies on smaller local projects should be done so when money does become available the studies will have been completed. And lastly the group approved an ordinance providing guidelines for the Police Department, when selecting new officers for lateral movement from other police departments to the Warsaw PD.
The open session ended at 6:30 PM to go into executive session. These meetings are usually held on 1st and 3rd Monday evenings; visitors are welcome.