Warsaw Sets Hearing Date For Revocations

Homer May
County Reporter
 In late session Monday evening Aug. 20, Warsaw Alderpersons set a 5:45 PM Tuesday September 4 hearing date, for revoking City Business Licenses for non-payment. City Clerk Jessi Kendall said there are presently about 25 businesses with unpaid licenses.
The meeting opened at 6 PM, with Alderpersons Lou Breshears, Eric Flores, Adam Howe, Eric Masoner, Dave Williams, Terry Marshall Sr. present. Mayor Eddie Simons was absent, and Alderman Flores served as pro tem. City Clerk Kendall recorded. First business conducted was to approve a revised agenda, and minutes of Aug. 6 regular and executive sessions, then authorize payment of bills presented.
Visitor Mac Vorce, Executive Director, Warsaw Area Chamber of Commerce, proposed slight modification of the upcoming Heritage Days format, to allow for a hunting and fishing venue in the Drake Harbor area, in a newly designated spot. The group agreed. Vorce also mentioned that Warsaw recently received an award for its work in trails improvement.
Under new business, the group approved an ordinance providing “common sense” guidance for employee personal cell phone use at work; also approved an ordinance wherein the City will enter into a contract with City Attorney Cale Haddock for services outside presently contracted attorney services. The matter involves a $50,000 USDA grant for the City’s Main Street project.
Alderpersons also authorized the Mayor to execute an agreement with the Missouri Highways sand Transportation Commission, in connection with a Traffic Engineering Assistance Program, with $8,000 federal and $2,000 City money involved. That project will be budgeted for a 2019 project. And lastly, the group approved an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to obtain what is expected to be a short term loan relating to costs of constructing an eight-unit hanger at Warsaw’s Municipal airport, initially approved Aug. 6. Grant funds are expected to pay off that loan before long.
City Planner Randy Pogue informed the group that several architectural firms will soon receive RFQs related to construction needed at the former UMB Bank on Main St., to be eventually occupied as City offices. He also updated the group on a TAP grant project which will see sidewalks, curbs, gutters, etc., constructed between Cosmic Coffee and Cow Patties, on Main St.
 Pogue then mentioned that Proposition D, a state fuel tax increase idea, will be on the November ballot and, if passed by citizens, the City stands to receive more than $33,000 as its share, and Benton County might receive as much as $435,000 … all funds to be put in transportation budgets. He did not comment on the proposal. People Service Manager Mark Breshears reported there were four recent breaks in water lines on Sycamore St.  Reports from other departments, boards and commissions were received without comment. 
The session closed about 6:25 PM, to go into executive session on a real estate matter. The open sessions are usually held at 6 PM, 1st and 3rd Monday eves; visitors are welcome, but check with City offices (Ph: 660-438-5522) for up-to-date information.