The Board of Aldermen met virtually January 11th, beginning the new year by approving a series of resolutions and ordinances.
The board approved resolutions to continue an agreement with Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) to allow residents to participate in the 2021 regional household hazardous waste collection program, and an agreement with Jackson County for stormwater project funding. The board also approved an agreement with Ron’s Auto & Truck Towing LLC to provide towing services from January 2021 until January 2024.
The continuation of an agreement with Grain Valley Schools, outlining expectations and responsibilities of School Resource Officers was approved unanimously. Grain Valley Schools provides funding for one of the SRO positions and portions of two other positions.
The board approved the continuation of OATS transportation services for seniors and disabled residents. OATS Inc. manages scheduling for the program, which provides transportation to medical appointments and other errands at the cost of $1/per way.
The third of three annual payments to the Grain Valley Partnership was approved, and the board granted approval for 400 water meters to be purchased as a part of the City’s ongoing meter replacement program.
Police Chief Beale reported the department has hired one officer and is looking to add three more officers and fill a police clerk position in the near future.
During Mayor and Aldermen comments, Mayor Johnston and Alderman Stratton both praised City crews for their work in clearing roads during the most recent snow event.
The Board will meet virtually on Monday, January 25th at 7:00pm.