The Board of Aldermen met Monday, November 9th, approving the issuance of general obligation refunding bonds not to exceed $2,425,000, approving the purchase of an audio-visual system for the council chambers, and recognizing a Grain Valley resident for saving the life of 9 month old Fae Johnson.
Noting the dated equipment and poor quality of audio for residents who wish to view Board proceedings online, the Board approved the purchase of an upgraded audio-visual system for council chambers. Most of the $30,912.62 cost for the system will be covered by CARES act funding received from Jackson County.
Mayor Pro Tem Shea Bass presented a proclamation honoring the heroic act of Mary Hieronymous, that saved the life of 9 month old Fae Johnson. Fae’s mother Michelle Johnson and Fae’s grandmother Crystal Johnson of Oak Grove, were pulled over near Sonic in Grain Valley, attempting to dislodge a fry that Fae was choking on when Hieronymous drove by noticing signs of distress.
Hieronymous performed the Heimlich maneuver, dislodging the object from Fae’s blocked airway. Sgt. Shannon Carr responded to the scene on October 21st, and EMS assessed the baby and found her to be in good condition.
The Board also approved a resolution to construct and install a pedestrian crossing over Blue Branch Creek, as outlined in the City’s Trails Master Plan. The bridge will provide connectivity between the Grain Valley High School/Sni-A-Bar Elementary campus and the Sni-A-Bar Farms residential subdivisions.
The next meeting of the Board of Aldermen will be held Monday, November 23rd at 7:00pm.