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Council eyes HGTV show, sells building to HBPW

North Main Street businesses display some of the examples of Hannibal's unique architecture and historic landmarks. Those aspects were recently highlighted in a photo, video and audio submission sent to encourage the team of HGTV's “Home Town Takeover” to visit America's Hometown to perform a community-wide makeover when the six-episode special airs in 2021.
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By Hannibal Courier-Post
Posted: Feb. 20, 2020 1:49 pm

HANNIBAL | City Council members heard a report on HGTV's Home Town Takeover and agreed to transfer city-owned property to the Hannibal Board of Public Works during Tuesday night's meeting.

A video was shown that was part of a presentation sent to HGTV as part of an application process that could result in the “Home Town” television show helping a small town do a makeover as part of a national contest. A team of residents put together the application including video and written descriptions of Hannibal's unique architecture.

Council members also voted to allow the HBPW to buy a building located on the former Hannibal police firearm range. According to HPD Chief Lyndell Davis, the HBPW has offered $30,000 in exchange for the structure, which is located off of Paris Gravel Road, near the Bear Creek dam.

The building was purchased by the HPD in 1999. Davis closed the range in 2009 after some commercial buildings were constructed down range.

HPD's shooting range is currently located in rural Ralls County.

In other business:

• City Clerk Angel Zerbonia was given permission to destroy certain city documents which no longer must be stored.

• A resolution was approved that authorizes a cooperative development agreement with Dutch Country Living.

• Four code amendment revisions were given first reading. All four amendments will apply to chapter 16: 16-233, interference with legal process, 16-235, tampering with a witness or victim, 16-232, resisting or interfering with an arrest, 16-239, refusal to provide operator information.

• The council heard a presentation regarding the HGTV Home Town Takeover submission.

• An organizational review report of the Hannibal Board of Public Works was presented by Jay Stowe of the Stowe Utility Group.

• Street closures and alleyway redirection were approved for Saturday, June 20, during the sixth annual Lone Wolf Bike Show.

• Approval was given street closures, the use of city-owned property and sale of alcohol on city-owned property during the Big River Steampunk Festival, Sept. 4-7.

• Street closures were approved on Sept. 11 during the Loafers Car Club's Reunion Cruise.

 

 

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