When the American Queen made its initial visit to Hannibal last month, a piece of steamboat history was presented to Mayor Roy Hark by the boat’s captain, John Sutton.
The item was noted by Gail Bryant, director of Conventions & Tourism, during Tuesday night’s meeting of the City Council. The item, a mounted piece of rope, was on display during the gathering.
Bryant also saluted Dr. Cindy Lovell, who was recognized during the Governor’s Conference for Tourism as the Ambassador of the Year for her continued dedication to tourism in Hannibal and Missouri.
In other business:
• A change order for $16,744.92 was approved for Bleigh Construction. The additional cost is the result of water line relocation on the Stardust Drive extension project and some additional “undergrading” that was necessary to stabilize the bedding.
• The mayor was authorized to sign a one-time service agreement for $13,600 with the Mark Twain Home Foundation. The fee, which will cover the Foundation’s costs of removing and replacing donation pavers at various properties it oversees, is intended to help offset the Foundation’s operation and maintenance of different city-owned historic sites with little, if any, compensation.
• Approval was given to sign a general warranty deed for the acquisition of property located at 313 Bird St. that is owned by Nancy O’Brien.
• The Council discussed the ordinance which allows obtaining and use of credit cards by city employees. Finance Director Doug Warren is proposing revising the guidelines to close some loopholes.
• A public hearing was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The meeting is in regard to a natural gas franchise agreement with Liberty Energy (Midstates) Corp.