Cindy Lovell, outgoing executive director of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, was bid a fond farewell by the City Council during its Tuesday night meeting at city hall.
Lovell was honored with a proclamation that was read by Mayor Roy Hark. She also was presented a key to the city.
Lovell, who wiped away tears during the reading of the proclamation and presentation of the key, expressed her love for America’s Hometown and vowed that she will be back “a lot.”
Lovell will soon be departing Hannibal to become the executive director of the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Conn. She begins her new duties on March 4.
In other business:
• Approval was given a quit claim deed and a contract for the sale of a city owned easement to Don Barnes. Barnes will pay the city $100 for the easement, which is located outside the city limits, and passes through Barnes’ property. The former railroad right-of-way was deeded to the city in 1962.
• The Council also OK’d the sale of property at 313 Bird to Stephen Hunt for $50. The city acquired the plat through a voluntary transfer. Hunt, a licensed contractor, plans to rehab the property.
• An agreement between the city and Elavon for the purpose of providing merchant services of accepting credit and debit card payments from customers to city departments.
• Second and final reading was given a bill amending the city’s bid limits in 2013.
• The NEMO Shrine Club’s request was approved for street closures to accommodate a parade on Aug. 3. The parade will begin at 10 a.m.
• The following appointments were approved: Darin Logue to fill an unexpired term on the Airport Advisory Board that expires in September 2015; Michael Riesenbeck to the Airport Advisory Board for a term expiring in September 2014; Frank Di Tillo to the Hannibal Free Public Library Board for a term to expire in June 2015.