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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Council approves parking lot paving request

  • A city-owned parking lot will be receiving a fresh layer of asphalt, following the approval of the Hannibal City Council on Tuesday night.
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  • A city-owned parking lot will be receiving a fresh layer of asphalt, following the approval of the Hannibal City Council on Tuesday night. The lot is located behind Hannibal Fire Department Station 3, off of Arapaho Drive.
    In a memo to the Council, Fire Chief Bill Madore noted the paved area not only provides parking for staff and visitors coming to the fire station, but also is utilized by those working in the Emergency Operations Center, which is located in the basement of Station 3. Also located at the site is the Fire Department’s drill tower and drill field. Station 3 also is utilized as a voting site.
    “The current condition of the parking lot finds that it is in need of maintenance/repair,” wrote Madore in his memo.
    Because of city hall budget constraints, Madore expressed concern that the work would not find its way into the budget “in the near future.”
    “If we delay on this project or reject it, it will cost the city considerably more to resurface the parking lot at a later time,” wrote Madore.
    With the city due to receive asphalt from Bross Construction next year, Madore saw an opportunity to get the work done and save the city some money.
    It is estimated the 100 tons of asphalt that’s needed for the project will cost $8,400, which does not include labor. Leon Wallace, street superintendent, has indicated his personnel can apply the asphalt at no cost. However, because Street Department trucks have already been fitted with salt spreaders, the asphalt work likely won’t happen until next spring.
    “With the surplus asphalt due the city from Bross Construction and the offer from the Street Department to apply it, I feel the time is right to take care of this issue,” wrote Madore.
    The Council agree.
    In other business:
    • A bid of $7,500 was accepted from For Him Salvage for the demolition of a condemned structure at 316 N. Seventh St. It was the cheapest of five bids received.
    • Approval was given the sale of a city-owned lot at 1420 Union St. to Tom Larson for $850. Reportedly Larson intends to build a garage on the site, which is adjacent to property he owns.
    • First reading was given a bill that would see a portion of an alley vacated near Rock Street and a walking area near the old bridge approach. The alley is platted, but undeveloped and unnecessary to the city, according to Mark Rees, director of public works. The request from Linda O’Donnell has the blessing of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
    • Handicap parking requests were granted for 203 Quincy St., 1101 Church St. and 704 Lyon St.
    Page 2 of 2 - • The American Legion was granted permission to close some city streets in order to stage a Veterans Day parade on Saturday, Nov. 9. The event will begin at 11 a.m.

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