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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • City considers selling lumber from former landfill

  • In its storied history, there was a time when Hannibal’s economy was based on logging. And while those days are long gone, the city is exploring allowing logging operations to occur at its now closed landfill property.
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  • In its storied history, there was a time when Hannibal’s economy was based on logging. And while those days are long gone, the city is exploring allowing logging operations to occur at its now closed landfill property.
    “We have met with a logging company to discuss the operation and are reasonably optimistic about proceeding with this process,” wrote Mark Rees, director of public works in a memo to the City Council.
    However, the city cannot move forward with the venture.
    “The problem is that we don’t have an established process that we can use to solicit bids from interested companies,” he wrote.
    Rees presented to the Council a game plan on how to move forward.
    “What we propose to do is to solicit proposals from interested companies similar to how we select firms to perform consulting engineering services,” explained Rees. “We will draft a request for proposals that will ask for important information regarding the process, time frame, prices and other information necessary to choose a good company to do this work.”
    The Council approved Rees’ proposal.
    In other business:
    • Luther Manor was granted permission to stage its annual fireworks show for residents and their families. The event is slated for June 27.
    • A restricted parking request from Hannibal Regional Hospital, coinciding with the July 5 Hannibal Cannibal, was approved. The no parking restriction will be in effect along Main Street, from North Street to Church Street, and on Church from Main to Third, from 2 a.m. until 9 a.m.
    • Darrell’s Lawncare Service was approved a $2,250 contract to perform mowing at the Old Baptist Cemetery.
    • Three demolition contracts were approved – 620 North St. by Nieman General Contracting ($8,800); 313 Bird St. by Roberts Demolition ($8,500); 717 Olive St. by For Him Salvage ($9,500).
    • The closure of Church Street by the Hannibal Free Public Library was approved. The street will be closed from 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, so that an egg-drop experiment can be conducted from the library’s roof.
    • A Buick Terraza van was declared surplus equipment at the request of Gail Bryant, director of the Hannibal Convention & Visitors Bureau.
    • An amendment to the payroll ordinance was approved. It now includes two positions with the Parks & Recreation Department and their respective salary - assistant director, $42,930; recreation supervisor II/director of aquatics, $35,219.
    • Budget and payroll bills for 2014-15 were given final reading.
    • Second reading was given a bill accepting the Sleep Inn Hotel Subdivision. The Bross Family Limited Partnership #1 subdivision is currently zoned F-Industrial. The partnership’s proposed use of the property is to sell a portion of the subdivision for future development of a hotel near Hannibal Regional Hospital.
    Page 2 of 2 - • Second reading was given a bill declaring 311 N. Sixth St. an “Individual Local Historic Landmark.”
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