A long-discussed agreement regarding the pavilion at 409 Front St. has apparently been reached between the city of Hannibal and the Y Men’s Club.

A long-discussed agreement regarding the pavilion at 409 Front St. has apparently been reached between the city of Hannibal and the Y Men’s Club.

During Tuesday night’s meeting of the City Council the mayor was authorized to sign a 10-year license and permit agreement with the club concerning the property that is already known as the Y Men’s Pavilion.

In memo to the Council, City Attorney James Lemon wrote that the “agreement is intended to clarify the various rights and responsibilities of the parties as to the pavilion.”

Ownership of the pavilion has come up before the Council previously. At its June 4, 2013, meeting the Council tabled the possible sale of the site to the YMen's Club. At that time, Andy Dorian, director of the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department, said the Parks Department supported turning the property over to the YMen's Club.

The matter resurfaced on Oct. 1, 2013, when a representative of the Y Men’s club requested the city "sell" the site back to the YMCA of Hannibal for $1 more than it initially paid the Y for the property. In fact, the site was donated by the Y to the city.

The matter was again tabled in October when the Council agreed with Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Knickerbocker that the matter should be put on hold until the YMCA could submit a formal request which would then be taken up by the Council in closed session. State open-meeting regulations allow real estate matters to be discussed behind closed doors.

In 1992 the City Council authorized the mayor to sign a 10-year lease with the YMen's Club for the development and building of restrooms, a pavilion and for maintaining of the property.
A new agreement with the YMen's Club regarding the site was signed in 2008.

In other business:

• Approval was given a service agreement with the Hannibal Nutrition Center in the amount of $18,357 for senior meals and related services. Mayor Roy Hark abstained from the vote, explaining he is chairman of that organization’s board.

• The Hannibal Convention & Visitors Bureau was given permission to award a contract to H&L Partners for media buys on behalf of the HCVB in fiscal year 2015.

• Second and final reading was given a bill affirming the city’s procedure to disclose potential conflicts of interest and substantial interest for certain municipal officials and employees. The Missouri Ethics Commission requires this process be completed by no later than Sept. 15.

• The Council gave final reading an ordinance to accept an amendment of $50,574 to the original Missouri Department of Transportation Aviation grant to pay for cracksealing at the airport. The local match will increase to $2,662.

• Approval was given to street closure from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, to accommodate the Y Women’s Club’s Full Moon Bash and Dash. The event will feature a band and food on Cardiff Overlook. Also planned is a one-mile run/walk from North Street, out River Road and back. While street closure was approved for four hours, it is anticipated that the run/walk portion of the event will conclude in 20 minutes.

• The following appointments were approved: George Walley was reappointed to the Hannibal Municipal Assistance Corporation for a term to expire in June 2017; Dr. Ed Cline was reappointed to the Park Board for a term to expire in July 2017; Betty Anderson was reappointed to the Board of Public Works for a term to expire in July 2017.