The city of Hannibal will soon own another piece of flood-plain property after the City Council approved the purchase of 813 Vermont St. on Tuesday night.

The city of Hannibal will soon own another piece of flood-plain property after the City Council approved the purchase of 813 Vermont St. on Tuesday night.

According to City Manager Jeff LaGarce the city has negotiated a purchase price of $6,550 for the 10,880 square foot lot with a home.

“This Vermont, Arch and Wardlaw initiative has not represented any type of 'high-priority' objective; rather, a tacit opportunity to consolidate flood-plain sites under common city ownership when opportunity happens to arise for future use,” he wrote in a memo. “Someday, we may own enough open space in this vicinity to do something nice for the public; construct some type of comprehensive park improvement, shelter(s) or other amenities.”

In other business:

• A development agreement with George Lee was approved. The agreement is in regards to property at 509 Union St.

• A new lease agreement was OK'd with Clemens Field Management LLC regarding the use of Clemens Field.

• The mayor was authorized to accept a matching grant in the amount of $70,000 grant from the Missouri Division of Tourism in behalf of the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau.

• The appointments of Paul Lewellen and Greg Lay as full members to the Board of Adjustment were approved. Lay's term expires in 2018 while Lewellen's ends in 2020.

• A proposed city of Hannibal budget that includes funds for among other things street overlays and repairs, riverfront renovations, a new tourism facility and a 3.1 percent pay increase, was given a final reading.

• A request for an alley closure was granted the First United Methodist Church during its Day Camp, Aug. 10 through Aug. 13.

• Luther Manor Nursing Home was granted permission to shoot off fireworks within the city limits on Friday, June 30.

• Dennis Kolarik spoke to the Council regarding the hiring of a city engineer.

 

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