One week after a vacancy occurred on the Hannibal Board of Public Works Board, City Manager Jeff LaGarce proposed a potential replacement to the City Council on Tuesday night at City Hall.

One week after a vacancy occurred on the Hannibal Board of Public Works Board, City Manager Jeff LaGarce proposed a potential replacement to the City Council on Tuesday night at City Hall.

Bill Fisher, a life-long resident of Hannibal, was recommended to take the spot previously held by Dan Patterson, who announced his surprise resignation at the July 25 HBPW Board meeting.

“Bill is very interested in serving and I am happy to appoint him,” said LaGarce in a memo.

Fisher worked 33 years for Buckhorn Rubber, leaving recently to accept a position at Huber. Fisher served Buckhorn as production manager for nine years. He also worked in the lab at Buckhorn, which “provided him a great deal of knowledge and understanding of water and water-quality issues,” according to the city manager.

Fisher's appointment comes up for final consideration at the Council's Tuesday, Aug. 15, meeting.

In other business:

• A letter of engagement was approved with Leonatti & Baker to provide legal services regarding matters pertaining to the upcoming hearing on the Proposition 1 ordinance.

• The mayor was authorized to sign a 10-year lease agreement with General Mills for use of a city-owned building at 3752 Warren Barrett Dr.

• Permission was granted to destroy an assortment of city records in compliance with document retention guidelines set by the Missouri Secretary of State's office. City Clerk Angel Vance estimated that shredding the documents will cost between $150 and $200. She noted that the library had requested some tax record documents for its research archives.

• First reading was given a bill amending the Policeman & Firemen's Retirement Fund regarding disability benefits. According to Vance the cost is .540 percent of earnings per member, which equates to approximately $1,548 per month, with a three-year rate guarantee.

• A public hearing pertaining to the 2017 property tax levy was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15.

• First reading was given a bill vacating the southwestern section of the Cruikshank alley in the McDonald’s Subdivision in the 800 block of Bird St. The Council heard from property owners Daniel Golian, who lives at 828 Bird St., and Warren Bittner with Rockcliffe Mansion, before taking action.

Vacating that section of alley had the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

• Second and final reading was granted an ordinance to Ezra Blue and sons for a minor subdivision at 1200 Collier St. and a vacated alley at Lemon Street, Collier Street and Warren Barrett Drive.

• Beth Knight was appointed to the Hannibal Convention & Visitors Bureau for a term to expire in September 2020.

• Street closures were granted for the Saturday, Sept. 30, Zombie Run sponsored by Access to Healing & Wellness.

 

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