The regular meeting of the New London City Council was called to order by Mayor Pro Tem Mary Jane White at City Hall on Sept. 11, with a quorum present.

The regular meeting of the New London City Council was called to order by Mayor Pro Tem Mary Jane White at City Hall on Sept. 11, with a quorum present.

The minutes of the prior meeting were received, signed, and a motion to approve was made by Alderman Brad Adkisson, and second by Alderman Marilyn Powell; the motion passed unanimous.

The council discussed recommendations made by the city's MIRMA representative in regards to the maintenance and upkeep of the newly acquired park grounds from the Ralls County R-2 School District.

Plans were made for White and City Superintendent Keith Miller to meet with the cities MIRMA — an incorporated association which establishes a protected group self-insurance program for its members — representative. Deputy Clerk Rebecca Yager will schedule the meeting. The city came into possession of the park earlier this year. A private business purchased the former New London Elementary School building.

In other business:

• Bill Dees from MECO Engineering came to discuss long term planning and economic development with the council.

• Miller updated the council on the steps being taken to address the sewer smell in McQua Estates. The council was also updated on the need for a new pump for the lift station located on South Ralls Street.

• The Council received a letter of interest from Dale Glascock for reappointment to the City of New London Board of Appeals for a five-year term.

• Fire Chief James Quick updated the council in regards to an upcoming grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

• The council decided to reschedule the next City Council meeting on Tuesday October 10, 2017 in observance of Columbus Day.