Parcel located behind 2425 Market St.

The property owned by the Hannibal Home Store (Kansas Lumber Home Store) on Market Street will likely be growing slightly after the city council gave first reading to abandoning approximately 51.4 feet of the public right-of-way on Tuesday night.

The lot being given up, which is abandoned railroad property, is located behind 2425 Market St. The abandonment will align the rear property line of the Home Store.

However, because of the right-of-way's size - 1,597 square feet – it would have by itself constituted an illegal lot. To avoid that problem the Home Store has requested that simultaneous with the property abandonment that a minor subdivision plat be created to legally combine this bit of right-of-way with the four pieces the business already owns at the site.

The right-of-way abandonment and creation of the minor subdivision will likely come up for a second reading at the council's Tuesday, Jan. 16 meeting.

In other business:

• Candy Golian was sworn in as deputy clerk.

• Approval was given the proposed logo for Hannibal’s 2019 bicentennial celebration.

Gail Bryant, director of Conventions and Tourism, reported the winning design was submitted by Brandon Dopp.

Bryant said the panel of 13 judges had a “tough decision” choosing from the approximately 20 entries.

• An annexation request for a parcel of land that is destined to become a 100-home subdivision was given final reading.

The 59.8 acres of land, which is owned by the Ball Investment Group, LLC, is located at 8878 and 8860 Jimmy O’Donnell Road. The property is zoned A-One and Two Family.

• Final reading was given a bill that amends city code pertaining to methamphetamine contaminations.

Under the proposed ordinance, unsafe contaminations from meth will be defined as residue resulting from production of methamphetamine or storage of chemicals used in its production. It will not be triggered by meth use.


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