The city of Hannibal holds a new distinction after being recognized Tuesday night as a Purple Heart city.

The city of Hannibal holds a new distinction after being recognized Tuesday night as a Purple Heart city.

John D. Dismer, commander Region II Military Order of the Purple Heart, and GySgt. Bryce Lockwood were in attendance during Tuesday night's Hannibal City Council meeting for the reading of a proclamation regarding the Purple Heart.

According to Dismer 58 counties and 162 cities have received Purple Heart recognition.

In other business:

• A mayoral commendation was presented by Mayor James Hark to Kristy Trevathan in recognition of her many community activities.

• Scott's Chapel was granted permission to close streets in conjunction with its annual Hope Street block party which is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 15.

• The Loafers Car Club was granted permission to close streets during its reunion cruise scheduled Saturday, Sept. 8.

• The Crossing was given permission to utilize city-owned property and the Bear Creek Trail during its annual Journey to Bethlehem which is scheduled Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 7 and Dec. 8.

• Permission was given the Mark Twain Museum to use city-owned property and for alcohol sales and open consumption during Taste of Twain on Saturday, Sept. 15.

• An amended request was approved from the Hannibal History Museum regarding use of city-owned property during the Big River Steampunk Festival. The events is scheduled Aug. 31 through Sept. 3.

• The La Azotea Lounge was given permission to use city property and for alcohol sales and open consumption on Sunday, Aug. 26, during a customer appreciation event and local animal shelter fundraiser.

• The results of the August 7 primary election were certified.

• A contract was approved in the amount of $7,500 for services between the city and Douglass Community Services regarding the Kids in Motion and Teens in Motion programs.

• First reading was given the 2018 ad valorem tax rate. The tax rate of $1.2055 is identical to last year.

• A resolution was approved authorizing the mayor to sign an addendum with WEX Bank for the purpose of the city procurement of fuel services in regards to a fleet card.

• A resolution was approved conveying city-owned property adjacent to the home of Lois Schneider at 416 Lake Apollo Drive for $1 plus recording fees.

• First reading was given a bill vacating an undeveloped city alley to William and Rachel Allen.

• First reading was given a payroll ordinance which amends the salaries of three lead maintenance workers with the Parks Department.

• The Parks Department was given permission to enter into a professional service agreement with Poepping, Stone, Bach and Associates, Inc. regarding a structural steel framing system for the Hannibal Aquatic Center. The contract will not exceed $4,800.

• The following Traffic Committee recommendations were approved: handicap parking spots at 423 Hill St. and 2117 Chestnut St.; adopt a block at 1100 Broadway and 1100 Center streets.

danny.henley@courierpost.com