Hannibal has been a part of MIRMA since mid-80s

The city of Hannibal will be receiving almost $3,500 in safety-related grant money from the Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (MIRMA). The announcement was made during Tuesday night's meeting of the Hannibal City Council.

Jeff Arp, a loss control specialist with MIRMA, was on hand to present a plaque to Mayor James Hark and to say that the check would be arriving soon.

The city submitted grant applications for a truck lift ($1,338) and for traffic bollards ($1,999). Combined $3,337 in grant funds will be awarded the city.

"Risk management grants help offset the cost of pieces of equipment that will control work comp claims and our liability claims," Arp said.

Arp took special note of the bollard application.

"I had not seen an application in the 20 years I have been here for traffic bollards. I like where the thought process was going on that," he said.

In other business:

* Street closure requests were approved for two Loafers Car Club events in 2019 - its May Car Show on May 11 and September Cruise-In on Sept. 14.

* Kristy Trevathan was reappointed to the Hannibal Tree Board for a term to expire in September 2021.

* A change order related to the Shinn Lane roundabout construction project in the amount of $44,385 will be paid Bleigh Construction.

* The mayor was authorized to sign a $6,648,000 construction contract with Bleigh Construction for the renovation of the Hannibal riverfront.

* The mayor was authorized to execute a corporation general warranty deed and right-of-way easement to Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, Inc., as it relates to 6673 County Road 437.

* The Department of Public Works was authorized to purchase three salt spreaders from Angelo's supplies for $17,747.

* A dumpster collection contract agreement with Republic Services dba: Allied Waste Services for $9,996 was approved.

* Permission was granted to execute a special warranty deed to convey city-owned property to Johannah Ketchum. The property is adjacent to her home at 511 Birch St. Ketchum will pay $500 plus recording fees and other necessary costs.

* A Police Department request for a bid waiver for a fiber Internet services was approved.

* A services order with Missouri Network Alliance, LLC dba Bluebird Network, LLC to provide Internet services at the Hannibal Police Department was approved. The monthly fee will be $565.

* An ordinance providing for a municipal election to be held Tuesday, April 2, 2019, was given second and final reading.

* Second and final reading was given the issuance of leasehold revenue bonds by the city to help pay for a new visitors center and to make improvements on the Hannibal riverfront.