Family seeking cemetery's annexation

By Hannibal Courier-Post
Posted: Aug. 6, 2020 9:47 am

HANNIBAL | The Robinson Cemetery will soon be a part of the city of Hannibal.

During Tuesday night's meeting of the Hannibal City Council, first reading was given for a bill that would annex the cemetery.

The request was brought by the descendants of the Robinson family and those buried in the Robinson Cemetery.

The cemetery, which borders the city limits, is east of 1200 Clark St. The property would be given a District RD-Rural Zoning.

According to a memo regarding the annexation request, if the property is annexed into the city the group responsible for maintaining the property will continue to do so. The city's responsibility would be to provide police and/or fire response in the event of an emergency at the cemetery.

The city's department heads have no objections to the annexation request, nor does the city's acting engineer. Planning and zoning had a public hearing regarding the request on July 16. According to Edie Graupman, theHannibalDepartment of Public Works management assistant, there were no objections brought by thepublicduringthehearing.

T he matter will come before the council for a second and final reading during its Tuesday, Aug. 18, meeting at city hall.

In another annexation of matter in the Clark Street area, the city has petitioned for annexation of 1200 Clark St. The city is requesting B-Multiple Family Zoning, which reportedly is consistent with the adjacent zoning in that area.

The city purchased the property from the Marion County trustee through a tax sale.

There have been no objections raised regarding the proposed annexation.

The annexation request will come up for a second reading before the council on Aug. 18.

The other business: 

* Resident John Lyng addressed the council regarding the Hannibal Board of Public Works compliance with the city charter and the council's oversight.

* Sara North, J'Nelle Lee and Roy Hark were reappointed to the Hannibal Library Board for a term to expire in June, 2023.

* Approval was given the sale of the city's 2001 Cat wheel loader to Altorfer for $22,500.

*The purchase of a 2020 Ford F-350, one-ton 4x4 truck from Tom Boland Ford for $54,075 was approved.

* A public hearing was scheduled for 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18, in council chambers at Hannibal City Hall regarding the 2020 Ad Valorem property tax rates.

* Approval was given to make 2018 series bond interest and principal payments in the amount of $218,894.

* A relief funding request of $324,613 was approved. If the request is approved the money would come from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which is being overseen and dispersed by the Marion County Commission.

* A resolution outlining the city's capitalization policy was approved.

*The Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau was given permission to declare as surplus property a copier/printer and three desks. Those items will be disposed of.

* Approval was given to accept donated property from Gina Coffey located at 201 Summit St.

* Approval was given to accept donated properties from Joseph Richardson located at 1808 Spruce St., 1233 Market St., 2004 Settles, 317 South Griffith St., 315 South Griffith St., 309 South Griffith St., 2011 West Gordon St.

* Second and final reading was given a Missouri Ethics Commission conflict of interest policy reaffirmation.




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