The Hannibal City Council approved a contract with Martin General Contractors for $135,453 to rebuild the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse.

The Hannibal City Council approved a contract with Martin General Contractors for $135,453 to rebuild the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse.

The bid from Martin, which was the lowest of two bids received, was accepted during Tuesday night's meeting of the council at Hannibal City Hall.

Andy Dorian, director of the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department, said the project will have a 75-day construction timeline.

In another parks and recreation department matter, the low bid of Hawkins, Inc., for pool chemicals and equipment was accepted.

In other business:

* A resolution was approved amending the city budget. The changes pertain to the roof repair of a city-owned building and the purchase of additional materials for use on streets during winter weather. The amendment also reflects a donation received by the fire department for the purchase of equipment.

* A request to rezone property at 213 S. Fifth St. from E-Commercial to A-One and Two-Family was approved.

* The destruction of certain city documents dating back to 1988 was approved.

* A bid award was made to AnthemLife, which submitted the low bid, for city and board of public works life insurance coverage.

* Revisions to the job description of the city manager regarding reporting relationships, education and experience were approved.

* The purchase and installation of a new emergency warning siren was approved.

* A resolution was approved authorizing the mayor to execute an agreement with Onsolve, LLC Code Red.

* Approval was given to increasing the city's annual contribution to the Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council to $100,000.

* Requests for street closures, alcohol sales and open consumption during the May 24-26 Twain on Main were approved.

* Street closures, no parking restrictions and police assistance with traffic control during the July 6 Hannibal Cannibal were approved.

* A request for a caterer's license was granted during an April 26 event at The Orchard, 2200 Palmyra Road.

danny.henley@courierpost.com