The Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau (HCVB) is planning on pursuing a matching state grant that, if awarded, would provide funding to help promote Hannibal.

The Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau (HCVB) is planning on pursuing a matching state grant that, if awarded, would provide funding to help promote Hannibal.

During Tuesday night's meeting of the Hannibal City Council approval was given to submit an application for the grant and, if awarded, allow the mayor to enter into an agreement with Missouri Division of Tourism.

According to Gail Bryant, director of the HCVB, Hannibal is allowed to request up to $70,000. Those funds are to assist with advertising in several travel markets, Bryant said.

Because the HCVB has received the grant before Bryant is "optimistic" the funds will be awarded again.

In other business:

*A resolution was approved authorizing the sale of waterworks revenue bonds. In addition, first reading was given a bill pertaining to the issuance of the waterworks revenue bonds.

*Heath Hall, general manager of the Hannibal Board of Public Works, provided an update on the chloramine replacement project.

*An amended request for use of city-owned property, the sale of alcohol and discharge of firearms shooting blanks during Twain on Main, May 24-26, was approved.

*Street closures were approved to accommodate the Homesteading Conference scheduled August 4-5.

*A request was approved for street closures during the Saturday, May 11, Chris Janson concert.

 

danny.henley@courierpost.com