MV Board of Aldermen authorizes agreements with MoDOT, Empire District

By Steve Chapman

The Mt. Vernon Board of Aldermen passed two ordinances during the meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23, authorizing agreements between the city and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), and between the city and Empire District Industries.
The first ordinance authorized the city to renew a pole-attachment agreement between the city and Empire. Empire provides Internet service within the city, and they attach equipment necessary to provide the service to poles owned by the city. According to the agreement, Empire will pay the city $3.85 per pole semi-annually to attach the equipment, with payments due on the 15th of January and the 15th of July. Empire may remove their equipment at any time before the agreement expires, but must give the city written notification immediately if they choose to do so.
The second ordinance authorized the city to enter into an agreement with MoDOT for improvements to the I-44 bridges which go over Railroad Drive. The agreement gives MoDOT right-of-way to any public roads or other city property as needed for the construction of the bridges’ improvements, and also spells out responsibilities for both the city and MoDOT under the agreement.
The board also voted to accept a bid from Crown Power/ Fritz Implement to sell the city a Land Pride Heavy Duty RCF 3684 Brush Cutter for $5,490 as a replacement for the city’s current brush hog. Crown Power/Fritz Implements’ bid was the low one; the city also received a bid from Heritage Tractor to sell the city a HX-& Heavy Duty Type 3-Point Rotary Cutter for $5,550, and another from S & H Farm Supply to sell the city a Rhino 484 Heavy Duty 3-Point Cutter for $6,795.
In other business, the board voted to take bids on the lot at 320 W. Sloan, with a reserve price of $5,000. The city recently demolished a house on the lot, and City Administrator Max Springer told the board he had been approached by an individual who expressed interest in buying the lot and building a house there. The board also okayed a request by Police Chief David Hubert to advertise for a vacancy on the police department. Hubert told the board, Officer Jeff Romine resigned to take a position with Liquor Control.


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