|Short agenda for council|
|Written by Chris Lee|
Another short agenda faced members of Holyoke City Council on Aug. 4.
Phillips County Commissioners would like to see the city annex a portion of E. Johnson street.
Council members voted to pursue the idea as long as the county surveys and presents documentation of the survey.
Police Chief Phil Biersdorfer reported Holyoke P.D. will begin carrying modified beanbag shotguns. With the help of Moberly County Sheriff’s Office, officers will be trained on the newly modified shotguns. Officers Michael Worley and Doug Bergstrom will be the designated officers to use the weapons, according to Biersdorfer.
City Supt. Mark Brown said he received an e-mail from Armstrong Consultants recapping the public meetings held on July 8. The group wants to make sure they are on the same page as the city is. Brown asked board members to look the e-mail over and report back to him.
Orville Tonsing reported on progress with the library and mentioned new problems have appeared while work continues on the building. Some boards and sections in the roof are rotten, according to Tonsing.
In other business Aug. 4, council members:
—approved the liquor license renewal for Scormor Lanes.
—appointed Jason Redman to a three-year term on the Variance Board of Adjustment.