Citizens of Versailles are asked to exercise patience as several city streets are slated to undergo micro-seal resurfacing the week of Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19. Streets that will be temporarily closed to traffic during resurfacing include Kidwell Drive, Third Street (from Clay to Jones), Cleveland Street, and the entire length of Monroe Street (from Highway 5/52 at the caution light to the intersection of Route W). Residents affected by the project should receive a notice from the contractor, Vance Brothers, prior to work commencing.
Marijuana Zoning Amended
The council adopted an ordinance providing for zoning of particular types of commercial marijuana facilities, namely medical cannabis dispensaries and/or marijuana products manufacturing, testing, cultivation, or transportation facilities, within the city limits.
No such facilities will be allowed within 700 feet of an existing church, daycare, or school. The previous distance requirement, applying to businesses such as bars or liquor stores, was 1,000 feet.
The new ordinance passed by a 3-1 vote, with Alderman Chuck Pryor the lone dissenter.
Hydrant Flushing Scheduled
The city will be flushing fire hydrants July 22-26. Because sediment is often stirred up in water lines as a result of the process, people are advised to use caution when washing lighter colored clothing.
– A $4,000 Walmart Foundation grant was awarded the city. It is not currently known how the money will be spent.
– An engineering estimate for a portion of the city’s planned sewer line project was revised upward from the original $181,281 to $212,444.
– Failed rotors at the wastewater treatment plant will be removed and examined as to the feasibility of repair/rebuild.
– A proposed plan to catch, spay/neuter, and release feral cats in the city was approved for an initial month trial period.
– Bill Forester was elected to serve as the airport board chairman.
– A new courtesy car is needed at the airport. Inquiry will be made and possibilities brought before the council.
Awnings, Concrete Approved
In special session Thursday, June 27, the city council approved a $21,800 bid from Buller Concrete and Murdock Excavating to remove existing concrete at the fire station and replace.
The city council approved a $1,260 bid from Chad’s Awning of Sedalia to replace awnings at City Hall and the police station.
The next regular meeting of the Versailles City Council is scheduled 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at City Hall.