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Nevada City Council approves 2013 street projects

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Nevada City Council voted 4-1 to adopt Resolution No. 1356 approving the streets to be improved in 2013 with money from the city's 1/2 cent transportation sales tax, with Jayne Novak voting no. Seth Barrett, Brian Leonard, James McKenzie and Lance Christie voted no.

Councilmember Jayne Novak said that she was not voting to pave the road into the airport while there are still streets in Nevada that need work, before she voted no.

The city's infrastructure committee recommended that the city pave the road into the airport, which was damaged by the equipment used to resurface the apron at the airport.

Councilmember James McKenzie said that he was initially opposed to resurfacing the road, but he recently has made several trips to the airport and now thinks the road needs to be paved.

In other business the council:

* Voted 5-0 to pass on first reading a special ordinance approving a contract with Achetype Design Group, Leawood, Kan., for the construction of a clubhouse building at the Frank E. Peters Sports Complex for a fee of $51,187. The money will come from the city's 1/2 cent parks capital improvement sales tax.

* Voted 5-0 to approve the purchase of three, 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors, each with a mileage between 50,000 and 55,000 miles from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Fleet Sales Division for $14,950 per vehicle or a total of $44,850.

* Voted 5-0 to approve the purchase of a 2006 Chevrolet Extended Cab 2500 with a utility bed from Missouri State Surplus for a cost of $12,200.

* Voted 5-0 to pass on first reading a special ordinance approving a lease agreement with Young Iron & Metal for a 35-foot gooseneck trailer used for metal recycling purposes. The city purchased the trailer with money from Region M Solid Waste District for this purpose and does not charge Young's a fee for the lease. Young's must pay for needed insurance coverage.

* Voted 5-0 to pass on first reading a special ordinance accepting the bid from Waste Corporation of Missouri, Joplin, for 2013 trash service for a cost of $731.78 per month or $6,945.50 annually. Allied Waste bid a lower price for the regular service, however, Waste Corporation's bid for 40-foot dumpsters for special events was enough lower that it will save the city an estimated $400 - $500 over the year.

* Voted 5-0 to pass on first reading a special ordinance declaring 11 vehicles as surplus and authorizing their sale. Vehicles range from a 1948 Kaiser dump truck to a 1992 Ford 3/4 ton truck to a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria.

* Voted 5-0 to adopt Resolution No. 1358 approving a manufacturing license for Delaney Vineyard and Winery to manufacture wine; the pro-rated cost of the license is $3.12 and will expire July 31, 2013.

* Voted 5-0 to pass on second reading a special ordinance approving a change to the agreement with Sprouls Construction, Lamar, for building the new sidewalk from the Nevada High School to the library parking lot. The change increases the total cost by $1,746.10, with the city's portion of the cost being $349.22. The project is being paid for with an 80 percent matching grant.

* Voted 5-0 to pass on second reading a special order approving change order No. 3 to the city's contract with Emery Sapp & Son, Columbia for the apron construction at the Nevada Municipal Airport. The change order increases the cost of the project to the city by $30.24

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Here we go again. The Frank Peters golf course has lost thousands of dollars every year it has been open. The city council just authorized $51,000 to design a $500,000 clubhouse. What is the matter with these people? The people of Nevada cannot afford to keep blowing money. How much more money will have to be spent every year to maintain this clubhouse? Jayne Novak voted against it. Is she the only member to have any common sense? No wonder that Nevada's population is declining. People are being taxed out. This is the same council that just raised water rates because the water system was losing money. We need the water. We don't need a $500,000 clubhouse. The sad part is, it's just like the new public safety building, they don't need voter approval to spend the money.

-- Posted by sam floor on Wed, Jan 23, 2013, at 9:45 AM

They keep spending more and more money on the golf course which loses more and more money every year and millions on an airport that only benefits less than a dozen people and the people of Nevada don't understand why. Maybe one of these days they will get a little smarter and it will all start to make sense to them, if we're lucky. Check with the airport and see who are the only people who use it and how often.

-- Posted by resident65 on Wed, Jan 23, 2013, at 11:36 PM

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