Council to vote on bid for new facilities

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nevada Daily Mail

The Nevavda City Council will be considering the first reading of an ordinance accepting the $3.8 million bid from R.E. Smith Construction Co., Joplin, for the construction of a new fire station at the northeast corner of Adams and Cherry streets and adding a new police station to the west side of the city hall and adding a new municipal court facility and council chambers on the south side of the city hall when it meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the council chambers in the current Public Safety Building, 200 S. Ash St.

Other items on the agenda include the first reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 5-26 of the city code regarding licensing, fees and vaccinations of dogs, and consideration of a memorandum of understanding with local veterinarians for the sale of dog licenses.

The council will also be considering the first reading of ordinances to establish a fee structure for the use of the Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course, the use of the Nevada Parks shelters and the use of the Franklin P. Norman City/County Community Center.

Others items under consideration include the first reading of an ordinance changing the zoning from R-3, apartment house district, to RP-3, planned apartment house district at 407 W. Highland, and the second reading of ordinances to apply for a grant to partially pay the cost of operating the city's Fare Share Taxi Coupon program, as well as ordinances approving a non-disturbance agreement with Precision Machined Parts Inc. and the sale and delivery of The City of Nevada 2013 and 2014 refunding certificates of participation to provide money to pay part of the debt service on the new public safety facilities.

The council will also be considering the appointment of the following people to city boards: Jenise Burch, re-appointment to a three-year term on the Nevada Regional Medical Center board of directors; Larry Bledsoe, three-year term on the NRMC board of directors; Chris Forsythe, fill Jon Reneberg's unexpired term that expires June 30, 2016; Perry Cash, three-year term on the electrical board and Randy Wallace, three-year term on the electrical board.

Bids for several items will also be under consideration, including: an acid feed pump for the water treatment plant, emergency repairs on the No. 1 pump at the No. 2 lift station and winter themed street banners.

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