With Republic Early Education Center on hold indefinitely, city saves school money

Ryan Squibb

 A large screen monitor displays council member votes during the Oct. 6 Republic City Council meeting at the Republic Community Center. The new system allows the members to vote electronically. (Photo by Ryan Squibb)

City OK’s Charlotte’s Mill subdivision, remodel of municipal court to include council chambers
Although the construction of an Early Childhood Education Center is on hold until further notice by the Republic School District—thanks to the pandemic—the district got some good news from Republic city officials. At the Oct. 6 Republic City Council meeting, the council voted in favor of not charging the school district labor costs associated with the installation of waterline for the new build. Since there was a mutual benefit in replacing an aging main connection with a 10” loop, the city decided to contribute the labor costs. The savings to the school totals $15,948.13.
 In other action passing on a 6-0 vote in the absence of council members Brandon Self and Eric Franklin, the board:
- Approved the annexation of approximately .22 acres northeast of the northeastern right of way line of Missouri State Route 360 and adjacent right of way;
- Approved a special use permit to operate a group daycare for children in a residential zone located at 432 South Sherwood Avenue to Megan Sierk;
- Amended the municipal code regarding snow load;
- Amended the municipal code regarding planned development districts;
- Approved the final plat of the Charlotte’s Mill Subdivision, a development of 9 acres into 28 residential lots, near the intersection of West O’Neal Road and South Kansas Avenue;
- Tabled a resolution for renewing the application for holding bingo at the Republic Senior Center;
- Approved the 2021 city council and other 2021 meeting dates;
- Authorized signers for the municipal court with Bank of Missouri;
- Awarded the bid for remodeling the municipal court and council chambers to Integrity Development and Construction for $82,700.
In the latter moments of the meeting it was announcement by Republic Communications Director Mike Landis that the city will soon engage in billboard advertising for the city on sites along Interstate-44 and James River Freeway. The billboards will cost $350 per month per billboard.
Making relatively quick work of a full agenda, Acting Mayor Matt Russell pounded the bam hammer adjourning the meeting just shy of 45 minutes.


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