Park Hills City Council will hold a public hearing on annexation of land during the regular monthly meeting in city hall.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in council chambers following an executive session to discuss legal matters, real estate transactions and personnel issues.
The Missing Peace has asked the city to annex its land adjacent to U.S. 67 at Route O. The tract is contiguous to city limits through its border with Mineral Area College.
The hearing is designed for public input. No action will be taken at the meeting. However, an ordinance of annexation will be presented at a later council meeting.
Dix Greenhouse, Inc., also has asked the city to annex its land adjacent to Route O. The tract is contiguous to city limits through its border with Dix properties that already are part of Park Hills.
The council will decide whether to pass a resolution accepting the Dix petition and set a public hearing on the annexation request.
Also during the meeting, the council will consider passing an ordinance to amend part of the building code to meet state statutes.
The Missouri General Assembly amended the statutes to include provisions that require builders of single-family homes or buildings with four or fewer units to offer the purchaser the option of installing fire sprinklers in the residence. Although that requirement will expire Dec. 31, 2011, political subdivisions in the state are required to adopt the same requirement.
A second bill under council consideration would update the Municipal Code regulations regarding housing codes to reflect the 2006 International Building Code, the 2005 National Electrical Code, the 2006 International Mechanical Code, the 2006 International Plumbing Code and the 2006 International Residential Code.
In other business, the council will consider bids for the purchase of a packer truck for the Sanitation Department and a pickup truck for the Water Department.
Paula Barr is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-431-2010, ext. 172 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.