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Farmington, Bismarck and MAC hold meetings today

Farmington and Bismarck city boards and the Mineral Area College Board of Trustees will hold meetings today. 

Farmington

The Farmington City Council has three public hearings scheduled before the start of regular session on Thursday.

Among the items listed on the tentative agenda are hearings for a designation of 218 N. Washington St. as a “Farmington Historic Property” by Tim McMann; an application for Easy Self Storage Subdivision plat final record plat at 1602 W. Liberty St. and an application for a PUD at 709-713 Janey Street by Rafi Kthiri – the property currently zoned at R-3 Single Family Residential.

A first and second reading and council action is on the legislative agenda for the first two public hearings in regular session. The third public hearing is up for a first reading only in regular session.

A first and second reading and council action is also on the agenda for a second amendment to the fiscal year 2017 operating budget.

Also on the tentative agenda are two resolutions – the first is for an architectural preservation grant agreement for the Karsch Boulevard and Downtown Tax Increment Financing District for the property at 218 N. Washington St. The second is a resolution for the city to enter into a special warranty deed for the donation of property from Parkland Health Center-Weber Road.

The presentation of the Jack Sebastian Award to Nancy Krekeler is on the agenda as well.

The public hearings begin at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers, located at 110 W. Columbia St., with regular session immediately following. Both are open to the public.

Bismarck

The Bismarck Board of Aldermen will be swearing in incumbent Ward II Alderman Carol Baker for another two-year term when it meets in regular session at 7 p.m. in the city’s old train depot on East Main Street.

Baker won re-election in a runoff held Tuesday after she and her opponent received a tie vote in the April 4 municipal election.

Other items on the tentative agenda include certification of the runoff election; VFW Post 6947 member Joe Snyder speaking about the annual Buddy Poppy proclamation and donation collection at the four-way stop May 26-27; Keith Colwell speaking about city sponsorship for this year’s Fourth of July festivities; a review of pricing for AT&T vs. Spectrum phone service; the city fireworks permit; and liquor license requests.

MAC

The Mineral Area College Board of Trustees will meet in regular session at 2 p.m. in the boardroom on the Park Hills campus.

According to the tentative agenda, the board will recognize the men’s and women’s basketball teams, after which the board will receive the State of Missouri Report from MAC President Dr. Steve Kurtz, the 2017 summer and fall enrollment reports from Jean Merrill-Doss, the MAC Foundation update from Kevin Thurman and the Classified Staff and Faculty Forum reports from Paula Golden and Nancy Petersen, respectively.

In new business, the board will consider approving 1) a resolution to enter a lease purchase transaction with the George K. Baum & Company for refinancing; 2) Volunteer Services Agreement; 3) Amendment to board policy regarding admissions centers; 4) dual credit report and proposed changes to the College Now! Scholarship Program; 5) Fredericktown Dual Credit/Enrollment College Program; and 6) an update on the school’s Strategic Plan.

The meeting is open to the public.

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