Tonight, the Neosho City Council will consider a request from Missouri Sugars LLC for a refund or credit of more than $40,000 based on past sewer charges.

The council meets at 7 p.m. at city hall council chambers, 203 E. Main Street.

According to information in the council packet, Missouri Sugars LLC is requesting the refund or credit for estimated amounts of water consumption that did not go into the sewer system from May 2007 through February of this year.
The company installed a sewer meter in February, which allows them to be billed for actual sewer output instead of charges based on water consumption.

Once the sewer meter was installed, Missouri Sugars discovered that approximately 37 percent of water consumption goes into the sewer system while 63 percent goes out in product.

Because of those numbers, based on the actual sewer output, Missouri Sugars has requested a refund or credit from the city of $43,440.54.

However, according to city staff calculations, based on actual rates charged during each year, the estimated amount comes to $41,307.60.

Council members are scheduled to consider the company's request in this evening's meeting.

Missouri Sugars LLC is located at 5040 Doniphan Drive and has been in Neosho since 2007.

In other business:

• Council will consider, on first reading, several end of year adjustments to the fiscal year 2013 budget. The new fiscal year begins today.

• Council will consider, on first reading, approving a lease purchase agreement with U.S. Bancorp to finance a new fire truck. The amount to be financed is $350,624 at 1.83 percent over a five-year period. The Neosho Fire Department is scheduled to receive the truck by early November.

• Council members will consider approval of a $10,000 sponsorship for the Neosho Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament, as requested by the tournament promoter. If council approves the grant the money would come from the city's hotel/motel tax.

• Council members will consider approval of an agreement with Younkin Airshows to provide a nighttime aerobatic show for Celebrate Neosho 2014. The event would be two days and include both a nighttime and daytime act, as well as a skydiving performance. Total cost of the air event would be $8,500 plus the addition of fuel, local transportation and lodging costs.

• Council will consider an agreement with Davis, Lynn and Moots, PC to perform their annual audit. The agreement will cover auditing services for the fiscal year that ended Monday.

• Council will consider an agreement with APAC for several street overlay projects, set to begin in late October and be completed by the end of November. Council awarded the project to APAC in September for a cost of $140,064.40.
n Council members are set to vote on the city's application for Region M Solid Waste Management grant monies. If awarded, the funds would benefit the city's recycling center.

• Council will recognize Jimmy Smith, of the parks department, as the city's employee of the quarter.

• Council members will consider a bid of $11,126 from ASC Pumping, as recommended by city staff, to upgrade pumps at the Baxter Pump Station.