Tonight, the Neosho City Council is scheduled to consider several bids for equipment and repairs for the Public Works Department.
Council meets at 7 p.m. at city hall council chambers, 203 E. Main Street.
Council members will consider a low bid of $4,833 from EnviroLine Co. of Osawatomie, Kan., for the purchase of a replacement pump for Public Works.
According to information in the council packet, the current pump is not repairable due to its age.
Council members will also consider a bid of $13,002 from Grant Truck Equipment Co. for equipment for a snowplow and salt spreader.
The funds would come out of the street capital vehicles budget, where $13,500 was allotted for the purchase.
Council will also consider a bid for emergency repair of a pump at the Shoal Creek intake structure, where water is pumped from Shoal Creek to the water plant.
The repair proposal from Mid-America Pump totals $11,938.16.
Council members will also review bids for the city's telephone and internet services.
City staff has recommended the city upgrade their phone and internet system, which was described in the council packet as being outdated.
Windstream, who bid $8,507.91 per month in charges, is the recommendation of city staff.
• Council members are also scheduled to consider approval of an annual maintenance agreement with Advanced Public Safety for the police department's electronic ticket writing system.
• Council will also consider a request to allow a residence at 13336 Palm Road to connect to city water, in exchange for an irrevocable consent agreement. No extension is necessary for the water line, as it is in front of the property.
• Council will consider a special use permit for the property located at 1221 Ridgewood Road. The property is zoned R-1, and the request comes because the resident wishes to operate a small beauty salon in her home. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends council approve the special use permit.
• Council members will also vote on final reading on approval of a lease purchase agreement with U.S. Bancorp to pay for a new fire truck for the Neosho Fire Department. The amount to be financed is $350,624 at 1.83 percent over a five-year period.
• Council members will give final consideration to a year-end budget adjustment for the city's fiscal year 2013 budget, which wrapped up Sept. 30. The city started their new fiscal year on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Following this evening's regular session Neosho City Council meeting, the council is scheduled to hold a special closed session meeting at the Neosho Civic Center.
According to the agenda, justification for the closed session meeting falls under three subsections of the Missouri Sunshine Law RSMo 610.021, relating to legal issues, real estate and sealed bids or proposals.
Page 2 of 2 - Neosho Mayor Richard Davidson said it is his understanding that the council is set to discuss only one topic in closed session.
City Manager Troy Royer said he technically added the closed meeting to the agenda.