A request from the Neosho Police Department to replace three patrol units with one new Dodge Charger and two used vehicles from the Missouri State Highway Patrol tops the list on this week's meeting of the Neosho City Council at 7 p.m. today in council chambers at City Hall.

A request from the Neosho Police Department to replace three patrol units with one new Dodge Charger and two used vehicles from the Missouri State Highway Patrol tops the list on this week's meeting of the Neosho City Council at 7 p.m. today in council chambers at City Hall.
Sealed bids have been accepted on retired fire truck, a 1979 GMC Brigadier Pumper Fire Truck previously declared as surplus. Council is expected to approve a winning bid for the truck. Bids were received by Aug. 28, 2017.
The public works department will present bids for bulk fuel, bulk rock, concrete, asphalt and rock salt.
In new businesses, amendments to the budget are anticipated along with amendments to the Empire Electric and Epsy Service agreements. A bill designed to make changes to the city hiring policies is also expected to be presented to council.
September financials will be presented by City Chief Financial Officer Daphne Pevahouse.
Vacancies on numerous boards and commissions exist and these include three three-year vacancies on the Planning and Zoning Commission, one three-year vacancy on the Parks, Recreation and Golf Course board for a Neosho resident, two four-year vacancies on the Neosho Housing Authority, two vacancies on the Historic District Commission, including a three-year vacancy for a downtown Neosho property owner and one for a Newton County Historical Society representative. One four-year vacancy also exists on the TIF Commission along with two five-year vacancies on the Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board, one three-year vacancy on the Economic Development Sales Tax Committee and 2 vacancies on the ethics board..
Two five-year vacancies and three five-year vacancies for alternates also exist on the Board of Adjustments (Zoning) Board.
Letters of interest have been received from Norma Newton, seeking reappointment to the Senior Citizens Committee and from Dudley Zerbal for the Planning and Zoning Committee. Local citizens are encouraged to submit letters of interest for any open positions.
The Neosho City and Council meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, located on the southeast corner of the Neosho downtown Square.
The public is invited to attend the open meetings.