A bid for the new cemetery building was accepted at Monday night’s City Council meeting in Sedalia. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Mayor Elaine Horn:
A portion of the funds came from the sale of the old cemetery house. The sexton had formerly used it as living quarters, but the new cemetery caretaker does not reside there, and did not need that much space for cemetery operations.
“In order to be more efficient and to be able to accommodate residents coming in there at a time of need to get a cemetery plot, we’ll have a more accessible building for them,” said Horn, “It’ll be right there on the cemetery property. It will all be ADA compliant and easy for anyone to get into. And it will meet our needs. We won’t have excess space there that we’re heating and cooling unnecessarily. We’ll strictly have his office, a little conference room, a restroom, and that’s pretty much it.”
The approximately $143,000 bid went to J.C. Myers Construction.
Council also changed their procedure for disposing of surplus. Hon said the change now allows the city to dispose of unnecessary items such as computers, furniture, or vehicles in any manner possible. “We can advertise it in the paper, on the radio. And this allows us to use the internet, also. Whatever means we have available to us,” said Horn. She said this will help ensure they are getting the best deal possible.
During the regular meeting, a special plaque was presented to former Council Member Kenneth Norton.