The Sedalia City Council will hold a special meeting Monday evening. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Administrator Gary Edwards:
Council will be discussing a proposed building inspection ordinance introduced by the Citizens for a Clean Sedalia Committee.
“Do they want an ordinance for the downtown buildings with a goal of inspecting them to prevent the collapse that we’ve been experiencing, in some cases, in the downtown area?” said Edwards, “So it’s a public health and safety issue, as far as the proposed ordinance goes.”
If passed, occupied downtown buildings would be inspected on an annual basis. “If a building collapses, it could impact adjoining buildings, it could fall into the street, it could kill people. So that’s something that would be the City’s responsibility to see if that can be prevented. Consequently, we’re trying to point out, help the building owner for a downtown owner, point out if there’s anything wrong with a building that could endanger it.”
A decision on the ordinance is possible at Monday night’s meeting. It will be held in the Mayor’s Conference Room at 6:00.