Odessa regular session features board appointments

| June 13, 2017
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ODESSA, Mo. – Before a scheduled closed session Monday evening, the Odessa Aldermen approved appointments, and motions to approve various requests from local organizations.

A complaint from a resident was reviewed by the board during an update by alderman Steve Wright.  The complaint claimed overcharge for water usage.  It was determined that the water bill was $60 higher than average, and likely caused by a leak in the house.  However, water bills returned to normal after the replacement of the water meter.  A motion to credit $60 back to the residence for a possibly faulty water meter failed after most board members abstained from the vote.

A resolution passed pertaining to sewer bill forgiveness.  The measure is intended to reduce the burden on rate payers in the event of a residential water leak which does not drain into the sewer system.  The title of the resolution was also amended during the meeting to reflect that only sewer rates would be affected.

Park Board president, Steve Cobb made a presentation to the board, which included current progress made toward goals set for the department earlier in the year.  Cobb also detailed plans for growing existing programs, and said warmer temperatures have led to increased pool usage, and resultant revenue.

The Odessa VFW said at the meeting, past budgets of $8,000 have not been enough to maintain efforts to provide fireworks for July 4 celebrations.  They want to increase annual budgets to $10,000, and asked the city to increase their contribution from $3,000 to $5,000.  They cited increased cost for materials and possible expansion of the event.  The VFW also requested the waiving of electricity rates.  The board granted the requests.

A representative for Odessa Outreach also came before aldermen to request free usage of the Community Building for a Turkey Bingo fundraiser  November 4.

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