CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – There were just two items of new business on the agenda for the Chillicothe City Council meeting Monday, July 35, 2016.
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The Chillicothe City Council had a short agenda Monday night, but the first item of business was lengthy as the President of MBL Development Company, D. Kim Lingle, made a presentation to city leaders asking support for a project he wants to bring to Chillicothe.
Mr. Lingle explained to council that securing state funding to help build the complex requires support from the entire municipality.
The region is short on affordable housing for senior citizens with waiting lists longer then 5 years in many cases. Lingle says that demand has many development companies vying for a finite amount of capital.
Lingle explained it would serve a need in the area as well as bring in revenue for the city.
1st Ward Councilman Reed Dupy asked Mr. Lingle what the average monthly rental rate for a unit would be and what income limits would be in place.
MBL Development will be the management company of the Section 42 housing. The Missouri Housing Development Commission will also put in place a Land Use Restriction, essentially making it perpetually for seniors 62 and up.
Council agreed unanimously, 4-0, to the resolution of support. 4th Ward Councilman Paul Howard was absent during the proceedings.
Next up was a discussion on an ordinance pertaining to a plat for the Mitchell Road Subdivision. It encompasses 6-7 acres. The owner, Skill Path has been in the planning process for a year.
The re-plat allows Skill Path to expand its operations.
City Administrator Ike Holland explained the eagerness of Skill Path to move forward with construction as soon as possible of the approximately 4-5,000′ structure.
Holland also informed council that Planning and Zoning have went through the process of approving the initial plat and the final plat over the past year. Chillicothe Municipal Utilities has also went over projected costs for Skill Path.
Before the motion and vote for the ordinance City Attorney Robert Cowherd reminded the clerk and council that the language of the ordinance will need to be on the official plat filed in city records.
Council eventually approved Ordinance 2016-52 unanimously.
That concluded official business. Administrator Holland then briefed council in his remarks that the Life Flight airport hangar’s final design is in.
Life Flight has agreed to the plans and plan on moving into the building in the spring.
Holland says he is looking to put out bids for construction in the next 60 days. He also informed council that he has told Life Flight the city would pave the gravel road to the facility. Money for that part of the project would be split between the current and next fiscal year budgets.
Council then made various closing comments including Mayor Chuck Haney mentioning thanks to the city for the bull riding for the veterans event from the organizers.
And 3rd Ward Councilman Tom Douglas mentioned the memorial by the Chillicothe Fire Department on the Highway 36 overpass as the body of recently fallen Green Township Fire Protection District Fireman, Edward Austin Cosgrove, Jr., passed by Monday afternoon.
The Chillicothe City Council will gather again for their first reguar session of August on the 8th.
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