Click to hear KMZU’s Ashley Johnson speak with Concordia City Administrator Dale Klussman:
Several items of new business are on the agenda for the Concordia Board of Aldermen Monday evening. Klussman said this includes a discussion of the 2014-2015 budget status and general fund revenues. “We are about halfway through our fiscal year and I wanted to provide a review,” said Klussman, “This will actually be continued into the first meeting in October when we discuss the revenues for the rest of the funds, as well as the expenditures.”
Another item on the agenda is in reference to the north lagoon property. “We own some timber back there,” said Klussman, “We have an individual who is wondering if we had ever thought about allowing people to come in and harvest. Apparently, there are a bunch of mature trees back there that he felt would carry a market value of about $10,000 or so. I want to get the board’s opinion on rather we should put that out for a call for bids or if it’s something they’re even interested in doing.”
There will be discussion of a potential submission for MoDOT TAP dollars. “These are a lot like the old funds that were used for safe routes to school and items like that,” said Klussman, “It requires a 20% match and we do have a project out here at the intersection of I-70 that we would be looking at. I’d like to get their permission to go ahead and get a preliminary engineering study done.”
The possibility of a grant from the Department of Natural Resources will also be reviewed. “Apparently, it’s up to $500,000 per project,” explained Klussman, “We’d be making application for the north lagoon to be able to address the ammonia limits, as well as some of the other limits.”
Tonight’s session gets underway at 7:00 pm in room 202 of the Community Building.