The Sedalia City Council discussed furnishing of their new fire station at Monday night’s meeting. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Mayor Elaine Horn:
The new building is under construction on 16th Street. The City hopes to be finished with construction in November. “Part of the next process of trying to get that all ready, they need to get it ordered so that they get it here in time so when they are ready to assemble it and get it all in place, it is here,” said Horn.
Council rejected the bids for exercise equipment that will be placed in the new station. “We didn’t get complete bids from either of the two that bid it, and we realized that we can also purchase these items individually and and catch them at a sale price and save additional funds that way. So that’s the direction we’re going to go with it,” said Horn.
A bid for a new sidewalk was also approved. The new pathway is funded through the Safe Routes to Schools Program. Sedalia has participated many times in the past.
“This is going to give us the opportunity to improve the sidewalks at Horace Mann School on 16th Street. So that those children that walk to school have safe, cleaner, nicer sidewalks. We know they need to be addressed. We can’t afford it out of our budget all the time, to do those, and this is a great opportunity for us to get that grant funding to be able to make those improvements. Not only for the children, but for those that walk in that direction,” said Horn.
The grant comes from the Federal Highway Administration and is coordinated by the Missouri Department of Transportation. The bid of approximately $34,707 went to Affinis Corps. They will plan, design, and construct the ADA compliant sidewalks on 16th street from Barrett Avenue to Grand Avenue, and on South Steward Avenue from 14th Street to 16th Street.