The Sedalia City Council discussed the proposed smoking ban at Thursday night’s meeting.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Mayor Elaine Horn:

Elaine Horn

Council debated the specifics of where smoking will be restricted and focused on the definition of a bar.  A new draft will be constructed by the City Attorney and brought forward by the June 3rd meeting.  The Attorney has been instructed to put together an ordinance that would prohibit smoking in all public places and workplaces except private clubs.  It will be available on the City’s website once completed.  Horn encourages residents to review the ban.

Council approved an Abatement Order with the Department of Natural Resources.  Sewer water got into a creek and killed fish a few years ago.  The City notified the Department of Natural Resources.  DNR determined the fish kill to be the fault of a contractor hired by the City, and so was the City’s responsibility.  Council approved paying a fine of $1,000.  In addition to the penalty, the City will reimburse DNR for their investigative costs and complete a Supplemental Environmental Project.

A proposal from Qscend Technologies to update the city website was approved.  It will cost $11.050.  Horn said the website has not been updated in six years.  The proposal includes design of a mobile portal for smart phones and tablet devices.

Council also approved a facilities use agreement with the Missouri State Fairgrounds for the July 4th fireworks display.