Council met for a work session before their regular meeting Monday night.  They heard a presentation from John Fritz about the need for a new ambulance during that time.  Mayor Elaine Horn says the half cent sales tax will be on April’s ballot.  Council repealed an ordinance requiring mandatory contributions to the Firefighters Retirement fund at the meeting.  According to Horn, the City of Sedalia pays all retirement benefits for city employees except in the fire department.  The utilization of funds to help repair some homes from a grant given by the Missouri Housing Development Commission’s Home Repair Program was approved.  The total amount of that grant was $80 thousand.