Click below to listen to a KMZU On the Scene recording of the Richmond City Council Meeting.
The regular business meeting for the City of Richmond took place, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. and KMZU was in attendance to bring the information to the community.
All three of the ordinances that were on the agenda were passed. Lisa Hastings, the Community Development Spokeswoman for the City of Richmond, spoke on the first considered ordinance involving the zoning change for a structure that is a single family dwelling needing a zone change to allow the approval of a loan for renovations. The second ordinance passed with overwhelming unison and no apparent pause for concern, and that was the Show Me Green Hills Sales Tax Holiday. The third ordinance passed unanimously as well, but there was some grumbling involved from the council. This ordinance was a renewal contract with 9-1-1 Dispatch. The point of contention came from the fact that the dispatch has raised their rates for the city by $4 a month, increasing the yearly bill by $48 dollars a year.
Councilman Jim Dunwoodie representing Ward III announced his concern with the lack of attention he feels is being given to replacing the water lines in the city. Dunwoodie says that there has been only one water line replacement since he has taken office and that funds allocated to water are frequently being distributed to other areas. The City Administrator, Ron Brohammer, assured Dunwoodie and others in attendance that work will be done on the city’s water lines and that every decision the council makes is for the betterment of the community.