CONCORDIA, Mo – A meeting of the Concordia Board of Aldermen Monday night, December 5, included pending business concerning the future of yard waste removal. Property owned by Kevin Thieman was considered as he presented to the board the option of renting a portion of the property as an ideal spot for a container. The city had been mulling the option of using a 30 yard container. The property in question may allow a larger capacity. The property would be covered by municipal insurance and services. The estimated cost of accepting the proposal may be over $7,400 per year.
That includes the charge for Heartland Waste to empty the containers. The cost may be defrayed slightly by relevant revenues, but would mainly be an expenditure coming out of the general fund. Burning is expected to cease by January 1, 2017. The current location on city property may have to be fenced in if utilitzed. No official action was taken by the board.
An ordinance was passed approving road signs in the metro east area. Speed limit, and other informational signs will be added or moved to better accomodate the safety needs of the neighborhood. City Administrator, Dale Klussman had discussions with police department officials about various possibilities.
The action comes after testimony by a resident at a previous meeting, suggesting signage in his area, may be inadequate or out of date.
Future municipal street improvements may be paid for by a motor vehicle fuel tax.
The tax is allowed by state law, however, only one municipality in Missouri has passed such a tax, since it requires a two-thirds majority vote of city residents. The tax amounts to one cent per gallon of gas. Agricultural uses would be exempt from taxation.