Kirksville City Council Meets

Kirksville’s City Council Meeting for the week of April 15th adressed several motions as well as gave recognition to both fiscal and education aspects of the community. The Graduate Education week was proclaimed by Mayor Detweiler for the week of April 13- 20. Four Truman State University graduate students participated in the acknowledgement.

Citizen Participation brought about testimony from a concerned property owner all the way from Idaho who expressed issue with zoning safety issues and proper approval towards a proposed propane plant that would affect property on Northtown Road.

The approcal of a special event at the Kirksville airport facility sponsored by Chamber After Hours Program took place which means on Thursday April 18 from five to seven pm everyone is invited to come and support. Melanie Smith was appointed to a three year term on HIghway 63 Transportation Corporation.

Also at last night’s meeting, the council approved applying for a grant to help pay for the demolition of several unsafe, rundown buildings around town. Some of the buildings that could be demolished include the Miller Building and the old Kirksville High School. The $250,000 community development block grant would pay about half the expense… the owners would have to pay the other half.