The Maryville City Council met June 11 for a regular meeting with an abbreviated agenda.
The council granted the Maryville Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors’ request for street closures during the Nodaway County Fair parade July 21.
The one-page agenda had three discussion items: sanitary sewer infiltration, the fiscal year 2019 budget and the use-tax ballot question situations.
City Manager Greg McDanel and Public Works Director CE Goodall gave an extensive report on the past work with the sanitary sewer inflow and infiltration efforts. Over 2.5 million has been spent since 2016, including lining 6.4 miles, repairing 139 manholes and addressing 166 items from the original 450+ found from the smoke test report. The efforts are ongoing, with the current East Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project along the south side of Highway 136, and Southwest Lift Station improvements.
McDanel presented the past schedule and several options for the council to begin its 2018-19 budget work. The first meetings will be in late July.
Because of recent legislation, McDanel also reported to the council the city’s possible decision to salvage more than $45,000 in tax revenue connected to out-of-state vehicle purchases and the possible implementation of an internet use tax, which has the potential to generate more than $225,000, minimum, according to the Missouri Municipal League’s calculations of Maryville citizens’ purchases. Amazon alone could garner $35,027.
Nodaway County and the state both have a use tax. For every $10,000 purchase made outside the state of Missouri, the City of Maryville has the potential to garner $237.50 in use tax. The council has until late August to determine if it would place the issue on the November ballot.
Councilman Matt Johnson inquired about the R-2 signs throughout the city. Councilman Ben Lipiec noted it was a citizen who placed the signs to denote the appropriate zoning for the block.
Mayor Rachel Martin reported she had received positive feedback on the quickness and thorough work of the code enforcement office.
McDanel reported that Sheila Smail, city clerk, has attained the highest degree offered through the Institute for Municipal Clerks, a master municipal clerk, which is an international distinction. He also spoke of a concern. People Service has been monitoring Mozingo’s usable water shrinkage. Last week the scale was at 17.9 feet to the top of the out-take; it becomes an issue at 14 feet. He and two others attend a tourism conference last week in Cape Girardeau.
Assistant City Manager Ryan Heiland reported on Northwest Regional Airport events including the JViation consultant contract, which will expire soon. He will prepare a request for proposal for council approval.