The Maryville City Council approved maintenance to Mozingo golf course, a parade and multiple ordinances during its regularly scheduled meeting on October 22.

The Sechrest 18 will see bunker improvements following the council’s approval for the Better Billy Bunker Method to be installed in multiple sand traps. Issues with rain damage has arose from the “formal” style of bunkers requiring many hours of maintenance and sand purchases. Rocks covered in a spray-on liner will be installed under the sand of a handful of traps on the course. Assistant City Manager Ryan Heiland said staff will also experiment with other bunker improvement methods throughout the fall and winter.

The fourth annual Christmas Parade was approved by the council. The parade will be at 6:30 pm, Friday, December 7. Main Street from Second to Franklin Park will be closed for the event. The Grinch nominations are still open and will close Wednesday, October 31.

Mozingo Advisory Board member Bob Cooper was named to another three year term on the board.

The council approved an ordinance to begin work on Peach Creek which was previously agreed to with the Department of Army, Corps of Engineers. The project will consist of building a rock grade control structure. White Cloud Engineering & Construction Company, Inc. provided the only bid of $66,666.

Maryville’s leaders acknowledged the local benefits of Proposition D, commonly known as the fuel tax, which will be on the November 6 ballot. If approved, the tax would bring in approximately $288 million to the State Road Fund and $123 million to local funds annually. It is estimated $625,275 would go to Nodaway County and $188,309 to the city of Maryville.

During his city manager’s report, Greg McDanel informed the council that the city will apply for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in order to replace outdated equipment for the firefighters. He also provided an update on street maintenance and reminded those in attendance to continue to educate themselves on the use tax, which will also appear on the upcoming ballot.

The next meeting of the council will take place Tuesday, November 13 as the city is closed Monday in honor of Veteran’s Day.