The Maryville City Council heard budget proposals from various different organization as it gets closer to finalizing its budget for the new fiscal year at its regularly scheduled meeting September 10.
The largest portion of the meeting was devoted to hearing presentations from multiple organizations seeking funds from the city council’s general fund.
The Maryville Public Arts Committee requested $5,000. This is down from $6,000 last year and would go toward paying for statues in the city.
The Nodaway County Humane Society requested $2,500. The money is equivalent to a grant the society received earlier in the year that has allowed it to offer new spay and neuter programs. The hope is, this funding will allow the humane society to continue the program going forward.
Nodaway County Economic Development requested $67,000.
The Maryville Chamber of Commerce in the past has received $1,500 from the council and requested the same amount. The money would go to paying for members to attend Great Northwest Day at the Capital. This event gets leaders together from 18 northwest Missouri counties to meet with legislators in Jefferson City to discuss issues relevant to the region.
The Nodaway County Senior Center requested $22,000. The center lost state and federal funding for a number of reasons, for which the center is still unclear on, but looking to rectify. In the interim, the loss of funds has severely impacted the center’s ability to provide meals to seniors in the area. The money would allow the center to lower food costs for seniors; therefore, help more impoverished seniors in the area.
The Maryville Farmer’s Market requested $600. The money would go toward marketing, including replacing banners.
The Community Foundation for Northwest Missouri requested $2,500. It is the same amount requested last year, but were awarded $1,000.
The council approved the annual April Lawyer memorial 5K run.
It also issued a liquor license for El Napal Mexican Restaurant.
An ordinance was issued for the annexation of real estate along North Dewey Street owned by Steven L. Shea. The council had discussed this ordinance in the past and had no discussion at this meeting.
Another ordinance was issued continuing the contract with the Missouri Department of Corrections, Division of Adult Institutions, Maryville Treatment Center. The contract continues the Supervised Work Release Program.
Due to issues with the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, regarding past unpermited work on Peach Creek, the city signed an ordinance to issue an after the fact permit with the Army.
The meeting ended with an adoption of strategic goals for the 2019 fiscal year and a discussion over the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. Goals included implementing improvements to South Main, construction of the new public safety facility, strengthening economy by promoting and elevating local tourism, redevelopment of downtown and maintaining and enhancing the quality, vitality and attractiveness of the city.
The next city council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 27 at 4:30 pm.