The council voted to execute an agreement with Northwest Missouri State University for the Hughes Fieldhouse. The $21 million facility will feature $150,000 annual payment from the recently implemented Transient Guest Tax revenues. Payments will continue for 23 years totaling $3.45 million from the tax.
Vice President of Student Affairs Matt Baker attended the meeting to answer questions from the council. Discussion focused around the amount of access city residents would have to the walking tracks in the facility. Baker stated residents would be required to have a membership with either the Foster Fitness Center or Maryville Parks and Recreation to access the track, in order to monitor who is entering the facility. Baker said those with memberships have access to the building from 6 am to noon, Monday through Friday, with different, yet to be determined, hours on weekends. However, he noted specific hours may still be flexible.
The Hughes Fieldhouse will have its grand opening Friday, October 12 following a meeting of the Northwest Regents where the agreement will also be discussed.
Residents living in the 200 block of North Buchanan will now be allowed to park on the street overnight. Following a request by an apartment owner, the council voted to remove the 2 am to 6 am parking restriction on North Buchanan between Second and Third streets.
Northeast Nodaway School District nominee Jim Adwell was appointed to the Mozingo Advisory Board by a unanimous city council vote. Alongside the previous appointments of Robert Phillips and Todd Stagner, the board still has two positions left to fill. One appointee must be from Maryville and the other from anywhere in Nodaway County.
The city council voted to make a contract with Premier Pyrotechnics, Inc. for the 2019 Fourth of July fireworks display at Mozingo. The fiscal year 2019 budget allocated $15,000 for the fireworks purchase and the council, under advisement of City Manager Greg McDanel, voted to pay Premier early allowing it to get 15 percent more fireworks for the same price.
Real estate located at 1315 West 16th Street owned by Peter D. and Teresa L. Walter was annexed by the city following a unanimous vote by the council.
During his city manager report, McDanel informed the council of Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds made available by MoDOT and city staff has begun looking for projects which could apply for these funds. There is $898,566 in funds available for the Northwest District for projects focused on construction of on/off road trail facilities and sidewalks for pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized forms of transportation. The due date for applications is November 2.
McDanel also announced the conclusion of the asphalt mill and overlay project performed by Keller Construction Company, Inc. The more than $1.5 million project featured improvements made to nearly nine miles of city streets.
He informed the council of the city receiving the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for the 2017 comprehensive annual financial report.