City Council Meeting
The Sedalia City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, December 16, 2013. The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers in the Sedalia Municipal Building and will begin at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
Pre-Council meetings will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Mayor's Conference Room. Please click here to view the December 16, 2013 City Council agenda packet.
Budgetary Expenses Are On Target
Eight months into the fiscal year, city departmental expenditures are on target. Only three departments are slightly over their expense projections. In those cases, overages are expected because some of their planned large purchases took place recently. The expenses for those departments are expected to level out as the fiscal year progresses. Also, in the City’s latest sales tax report, sales tax figures are up when compared to last year.
Credit Cards Soon To Be Allowed
The Sedalia City Council has approved the use of credit cards by the public to pay for various city services. The Finance Department, City Court, Cemetery and Park office will soon be allowing payment by credit card. There will be no fee associated with the public’s use of credit cards.
City Council Gives OK To Inspection Ordinance
The Sedalia City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance that calls for structural inspections of downtown buildings. The legislation is the result of months of discussions and work. The historic action by the council addresses the problem of potentially dangerous buildings in Sedalia’s downtown district. The legislation was proposed by the Citizens For A Clean Sedalia Committee as part of its effort to help clean up Sedalia and protect historic downtown Sedalia. Last year the committee recommended several actions citywide to combat neighborhood debris. They were accepted by the Council. This year, a goal was beginning the process of making downtown safe. The Council also agrees with that goal.
New Growth in Sedalia Continues
Since 2008, new single-family housing construction has continued to contribute to Sedalia's growth. With the census figures up by 5% over 2000 figures and a 2012 estimate of 21,476 residents in city limits (not including the recently approved annexation of approximately 250 to 300 people in Cambridge Village), Sedalia housing demand in certain sectors has increased. There have been 116 new single-family homes built since 2008 began. This averages at almost 20 houses per year with several years exceeding the average. The valuation of this construction is $12,524,300, averaging $107,968 per home with the most expensive at $202,000 and the most economical at $50,000.
Sedalia is "Smoke-Free"
The "Smoke-Free City" ordinance, approved by City Council at their June 17, 2013 council meeting, went into effect on September 1, 2013. A copy of the ordinance approving the Sedalia Clean Air Indoor Act 2013 may be accessed here.
In the Works
The City of Sedalia Public Works Department is constantly on the move - working to provide the best of municipal services to our community. As an additional service to our citizens, we have provided a status listing for various Public Works projects. Please click here for additional information.
Temporary Location for City Public Library
Please note that the Sedalia Public Library is temporarily located at 515 S. Ohio.
Monthly City E-Newsletter
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Click here to view the December 2013 City of Sedalia e-newsletter, "Moving Forward."
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