📌 Here's a breakdown of the major actions taken by the Lebanon City Council during their regular meeting on July 10th:
1️⃣ Action: Council passed Bill No. 6530, authorizing the Laclede County Collector to collect taxes for the City of Lebanon.
● Impact: This decision ensures that city residents can continue to pay their city and county taxes in one location, as they have done for over 20 years. It streamlines the process and prevents duplication of effort. 💰💼🏢
2️⃣ Action: Council approved Bill No. 6531, authorizing office space for the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce at the Cowan Civic Center.
● Impact: This agreement allows the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce to establish its office space at the Cowan Civic Center. It creates a centralized location for local information and enhances the city's partnership with the chamber. 🤝🏢🗺️
3️⃣ Action: Council approved Bill No. 6532, entering an agreement with Laclede Industries for recycling services.
● Impact: This partnership with Laclede Industries enables the city to provide recycling services to residents while also creating work opportunities for their clients. It promotes sustainability and benefits the community and the environment. 🌱♻️👷♂️
4️⃣ Action: Council passed Bill No. 6533, authorizing the acceptance of an American Rescue Plan Act grant for stormwater improvements.
● Impact: The grant funding of $1,678,134 will be dedicated to improving the city's stormwater infrastructure. It will enhance the drainage system in Lebanon, ensuring better management of rainfall and increased community safety. ⛈️🌧️🚧
5️⃣ Action: The city approved Bill No. 6534, authorizing the rental of ground for Socket Telecom to create a fiber connection point.
● Impact: This decision allows Socket Telecom to establish a fiber connection point in Lebanon, helping address the need for more internet service providers. It enhances connectivity options for residents and businesses, supporting economic growth and access to high-speed internet. 🌐💻📶
6️⃣ Action: Council approved Bill No. 6539, authorizing the purchase of a weather alert system for Nelson and Atchley Parks.
● Impact: The acquisition of a weather alert system ensures the safety of patrons at Nelson and Atchley Parks. It provides 24/7 weather alerts, improving preparedness and response to severe weather events. ⚠️⛈️🏞️
In other news:
➡ Council confirmed Mayor Jared Carr's appointment of Mark Campbell to a term on the Library Board until June 2026.
Please note that this recap does not include every action taken during the meeting but highlights the major ones. For a comprehensive view, you can refer to the city's website and access the full agenda. 🗞️🌐