The Kirksville City Council plans to have its vacancy filled by next Monday.
That process was outlined at the end of Monday’s regular City Council meeting, with current councilmembers looking over applicants for the next few days.
Monday marked the deadline for interested citizens to apply for the position and four did. Those four are Kabir Bansal, Diane Treece, Jennifer Walston and Richard Kaiser.
The councilmembers will get sealed ballots where they will order the candidates as they see fit. Those sealed ballots will be given to City Clerk Wanda Cagle, who will then tally up the totals. As was mentioned Monday by City Manager Mari Macomber, those votes should be completed by Wednesday.
Whoever is selected should be sworn in next Monday so he or she can participate in the planned City Council study session.
The council also discussed and approved other ordinances, so here’s a look at those other items:
Aquatic center update
Parks and Recreation Director Rodney Sadler gave another update on construction of the new aquatic center. Over the last two weeks, he said stucco has started going up around the mechanical room and bathhouse. Most of the HVAC work has been completed and some of the indoor rooms are starting to look finished.
Sadler said concession equipment could start getting installed over the next few weeks.
And avoiding a potential dilemma, the outdoor pool was painted last week and is still scheduled to be filled with water near the end of this month. Because of cold temperatures, it was feared that that painting would get pushed back, which would also delay filling the pool and training staff members. But that situation appears to have been avoided.
Pantry for Adair County
The council approved a special use permit for the Pantry for Adair County (PAC) to operate at 2012 South Halliburton Street. That property was originally zoned as a general residential district zone.
PAC had a three-year special use permit approved in 2017. Monday was the re-application of that, but the council’s approved ordinance does not have an expiration date.
Parkview Terrace parking
Parkview Terrace is a planned fix-income apartment complex planned for East Mill that was approved by the council last year. Per city codes, a multifamily dwelling must have one parking space available for each bedroom.
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Parkview Terrace will have 144 total bedrooms as part of 48 units. The site plan for the property only includes 96 parking spaces, which would allow for two parking spaces for each unit. So the council approved a parking variance for that to be allowed.
Because the project is a collaboration with the Missouri Housing Development Commission and will be for low-income families, it is expected for one family to occupy one unit. So the council agreed with the Planning and Zoning Commission that two spots per unit were fine.
School District Subdivision/Linder Place
The council also approved a preliminary plat for a subdivision on East Hamilton Street, south of William Matthew Middle School. That land is owned by the Kirksville R-III School District after it was left to it.
The proposed subdivision is a 17-lot culdesac and the Kirksville Area Technical Center will build the homes as part of its Building Trades program. In that program, students work with contractors to build a home. One is built per year and the district then sells the home.
As a requirement of the district getting the land, Linder is supposed to be used in the name. But there are multiple other subdivisions in town with Linder in the name, so the property is tentatively referred to as “School District Subdivision.”
One method presented was to name the subdivision’s eventual street Linder Street. The naming convention will be decided before a final plat is submitted and approved.