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Verona City Council sells surplus equipment, approves contract

Friday, June 10, 2011

Members of the Verona City Council voted to put several items up for bid during their May meeting.

Aldermen opted to put up a Glock handgun, originally purchased for the police department, up for bid with the sale contingent upon a clear background check.

Other items offered for sale include a white van-style ambulance, an old tanker truck, a white 1957 International S-160 fire truck, and non-working computer components.

Aldermen also approved transfer of a permit from American Dehydrated Foods to Kermin Industries, effective July 1 of this year.

Council members approved a one-time cost of $800 to purchase Sullivan Publications Quickcode, a high-speed search and retrieval data program containing Verona's city codes.

In other business, Mayor Lloyd Airrington presented aldermen with a letter concerning a private crossing into the city's sewer plant. Closing the access currently used would eliminate city workers crossing the railroad tracks to reach the plant. A representative from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) discussed the matter with aldermen, stating the railroad would pay to build an alternate road. Aldermen approved the $600 expenditure to apply to BNSF for a private crossing into the plant.

Aldermen also:

* Appointed Linda Gates, Sheila Massengill, Barbara Samuels, Chris Simpson, Mike Gates and Colby Mattox to the Verona Board of Adjustments.

* Approved a $1,200 bid from The Truck Shop in Verona to repair the fire department's red pumper truck.

* Heard the wrecked police car was sold to an individual for $1,000.

* Heard that Ace Pipe Cleaning had made repairs to the city's most needed collection areas for the city's wastewater system.

* Accepted an application from Chris Simpson as a volunteer firefighter.

* Determined to pay the cost of hepatitis shots for groundskeeper and maintenance man Rick Wright.

* Approved sending City Clerk Julie Ruscha to the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System workshop in Springfield.

The next regular meeting of the Verona City Council will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28 at City Hall.

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