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Monett City Council to accept comments at meeting Friday

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Monett City Council members will hear public views on two proposed ordinance changes during their February meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in council chambers.

One of the proposed changes will drop requirements for annexation to extend water and sewer service to customers outside of the city limits. The current policy has been on the books since 1994.

The second would offer the city prosecutor the option of filing charges against a person who files a complaint then fails to appear in court for prosecution. Prosecutor Amy Boxx requested the change after seeing many cases where the complainant declines to testify after charges have been filed.

Council members will also consider an annexation of property owned by Wilbur and Gerry Woodward.

The budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year will be introduced, as well as an ordinance adopting an alternative retirement benefit for city employees.

The council will introduce a new Leadership Award from the city to special persons.

Proposals will be accepted for the sale of city-owned property at 2150 Park St. Bills will be paid.

Deborah Schoen has asked to address the council. Department heads will likely provide updates on activity by city crews in the past month.

The public is welcome at the meeting. A closed session will follow to discuss the purchase of real estate.



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