The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen Monday night gave first round approval to an ordinance issuing $1 million in revenue bonds to design improvements in the city's sewerage system.
It is the first phase of a $7 million revenue bond issue package approved by Holts Summit voters in the April city election in 2011.
The board also authorized City Administrator Brian Crane to direct the city's design consultants in developing plans and specifications for areas of the city not connected to the city's sewerage system.
The city also began moving toward renovation of the current city hall building and construction of a new combination municipal courtroom and board of aldermen meeting room.
Aldermen voted to authorize Mayor Lucas Fitzpatrick to enter into a contract with Porter Berendzen Architects to design the city's renovation projects.
Crane estimated the city will spend from $20,000 to $30,000 for design services provided by the architectural firm.
The city last December entered into a 10-year lease-purchase agreement to acquire a nearby two-level building occupied previously by Mid-Missouri Inventory Service, Inc.