Since the last regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen on May 12 and the work session on May 27, the council has been hard at work implementing changes in the city of Holts Summit. Among these changes and proposals were striping of various streets, sidewalk, curb and gutter enhancements, annexation of property, and a waste service agreement.
The beginning of the meeting addressed comments from visitors. A public hearing proposing voluntary annexation of 9.7 acres of real estate at Laurwood Estates in Callaway County was discussed first.
In this proposal, the area of Laurwood Estates would become part of Holts Summit. This area currently has a sewer system that is not meeting standards, and the goal of annexing this property would be to connect to the city sewer to increase those standards. Laurwood Drive, though, was in question because of its current condition. The city would not take over that street until the road conditions were improved because they are currently not up to city standards. This road will remain a private road until it is fixed. A resolution for this was passed by the aldermen.
A presentation of a statement of support for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) was signed by Mayor Lucas Fitzpatrick, fostering a relationship between the city and the ESGR to encourage employment for military members and their families.
Bruce Hackmann, President of the Fulton Area Development Corporation (FADC) also presented to the council about Holts Summit joining together with the current organization to increase business recruitment for the city. Currently, 19 board members sit on the board of the FADC, with one spot vacant.
According to Hackmann, the board would love to see a representative from Holts Summit fill that spot. He also said the group has discussed in detail the possibility of Holts Summit City Administrator Brian Crane being part of the FADC board.
A first reading was done and approved to authorize the purchase of a new 2014 Dodge Charger patrol vehicle for the police department as well as to authorize a waste service agreement with Allied Services, LLC for the city.