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story.lead_photo.caption The Mokane City Council met over Zoom on Monday evening.

Mokane is getting a new website.

During the Mokane City Council meeting over Zoom on Monday evening, the group discussed the website, COVID-19 reopening, city maintenance updates and the sewer project.

The new website will include city ordinances.

"We need to look and see what we have," Mayor Jo Belmont joked. "I wouldn't be surprised if there was an ordinance telling us we can't park our horse in front of the house. I have no idea what's in that."

Also on the agenda was swimming pools.

While preparing her swimming pool last summer, Belmont had an idea — what if the fire department could help fill the pool?

"Last year, it took like three days to fill it up with the hose," Belmont said.

Belmont sussed out the idea with the Jeff Wallendorff, of the South Callaway Fire Protection District, who told her that for the fire department to fill up any pools, the city would have to be involved.

"He said, well, they would have to work out something with us because obviously they'd use our water to fill people's pools," she said.

Belmont asked the council to consider the idea.

"I got to thinking about this, and I think it would probably be an agreement, not necessarily an ordinance," Belmont said. "My thought was — and we don't have to make it a decision tonight, we can just kind of mull it over see what the feelings are; you don't want to even go in this direction, that's an option too — but maybe an agreement with the fire department that for X amount of dollars a person can have their pool filled up, and we could split the fee."

Mayor Pro-Tem Chad Booher said he had heard of other cities doing something similar. After a brief conversation about logistics, the discussion was tabled.

"Like I said, I just wanted to put a bug in your ear about that idea," Belmont said.

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