Lebanon City Council Meets
On Monday night Lebanon City Council approved the second reading of a bill amending city code related to utility services. Public Works Director RIchard Shockley.
The change is to eliminate duplicate processes by City Council and the Board of Public Works, and is related to utility service schedules and rates needs to be removed. Among the duties of the Board of Public Works is to annually review a proposal for rates of not less than one percent increase. In addition, every two years the Board of Public Works shall review the charges for services against the operational expenses to ensure no operational deficit is present.
In other business, 2 purchases of water materials were approved by Lebanon City Council on Monday night. This first approval was a purchase from Ferguson Waterworks for the Frank Street project. At a cost of $26-thousand-800. Public Works Director Richard Shockley explained why they need to make the purchases….
The second purchase was from Core and Main for Albert Street, Mizer Street, Marvin Avenue, Dickinson Avenue, and Barlow Street, at a cost of $66,898
Council approved a bill to renew the agreement with Laclede Industries to conduct maintenance services, to include trash and debris removal and landscaping in Downtown Business District. Council approved a 3 year contract to renew for an additional 2 years.
Council approved an agreement with the Fire Fighters Union. The only change to the CBA is the addition of an extended probationary period of 18 months with an option for an additional 6 months for firefighters which are hired without certifications. The agreement also includes and 8 percent pay increase for firefighters. Council also approved a union agreement with Police and Electric, both of which includes an 8 percent pay increase. All of the agreements include language agreeing that no further adjustments will be requested before July 1st, 2025. In other business, Council voted to hire Lexipol to review city policies for Police, Fire and Citywide employees at a cost of $82-thousand-568. The intent is to make sure the employees are aware of city policy. Council also approved a bill renewing the contract with the City Administrator Mike Schumacher to remain in effect through June 30 2026.