The Laclede County Office of Emergency Management is going to get an injection of funds from the City of Lebanon. The City budgeted $35-thousand a year for 3 years a couple of years ago, but Laclede County only invoiced the city for a portion of the money in order to purchase weather stations. City Administrator Mike Schumacher said the balance from the fiscal year 2021 was a little over $29-thousand and there is also $35-thousand for the fiscal year 2022.

On Monday City Council approved a payment of $64-thousand to Laclede County which will be used solely by the Laclede County Office of Emergency Management. Schumacher said that future funding will be put on hold until OEM expends the $64-thousand. In other business, City Council approved the purchase of a Rebuilt transmission for a backhoe for the street division concrete crew from Murphy Tractor Equipment at a cost of $17,021. They also approved an amount not to exceed $10-thousand for the reconstruction of sidewalk ramps on Bennett Street and on Madison Avenue to bring them up to A.D.A. compliance. Also approved was a task order with Olsson Incorporated to create a Madison Street Urban Park Master Plan.