Board of Aldermen approves amendments on ordinances for coming year

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Officer Noah Moree (right) was sworn in by Concordia City Clerk Susan Flandermeyer (left) during the regular meeting of the Concordia Board of Aldermen on Monday, Dec. 6. Moree’s official start date was Dec. 9.
Bob Stewart/The Concordian

During the Dec. 16 regular meeting of the Concordia Board of Aldermen, the board approved several amendments for city ordinances to begin Jan. 1, 2020. The amendments include:

—Bill 2019-73: an ordinance amending the portion of a table of City Code section titled “fishing permits” setting fees for fishing permits at Edwin A. Pape Lake. The new fees will be as follows: individual daily permit, $5; individual season permit, $12; family daily permit, $6; and family season permit, $20. Bill 2019-73 passed unanimously and is now known as Ordinance 1487. It was noted that fishing permits at the lake do not include bank lines or trotlines of any kind, and that the permits allow for a three pole limit (as explained on the reverse side of the permit).

—Bill 2019-74: an ordinance establishing Table D of section 150.010 of the Concordia Municipal Code, titled “Rental Fees for Shelters and Structures.” The section deals with fees for reserving shelter houses and various structures at Edwin A. Pape Lake, as well as structures throughout the Concordia parks system. The bill passed unanimously and is now known as Ordinance 1488.

—Bill 2019-76: An ordinance setting the reservation fee for the Wedding Arbor and Lions Shelter at $175 and assigning this fee to be posted in section 150.01, Table D of the Concordia Municipal Code for reference. The bill passed unanimously and is now known as Ordinance 1490.

—Bill 2019-77: an ordinance establishing rental fees for the reservation of shelter houses within the parks system and at Edwin A. Pape Lake, and assigning these rates to be posted in section 150.010, Table D of the Concordia Municipal Code for reference. These fees are as follows: City Lake – Lions Shelter: $40; Concordia Park – Lions Shelter: $40; Central Park – Lions Legacy Shelter: $40; City Lake – Civic Point: $20; Concordia Park – Civic Club Shelter: $20; Concordia Park – Highway 23 Shelter: $20; Central Park – Highway 23 Shelter: $20; Central Park – Lions Shelter: $20; and Complex Shelter: $20.

—Bill 2019-77 passed unanimously and is now known as Ordinance 1491.

In other business, the board heard discussion about an bill acknowledging the assignment of detective duties to officer Daniel S. Long, effective upon administration of the oath of office — which occurred on Nov. 18 — and fixing his salary at $16.79 per hour, and providing for all employee benefits related to this position. The bill passed unanimously and is now known as Ordinance 1492.

In other Concordia Police Department related business, the board approved an ordinance acknowledging the hiring of officer Noah Moree, effective Dec. 9, and fixing his salary at $15.53 per hour, and providing for all benefits related to this position. The bill was approved unanimously and is now known as Ordinance 1493.

During his report to the board, Mayor Michael Brown reminded everyone that the filing period for Alderman and Mayor positions opened Dec. 7 and runs through Jan. 21, 2020.

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