Community Action Team attends city council meeting
The Boonville City Council meeting was attended by community members involved in Central Missouri Community Action's Community Action Team (CAT) at the Monday night meeting. These individuals have been involved with Central Community Actions leadership and community programs. Their goal is to accomplish projects in the community that will make a difference to the residents of Boonville and Cooper County.
Evan Melkersman of Central Missouri Community Action addressed the council and said the biggest question that he receives after a CMCA class is over is, now what?
"In several counties around the state, they are developing Community Action Teams. It is an effort at community organizing in addressing issues on poverty that they learned through the classes at CMCA," Melkersman said.
Melkersman then introduced the team to the council and asked later on if a councilman would serve on the team at a later date.
In further news Bill 2013-016, approving the final site plan for Unlimited Opportunities, Inc, was read for the first time. The first reading of Bill 2013-017, authorizing of settlement agreement of the Missouri State Operating Permit for the Wastewater Treatment Plant with the Missouri Department of Revenue will also progress to its second reading at the next meeting along with considering approval of a Base Radio and Surveillance System for the Boonville Police Department.
The council will look into the possibility of streaming the council meetings live on the internet for individuals who do not subscribe to Suddenlink Cable. A motion was introduced by Boonville Ward Two Councilman Noah Heaton into this measure but was tabled until further details could be gathered on cost and legal issues surrounding