Annexation set to be on November ballot
The Boonville City Counil voted unanimously to include an annexation measure on the November ballot at the Monday night Boonville City Council Meeting.
Once again, the city of Boonville is attempting to annex the Highway 87 corridor all the way to Interstate 70. City service infrastructures are already in place and all that is needed now is a vote.
"It is preferable to try to make the November 2013 election," Boonville City Counselor Megan McGuire said.
McGuire will seek the assistance from city council members to address the deadlines by sending out letters to affected land owners and setting public forums.
To address questions about the annexation, McGuire will communicate and do presentations for civic groups and the community boards.
"If we are unsuccessful to gain a simple majority this November then the measure will then be placed on the April 2014 election ballot," McGuire said.
In further news, the council decided to start live streaming the their meetings on the internet via Ustream.
The council voted to authorize an agreement for professional project management and fundraising services for the Kemper Campus with Dr. Marsha Drennon. Drennon will assist in helping find tenants for the campus.
An award was given to Boonville resident Matthew Fredrich for his bravery in coming to the aid of an officer in distress. The officer was investigating a theft when he was attacked by an individual last month.
"We at the Boonville Police Department are grateful that Matthew Friedrich came to the aid of our officer. By doing so he risked his own safety and prevented our officer from receiving serious injuries. Matthew made the choice to get involved when he didn’t have to and we appreciate his swift and decisive actions in assisting our officer. We are thankful that in our community people will become involved when we need their assistance," Boonville Police Chief Bobby Welliver said.