City Council discusses contract with MECO Engineering

The Boonville City Council voted to approve the final site plan for the Central Missouri Community Action parking lot on the Kemper Greens Development at 385 Ashley Road, or commonly known as Head Start. The vote was unanimous.
Plans consist of paving the parking lot, which is now gravel. The parking lot will also fix drainage issues, which plague the current parking lot.  
In new business the council approved the local agency funding contracts for services and considered additional street closings for the Festival of the Lights, which will occur every Thursday in September. The street closings will make additional room for bands and pony rides. The council also decided to hold a dangerous building hearing on October 7 for certain properties in town.
The council discussed extending their contract with MECO Engineering. The engineering firm has completed over 230 projects in over 10 years. Boonville City Administrator said this many projects is astonishing for a city the size of Boonville.
"This is a lot of projects and I believe they have gone very well," Tessendorf said.
Boonville Ward Two Councilman Noah Heaton said he agrees with extending their contract.
"There is a lot to be said because their company knows quite a bit of the history of Boonville. If we were to switch to another company, we will lose a lot of history," Heaton said. "With over 200 jobs in 11 years, I would say they most likely more about our city than a lot of us."
Ward Four Councilman Mark Livingston agreed with Heaton in his remarks.
In further news, Helen Fischer was approved to serve on the Cemetery Board.