The Boonville City Council had the first reading of an ordinance that would allow the city to annex property owned by BTC Bank into the C-1 commercial district. The Planning and Zoning Commision have already reviewed and approved the zoning application. The total amount of land is approximately 3.16 acres.

A public hearing concerning the voluntary annexation was also held before the council meeting. No written objections to annexation have been filed with the council. The final vote on the annexation will take place at the next council meeting Nov. 19.

Final construction plans for BTC Bank were also brought to the council for first reading. The Planning and Zoning Commission and the council suggest that the bank has potential for economic benefit for the city, according to the council reports. City staff worked with project engineers and planners throughout October to work out the details of the banks construction to make sure the building complied with zoning standards.

The vote for construction approval will also be made at the No. 19 council meeting.

The council unanimously approved a $303,590.16 payment to Lehman Construction, LLC for flow equalization improvements in the wastewater treatment facility.

Boonville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laura Wax spoke during the citizens comment period to the council about the layout of the 2019 Heritage Days celebration.

“It’s in less than nine months, which is a little scary,” she said. “Next year will be the 30th annual Heritage Days, so we are trying to go bigger and better, and have a nice celebration.

Wax said street closures have not been requested as of yet, but she wanted to reach out to the council before moving forward with additional plans. The only major difference between this layout and that of last year is the location of the beer garden, which will return to the parking lot behind the post office. The council also discussed the location of trailers and the possibility of a cycling group coming through the area during that time period.

The council approved Compass Minerals’ bid of $92.04 per ton of highway de-icing salt. The city agreed to purchase 400 tons with Compass Minerals agreeing to provide as much as 500 for purchase.