A representative from Moniteau County Regional Economic Development visited with the California Board of Alderman at its regular meeting Dec. 3. to discuss the city investing $5,000 per year to the organization.
President and CEO Mike Kelley said the additional $5,000 will help to increase funding to attract and retain businesses in Moniteau County. After a few minutes of deliberation, the board agreed to commit to $3,000 per year.
The board also discussed the progress of the Northwest Sewer Project, which has been completed by Donald Maggi Incorporated. Mayor Norris Gerhart said the project will be officially closed out in January.
Gerhart reminded the board that if any issues arise with the improvements that have been done, the project does have a year warranty.
An update on the California Police Department was then discussed as Police Chief John Hoover told the board there are 22 operational policies the department has approved.
The department also is looking to fill three police officer positions to bring the force up to full staff. For the first time, California will offer a $500 sign-on bonus to the first two police officers that are hired on. The officers will receive another $500 if they complete a full year of employment.
City Clerk Aimee Hill then reminded the board that opening day for the Municipal elections will be Dec. 11 with the closing date being Jan. 15 for the April 2 elections.