Holts Summit approves street overlay work

Seven streets in Holts Summit are scheduled to have asphalt overlays later this month.

The Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance Monday night authorizing the solicitation of bids on the projects at an estimated cost of from $40,000 to $50,000.

City Administrator Brian Crane said the streets scheduled for asphalt overlays later this month are Park Place, Countryside Terrace, Jefferson Road, East Simon Boulevard, North Greenway, Smith Street and Branch Road.

Crane said the bid specifications require the overlay work to be completed by the end of this month.

Improvements also are coming to Holts Summit’s Greenway Park. The board had been asked a few weeks ago to allow a group of disc golf enthusiasts to allow them to provide labor to construct a disc golf course in the park.

“Much of the large park is now undeveloped timber. This would enhance the usage of the park,” Crane said.

He said a disc golf organization already has developed a proposed layout for a disc golf course in the park’s most wooded and rugged 40-acre area, which they said would be ideal for disc golf. At the same time, Crane said he would like also to develop biking and hiking trails in the park.

The board voted to hire Shafer, Kline and Warren, a Columbia engineering consulting firm to create a plan to prepare for bids and a construction contract for the walking and biking trails as well as the disc golf course in Greenway Park.

The board rejected a bid for rehabilitation of a pond in Greenway Park.

The board also approved an ordinance authorizing the mayor to enter into one-year lease or rental of Greenway Park soccer fields to the Jefferson City Lightning Soccer Club.

The board delayed action on a proposed ordinance for recodification of the city code at a cost ranging from $10,000 to $12,000.

The board reluctantly approved an ordinance adding a $3 surcharge for each case heard in Municipal Court to help fund the Sheriff’s’ Retirement Fund.

Crane said the city had been advised by legal experts it had no option but to approve the increase in court costs for city court fines because of legislation approved by the Missouri General Assembly mandating the action by cities. Only retired sheriffs would benefit from the additional funds generated by the statewide fees.

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