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The Jefferson City Council members Monday will hear about a potential new scooter ride share program interested in moving into the city.

The proposal will be presented to the council during its Monday meeting.

Bird scooters has expressed an interest in operating a fleet of the dockless, rentable electric scooters in Jefferson City. The company has operated a fleet in Columbia sporadically since 2018.

It wouldn't be the first experience the Capital City has had with rentable scooters.

In June 2018, bike-share company Skinny Labs Inc. provided Spin scooters, which were rentable electric scooters. But citing low ridership, the company announced in March 2020 it would not be bringing the electric scooters back to the city.

At its meeting Monday, the council also will consider bills that would:

Reclassify the parks and landscape planner position to a parks resource supervisor position.

Reclassify a building plans reviewer position to a building inspector position.

Include new definitions to the city's code regarding the municipal airport.

Consider changing the requirements for the Airport Advisory Board membership.

Rezone a 0.17 acre lot in the 700 block of Lafayette Street to allow for its use as a residential office.

Modify the city code to account for an increase in sewer rates.

Consider spending $235,000 for new police officer and firefighter radios.

Consider a $85,000 request to replace the roof on Fire Station 3.

Consider a $14,367 demolition contract with Mid-Missouri Earth Movers for a location in the 400 block of East High Street.

Consider naming 504 E. Capitol Ave. and 630 Broadway as Local Historic Landmark buildings.

Pending bills

Council members are scheduled to vote on $16,966 for the Jefferson City Police Department Animal Control Division to install new dishwashers and weather sealing dog kennel flaps.

They will also vote on a $959,700 construction contract with Martin General Contractors LLC for a binder pump station upgrade.

Additionally, they'll vote on a $45,000 project which includes a contract with Schindler Elevator Corporation for elevator repairs at the Madison Street parking garage.


Council members will consider an extension of the emergency declaration and proclamations related to the COVID-19 pandemic to require masks at city meetings; allow for in- person, virtual or hybrid meetings and keep COVID-19 warning signs up at city buildings.

They will also consider:

Approving an application to the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants program for $750,000.

Adoption of the Community Development Block Grant 2020 Action Plan and the submission of grant documents to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to account for $1.41 million in CARES Act funds.

Amending and adopting the Citizen Participation Plan for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to a five-day public comment period for the annual action plan.

Applying for grants related to transit for residents with mobility-related disabilities.

Allowing a restaurant in Capital View Plaza at 512 Ellis Blvd. to apply for a liquor license. The restaurant is a potential future tenant.

How to participate

The Jefferson City Council will meet in-person Monday but with a virtual option due to COVID-19 and social- distancing recommendations.

Community members can attend the meeting at 320 E. McCarty St. in the council chambers or view the meeting live via the city's Facebook page.

Those who wish to participate can also call into the meeting at 404-397-1516 or via WebEx with meeting number 187 934 3701 and password 1234.

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