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The City Council extended the current COVID-19 emergency declarations and proclamations for Jefferson City through May 3.

The current emergency guidelines allow businesses to place signs regarding any modified business operations, such as carry-out only, where customers can see it, the option for virtual participation in public meetings and a mask requirement at any in-person city meetings.

Council member plan to revisit the precautions at its first May meeting.

In other business Monday, the council:

Approved the purchase of new dishwashers for the Jefferson City Police Department Animal Control Division as well as the installation of them and weather sealing dog kennel flaps for $16,966.

Approved a $959,700 construction contract with Martin General Contractors LLC for a binder pump station upgrade.

Approved a $45,000 project, which includes a contract with Schindler Elevator Corporation, for elevator repairs at the Madison Street parking garage.

Approved the use of $39,600 for SWAT Training for the Jefferson City Police Department.

Approved the purchase of heavy-duty international truck parts for the Public Works Department from Scheppers International Truck Center. The city spends on average $58,515 annually with the company, according to board documents.

Reclassified a property in the 800 block of Monroe Street as no longer needed by the city, and authorized the request for proposals to redevelop the empty lot as affordable housing.

Renewed a contract with Gillig LLC for transit bus parts. The estimated cost of the agreement is $50,633.

Approved a software subscription and services agreement with CentralSquare Technologies for improved 911 services, which was funded through a Missouri 911 Service Board grant.

Approved applying for the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program for $750,000.

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