The Sweet Springs Board of Aldermen approved Robert Salzmen as a new reserve officer for the Sweet Springs Police Department at the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Salzmen has been with the Department of Correction in Boonville for 15 years and just graduated from school in December.
"I want to get my feet in. I want to get started somewhere," Salzmen said. "I'm running short on time at the Department of Corrections so I want to have something I can follow up with and further my time in."
Mayor Raymond Kinney appointed Nancy McKeage, Lee Nienhueser, Aman Pannu and Brad Fogerty to the transient guest tax committee. Another person still needs to be appointed and a special meeting may be held.
There will be a planning and zoning meeting on Jan. 17, at 7 p.m.
The city sticker ordinance was finally approved, making sure to note that "any company or business that has or operates a company owned vehicle and said company has a valid and current City of Sweet Springs business license is exempt from purchasing an annual City License decal, also known as a city sticker."
A bid for the house at 503 Bridge St., from Fogerty for $300 plus expenses the city incurred was accepted. Fogerty plans to clean up the lot within sixth months.
Kinney reminded the council that accepting the bid is not a binding contract or obligation, and that Fogerty could back out at anytime if he wanted.
Reports from the public works department and police department were heard and approved. Minutes from the last meeting and the financial report were also approved.
All members of the council were in attendance. The next regular meeting of the Sweet Springs Board of Aldermen will be Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m.
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