On Thursday, October 19, the Waynesville City Council convened. The big event at Thursday’s city council meeting was the proclamation of Coach Vernon Day, October 21, by the City of Waynesville, the City of St. Robert and by State Representative Steve Lynch.
After Vernon was presented with the three proclamations family, friends and supporters congratulated him and posed for a group picture.
Before the proclamations, a closed session to discuss real estate, personnel and legal issues was held before the meeting continued.
Present at the meeting were Mayor Luge Hardman, Councilman Tim Mann, Councilman Clarence Liberty, Councilman Ed Conley, Councilman Mike Francis, Councilman Alan Clark,and Councilman Tim Mann. Councilman Sheryl Folkert,Councilman Michael Curtis, and Councilman Jerry Brown were absent.
Hardman proclaimed October 21-30th as Red Ribbon Week. Departments updated the council and several ordinances were discussed and approved.
Three more things to know from the Waynesville City Council:
1. Missouri Public Utility Alliance ( MPUA) awards City Administrator Bruce Harrill awarded the Dan A. Watkins-Gary L. Whorton Personal Service Award.
At the September 21 Council Meeting MPUA said that Harrill would be receiving a service award from MPUA in October.
On October 5th, it was official. City Administrator Bruce Harrill was awarded the Dan A. Watkins-Gary L. Whorton Personal Service Award.
This award recognizes an individual who has actively participated in the Alliance for at least 5 years, and whose special public or community service has been a credit to public utilities. MPUA annual awards are made in recognition of achievement and distinction among professional peers within Alliance municipal utilities.
In a press release sent to the Daily Guide, Duncan Kincheloe, president and general manager of MPUA said, “ Bruce Harrill is highly deserving of this year’s public service award. Bruce’s leadership and service benefit both Waynesville and its region, and reflect well on all municipal utilities in the Alliance.” The press release said that since 2012 Harrill has served on the board of Missouri’s On Call System, Pulaski County Growth Alliance, the Sustainable Ozark Partnership and Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport.
2. Approval for Purchase of equipment.
Ordinance 2284 approved a lease purchase agreement for the purchases of a backhoe and attachments, an underground cable puller, and a dump truck with spreader and snow plow.
Hardman and Richard Hicks have been reappointed to serve on the Westgate Community Improvement District Board for a term of four years.
Michelle Brown has been appointed, by Mayor Hardman, to serve as deputy city clerk for the city of Waynesville.