The first meeting of the year was full of presentations, surprises, and discussions of resolutions and proposed ordinances.  

After a closed session to discuss real estate, personnel and legal issues the council meeting began.

Present at the meeting were Mayor Luge Hardman, Councilman Tim Mann, Councilman Clarence Liberty, Councilman Ed Conley, Councilman Mike Francis, Councilman Alan Clark, Councilman Tim Mann, Councilman Sheryl Folkert,  and Councilman Michael Curtis.   Councilman Tim Mann was absent.

The first meeting of the year was full of presentations, surprises, and discussions of resolutions and proposed ordinances.  

Some of the items on the agenda;included presentation of certificates of appreciation, updates and committee reports, approval of proposed ordinances to change zoning classifications, to establish a no parking zone on parts of Ozark Street, and request a use tax (internet tax) on the April ballot.

Three more things to know from the Waynesville Council:

City Clerk announces retirement.

    Waynesville City Clerk Carol Welch announced her retirement with these words, “Mayor Hardman, Councilmembers, City Administrator Harrill, Attorney Muxlow and Fellow Employees, It is with fear and trepidation, excitement and anticipation that I tell you it is time for me to say I will resign.   So on May 31, 2018 I will leave the Waynesville scene. It has been my honor to be of service, even though sometimes it made me nervous.  But through ups and downs, smiles and frowns, laughter and tears through all these years, I hope that I have served you well, My hometown, the City of Waynesville.”

Mayor Hardman replied, “Yes, you have served us well and you will be missed.” Welch has been city clerk since 2009.

Columbia college presents check to little heroes playground

Mike Siegel, director of Fort  Leonard Wood Columbia college and Mona Russell, academic advisor presented a check for $1000.00 to the City of Waynesville for the Little Heroes playground.

      3.  Certificate of appreciation to sponsors of 2017 Waynesville/ St Robert Youth sports program.

     Andy Cochran, Waynesville/ St Robert Youth Sports director and Mayor Hardman presented 5 of the 33 businesses, individuals and other entities, who sponsored the 2017 Waynesville St Robert Youth Sports Program, with certificates of appreciation.  Cochran has certificates of appreciation for all sponsors.  Sponsors presented with certificates at Thursday's meeting  were: Lowe Chevrolet of Waynesville, Kiwanis of Pulaski County, Lone Oak Printing, Prugh Law Office of Waynesville, and Cellar 66 of Waynesville. The 2018 season has started.  If interested  in being a sponsor, contact. Andy Cochran, director of the Waynesville/ St Robert Youth Sports Program.

Other business:

Hardman reminded all drivers and citizens that the distracted driving ordinance passed a few months ago includes distractions caused by drivers texting and cell phone use.

Appointment to Waynesville Park Board Committee.  Mayor Hardman appointmented Lawrence Beamer to the Waynesville Park Board Committee to fill the vacancy left by Degraffenreed`s resignation. Kurt Davis and Rick Vernon were re-appointed to the Waynesville Park Board Committee.

Resolutions: Mayor Hardman presented two resolutions to the Council.  Both resolutions were approved by the Council.  The approval authorizes Mayor Hardman to apply for grant documents for the land and water conservation program and apply for grant documents for the recreational trails program.