St. Robert Board of Aldermen met on Tuesday to discuss several proposed ordinances to include use of TIF funds for the Liberty Commons and Ramada development the purchase of equipment, the selling of excess property, and more.

St. Robert Board of Aldermen met on Tuesday  to discuss  several proposed ordinances to include use of TIF funds (method of redirecting tax revenues to enable the development of property for an economic development area) for the Liberty Commons and Ramada development the purchase of equipment, the selling of excess property, installation of new city display signs, an agreement with the U.S for renewal of office space for MEDCOM care clinic,and the unveiling, on Thursday, of the city’s new website.

Mayor George Lauritson, Aldermen, Charles Slider, Aldermen Linda Daniels, Aldermen,Reggie Hall, Aldermen Allen Johannsen, Aldermen Michael Myers and Aldermen John Moore were present.  Alderman Theresa Cook and Alderman Todd Williams were absent.

Three more things to know from the Board of Aldermen

1.  New equipment for the Public Works Department      

 Board of Aldermen have approved the purchase of a $13,300.00 Kubuto zero turn mower and have also approved the purchase of a $73,529.99 Kubuto four wheel drive tractor with cab, for the Public Works Department.

2. New Signs for St. Robert

The Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance for the sign program participation between the City of St. Robert and the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. 

Some of the new signs residents and visitors will see are the 2017 Army Community Partnership Award and location/ directional signs to be located on Route Y, Route Z, Interstate I 44 - east and westbound, and MO Highway 28.  

3. New look to City of St Robert website

According to IT manager Don Copland, the new and improved City of St. Robert's website (http://www.saintrobert.com) plans to. “be live” on Thursday.   Copland said “ when you see it (the new website) I think you'll be blown away by it.”

Copland said it might take up to 48 hours for the changes to be seen by everyone.

Once up and running Copland wants to see city departments help keep residents informed by including: the city calendar, committee meetings,amber alerts, traffic alerts, weather alerts, boil orders, and road closures.