(Hannibal)—The Hannibal City Council met Tuesday night for the final time this year.

Steve Boggiano of the CPA firm Wade and Stables presented the City’s audit report, telling the council General Fund revenues exceeded expenditures by over $438,000.

In other business, the Council gave approval to demolish the old sewer treatment plant and related structures located near the confluence of Bear Creek and the Mississippi.
Since the next council meeting is not until 2013, pre-approval was given to pay Roberts Demolition $55,450 to demolish the last three houses of the flood buyout program before December 31st, in order to qualify for grant reimbursement from the State Emergency Management Agency.

Council approved spending up to $35,000 for architect fees to redesign part of the Main Street sidewalk project.

City Engineer Mark Rees received approval to spend $10,000 for engineering fees related to storm water permit renewal, and a final Change Order for nearly $11,000 payable to Bross Construction is approved related to the Paris Gravel Improvement Project.

Finance Director Doug Warren received approval to pay just over $123,000 in bond interest payments December 28th, two business days earlier than the deadline which falls on New Years Day, a banking holiday.

A Bill setting Tuesday, April 2, 2013 as the date for the next municipal election is approved, as well as a Bill adopting requirements under the IRS Voluntary Compliance Program related to the Police and Fire Fund.

First Reading was given to an ordinance setting the amount of pay for a Special City Judge when Municipal Judge Fredrich Cruse is unable to serve.