The City of Hannibal has taken the first step to purchase wind-generated electricity at favorable rates.  However, the deal with Clean Line Energy is contingent on the Missouri Public Service Commission approving the company’s request to build the transmission line across the state.  A previous request was turned down by the commission, citing lack of benefit to Missouri citizens.  This time, Clean Line is offering electricity to a number of municipalities in the state at competitive prices.

BPW Manager Bob Stevenson says the contract approved by the council would provide about 25 percent of the city’s needs.  If approved, the power would be available in about 4 years and could result in an estimated rate decrease for Hannibal consumers of approximately 5 percent.

In other business, a revised graffiti ordinance was given a Second and Final Reading.  Pastor John Paul Tomko was one of the citizens who offered input when the bill was drafted.  Although some aspects he suggested were deleted in the final draft, he feels it is a step in the right direction.

Approval was given to build a visitors kiosk along Main Street.  Estimated materials cost is $5,000.  Labor will be provided by city staff.

A Collective Bargaining agreement is approved with the firefighters union.

A plaque was awarded to the city by the Loss Prevention Organization known as MIRMA.  The city scored 100% on a safety and workplace hazard evaluation.

A "Looking Good"  award was presented to the City by the Historic Hannibal Marketing Council for upgrading the Avenue of Flags area on Broadway.  Public Works Supervisor Brian Chaplain received the award on behalf of the city.

Approval was given to sell surplus property of the Building Inspector Dept.-- two pickups that are being replaced with new vehicles.

Dates for the following events are set:

Shine a Light on Autism on Saturday, April 29.

The Arts and Crafts Festival in Central Park from June 29-July 4.

The Annual Corvette Show on August 5.