Several property annexation issues came before the Hannibal City Council  Tuesday evening.

Land located at 8976 County Road 412 (West Ely Extension) will be annexed into the city after unanimous approval.  Beth Haven plans to use the site for senior housing.

Public Hearings are now set regarding two additional annexations.  The Hannibal Board of Public Works is requesting annexation of property on County Road 437 (Shinn Lane) near the new technology park site. The other hearing pertains to a request by Russell Goodhart to annex vacant land on Stardust Drive.  According to Public Works Superintendent Brian Chaplain, Goodhart plans to build duplexes on the site.  Both hearings are set for June 7, beginning at 6:15 p.m. in council chambers.

In other business:

  • Street closures are approved in the area near Hannibal High School for Commencement on Thursday evening, May 19.
  • Linda Colberd  received approval to discharge black powder firearms at the Mark Twain Cave Complex as part of the Bear Creek Rendezvous August 13-14.  The event celebrates Native American culture.

While at the podium, Colberd received praise from 3rd Ward Councilman Kevin Lionberger.  Lionberger told the council the Mark Twain Cave has consistently provided job opportunities for individuals with disabilities.  Colberd says the facility has been working with LOI (Learning Opportunities, Inc.) for four summers.  Two to four individuals are employed to clean the buildings and restrooms under the direction of two facilitators.  She says the cave complex has received a number of compliments on the cleanliness of the laundry house and restrooms.  Colberd calls the partnership a “Win Win” for everyone.