Chippendale Show No Go in Hannibal
The Chippendale Show is no-go after the requester fails to show in Hannibal City Council chambers.
Tina Sanders of Finn’s Food and Spirits in downtown Hannibal was scheduled to seek approval to host the exotic male dancers in November. The council took action Tuesday evening even though Sanders was a no-show. Councilman Mike Dobson first made a motion to table the issue. There was no second after Mayor Hark stated the request violates city ordinances and would likely be turned down.
Councilman Kevin Knickerbocker stated the request violates two subsections of the ordinance pertaining to such events--business location too close to parks, and business serves alcohol. He stated a similar issue has been dealt with previously, and to approve this request would not be equal application of the law. Knickerbocker made a motion to deny the request. After a second, the motion passed unanimously.
In other business, the council:
- Approved an Emergency Reading of a payroll Bill that changes the pay grade, title, and responsibilities of Animal Control Officers. City Manager Jeff LaGarce advised the council the position will be converted to Community Service Officer with a combined salary increase of nearly $2300 annually for the two officers affected. The new position will incorporate additional code enforcement responsibilities into the animal control duties.
- Approved the purchase of a new computer server from World Wide Technologies for $7,243 for the Police Department. Police Chief Lyndell Davis told the council the server will replace aging equipment that stores critical information regarding criminal investigations.
- Approved bids for the 2015 Visitor Guides as requested by the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau. Next 2 Nothing Designs will receive $3180 for layout and design, and Poole Communications will print the guide for $26,663.
- Approved a Resolution amending the lease agreement with the owners of the Hannibal Cavemen baseball team.
First Readings were given to Bills:
- Executing a Cost Apportionment Agreement with MoDOT relative to the 2015 Mark Twain Avenue overlay. City Manager Jeff LaGarce told the council the agreement will ensure the parking lanes along 3rd Street will be included in the project. The estimated cost of overlaying the parking lanes is $34,120.
- Accepting a Class Action Settlement agreement with CenturyTel, Inc for just over $2,000. Finance Director Doug Warren says the suit involves a dispute over CMRS emergency radio frequency usage. Warren stated CenturyLink has not had much involvement with the Hannibal market and recommended the city accept the settlement, which would go to the General Fund.
- Authorizing a State Block Grant Agreement between the City and MoDOT Aviation in the amount of $111,514. The funding will be used for new hangar taxilanes at the Hannibal Municipal Airport.