(Hannibal)—The Hannibal City Council voted last night to lease airport space to Survival Flight, Inc. The resolution allows the company to establish an air ambulance base in Hannibal. Officials say 8 or 9 good paying jobs will be created as a result of the agreement.

The council also gave two bills regarding recycling a second and final reading. One of those bills will allow voters to decide a proposal seeking to raise the recycling fee added to utility bills to $1.90 a month from the current 70 cents. The issue will appear on the November municipal ballot.

The council also gave initial approval to a MODOT proposal regarding future changes to the Mark Twain Avenue area. Part of the plan would involve reducing traffic lanes from 5 to 3, adding bike lanes, and making landscaping improvements.