By Carlee Edwards
During the park board report at the Greenwood Board of Aldermen’s September 23 meeting, it was announced that the work on the dugouts has begun, as well as the work on the fences. The park board is also planning to ask for bids on a licensed electrician who can run power to three different areas to allow easy plug-in access for movies and other events.
Everything is almost lined up for the fall festival, with the exception of a few open vendor spots. There will be a children’s parade during the fall festival that will run through the displays; the children may wear costumes if they’d like.
Director of Public Works Kirt Grahl reported that the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODoT) contract work is finally complete. He also thanked the board for allowing him to go to the Missouri Association of Code Enforcement Conference.
“In one day there I learned how to register for a free service that allows you to find out who to go after for foreclosed or abandoned properties,” Grahl said.
Grahl used this new service to send a letter to the bank notifying them of a code violation, and within 24 hours a work order was submitted to asses a property in Greenwood that has been abandoned for months.
Before the meeting was adjourned, Theresa Ryan, the accounting supervisor who was filling in for City Clerk Dot Watkins, mentioned to the board that Commerce Bank only takes deposits with amounts of an even thousand. Therefore the certificate of deposit (CD) amount of $233,309.18 needed either to be rounded down to $233,000 or up to $234,000. A motion was made to have the CD rounded down to $233,000.