The Excelsior Springs City Council met Monday, Feb. 4 where they issued a proclamation for the Business Women of Missouri.

Mayor Brad Eales read the proclamation which said the organization provided positive changes to the community since being chartered on Feb. 6, 1936.

“WHEREAS, throughout the past eight decades, the local chapter has had a remarkable impact on local

business women through the commitment to lift women up both professionally and personally; and

WHEREAS, the City of Excelsior Springs is proud to recognize the Excelsior Springs Business Women

of Missouri as they celebrate their 80th anniversary,” the proclamation read in part.

The proclamation ended by naming Feb. 6, 2019 as the Business Women of Missouri’s Anniversary.

Excelsior Springs Police Department Chief Clint Reno brought a resolution before the council asking for approval to destroy old records past their retention date. Reno said the department would like to destroy the records that have met their retention period as outlined in the Missouri Municipal Records Manual.

Economic Development Director Melinda Mehaffy also said her department would like to destroy old records kept in their offices. She said the department scanned the record and will keep the electronic copies. She said they will also not destroy any records kept on properties located in the city’s historic districts.

The council approved both measures.

Public Works Director Chad Birdsong brought an ordinance to approve the city’s stormwater management plan. He said. The city will enter into the third NPDES permit cycle for the plan running from April 2018 to Sept. 2021.

"The plan covers in detail six minimum control measures which govern stormwater runoff in Excelsior Springs which are: Public Education and Outreach, Public Involvement, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, Construction Site Storm Water Controls, Post Construction Storm Water Management for New Development/Redevelopment, and Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations," the ordinance read in part.

The council also approved the dissolving of the first Vintage Plaza tax increment funding plan. City Manager Molly McGovern said the obligations have been met and the taxes collected will be diverted to their other obligations.

The city council will hold their next scheduled meeting at 6 p.m., Feb. 19 at the Hall of Waters.

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