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MARYVILLE, Mo. — The Maryville City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

Ordinances on the agenda include authorization of a contract with Wells Bank for banking and investment services. The contract also states that the bank will serve as a depository for municipal funds.

The proposed contract with Wells followed a competitive bidding process open to all five local banks. Contract term is one year with a renewal option for four subsequent years.

Other ordinances before the council include a proposed contract with Tri-State Ford Lincoln of Maryville for the purchase of a new all-wheel-drive Ford Interceptor police utility vehicle at a cost of $34,450, the lowest qualifying bid.

Maryville’s current budget allocates $29,000 for the purchase of a new patrol vehicle for Maryville Public Safety. The remaining $5,450 will come from funds allocated for mandated storm water drainage improvements along Peach Creek, a $40,000 project currently on hold pending written clarification from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The new vehicle will replace a high-mileage 2015 Ford Interceptor sedan that is accumulating increasing maintenance and repair costs.

A third ordinance on Monday’s agenda proposes changes to the Municipal Code related to right-of-way management for communications gear, antennas and associated support structures.

According to a city staff report, the amendments will clarify rules for work within the city right-of-ways and ensure compliance with state and federal laws.

The code revision is intended to help convince communications companies to use a “fast track” administrative process that encourages installation of more compact wireless infrastructure than required by state law.

In other business, the council is expected to:

• Approve a request to hold the Nodaway County Fair downtown from July 18-20. Street closures on and adjoining the courthouse square will be in effect from 5 p.m. July 16 through July 21.

• Approve the reappointment of Rex Wallace and Kathy Rice to the City Planning and Zoning Commission for new three-year terms.

• Issue a proclamation recognizing Building Safety Month.

• Hear a presentation from Mark Corson, a former U.S. Army general now serving as a geography professor at Northwest Missouri State University, regarding Vigilant Guard ’19, a civil-military exercise designed to improve emergency response plans and inter-agency cooperation.

• Hear an update from City Manager Greg McDanel regarding progress on a new police and fire protection headquarters.

According to a staff report, contractor bids for the facility are to be opened and read at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at City Hall.

• Engage in discussions regarding council member board assignments and retail business strategies.

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Staff writer Anthony Brown can be reached at tbrown@maryvilledailyforum.com or by calling the newspaper at 660.562.2424.