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Agreement for Mill Site Park under review
A potential agreement between the City of Moscow Mills and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is nearing it’s last stages. If approved, the agreement would assist in the development of Mill Site park with the addition of a boat access area. The agreement is being reviewed by Cindy Davenport, city attorney, assessing whether the aldermanic board can enter into the 25- year agreement. The development of the historic site is currently underway. The first phase of the project includes construction of walking trails, parking lot and enhancement of the former mill site. The second phase will include the refurbishing of the old Cuivre River bridge. The Lincoln County Coalition is working with the city in this project. In other matters, the board is reviewing what action it may take in regards to the site plan for 111 Majestic Acres. The city had granted the placement of a temporary building but the city has not received a site plan within the agreed time. Prior to the meeting, City Clerk Linda Haynes received the certified election results from the April 3 election. Andy Teschendorf, mayor and Matthew Meyer, alderman, retained their seats. Melvin ‘Buddy’ Gilbert Jr. received the most votes in the ward where no candidate had filed. He was sworn into offi ce the day after (April 10) the aldermanic meeting. Haynes swore in Teschendorf and Meyer at the meeting. Under the reorganization of the board, Mark Schuette was elected as president. There was discussion about parking of large commercial vehicles on the lot across from the post office. The city’s planning and zoning commission in February discussed this and felt (in their minutes) that this parking on private property was in violation of the Old Town S-D zoning.
One section of the zoning (Section 46.115C.6) ‘requires that any commercial vehicle storage not related to the business shall be permitted only upon review and approval of P&Z.’ The commission feels this has not been done. Section 46.1151.4 requires that all of the lot used for parking of vehicles and storage and display, and all driveways used for vehicle ingress and egress shall be paved and maintained in accordance with the City of Moscow Mills Ordinances, as amended. This will require review and approval by P&Z as well as a building permit. The mayor is to write a letter to the property owners relating the information. The board passed by 3-0 votes Ord. 620 (pay dates for aldermen/mayor/judge, salaried employees; Resolution 621 (personal phone call policy); Ord. 622 (lunch periods and other breaks) and amended Ord. 624 (beer and liquor code). They did not accept a proposal to pave Elm Tree Road which was submitted by the Lincoln County Commission.