SPD Commander Hendricks recognized for 25 years of service

The first Sedalia City Council meeting of 2022 began with a service award for Police Commander Adam Hendricks for 25 years of service.

Hendricks was recruited in December 1996 and became a full time police officer in March 1997. He worked as an undercover officer for about a year. He then became a patroller, reaching the rank of sergeant in March 2004. Ofc. Hendricks became commanding officer in February 2009.

“Hendricks is a valued member of our department, providing experience in each of the three offices while here at PD,” commented Chief Matt Wirt. “Adam is currently assigned to the Operations Support Office. He has put his knowledge and resources to work on more projects than can be counted across the department. Adam Hendricks, congratulations.

This was followed by the recognition of the top three winners of the Christmas light contest, including CJ and Angela Spatz, 1717 W. 3rd; Chad Fidler, 2902 Daryl Drive; and Laura and James Strombald, 2705 Southwest Blvd.

Sedalia firefighters promoted Alexander Doll in a brief badge-pinning ceremony.

“Alex Doll has been with us since the end of September. He came to us with five years of experience in the Bolivar fire department, ”said Fire Chief Matt Irwin. “Firefighter Doll receives this badge tonight after completing all performance and standards required by the Sedalia Fire Department. He’s been very successful in meeting all of these standards in a very short period of time. I couldn’t be prouder of him.

His wife Kimber pinned the firefighter badge to his uniform, followed by a round of applause from board members, fellow firefighters and others at the meeting.

Community Development Director John Simmons and artist Doug Freed then presented the Board with an annual report of the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival.

This was followed by a presentation from Randi Battson regarding Animal Services.

Council then approved a three-year renewal agreement with AT&T for a dedicated Internet and voice package for the Sedalia fire department. The cost has increased by $ 23.52 per month at the current rate of $ 515 per month.

The Board then heard an annual presentation from Sedalia Parks & Rec Director Amy Epple.

This concludes the presentations of all department heads and will be used to determine priorities during a strategic planning session scheduled for this Saturday at the Municipal Building, 2e and Osage. The session will start at 8:30 a.m. and should end around 2:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Council then approved a Change Order for Final Quantity Adjustments for the 3rd Street and 16th Street Grinding and Coating projects completed by Emery Sap and Sons. The change order adds $ 5,299.29 to the overall cost.

An amendment to the City’s plumbing code was approved by ordinance on Monday evening regarding the issuance of permits and certificates for people performing plumbing work in the City of Sedalia. The reason for the amendment is to remove unnecessary obstacles to revitalization, according to City Councilor Andrew Dawson.

Under the liquor license, Ann Adams dba Sedalia Lions Club, obtained a new license for a special event in downtown Sedalia. A pub crawl is scheduled for March 19 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., $ 112.50.

Renewals were approved for Paul Bennett dba American Legion Post 642, 2016 W. Main, for Sunday sales, $ 300; Adam McMillin dba WalMart # 219, 3201 W. Broadway, for packaged liquor and Sunday sales, $ 450; and Heather Trotter dba Walgreens # 7428, 801 South Limit, for packaged liquor and Sunday sales, $ 450.

Fourth Ward Councilor Rhiannon Foster attended Monday night’s online meeting.

Council then adjourned in camera for legal advice and real estate matters.

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