Hall of Waters

Richey Dives into ARPA Funding at Council Meeting

State Representative and pastor, Doug Richey kicked things off at this week’s City Council meeting, leading the council members and attendees in an opening prayer. Richey was also the first to address the Council giving a legislative update and overview of plans for ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds. Richey stated that he and City Manager, Molly McGovern had attended a video conference with members of DNR (Department of Natural Resources) to discuss the possibility of using some of the approximately $480 million ARPA dollars flowing into Missouri towards flood mitigation in downtown Excelsior Springs. He also mentioned he was aware of the critical status. of the Hall of Waters and will be exploring funding opportunities to help save the historic structure.

Other actions taken by the Council included; An application for a 353 tax abatement project brought by Timothy Tipton of the Tipton law office for improvements to the McCleary building at 400 St Louis was approved. A second reading consideration of adopting the 2018 international building codes was approved. An update was made to the ordinance pertaining to the right-of-ways for properties in the Lookout Heights subdivision.

City Council meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month in the council chambers of city hall, Hall of Waters building, 201 E. Broadway, and are convened at 6:00 p.m. For more information and access to full agendas visit the City of Excelsior Springs website.

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