Perryville resident Maxwell Anders wants a handicapped parking space marked out in front of his home.
With little on the agenda save general housekeeping items and first readings on several ordinances, Tuesday’s discussion was rather limited.
As usual, the meeting opened with citizen participation from the floor, which gave Anders, who uses a wheelchair, his chance to speak.
“I came here today to ask your permission to have a handicapped spot put in front of my house so I have for sure parking in front of my house and we can get in and out,” Anders said, adding that the space in front of his house on West North Street is often occupied by other drivers.
City administrator Brent Buerck said he would ask the city police department to assess the situation and determine the appropriate spot before submitting a recommendation to the board.
“We can look to make sure we space it far enough away from driveways and so we can get all the spots we can there,” Buerck said.
In addition to agreeing to explore Anders’ situation, the board acknowledged receipt of a memorandum from Maj. Bill Jones of Perryville Police Department regarding parking at the city’s Senior Center and held the first reading of an ordinance regarding prohibted parking on North Street near the Bank of Missouri exit between Jackson and Main Streets.
According to Buerck, local businesses had asked the city to look at a parking concern of limited line of sight when exiting the rear of the Bank of Missouri property. Buerck called the police department’s suggestion minimal but said it would provide better line of sight.
The board also approved several measures involving the Perryville Regional Airport, located off Hwy. H in northern Perry County, including approval of a quote from Crawford, Murphy & Tilly for for Airport Planning and Environmental Consultant and Airport Engineering Consultant; approval of a bid for airport snow removal from Todd Schilli Farms, LLC; and approval of requests to advertise for bids for airport mowing, farm lease and hay lease.
In other business, the board approved a request from Perry County’s “Shop-with-a-Cop” Program to hold their annual Stuff-a-Stocking drive on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the intersection of West St. Joseph and Hwy. 51, along with a request from TG Missouri to serve alcohol in the Perry Park Center during the company’s holiday party scheduled for Dec. 7.
The board also approved a request for a police department study regarding the possible addition of a streetlight at or near the Association of the Miraculous Medal entrance on Hwy. T.
Buerck said the move “seems logical” given the increased traffic, enhanced design of Hwy. T, and recent work on Sycamore Road.
The board’s next meeting scheduled for Nov. 5 at Perryville City Hall.