The hiring of a city administrator, a street superintendent and a new codes enforcement and animal control officer highlighted the July 12 meeting of the Holden City Council.
After Mayor Rae Briscoe’s second reading of resolution R6-22, authorizing the mayor and city clerk to… “Enter Into And Execute On Behalf Of The City Of Holden, Missouri, An Agreement With Cynthia Freeman To Perform The Duties Of City Administrator,” a motion was made to that effect, seconded and unanimously passed by the Council.
Later, after moving into executive session, the Council discussed the position of street superintendent.
Approximately 30 minutes later, members emerged with its selection of Destry Hough for the position.
Also selected for another City opening was Cameron Jackson. He will serve as codes enforcement & animal control officer.
After graduating from the police academy, it is intended that he will become a police officer.
Each of the employment selections came with the unanimous approval of the Council.
Prior to the hirings, the Council passed two resolutions and one ordinance.
The first of these was R8-22, which authorized and directed “…The Mayor And City Clerk To Enter Into And Execute On Behalf Of The City Of Holden, Missouri, The County Distribution Agreement – ARPA Funds.”
Essentially, these involved the use of stormwater grants coupled with a Johnson County match.
The second resolution, R6-22), was the acceptance of a proposal from Mike Keith Insurance for property, liability and cyber insurance for the City of Holden for 2022-2023.
The lone ordinance passed was bill #06-01-2022 which amended business licence regulations.
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