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Hiring Of New City Clerk, Announcement of $50,000 Grant Highlight Holden Council Meeting

The hiring of a new City Clerk and the announcement of a $50,000 grant highlighted the Thursday, March 16 meeting of the Holden City Council.

The appointment of Sarah Yager as the City of Holden City Clerk came at about three-quarter mark into the meeting after Mayor Ray Briscoe read

Resolution NO. R23-003: Appointment of Sarah Yager as City Clerk and asking for a motion. Upon a motion by Councilwoman Julie Fields and a second by Councilman Larry Miller, the resolution passed.

Yager succeeds Celeste Malcom, who resigned earlier this year.

Earlier in the meeting Mayor Briscoe brought some good news to the Council when he announced a T-Mobile Grant of $50,000 for the railing project. The Mainstreet Organization and Chamber of Commerce partnered in the grant application and the Council approved a contribution of $3,000 for the project. Construction will be starting soon.

He then announced Evergy and Capital Electric will begin work in the next few weeks and that city offices will be focal point to gather and relay comments on project. He reminded the body that easements and right-of-ways will need to be accessible and asked that everyone be conscious of the need for those to be cleared.

Mayor Briscoe then reminded current Council Members of the City of Holden and Missouri requirement to file Personal Finance Disclosure with the City and Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) for 2022.

He also reminded everyone of the codes enforcement and request for feedback article in the…

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