The Perryville Board of Aldermen discussed multiple things at its latest meeting on Nov. 7, the first of which was to cancel its public hearing for the special use permit to construct a Dollar General on the southeast side of Highway 61 and Sutterer Place.
The matter was tabled at the Planning and Zoning meeting on Oct. 25, but a recommendation is expected to follow at the next scheduled meeting. Until a recommendation is presented the public hearing will not be held.
A public hearing was also had on a request from Mark Hager to rezone property located at 1208 West North Street from R-2 to R-4. Hager with Hager Home LLC wants to allow construction of duplexes . The lot next to it is already R-4 and has duplexes on it.
In the consent agenda, the board accepted bids received from the Climbing Rock Safety Surface Refurbishment project and award to Forever Lawn of the Ozarks per recommendation of Parks and Recreation Director Jim Cadwell and approve 50 percent down payment to order materials. This particular playground sees more vandalism than seemingly all others combined. City officials are unsure why this is the case but have researched an alternative surface. This new surface is made of a similar material to what is used on turf playing fields like football and soccer. Research has indicated it is commonly used on playgrounds as well and should provide a safe and durable surface going forward.
The board also approved rejecting bids received for City Park basketball court Redevelopment project per recommendation of City Administrator Brent Buerck. Although not originally a part of this year’s budget, this project was previously discussed with the board as part of the pickleball court painting when the new pickleball courts were placed on previously existing basketball courts. This project would have replaced the lost basketball court with a full-size, half court for the city park. At this time, staff believes the small size of the project resulted in higher than expected bids.
Instead of proceeding with this time, staff would like to bundle this project with a couple other small projects that are expected to be part of next year’s budget, including the sidewalk extending from the area of the pickleball courts to the bathroom and an ADA parking spot near the Big Pavilion (#10). Staff believes combining the three smaller concrete projects will result in a better bid price overall.