Following a large expansion of water and sewer infrastructure, the city had no funds to do any further annexing. They informed Talley that plans for expansion had been placed on hold indefinitely due to uncertainties on funds.

At a public hearing before the normal Sunrise Beach Board of Aldermen meeting on August 14, the board heard a petition to annex the South Beach subdivision.

The subdivision, located off of Eddie Road, had not been annexed in the previous round when the city brought many locations into the fold.

South Beach homeowner Dave Talley was at the meeting to present the petition for annexation. He was representing nine lots whose owners were pursuing annexation, and stated he didn’t expect many more home to be built on South Beach.

“We would like to be placed on city water and sewer systems when it becomes available,” he said.

City Planner Roger Corbin informed the board that everything was in order, and all the board had to do was accept their petition. The board, however, had some reservations.

Following a large expansion of water and sewer infrastructure, the city had no funds to do any further annexing. They informed Talley that plans for expansion had been placed on hold indefinitely due to uncertainties on funds. Current projects would be finished, but further expansion would have to wait until funds were available.

Talley told the board he understood, and that South Beach had sufficient water and sewer infrastructure at the moment.

“We just want to get on the docket for when things get going again,” he stated.

The board took the petition under advisement and will wait the requisite 15 days for further comments before taking action. 

Trailer purchase

Public Works requested the purchase of a trailer to haul around a city-owned tractor. The board approved $2,000 towards the purchase of a tractor, pending review by Trustee Charlie Bott and Mayor Curt Mooney.

SBPD carpet damage

It was brought to the board’s attention that the Police Department had some minor flooding during this last round of storms, and department officials were requesting a carpet cleaning service come in and clean the floors. The board decided to source some bids for the service and get the process moving.

The underlying cause of the flooding appeared to be poor drainage around the back wall of the PD building, and it was determined that the best course of action to fix the problem was to use city equipment to level off the ground to promote drainage.

Traffic Study

City Planner Corbin approached the board with a request to apply for a grant to do a traffic study on Highway 5 next to the Hurricane Deck School. It is his intent to determine whether or not a traffic signal is appropriate for the intersection.

He stated that a number of firefighters and police officers are spending time directing traffic around the school at busy times. Corbin told the board that the study would cost $10,000: $8,000 from MoDOT, $1,000 from the city and $1,000 from the school district.