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Posted on: July 28, 2020

City Council Recap - July 27 meeting

The Council appointed the following to citizen boards:
• Airport Advisory Board – Bob VanStavern, Tommy Files and David Simmons
• Tree Board – Don Allen, Dave Plassmeyer and Larry Brown
• Downtown Business District Advisory Board – Ginger Johnson, Michele Boyer and Amy Dent

-- Cindy Garner from the Missouri Department of Conservation presented Parks Director John Shelton and Mayor Jared Carr with a Tree City USA flag and recognized the city as being a Tree City USA for the second year in a row.

-- Council approved Bill 5007 authorizing the city to enter a contract with Forevergreen Landscaping and Yard Restoration.

What does this mean for you?
Several lawns were damaged from vehicles and equipment used to restore power following the May 4 storm. This authorizes Forevergreen Landscaping to begin repairs of damaged lawns.

-- Council approved Bill 5016 authorizing the Lebanon Police Department to purchases three EZ Child ID Systems.

What does this mean for you?
The police department will be able to empower parents to help keep their children safer. Parents can bring their children to the police department, or other public events, to create and ID card attached to fingerprints. If an Amber Alert were ever needed for the child, the police would have information readily available to respond in a rapid fashion. This system will also be available to help caregivers of adults as well by providing information for the Missouri Endangered Silver Advisory program for missing and endanger adults.

-- Council Passed Bill 5019 authorizing the City of Lebanon to enter into an agreement with U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard for a Career Skills Program Agreement and Employer Internship Agreement.

What does this mean?
Soldiers preparing to separate from active duty have the option of spending the last four months of their service working in an internship designed to help them transition back to civilian life and learn valuable job skills along the way. The City of Lebanon will be able to provide internships to separating Soldiers at no cost to the city. The goal is to provide Soldiers with a firm foundation to start their civilian life and hopefully showcase Lebanon as a great community for Soldiers and their families who are departing Army life.

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