At the Mexico City Council meeting the board approved funding for different organizations.
The city has agreed to continue funding from the tourism tax for the Audrain Historical Society. Director Lori Pratt said that in addition to the annual Walk Back In Time, they hold a history camp for 3rd through 5th graders. They have also been asked by the humanities council to host a symposium in the last week of October.
Presser Hall has been given $10,000 as part of the annual agreement for providing activities and events for the community. Stephanie Kulas discussed that Presser serves a 30 mile radius and 22 zip codes.
The Jaycees have been awarded $5000 for the soybean festival.
The Miss Missouri Organization received both tourism tax funding in the amount of $8000 and $10,000 as part of the annual agreement from the general fund. Chairman of the Miss Missouri Board Ann Jolly reports there will be 57 contestants in this year’s pagent.
Last, a resolution was passed for Klinger and Associates to begin designing ADA compliant sidewalks in the downtown area. The current paver sidewalks are not compliant and need to be replaced.