The Mexico City Council met for a special session Monday night to hear an update Community Development from Director Rita Jackson
According to Jackson, since the fiscal year began on October 1, the city has issued a total of 580 permits for projects ranging from electrical to new construction.
The city code enforcement has sent out 1,294 notifications of violations for items including tall weeds and grass, junk and trash in yards and grass clippings in the street. Of that number, 29 summons have been issued.
Jackson reported 796 dogs and cats have been impounded at the Mexico Animal Hospital. 408 of those were adopted and 66 were returned to their owners.
In the regular session meeting, Ann Koenig, Community Forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation presented an $8 thousand dollar check to the city as a Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance grant. Parks and Recreation Director Chad Shoemaker said the money is being used to train staff on safety during storm clean up.
The council voted to allow Horner and Shifrin, the company contracted for engineering services for the city to conduct a two-part inspection as part of the renewal of the wastewater permit renewal process for the Department of Natural Resources.