The Audrain County Historical Society is the recipient of funding from the City of Mexico and better surveillance is coming to a city property.
Those two items were the focus of tonight’s city council meeting.
The council approved providing $4,900 to the historical society to continue to provide services to Mexico.
Director Lori Pratt from the Society updated council members on activities they provide, including information on Walk Back in Time, a successful History Camp this past summer that drew nearly fifty percent more students than normal and details on the Christmas dinner and open house coming up at the museum.
The council also approved the purchase of a new security system for the Singleton maintenance facility, animal shelter and brush yard complex.
The new system will replace an outdated one and came in under budget at just over $19,000.
Members also heard an update on grants that had been applied for.
The city did not receive a grant for wastewater improvements, but did receive two for stormwater improvements that will allow replacement or repairs to eleven culverts throughout the city as well as improving or installing new drains along a number of streets.