Mexico City Council Hears Public Works Update During Monday Night’s Meeting

The Mexico City Council hears a presentation from Public Works Director Drew Williford to start Monday night’s meeting.

During the update on his department, Williford explained that a number of projects are upcoming courtesy of grants obtained by the city, including the replacement of the bridge on Pollock Road as well as a substandard culvert near Tear Drop Lake on the campus of Missouri Military Academy.

Two of the bigger projects include the placement of curb and gutters and new sidewalks along Curtis Street from Highway 22 to Wade Street and along Kentucky Road from Curtis to the north city limits.

Those projects also include new storm sewers and could begin as early as the first quarter of 2024.

In all, the City is leveraging around $700,000 to receive roughly eight million dollars in state grant money for projects throughout the city.

Funds were also approved to be given to various agencies from tourism funds, including the Miss Missouri Scholarship Competition and the Mexico Young Farmers.

The council also approved spending up to $50,000 of ARPA funding toward the Healthcare Market Assessment and Financial Feasibility Study in an effort to see what type of hospital could be supported in the community.