On April 22, the elected Board of Aldermen were sworn into office from the certified results of the April 6 election. Those sworn-in included Connie Painter, Marvin Viloria, Jason Osborne and Juben Moss.
City Clerk, Christine Ellison administered the oath, while each were asked to raise their right hand, agreeing to solemnly affirm to support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Missouri, and to faithfully demean themselves in the office of alderman.
Painter, Viloria and Osbourne were re-elected to their positions, while Moss will fill the positon of his opponent and previous appointed Alderman Ralph Lemongelli.
Prior to the aldermen being sworn in, Mayor Jerry Potterfield presented Lemongelli with a plague, thanking him for his service to the community.
The next scheduled city council meeting is Thursday, May 6 at 6 p.m. The Board of Aldermen normally meet at 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at City Hall, 109 Second Street. If the first meeting night of the month falls on the first or second day, the meetings for that month are held on the second and fourth Thursdays. The Board may also change a meeting date at a prior meeting due to scheduling conflicts. Board of Aldermen meetings are open to the public. Citizens have an opportunity to express their concerns and give their input at the open forum which is normally the second item on the agenda right after the consent agenda. It is suggested that you advise City Hall of the matter that you wish to discuss with the Board of Aldermen at least two days prior to the meeting so that research (if needed) may be performed prior to the meeting. If you do not know what ward you are in or have questions or concerns, please contact City Hall at (573)735- 4585.