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Kirksville traffic light debate still ongoing

Oct 16, 2014
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The traffic light debate in Kirksville is still being reviewed after last month’s decision to decrease the amount of lights downtown.

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Kirksville City Council proposed a significant budget increase for the year 2014. 

The proposed 2014 budget for Kirksville includes $37.5 million in expenses and $24 million in revenue, with the difference coming from a multi-million dollar bond for water treatment facility upgrades voted on earlier this year.

The new budget features an increase of about $4.3 million. $7.5 million would be allocated toward upgrading the city’s wastewater treatment facility and improving the sewer systems.

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The Kirksville City Council voted 3-2 Monday night to pass an ordinance that adds sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination policy. A similar ordinance failed on an earlier attempt in July, being shot down 3-2.

The deciding vote was Kirksville Mayor Richard Detweiler. He voted against the measure in July, and for it Monday night. Detweiler says it was a very difficult process that, looking back, he would have handled differently from the beginning.

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The Kirksville City Council rejected Monday a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance that would have made discrimination based on sexual orientation illegal in employment, housing and public accommodation in Kirksville. 

The ordinance, which would have also created a 9-member commission to enforce Kirksville’s human rights laws, was defeated by the council with a 3-2 vote. 

Kirksville considers new anti-discrimination ordinance

Jun 27, 2013

The Kirksville City Council is considering a new anti-discrimination ordinance that would include sexual orientation.

Kirksville moves to replace old water meters

Oct 18, 2012
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The City of Kirksville will pay a Columbia company $4.7 million to replace old water meters in Kirksville. The high cost is expected to save money in the long run.

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Kirksville residents may see some changes with water meters in the near future. The Kirksville City Council met on Monday to talk about replacing aging water meter systems.

There are about 7,000 old water meters in Kirksville. A Columbia contractor says replacing all of those meters would cost approximately $3.8 million, but would save the city $2500,000 annually. Council members are split on whether to go through with the project. City Council member Jerry Mills says he wants to see if there are costs that could be cut.

Kirksville City Council and the Adair County Commissioners are looking into developing new businesses along the new Highway 63.