Innsbrook officials narrowly approve new village hall plan

By Jason Koch, Editor
Posted 1/31/24

Innsbrook MO aldermen approved a plan for a new village hall after a 3-2 vote at its January 2024 meeting.

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Innsbrook officials narrowly approve new village hall plan


Innsbrook officials narrowly approved a plan to pursue a new village hall during the Jan. 11 trustees meeting.

The meeting was originally scheduled for Jan. 9 but was postponed because of weather.

Trustees approved pursuing construction of a new 2,000 square foot building. The motion passed trustees 3-2 with Trustee Cynthia Cook and Chairman Dan Reuter opposed.

The vote came after a new design plan was presented by Cochran Engineering. The new plan calls for two offices, a file room, and a large council room. The floor plan could still be modified, Village Administrator Carla Ayala said.

The new plans were needed after Innsbrook failed to secure a loan to build a new village hall with 3,321 square feet. The loan would have been through the United States Department of Agriculture and would have cost the village more than $1.4 million.

The village announced they had been denied the loan at its Sept. 19 meeting. Several residents of Innsbrook had opposed the plan.

In December, trustees began considering a smaller plan. At that time, it was hoped the village could construct a 2,000 square foot building for $600,000.

Also during the Jan. 11 meeting, trustees approved a ballot measure that would increase the cost of a business permit fee in the village.

Voters will be asked “shall the Village of Innsbrook, Missouri, increase its annual business permit fee from thirty dollars per application to one hundred dollars per application.

The measure needs a majority vote to pass. The additional money would be used in the general revenue fund.

Voters must be registered by March 6 to participate in the April 2 election.

About the author: Jason Koch is the editor of The Warren County Record, and covers local news and government for the newspaper. He has won multiple awards from both the Indiana and Illinois APME and from the Illinois Press Association. He can be reached at 636-456-6397 or at

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