Wright City Board of Aldermen approve cemetery grant, liquor license at April 11 meeting

By Jack Underwood, Staff Writer
Posted 4/25/24

The board approved a grant request for the cemetery to purchase four new trees among other measures.

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Wright City Board of Aldermen approve cemetery grant, liquor license at April 11 meeting


Along with presentations for upcoming events and projects, the Wright City Board of Aldermen approved several measures including a grant request to benefit the Wright City Cemetery and a liquor license for a new restaurant. 

During their April 11 meeting, the Wright City Board of Aldermen heard from Marie Hollenbeck of the Wright City Cemetery Memorial Society. The society was seeking permission from the board to apply for a grant from Cuivre River Electric Cooperative to purchase and plant three new trees, and replace an existing tree on the cemetery grounds. 

Hollenbeck said they were told by the co-op they needed board approval to apply for the grant. The grant, if accepted, would include $920 for three ornamental trees and an evergreen. The first two would be Ivory Silk Lilac trees that would be planted along the main drive of the cemetery. 

They also plan to plant a Canadian Cherry that would replace a Redbud tree that was damaged by deer as well as a Norway Spruce on the property. The board approved their grant application unanimously.

The board also approved a liquor license for Pulque Mexican Restaurant which will be opening a location in Wright City. A representative from the restaurant was not present at the meeting although City Clerk Abbie Ogborn acknowledged that liquor license applicants are not required to be present at meetings. 

A bid was awarded to Bono Plumbing to continue the bathroom renovations at Diekroeger Park. The bid was awarded for the installation of toilets, faucets and urinals in the bathrooms for $4,292. 

The board also continued discussion of pay changes for on-call or standby employees. Public Works employees would receive a $100 weekly stipend in addition to their hourly wages when working on call. 

They approved the changes and Alderman Ramiz Hakim noted that it was in line with the current city budget. 

Discussion also continued on the approval of changes to the Spring Hill circle drain with the project including changes to the infrastructure so that it will accommodate storm water more effectively. 

Finally, the board approved an ordinance conveying a permanent water utility easement to Public Water Supply District No. 2 in St. Charles County. 


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