RB Council annexed lagoon Monday night

It was another short meeting for the Red Bud City Council on Monday night, with the biggest item on the agenda concerning the annexation of the sewer lagoon.

While the topic of annexing the lagoon and the motivation behind doing so has been questioned at previous meetings, there was no real discussion this time. 

At the May 4 council meeting, when discussing the matter, some of the aldermen noted that they didn’t realize the lagoon, which is located to the south of the east industrial park, wasn’t already inside of city limits. 

At that meeting, Mayor Tim Lowry said he felt it would be in the city’s best interest to annex city property. However, Alderman Kyle Donjon expressed that he felt that the proposed annexation was to make the east industrial park more appealing for a TIF district.

The council members in attendance Monday night (Alderman Kyle Donjon was absent) approved of the agreement with Rhutasel and Associates for the lagoon annexation plat, with a cost of around $750. 

When it came to the vote to annex the lagoon, all in attendance except Alderman Jeremy DeMond, voted in favor.

For more from the Red Bud City Council meeting, please see this week’s print edition.