FRONTENAC — The Frontenac City Council made an adjustment to its business license ordinance during its regular meeting Tuesday.
Last year, the council raised the per lot fee on business licenses for mobile home parks from three dollars to $25. According to City Administrator Brad Reams, after some research, that number was found to be higher than the national average, which the council agreed was too high for the city.
The council lowered the price from $25 to five dollars.
The council also instructed city staff to begin pursuing a professional agreement with a building professional. The council wants to find a business professional with ICC certification to assist the city with the inspection of properties under construction, among other duties.
The city’s 2016 audit was presented and accepted. Reams said the audit contained nothing exciting or out of the ordinary.
The city will host a swearing in ceremony for its first-ever female mayor January 16. Prior to the regular meeting, Mayor-elect Linda Grilz will be sworn in.
Reams said Grilz will be able to start out strong as several resolutions and ordinances are already on the agenda for that meeting.
— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.