The Jefferson City Council will not meet as scheduled Monday because of weather concerns.
While the meeting was scheduled to be held virtually, Mayor Carrie Tergin said staff members still need to be at City Hall to run the livestreaming equipment.
“It’s not safe to ask anybody, even IT, to come out to City Hall,” Tergin said.
City Hall closed Monday, along with canceling JeffTran city bus routes until it is safe for them to resume.
The City Council agenda included a pending bill that would enter the city into an agreement with Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri about a sewer line replacement at 1200 Linden Drive.
The council also was to consider accepting a $1.5 million grant for sewer, streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, lighting, landscaping and stormwater work at the historic Missouri State Penitentiary site.
Tergin said the items can be added to next week’s work session meeting, but if not they will be taken up at the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting March 1.
The work session meeting is planned to focus on a sales tax discussion. The conversation will be about potential projects and allocations to departments for the sales tax, which would be on the August ballot for voter approval, Tergin said.
The sales tax goes on the ballot every five years, she said, and normally sees a large amount of support. The city is currently in sales tax G. August’s ballot would be for sales tax H.
Tergin encouraged people to stay home as much as possible with the current weather and not go out unless absolutely necessary.
“These times make us really appreciate the work done by those in public works and public safety,” Tergin said.