Elected officials repeating the oath office as read by Webb City Clerk Kim Demoss Monday were Mayor Lynn Ragsdale, Jim Dawson (4th Ward), Jerry Fisher (3rd Ward), Alisa Barroeta (2nd Ward), and Ray Edwards (1st Ward).

Lynn Ragsdale elected to another 4-year term as mayor

Webb City Mayor Lynn Ragsdale began a new four-year term Monday as he was sworn in with four returning City Council members.

Ragsdale received 559 votes on April 5, compared to 132 votes for Jonathan Shull, who has a year left on his 3rd Ward council term.

Taking the oath with Ragsdale were Ray Edwards (1st Ward), Alisa Barroeta (2nd Ward), Jerry Fisher (3rd Ward), and Jim Dawson (4th Ward). The four council members are beginning new two-year terms after being unopposed for reelection.

Fisher was reelected by his peers as mayor pro tem.

Mark Elliston was reappointed as municipal judge.

The only action taken by the council in open session was to accept first reading of a bill to repeal a section of the code that prohibits aerial fireworks. As City Administrator Carl Francis put it, the ban on aerial fireworks has always been unenforceable.

P&Z to hold three public hearings 

The Planning and Zoning Commission has three public hearings on its agenda for 5:45 p.m. Monday, April 18:

• Joe Beard wants to rezone two lots at the end of East Second St. from industrial to R-2 (duplex). The address, 401 E. Second St., is just west of Atwoods.

• Schuber Mitchell Homes needs to change the zoning from commercial to R-1 in order to build houses at 522 N. Main St.

• Jason Hamlin requests rezoning for his building at 1001 W. Daugherty St. (northwest corner of Daugherty and Madison streets) from commercial to R-2.