The Pella City Council met last night and held a public hearing regarding plans to expand the Pella Municipal Airport, which was approved. The council also passed a resolution to provide school resource officers to the Pella Community School District, with city administrator Mike Nardini explaining that the 28E agreement would entail the city providing school resource officers for 8 hours a day to the district. The agreement, which was approved unanimously, goes into effect on September 1 and automatically renews each year unless terminated by the city council. Costs of officer wages and benefits are to be split down the middle between the two entities.
The meeting also saw the city council have an extended discussion on the redevelopment of the Oskaloosa Street corridor, though no action was taken. The city of Pella will host its next regular council meeting on August 16.