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Construction workers, vacationers and anyone else just passing through will now have a place to stop in Hardin.
The Hardin Board of Aldermen met last Friday for a special meeting to approve the deal between the city and property owner Jason Raasch.
Raasch has been working with the city since last summer to bring the RV park to town. Raasch told the board that there is a real need for an RV park in the area due to the railroad workers and construction workers that come through the area each year. He pointed to RV parks in Carrollton and Lexington as an example.
As part of the deal, Raasch will pay a minimum water and sewer bill each month of about $330 a month. At last week’s regular meeting City Clerk Patty Lam brought it to the board’s attention that Raasch was not ready to move forward, however, until an old water meter to the property is fixed. Lam said the city has agreed to make the repair.
The city will hold another special meeting next Tuesday, March 31, to discuss different options and costs for hooking onto Ray County Rural Water District No. 2 for service to the city. The city will meet with an engineer that is familiar with Missouri Department of Natural Resources standards. The city will also meet in closed session to discuss and possibly hire some new city employees.