All candidates for the city of Hardin will be write-in candidates at next Tuesday’s elections.
Hardin officials failed to get the required paperwork into the Ray County Clerk’s office in time for certification according to Mayor Bob McCorkendale. He said time got away from city staff and they thought they had more time.
The Hardin Board of Aldermen will hold a special meeting at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 31 at Hardin City Hall.
The board will meet with an engineer familiar with Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ guidelines and will try to give the city an idea and cost figure for hooking onto the Ray County Rural Water District No. 2 service.
The city will also meet in closed session to discuss the hiring of a new public works director for the city. Public Works Director Larry Eastley wants to retire and requested the city seek a replacement for him since he holds the city’s water plant license. McCorkendale said Eastley is currently working part-time and supervising the city’s other public works employee.