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Buck Nelson Day is topic of citizen presentation to M.V. council tonight


The Mtn. View City Council will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. today in council chambers of city hall, 120 N. Oak St.

Agenda items under new business include two citizen addresses; Lucinda Barton is scheduled to address council on an unspecified topic, and Robin McCullough will speak about Buck Nelson Day.

Buck Nelson, who died in 1982, was a farmer in Mtn. View who became well-known for his account of encountering an unidentified flying object and its human crew in 1954, detailed in a booklet he published, “My Trip to Mars, the Moon and Venus.” For more about Nelson and his unusual experience, find “Buck Nelson traveled to Mars, Venus, the Moon — and into Ozarks history,” written by Kaitlyn McConnell for her blog, Ozarks Alive, at www.ozarksalive.com/stories/2iepyyzyl2rk6jkohdpf633ftjaaoc.

Following the approval of the consent agenda, which includes bills, previous meeting minutes and monthly department reports, the council will move into old business. On the agenda, chamber officials will give an update and the Community Betterment organization will discuss activities, updates and bids for flooring and an air conditioning unit the the Mtn. View Community Center.

Also on the agenda under old business are three bills up for second readings and final approval, the first of which would authorize the mayor to sign an amendment to an agreement regarding runway lights for the city airport, extending the allotted time for the project. A second bill would authorize the mayor to sign a grant application with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the purchase of a police vehicle, and the third would amend city utility rates.

Mayor John Krasuski will conclude the open session with his Mayor’s Minutes. A closed session will be held following to discuss personnel matters.

The city council typically meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The public is welcome.