Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Sanitation & Recycling
Water & Sewer
It is a charge that appears on your bill once a year in the month of September. It is for the Water Pollution Control Act.
It is also a charge that is on your bill once a year in the month of April. It is for the Missouri Clean Water Act.
The deposit for residential customers is $100.00. All commercial and industrial accounts are subject to a deposit - the amount varies with meter size. Please call the office for more information: (660) 826-1234
- Valid photo ID (for authorized persons on the account)
- Complete the Service Request form
Yes, you can pay your bill through our online portal.
For your convenience, we have a dropbox located outside our office for after-hour payments (check and money order only).
You may also mail your payment to:
Sedalia Water Department
200 South Osage
Sedalia, MO 65301
- Water Treatment Plant: (660) 826-1236
- Charter Cable – (660) 826-6520
- Evergy – (888) 471-5275
- Empire Gas – 1 (800) 424-0427
- Garbage Department – (660) 827-7820
- Sewer Department – (660) 827-7830
We do not serve the areas of Maplewood, Westlake Village and Brooking Park. For questions and new service in that area please contact the water department at 1 (800) 851-1305
Most departments have a process that governs how they hire police officers. The Sedalia Police Personnel Board has a process for hiring new persons wishing to become officers. To be a police officer, applicants must be at least 21 years of age with no felony convictions. In addition, they should not have any significant traffic convictions that would limit their ability to be insured by the City of Sedalia.
To be a police officer in the State of Missouri, a person must be certified under the Peace Officers Standards and Training Act. There are various academies located throughout the State that specialize in this training. In Missouri, many of these academies are located on university campuses. Currently, most of these academies teach the 470 or 600 hour courses. In larger cities, a higher number of hours is required for certification.
The Sedalia Police Department requires a minimum of 470 hours of Missouri P.O.S.T. Certification to be an officer in Sedalia for those who have been previously certified. If an applicant is graduating from a certified academy, the minimum is 470 hours.
The Department handles all types of complaints from individuals. For non-emergency calls, contact (660) 826-8100. From the information that is provided, a decision is made whether the call needs a simple response by the Police Department or a physical report of the incident for follow-up purposes. Normal calls about vehicles inappropriately parking may be handled by a simple response while a burglary would require a written report.
If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1. This is an emergency line that is dedicated for this type of service. If possible, remain calm and give as much information as is safely possible to the 9-1-1 operator. The more detailed and accurate the information you provide, the faster the appropriate emergency responders will be able to reach and assist you.
The Department reviews each report written to ascertain whether there is sufficient information to conduct a follow-up investigation. If there is information that is available for a case solution, the case is transferred to the Criminal Investigations Bureau for further action. During this process, a Detective will contact you to see if you have any additional information that would be helpful to the investigation. Twenty days after the case is assigned, if there is no probable case solution, the case is marked as inactive until further information develops.
Part of patrol work is observation. From a stationary location, the officer may be running radar, surveying traffic problems, watching for known criminal behavior or looking for additional information such as suspects or vehicles on a complaint that they are responding to.
All property that is taken into custody by the Department is inventoried into the property section of the Department. It is then held until the Prosecuting Attorney determines whether a criminal case will be filed. If a case is filed, the property is held until released by the Prosecutor's Office. If a case is not filed, the property can be returned to its rightful owner. The Property Unit is the only unit authorized to return property. If you have property to be returned, please call (660) 827-7823, Ext 1225, and make arrangements. Property can be returned Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Reports of all calls for service, including written reports, are available at the Records Unit in the Sedalia Police Department. If you would like a copy of a report, please call (660) 827-7823, Extensions 1207, 1208 or 1209. A $2.00 fee is charged for a copy of a general or accident report, $3.00 for a faxed copy. See the fee schedule for additional pages or research, Sec 2-809. Staff is available to answer your request Mon– Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Fiber Optic Installation
Presently, there are two utility companies upgrading their existing services or installing new fiber optic service that will be directly available to residents of Sedalia. A third company has submitted an application for an excavation permit to the City and it is presently under review.
Over the next twelve to eighteen months, fiber will be installed in every neighborhood around the City.
It depends on the type of installation. Some fiber services can be installed underground due to the nature of fiber, while other fiber services will use coax cable, which requires above ground facilities, so both below ground boxes and above ground pedestals will be present in Sedalia.
All work undertaken must be within utility rights of way. City Code requires that all areas be repaired to the same standards as before construction and installation of the fiber optic lines began.
First, wait until you see that all work has been completed and restoration attempts have been made. Second, contact the customer service number on the flyer left on your door or yard signs posted in the neighborhood where work is being conducted. Since two companies are working in town (soon to be three), you’ll want to monitor which company is working in your right-of-way. This information can be seen on the trucks and equipment or by speaking with workers. Following is the company contact information in the order of permit issuance and application submittal:
- Open Country (FastWyre):
Third, report the unrepaired damages by calling the City at (660) 827-3000, ext. 1166. The City’s inspectors will monitor for corrective actions by the contractors.
First, contact the impacted utility provider’s emergency number to report an outage. Second, if there are fiber utility contractors actively working in the area during the outage, notify them of the situation. Third, contact the City at (660) 827-3000, ext. 1166 if you need additional assistance.
Missouri law provides for the use of the public rights-of-way by public utility companies including fiber optic companies. To learn more, the following link is to the Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo) Sections 67.5110 to 67.5121 that is known as the "Uniform Small Wireless Facility Deployment Act", which is intended to encourage and streamline the deployment of small wireless facilities to help ensure communication services and networks are available throughout Missouri through adoption of a uniform statewide framework for the deployment of small wireless facilities and the utility poles to which they are attached consistent with sections 67.5110 to 67.5121 and sections 67.1830 to 67.1846 RSMo.
- The Utility Company applies for an excavation permit from the City of Sedalia.
- The plans are reviewed by the City’s consulting engineer.
- Locate flags and markings will begin appearing in the right-of-way.
- Site preparation.
- Door hangers will be placed at each residence along the installation pathway.
- There are lots of construction projects going on in Sedalia this fall and winter, so not all locate flags and markings will relate to fiber optic installation.
- Conduit work begins.
- Boring Crews: Workers will begin potholing for existing utilities and boring crews will bore and lay conduit for new fiber optic lines.
- Fiber optic installation begins.
- Installation crews arrive on-site.
- Cables are pulled through underground conduit.
- Cable ends are temporarily left visible above ground.
- Pedestals and boxes are set-up.
- Some technologies can be completely below ground, but some technologies require installation of above ground pedestals and boxes.
- Site clean-up.
- Clean-up crews return the rights-of-way to equal or better condition than before work.
- City inspections.
- City public works inspectors will complete inspections to ensure rights-of-way are restored to pre-construction condition.
- Upon right-of-way restoration, the project will be closed out.
- Residents will be able to enjoy upgraded Internet and Telecommunications Services.