City of Kirksville expects to expand in 2018

Kirksville Mayor Philip Biston delivers the State of the City address. Biston says the state of the city is strong and is projected to improve. (Photo by Nicolas Telep)

Kirksville Mayor Philip Biston delivered the 2018 State of the City address Monday, highlighting the city’s economic success in the past year and laying the groundwork for the near future.

In reviewing the past year, Biston highlighted the passage of a one-half percent sales tax to raise revenue for the Parks and Recreation department, the purchase of an asphalt plant for the city, the completion of a new wastewater treatment plant, and the continued economic growth as points of success for the city.

“I’m happy to report that the state of the city is strong,” Biston said. “There is much to be proud of.”

Biston said economic growth in the city is expected to continue in 2018, as various businesses conclude and begin their development projects this year. Biston also said housing development would continue in Kirksville in 2018, citing Baltimore Meadows and Twin Pines as multi-family housing developments scheduled to expand, and he said multiple infrastructure improvement projects will move forward in 2018.


For more information about Kirksville’s plans for 2018, pick up a copy of The Index on Feb. 15.