City Council Adopts Comprehensive Plan

(BEDFORD) – The Bedford City Council Adopted the newly drafted Comprehensive Plan.

The public comment period for the plan is still open.

Anyone wishing to comment on the plan can do so by contacting Katy Shackelford, ACIP, at 314-446-5404 or email at

Information on the comprehensive plan can be viewed on the City’s website at It can be found under announcements titled “Bedford Comprehensive Plan Update – November 2019”  and “Bedford Downtown Revitalization Plan 2019”. 

Copies can also be found at Bedford City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Bedford Public Library.

The Bedford City Council approved a resolution for the reduction in appropriations from the 2019 budget.

They are:

  • $225,000 reduction in the General Fund
  • $1,000 in the Electronic Map Fund
  • $100,000 in the Motor Vehicle/Highway Fund
  • $150,000 in the CCD Funds Capital Outlay

The council also approved an amendment to the salary ordinance. Each employee will receive $150 annually to go to an approved gym. This is not a perk for the employees, but part of the City’s Wellness Fund.

The Health and Wellness plan also incorporates doctor visits to monitor health such as cholesterol, blood pressure, and to find health issues early.

City employees are required to file a declared of a conflict of interest with the city if their companies would supply services or work to the city. The Council approved the following list:

  • Kevin Jones – J & J Locksmith
  • James McCreery – Surveillance Equipment
  • Kenneth Tumey – Vehicle Repair
  • Shane Nolan – Shane Nolan Masonary LLC.
  • Greg Pittman – Stone City Collections
  • Dustin Matlock – Matcon Construction
Mayor Girgis and City Council members Mark Scherschel, Bryon Buker, Bill McFadden, Adele Bowden -Purlee, and Michele Murphy

This was the last city council meeting for the outgoing administration – Mayor Shawna Girgis, Bryon Buker, Bill McFadden, Michelle Murphy, Mark Scherschel, and Adele Bowden – Purlee.