The Sedalia City Council on Monday approved an expanded contract with Alliance Water Resources that will add two staff members next year to help manage the city’s Water Pollution Control Department.

The city contracted Alliance in 2008 to provide management services for the department.

The council unanimously approved a new deal Monday that will increase the city’s fee 70.4 percent next year, adding more than $100,000 to the contract and pushing the annual cost of the agreement to $246,012.

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