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Cooper County Court in Missouri rules mostly in favor of CAFOs

The Cooper County Circuit Court ruled in favor of five out of six of Senate Bill 391’s regulations Tuesday, limiting local ordinances from being stricter than state law. The ruling comes after local ordinances were attempted to be put in place against Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Cooper and Moniteau Counties in 2019. Missouri Farm […]

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Chillicothe City Council approves health insurance opt-out policy

The Chillicothe City Council approved ordinances authorizing an agreement with a financial advisor and adopting a health insurance opt-out policy the evening of February 8th. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the agreement is with McLiny and Company pursuant to getting funds for the street department and street projects for this year.  The health insurance opt-out […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve upgrading electrical system as well as electric rate study

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen on Monday evening, January 25th approved two ordinances authorizing engineering service contract agreements. City Clerk Hattie Rains reports one with Finley Engineering Company involves upgrading the 2400 electrical system. The other agreement is for electric cost of service and standard rate design with Toth and Associates and involves an electric rate […]

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Chillicothe City Council approves ordinance declaring Sliced Bread Building historic landmark

The Chillicothe City Council approved ordinances on January 11th accepting a re-subdivision in the Industrial Park and declaring the Sliced Bread Building a historic landmark. The re-subdivision involves lots of two, four, and five in the Industrial Park. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the subdivision effort was originally presented to the city more than 20 […]

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Trenton City Council approves employment of police officer and purchase of dump truck

Two ordinances were adopted and authorization was given to purchase a used truck when the Trenton City Council met Monday night.  The council also approved the employment of a new policeman subject to Police Officer Standards certification. A recommendation was advanced by the Police Personnel Board. Per an agreement between the city of Trenton and […]

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Trenton City Council meeting agenda includes rock blankets and road right-of-way

The Trenton City Council will consider ordinances regarding agreements involving the installation of rock blankets and road right-of-way. The council will meet at the Trenton City Hall Monday night, January 11th at 7 o’clock. The public will not physically be allowed into the meeting, but it can be watched on Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/89063385993. One of […]

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Chillicothe City Council to consider three ordinances at next meeting

The Chillicothe City Council will consider three ordinances next week regarding a bid, an engineering contract, and a purchase agreement. The council will meet in the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities meeting room on the evening of December 28th at 6:30. One ordinance would accept a bid for a new asphalt paver. Another would accept an engineering […]

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Grundy County Health Department and Health Officer Elizabeth Gibson issues “Public Health Order”

The Grundy County Health Department and Health Officer Elizabeth Gibson have issued a Public Health Order requiring face coverings or masks to be worn to prevent or limit the spread of COVID-19. The order goes into effect on December 11th. Gibson notes the intent of the order is to create safer environments for all residents […]

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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

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Grundy County Commission presented update on Muddy Creek Bridge repairs

Decker and Associates have announced Southwest 80th Avenue in Grundy County is anticipated to be closed December 14th through April 14th due to construction of an off-system bridge replacement and rehabilitation project. The announcement was made at the Grundy County Commission meeting on November 24th. No formal business was conducted at the meeting due to […]

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Biden wants mask mandates nationwide: ‘We can save tens of thousands of lives’

(Missouri Independent) – President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus response plan seeks to put a national mask mandate in place by calling on all governors to require face coverings in their states. It’s a move that public health experts say could dramatically reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths. But putting wider mask laws in place […]