Planning and zoning

Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission discuss city code pertaining to medical marijuana

The Trenton Board of Adjustments and Planning and Zoning Commission held public hearings Monday night. Trenton Deputy City Clerk Tracy Maberry reports the Board of Adjustments approved, four to zero, Phil and Connie Hoffman’s request for a 480 square foot variance on the maximum requirement of 720 square feet on an accessory structure to allow […]

Delta Queen Riverboat

Senators Blunt and McCaskill announce legislation to bring historic riverboat back to the Mississippi River

Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill announced that their legislation to bring the historic 1920’s riverboat Delta Queen back to the Mississippi River was signed into law. The bill reinstates a decades-long exemption to allow the boat to operate from its new homeport of Kimmswick, in Jefferson County – creating jobs and strengthening economic […]

Medical Marijuana

Ballot initiatives on medical marijuana in the November 6th election simplified

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, voters will see three medical marijuana initiatives on their ballots—Amendment 2, Amendment 3, and proposition C. Voters are permitted to vote “yes” or “no” on each of the ballot measures. You can read the full text of each ballot issue in the November 6 General Election by going to the Missouri […]

CAFO

Audio: Mid-Missouri county passes scaled down farm manure regulation

(Missourinet) – The Cooper County Health Board in mid-Missouri has passed an ordinance regulating livestock manure. The ordinance – pared back significantly from its first draft – requires a nutrient management plan from anyone applying manure. Cooper County farmer Dean Gibson opposed the ordinance, because, he tells Brownfield, it makes it difficult to use what […]

CAFO

Missouri residents fight for local control in regulating CAFOs

Missouri has seen a rise in concentrated animal feeding operations or CAFOs, whether they produce cows, hogs or chickens. Now, residents and environmental groups are concerned about a bill they say will take away local governments’ ability to put public-health protections in place. House Bill 1614, sponsored by state Rep. Bill Reiboldt, R-Neosho, would prevent […]