The Jamesport City Council accepted a salary ordinance April 11th. City Clerk Shelley Page reports the ordinance added Zack King as a new employee. His pay is $17 per hour. According to unapproved meeting minutes, King advised the council that the street department needed to purchase cold patch, so patching could begin on some hard […]
The Princeton City Council April 11th approved two building permits. City Clerk Cory Willett reports the permits were for Helen Hartsook and Lisa Phillips for garages. The addition was approved of Deputy City Clerk Jami McLain to bank signature cards. The council accepted the resignation of Water Plant Operator Dave Akins. Approval was given for […]
Three individuals were elected to the Trenton R-9 Board of Education, three for the Grundy County Health Department board, and three members of the Trenton City Council won re-election with a former councilman returning to a council seat. Each of the winners led from start to finish, meaning from the absentee ballots through the final […]
The Chillicothe School District has two questions for voters to decide. One question asks whether the district should borrow $9,000,000 and issue general obligation bonds to construct, equip and expand the elementary school. Promoters say authorization of the bonds is expected to result in no increase in the debt service tax levy which is .966 […]
The Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant will begin utilizing free chlorine, or a free chlorine conversion, in its water system on April 4th. The change entails feeding free chlorine, instead of chloramines, as the disinfectant leaves the water treatment plant. It will last three to six weeks. The change will affect customers of TMU, […]
The Spickard Board of Aldermen voted March 21st to sign the water contract extension to the water purchase agreement with Public Water Supply District Number 1. City Clerk Amy Chapman reports the extension is renewed every year. The board discussed purchasing a degreaser for the sewer pits and chemicals to kill duckweed in the lagoon. […]
The Spickard Board of Aldermen will discuss the Public Water Supply District Number 1 contract next week. The board will meet at the Spickard City Hall on March 14th at 6 p.m. Other items on the agenda include buying chemicals to kill duckweed around the lagoon, water loss, and possible water hookups with Rathbun Lake. […]
Visitors can provide input on outdoor recreation they would like to see offered at the Little Otter Creek Reservoir at a recreational planning event to be held at the Polo Community Center on March 5, 2022, from 2 to 5 pm. The event will include exhibits, interactive displays and games, models, and activities. Missouri Department of […]
The American Red Cross of Missouri is offering safety tips ahead of the upcoming snow, ice, and frigid temperatures expected over the next few days. In addition, the Red Cross is coordinating with local emergency management officials and partners in the preparation for potential local community needs. Heavy snowfall is predicted in portions of Missouri […]
Some governmental jurisdictions in Grundy County will forgo an election on April 5th. That is because of a law that allows them to go without an election when the number of candidates is equal to the number of positions to be filled. The candidates will assume the responsibilities of their offices at the same time […]
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri State Director Kyle Wilkens announced that USDA is investing $288,302,000 to build and improve critical rural infrastructure in Missouri. “Infrastructure is more than just laying pipes in the ground and wires on poles,” said Wilkens. “By investing in modern infrastructure, Rural Development is investing in the lives of […]
At the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission meeting, the Commissioners took up the issue of adopting a “Naming Convention” that will guide the naming of approximately 113 features at or near the East Locust Creek Reservoir ELCR. Features include, but are not limited to; roads, bridges, branches, coves, points, the marina, boat launch areas, […]
Grundy County Public Water Supply District Number 1 has issued a boil advisory for rural customers in the area of Southeast 50th Avenue until further notice. The advisory affects customers along Southeast 50th Avenue south of Southeast 60th Street to the county line and from No Creek to Route V.
The Trustees of the GEC Community Foundation met on October 13, 2021, and awarded 10 grants totaling $6,034.00. All grants are funded by member donations called Operation Round Up where members voluntarily round up their utility bills each month to fund grants to eligible entities. Education grants were awarded to Pleasant View R-VI School District, […]
The council committee that oversees Trenton Municipal Utilities on Tuesday evening reviewed the qualifications of two companies interested in doing studies on Trenton water and sewer rates. TMU staff reviewed the qualifications of Toth and Associates and for Raftelis. Utility director Ron Urton said the staff recommends using Toth and Associates based on good experience […]
Sullivan County Public Water Supply District Number 1 has issued a precautionary boil advisory until further notice due to maintenance on a water main. The advisory affects Sullivan County Rural Water customers on Route C from Route T to Forest Drive, Elm Drive, Route CC, Rodeo Road, and Fountain Drive.
Sullivan County Public Water Supply District Number 1 has issued a precautionary boil advisory until further notice due to water main repair. The advisory affects Sullivan Rural Water customers on Highway 11 from the intersection of Highway 129 and Highway 11 north to Nevada Road. It includes Niagua Road, Moss Drive, and Mitoon Road.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced that the USDA is investing an additional $15,018,000 to Great Northwest Wholesale Water Commission for the development of a regional water distribution system. This funding brings USDA’s total investment for this project to $46,945,210. “Some areas of rural Missouri suffer significantly […]
The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved a bid for cleaning out the old water plant backwash basin and an animal abatement permit request on September 27, 2021. The bid for cleaning the backwash basin was from Red Rock for $25,000 and was the only one received. The animal abatement permit request was from Matt Pottorff […]
Beginning Friday, October 1, 2021, the Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant will begin utilizing free chlorine, or a free chlorine conversion, in its water system. This entails feeding free chlorine, instead of chloramines (chlorine combined with ammonia), as the disinfectant leaving the Water Treatment Plant. This free chlorine conversion, according to city officials, will […]