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Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Thursday, July 16, 2015 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. PRESENT WERE: Presiding Commissioner, Duane Ebeling; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge. Presiding Commissioner Ebeling moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Commissioner Wiggins.  […]

Scotland County Shutout on Transportation Improvements in MoDOT’s 2016-2020 STIP

Scotland County Shutout on Transportation Improvements in MoDOT’s 2016-2020 STIP

With the Missouri Department of Transportation’s budget continuing to dwindle, the top tier of northeast Missouri counties are seeing their piece of the pie disappear in the recently approved State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP). The Missouri Transportation Commission approved the 2016-2020 STIP, which outlines major projects for the next five MoDOT budget years. If you […]

Graves Introduces Bill Preserving Access to Rural Healthcare 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves today introduced a bill to address critical healthcare shortages in rural communities. Graves introduced the bipartisan Save Rural Hospitals Act along with Iowa Representative Dave Loebsack. “In the past two years, more rural hospitals have closed than in the previous ten years combined,” Rep. Graves said. “These closures […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Thursday, July 9, 2015 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. PRESENT WERE: Presiding Commissioner, Duane Ebeling; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt arrived at 8:35 A.M.; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins arrived at 8:34 A.M.; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge. Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Thursday, June 25, 2015 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. PRESENT WERE: Presiding Commissioner, Duane Ebeling; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge. Presiding Commissioner Ebeling moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Commissioner Wiggins.  […]

City Recycling Program Open For Business

City Recycling Program Open For Business

The first stage in a possible city recycling program is currently underway. At the July 2nd Memphis City Council meeting, Superintendent Roy Monroe reported that new cardboard-only collection centers are now in place and open for use at several sites in the city. Three of the city’s four new large collection centers are in place. […]

Public Comment Period Open for Proposed Natural Gas Rate Hike

Public Comment Period Open for Proposed Natural Gas Rate Hike

JEFFERSON CITY—Liberty Utilities (Midstates Natural Gas) Corp. d/b/a Liberty Utilities (Liberty) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to change the Infrastructure System Replacement Surcharge (ISRS) on the bills of its natural gas customers. The surcharge first appeared on customer bills in November 2008. According to the application, Liberty seeks the […]

Rezoning Request Denied for Proposed Storage Facility

Rezoning Request Denied for Proposed Storage Facility

A proposal to rezone the southwest corner of Missouri Avenue and Forest Avenue in Memphis to allow construction of a new storage locker facility, was shot down by the Memphis City Council. By a 4-0 vote, the council voted to deny the rezoning request during the July 2nd Memphis City Council meeting. The council heard […]

$41.7 Million of Unclaimed Property Returned to Missourians in Fiscal Year 2015

JEFFERSON CITY – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel announced recently that his Unclaimed Property team has once again returned a record amount of Unclaimed Property, $41.7 million, to Missourians in Fiscal Year 2015, which runs from July 2014 – June 2015. Treasurer Zweifel protects more than $874 million of Unclaimed Property for nearly 5 million account […]

Rutledge Residents Meet with Congressional Offices for Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Rutledge Residents Meet with Congressional Offices for Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Rutledge residents Sharon Bagatell and Tony Sirna traveled to Washington D.C. last week to meet with the Missouri Congressional delegation on Capitol Hill.  As part of a group called Citizens’ Climate Lobby, they spoke with the offices of all of the Representatives and Senators from Missouri regarding legislation to address the changing climate using market-based, […]

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