Category Archives: GOVERNMENT

Price Tag Growing for City Manhole Rehabilitation

Written on November 11, 2019 at 8:30 pm, by

Less than a fourth of the way into a project to rehabilitate some of the most deteriorated manholes in the municipal sewer system, the City of Memphis is seeing the price tag for the project dramatically increase. “The manholes are in worse shape than we anticipated,” said City Administrator Allen Creek. “Seven of the eight […]

Series of Claims Result in Premium Hike for City’s Insurance Coverage

Written on November 11, 2019 at 8:03 pm, by

After a series of claims in the past decade, the City of Memphis is anticipating a roughly 12% premium increase from liability and equipment insurance. Representatives from Hawkins/Harrison Insurance met with the Board of Alderman at the November 7th city council meeting to discuss options. Initial premium estimates from MOPERM came it at just shy […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on November 11, 2019 at 9:09 am, by

Thursday, October 31, 2019 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. Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on November 5, 2019 at 9:55 am, by

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 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. Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. Motion carried 3-0. The minutes from October 10, […]

Making Sure Missourians’ Voices Are Heard in Washington

Written on October 22, 2019 at 1:47 pm, by

by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt The most important part of my job is making sure Missourians’ voices are heard in Washington. There’s no better way to do that than by visiting communities across our state and talking with families, veterans, farmers, and people from all walks of life about the issues they care about most.  […]

Wind Energy Infrastructure Means Property Taxes for Local Counties

Written on October 22, 2019 at 1:45 pm, by

Regardless of how we feel about wind energy, it is an industry that is growing in Northeast Missouri. The growth of wind farms, especially the High Prairie project that will eventually be owned by Ameren in Adair and Schuyler Counties, will put more than $1M in the coffers of those local governments. Infrastructure like pipelines, […]

Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 19-18 Regarding Youth Vaping in Missouri

Written on October 15, 2019 at 3:03 pm, by

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – On October 15, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-18 regarding the use of vaping devices among youth in Missouri.  “As Governor, our future generation is very important to me. Despite the laws currently in place, there has been a rapid increase in vaping among our youth,” Governor Parson said. “People across […]

RPC to Host Annual Fall General Membership Meeting

Written on October 15, 2019 at 11:56 am, by

The Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission and Rural Development Corporation Membership Open Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the VFW Post #4958, 123 W. Monroe, Memphis, Missouri. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner will start at 6:00 p.m. and the Membership open meeting will start at 6:45 p.m. The Northeast Missouri […]

City Moving Forward With Purchase of New Safety Equipment for Work Crews

Written on October 11, 2019 at 11:24 am, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Jobe Justice, Chris Feeney, and Jenny Aldridge.  Others in attendance were:  City Administrator Allen Creek; Utility Supt. […]

Switch to Stainless Steel Clear Wells Will Expedite City Water Plant Upgrades

Written on October 11, 2019 at 11:23 am, by

In an effort to expedite installation and avoid higher maintenance costs in the future, the Memphis City Council authorized a work order change on the $3.5 water system upgrades project to allow for the purchase of two new stainless steel clear wells. At the October 3rd meeting, the council unanimously approved the roughly $78,000 change […]