This Week's News

Skidmore City Council sets tax levy

Skidmore City Council met August 11 to set the tax levy. The 2016-2017 tax levy was set at $2 per $100 of assessed value, with $1 for the general fund and $1 for streets and roads. Skidmore’s assessed value was $1,820,138. During the July 22 special meeting, the council voted to approve Tonya Wilmes as

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Burlington Jct. City Council appoints new city lawyer

Burlington Jct. council members voted during their August 10 meeting to approve Taryn Henry as city lawyer. Henry replaces Pat McLaughlin, who has taken leave for health issues. City officials met with two potential attorneys. Henry’s fee was $135 per hour while Robert Sundell’s rate was $250 per hour. Henry was awarded the contract. Mayor

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Mozingo budget to include rip rap

Maryville City officials presented the 2017 Mozingo budget to the Mozingo Advisory Board for approval during the August 15 meeting. City Manager Greg McDanel proposed the inclusion of a rip rap project in the upcoming budget. His proposal would use the $15,000 in rip rap Mozingo currently has and add $30,000 of rip rap from

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Public safety trains with life-like scenarios

Maryville Public Safety recently trained with a real-life simulation program. The force and firearm video training program, Milo Range, is offered through Maryville’s insurance company, Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (MIRMA). Once a year, Loss Control Specialist Jeff Arp, hosts a training session for Maryville Public Safety. The Milo Range projects life-sized interactive scenarios onto

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Maryville, Northwest plan new multipurpose complex

The Maryville City Council may place a tax question on the November 8 ballot. A simple majority would be needed to pass the proposal which would raise $215,000 annually from Maryville hotel guests. The five percent lodging tax would be placed on occupants of Maryville’s 249 hotel rooms and cabins. The current occupancy rate is

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