Phelps County News
Man arrested for targeting elderly with construction scam
An area man has been arrested and is currently in jail on charges for allegedly exploiting several elderly Phelps County residents by contracting with them to do construction work that was never completed.
Bid awarded for bridge work
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is moving forward with replacement of the Highway 8 Bridge over Dry Fork Creek east of St. James. Work is slated to take place between January and October 2015.
County sales tax revenue up 6.3 percent
During the week of December 11, Phelps County commissioners:
• Approved the bonds of Collector David Haas and Recorder of Deeds Robin Kordes.
• Received the 2014 Financial Report for the Phelps County Emergency Services Board.
• Heard from Treasurer Carol Green, who reported that sales tax receipts for the year 2014 were up 6.3 percent over the year 2013.
How will the Affordable Care Act affect you and your community? The Phelps County University of Missouri Extension office is offering information about the health care law that can help families, individuals and businesses understand their options and responsibilities.
Route 8 bridge replacement to begin in 2015
Work to replace the Route 8 bridge over Dry Fork Creek in Phelps County is scheduled to begin in early 2015, after a contract for the project was recently awarded by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. Roberson Contractors, Inc. of Poplar Bluff was awarded the contract, after submitting the low bid of $2,124,223.51.