Art event moving to Community Building
Original paintings will be available to view and purchase at the Steelville Community Building in June as part of the second Plein Air event sponsored by the Steelville Arts Council (STARCO). Aldermen approved the usage of the building at no charge for the Arts Council in order to show the city’s support of the work STARCO is doing for the community.
West End reopening after water damage forced closure
Izzy’s West End Bar & Grill will reopen on Saturday, February 15 after being closed for a month to make repairs to the building. To celebrate the grand reopening, the Mike Lorraine Band will play from 1 to 5 p.m.
City and school received good audit reports
Both the City of Steelville and the Steelville School District recently received audit reports for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. And, both entities received a good report overall, with a few internal control items noted for the city and one state finding for the school district.
City looking at ways to finance road for new lodge
Infrastructure development in the area near Steelville’s industrial park has been under discussion again at the last two city council meetings. The particular area in question is where Judy Baumstark has plans to build a new lodging facility. In order to utilize the property, she will need a road, along with utilities—water, sewer, and electricity. The city of Steelville has been hesitant in proceeding with improvements to the area because of the costs involved.
Water-bottling company wants San Val building
Steelville City Council members heard a presentation on Monday from Circle C Springs, the company interested in utilizing the San Val building now owned by the city to set up a new business in town, one that could employ 20 people by the end of this year. Circle C Springs plans to manufacture a private-label bottled water, utilizing water from a local spring on property owned by Michael Conaway, the president of the company.