Phelps County News
Commissioners discuss outer road project
During the week of October 9, Phelps County commissioners:
• Received a letter from the Missouri Department of Economic Development with an invitation to make application to the Community Development Block Grant program for a grant in the amount not to exceed $452,300 to develop a Northwye Outer Road. Discussion was held regarding the necessity to obtain more questionnaires from residents in the affected area in order to qualify for grant funds.
Weather dampens crowd at Maramec - PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO
Old Iron Works Days came to Maramec Spring Park over the weekend with a very large turnout. Weather worked both for and against the weekend’s activities, but numbers were good overall and the weekend went smoothly.
Convicted sex offender arrested for possession of child pornography
A Phelps County man is facing multiple felonies, including possession of child pornography, after an investigation by the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department.
New construction will be taxed differently under plan approved by commissioners
The Phelps County Commission has approved a new occupancy law that will change how residential properties are assessed for taxes. Starting next year, properties within the county will be assessed based on when they become occupied, instead of simply their value at the beginning of the year. Commissioners approved the law last week, which will take effect on January 1, 2015.
Maramec Spring hosting Old Iron Works Days this weekend
The 36th Annual Old Iron Works Days will return to Maramec Spring Park this Saturday and Sunday. Guests see the best crafts, trades and old-time representations of life in the 1800s as visitors are treated to a wide variety of activities from local artisans and entertainers.