The city of Steelville will buy a new tree for a woman who had one cut down by city workers on her property recently. City council members voted to pay to have the tree stump ground and another tree planted after hearing her complaint at the December 2 council meeting.
The election in April 2020 will have voters choose a mayor and aldermen for Steelville, along with board members for the school district, 911, the ambulance district, the fire district, and the Salem hospital board. Those interested in serving in any of these roles may declare their candidacy beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Steelville Alderman and Mayor Pro Tem Terry Beckham struck back at allegations made against him by a counterpart at the November 18 city council meeting. At the December 1 council meeting, he addressed concerns raised at the previous meeting by Alderwoman Amanda Sherrill that he had made decisions for the city outside of the council chambers and without his counterparts’ knowledge.
Steelville School Board members heard an update on capital projects underway in the district at their November meeting. Demolition of the old school building is complete, ground has been broken on the new elementary gymnasium, and plans have been drawn for the new entry to be added onto the existing elementary building.
Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce members heard from two guest speakers at their November meeting, both offering ideas for how to grow economically.