Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer voted for the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act that aims to cut red tape for companies that want to increase oil and gas exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf. It eliminates some of the EPA permitting process, and Luetkemeyer says studies show this move could create 54-thousand jobs in Alaska offshore production.
Four more Pulaski County residents pleaded guilty in federal court to selling prescription drugs through internet pharmacy web sites. 49 year old Yvonna Bays of Waynesville, 39 year old Mark Fitzgerald and 40 year old Nance Fitzgerald of Eldon and 36 year old Clifton Thibodeaux of Saint Robert all admitted they operated illegal pharmacy businesses on the web.
The Osage Beach Board of Aldermen was set to make appointments to the Citizen Advisory Committee, last week, when board members began to discuss the purpose of the panel. They’ve decided to change the ordinance creating the committee to allow for more members. It was set at eight, plus two alternatives. Aldermen want that changed to from 8-15 members, with a quorum of six. They say more members will mean better representation and moved the appointments to the July meeting.
The Moniteau County Back to School Fair was such a big success, last year, the School District is moving it to a bigger location. From 2-7pm on July 28th, students are invited to the California High School for free school supplies, health screenings and information, plus games, booths and food. 327 children turned out in the first year.
The City of Camdenton has its operating budget set for next year. The Board of Aldermen approved the spending plan Tuesday night. Aldermen also added a chapter on Floodplain Management to the city’s Zoning Code.
Plans are moving forward for private hangars at Lee C Fine Airport. Last week, members of the Osage Beach Board of Aldermen authorized the mayor to sign contracts to sublease parts of the property. Now, people can build and maintain private hangars for storage of aircraft and motor vehicles.
The Gravois Fire Protection District has marked the boundaries for a firefighters memorial at the district’s main headquarters on Route O in Laurie. The next step is to draw up the plans. The Board of Trustees has discussed having a gazebo with a monument, flag pole and history plaque, with the names of fallen firefighters inscribed on the gazebo.