A “to do” list of more than 3 hundred items has been approved by the Missouri Senate. The projects are detailed in a resolution that passed yesterday and could be funded thru a bonding proposal. Sources say the plan would designate $200-million dollars for a new mental health hospital in Fulton and an additional $400-million dollars of bonds would be split among state facilities and public colleges and universities. The bonds would fund maintenance and repairs that were put off during the recession. Both measures now go to the house for consideration.
The death of a 40 year old man and his 2 year daughter has been ruled accidental according to the Camden County Sheriffs office. Earlier in the year, 40 year old Robert William Burns and his daughter 2 year old Sadie Marie Burns where found deceased in their home on state route d in Camden County. Following autopsy reports, Robert Burns suffered a natural cause death in the home. Sadie Burns had suffered an accidental drowning.
Voters in the Eldon School District will soon decide the fate of a no tax bond issue. District Superintendent Matt Davis says if passed, the bond issue would allow the school to build a tornado safe room and install safety upgrades:
Davis says funds would also be used to renovate the school’s fine arts auditorium. The District’s Debt Service Levy is currently set at 51 cents and has 14 years left in the original bond agreement. If approved, it would be extended six more years. Voters will go to the polls April 8th to decide the outcome of the proposed bond issue.
Voters in the Warsaw R-9 School District will go to the polls next month to decide the fate of an $8-million dollar bond issue. If approved the funds would allow the District to construct a F.E.M.A. safe room along with a performing arts center, and also make improvements to South School. The largest part of the project is the safe room which will be funded in part by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. However, District officials say money from bonds will be necessary to complete the project. Voters go the polls April 8th to decide the outcome of the bond issue.
The Mid-County Fire Protection District is hoping for a “yes” vote during the April election. Mid-County Fire Chief Scott Frandsen says the board decided to put the tax levy back on the ballot, and it is the exact same scenario put forth in November.
Frandsen then goes on to say that this tax levy increase would prevent the fire station from having to close stations, and sell equipment. He also discusses a few reasons behind the decision:
The citizens committee will meet again tomorrow night at 6pm, anyone interested in more than welcome to come.
Voters at the Lake of the Ozarks will weigh-in on a number of local races and issues during tomorrow’s election. Four candidates for Eldon Ward Seats will be on the ballot including the race for City Marshal between incumbent Rodney Fair and Kevin Virgin. In the City of Laurie incumbent Herb Keck and Scott Fahrer will face off for the Mayor seat while all incumbents for the ward positions have re-filed. Three seats are open on the Board of Trustees for Village of Four Seasons; all incumbents have re-filed as well as for the Villages of Sunrise Beach both incumbents have re-filed for the two seats on the Board of Trustees.
A no tax bond issue will be decided by voters in the Eldon School District, while Warsaw, Morgan County and Lebanon School Districts will decide the fate of tax levy increases. The Mid-County Fire Protection District will be putting a 12-cent tax levy increase before voters as well. Five candidates for the Lake Ozark Board of Alderman will be on the ballot tomorrow while nine people are running for various offices in the city of Osage Beach including the race for mayor between incumbent Penny Lyons and W.W. Bill Stone, and candidates for three Board of Alderman seats as well as a special Road District seat are all running uncontested in Camdenton. Newstalk 1150 and 97.5 KRMS will have complete election results for you tomorrow.
A few of cities in Benton County will be voting on a new Mayor during tomorrow’s election. Burton Bormann will be running unopposed for the City of Cole Camp mayor position. Incumbent Mayor Jerry Green did not re-file. Incumbent Eddie Simons will run unopposed for the mayor seat in the City of Warsaw and Glen Nelson and Troy Bartley will run against each other for the mayor seat in the City of Lincoln. Incumbent mayor john king did not re-file. Newstalk 1150 and 97.5 KRMS will have complete election results for you tomorrow.