Ameren Missouri is advising Lake Area dock owners to be on the lookout for changes in water levels. The combination of icy weather and low water levels can cause damage to docks and that cost can be significant. Ameren Missouri usually lowers the water level at the lake to reduce chances of flooding during spring when rain is prevalent.
The Eldon board of alderman will meet tonight (Thursday) in regular session after Tuesday night’s meeting was rescheduled. On the agenda are four ordinances including one that authorizes the mayor to execute contract for asbestos removal while another is for demolition services. The board will also consider an ordinance authorizing the mayor to execute a supplemental agreement between the city and the Missouri highways and transportation commission. The original agreement was approved back in 2002. The board is also expected to meet in closed session to discuss legal matters. Tonight’s meeting begins at 6 o’clock at the public works building on highway “Y”.
The Lake West Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an informational meeting tonight (Thursday) regarding the community bridge and a proposed economic impact study. There will be two guest speakers including sunrise beach city planner Roger Corbin and Tracy Greever-Rice who is the director of social and economic data analysis for the University of Missouri. Tonight’s meeting is being held at the Lake West Chamber office beginning at 5 o’clock. The public is encouraged to attend.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has outlined its plan for taking care of roads and bridges with a significantly reduced construction budget. “Missouri’s 325 system” calls for MODOT to focus its limited resources on approximately 8,000 miles of the state’s primary roads, which are identified as the highways that connect cities across the state. MODOT director Dave Nichols presented the plan yesterday (Wednesday) to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission at the State Capital. The remainder of the state’s 34,000 miles of roadway would receive only minimal maintenance including snow plowing, pothole patching and road striping. The commission is expected to make a decision on the proposal at its February 4th meeting.
Dr. Fish says one of the problems with this year’s flu season is due to the vaccine not being as effective as health care professionals had hoped.
Dr. Fish says it’s especially important for people with illnesses and the elderly to get a flu shot.
A man wanted by the Maries County sheriff’s department has been apprehended. According to Sheriff Chris Heitman 29 year old Joseph Payne who was wanted for domestic assault and a warrant out of Osage County has been caught. The sheriff’s department also reports a husband and wife have been arrested for stealing. 33 year old Jeremy Stotler of Vienna was located on route “AA” just outside Argyle and was arrested for felony stealing while his wife, 32 year old Amber Stotler was picked up on a charge of stealing. Police also located suspected controlled substances at the time of the arrest and both subjects are facing additional charges.
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will continue replacing culvert pipes along route 135 today (Thursday) in Morgan County. The work will result in the closure of route 135 between route “J” and Ivy bend road today from 8am until 3pm. On Friday, route 135 will be closed between route 5 and cup tree drive. Traffic will be detoured around the work areas.