In Versailles, members of the City Council will open bids for water system improvements today. Funding for the new chlorination systems to be installed on city wells was approved by voters, last fall. A field survey, security fencing and layout documentation has all been done this month. The bids are for the next phase of work.
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has announced the start of the Great Missouri Treasure Hunt. It’s a statewide contest to find historical discoveries about family and community. To participate, you need to be willing to sort through the state’s heritage and historic records online and in public institutions, then share a story about something you’ve discovered that pertains to you. There are weekly challenges and more than 100 prizes for sharing Missouri Treasures. Find out more on the Missouri State Archives Facebook page or GreatMissouriTreasureHunt.com
Tonight, the Camden County Sheriff’s Department has a town hall meeting, and the topic is whatever you’d like. A representative from the department will have some crime data to share, then it’s open for questions and answers at the Property Owners Activity Center on Horseshoe Bend Parkway, starting at 6:30.
Camden County is in the market for a Planning and Zoning Director. Chris Hall resigned, without warning, effective immediately. The Camden County Commission will discuss the position’s duties and responsibilities and then place a job listing, within the next two weeks.
In 2010, there were 17 boating crashes over the 4th of July weekend. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division wants to cut that number and is urging boaters to take extra precautions, this holiday. They suggest checking navigation lights and having extra bulbs on board. The night time water speed limit is 30 miles per hour.
Senator Roy Blunt (Rep) says he supports a Balanced Budget Amendment, which would force the federal government to live within its means. It would require the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress that limits spending to 18 percent of the gross domestic product. He says the time to raise taxes, instead of cutting spending, passed when democrats lost control of Congress.
Health care reform legislation just survived a challenge in federal court, this week. The Medical Missions for Christ Community Health Center is bringing a health policy analysts to the lake area to explain how the new regulations can affect you. There’s a presentation tonight at Community Christian Church in Camdenton, starting at 7 o’clock.