Land swap agreements signed, Project Oak to move forward
Yes, the Project Oak timetable is well behind its proposed start date for construction, but that doesn’t mean it has fallen apart. Mardy Leathers of the Cuba Development Group, who spearheaded the redevelopment of the Oak Hill Avenue neighborhood on the north side of town, says the project is definitely ready to move forward now that the legal pieces of the puzzle have all been put together.
Grandmother from New Jersey charged in Crawford County
The woman who made national news for allegedly abducting her granddaughter now faces charges in Crawford County related to the case. Terry D. Omeni, 60, of New Brunswick, New Jersey, has been charged with class D felony interference with custody (removed from state or concealed).
Criminal investigation of police chief to go forward
New evidence leads prosecutor to call upon MSHP for inquiry
Whether they were there to show support for Police Chief Paul Crow or to call for his ouster, the crowd that filled the seats at Tuesday night’s Cuba City Council meeting must have walked out the door somewhat disappointed after Mayor Ray Mortimeyer announced that any discussion of the chief would be scratched from the evening’s agenda.
Cuba students are preparing for the start of school. Registration for the 2014-15 school year will begin this week for students in the Cuba School District.
MoDOT promotes sales tax to city councilmen
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) wants your vote on August 5, and they’re working hard to get it. Area MoDOT engineer Preston Kramer attended a Cuba City Council meeting last month as part of the statewide departmental effort to drum up voter support for the three-quarter cent sales tax proposal that will appear on the ballot.
Officers lodge internal complaints against police chief
Crow could face impeachment by council at meeting on August 5
Members of the Police Committee are split on whether or not to pursue impeachment proceedings against Police Chief Paul Crow, following allegations of impropriety lodged against him by officers within the department. The matter remained unresolved after the Police Committee met briefly on Monday morning, and the full council plans to take it up at next Tuesday’s regular council meeting at city hall.