Fire damages one home, destroys another
Steelville fire personnel responded to two residential fire calls in the last two weeks—one to a mobile home on Bowers Road and the other to a house on Eagle Hurst Road.
City talks street repairs
Steelville streets need work, but some of the needed repairs could be made without excessive expense, according to the city council. Alderman Mike Pounds and his counterpart Charles Chipman presented a report they prepared on city street conditions to the city council at their meeting on May 19. In that report, over half of the 42 streets listed had been given a “fair” or “poor” rating. Only seven received an “excellent” rating, and of those, three are maintained by the state.
Steelville residents may see increase in water and sewer rates
Water and sewer rates may increase in Steelville this year. After hearing a report on the annual loss sustained with current rates, aldermen agreed to further discuss an increase and set a public hearing on the matter for June 2 at 6:30 p.m., but also want to further investigate water loss within the system.
School saves $500,000 in bond refinancing
During their meeting last week, Steelville School Board members approved a refinance on the 2006 bond issue that will save the district $503,000 over the remaining life of the issue.
Park bathrooms locked as a result of vandalism
Vandals continue to wreak havoc with Steelville park bathrooms and Police Chief Lydle Davis is fed up with it. He informed city council members that he had instructed a park employee to close the bathrooms at the Community Park indefinitely and to put a chain and locks on the doors to prevent entrance to the buildings.