City looking at ways to finance road for new lodge
Infrastructure development in the area near Steelville’s industrial park has been under discussion again at the last two city council meetings. The particular area in question is where Judy Baumstark has plans to build a new lodging facility. In order to utilize the property, she will need a road, along with utilities—water, sewer, and electricity. The city of Steelville has been hesitant in proceeding with improvements to the area because of the costs involved.
Water-bottling company wants San Val building
Steelville City Council members heard a presentation on Monday from Circle C Springs, the company interested in utilizing the San Val building now owned by the city to set up a new business in town, one that could employ 20 people by the end of this year. Circle C Springs plans to manufacture a private-label bottled water, utilizing water from a local spring on property owned by Michael Conaway, the president of the company.
Funeral home named Business of the Year
Britton-Bennett Funeral Home was awarded the 2013 Business of the Year at the annual Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce awards banquet and meeting held on Tuesday, January 28 at Golden Echoes. Owners Bill and Liz Bennett were surprised and grateful for the honor. Bill expressed his appreciation for being part of a small town where there are so many small family businesses.
Rheas named Citizens of the Year
Hal and Connie Rhea were named the 2013 Citizens of the Year at the annual Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce awards banquet and meeting held on Tuesday, January 28 at Golden Echoes.
School board discusses improvement projects
Steelville’s school board began long-range planning for the district at a facilities capital improvement study session before the last regular board meeting on January 16. Superintendent Mike Whittaker said the idea is to make the board aware of short- and long-term needs for improvements on the district buildings and grounds, and make plans for addressing those needs.
City moving to get industry into old San Val plant
The city of Steelville now owns the San Val building on Frisco Street, but there is a possibility for another manufacturing corporation to open for business in the facility, a possibility city council members decided to look into after discussion at Monday night’s meeting.