Phelps County News
County gets recycling grant
During the week of December 4, Phelps County commissioners:
• Approved a request for qualifications seeking proposals to conduct site characterization at the Phelps County Road Department Facility related to the removal of underground petroleum storage tanks.
Gov. Nixon tours Schrenk Hall at Missouri S&T, identified as college’s highest priority for renovation
• Strategic bond issuance will include $12 million renovation project for 76-year-old building that houses teaching and research labs for chemistry and biology
ROLLA, Mo. – During a visit today to Missouri University of Science and Technology, Gov. Jay Nixon said he is committed to working together with legislators during the upcoming legislative session to complete a strategic, fiscally responsible bond issuance that will make long-overdue investments in higher education in Missouri.
Regional group awarded grant
The Meramec Community Enhancement Corporation will be one of seven new investments from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) and local partners. DRA and its state and local partners are investing $11.3 million in federal and local resources aimed at growing the region’s economy.
Fairground gets bid for PCSD vehicles
During the week of November 25 Phelps County commissioners:
• Heard from Sheriff Rick Lisenbe, who presented copies of the state bid on vehicles from Don Brown Chevrolet, St. Louis, as well as a bid from Fairground Chevrolet, Rolla, matching state pricing. Fairground Chevrolet also offered a $12,000 trade-in of a 2012 Tahoe with more than 140,000 miles. At the sheriff’s recommendation, commissioners awarded the bid for two 2015 Chevrolet Tahoes and the trade-in of a 2012 Tahoe to Fairground Chevrolet for a total of $54,678.
Outer Road project discussed again
During the week of November 18, Phelps County commissioners:
• Heard from Kelly Sink-Blair and Lyle Thomas, Meramec Regional Planning Commission, and Pam Grow and Chester Kojro, citizens, who conducted the public hearing for the North Outer Road Project grant application. Kojro advised he believes if the county is going to retain the existing Road 2000, then it will still have to be repaired and the new road will have to be built much stronger to stand up to the traffic it will carry.