Phelps County News
ROLLA, Mo. – Phelps County Bank’s downtown Rolla location will be drawing some of its power from the sun next spring, thanks to a partnership between the bank and Missouri University of Science and Technology. The historic four-story building at 718 N. Pine was once the Edwin Long Hotel and has been the home of Phelps County Bank (PCB) for more than 50 years.
Sales tax revenue still strong
During the week of August 14, Phelps County commissioners:
• Approved the Quarterly Reimbursement Report for the Tough on Trash Grant in the amount of $2,375.25.
Partnership encourages S&T students to make Major Miner Memories
The week before the official start of the new semester, members of the Missouri S&T Residence Hall Association participated in a team-building volunteer project for The Community Partnership, a local non-profit organization. Half of the volunteers worked in the Partnership's Resale Shop, sorting, organizing and hanging clothes - the other half (pictured here) did a salvage clothing bale.
Officials urge public to comment on possible Fort Wood cutbacks
Fort Leonard Wood is facing possible job cuts that could impact the central Missouri economy. Described in the U.S. Army’s 2014 Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA), Army installations are looking to cutting positions at 30 Army installations, including Fort Wood. Residents are encouraged to provide feedback about possible reductions during this public comment period ending on August 25, 2014.
County may implement recycling program
During the week of August 7, Phelps County Commissioners:
• Heard from Brady Wilson, of the Rolla Recycling Center, who discussed implementing an increased recycling program at the courthouse.