Just because summer is winding down doesn’t mean road and bridge construction is coming to a halt. In fact, the Missouri Department of Transportation’s construction and maintenance season stretches for as long as the weather holds and doesn’t typically die down until sometime in November.
Branco Enterprises Project Manager Harold Painter gave the St. James Board of Education an update on ongoing construction at the elementary and high school on Thursday night. Along with discussing the progress, he also detailed a flooding incident that occurred at the high school when a storm passed through the area, leading to water infiltrating the construction site and flooding the gym and some classrooms.
During its August 15 meeting, the Steelville School Board approved plans for a new elementary gym as part of a multi-phase $3.2 million building and improvement project at the elementary/middle school campus approved by voters earlier this year. The gym project is expected to cost between $1.7 and $2 million, with bids due on September 17.
The Steelville City Council approved hiring an additional lineman to work in the utility department during its meeting on Monday night, but the decision was not without some controversy. One council member felt there should be no new jobs created until the police department is fully staffed.
The annual Crawford County Tax Sale will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, in front of the courthouse in Steelville at 10 a.m. The sale is held to collect back taxes due on real estate located throughout the county.
A special dedication program for the Cuba aviation display will take place at the Cuba Municipal Airport on August 24, and the public is invited to attend the event to commemorate the addition of a C-12 Huron aircraft and to recognize those who participated in making it a reality.