Prior to leaving for his new job on July 1, now former Steelville Schools Superintendent Mike Whittaker presented the board with an annual budget for fiscal year 2021-22. It was approved at the board meeting held on June 21, and Whittaker noted he would meet with his successor to go over the budget in detail as part of the transition.
“I feel that this budget—I have looked it over, worked it through many, many times—and I feel confident in this budget that we can stay within our means,” said Steelville City Comptroller Roben Griggs, when she presented the annual budget for approval to the city council on June 21.
On July 6, Steelville aldermen voted to increase pay for three out of four city hall workers, in spite of a request from the mayor to table the decision until he could consider it further, and despite the fact the annual budget had just been approved without the increases at the previous meeting.
A group of Main Street merchants, calling itself the Steelville Downtown Partnership, is offering a new fun activity for our town. “Canoes Clues” is a citywide scavenger hunt, which focuses on Steelville’s iconic and picturesque canoes.
Steelville will soon have a mountain bike trail and a celebration of the beginning of the trail building was held at the Community Park on Saturday, June 26.