Steelville News

Steelville City Council Notes: February

The Steelville City Council met on February 4 and 22 to conduct business as follows.

February 4

•    Alderman Terry Beckham presented information he had compiled on police department regular and overtime hours in response to Chief Mike Sherman’s request for another officer to replace the one allocated as a School Resource Officer. There were questions on the numbers provided, and Alderman Bill Bennett suggested the chief and personnel committee (Aldermen Beckett and Sharon Hubbard) get together to talk about the details.

Prop S seeks votes to improve Steelville schools

Proposition S will ask Steelville voters to decide whether to approve a no-tax-increase bond issue for the Steelville School District. The question will be on the April 2 Municipal Election ballot, and it asks voters to approve issuing bonds for $3 million to make improvements to school facilities. The additional funds will not increase the tax burden on local property owners.

Empty Bowls 2019 brings in record funds

Steelville’s annual art and dinner event to raise funds for the food pantry was wildly successful this year, bringing in a record-breaking $4,774 to help feed the hungry in our community. The evening included a delicious soup dinner, a live auction, live music, and a full house of tremendously generous people. Empty Bowls was hosted this year by the Ozark Potters Guild and the Steelville Ministerial Alliance, and all proceeds from the evening were given to the Steelville Ministerial Alliance for the Steelville Food Pantry.