Steelville Mayor Terry Beckham says two aldermen attempted to have a security camera placed in the city clerk’s office in order to watch and listen to her and has vocally come to her defense. City Clerk Sandy Richter was also informed the camera had been placed in that location to observe her, butaldermen are denying that was the reason for the placement of a camera in her office at City Hall.
The Crawford County Clerk’s Office now has absentee ballots available for the April 6 General Municipal Election.
In Steelville, there are races for school board and city council on the ballot.
The Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce will see a change in leadership this month when a new president takes over at the annual banquet meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 16 at Bass’ River Resort.
The animosity between council members and mayor was again evident at the February 22 Steelville City Council meeting as arguments became heated at times, even leading to the mayor pounding his gavel at one point to punctuate his displeasure with the discussion. Two major topics of discord involved a camera installed in the city’s main office and an unauthorized purchase by two aldermen.
Lady Cardinals Coach Seth Collins is getting used to this, but Steelville High School boys basketball Coach John Tolly enjoyed a new experience last week. Collins won his third district championship, but it was Tolly’s first…and it almost got the best of him.