Steelville Alderman and Mayor Pro Tem Terry Beckham struck back at allegations made against him by a counterpart at the November 18 city council meeting. At the December 1 council meeting, he addressed concerns raised at the previous meeting by Alderwoman Amanda Sherrill that he had made decisions for the city outside of the council chambers and without his counterparts’ knowledge.
Steelville School Board members heard an update on capital projects underway in the district at their November meeting. Demolition of the old school building is complete, ground has been broken on the new elementary gymnasium, and plans have been drawn for the new entry to be added onto the existing elementary building.
Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce members heard from two guest speakers at their November meeting, both offering ideas for how to grow economically.
Steelville Alderwoman Amanda Sherrill has questions about decisions being made without approval of the council. At the November 18 council meeting, she questioned a change made to the health insurance plan for city employees—a decision that altered what the council had previously voted on.
Steelville Mayor Michael Keen was injured in a one-vehicle accident this morning.