Steelville City Council members revisited issues related to the City Pound at their November 15 meeting, with discussion becoming heated and accusatory at one point, and causing one participant to walk out. The council also agreed to inform one local animal rescue group they could no longer use the city’s name in their fundraising efforts.
The Steelville Area of Commerce will host a Kids Movie Night on Friday, December 10, at the Chamber Depot. This event will allow parents to do some kid-free shopping, or go out to dinner, or anything they want.
Candidate filing opens on December 7 for those interested in serving in a role within city government or on boards for school districts and other tax-funded entities. In the Steelville community, that includes the ambulance and fire districts, the 911 center, and the Salem hospital.
In spite of opposition from Alderwoman Tamra Cape, a new codified ordinance book was approved by the Steelville City Council at its November 15 meeting. Cape stated there were still problems with the Parks and Recreation ordinance and didn’t want to approve the ordinances as a whole until those were resolved. Her counterparts agreed the changes could still be made in the future and the book could be updated at that time.
Christmas pageants will return to Steelville this year, with the 2021 Christmas Prince and Princess Pageant and the 2021 Junior Miss Steelville Pageant scheduled for Tuesday, December 7, at the Meramec Music Theatre. Both are hosted by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce.