Crawford County News

Crawford County Commission Notes: August

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In August, commissioners did not meet on the first Tuesday, as that was the date of the primary election. Weekly meetings for the month were held on August 14, 23, and 28. Highlights from the business conducted at those meeting are as follows.

Commission plans to replace old courthouse gazebo

The old gazebo on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn will be torn down soon, but there will be another one built in its place. The aging structure is currently leaning, and there are concerns that it is unsafe. Commissioners have been talking about what to do with the outdoor gathering space for several meetings, and they decided to move forward with plans to demolish the current one and replace it.

County Clerk questions billing from STE

Crawford County Clerk John Martin has questioned bills received from the county’s local telephone and internet provider: Steelville Telephone Exchange. Martin told commissioners at their August 23 meeting that the bills received from STE were substantially higher than the contracted amount agreed upon with the company. On August 28, District #1 Commissioner Rob Cummings reported that he had talked with STE General Manager Don Santhuff, who had asked for more details on the situation in order to respond to the questions being raised.