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Tourism Supporters Weigh In Once More During City Of Ste. Genevieve’s Budget Talks

By Editor | September 18, 2019

Prior to passing the first reading of the fiscal year 2020 budget, the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen heard from more tourism supporters during last Thursday’s meeting. During the public comment section of the meeting, Herb Fallert, a former deputy director of the Missouri Division of Tourism and a long-time state representative for this area,…

Two Ste. Genevieve County Women Injured In UTV Accident In New Offenburg

By Editor | September 18, 2019

Two Ste. Genevieve County women were injured — one serious and one moderate — in a single-vehicle accident on Saturday, September 14, involving a utility side-by-side, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident took place around 9:25 p.m. in the 13700 block of New Offenburg Road. Paula R. Rose, 42,…

Monia Looks Ahead To Successor To Oversee Bloomsdale’s Wastewater Plant

By Editor | September 18, 2019

Bloomsdale Mayor Paul Monia addressed the eventual retirement of the city’s wastewater superintendent, Ron Berkbuegler, and a possible replacement during the Board of Aldermen meeting on September 10. “When my term is up, Ron Berkbuegler’s license is up; and he’s probably going into retirement,” Monia told the aldermen. “That will take us to April 2021.…

Sidewalk Work To Be Done Along Highway 32 Into December

By Editor | September 18, 2019

Highway 32 in Ste. Genevieve County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews remove and reconstruct the sidewalks in Ste. Genevieve. Work will take place from Linn Drive to Gerard Street. The construction was to begin Monday, September 16, and — weather permitting — continue through Sunday, December 15. Work is expected to…

Pump Repair, Computer System Top Levee District 3 Business

By Editor | September 18, 2019

How to address a need for pump repair and computer upgrades on Urban Design Levee pump house equipment were the main items for Levee District 3 board during its September 9 meeting. Pump station operator Norm Gallup reported that Joe Beffa of Vandevanter Engineering had sent a letter concerning one of the pump station’s Flygt…

New Collector, Alderman Sworn In During St. Mary Board Of Aldermen Meeting

By Editor | September 17, 2019

City Of St. Mary Budget Tabled, Meeting Set For September 24

By Editor | September 17, 2019

The city of St. Mary does not yet have a budget for fiscal year 2020, but it does have a new city collector and an official new alderman. The board voted to table the bill to adopt the budget for the fiscal year that begins on October 1. The aldermen will meet again at 6…

Public Hearing On Medical Marijuana Facility Postponed To December

By Editor | September 17, 2019

Ste. Genevieve city administrator Martin Toma announced at last Thursday’s Board of Aldermen meeting that David Kertz’s request for a special use permit to operate a medical marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facility at 1040 Rozier St. would not receive a public hearing on September 26 after all. Toma said Kertz had requested a postponement until…

Ste. Genevieve Aldermen Approve First Reading Of Budget For 2020

By Editor | September 17, 2019

The city of Ste. Genevieve is one step closer to having a budget for fiscal year 2020 after all. The Board of Aldermen approved the first reading of the proposed budget by a 5-3 vote during a two-hour, 10-minute meeting last Thursday. The budget will get its second reading and a final vote at the…

Organizer Believes Jour De Fete Has Positive Impact For City Of Ste. Gen.

By Editor | September 10, 2019

Jour de Fete may not be writing checks directly to the city of Ste. Genevieve anymore, but committee president Jami Inman believes the event makes an immeasurable contribution to the city. The financial impact of Jour de Fete — namely its contribution to the city and the expenses involved with law enforcement and street department…

Three Teens Injured In Accident On Coffman Road

By Editor | September 10, 2019

Three teenagers from Farmington suffered minor injuries on September 2 in a one-vehicle accident on Coffman Road north of Avon, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident took place around 8:50 p.m. A 16-year-old Farmington girl was driving a 2006 Dodge Stratus southbound when she lost control of the vehicle.…

Nelson Leads Impromptu Tour Of Future Downtown Parking Lot

By Editor | September 10, 2019

Schmieder, Commission Begin Prepping For Winter With Salt Purchase

By Editor | September 10, 2019

With the calendar having turned to September, the Ste. Genevieve County Commission and the county’s road and bridge department last week turned their attention to winter road upkeep. During last Thursday’s meeting, the commission accepted road and bridge foreman Scott Schmieder’s recommendation to order 75 tons of tan-colored Egyptian rock salt for $96.35 a ton…

Local Officials Receive Briefing From SEMA On Navigating Paperwork

By Editor | September 10, 2019

Public assistance specialist James Clad of the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) stressed that paperwork needs to be even more precise to get funding for this spring’s second flood event. Clad on September 3 conducted an applicants’ briefing for representatives of various local entities that will be seeking reimbursement from the federal government for…

Tourism Funding Debate Continues For Ste. Genevieve Aldermen

By Editor | September 10, 2019

A spirited back and forth on the value of heritage tourism to the city of Ste. Genevieve took place during last Thursday’s budget work session for the Board of Aldermen. It was the board’s 10th budget work session of 2019, as it prepares to pass a budget ahead of the October 1 start of fiscal…

With Final Tweaks, City Of Ste. Genevieve’s 2020 Budget Will Be On Agenda At Sept. 12 Meeting

By Editor | September 10, 2019

A proposed fiscal year 2020 budget will be on the agenda of the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen’s agenda for the Thursday, September 12, meeting. Just what budget that would be was the subject of some contention in a 90-minute budget work session — the board’s 10th of the spring and summer — last Thursday…

City Offers Use Of Welcome Center To NPS To Help Establish National Park

By Editor | September 10, 2019

Ste. Genevieve Mayor Paul Hassler last month thanked David Vela, acting deputy director for the National Park Service (NPS), for visiting Ste. Genevieve and reiterated “the city’s previous offer” for “shared use of the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center to the NPS staff before and during the establishment of the [Sainte Genevieve National Historical] Park and…

Citizens Express Concerns About Pot Manufacturing Plant Proposal At Planning & Zoning Meeting

By Editor | September 10, 2019

A huge crowd showed up for last Thursday night’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting  to express opinions — all negative — about Ste. Genevieve native David Kertz’s request for a special use permit to operate a medical marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facility at 1040 Rozier Street. The meeting took more than an hour, pushing the…

Life Lessons: Hoffman Makes Presentation On Addiction, Recovery

By Editor | September 4, 2019

Jour De Fete Committee Seeks New Members For Key Spots

By Editor | September 4, 2019

The Jour de Fete Committee is looking for volunteers to replace three members in the coming year, and finding successors to key members could determine the future of the event. Joan Noll, Brenda Hayden and Tim Conley are “retiring” from the board. Noll has served as treasurer for many years, and Hayden has been both…

New Bourbon Regional Board Meets Second Of Three Candidates For Vacant Position

By Editor | September 4, 2019

Members of the New Bourbon Regional Port Authority board of commissioners on August 28 heard from the second of three applicants for the open at-large board position. The board also agreed to approach Ste. Genevieve and Perry counties and the cities of Ste. Genevieve and Perryville about resuming annual payments to the Port Authority and…

Disc Golf Course In Pere Marquette Park Will Get Concrete Tee Pads

By Editor | September 4, 2019

Enhancing the disc golf course at Pere Marquette Park will be one of the main thrusts of the Ste.Genevieve Parks and Recreation Board, in spending the remainder of its fiscal year 2019 funds. With only about a month remaining to use the 2019 funds before fiscal year 2020 starts on October 1, the park board…

Farm Of A Different Elk: U.S. Rep. Smith Visits Hinkebein’s Ranch

By Editor | September 4, 2019

Skaggs Talks To County Commission About Plan To Use Fairgrounds For RV Campers

By Editor | September 4, 2019

Ste. Genevieve County Fair board president Keith Skaggs can envision campers and recreational vehicles lining an area of the fairgrounds. Skaggs brought that vision before the County Commission during last Thursday’s commission meeting. Skaggs said he “would like to keep the fairgrounds busy all year,” including an area for recreational vehicles to park. During the…

Department Heads Present Reduced Budgets To Ste. Genevieve Aldermen

By Editor | September 4, 2019

The ongoing game of tug-o-war over the city of Ste. Genevieve’s fiscal year 2020 budget continued at the Board of Aldermen’s ninth budget work session on August 26. The budget year begins on October 1, and aldermen typically pass the budget in two readings during the September meetings. Police chief Eric Bennett, fire chief Kenny…

Two Crashes Reported Last Week On Route C

By Editor | August 28, 2019

Two crashes took place on the morning of Friday, August 23, on Route C in Ste. Genevieve County, resulting in minor injuries for three people, according to reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Both accidents took place near Saw Mill Road. The first occurred around 8:15 a.m. south of Saw Mill Road. Tara E.…

Gallup Recaps Efforts To Monitor Levee During Flood

By Editor | August 28, 2019

Norm Gallup, emergency coordinator for the American Radio Emergency Services (ARES) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), talked to the Community Services Forum about his organizations’ monitoring of the Urban Design Levee during this year’s flood event. Gallup’s presentation took place during August 14 meeting. The ARES and CERT volunteers patrolled the levee, which protects…

Democratic Club Hosts Presentation On Medicare For All

By Editor | August 28, 2019

Community Development Adminstrator May Determine Hardship Qualifiers For Certificates Of Appropriateness

By Editor | August 28, 2019

While more details must be worked out, the city of Ste. Genevieve’s Heritage Commission will take financial hardship into account when considering future applications for certificates of appropriateness. At its August 19 meeting, the commission voted to support the idea of adding a financial hardship clause to its regulations once parameters are defined. At the…

R-II School Board Approves Property Tax Rate Increase

By Editor | August 28, 2019

Members of the Ste. Genevieve R-II School Board reviewed a new visitor management system for the district’s buildings and adopted a tax rate for the 2019-20 school year at their August 20 board meeting. TAX RATE HAS SLIGHT INCREASE At the beginning of the meeting, a public hearing was held to set the 2019-20 district…