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Lockwood's announcement made amid tensions between commission, staff

Plan to retire comes as multipurpose project gears up

Bill Lockwood, who has served as director of the Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, has announced his retirement date, all while the department tries to complete one of its biggest projects.

Jefferson City Council changes 2016 draft budget

For the past month, members of the Jefferson City Council have discussed, debated and changed the draft 2016 budget presented by Mayor Carrie Tergin at the end of July.

Panel considers a stiffer seat belt ordinance

Jefferson City officials to focus on education in seat belt safety

Jefferson City officials will look at increasing education of seat belt safety starting in elementary schools as a way to promote more compliance within the area.

Committee approves 2016 Jefferson City budget

Balanced budget to be considered by full council Sept. 8

After one month of meetings and discussions, the Budget Committee has approved the draft 2016 Jefferson City budget, which now will be considered by the full City Council for final approval.

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Are further funds needed if riverfront project moves forward?

As talk of Adrian’s Island returns to Jefferson City, some News Tribune readers have indicated a desire to keep new taxpayer dollars out of any future development.

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Buescher properties won't be sold

Taxes paid for four properties at risk of being sold

No Barbara Buescher properties will be for sale in the near future after the property owner paid the necessary taxes to the Cole County collector.

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LU wants Chestnut Street vacated

Issue to go to full City Council for discussion

A proposal to vacate Chestnut Street to Lincoln University has resurfaced after the Jefferson City Council took no action on a similar proposal more than two years ago.

No decision on utility tax hike

Council to continue discussion at Monday budget hearing

The Jefferson City Council heard little feedback Monday on a potential increase to the city’s gross receipts utility tax.

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Bridging the gap between community and university

Jefferson City’s first student liaison hopes to be an example to younger students

Jonathan Jackson’s love of people has driven him to set an example he hopes others will follow.

Fall 2016 opening of multipurpose building may be at risk

Is it an overly optimistic timeline?

The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission continues to work toward a partnership with Lincoln University on a new multipurpose building, but further delays may cause issues with the university’s stated goal of opening by fall 2016.

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