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The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission is ready to talk programming.
Jefferson City Council to revisit issue, employee residency next month
The Jefferson City Council may place a proposal to change the city’s charter regarding council term limits on the ballot sometime in the next year.
Jefferson City Little League will start playing on fields owned by the city’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department this summer.
The Jefferson City Council has opted not to act on proposed changes concerning animals housed outside, at least not yet.
Doing what he loves
Todd Spalding had been looking for change when he noticed a job listing for director of Jefferson City’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department.
Last month, construction on the planned Lincoln University/Parks and Recreation Wellness and Multipurpose Recreation Center began on Lafayette Street.
New equipment would help collect data for long-range transit plan
With the help of grant funding, Jefferson City’s transit system is looking to get new equipment.
Mayor’s priorities alter conference center concept
In kicking off the new year, Mayor Carrie Tergin has brought back an old idea with a new spin — changing from the conference center concept to a civic center.
Passive design is key to quick recovery after floods
With the return of Adrian’s Island talk and how best to access the riverside property, comes an often heard complaint from residents — why develop an area that frequently floods?
The Jefferson City Council took no action Tuesday on proposed changes to the animal code after some residents expressed concerns.
Jefferson City has hired its new director of finance and information technology.
Filing for local races has closed and two races are set for the Jefferson City Council.
Proposal would specify type of shelter needed
The Jefferson City Council will consider changes to its animal code Tuesday, which have been seen by some as either common-sense changes or government overreach.
There will be at least one race for Jefferson City Council come April.
Though the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission recently announced the selection of a new department director, the selection was not unanimous, and commissioners are staying silent on the reasons why.
Jefferson City will have a new director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry by the end of the month.
Negotiations for Trinity Lutheran property stall progress
Though originally planned to be done this summer, construction on the Stadium Boulevard and Jefferson Street intersection in Jefferson City has been delayed nearly a year due to ongoing property negotiations.
Agreement would close several city ramps temporarily for planned project
Plans are moving forward for the planned spring closure of the westbound Missouri River Bridge.
Long-discussed riverfront project moving forward again
Jefferson City may be closer than ever to gaining access to Adrian’s Island.
Soooo many Santas
Rosemarie Sachs has no shortage of Christmas reminders.
Easing a mother’s mind
Desiree Edwards has a lot to handle.
A new plaque is planned to go into the sidewalk in front of Jefferson City Hall.
Private donations being sought
Adrian’s Island once again seems close to becoming reachable.
Incumbent Glen Costales has filed to retain his 4th Ward seat on the Jefferson City Council.
Marti Thruston’s public service comes from an innate drive to help
Marti Thruston has always loved putting smiles on people’s faces.
Annual event brings children, police together to shop
Children stood with their shopping partners, law enforcement officers from various agencies based in Jefferson City, as they watched Santa Claus pull into the parking lot atop a SWAT vehicle, waving as the children cheered and yelled “Santa!”
One of Jefferson City’s main arteries running east and west is thanks to a little-known former mayor and was even, at one time, named after him.
Hopes to launch series through fan support
One Mid-Missouri man is hoping to launch a multimedia franchise, starting with the release of his first self-published book, “The Edge of Beyond: Rise Of The Fallen.”
Jefferson City’s Sircal Contracting Inc. will build the new Lincoln University/Parks and Recreation Wellness and Multipurpose Recreation Center on LU’s campus.
No races set so far
After the first day of filing for Jefferson City municipal offices, four candidates have filed and no races have been set so far.
This year’s Christmas Heisinger Homes Tour is expanding its reach and featuring three properties in California, Missouri.
Council unanimously approves resolution on solid waste pick
After no discussion, the Jefferson City Council was quick to approve a resolution selecting Allied Waste as the city’s exclusive trash provider for the next 10 years.
Official says announcements inch closer; parks staff excluded from meeting
Two of the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission’s biggest projects took small steps Tuesday toward public announcements.
The Jefferson City Council is expected to approve a resolution Tuesday selecting Allied Waste as the city’s exclusive trash provider for another 10 years.
$13,000 grant allows for upgrades to emergency operations center
The Jefferson City Police Department will soon go through an upgrade to its training room, allowing for new equipment to upgrade the emergency operations center.
If the Jefferson City Council and community, including the county and state, can work together, Mayor Carrie Tergin said, there’s no reason projects can’t be completed. And Tergin said she’s moving forward on that every day by simply talking to people.
Quetsch to start Jan. 1, Pollock to aid transition
The Jefferson City Housing Authority has hired a new executive director. Cynthia Quetsch has been selected to replace outgoing director Allen Pollock, who is retiring at the end of February after nearly 30 years as director.
Council to consider sharing enforcement for parking on streets near university
Jefferson City police may soon share enforcement powers of parking regulations with Lincoln University on the streets bordering campus, an idea that stemmed from trying to solve existing parking issues on Chestnut Street.
The first part of a riverwalk in North Jefferson City is complete, and organizers plan now to create an overlook to view the Capitol from the Noren Access.
A resolution permitting the temporary closure of Chestnut Street has been moved back to the full Jefferson City Council after discussion at the Public Works and Planning Committee meeting.
Though filing is still one month away, one candidate for Jefferson City Council is already getting started.
Only a handful of people attended a public information session on Jefferson City’s most recent trash proposals with few questions being asked.
Filing dates for the April election have officially been set after the Jefferson City Council approved the 2016 election dates Monday.
The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce has been recommended to continue as the city’s economic development agency.
A resolution to establish a plan for Clark Avenue and Chestnut Street is expected to be discussed Thursday morning, after the Jefferson City Council opted not to take any action Monday.
Sarah Knee’s interest in art started when she was young.
Bill to vacate street likely to die on informal calendar
The Jefferson City Council may not be moving forward with plans to vacate Chestnut Street, instead hoping to address some issues neighborhood residents have brought up in the process.
After months of planning and evaluating, Jefferson City officials unveiled the two proposals received for solid waste services with staff recommending continuing with the current provider, Allied Waste, for another 10 years.
Nov. 1 deadline was initially set for commitments
Though a self-imposed deadline has come and gone, Lincoln University is continuing to seek community partners for a potential tennis complex near campus.
Jefferson City and Cole County officials are getting ready for the next installment of the half-cent capital improvements sales tax, which will be on the ballot for both entities next year.