Stories by Madeleine
Moves plans for The Galleria at Mission Drive forward
Plans for a new major commercial development have been approved by a Jefferson City commission, moving plans for The Galleria at Mission Drive one step forward.
The search for a new director for the Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has been narrowed to six candidates after an initial round of interviews.
Allied Waste recommended for contract after two companies bid for Jeff City service
Allied Waste is being recommended to continue as Jefferson City’s solid waste provider for another 10 years.
Tina Cole and Erin Gieck have co-owned The Xchange Boutique on East High Street since late 2012, after merging two separate clothing resale stores.
Even though she paid some of her debt earlier this year, Jefferson City government officials told the Cole County Circuit Court this week that Barbara Buescher still owes $26,720.33 for work the city has done to maintain several of her properties.
Four travelers paddling their way down Missouri River
For four travelers, their only goal for the past four months has been “to be surprised by adventure.”
Work session set for Nov. 9 to discuss trash bids
After a months-long process, Jefferson City officials are ready to move forward in the process to choose a new trash provider.
It will be at least two more weeks before we know how much it will cost to build the wellness center at Lincoln University — the joint project between LU and Jefferson City’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department.
It’s unclear whether the Jefferson City Council will again take up the issue of vacating Chestnut Street at its meeting Monday, but many neighborhood residents have made clear they want to see traffic issues addressed before the street is closed.
The Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau plans to move from its current location on East High Street to the Col. Darwin W. Marmaduke House, a historical home on the corner of Lafayette Street and Capitol Avenue.
Carrie Tergin has continued her family’s tradition of running downtown businesses, even as she takes on the business of running Jefferson City.
Carolyn McDowell has been a business owner in Jefferson City for nearly 50 years, opening a Merle Norman Cosmetic store in 1967 in downtown Jefferson City.
With just under six months to go, Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) hopes to raise the last $4.3 million needed to construct the Training for Life campus in Jefferson City.
Though there have been some delays, Jefferson City staff still expect to be ready to start construction on the Stadium Boulevard and Jefferson Street intersection by next summer.
Council discusses adding development plan for neighborhood traffic to agreement
After more than three hours of public comments and debate among the members of the Jefferson City Council, a proposed bill to vacate Chestnut Street was put on the informal calendar, meaning no decision was made Monday.
Decision on Chestnut Street expected Monday
After hearing from many residents on the issue, the Jefferson City Council may be ready to move forward Monday with plans to vacate Chestnut Street, although those plans have changed since the last council meeting.
As part of the homecoming activities Saturday, officials from Lincoln University and the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of the planned multipurpose/wellness center on Lafayette Street.
The new selection committee tasked with finding a new director for the Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has begun reviewing applications, hoping to narrow down candidates from 74 to about 25 by Friday.
The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission has approved a new selection committee tasked with making a recommendation for a new director of the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department.
Random approach to drug tests?
Even as most private companies have instituted policies to require employee drug testing, the practice is far more restricted for governments, as they have to prove the drug test does not violate the Fourth Amendment’s protection against “unreasonable searches and seizures.”
Jefferson City event part of nationwide ‘Pink Out Day’
Looking to show support for Planned Parenthood, several women spent the noon hour in downtown Jefferson City holding signs showing they “stand with Planned Parenthood.”
Jeff Boyer hopes to use art to help Jefferson City community
Jeff Boyer wants to make a difference in Jefferson City through art; and, as executive director for Capital Arts, he’s been able to start seeing the full impact art can make.
Closing ceremony set for 3 p.m. today
By Sunday afternoon, thousands of people had come to the Capitol to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall in Jefferson City.
Annual street party honors those loved and lost
It was the third year for Angiepalooza, an annual street party event in downtown Jefferson City, and the event is continuing to grow.
For many Jefferson City residents, curbside recycling became the norm when the city moved to a mandatory trash service provided by Allied Waste in 2009. But as the city looks at new options while rebidding the service, how has the existing program worked?
Parks: Operational details at center yet to be decided
A joint agreement between Lincoln University and the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission for a planned multipurpose/wellness center has been signed. However, many details — such as how much access the public will have and at what cost — are still up in the air.
The Jefferson City director of finance and information technology, Bill Betts, has resigned from the city, effective Nov. 30.
Tergin: No need to increase utility tax
After Mayor Carrie Tergin sought to veto the city’s 2016 budget, the Jefferson City Council successfully overrode the attempt, keeping the budget as passed earlier this month.
47 miles to be added by end of 2016
The nation’s longest rail-to-trail conversion is about to get even longer.
Up to 200 participated in annual chalk art event
It was a perfect Saturday for chalk art to fill downtown Jefferson City as crowds gathered on High Street for the annual Capital Jazzfest and Capital Street Art Fair.
Who pays/does what?
The operating agreement between the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission and the Lincoln University Board of Curators for a joint multipurpose/wellness facility has been signed, allowing the project to move forward into the construction phase.
First phase will not include concrete on nature trail
A plan to develop a riverwalk on the north side of the Missouri River in Jefferson is still moving forward, but has stalled while waiting for a permit.
Revenue model forecasts $1.4M surplus for 2015 fiscal year
Jefferson City’s sales taxes are surging ahead of projections and the city’s revenue forecast model is now predicting an end-of-the-year surplus of about $1.4 million.
MOU lays out operations, funding of multipurpose facility
After months of closed-door discussions, the operating agreement for the planned multipurpose facility has been approved by both the Lincoln University Board of Curators and the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission.
The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission has officially approved a memorandum of understanding with Lincoln University on how to operate the planned multipurpose facility, but the document will not be released until after Lincoln University approves it today.
The Jefferson City Council has put its seal of approval on the 2016 budget, which includes an increase to the city’s gross receipts utility tax rate from 5.65 percent to 6 percent.
Neither entity agrees to release document ahead of vote
An agreement between the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission and Lincoln University on how to operate the planned multipurpose facility is being kept closed even as both entities are expected to vote on it this week.
Name tied to university’s grant funding
The planned multipurpose building in Jefferson City has become known as the university and community wellness center, a change directly tied to the funds Lincoln University has for the joint project.
Would allow companies like Uber to operate in Jefferson City
Jefferson City officials are discussing potential changes to allow more transportation options, such as Uber, to operate in the Capital City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chamber: Talk of rate hike could impact sales tax vote
The Jefferson City Council is considering whether to increase the city’s gross receipts utility tax, a move that would affect the largest businesses the most.