Stories by Madeleine
Push to move new athletic training campus to Jefferson City fraught with complications
Though it may be a longshot, Jefferson City chamber officials are leading a push to merge a planned multipurpose building with a new athletic training campus planned by Special Olympics Missouri.
After years of drafting an outline for zoning in Cole County, the issue of whether to adopt zoning in the county will be put to voters on the Aug. 5 ballot.
The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission may consider a partnership for the planned multipurpose building.
Owners: $36 million renovation plan to begin this summer
Shoppers at the Capital Mall will start seeing some changes by the end of September in what will be an ongoing process of multi-million dollar renovations.
Budget discussions to start in late August or early September
Jefferson City will see a late start to the annual budget process as city officials try to estimate the impact of state issues on the August ballot and in the September veto session.
Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday vetoed the bills allowing alcohol sales at the Capitol and letting local governments transfer some closed pension plans to LAGERS, the state’s Local Government Employees Retirement System.
Jefferson City sales taxes have surged ahead with the city now projecting an end-of-the-year surplus of more than $800,000.
Capital Mall TIF activated
The Jefferson City Council has voted to name Laura Ward as the new 2nd Ward council representative.
The Fire Chief Recommendation Committee has set a tight timeline to make its recommendation to the city administrator of Jefferson City.
The Jefferson City Council will choose between two candidates tonight for the open 2nd Ward seat.
The Jefferson City Council is moving forward with potential plans to hire a consultant for the city’s transit system and form some type of transit advisory group, but city officials say more discussion is needed on transit to figure out what is really wanted.
The Jefferson City Council is moving forward with a request for proposals process to hire a consultant, who would help draft a strategic plan for the city’s transit system.
Two council candidates discuss city issues, their qualifications
The Jefferson City Council will decide next week who will take the vacant 2nd Ward seat — either Carolyn McDowell or Laura Ward.
Officials hopeful pay hike will be restored
The state is expected to cut 263 full-time positions statewide and another 23 new positions in the new fiscal year, as part of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s announced cuts to the 2015 budget.
Full tour offerings are resuming at the old Missouri State Penitentiary after months of limited access.
Fourth Ward Councilman Glen Costales is looking to reward those residents who keep others in mind and perform good deeds.
Jefferson City area leaders are calling at least one aspect of the freezes and vetoes announced Tuesday “extremely disappointing.”
Jefferson City firefighters soon will be moving into the new Fire Station No. 3.
A three-question survey now is available to the public to provide input on the Jefferson City fire chief position and search.
Roughly 30 people came out Monday night for a chance to meet with, and hear from, two candidates for a vacant seat on the Jefferson City Council.
Jefferson City firefighters spent time Saturday afternoon honoring the memory of retired Capt. Pete Oetting who died at age 68 on Tuesday.
Jefferson City soon will seek input from residents on the open fire chief position.
Allen Tatman has withdrawn his name from consideration for the open 2nd Ward seat on the Jefferson City Council.
Gloria Horn has been trying to find the family of those pictured in old military photos after finding the photos herself at a yard sale in Eldon. For at least a month, Horn has been looking for anyone who may know who the photos belong to.
Three Jefferson City residents have been nominated to fill the 2nd Ward seat on the City Council, recently vacated by Shawn Schulte.
Members of the council each hold their own individual vision for Jefferson City, but they all stated an established city vision would come from collaboration between the mayor, council and community, though some added the city administrator also would play a role in drafting the vision.
Jefferson City sales taxes fell behind the latest monthly projects, but city staff still is expecting the fiscal year to end with more than $600,000 in surplus funds.
The citizen committee put together to provide a recommendation on a new Jefferson City fire chief met for the first time Thursday and began to discuss available options for the process moving forward.
A portion of Frog Hollow Road is on the way to being renamed Tree Valley Lane.
One area resident is hoping to see a pavilion constructed in north Jefferson City and says all the necessary materials will be donated.
It’s been 90 days since Steve Crowell began his duties as the new city administrator for Jefferson City.
Jefferson City officials may be looking to have a new discussion on economic development and what that service entails.
City looks to manage maintenance issues at Madison Street garage
Maintenance issues are ongoing at the city’s Madison Street parking garage, and city staff is waiting for direction from members of the Jefferson City Council on how to proceed with any needed repairs.
Jefferson City has been ranked as one of the least expensive metropolitan areas to live in the United States, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Roughly 30 people gathered at the Immaculate Conception Church on Thursday afternoon, hoping to learn more about the Lafayette Street interchange project.
Rankings reveal discrepancies between how crimes are reported and prosecuted
In the past two years, Columbia has reported more crimes in nearly every single category than Jefferson City. But overall, according to a recent ranking by a real estate website, Jefferson City is a more dangerous community than Columbia.
There’s only one Saturday left for the May Lincoln University Farmers’ Market at the downtown Jefferson City location, but the market isn’t leaving downtown just yet.
Resolution to go to full City Council
The Public Works and Planning Committee has endorsed spending $500,000 on enhancements to the new Lafayette Street interchange, and the full Jefferson City Council is expected to take up the issue June 2.
After two months of committee meetings, a group of residents near South Country Club Drive say waiting a year for a potential fix to the road is unacceptable.
Tuesday was a special day for Nicholas Monaco, who was honored for his work in historic preservation on the 50th anniversary of the completion of his first restoration.
County Commission asks city for $500,000 to add to county’s $1 million contribution
The Jefferson City Council is being asked to contribute $500,000 for enhancements to the new Lafayette Street interchange, which would go to supplement another $1 million the Cole County Commission has promised for the project.
Council members to nominate replacement as he moves to 5th Ward
Second Ward Councilman Shawn Schulte will resign from the Jefferson City Council, effective May 30, after he announced plans to move to the city’s 5th Ward.
A DIY approach?
The 4th annual Hidden Spaces, Secret Places tour begins this afternoon, highlighting redevelopment efforts throughout Jefferson City.
Jefferson City officials have begun the search for a new fire chief, but are looking only at current city employees — at least for now.
Facility to provide care, job training for adults with disabilities
The Jefferson City Planing and Zoning Commission has approved a rezoning plan to allow an adult day care that will provide care and job training for adults with disabilities.
Two requests to limit parking were approved Wednesday by the Jefferson City Transportation and Traffic Commission.
The Cole County Commission will meet today with members of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce executive committee in a closed session to determine whether to continue contracting with the agency for economic development services.
Think before you post
The Missouri Bar held spring committee meetings at the Capitol Plaza Hotel late last week with one committee devoted to social media and legal ethics.
Up to $10,000 per idea urged by new Jefferson City councilman
One Jefferson City councilman is advocating a new resident suggestion program that would reward those who submit cost-saving ideas.
Projections topped by more than $250,000; stunned city staff asks why
Jefferson City sales taxes surged ahead of projections and the city now is forecasting a surplus of more than $500,000 for the end of the fiscal year.