Stories by Madeleine
Jefferson City is looking at changing the scope of the Frog Hollow Road project, hoping to address concerns from residents and traffic flow issues at the same time.
Public support for a Jefferson City conference center seems split between two proposed sites. Eight people spoke at a public hearing Thursday on the conference center, the second in a series of hearings on the topic.
An organized opposition to the proposed conference center has emerged and filed two notices stating an intent to begin the initiative petition process.
An organized opposition to the proposed conference center in Jefferson City has emerged and filed two notices stating an intent to begin the initiative petition process.
Local hoteliers Ravi and Vivek Puri announced Wednesday their intent to submit a proposal to the Jefferson City Council for an alternate location for a conference center.
Citing a lack of experience and failure to meet laid out goals, Mayor Eric Struemph requested City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus be fired Monday, and the City Council agreed.
City Attorney Drew Hilpert has been named interim city administrator after the council fired Nathan Nickolaus on Monday. It’s a familiar move by the Jefferson City Council.
The firing of City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus creates yet another high level interim position in City Hall.
The Jefferson City Council has voted to fire City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus in a closed session Monday night.
Dissent on issue centers on lack of development plan
After much debate, the Jefferson City Council approved a resolution concerning a non-binding agreement to allow a group of property owners just outside the city limits to annex more than 200 acres into Jefferson City.
Most back downtown location; others say wait
A majority of comments Monday support a proposed conference center be located downtown, instead of an alternate location at Capital Mall.
Dr. Michael Monaco has moved to the sidelines from his high school football career many years ago.
"Ball is in the developers’ court"
The Jefferson City Council is awaiting final proposals on a conference center, but findings in a recent market study have both encouraged and discouraged council members.
Developers may tweak their proposals
Proposals for a conference center in Jefferson City will see further changes this month after a recently released market study detailed specific needs of the area.
Market study may influence proposals
The two developers who submitted proposals for a Jefferson City conference center will be looking closely at the recently released market study as they alter their plans for the facility.
The Jefferson City Council will take public comments on the proposed conference center at the regular council meeting Monday. The City Council is considering two proposals.
A new Sam’s Club in Jefferson City is closer to reality after the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special exception permit, revised preliminary plat and final plat for the development.
The half-cent parks sales tax revenue is increasing, and Jefferson City parks officials say the department may end up with revenues exceeding projections.
After a nearly two-month long process, the Jefferson City Council finalized the 2014 budget last week, a budget of roughly $28 million in general fund revenues and expenses.
Jefferson City has “key characteristics” to support a conference center, but city officials should consider a smaller accompanying hotel than it was seeking and expect the conference center to operate in the red at least for a decade.
Projection given as part of a long-range marketing study
Jefferson City should expect a conference center to operate in the red for at least a decade, even though it has “key characteristics” to support a conference center, City Council members were told Thursday night.
In a close vote, the Jefferson City Council has rejected a bill that would have provided for two floating holidays for city employees.
The Jefferson City Council has put its final stamp of approval on the 2014 budget, by a 8-2 vote.
One Jefferson City firefighter has completed a project detailing the entire history of the city’s Fire Department and he’s hoping it can help in another historical department project.
Revenues predicted to create tight budget again
Jefferson City officials already have begun bracing for another tough fiscal year in 2015. The city has used a number of one-time revenues to balance the 2014 budget and those funds will need to be made up for in the 2015 fiscal year.
Official: Job description must be narrowed down
The Jefferson City Council has decided to pursue a full-time finance director, but what that position really will entail is still undecided.
Amid continuing concerns about the tight finances, the Jefferson City Budget Committee approved moving the 2014 budget to the City Council level by a 6-4 vote.
The Jefferson City Council is expected to take action Tuesday on a bill that would provide two floating holidays for city employees. The holidays only would be given to full-time employees and the four part-time employees who have benefits.
Jefferson City sales tax numbers have missed the mark yet again, with overall sales tax revenues coming up short for the year and only four months left of collections.
The Jefferson City Council is nearing the end of its budget process and has begun discussions on proposals not included in the proposed 2014 budget.
Almost no changes made to mayor’s proposed budget
Jefferson City’s budget process is nearing the end of discussions, and City Council members say this year has been an overall smooth process. In a tight fiscal year, the council so far has made no changes to the budget proposed by Mayor Eric Struemph, a stark change from past years.
Some cities rely less on property taxes than Jefferson City
Like most Missouri cities, Jefferson City municipal government relies on three major sources of funding for its general revenue fund, with 2014 projections calling for 34 percent of general revenue to come from sales tax, 25 percent from franchise and utility taxes, and 18 percent from property taxes.
As the Jefferson City Council winds down the budget process, many are concerned about the future of JCTV. The station’s $110,000 of city funds was eliminated in Mayor Eric Struemph’s proposed budget, and the council, so far, has made no changes to that proposal.
The Capital Mall ownership is hoping to attract more national retailers through a redevelopment plan that includes a community improvement district.
Climbing costs and other concerns are leading some residents to ask Jefferson City officials to reconsider the $3.5 million project to widen Frog Hollow Road and add access from Creek Trail Drive and Frog Hollow to Mission Drive.
Will create 20 jobs to start
Jefferson City is working toward attracting a new manufacturer to the area, not long after RR Donnelley announced its closure.
Council debates floating holidays for city employees
A non-binding agreement to allow a group of property owners just outside the city limits to annex more than 200 acres into Jefferson City has been placed on the informal calendar.
Tax levy stays same after no comment
Several people spoke Monday in favor of continued funding for JCTV, which is facing an elimination of its funding under Jefferson City’s proposed 2014 budget.
It’s been two months since the Jefferson City Municipal Court switched its weekly night proceedings to days, and officials say it’s likely the switch will become permanent.
City’s financial straits focused on cuts amid falling revenue
Public hearings will be held Monday on Jefferson City’s property tax levy and proposed 2014 budget. As of Thursday, there is no proposed change to the tax rate but the city has the option to increase the rate for the general fund this year.
A tentative date has been scheduled for the Jefferson City Council to wrap up budget discussions.
The Jefferson City Council soon will revisit the idea of granting two floating holidays for city employees.
Two requests to extend parking limits in the downtown area soon will go to the Jefferson City Council.
Jefferson City playgrounds soon will be designated as smoke-free zones.
The Jefferson City Council is continuing its 2014 budget discussions, going through each city department to see if any changes need to be made.
The timeline for a decision on a potential conference center in Jefferson City has been delayed again, and the City Council has approved an additional expense for a conference center market study.
The closure of RR Donnelley’s manufacturing plant in Jefferson City is leading officials to reevaluate their projections for the next fiscal year.
The Jefferson City Jaycees Fair is in full swing this week and one favorite for many is the food to be found on the fairgrounds. Obviously, there are the standard fair items: corn dogs, funnel cakes, hot dogs and the like. But at $6 a pop, I was less than tempted by the funnel cakes.
Begins discussions on JCTV amid $5 million drop in revenue
The Jefferson City Council began its budget work Monday, making no changes to projected revenues for 2014 and starting a discussion on the possible elimination of JCTV funding.
Jennifer Tergin and Jackie Fischer believe they likely have prevented thousands of feral cats from being born.