Bettie Johnson, Boone County recorder of deeds, was honored by peers in her field with the Carl R. Ernst Founders Award. The award, presented in late September, honored Johnson for her leadership in the property records industry.
After the rezoning proposal, residents in the area have voiced concerns about stormwater runoff and traffic in the area.
George Harris will officially retire as manager of the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday, his 79th birthday. His time at the grounds has brought him friendships, stress, pleasure — and some controversy.
Boone County's Democratic and Republican central committees are accepting applications for the position, and will make recommendations to Gov. Jay Nixon for the final appointment.
The bridge will be closed starting Monday for repairs.
The services for Ed Robb are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Service.
Columbia Water and Light hosted an open house to educate stakeholders about potential changes to city power lines.
The recently formed TAG Events, LLC, will have a three-month contract with the county, and will focus on revamping the fairgrounds accounting system to be more open, transparent and orderly.
Anyone who would like to be considered for the recommendation for presiding county commissioner can start applying Friday. However, a spokesman for Gov. Nixon said the governor is under no obligation to appoint a candidate who has been recommended.
The Downtown Parking Task Force is exploring new parking technologies to add to downtown Columbia.
The focus of Tuesday's Downtown Columbia Leadership Council was the planned Short Street Garage. Discussion focused on two different designs for the garage as well as negotiations with a private company to build a building next to the parking garage.
Mixed responses were received from the public about the lighting pilot for the Fifth and Walnut parking garage.
The revision will grant Boone County employees up to two hours of paid leave to attend the funerals of elected officers.
Boone County's government will be "severely handicapped" if no one is appointed to replace Ed Robb by December, Skip Elkin said.
Design options for the garage will be reviewed further and discussed during a public hearing, slated for the council's Oct. 3 meeting. Alternative design bids could include an extra half- or full-level of parking.
Ed Robb moved to Columbia to take a position as director of MU's new Economic Research Center in 1972. Last year, Robb beat Democrat J. Scott Christianson by a margin of 528 votes to become presiding commissioner.
The open house will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Gentry Middle School.
The Columbia City Council interviewed Brent Brown, James Downey and Rusty Strodtman on Monday for a vacancy on the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Trial D has been considered the most controversial map because it has been unpopular at public hearings and does not currently meet the requirements for redrawing wards outlined in the city's charter.
People who worked with Ed Robb, who died Saturday, remembered him as an intelligent man with a passion for numbers, economic theory and Boone County.