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.
The City Council is expected to make an appointment to the review board at its Oct. 3 meeting. There are eight candidates under consideration.
The meeting, where the Short Street garage and ward reapportionment will be discussed, will take place in conference rooms 1A/1B at City Hall.
County Clerk Wendy Noren is charged with designating a commissioner to preside over commission business.
Ed Robb, who was in his first year as Boone County presiding commissioner, was a former Republican state representative.
City efforts to redraw ward boundaries to equalize populations become tricky when representation for various factions of the community also are at stake.
Rames Branch in Boonville was contaminated with 400,000 gallons of waste on Wednesday. Officials from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources are investigating the wastewater release and a fish kill approximately 250 yards from the Missouri River.