2014 april municipal election http://kbia.org en Fulton passes sewer upgrade bond http://kbia.org/post/fulton-passes-sewer-upgrade-bond <p>Fulton residents may see cleaner water soon. Residents yesterday voted in favor of a $13 million bond to upgrade its sewer system. The wastewater treatment facility was built in 1987 and is in need of mandatory improvements according to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. According to the city’s website, the improvements comprise of new headworks, a new aeration system and an ultraviolet light for disinfection. The city has already begun the process of improving the facility.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:23:02 +0000 Cody Crutchfield 51066 at http://kbia.org Fulton passes sewer upgrade bond Columbia School District bond passes http://kbia.org/post/columbia-school-district-bond-passes <p>Columbia residents voted to approve the school board's $50 million bond issue on Tuesday, April 8.</p><p>The bond passed with 63.5 percent approval, coming in with just over 7,000 votes.</p><p>Superintendent Chris Belcher celebrated the bond's passing alongside winning school board members Helen Wade and Jonathan Sessions at Bleu Restaurant.</p><p>Belcher said he was very pleased with the community's support for the board's ten-year facilities plan.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:37:29 +0000 Hope Kirwan & Arial Ruffin 51047 at http://kbia.org Columbia School District bond passes Boone County residents approve $14 million bond http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-residents-approve-14-million-bond <p>The Boone County Fire Protection District will be able to renovate stations and purchase much-needed equipment after Boone County residents passed a $14 million bond issue on Tuesday by an unofficial 72% vote.</p><p>The $14 million bond will be paid off over a maximum of 20 years.&nbsp; It includes a 25-cent increase per 100 dollars of assessed valuation on personal property taxes and real estate property taxes over the first ten years. On the last ten years of the bond, the tax hike decreases to 10-cents per 100 dollars of assessed valuation.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:12:30 +0000 Brandon Kiley & Eric Kelly 51045 at http://kbia.org Boone County residents approve $14 million bond Ginny Chadwick wins Columbia City Council’s First Ward http://kbia.org/post/ginny-chadwick-wins-columbia-city-council-s-first-ward <p>University of Missouri graduate student Ginny Chadwick won Columbia city council’s first ward seat. She hosted a watch party at Trey Bistro.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:57:26 +0000 Jack Howard & Sully Fox & Sam Knef 51026 at http://kbia.org Ginny Chadwick wins Columbia City Council’s First Ward A non-traditional election concluded in a traditional way http://kbia.org/post/non-traditional-election-concluded-traditional-way <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">COLUMBIA—</span>Tyree<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Byndom<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the first American </span>Bah’i<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to run for political office wrapped up election night in a surprising way. </span>Byndom<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was joined by many friends and family at The Heidelberg awaiting election results.</span></p><p>Byndom is an untraditional candidate because he says through his faith he seeks to avoid contention and that prevented him from participating in many candidacy events.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:26:01 +0000 Raven Brown 51007 at http://kbia.org A non-traditional election concluded in a traditional way Local elections in focus http://kbia.org/post/local-elections-focus <p>On April 8th KBIA's news team was with local election candidates, capturing triumph, defeat, and a proposal.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:02:59 +0000 Austin Federa 51006 at http://kbia.org Local elections in focus A look at the winners and losers of Tuesday's election [INFOGRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/look-winners-and-losers-tuesdays-election-infographic <p>Below are unofficial results of tonight's election. These results are as reported by the County Clerk, but are not yet considered certified results.</p><p><object data="http://andrewtgibsongraphics.com/kbia/elections_2014/elections_2014.html" height="5500" width="580"><embed height="5500" src="http://andrewtgibsongraphics.com/kbia/elections_2014/elections_2014.html" width="580"></embed></object></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 02:26:10 +0000 Andrew Gibson 51005 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Voters head to the polls for municipal elections http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-voters-head-polls-municipal-elections <p>Mid-Missourians headed out to the polls today to cast their votes on school board, city council, and mayoral candidates and a range of issues on ballots in the municipal elections.</p><p>KBIA's news team captured some of the sights and sounds on election day in this edition of Talking Politics, hosted by Kate Grumke.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:38:26 +0000 Kate Grumke 50994 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Voters head to the polls for municipal elections Voters to decide bond issues in Centralia, Fulton http://kbia.org/post/voters-decide-bond-issues-centralia-fulton <p align="center">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Across Missouri voting has been underway since 6 this morning. Some ballots include school bonds, others have city council races or mayoral races, including Columbia, Centralia, Holts Summit and Fulton.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:16:26 +0000 Stephanie Kawula 50964 at http://kbia.org Voters to decide bond issues in Centralia, Fulton Boone County residents head to the election polls http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-residents-head-election-polls <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mid-Missouri residents are heading to the voting polls today, deciding on a range of issues on the ballot from education and developments across Columbia to tax additions that would fund a library in Centralia.</span></p><p>While today's municipal election are not as motivating for voters as a Presidential or Congressional primary election, county officials are hoping to get between 18,000 and 19,000 voters by the end of the day, though they did say that less may come because there isn't much on the ballot.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:10:15 +0000 Phil Bergman & Samantha Granes-Bezic 50963 at http://kbia.org Boone County residents head to the election polls 2014 Municipal Election Live Coverage http://kbia.org/post/2014-municipal-election-live-coverage <p>Join us for KBIA's&nbsp;live election coverage. Check back for the latest as Mid-Mo heads to the polls.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>9:01pm </strong>With 7/7 precincts reporting &nbsp;it looks to be&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ginny Chadwick &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ward 1 for Columbia City Council</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:12:57 +0000 Austin Federa 50949 at http://kbia.org Exam: CPS requests $50 million bond, Benton Elementary's STEM approach attracts families http://kbia.org/post/exam-cps-requests-50-million-bond-benton-elementarys-stem-approach-attracts-families <p>Municipal elections are Tuesday, and there are a few education issues on the ballot. Paul Cushing, Jonathan Sessions, Joseph Toepke and Helen Wade are the four candidates running for three spots on the Columbia school board. Voters in Hallsville and Sturgeon face similar races for their school boards, and in Ashland, eight candidates are running for three vacant school board seats. The Harrisburg school district is asking for a $2 million bond issue for security and technology improvements.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:00:04 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 50898 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public School district requests $50 million bond http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-school-district-requests-50-million-bond <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voters will decide Tuesday if Columbia schools will be moving forward with construction or re-evaluating their plans for the future.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:52:38 +0000 Hope Kirwan 50897 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public School district requests $50 million bond Boone County Fire Protection District requests $14 million bond issue http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-fire-protection-district-requests-14-million-bond-issue <p>Boone County’s Fire Protection District is requesting a $14 million bond issue on this April’s ballot in hopes of acquiring funds to purchase new fire trucks and renovate several fire stations.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:22:23 +0000 A.J. Feather 50884 at http://kbia.org Boone County Fire Protection District requests $14 million bond issue Boone County voters to decide on $2 million Harrisburg schools bond http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-voters-decide-2-million-harrisburg-schools-bond <p>Boone County voters will decide on Proposition 2 on Tuesday. &nbsp;The passing of the bond would grant the Harrisburg school district $2 million. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:15:00 +0000 Quinn Cochran 50883 at http://kbia.org Boone County voters to decide on $2 million Harrisburg schools bond Talking Politics: First Ward Candidates and Missouri's Possible Official Greeting http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-first-ward-candidates-and-missouris-possible-official-greeting <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>This week on Talking Politics, there are three candidates running for the First Ward Columbia City Council seat. Bill Easley, Ginny Chadwick and Tyree Byndom&nbsp;will be on the April 8 ballot.</p><p>Also on the show, a freshman state representative from St. Louis County wants to make the high five the official greeting of Missouri.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:45:23 +0000 Kate Grumke 49443 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: First Ward Candidates and Missouri's Possible Official Greeting Boone County voters will decide on $14M bond for fire district http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-voters-will-decide-14m-bond-fire-district <p>Boone County Fire Protection District officials will ask voters to approve a bond issue during the general municipal election this April.</p><p>Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp says half of the proposed $14 million bond would be spent on apparatus and equipment. The other half would go toward improving the fire district’s facilities. Voters passed a 12-year bond issue for the Fire District in 1998. After paying off that bond in 2009, the board of directors considered extending the bond issue, but decided not to do so due to the poor state of the economy.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:37:15 +0000 Sam Knef 48164 at http://kbia.org Byndom making Baha’i history with City Council run http://kbia.org/post/byndom-making-baha-i-history-city-council-run <p><em>This story was originally published on <a href="http://carlkenney.columbiafavs.com/2014/01/28/byndom-making-bahai-history-city-council-run/">Columbia Faith &amp; Values </a>(ColumbiaFAVS.com).</em></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:37:11 +0000 Carl Kenney | Columbia Faith & Values 48002 at http://kbia.org Byndom making Baha’i history with City Council run