The city of Ashland is looking into expanding non-motor transportation. This includes producing more sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bike trails throughout the city. The city hosted an open meeting to talk about this expansion Wednesday. About 25 members of the community participated and voiced their concerns about where sidewalks and walkways should be placed.
Ashland residents may see a new YMCA -- that's because a committee said it wants to raise $500,000 in the next 5 years to jump start a new branch of the Jefferson City Area YMCA.
Spokesperson, George Hartsfield, of the Jefferson City Area YMCA, is overseeing the committee’s proposal. He said he wants the public to know the $500,000 isn’t necessarily going to build a new gym just yet.
Suspended second ward Alderman Jeff Anderson’s seat was empty at Tuesday morning’s special Ashland Board of Aldermen meeting. Anderson was at the meeting, but Mayor Gene Rohrer rejected Anderson’s interest to take his seat. Anderson also confronted members asking for his reinstatement only to be rejected by the mayor again.
“Would you be so kind as provide the citizens of our ward the authority for that suspension and the cause?” Anderson asked.
After some controversy in its school district the Ashland community is working with state education officials to find a new schools superintendent for its Southern Boone School District. The Missouri School Board Association hosted a forum at the high school Wednesday night to discuss the search a new superintendent.
About 13 community members, some of them also school board members, showed up last night to offer input on the qualities required for the next Southern Boone superintendent.
A 26-year-old Hazelwood woman has died in another electrocution near a dock at Lake of the Ozarks.
The Lake Sun Leader reports that the woman was swimming with two children near Dry Branch Cove's 4-mile marker on Saturday night when a current of electricity hit the water. The two children were not injured.
A school district official says Southern Boone Middle School Principal Bob Simpson released a letter of immediate resignation this morning. The move comes after Simpson was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday morning.
The Ashland Planning and Zoning Commission has updated a proposal to create a downtown district. The expanded zone includes more businesses than the original 2009 plan. The proposal would establish architectural standards for a uniformed downtown area.