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Three boards meet tonight

The Farmington City Council, Bismarck Board of Aldermen and the Mineral Area College Board of Trustees will hold meetings today. 


The Farmington City Council has two public hearings scheduled before the start of regular session tonight.

The first is for an application for a final record plat at the Presbyterian Farms subdivision submitted by Presbyterian Children’s Home. A first reading by title only on the application is on the tentative agenda for regular session.

Another item up for public hearing is an application for a final record plat at 207 W. Karsch Blvd. submitted by Core States Group. The property is currently zoned as “C-2,” General Commercial. A first and second reading and council action is on the tentative agenda for this item in regular session.

Other items on the tentative agenda for regular session include a first reading on an amendment on the municipal code relating to waterworks system, charges and billing; plus first and second readings and council action on ordinances for a contract with Worley’s Services, Inc. for Farmington Airport tree removal and an ordinance authorizing a state block grant agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for a project.

Resolutions under consent agenda for council action include authorizing the city administrator to submit a grant application to the Missouri Department of Transportation Cost-Share Program for the purpose of funding a J-turn intersection at Perrine Road and U.S. Highway 67; a contract with JF Electric for distribution line installation and a contract with All Inclusive Rec. for Engler Park Jungle Playground.

The council will also declare certain items as surplus property, as well as hear reports from the various committees.

The public hearings begin at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers, located at 110 W. Columbia St. The regular session begins immediately following the closing of the public hearings. Both are open to the public.


The Mineral Area College Board of Trustees will honor former trustee Sally Parker-Nash when it meets in regular session at 2 p.m. today in the VanHerck Boardroom located on the Park Hills campus.

The board will be introduced to new employees; learn about Coach Don Huff and the Men's Golf Team Award; hear the 2017 fall semester enrollment and College Park occupancy reports; receive an update on the MAC Foundation; hear reports from the Classified Staff and Faculty Forum; and receive an update on College for Kids, continuing education and external grants.

In old business, MAC President Dr. Steve Kurtz will present an update on the state auditor tax rate summary and the board will consider approval of the overload and adjunct recommendation lists.

The meeting is open to the public.


The Bismarck Board of Aldermen meets in regular session at 7 p.m. tonight in the old train depot located at 901 E. Main.

According to the tentative agenda, the board will be hearing from Valeria Craig with Bismarck Development about proposed Sundale Park projects, proclaim Sept. 15 as POW/MIA Day and approve the city's 2017-18 fiscal year budget.

The meeting is open to the public.

Today In History


Today is the 257th day of 2017 and the 87th day of summer.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1812, the Fire of Moscow broke out as Russian troops left the city and the French Grande Armee entered.

In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote "Defence of Fort McHenry," the poem that provided the lyrics for "The Star-Spangled Banner."

In 1901, President William McKinley died of wounds received on Sept. 6 from an assassin's bullet, and Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as his successor.

In 1994, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced the cancellation of the remainder of the season after a 34-day player strike.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Clayton Moore (1914-1999), actor; Mario Benedetti (1920-2009), journalist/author; Zoe Caldwell (1933- ), actress; Walter Koenig (1936- ), actor/director/producer; Larry Brown (1940- ), basketball coach; Sam Neill (1947- ), actor; Melissa Leo (1960- ), actress; Faith Ford (1964- ), actress; Andrew Lincoln (1973- ), actor; Nas (1973- ), rapper; Katie Lee (1981- ), chef/TV personality; Amy Winehouse (1983-2011), singer.

TODAY'S FACT: Elizabeth Ann Seton became the first American-born Catholic saint when she was canonized by Pope Paul VI on this day in 1975.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1987, the Toronto Blue Jays hit a major-league record 10 home runs in a single game.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "Don't give up, please don't give way / Even if the cold burns / Even if fear bites / Even if the sun sets / And the wind goes silent / There is still fire in your soul / There is still life in your dreams." -- Mario Benedetti, "Don't Give Up"

TODAY'S NUMBER: 14 -- member states of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), including six in the Middle East, six in Africa and two in South America. OPEC was founded on this day in 1960.

TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Sept. 12) and new moon (Sept. 19).