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Desloge water passes first quality test

DESLOGE — The City of Desloge has its first water quality report for the new water system. The board of aldermen reviewed the report prepared by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources during Monday’s meeting. City Administrator Greg Camp said he was pleased, but not surprised by the results.

“This is the first chance we have had to show everyone how well things are coming along with the water system,” Camp said. “We knew the water that was coming out of our system was of high quality. This proves it.”

Camp said the system tested under the threshold for radionuclide. According to the report, Desloge did not have any drinking water violations in 2008.

In other matters the board approved a conditional use permit for a day care at 302 S. Cowling. The permit was recommended by the planning and zoning commission.

The board approved a tasting license for Dirt Cheap. Camp said the city did not have an ordinance on the books that pertained to a tasting license. He said the state said the city could not prohibit any such license, but it could put restrictions on it.

“Because we did not have an ordinance in place, the tasting license for Dirt Cheap will be issued without any restrictions,” Camp said.

The board directed Camp to have an ordinance drafted for the license in case it comes up again.

The board reviewed bids for asphalt paving and awarded a contract to James Maxson. Maxson’s bid was for $17,690. Unnerstall submitted a bid for $24,995 and Lead Belt Materials submitted a bid for $25,728.75.

The board gave approval to allow the SEMO Family Violence Council to have the park pavilion at no charge during the week of July 6-10 for “Kids Camp.” The SEMO Family Violence Council requested that pool fees be waived for camp participants. The board agreed to adjust the pool fees 50 percent for camp participants.

The Desloge Chamber of Commerce presented a donation of $250 to Mayor David Kater and the Desloge VFW Ladies Auxiliary for costs associated with bringing the scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to Desloge. The exhibit will be in Desloge Sept. 30 through Oct. 5.

The board also approved a liquor license for the Desloge Chamber of Commerce to be used for the Labor Day Picnic.

Chris Cline is a reporter for the Daily Journal. Contact him at 573-431-2010, ext. 114 or at

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