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Cities leaders, school board to meet tonight

Three communities and one area school district will hold sessions this evening.

Bonne Terre City Council

The Bonne Terre City Council will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. at Bonne Terre City Hall located at 118 North Allen Street.

Listed under new business is the verification of election results, swearing in of Bruce Pratte for Alderman Ward 1 and Shawn Kay for Alderman Ward 3. The St. Joseph Catholic Church is requesting approval for a liquor license for the church picnic planned for Sept. 20.

Under old business is a plan to discuss bids for sludge hauling.

The council will hear department reports from the police department, fire department, municipal court, library and nutrition center.

The meeting is open to the public. The council plans to adjourn to executive session to discuss real estate.

Bismarck Board of Aldermen

The Bismarck Board of Aldermen will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. in the old train depot. Last week’s meeting was postponed due to state election law regarding the swearing in of newly elected board members.

According to the tentative agenda, board members discuss a speed bump at 1119 Spruce St. and consider approving an ordinance to increase personal leave for city employees and the establishment of “birthday leave.”

Committee reports will also be heard.

With the reformation of the board following the April 7 election, Ward I Aldermen Sioux Young and Ward II Alderman Carol Baker will be sworn in for another two-year term in office.

The board will also appoint the city fire chief and assistant fire chief; review and approve a list of proposed employee holidays for 2015-16; approve the annual spring cleanup; review the delinquent tax list; and discuss Sundale Park.

Meetings of the board of aldermen are open to the public.

Iron Mountain Lake City Council

The Iron Mountain Lake City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. at Iron Mountain Lake City Hall.

Listed under the tentative agenda is the acceptance of election results, the swearing in newly elected board members and mayor, with the mayor to appoint the chief of police, city clerk, road supervisor, municipal judge, building inspector and city attorney positions.

Then agenda also includes approval of last month’s minutes, review and approval of the financial report, and to review and approve unpaid bills.

Listed under new business is a plan to review and approve a business license for Mick Anderson, discuss and vote to donate use of city equipment to complete a cleanup project on Gallatin, hear an update on Bismarck Rural Fire District’s plan for building a fire station in IML, and to discuss spending $475 on a 30 cubic dumpster with an extra $150 for weight coverages to use for trash and debris from tearing down the old fire station if necessary.

There should also be talk and vote to send Shaun Kunz and Joe Davis to a one-day school in Farmington regarding lagoon ammonia levels and to discuss amount of reconnect fees versus installation fees for sewer.

The council will hear reports from the park board, sewer department, road and bridge and police reports.

Central School Board

Members of the Central R-3 School District Board of Education are scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium at 116 Rebel Drive in Park Hills.

Students from the high school and both Central Elementary and West Elementary are to be recognized during the meeting.

Tammy Wadlow is scheduled as well to present a report on personnel development. The results of Tuesday’s municipal election also are to be certified at the meeting.

A closed session meeting is scheduled to take place before the regular session.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or

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