Thursday, May 25, 2017: City Council Meeting, 6:00 PM
Thursday - Saturday, June 9, 10 ,11th - Russellville Festival & Engine Show
The community is invited to attend a special event:
Where: Railroad Park
When: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Rural Development (RD) will be announcing Wastewater funding to the City of Russellville. The low interest loan and grant funds committed by RD will be used to construct the city's new wastewater treatment plant. We hope you will join us on this special day.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to City Hall.
Please refer to the Wastewater Treatment Project page for project updates and information (click on MORE...button to the right of the toolbar for the page. A copy of the rate increase schedule is included for your information.
The municipal election was held Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The City received certification of the election results from the Cole County Clerk Monday, April 10, 2017, allowing the new Aldermen to be sworn into office. Tina Amick, representing the East Ward, was sworn in by the Clerk Tuesday, April 11th, and West Ward Alderman Jarad Roark was sworn in Wednesday, April 12th.
Tina and Jarad were welcomed to the Board of Aldermen by Mayor Sharon Morgan at the April 20th City Council Meeting.
At the March 9th City Council meeting, Mayor Sharon Morgan appointed Jarad Roark to serve as West Ward Alderman for the remaining term of the office expiring April 2017. Mr. Roark was sworn into office by the Clerk and welcomed as the newest member of the Board of Aldermen. The vacancy was created when Zach Bryant submitted his letter of resignation as West Ward Alderman to Mayor Morgan, effective February 28th. Mayor Morgan and the Board of Aldermen extended their thanks to Mr. Bryant for his service to the community. Mr. Roark is the sole candidate running for the West Ward Alderman in the April 4th election.
If you plan to have a garage sale this year and want your address listed on our flyer, give me a call at City Hall by Friday, April 21st. Flyers will be available for pick up at City Hall the week of April 24th.
The Russellville Mayor and Board of Aldermen invite you to attend an informational public meeting Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Cole R-1 Elementary/Middle School Cafeteria, 13111 Park Street, Russellville, MO. This public forum is being held to inform the citizens of the status of the wastewater treatment plant project. A bond issue for this project was approved by the voters August 2014 and much progress has been made in recent months. The next step is the implementation of a new sewer rate that will generate required revenues to repay the bonds and provide adequate resources to operate and maintain the new plant. In attendance to explain the project and the sewer rates in detail will be the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, project engineers from Bartlett & West, and representatives from USDA-Rural Development and Alliance Water Resources. We look forward to seeing you on March 16th. Please use the Smith Street cafeteria entrance (double doors); parking is available.
Republic Services has scheduled the City's Annual Spring Clean-Up Day for Tuesday, May 2, 2017. With the City's annual garage sale being held the previous weekend, this will give you a great opportunity to dispose of those unwanted/unused items. Prior to pick-up day, Republic Services will issue a list of those items that are allowed/not allowed for pickup. I'll have copies in City Hall when available, and I will post on the website for your information.
Plan to take advantage of this special service provided by Republic Services! We extend our thanks and appreciate to Lillian, Jim, and the entire crew for their dedication and hard work that helps to keep our City clean.
A flyer identifying Cleanup Guidelines is available at City Hall. Items must be set at curb by 5:00 a.m. Please remember this is a service for residential customers only. Please direct your questions about Cleanup Day guidelines to Republic Services Office at 573-635-8805.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by City Hall January 19th to meet with us and Hayley, the CO-MO Connect representative who was here to provide information and assist with sign-up for the proposed high-speed Internet project. We appreciated the response and numerous residents took the opportunity to sign up while here. We are hopeful we can meet CO-MO Connect's signup goal that would mean improved service and reliability for Internet, TV, and phone service at a competitive price. We still need your help. Signup has been extended to February 28th to help us meet the goal - we will be holding a second information/signup meeting with CO-MO Connect at City Hall Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you can't make this meeting but need assistance in signing up, please stop by City Hall - we can help! Thank you again for your support to bring this vital infrastructure improvement to our community!
Think Spring!! It will be here before we know it and that means Garage Sale Time!! The Annual City-Wide Garage Sale is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 28th and 29th. I will prepare a flyer that will include a map and listing of addresses. Come by City Hall or call me if you want your address included on the flyer. I'll publish a post when the flyers are ready to pick up at City Hall. Let's hope for great weather and a big crowd!
CO-MO Connect is currently conducting a survey to gauge interest in the development of a high-speed fiber optic system to bring high-speed Internet service to the City of Russellville. Cole R-1 School District recently undertook a project with CO-MO Connect to bring high-speed Internet service to all school locations, vastly improving their Internet service and connectivity.
Residents throughout the community continue to express interest in wanting this service. We are working hard to ensure the survey is successful by meeting CO-MO Connect's response rate goal. Only then can we look forward to the completion of a successful project. CO-MO's deadline for the survey is January 31st, which is fast approaching. At this time we are a third of the way to the goal line and are asking for your help to meet this challenge.
To help those who may not have access to the Internet or for those who may just need help, we are holding a Sign-Up Day at City Hall Thursday, January 19th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Representatives from C0-MO Connect and the City will be here to answer your questions and assist in completing the survey form on-line. Thank you for your support!!