Iron Mountain Lake News©
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2012 IML News Archives
Iron Mountain Lake News©
Iron Mountain Lake News is a newsletter dedicated to serving the community of Iron Mountain Lake and the surrounding area. Keeping the community informed and entertained, while also highlighting the history and beauty of the greater Iron Mountain Lake area.
>BUDGET WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - IML News - There is a City Council Workshop scheduled for tomorrow evening, Thursday, December 27, 2012. at 6pm. They will be discussing and planning the 2013 budget for Iron Mountain Lake. The public is invited to attend.
>CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW
CITY COUNCIL MEETING TOMORROW EVENING
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - IML News - If all goes well tomorrow, the IML City Council will meet for the first time since the fire on December 5th.
City Hall will be closed tomorrow, during the day, so that workers can feverishly work to clean the building and make it safe. If all goes well, a much needed IML City Council meeting will be held tomorrow evening at 7pm.
Right now there is wiring, duct work, a furnace to be installed, papers to be re-filed and an assortment of electronic devices with all of the cables and wiring all strung about that need to be installed. They need to work, and as of right now, there are too many obstacles and hazzards in the building for the public to be admitted. Safety first. If the building can be cleaned and organized, the Council meeting will be held. If not, the meeting will have to be postponed to a later date. They assure you that they are pushing to get it done, as the City budget and bills need to be reviewed and voted upon in order to be paid, among other things.
A tenative agenda to view will be posted shortly at City Hall.
FYI - Just a note...If you have any payments to be made tomorrow, please put them in the provided drop box next to the City Hall entrance door. Thank you!
~ If there are any changes, we will post them on our Facebook Page.
>MEETING POSTPONED TILL NEXT WEEK
FILINGS FOR CANDIDATES BEING ACCEPTED
Tuesday, December 11. 2012 - IML News - Via IML City Clerk, Lanette Kunz, in a message recieved yesterday evening, December 10, 2012 - "The City Council meeting is being postponed until next week - still unable to set a firm date because of the work being done to repair City Hall. I will be accepting FILINGS FOR CANDIDATES via my car tomorrow [today]. I will be the one with a blanket wrapped around me and gloves - but I will be there!! I will also accept sewer bill payments at my car. Nobody will be admitted to City Hall as they are painting and working on floors. THANKS for your patience!"
>FILING FOR CANDIDATES
Monday, December 10, 2012 - IML News - Filing for candidates for the upcoming April 2nd, 2013 election begins on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 8 a.m. The last day to file is January 15th at 5:00 p.m. There are vacant Aldermanic seats in both Wards 1 and 3. In Ward 1 Bob Lincoln and Ward 2 Roger Stogell will also be up for re-election. Interested individuals can file at Iron Mountain Lake City Hall.
Just a reminder that in order to run for office your real estate and personal property taxes, along with any monies owed to the City, which includes your sewer bill or any fines, must be paid and current on the January 15th, 2013, at 5pm, end of filing date. It is an ordinance of the City and a State requirement. For more information contact City Hall at 573-734-2042.
>CHANGES TO SCHEDULES DUE TO FIRE
AND UPDATE ON CLEANUP PROGRESS
Sunday, December 9, 2012 - IML News - Due to the fire that occurred at City Hall earlier this week, there has been a couple of schedule changes.
The regular Monday evening City Council Meeting has been changed to Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7pm, and will be held at City Hall....READ MORE
>FIRE AT CITY HALL
EXTENSIVE SMOKE DAMAGE
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 – IML News – When Reserve Officer John Washburn arrived at Iron Mountain Lake to report for duty, at approximately 5:50 am this morning, he opened the IML Police Department entrance door and smoke rolled out from within the building.... READ MORE
>SPECIAL PARK BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY
FYI - Monday, November 26, 2012 - IML News - There will be a special Park Board meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 6pm, prior to the 7pm IML City Council Meeting. The Park Board meeting will discuss and make further plans in regards to the IML Children's Christmas Fund and it's activities.... Come and participate, volunteer for a very worthy cause, for the Children of IML!
>MONDAY CITY COUNCIL MEETING RESCHEDULED
FYI - Sunday, November 25, 2012 - IML News - Due to the recent Thanksgiving holiday, the regular fourth Monday of the month City Council Meeting will be rescheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7pm.
>PLANS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS TO BENEFIT
THE IML CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS FUND
Monday, November 12, 2012 – IML News – Plans are underway for several events, sponsored by the IML Parks Department, to raise much needed funds and donations for the Iron Mountain Lake Children’s Fund. Due to the hot and harsh record breaking summer of 2012....READ MORE
>MONDAY CITY COUNCIL MEETING MOVED TO TUESDAY
IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY
FYI - Sunday, November 11, 2012 - IML News - In observance of Veterans Day, the regular City Council Meeting will be moved to Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7pm.
TO BENEFIT THE IML CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS FUND
Friday, November 9, 2012 - IML News - The IML Parks Department will be holding a BAKE SALE this Saturday, November 10, 2012. They will be outside at the D&B C Store located at the corner of Highway N and Parkway, Iron Mountain Lake, MO., starting at 7am. There will be lots of yummy goodies for sale. All of the proceeds will benefit the IML Children's Christmas Fund. The Christmas Fund provides for a lovely Christmas Party, with Santa, for ALL the children of Iron Mountain Lake (Details to soon follow.) and it also helps to provide gifts, food and other beneficial essential items to many of our low-income residents, who otherwise would not have a happy holiday season this year.
Your support would be greatly appreciated! Thank You!
>NOVEMBER 6, 2012 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - IML News - Tuesday,, November 6, 2012 General Election results:
General Election results State-wide - HERE
General Election results for St. Francios County - HERE
General Election results Nationally - HERE
>GENERAL ELECTION SAMPLE BALLOT
FYI - Monday, November 5, 2012 - IML News - This is a SAMPLE BALLOT for the General Election to be held tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, in St. Francois County.
>SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
FYI - Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - IML News - I am sorry for the lateness of this information, as I was just notified this afternoon, but there is to be a City Council Meeting this evening, Tuesday, October 30, 2012. There will be a closed meeting which will begin at 6pm, followed directly by an open meeting where the tenative agenda is:
1) To read and accept a letter of resignation, by Alderman Dan Edwards.
2) To vote and approve a new Board President.
3) To vote and approve a new Police Commissioner.
4) To vote and approve for an ad to be put into the newspaper.
There will be public comments.
This may be a time for nominations for a replacement Alderman for Ward 1. There is also still an opening in Ward 3 for Alderman.
>WITCH HAZEL’S SPOOKTACULAR A HUGE SUCCESS
LARGER THAN EXPECTED CROWD ATTENDED
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 – IML News – A larger than expected crowd attended the first ever Witch Hazel’s Spooktacular, sponsored by IronMountainLakeNews.com and the Iron Mountain Lake Parks Department, on Friday, October 26, 2012. Guests were greeted by goblins, zombies and a hayride as they entered the event grounds.....READ MORE
>IRON MOUNTAIN LAKE RESIDENTS TALK ABOUT STRAY DOGS
CITY TRYING TO ESTABLISH A CITY DOG POUND
Wednesday. October 24, 2012 - DailyJournalOnline - Iron Mountain Lake city officials will draw up preliminary plans and try to pin down a location for a city dog pound.
Most of the two-hour Iron Mountain Lake city meeting Monday night was spent discussing the dog problem, as well as the need for building a dog pound to help with the problem..... READ MORE
>SPOOKTACULAR A WEEK AWAY
FYI - Friday, October 19, 2012 - IML News - I just want to remind everyone that the BIG DAY is just a week away! If you have, or know of, children who live here at Iron Mountain Lake please be sure to tell them about the SPOOKTACULAR. There will be a Hayride, Costume Contest, Treats, Games with Prizes and Hotdogs with Snacks and Beverage..... Plus a FUN Spooky Time! This event is for ALL the Children of IML!
For more info: CLICK HERE
>DOG ATTACKS HORSES AT IRON MOUNTAIN LAKE
COMMUNITY PLANS MEETING TO CONSIDER DOG POUND
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - DaliyJournalOnline - Iron Mountain Lake Police say the city is looking at the community’s dog issue after a weekend pitbull attack on two horses.
Betty Niccum said her husband, a friend and herself were riding horses on Dearborn Drive Friday when two of the horses were attacked.....READ MORE
> FYI - FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH HOLDS COMMUNITY GIVE-A-WAY
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - IML News - The First Baptist Church of Iron Mountain, Missouri, is holding a give-a-way. They are inviting the people of our community to come and pick from the items they have to offer, FREE of charge. They have clothing, shoes, household and decorative items. They welcome you to come and take as much as you need for yourself and your family all day tomorrow, October 12, 2012. They are located at the corner of Highway N and Iron Mountain Cemetery Rd., Iron Mountain, Missouri.
>FYI - MONTHLY COUNCIL MEETING DATE CHANGED
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - IML News - In observance of Columbus Day, which is this coming Monday, the regular Monthly IML City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 7pm.
>BAKE SALE AND 10 CENT SALE AT THE IML LADIES AUXILLARY ON SATURDAY
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - IML News - The Ladies Auxilliary will be hosting a Bake Sale and 10 cent Sale this Saturday from 8am - 2pm at the Ladies Auxilliary Building, 591 N. Lakeshore, Iron Mountain Lake, MO.
There will be yummy baked goods, treats, apple butter, and nearly all of their lovely rummage items will be only 10 cents each. Great baked goods and great thrifty savings. Something for EVERYONE! They will also be offering for sale raffle tickets on a "MUST SEE" beautiful hand-made quilt.
>HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 26
Sunday, September 30, 2012 – IML News – Great news is being reported for the children of Iron Mountain Lake. There is to be a grand Halloween Party to be given and ALL the children of Iron Mountain Lake are invited.
WITCH HAZEL’S SPOOKTACULAR is to be held on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012 (Rain Date – Saturday, October 27, 2012) from 7pm - 9pm at 1127 Brown Mountain Rd. (Located on the Eastside of IML, at the corner of Brown Mountain Rd. and Eldon), Iron Mountain Lake, MO. The event is FREE for the children of Iron Mountain Lake, but donations will also be accepted for the IML Children’s Christmas Fund this evening. More information about the Children’s Christmas Fund can be found at: http://ironmountainlakenews.com/iml_parks_department.html.
The SPOOKTACULAR will be filled with lots of fun, surprises, games, prizes, snacks and maybe a few TRICKS for treats . There will also be a hayride and costume contest. The event is being sponsored by IronMountainLakeNews.com and the Iron Mountain Lake Parks Department. This event has been organized by volunteers and provided for by donations. If you would like to donate spooky items, prizes or snacks for this event contact Debbie Lincoln (Parks Department President) at 573-631-4308 or Witch Hazel (IronMountainLakeNews.com) at 314-805-5819 for more information.
For your information, adult supervision of your children is required for this event. There will be NO parking on the event grounds. There will be street side parking and you may also park at City Hall or the Jetty on the eastside of the lake. The hay wagon ride will be making rounds and will be picking up and dropping off from these locations all evening from 7pm till 9pm.
This should be an exciting and memorable event for the IML kiddies. We are looking forward to seeing you there…..Happy Haunting!
IML News and the IML Parks Department
>CITY OF IRON MOUNTAIN LAKE FINANCIAL REPORT
Monday, September 17, 2012 - IML News - The City of Iron Mountain Lake March 1, 2012 - August 31, 2012 financial report as posted in the Daily Journal. CLICK HERE
>SPECIAL MEETINGS TO BE HELD MONDAY AND FRIDAY
TAX LEVY AND 2nd MONTHLY MEETING TO BE VOTED UPON
Sunday, August 26, 2012 - IML News - Two special meetings are to be held this week.
Monday - Special Meeting
A Special Meeting has been called by the Board of Aldermen for tomorrow, Monday, August 27, 2012 at 6pm. The tenative agenda for this meeting is the following:
A resolution to add a regular monthly meeting to be held on the 4th Monday of each month.
A resolution to remove funds from a building fund to a general fund for the purchase rock for the City's roads.
The Police Department will present special proposals and requests, which includes lights for one department vehicle, repairs, and a budget request.
The Sewer Department will make a proposal and request for internet access either by phone or laptop.
The Board will have further about occupancy permits and having a City building inspector.
Friday - Public Hearing and Aldermanic Vote on Tax Levy
A Public Hearing will be held on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 6pm. The proposed tax levy will be discussed and public comments will be accepted. This will be followed by an Aldermanic vote on the taxes to be levied. Also the agreement for collection of taxes by the County will be discussed and voted upon.
>IML CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY EVENING
Sunday, August 12, 2012 - IML News - On Monday evening the City of Iron Mountain Lake will hold their regular Monthly City Council Meeting at 7pm. Tenatively on the agenda will be the following issues.
1. An approval for the Police Department to get a radio programmed and an antenna.
2. Bids on the repair of the transfer switch and the insurance claim for a pump at the sewer plant.
3. A discussion and motion to transfer monies from the building fund to a rock fund.
4. Increase City Clerks hours for 30 to 40 hours.
5. Nicky Spaeter completed her classes for sewer quality maintenance and a possible raise in her pay. And a discussion on whether her wages should come from the sewer fund.
6. And the discussion and approval of a regular supplimental mini council meeting to be held on the 4th Monday of each month.
Please make plans to attend and take an active interest in your local government.
>IML PARKS DEPARTMENT WORKING TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS
VOLUNTEERS TO PICK UP LITTER ON PARKWAY AUGUST 14
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - IML News - On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, under the guidance of new IML Park Board President Debra Lincoln, the volunteers of the IML Parks Department will form a work party to weed-eat and pick up trash along the green spaces between the duel lanes on Parkway. They will be meeting at the corner of West Lakeshore and Hannibal at 8am to select work partners, collect tools and trash bags. They will then quickly head out all along Parkway. This will be an all day work party. Everyone is invited to come out and volunteer some time to make our community a more beautiful place.
>AUGUST 7, 2012 - PRIMARY RESULTS
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - IML News - August 7, 2012 State and St. Francois County Primary results....... CLICK HERE for the County Clerk Official Results.
>Ladies make apple butter, quilt and sell used clothing
All proceeds go toward keeping up building, veterans’ groups
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - DailyJournalOnline - Inside the Iron Mountain Lake Ladies Auxiliary building a dedicated group of women sell used clothing, make apple butter and patiently hand stitch queen-sized quilts.....READ MORE
WATER LINE LEAK ON SPRINGFIELD
WATER SHUT OFF POSSIBLE
Monday, July 23, 2012, 11:35am - IML News - We just got off the phone with Pilot Knob Rural Water, there is a water leak on Springfield within the IML community. Efforts are underway to repair the leak. In order to do so, the water main connected to this leak must be shut off. They are working to find the closest shut-off to the affected area, which should be between Louisiana and Washington. But if the effort fails, the main water supply to the IML community may have to be shut off. This could possibly effect most of the entire community. Expectations to repair the leak is one to two hours. But experience tells us that things could take longer. Take precautions and reserve water for your everyday uses. Call neighbors and the elderly to inform them of the possible water shut off.
We will post further information on our FACEBOOK page.
Note: Service was resumed at 2:53pm.
>WATER MAIN BREAK ON IRON STREET
FYI - Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - IML News - Earlier today a water main was broken when a meter was being installed on Iron St.. As of now, the water to our community has been turned off and repairs are still underway. We will attempt to keep everyone posted. A boil order may be necessary.
>SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY AT 6PM
DISCUSSION ON CONTRACT RENEWAL WITH CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT REGARDING THE LAKE
Sunday, July 15, 2012 - IML News - There will be a Special City Council Meeting tomorrow evening, Monday, July 16, 2012 at 6pm at City Hall to discuss the upcoming contract renewal with the Conservation Department regarding the lake. Discussions will involve the current contract conditions and demands of the Conservation Department and what possible improvements and expectations the City would have if IML were to commit to another long term contract agreement.
The lake is the heart of our community and it should be an asset and provide enjoyment for the residents who live here. Constructive input from the IML community would be appreciated regarding this matter. Please make plans to attend.
>AUDIO OF THE JULY 9, 2012 CITY COUNCIL MEETING IS NOW AVAILABLE
Sunday, July 15, 2012 - IML News - The regular City Council Meeting was held this past Monday, July 9, 2012, and the audio is now available. Hightlights of the meeting was the introduction of our new City Clerk, Lanette Kunz. Other interesting items was a visit from our County Commissioner, district representive, Patrick Mullins. He discussed the effort to be made by the County to repair the intersection at Parkway and Mallard. It should take place in approximately six weeks. The objective will be to repair the intersection and to also provide proper drainage. He also presented an opportuntiy for the City to use the County's paint striper.
JULY 4TH PICNIC AND PARADE RESCHEDULED
Other news was the announcement from new Park Board President, Debbie Lincoln. The Parks Department has rescheduled the 4th of July Picnic and Parade for Saturday, August 4, 2012. Details will soon be provided. A special Park Board Meeting will be held this Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 6:30pm at City Hall to finalize plans for the event. Make plans to attent the meeting. Volunteers and donations would be greatly appreciated.
Listen to the July 9th, 2012 City Council Meeting HERE....
>RECENT RECORDINGS OF IML CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
Monday, July 9, 2012 - IML News - We have recenty posted audio recordings for the last four IML City Council Meetings.
In the Monday, June 9, 2012 City Council Meeting there was a discussion about IML building permits and their cost. It was followed up with a Special Meeting held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. In this meeting a Resolution was passed to lower the building permit rate from $125.00 to only $50.00.
CLICK HERE to go to our audio page to listen to the most recent IML Meetings.
The regular City Council Meeting is to be held tonight at 7pm at City Hall. The public is always welcome to attend.
>ANNUAL IML FREEDOM PICNIC AND PARADE CANCELLED
FIREWORKS BAN AND “NO BURN” ISSUED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Thursday, June 28, 2012 – IML News - Due the extreme heat expected on Saturday, June 30, 2012 the Annual IML Freedom Picnic has been CANCELLED. With temperatures expected to reach 102+, it was decided that the danger of illness and heat exhaustion was too great.
There has also been issued by St. Francois County and the City of Iron Mountain Lake a FIREWORKS BAN and a “NO BURN” order until further notice. It has been determined that due to the extremely dry weather/drought that the burning of anything or the setting off of fireworks is an extraordinary hazard to property and life.
Play it SAFE and STAY COOL! Have a Great, but safe, July 4 th!
>CITY YARD SALE HOSTED BY IML PARKS DEPARTMENT
Iron Mountain Lake will have their city wide yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 2. Spaces are available in the park for a $5 donation benefiting the parks department. Interested sellers must compete an application available at city hall, 591 Lakeshore Dr., 734-2042.
>CHRIS GIBBONS MISSES FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT MEETING
Sunday, April 22, 2012 - DailyJournalOnline - At Thursday’s meeting of the Bismarck Fire Protection District, newly elected members were sworn in to the board and two finished their terms. Yet a distinct feeling of unresolved tension filled the room.... READ MORE
>COFFEE AND CAKE SOCIAL AND YOUTH FOR CHRIST
Thursday, April 5, 2012 – IML News - The Ladies Auxiliary of Iron Mountain Lake will be hosting a Coffee and Cake Social on April 25 and a luncheon for the Youth for Christ on April 28…..READ MORE
>COMMISSIONERS APPROVE FIRST CLASS STATUS
CHANGE WILL TAKE PLACE JANURAY 1, 2013
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – DailyJournalOnline - St. Francois County will become a first class county as of January 1, 2013. Commissioners voted to approve moving to first class status during the regular commission meeting, which was held Monday instead of Tuesday since it was the first day of a new term....READ MORE
>APRIL 3,2012 IRON MOUNTAIN LAKE ELECTION RETURNS
Wednesday, April 3, 2012 - IML News - For Iron Mountain Lake Election Returns....CLICK HERE
>IRON MOUNTAIN LAKE TO SELECT MAYOR AND FOUR ALDERMEN
Friday, March 30, 2012 - DailyJournalOnline - Iron Mountain Lake will be voting for the positions of Mayor, and Ward 1, 2 and 3 council persons, all two-year terms. There is also an opening for a one year council person....READ MORE
>DEADLINE – FOR DERELICT VEHICLES, ETC. APRIL 30, 2012
AND IML POLICE DEPARTMENT PROGRESS
Friday, March 23, 2012 – IML News – The following information was issued in a Bulletin last week from the Iron Mountain Lake Police Department.
Affective April 30, 2012, explaining briefly, anyone with trash, uncut grass or derelict vehicles on their properties or in their yards will be cited and fined. The ordinances of The City of Iron Mountain Lake will be enforced….READ MORE
>THREE VITAL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS WERE HELD THIS WEEK
March 15, 2012 – IML News – This week has been a busy week of meetings for the City of Iron Mountain Lake. On Monday there was a Public Hearing to amend Ordinance #36, followed by the regular monthly City Council Meeting. And then on Wednesday there was a follow-up meeting to cover the remainder of the amendment to Ordinance #36 and also the approval and signing of a contract with Taylor Engineering to begin the assessment and acquisition of funding for the sewer plant updates and improvement projects….READ MORE
>SPECIAL IML MEETING
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - IML News - There will be a Special IML City Council Meeting this evening at 6pm. Tentative on the agenda are: The monthly bills to be paid, the contract with Taylor Engineering and another ammendment to Ordinance #36. This ammendment will address payments, cut-offs, payment arrangements, re-connects with fees and deposits.
Please make plans to attend!
>THE BISMARCK FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
WANTS YOU TO VOTE “YES” FOR THE TAX LEVY ON APRIL 3rd, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - IML News - On Monday evening, March 12, 2012, Mr. Chris Gibbons of the Bismarck Fire Protection District addressed the Iron Mountain Lake City Council and the people in attendance. He came to encourage the citizens of IML to vote “YES” for the tax levy….READ MORE
>EPA RESULTS ON LEAD CONTAMINATES FOUND
Monday, March 12, 2012 – IML News - On Thursday, March 8, 2012 representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) met in a public meeting with some concerned citizens from Iron Mountain Lake about the possibility of lead contaminates within the City.....READ MORE
Audio of the meeting:
03-08-2012 IML Special EPA Lead Levels Meeting
>IRON MOUNTAIN LAKE'S SEWER OPERATION FACES CRITICAL ISSUES
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - DailyJournalOnline - An architectural engineer with a Farmington engineering firm appeared before the Iron Mountain Lake City Council Friday to report his findings on the city’s sewer plant and offered several options the city can take to bring the plant up to EPA standards..... READ MORE
>IML CITY COUNCIL MEETS WITH TAYLOR ENGINEERING ABOUT SEWER PLANT
Monday, March 5, 2012 – IML News - The special meeting held on Friday, March 2, 2012 between the Iron Mountain Lake City Council and Mr. Tim Robbs from Taylor Engineering was very informative….READ MORE
>SUSPECT NAMED IN FEBRUARY POLICE CHASE
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 – IML News - This is a follow-up on the IML Police pursuit that was on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at approximately 6:10pm, for a possible DUI. Charges have been formally filed on Thomas L. Young, of Bismarck.
When an IML Police Officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the suspect, Young, he fled in his vehicle. The pursuit left IML and then finally ended in Park Hills where the suspect was arrested in the vicinity of South School Rd. near Walnut. Also assisting in the pursuit was the Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Francois County Sherriff’s Department, Bismarck, Leadington and Park Hills Police. The suspect was wanted on multiple warrants in Bollinger County, St. Genevieve County and St. Francois County. The suspect is also known as serving probation and parole for multiple DUIs.
>BREAKING NEWS: MR. SONNY DAVIS HAS BEEN FIRED
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - IML News - In a phone call this morning with Iron Mountain Lake City Clerk, Sarah Douglas, it was revealed that for undisclosed reasons sewer maintenance worker, Mr. Sonny Davis, was dismissed from his duties. There was a emergency special City Council meeting held yesterday evening to discuss and determine the allegations against Mr. Davis. In this meeting they determined and voted to terminate Mr. Davis. The reasons for his dismissal, for legal reasons, cannot be discussed or disclosed for 72 hours.
There are stories being reported that he was fired for not running the road grader which, at this time, does not have brakes. When I spoke with City Hall, these accusations were denied, and it was apparently not the reason for his dismissal. Details will follow, as soon as they are made legally available.
Correction, we have been informed that the Road Grader does have a working emergency brake.
>IS THERE A MOUNTAIN LION IN IRON MOUNTAIN LAKE?
Friday, February 24, 2012 - www.parklandnews.com - Man Reports Mountain Lion Scream and Track in Iron Mountain Missouri..... READ MORE
>SIX ARRESTED ON METH CHARGES AT IRON MOUNTAIN LAKE
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - DailyJournalOnline - Three men and three women were arrested last week at an Iron Mountain Lake residence on charges of possession, distribution, delivery and manufacture of methamphetamine..... READ MORE
>MINUTES OF DNR MEETING
AND AUDIO OF THE FEBRUARY 14 COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, February 20, 2012 – IML News - On February 14, 2012 the regular monthly City Council Meeting was held. In the context of the City Council meeting, the February 9, 2012 meeting with the Department of Natural Resources was discussed. A paper was presented and read by City Clerk, Sarah Douglas, with the minutes of the meeting between Iron Mountain Lake Alderman Roger Stodgell, city maintenance worker Mr. Sonny Davis and the DNR. After the presentation and reading of the minutes by the City Clerk a discussion was held amongst Mayor Eugene Henson, Alderman Brian Goodman. Roger Stodgell, Roger Gossett, Bob Lincoln, Dan Edwards and comments received from the public who were in attendance. City Maintenance Worker, Mr. Sonny Davis, was not present.
In saying all of this, we work very hard to bring the truth as to what is happening within our local city government. Without adding or making comments, nor editorials, we want the public to receive the meetings as stated and recorded on audio. In regards to the meeting held on February 14, 2012, we did our best to sort out all the information given and to present it in an accurate, legible and discernible form for the public, for we believe the public has a right to know what is or isn't happening in the running of our city. Again we encourage you to read the minutes of the meeting held with the DNR and listen to the audio of the February 14th meeting, and then judge for yourself as to the validity of the article written by the Iron Mountain Lake News.
A photo copy of the minutes of the meeting held with the DNR and audio of the Tuesday, February 14, 2012 meeting can be found HERE.
>MAYOR RESIGNS -
Iron Mountain Lake misses DNR deadline for review of sewer system
Monday, February 20, 2012 – DailyJournalOnline - The community of Iron Mountain Lake is facing the loss of its mayor as well as a Department of Natural Resources-required review of its sewer system....... READ MORE
>DETAILS OF METH BUST –
IML POLICE PURSUIT, SUSPECT CAPTURED IN PARK HILLS
Saturday, February 18, 2012 – IML NEWS – In an interview held on Friday, February 17, 2012 with IML Police Sergeant Lavander the details of a methamphetamine bust was revealed.
On Saturday. February 11, 2012 at 1:35am a Methamphetamine bust was executed. Based upon an anonymous tip to IML Officer Sergeant Lavander, IML Police Chief Hansen and Reserve Officer Dierks went to the residence in question located on Pacific St. in Iron Mountain Lake, under the suspicion, that possibly meth was being produced. The home owner answered the door and Chief Hansen asked if they could speak and was then granted entrance to the home. While entering the home a strong chemical smell was evident and upon viewing the immediate area products and paraphernalia used in the production of making meth was in plain view. When Chief Hansen asked how many individuals were presently in the home, they answered only three. But upon searching the home, three others were located hiding in the bedroom and bathroom. The six suspects were placed in custody and Drug Task Force was called to confirm the paraphernalia, products and to make an analysis of the finished methamphetamine found on the premises. Upon confirmation, the suspects were then arrested and, with the assistance of the Bismarck Police Department, were transported to St. François County Jail. The suspects were processed and held on a 24 hour hold pending application of warrants. One suspect is still being held on other warrants.
As of now, formal charges have been filed and are now being processed and executed. The suspects are being charged with possession of controlled substances, distribution, delivery and the manufacturing of a controlled substance.
The suspects charged are:
Donnie R. Peck Jr., age 36, of Iron Mountain Lake
Gregory D. Peck, age 32, of Ironton
Alma M. Lato, age 37, of the Bismarck area
Jennifer L. Hitchcock, age 25, of Park Hills
Megan N. Nicoletti, age 34, of Park Hills
Michael C. Eichenberger, age 39, of Park Hills - Correction, suspect is from Leadwood
In other news, there was a IML Police pursuit on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at approximately 6:10pm, for a possible DUI.
When the IML Police Officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop the subject fled in the vehicle. The pursuit left IML and headed towards Bismarck where the Bismarck Police also became involved. The pursuit continued through the County to Leadington and then finally to Park Hills where an arrest was made. Also assisting in the pursuit was the Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Francois County Sherriff’s Department, Leadington and Park Hills Police. The suspect was wanted on multiple warrants in Bollinger County, St. Genevieve County and St. Francois County. The suspect is also known as serving probation and parole for multiple DUIs. The suspect's name is being withheld pending formal charges.
>AN OFFICE BY OFFICE LOOK AT FIRST CLASS STATUS
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - DailyJournalOnline - St. Francois County office holders list changes to their offices for ad hoc committee.......READ MORE
>MAYOR RESIGNS – DNR WANTS UPGRADES FOR SEWER SYSTEM
UPDATED: February 15, 2012 With Audio Of Meeting
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 – IML News – Much of tonight’s City Council Meeting revolved around conversations that were held in a special meeting that was held last week between the Department of Natural Resources and Alderman Roger Stodgell and maintenance worker Sonny Davis. The subject was about the IML sewer system. According to the DNR, an agreement with our City, dating back in 2010, was made and that a review must be done of our sewer system by a licensed engineer. Then according to their findings, compliances must occur for any improvements and/or alterations in order to maintain a current and safe operating sewer system. Also included is a mandatory inflow-outflow chlorinator/de-chlorinator system that must be installed to meet current EPA standards. All and all, this whole process is very expensive and will require a grant to accomplish. The process is a three step process and we are rapidly closing in on the first of three deadlines. As each passing deadline occurs, and is not met, the City would be subject to very stiff fines and a possible takeover of our sewer plant by the authorities.
The DNR also had something to say about our sewer bill collections and the very low cost of our sewer bills. They pointed out that our sewer bill rates do not meet inflationary monetary standards, and cannot meet the needs for proper maintenance and improvements. With our current conditions, and the need to be able to float the cost of a grant, they suggested an increase to a monthly rate of $40.00 - $45.00 a month. They also mentioned that if a better effort was made to make collections of money owed and proper audits done to ensure that everyone is receiving a bill that has sewer service to their property, this could lower the rate to a reasonable cost for all. But everyone needs to receive a bill and also to be paying their bills promptly.
This then lead Council to the conversation to amend Ordinance #36, whereby property owners, and not renters, are responsible for their sewer payments and that bills which become three months past due would be subject to disconnection. The ordinance would also provide a fair opportunity to those with past due amounts to repay them. They would be allowed to make arrangements, whereby they could repay the past due amount, plus their monthly bill, in three equal monthly payments to avoid disconnection. But if a payment is missed the agreement is considered broken and the sewer will be immediately disconnected. In order for the service to be restored the bill must be paid in full, a reconnection fee paid and a possible deposit would be required.
A public hearing on the ordinance change is to be held on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 6pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
In closing, Mayor Eugene Henson made a statement. He announced that he was resigning, as of this evening, sighting that he and his wife are having health issues and that he wanted to spend more time at home with his ailing wife, Wanda. The Board voted to accept his resignation and then appointed Brian Goodman, Board President, to serve as interim Mayor until the April election.
Audio of the meeting:
February 14, 2012 - IML Monthly City Council Meeting
>LARGE SCALE METH LAB BUSTED
Saturday, February 11, 2012 – IML News – We received a phone call this Saturday morning from IML Police Sergeant Lavander. He informed us that after midnight on Saturday, February 11, 2012, the Iron Mountain Lake Police Department made a substantial Methamphetamine bust in the area of Brown Mountain Rd., within the City of Iron Mountain Lake. The meth lab was described as large and six suspects were arrested. The arresting officers were Police Chief Hansen and Reserve Officer Dierks, with Sergeant Lavander continuing the follow-up today. The six suspects are in St. François County jail awaiting formal charges. The names of the suspects will be released once charges are filed.
As a follow-up, we spoke with Sergeant Lavander about the recent break-ins on the west side of IML. He reported that there have been no further incidents. He also related that he believes that because of the efforts and diligence of the Department and the IML citizens, the burglars have moved on to other areas of the County, citing the recent rash of similar activities at Terre Du Lac, and other communities. He wants to remind us to remain diligent and to report suspect individuals, vehicles and activities to the IML Police Department.
>SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - IML News - There will be a special City Council Meeting on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 3pm. The special meeting will be to discuss and vote upon whether the City should send our City Clerk to the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association’s Spring Institute, Master Academy and New Clerks' Institute for Missouri City Clerks. The Sessions are ment to better equip City Clerks to be effective, knowledgeable and current. You can read further about the Institute and sessions at:
The MoCCFOA's website at:
>IML BREAK-INS IN WARD 1
Monday, January 30, 2012 - IML News - In a phone conversation at 11:30am with IML Police Officer Lieutenant Larry Lavander, Lieutenant Lavander gave further information regarding the recent break-ins involving residents in Ward 1. He confirmed the break-ins. There had also been reports of suspicious behavior. He related that there are some persons of interest and that if anyone has any information about them or the vehicles herein mentioned, please contact him at 573-518-4516. The persons of interest are two white males in their late 20’s – early 30’s, and they may be seen driving either a white single cab 1995 Chevy Truck or a white 1995 Oldsmobile car. Lieutenant Lavander is asking everyone, in the entire IML community, to be diligent and observant. He is also asking everyone to make sure all your vehicles, sheds and homes are secured and locked. Report ANY suspicious behavior to Officer Lavander at 573-518-4516. If you see a burglary in progress, do not approach any suspects, because they could be armed, nor make any attempt to take matters into your own hands. Call 911 or 573-431-3131 if calling by cell phone.
Those interested in participating in a impromptu Neighborhood Watch in Ward 1, contact Ward 1 Alderman Dan Edwards at 573-734-6697.
>FYI – IML BREAK-INS IN WARD 1
Sunday, January 29, 2012 - IML News - FYI - Recently there have been several break-ins in the Ward 1 area of Iron Mountain Lake.
Earlier in the month there was a break-in on St. Louis Ave. And now the most recent was last night.
During the night a detached garage, on Wayne Dr. was robbed. The home owners believe the incident occurred at about 1am, when the neighborhood dog was barking much louder than usual. When the victims arose this morning they had discovered that their garage had been broken into. Upon inspection, there were items moved and placed next to the door, such as a sawsall, power saw and other power equipment. Upon further inspection it was revealed that their generator and several cans of gas had been stolen. They believe that when they awoke from the dog barking, turned on a light, and looked out the window, it must have scared the thieves off. The owners believe they were also going to take the items left at the door, but were interrupted.
If you have any information regarding these break-ins please contact our local police at, 573-431-3131 or make a report at IML City Hall, Monday through Thursday 8am till 4pm.
As of right now, some of the neighbors are uniting to form an impromptu Neighborhood Watch. Those who are interested in participating can contact Ward 1 Alderman Dan Edwards at 573-734-6697.
>APRIL 2012 IML BALLOT SET
Monday, January 23, 2012 - IML News - The local Iron Mountain Lake ballot for the April 2012 election has been set. The official deadline was Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 5pm.
After the deadline the applying candidates applications are reviewed and those with proper residency and they are found to not owe the City any Taxes or Municipal Bills, their sewer bill, they are approved to be listed on the election ballot.
Though there were quite a few applicants, these are the official 2012 April Ballot candidates.
>BISMARCK NAMES NEW PRINCIPAL
Friday, January 20, 2012 - DailyJournalOnline - Bismarck R-5 Junior High/High School Vice Principal Jason King will be moving up to the position of principal beginning with the 2012-13 school year. This following a Thursday night vote of the district’s board of education.... READ MORE
>WAS MR. SONNY DAVIS FIRED???
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - IML News - A Special City Council Meeting was held yesterday evening. The meeting was called by Mayor Henson. The purpose of the meeting, as was written and stated in the agenda, is to hold a public meeting for the "Discussion of HIRING a sewer system operator". And as stated by Alderman Edwards, in the audio, the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the re-hiring of Mr. Bob Conrad. May I suggest that you listen to the audio and judge for yourself....
Was Mr. Sonny Davis "Fired", and who is ultimately responsible????
January 17, 2012 - Special City Council Meeting
1. Who directs the workforce according to statutes and ordinances?
2. Who can fire a City employee, at will?
3. Who fired Mr. Sonny Davis?
4. Who gave a directive to Officer Lavander to confiscate all City property from Mr. Davis?
5. Who ordered to be issued, and signed, a FINAL paycheck for Mr. Sonny Davis?
6. Who called for a "Special Meeting" to be held to discuss the hiring of another individual, Mr. Bob Conrad, to take Mr. Davis' position.?
1. The Mayor directs the City's workforce.
2. The Mayor is the only person who can "fire at will", with just cause, any City employee.
3. The Mayor is the only person who can give a directive to confiscate City property, (Vehicles, keys, equipment, etc.).
4. The Mayor is the only person who can direct, at will, that a check/paycheck be issued, and according to statutes and ordinances, he must sign it.
5. The Mayor directs and sets the agenda for City meetings, and signs the agenda.
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>MR. SONNY DAVIS NOT FIRED???
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - IML News - There was a special City Council Meeting held this evening.
The original agenda for tonight's meeting was to have a "discussion of hiring a sewer system operator".
Even before the meeting was declared in session, the Mayor, Eugene Henson, and several members of the Board were openly discussing the current sewer system issues. Apparently the system had shut down due to a power outage during the storms early this morning. And in order to restart the system, certain things must be done and procedures followed in order to restart the system and to avoid a total mishap. It was determined by Mayor Henson that Mr. Sonny Davis should be called and asked to help with this situation.
Shortly after 7pm the meeting was called to order by Mayor Henson. Alderman Edwards, Goodman, Stodgell and Gossett were in attendance. The Mayor opened the meeting with a statement which discussed the recent sewer issues and then made a recommendation to retain Mr. Davis' services. Although the purpose of the meeting was to have a "discussion of hiring a sewer system operator", the discussions turned quickly, and it was determined that Mr. Davis was not fired and therefore a new employee was not needed.... The discussions were far too complicated to try to relate in my own words to you, the public. the citizens of Iron Mountain Lake. I will be uploading the audio of the meeting and will post it as soon as possible. I will let you discern the meeting for yourself.......
>BISMARCK AGREES TO CONDITIONS FOR FREIGHT FACILITY
Jobs for the area
Sunday, January 15, 2012 - DailyJournalOnline - The Bismarck Board of Aldermen granted a special use permit for Carl Bennett and his company, Bismarck Intermodal Services (BIS), at the board's regular monthly meeting held Thursday at the municipal court building..... READ MORE
>WANTED - CITY MAINTENANCE WORKER
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - IML News - For undisclosed reasons, City maintenance worker Mr. Sonny Davis no longer works for the City of Iron Mountain Lake. He was terminated on Monday, January 9 at 4pm. For the time being, IML Alderman Roger Stodgell and IML maintenance employee Mr. Mike Spader will care for the sewer duties and the road and maintenance duties. Mr. Jim Lance, who is well acquainted with our sewer system, has offered to fill in and help the City until a replacement can be found.
Applications for employment are being accepted at City Hall, 591 North Lakeshore Dr.. For more information call 573-734-2042.
>Bismarck Fire Chief Says Association Will Continue To Serve Public
Judge to hear arguments Jan. 11
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - Daily Journal Online -
The fire chief of the all-volunteer Bismarck Rural Fire Protection Association says the reason the organization last week filed a suit and sought a temporary restraining order against the Bismarck Fire Protection District, was primarily a concern for public safety..... Read More
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