City of Sturgeon Newsletter
October 2001
Points of Interest

  • City clerk, Cora Neal will be retiring after 37 years of service.  Jean Vore who she is currently training, will replace her.

  • The City of Sturgeon welcomes Kevin Wolfe as the new full time police officer.  Kevin formerly worked for the Macon Police Department.

  • The City Council approved August 20, 2001 an increase in property tax by $0.10 per $100.00 valuation.  The current valuation before approval was $0.39 and was raised to $0.49.  The last increase in the property tax increase was in 1971.

  • The City Council also approved on August 20, 2001 an increase in the water rate of $0.30/1000 gallons.  The current rate before approval was $3.20/1000 gallons and was raised to $3.50/1000 gallons.  The last increase in water rate was in 1992.

  • The following improvements to be done this year through our Street and Road department:

      a.  4" asphalt overlay on Mt.  Horeb Cemetery Road
      b.  1 " Asphalt overlay on: N.  Rochford, N.  Ruby, & Ogden St.
      c.  Chip & Seal on: N.  Rochford, Rollins, S.  Wentz, E.  Smith & Station Dr.

  • Ordinance No.  593 was approved and passed.  This Ordinance requires that all Mobile homes, doublewides and manufactured homes be located in specific areas that are zoned for them.  No additional homes of this type will be allowed in any area that is zoned as R-1 Residential.  All existing homes are grand fathered in.

  • The Rec Center opened on July 1, 01 and to this date so far there are over 100 members.  Single, Family, and senior memberships are available on a monthly or yearly basis.  Daily passes are also available.  There has been quite a turnout in the mornings with the Senior Citizens as well as in the evening from citizens of all ages.  If you have questions, concerns or suggestions please feel free to contact one of the Monitors or contact the City office.  Please remember to pay your monthly membership fees, if you have not already done so.

  • We sent out Nuisance Violation letters concerning weeds, trash, abandoned vehicles and other nuisances/concerns earlier this month.  To those that were sent letters, we appreciate your understanding as well as your time to take care of the problems.  Please note that if you do happen to receive a nuisance letter, it is not meant to point fingers or put blame but rather get the message out that we need to take pride in our city.

  • Concerning our trash service that we have contracted through Superior.  The fee for trash pick up has increased to $10.00 a month, which became effective September.  We still have twice a week service.  The senior citizens rate will be $9.15.

  • Please note that building permits are required for any structure or addition that is over 500 square feet.  There are many City Ordinances that we have in effect for the various zoning districts in Sturgeon.  It always best to check first with the City Office before you take on a new project.

  • Saturday, October 27, 2001 is National Make a Difference Day.  Since 1992, Make A Difference Day which is sponsored by USA Weekend along with The Points of Light Foundation has inspired millions of Americans to undertake community based projects.  The Chamber of Commerce is asking for the support from the community in this project.  This is a widespread community project that is only limited to what we, the citizens of Sturgeon want to do.  If you are interested in volunteering, or have any suggestions please contact the Chamber of Commerce.

  • Halloween is right around the corner and we would like to impress upon everyone to please remember:

    • Carry a flashlight and /or wear some type of reflective clothing
    • Never enter a stranger's home or car for a treat.
    • Only go to houses where you know the people
    • Never go out alone, stay with a group
    • Drivers- be cautious and drive slowly

  • On Monday, October 22 2001, the Daniel Boone Library will be in town to present their new, larger book mobile.  The mayor will be announcing a proclamation at 4:00 P.M.  You are welcome and cordially invited to come up to Larry's parking lot for this event.

  • If you have questions, concerns or suggestions feel free to call the City Offices.  The fourth Monday of each month the City Council holds its meetings.  The public is always welcome to attend as long as it is not a closed session.

Sturgeon City Hall
P.O. Box 387
303 Station Dr.
(573) 687-3321

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