Callaway chamber hosts November community update

The Callaway Chamber of Commerce hosted the November community update Tuesday, when community leaders from across the county provided updates on events.

Jeremy Moreland, president of William Woods University, said the semester continues to be busy. This year marks the "largest group of undergrads starting degrees in the history of the university," Moreland said.

He added this semester has the most students residing on campus since 1980.

Courtney Doyle, interim director of administration for the City of Fulton, said the city is in the final stages of the annual budget.

"We're in a really great place, and we have a balanced budget, which is obviously always the goal," Doyle said.

Holiday decorations are going up around Fulton, with the city also preparing for upcoming events in November and December.

The micro-surfacing project along Business 54 is complete. Doyle said the city is "so thankful" for the project to be finished.

Doyle reminded the community that Fulton City Hall will be closed Friday.

Candidate packets are now available for those interested in running for a Fulton City Council seat. One seat is up for election in each of the city's four wards. The terms are two years.

Packets can be picked up at Fulton City Hall.

Filing for the positions begins at 8 a.m. Dec. 5.

Gary Jungermann, Callaway County presiding commissioner, said they are also busy working on the annual budget.

He said the county is making plans to renovate the old Callaway County Court House.

Jungermann said almost everybody will move around within the building. There will be more space, with the "potential of every elected official having their own office," Jungermann said.

He hopes the project will go out to bid in the next few months, with the project completed by the middle of 2024.

Jungermann said the county has three bridges "in the works," with two of them having been planned for a while. He added they are currently working with the Missouri Department of Transportation and sub-contractors.

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