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Hermann City Administrator Mark Wallace

Wallace returns to post in Hermann City Hall

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Hermann City Administrator Mark Wallce  is expected to be back in his usual position Monday night in the Aldermanic Chamber — alongside Mayor Tom Shabel. That resignation he submitted a little more than a week ago has become a thing of the past. “I never accepted his resignation,” the mayor told the Adertiser-Courier Friday morning. While waiting for the start of the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Amtrak station, Shabel

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  • After long wait, ribbon cut on Hermann’s new Amtrak station

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

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    It took the better part of a decade and involed three mayoral administrations, but the wait for a new Amtrak station has been worth it. That’s the assessment offered by Hermann city officials, business leaders and community members on hand Friday morning for the formal opening of the new structure that will greet visitors to town. Despite chilly temperatures and an occasional drizzle, a large crowd turned out to hear

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  • Attorney tells Hermann aldermen exit from utility group could be costly, lengthy process

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

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    Hermann likely can get out of the contract that provides electricity to municipal governments but it will be expensive and it will be a lengthy endeavor. So says Lee Curtis, the lead attorney in the law firm recently hired to represent the city in its efforts to leave the consortium of local governments — the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC) — that sells electricity. Curtis Monday night offered

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  • Hermann city administrator begins to see the bigger picture of planning

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm

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    As if he’s not busy enough managing the day-to-day workings of a local government, Hermann City Administrator Mark Wallace last week began looking at things from a broader perspective. Wallace last Thursday joined the Board of Directors of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (RPC), headquartered in St. James. The city administrator — who landed in his new City Hall position in recent weeks from overseeing Hermann’s Department of Public Works

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  • Hermann aldermen ponder plan for licensing out-of-town food vendors

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 2:01 pm

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    Hermann officials are continuing their discussion on how to charge out-of-town food vendors — an issue that has been on the table for several weeks. The Board of Aldermen Monday night again took up the matter, but opted to take a little longer to consider possible changes to the city’s business license fee structure. City Attorney David Politte suggests that Hermann officials look at the fee system other area towns

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  • Gasconade County voters again reject proposed use tax

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Gasconade County voters Tuesday rejected — again — a proposed use tax that would have been applied to purchases made via the Internet. During last week’s primary election balloting, county voters solidly turned down the proposal, voting 1,400 in favor to 2,082 against. Gasconade County’s effort was among the latest by local governments to seek approval of a use tax, a method of trying to collect revenue on purchases made

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  • Mayor: Hermann has no choice but to get out of MoPEP contract

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 11:11 am

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    Hermann will be out from under its contract with the Missouri Public Energy Pool (MoPEP) in less than a year and buying electricity at a cheaper rate, so says Mayor Tom Shabel. The legal firm hired by the Board of Aldermen at its last meeting — Curtis, Heinz, Garrett and O’Keefe, P.C. — is “chomping at the bit” to begin working on scrapping the city’s contract with MoPEP, Shable told

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