Welcome to Bonne Terre At one time the richest lead ore in the world was located in Bonne Terre and surrounding area. The French discovered lead in Bonne Terre in 1720 and they called the settlement “La Terre Bonne”, “Good Earth”, in reference to the mineral wealth. The actual town was formed in April 1864, when St. Joseph Lead Co. purchased 946 acres of land. The City of Bonne Terre was incorporated as a third class city in 1917. **Disclaimer: If you get your water disconnected and pay your bill plus the $50 reconnect fee after 3 pm, your water WILL NOT be turned on until the following business day.
- Court will be held on February 1, 2017 in the Auditorium at City Hall at 9 a.m.
- The Council meeting will be held on February 13, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
- The water bills are due on February 16, 2017. The penalties go on February 23, 2017.
- City Hall will be closed on February 20, 2017 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Monday’s trash will be picked up on Wednesday and there will be no recycling that week.