COMMISSION MINUTES

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Thursday, May 2.

In attendance were Presiding Commissioner Bill Walker, South District Commissioner Robert Stiens, North District Commissioner Chris Burns and Deputy County Clerk Lorraine O’Donnell.

Business before the board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: invoices for Snyder & Associates; recorder of deeds fee report and county clerk fee report; payment requisition for public administrator training expenses; payment requisition for  Northwest Chiropractic for a physical; Adult Abuse Fund yearly disbursement; payment requisition to  MTE Office Center for computer upgrades.

• Correspondence: April fuel/equipment report; March additions and abatements.

• Meetings with Polk Township residents regarding drainage tube issues and concerns about Hawk Road. The commissioners also inspected roads 372 and 375.

Conversation about Hawk Road included a phone call to Tim Lester of Tenaska, which is developing a wind farm in northern Nodaway County.

• A phone call from Greg Fisher of Maryville Glass & Lock who provided an update on door and window work at the Administration Center.

• The providing of statements to Maryville Public Safety with regard to an incident that happened during the April 30 commission session.

• Inspections: Lincoln Township, roads 318 and 221; Jackson Township, road 457; Union Township, roads 285 and 276.

• A meeting with Associate Circuit Judge Doug Thomson with regard to courthouse cleaning needs and courtroom maintenance.

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Tuesday, May 7.

In attendance were Presiding Commissioner Bill Walker, South District Commissioner Robert Stiens, and County Clerk Melinda Patton. Absent was North District Commissioner Chris Burns.

Business before the board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: assessor fee report for April; a payment requisition for Allen’s Ready Mix for slurry.

• Correspondence: Sheriff’s Office report for January, February and March; an email regarding payroll No. 9 from the county Human Resources Office; review and approval of a letter to Chris Redline, Missouri Department of Transportation district engineer.

• A phone call to Maryville Glass & Lock requesting inspection of a door in the Administration Center.

• A call from a Polk Township resident regarding a low spot at 285th Street and and Timberline.

• A return call to Marv Meyers of Group Benefit Services setting up a meeting for 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 14.

• Confirmation of dates for household hazardous waste disposal at the county collection site located near the intersection of South Depot and East Halsey. Dates are July 6, Sept. 7 and  Oct. 5 in 2019 and April 4 and May 2 in 2020.  

The site, on the grounds of the road and bridge maintenance garage, will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on those dates.

• A meeting with Jeri Dearmont and Kim Mildward of the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments regarding a consortium agreement.  

Presiding Commissioner Bill Walker agreed to serve on the Chief Local Elected Officials Coordinating Committee on behalf of a sub-region embracing Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway and Worth counties.

• The  signing of bank forms relating to Community Development Block Grants for two bridges in Jackson Township.

• A meeting with Tim Chapman, Adam Requet and Vicki Kinder of Sprint regarding landline systems. The commissioners agreed to compare costs with existing landline payments plus a quote from another company for discussion later.

• Presentation by Collector-Treasurer Marilyn Jenkins of the Summary of Settlement Report for January, February, March and April.

• An inquiry from a Lincoln Township resident with regard to graveling roads.

• Confirmation by Matt Brickey of McBride, Lock & Associates that a single audit for 2018 will take place June 17-24.

• Inspection of road No. 854 in Hughes Township.

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Thursday, May 9.

In attendance were Presiding Commissioner Bill Walker, South District Commissioner Robert Stiens, North District Commissioner Chris Burns and Deputy County Clerk Lorraine O’Donnell. 

Business before the board included:

• Requisitions and approvals: for Beemer’s Muffler Center for steel plate; for Mike Henggeler, uniform allowance; for Precision Lock & Key for keyless office entry; for Tri-State Ford Lincoln for repairs to sheriff’s vehicle.

• Correspondence: a thank-you letter from the Juvenile Office for third-floor cleaning; a communication from David Owens, Missouri Association of Counties, with regard to 2020 prisoner per diems.

• A unanimous decision to temporarily close a portion of road 457 for safety reasons. Adjacent landowners and the Northeast Nodaway R-V School District were notified.

• Gathering of authorized signatures for a Community Development Block Grant request that would fund a bridge project in Jackson Township.

• Formal presentation of two historic portraits, formerly owned by the county, to the Nodaway County Historical Society.

• A meeting with a Lincoln Township resident concerned about the amount of maintenance rock delivered for township roads.

• A meeting with Nick Jameson of Schildberg Construction who said the company would assume maintenance of roads 854 and 855 in Hughes Township until a wind farm project is complete.

• Signing of paperwork for “large project” FEMA Disaster No. 4238.

• Inspections: Jackson Township, bridges 439 and 411 and drainage tubes on roads 416 and 413; Jefferson/Jackson townships, bridge on road 645; Polk Township, condition of road 619.

• Ryan Choquette of Tenaska, which is developing a wind farm in north Nodaway County, reported an exposed telephone cable in the center of a Union Township road. The commission left a voice mail with Jeff Wallace of CenturyLink to have the cable moved so it wouldn’t be destroyed during road improvements.