COMMISSION MINUTES

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Tuesday, May 14.

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

Business before the board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: an invoice to J&S Cleaning Services; a payment requisition for MTE Office Center for computer upgrades.

• Correspondence: Hughes and Union township financial statements.

• Review of information provided by Sprint regarding switching landline phones to an internet-based system.

• A closed session requested by Sheriff Randy Strong pursuant to Missouri Sunshine Law chapter 610.021, paragraph 3, which encompasses the hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees by a public governmental body when personal information about the employee is discussed or recorded.

Others present at the meeting included Human Resources Director Tammy Carter and Collector/Treasurer Marilyn Jenkins.

• Inspections: Hughes Township, roads 854 and 855; Union Township, roads 266 and 285; Hopkins Township, a drainage tube on road 170; Polk Township, roads 377 and 372.

• A meeting with a Green Township resident who voiced concerns about Catalina Road.

• A meeting with Kim Mildward of the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments regarding an upcoming workforce development meeting.

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Thursday, May 16.

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

Business before the board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: payment requisitions for Consumers Oil for diesel fuel and Metal Culverts for drainage tubes.

•  Correspondence: University of Missouri Extension Council expense report for April.

• A telephone conference with Ryan Choquette of the Tenaska Clear Creek wind farm project  regarding Hawk Road.

• A meeting with Sheriff Randy Strong, Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Wedlock and H.R. Director Tammy Carter regarding a proposed drug/alcohol policy. No changes were recommended. After reviewing the policy, the commission asked Carter to forward the policy to Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice for legal review.

In addition, Strong and Wedlock asked the commission to consider adopting a resolution regarding payment of prisoner per diems by the state.

• Approval of an advertisement and job description for a full-time facility maintenance technician.

• Presentation of sealed banking bids by Collector/Treasurer Marilyn Jenkins. Bid were submitted by Bank Midwest, Nodaway Valley Bank, Well’s Bank and Citizen’s Bank & Trust.  

 • Inspection of road 372 in Polk Township.

• A meeting with Reed Bartles regarding the White Cloud wind farm project.