COMMISSION MINUTES

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Thursday, Oct. 18.

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 commission included:

• The following payment requisitions: The Armory for Sheriff’s Office uniforms; Ed Walker, county road and bridge superintendent, for mileage reimbursement; the Foley Co. for dump truck repair; Gray Oil & Gas Co. for diesel fuel; Taylor Concrete for concrete at bridge No. 259006; Ag Power for a John Deere Gator utility vehicle and service agreement; MTE Office Center for treasurer/collector office supplies.

• Review of the following correspondence: email from VanDykes Hardware, Lumber & Rentals and email from SBA Communications with regard to cellphone tower activity.

• A telephone meeting with Howie Tenner of HLR Engineering with regard to county bridges that may be used during wind farm construction.

• A meeting with Sally Tatro of Arthur Gallagher Insurance with regard to 2019 coverage renewal.

• A meeting with Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft with regard to the upcoming general election.

• A meeting with Hughes Township board member Kirby Kenny with regard to wind turbine construction.

• A meeting with Monte Ten Kley of Tenaska with regard to the company’s Clear Creek wind farm project. A public hearing on the project has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the County Commission chambers.

• A commission discussion on the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System, known as LAGERS. 

• A discussion with County Assessor Rex Wallace with regard to leaking window and mold issues at the County Administration Center.

• A discussion with County Collector/Treasurer Marilyn Jenkins regarding internet speed at the County Administration Center. The commission unanimously voted to upgrade the existing service to 250 megabytes.

• Sheriff Randy Strong, Deputy Scott Wedlock and Collector/Treasurer Marilyn Jenkins met with the commission to discuss a proposed contract with a Sheriff’s Office employee that would allow the employee to receive law enforcement academy training.

• A telephone meeting with Hughes Township Trustee Stan Sportsman with regard to a road-use agreement resolution related to the White Cloud wind farm project under development by Tradewind Energy in southwest Nodaway County.

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Tuesday, Oct. 23.

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 commission included:

• Approval of a payment requisition to the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce for safety incentives.

• Review of the University of Missouri Extension budget request for fiscal 2019.

• A discussion with Chris Costillo of United Electric with regard to road No. 183 in Independence Township.

• A telephone meeting with a Polk Township resident regarding a missing road sign and broken pole.

• Approval of the County Employees’ Retirement Fund (CERF) annual contribution form. The commission elected to stay with its current 4 percent payroll deduction.

• A letter regarding Nodaway County permits to Reed Bartels, Tradewind Energy development manager. Tradewind is currently working to develop a wind farm in southwest Nodaway County.

• Opening of sealed bids for H-pile steel, which is used in bridge construction. Bids were submitted by Oden Enterprises, Husker Steel and The Railroad Yard. Low bidder Husker Steel was awarded the contract.

• Inspections of bridge No. 259 in Union Township and bridge No. 164 in Hopkins Township.

• A telephone meeting with Hughes Township Trustee Stan Sportsman with regard to a road maintenance agreement between the county and wind farm developer Tradewind Energy.

• A meeting with Sheriff Randy Strong regarding a certificate of origin for a 2004 Kawasaki all-terrain vehicle donated to the county by Kawasaki Motors.

• A meeting between the commissioners, Assessor Rex Wallace and Collector/Treasurer Marilyn Jenkins with regard to insurance renewals.

• A telephone meeting with Monroe Township resident Norman Mauer regarding Tradewind Energy’s White Cloud wind farm development.

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Thursday, Oct. 25.

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

Business before the commission included:

• Approval of the following payment requisitions: Parson’s Tire & Battery for replacement trailer tires; SHI International Corp. for courtroom video equipment; Graves Food, Hy-Vee and Falls City Mercantile for November jail inmate food and supplies; Missouri Sheriff’s Association and Training Academy for a law enforcement education contract.

• Review of correspondence from Kansas City Power & Light Co. with regard to the Demand Response Incentive, which rewards customers who agree to reduce their electrical load during days of high power demand.

• Review of a moisture test at the Nodaway County Administration Center by Busy B Carpet Cleaning & Water Restoration. No issues were found.

• A telephone meeting with Nick Jameson of Schildberg Quarries with regard to County Aid Road Trust gravel deliveries.

• A notification from Recorder of Deeds Sandy Smail stating that US Imaging will be at the Administration Center Nov. 5-6 to begin digital imaging of documents.

• A meeting with Hughes Township Trustee Stan Sportsman with regard to Tradewind Energy’s White Cloud wind farm project. Sportsman requested more information about a road maintenance agreement signed by both Tradewind and the commission.

• A discussion with regard to the county’s rural fire districts. Participants included the two commissioners present, Collector/Treasurer Marilyn Jenkins and Assessor Rex Wallace.