Commission Minutes

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Thursday, June 27.

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 governing board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: inventory number request form; liquor licenses for Title Town Bar & Grill and TrexMart No. 8 Inc; payment requisition for Rush Printing for collector-treasurer office supplies.   

• Correspondence: vehicle sales tax/fuels tax reports.

• A meeting with Public Assistance Coordinator Matt Boley of the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency with regard to amending and closing tube replacement project PW852, which was initiated following flood damage in 2015.

• A telephone call from a Polk Township resident with regard to issues on road 637.

• Tenaska Clear Creek wind farm: A telephone meeting with Tenaska’s Casey McGill with regard to an  updated road use map. The commission also spoke with Tenaska’s Ryan Choquette regarding a culvert on 190th Street.

• Review and approval of a letter and supporting documentation forwarded to District Engineer Chris Redline of the Missouri Department of Transportation regarding completed construction of bridge 0164001, a locally funded “soft match” project that will help qualify the county for federal transportation dollars in the future.

• A meeting with Senior Technician Skip Wilson of Poepping, Stone, Bach & Associates, a Quincy, Illinois-based engineering firm, regarding bridge 0085006.

• A discussion about candidates under consideration for the newly created post of facility maintenance technician. 

Commissioner Robert Stiens made a motion to remove the custodian designation from the salary schedule and add the facility maintenance job, which will offer a starting wage of $12.22 per hour. The motion carried 3-0. 

An offer was to be extended to one of the applicants by Human Resources Director Tammy Carter.

• Inspections: tubes 1009 and 1007 in Washington Township; bridges 702, 700 and 661 in Jefferson Township; and tube 296 in Nodaway Township.

• A decision to close county offices July 5 due to an extended Independence Day weekend authorized for state workers by Gov. Mike Parson.

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Tuesday, July 2.

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

The commissioners did not meet Thursday, July 4, due to the Independence Day holiday.

Business before the governing board on the 2nd included:

• Approvals and requisitions: liquor licenses for Molly’s tavern and Emery Convenience & Service; a payment requisition for Resource Consultants for election supplies.

• Correspondence: special event contract requirements for the Northwest Missouri State University Homecoming celebration.

• A meeting with representatives from federal and state emergency management agencies regarding flood damage in Nodaway County dating from April 1 of this year.

• A review of inspection findings for fire extinguishers at the courthouse and the Nodaway County Administration Center.

• A meeting with Ryan Choquette of wind farm developer Tenaska with regard to a culvert on 190th Street in Nodaway Township.

• A telephone conference with a representative from MEI Total Elevator Solutions regarding a broken button.

• A meeting with Sheriff Randy Strong who presented an update on Sheriff’s Office operations.

• Approval of a Letter of Agreement between the Northwest Regional Chief Local Elected Officials organization, the Northwest Workforce Development Board and North Central Missouri College.