COMMISSION MINUTES

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Thursday, April 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 governing board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: Invoices to Snyder & Associates for CDBG Grant Bridges #00445013 and #0672025; Assessor Quarterly Reimbursement report.

Road and Bridge to Delbert’s Garage for repair; Prosecuting Attorney to Aynsley Davis for extra hire.

• Review of mail and email: Emails regarding COVID-19 from FEMA, Nodaway County Health and Emergency Manager; Region H Conference Call Summary submitted by Christy Forney, Emergency Manager

• Ed Walker, Road and Bridge Supervisor, discussed the progress of various County projects. A call was taken from James Linville regarding an asbestos inspection on a bridge set up for demo. Linville was referred to Chris Childers of C & C Construction Company. Also discussed FEMA bridges with Commission and Tammy Carter to get answers on to FEMA. Reviewed an email and guidelines from Regina Dredge, FEMA on Bridge #0085006.

• The Commission took separate calls from both Jeff Blackford, Superintendent of Nodaway Holt R-VII and Johnny Silkett, Superintendent of South Nodaway R-IV regarding the county Ordinance 2020-01 and whether it will be extended. Both superintendents discussed ideas they had for being within the parameters of the ordinance, but still having a graduation ceremony.

A phone call from a resident requesting that the county lift their ordinance and not extend it beyond May 1st.

An email was received from Reverend John Clayton, Clearmont Baptist Church. A phone call was made to him and Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice followed up with letter reiterating the church follow the county social distance order. A call was made to Reverend John Clayton regarding an email he had sent to the Commission. The commission has clarified that they are now comfortable with parking lot services as long as the social distance ordinance is followed. Clayton asked for this to be sent to him in writing so he can share with his board.

• A call was made to Tyler Brooks regarding a few roads in the Enel Wind Cloud wind project footprint that are too narrow. The Road Maintenance Agreement was reviewed and Brooks will look into these roads. Also discussed a culvert replacement that Hughes Township is looking to do that will halt deliveries for Enel. Ron Scroggie, Enel, also called in to discuss these same issues.

• Josh McKim, Director of Economic Development, stopped in to present to the commission a county business looking to expand operations in Nodaway County. The business has inquired about a possible tax break from the county on the improvements. McKim asked the commissioners to consider and discuss the possibility and look to have future discussions.

• Kay Wilson, Nodaway Newsleader, called with questions on items in the April 14th minutes. Wilson also informed the commission that she will start putting the Commission Minutes on her online site until advertising sales have picked back up.

• Jennifer Sartigal, MODOT engineer, called to introduce herself and answer questions 

• Judge Doug Thomson discussed with the commission that he supplied the furnishings that are currently in the Associate Circuit Judge’s office. This will all go with him when he vacates the seat.

• Victoria Lager from Family Services Division called seeking permission to place pinwheels on the courthouse yard in recognition for Child Abuse Awareness.  Permission was given.

• The Commission inspected a tube on Road #894 and inspected Roads #784 and #780 all in Hughes Township. The Commission inspected Road #183 and #198 in Independence Township.

• Josh McKim has been reappointed to the Northwest Regional Development Corporation board for a term ending July 15, 2023.

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Tuesday, April 21.

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: Sheriff to Wilmes Tire for equipment.

• Review of mail and email: Emails regarding COVID-19 from FEMA, Nodaway County Health and Emergency Manager; White Cloud Wind project newsletter; Certificate of Liability Insurance from C&C Bridge & Concrete, Inc.; Claim information from MOPERM; Public Service Commission from Evergy; MAC report for Federal Legislative Alert; Summary of Settlement (March 2020)

• Patton reported that Judge Doug Thomson had called to inform the Commission that the court system would proceed following restrictions previously in place, until May 15th.  

Tom Patterson, director and Tabitha Frank, nursing supervisor, both of Nodaway County Health Department, presented updates for the United States, State of Missouri, Nodaway County and surrounding counties.  Numbers will likely ramp up as more testing becomes available. Patterson encouraged the commission to hold fast with the social distancing ordinance put in place until May 1, 2020. Frank stated that they have done 105 tests at Mosaic in Maryville and only 73 of those Nodaway County residents. Nodaway County is still holding at only three positive cases.  

The commission was in agreement that they plan to leave the county Ordinance 2020-01 in place (ending May 1) rather than try to match it with the Governor’s Stay Home Missouri order and the City of Maryville’s shelter in place order. Burns would like to recommend to Governor Parson that we look at doing regional openings. 

Also in attendance were Rex Wallace, Marilyn Jenkins, Bob Rice, Ed Walker and Kay Wilson with Nodaway News Leader.  Attending via Zoom were Maryville Forum and Chris Wallace, Nodaway County Extension Council.

• Ed Walker, road and bridge supervisor, discussed the progress of various county projects. A letter was drafted and sent to FEMA that the county does not require permits to replace or repair culverts. Discussed with Jeri Dearmont and Alice Schieffer, both of NWMO Regional Council of Governments, CDBG Grant Bridge documentation and invoices. Also discussed an invoice for the project involving Road #183 in partnership with United Electric and Worth County. A call was made to Jim Knox with Norris Quarries regarding an invoice that was incorrect.

 • Marilyn Jenkins, collector/treasurer spoke with the commission about a CD for the Nursing Home coming due on April 29th. Commissioners discussed optionsand voted to renew the CD for one year.  COVID-19 leave was discussed regarding a situation in which someone should be in a situation and need to be quarantined or isolated. Also discussed the use tax list Tenaska provided and progress made with Enel to get their information.  

• A call was returned to an Independence Township resident regarding Road #198. 

• The Commission spoke with Billy Mitchell of MEI regarding the Elevator Service Agreement. Mitchell emailed a second draft of the agreement for the commission to review. Also spoke with Maryville Glass and Lock regarding the east set of doors leading into the basement. The exterior door has an issue with the handicap operator.

• The Commission left for an inspection of a tube on Road #894 in Hughes Township, Road #773 in White Cloud Township and Road #463 in Jackson Township.

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Thursday, April 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 governing board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: Road and Bridge to Bryan’s Auto for equipment, The Railroad Yard for a tank car, Grays Oil for diesel; Sheriff to Hy-Vee, Graves Food and Falls City Mercantile for inmate food and supplies for May.

• Review of mail and email: emails regarding COVID-19 from FEMA, Nodaway County Health and Emergency Manager; Region H Conference Call notes; News Release from Natural Resources Conservation Services

• Ed Walker, Road and Bridge Supervisor, discussed the progress of various county projects. Walker brought the contract renewal for Cintas in for the commission to review. The contract was signed. Per request from Jerri Dearmont, NWMO Regional Council of Governments, documentation from the 2019 Rock Bids was sent for CDBG purposes.

• The commission discussed an insurance claim and check received from MOPERM for hail damage to a 2017 Ford Explorer in the Sheriff’s fleet.  A call was put in to Kizer Collision, who had the low estimate, asking him to proceed with the repairs.

• A call was taken from Reverend John Clayton, Clearmont Baptist Church, requesting a letter from the commission regarding social distancing. A letter was drafted, approved and emailed to Rev. Clayton. An email was received from Tom Patterson, Nodaway County Health Director, regarding a Press Release for COVID-19 testing in Nodaway County. 

• Trustee of Independence Township, Philip Auffert, called and asked the Commission to meet him at Road #198 to discuss the reconstruction process.

• The commission discussed the facility support tech open position with H.R. Director, Tammy Carter. Interviews had been completed earlier in the day. The position was offered to and accepted by Jessica Whaley.

• The commission left for an inspection of a Roads #894 and #902 in Hughes Township.

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