COMMISSION MINUTES

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

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

Business before the governing board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: Assessor Quarterly reimbursement report; Liquor Licenses to C. Burns Enterprise and Highway 136 Road House. Road and Bridge to Gray Oil for diesel fuel; to J.A. Traffic for E911 Signs; Sheriff to Cellebrite for equipment.

• Review of mail and email: Enel, Landowner Record of Discussion; Road and Bridge monthly equipment report.

• Tom Patterson, director and Tabitha Frank, nursing supervisor, both of Nodaway County Health, gave status updates on COVID-19 within the county and state with case count numbers. Others in attendance were Chris Wallace, Nodaway County Extension, Rex Wallace, assessor, Marilyn Jenkins, collector/treasurer and Kay Wilson, Nodaway News Leader. 

• Linda Farmer, Green Township trustee, discussed roads needing to be assigned CART road numbers.

• The commission inspected Road #486 in Polk Township.

• The City of Maryville submitted an invoice for payment of the county’s 911 balance. The commission discussed the invoice but did not approve.

Sheriff Randy Strong presented a history of the sheriff’s department, jail and 911 budgets. Also in attendance were Jenkins and Geoffrey Woehlk and Phil Cobb of the Maryville Forum.

• Marilyn Jenkins, collector/treasurer  discussed applicants and procedures regarding CARES Act funds. Dr. John Jasinski, Northwest Missouri State University President and Dr. Matt Baker, Vice President of Student Affairs, met with the commission and Marilyn Jenkins to discuss the application they submitted for the CARES Act funds for the university this fall. Also present were Nate Blackford, Director, Barb Mullock, Infection Prevention Specialist, Paula Goodridge, Emergency Room Director all from Mosaic Life Care, C. Wallace, Jenkins, Woehlk and K. Wilson.  The commission and Jenkins discussed the proposal, but tabled a decision for Thursday’s meeting.

• The commission called Ryan Choquette with Tenaska, Clear Creek Wind project to discuss issues within the wind project that Tenaska would like approved so townships take the maintenance back over. Commission plans to inspect roads on Thursday. 

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

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

Business before the governing board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: Invoice to Complete Outdoor Services and Geist Heating & Air. Sheriff to Walker Body Shop for equipment and to Western Detention for lock. County Clerk to Elkins-Swyers for ballots. Assessor to Tan-Tar-A Resort for training.

• Review of mail and email: Sales Tax / Use Tax / R&B Special Sales Tax Report; Extension Council report (June 2020)

• Marilyn Jenkins, collector/treasurer discussed completed applications and reported on a conversation with Ivan Schraeder, attorney regarding the parameters as set by the state and the same wording within the grant application packet. The commission started the review process on five completed applications from local small businesses. A discussion was held regarding Northwest Missouri State University’s proposal. The commission approved the university’s $100,000 for Option 1 for Surveillance Testing. A call was made to Dr. John Jaskinski with the information and a formal letter will follow.

• Paul Janicek, co-founder and CEO of DocuLock, LLC spoke with the commission about scanning and preserving county documents. Janicek discussed the work he is currently doing in collaboration with the Nodaway County Clerk’s office.

• A resident stopped in to talk to the commission about road conditions due to the increased traffic from the Enel, White Cloud windmill construction.

The commission reviewed a Development Plan and a license, sent by Adrienne E. Joyner, attorney for Enel wind project. Documents were forwarded on to Ivan Schraeder, attorney, for review.

 • The commission responded to Precision Lock of Maryville regarding the keys and FOB access system. The exterior doors will be FOB access only with a key override option. A total of five keys will be needed.

• The Commission inspected Road #367 in Polk Township, Roads #269, #2775, #277, #281, #282, #283, #289, #291, #306, #307 and #119 all in Union Township, Roads #151 and #154 in Hopkins Township and Roads #274, #93, #95 and #99 in Atchison Township.

• Andy Macias with Snyder and Associates called with a status update on BRO Bridge #61.

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