COMMISSION MINUTES

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Tuesday, September 1.

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: MEI Invoice for yearly maintenance contract; Tyler Technologies invoice for software maintenance; Invoice for Special Prosecuting Attorney, David A. Baird; Clerk Fee Report. County Clerk to MTE for equipment; Sheriff to MTE for equipment, to GT Distributors for equipment; Road and Bridge to Murphy’s for repairs. 

• Review of mail and email: Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting invite from Christy Forney, Emergency Manager.Letter from concerned parent re: COVID guidelines and students.Grant Township Financial Statement.Missouri Association of Counties (MAC) Achievement Award Competition information.

• The commission received a call from a citizen regarding the state of the courthouse grounds. 

• Steve Hobbs, presiding commissioner, Alan Winders, east district commissioner and Roger Young, former commissioner, all of Audrain County, visited with the commission and Ed Walker, road and bridge supervisor regarding wind projects, with Tenaska as a main topic. Also present:  Chris Wallace, Nodaway County Extension Council.

• The commission spoke with Andy Macias of Snyder and Associates regarding potential trading of BRO dollars. Macias has made first contact with one but will send a list to the commission.

A listing of township’s current status with CART Rock deliveries was reviewed.

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Thursday, September 3.

In attendance were Presiding Commissioner Bill Walker, South District Commissioner Robert Stiens, North District Commissioner Chris Burns and Deputy County Clerk Lorraine O’Donnell.

Business before the governing board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: Invoices for Road and Bridge, repair and maintenance; Recorder fees month of August, and payroll transmittal sheet; Randy Strong, reimbursement for sheriff training

• Review of mail and email: Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting minutes from Christy Forney, Emergency Manager; Letter from concerned parent re: COVID guidelines and students; National Association of Counties invitation to Public Land Counties and Payments in Lieu of Taxes Action Day & County News; Nodaway County Health COVID updates August 31 and September 2, 2020; Superintendent of Stanberry RII School District, Bob Heddinger, essential workers; sheriff inmate report; Maryville Chamber of Commerce new brand.

• Kim Milward with NW Missouri Regional Council of Governments gathered information from the commission on prioritizing Architect Firms for the Historical Preservation Grant of the courthouse. Milward will put together a timeline for the project. She also informed the commission that the Regional Council of Governments will now be in charge of the Christmas Parade and the community interest in lighting the courthouse.

• Maryville R-II School Superintendent Becky Albright discussed the possibility for an essential worker declaration for all area schools.

• Gary Carlson, Gentry County Commissioner was contacted for information on a recent Essential Workers Declaration.

• Mitch Nelson with Precision Lock and Key was contacted and discussed the quantity of key fobs for the courthouse. The commission asked him to stop in to get final numbers.

• Ivan Schraeder, Attorney at Law was contacted for guidance on declaring essential workers.

• The St. Louis County Road Commission was contacted for Off Road Bridge Replacement funds. They have currently used all of their federal funds.

• The commission declared that all Nodaway County school administrators, faculty, and staff be essential workers.

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