COMMISSION MINUTES

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

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: Invoice from Schraeder Law Firm. Sheriff department to Prisoner Transport Services for prisoner transport; Road and Bridge to MFA for supplies, Fastenal for equipment.

• Review of mail and email: Investment report, December 2019.

• The Commission reviewed and approved an email from Green Township Trustee Linda Farmer regarding the appointment of Bryan Beason to the to the township board.

• The Commission along with Melinda Patton and Marilyn Jenkins, reviewed and discussed budget requests.

• Ryan Choquette and Brent Cline of Tenaska gave an update on Clear Creek Wind Project. Choquette discussed roads that the townships will need to resume maintenance on.

• A Polk Township citizen stopped in with concerns about the wind tower placements.

• Charlie Smith, Pickering Mayor requested assistance from the Commission with obtaining a seal for the letterhead showing Pickering as a 4th Class City.

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Thursday, Jan. 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: Sheriff to Hy-Vee, Graves Food and Falls City Mercantile for inmate food and supplies.

• Review of mail and email: White Cloud wind project’s updated delivery flow plan.

• Ed Walker gave updates on projects. A bid for pipe has been put together and advertised with all sealed bids to be turned in to the office of the County Clerk no later than February 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., at which time, the bids will be opened in the office of the County Commission.

• The Commission inspected Roads #372, 33, 368 and 377 in Polk Township and Roads #266, 285 and 289 in Union Township.

• Calls were made to representatives of Atchison, Hopkins, Nodaway, Polk and Union Townships to inform them that the township will need to resume maintenance on specific roads within their township now that the wind tower construction is completed.

• The Commission signed a gift agreement to Northwest Foundation, Inc. in support of the Agricultural Learning Center.

• The Commission reviewed letters from McClure Engineering regarding Noble Road Slope failure and 250th Street Bridge over Platte River Abatement Slope Projection.

• Reviewed and discussed request letters for personnel changes in the sheriff’s department.

• The Commission reviewed roads not completed in 2019 and applications for consideration in 2020.

• Reviewed a resignation letter from Roland Barmann for his seat on the Polk Township Fire District board. Within the letter, was a recommendation to approve Austin Barmann to fill the vacant seat. This was approved by the Commission.

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