COMMISSION MINUTES

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Tuesday, July 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 board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: inventory disposal/transfer forms and a payment requisition for the Missouri State Assessor’s Association for training.

• Correspondence: email updates regarding the Enel White Cloud wind farm project; a fully executed Chief Local Elected Officials (CLEO) Consortium Agreement; a follow-up email from Hilary Edwards of Willdan Group Inc., an energy efficiency consulting firm; and an email and office visit by Polk Township residents regarding issues on 282nd Street. The commission held a followup discussion with Polk Township Road Supervisor Mark Wilson. 

In addition, the governing board reviewed emails from Missouri Department of Transportation engineer Randy Mendenhall and Cazes Johnson of Snyder & Associates engineering with regard to federally funded bridge projects and local “soft match” — that is in-kind — funding credits.

• White Cloud wind farm: An introductory meeting with Ron Scroggie, the project’s lead field service technician.

• Sheriff’s Department: A report from Sheriff Randy regarding equipment damage caused by an electrical storm. Strong was to seek estimates for replacement.

• Hughes Township: A meeting with a Hughes Township resident who complimented the Road and Bridge Department for completed work.

• A meeting with company Nate Zoschke of McBride, Lock & Associates to review findings of a recent audit. 

Zoschke reported that the audit’s sole finding questioned the county’s procurement policy on single-source purchases. 

A final audit letter is to be drafted and sent to the county clerk’s office.

• Inspections: re-inspection of road 606 in Polk Township; inspections of a bridge on road 966, Grant Township, and a bridge on road 853, Hughes township. In Nodaway Township, commissioners inspected roads 308 and 365.

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Thursday, July 25.

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 board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: invoice to New Beginnings Counseling Group for Treatment Court services; payment requisitions to MTE Office Center for prosecuting attorney’s office equipment, Nodaway Broadcasting Corp. for advertising, to Aynsley Davis for extra-hire pay and to Missouri County Treasurer’s Association for training.

• Correspondence: from ABK Fire & Safety regarding a list of fire extinguisher locations

• Inspections: improvements to road 308 in Nodaway Township; a tube on road 506 on the Nodaway/Polk township line; newly built bridge 31 in In Lincoln Township; bridge 374 and road 372 in Polk Township; and tubes on roads 904 and 774 in Hughes Township.

• Building Maintenance: the main-level conference room at the County Administration Center was scheduled for carpet cleaning Aug. 1 with costs to be paid by the Nodaway County Fair Board.

• A meeting with a Polk Township resident regarding road 637.

• A meeting with Adam Teale of Midland Surveying to discuss remonumentation. The governing board unanimously elected not to participate in the program this year..

• A meeting with Andy Abbott of MTE Office Center to discuss two bids received for installation of a cloud-based telephone system. A decision has yet to be made.

• A discussion with County Clerk Melinda Patton regarding Missouri law RSMo 50.783 as it relates to a recent audit.

The law addresses the wavier of competitive bid requirements for supplies when a county commission declares in writing that there is a sole feasible source.

It continues that a single feasible source exists when: supplies are proprietary and only available from the manufacturer or a single distributor; it is determined that only one distributor services the region in which the supplies are needed; and when supplies are available at a discount from a single distributor for a limited time.