The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Tuesday, Sept. 24.
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: Sick leave transfers within a department; Card Services payment packet; County Clerk to Cole County for election supplies; Sheriff to 911 Custom for equipment; Road and Bridge to MFA for supplies for Road #1009 and Road #183; Prosecuting Attorney to CIS, LLC for investigator; Treasurer to Tyler Technologies for updates.
• Review of mail and email: BRO-B074(61) Right-of-way documents to Shannon Kusilek at MoDOT; Vehicle sales, gas tax reports.
• Ed Walker, Road and Bridge Supervisor, discussed the progress of various county projects. He and the Commission discussed the rock coming out of the Barnard Quarry. Jeri Dearmont, Regional Council of Government, discussed Community Development Block Grant bridge information. An interview for an open Road and Bridge position was conducted in the afternoon, no offer made.
• An update on the status of lightning damage was discussed. Another message was left at McGinness Electric. A call to Bob Whipple, Bob’s Telephone Service, requesting a write-up for insurance for the cost of parts if they were available.
• A Nodaway County resident called in with questions regarding a washed-out crossing on their property. They were referred to the Natural Resources Conservation Services.
• The Annual Financial Report for FY2018, from McBride, Lock & Associates, was reviewed. No findings of Material Weaknesses in Internal Control; Significant Internal Control Deficiencies; Items of Non-compliance. A finding regarding the county’s procurement policy and bank account interest posting were referenced.
• The hours and duties of the new position of facility support technician was discussed.
• Rex Wallace, Assessor explained how the windmill setbacks have been determined.
• Marilyn Jenkins, Treasurer, spoke with the commission about the tax sale properties and the three percent 911 tax.
• The Commission inspected Road #1063 and a tube on Road #913, both in White Cloud Township. They also visited Norris Quarries, at the Barnard location.
• Answers on the Section 504 survey, regarding Community Development Block Grants, were reviewed.
• Ryan Choquette, with Tenaska Clear Creek Wind Project, discussed landowner requests for turn-in radius on field entrances be left, resident requests for the radius at the junction of 150th and Hawk be left. The commissioners want to inspect the entrances first. Due to heavy hauls beginning on Highway JJ, Choquette requested permission for empty gravel trucks to be able to utilize 180th Street to avoid meeting the heavy haul trucks. The Commission agreed to this request.
The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Thursday, Sept. 26.
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: MTE for lightning damage; Treasurer to MTE for equipment and work from lightning damage; Road and Bridge to consumer Oil for fuel
• Review of mail and email: Workers Compensation Overview from Missouri Association of Counties
• Ed Walker, Road and Bridge Supervisor, discussed the progress of various county projects. An offer was made to Caleb Oliver for an open position, he accepted the position.
• The community Development Block Grant bridge bid that will be advertised was reviewed. The completed Section 504/ADA self-evaluation survey was reviewed and the grievance procedure was signed.
• A concerned Polk Township citizen called regarding questions with work completed on their property. She was referred to the township board and the commission followed up with the board as well.
• A citizen stopped in to talk about the process of moving away from a Township form of government to County form.
• Tammy Carter, County HR Director discussed ideas for the upcoming 175year anniversary. She proposed a cost savings by having the county purchase their own towels and utilize the jail’s washer and dryer. The proposal was reviewed and approved. She also gave information on window tint for the courthouse per request from the Sheriff’s department, pricing is being gathered.
• Marvin Meyers, with Group Benefit Services, discussed the insurance program they offer. He will be sending information for references and the list of approved preferred providers for review by the Commission.
• A Hughes Township citizen discussed road issues due to wind tower work.
• Ron Scroggie, with Enel, White Cloud Wind Project, discussed road issues. A call was made to Reed Bartles of Tradewinds, to get a copy of the signed Road Use Agreement from the Townships.
• The Commission inspected Road #183 in Independence Township and Road #416 and the tube on this road in Jackson Township.