COMMISSION MINUTES

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Tuesday, July 30.

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

Business before the board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: invoices to Viebrock Sales & Service for sheet pile metal (sole source vendor) and Podium Ink for Sheriff’s Office canine unit expenses; payment requisitions for Card Services for public administrator postage and mileage, for Gray Oil & Gas Co. for fuel and for ABK Fire & Safety for annual inspection.

• Correspondence: vehicle sales/fuel tax report; LPA Services invoice for bridge project BRO-B074(61).

• Notice of hearing: The commission and county clerk scheduled a property tax rate hearing for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Nodaway County Administration Center.

• A phone call from a Grant Township resident regarding a right-of-way issue.

• Inspections: road 273 in Union Township and tubes on roads 653 and 654 in Jackson Township.

• White Cloud wind farm project: Jeremy Price, permitting and licensing specialist, met with the commission regarding status updates.

• Polk Township Fire Protection District: the commission accepted the resignation of Steve Bliley from the Polk Township Fire Protection District Board. Mike Kinman delivered a letter recommending Angie Jones to fill the vacated seat. Jones was approved by the commission and accepted the appointment.

• A message to Norris Quarries representative Jim Knox, who was asked to check the status of the Ravenwood quarry’s maintenance rock.

• A call to Maryville Glass & Lock regarding a malfunctioning handicap button at the southwest corner of the Administration Center. The call included a status update regarding the west courthouse doors and the northwest Administration Center entrance. An additional call was placed to MEI Total Elevator Solutions to check the status of a new elevator panel.

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Thursday, Aug. 1.

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

Business before the board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: July 2019 clerk fee report; MEI Total Elevator Solutions invoice for a yearly service contract; payment requisition for The Railroad Yard for a tube on road 811 (sole source provider).

• Correspondence: Summary of Settlement (Treasurer’s Report) for Nov. 2018, Dec. 2019, combined July-Dec. 2018, combined annual for 2018, June 2019 and combined January-June 2019.

• A phone conversation between Commissioner Stiens and Lori Blatter, a floodplain management officer with the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), regarding floodplain updates. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is to help the county draft a new floodplain ordinance should the commission adopt the revisions.

• A conversation with Roger Florea of Hopkins Township regarding roads 152 and 164.  

• Officeholder reports: Collector-Treasurer Marilyn Jenkins and Assessor Rex Wallace discussed issues related to building maintenance, staffing and salary. 

In addition, Sheriff Randy Strong proposed setting reserve deputy pay for new hires, as well as pay for existing reserve deputies, at $16.07 per hour. That rate is identical to the wage paid newly hired full-time deputies. Commissioner Burns made a motion to that effect, which carried 2-0.

On other matters, Strong said he was scheduled to meet with Dylan Ritter of the White Cloud wind farm project with regard to security. The sheriff also discussed patrol car issues and presented a list of used Missouri State Highway Patrol vehicles available for sale.

• A tour of the county jail in connection with maintenance issues.

• Inspections: road 276 in Union Township, road 375 in Polk Township and roads 152 and 164 in Hopkins Township.

• A call to Casey McGill of the Tenaska Clear Creek wind farm project regarding truck traffic on roads 369 and 372 in Polk Township.