COMMISSION MINUTES

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Tuesday, Aug. 20.

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

Business before the board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: invoice for Service Lube; payment requisitions for Graves Food, Hy-Vee and Falls City Mercantile for jail supplies and food; liquor license for The Powerhouse.

• Correspondence: a Missouri Department of Transportation Notice to Proceed with regard to federally funded bridge project BRO 61; State Emergency Management Agency Floodplain Management newsletter; draft audit report from McBride, Lock & Associates.

• Adoption of a revised floodplain management ordinance.

• Receipt of federal disaster funds.

• A bid opening for the proposed purchase and installation of a key fob system at the courthouse. Sole bidder was Precision Lock & Key. A decision was pending.

• Scheduling of a 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, conference call with the Schraeder Law Office to discuss 911 consolidation and the township form of government.

• Presentation by Lindsey Aley of a copy of a Local Law Enforcement Block Grant for the purchase of hand-held radio units.

• A report from Whipple Telephone Service regarding lightning damage.

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Thursday, Aug. 22.

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 MEI Total Elevator Solutions for courthouse elevator repairs; payment requisition for Gray Oil & Gas for diesel fuel.

• Correspondence: 2018 financial statement for the Polk Township Rural Fire Protection District.

• A Tax levy hearing, which included adoption of the 2019 county property tax rate of 16 cents per $100 Assessed Valuation.

• A telephone meeting with attorney Ivan Schraeder to discuss the legal aspects of a county versus township form of government, salary schedules, contract labor and consolidated 911 dispatching. The commissioners also spoke with members of the Livingston County Commission regarding 911 consolidation.

• Building maintenance: actions included a phone meeting with Billy Mitchell of MEI Total Elevator Solutions and updates regarding restoration of telephone lines following lightning damage as well as storm-related fiber optic and office equipment issues.

• A meeting with Mitch Nelson of Precision Lock & Key, Associate Circuit Judge Doug Thomson and Deputy Scott Wedlock regarding a courtroom key fob system. Commissioner Burns motioned to accept Precision Lock’s bid, with the cost to be split between the county ($14,288) and the State of Missouri ($24,180). The measure was adopted 3-0.

• Presentation of a proposal by Collector/Treasurer Marilyn Jenkins and Assessor Rex Wallace that would move a shared part-time employee into a full-time spot with the collector/treasurer’s office beginning Sept. 1. The proposal was approved.

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Tuesday, Aug. 27.

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

Business before the board included:

• Approvals and requisitions: invoice to the Missouri State Highway Patrol for a Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle; payment requests for Carquest, MFA and Summa Implement for Road and Bridge Dept. materials and supplies; payment requisitions for MTE Office Center and Sonic Wall.

• Correspondence: Human Resources Director Tammy Carter with regard to a breaker box and keys at the courthouse and a courthouse floor-cleaning quote; insurance benefits renewal and timeline from Sally Tatro of Gallagher Benefit Services; a report on the creation of 911 boards from Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice; Tenaska Clear Creek wind farm update; vehicle and fuels sales tax reports along with projected township revenue; board vacancy for the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments; elevator repair quote from MEI Total Elevator Solutions.

• A consolidated 911 dispatch center meeting with officials attending from Nodaway County, the City of Maryville and local law enforcement and crisis response/rescue agencies.

• A discussion with Kasey White of Core Adjusting regarding invoices and affidavits related to lightning damage.

• A request from Jackson Township officials regarding the nomination of Charlie Standiford to fill a township board vacancy until the next regular municipal election.

• A request from Enel Green Power representatives regarding the White Cloud wind farm. Enel is asking for an extension of an entrance off Galaxy Road in order to provide a better sight line. The request was granted.

• A commission request to Human Resources Director Tammy Carter for a press release regarding county office telephone problems.

• An inspection of the courthouse handicap ramp and an abandoned elevator shaft.

The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session Thursday, Aug. 29.

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

Business before the board included:

• Approvals: invoices from Cintas and Fastenal for Road and Bridge Department materials.

• Correspondence: notice of a Northwest Missouri Workforce Development meeting on Sept. 10; a contact list and driveway plans from Enel Green Power North America with regard to ongoing construction of the White Cloud wind farm; notice of the Sept. 7 floor cleaning at the Nodaway County Administration Center.

• Inspections: road 183 in Independence Township; bridge 198 construction site; tubes on roads 811 and 575 in Monroe Township; road 812 in Polk Township.

• Confirmation of upcoming event dates, including  Downtown Trick or Treat from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, and the Freedom of Road Riders motorcycle organization Toys for Tots collection beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.