Posted December 27, 2012 at 11:28 am

The St Clair County Commission met Monday, Dec. 3, with Presiding Commissioner Robert Salmon, Northern District Commissioner Leroy Strope and Southern District Commissioner Gerald Williams present.

The Commission and Cole Cochran discussed dump truck repairs and rock for roads.

The Commission telephoned Jayme Belisle, Blue Cross Blue Shield Representative, regarding enrollment eligibility for newly elected officials. It was reported that a three month waiting period, for eligibility, was necessary in order to coincide with the county insurance plan. After much deliberation, Commissioner Strope made a motion to change the meetings days of the Commission to meet weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays to convene at 9 a.m. beginning in January. Motion carried.

A concerned citizen was in regarding road grading and culvert installation on NE 750 Rd. The Commission stated they would discuss the matter, contact the road and bridge department, then make a decision.

Sheriff Ron Snodgrass reported a count of 109 federal inmates, 10 county inmates and one inmate from out of county.

Commission met Friday, Dec. 7, with all present.

Jason Murphey, Great River Associates, telephoned to inform the Commission they are waiting for a consent of flood easement from the Corps of Engineers for the Monegaw Creek Bridge project.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Cole Cochran discussed with the Commission, radios, tire repair, tool box for pickup, custom word and other various subjects related to the department.

Custom work policy was addressed, State Stature RSMo 70.220 expresses that government entities should not be doing work for private individuals. Consensus of the Commission was that St. Clair County will no longer do custom work for private individuals.

Travis Tindall, nForm Architectures, did a walk through on Courthouse repairs with the Commission. It was noted there were three places that are in need of repair work. Tindall stated he would contact the construction company on these concerns.

Presiding Commissioner Salmon reported that he and Commissioner Strope had viewed the work, which is in progress, on the storm shelters at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation.

County Treasurer Rhonda Shelby expressed a desire to purchase an updated software program for the treasurer’s office. Based on the recommendation of the treasurer, this was in agreement with the Commission.

Blue Cross Blue Shield representative discussed the rate increase and plans for health insurance with the Commission. The Commission will review all facts and make a decision in the coming week.

Two Aldermen from the City of Osceola were in to request a percentage of PILT monies (payment in lieu of taxes). They also presented a proposal for the City to make the County responsible for the lighting around the courthouse property. These matters are to be discussed and the City will be notified of the decisions before the end of the year.

Commission met Monday, Dec. 10, with all present.

The Commission discussed with Road and Bridge Supervisor Cole Cochran brush cutting, culvert installations and various equipment belonging to the department.

The Commission discussed with James Blackaby, Hillsdale Special Road District, steel bridge packages they have for sale.

An inquiry regarding the necessity of an agreement for a computer hardware maintenance contract for the courthouse was brought before the Commission Further review on this matter is needed before any decisions are made.