ST CLAIR COUNTY COMMISSION

Posted March 7, 2013 at 11:02 am

Commission met Wednesday, Jan. 23, with all present.

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported a count of 117 federal inmates and 10 county inmates.

In attendance for the 2013 public budget hearing with the commission and County Clerk/Budget Office Debbie Peden were John Farrell, St. Clair County courier; Recorder of Deeds Pat Terry; County Treasurer Rhonda Shelby; Sheriff Scott Keeler and Administrative Assistant Jeff Davis. The commission expressed that the office holders requests have not been extravagant and spending was controlled for the proposed budgets. The public hearing was from 10-10:50 a.m.

Presiding Commissioner Salmon made a motion to go into executive session to discuss a legal matter authorized by RSMo 610.021, Sub-section 1. Motion passed.

Commissioner Williams made a motion to close executive session and reconvene as St. Clair County Commission. Motion passed.

Commission met Thursday, Jan. 24, with all present.

The commission and County Clerk/Budget Officer Debbie Peden discussed the sheriff’s office and jail budgets with Sheriff Scott Keeler and Administrative Assistant Jeff Davis.

Commissioner Strope made a motion to go into executive session to discuss a legal matter authorized by RSMo 610.021, Sub-section 1. Motion passed.

Commissioner Strope made a motion to close executive session and reconvene as St. Clair County Commission. Motion passed.

After reviewing Court Case of April 22, 2008, Goodwin vs. Carroll County, which reversed Maxwell vs. Daviess County, and referring to Missouri Revised Statures #49.082 (2) and after seeking legal counsel from Missouri Association of Counties Attorney Ivan Schraeder, it is realized that County procedure used to establish some elected officials starting salary was not correct; therefore, Commissioner Strope made a motion to correct those affected which were elected to the offices of prosecuting attorney, presiding commissioner, county treasurer and county clerk. This motion affects future salaries, not past unless elected official file a claim for past salaries. Motion passed.

Commission met Monday, Jan. 28, with all present.

Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Anthony Gasaway met with the commission, Sheriff Scott Keeler and his administrative assistant and county clerk.

Gasawy stated that St. Clair County has been good to work with for the U.S. Marshals service. He said that this is one of the biggest retention facilities that the U.S. Marshals service contracts within the western district of Missouri. He looks forward to continuing the same good working relationship with Sheriff Keeler that he had with Sheriff Snodgrass. He did state that even though the facility is in good shape, it is the oldest facility that they use. As a result, the county needs to have an on going program for updating the facility for safety and security.

Bill Smith, Appleton City police chief, met with the commission and Century Link representative Terry Tollefson and Sheriff Keeler to discuss 911 calls from the Appleton City area that are routed to Henry County instead of St. Clair County. This creates problems in dispatching emergency service personnel. This will be corrected, in the near future, through the efforts of the sheriff’s office, Appleton City police department and Century Link.

The commission and County Clerk/Budget Officer Debbie Peden reviewed budgets with Sheriff Scott Keeler and Administrative Assistant Jeff Davis on budgets for the sheriff’s office and jail.

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported a county of 118 federal inmates and 10 county inmates.

Steve Brown, Great River Associates, telephoned asking for contact information relating to the Pape Bridge.

A consent to easement structures regarding Monegaw Creek bridge was signed and returned to the corps of engineers.

Due to a Jan. 31, 2011, decision, it is still the consensus for an employee, who terminated, to go on the health insurance plan through Cobra and pay a two percent administrative fee.