ST CLAIR COUNTY COMMISSION

Posted August 1, 2013 at 11:28 am

Commission met Monday, May 13, with all present

The Commission and Road and Bridge Supervisor Cole Cochran discussed hauling rock, radios and radio antennas.

Sale tax revenues for March were $15,370.80. Compared to one year ago, sales tax revenues were up $2,688.76. Commissioner Stope made a motion to renew Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission membership dues. Motion carried.

Commission met Wednesday, May 14, with all present

The Commission and Road and Bridge Supervisor Cole Cochran discussed brush cutting, culvert installation, rock supply and bridge repairs.

Sheriff Scott Keller reported 134 federal inmates and six county inmates, with four of the county inmates housed in Henry County.

Sheriff Scott Keeler discussed bids for the air conditioning unit at the sheriff’s office.

Lori Bryant, representing State Auditor’s office, was in to explain the audit process they are here to begin for years 2011 and 2012. The State Auditor's office audits the third class counties of Missouri every four years on a regular schedule. Bud Hayes was in with an update on the proposed Senior Center site.

The St. Clair County Commission met Monday, May 20, with Presiding Commissioner Robert Salmon, Northern District Commissioner Leroy Stope and Southern District Commissioner Gerald Williams present.

The commission and Road and Bridge Supervisor Cole Cochran addressed culverts, road conditions and grading roads.

A citizen telephoned with a request grading NE 961 Rd. The Commission reported this matter would be checked.

Vista Special Road District was in to inquire about installing a box culvert on the road behind sale barn. The Commission stated they would consider this request providing time allows.

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported 135 federal inmates and eight county inmates with five of the county inmates housed in Henry County.

Sheriff Scott Keeler updated the Commission on topics concerning the sheriff’s office and jail.

At 11:31 p.m. the Commissioners and County Clerk Debbie Peden toured the jail facility and sheriff’s office.

Commission met Wednesday, May 22, with all present.

The Commission discussed with Road & Bridge Supervisor Cole Cochran equipment repair, tire for equipment and various topics relating to the Department.

John Gover, Emergency Management Director, telephoned to report that, on his tour from the recent storm, he did not view much damage to buildings. However, trees were uprooted and there appeared to be several fences hat would need repair. Gover said he believed the damages to be from straight line winds.

CART Revenues for May 2013 were $49,715.00

The Commission recessed at 9:45 a.m. to view storm generated debris on NE 50 Rd. and returned at 11:00 a.m.

Keith Stevens was in to inform the Commission that Ash Grove Aggregates would decrease the rate of 1” Base Rock to $4 per ton effective June 1, 2013.

Commissioner Williams made a motion to appoint Leroy Strope to West Central Missouri Community Action Agency Board of Trustees. Motion carried.

The St. Clair County Commission met Friday, May 31, with Presiding Commissioner Robert Salmon, Northern District Commissioner Leroy Strope and Southern District Commissioner Gerald Williams present.

Presiding Commission Salmon made a motion to sell Lot 19, Block 67, Plat 17, Twin Oaks Subdivision for a selling price of $350.00. Motion carried.

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported a count of 140 federal inmates and four county inmates with the county inmates being housed in Henry County.

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported that the Jail interior painting is in progress and basement clearing has begun in order to make more room for storage.

Pat Cleveland and Nancy Stephan, representing St. Clair County Health Department, were in to present a letter of resignation from Board Member Howard Johnson. Action was postponed on an appointment to fill the unexpired vacancy until further review.

Spencer Jones, Great River Associates, called to discuss soft match credits for St. Clair County for the repairs on two upcoming B.R.O. bridge projects.

Commission met Monday, June 3 with all present.

The Commission and Road & Bridge Supervisor Cole Cochran deliberated and discussed equipment purchase, gravel, checking roads and locations in the County where brush cutting is to begin.

Missouri House of Representative Warren Love was in to present highlights on recent events concerning the State. Love reviewed Senate Bills 24 and 42. Other topics discussed were 911 Enhanced System, B.R.O. (State Bridge Replacement & Rehabilitation Off System), Right to Work states, PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes), and MoDot roads and right of ways.

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported a count of 40 federal inmates and 11 county inmates. Four county inmates are being housed in Henry County.

Commission met Wednesday, June 5 with all present.

Presiding Commissioner Salmon gave a report on the Extension Council meeting he attended on Tuesday evening, June 4, 2013. Salmon stated a new Regional Director was appointed and he touched on several subjects concerning the meeting.

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported federal inmate count of 137 and 12 county inmates. Two of the county inmates are housed in Henry County. Also, briefly discussed were the multi county Task Force and 911 Enhanced System.

Auditors from the State of Missouri Auditor’s Office were in to speak with the Commission regarding the County audit, which is in process at this time.

The Commission received an inquiry regarding the vacancy on the St. Clair County Health Board which was created by the resignation of Howard Johnson.

Commission met Monday, June 10 with all present.

Steve Wells and Keith Ince, representing Foley Equipment, were in to discuss motor grader for the Road & Bridge Department.

Presiding Commissioner Salmon gave a report on a meeting with H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation representatives, Sheriff Scott Keeler and Sam Bowden, from St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, regarding emergency dispatching for the Scout Reservation.

Sales Tax Revenues for April, 2013 were $28,812.20. Compared to one year ago, Sales Tax Revenues were down $138.75.

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported 138 federal inmates and 10 county inmates. Seven of the county inmates are housed in Henry County.

The St. Clair County Commission met Wednesday, June 12 with Presiding Commissioner Robert Salmon, Northern district Commissioner Leroy Strope and Southern District Commissioner Gerald Williams present.

The Commission and Road & Bridge Supervisor Cole Cochran reviewed and compared ideas on brush cutting locations and repair, equipment for the department and road grading.

A concerned citizen was in with potential problem in his area regarding thistles, which are noxious weeds. According to State Statutes, he was referred to the Prosecuting Attorney for further discussion.

Bud Hayes brought in a Request for Release of Funds for the CDBG Grant to undertake the construction of the St. Clair County Senior Center.

Steve Jones gave a progress report on maintenance work at the Courthouse. Jones stated an air conditioner leak in the Judge’s Room had been repaired, and priming and painting walls in the County Clerk’s Office was in the process.

Austin Mount, Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission, gave brief highlights on Economic Development for a three county match which would include Cedar, St. Clair and Hickory. A meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2013 to further discuss this matter.

The St. Clair County Commission met Monday, June 17 with Presiding Commissioner Robert Salmon, Northern District Commissioner Leroy Strope and Southern District Commissioner Gerald Williams present.

Road & Bridge Supervisor Cole Cochran reviewed with the Commission equipment repair and rock hauling. Cochran stated that brush cutting should begin next week.

Dan Wadlington, representing Senator Blunt’s Office, was in to discuss various aspects with the Commission. Subjects discussed were the St. Clair County Senior Center and two B.R.O. bridge projects that are ready to go out to bid. Wadlington stated he will return to the County, and made an appointment for 9:30 a.m. August 12.

Austin Mount, Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission, presented a project which would include Cedar, Hickory and St. Clair Counties. If the project is undertaken, the application would be for a USDA Rural Business Opportunity Grant to attract and outline new businesses. The grant, if awarded, would be in the amount of $25,000 plus the three counties matching $4,000 each. The Commission stated they would check with the budget officer before making any commitment.

Presiding Commissioner Salmon gave a report on the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation dinner held Thurday evening, June 13, which was attended by several St. Clair County residents. The group was given a tour of one of the 29 construction storm shelters, and an update was given on proposed projects for the Reservation.

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported 138 federal inmates and 10 county inmates. Nine county inmates are housed in Henry County.

Sheriff Keeler stated the kiosks for the Commissary are being installed and interior painting will be completed in the near future.

The St. Clair Commission met Wednesday, June 19 with Presiding Commissioner Robert Salmon, Northern District Commissioner Leroy Strope and Southern District Commissioner Gerald Williams present.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Cole Cochran reviewed with the Commission road conditions and addressed grading roads and hauling rock.

Presiding Commissioner Salmon gave a review on the West Central Commissioner’s Meeting which was held in Clinton on Tuesday, June 1. Salmon reported the meeting was well attended and Schreiber Foods gave a presentation on the operations.

Commissioner Williams made a motion to re-appoint Anita Bennett for a term of four years to the St. Clair County Library Board. Motion Carried.

Commissioner Strope made a motion to participate in the Economic Development Rural Business Opportunity Grant application process. Motion carried.