ST. CLAIR COUNTY COMMISSION

Posted August 29, 2013 at 11:45 am

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. 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. 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 and 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 and 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. Aug. 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.

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.

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

The Commission and Road and Bridge Supervisor Cole Cochran reviewed and compared the subjects of equipment, road repair and other topics relating to the department.

The Commission and Spencer Jones, Great River Associates, discussed funding for Monegaw Creek Bridge. Further review on this subject will be held next week with Great River Associates.

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported 141 federal inmates and 16 county inmates. Nine county inmates are housed in Henry County.

Discussed were electrical contractors for commissary kiosks, vehicles and deputy salaries.

The St. Clair County Commission met Monday, July 8, with presiding Commissioner Robert Salmon, Northern District Commissioner Leroy Strope and Southern District Commissioner Gerald Williams present.

The Commission and Road and Bridge Supervisor Cole Cochran discussed roads, brush cutting and locations of graders.

Steve Wells, Foley Equipment, was in to discuss motor graders, for the Road and Bridge Department with the commission.

The Commission and Spencer Jones, Great River Associates, discussed B.R.O. funding for the Pape and Monegaw Creek Bridge projects. Jones is to further check into the funding options and contact the commission.

Presiding Commissioner Salmon spoke with JoAnn Dent, Department of Economic Development, regarding the CBDG Grant for the St. Clair County Senior Center.

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported a count of 141 federal inmates and 12 county inmates. Nine of the county inmates are housed in county County.

Discussed was visual aid for prisoner visitations, internet cable upgrade and salaries for deputies.

Commission met Friday, July 12, with all present.

A citizen was in to compliment the Road and Bridge department’s recent work on SE 476 Rd.

Commissioner Williams made a motion to send the balance of the Domestic Violence Fund of $376 to W.I.N.G.S. Refuge. Motion carried.

Commissioner Strope made a motion to sell Lots 1, 2, 9 and 10, Block 18 Twin Oaks Harbor to Paul and Dianna Schumaker for a selling price of $1,150. Motion carried.

Spencer Jones, Great River Associates, discussed B.R.O. Funding (Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Off System Bridge) for Pape and Monegaw Creek Bridge projects.

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported a count of 140 federal inmates and 12 count inmates. Nine of the county inmates are housed in Henry County

Sheriff Keeler reported the electrical contractors for commissary kiosks have finished with four days less than original quoted. Discussed was the food service program.

Unanimous decision was made to reorder 100 Plat Books.

CART Contracts for Osceola Special Road District and Chloe Special Road District were signed for one year.

At 11:40 a.m. Letters of Interest, to serve on the vacant seat for the St. Clair County Health Center Board, were received from Larry Wills, Joe Tucker and Mary R. Cook. A decision will be made at the next Commission meeting July 15.

Commission met Monday, July 5, with all present.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Cole Cochran reviewed, with the Commission, equipment repair, roads and culvert installation.

Agreements, were signed, to amend the existing project based voucher housing assistance payments for U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) brought in by Chuck Kohzadi for West Central Missouri Community Action Agency.

Letters of Interest to serve on the vacant seat on the St. Clair Co. Health Center Board were reviewed. Commissioner Strope made a motion to appoint Mary R. Cook to the vacant seat of the St. Clair Co. Center Health Board. Motion carried.

Note: This appointment is good until the next Municipal Election in April, 2014.

Debbie Peden, county clerk and budget officer, discussed six month financial reports with the Commission.

Commissioner William made a motion to purchase four (4) John Deere motor graders with rippers from Murphy Tractor and Equipment Co., as per state bid quote. Motion passed by vote: Commissioner Strope (Yes), Commissioner Williams (Yes), Presiding Commissioner Salmon (No).

The St. Clair County Commission met Wednesday, July 17, 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, equipment repair, tires for equipment, gravel and road conditions.

The Commission received a letter from Paul Wheeler, member of St. Clair County Health Board, resigning his position effective immediately.

CART Contact for Appleton City Special Road District was signed for one year.

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported 138 federal inmates and 13 county inmates. Nine county inmates are housed in Henry County.

Commission met Monday, July 22, with all present.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Cole Cochran raised the question of equipment repair. Discussed were road repairs, culverts and gravel.

A citizen was in with a quote for cutting and disposing of the dead tree in the Courthouse yard near the gazebo. The Commission stated that they intend to have the Road and Bridge employees cut the tree when time allows. If this does not work out, they will contact the interested party.

Elected officials who attended the July 12 Center Services Board meeting and heard a presentation from the director of Harbor Village in Benton County were Presiding Commissioner Robert Salmon, Commissioner Gerald Williams, County Clerk Debbie Peden and County Treasurer Rhonda Shelby.

Presiding Commissioner Robert Salmon reported that on July 15, he toured Harbor Village in Benton County. Salmon stated this is a similar project that is proposed for the St. Clair County Senior Center.

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported 133 federal inmates and 11 county inmates. Five of the county inmates are housed in Henry County.

After lengthy discussion, Commissioner Williams made a motion to maintain Deputy Sheriffs current salary, for July, in absence of a grant which is in the appeal process at this time. Motion passed by vote: Presiding Commissioner Salmon (Yes), Commissioner Williams (Yes), Commissioner Stope (No).

Sheriff Keeler and Administrative Assistant to the Sheriff Jeff Davis met with the Commission and County Clerk/Budget Office Debbie Peden. The six month reports and budget amendments for the sheriff’s office and jail were discussed.

Joe Tucker was in to ask for consideration to replace Paul Wheeler, who resigned, on the St. Clair County Health Board.

The Commission spoke with Steve Wells, Foley Equipment, and informed him a decision had been made to purchase John Deere motor graders.

Commission met Wednesday, July 24, with all present.

Presiding Commissioner Salmon spoke with a representative of Ellett Memorial Hospital in regard to surplus property for sale.

An individual was in inquiring about who is responsible for compliance with America Disability Act. (ADA). Presiding Commissioner Salmon telephoned Dan Wadlington, representative for Senator Blunt, also a representative for Division of Aging Department. The individual was referred to the Justice Department.

Propane gas and fuel supply bids were opened at 10:05 a.m. Propane gas bids were received from Higgins Propane, Inc. and MFA Oil Company. Fuel Supply bids were received from MFA Oil Company and Gardner Oil and Gas LLC. As Commissioner Williams was absent at this time, it was decided to table the acceptance of the bids until Monday, July 29, when all Commissioner would be present.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Cole Cochran discussed installing culverts with the Commisison.