The Cedar County Commission met May 4, 2020. Present were: Marlon Collins, Presiding Commissioner; Don Boultinghouse, Northern Commissioner; Robert Foster, Southern Commissioner; Heather York, County Clerk.

Met with Chad Pyle, Assessor

Requests to process court order 25448-25456, to add-on the assessed valuation of newly purchased personal property. Discussed removing the window from his office. He will call Santa Paula Awning to see what they can do. Discussed need for refrigerator repair and will call Johnson County Appliance for that.

Commission reviewed MO Cares Act Grant Agreement for HAVA funds for Election related COVID-19 costs for the County Clerk’s office and the Federal Funding Certification for Coronavirus Relief Fund that Commissioner Collins signed April 29, 2020 to secure funds for Cedar County before the May 1, 2020 deadline.

Met with Peggy Kenney, Treasurer

Submitted a Fund Status Report

Discussed federal funding that will be received on or around May 6, 2020 from the CARES Act for COVID-19 in the amount of around 1.7 million. This funding is ONLY for expenses incurred due to COVID-19 related circumstances and for items not previously budgeted for. This is NOT for revenue funding shortfalls.

Foster made motion for Cedar County Treasurer to set up a new account for the CARES Act Federal Funding Certification Contract previously signed by Commissioner Collins on April 29, 2020, second by Boultinghouse. Collins – Yes, Boultinghouse – Yes, Foster – Yes

Sheriff James McCrary was unable to attend due to working an investigation.

Met with DJ Ford, Road & Bridge Supervisor

Discussed guys working on tires & around shop due to rain.

Discussed Ford truck being repaired. Discussed hiring a previous employee back again; DJ has no problem with this. Commission have concerns for budget due to overtime necessary earlier this year that had not been budgeted for.

Commission reviewed monthly reports from Circuit Clerk Office, University Extension, Recorder of Deeds Office, weekly MAC report, and annual Cedar County Library District audit for year ending December 31, 2019.

Commission reviewed new documentation received for CARES Act funding questions & answers, press release, and memo received from MAC.

Bills and payroll were approved.

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