Osage County Commission Meeting Minutes
February 2, 2017
The meeting was called to order by Presiding Commissioner Dudenhoeffer at 8:30 AM.
Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
District 1 Commissioner John Glavin present.
District 2 Commissioner Larry Kliethermes was present.
County Clerk Patrick Steele on duty.
Media was represented by Jerri Voss.
Present for all or part of the meeting were: Sheriff Michael Bonham, Steve Brown from Owens Towing.
Approval of the Agenda: Approved.
Minutes: Minutes of Regular Meeting of January19, 24, and 26, 2017 were reviewed and approved.
Bills and Communications:
Spotlight on Osage County will feature the Osage County Health Department with Susan Long, Administrator at OCCC at 5 PM.
Applications for new Election Support Position are due in by February 15, 2017.
The Commission Meeting on February 16, 2017 will be held in the EOC.
Required Commissioner Training is scheduled for February 8 through the 10th in Columbia.
Ameren Missouri meeting scheduled for Feb. 14, 2017 here.
West Central District Commissioners Meeting, Callaway County on March 16, 2017.
CR 232 -BRO-076 (14): Final Invoice #14 was signed and will be returned to SKW for Processing and reimbursement and to County Clerk for payment of $3985.15 and payment of $5,163.97 from Invoice 13.
Road and Bridge Items:
Plan for County Roads:
Furnace issue at R&B Office:
Luebbering Law Suit:
2017 Tax Support Committee: Discussion about this proposed tax for capital improvements resulted in very heated and angry responses from Commissioner Glavin. He insisted that the proposal should be limited to funding for Road and Bridge and should be increased to ½ cent tax. County Clerk Steele explained that such a proposal would endanger passage of the measure by voters and would require a rollback since R&B is funded through property tax assessments. After discussions by Commissioner Kliethermes and Presiding Commissioner Dudenhoeffer, it was decided to proceed with the measure as a capital improvement sales tax of ¼ cent for the county. This will allow the measure to be used to provide needed capital improvements to buildings and infrastructure for the County. It was discussed that to qualify for federal funding, the County will need to generate funds for additional local share to qualify for project funding. Commissioner Glavin then stated that it should be two ¼ cent sales tax proposals for Road and Bridge, one for asphalt and one for road and bridge. It was obvious that he would not support the measure as being proposed by the other Commissioners. It was felt that the lack of unified support could prevent approval of this measure. This is an opportunity that the County should pursue for the benefit of all county resources.
MRPC Regional Transportation Plan Update: A copy is needed for the County Clerk’s Office.
Westphalia Road Issue: The draft response letter from Amanda Grellner was approved. It will put on letterhead paper and be ready for signatures on February 7, 2017.
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Agricultural Ready County Program Application: No new information.
TCS Service Extended Warranty Plan: Included in submitted invoices.
MRPC Regional Transportation Plan Update: Need to get a copy for Commission files.
Sheriff Bonham talked about housing of additional prisoners here in our jail. Springfield is very interested sending inmates here. Sheriff talked about daily rate with a minimum of $30 up to $45. Medical costs of such prisoners would be reimbursed to Osage County by their local jurisdiction.
He also provided lien releases on two of the vehicles that are ready to be sold. Two of them have already been decommissioned and stripped. One more will be ready to list for sale next week.
Steve Brown of Owens Towing provided a copy of the signed agreement for the vehicle maintenance contract with Osage County. It was signed by the Presiding Commissioner and copies were provided to the commissioners.
Sheriff Bonham reported that he had a good candidate in consideration for the open bailiff position who would also be involved with youth programs. Sheriff also provided information on purchase of shipping containers for storage at the Courthouse. It was felt that the 20-foot size would be easier to deliver and site on the grounds in back of the Courthouse. Delivered cost of the 20-footer is $2225.00 and the 40-footer would be $2325.00. The longer unit would have one end high off the ground because of the slope.
County Clerk reported that a phone call was received complaining about the poor condition of Main Street after the repaving recently completed by MoDOT. Portions of the roadway are breaking apart and seams are rough.
With no further business, Commissioner Glavin made the motion to adjourn and it was seconded by Commissioner Kliethermes. The meeting was adjourned at 10:31 AM.
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