Osage County Commission Meeting Minutes
June 6, 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 present.
County Clerk Patrick Steele on duty.
Media was represented by Jerri Voss.
Present for all or part of the meeting were: Randy Atkin, Jerry Bryan, Scott Dudenhoeffer of Modern Interiors, and Treasurer Tim Neuner.
Approval of the Agenda: Agenda was approved with the addition of Scott Dudenhoeffer on jail cell walls.
Minutes: Minutes of meeting of June 1, 2017 were submitted and approved.
Bills and Communications:
Invoices totaling $100,209.61 were reviewed and approved by the Commissioners for preparation of checks.
Spotlight on Osage County, June 1, 2017 “Healing Horses Therapeutic Riding Program” at 140 Eagle Ridge Trail off CR 201 off of HWY 89 Spur from 5 to 6 PM. This will be the last “Spotlight”. Presiding Commissioner Dudenhoeffer and Second District Commissioner Kliethermes attended and reported that the program had 53 clients and was an impressive program.
Conflict of Interest Ordinance must be re-adopted by September 15, 2017.
Remote monitoring of elevators by Thyssenkrupp was accepted by the Commissioners after a brief discussion about concern for additional costs for adjustments made by remote monitoring. A motion to accept remote monitoring was made by Commissioner Glavin; was seconded by Commissioner Kliethermes; and was passed with three ayes at the roll call vote.
Purple Wave Auction Company will be here on June 12, 2017. If you have items to sell, contact Andrea Rice.
CERF Representative will be at the Administration Building on June 13, 2017 from 1 to 2:30 on retirement.
Health Advisory Board will meet at 7:30 AM on June 7, 2017.
TAC Meeting is scheduled for June 8, 2017. No time listed.
Hazardous Mitigation Meeting is set for June 9, 2017 at 10 AM.
Partner Readiness Evaluation Program (PREP) has been rescheduled again to June 20, 2017 at 8:30 AM.
Nominations for outstanding citizens for the MRPC Meeting deadline is June 26, 2017.
MRPC Dinner Meeting is scheduled in Salem for October 26, 2017. Details to be provided later.
Road and Bridge Items: Randy Atkin provided a written report of this past week’s activities. They are nearly finished with all the flood damage repairs and will be returning to normal schedule.
New BRO Project, CR 531: No new information.
Plan for County Roads: Not discussed.
Website: No problems.
Luebbering Law Suit: Information was received that trial dates are set for Nov. 6-9, 2017 in Union, MO.
2017 Tax Support Committee: Brochure is being worked on and there were no corrections to the sample ballot for the August 8, 2017 Election.
Westphalia Road Issue: No new information.
Agricultural Ready County Program: Presiding Commissioner is working to have the presentation made during the Fair this year. The Fair Board will have to be contacted to coordinate.
Health Care Consortium Statewide: County Clerk staff is working on employee list and insurance census information for the new Consortium. The Consortium thinks that it will have 45 counties with about 3500 possible insures and are planning on having a bid to present to the counties in August.
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Rehagen Heating and Cooling: No new information.
Prescription Monitoring Ordinance: Listed as Ordinance # 012017 and will be effective July 1, 2017.
County Compensation Packages Committee: No new information.
FEMA - SEMA Follow-up: A disaster has been officially declared for Missouri at the Governor Greiten’s request.
Scott Dudenhoeffer talked to the Commission about concern over the hardening of the cell walls in the Jail. He reported that he had done the work at the time of construction according to bid specs but he asked why they were using metal studs and wall board. He felt that the use of FRP was not secure for prisoner housing. The use of joint strips and J channels could easily be removed and could be used as a weapon. He felt that the inner core of cells was done well at construction but that the perimeter cells should be reworked using cement board and 3 coats of plaster to prevent further breakage of dry wall. The Commission decided to advertise for bid for this project to start after July 1, 2017.
The Bank Depository Bids were opened by the Presiding Commissioner at 10 AM. The two bidders were Legends Bank and Mid-America Bank. Legends Bank offered a higher interest rate at .17 % over the 91 day US Treasury Bill rate while Mid-America Bank offered an interest rate at .05% over the 91 day US Treasury Bill rate. Commissioner Glavin made the motion to accept the Bank Depository bid from Legends Bank for the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Kliethermes and carried with three ayes in the roll call vote. County Clerk Steele will report to each of the banks that had submitted bids.
The Sheriff’s Report for the Month of May was presented to the Commission.
County Clerk’s Monthly Report for May was presented to the Commission and accepted. Liquor licenses and election payments led to a total of $34,192.43 turned in to General Revenue.
County Clerk Steele again reported that his staff is working on the Budget Amendment so that the process will be completed after his vacation. Appropriate public notices will be run and the Budget Hearing will be scheduled for June 29th at 10 AM. He stated that a total of $285,391 would be added to the budget.
Clerk Steele discussed the ordering of the ballots for the August election and reported that he expected a low voter turnout and was ordering only for a 20% voter turnout.
With no further business, Commissioner Glavin made the motion to adjourn and it was seconded by Commissioner Kliethermes. The meeting was adjourned at 11:35 A.M.
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