Osage County Commission Meeting Minutes
May 9, 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: Jerry Bryan, Randy Atkin, Andi Rice, Sheriff Bonham, Susan Long, Tim Neuner, Charlotte Bellsmith, Martha Ray, Beth Billington, Jamie Hannicer, Lois Jaeger, Margie Lange, Elisha Fincher, Dianna Schubert, Melanie Hutton from Cooper County Public Health, Cindy Hoffman, Doris Keilholz, Laorie Winslow, Osage County R 2 Schools, and Lucy Brenner.
Approval of the Agenda: Agenda was approved.
Minutes: Minutes of Meeting of May 4, 2017 were submitted and approved.
Bills and Communications:
April Sales Tax Reports were mostly higher than last year.
Tax Adjustment Report, Real Estate and Personal Property was approved by the Commission for April.
MAC Trust will switch to Corporate Claims Management, CCMI for administrative services as of 7/1/2017.
Partner Readiness Evaluation Program (PREP) at 9 AM on 5/11/2017 may be postponed because of the flooding issues in the region.
MRPC Meeting May 11, 2017 evening.
Second Photo Voice Reception, May 11, 2017 at Vehicle and Power Center of STC of MO from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
Work Ready Meeting at Fatima School at 8:30 AM, Friday May 12, 2017.
Road and Bridge Items.
Randy Atkin reported that there is still one area road still under water. The crew is repairing washouts and cleaning out culvert pipes. Crews worked all weekend and Monday. He would like to have the crew swap the holiday to Friday. Dill Brothers have been off because of their Mother’s death. He presented a Point of Interest Paper to the Commissioners about job classifications and ranges. A map will be needed for the FEMA meeting on May 11.
Plan for County Roads: Not discussed.
Website: No problems.
Luebbering Law Suit: Information was received about the mediation meeting on May 17, 2017.
2017 Tax Support Committee: Article in the UD will be postponed until next week.
Westphalia Road Issue: No new information.
Agricultural Ready County Program Application: No new information.
Health Care Consortium Statewide: No new information.
Senior Citizen Award Nomination: A good sized audience were present for the presentation of a special resolution honoring National Nursing Week and recognition of Lucy Brenner as a nursing volunteer who has been honored by plaques presented by Lieutenant Governor Parsons, Mike Kehoe and Tom Hurst. Lucy received many positive comments from those in attendance and pledged to continue to work for better health services for Osage County.
New BRO Project, CR 531: Estimate for Bridge is at 353,325.00. BRO number should be given this week.
Rehagen Heating and Cooling: No action was taken on the water softener quote,
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Prescription Monitoring Ordinance: Susan Long explained the Prescription Drug Monitoring Ordinance to the quests at the meeting. Missouri has not adopted such a program statewide. Commissioner Kliethermes made the motion to adopt the Drug Monitoring Program and it was seconded by Commissioner Glavin. Motion carried with three ayes in the roll call vote. All in attendance were pleased that this action was taken by the Commission.
County Compensation Packages Committee: No new information.
Andi Rice reported that insurance adjusters will be here on Friday. We will need receipts, copies of insurance related expenditures—especially TCS, RCS, Elevator, etc.
Andi reported that the study of grounding may not be covered by insurance. The Commission instructed her to have Allelco check the grounding in the Courthouse.
It was learned that there is no ordinance against parking along County Roads.
Presiding Commissioner Dudenhoeffer asked if we should get sympathy cards for the Dill Brothers. He talked about wanting to send Thank You cards to Dollar General, Havilland, Walmart. He will check with Doris to see if there are funds from the vending machine profit to pay for them.
Presiding Commissioner Dudenhoeffer reported complaints about a junk yard on CR 206. Amanda Grellner may send a letter to the owners in an attempt to get it cleaned up. The County has no ordinance against having a junk yard.
Commissioner Glavin asked how to handle pay for an employee that could not get to work because of flooding. Clerk Steele reported that she is salaried and should be paid since it was not her choice to not work.
With no further business, Commissioner Glavin made the motion to adjourn and it was seconded by Commissioner Kliethermes. The meeting was adjourned at 10:33A.M.
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