Gasconade County Commission Minutes

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Sept. 10, 2020

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Gasconade County Commission Minutes

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Sept. 10, 2020

The Gasconade County Commission met with Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel at the Courthouse beginning with Pledge of Allegiance.

PRIOR MINUTES

Commissioner Jerry Lairmore made a motion to approve prior commission minutes dated Aug. 27, 2020. Commissioner Jim Holland seconded the motion. The motion passed by vote:

Jerry Lairmore (Yes),

Jim Holland (Yes),

Larry Miskel (Yes).

WARRANTS FOR PAYMENT

Commissioner Jerry Lairmore made a motion to approve the following items: warrants for payment 116038 through 116084. Commissioner Jim Holland seconded the motion. The motion passed by vote:

Jerry Lairmore (Yes),

Jim Holland (Yes),

Larry Miskel (Yes).

ROAD CONCERNS AND COMPLAINTS

Commissioner Lairmore reported road department has been hauling a lot of gravel out of the Bourbeuse River as permitted, for stockpile; he also said they are working on the Doll road project that is being done in‑house, not bid out. Commissioner Holland had reports of ditches needing cleaned out.

Kathryn Hawes of Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Mgmt. District contacted Commissioner Lairmore to try and re‑schedule the dump site cleanup on Roethemeyer road that was postponed from earlier this year; no date has been set as of yet.

GENERAL DISCUSSION

Commission had been notified by Judge Ike Lamke that the 20th Judicial Circuit has adopted a temporary halt in residential evictions through Dec. 31, 2020 to prevent the further spread of COVID‑19 in response to the CDC Order. They were also notified by University Extension Office in Owensville that the annual county government day event is due to be held now that school is back in session and they have offered some methods, all involving either prerecorded videos or ZOOM methods, and Commission has decided to postpone the event this year, so Clerk Lietzow will notify Tanner Adkins at the Extension office. Commission was informed that the 1:30 hearing in the cemetery lawsuit Owens vs. Miskel, will be held via teleconference between the attorneys and Judge Daniel Green. Lastly, Clerk Lietzow reported the annual inventory of county property and equipment is being started now with a final report due by each office and dept. head to be complete by Sept. 21.

EMD Dan Dyer gave each Commissioner an update on activities within his department; he and Commissioner Lairmore will be meeting at the Swiss office location sometime soon to clean out the Mobile Command Post camper that is currently offered for sale online at Purple Wave and Clerk Lietzow said bidding is at $6,800. All three Commissioners’ credit Director Dyer with doing a great job keeping them informed of what is going on in emergency management. They still want to have some discussion with him about the RAVE alert notification system and getting that set back up the way it was originally with residents opting out rather than opting in; Clerk Lietzow will let him know next time he is in her office.

Treasurer Mike Feagan presented his monthly fund balances for review with Commission; General Revenue is maintaining balance slightly ahead of a year ago this month and the sales tax receipt was second highest in the five years of tracking receipts; everyone agrees the Octoberfest coming up should help maintain the positive track. Presiding Commissioner Miskel said in talking to local businesses, they have seen a considerable increase in traffic; Treasurer Feagan mentioned the same could be said for the demolition derby held in Owensville last weekend.

Clerk Lietzow said the fire alarm panel has been upgraded and the entire system is back online and was tested yesterday and worked fine; Commission asked about the panic button system test and she said that they could talk with Director Dyer about that too, as he would be the one to test those; she will ask custodian when they were due for testing and new batteries. She also said she was contacted by Juvenile Office about the issues with their budget; Judge Lamke had contacted them and asked that they work with her office to figure out how to remedy the situation in conjunction with Judge Ada Brehe‑Krueger who serves as the Juvenile judge.

It was mentioned that the Scenic Regional Library announced they would start moving forward with renovating the former ALCO building in Hermann with a completion date set for 2022; while they will occupy one-third of the facility, they will seek tenants for the remaining area.

Commission encourages anyone who has not been upstairs to the second floor, to please go up and look at the awesome floors after they have been refinished; Englert Construction did a phenomenal job on this project.

Presiding Commissioner Miskel said he has an MRPC meeting this evening; today he has several applications for CARES Act funds that MRPC has approved and are now awaiting their approval. The one from Maries County R‑2 School district for elementary grades in the Bland location in the amount of $2,074.52 is being questioned to find out why it wasn’t sent to Maries County; another questionable one is from an unfamiliar business named NASUS Supply for $12,000 and Commission wants to get more information. Clerk Lietzow mentioned that during the Facebook live video of her conference last week, Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick talked to the group and answered as many questions as time would allow from Clerk’s who are trying to manage this within their offices, while working on the November election; she is beyond grateful to Commission for MRPC handling of this business. Commission also mentioned that the auditing firm known as BKD has been chosen to audit MRPC’s records of the counties’ CARES Act funds and Commission signed in agreement. Commission agreed to pre-approval of an application from Owensville Area Ambulance District to purchase items and pre-approval for St. Paul United Church of Christ to purchase items; St. Paul UCC also had an application already approved by MRPC for $454.90 and Commission approved for payment.

MOTION/VOTE

Commissioner Jerry Lairmore made a motion to approve application for CARES Act funds from St. Paul UCC. Commissioner Jim Holland seconded the motion. The motion passed by vote:

Jerry Lairmore (Yes),

Jim Holland (Yes),

Larry Miskel (Yes).

GENERAL DISCUSSION

Commission then approved an application for CARES Act funds from Gasconade County R‑1 School District in the amount of $63,245.20.

MOTION/VOTE

Commissioner Jerry Lairmore made a motion to approve CARES Act fund application for Gasconade County R‑1 School District. Commissioner Jim Holland seconded the motion. The motion passed by vote:

Jerry Lairmore (Yes),

Jim Holland (Yes),

Larry Miskel (Yes).

REPORT OF FEES

Commission reviews report of fees for August 2020, from Pamela R. Greunke, Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds for Divisions 1, 2 and 4 in the following amounts:

Recording‑$8,223.60

Dom Viol‑$50.00

CERF‑$3,024.00

Rec Records Reten‑$2,306.52

Record Techn‑$527.50

Clerk fees‑$593.84

County fees‑$358.20

Incarc/medcl costs‑$1,337.05

LETF‑$36.00

PATF‑$47.70

Fines‑$2,639.50

Sheriff’s fees/mileage‑$357.48

Overpayment‑$5.25

Misc county fees‑$83.00

Inmate Security Fund‑$46.00

LETFMunicipal‑$52.00

Municipal Fines‑$3,788.50

REPORT OF FEES

Commission reviewed the August monthly reports of collections from Lesa Lietzow, County Clerk in the amount of $19.00; Mark Williams, Sheriff in the amount of $1,019.45 civil fee fund and $230.00 DSSSF; Shawn Schlottach, Collector in the amount of $71,075.08.

ABATEMENTS AND ADDITIONS

Commission approved additions No. 8811 through No. 8827 and abatements No. 2129 through No. 2131.

ADJOURN

Commissioner Jerry Lairmore made a motion to adjourn commission until Sept. 17, 2020. Commissioner Jim Holland seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned.

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