Gasconade County Commission Minutes

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Dec. 17, 2020

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Gasconade County Commission Minutes

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Dec. 17, 2020

The Gasconade County Commission met with Southern District Commissioner Jerry Lairmore and Northern District Commissioner Jim Holland at the Courthouse beginning with Pledge of Allegiance. Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel was not in attendance.

PRIOR MINUTES

Commissioner Jerry Lairmore made a motion to approve prior commission minutes dated Dec. 12, 2020. Commissioner Jim Holland seconded the motion. The motion passed by vote: 

Jerry Lairmore (Yes), 

Jim Holland (Yes), 

Larry Miskel (Absent). 

WARRANTS FOR PAYMENT 

Commissioner Jerry Lairmore made a motion to approve the following items: warrants for payment 116505 through 116586. Commissioner Jim Holland seconded the motion. The motion passed by vote: 

Jerry Lairmore (Yes), 

Jim Holland (Yes), 

Larry Miskel (Absent). 

ROAD CONCERNS AND COMPLAINTS

Commissioner Lairmore agreed to serve as presiding commissioner for today’s session in the absence of Presiding Commissioner Miskel; he said the road department was working normal routine. Now that it’s getting too cold for grading roads, they will start cutting the dead trees along county roads. All three commissioners met with the road department yesterday to work on budget and have it complete with the initial numbers; the bottom line is quite a bit higher than last year. One question asked was about the soft match trade with another county for BRO funds and Clerk Lietzow said since we haven’t done that before she is not sure of the process and suggested Commission call Rob Conaway at Archer Elgin who had made the suggestion. Also, the revenue side of budget isn’t complete yet, and Lietzow said that Debbie Thomas had reminded her of the VW settlement funds due in 2021 along with Department of Conservation reimbursement and BRO reimbursement.

Lietzow said the road department had purchased several things needed to construct the Coroner’s cooler at the Swiss location. 

GENERAL DISCUSSION

Coroner‑elect Jeff Arnold was present for session and Commissioner Lairmore asked him to stop at Swiss on the way back to Owensville as road department was working on the cooler this morning; the drainage issue outside will have to be fixed in the spring. Commissioner Holland said he wasn’t sure yet how to fix the problem with the ceiling insulation flaking off making a mess. Arnold said the new truck purchased through CARES Act funds will not be delivered until end of February, so he is going to talk to Rick Copeland at Gottenstroeter’s Funeral Home to see if he will let him borrow a transport vehicle, if necessary. He submitted the last two invoices to be paid this year for purchase of the office printer and telephone. Lietzow said Arnold had submitted the actual invoices to be paid this week from the CARES Act funds for the additional items to complete the truck; Commissioner Holland wants to go on record again today as being opposed to the extra items being purchased for the truck even though it was from the CARES Act funds. Arnold wanted it on the record that the recent renovations made at his home were not paid by the county as rumor has surfaced.

Commissioners then moved onto two CARES Act applications, but both were tabled until Presiding Commissioner Miskel returns; Treasurer Mike Feagan was asked about how much money was available for distribution and it’s somewhere around $300,000. MRPC had submitted for signatures, the final contract to finish the work in 2021 and Presiding Commissioner Miskel had already signed it, so both Associates agreed.

Before adjourning, the commissioners wished everyone Merry Christmas.

MOTION/VOTE

Commissioner Jerry Lairmore made a motion to sign agreement with MRPC for final settlement work in 2021 as it relates to CARES Act funds. Commissioner Jim Holland seconded the motion. The motion passed by vote: 

Jerry Lairmore (Yes), 

Jim Holland (Yes), 

Larry Miskel (Absent). 

DELINQUENCY IN PAYMENT OF LOCAL SALES TAX

The following revocation notices were received from the Missouri Department of Revenue due to delinquency in payment of local sales tax: DTZ Inc., 325 E. Front St., Hermann, MO and Timothy J. Vitt, 402 Hwy. 19, Owensville, MO. The rest of this list does not designate a specific address: Mary Kay Inc., Amway Corp., Communications in Quantumshift and Spectra Communications Group LLC.

ADJOURN

Commissioner Jim Holland made a motion to adjourn commission until Dec. 30, 2020. Commissioner Jerry Lairmore seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned.

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