Gasconade County Commission Minutes

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June 3, 2021

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Gasconade County Commission Minutes


June 3, 2021

The Gasconade County Commission met with Commissioner Jerry Lairmore at the Owensville City Hall beginning with Pledge of Allegiance. Attendance: Commissioner Jerry Lairmore, Present; Commissioner Jim Holland, Present; Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel, Absent.


Commissioner Jim Holland made a motion to approve prior commission minutes dated May 27, 2021. Commissioner Jerry Lairmore seconded the motion. The motion passed by vote:
Jerry Lairmore (Yes),
Jim Holland (Yes),
Larry Miskel (Absent).


Commissioner Jim Holland made a motion to approve the following items: warrants for payment 117175 through 117202. Commissioner Jerry Lairmore seconded the motion. The motion passed by vote:
Jerry Lairmore (Yes),
Jim Holland (Yes),
Larry Miskel (Absent).


Commissioner Lairmore, who agreed to serve as Presiding for the day, and Commissioner Holland, met at Drake with road department this morning before coming to Owensville City Hall and reported the following discussion to Clerk Lietzow for the official minutes: road department had the skid steer in the shed to be worked on after problems developed from using it for loading salt during winter months; they are also busy screening gravel; the items sold through Purple Wave online auction have been picked up by the successful bidders; First Creek road approach received several loads of rock to repair from excessive use; drainage problem on Stolpe Bottom road has been fixed.

Clerk Lietzow mentioned that the check was received from Purple Wave for the two items sold totaling $15,100.

Commission asked Clerk Lietzow to stop at the Drake shed on her way to the Courthouse, to meet with ISM Rhonda Stoker to help figure out the bid specifications on the two chip and seal projects to be finished this year; both Frene Creek road and Holzschuh road were partially done last year and can now be bid out to be finished this year. Overseer Roger Dahl is out on medical leave for 4-6 weeks and he usually prepares the wording for the bid document; Commission mentioned again that Office Manager Stoker is doing a great job.

Clerk's office had scheduled an appointment time on the agenda today for a telephone call from a representative from McClure Engineering who was wondering if the Commission would consider trading some of their significant balance in BRO funding for another county's significant balance in soft match funding, a.k.a.: in kind funds. While they have never participated in a trade before, they would like to get more information about it; unfortunately, by the time session adjourned today, no telephone call was received.


Commissioner Lairmore mentioned correspondence received included notice from Missouri Supreme Court, and received by the Circuit Clerk's office, that effective June 15, 2021, all phases of the COVID-19 protocol are to be lifted with only monitoring of local health conditions ongoing; since Commission has followed the lead of the Missouri Judicial system throughout the pandemic, this will also be enacted accordingly by county offices at the Courthouse.

Also received were two estimates from Glen Englert for the door replacement project at the Courthouse; working through Big Springs Millwork, the estimate for replacement of all three doors was $41,383 and working through Rethemeyer Woodwork for making the doors only, was $20,098.40. Commission will likely table the decision until Presiding Commissioner Miskel returns to session on June 17; regarding the interior Courthouse painting, Commissioner Holland had spoken with the local painters who are interested in the job, at flat rate of $25 per hour and would be able to do it late summer, early fall and this decision will be tabled also until June 17. Commissioner Lairmore said he had talked again to Maciejewski's about the new water fountains and they are still waiting on the ordered items.

Commissioner Holland had gotten a second estimate on the air conditioner replacement needed at the Sheriff's Satellite office at Swiss and it was concurrent with the first estimate received; he also looked into low interest loans available for county buildings through state of Missouri to make energy efficient improvements, i.e.: hvac and lighting. Clerk Lietzow and Commissioner Lairmore remembered that program being used by the county, for the same type improvements at the Courthouse; the only downside of that is the timeframe involved to apply and be approved for the project, knowing the air conditioning will be needed in a few days. The last idea, which would allow for faster install, would be to fund through the balance of CARES Act funds the county is holding. Treasurer Mike Feagan suggested contacting MRPC and talking with Kelly Sink to see if that would be an allowable expense.

Treasurer Feagan then went on to present his monthly account balances and reviewed; General Revenue fund is maintaining a $150,000 balance over one year ago, which is very good news; he said the new federal funds for ARPA and for the Cemetery fund are not detailed on his report yet, until he works with Clerk Lietzow's office in amending the budget. She said there will be an ad in next week's newspapers announcing the public hearing to amend with time for public comments and adoption July 1. Owensville City Administrator Randy Blaske asked Treasurer Feagan who he would talk to about getting the details on how the City is to get their ARPA funds since the county does not receive them first for distribution and he was directed to Kelly Sink at MRPC.

When officials from the City of Owensville were asked what was new or going on, they gave an update on the new police station and improvements being made on Link Street; Commissioner Lairmore also mentioned movie night in the park June 11 showing kids movies starting at 8:30 p.m. organized by the Parks and Recreation Department.


Commission reviews report of fees for May 2021, from Pamela R. Greunke, Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds for Divisions 1, 2 and 4 in the following amounts:
Recording $7,825.50; Dom Viol $40; CERF $2,695; Rec Records Reten $2,013.90; Record Techn $471.25; Clerk fees $508.57; County fees $231.40; Incarc/medcl costs $130; LETF $40; PATF $48.10; Fines $3,595.50; Sheriff's fees/mileage $138.15; Overpayment $0; Misc county fees $82.50; Dep. Sher. Sal. Suppl. $10;
Inmate Security Fund $74.00; Municipal Fines $6,091.50; LETFMunicipal $86.


Commission reviews monthly reports of fees collected by Sheriff Scott Eiler for the money of May 2021 in the amount of $230 DSSSF and $1,004.91 civil fee fund; also from County Clerk Lesa Lietzow for the same month in the amount of $62.


Commissioner Jim Holland made a motion to adjourn commission until June 10, 2021. Commissioner
Jerry Lairmore seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned.


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