Clark County Commissioners Minutes 6-30 & 7-1

Clark County Commissioners Minutes 6-30 & 7-1

State
of Missouri)

)ssCounty of Clark )

Pursuant to adjourment the County Commission of Clark County met this
thirtieth day of June, 2010 atthe Courthouse in Kahoka, Missouri with
the following present: Paul E. Allen,
Presiding Commissioner, Roger Sedore, Western Commissioner, and Jerry Neyens,
Eastern Commissioner.

Also present was Leih Ann Hayden, Clerk of the County Commission. In
the Mater of Court Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. In the
Matter of a Citizen Group with Questions:

Rick
Hunziker, Matt Plenge, Barrel Dean, and Trent Hunziker talked to the
Commissioners about somequestions they had. They discussed court minutes. They also discussed future decisions that
the Commissionersmight be making. They think the public should be better informed about major
decisions made concerningthe County.

In
the Matter of Revenue from Sale of Bonds:

Roberta McAfee, Treasurer, told the Commissioners that the
$4,000,&60.00 from the sale of bonds minusthe fees was
transferred to the People’s Bank of Wyaconda yesterday morning (June 28,
2010). Because of theneeded
securities, Roberta transferred $1,000,000.00 to Kahoka State Bank and
$1,000.000.00 to the ExchangeBank of Kahoka.

In
the Matter of Floodplain Management and SEMA:

Commissioner
Paul E. Allen, Roger Sedore, and Jerry Neyens met with Karen McHugh, Floodplain
ManagementOfficer, and Scott Zeller, Floodplain Section
Engineer. They discussed the floodplain
management program, floodplain ordinances, and floodplain management classes
that were going to be offered near this area.

In
the Matter of Brush Problem in Way land:

The
Commissioners went to Wayland to the Waneita Murphree’s property. They drove by and assessed thesituation. This is not a county problem. There is nothing the county can do.

In
the Matter of Vehicles with Excessive Noise:

The
Commissioners talked to Sheriff Paul Gaudette about vehicles making excessive
noise. The Sheriff will check out this
problem.

In
the Matter of Medill Roads:

The
Commissioners contacted Senator Wes Shoemyer’s office about his inquiry about
the problem with therock on the Medill roads that was reported to
him by Tammy Baker. They went to Medill
and looked at the rock that was in question.
The rock was slightly larger than usual.

In
the Matter of the June 24, 2010 Meeting:

Commissioner
Jerry Neyens presented the following responses to the citizens group’s
questions onJune 24, 2010 from the County Commissioners:

As
a matter of record, and in response to the Clark County Commission session of
June 24, 2010, atwhich 30-40 citizens expressed concerns,
questions, and criticisms, the Commissioners make thefollowing
statements:

Sunshine
Laws-It is always the intent of the Commisioners for actions taken and business
conductedto be a matter of public information. We make every effort to follow the law in
all respects. Citizens are always welcome at sessions of the County
Commission. In addition, citizens can
request that any matter concerning county business be added to the agenda.

Purchase
of Rock-The decision to purchase rock from Gray Quarries, Inc. was made based
on two factors: quality of rock and
price.

“Jake
Brake” Ordinance-At the request of several citizens who had issues with
excessive noise from “jake brakes”, an ordinance was adopted. This addressed health and safety
concerns. Thisordinance
has now been rescinded.

New
Courthouse-When public funds are expended, certain regulations and restrictions
apply as to construction. This differs
from a private or religious project.
Public facitities must meetstrict requirements as to
building and safety codes, prevailing wage rates, etc. For this reason,we
rely heavily on the advice of experts to protect the interests of our
citizens. The Commissioners have also
worked closely with a Courthouse Committee as well as interested citizens who
attended public informational and planning meetings.

Sales
Tax on Metered Utilities-Following the advice of our financial consultant and
in line withpractices in other counties, it was decided to implement
the sales tax on metered utilities.
Thisdecision has now been reversed due to public outcry. It should be noted that one citizen statedthat
if the tax was implemented, it would result in a $5000 increase in his sales
tax. At a rateof
1/2 of 1%, this would mean that this individual’s utility costs amount to
$1,000,000.00—thisseems excessive. Because we consider our financial advisors to be experts in their
field, we regret that we are not now following their advice.

Whereupon the Commission
adjourned to meet July 1, 2010.

State
of Missouri)

)ssCounty
of Clark )

Pursuant
to adjournment the County Commission of Clark County met this first day of
July, 2010 atthe Courhouse in Kahoka, Missouri with the
following present: Paul E. Allen,
Presiding Commissioner, Roger Sedore, Western Commissioner, and Jerry Neyens,
Eastern Commissioner.

Also present was Leih Ann Hayden, Clerk of the County Commission. In
the Matter ofCourt Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.In
the Matter of Payday:

The Commissioners signed paychecks.
They also initialed the demand sheets after inspecting theinvoices
and then signed the disbursement checks to pay the invoices.

In
the Matter of Road #84, Dennis King:

Dennis
King talked to the Commissioners about the road near his property, Road
#84. The road needs work to donebe on
it. The county will get to it as quickly as possible.

In
the Matter of County Bridges:

Skip
Wilson informed the Commissioners that the bridge on County Road 184 needs to
remain closeduntil repairs could be made and after repairs
are made it will remain a 3 ton bridge.

On
County Road 75, the bridge 0750013 across the Fox River needs to remain closed
until repairs aremade and after the repairs are made it will
remain a 6 ton bridge

Whereupon
the Commission adjourned to meet July 6, 2010.