Randolph County Missouri

County Commission Minutes

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Honorable Commission convened at the Huntsville Courthouse with the following present: Susan Carter, Presiding Commissioner; Wayne Wilcox, Eastern District Commissioner, and Jerry Crutchfield, Western District Commissioner. In the absence of Deputy Clerk Shelby Creed, Commissioner Carter recorded the minutes.

9:00 a.m. Com. Carter called the meeting to order and moved approval of the agenda. Com. Crutchfield seconded and motion passed (3-0).

Com. Crutchfield returned a call to John Brillhart to respond to concerns that the KCS Railroad Bridge Project had not begun. He was told the county continues to wait for KCS’s approval on the final plans. Com. Crutchfield also reported on his attendance at the NECAC Board of Directors meeting in Bowling Green.

Bob Bauer arrived to comment on the proposed county administration building.

9:05 a.m. Rick Howard, Maintenance, arrived to discuss recent vandalism in the recreation area of the jail, de-humidifiers to be installed at the Moberly Courthouse, and an additional door to be added in the basement there.

Interim Road and Bridge Supervisor Dale Herron reported on improvements to ditches and road banks on CR 1210, which were coordinated with a landowner. Discussion occurred on culvert replacements and improvements to CR 2220. Mr. Herron also reported receiving a complaint of lack of rock on CR 1510, which the county shares with the Moberly Special Road District. Mr. Herron stated the county had delivered rock to its portion of the road.

Com. Crutchfield left the meeting to meet a State Health Department Representative and an MU Extension Housing Specialist Tom Fuhrman at the Moberly Courthouse to follow up on the recent air quality study there.

Commissioners received several letters opposing the Clean Line Energy project. They were forwarded to the Public Service Commission.

Assessor Richard Tregnago received notice that the Pictometry flyover to update the county’s GIS database had been completed.

The Commission received the county’s copy of the final closeout documents for the Training for Tomorrow CDBG grant which was administered for the Moberly Area Community College.

Commissioners received a call from a citizen concerned with lack of maintenance on her road in the City of Cairo. She was referred to the Cairo City Clerk to be put on the agenda for a city board meeting.

Joe Hemphill called concerning the proposed road use agreement with AmerenUE. They will be sending an updated copy for signature.

11:00 a.m. Com. Crutchfield returned to report on his meeting at the Moberly Courthouse with Missouri Department of Health inspector Thelma Thorn and Mr. Fuhrman, MU Extension Housing Specialist. Also present was Janet Murray, Randolph County Health Department. Ms. Thorn said the Commission will receive an official report of the findings but indicated at first inspection, there was nothing of a serious nature discovered.

Commissioners received a call returned from Kevin McIntosh, KCS, to discuss lack of progress with the CR 2580 BRO-BO88 (22) KCS Railroad bridge replacement project. Mr. McIntosh was told the Commission had received complaints from landowners that construction had not yet begun. Mr. McIntosh said he would respond to their complaints.

Under Old Business, Com Crutchfield made a motion to approve the road use agreement with AmerenUE and authorize Com. Carter’s signature on the document. Com. Wilcox seconded, motion passed (3-0), and the document was signed.

Commissioners received invoices for payment. Following review, Com. Wilcox made a motion to approve invoices as presented. Com. Crutchfield seconded, motion passed (3-0), and checks were signed.

1:10 p.m. Com. Wilcox left the meeting to attend a Workforce Investment Board meeting in Paris.

Jorgi McNamara, Executive Director of the Randolph County Sheltered Workshop, called to inform the Commission that Kit Brewer has been hired as the new Director of the Randolph County Sheltered Workshop.

Commissioners reviewed direct deposit and payroll expenses. Following review, Com. Crutchfield made a motion to approve direct deposits and payments as presented. Com. Carter seconded, motion passed (2-0), and checks were signed.

3:20 p.m. Commissioners welcomed members of Randolph County’s Junior Excel class that was touring County Government offices today. They were given an overview of what the duties of the Commission are and answered questions from the group.

Com. Wilcox called to check in.

4:00 p.m. Meeting was adjourned.

APPROVED by Susan Carter, Presiding Commissioner, Wayne Wilcox, Eastern District Commissioner, Jerry Crutchfield, Western District Commissioner, and Will Ellis, County Clerk

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