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Commission Report for the Week of September 11th, 2023 to September 15th, 2023

September 11

911 calls: 1,940

Jail census: 136

Present at the weekly staff meeting were, Building and Grounds Director Bret Manuel, 911 Joint Communications Director Dannelle Lauder, EMA Director Trisha Rooda, Road and Bridge Superintendent James Hill, IT Director Brett Denomme, HR and Payroll Specialist Marie Kringle, and Executive Assistant to the Commission Noah Shepard.

Sedalia Citizen Tom Belsha discussed various issues on Crestview Drive.

The Commission entered an item as new business, a bid from Apex Mechanical LLC to purchase a new boiler for the Pettis County Jail for $29,816; The Commission approved the Apex Mechanical LLC bid as an urgent purchase due to its time sensitive and urgent nature.

Pettis County Collector Marsha Boeschen visited the Commission.

September 12

The Commission held the annual Tax Rate Hearing in the Commission Chambers. Present at the meet were, Deputy County Clerk Sherry Jo Painter-Torres and Collector Marsha Boeschen.

The following rates were set:

• General Revenue- to remain at .0900.

• Road and Bridge- to remain at .2852.

• Developmental Disabled Board- .0901 (as recommended by Pettis County Board of Services for the Developmentally Disabled Executive Director Travis DeMoss).

• Johnson Grass – .0070 (as recommended by Chairman Alan Ream).

Pettis County Presiding Commissioner Bill Taylor attended the Workforce Development Board of Western Missouri Chief Elected Officials Consortium Meeting.

September 13

The Commission attended the Prysmian Group Beam Signing Ceremony.

September 14

There was no quorum.

The Commission attended the West Central Commissioner’s Meeting in Nevada, Missouri.

September 15

The Commission held a meeting with Pettis County School Superintendents to discuss MO Senate Bill 190. Present at the meeting were, Sedalia 200 Superintendent Dr. Todd Fraley, Pettis County R-XII Superintendent Travis Moore, Smithton R-VI School District Superintendent David Bray, Green Ridge R-VIII School District Superintendent Brett Hieronymus, La Monte R-IV Superintendent Justin Thomas, and Pettis County R-V Superintendent Amy Fagg.

Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Joe Close discussed county vehicle insurance inventory and vehicle titles.

Pettic County Chief Juvenile Officer Kindra Harms discussed county pay rates.

The Commission had a meeting with EMA Director Trisha Rooda to discuss hazard mitigation questionnaire. Also, present: EMA Deputy Director Erin Matheny.

The Commission approved a building use form for EMA to use the Road & Bridge Conference Room for their Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting.

The Commission approved Ordinance 03-2023 No. 1866, an ordinance to authorize the execution of a contract between the County of Pettis and the Missouri Highway and Transportation providing funding for BRO - R080001, known as Chevalier Road Bridge. Present were, GIS Director James Theisen and Election Clerk Asher Koebel.

Pettis County Treasurer Kim Lyne discussed the Green Ridge Harvest Fun Parade and the Festival Latino Parade happening, Saturday, Sept. 16.

Temo Olvera, independent photojournalist, interviewed Eastern Commissioner Israel Baeza.


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