Commission Meeting Minutes—February 28, 2016            Certified March 7, 2017

Crawford County Commission met pursuant to adjournment with these members present: Leo Sanders, Presiding Commissioner; Rob Cummings, Commissioner District 1; Jared Boast, Commissioner District 2; John Martin, County Clerk; and the following proceedings were had to viz;

Attendees at the beginning of the meeting included Bill Patt, Amy England, Kellie Vestal, Kenny McGraw, Kerry Summers, and Danny Brown.

The meeting was called to order at 9:04 a.m.

9:04 a.m.:  Jared Boast made a motion to approve the Crawford County Commission Meeting Agenda of February 28, 2017.  Rob Cummings provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

Roll Call Vote was held as follows:  

Leo Sanders – Yea

Rob Cummings – Yea    

Jared Boast – Yea

9:04 a.m.:  Rob Cummings made a motion to approve the Crawford County Commission Meeting Minutes of February 21, 2017.  Jared Boast provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

Roll Call Vote was held as follows:  

Leo Sanders –Yea

Rob Cummings – Yea    

Jared Boast – Yea

9:05 a.m.:  Pat Schwent entered. Mail reviewed: health contract with Home State Healthcare—Kim Smith called to pick it up.

9:10 a.m.:  Citizens participation offered: none expressed. Pat Schwent asked for signatures to take logged abatements off books for 2017, commission obliged.

9:13 a.m.:  Kim Smith entered.

9:15 a.m.:  Dan Jones entered.  Bill Patt offered commission whatever assistance the ambulance district and other first-responders could muster in the upcoming year. He asked about status of National Forest Funds for 2017; no one had any information as of yet.  Discussion of ambulance district financial losses due to closing of Gibbs Care Center.

9:25 a.m.:  Old Business:  Library Board position discussed; Rob Cummings made a motion to allow the position to go to term before appointing anyone new.  Jared Boast provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

Roll Call Vote was held as follows:  

Leo Sanders –Yea

Rob Cummings – Yea    

Jared Boast – Yea

9:26 a.m.:  Kent Howald and John Maslowski entered the meeting.

9:27 a.m.:  John Maslowski of MO Clean Energy District presented information on saving local taxpayers money on energy efficient appliances with the Property Assessed Clean Energy program through the collector’s office.  Pat Schwent offered that she didn’t want anything to do with the program because it would create extra work for her, but the decision would be up to the commission.  Matter tabled for further research.

9:28 a.m.:  Bill Patt left the meeting.

9:29 a.m.:  Kenny McGraw stepped out.

9:32 a.m.:  Kenny McGraw re-entered the meeting.

9:40 a.m.:  Kent Howald exited.

9:47 a.m.:  John Maslowski left the meeting. Bids opened for Road District #2 backhoe. Bids submitted by Fabick for CAT model equipment, and by Erb for John Deere model equipment. (See attached bid offerings for details.) 

9:50 a.m.:  Recess called to allow Jared Boast and Kenny McGraw to weigh benefits of each bid.

10:04 a.m.:  Meeting reconvened with Rob Cummings, Jared Boast, Leo Sanders, John Martin, Danny Brown, Dan Jones, Steve Horstman, Pat Schwent, Kerry Summers, Kellie Vestal, Kenny McGraw, and Amy England in attendance.  After weighing bids, Jared Boast offered that he had previously spoken to CAT about a problem with the current lease/purchase agreement regarding their desire to have the county make tax payments on the equipment.  They had been told that the county doesn’t pay tax, and that no such item was in the agreement, so the county would not be making tax payments for leased equipment.  He also pointed out that the bid from Erb was not only less than that presented by Fabick, but would also save the county an additional $600 per month.  He made a motion to accept the Erb bid.  Rob Cummings provided a second.  All in favor: motion carried.

Roll Call Vote was held as follows:  

Leo Sanders –Yea

Rob Cummings – Yea    

Jared Boast – Yea

10:07 a.m.:  Annual Hazard Mitigation Plan for MRPC and SEMA signed.

10:11 a.m.:  Danny Brown talked about Forest Service beginning work on Brickey Bridge in Fall 2017.

10:14 a.m.:  Kellie Vestal stepped out.

10:16 a.m.:  Kellie Vestal and Kent Howald entered.  Mr. Howald was asked about possibility of countywide burn ban and attending legal penalties for violations.  He stated that the statutes pertaining to burning only allowed for the county to provide for advisories, not total bans.  Jared Boast mentioned that coordination among local first-responders to fly a colored flag on advisory days or to spread information via local radio stations and social media would have to suffice.

10:25 a.m.:  Kerry Summers addressed last week’s discussion of abating mineral rights for the three properties presented by Pat Schwent.  He said he had been in contact with the tax commission, and that they said abatement by the commission was allowed for delinquencies, but he wants the Board of Equalization to rule on yearly assessments when they meet in July.

10:41 a.m.:  Rob Cummings made a motion to zero delinquencies for mineral rights on a case by case basis per parcel number as they are presented by the assessor and collector, to wit, parcels 34-00000000-47-000, 34-00000000-48-000, and 34-00000000-49-000, and to allow the BOE to revisit current assessments in July.  The above mineral rights are currently logged as belonging to Cleo V. Levin of Florissant, Missouri, but there is no concrete evidence in the collector’s office, assessor’s office, or the recorder’s office of ownership.

10:47 a.m.:  Kerry Summers stepped out.

10:52 a.m.:  Kerry Summers re-entered.

10:55 a.m.  Rob Cummings made a motion to adjourn the February 28, 2017 meeting of the Crawford County Commission.  Jared Boast provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

The Commission adjourned to meet March 7, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

                                                

Leo Sanders, Presiding Commissioner