Commission Meeting Minutes—May 15, 2018        Certified May 22, 2018

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 Amy England, Kellie Vestal, Darin Layman, Ed Worley, JR Isom, Kenny McGraw, Honor Evans, Karren Harlan, Ryan Storz, and Danny Brown.

The meeting was called to order at 9:07 a.m.

9:07 a.m.:  Rob Cummings made a motion to approve the Crawford County Commission Meeting Agenda of May 15, 2018.  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

9:08 a.m.:  Jared Boast made a motion to approve the Crawford County Commission Meeting Minutes of May 9, 2018.  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

9:08 a.m.:  No mail to review. Citizen participation opened; none offered. Old Business: repair to annex and sidewalk discussed.

9:17 a.m.:  Ed Worley had complaints about how the Sullivan newspaper wrote about his last appearance before the commission.  He also registered a complaint for another person on the speed bump on Old Leasburg Road being too high for his Dodge Challenger to go over.  He doesn’t agree that an aluminum bed on the county truck is better than steel.  He had issue with potholes on Fleenor Road, still had problems with work not being done on the roads he mentioned last time, and a complaint about a county vehicle being at Indian Hills as this was using a county vehicle on private property.  Jared Boast answered that the county vehicle at Indian Hills was his truck, and that from time to time he had need of looking at issues other than roadways, which this time happened to be a septic/waste water problem reported by a resident.  Worley was presented with receipts from the quarry dating back over the past several months for the gravel used on the roads he complained about; work was indeed being done on those roads.  Worley said that receipts could be made up and could come from anywhere.  He then threw the receipts at Kenny McGraw.

9:25 a.m.:  JR Isom took issue with Worley’s accusations and Worley’s lack of maintenance on roads when Worley had been commissioner.  He stated that the current commission inherited a lot of problems created by Worley and his many transfers of tax money specifically to be used for road and bridge funding to other county offices during his tenure.

9:36 a.m.:  Recess called.

9:45 a.m.:  Meeting reconvened with JR Isom, Kellie Vestal, Kenny McGraw, Danny Brown, Darin Layman, Leo Sanders, Rob Cummings, Jared Boast, John Martin, Ryan Storz, Amy England, Bill Patt, and Honor Evans in attendance.  Mr. Isom had additional remarks about the movement of road and bridge funds to other offices.  Clerk Martin stated that in the four years he had been in office not one penny had been moved from dedicated road and bridge tax dollars to fund any other office against any statutes.  Mr. Isom said the condition of his road now is better than is has been in forty years, and hopes the commission can keep it up.

9:55 a.m.:  JR Isom exited.

9:56 a.m.:  Jared Boast made a motion to move to closed session per 610.021.18 for the discussion of operational guidelines and policies developed, adopted, or maintained by any public agency responsible for law enforcement, public safety, first response, or public health for use in responding to or preventing any critical incident which is or appears to be terrorist in nature and which has the potential to endanger individual or public safety or health.  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

10:31 a.m.:  Open session reconvened with Amy England, Ryan Storz, Danny Brown, Kenny McGraw, Darin Layman, Kellie Vestal, John Martin, Jared Boast, Leo Sanders, and Rob Cummings in attendance.  Discussion of dedication ceremony in Steelville on June 2 for Trail of Tears commemoration.

10:45 a.m.:  Bills reviewed and signed; Clerk Martin and Sheriff Layman exited.

11:17 a.m.:  Rob Cummings made a motion to adjourn the May 15, 2018 meeting of the Crawford County Commission.  Jared Boast provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

The Commission adjourned to meet May 22, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.

                                                

Leo Sanders, Presiding Commissioner