Thursday, February 15, 2018

PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m.

PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner, Duane Ebeling was absent; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge

Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Commissioner Clatt. Motion carried 2-0.

The minutes from February 1, 2018 were presented. Commissioner Clatt moved to approve the regular session minutes; seconded by Commissioner Wiggins. Motion carried 2-0.

Commissioner Wiggins was designated as Presiding Commissioner in Commissioner Ebeling’s absence, pursuant to RSMo § 49.070.

David Carleton, Danielle Williams, Javier Gil, and Kurt Kessner met with the Commission and Monica March, Postmaster, to discuss the 911 addressing for Dancing Rabbit.  The position was presented that the way the current 911 addressing was established does not accommodate individual physical address points for residents of Dancing Rabbit.  The group is hopeful of finding a solution to accommodate both physical address points and mail delivery.  The Commission is taking the information presented under consideration.

Ryan Clark, Road and Bridge Supervisor, met with the Commission to discuss future projects.

The Commission approved invoice #44029 to Ellis, Ellis, Hammons & Johnson for legal services.

A public hearing for the County of Scotland Improvement Corporation was held for the intent to file a loan and/or grant application with the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA/RD).  The loan/grant will be used for the financing of new Caterpillar 12M3 Motor Grader that will serve the entire County.  Hearing no public comment, Commissioner Clatt moved to proceed with the loan and/or grant application.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wiggins, and carried 2-0.

Kathy Kiddoo, Treasurer, presented a monthly settlement of funds.

Kathy Becraft, Collector, presented updated contracts for collection of city taxes for approval by the Commission.  The updates are necessary due to an increase in the penalty percentage changed by legislation passed in 2017.  The Commission approved the contracts.

The Commission audited and signed checks.

The Commission reviewed budget and revenue reports presented by Batina Dodge, County Clerk.

Commissioner Clatt moved to appoint Margaret Curry as County Health Officer pursuant to RSMo § 201.100.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wiggins.  Motion carried 2-0.

Seeing no further business, the Commission adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

The Scotland County Commission adjourned to meet in regular session on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.