Atchison County Commission Minutes

The Commission met on Thursday, August 24, 2017, this being the 16th day of the regular July term.  Present were: Presiding Commissioner Curt Livengood; South District Commissioner Richard Burke; North District Commissioner James Quimby; and Susette Taylor, Clerk of the Commission.
Presiding Commissioner Curt Livengood called the meeting to order.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
Bills were reviewed, approved and ordered paid.
Collector Diane Livengood was in to review two agreements between Tarkio Renewal and the County of Atchison with the Commission. The agreements allow for abatement of back taxes on properties located at 407 Broad Street and 410 Chestnut Street, both in the City of Tarkio. North District Jim Quimby made a motion to approve the agreement with Tarkio Renewal on the property located at 407 Broad Street. Motion was seconded by South District Commissioner Richard Burke. Presiding Commissioner Livengood called for further discussion, there being none, a roll call vote to approve the signing of the agreement was as follows: Quimby – yes; Burke – yes and Livengood – yes.
South District Commissioner Richard Burke made a motion to approve the agreement with Tarkio Renewal for the abatement of back taxes on the property located at 410 Chestnut Street. Motion was seconded by North District Commissioner Jim Quimby. Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood called for further discussion, there being none, a roll call vote to approve the signing of the agreement was as follows: Quimby – yes; Burke – yes and Livengood – yes.
Both agreements were signed by the Commission and will be on file in the offices of the Clerk and the Collector.
Collector Livengood then presented a request for Abatement of Taxes on a sealed bid property. North District Commissioner Jim Quimby made a motion to approve the abatement. Motion was seconded by South District Commissioner Richard Burke. Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood called for further discussion, there being none, a roll call vote to approve the abatement was as follows: Quimby – yes; Burke – yes and Livengood – yes.
The issue below was passed by the voters of Atchison County on August 5, 2014, allowing the Commission to annually set a levy to be applied to AG Acres between zero and $1 to assist with paying for rock. The sales tax does not bring in enough revenue to fund 90 tons of rock per mile, so the additional funds make up the gap.
COUNTY OF ATCHISON PROPOSITION I
Shall the County of Atchison be authorized to levy and impose a tax on all real property in the county which is classified as agricultural or horticultural property at a rate not to exceed one dollar ($1) per acre for a period of 10 years from the date which such tax is first imposed, with all the proceeds of the tax to be placed in the “Special Road Rock Fund” and used solely for the purpose of purchasing road rock to be placed on county roads within the boundaries of the county?
After a lot of discussion, the Commission set the 2017 Ag Rock Levy as follows:
The 2017 Ag Levy RATE will be .5000. This rate will be applied to every Ag acre in Atchison County and be used solely for rock.
Motion was made by South District Commissioner Richard Burke to set the 2017 Ag Rock Levy at .50 cents for 2017. North District Commissioner Jim Quimby seconded the motion. Presiding Commissioner Curt Livengood called for discussion, there being none, a roll call vote to approve the Ag Levy at .50 cents for the 2017 tax billing was as follows: Quimby – yes; Burke – yes; and Livengood – yes.
The Commission then reviewed agreement TR42 from MoDOT for placing the AGRI-Ready signs around the County. The agreement was reviewed and approved by Ivan Schraeder, Legal Counsel for the County. North District Commissioner Jim Quimby made a motion to approve the agreement for signing by Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood. Motion was seconded by South District Commission Richard Burke. Presiding Commissioner Livengood called for further discussion, there being none, a roll call vote to approve Agreement TR42 with MoDOT was as follows: Burke – yes; Quimby – yes and Livengood – yes.
Three copies were forwarded to MoDOT for final approval.
Sheriff Dennis Martin was in to report that Officer Garrett Vernon has been hired as a full time deputy for the Atchison County Sheriff’s Office. He will begin his duties immediately.
There being no further business to come before the commission, the commission adjourned.

The Commission met on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.  Present were: Presiding Commissioner Curt Livengood; South District Commissioner Richard Burke; North District Commissioner James Quimby; and Susette Taylor, Clerk of the Commission.
Presiding Commissioner Curt Livengood called the meeting to order.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
Bills were reviewed, approved and ordered paid.
County Collector Diane Livengood reported on the 2017 Tax Sale. She stated that there were two delinquent properties that sold.
There being no further business to come before the commission, the commission adjourned.

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