The Atchison County Commission met Thursday, October 17. Present were: South District Commissioner Richard Burke, North District Commissioner Jim Quimby, and Susette Taylor, Clerk of the Commission. Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood traveled to Jefferson City with Ryan Ottmann, levee board member, to attend the Flood Recovery Working Group meeting. After meeting with officials in Atchison County, Governor Parson appointed Ottmann to serve on the task force. This was the first meeting since his appointment.

South District Commissioner Burke called the meeting to order.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Bills were reviewed and approved.

Commissioner Burke and Quimby went out to see how repairs on Highway 136 were going and found that it should be opening later today.

There being no further business, the commission adjourned.

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The Commission met Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Present were: Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood, South District Commissioner Richard Burke, and North District Commissioner Jim Quimby. Susette Taylor, Clerk of the Commission, was in Washington, D.C. with Rhonda Wiley, Emergency Management Director, to assist with her congressional testimony about flood recovery in Atchison County and the struggles that the county has faced working with FEMA.

Presiding Commissioner Livengood called the meeting to order.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Bills were reviewed and approved.

The commission reviewed a contract to rent the laydown site to Fagen, Inc., with the Outlaw Wind Project. The commissioners voted to rent the site for $500 per month.

The commissioners continued their county inspection by traveling to Westboro to inspect the County Barn.

Maintenance Supervisor Greg Beck updated the commission on the heating and cooling system.

There being no further business, the commission adjourned.

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The Commission met on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Present were: Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood, South District Commissioner Richard Burke, and North District Commissioner Jim Quimby. Susette Taylor, Clerk of the Commission, was in Kansas City as part of the taskforce on wind taxation. A public hearing was held where the taskforce discussed taxation of wind turbines owned by a public utility.

Presiding Commissioner Livengood called the meeting to order.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Bills were reviewed and approved.

The 2020 rock bids were opened at 9:00 a.m. and read. Two bids were received. Nick Jameson with Schildberg Construction Company and Road and Bridge Supervisor Adam Meyer were present for the opening.

Bids were as follows:

Norris (Maitland Quarry): 1¼” crushed stone, $11.75 per ton; 1” base rock, $11.75 per ton; 2” road rock, $11.75 per ton; rip rap, $12.35 per ton; and backfill, $8.55 per ton

Schildberg (Graham Quarry): 1¼” crushed stone, $11.40 per ton; 1” base rock, $11.45 per ton; 2-1/2” road rock, $11.45 per ton; and rip rap, $12.50 per ton

Schildberg (Shambaugh Quarry): 1¼” crushed stone, $12.40 per ton; 1” base rock, $12.15 per ton; 2-1/2” road rock, $12.15 per ton; and rip rap, $13.00 per ton.

All bids were tabled for review. After review, Supervisor Meyer recommended accepting all bids for 2020 road rock. The commissioners voted to accept all bids for 2020 road rock.

The commission discussed rock piled along the side of the roads and the use of the retriever with Supervisor Meyer.

The commissioners voted to appoint Shannon Sherwood to serve as the City of Rock Port representative on the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governents Board of Directors.

County inspections by the commission continued with the inspection of the Fairfax highway barn. The commissioners then went to look at the driveway into the 911 office.

There being no further business, the commission adjourned.