The Atchison County Commission met Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Present were: Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood, North District Commissioner Jim Quimby, South District Commissioner Richard Burke, and Susette Taylor, Clerk of the Commission.

Presiding Commissioner Livengood called the meeting to order.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Bills were reviewed and approved.

The commission opened sealed bids for replacing a sidewalk at the Sheriff’s office, a sidewalk on the northeast side of the courthouse, and the sidewalk and steps on the east side of the courthouse to the street. Maintenance Supervisor Greg Beck was present for the openings.

TNR Construction and MO Concrete LLC submitted bids for the sidewalk at the Sheriff’s office and the sidewalk on the northeast side of the courthouse.

TNR Contracting submitted the only bid on the sidewalk and steps on the east side of the courthouse to the street. TNR Construction met all specifications on all three bids. MO Concrete LLC did not meet the bid specifications. The commissioners voted to award all three bids to TNR Construction.

Supervisor Beck then presented ideas for the commission to review on new doors to enter the courthouse. They will need to be replaced when the new steps are added. The current doors are not efficient and are not the best option for handicap accessibility. The commission reviewed the specifications and will meet with a representative from Missouri Glass on Thursday to review options and ask questions.

The commission met with Judge Corey Herron and Circuit Clerk Lorie Hall to discuss the opening of court proceedings and how and when that may take place. Currently no in-person cases are scheduled for May.

Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood signed the purchase order for the skid loader for the Road and Bridge Department.

There being no further business, the commission adjourned.

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The Commission met Thursday, April 23, 2020. Present were: Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood, North District Commissioner Jim Quimby, South District Commissioner Richard Burke, and Susette Taylor, Clerk of the Commission.

Presiding Commissioner Livengood called the meeting to order.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Bills were reviewed and approved.

The commissioners and Maintenance Supervisor Greg Beck met with Greg Fisher, CRL with Maryville Glass & Lock, to discuss the type of energy efficient doors needed on each end of the courthouse. With the replacement of the new handicap ramp and steps, new doors will allow better accessibility. Mr. Fisher will draw up bid specifications for the bidding process.

The commission reviewed and approved the 2,020 miles of line as submitted by railroad and utility companies that operate within the county. Clerk Taylor will certify the miles as presented on the Schedule 13 and submit the required documents to the State Tax Commission.

There being no further business, the commission adjourned.

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The Commission met Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Present were: Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood, North District Commissioner Jim Quimby, South District Commissioner Richard Burke, and Susette Taylor, Clerk of the Commission.

Presiding Commissioner Livengood called the meeting to order.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Bills were reviewed and approved.

The commissioners met with Sheriff Dennis Martin at 9:00 a.m. to discuss what effect eliminating the State Prisoner Reimbursement Program would have on the county budget. The state has been delinquent on paying their costs to the county for state prisoners for several years. Since Atchison is a small county it has not had a huge impact at this point. Since it has not been revenue that the county can count on it is not taken into consideration in the budget. Everyone agreed that it should not be eliminated, as the state needs to be responsible for their costs to the county.

At 11:00 a.m. a meeting via Zoom was held with the commissioners, mayors, Emergency Management Director Rhonda Wiley, Sheriff Dennis Martin, representatives from Community Hospital-Fairfax, Atchison County Health Director Julie Livengood, and Dr. Aron Burke to discuss the Phase I reopening plan as provided by the governor. Dr. Burke, Community Hospital-Fairfax, and Health Director Livengood all expressed concerns with the opening being too soon. They felt it was very important that everyone should wear a mask in public, continue to maintain physical distance at least six feet apart, and follow all CDC guidelines.

There being no further business, the commission adjourned.