The Atchison County Commission met on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Present were: Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood, South District Commissioner Richard Burke, North District Commissioner Jim Quimby, 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.
Collector Diane Livengood was in at 9:00 a.m. for the opening of sealed bids for a property located at 202 High Street in the City of Westboro. Prior to the bid opening a conference call was held with Attorney Ivan Schrader to discuss legal concerns since this is the first sealed bid property that has received more than one sealed bid. Attorney Schrader advised that if any bid received is over the taxes and publications cost due on the property then it should be let to the highest bidder. If none of the bids cover the back taxes or advertising costs and all of the bids are very close and low, then all bids should be refused, and the property should be offered again at a later date and time. Following the conference call, bids were opened and read. There were three bids for the property. The first bid was from the City of Westboro in the amount of $200.00. The second bid was from Allen McNaughton in the amount of $310.00. The third and final bid was from Brian Schebaum and Roger Willkey in the amount of $420.00. Back taxes and for 2020 and prior on the property total $1,484.15. Discussion followed that none of the bids received covered the amount of taxes due and all were very low and very close. The commissioners voted unanimously to refuse all bids and reoffer the property at a later date. Collector Livengood will notify the bidders.
Collector Livengood also presented an additional abatement request on the sealed bid property located at 205 Linden Street in Watson, Missouri. This request was in the amount of $74.72 for the 2020 taxes due. The commissioners voted to abate the 2020 taxes as presented.
Collector Livengood then presented an additional abatement request on the intergovernmental agreement with the City of Tarkio on the property located and 602 Main Street in Tarkio, Missouri. This request was in the amount of $543.16 for the 2020 taxes due. The commissioners voted to abate the 2020 taxes as presented.
The commission read Resolution No. 008-2020, approving the Economic Development Agreement for the Outlaw Wind Energy Project. The commissioners voted to approve Resolution 008-2020 as presented.
Following the adoption of the resolution, the commission executed the economic development agreement between Atchison County, Missouri, and Outlaw Wind Project, LLC. The agreement is recorded in the Atchison County Recorder’s office in Book 250, page 675. It is also on file in the Atchison County Clerk’s office.
Road and Bridge Supervisor Adam Meyer presented the Atchison County Highway Department sealed bids for the sale of used equipment. Supervisor Meyer reported that the equipment was advertised with pictures in Machinery Trader and on Craigslist in Omaha and Kansas City, as well as, run locally for two weeks. The equipment list and high bids are as follows: 1999 Hyundai excavator 180LC3 with 9052 hours, in fair condition, $15,001.00; 1993 Case wheeled excavator 1085C with regular bucket and ditching bucket, 4,942 hours, in fair condition, $3,501.00; 1982 Terex scraper TS-14B with 9,667 hours, in fair condition, has brake issues, $4,100.00; 1979 Ford tractor with tiger mower 6600 with 2314 hours, $2,769.00; 2001 Volvo motor grader G720B with 10,000 hours, has engine issues, $10,222.00; 1995 MACK semi-truck CH 613 with 470,604 miles, in fair condition, $19,869.54; 1997 Freightliner FL70 single axle dump truck with 273,000 miles, in good condition, $12,600.00; 2008 Trailblazer belly dump rock trailer in fair condition, $12,625.00; 2005 CPS 12’ pup rock trailer in fair condition, $6,555.00; 1979 25-ton lowboy trailer in fair condition, $5,757.00; 1998 Dodge 2500 ¾ ton 4×4 pickup with 176,219 miles in good condition, $2,400.00; 2001 Dodge 2500 ¾ ton 4×4 pickup with Western snowplow, 211,060 miles, in good condition, $3,750.00; 1998 Dodge 2500 ¾ ton 4×4 pickup with Western snowplow, 164,344 miles, in good condition, $2,700.00; 35 Lithuanian high bay shop light, no bid.
Supervisor Meyer stated that he thought some things should have brought a little more but other items sold very well. Overall he felt there was no reason not to let all the equipment go for the bid amount. The commissioners voted to sell all equipment to the highest bidder. Supervisor Meyer stated that all equipment must be picked up and paid for within two weeks unless alternative arrangements were made with him.
The meeting was then adjourned.