The Atchison County Commission met Thursday, September 24, 2021. 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.

At 9:00 a.m. fuel bids were opened and read. Adam Meyer, Road and Bridge Supervisor, was present for the opening. The following bids were received:

  Younger Oil submitted a fuel bid for the Westboro shop: cost on date of delivery plus .036 for dyed #2 diesel, dyed #1 diesel and 87 octane gas w/10% ethanol and cost plus .132 for all remaining locations.

• MFA Oil bid cost on date of delivery plus .085 for premium #1 diesel and gasoline.

Supervisor Meyer reviewed the bids and recommended that both bids be accepted. The commissioners voted to accept both bids awarding Younger Oil the Westboro shop and MFA Fairfax and Rock Port barns.

At 9:15 a.m. propane bids were opened and read. MFA Oil submitted the only bid to supply propane to all road and bridge locations at a rate of $1.75 fixed price for 7,000 gallons. The commissioners voted to accept the bid from MFA Oil.

John Davis with Tarkio Tech was in to thank the commission for bringing the Northwest commissioners in to tour the campus. He felt the exposure and contact would reap tremendous benefits. He then told the commission about their need to get the health science program up and running to train citizens to deal with COVID due to the shortage in the health profession. They currently are not able to get the program going due to lack of funding for an elevator for access to the third floor. He inquired if any of the ARPA funding could be used to assist with those costs. Commissioner Quimby inquired about the cost and Mr. Davis said they have been told between $120,000 – $180,000. Clerk Taylor asked if they had looked into CDBG funding or funding through Rural Development and possibly using ARPA funding for a required match. Mr. Davis said he had not but would do so.

Presiding Commissioner Livengood opened the public hearing for 2019-LR-05.

The County of Atchison, on behalf of Phelps City Special Road District, held a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 23, 2021, at the Atchison County Courthouse to discuss the past performance by the county in carrying out the county’s (2019-LR-05) Community Development Block Grant. Present for the hearing were: Jerri Dearmont, Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments; Tim Taylor, Phelps City Special Road District; Susette Taylor, Clerk; Curtis Livengood, Presiding Commissioner; Richard Burke, South District Commissioner; and Jim Quimby, North District Commissioner. The county/district received a $270,436 grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development to make repairs to various roads and for ditch debris cleaning and shaping in designated area within the district. All roads and ditches were damaged due to the 2019 flood. However, Phelps City Special Road District has made the decision to de-obligate the remaining $265,436 in grant funds to the Community Development Block Grant program.

Jerri Dearmont explained that since the district did not use any of the funds, other than some administrative fees, it was a simple closeout.

Jerri Dearmont then presented Request for Funding #2 on behalf of Lewis Drainage District. The request was signed by North District Commissioner Jim Quimby and South District Commissioner Richard Burke.

There being no further business, the commission adjourned.

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The Atchison County Commission met Tuesday, September 28, 2021. 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.

Rhonda Wiley, E/911 Director, was in to request an amendment to the minutes dated Thursday, August 19, where it was reported that Larry and Patti Hecker were following the Flood Plain Ordinance.

The correction to the August 19, 2021, minutes was changed to: Larry and Patti Hecker have moved their home from its previous location but have not completed the floodplains permit as required by Atchison County Floodplains Ordinance 60.3 Article 3 Section A. They will not be eligible for Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) funding until the paperwork is complete.

Clerk Taylor reported she was reviewing the final reports required for the CARES funding.

The commission will begin their annual inspection of county property in the next few weeks.

There being no further business, the commission adjourned.