The Atchison County Commission met Tuesday, December 21, 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.

Month end collector’s reports were reviewed and approved.

Ruth Fox came before the commission to discuss concerns about the condition of a county road adjacent to their property, specifically L Street, and how it was left following construction of some turbines in the Outlaw Wind Project. Commissioner Quimby had visited with Mr. Fox, and drove the site and he agreed that the condition that it was left in was unacceptable. Atchison County Road and Bridge Supervisor Kamron Woodring will go look at the road and get back with Mr. and Mrs. Fox with a plan and follow up by contacting Steve Summers with Invenergy.

The commission met with Road Supervisor Woodring to review his 2022 budget plan.

Two new appointments by the commission are due beginning January 1, 2022, on the Atchison County Law Enforcement Restitution Board. The commissioners voted unanimously to appoint John Brown from Fairfax and reappoint Janet Griffin from Rock Port. Each will serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2022.

Clerk Taylor then presented the 2022 intergovernmental agreement between the county and Phelps City Special Road District for distribution of funds. The commissioners voted unanimously to approve the agreement as presented.

Assessor Lori Jones was in to discuss a request for funding in her budget for Midland GIS to do land splits. Presiding Commissioner Livengood inquired about the need for this to be done outside of her office. Assessor Jones stated that in the past it has been done in house, but due to several new hires they have not been able to complete the necessary training to do it in house. She plans to use the money for Midland to train one or both of her deputies to do the splits in 2022.

The commission reviewed the Circuit Clerk’s budget. Within the budget was a request to fund one part-time position for 10 hours per week. The commission denied the request, as the Circuit Clerk’s office is a state funded office and they feel strongly that the state should provide the necessary staffing they need.

There being no further business, the commission adjourned.

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The Atchison County Commission met Thursday, December 23, 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. Presiding Commissioner Livengood opened the public budget hearing to begin preparation of the 2022 budget. No citizens were present for the hearing. Clerk Taylor presented expenditure reports for 2021 with all departments coming in under budget. The commission authorized Clerk Taylor to begin the 2022 budget process. The public budget hearing was closed.

Alan McNaughton was present to visit with the commission about concerns regarding the city council in Westboro and how they are conducting business. The Wildcat organization that rents the ballfield has not received a bill for several months. They have inquired and still none has been forwarded. In addition, he stated that the fire department currently has an agreement with the city regarding water. The agreement gives the city the use of the community room for meetings in exchange for water for city fire protection at no charge. The city now wants to charge the fire department for water. No public meeting was held for discussion and no new contract has been furnished. The commission called in the Sheriff’s office and the Prosecuting Attorney to discuss the matters. The Secretary of State’s office was also contacted about filing a Sunshine Law violation report.

Emergency Management Director Rhonda Wiley presented Flood Plain Permit #210004 from John Eilers for approval. The permit was approved and signed by Presiding Commissioner Livengood.

There being no further business, the commission adjourned.

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The Atchison County Commission met Tuesday, December 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.

Clerk Taylor presented Resolution #003-2021 for review and approval. It is a resolution of Atchison County, Missouri, approving the execution and delivery of an agreement with the State of Missouri regarding the release of opioid claims. Following review the commissioners voted to adopt Resolution #003-2021. The resolution was forwarded to Prosecuting Attorney Brett Hurst.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Kamron Woodring met with the commission to view a GPS tracking demonstration presented by a vendor to show what information can be gathered from placing it on equipment and vehicles.

There being no further business, the commission adjourned.