Pike County Commission Minutes • Sept. 24 – Oct. 4

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Sept. 24

Presiding Commis-sioner Dan Miller called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m., with Eastern District Commissioner Curt Mitchell moved to accept the Agenda as presented; Western District Commissioner Roy Sisson Jr. seconded the motion. Motion carried 3 – 0.

On the agenda for this meeting on Sept. 24, Sean O’Brien presented a report on Road and Bridge Department work. Graders are blading from road to road within their areas. Tractors are mowing on the east side of the County. We placed rock on Pike 201, 215, 220, 222, 223, 235, 309, 388, 405, 407 and 474. They are continuing with work on the bridge on CR. 388. Sean reported on the price of a long pipe to put in the place of the small bridge on CR. 29. Prices for a 5/8 in. 40ft. $7,700; ½ “, 42’ long, $7,985. Commission will consider these when the BEAP Study is complete and we can see its recommendations.

Now on this day, Commissioner Curt Mitchell gave a report on Friday’s Mayors Meeting. Mayor Smiley and Mayor Slay of St. Louis have been named to a committee representing cities and communities affected by flood issues.

Also on this day, Martha and Jerry Moore and Pam Meier, came forward with a new 10 year lease for Moore-Pike Nursing Home with two, five year extensions available. The County and the Moore’s have worked on the terms for a couple months and it is ready for approval. Roy Sisson moved to approve the new lease for Moore-Pike Nursing Home. Curt Mitchell seconded the motion, motion carried 3 – 0. Mrs. Moore expressed appreciation for the good working relationship we have had for many years.

Commissioner Roy Sisson moved to designate assistant road and bridge supervisor LaDon Atkinson as the Designated Spokes-person for FEMA projects replacing Bob Kirkpatrick. Curt Mitchell seconded the motion, motion carried 3 – 0.

The meeting was adjourned with the Commissioners meeting again on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Oct. 1

Presiding Commis-sioner Dan Miller called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m., with Eastern District Commissioner Curt Mitchell moved to accept the Agenda as presented; Western District Commissioner Roy Sisson Jr. seconded the motion. Motion carried 3 – 0.

On the agenda for this meeting on Oct. 1, the Commission met with Sean O’Brien to hear work planned for this week by the Road and Bridge Crew. They are blading, mowing and continuing work on the new bridge going in on CR. 388.

Sean reported that he and LaDon will be attending class on Wednesday to get updated on FEMA Requirements. This is required to submit request for FEMA funding during an emergency.

Now on this day, the Commission heard that the final bridge inspection for the new bridge on CR. 443 is set for Oct. 11 at 1:30 p.m.

The Commission set Oct. 11 as the date for dedication of the Courthouse Annex as well as the plaque commemorating all the improvements to the Courthouse itself.

Now on this day, the Commission received an unsigned letter opposing the closing of CR. 112. Due to the letter being unsigned, no action or consideration was given to it.

Also on this day, the Commission received a letter from Genesis Solid Waste Group stating that they are doing a preliminary site investigation regarding the proposed landfill expansion at Eagle Ridge Landfill.

The Commission audited bills and ordered the following checks to be written:

911 #2151.

Assessment #5297.

General Revenue #21375 – 21444.

Law Enforcement #17526 – 17538.

Road and Bridge #16689 – 16698.

Commission did not meet on Thursday, Sept. 27 due to hosting the Northeast Clerks/Commission Fall Conference. The meeting was adjourned with the Commissioners meeting again on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Oct. 4

Presiding Commis-sioner Dan Miller called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m., with Eastern District Commissioner Curt Mitchell moved to accept the Agenda as presented; Western District Commissioner Roy Sisson Jr. seconded the motion. Motion carried 3 – 0.

On the agenda for this meeting on Oct. 4, the Commission met with Sean O’Brien who reported on progress on the bridge going in on CR. 388. Things are moving along quickly, with hopes to get this done before the wet season begins. Mowers and graders continue to work. Sean and LaDon Atkinson attended a required meeting concerning federal funding for bridges. The federal government is requiring a great deal more documentation beginning in 2013.

Now on this day, the Commission received notice from Great River Engineering, Inc. that the new hog barn operation planned in Section3, Township 51N has been cancelled.

Commissioner Dan Miller moved to enter into “Closed Session” for the purpose of discussing real estate issues and legal actions involving this transaction. Curt Mitchell seconded the motion, motion carried 3 – 0.

Now on this day, after review of the agreement by County Attorney Mark Fisher and discussion of the railroad crossing north of Ashburn on CR. 165, Curt Mitchell moved to accept the agreement with MoDOT, Missouri Department of Conservation and Burlington Northern R.R. The agreement closes the crossing but keeps the road open north to Dupont so it can be reinstalled under emergency conditions. The road on Ted Shanks will also be elevated.  Dan Miller seconded the motion, motion carried 2 – 1 Roy Sisson voting no.

The Commission audited bills and ordered the following checks to be written:

Assessment #5299 – 5301.

Election #3012 – 3013.

Fines #1053 – 1060.

General Revenue #21446 – 21457.

Law Enforcement #17539 – 17557.

Law Enforcement Training #1184 – 1185.

Road and Bridge #16699 – 16712.

The meeting was adjourned, to meet again Thursday, Oct. 11.

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