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Commission Meeting Minutes May-18-2020

May 18, 2020                                                                   
 7th Day                                                                           
April Term

NOW ON THIS DAY THE COUNTY COMMISSION met pursuant to law in the Courthouse in the City of Lamar, MO.

Jeff Tucker moved to accept the minutes of the May 11, 2020, meeting as read. Ben Reed seconded and all agreed.

  • County Commission met with Joel Dermott, Barton County Health Department, and discussed the COVID-19 virus. The Commission plans to open all doors to the public on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
  • Approved May Expenditures
  • Information was received from Karen Hardy, Leroy Township Trustee/Treasurer, that she would be stepping down from her position due to health reasons. A recommendation letter was received from the Township Board to have Melanie Kirby fulfill the unexpired term of Karen Hardy as Trustee/Treasurer. The County Commission accepted their recommendation and appointed Melanie Kirby as Trustee/Treasurer.
  • Information was received from Mike Smalley, Prosecuting Attorney, that Beth Guinn resigned her position as secretary effective May 21, 2020.
  • Information was received from the Sheriff’s Department that Jennifer Sexton was hired as a reserve deputy on May 7, 2020 at a pay rate of $8.25 per hour. Also that Zakk Yokley was terminated as a deputy on May 16, 2020.
  • County Commission signed a Service Agreement between them and Cox Barton County Hospital to provide staff to conduct on-site COVID-19 screenings of employees and others permitted to enter the Courthouse for two weeks ending May 22, 2020.
  • County Commission met with Jack Cronin, Lamar Enterprises, and discussed SB40.
  • County Commission contacted Travis Elliot, via phone, regarding the COVID-19 CARES Act funding the County received. Jeff Tucker motioned to go into closed session pursuant to RSMo Chapter 610.021 (01) to discuss legal actions. Ben Reed seconded and all agreed. Mike Davis, Yes; Ben Reed, Yes and Jeff Tucker, Yes. Ben Reed then motioned to leave closed session and go back into regular session. Jeff Tucker seconded and all agreed. Mike Davis, Yes; Ben Reed, Yes and Jeff Tucker, Yes.
  • Mike Davis motioned to retain Travis Elliot. Ben Reed seconded and all agreed. The Commission signed an Engagement Agreement letter with Travis Elliot, EEHJ Firm in regards to the CARES Act Funds distributed by the County.

Present were:  Mike Davis, Presiding Commissioner; Ben Reed, District One Commissioner; Jeff Tucker, District Two Commissioner and Kristina Crockett, County Clerk

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