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City readies to separate funds, water plant approved by DNR

City Auditor John Gillum met with City Administrator Tony Stonecypher on Jan. 20 to discuss moving balances from the utility fund to separate electric, water, and sewer funds. A state audit performed in 2015 recommended the city establish separate funds and divide the utility fund into two funds: electric and a combined water/sewer fund or perhaps even into three separate accounts. These bookkeeping changes are intended to document revenue and

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Auditor Galloway releases compliance information for new local government, court reporting requirements

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway recently issued the first in a series of monthly summary reports detailing local government compliance with state laws related to municipal court reporting.

“Citizens are entitled to know how government operates at every level, and today’s report creates transparency in the operations of local governments and municipal courts,” Auditor Galloway said. “My office will continue to work to keep Missourians informed, and to hold local

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911 goes with a stand-alone system for PSAP

Daviess County Central 911 Board voted unanimously to approve an EmergiTech bid for a stand-alone Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) system for $107,000 during their meeting held on Dec. 17. Gene Walker was approved as the authorized signatory for the contract with EmergiTech.

When a landline call arrives at the PSAP, special computer software uses the telephone number to retrieve and display the location of the caller in near real-time.

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City begins separating funds, discusses water loss

City Administrator Tony Stonecypher reported to the Gallatin Board of Alderman during their meeting held Jan. 11 that the city’s auditor, John Gillum, will be at city hall Jan. 20 to aid in separating the utility fund general ledger balances into separate water, electric, and sewer funds.

Alderman Evans started a discussion on water loss. Public Works Director Morey stated the new water plant will be more efficient and will

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Winston contracts for shutoff valves

The Winston Village Board of Trustees finalized the details of its sewer shutoff contract during its meeting held Jan. 4 to include shutoff valves in two phases; phase 1 is to install 10 shutoff valves over the next 12 months; and phase 2 is to install 10 more shutoff valves in 2017. There were two bids to install 10 (phase 1) sewer shutoff valves for the village, in the amount

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Legislative issues set for region’s visit to Jefferson City

As legislators are gearing up for a new season in Jefferson City, so too are the citizens of Northwest Missouri, including local representatives – Wayne and Misty Scott of rural Jamesport; Ron and Vickie Harding of Jamesport; Roger and Gloria Hanson from Trenton (who have a store in Jamesport); Michelle Kelsey of Gallatin; and Tony Stonecypher of Gallatin, who will be attending the Great Northwest Day at the Capitol on

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County voters to receive ID cards soon

All Daviess County voters should receive new voter registration ID cards in their mailboxes soon, according to County Clerk, Vicki Corwin.

If a voter does not receive their new card by Jan. 15, or if the card’s information is incorrect they should contact the County Clerk’s office.

Missouri law specifies that County Clerks verify voter registration by mailing voter ID cards, which also assures the voter that their name, address

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Pattonsburg gets new clerk, needs a grinder

Applications for an office clerk were reviewed during the Dec. 14 meeting of the Pattonsburg Board of Aldermen. The city received seven applications. Angela Jones was hired with starting pay at nine dollars an hour, with a 90 day probationary period and a fifty cent raise after the 90 days.

The city’s sewer system needs some type of grinder setup either at the city’s site or at the site of

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MU Extension offers training for public officials

Missouri’s Sunshine Law, fiscal responsibilities, and board procedures can intimidate newly elected and seasoned officials alike. This month public officials in northern Missouri have the opportunity to learn about those subjects and more during training sessions held by University of Missouri Extension.

Public board members and elected officials will receive in-depth training on the evenings of Jan. 19 and Jan. 21 from 6-9 pm. Participants may choose from five locations

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