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City Sends Notices to Owners of Burned Building on Square

Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards told the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their Aug. 25 meeting that a second round of notices had been issued for the owners of the property on the Gallatin square which was destroyed by a fire on March 5.

The notice states the owners are in violation of city code for maintaining a nuisance. Earlier, they were given 10 days to bring it up to

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City Sets Tax Rate

The 2014 tax rate was set during the meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held Aug. 11 as follows: General .6243; Park .2221; Band 0199. This is the same rate as last year.

Public comments were made regarding Chautauqua, “j” turns and parking around square.

Police Chief Richards submitted a report on activity from July 29 to Aug. 11 with the following reports taken and tickets given:1-Lost wallet; 1-Check

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Winston May Purchase Road Grader, Sets Tax Rate

Jerry Lusk, a member of the Winston Board of Trustees, will be going to Moberly to check out a road grader which the village agreed to purchase if it meets requirements after inspection.

In other business noted at the meeting held Aug. 4, the board adopted property tax rate per $100 assessed valuation of .4781 for the general fund and .3169 for the street fund.

Utilities clerk Amber Curtis provided

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Efforts Continue to Move Radio Tower

Todd Watson told his fellow board members at Daviess County Central 911 that he was still working out details of moving the Lock Springs radio tower. He had suggested the radio repeater tower be moved to a location near Winston during the May meeting.

Mr. Watson noted that since all radios went to narrowband communications per FCC mandate, much of the coverage in the Winston area has been lost. Since

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Letter to the Editor: Amendment #1

Dear Editor:

On Aug. 5 voters need to support Amendment #1 to help stop the runaway regulation that is taking place in our nation. The Missouri Farming Amendment is to help protect Missouri farmers from harmful and burdensome regulations. Don’t take me wrong, some regulations are needed, but we are being overrun with them. A lot of regulations are not based on science but someone’s idea that thinks we need

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Absentee voting available

County Clerk

Eligible voters may vote absentee in person at the County Clerk’s office at the Daviess County Courthouse through 5 p.m. the day before the election. The office is also open for absentee voting on Saturday, Aug. 2, 8 a.m. to noon.

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Pattonsburg and PWSD#1 Continue Negotiations

The Pattonsburg Board of Aldermen agreed to have Mayor Gene Walker meet with Daviess County Public Water Supply District #1 to continue negotiations on the new contract. The board discussed the water and sewer rate study recently completed by Missouri Rural Water Association, but no decision on water rates were made at meeting time.

Alex Sperry inquired about commercial lots that were available for purchase and also wanted to know

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Board Seeks Interim Financing for Water Plant

Charlie Zitnik with DA Davidson and Co. out of Kansas City, which specializes in security brokers and dealers, discussed interim financing for the new water plant project with the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their meeting held July 14.

The purpose of the interim financing is to pay for the engineering that has already been done for the project, according to City Administrator Zac Johnson. The city has a large

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ASWB Discusses Utility Expenses

Melvin McFee reported to the Altamont-Winston Sewer Board that he had sprayed around the edges of the lagoon and would mow. The report on the last sample was good. Kidder-Altamont-Winston Fire Department flushed the crossover pipe and it is working better now.

The clerk reported that a 2014 budget amendment would be needed at the next meeting due to high utility costs.

The board discussed the 2015 budget, which included

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