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Candidates File for Elections

Candidates filing for the April 7, 2015, election for school and municipal offices had until yesterday, Tuesday, Jan. 20, to sign up.

Running for the City of Gallatin is incumbent Steve Evans for west ward aldermen and incumbent Carol Walker east ward aldermen. Current mayor Barb Ballew is seeking another term.

Those running for positions on county school boards are: Gallatin: Jesse Bird and Trent Dowell; Pattonsburg: Pam Plymell, Lyle

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, and crew have been working in the shop.

Daviess County Sheriff Ben Becerra discussed his department’s 2015 budget with the commission.

Greg Fisher of Maryville Glass & Lock and Todd Burton of Winn Company discussed window replacements and repairs with the commissioners.

Tonya

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Winston Sells Grader, Changes Propane Providers

The Village of Winton Board of Trustees discussed disposition of grader CAT 112-F during its meeting held Jan. 5. Jerry Lusk reported checking on options for selling the grader, and the best offer is through Clint Barnes for $1,000 with local pick up. The board authorized the sale.

Jerry Lusk noted that the city is out of propane and the company the city is now with has large fees to

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Daviess County Commission Minutes

From the Jan. 14, 2015, meeting of the Daviess County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, and crew have been working in the shop.

Daviess County Sheriff Ben Becerra discussed his department’s 2015 budget with the commission.

Greg Fisher of Maryville Glass & Lock and Todd Burton of Winn Company discussed window replacements and repairs with the commissioners.

Tonya Lohman with MoDOT updated the commissioners, stating State Highway 6

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City Approves Financial Report

The 2014 Annual Financial Review was approved. Click HERE to see full report.

Chief of Police Mark Richards submitted a report on activity from Dec. 30 to Jan. 12 with the following reports taken and tickets given: one domestic assault; one served citation; one juvenile assist; one welfare check; one open door; one accident; one bright lights on; one found laptop; two civil dispute; one dog complaint; two dog bites;

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City of Gallatin – Annual Financial Review

January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014

Summary of Revenues and Expenditures

General Fund
Revenue                $647,344.74
Expense                $681,789.95
Revenue over (under) Encumbrances & Expenditures    ($34,445.21)

Utility Fund
Electric Department
Revenue                $2,144,418.64
Expense                $2,187,776.52
Revenue over (under) Encumbrances & Expenditures    ($43,357.88)

Water Department
Revenue                $611,868.21
Expense                $595,994.78
Revenue over (under) Encumbrances & Expenditures    $15,873.43

Sewer Department
Revenue                $405,805.18
Expense                $302,262.41
Revenue over (under) Encumbrances & Expenditures    $103,542.77

Swimming Pool Fund
Revenue                

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Radio Repeater Antenna Will Move to Winston Tower

Supervisor Dana Carder presented the agreement between Missouri Department of Conservation and Daviess County Central for the radio tower move to the Winston area. The agreement is for 10 years, renewable, with approximately $300 in electricity per year.

Last summer 911 board member Todd Watson began working out details to move the Lock Springs radio repeater to Winston. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) owned the land around the Winston

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Pattonsburg Raises Water Rates

The Pattonsburg Board of Aldermen raised Daviess County Public Water Supply District #1 water rates from 3.49 to 3.77 and set the rates to go into effect Jan. 1, 2015, during their meeting held Dec. 15, 2014.

Trash service increase will be addressed at the January meeting.

T-Mobile was permitted to upgrade the antenna’s on the water tower to support 4G service to the area.

Election filing dates were set

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Jail Board Hears Report on Phone System, Addition, Audit

Larry Joiner and Larry Hammerschmidt from Encartele gave a presentation for an inmate phone system during the Dec. 23 meeting of the Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail Board. Other phone systems have showed an interest and so the issue was tabled until a later date.

Ed Howard gave the financial report. Sales tax income for December was $105,327.85; commissary grossed $14,250.85; CD account balance is $235,325.76; Sales Tax Account balance is

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