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Northwest Silver Haired Legislative Delegates Prepare

For annual October session in Jefferson City

John Murphy, President of the Northwest Missouri Silver Haired Delegation, attended the Annual Bills Committee meeting in Jefferson City on July 16. Along with other delegates from across the state, John helped select 24 proposals to be presented to the statewide delegation at the October session.

All delegates from Missouri will attend the annual session in Jefferson City Oct. 21-23, at the Capitol

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Sewer Pump Replaced, Leash Law Proposed

Melvin McFee reported to the Village of Winston Board of Trustees at their meeting held July 6 that the sewer pump at station #1 is out. After having trouble finding one, the type of pump had to be changed. The new ones will increase the horsepower, which should help in handling the load. The rails also had to be replaced. The cost will be about $11,000. There is also a

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R-3 Gets Estimate for Water Leaks

Superintendent Wendell Burns reported to the North Daviess Board of Education that water was still coming in the gym and closet during the heavy rains the area has had lately. An individual was contacted to get an estimate for needed repairs. The estimate was $3,400 and the board agreed to get this taken care of.

Funds in the amount of $30,000 were transferred from the general fund to the capital

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NCMBF to Launch Efforts for Small Business Growth

The North Central Missouri Business Facilitation Group (NCMBF) met in Gallatin,  recently and was joined by State Representative J. Eggleston. Representative Eggleston expressed his interest in supporting small businesses throughout his district. NCMBF represents six counties in central Missouri and its goal is to enhance entrepreneurial opportunities within the six counties. NCMBF has been supported by a group in the northwest named the Missouri Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation (also a

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Silver Hair Legislators Vote on Priority Bills

The Northwest Delegation of the Silver Haired Legislature (NWDSHL) met June 18 at the Area Agency on Aging office in Cameron. Delegates from Daviess County were Troy Lesan and Shirley Leakey. John Murphy from Maysville was re-elected as president of the regional delegation.

SHL members welcomed Missouri Representatives J. Eggleston and Pat Conway who addressed the assembly. They were joined by Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging Executive Director Rebecca

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City Still Working on Street Repair Contract

The City of Gallatin discussed receiving the City of Trenton’s bid on street repairs during the meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen on June 22. The bid of $90 per ton was higher than expected and required Gallatin to provide the trucking of material from Trenton and tack oil at all times. The city will look into contracting the City of Trenton for shorter stretches of street repairs.


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Gallatin Water Treatment Plan Modifications


Snyder & Associates prepared a construction cost estimate for the water treatment plant for Gallatin as part of the Preliminary Engineering Report in the amount of $3,766,650. The estimate was prepared on Feb. 28, 2011. An addendum changed the treatment method from membrane technology to lime softening treatment.

The bid results on March 3, 2015, included three bidders. The low bidder, Irvinbilt, submitted a base bid of $5,909,300.


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City Will Charge RVs, Contracts Sought to Pave Streets

An updated report on the two RV spots at the park was given to the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their meeting held June 8. The park has passed a motion to charge $25 per day and a $200 budget for the initial set up of a collection box. The city and park will work together to write an ordinance outlining the rental fee, deposit of funds, reservations, and length

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Volunteers Sought for Jesse James Days

Autumn Caldwell reported on tractor pulls and Jesse James Days during the meeting of the Winston Board of Trustees held June 1. The Winston Historical Society needs more volunteers to help, and is asking for donations of homemade desserts for Friday night, July 10.

Bill Michael will take a look to see what can be done about David Ayres’ house on Second Street, where the drainage ditch is not low

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