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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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City plans for construction of water plant

Public Works Director Mark Morey reported to the Gallatin Board of Aldermen at their meeting on Dec. 28, that he would discuss the redesign of the water plant and review a project plan schedule to final completion at the meeting with the engineers on Dec. 31.

City Administrator Tony Stonecypher said the design of the water plant will change only in that it is scaled smaller. The proposed schedule for

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City sells a truck, buys a trailer, authorizes drug free workplace testing

Public Works Director Mark Morey reported to the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their meeting held Dec. 15 that the old digger derrick truck sold on an online auction for $2,600.

He presented photographs of four used loader buckets that are for sale. Two are located in Michigan and shipping will cost $550 and two are located in California and shipping will cost $1,000. Morey recommended purchasing one of the

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Audit prompts city to alter means of fund transfers, no fraud found

A state audit of the City of Gallatin, initiated by 317 citizens signing a petition, was released Dec. 17 at a public meeting held in the community building at Dockery Park.

Todd Schuler, who managed the audit on behalf of the state auditor’s office, presented eight audit findings of concern during the first hour of the 90-minute meeting – including instances where the city was not complying with state law

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Letters to the Editor regarding Village of Jameson

Dear Editor:

The following is a letter submitted to the Jameson Village Board by a concerned family of the village.
Nov. 19, 2015

Madam Chairman, and Jameson Village Board Members:
Jameson is a small village with only 40 to 50 homes. We see people taking care of their own homes and yards, because they want to. It is a beautiful place to live, not because of ordinances (passed but not

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know. The following is a portion of the information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015.

County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, discussed that MoDOT is reviewing fractured/critical bridges around county.

Ron Urton discussed the Corporation of Engineering permit agreement for Bridge 43100241 over Brushy Creek. The commission has also selected Howe Company, LLC, for engineering services for Bridge 4310022 and

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Winston fills positions, changes ordinances

The Winston Village Board of Trustees addressed open positions during their Dec. 7 meeting and appointed Amber White as the new Altamont-Winston Sewer Board Clerk, which pays $300 every three months. Nichole Gregornik was sworn in as the new trustee.

Brandi Goll was appointed as the Ordinance Enforcement Officer after her probationary period had ended.

Clerk White provided a per hour estimate from a contractor willing to install sewer shutoffs.

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Gallatin city audit results presented Dec. 17

Residents of Gallatin initiated a citizen petition to audit Gallatin’s city government. The Office of Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway will release results of this audit at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, at the shelter building in Dockery Park.

Todd Schuler, who managed the audit, will be in Gallatin to present the results. The meeting is open to the public.

Dockery Park shelter building is located at 611 Park

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Two bats and a tiny fish — county’s rich ecosystem headache for commissioners

Indiana Bat

Indiana Bat

Local motorists are aggravated and Daviess County Commissioners are frustrated after discovering that replacement of a bridge in Lincoln Township is being held up by two bats and a fish.

The commissioners learned recently that potential habitat displacement of three separate threatened species may not only delay the bridge in Lincoln Township, but the replacement of many of Daviess County’s oldest and most dilapidated bridges. Seven of those

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