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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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Winston Board Looks to Head Off Four-Wheeler Problems

The Village of Winston Board of Trustees discussed how four-wheelers being recklessly driven has become a serious and dangerous problem in their town.

“The problem with four-wheelers is ongoing, with adults, teens, and young children involved,” according to board member Jerry Lusk. “Some are responsible drivers, but unfortunately many drive without reasonable care.”

He said problem drivers ignore stop signs, fail to pay attention, encroach on public property such as

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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 1, 2014.

County Commission

James Lewis, bridge supervisor, met with the commissioners to work on the road on Vista Avenue in Sheridan Township.

David Allen met with commissioners concerning brush removal in the county.

Bills were audited.

Bids for a Massey Ferguson tractor, mower, and blade were opened. Shannon McCrary’s bid was accepted

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911 Considers Moving Radio Repeater

Todd Watson suggested moving the radio repeater tower from the Lock Springs area to a location near Winston during the May 29 meeting of the Daviess County Central 9-1-1 Board. 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 there is now a repeater tower in the Jamesport area, it may adequately cover

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Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail Meeting

At the June 27 meeting of the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail, the financial report was accepted with sales tax income for June at $94,965.68. The Commissary grossed $14,666.16; CD Account balance is $758,414.14; Sales Tax Account balance is $34,019.36; Operating Account balance is $1156.62; and Payroll Account balance is $15.02. For the first five months of 2014 Daviess County would have had to pay $123,840 for inmate housing and DeKalb

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State Auditor Will Perform Audit of Gallatin

Gallatin City Administrator Zac Johnson submitted a letter received from the State Auditor’s Office to the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their meeting held June 23 which informed the city that a state audit will be performed of the city.

The audit is a result of a petition protesting municipal utility rates which circulated earlier this spring.

The State Auditor received a petition containing 402 signatures, according to the letter.

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