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City Seeks New City Auditor

Discussion was held during the meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen on Monday, Aug. 10, regarding publishing a proposal request for a new city auditor. City Administrator Tony Stonecypher plans to provide auditor recommendations to the council for the Sept. 14 council meeting. Scott Stephens is the present city auditor and has been with the city for several years. He has health issues and will no longer be providing

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Winston Hears from Citizens About Dog Ordinance

Extensive comments and discussion on enforcement of a dog ordinance regarding impoundments, holding options, nuisances, and dangerous dogs were heard during a meeting of the Winston Board of Trustees held Aug. 3. Suggestions were made regarding amendments to the dog ordinance and many points of view were expressed by citizens, officers, and board members, often in significant disagreement as to facts and results.

The issue of rabies vaccines by a

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Graves to Hold Town Hall in Daviess

U.S. Representative Sam Graves will be holding a town hall meeting from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, in Daviess County, at the A.V. Spillman Center, West Charles Street and Broadway, Jamesport, 64648.

With Congress in the middle of its August district work period, he will be holding town halls in our district in the coming weeks. Rep. Graves relies on events like these to strengthen lines of

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Board of Equalization Meets

The Daviess County Board of Equalization convened at 9:30 a.m. on July 29. Members present were Elaine Bohannon, Les Turner, Randy Sims, Carl Carder, David Cox, and Betty Harmison. Results were as follows:

Summit Gas was represented in person by David Moody and John Sterneker, and on conference call by Lori Ridwell, comptroller, Lisa Webb and Lisa Lynch. The information for the totals of the 2015 properties is needed from

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Gallatin Streets Just Go On and On

Public Works Director Mark Morey received official notice on the day of the meeting for the Gallatin Board of Aldermen, July 27, that Herzog Contracting Corporation had rescheduled the city’s Mill Street project for spring 2016 due to the weather and a lack of sand available from the plant. Herzog will hold the city’s $74/ton bid for the project. Discussion was held on other possible options including private contractors, doubling

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Mill Street to be Paved Soon; Park May Seek Lot Bid

Herzog Contracting Corporation out of St. Joe bid for laying new pavement on Mill Street at $74 per ton was accepted by the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their meeting Tuesday, July 14. There will be approximately 1,637 tons needed to lay new pavement on Mill Street from Olive to Searcy, for a total of $121,183. Keller Asphalt out of St. Joseph declined a bid. Norris Asphalt out of Ottumwa,

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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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