- Commissioners met with John Fiestner, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Representative, to discuss upcoming NRCS projects as well as perform site visits of prospective projects. Feistner brought Dan Bockhold, NRCS Engineer in charge of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP), to meet the Commission and attend site visits. Also in attendance were Jerry Mullin, McDonald County road foreman, and Michael Malone, civil engineer for Republic Engineers.
- Connie Coonrod, of Rolla, Mo., met with the Commission to discuss the condition of Mt. Zion Cemetery on East Highway 76. She stated the cemetery grounds' grass was high and looked unkempt. Coonrod requested contact information for the persons responsible for the cemetery. Commissioners told her they would try to get the information.
- The Commission approved accounts payable in the amount of $98,558.63.
- Rylan Lett, Rustin Lett and Bronson Hammontree met with Commissioners. Rylan stated he was very unhappy with two McDonald County Sheriff deputies and how the men were treated by the deputies. Rylan said they called 911 after they were physically assaulted by a group of canoers. The Commission told the men the Commission has no authority over the Sheriff's Department or the deputies, other than budgetary authority. Also in attendance was Prosecuting Attorney Bill Dobbs. Roddy Lett came in later with complaints about the service his campground has received from the McDonald County Sheriff Department for quite some time.
- The Commission met with Steven and Michal Thompson regarding Mitchell Cemetery. The Thompson's informed the Commission that some of the headstones in the cemetery had been knocked over and stacked in a pile. They were wanting to know who to contact to find out where each headstone belonged.
- John Fiestner, NRCS Representative, introduced Bruce Embrey and Derik Ball, other representatives, to the Commission.
- Adam Strader, Missouri Department of Conservation, stopped by to touch base with the Commission.
- The Commission approved accounts payable in the amount of $26,235.03.
- Ross Bilby and his brothers met with the Commission regarding Miles Mountain Road, between Powell and Washburn. Commissioners stated the county will no longer maintain Miles Mountain Road on a regular schedule.
- The Commission checked roads throughout the county.
- The Commission approved accounts payable in the amount of $382,940.21.
- Marty Yust and Candy Bowman, of the Juvenile Office, met with the Commission to discuss the air conditioning in their building. Commissioners stated they would have someone look at repairing the AC unit before the end of the day.
- The Commission received a request from the Lafayette House for domestic violence shelter funds collected by the county through June 30, 2018, pursuant to Missouri State Statute 455.230. The Commission vote to release the funds was unanimous.
- Commissioners drove out to check Black Foot Hollow Road, west of Anderson, because of information received regarding the county road. A culvert has been installed by Quade Wilson directing run-off across Black Foot Hollow. The Commission plans to contact Wilson to speak about the placement of the culvert.
- The Commission approved accounts payable in the amount of $97,283.79.Community on 08/09/2018
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