1:15pm The Callaway County Commission will meet to discuss a waiver of conflict of interest with the City of Auxvasse. This meeting will possibly be a closed session per RSMo 610.021.1.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The Callaway County Commission met with the Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann, Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst, and Western District Commissioner Donald Kritzer present.
Waiver of Conflict of Interest with City of Auxvasse
The Callaway County Commission met with Pam Oestreich, County Collector, to discuss a waiver of conflict of interest with the City of Auxvasse. Deborah Goldman was also present for this meeting to represent the County Clerk’s office.
Commissioner Jungermann began by explaining that a certain property in Auxvasse has been delinquent on property taxes for several years. It is now eligible to be sold by the County Collector. The issue with this situation is that the legal counsel for the City of Auxvasse is Ben Miller, who works as a full-time Assistant Prosecutor for Callaway County. While Mr. Miller is not representing Callaway County in this situation, he does have an interest in both Callaway County and the City of Auxvasse.
Both the City of Auxvasse and Callaway County are in agreement to waive the conflict of interest that Mr. Miller poses between the entities.
Mrs. Oestreich then explained that the property first became delinquent in property taxes in 2010. In 2012, the City of Auxvasse began adding assessments to the tax bill for this property for mowing and other maintenance. In 2014, the City of Auxvasse paid to have the home on this property demolished. Mrs. Oestreich stated that she contacted the City of Auxvasse to ask about its interest in purchasing the property, as it has money invested into it already. The City of Auxvasse agreed to release the lien it has on the property so that it can be sold. It also agreed to pay the base rate of delinquent taxes for the last five years in order to purchase the property, for a total of $1,600.
Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer made a motion to authorize Presiding Commissioner
Gary Jungermann to sign the waiver of conflict of interest with the City of Auxvasse, which will release Ben Miller from a conflict of interest in regards to the property 407 West Maple in Auxvasse, Missouri.
Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst seconded the motion.
All in favor…ayes have it. Court Order #87 — signed.
Court Order #87 — Waiver of Conflict of Interest with City of Auxvasse
Now on this day, the Callaway County Commission does hereby authorize Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann to sign a waiver of conflict of interest with the City of Auxvasse, which will release Ben Miller from a conflict of interest in regards to the property 407 West Maple in Auxvasse, Missouri.
Ordered that the Commission adjourn until Wednesday, August 24, 2016.