8:30am The Callaway County Commission will meet to discuss utilization of office space and the courtroom cell phone policy.
2:00pm The Callaway County Commission will meet with representatives from Accurate Controls to discuss the Jail’s electronic security system.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Callaway County Commission met with the Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann, Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst, and Western District Commissioner Donald Kritzer present.
Courtroom Cell Phone Policy
The Callaway County Commission met to discuss the courtroom cell phone policy and utilization of office space. Charlotte Rosenstengel was present for this meeting to represent the County Clerk’s office.
First, the Commission discussed the courtroom cell phone policy. The judicial system has recently decided to create a courtroom policy that bans cell phones from being brought into the courtrooms. There are some exceptions to this rule, including attorneys and court personnel, among others. The Commission is in agreement with this proposed policy and wants to make this an official County policy.
Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst made a motion to adopt the courtroom cell phone policy as proposed by the 13th Judicial Circuit.
Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer seconded the motion.
All in favor…ayes have it. Court Order #95 — signed.
Court Order #95 – Courtroom Cell Phone Policy
Now on this day, the Callaway County Commission does hereby adopt the Courtroom Cell Phone Policy, as proposed by the 13th Judicial Circuit, effective October 24, 2016.
Utilization of Office Space
Next, the Commission discussed utilization of office space within the Courthouse. Due to an upcoming change in office personnel, the Commission is considering creating a new office space out of the current mail room on the ground floor. This new space would be utilized by the County Auditor’s office.
Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer made a motion to appropriate the necessary funding for the creation of a new office space, including flooring, painting, and office equipment, estimated to be about $7,000, to be paid out of the Capitol Improvement fund.
Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst seconded the motion.
All in favor…ayes have it.
Annual CEBA BBQ
4:00pm — 7:00pm
The Callaway County Commission attended the annual CEBA (County Employee Benefits Association) barbecue at Memorial Park in Fulton, Missouri.
Ordered that the Commission adjourn until Friday, September 23, 2016.