9:00am The Callaway County Commission will meet to discuss Burnett School Bridge issues.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The Callaway County Commission met with the Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann, Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst, and Western District Commissioner Donald Kritzer present.
Business of a general nature was conducted on this day.
Burnett School Road Bridge
The Callaway County Commission met to discuss the Burnett School Road Bridge grant. Denise Hubbard was present representing the County Clerk’s Office.
Presiding Commissioner Jungermann explained this bridge is between Boone and Callaway County over Cedar Creek. The bridge is in Boone County’s inventory. There is a FLAP (Federal Lands Access Program) grant available that will allow the Counties to use some federal money to put in a new bridge, the estimated cost of a new bridge is $850,000.00.
Western District Commissioner Kritzer made a motion for Callaway County to pay 10% of the total cost or one half of the 20% local match for the FLAP (Federal Lands Access Program) grant pertaining to the Burnett School Road bridge (Callaway County road 389), up to a maximum of $85,000.00, pending approval of the grant. This project is being jointly shared with Boone County. Presiding Commissioner Jungermann is authorized to sign the grant application on behalf of the County.
Eastern District Commissioner Kleindienst seconded.
All in favor… ayes have it. Court Order # 115 signed.
Court Order 115 Burnett School Road Bridge
Now on this day, the Callaway County Commission does hereby agree to pay 10% of the total cost or one half of the 20% local match for the FLAP (Federal Lands Access Program) grant pertaining to the Burnett School Road Bridge (Callaway County road 389), up to a maximum of $85,000.00, pending approval of the grant. This project is being jointly shared with Boone County.
Poll Worker Issues
The Callaway County Commission met with Denise Hubbard, County Clerk, to discuss medical bills from a poll worker that was injured during the August primary.
Presiding Commissioner Jungermann explained that during the August primary there was a poll worker injured in her ankle while moving some equipment from a lower level to the upper level. The County’s Workers Comp and Liability Insurance has denied responsibility for the claims. The poll worker’s insurance has paid for some of the expense, but there is still about $3,000.00 that needs to be paid.
Mrs. Hubbard stated that she talked to the Commission earlier in the year and was told poll workers were covered under the County’s insurance. Commissioner Kritzer said he never had that discussion with her, but it was the belief of the Commission that election poll workers would be covered by either Workers Compensation or the County’s liability insurance. He believes it is the County’s responsibility to pay for what the poll worker’s insurance won’t cover.
Mrs. Hubbard said she doesn’t have the funds available to pay for insurance and injuries. Commissioner Kritzer said that there aren’t any County funds available to pay for it either.
Commissioner Jungermann stated that the County needs to talk with the poll worker and figure
out how many more medical bills she will have and a limit needs to be set on how much the County will pay. Also, the Secretary of State’s Office needs to be contacted to see if this expense can be paid out of an election fund. Mrs. Hubbard said she will take care of talking with the poll worker and contacting the Secretary of State’s Office.
The County Commission will reconvene on the matter at a later date. Meeting adjourned.
Presiding Commissioner Jungermann attended a TAC (Transportation Advisory Committee) meeting in Ashland, Missouri.
Business After Hours
The Callaway County Commission attended Business After Hours at the Fulton Country Club in Fulton, Missouri.
Ordered that the Commission adjourn until Wednesday, December 7, 2016.