Minutes for Wednesday March 15, 2017
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11:00am The Callaway County Commission will meet to award bids 11-13.

12:00pm The Callaway County Commission will attend a meeting at the Callaway County Chamber office to discuss I-70 issues.

2:00pm The Callaway County Commission will meet with the University of Missouri to discuss animal feeding facilities.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

 

The Callaway County Commission met with the Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann, Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst, and Western District Commissioner Roger Fischer present.

 

Business of a general nature was conducted on this day.

 

Award Bid #’s 11-13

11:00am

The Callaway County Commission met with Paul Winkelmann, County Road and Bridge Engineer, to award bid #’s 11-13. Deb Goldman was present representing the County Clerk’s office.

 

Mr. Winkelmann explained that he has compiled spreadsheet comparisons of the various bids and highlighted his recommendations in bold print.

 

Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst made a motion to award Bid #11 (Culvert Pipe) to vendors with the low bid per item.

 

Western District Commissioner Fischer seconded the motion. All in favor…ayes have it. Court Order #29 — signed.

 

Western District Commissioner Fischer made a motion to award Bid #12 (Grader Blades) to vendors with the low bid per item.

 

Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst seconded the motion. All in favor…ayes have it. Court Order #30 — signed.

 

Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst made a motion to award Bid #13 (Concrete) to vendors with the low bid per item.

 

Western District Commissioner Fischer seconded the motion. All in favor…ayes have it. Court Order #31 — signed.

 

Court Order #29- Award Bid #11

 

Now on this day, the Callaway County Commission does hereby award Bid #11 (Culvert Pipe) to vendors with the low bid per item.

 

Spreadsheet is attached indicating the low bid in bold print.

 

Court Order #30- Award Bid #12

 

Now on this day, the Callaway County Commission does hereby award Bid #12 (Grader Blades) to vendors with the low bid per item.

 

Spreadsheet is attached indicating the low bid in bold print.

 

Court Order #31- Award Bid #13

 

Now on this day, the Callaway County Commission does hereby award Bid #13 (Concrete) to vendors with the low bid per item.

 

Spreadsheet is attached indicating the low bid in bold print.

 

Animal Feeding Operations

2:00pm

 

The Callaway County Commission met with John Lory, Plant Sciences; Corrine Bromfield, Veterinary Medicine; Teng Lim, Agricultural Engineering; Ray Massey, Agricultural Economics; and Robert Kallenbach, Assistant Dean and ANR Extension Program Director, from the University of Missouri along with Christine Kleindienst, County Recorder, and Darren Horstmeier to discuss animal feeding facilities. No one from the County Clerk’s office was present.

 

The group had extensive discussion about animal feeding operations. Dr. Bromfield discussed the health of animals in these operations. Zoonotic diseases can be spread between animals and people. Non-zoonotic diseases can only be spread between animals. In order for a person to contract a zoonotic disease from an animal they would have to come in very close contact with the animal.

 

Antibiotics given to the animals are highly regulated. Any antibiotics fed to the animals through feed have to be prescribed by a veterinarian. Animals who are given antibiotics have to go through a withdrawal period before they can be slaughtered and used for human consumption. This allows time for the antibiotics to get out of their system so that humans are not consuming it through meat, milk, eggs, etc. There is strict testing to make sure the antibiotics are gone and heavy fines and eventual loss of market if antibiotics are found in animal products.

 

Mr. Urn talked about the odor control of these facilities. There are machines, nasal rangers, that you can take to the property site to test the odors. These machines measure the odor at the property line and give the odor a rating. One method he suggests to help control odors is using woodchips.

 

Animal feeding operations do have an impact on residential values. Most studies show that they decrease residential values anywhere between 1.6% to 17% within a % to 3-mile radius. Other studies show that they increase residential values by increasing demand for underused houses and increasing wealth in the area.

 

The group from the University of Missouri was asked in their opinion are CAFO’s (concentrated animal feeding operation) beneficial? Their answer was that if CAFO’s (concentrated animal feeding operation) are in the right location they can beneficial to the state of Missouri and increase economic value.

 

University of Missouri Extension Meeting

6:00pm

 

Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann attended a University of Missouri Extension meeting at the Callaway County Extension office in Fulton, Missouri.

 

Adjourn

 

Ordered that the Commission adjourn until Thursday, March 16, 2017.





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