February 16, 2017

County Commission


   Osage County Commission Meeting Minutes

February 16, 2017


The meeting was called to order by Presiding Commissioner Dudenhoeffer in the EOC at 8:30 AM.

Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

District 1 Commissioner John Glavin present.

District 2 Commissioner Larry Kliethermes was present.

County Clerk Patrick Steele on duty.

Media was represented by Neal Johnson.

Present for all or part of the meeting were: Sheriff Michael Bonham, Susan Long, intern Tommi Mengwaser, Cindy Hoffman, Andi Rice, Aaron Pendergrass, and Bryant Brunne from Beck Motors.

Approval of the Agenda: Approved.

Minutes:  Minutes of Regular Meeting of February14, 2017 were reviewed and approved.

Bills and Communications:

Dixon Trial is set for March 1, 2017 at 9 AM

The Commission Meeting on February 16, 2017 will be in EOC because of the health meeting upstairs.


West Central District Commissioners Meeting, Callaway County on March 16, 2017. Information should be available soon.

Old Business:


Road and Bridge Items:

Plan for County Roads: 


Luebbering Law Suit:

2017 Tax Support Committee:

Westphalia Road Issue

Agricultural Ready County Program Application:  No new information.

MRPC Regional Transportation Plan Update: 

County Road 402 update:  Commissioner Kliethermes talked about the problems at CR 402 at the intersection with Highway 50 and suggested that the bank should be cut back further and the road way repaired to provide a wider turn area.


New Business: 

Iron Order Motorcycle Club representative Aaron Pendergrass asked the Commissioners if his Club could mark off parking spaces in front of their building for a special event on Saturday February 18, 2017.  He explained that they would use 4 or 5 of the parking places for their cycles that evening.  Commissioners gave their approval.

Department Reports:

Cindy Hoffman again appeared before the commissions asking about the raise request she had made for her part time help.  The Commissioners agreed that it should be done as was done during the budget process and raise it to $12.41.  She was informed that this should be done by a personnel transaction form to the Clerk’s Office.  Clerk Steele told her to contact Nicci and a form would be provided.        

Sheriff Michael Bonham talked about the work to be done by TCS in the Sheriff’s Office for phone service.  Andi commented that she thought that some of the programming costs were included in the agreement and she would check it out with the company.  He also said that Beck Motors would be attending the meeting with paperwork on the new 2014 Dodge Ram.  Sheriff Bonham talked about the possible use of prisoner labor


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for Community Service projects.  He provided quotes to the Commissioners for walls of the jail and there was a discussion about the need to advertise for bids for project over $3000.00. It was discussed that Linn Tech staff may be able to provide some help in developing specs for bids or recommendations on problems.

            Andi Rice asked about amending her pay policy to provide for raises for part time help in her

911 department.  She would like to have part time workers that work over 1000 hours would receive a raise at a rate of 50% of full time employees, while those working less than 1000 hours would receive a raise at 25% of full time raise according to the 911 /Emergency Operation Center Pay Scale, effective 1/21/2017. The motion was made by Commissioner Kliethermes to amend the 911 Pay Scale as of 1/21/2017 it was seconded by Commissioner Glavin.  The motion carried with three ayes in the roll call vote.

            Andi Rice asked that the contract letter for Rehagen be ready for review and approval on February 21, 2017 to pursue corrections to the HVAC system.

            Andi Rice asked about having emergency personnel stay at a local motel in bad road conditions, saying that the cots were not sleep friendly during the ice storm.  She also asked for approval to purchase a refrigerator and an ice maker using EM budget.  She was advised that she would need to get an in line water filter to extend the useful life of the ice maker.

Public Comments: 

Other:  Elected Officials are supposed to provide chili for the upcoming Town Hall Meeting.


With no further business, Commissioner Glavin made the motion to adjourn and it was seconded by Commissioner Kliethermes.  The meeting was adjourned at 10:06 AM.














Dave Dudenhoeffer    

Presiding Commissioner














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