The Commission reviewed chip and rock bids. The board voted unanimously to accept partial bids from Benton County Stone, of Pryor, Okla., and Kemp Stone, of Pryor, Okla.
The Commission reviewed oil and primer bids. The board voted unanimously to accept partial bids from Coastal Energy Group, of Willow Springs, Mo.; Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions Inc., of Catoosa, Okla.; and Wright Asphalt Products Co., of Battlefield, Mo.
The Commission reviewed tire bids. Board unanimously voted to accept partial bids from Allied Oil and Tire, of Joplin; Cross-Midwest, of Duenweg; Ozarko Tire Centers Inc., of Springdale, Ark.; Royer Tire of Joplin; RTF Tire and Service of Noel; and 4-M Service of Rocky Comfort.
O’Brien Moore met with the Commission to request a review of Highway 88 in Jane. Moore said there were places along the highway in bad shape.
Commissioners signed and approved accounts payable and payroll checks in the amount of $555,927.50.
Commissioners signed and approved accounts payable and payroll checks in the amount of $57,041.45.
The Commission met with Jay Jessen. Jessen had questions regarding private cemeteries. He was referred to prosecuting attorney Bill Dobbs and county coroner B.J. Goodwin.
Commissioners signed and approved accounts payable and payroll checks in the amount of $41,370.19.
John Wasson met with the Commission to discuss Devlin Road and Highway CC, both northeast of Anderson. Wasson requested a “Not a Thru Road” sign be installed at the intersection. Commissioners agreed to erect a sign.
Michael Malone, Republic Engineering, requested locations of possible Natural Resources Conservation Service projects.
Melissa Nichols met with the Commission to request “No Parking” signs be placed on Slinkard Road, outside of Pineville.
Commissioners signed and approved accounts payable and payroll checks in the amount of $165,526.97.
Ken Mata, Morton Building representative, met with the Commission to discuss the jail renovation and expansion project. Commissioners again expressed their dissatisfaction for how Morton Buildings has handled the project. Also discussed was a completion date for the project. Mata said he was pushing to complete the project by the end of the month. Commissioners told Mata they no longer wanted Richard Hinman on the job site. Mata said he would complete their request.
Also in attendance were Rick Freeman, CTC Construction Inc., and Michael Keels, with Keels Consulting. The Commission spoke to both gentlemen regarding pending payments and invoicing for the remainder of the project.
A resident of Havenhurst community met with the Commission to discuss a platted roadway within the neighborhood. The individual inquired how to have a roadway vacated and reverted back to the landowners.
Commissioners signed and approved accounts payable and payroll checks in the amount of $84,623.90.
Commissioners received a phone call from Maria Poulides regarding the condition of Pump Station Road, near Anderson. They also received a message from Angela Davidson regarding the road.
Jill Cornett, with the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council, met with the Commission to discuss light discipline near Camp Crowder. Commissioners stated they would try to deter the use of lights on the McDonald County side.
The Commission signed closing paperwork for the purchase of land to be used by the McDonald County Road and Bridge Department.