Friday, Jun. 08, 2012
Historical preservation, budget hearings top agenda
Commission meets for regularly-scheduled meeting.
By Bethany Bashioum
Walter Cook wants to lead the charge to preserve county historical areas.
At the June 4 Cass County Commissioners meeting, Cook, Harrisonville, expressed to the commission of his desire to formulate a county historical preservation commission.
Cook said there are at least two historic roads and multiple buildings that could become the interest of the proposal.
“I think creating a county historical preservation commission, as opposed to just having municipal historical preservation, like the one here in Harrisonville, is that all county-owned properties, whether it be in a municipality or in out in the rural areas, would be better supervised at a county level,” Cook said.
Commissioners encouraged Cook to find other citizens who might also be interested in serving in such capacity, as well as to organize a plan to how the society might work, and then they would be open to scheduling a work session to move forward with the project.
In other business, the board took the following actions:
Approved an application from Jennifer Moore requesting a conceptual and special use permit for animal boarding use.
Approved a variance request at 1793 Francy Rd., Pleasant Hill, to be used for lagoon purposes.
Approved to hold two public hearings on June 18 in regards to the County’s EATS tax obligation and a budget amendment for Road and Bridge due to the sale of graders.
Approved the Sequoia Consulting Group’s annual child support funding study.
Tabled the appointment of Juan Alonzo to Board of Services replacing Terry Wilson and of Thomas O’Conner to Board of Services replacing G.C. Shores.
Re-appointment to Board of Services is Oren Bates and Phil Duncan.
Re-appointment to Library Board is Barbara Boucher and Roger Toomey.