Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
County approves Peculiar’s annex request
Board approves other items
By Bethany Bashioum
Cass County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution during a regular meeting Jan. 16 to annex a small portion of county land to the City of Peculiar.
City Administrator Brad Ratliff presented the proposal to the commission for the small portion of county territory to be annexed at the commission’s meeting on Jan. 9 for the development of the 211th Street overpass set to begin construction in 2014.
The agreement was made through a quitclaim deed drafted to transfer ownership in the nature of an abandonment of an easement for roadway purposes.
Ratliff said in the previous meeting that the few property owners affected by the annexation were informed about the proposal.
During the meeting, Interim Broadband Director Melissa Freeman also announced that the county is ready to allow interested bidders to submit their request for qualifications on the broadband project.
Interested bidders have until Monday, Jan. 28 to express their interest in the project.
In other news, the commissioners took the following actions:
-Approved a resolution to designate all three commissioners to serve as an authorized representative on multiple of the county's bonds.
-Approved a resolution to renew the county’s attorney client contract with Shaffer, Lombardo, Shurin, P.C.
-Approved a resolution reinstating the senior deputy auditor’s position eliminated by former Associate Commissioner Brian Baker in 2013 budget discussions shortly before leaving office.
-Approved a resolution allowing Auditor Ron Johnson to move his department’s offices to the second floor of the courthouse and Recorder of Deeds to the first floor.
-Associate Commissioner Jimmy Odom announced that he has been elected to serve as vice president on the Interstate 49 board in Missouri.