Monday, May 16, the Madison County Commission met pursuant to adjournment with the following officers present: Presiding Commissioner Robert Mooney, First District Commissioner Dennis Bradford and Second District Commissioner Larry Mungle. County Clerk Don Firebaugh was present to record the proceedings. Gary Moore was on the agenda.
Gary Moore asked the Commission the requirements for the county to “take over” and maintain a private road. The Commission told him the actions needed.
E-911 director Steve Perkins reported the alert siren in Marquand has been installed and is working, but a minor problem is being repaired. He said the department will help with the disaster drill this Wednesday, if needed.
Gregg Pruett, Road and Bridge Supervisor reported one road grader is inoperable and will try to have it repaired soon as possible. The department plans to start patching blacktopped roads this week and will continue ditching operations.
Mooney attended a meeting in Poplar Bluff last Wednesday where Governor Nixon briefed officials on the flooding problems in Southeast Missouri. He met with FEMA officials last Thursday to look at possible individual flooding problems in Madison County caused by recent rains. FEMA was also here Friday to close out the FEMA grant for the winter storm damage.
Mooney said the per parcel assessment reimbursement from the state tax commission has been reduced to $3.41 from $4 effective this year.
Bradford and Mungle met with Pruett at the Road and Bridge department last Wednesday to discuss any problems. They drove over many county roads to examine road conditions.
Bradford said he met with the Prosecuting Attorney to discuss a road vacation request. He received a complaint from a resident about the EPA lead remediation cleanup and a call from a resident on CR 222.
Mungle looked at several 200 and 300 series roads in District Two last week for damages caused by the heavy rains. Last Wednesday and Friday, he looked at CR’s 301, 500, and 501 for damages caused by flooding.