At the St. Francois County Commission meeting Tuesday, County Collector Pam Williams presented two waive interest and penalty cases to the commission.
The topic of postal service came up in discussion.
In the matter of the first case, Williams said they mailed their tax payment on Dec. 31 from a St. Louis post office.
“It wasn’t post-marked until Jan. 6. I have found out since then that our mail is not part of their district, so they deal with their mail first, then deal with ours, so it may sit there for days before being touched,” said Williams.
Farmington’s mail will go to Cape Girardeau and then be sent to St. Louis from there.
“I think we are having a lot of postal problems. We have received mail recently in January that was post-marked December 13 and 17,” said Williams.
The motion to waive interest and penalty was approved in this matter. The other case brought forward was not approved.
In other business, the board appointed Pat Mullins as the 911 board representative, and they approved the selection of three engineering firms to interview for repair of four bridges and the possible construction of the Berry Road bridge.
The commission will next meet on Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. in County Commission offices.
Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or email@example.com