April 17, 2017 the Madison County Commission met with the following members present: Presiding Commissioner Robert Mooney, First District Commissioner Tom Stephens and Second District Commissioner Larry Kemp.
Madison County Prosecuting Attorney Dwight Robbins was present. Madison Medical Center representatives Lisa Twidwell, Carol Hyatt and Ruth Ann Skaggs were present. Cherokee Pass Fire Chief Bill Starkey and volunteer firefighter Tracy Kelly attended the meeting.
ROAD AND BRIDGE DEPARTMENT
Road and Bridge Supervisor Gregg Pruett reported the department is boom axing and mowing; hauling rock and repairing soft spots on CR 447.
CHEROKEE PASS FIRE DISTRICT
Chief Starkey said the lease for the building in the northern end of the county at Hwy 72 East will expire soon and has been told it will not be renewed by the owner. Starkey said he is searching for another location in this end of the county.
MADISON MEDICAL CENTER
The Madison Medical Center board of trustees along with Administrator Lisa Twidwell were present to resolve past due accounts for Madison County inmate medical expenses. Chapter 221, Section 221.120.1, RSMo was examined and explained by Prosecuting Attorney Dwight Robbins.
Administrator Twidwell said although the prisoner should pay his/her medical bills if they have health insurance, very few times has this been the case. The Commission said it will discuss the issue and meet again with Madison Medical Center to propose a solution to the current situation.
First District Commissioner Tom Stephens checked the condition of CR 447 in Jewett last week. He also visited the sheriff’s department, the Road and Bridge department and checked on several county roads.
Commissioner Kemp also checked several District two roads.
Presiding Commissioner Mooney and Commissioner Kemp attended the State Legislative Conference in Jefferson City last week. The prevailing wage legislation, E-911 issues and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program were discussed by the several legislators. Secretary of State John “Jay” Ashcroft presented some information concerning the new election laws that will soon be in effect.
They visited several State Representatives and Senators at the Capitol Building after the meetings.
The three Commissioners also attended the Drug Monitoring Program held at Black River Electric Coop building last week.
Commissioner Kemp and Commissioner Mooney attended the Transportation Advisory meeting in Perryville last week.
Commissioner Mooney said he talked to the Missouri Department of Revenue and was told $800 will be refunded to the sheriff’s department for the charges made for title transfer. Mooney also met with Clean Uniform Company out of Jackson, MO last week.
Accounts payable were approved and paid. Commissioner Mooney adjourned the meeting at noon.
April 25, 2017 the County Commission met with the following members present: Presiding Commissioner Robert (Bob) Mooney, First District Commissioner Tom Stephens and Second District Commissioner Larry Kemp.
MADISON COUNTY SERVICES COORDINATION
Dennis Siders, chairman of the current MCCDD board presented a list of nine volunteers that are recommended for the newly formed Madison County Service Coordination (MCSC) board of directors. The board will receive all Senate Bill 40 tax levy funds, supervise Targeted Case Management cases, and provide services to the developmentally disabled.
After reviewing the names of the applicants, Commissioner Kemp made a motion to approve the appointments. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Stephens. The motion carried.
The new board officially begins on July 1, 2017. The board is comprised of Irvine Rudasill, Eric Hovis, Renee’ Sargent-Harrison, Anna Berkbuegler, Jeremiah Dietiker, Mindy Moore, Debby Boone, Shawnett Williams and Dennis Siders.
PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM APPROVED
Prosecuting Attorney Dwight Robbins presented the Commission a resolution that if enacted, will allow the county to adopt an ordinance to develop and administer a program for monitoring the prescribing and dispensing of schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances within Madison County.
Becky Hunt, Madison County Health Director has researched the program extensively and met with several counties. St. Louis County has taken the lead on this program and will share the services available to other counties if interested. The Commission has also met and talked to other counties concerning the program.
Commissioner Stephens made a motion to approve the resolution to adopt a prescription drug monitoring program in Madison County. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Kemp. The motion carried.
First District Commissioner Tom Stephens checked the condition of several district one roads last week. Commissioner Kemp also checked several district two roads and visited the Road and Bridge department. The three Commissioners attended the Madison County Progress Initiative meeting last week. They also went to the Fredericktown City Council meeting.
Accounts payable were approved and paid. Commissioner Mooney adjourned the meeting at 10:45 a.m.