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January 22, 2018 the Madison County Commission met. In attendance were Presiding Commissioner Robert (Bob) Mooney, First District Commissioner Tom Stephens and Second District Commissioner Larry Kemp. Mark Stewart, Director of Off-Campus Operations, Denae Gitango, County Engagement Specialist from the University of Missouri Extension and April Calvin were present. County Clerk Don Firebaugh recorded the proceedings.

28TH AMENDMENT DISCUSSION

April Calvin, a citizen of Madison County requested consideration of a ballot measure on the question of a 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

“It would address the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission decision. Such an amendment would limit the power of monied interests to directly contribute to politicians and would limit Constitutional freedoms and protections to natural persons.”

Calvin left a copy of a resolution “Calling upon the United States Congress to propose and send to the states for ratification a constitutional amendment to restore constitutional rights and fair elections to the people”.

She submitted ballot language to be used in a local election and requested it be placed on the November 2018 election. County Clerk Firebaugh said he will consult the Secretary of State’s office on the appropriate and legal process in which to continue processing her request.

ROAD AND BRIDGE DEPARTMENT

Road and Bridge Department Supervisor Gregg Pruett and the Commission discussed the condition of three old pickup trucks and a disposal method. They are inoperable.

Pruett said the department is hauling rock to the shed this week.

COMMISSIONER REPORTS

Commissioner Stephens visited the Road and Bridge department last week and checked the condition of several district one roads.

Commissioner Kemp checked on several district two roads last week.

Presiding Commissioner Mooney attended a Missouri Association of Counties meeting in Jefferson City last week. While there he attended the County Commissioner’s Board meeting. He also visited with Representative Rick Francis and Senator Wayne Wallingford.

Presiding Commissioner Mooney and Commissioner Kemp attended a four-county economic development meeting in Weingarten.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

Accounts payable were presented for approval. Commissioner Stephens made a motion to approve paying the accounts as presented. Commissioner Kemp seconded the motion. The motion carried by vote.

No further business was transacted January 22, and Commissioner Mooney adjourned the meeting at 11:10 a.m.

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