During the week of May 29, Phelps County commissioners:
• Heard from Eula Huskey, who appeared to discuss a resident on the road leading to her property denying her access to her land. The commission recommended that Huskey have her attorney petition the circuit court for an easement to the property.
• Heard from Kelly Sinks-Blair and Lyle Thomas, Meramec Regional Planning Commission, who reviewed the surveys received from residents in the area of the proposed Northwye Outer Road. Thomas advised the commission still needs to prepare a narrative for the grant application. Discussion was held regarding the commission going door-to-door to obtain the number of surveys required.
• Heard from Mike Lampley, Ozarko Tires, who gave an overview on the products and government pricing offered by his company. The commission recommended that he meet with Road Superintendent Walter Snelson to discuss these products.
• Approved bid solicitation on 40 exterior windows.
• Approved a revised request for reimbursement in the amount of $2,365.25 for the Tough on Trash Grant Program.
• Received the agenda for the May 27 meeting of the Rolla Development Review Committee.
• Heard from Commissioner Stratman, who gave an overview of a meeting with Jim Miller, Group Benefit Services, regarding a partially self-funded health insurance plan.
• Appointed Gary Hicks and Jim Marcellus as representatives to the Meramec Regional Development Corporation Board of Directors.
• Heard from Snelson, who discussed work on county roads.
• Heard from Assessor Bill Wiggins, who gave an overview of the capabilities of his new office software and assessment procedures.
• Approved a contract with Benton & Associates regarding an engineer’s estimate for the Delta Regional Authority grant applications for improvements to Road 7210.
• Heard from Paul Smith, Doolittle Fire Board, who informed the commission that the fire district would be installing a dry hydrant approximately 10 feet off of the Lakeside Drive near the lake. Snelson advised that he sees no problem with the installation.
• Approved the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Contract in the amount not to exceed $46,477 for the Health Department.
• Heard from Coroner Larry Swinfard, who requested that the fax line and Internet service at his home be transferred to the home of Lenox Jones, deputy coroner. Commissioners approved the transfer of services.
County commissioners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Phelps County Courthouse in Rolla. All meetings are open to the public.