County officials confused about IT options
Upgrades to Crawford County’s information technology infrastructure and services have continually hit snags due to communication issues within the county offices involved, and misunderstandings about what services and equipment are to be provided. After recent discussions about the problems, commissioners asked all office holders and department heads to attend their November 12 meeting, along with representatives of the two vendors involved in the process—Steelville Telephone Exchange (STE) and NetEngineers.
Drug problem not going away in Crawford County
Missouri has been infamous in its title as the “Methamphetamine Capital of the Nation,” but has the potential to lose that dubious recognition in 2013. Crawford County has also improved slightly in its standings among Missouri counties in connection with meth, but still ranks in the top ten for incidents.
Wesco residents request street work
Two Wesco residents approached the Crawford County Commission on November 5 to ask for help in maintaining the village’s roads, in particular, their road: Vaughn Avenue. Amy Brujes told commissioners about the work she and William Brujes had undertaken on the road where they live, but noted that they were limited in what they could accomplish without resources like large equipment, and questioned whether the county could assist them.
Commissioners require boards to present annual audit
Both the Senior Citizens Tax Commission Board and the SB40 Board of Directors in Crawford County will now be required to complete an annual audit of their financial statements to be submitted to the county commission. Commissioners approved an ordinance to that effect at their meeting on Tuesday, in spite of some questions from Don Gummersheimer, who is currently serving as president on the senior tax board.
River shooting suspect bound over on five more felony charges
Evidence was heard on Friday, November 8 in three of James Crocker’s cases that were added after the initial murder charge from the shooting that took place on the Meramec River in July. Associate Court Judge Scott Bernstein found probable cause that Crocker committed the felonies and the cases were bound over to Circuit Court.
Statutory rape, drug charges filed
Felony charges were filed against the following people by the Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney’s office between October 22 and November 5: