Crawford County News

Voters will be asked to approve Prop P tax

Crawford County voters will be asked to decide whether local law enforcement needs additional funding. Sheriff Darin Layman approached county commissioners at their January 15 meeting to propose a countywide law enforcement tax, one that will benefit not only his department but also municipal law enforcement entities within the county. Commissioners voted at their January 22 meeting to allow the question to go on the ballot for the April 2 election.

Contract awarded to Capital Paving and Construction to resurface the outer road in Crawford County

    The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved a contract to resurface the Interstate 44 Outer Road in Crawford County.
    Capital Paving and Construction was awarded the contract after submitting the low bid of $1,030,690.

Extension Council election begins

    The names of six persons are on the January ballot for election of University of Missouri County Extension Council members. Council Chair Dana Richter said six county residents will be elected by districts to fill this year’s vacancies.  The new council begins its duties March 1, according to state law.

New treasurer says county didn’t prepare for her takeover

New Crawford County Treasurer Karen Sikes took office on January 1. Sikes approached the county commission at a meeting on January 8 with a list of problems she had encountered since moving into the courthouse, along with some issues she had noted while working with the previous treasurer in an attempt to learn about the office.