Extension Office To Move To Brady Annex

Anita Campbell
County Reporter
MU Extension Council livestock specialist Gene Schmitz met with the Benton County Commission at their November 13 meeting to give an update on Extension Office activities for the third quarter. Discussion was also given to progress of renovations at the Brady Building Annex in anticipation of Extension Office personnel moving to this location.
Emergency Management Director Mark Richerson met with the Commission to present the County emergency operation plan; promulgation statement was presented for signatures.  Discussion was also given to the purchase of a cargo trailer to house the amateur radio communications.
The Commission discussed employee benefits for 2019 including health, life, dental and vision insurance.  Information has been received from various companies in order to obtain competitive prices.
District 1 Commissioner Dale Jr. Estes made a motion to remain with current carriers for employee benefits. The motion passed.
Assessor Rodger Reedy met with the Commission to discuss the current employee salary schedule.
Benton County Treasurer Rick Renno gave his weekly financial report. County Clerk Susan Porterfield submitted bills for approval and payment.