Homeland Security Met With County Commissioners

By: 
Anita Campbell
County Reporter
 Homeland Security Region A. Planner, Debra Brackman, met with the Benton County Commission at their November 27 meeting to present Emergency Management Sub Award grant agreements for signatures.  These grants have been submitted by Emergency Management Director Mark Richerson and were approved by the Office of Homeland Security.
The Benton County Commissioner began preparation of the 2019 budget at their meeting.  Meetings will be held with elected officials and department heads to obtain budget requests.
Benton County Tourism representative Lynette Stokes met with the Commissioners to present their 2019 budget request. An update was given on future tourism events and a marketing plan for 2019 was submitted.
County Recorder Beverly Burnett and Recorder Elect Carla Brown met with the Commission to discuss 2019 budget requests. This also included the budget for the Recorder User Fund.
Sheriff Eric Knox met with the Commission to discuss the adoption of an ordinance that would protect animal rights and another that would require tow companies to hold to a standard of charges and/or policies when a vehicle is towed.
Emergency Management Director Mark Richerson met with the Commission to present his 2019 budget requests. 
Treasurer Rick Renno met with the Commission to present his 2019 budget requests.
Assessor Rodger Reedy met with the Commission to submit his 2019 budget requests.
County Clerk Susan Porterfield met with the Commission to submit her 2019 budget requests.  This also included budgets for the election division, HAVA Grant Fund and Election Services Fund.
Collector Donna Hart and Collector Elect David Brodersen met with the Commission to discuss 2019 budget requests.  This also included the budget for the Tax Maintenance Fund.
District 2 Commissioner Jim Hansen made a motion to approve the bid for Road District #2 from Warsaw Oil Company for red diesel fuel at a cost of $2.33 per gallon.  The motion passed.  The other bid was received from MFA Oil Company at a cost of $2.34 per gallon.  The Commission accepted the low bid price.
Presiding Commissioner Michelle McLerran Kreisler made a motion to sign a proclamation honoring the 2018 Lincoln High School Football Team to recognize and congratulate the team for their accomplishments in advancing to the Missouri Class 1A Championship game. The motion passed.  The Commission would like to thank those in the school and the community who supported this and other student programs.
Treasurer Renno gave his weekly financial report and County Clerk Porterfield submitted bills for approval and payment.

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