Series of Community Listening Sessions Planned for Diggins and Seymour as Webster County Embarks on Study of Route 60 Corridor Improvements Webster County – Area residents in Diggins and Seymour are invited to give their input on a transportation safety study along Route 60 that includes future planning for roadway intersections, railroad crossings, and […]
Series of Community Listening Sessions Planned for Diggins and Seymour as Webster County Embarks on Study of Route 60 Corridor Improvements
Webster County – Area residents in Diggins and Seymour are invited to give their input on a transportation safety study along Route 60 that includes future planning for roadway intersections, railroad crossings, and other safety improvements. The County will be hosting a series of 3 listening sessions in Diggins and 3 in Seymour as well as other communities within Webster County along the Route 60 corridor during the next few months.
Webster County is beginning a study to look at the safety and function of at-grade railroad crossings and highway intersections along the Route 60 corridor. The study includes various locations along Route 60 within Webster County from Rogersville to Seymour.
The first of three listening sessions are planned for the following time, date, and location:
- 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Diggins Community Center, 281 S. Diggins Main St.
- 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the Seymour City Hall, 123 W. Market Street
Each listening session will be come-and-go style with a presentation beginning at 6:00 PM. Following the presentation, participants are encouraged to engage in conversations with county representatives on what they would like to see as part of the future planning for the corridor.
At each session, County representatives will visit with residents and get their input on safety at the crossings and intersections. The information gathered will help prioritize future improvements along the corridor, however there are no timelines for when or if improvements will be made. The projects will be determined as (or if) funding becomes available.
For those unable to attend the listening sessions, a survey will be available at city hall and online at www.webstercountymo.gov/county-commission after the meeting. Those interested in the topic are encouraged complete and submit the survey that is included on the webpage by June 28th. Residents are encouraged to ONLY fill out the survey that pertains to their community.
Results for the April 2 Election for Webster County are now final/official! To see a report – with results from other counties for multi-county races – click here.
Check out the 2018 financial statement: 2018.
On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, the Webster County Commission, Sheriff Roye Cole, and many other County and local representatives were present for an official ground breaking ceremony for the new Webster County Justice Center.
Phase One includes a much-needed new Jail, along with a Sheriff’s Office and one Courtroom for criminal proceedings. Eventually, Phase Two envisions more Courtrooms – along with court staff and Prosecutor offices, and other law enforcement related facilities to support them. For the time being, however, the majority of judicial activity will continue to take place in the current Courthouse.
The administrative portion of Phase One wraps around the west side of the new Jail. It resembles the former Robertson Hardware building in style and dimension – but gains valuable square footage by adding 40 feet in width.
The Jail itself is a formidable two story 120’ x 120’ concrete box. The facility is capable of holding 110 beds; 96 in the main (higher security) set of ‘pods’, with an additional 14 lighter security beds in the basement beneath the administrative wing.
The total budget for the project is $18.5 million. The County will fund a portion with of reserve funds saved over the past several years, and will issue $10 million in bonds for the remainder. The Commission intends to pay the debt service for the facility with existing revenues.
If the process continues to move smoothly, the County expects to have Phase Once completed by August 2019.
You can now file your personal property online!
Check out the 2016 Financial Statement here.
OTC is currently offering the following classes at its Marshfield site (located at 114 E Commercial St.):
College Algebra (MATH 128)
Public Speaking (COM 105)
Compostition (ENG 101)…
American Gov’t and Politics (PLS 101)
To register for these classes, go to: www.otc.edu
The County Commissioners Association of Missouri (CCAM) recently announced that six legislators have been particularly helpful in their commitment to improving county government operations, not only for the most recently concluded 2016 session of the General Assembly, but also for work done in the past few years.
The CCAM board of directors voted in May to honor the lawmakers who have truly attempted to advance primary county bills, even though some did not make it through the legislative process.
In addition to Sen. Mike Parson (R-28), Sen. David Sater (R-29), Rep. Tom Flanigan (R-163), Rep. Denny Hoskins (R-54), and Rep. Jeanie Lauer (R-32), Rep. Lyndall Fraker (R-137), of Marshfield, will be presented with the County Advocate Award, at 9 a.m. Monday, June 27, in the Webster County Courthouse lobby.
Rep. Fraker’s HB 1817, which would have extended the sunset on the County Budget Law was held up at the end of the session. Fraker assured county commissioners that this would be one of his top priorities next year, and said he would make sure it got done early in the session. Unlike cities and the state, county governing bodies could not amend their annual budgets to reflect a decrease during revenue shortfalls. Several years ago, they won the authority to do so; however, that authority is scheduled to end on July 1.
In a show of appreciation for the local government/state partnership shaped by these legislators, the County Commissioners Association of Missouri is pleased to honor them.
CCAM was formed in 1983 by 330 commissioners in 110 Missouri counties. Only the charter counties of St. Charles, St. Louis, Jefferson and Jackson are excused from membership because they do not operate under a commission form of government. All administrative duties for CCAM are performed by the staff of the Missouri Association of Counties, which is headquartered in Jefferson City.
Voter turn out was high in Webster County for the March 15 Presidential Primary. Check out the numbers by polling place here.
Each year, Webster County publishes a financial statement in the county’s newspapers. The 2015 Financial Statement went out in this week’s publications. Check out the 2015 statement and previous years here.