Seymour Area Residents Invited to Review Feedback on Route 60 Safety Study at Second Round of Public Meetings
Webster County – Webster County will hold a second round of public meetings in mid-July and early August to share information and receive additional feedback from residents as work progresses on a study of Route 60 Corridor Improvements.
The County received excellent feedback from surveys and information gathered from area residents at the first round of public meetings held in June. Working with the engineering consultant, the information gathered helped to develop some initial safety alternatives along the corridor. The information will be presented to the communities at a second round of public meetings planned for mid-July and early August.
During the next meetings, Webster County and the engineering consultant will present the findings to the communities. The information includes possible safety alternatives developed from the initial feedback. Again, area residents are encouraged to attend the meetings to see the possible options and provide additional feedback.
The second of four public meetings is planned for the following time, date, and location:
- 6 pm Thursday, August 8, at Seymour Senior Citizen Center, 205 N Commercial St.
- A short presentation will be held at each meeting and residents will be asked to provide additional information that should be included in the final report.
Webster County thanks the Rogersville, Fordland, Diggins, and Seymour communities for their participation in the Route 60 Corridor Study. The information provided is invaluable as work progresses to build a prioritized list of possible rail crossing and highway intersection safety upgrades.
The County is conducting the safety study along the Webster County section of Route between Rogersville and Seymour. The study will give the county a blueprint for moving forward with improvements when funding becomes available.
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.
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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.
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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.