Morgan County Commissioners created what they say is the first of its kind, in the area. The County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund is money that will be used for narcotics investigation and prevention, purchase of equipment and supplies for law enforcement or whatever is needed for police departments and prosecutors to deal with criminal activity. The fund will grow, through the deposit of fines imposed by the court. Judges can order offenders to pay restitution to CLERF for almost any offense, at their discretion.
Morgan County Commissioners have tabled County Courthouse improvements, after only one bid was submitted for work, this week. They plan to research whether the bid amount is on point, then decide to accept it or open up the bidding process again, later.
In Versailles, members of the City Council will open bids for water system improvements today. Funding for the new chlorination systems to be installed on city wells was approved by voters, last fall. A field survey, security fencing and layout documentation has all been done this month. The bids are for the next phase of work.
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has announced the start of the Great Missouri Treasure Hunt. It’s a statewide contest to find historical discoveries about family and community. To participate, you need to be willing to sort through the state’s heritage and historic records online and in public institutions, then share a story about something you’ve discovered that pertains to you. There are weekly challenges and more than 100 prizes for sharing Missouri Treasures. Find out more on the Missouri State Archives Facebook page or GreatMissouriTreasureHunt.com
Tonight, the Camden County Sheriff’s Department has a town hall meeting, and the topic is whatever you’d like. A representative from the department will have some crime data to share, then it’s open for questions and answers at the Property Owners Activity Center on Horseshoe Bend Parkway, starting at 6:30.
Camden County is in the market for a Planning and Zoning Director. Chris Hall resigned, without warning, effective immediately. The Camden County Commission will discuss the position’s duties and responsibilities and then place a job listing, within the next two weeks.
In 2010, there were 17 boating crashes over the 4th of July weekend. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division wants to cut that number and is urging boaters to take extra precautions, this holiday. They suggest checking navigation lights and having extra bulbs on board. The night time water speed limit is 30 miles per hour.