Local Emergency Planning Committee

Glen Briggs steps down as chairman of Local Emergency Planning Committee

Due to a technicality, Glen Briggs reports he’s stepping down as the elected chairman of the Local Emergency Planning Committee for Grundy County, but Briggs says he will continue as the Grundy County Emergency Manager. Due to what was called rule changes implemented by the Missouri Emergency Response Commission, the emergency planning committee chairman can […]

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Grundy County Commission approves employee classification change and accepts resignation

The Grundy County Commission approved an employee classification change and accepted a resignation involving Grundy County Ambulance on December 29th. The employee classification change involved Sarah Crosson. She completed her paramedic training/certification to allow for the change. The resignation was from Emergency Medical Technician Lilly Simmons. Ambulance Director Steve Tracy and Billing Clerk Beth Leeper […]

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Grundy County Commission to consider mask order after meeting with numerous health professionals

Representatives from Wright Memorial Hospital, the Grundy County Health Department, and Grundy County Ambulance discussed a possible mask order with the Grundy County Commission the morning of December 8th. Wright Memorial Chief Nursing Officer Catherine Hamilton said she does not think communities understand the stresses on hospital staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. She explained there […]

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Grundy County Commission releases preliminary schedule as it works toward 2021 budget

The Grundy County Commission has released a preliminary schedule as it works to prepare the 2021 budget. Budget appointments planned for the morning of December 15th include Coroner Dewayne Slater at 8:30, Prosecuting Attorney Kelly Puckett at 9 o’clock, Public Administrator Jill Eaton at 9:30, and Assessor Kathy Veatch at 10 o’clock. Judge Thomas Alley […]

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Grundy County Commission approves funding to repair Muddy Creek Bridge; presented updates on options for ambulance upgrades

The Grundy County Commission Tuesday morning, December 1st approved allocating funding to repair the Muddy Creek Bridge on 28th Street. The county portion totals $49,510. Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton last week presented a tabulation of bids for repairs. Shannon Howe from the Howe Company and Urton will meet with the commission Tuesday morning, December […]

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Grundy County Commission awards HVAC bid; COVID-19 funds approved for five entities

The Grundy County Commission on Tuesday morning, November 10th approved a bid for HVAC work at the courthouse. Wilson Heating and Cooling submitted the only bid for work. The project will include three two-stage 96% efficiency natural gas furnaces, an exhaust flue, a supply line, ductwork, and labor at $20,221. This system will replace the […]

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Grundy County Commission tables approval of snow removal bids; ten firms announce interest in designing 911 system

The Grundy County Commission on Tuesday morning, October 20th tabled approval of snow removal bids until further details can be acquired from the two parties who submitted bids. Chris and Danny Gott’s bid included $500 for snow removal and ice melt application at the courthouse, prosecuting attorney’s office, and law enforcement center as well as […]

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Grundy County Commission approves additional CARES Act funding

The Grundy County Commission approved CARES Act funding the morning of Tuesday, September 15th. The Community Food Pantry of Grundy County was pre-approved for $35,000 for a walk-in cooler. The food pantry is an entity under the Grundy County Senior Tax Board. Distributions totaled $1,091.70 for the Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled for […]

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Grundy County Commission review procedures at Monday meeting

Several topics were discussed during the Grundy County Commission meeting Monday. Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reported there were site inspections not completed related to the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster regarding last year’s flooding. The inspections will resume June 15th. They involve verifying damage. Briggs also talked about elected officials and staff needing to […]