BENTON - The Missouri Department of Economic Development is committed to funding up to $750,000 for machinery and equipment to allow a milling company to locate in Scott City.
Joel Evans, county developer for Scott County, reviewed a letter from Greg Steinhoff, director of the DED, with Scott County commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday.
In the letter, Steinhoff advised Cape Milling must comply with several requirements including documenting expenditures of at least $5.8 million, creating 40 jobs over the next two years, and documenting compliance with the 51 percent low to moderate income requirement for the Community Development Block Grant before any funds will be released by the DED for the project.
In other business Tuesday:
* Commissioners said they don't think Scott County should have to pay a $16,000 medical bill for a Scott County prisoner injured at the Mississippi County Detention Center since the incident happened at Mississippi County facility.
The prisoner was allegedly beaten by other prisoners because he was being held on statutory rape charges. Injuries included a broken jaw.
* Evans said he will meet with Scott County's five Riverside Regional Library Board members and "hopefully show them some alternatives" for providing services for the county's southern residents paying taxes to the library district.
Evans said he is looking at two buildings in Miner for a library facility. One is for rent and the other is for sale. "They both need lots of work," he said.