BENTON - Scott County Water District No. 4 is organized and ready to take on the next piece of business: securing funding for construction of a water supply system.
Phil Lyon, president of the district's board of directors, provided Scott County commissioners with an update on the district during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday.
"I want to thank you guys for all the hard work you did on this water district," Lyon said.
Scott County voters voted in favor of forming the new countywide rural water district during the April 5 election.
Lyon reported the appointed board of directors for the district held an organizational meeting April 13 at the Waters Engineering offices in Sikeston.
The first order of business was the election of officers for the board of directors. In addition to electing Lyon as president of the board, Dennis Meier was picked for vice president. Other board members are Larry Brazel, Fred Flook and Tim McIntyre.
Other business conducted during the meeting included the election of Elizabeth McIntyre as the non-paid treasurer and clerk for the district; the establishment of bond terms for the treasurer; and the establishment of a regular monthly meeting time, date and place.
It was decided that future public meetings will be at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.
The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Regional Library in Benton and will focus on the development of funding sources for the development of the water district. Phyllis Minner of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development office in Dexter is slated to attend.
Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend.
In other business during Tuesday's County Commission meeting commissioners agreed to direct Joel Evans, county developer, to check with Minner to see if the Web site grant funds awarded to the county can be used to purchase Web graphic and design software, a digital camera, and a LCD projector for power-point type presentations.
Evans will also be directed to gather bids for the purchases if the expenditures are allowed.