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Scott County officials to look at photography

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

BENTON - Scott County commissioners will look over the county's aerial photography before approving payment.

"The photography is all done," said Presiding Commissioner Martin Priggel during the regular county commission meeting Tuesday.

"We will review it and see if it's as clear as they said it is," said Dennis Ziegenhorn, commissioner.

The photography is to be used as the base map for the county's geographic information system, a computer program which enables county officials to view and manipulate a wide variety of information overlays such as road conditions and fire district boundaries.

The county's share of the $43,000 bill will be reimbursed with Homeland Security grant funds.

Scott City and Sikeston, which were also approved for Homeland Security funding for the project, will pay directly and be reimbursed directly, according to county officials.

"On the bill we got it looks like they've already been billed," Ziegenhorn said.

Chaffee had recent aerial photography that will be incorporated into the base map as well, according to commissioners.

In other business during Tuesday's county commission meeting:

* The county's Board of Equalization will open to hear arguments against assessments at 9 a.m. June 28 and close at noon July 21, according to Assessor Teresa Houchin.

* Commissioners said they will leave their regular Tuesday meeting early to attend the Missouri Department of Transportation's groundbreaking ceremony for the traffic signal project at state highways 61 and HH.

* Joel Evans, county developer, presented commissioners with two format choices for proclamations.

"The proclamations are for special events in the county," Ziegenhorn said.

The commission's first proclamation using the new template was also signed Tuesday recognizing Chaffee's centennial during the month of June.

"Throughout the history of Scott County, Chaffee has played an important role and today with over 3,000 inhabitants and 100 area businesses, Chaffee remains a vital part of the economy and culture of Scott County," the proclamation reads.

* Commissioners will send a letter to the Union Pacific Railroad expressing concerns about safety in the county's communities and how it will be affected by the slated increase of 12 trains per day through the county.

* Interior renovations on the courthouse are winding to a close. Contractors are predicting the last remaining step on the interior restoration - a fresh coat of paint - should be finished by the end of June.