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Scott County Commissioners consider continuation of law enforcement tax

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

BENTON - Scott County Commissioners are looking into asking voters to approve a continuation of the half-cent law enforcement sales tax during the April 2007 election. The current half-cent law enforcement sales tax will expire in September 2008.

"This one we would ask for naturally wouldn't start until the other one expires," Commissioner Jamie Burger said at Tuesday's Commission meeting.

In other Scott County business Tuesday:

* Commissioners are seeking a new communications center supervisor.

The former supervisor resigned from the position about four months ago, according to Presiding Commissioner Martin Priggel.

"We've had an interim director since that time and we are now looking for a full-time director," Burger said.

Commissioners are also looking for a supervisor for the highway department soon to replace Harlan Duncan.

"Harlan is retiring," Burger said.

Burger said commissioners hope to have a two-month overlap with Duncan and the new supervisor so Duncan can provide training and advice on the operation of the county highway department.

* Commissioners said their meeting with the Sikeston City Council Tuesday morning went well.

"It was kind of looking at the years ahead," Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn said. "Just sort of an open forum meeting."

Council members also used the meeting as an opportunity to honor Priggel whose term as presiding county commissioner comes to a close at the end of this year.

"They gave Martin Priggel a plaque and a key to the city for all his work that he has done for Scott County and the city of Sikeston," Burger said.

"I thought it was a very good meeting with the city about their future, our future," Ziegenhorn said.

* Commissioners appointed Kevin Holt of rural Benton to the county's Johnson Grass Board for a three-year term.