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County emergency management director finishing strong

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 ~ Updated 4:24 PM


BENTON -- Scott County's emergency management director is doing her best to improve the county's readiness even if it is her last month on the job.

Amber Scudder, emergency management director, presented an updated Scott County Disaster Resource Book to commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday.

"I completely revised it -- started from scratch," Scudder said.

One of the changes she is still working to implement is getting memorandums of understanding with construction equipment owners, county businesses with resources and supplies that would be needed in an emergency, shelters and transportation providers.

With Scudder's resignation being effective as of Aug. 31, commissioners have been interviewing candidates to fill the position.

In other business during Tuesday's meeting:

* Scudder updated commissioners on readdressing for residences in the Heckemeyer Acres subdivision to bring them into compliance with the county's addressing ordinance.

* Jay Lancaster, an engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation, discussed with commissioners options for an Off-System Bridge Replacement Program project.

For the complete article and more local news stories, see the Aug. 3 edition of the Standard Democrat or click here to log on to the electronic edition.