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New county code enforcement officer hired

Thursday, September 29, 2011 ~ Updated 4:05 PM

scottw@standard-democrat.com

CHARLESTON -- Nuisance makers beware: Mississippi County has a new man on the job.

During their regular meeting Thursday, Mississippi County commissioners met with Ken Stevenson of Charleston, the county's new compliance officer for the county nuisance ordinance.

Stevenson was hired to the position in a closed session following the regular County Commission meeting Sept. 15. The Commission did not meet last week as the county clerk and his staff were at an annual conference.

"We've got problems that you need to address," said Presiding Commissioner Carlin Bennett.

Commissioners also made it clear that Stevenson is only to receive direction on nuisance properties from commissioners and not directly from county residents. Residents who have a complaint about a nuisance property need to contact the Commission, they stressed, not Stevenson.

In other business during Thursday's meeting:

* Commissioners approved applying for Missouri Disaster Relief funds from the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

* The county's participation in the Southeast Correctional Center's inmate work release program has been suspended but not through any fault of the county, according to Bennett.

* Commissioners reviewed a list of road and bridge equipment to be sold off as surplus property.

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