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Clay County Administrator Dean Brookshier Receives 44% Salary Increase

TheNorthlandNews.com was sent a copy of Clay County Administrator Dean Brookshier’s new contract and old contract from an anonymous source late today. Click HERE for the 2015 contract, click HERE for the 2017 contract. There is significant differences between the two contracts. The most obvious difference is the amount of …

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Concerns About Sheriff Funding Discussed at County Commission Meeting

True-Up for 2017 Budget Requires Over $500K from County Rainy Day Fund to Be Shifted to Sheriff’s Office Budget Every calendar year the County Commission approves a budget ordinance that is called a “true-up”. The goal of the ordinance is to reconcile the projected budget versus the carryover amount from …

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Clay County Collector: What to do if you were late on your property taxes

Clay County Collector Lydia McEvoy

This year, we in the Collector’s office sought to make paying taxes on time easier for many by offering full service at the Annex on Saturday, December 31.  We also employed a 24 hour answering service, so that taxpayers could get assistance up to the last minute. A steady stream …

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Clay County Collector Strikes Conciliatory Tone With Commission

Clay County Collector Lydia McEvoy

TheNorthlandNews.com returned to the Clay County Courthouse after a several month hiatus. Monday’s meeting was the first since the KSHB 41 story aired over the controversy dealing with decisions that County Collector Lydia McEvoy had made. Recently McEvoy purchased pepper spray for Collector clerks and changed the security system on …

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Contention Continues at the Clay County Courthouse

Public Comments Bring Questions About Financial Success of Horseback by America event, Nolte Calls for County Administrator Dean Brookshier’s Resignation Monday brought another episode of the tensions that have plagued the County Commission meeting for months. The beginning of the Commission meeting saw several public comments expressing concern about the …

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Clay County Collector: Clay County Tax Sale Coming, Important Dates for County Taxpayers

Clay County Collector Lydia McEvoy

Clay County Tax Sale The tax sale is held once a year on the fourth Monday of August at 10:00 A.M. The next sale will be held on August 22, 2016. Interested parties can download our tax sale guidelines on our website. The recently passed revisions to the tax sale …

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Discussion About Camp Branch Marina Continues

Terri Welk returned to the Clay County Commission meeting again last Monday, May 16 to continue the discussion about concerns with the conditions at Camp Branch Marina. Her comments lasted about 12 minutes. Welk was concerned that some of the issues that Don Milum and Cory Booth had brought up …

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Two Sunshine Requests Filed, Marginal Response from Clay County Government

TheNorthlandNews.com reported on a lawsuit filed against current Clay County Commissioners Luann Ridgeway and Gene Owen. We filed a Sunshine Request, asking for information pertaining to the details of the lawsuit. A complete list including addresses of all Clay County residents that received from Clay County or any of the …

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UPDATED: Clay County Missouri Primary Filings for County Office

Clay County Missouri Courthouse

Below you will find a final list of citizens who have filed for local political office. The primary election for these offices will be held on August 2, 2016. Here is the current list with links to any online information we could find. Candidates have until March 29 to file. If …

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