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Motion Hearing in Smithville Lake Boat Slip Holder Lawsuit

Tomorrow at 9:00 AM, a motion hearing will be held in the lawsuit that was filed regarding the County’s actions earlier in the year when it suddenly begin evicting slip holders. The case was filed by Clay County resident Jacob Long and other slip holders. The slip holders allege that …

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Longs offered park passes, receipts exist that allegedly show late payments accepted

On Wednesday night we published a Citizen Voices column from Clay County resident Don Milum. TheNorthlandNews.com readers should remember Milum as one of the individuals who spoke to the County Commission back in May about safety concerns at the docks at Smithville Lake. In it, Milum alleges that there are …

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Citizen Voices: Don Milum – I will continue to stand for what is right!

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Nolte’s items stripped from agenda, slip holding mother of 3 waits hours to speak to Commission

The ongoing struggle between Presiding Clay County Commissioner Jerry Nolte and Commissioners Owen and Ridgeway continued this Monday at the Commission meeting. Commissioner Nolte asked that four items be placed onto the Commission’s weekly agenda. Two discussion items included a concern Nolte had about a portion of a budget ordinance …

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Sunshine Documents Show Total Cost of County “Equestrian Building” and TV Show

The October 3, 2016 Clay County Commission meeting saw comments from the public concerning the recent Best of America by Horseback TV show that was filmed at Smithville. Members of the public are concerned about the price tag for the event, and the Multi-Purpose building that was constructed at Smithville …

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Annual Smithville Lake Clean Up Day to be Held October 15

In conjunction with National Public Lands Day and in partnership with Toyota, Clay County, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and area community residents and leaders will be conducting a day of service to clean-up Smithville Lake. Clay County is currently looking for volunteers to join the effort. Participants will …

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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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Slip Holders from Camp Branch Marina Meet With Clay County Staff

Late last week we found out that Don Milum and Cory Booth, citizens that brought concerns and accusations of neglect at Camp Branch Marina to the County Commission last Tuesday, met with two Clay County administrators, an electrical contractor, and a maintenance supervisor on Friday. Here is what Mr. Milum …

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Neglect Alleged by Camp Branch Marina Slipholders

  Clay County resident Don Milum stepped to the podium during the public comment portion of Tuesday’s Clay County Commission meeting. His comments started off with an empathetic acknowledgement of how difficult it can be to serve on a public board, but what he had to say soon took on …

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