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Sheriff Paul Vescovo Yet to Receive Response on Salary Increases for Deputies

Sheriff Vescovo was at the Clay County Commission meeting on Monday, February 22nd for a fourth time in the last five weeks. Back on January 19, Vescovo asked the Commission to consider an across the board salary increase for Clay County deputies. Vescovo is concerned that his department’s pay is …

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Warmer Weather Leads to Cost Savings for Clay County

LIBERTY, MO | The Clay County Highway Department reports a significant decrease in salt and sand use for the 2015-2016 winter season due to milder weather conditions. Salt and sand usage for 2014-2015 Winter: 3,132 tons of salt and sand on county roadways 9 total snow events Salt and sand …

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Caregivers Often Fight Hidden Stresses

People who take care of others are often fighting hidden battles in Clay, Platte and Ray counties. Becky Franklin, Tri-County Mental Health Services Older Adult Educator, recently noted that caregivers frequently face a lot of unrecognized pressure even as they struggle to provide for parents or other loved ones in …

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Clay County Collector McEvoy Pushing for State Legislation That Would Affect Property Tax Collection

Clay County Collector Lydia McEvoy

Clay County Collector Lydia McEvoy spoke during the officeholder comments portion of the February 1, 2016 Clay County Commission meeting. McEvoy was there to tell the Commission about state legislation she was working on with Representatives Nick King and Kevin Corlew. Missouri HB 1394 (2016) would allow county collectors like …

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Clay County Public Health Center Expanding Insurance Billing For Immunization Services

LIBERTY, Mo. –The Clay County Public Health Center has expanded insurance billing coverage for immunization services, expanding access and lessening the burden for those needing vaccines. “The administration and staff at the Clay County Public Health Center is pleased to announce that we are now accepting private insurance for the …

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Clay County Public Health Center Expanding Insurance Billing

LIBERTY, Mo. – Feb. 3, 2016 – The Clay County Public Health Center has expanded insurance billing coverage for immunization services, expanding access and lessening the burden for those needing vaccines. “The administration and staff at the Clay County Public Health Center is pleased to announce that we are now …

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Celebrating our Hillcrest Hope Anniversary

January is our anniversary! Milestones call for reflection and, as we mark our birthday, we look back on all the transformation that’s happened at Hillcrest Hope. “We have turned a significant corner on how we are serving families through the continued development of our staff and the introduction of a …

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Local Remnants Remain from the Avondale Trestle

Avondale Trestle

The Kansas City, Clay County and St. Joseph Railway (KCCC&StJ RY) was an interurban railway that ran from Kansas City to St. Joseph from 1913 until 1933. The railway started in Downtown Kansas City heading northwest to St. Joseph, Missouri and northeast to Excelsior Springs.  Throughout Clay County there are …

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Solution for Hiring Issue, but Sheriff Paul Vescovo Still Wanting Response on Deputy Salaries

Paul Vescovo

Sheriff Paul Vescovo returned for the third week in a row to discuss concerns with the Clay County Commission. Vescovo appeared during the January 19, 2016 Commission meeting asking for an across the board salary increase for Sheriff’s Deputies, and then again appeared last week concerned about a hiring issue. …

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Public Comment About Sailboat Cove Includes Concerns About Abandoned/Delinquent Boats

Terri & Carey Welk attended the Clay County Commission on Monday January 27, 2016. Terri Welk spoke to the Commission saying she was not there to say anything bad. She was complimentary of several things the County had done at Sailboat Cove in the last year. Sailboat Cove is located …

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