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Marathon Clay County Commission meeting lasts over 5 hours, controversy continues with boat slip fees

The Clay County Commission meeting on Monday, February 6 saw more controversy as the commission adjourned early for a lengthy executive session, had two members of the public give passionate public comment without the commission present, more public comments about concerns at Smithville Lake over the ongoing boat slip fee …

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Commission modifies agenda again, public comment sees more discussion about boat slip fees

Commission heads into early executive session for second week in a row. County citizens Stacy Long and Terri Welk return to podium for public comment. For the second week in a row, the Clay County Commission modified the agenda and entered executive session for legal matters at the beginning of …

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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!

the northland news citizen voices

Have something to say about an issue that’s bugging you? TheNorthlandNews.com opinion section is not constrained by length limitations like those seen in dead tree media. We’re happy to lend you our platform as long as your civil. Submit your rant, no matter how short or long,  for our Citizen …

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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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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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Chicago Trip Examines Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Clay County

Ten members of the Clay County Economic Development Council traveled to Chicago Dec. 8 to tour two entrepreneurial and business startup centers with an eye on creating similar successes here. The team traveled to Chicago 1871 and mHub, which offer space, equipment, expertise and more for new and would-be business …

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Commissioner Owen and Ridgeway Threaten to Withhold Clay County EDC Funding

The Clay County Commissioners had a lengthy discussion this Monday about the Clay County Economic Development Council (EDC). The EDC is a non-profit organization that “is a partnership of the private and public sectors aimed at the overall economic development of Clay County, Missouri.” The EDC is made up of …

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County Commission Votes 2-1 to Modify Agenda

Comment Sections Moved to End of Meeting, Commissioner Comments Removed, Commission Given Ability to Limit Public Comment Time With Majority Vote Monday’s Clay County Commission meeting brought another round of the usual back and forth seen between Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte and Commissoner Ridgeway. This week it pertained to proposed …

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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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