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Nolte Reads Prepared Statement About Administrator Contract Prior to Commission Meeting

At last Monday’s Clay County Commission meeting, Commissioner Nolte read prepared remarks about County Administrator Dean Brookshier’s new contract prior to the official start of the meeting. The Northland News reported on the contract a couple weeks ago. Brookshier pay increased significantly from $102,000 to $149,000 in addition to numerous …

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Concerns about last minute agenda additions at Clay County Commission meeting

It took nearly 50 minutes to approve the Clay County Commission agenda at the March 13, 2017 meeting. Commissioner Nolte was frustrated that two items were presented for both addition to the agenda and immediate action the morning of the meeting. One item was the County’s insurance renewal and the …

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Musings: New contract for Clay County Administrator beyond outrageous

For the last year and a half I have been covering the continual conflict and disrespect of the citizens at the Clay County Courthouse. Yesterday I received an email from a source that contained the renewal contract of Clay County Administrator Dean Brookshier. For those that haven’t seen the news …

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

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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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Constituent reaches out to County Commissioners, little response, dialogue goes cold

Occasional TNN contributor and Northland community organizer Jason Withington recently reached out to Clay County Commissioners Ridgeway and Owen for a dialogue about issues at the Courthouse. He was concerned about the recent changes to the format of the County Commission meeting that was passed 2-1 at the end of …

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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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