This time of year between tax levies and before budget talks tends to be slower for local governments and the same is true for the Franklin County Commission.
With larger projects like the Highway 47 corridor and county jail/911 studies underway, the commission took care of several housekeeping items to renew contracts, award projects and accept grants.
Nearly 25 items were on the agenda Tuesday and approved by the commission.
• The commission approved a contract with St. Charles County pertaining to the Internet Crimes task Force.
The agreement will assign a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy to the task force, which also focuses on crimes against children.
The deputy’s salary and benefits totaling no more than $72,000 will be reimbursed to the sheriff’s office by St. Charles County.
• A contract was approved between the county health department and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
The $42,665 contract pertaining to maternal child health services will focus on education and physical resources promoting pregnancy health and the heath of newborns.
• Also at the health department, a bid was awarded to G&S Architectural Products to install sound dampening panels in the lobby of the health department building in Union for $8,192.
• The Franklin County Emergency Management Agency has been approved to receive federal funds in the amount of $54,795, so long as the county matches the expenditure with its local cost share.
• The commission approved the recommendation of the Franklin County Community Resource Board to give $4,500 to the domestic violence advocates group Adults Living in Violent Environments.
• The sale of several properties owned by the county were also approved to two separate buyers.
Buyers Paul and Rose Hotze and Brett and Tricia Zots purchased a combined eight “lake lot” properties in the Lake Arrowhead subdivision.