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by Patty Cheffey
The Marion County collector’s office will be looking to hire a new person in the near future, following approval by the Marion County Commission during their meeting.
Harry Graves, current Marion County collector, was at Monday’s commission meeting to ask to hire someone sometime in October to begin training for when Donna Goodin, a current employee, takes over as the new collector in March.
Graves noted he wants to get someone in to begin training so it won’t be too difficult on a new person once Graves retires and Goodin takes over.
Cost for an extra person in the collector’s office will be a little over $11,000 to finish 2022, but Graves said he was sure the money for that position could be found in his department’s current budget.
In other business the commissioners briefly discussed two upcoming bid openings.
Teya Stice, county coordinator, reported both the tile replacement bid and the jail roof bids are to be opened on Oct. 17.
Tiles will be replaced in the Palmyra Courthouse where currently there are still linoleum on both the east and south staircases.
That bid opening is set for 10:15 a.m., and Stice noted interested contractors should contact her so they can do their own measuring of the areas to get new tiles.
The jail roof bid opening will be at 10 a.m.
Stice also reported the storage building work is going well with frame work to get underway this week.
In addition, she noted the flooring was completed at the Hannibal Courthouse, but it will be a couple of weeks before heavy objects can be moved back onto the floor.
The commissioners also approved having David Lomax, presiding commissioner, sign a contract for services with the Missouri Department of Social Service, Division of Finance and Administrative Services. Lomax indicated this was a yearly contract.
Because of the Columbus Day holiday next Monday, the commissioners will not meet again until Monday, Oct. 17.