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by Patty Cheffey
The Marion County Commission covered a light agenda Monday morning, but it included reviewing property values with their insurance company.
In addition, the commissioners reviewed a document submitted for the Northeast Electric Cooperative’s request to have the county submit a grant application for them, approve the sale of two trustee-held properties and discussed applying for federal money.
Steve McGregor was present to review the property values of county properties, including both courthouses, the highway department facilities and the jail facility among several other items.
The commissioners approved increasing some items because the cost to replace them has increased. But, even without those increases, McGregor said the county will be looking at an increase, probably around 6 percent.
The county noted they also have to include the new storage facility in their list of properties, although content value will probably mainly include election equipment.
Because the county has had few claims, the liability insurance should remain the same, McGregor noted.
In other business, Abe Gray, chief financial officer with Northeast Power Cooperative, presented a document outlining the plans for the county to submit a federal grant on behalf of Northeast Power, for the commissioners to review.
Although noting they did not see anything wrong with the document, the commissioners decided to have attorney Ivan Schroeder review the document before the county signs it.
County Clerk Valerie Dornberger reported the Treasury Department is releasing more money for federal land, and since the county has a small parcel of federal land, she noted the county needed to get its application submitted for those funds.
The application is a matter of submitting the county’s ARPA funds information, Dornberger said, adding the county could get $50,000.
The one-time payment is being made because the county cannot tax federal lands.
The commissioners also approved the sale of trustee-held property at 721 Lyon St. for $877 plus the $39 recording fee, and at 110 N. Arch St. for $200 plus recording fee. Both properties are in Hannibal.
In addition, the commissioners approved the lease agreement with AT&T to use AT&T’s parking lot adjoining the Hannibal Courthouse, in the amount of $10 a year.