County Commission announces finished website, tax report

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

County Clerk Debbie Russell announced the Saline County website went live at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9.

"We now officially have a Saline County website," Russell said at the Tuesday, Sept. 10, Saline County Commission meeting.

Russell said they began talking about a website five years ago, but had not pursued it until recently because of finances.

The website can be viewed at

Overall, sales, courthouse and law enforcement tax revenue is down about $41,000, according to Southern Commissioner Monte Fenner.

"We are up a total of $131,237 for the year because we've added in our out of state use tax," he said. "That has helped tremendously."

Confusion with the Saline County Historic Preservation Commission funds has county commissioners calling Jo Ann Radetic, a CLG coordinator with the State Historic Preservation Office of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The SCHPC has received money to purchase educational materials for the county, but now has questions about how funds for the SCHPC are to be handled.

Chairperson of SCHPC Jessica Goodman, County Building and Grounds Supervisor Bill Sleeper and County Auditor Tara Vogelsmeier said a conversation with Radetic is in the best interest of the county to ensure the money is being handled properly.

Southern Commissioner Monte Fenner said Sheriff Wally George stopped by Tuesday morning to announce that Sandra Robinson was resigning from her position as communications officer as of Sept. 20.

Fenner also noted he called Marshall Fire Chief Tony Day about the possible burn ban, of which he said Day noted the conditions in the county have not changed and as of Tuesday a burn ban wasn't needed.

The commissioners pre-approved payroll and approved three commission orders at the meeting, along with the annual renewal of the ethics ordinance.

The commission orders were for the transfers of funds sheriff's office, insurance premium adjustments and postage.

The next regular meeting of the Saline County Commission will be Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Contact Kelsey Alumbaugh at

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  • we spent $2750 on that website? I hope it's a work in progress because that's a very basic site that could of been built for waaaaay less.

    -- Posted by hunterfisher on Tue, Sep 10, 2013, at 2:11 PM
  • Someone needs to proofread the site.

    Have a great day!


    -- Posted by missy08 on Tue, Sep 10, 2013, at 2:45 PM
  • Totally Amazed!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -- Posted by chuckhaynie on Tue, Sep 10, 2013, at 10:41 PM
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