Neither First District Commissioner Bev Thomas nor Second District Commissioner Don Williams were present at 10 a.m. when the executive body was scheduled to discuss two agenda items. Hasty made the call to cancel the meetings around 10:30 a.m.
The Camden County Commission failed to establish a quorum on Tuesday morning, forcing Presiding Commissioner Greg Hasty to cancel the day’s meetings to be rescheduled at a later date.
Neither First District Commissioner Bev Thomas nor Second District Commissioner Don Williams were present at 10 a.m. when the executive body was scheduled to discuss two agenda items, a collector’s office bid award and a fee agreement with local attorney Greg Williams.
On July 11, 2017, the commission opened bids for the collector’s office tax statement award, but did not receive any bids and approved resubmitting the project for bidding. The fee agreement was in relation to State of Missouri sales tax collected from internet retail giant Amazon and the possibility of Camden County being able to collect a portion of it.
An attempt to reach the commissioners by secretary Donna Scheiter was unsuccessful, and Hasty made the call to cancel the meetings around 10:30 a.m. Also on today’s agenda listed under “other business & meetings” was a meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. with the CTS Group to discuss a proposal for justice center repairs.
Hasty said the meeting with CTS would likely go forward, but with him alone. He planned to place the proposal on an agenda for a discussion with the full commission at a later date.
The Camden County Justice Center - built in 1999 to house the sheriff’s office, courtrooms, detention center and other related offices - was discovered to have serious roof and structural issues in November 2015 when the commission met with Darin Eidson of the Garland Company, a commercial roofing business based in Cleveland, Ohio.
On March 10, 2017, the commission approved a motion to submit a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) after previously consulting with CTS, an energy savings company that helps facilitate major repair projects utilizing contractors while acting as a sub-contractor in the process for quality assurance. CTS was the only company to submit qualifications to the county for this particular project.
The March motion also stated that the county would pursue a guaranteed energy savings contract utilizing a bond to come up with the cost of the repairs, which could be $500,000 on the low side to $2 million on the high side, the commission estimated at the time.
On May 6, 2017, the commission agreed to accept qualifications from the CTS Group of St. Louis to begin the process of determining and carrying out necessary repairs to the justice center complex.