May 27, 2014 - The Livingston County Jail closed more than a year ago, and county officials at this time do not plan to reopen the facility or pursue the idea of building a new jail. The findings of a jail study were released last week, and the county commissioners as well as the sheriff issued the following summary:
"We believe it remains a prudent decision to keep the Livingston County Jail closed and continue to contract jail services with Daviess Dekalb County Regional
9, 2014 - A mere 11 percent of Livingston County's registered voters cast ballots in
Tuesday's election, with the biggest interest being in two boards of education races in Chillicothe and Livingston County R-1 and two township road district issues.
3, 2014 - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday named Paula McCoy, of Chillicothe, as the new collector-treasurer for Livingston County. The position became vacant upon the resignation of former Collector-Treasurer Martha
3, 2014 - The Livingston County Commission recently opened a new bridge on LIV 216, one mile east of Route V. The pre-cast concrete deck slab bridge is 24 feet wide and 47 feet long. The new structure does not require load posting and cost $118,221.00 to construct.
20, 2014 -
County commissioners from 22 counties
were in Chillicothe for the Northwest District Commissioners quarterly meeting
on March 20, 2014. Livingston County hosted the meeting which included a welcome by Chillicothe Mayor Chuck Haney and comments from Sen. David Pearce and Rep. Mike Lair.
28, 2014 - Martha Peery, who has served as Livingston County treasurer and tax collector since 2009, announced her
retirement from county office, effective April 1, 2014. She currently is in the first year of her second 4-year term.
February 25, 2014 -
Presiding Commissioner Eva Danner Horton has chosen not to
seek re-election in 2014. Read
Personal property lists due March 1.
Livingston County Assessor, Steve Ripley, reminds property owners,
including businesses, that they must report all personal property owned
on January first to the Assessor's Office by March 1, 2014. Those not
returning a completed list to the assessor by the deadline may be subject
to a penalty. Read
The Livingston County Commission has met with elected officials
to help construct the 2014 budget. Livingston County Clerk Sherry Parks conducted a public hearing for the 2014 budget
on January 21, 2014, in the County Commission Room at the courthouse.
The Commission's Public Hearing for the 2014 budget will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday,
January 31, in the County Commission Room. For more information on the 2014 budget for Livingston County, contact the
County Clerk's office. Read
September 5, 2013
- The City of Chillicothe and Livingston County have been awarded an
Emergency Management Performance Grant in the amount of $15,362.00.
The grant will be used for the planning and performance of Emergency Management for Livingston County and the City of Chillicothe.
July 23, 2013 - In an effort to better prepare area residents for severe weather,
Livingston County Emergency Management and the Livingston County
Commission announced their involvement in the National Weather
Service's StormReady program. Read
The Chillicothe Police Department recently authored a grant to the State of Missouri, MOSCAP (Missouri Statewide Communication Assistance Program) to ask for financial assistance for gaining access to the Missouri Statewide Interoperability Network. The Grant was written to benefit all of the emergency responder entities for Livingston County. The grant was written by Capt Tony Kirkendoll with input from the Chillicothe Emergency Services Director Darrell Wright and Chief Deputy Michael Claypole for the Livingston County Sheriffs Department.
The Livingston County Commission met with employees of the Livingston County Courthouse and area emergency personnel to discuss steps toward better emergency preparedness
on May 13, 2013. Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright said the importance of emergency management has been on the rise in recent years.
The Livingston County Ambulance Board and Chillicothe Fire Department
unveil the first change in ambulance design in over 30 years. Always a leader in EMS innovation, that same ability and commitment is being applied to their ambulance unit's Chillicothe Fire hopes to lead the way in North Missouri with the Mercedes Sprinter, an emergency vehicle commonly used in Europe. According to Fire Chief Darrell Wright, the Sprinter will yield twice the mileage of other ambulances. Currently, the fleet gets 9 miles per gallon while the result of the new unit is estimated at 18 miles per gallon.
Voters on April 2,
2013, establish a Livingston County Senior Citizens Fund to benefit local seniors and care-givers of seniors. The proposal
called for a five-cent tax per $100 of assessed property valuation. The main purpose of the fund is to keep seniors healthy and in their homes. Revenues
will be used to fund the local costs of meals served at the senior center, as well as other programs benefiting seniors.
Results April 2, 2013
Livingston County entered into a contract agreement with the city of
Chillicothe to form a consolidated 911 dispatch center during an emergency
county commission meeting. "It was just more
efficient," said Livingston County Presiding Commissioner Eva Danner Horton of the consolidation.
Talks about transferring dispatching, including 911 dispatching, to the city follows last
month's closure of the Livingston County Jail. Thursday, March 14,
2013, is the target date for the Chillicothe Police Department Dispatch to go live receiving all 911 calls for Chillicothe and
Livingston County. The CPD Dispatch will then also be responsible for
dispatching the sheriff's department staff, rural fire, first responders,
storm alerts, and all other dispatching duties.
The Livingston County Commission
asks property owners to display addresses properly for location by emergency services.
House numbers need to be posted on both sides of the mailbox in three-inch-high reflective numbers. According to Darrell Wright, with Chillicothe Emergency Services, white-on-black numbering is the most visible.
Livingston County Public Water Supply District Number 3 is planning to
replace a little over seven miles of waterline near the Avalon area and
Tina-Avalon School. The total cost of the project is budgeted at $915,000.
The men's and
women's restroom facilities on the first floor of the Livingston County Courthouse
were remodeled by Case
Contracting workers to make them handicap accessible. Additionally,
an automatic opener was installed near the north door of the courthouse
individuals may more easily gain access to the building, and
safety glass was installed in both doors. Read
Awarded FEMA Grant
- Livingston County has been awarded $5,305 in federal funds under the
Emergency Food and Shelter Program of The Federal Emergency Management