|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.
August 23, 2013 - The Livingston County Commission held a public hearing on Thursday afternoon,
August 22, 2013, to set the tax levy for the county for this year.
Last year, the levy was 3 cents per hundred dollar valuation on real estate and personal property and this year the rate will be 7.13 cents. This tax levy is expected to generate approximately $119,000 for the county general revenue.
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.
office to be occupied periodically starting March 14, 2013.
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