2, 2016 - The first election in 2016 is the Presidential Preference Primary Election which will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Individuals must be registered to vote by 5 p.m. February 17, 2016. Just three weeks later on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, the municipal election will be held, followed by the primary election which will be Tuesday, August 2, and the general election, which will be Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Polls for each election are open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Individuals who are unable to vote at the polls may contact County Clerk
Parks to make arrangements to vote absentee. Absentee ballots are
available six weeks prior to each election. The County Clerk's office is located on the second floor of the courthouse, and the telephone number is 660-646-8000, ext. 3.
21, 2016 - The 2016 Livingston County budget is nearly complete, and county commissioners plan to sign off on the financial plan following a public hearing
on Friday, January 29. The proposal calls for $5.28 million in revenues and $5.82 in expenditures and utilizing part of the
county's beginning balance of $1.28 million, if needed. Livingston County Clerk Sherry Parks, who is also the
county's budget officer, said that the county typically estimates high on its expenditures and has a balance at the end of the year to carry over to the following year.
13, 2016 - The Livingston County Commissioners are having trouble offsetting a $60,000 expense in the 2016 budget caused by Daviess-Dekalb Jail increasing its daily prisoner rate. Not only is the daily prisoner rate rising, but the number of Livingston County inmates is also increasing. Commissioners will be meeting with Sheriff Steve Cox and Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren to discuss ways to cut this inmate increase.
14, 2015 - The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED)
announced today that Livingston County has been designated as
Missouri's newest Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC). The CWRC designation recognizes successful efforts by community, education and business leaders, working with the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, to strengthen workforce training and development to meet the economic development needs of communities.
16, 2015 (Updated from February
5, 2015) - Livingston County is continuing with a robust plan in
bridge building this year, with two bridges
constructed - both replacing existing bridges
- one near Chula and another just south of Missouri Route 190 near Chillicothe.
A new bridge on County Road 247 and a new bridge on County
Road 525 were opened in September, 2015. The county used federal funds to pay 100% of the project cost.
22, 2015 - A training tool that simulates real-life, potentially fatal situations that law enforcement officers encounter is getting expanded use. Judges, attorneys, media representatives and other community members have been taking part in
fast-paced "what-would-you-do" scenarios presented through the program. A domestic violence situation, traffic stop and a courtroom altercation are among a number of scenarios being played out at the Livingston County
Sheriff's Office through the MILO firearms training
program. The $60,000 program is owned by the Missouri
Sheriff's Association Training Academy and is being used as part of the deputy training academy offered through the Livingston County
27, 2015 -
Effective April 1, 2015, all county offices will
remain open during the noon hour. If there is an occasional time
that the office has to be closed, there will be a note on the door with directions to the closest nearby office for a customer to leave a message or papers.
3, 2015 -
Livingston County Collector-Treasurer Paula McCoy has announced that the
county's online property inquiry website now is accessible to the general pubic. The implementation of
DEVNET's wEdge e-government solution improves Livingston
County's customer service by fully integrating with the
county's existing Edge solution for property tax assessment administration and
billing and collection solutions. The web application for providing property tax and appraisal information to users provides an easy-to-use interface for searching and viewing all personal properties and personal property accounts within Livingston County.
15, 2014 - Kelly Christopher, Livingston County Recorder of Deeds, and Steve Ripley, Livingston County Assessor, have announced the integration of their office records online. This includes combining the Geographic Information System known as the GIS mapping system, the property record card information known as the PRC, and the most current deed for each land parcel. The integrated system is available by subscription and is believed to be the first of its kind in Missouri.