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August 14, 2014 - A joint effort to update the radio communications system for all Livingston County Public safety personnel in in the process. This effort is to bring the technology of the Missouri Statewide Wireless Interoperable Network (MOSWIN) to the personnel that protect you. This radio system allows all Police, Fire, and EMS agencies in the state to have a common radio system in the event a critical incident occurs. Read details...

August 5, 2014 - Missouri State Rep. Mike Lair (R-Chillicothe) eked out a win over challenger Dennis McDonald, of Galt, in the Republican primary election held Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Read details...

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 Jail." Read details...

April 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. Read details...

April 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 Peery. Read details...

April 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.

March 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. Read details...

February 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. Read details...

February 25, 2014 - Presiding Commissioner Eva Danner Horton has chosen not to seek re-election in 2014. Read details...

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 details...

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 details >>

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. Read details...

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 details...

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. Read details...

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. Read details...

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. Read details

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. Read details here...

Other Election 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. Read details here...

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. Read details here...

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. Read details here...

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 so that individuals may more easily gain access to the building, and safety glass was installed in both doors. Read details here...

County 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 Agency. Read details here...

2014 County Elections | County Jail Study 05/27/14 | McCoy Collector-Treasurer 04/04/14
District Commissioner Meeting 03/20/14 | Martha Peery Retirement |
Danner Retirement | 2014 Budget
Emergency Performance Grant (09/05/13) | 2013 Tax Levy (08/23/13)
StormReady County (07/23/13) | Statewide Communication Grant (06/06/13) | Emergency Preparedness (05/14/13)
New Ambulance (05/09/13) | Election 04/02/13 | Senior Services Fund
Jail Closing & Dispatching Agreement (Updated 03/14/13) | 2013 Budget | Water District 3 Improvements
Property Addresses 03/06/13 | ADA Updates at Courthouse (Updated 12/18/12)
$5,305 FEMA Grant | Election 11/06/2012 | Terrorism Drill 10/11/12 | Livingston County Celebrates 175 Years - See Video!
Livingston County Emergency Operations Plan
(This is a 2.45MB PDF - 363 pages.)
District Democrats Meet 04/26/12 | GOP Convention 04/21/12
City/Township Election 04/03/2012 | New County Voting Booths
County Election 2012 | Commuter Lots Available 02/10/12 | Presidential Primary 02/07/12
Jail Gets Makeover 02/01/12 | Voting Machine Test 01/31/12 | Homeland Security Panel 01/31/12
Sheriff's Office Website | Budget 2012 | Assessment Forms 2012
County Receives $62K Grant | Zoning Officer 11/03/11 | Tax Collections Begin 11/03/11
Earthquake Preparedness 05/20/11 | Municipal Elections 04/05/11
Record Snow 02/03/11 |
Budget 2011 Passed 01/31/11 | Voting Preparations 01/19 and 01/28/11
Tom Chapman Takes Oath 01/05/11 | Gordon Smith Retiring from County Office | County Officials Sworn In 12/31/10
Kelly Christopher Becomes Recorder of Deeds 12/29/10
Election Results (Livingston County Voters) 11/02/10 | $8.5M Over Next Four Years to Improve Watershed 08/26/10
Library Grant 08/13/10 | Election 08/03/10 | Water Damage & Repairs at Courthouse | Library Renovation Complete!
County Awarded Funds May 5, 2010 | Election Held April 6, 2010 | County Candidates File for Office February 23, 2010
Order Regulating Nudity February 12, 2010 | Prescription Drug Card Program Available February 4, 2010

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