What's Going On Around Your County
Wed, 09/07/2022 - 11:48am admin
Mark B. Collins, Presiding Commissioner
Hello Howell County!
The rains have come, and fall is right around the corner. With the moisture, the road crews are back to grading the gravel roads and finishing up the maintenance on the chip and seal roads.
Commissioners Billy Sexton and Calvin Wood are again this year overlaying some existing chip and seal roads with hot mix.
As many of you have probably heard, there is a proposed Ozark Run Scenic Byway that will stretch from near St. Louis to Branson on several existing Missouri highways to include Highways 185, 21, 106, 19, 65, 160 and 63 which go through Howell, Oregon and Ozark Counties. There will be a public meeting explaining the proposal on Tuesday, September 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the West Plains Civic Center. Representatives of the proposal will be there to answer all questions. The Howell County Commission will then have a 30-day written comment period to gather Howell County resident’s thoughts on the proposal. The Commission will then have 60 days to make a decision on whether or not Howell County supports or refuses the Ozark Run Scenic Byway proposal. You can reach us by mail at Howell County Commissioners, 35 Court Square, Room 302, West Plains, MO 65775 or email Collins@howellcounty.net, Sexton@howellcounty.net or Wood@howellcounty.net. The Commission would like to hear from you on this subject.
The 2022 delinquent property tax sale was recently held with all nine (9) properties being sold.
The Howell County Clerk’s Office is busy getting ready for the November 8th General Election.
Many of the Howell County elected officials have been busy attending their annual mandatory 20-hour training sessions in various locations around the state.
The Commission is continuing to review ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) Fund applications.
The Commission held a preconstruction meeting recently for the new Caulfield Fire Department building in which the fire department received a CDBG (Community Development Block Grant). The Howell County Commission was the applicant for them.
As summer comes to a close, the last summer holiday is Labor Day. The Courthouse and the Howell County Office Building offices will be closed on Monday, September 5 and will reopen on Tuesday, September 6 at 8:30 a.m.
The 2020 Howell County plat books are still available for $35 and maps are available for $40 at the Howell County Clerk’s Office.
All the Commissioners are in the office every Monday and Thursday. Come by and see us.
Howell County is a great place to live, work and raise a family!