Crawford County News
Leo Sanders elected chairman of MRPC transportation committee
The Meramec Region Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) elected a new slate of officers at its August meeting as two-term Chairman John Petersen reached his term limit. Crawford County Presiding Commissioner Leo Sanders will lead the group through the next year as chairman, while Dent County Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles willserve as vice chair and Washington County Presiding Commissioner Marvin Wright will serve as secretary to the group.
55 properties sold for back taxes
Despite the hot weather, there was a good-sized crowd on the courthouse lawn on Monday for the county’s annual back tax sale.
Leathers leaving county to join staff at ECC
Mardy Leathers attended his last Crawford County Commission meeting as county clerk on Tuesday. He will leave the position officially on September 1 and take over duties for his new job as Executive Director for the Center for Workforce Development with East Central College.
County will save in utility costs
Utility costs should see another decrease for Crawford County after commissioners agreed to install an additional computerized temperature control (CTC) system in county buildings.
Voter turnout was 25 percent at primary
Not even 25 percent of registered voters in Crawford County came out to vote at the August Primary election held at the beginning of the month. But, it was actually a pretty decent turnout for a primary, according to the County Clerk’s office. While it didn’t set any records, it was above the 15 to 18 percent turnout often seen at this election.