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Crow to present tax sale surplus report to commission


During Thursday’s regular session of the Howell County Commission, County Collector Janet Crow is expected to make a presentation regarding her tax sale surplus report. The presentation is set to begin at 11 a.m. and concerns the surplus tax sale that was held Aug. 28.

Prior to that, at 10:30, commissioners will open and consider sealed bids for a replacement of the County Road 2570 bridge. Bids are due by 10 a.m. with S.H. Smith and Co. of Poplar Bluff.

Also during the meeting, which will convene at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the Howell County Office Building, 35 Court Square in West Plains, commissioners will open requests for qualifications for the Christos House property improvements. The requests, due by 10:30 a.m. Thursday, were solicited through the South Central Ozarks Council of Governments.

Also on the agenda, accounts payable will be approved and guests will be recognized.

The commission typically meets from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Monday and Thursday, breaking for an hour during lunch. The public is welcome.

Howell County Commissioners are Ralph Riggs, presiding commissioner; Billy Sexton, southern commissioner; and Calvin Wood, northern commissioner. They are tasked with managing county-owned property including the courthouse, overseeing the county's roads and bridges, preparing the annual budget, approving expenses, applying for and approving state and federal grants for the county, and maintaining an active role in many state and federal programs and committees.

For more information about the commission and its activities, call 417-256-3872 or visit www.howellcounty.net/commission.

Editor's note:   This article was updated at 9:20 a.m. Sept. 6 to reflect an addition to the agenda of bids concerning the bridge replacement project.