Members of the Texas County Commission handled several matters recently, according to recently released minutes. 

Members of the Texas County Commission held meetings on Oct. 9-10.


•Reviewed correspondence related to a class action lawsuit involving the opioid crisis. Texas County is a plaintiff.

•Reviewed an invoice from Burdine Township and took no action.

•Studied correspondence from the Missouri Labor Law Poster Service. Commissioner John Casey will locate posters for the county and township.

•Will seek interviews with two insurance brokers, Barker Phillips Jackson and Connell Insurance Inc.

•Heard from Agape House representatives about Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

•Reviewed correspondence from State Auditor Nicole Galloway urging counties to ban the use of self-deleting text applications and received an update on an insurance claim for a damaged keypad system at the justice center.

•Reviewed a $2,400 invoice from Bob D. Campbell & Co., a Kansas City area structural engineer, regarding a roof top air handling unit.

•Received an update from Assessor Debbie James on board of appeals tax cases appealed to the State Tax Commission.

•Adjourned into closed session to meet with attorney Portia Kaiser.

Commissioners also met on Oct. 16-17.


•Heard insurance proposals from two firms, Barker Phillips Jackson and Connell Insurance Inc.

•Heard from Sheriff Scott Lindsey that Gabriel Crossgrove, a full-time jailer, resigned effective Oct. 1.

•Met with Lee Smith, maintenance supervisor, to discuss facility issues.

•Heard from Jeremy Foster of Piney Township about a road closing and truck bids.

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