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Public Comment Period Friday, November 16th

Clay County will hold a Public Comment Period this Friday, November 16th at 4:00PM at the James S. Rooney Justice Center, Division 5 courtroom. All comments will be shared with the County Commission, and participants will receive follow-up within 24 business hours.

10/15/2018

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Looking for more information on the upcoming election?

If you are looking for more information on the people and issues in the upcoming election we encourage you to head over to the Clay County Election Board’s website. Here you will be able to find the information you are looking for and even request a sample ballot based on your address. Be prepared this season to get out and vote!

10/26/2018

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COUNTY COMMISSION APPROVES NO TAX INCREASE BONDS

The Clay County Commission voted to authorize the sale of Certificates of Participation to fund improvement projects across the county with no tax increase. Clay County budgets millions of dollars per year to keep up with the compounding effects of deferred construction, maintenance, and safety upgrades. The estimated annual bond payment is $3.5 million, to be satisfied by reallocating funds used routinely for these types of projects. Rather than leaving important projects untouched, the county will take meaningful and responsible steps forward. Click here for full Press Release.

10/16/2018

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County Commission Freezes Tax Rates By Unanimous Vote

During the Clay County Commission Meeting on September 10th, Eastern Commissioner Luann Ridgeway proposed freezing the county tax rates for 2018 at the current 2017 levels. Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte and Western Commissioner Gene Owen voted in favor of the proposal, resulting in a unanimous decision to retain the levies from 2017. The county will continue to move forward with multiple improvement projects addressing deferred maintenance and infrastructure upgrades and is committed to taking on these tasks without raising taxes.

Mental Health
0.0984 per $100 assessed valuation
Developmental Disabilities
0.1180 per $100 assessed valuation
Senior Services
0.0491 per $100 assessed valuation
General
0.0853 per $100 assessed valuation
Road & Bridge
0.0800 per $100 assessed valuation
Park
0.0000 per $100 assessed valuation
Debt Service
0.0000 per $100 assessed valuation

09/14/2018

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County Statement on Resignation of County Administrator Dean Brookshier

Dean Brookshier submitted his resignation as Clay County Administrator and Chief Budget Officer on July 18, 2018. The Commission accepts Mr. Brookshier's resignation and is thankful for his many years of service to Clay County.

Resignation Statement
Executive Session Record of Votes - July 18, 2018

07/18/2018

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Clay County Retains Lead Counsel

In efforts to safeguard the taxpayers of Clay County against frivolous lawsuits and other litigation, the County Commission has retained Lowell Pearson, partner at Husch Blackwell LLP, as Lead Counsel.

01/12/2018

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Clay County Unanimously Approves Payments From Domestic Violence Fund

During Clay County's first Commission Session of 2018, the County Commission unanimously approved payments to Synergy House, Inc. from the county's Domestic Violence Fund.

01/12/2018

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Second Recorder of Deeds Office Opening at County Annex

Clay County Recorder of Deeds Katee Porter announces the opening of a satellite office at the Clay County Annex at 1901 NE 48th St., Kansas City, MO 64118, on Monday, January 4, 2016.

12/23/2015

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Clay County Launches Online Transparency Portal

Clay County Commissioners Jerry Nolte, Gene Owen and Luann Ridgeway announce the launch of a free online Transparency Portal in conjunction with United for Missouri.

United for Missouri and Clay County Commissioners share a common goal to provide simple means for taxpayers to have immediate and free access to government use of tax dollars. This will increase access to public information, citizen involvement and government responsiveness to taxpayer input.

Clay County is the first county in the State of Missouri to launch this type of tool for members of the public to access open records. The portal is an initial step by Clay County to promote transparency, improve government accountability and encourage citizen involvement.

08/06/2015

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Clay County Commission and Sheriff Partner on Emergency Management

Clay County Commissioners Jerry Nolte, Gene Owen and Luann Ridgeway announce a partnership with Sheriff Paul Vescovo for the Office of Emergency Management. Sheriff Vescovo was named Emergency Management Coordinator.

06/08/2015

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Clay County Accepting Camp Ground Reservations Online

Clay County camp ground reservations are open for business. Patrons may now reserve camp sites at Camp Branch and Crow's Creek Campgrounds and securely pay for their sites online.

Parks personnel will be available from Monday through Friday, 8:00am through 4:30pm to handle issues and questions. An online form through which patrons can report issues and problems is available 24/7.

Proceed to the Reservations Web Site

04/07/2015

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