Senior Citizen Services Board

 

Origin of Senior Citizens’ Services Fund Tax (Clay County Senior Services)

In November 2003, the majority of qualified voters of Clay County approved a levy to collect a tax not to exceed five cents per hundred dollars of assessed valuation upon all taxable property within the county for the purpose of providing services to persons sixty years of age or older as authorized in sections 67.990 to 67.995 of House Bill 351.  

Clay County Senior Services Mission Statement

Our mission is to support and value the well-being of our senior adults by serving as the resource delivery agency and by providing a broad range of services to promote wellness-physical, emotional, and intellectual.  The board of directors and staff will accomplish this through responsible management, advocacy and collaboration, thereby improving the quality of life of our seniors. 

Role of County Commissioners 

The governing body of the county shall appoint a board of directors.  The governing body of the county shall levy and collect a tax not to exceed five cents per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation upon all taxable property within the county.  The governing body of the county must also approve the fund budget prepared and presented by the appointed board of directors.

Duties, Use of Fund Moneys, and Powers of the Board of Directors

The administrative control and management of the funds in the senior citizens’ services fund and all programs to be funded there from shall rest solely with the board of directors.  The budget for the senior citizens’ services fund shall be approved by the governing body of the county… prior to making of any payments from the fund in any fiscal year.  The board of directors shall use the funds in the senior citizens’ services fund to provide programs which will improve the health, nutrition, and quality of life of persons who are sixty years of age or older.  

Schedule

The CCSS Board typically meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:30 pm at CCSS office, 4444 N. Belleview, Suite 108, Gladstone, MO  64116.  The schedule may vary on occasion, please verify the date and time of upcoming CCSS’ meeting by contacting (816) 455-4800 or email info@claycoseniors.org

 

Our Address:  

Clay County Senior Services
4444 N. Belleview, Suite 108
Gladstone, MO 64116
816 455-4800
www.claycoseniors.org