Repairs to approximately 200 areas of county roads that washed out during Saturday’s thunderstorms are expected to take about 1-1/2 weeks to complete, apprised the county’s road supervisor to the county Commission on Tuesday.


Repairs to approximately 200 areas of county roads that washed out during Saturday’s thunderstorms are expected to take about 1-1/2 weeks to complete, apprised the county’s road supervisor to the county Commission on Tuesday.
“Right now, we’re trying to fix the really bad areas first,” Assistant Supervisor Walter Snelson told the Phelps County Commission.
The hardest-hit areas included roads just north of St. James, Snelson explained, when clumps of leaves and debris plugged up culverts and collected around piles near bridges, causing the water to jump over roads.
“It’s going to take a lot of rock to fix those washouts,” Snelson said.
According to Snelson, major repairs were required on County Road 1420, which washed out by a bridge; County Road 1250, when one-half of a slab washed away and left exposed rebar; County Road 8150, which was undermined because of a pipe failure; and County Road 5420, or Williams Road, located south of Rolla, which also experienced a washout.
Snelson said repairs to County Road 2030 required four loads of hot-decking material to complete the washout.
The National Weather Service in Springfield reported 1.3 inches of rain in Rolla throughout a six-hour period on Saturday.
Snelson also advised the Commission the Road Department is well prepared for inclement weather and its storage facilities are full with salt and other road surface preparations.
In other unrelated action, the Commission reviewed correspondence from Assistant Missouri S&T Vice Chancellor James H. Murphy that granted the county permission to install an additional emergency 911 antenna on the roof of the university’s Thomas Jefferson South Tower Residence Hall.
Additionally, the Commission approved numerous amendments to the county’s 2008 budget. County budget amendments are required by the state auditor before the end of the year, and the specific amounts of revenues and expenditures that were amended will not be calculated until after the year ends.
A total of 19 county funds were amended and included the following items:
• Road and Bridge Fund: Revenues amended to reflect federal storm damage reimbursements, operating loans from the Use Tax Fund, National Forest and Federal Bridge Repair and unforeseen funds received for Oil Reimbursements and Road Deposits; expenses amended to reflect loan repayment, escalated fuel costs and unforeseen disasters associated with flood damages and bridge repairs.
• County Revenue Fund: Revenues amended to reflect unbudgeted Juvenile Fostering Court Improvement Grant, unbudgeted Circuit Clerk Prisoner Jury reimbursement and unbudgeted Special Prosecutor fees; expenses amended to include unbudgeted flood plain development because of excess flooding, Economic Development because of the Rolla West Project, unbudgeted Family Court expenses, Employee Insurance Benefits and miscellaneous public administrator expenses because of a lawsuit.
• Use Tax Fund: Revenues amended to reflect loan repayments from the Road and Bridge Fund and Law Enforcement Tax Fund; expenses amended to reflect unbudgeted operating loans to the Road and Bridge Fund and the Law Enforcement Tax Fund.
• Health Department Fund: Revenues amended to reflect increased funding from WIC, Childcare Consultation, BCCP, Cardio Worksite, Emergency Planning, Pandemic Flu, Medical Reserve Corp., donations, food service permits and dental grants; expenses amended to reflect increased expenses for BCCP, Cardio Worksite, Core Public Health, Emergency Planning, Maternal Child Health, Missouri Foundation for Health, MFA Infrastructure, Nurse Practitioner, Teen Outreach, United Way and WIC.
• Community Care Clinic Fund: Revenues amended to reflect increased funding from MO Foundation for Health and Dental Clinic funds; expenses amended to reflect salary reimbursements to the Health Fund because of grant unavailability.
• Election Services Fund: Revenues amended to reflect unbudgeted sales of used equipment; expenditures amended to reflect unbudgeted HAVA Student Poll Worker and Training Grant, Youth Participation Grant and HAVA Equipment Grant.
• Sheriff Drug Forfeiture Fund: Revenues amended to reflect excess miscellaneous funds, federal forfeiture funds and interest; expenses amended to reflect increased supplies and equipment expenditures because of increased fund availability and overtime salary reimbursements to the Law Enforcement Tax Fund.
• Law Enforcement Sales Tax Fund: Revenues amended to reflect excess circuit clerk prisoner board, federal prisoner board, miscellaneous funds, interest, state treasurer extraditions, inmate commissary, unbudgeted criminal and civil mileage and loan from Use Tax Fund; expenses amended to reflect increased overtime, jury meals and lodging, prisoner transportation and auto fuel expenses.
• Law Enforcement Restitution Fund: Revenues amended to reflect increased fees and interest.
• Prosecuting Attorney Drug Enforcement: Revenues amended to reflect unbudgeted special prosecutor reimbursements and increased federal reimbursements and interest; expenditures amended to reflect increased special counsel and unbudgeted miscellaneous expenses and transfer to the County Revenue Fund.
• Recorder User Fees: Revenues amended to reflect unbudgeted document fees previously deposited to County Revenue.
• Sheriff Civil Fees: Revenues amended to reflect unbudgeted deputy salary supplement fees and unbudgeted miscellaneous sheriff civil fees; expenses amended to reflect increased equipment, supplies and expenses and unbudgeted deputy salary supplement.
• Sheriff Revolving Fund: Revenues amended to reflect excess concealed carry permit fees and interest; expenses amended to reflect increased expenses because of increased fund availability.
• Sheriff Inmate Fund: Revenues amended to reflect increased fees and interest; expenses amended to reflect increased expenses.
• Law Enforcement Debt Service: Revenues amended to reflect unbudgeted miscellaneous; expenditures amended to reflect unbudgeted expenses.
• Prosecuting Attorney Training: Revenues amended to reflect increased fees; expenditures amended to reflect increased mileage and training expenses.
• Prosecuting Attorney Delinquent Tax: Revenues amended to reflect increased state reimbursements and interest.
• Collectors Tax Maintenance: Revenues amended to reflect unbudgeted miscellaneous reimbursements.
• E911 Emergency: Revenues amended to reflect unbudgeted miscellaneous receipts, which were incurred because of double-billing of service contract (upgrade expense); expenditures amended to reflect excess communication upgrade expense because of a double payment of the service contract (refund received and noted).
• Various line item transfers also will be made within individual budgets.