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Media Contact:
Lamar Henderson
Public Information Officer
Boone County, MO
573-886-4312
lhenderson@boonecountymo.org

Boone County Week in Review

for the week ending Saturday, July 30, 2011

COLUMBIA, MO, July 29, 2011

Things you might have missed

Commission sponsors stick horse competition at Boone County Fair

The Boone County Commission is sponsoring a stick horse contest at the 65th Annual Boone County Fair on Friday, July 29. The contest begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Horse Coliseum. Registration for the event begins at 6:15 p.m. on the south side of the building.

Youngsters 6 years and younger are invited to compete. Entrants can dress up in costumes and display their stick horses to the crowd. The Commission will award each participant a blue ribbon and a bag of goodies. Professional photographers will be available from whom photos of the contestants may be purchased.

Lamar Henderson, Public Information

Week in preview

Boone County to begin fog seal process on roads

As part of its ongoing Pavement Preservation Program, Boone County will use a process called fog sealing on 13 county roads beginning in early August, according to Dan Haid, a civil engineer with the County. The road treatments are expected to be completed before the start of school on Thursday, Aug. 18.

“A fog seal is a preventative maintenance practice for roads in good condition,” Haid said. A special asphalt sealer and rejuvenator will be sprayed on the roads. The sealer penetrates the asphalt and can help protect the roadway from some of the effects of aging and weathering for as long as four years, helping to extend the life of the road and reduce maintenance costs.

Similar to treatments commonly applied to asphalt driveways and parking lots, Haid said that fog sealing creates a deep black color on the road, but that once cured should not track the way heavier road oils can. Haid said that fog sealing can be done cheaper than other methods used by the County such as chip sealing, and that the process is ideal for sealing in residential areas where chip sealing may not be practical.

A few days before the start of the fog sealing process, residents on roads receiving the treatment should receive a letter or door hanger from the County informing them of the expected start date. The County asks residents to remove any vehicles from the roads scheduled to be treated. Any vehicle remaining on the street when work is scheduled to begin will be towed at owner’s expense. On the day of the treatment, residents are also asked to keep pets indoors or in fenced yards and to turn off sprinkler systems. The expected cure time for the fog sealer is about 4 hours; residents should not walk or drive on the sealer during this period.

The following roads are scheduled to be treated:

Dan Haid, Resource Management

Boone County to hold stream care workshop

Do you have problems with a stream running through your backyard? How do you reduce erosion in a natural channel? Are there products available that can keep grass in place and still provide a stable waterway? What permits are required to do work in your stream?

Homeowners with streams on their property are often overwhelmed with stormwater problems. Therefore, Boone County, in collaboration with our partners, will conduct a workshop to help answer your questions. Each workshop will provide guidance on how to best care for urbanizing streams without causing additional problems for your neighbors.

Join us for the Boone County Stream Care Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a charge of $20 for the registration. There is a limit of 30 seats, so call 886-4330 to reserve your seat today.

At the end of the workshop, homeowners will:

To stretch the grant funding as far as possible, a workshop fee of $20 is required. This will cover lunch, transportation to the demonstration site and all workshop materials. Space is limited and reservations are required. So call 886-4330 to sign up today.

Region 7, US Environmental Protection Agency, through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, has provided partial funding for this project under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

Georganne Bowman, Stormwater Coordinator

Job opportunities

Boone County Human Resources is currently accepting applications for: Child Support Enforcement Technician; Geographic Information System Intern; Corrections Officer; and Deputy Sheriff (Roster Eligibility Only). For more details about these positions, or to apply, please visit www.showmeboone.com/hr.

Kara Coustry, Human Resources

Have an item for Week in Review?

Do you have something coming up that you want to share? Send it in! Let us know what’s coming up in your week that your colleagues may be interested in, or what happened in the previous week that everyone should know. Contact Lamar Henderson, Boone County Public Information Officer, at 886-4312 or lhenderson@boonecountymo.org; the deadline for next week’s Week in Review is 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4.

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Media Contact:
Lamar Henderson
Public Information Officer
Boone County, MO
573-886-4312
lhenderson@boonecountymo.org