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Boone County Treasurer Tom Darrough Announces Resignation

Wed, 12 Jan 2022

Summary

An opportunity has arisen for me to work for a not for profit with a mission I am passionate about. So, while I am sad to be leaving the Treasurer’s office, I am very excited about starting this new journey. In the interest of the smoothest transition possible, I am leaving open my end date to be available to help with the turnover to whomever is appointed by the Governor’s office.

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New Outdoor Warning Sirens Added to Existing Boone County Siren System

Tue, 21 Dec 2021

New Outdoor Warning Sirens Added to Existing Boone County Siren System

Summary

The Boone County Office of Emergency Management has added an additional 4 new outdoor warning sirens sites this year, throughout Boone County. These sites were identified as geographic locations that had outdoor warning siren coverage gaps. With these additions, it brings the total number of outdoor warning sirens in the county to 92.

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2021 Boone County Property Taxes Are Due December 31, 2021

Mon, 20 Dec 2021

2021 Boone County Property Taxes Are Due December 31, 2021

Summary

Brian McCollum, Boone County Collector of Revenue, wishes to remind taxpayers that Boone County property taxes are due December 31, 2021. If taxpayers have not received their property tax statements, they should contact the Collector’s Office immediately. If taxpayers have yet to declare personal property as of January 1, 2021, they will need to contact the Boone County Assessor’s Office and update their account. Failure to receive a bill by December 31, 2021, does not relieve the obligation to pay the taxes due, and any applicable late charges that may apply.

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Boone County Office of Emergency Management Seeks Citizen Input on Strategic Plan

Mon, 22 Nov 2021

Summary

The Boone County Office of Emergency Management (BCOEM) would like to invite all Boone County community members to participate in reviewing and providing feedback on their strategic plan for the years of 2022 to 2024. We believe it is important that our community have input on our strategic plan. This will help our office deliver essential services in preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation before, during and after a disaster.

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Boone County Purchasing Department Earns 2021 Missouri Association of Counties County Achievement Award

Mon, 22 Nov 2021

Summary

The Boone County Purchasing Department has earned the 2021 Missouri Association of Counties (MAC) County Achievement Award for its Electronic Signature of Contracts program. The award will be presented today at the MAC Annual Conference in Osage Beach, Mo. The County Achievement Award recognizes county programs that are innovative, unique, and easily replicable. Only five of these awards are presented each year.

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2021 Boone County Property Tax Statements Have Been Mailed

Thu, 04 Nov 2021

2021 Boone County Property Tax Statements Have Been Mailed

Summary

Property tax statements, licenses, and special assessments for the 2021 bill year have been placed in the mail to Boone County taxpayers. Brian McCollum, Boone County Collector of Revenue, recommends that taxpayers should always open and inspect their statements as soon as possible and identify any problems. Taxpayers should contact the collector’s office with any issues so that they may be resolved before the December 31 due date.

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Prescription Drug Take Back Event

Fri, 15 Oct 2021

Prescription Drug Take Back Event

Summary

The Boone County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Youth Community Coalition and law enforcement agencies throughout Boone County including Ashland, Columbia, Centralia, Hallsville, University of Missouri, and VA Hospital Police Departments, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take Back event at multiple locations October 22nd and 23rd, 2021. This event coincides with the National Drug Take Back event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

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Boone County Upward Mobility Priorities and Community Data Released

Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Summary

Boone County’s Upward Mobility Team is announcing the release of county-wide data and initial priorities set by community members.

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Boone County Auditor June Pitchford Announces She Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2022 Election Cycle

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

Summary

After serving the citizens of Boone County as County Auditor for more than 30 years, June Pitchford announced that she will retire at the conclusion of her current term and not seek re-election in the 2022 election cycle. Her current term of office ends December 31, 2022.

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Boone County Commissioner Janet Thompson Appointed to National and Statewide Committees

Wed, 08 Sep 2021

Summary

On August 13, 2021, Boone County Commissioner Janet Thompson was reappointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Justice and Public Safety (JPS) Steering Committee as the Vice Chair, and to the NACo Healthy Counties Advisory Board. Janet has served on the JPS Steering Committee for six years and on the Healthy Counties Advisory Board for two years. Within a week of these appointments, the Missouri Association of Counties (MAC) announced Janet’s appointment as Chair to its Policing/Justice/Mental Health Steering Committee.

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Boone County Presiding Commissioner Dan Atwill Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2022 Election Cycle

Wed, 01 Sep 2021

Summary

After serving the citizens of Boone County as Presiding Commissioner for nearly 10 years, Dan Atwill has announced he will not seek re-election in the 2022 Election cycle.

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