Media Contact:
Porcshe Moran
Tel. 573-886-4312

Boone County "Week in Review"

For week ending Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010

Columbia, Mo. (January 8, 2009)


US Census Kick-Off: On Tuesday, the US Census Bureau held a press event to tell the public about the 2010 census. Boone County Presiding Commissioner Ken Pearson was a speaker along with City of Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman, US Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, Executive Director of Boone County Community Partnership W. Lolita Lucas, Regional Director of the US Census Bureau Dennis Johnson and Director of Organizational Development for MU Extension Dr. Julie Middleton.

Key Dates

For more information on the 2010 Census go to

Property Declaration: The County Assessor's office has recently mailed personal property and business property tax declarations. Personal property is assessed each year. The taxpayer is required to update all information concerning the make, model and year of autos, and purchase price and year of purchase for machinery, office equipment, etc. with the County Assessor at the start of each new year. The deadline to file without penalty is February 28, 2010. §137.080 RSMo

Boone County property owners can now file their 2010 personal and business property tax declarations online at

For more information on property assessment go to

Bid Opening: On Thursday, the Commission opened bids for wastewater improvement for the Brown Station Sewer Neighborhood Improvement District (NID). The bids will be reviewed by the County Purchasing Department, and the contract will be awarded at a future Commission meeting.

Government Building Among Warming Centers: Due to the extreme cold this week, the Roger B. Wilson Government Center became an official warming center. The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services coordinates a network of warming centers in the community. The designated centers are available to the general public during the building’s normal business hours. The warming center locations at the Government Center are just inside the west entrance of the building and outside of the Commission Chambers.

For a complete list of warming centers go to


Editorial on Sapp Building Covered Arena: An editorial, by Northern Commissioner Skip Elkin, on the economic impact of the Boone County Fairgrounds will be in the Saturday, Jan. 9 issue of the Columbia Business Times.

Planning and Building Annual Report: On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Planning and Building Inspection Department will present its annual report to the Boone County Commission at the 9:30 a.m. commission meeting in the Roger B. Wilson Government Center, Commission Chambers, 801 E. Walnut, Columbia.

Stormwater Ordinance: On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Boone County Commission will do a first reading of the proposed stormwater ordinance at the 9:30 a.m. commission meeting in the Roger B. Wilson Government Center, 801 E. Walnut, Columbia. For more information on Boone County's proposed stormwater ordinance go to

Commissioner Answers Your Questions: Boone County Southern Commissioner Karen M. Miller will be on KFRU's Morning Meeting program Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. Miller will discuss the latest county news and take phone calls from listeners.


Media Contact:
Porcshe Moran
Tel. 573-886-4312