Boone County News Release

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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Boone County Commission Administrative Coordinator
Phone: (573) 886-4312

Boone County Week In Review

January 22, 2010

For the week ending January 22, 2010

Things you may have missed...

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Stormwater Video Contest

Boone County Stormwater Management is sponsoring a video contest for all Boone County residents and students. The contest asks participants to create a public service announcement (PSA) to educate the community on stormwater and water pollution issues. Two categories of videos are being offered. The first is a short PSA, which should be no longer than 30 seconds. The second, is a short film PSA that should be one to three minutes in length. Some of the submitted videos will air on television, at local movie theaters and on Web sites. They will also be shown in kiosks during educational events. There will be one winner chosen from each category. The first place winners will receive $500 each and the second place winners will receive $250 each.

Entries must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. Additional guidelines and criteria are available at more information, call Nicki Fuemmeler or Bill Florea at (573) 886-4339.

New Technology at Sheriff's Department

On Tuesday, the Boone County Sheriff's Department unveiled new technology for its patrol cars and the Boone County Jail. The equipment, which included license plate and iris scanners, was purchased with a $200,000 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant.

Coming Up...

Revenue Allocation Committee

The Boone County Commission will meet to discuss revenue replacement allocations Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 4:30 p.m. at the Roger B. Wilson Government Center, Commission Chambers, 801 E. Walnut, Columbia. Representatives from Ashland, Columbia, Centralia, McBaine, Huntsdale, Harrisburg, Hartsburg, Rocheport, Hallsville, Sturgeon and Pierpont have been invited to attend the meeting.

Public Works Annual Report

The Public Works Department will present their 2009 annual report to the Boone County Commission Thursday, Jan. 28 during the 1:30 p.m. Commission meeting at the Roger B. Wilson Government Center, Commission Chambers, 801 E. Walnut, Columbia.