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

February 5, 2010

For the week ending February 5, 2010

Things you may have missed...

Sheriff's Department Launches New Web site

The Boone County Sheriff's Department has launched a new Web site to create a more user-friendly experience for citizens. Check out the new Web site at

County Commissioners Attend Training

The Boone County Commission attended annual mandatory training with the County Commissioners Association of Missouri (CCAM) February 3 to 5 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.

Participate in the 2010 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 For more information, call Nicki Fuemmeler or Bill Florea at (573) 886-4339.

File Your Personal & Business Property Declarations

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. ยง137.080 RSMo

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

Speaker's Bureau

Need a speaker for your group's or organization's next meeting? Boone County Government elected officials and department directors are a wealth of knowledge on a variety of subjects such as land use, property taxation and valuation, how to do business with the County and more. Call the Public Information Office at 573-886-4312 or email Porcshe Moran at to arrange a speaker. Please request a speaker at least two weeks in advance.

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Coming Up...

Special Commission Meeting

The Boone County Commission will hold a special commission meeting with the Columbia Youth Basketball Association Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Roger B. Wilson Government Center, 801 E. Walnut, Columbia.

Government Center Closings

The Roger B. Wilson Government Center will be closed Friday, Feb. 12 in observation of Lincoln's Birthday and Monday, Feb.15, in observation of President's Day. The building will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Free Gardening and Lawn Care Workshops

  • Want to save time and money on yard care that's environmentally friendly?
  • Want to have a great lawn plus get answers to your yard-care problems?
  • Did you know homeowners use 10 times more chemicals per acre on lawns than farmers use on crops?
  • 90% of U.S. streams sampled contained pesticide residue. Did any of that come from your yard?

This is a FREE 3-week session open to everyone. Some of the 3-session Workshops will include:

  • How to Have a Healthy Lawn That Looks Good
  • Adding Nutrients Without adding Hazardous Chemicals
  • What Garden Plants Thrive in Missouri Landscapes
  • How & Why to Build a Rain Garden
  • Controlling Insects and Other Garden Pests the Healthy Way
  • Equipment & Techniques for Your Best Lawn Yet

When: Thursday Evenings

Where: University of Missouri, General Services Building

Date: February 18, 25 and March 4 - 6:00-9:00 p.m.

For more information or to register over the phone, feel free to contact the Public Works Department at 573-874-7250. Register online at