Barry County Commissioners interviewed a third applicant for the Department of Health and Human Services Board during their meeting on Tuesday and appointed June Behrendt of Hastings to serve a three year term. The other two applicants will be encouraged to consider serving on other county boards where openings exist.
Eric Hackman of Tower Pinkster updated commissioners on plans for a community forum to give the public information about the condition of the jail and COA, and to gather input from county residents regarding a new jail and sheriff’s office and new Commission on Aging building. The forum will likely be held in early November, the time and place will be announced soon. The forum will be followed by a community phone survey in order to gather as much public input as possible.
Barry County Prosecuting Attorney Julie Knakfoor Pratt and Kyle Koster, Chris's son, paid tribute to Chris Koster, Nashville Police Chief, who died in a tragic automobile accident on September 26th. Commissioners adopted a resolution of condolence and gratitude to Chief Koster’s family and the community.