The Historic Courthouse is now open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, using social distancing and health guidelines. It is still preferable to do as much of your business online or by telephone as possible.
You may contact the following offices at these numbers:
COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE - Call 466-2638 or visit web site.
COLLECTOR'S OFFICE - Call 466-2410 or visit web site.
RECORDER'S OFFICE - 466-2670 or visit web site.
COUNTY COMMISSION - Call or leave message at 466-3666.
MT. VERNON LICENSE OFFICE - Call 466-4087,
UNIVERSITY EXTENSION OFFICE - Call 466-3102.
TREASURER'S OFFICE - Call 466-2662
PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE - Call 466-2846.
Deadline July 31 for second round of CARES applications
Deadline for the second round of applications for Lawrence County Coronavirus Relief Funds is Friday, July 31. The County Commission is accepting applications from nonprofits, churches and public/governmental entities for both reimbursements and advance approval projects. Details.
County distributes first round of funds; starts second application period for Coronavirus Relief Funds
(Lawrence County Commission, July 16, 2020; revised July 24, 2020) Lawrence County Commission has awarded 10 applicants a total of $160,000 in Phase 1 reimbursements for immediate costs related to the Coronavirus pandemic. It is now launching Phase 2, which is a combination of reimbursements and advance approvals for eligible costs from nonprofits, churches and public entities.
To date, the county has also expended $81,000 for public health and other related Coronavirus costs incurred by the county.
The money comes from a $4.49 million allocation from the federal government for immediate, necessary costs associated with the outbreak. Federal guidelines dictate how the money can be spent.
Besides public health, most of the initial spending has been for Lawrence County schools as they work to educate and provide meals to students during the closings, and to develop a safer environment for the return to classes.
Applications that were funded came from Aurora, Marionville, Miller, Mt. Vernon and Pierce City school districts; the cities of Aurora and Mt. Vernon; the Lawrence County Nursing Home District; the Lawrence County Board for the Developmentally Disabled; and the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library.
Deadline for the next round of applications is July 31. Details and criteria can be found at https://www.lawrencecountymo.org/coronavirus-fund. Questions can be directed to the county commission at 466-3666.
County clerk outlines upcoming election dates:
PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION - Nov. 3
Register to vote before Oct. 7. Absentee voting Sept. 22-Nov. 2