Budget hearing Jan. 18
 

JAN. 2017 NEWS RELEASE FROM COUNTY CLERK GARY EMERSON

A public hearing will be held by the Lawrence County Commission on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the courtroom of the Historic Courthouse in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, on the proposed 2017 Lawrence County budgeet.

All documents are available for inspection in the office of Gary Emerson, County Clerk and Budget Officer of Lawrence County.

 
Monitoring system should save money  
 

JULY 2016 NEWS RELEASE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY COMMISSION

Lawrence County commissioners signed an agreement Wednesday, July 27, 2016, that should help cut jail numbers and substantially reduce the cost of housing inmates in other counties.

The agreement with LBS Monitoring, a Lawrence County company, provides for 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week electronic monitoring of inmates approved for the program through the court system.

The numbers are dramatic. Initially, the prosecutor’s office estimated the program could be used for 24 people who might otherwise sit in jail while awaiting a court date or serving a jail sentence for a minor offense. That would enable the county to bring home 18 inmates county taxpayers are currently paying to house in Vernon County because of overcrowding at the Lawrence County Jail.    READ MORE >

Lawrence County launches central web site

JULY 2016 NEWS RELEASE

 

Lawrence County has a new central web site, lawrencecountymo.org.

 

Visitors will find information on elections, paying taxes, road districts and general county information, among other topics.  READ MORE >

Better bridges in Lawrence County   Released 5-26-16

 

UPDATE: Lawrence County Commission voted June 1, 2016, to accept the low bid of $619,750 from Hartman Construction for the next BRO bridge replacement project. Another contractor bid $809,358.

 

MAY 26, 2016 NEWS RELEASE

 

Lawrence County is making progress in its efforts to improve bridges across the county. The latest Missouri Department of Transportation inspection reveals that locally maintained bridges have improved “considerably” overall, according to Presiding Commissioner Sam Goodman.

 

Thirty-nine of the 126 bridges MoDOT inspected were placed on its deficiencies list, but none were rated lower than 4 on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the worst). Those bridges with worse deficiencies have all been rehabilitated or replaced over the years. (MoDOT only inspects bridges with openings of 20 feet or greater.)

Lawrence County Commission opened bids June 1, 2016, on replacement of this bridge over Spring River at V and Lawrence 2110, between Stotts City and Mt. Vernon. It reopened in December 2016.