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Guide to the inside COMMUNITY City government Council proﬁle Neighborhood associations Public transit Trash Pickup 101 County government Services for the disabled Senior services Legislators City proﬁle
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EDUCATION Columbia Public Schools Elementaries map Secondaries maps School programs Private schools University of Missouri Columbia College Stephens College College data
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COLUMBIA’S WARD BOUNDARIES Columbia is divided into six wards that were updated in 2011 to reﬂect the 2010 census. Each is represented by a member of the city council.
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ack in the last century, I came to Columbia straight off the farm to study journalism at the University of Missouri. I spent a mandatory year in a dorm then moved off-campus with two friends. After a false start on Fourth Avenue, where the landlord failed to finish major repairs before the move-in date, we landed in the basement of a brick house at Ross and William streets in the East Campus neighborhood. A tribe from Sedalia had rented the upstairs, which had an expansive front porch and what was purported to be a bullet hole in a window, two facts that contributed to the cachet of offcampus life. The Sedalia crew was friendly enough, and we settled easily into life in the student ghetto. One weekend not long into the semester, our Sedalia housemates invited a couple hundred of their friends over for drinks. That was fine with us — until they maxed out the sewer system, which backed up through the drain in our living room. We placed boards across the hallway so we could get from the living room to the bedrooms while the mess
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slowly subsided. But the bright green indooroutdoor carpet that covered the concrete floor quickly became a problem. It took weeks to restore that place to its former state of near-adequacy, and it is good my mother didn’t know how we lived. Student housing has been an issue in this college town since the days of passenger train service to Centralia. These days, Columbia offers more and better options as downtown apartment buildings seem to pop up like mushrooms. Student housing is changing the skyline and causing some angst about the evolving culture of the central district. Inside Our Town you can read about what the city is doing to accommodate the influx of bricks, mortar and matriculants. Also in this edition, you’ll find our list of the best local places that are off the beaten path. Newcomers and old-timers alike will no doubt find nuggets of interest. Our Town is packed with features like those, plus all the information you’ll need to navigate Columbia. Enjoy. — Jim Robertson, managing editor
THE COVER About 180 girls in the third through ﬁfth grades, along with parents and other community runners, participated in the Heart of Missouri Girls on the Run Celebrate 5K on May 11 at Stankowski Field on the University of Missouri campus. The Girls on the Run program aims to help young girls gain conﬁdence through running and lessons on selfesteem.
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COMMUNITY COLUMBIA CITY COUNCIL Mayor Bob McDavid Office: City Hall, second floor Term expires April 2016 firstname.lastname@example.org (573) 874-7222 Bob McDavid (daytime)
Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala takes the oath of office April 8 in the Columbia City Council chamber from City Clerk Sheela Amin. Skala is one of three new members elected to the council this year.
City council calls the shots 2013 brings 3 new members. BY ANDREW DENNEY email@example.com | 815-1719 Columbia’s city government is led by the Columbia City Council, a seven-member elected board responsible for passing a municipal budget, hiring a city manager to oversee operations and making the final say in decisions that have significant impact on residents’ lives. The council consists of a representative elected from each of the city’s wards, which each contained 18,000 residents as of the 2010 census, and a mayor elected at large. All serve three-year terms. Although the mayor is provided a larger electoral mandate and is typically tasked with presiding over council meetings, each member holds one vote. Second Ward Councilman Michael Trapp, who represents the ward that largely encompasses northwest Columbia, was elected in 2012 without previous direct involvement with local government. Trapp said he expected the position to be intellectually challenging but was surprised by its scope and depth: Members are required to make pivotal and often long-lasting
decisions and have knowledge on a range of topics, from police and fire pensions to water quality to the best time of year to call the city to fill a pothole. “Dealing with that amount of information, it’s kind of mind-boggling,” Trapp said. (The best time to call about a pothole, he recently found, is after mid-April, when it’s warming up outside and the city has opened its asphalt plant.) The council members themselves bring a range of backgrounds and areas of expertise: Mayor Bob McDavid is a retired obstetrician who served as chairman of the Boone Hospital Board of Trustees before being elected in mayor in 2010 and re-elected this April. First Ward Councilman Fred Schmidt is an accountant elected to the council in 2011 after previously serving as a member of the city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission. Trapp is a counselor for Phoenix Programs. Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala is a retired director of the Swine Hormone Research Core at the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine. He previously served on the council from 2007 to 2010 and was re-elected this year; he also has served on the city’s Planning and Zoning and Environ-
ment and Energy commissions. Fourth Ward Councilman Ian Thomas was elected this year after serving more than a decade as executive director of the PedNet Coalition. Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser served on the council from 2005 to 2011 and won her old seat back in February after her successor, Helen Anthony, left town. She works at the Robert L. Perry Juvenile Justice Center. Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe is a former transfer attorney for the Missouri State Public Defenders System and was elected in 2006, making her the council’s longest-serving member. She also serves as mayor pro tem. Starting next year, council ward representatives will begin receiving a $6,000 annual stipend, and the mayor will receive a $9,000 annual stipend. But council representatives hold positions that are now and long have been volunteer positions, with the time demand of at least a part-time job. Nauser estimated council business takes up about 20 hours of her time each week. “I don’t think that there’s a day that goes by where I don’t have a meeting,” she said. Although council elections are nonpartisan and the vast majority of votes by the council are unani-
mous, political differences exist among members and become more evident amid controversial issues, particularly matters of land use. McDavid and Nauser were elected with endorsements from the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and tend to make decisions favored by the business, development and real estate communities. Schmidt, Trapp, Skala, Thomas and Hoppe were favored by progressive voters and are sometimes perceived as more in tune with neighborhood concerns. In the first weeks that the current configuration of the council has been together, they have already had split 5-2 votes to reject a rezoning for a new convenience store and to extend a moratorium on illuminated signs, with McDavid and Nauser casting the dissenting votes. Within the coming months, the council is expected to consider an overhaul to the city’s zoning codes, especially as they pertain to downtown development, another topic that could spark division. But Trapp said despite differences among members, they generally share a good working relationship. “The conflict stuff is most interesting” in media coverage of council issues, Trapp said. “But maybe 95 percent of the time we’re on the same page.”
First Ward Councilman Fred Schmidt 503 W. Ash St. Term expires April 2014 firstname.lastname@example.org (573) 489-1078 Fred Schmidt (cell) Second Ward Councilman Michael Trapp 10 Leslie Lane Term expires April 2015 email@example.com (573) 256-0174 Michael Trapp (daytime) Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala 5201 Gasconade Drive Term expires April 2016 firstname.lastname@example.org (573) 474-2195 (home) Fourth Ward Councilman Ian Thomas 2616 Hillshire Drive Term expires April 2016 email@example.com (573) 239-7916 (cell)
Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser 5707 Bridlewood Court Term expires April 2014 firstname.lastname@example.org (573) 999-4002 Laura Nauser (cell) CONTINUED ON 7
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COLUMBIA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS Eighty neighborhood associations are recognized by the Columbia City Council. These organizations provide a channel for information ﬂow and encourage public participation in municipal decisionmaking. Recognized associations receive notiﬁcation about planning and zoning applications in the area and advance notice of public hearings. Associations in older neighborhoods are occasionally eligible for federal funds for public improvements. Organized neighborhoods are in a better position to discuss issues with developers. More information is available from the Department of Public Communications at 874-7248 or email@example.com
1. Bearﬁeld Meadows Pat Bess, 499-4445 firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Bedford Walk Susan Clark, 445-2050 email@example.com 3. Benton-Stephens Kip Kendrick, 823-7256 firstname.lastname@example.org 4. Bluff Creek Estates Pat Bess, 499-4445 email@example.com 5. Bourn Avenue Jenn Sonnenberg, 2342954 firstname.lastname@example.org 6. Brookside Square Ewell Lawson, 875-5133 email@example.com 7. Cedar Lake Peter Koukola, 443-2352 firstname.lastname@example.org 8. Chapel Hill Estates Patricia McIntosh Coles, 446-6265 email@example.com 9. Chapel Hill Lake Pat Bess, 499-4445 firstname.lastname@example.org 10. Chapel Woods Donald Spiers, 445-3544 email@example.com 11. College Park Al Tacker, 446-5525 firstname.lastname@example.org 12. Country Club Estates Sarah Catlin-Dupuy, 875-5946. sarahcatlin-dupuy@socket. net 13. Country Club Fairways Grace Elder, 875-4989 email@example.com 14. County House Branch Paula McFarling, 874-0982 firstname.lastname@example.org 15. Coventry Court Bill Moyes, 446-5078 email@example.com 16. Deer Ridge Cherie Rutter, 356-6224 cheriescakeboutique@ gmail.com 17. Douglass Park Tyree Byndum, 864-6145 firstname.lastname@example.org 18. Dubradis (Inactive) 19. East Campus Janet Hammen, 442-5827 email@example.com 20. East Pointe Dan Harder, 424-2384
firstname.lastname@example.org 21. East Walnut Nancy Burnett, 443-7593 email@example.com 22. Eastland Hills Pat Bess, 499-4445 firstname.lastname@example.org 23. Fairview Sarah Lang, 446-0146 email@example.com 24. Grasslands Robbie Price, 441-2395 firstname.lastname@example.org 25. Greenbriar-Trail Ridge Nancy Welty, 449-3678 email@example.com 26. Green Meadows Mary von Schoenborn, 449-7838 firstname.lastname@example.org 27. Grindstone/Rock Quarry Julie Youmans, 443-2154 julie_youmans@yahoo. com 28. Haden Park No representative 29. Heritage Estates Pat Bess, 499-4445 email@example.com 30. Highland Park Jeannine Norman, 4741404 firstname.lastname@example.org 31. Hinkson Creek Valley Jeanine Pagan, 442-8851 email@example.com 32. Historic Old Southwest Hank Ottinger, 443-4954 firstname.lastname@example.org 33. Historic Sunset Lane Charlene Adkins, 489-1222 email@example.com 34. Historic West Broadway Louis Wilson, 875-8039 firstname.lastname@example.org 35. Hominy Branch Karl Skala, 474-2195 email@example.com 36. Hunters Gate Bill Pauls, 256-1429 firstname.lastname@example.org 37. Indian Hills Wallace Malveaux, 4742307 38. Katy Lake Estates Pat Bess, 499-4445 email@example.com 39. King’s Meadow Henry Warren, 445-8220 firstname.lastname@example.org
40. Lake Shire Estates Pat Bess, 499-4445 email@example.com 41. Lenoir Woods Roger Moe, 874-0121 42. Limerick Lakes Pat Bess, 499-4445 firstname.lastname@example.org 43. Longview Urb Molitor, 445-0690 email@example.com 44. Meadows Pat Bess, 499-4445 firstname.lastname@example.org 45. Meadowvale Sherman Wefenstette, 474-7311 46. Mexico Gravel Nile Kemble, 474-7016 47. Miles Manor Pack Matthews, 442-7864 email@example.com 48. Moon Valley Heights (Inactive) 49. North Central Pat Fowler, 256-6841 firstname.lastname@example.org 50. Northland-Parker Annette Weaver, 449-7417 email@example.com 51. Oakland Manor Diane Oerly, 474-4542 firstname.lastname@example.org 52. Oaks Curtis Flatt, 814-1281 ﬂatt.email@example.com 53. Oakview Drive Tami Avery, 474-2260
firstname.lastname@example.org 54. Park DeVille Terry Baker, 445-9643 email@example.com 55. Park Hill J.D. Estes, 441-2386 56. Parkade Paul Love, 443-6093 firstname.lastname@example.org 57. Quail Creek Susan Clark, 445-2050 email@example.com 58. Quarry Heights Ken Sheldon, 446-4553 firstname.lastname@example.org 59. Ridgeway John McFarland, 449-2686 email@example.com 60. Rockbridge Joseph Vradenburg, 8749509 firstname.lastname@example.org 61. Rockingham (Inactive) 62. Rothwell Heights Farah Nieuwenhuizen, 4456853
email@example.com 63. Shepard Boulevard Rod Robison, 443-7748 firstname.lastname@example.org 64. Shoe Factory District Phebe La Mar, 443-3141 email@example.com 65. Smithton Ridge Mark Pulliam, 446-9431 firstname.lastname@example.org 66. Southwest Hills (Inactive) 67. Spencer’s Crest Pat Bess, 499-4445 email@example.com 68. Stadium Heights Joe Coke, 449-3640 69. Stonecrest (Inactive) 70. Tanglewood Paul Penn. 819-1161 71. Tenth Hitt Elm Locust Kelly Veach, 443-1588 firstname.lastname@example.org 72. Timberhill Road
Harold Johnson, 449-1533 73. Valley View Gardens Tim Chancellor, 489-9070 email@example.com 74. Vanderveen Crossing Pat Bess, 499-4445 firstname.lastname@example.org 75. West Ash Julie Baka, 256-1858 email@example.com 76. Westmount Catherine Doyle, 443-2324 firstname.lastname@example.org 77. Westwinds Park Patty Koehner, 442-2084 email@example.com 78. White Gate Greg Ahrens, 886-9786 firstname.lastname@example.org 79. Woodridge Allen Hahn, 474-4037 email@example.com 80. Worley Street Park Phil Christenson, 673-7928 phill.christensen@gmail. com 81. Zaring Judy Johnson, 474-6940 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe 607 Bluffdale Drive Term expires April 2015 email@example.com (573) 424-9668 (cell)
Community Development Department Director Tim Teddy Office: Daniel Boone Building, fifth floor, 701 E. Broadway firstname.lastname@example.org (573) 874-7239 The department features the CITY DEPARTMENTS Planning and Development AND LEADERSHIP Barbara Hoppe Department, which handles tasks City Manager Mike Matthes associated with land use and Office: City Hall, second floor development including zoning email@example.com requests, housing programs and (573) 874-6338 administering Community DevelThe city manager answers directly opment Block Grants; the Office of to the Columbia City Council. He is Neighborhood Services, which responsible for the general adminiscoordinates with neighborhood tration of the city, appointing departassociations and enforces properment heads, program coordination ty codes; and the Building and Site and the implementation of policies. Mike Matthes Development division, which City Clerk Sheela Amin issues construction and occupancy perOffice: City Hall, second floor mits, certifies trade crafts and enforces the firstname.lastname@example.org city’s zoning and land preservation ordi(573) 874-7208 nances. The city clerk serves as the secretary to Parks and Recreation Department the city council and is responsible for keepDirector Mike Griggs ing records of official city business, includOffice: Gentry Building, 1 S. Seventh St. ing minutes, resolutions and ordinances. email@example.com Law Department (573) 874-7460 City Counselor Nancy Thompson The Parks and Recreation Department Office: City Hall, second floor plans, develops and maintains parks, green firstname.lastname@example.org spaces and recreational facilities and over(573) 874-7223 sees recreational services. The Law Department provides legal Human Resources Department advice and support for the city council, city Director Margrace Buckler staff and boards and commissions. It also Office: Howard Building, 600 E. Broadprepares all ordinances, resolutions, con- way tracts and leases for the city. email@example.com Columbia Police Department (573) 874-7677 Chief Ken Burton The Human Resources Department coorOffice: 600 E. Walnut St. dinates city departments in hiring, firstname.lastname@example.org tion, promotion and development of staff. (573) 874-7402 (chief) Columbia/Boone County Department of (573) 874-7652 (main office) Public Health and Human Services The police department provides crime Director Stephanie Browning prevention and protective services. Office: 1005 W. Worley St. Columbia Fire Department email@example.com Chief Charles Witt (573) 874-7355 Administration building: 201 Orr St. Health department services include firstname.lastname@example.org immunizations, restaurant and lodging (573) 874-7391, (573) 874-7450 weekends inspections, communicable disease testing and after-hours and treatment; emergency planning; the The fire department provides emergency Women, Infants and Children program; medical care and assistance during fires, Animal Control services; human rights proexplosions, hazardous materials incidents motion; and programs to encourage safe and other catastrophic events. It also pro- and healthy living. vides investigative, inspection and code Finance Department enforcement services. Director John Blattel Public Works Department Office: City Hall, fifth floor Director John Glascock email@example.com Office: City Hall, third floor (573) 874-7365 firstname.lastname@example.org The Finance Department is responsible (573) 874-7250 for the administration of financial services The Public Works Department oversees a for the city, including financial planning, range of city services and utilities, including budgeting, treasury management, investengineering, streets and sidewalks mainte- ments, purchasing, accounting, payroll, nance, solid waste and stormwater man- business licensing, insurance and utility agement and building maintenance. customer services.
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Neighborhood groups amplify resident voices BY ANDREW DENNEY email@example.com | 815-1719 In many parts of Columbia, residents seeking a louder voice in city government or just looking to get to know their neighbors can join one of the city’s more than 70 officially recognized neighborhood associations. Neighborhood associations should not be confused with homeowner associations, which are not recognized by the city but are instead are entities that exist specifically for homeowners and often establish legally binding covenants for members. Neighborhood associations, on the other hand, are officially recognized by the city and include all residents within a certain geographic area. The groups are often formed in response to hot-button issues such as major rezoning or redevelopment cases, said Leigh Britt, manager of the city’s Office of Neighborhood Services. Britt said the city encourages groups to find ways to stay active and organized by arranging events such as garage sales and block parties. In central Columbia, where crime and the state of aging public infrastructure are of top concern, new neighborhood associations have recently sprouted. The West Ash and West Worley neighborhood associations were formed in the past few years, and the Douglass Park Neighborhood Association was revitalized about a year ago after being dormant for more than a decade. “A neighborhood association is the best tool given to the people to have their voices heard,” said Tyree Byndom, secretary for the Douglass Park Neighborhood Association. Columbia’s more established neighborhood associations have shown they can have considerable influence over city affairs. In 2011, the East Campus Neighborhood Association threatened legal
action against developers who were building a fraternity house in the neighborhood 7 feet taller than its zoning district allowed. The developer settled with the neighborhood association, and the neighborhood has been using that money in part to pay for a park in the area. Representing residents who live near the hotbed of new development downtown, the North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association has had its hands full over the past two years dealing with the effects of increasing density. Adam Saunders, a member of the North Central neighborhood group, said it has been able to engage with the city to put parking restrictions in the North Village Arts District neighborhood to help residents reclaim their parking spaces. The group also has been advocating for the city to implement form-based zoning codes in the downtown area to help maintain the area’s character as its population becomes denser. But the central city isn’t the only area where residents are becoming interested in forming neighborhood associations. The Coventry Court Neighborhood Association is the city’s newest neighborhood association, said Bill Cantin, neighborhood response coordinator, and it encompasses a west Columbia neighborhood near West Broadway and Fairview Road. Coventry Court Neighborhood Association President Bill Moyes said the group formed as a result of residents taking part in neighborhood watch activities, but he said the group has taken a broader interest in issues affecting the neighborhood, such as how West Broadway might develop. “It gives you a chance to, you know, get a greater sense of a small community within a big community by knowing who lives around you,” Moyes said.
Carman Niles, center, and Martin Jenkins ride a Columbia Transit bus May 16 on Ash Street. Riders were given free rides for the day on all routes as part of the annual Bike, Walk & Wheel Week.
TRANSIT SERVICES Columbia Transit
Wabash Station 126 N. Tenth St. (573) 874-7282 www.gocolumbiamo.com/PublicWorks/Transportation Rates are $1.50 for adults, 75 cents for children ages 5 to 11 or students with ID and free for children younger than 5. Students may purchase a semester pass for $100. Hours of operation are 6:20 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 6:20 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 7:05 p.m. Saturday. In addition, a downtown and campus-focused route called FastCAT Express runs until 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and from noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, with revised schedules during academic breaks. Schedules, route maps and detour information are available on the Columbia Transit website. Columbia Para-Transit
For Americans with Disabilities Act-eligible residents, Columbia has lift-equipped para-transit mini-buses that provide curb-tocurb transportation services for those certiﬁed as unable to ride Columbia Transit’s ﬁxed-route bus system. The rate is $2 per ride. Reservation hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. To schedule service, email PTscheduling@gocolumbiamo. com. If you do not receive a response within one hour during regular business hours, call (573) 874-7290. Megabus
www.megabus.com The Megabus runs twice a day from Wabash Station: 1:50 p.m. to St. Louis and Chicago 4:35 p.m. to Kansas City Prices vary. Order tickets online, and present your reservation number to the bus operator upon boarding. Greyhound Lines
611 Big Bear Blvd. (573) 449-2416 www.greyhound.com Provides bus connections to cities across the country. Prices vary. Open seven days a week. MO-X
303 Business Loop 70 E. (573) 256-1991 or (877) 6694826 www.moexpress.com Provides a scheduled shuttle service between Columbia and the Kansas City and St. Louis airports. Twelve round trips daily to St. Louis and ﬁve round trips daily to Kansas City are offered. Prices range from $46 one way to $110 round trip. Train service
The nearest Amtrak station is in Jefferson City, 101 Jefferson St. Information on routes and tickets is available at www.amtrak. com. Columbia has a train-focused tourist attraction, the Columbia Star Dinner Train. The dinner train runs from Columbia to Centralia and back, departing at 7 p.m. Saturdays and 11:30 a.m. Sundays every other weekend from 6501 N. Brown Station Road. Information is available at (573) 474-2223 or dinnertrain. com.
For its residential customers, the city of Columbia’s Solid Waste Utility conducts curbside pickup of trash and recycling bags. Rather than being placed in a can or a container, the bags must be set directly on the curb. In Columbia, this is a longstanding and popular method of trash collection: Recently, the city tossed out a plan to adopt a rollcart system for refuse collection because of a lack of public support for the idea. The city offers free recycling and trash bags to residents by mailing vouchers to customers in April, August and December that can be redeemed at local retailers. New residents are given vouchers within three weeks of becoming Solid Waste customers. No purchase is necessary at retail outlets to obtain the bags, but vouchers must be provided. Customers can place aluminum, glass, tin and plastic materials in the blue recycling bags. Paper and cardboard, though, must be placed in separate cardboard boxes for curbside pickup. If you’ve run out of bags but still don’t want recyclable items to end up in the landfill, recyclables also are collected at several drop-off locations throughout the city. Residents are advised to throw yard waste away with their trash. The city has a bioreactor at the municipal landfill that converts the methane emanating from trash into energy. Collection rates for city utility customers are about $15 per month, varying slightly depending on factors such as whether the resident receives bags or if a landlord covers the trash fee. Curbside collection is conducted throughout the work week and on Saturday on weeks when official holidays fall on a weekday. For more information, the city’s Solid Waste Utility can be reached at 874-6278, or go to the city’s website at www. gocolumbiamo.com.
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COMMUNITY BOONE COUNTY GOVERNMENT Boone County was formed in 1820 from segments of Howard and Montgomery counties and named after the frontiersman Daniel Boone, who spent his final days in Missouri. About 163,000 people — a 20 percent increase from 2000 — lived in the 687-squaremile county in 2010. The county is governed by a three-member county commission. Each commissioner is elected to a four-year term. The county receives revenue from real estate and personal property taxes, fees, and state and federal money, but more than 60 percent of county funds come from sales taxes. The county-owned Boone Hospital Center has a lease agreement with St. Louisbased BJC HealthCare, which pays an annual sum to the county based on the consumer price index. In 2012, the payment was about $1.74 million and another $500,000 for the county’s use of community health grants. BJC also made a one-time, $1 million payment to the county in 2012 as a result of negotiations to extend the lease. Boone County became a first-class county in 1991, a designation based on the valuation of land. State law allows county officeholders to set their own salaries. The Boone County presiding commissioner earns $84,654.40 a year, and the associate commissioners each earn $83,657.60. The county assessor, auditor, clerk, public administrator, recorder, treasurer and collector each earn $83,657.60 per year. The prosecutor earns $109,345.60, and the sheriff earns $111,384. BOONE COUNTY COMMISSION
Presiding Commissioner Dan Atwill Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016 Northern District Commissioner Janet Thompson Term expires: Dec. 31, 2016 Southern District Commissioner Karen Miller Term expires: Dec. 31, Dan Atwill 2016 Offices: Room 333, third floor of the Boone County Government Center at Eighth and Ash streets; 8864305 Website: showmeboone. com/commission The county commission serves as the executive J. Thompson body of the county, establishing policy and managing the budget. The commission has regular public meetings at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in the commission chambers on the first floor of the Boone County Government Center. The com- Karen Miller
mission meets at various times throughout the week in work sessions with other elected officials and department heads. Commissioners also serve as the county’s liaison with dozens of community boards and committees. OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS
County Assessor Tom Schauwecker Term expires: 2016 Office: Room 143, first floor of the county government center; 886-4270 Website: showmeboone. com/assessor The assessor is responsible for tracking all taxable real and tangible personal property in Boone County Schauwecker and assessing the property annually. Assessed valuation provides the tax base for property taxes levied by the county and its political subdivisions, including schools, fire districts, library districts and municipalities. County Collector Pat Lensmeyer Term expires: 2014 Office: Room 118, first floor of the county government center; 886-4285 Website: showmeboone. com/collector The collector is responsible for collecting property taxes, distributing revenue and collecting liquor, auc- Pat Lensmeyer tioneer and merchant license fees. Primary tax records are held for public use in the collector’s office. Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight Term expires: 2014 Office: fourth floor of the Boone County Courthouse, 705 E. Walnut St.; 886-4100 Website: showmeboone. com/pa The prosecutor represents the state in all criminal cases in the county. The office also collects delin- Dan Knight quent child support and tax payments. Public Administrator Cathy Richards Term expires: 2016 Office: first floor of the Boone County Courthouse; 886-4190 Website: showmeboone. com/publicadmin The public administrator is responsible for the custodial and administrative tasks for the estates of Cathy Richards the deceased and estates of minors and incapacitated or disabled people when there is no legal guardian or conservator. The public administrator also serves as the court-appointed guardian, conservator, personal representative, fiduciary or surrogate for people or descendants when no one else is willing or qualified.
Sheriff Dwayne Carey Term expires: 2016 Office: 2121 E. County Drive; 875-1111 Website: showmeboone. com/sheriff The sheriff’s primary responsibility is to protect and preserve the safety of Boone County residents. Dwayne Carey The office patrols the county, responds to calls for service and investigates crimes. The office also oversees operations of the Boone County Jail and distributes permits on all-terrain vehicles and firearms. Treasurer Nicole Galloway Term expires: 2016 Office: Room 205, second floor of the county government center; 8864365 Website: showmeboone. com/treasurer The treasurer is responsible for receiving, disbursing and investing all funds N. Galloway for the county and ensuring money is segregated into separate funds. The treasurer issues all general obligation bonds and revenue bonds for the county. County Auditor June Pitchford Term expires: 2014 Office: Room 304, third floor of the county government center; 886-4275 Website: showmeboone. com/auditor The auditor is the county’s chief budget officer and is responsible for preparing the official financial state- June Pitchford ments and the annual audit. The auditor also certifies contracts and expenditures. Circuit Court Clerk Christy Blakemore Term expires: 2014 Office: first floor of the Boone County Courthouse; 886-4000 Website: www.courts. mo.gov/hosted/circuit13 The circuit clerk is responsible for all circuit court records. All new court cases are filed with the C. Blakemore clerk’s office. The circuit clerk’s office issues all warrants and writs, notifies all parties of trials or any court actions and receives and disburses money paid into the court for bonds, fines, garnishments and other court-related costs. County Clerk Wendy Noren Term expires: 2014 Office: Room 236, second floor of the county government center; 8864295 Website: showmeboone. Wendy Noren com/clerk
The county clerk is responsible for managing and conducting elections. The office also is charged with keeping accurate records of the orders and meetings of the county commission. The clerk maintains payroll files, administers employee benefits, administers the records management budget and purchases adequate insurance and bonding for county assets and elected officials. Recorder of Deeds Bettie Johnson Term expires: 2014 Office: Room 132, first floor of the county government center; 886-4345 Website: showmeboone. com/recorder The recorder is responsible for recording documents in three main areas: real estate, uniform com- Bettie Johnson mercial code and marriage licenses. In addition, servicemen’s records, tax liens and miscellaneous documents not in these areas might be recorded. OTHER BOONE COUNTY SERVICES
Public Works Department: Chet Dunn, road maintenance supervisor; Greg Edington, fleet maintenance supervisor; 449-8515. Office is at 5551 Highway 63 S. The department is responsible for the condition of roads and bridges in Boone County, including snow and ice control. Court administrator: Kathy Lloyd, 8864070. The court administrator manages the daily operation of the court; functions include case docketing and acting as the court’s liaison to the public. Robert L. Perry Juvenile Justice Center: Director Pete Schmersahl, 886-4450. The juvenile justice center is designated by the 13th Judicial Circuit Court to provide detention, evaluation services and temporary care to juveniles. Juvenile Office: Director Rick Gaines, 8864200. The office oversees the eight teams that make up the 13th Judicial Circuit Court’s juvenile division. Resource Management: Director Stan Shawver, 886-4330. Room 315, third floor of the county government center. Planning and Building merged with the design and construction arm of the Public Works Department in late 2010. The planning department enforces zoning and subdivision regulations. The building inspection unit issues building permits and inspects new construction in unincorporated areas of the county. The office also conducts design and construction of capital projects and houses the county’s stormwater management personnel. Medical examiner: Carl Stacy, 474-2700. The medical examiner investigates deaths caused by violence, deaths that occur while the person is in custody of the law or an inmate at a public institution, and deaths that occur in any unusual or suspicious manner. CONTINUED ON 12
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Joe Machens Toyota Scion 900 Bernadette Dr., Columbia 866-519-4450
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SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABLITIES
Human resources: Jennifer Feltner, 886-4395. Boone County Annex, 613 E. Ash St., Room 102. The department screens employment applicants, evaluates the county’s job-classification system and coordinates the county’s affirmative action plan and employee training. Purchasing: Director Melinda Bobbitt, 886-4391. Boone County Annex, Room 110. Businesses and individuals selling goods and services to the county go through purchasing, which also coordinates disposal of surplus, damaged and obsolete materials and equipment. Facilities maintenance: Manager Bob Davidson, 886-4400. Boone County Annex, Room 106. The department oversees maintenance and custodial services for the county’s buildings and parking lots and maintenance of county-owned parks and about 4.5 miles of the Katy Trail. County counselor: C.J. Dykhouse, 886-4414. Room 211, second floor of the county government center. The county counselor is the attorney for all county elected officials and department directors. The county’s deeds, contracts, ordinances and resolutions are drafted or reviewed by this office.
School of Service, Home of Access Arts
1724 McAlester St., (573) 875-0275 schoolofservice.org Offers pottery, weaving, drawing and other art classes. Scholarships are available. Alternative Community Training Inc.
2200 Burlington St., (573) 474-9446 www.actservices.org Provides community living programs, a work program and vocational rehabilitation assessments for people with developmental disabilities. Those in the work program recycle magnetic media. Boone County Family Resources
1209 E. Walnut St. (573) 874-1995 or 1-800-359-4607 www.bcfr.org Offers an array of services to people with developmental disabilities. Supports families caring for people with disabilities. Bureau of Special Healthcare Needs
1500 Vandiver Drive, Suite 112 (573) 882-9861 State agency supports eligible children, from birth to age 21, with severe medical problems by providing therapy and equipment. Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center
Provides housing for low-income people with disabilities. Rent support available for qualiﬁed individuals. Central Missouri Dream Factory
P.O. Box 139, Columbia, Mo., 65205 (573) 817-2768 www.centralmissouridreamfactory.org Fulﬁlls dreams of critically ill and chronically ill children ages 3 to 18 in a seven-county region. Central Missouri Regional Office for the Developmentally Disabled
1500 Vandiver Drive, Suite 100 (573) 882-9835 or (888) 671-1041 Provides eligibility determination, familydirected support, crisis intervention, case management, residential support, and employment support. Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises
4040 S. Bearﬁeld Road (573) 442-6935 www.cmse.org A ﬂexible, low-cost alternative to performing labor-intensive projects in-house. Provides people with disabilities with jobs in a range of services, including industrial subcontracting and bulk mail processing. Includes CMSE Giving Gardens, a retail greenhouse.
with severe disabilities whose conditions include developmental delays, autism and other cognitive disabilities. Operated by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Office of Disability Services, MU campus
S5 Memorial Union (573) 882-4696, VP (573) 234-6662 Provides services and accommodations for academic/classroom, transportation, housing, service animals that help students to participate fully in the learning experience and be evaluated on the basis of their abilities. UCP Easter Seals
3804 Santiago Drive (573) 449-6783 Provides child care services for children of all abilities. Medical and rehabilitation services offered through Boone County Family Resources. Camp Friday offers respite care for children with disabilities and their siblings twice a month during the school year. Great Plains ADA Center
100 Corporate Lake Drive (573) 882-3600 www.gpadacenter.org Provides technical assistance, information and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability laws.
4895 E. Highway 163 (573) 875-8556 cedarcreek.missouri.org Offers specialized therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults with disabilities. Fees vary.
Como Disabilities Advocacy Network
Columbia Housing Authority
Delmar A. Cobble State School
107 N. William St. (573) 875-6644 Provides barrier-free housing for people with physical disabilities. Privately owned and government-subsidized.
108 W. Craig St. (573) 442-6482 Provides learning opportunities for students
2000 E Broadway, Suite 111 (573) 443-6044
201 Switzler St. (573) 443-2556 www.columbiaha.com
CDAN provides a place for people with disabilities and advocates to connect, learn and share information and perspectives. It includes a Facebook community under the same name.
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Integration Plus Inc.
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COMMUNITY www.integrationplus.net Provides respite, behavior therapy and individualized supported living services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Job Point
2116 Nelwood Drive, Suite 200 (573) 474-8560 www.jobpointmo.org Offers vocational assessments, job training and placement services to people with disabilities and the economically disadvantaged. Also provides an array of services through partnerships with several local organizations to assist people on probation or parole to successfully reenter society and the workforce. NAMI of Columbia
515 Cherry St., Ste 300 Support for people who have a family member with mental illness. NAMI of Columbia meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Unity Center, 1600 W. Broadway. ParaTransit
Wabash Station, 126 N. Tenth St., (573) 874-7290 www.gocolumbiamo.com/PublicWorks/ Transportation Provides curb-to-curb service for people who are ADA eligible. All buses are fully accessible. Riders must be unable to ride a Columbia mass transit ﬁxed route and have an approved application on ﬁle. Fees are $2 one-way. TouchPoint Autism Services
918 Bernadette Drive, (573) 874-3777 www.lifeskills-mo.org Provides treatment and training for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Also offers consultation for direct-care staff. The LEAD Institute
2502 W. Ash St. (573) 445-5005; crisis line for the deaf, (573) 445-5059; crisis line for anyone, (573) 445-5035 www.deaﬂead.com Offers training and education in deaf culture to other agencies. Acts as an advocate for deaf people and offers two 24-hour crisis lines. Also offers classes in signing to the deaf and hearing. Free mental health services for deaf victims of crime, including domestic violence, child
SENIOR SERVICES The Senior Network is a coalition of senior-focused not-for-proﬁt agencies. A list of coalition members is available at the Columbia Public Library and at most senior-service providers. A directory can be found online at www.seniornetworkmo.org. Alzheimer’s Association
2400 Bluff Creek Drive (573) 443-8665, help line (800) 272-3900 www.alz.org/mid-missouri Services: Referrals, help line, patient and caregiver support groups, newsletters and educational materials, respite funds, advocacy. Fees: Donations accepted. Boone County Council on Aging
abuse, sexual assault and rape. Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services
925 S. Country Club Drive, Jefferson City (573) 893-3333 or (866) 777-7199 moadvocacy.org Federally funded agency advocates for the rights of people with mental and developmental disabilities. Woodhaven
1405 Hathman Place, (573) 875-6181 www.woodhaventeam.org Operated by the Disciples Benevolent Services, a branch of Christian ChurchDisciples of Christ. Offers professional community-based supported living services for people with developmental disabilities. Operates social and community services. New Horizons
1408 Hathman Place, (573) 443-0405 www.mo-newhorizons.com Provides residential care facilities in Columbia and Jefferson City for individuals with disabilities. Offers outpatient mental health services for people with mental illnesses. Serves lunch for clients at its education center. OATS Inc.
2501 Maguire Blvd., Suite 103, (573) 4493789 www.oatstransit.org Offers transportation to people with disabilities and the general public in Columbia. Call for ride information. Services for Independent Living
1401 Hathman Place (573) 874-1646; (800) 766-1968 www.silcolumbia.org Provides referrals, advocacy, peer support and training in independent-living skills for people with disabilities. Other projects include: Show-Me Tech, an assistivetechnology demonstration center, and the SIL Ramp Project, which helps wheelchair users get ramps. Also provides transportation. Social Security Administration
803 Gray Oak Drive, (866) 563-9108 or (800) 772-1213 www.socialsecurity.gov Pays disability beneﬁts under two programs: the Social Security disability insurance program and the Supplemental Security Income program to qualifying individuals.
1123 Wilkes Blvd., Suite 100 (573) 443-1111 www.booneaging.org Services: Resources about living independently; income-based volunteer services, including grocery shopping, yard maintenance, transportation; tax assistance for homebound seniors; home repair program. Fees: Donations accepted. Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging
1121 Business Loop 70 E., Suite 2A (573) 443-5823, (573) 443-0105 TTY www.cmaaa.net Services: Care coordination, case management, respite assistance, limited legal services, long-term care ombudsman program, transportation assistance
for seniors age 60 and older. Transportation assistance is contracted with a local cab company for medical appointments, shopping and personal business, such as banking. Fees: Donations accepted. Services for Independent Living
1401 Hathman Place (573) 874-1646; TDD (800) 766-1968 www.silcolumbia.org Services for seniors and people with mental or physical disabilities, with door-to-door transportation for grocery shopping and medical appointments. Call for intake process. Fees: $2 one-way inside city limits, $3 outside city limits and $5 one-way CONTINUED ON 15
Walters Boone County Museum The Village at Boone Junction The Montminy Gallery Preserving the Past for the Future 3801 Ponderosa St., Columbia Open Thurs through Sun, 12:30 to 4:30 Sat, 9:30 to 4:30pm From Hwy 63, take Discovery Pkwy west, then north on Ponderosa about 2 miles to Nifong Park. 573-443-8936
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county-to-county in the service region. Oakland Senior Center
805 Old 63 N. (573) 449-8000 Services: Home-delivered meals, congregate meals, social activities, hot-lunch program from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., volunteer opportunities. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fees: Suggested donation of $3.50 per meal for clients older than 60 and $6.50 for those younger than 60. Central Missouri Community Action
807B N. Providence Road (573) 443-1100 www.showmeaction.org Services: Emergency utility assistance, weatherization, tax assistance, foster grandparent program. Fees: None. Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services
1005 W. Worley St. (573) 874-7355 www.gocolumbiamo.com/Health Services: Flu and pneumonia shots, immunizations, assistance with prescription medications, rural health screenings, hypertension/blood glucose screenings, tuberculosis testing, utility assistance, inhome services.
P.O. Box 404 or 2012 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 202C (573) 442-0067 www.experienceworks.org Services: Training, employment and community service opportunities for workers 55 and older. Fees: None. Meals on Wheels
800 Hospital Drive (573) 886-7554 www.mealsonwheelscolumbia.org Services: Meal delivery to Columbia residents, hot noon meals, box suppers, frozen weekend meals. Fees: Sliding scale based on monthly income. The Adult Day Connection
University of Missouri campus, 137 Clark Hall (573) 882-7070 adcshp.missouri.edu Services: State-licensed adult day health care program that includes nursing supervision, hot lunches, daily activities and therapeutic exercise, respite for caregivers. Fees: Call for fee information. Medicaid accepted and some assistance available for those who qualify. Older American Klub
2311 E. Walnut St. (573) 874-7475 Activities: Music, dances, painting, crafts, instructional classes, social activities, travel opportunities. A function of the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department. OAK Tours
2311 E. Walnut St. (573) 442-5353 Activities: Social functions, one-day and long-distance trips. A function of the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department. Fees: $10 membership. Trip prices vary, call for details 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
supplemental accident, liability insurance for volunteer activities. Fees: None. Columbia Senior Activity Center
1121 Business Loop 70 E. (573) 874-2050 www.columbiaseniorcenter.com Services: Daily meals, blood pressure and glucose screenings, volunteer opportunities and activities, including cards, dances, dominoes, exercise, pool, educational seminars. Fees: Lunch costs $6 Mondays through Fridays (soup and salad $4) and $7 on Sundays. Luncheon specials $8. The Salvation Army
2501 Maguire Blvd., Suite 101 (573) 443-4516 www.oatstransit.org Services: Door-to-door transportation on a scheduled basis. Fees: Donations accepted. Parks and Recreation Department
1 S. Seventh St. (573) 874-7460 Services: Offers a range of physical activities, social events and opportunities for interaction. Financial assistance available for some programs. Retired Senior Volunteer Program
1123 Wilkes Blvd., Suite 100 (573) 443-1111 Services: Volunteer placement, training,
1108 W. Ash St. (573) 442-3229 Services: Food pantry, Christmas assistance, clothing voucher. Emergency shelter and noon food program, 602 N. Ann St., (573) 442-1984; thrift stores, 1304 Parkade Blvd., (573) 449-5202; 23 E. Walnut St., (573) 443-2786 Fees: None. Voluntary Action Center
403A Vandiver Drive (573) 874-2273 www.vacmo.org Services: Referral, client advocacy, emergency assistance, transportation, food, shelter, clothing, medical needs, volunteer recruitment and placement. Fees: None.