Commissioners stop spending on Annex project

Current Clay County Commissioners Jerry Nolte, Megan Thompson and Jon Carpenter stop further bleeding of millions of taxpayer dollars related to the new Annex by pausing all work at the site at North Brighton and Missouri Highway 152. The three are looking at possible ways to recoup some of the nearly $5 million already spent like selling the land, which was purchased for nearly $2 million.

Ending construction of a new Annex is not the first step current commissioners have taken to stop the bleeding of taxpayers’ money committed by previous commissioners. Earlier this year, contracts with high-priced, outside legal and lobbyist firms and legal opposition to the state audit were ended. These efforts saved taxpayers millions.

Managing Editor Amanda Lubinski can be reached at amanda.lubinski@mycouriertribune.com, 903-6001 or @myCTAmanda1 on Twitter.

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