Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Notice of Election Bates County SWCD





Let it be known that the Bates County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold an       election for one supervisor in each of two different territories in the county. Territory [I] includes (West Boone, East Boone, Deer Creek, West Point, Elk Heart and Mound Townships) and Territory [III] includes (Lone Oak, Pleasant Gap, Hudson, Osage, Prairie and Rockville Townships). The election will take place from February 1, 2024 to February 20, 2024. Ballots are available to print online at  Printed ballots may be returned to the district by mail and must be postmarked no later than February 20th. You may also vote in person from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the USDA Service Center, 625 West Nursery Street, Butler, MO, 64730. Each eligible land representative in the district is allowed one vote.  A land representative is defined as the owner or representative authorized by power of attorney of any farm lying within an area proposed to be established, and subsequently established, as a soil and water conservation district under Chapter 278, RSMo. Each farm is entitled to representation by a land representative: provided, however that the land representative is a taxpayer of the county within which the soil and water district is located.

The following qualified  candidates will be considered for election:


Territory [I] David Thurman – West Boone, East Boone, Deer Creek, West Point, Elk Heart and

                                                           Mound Townships

               Territory [III] Michael Rapp – Lone Oak, Pleasant Gap, Hudson, Osage, Prairie, and Rockville


 Supervisors manage the administration of district policies and programs, as well as district personnel and funds. The district is supported by the one-tenth-of-one-percent parks, soils and  water sales tax. For additional information on the district election, contact the district office:

(660) 679-6124 ext 3

625 West Nursery Street, Butler, MO 64730

[email protected]


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