Ashleigh Estates

Ashleigh Estates resident Kelly Valli asks a question to the board about feral cats during the Homeowner’s Association’s annual meeting at Cuivre River State Park on June 11.

Lincoln County, Mo. - With the outdoor backdrop of Cuivre River State Park’s Lakeside Pavilion as its host, the Ashleigh Estates Homeowners Association held its annual meeting on June 11.

In addition to the standard meeting minutes, residents’ concerns at the meeting ranged from feral cats to grass cutting – to even a snake problem.

While the homeowner’s children enjoyed the park, the parents had a couple of special guests take questions about how to make their neighborhood safer.

Lincoln County Sheriff Rick Harrell and Lincoln County Commissioner Matt Bass were on hand at the meeting. Harrell took questions from homeowners about speeding through Ashleigh Estates, and even shared an anecdote about getting run off the road in his personal vehicle recently.

However, he also talked about the newest advancements to the Sheriff’s Office new website, in which residents can report suspicious activity anonymously.

“If you see a suspicious vehicle, or someone suspicious, click on it,” Harrell said. “Meet us halfway.”

Harrell also talked about the LCSO’s new body camera policy at the meeting, which he said the department will have fully operational by the end of the month.

“If my son were pulled over by one of my deputies, I would want him protected,” he said. “If your daughter were a corrections officer, you would want her protected – and this helps both sides.”

Bass explained to the residents how the Lincoln County Commission works and is important to neighborhood residents.

“The commission is the go-between to the residents and the government,” he said. “If there is a problem, residents can come to us.”