Members of the New Bourbon Regional Port Authority board of commissioners on August 28 heard from the second of three applicants for the open at-large board position.

The board also agreed to approach Ste. Genevieve and Perry counties and the cities of Ste. Genevieve and Perryville about resuming annual payments to the Port Authority and discussed the merits of the New Boutbon Port Road being a federal-aid highway.

TRILLER MAKES SHORT PRESENTATION

Perry County Assessor Charlie Triller made a presentation of just under three minutes during last week’s meeting to give his background and qualifications for the open board seat.

Triller was recommended by former at-large member Rodney Richardet.

Ste. Genevieve County resident Nick Wehner, who had been recommended by the Ste. Genevieve County Commission, spoke at some length about his work background and qualifications to be on the board during the July meeting,

Board chairman Ron Inman said a second candidate from Ste. Genevieve County would make a presentation at the September meeting before the six members of the board make a decision.

Triller is a 1987 Perryville High School graduate who grew up on a farm southeast of Perryville. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Rolla and was involved in the cooperative education program, working for General Dynamics in Dallas-Fort Worth and for an automotive firm in St. Louis. From 1991 until 1998, he worked as a maintenance technician for General Electric in St. Louis. From 1998 through 2008, he was a code enforcement officer for the city of Perryville. Since 2008 he has been the county assessor.

See complete story in the September 4 edition of the Herald.