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April 28, 2014 Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday April 28, 2014 at 9 am. Present were Chairman Bradley A. Zeller, Commissioner Dick Rawlings and Commissioner Bill Meier.

Chr. Zeller said that the first order of business is the approval of the agenda. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

The next item needing approval said Chr. Zeller is the board minutes from April 14, 2014. Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the Treasurers report is the next item on the agenda to accept and that Ms. Hornbeek is present. Ms. Hornbeek said that this report is for the month of March and she had nothing to point out. Commissioner Meier made a motion to accept the Treasurers report as presented. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the bills in the amount of $30,835.12 are the next items needing approval. Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to approve the payment of bills in the stated amount. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the verifiable payroll for distribution on April 30 is the next item on the agenda. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve verifiable payroll for the stated date. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

The re-appointment of Tim Heady to the Jacksonville Airport Authority Board is the next item on the agenda needing approval Chr. Zeller said. The board did receive a letter of recommendation from the secretary of the above named board and this will be a 5 year term Chr. Zeller said. Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to approve the re-appointment as stated and on the recommendation of the Jacksonville Airport Authority Board. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the next item on the agenda is a resolution to raise the court fees for child advocacy and that Ms. Clairice Hetzler was present and would explain this for the board. Ms. Hetzler said that Morgan County has been involved with this program since 2006. Ms. Hetzler said that there are approximately 40-80 cases of child abuse/sexual abuse every year in this county. There was discussion. Chr. Zeller said that this resolution will raise the court fee to $30 for cases that involve the above named cases. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the resolution as presented. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-none

Communications-none

Commissioner Meier made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved. The meeting is adjourned.

April 14, 2014 Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday April 14, 2014 at 9 am. Present were Chairman Bradley A. Zeller, Commissioner Dick Rawlings and Commissioner Bill Meier.

Chr. Zeller said that the first order of business is the approval of the agenda. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the next item on the agenda is the approval of the March 24 board minutes. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Approval of the bills in the amount $75,959.12 are the next item needing approval said Chr. Zeller. Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to approve the payment of bills in the stated amount. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the payroll for April 15, 2014 in the amount of $247,290.67 is the next item on the agenda. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the payroll in the stated amount for the stated date. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion approved.

Chr. Zeller said that a resolution for an amendment to the delinquent tax program agreement is the next item on the agenda and that the Treasurer is present and would explain. Ms. Hornbeek said that this is an amendment to the original agreement with Joseph E. Meyer who is the tax agent for the County. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the resolution as explained by the Treasurer. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

The next item on the agenda is the re-appointment of Tammi Lonergan to the Alexander Water District for a five year term. There was discussion. Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to approve the re-appointment of Tammi Lonergan to the above named water district. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that re-appointments for Rex Brockhouse, Alan Kircher and Ron Surratt to the Concord Cemetery Board for a three year term are the next items needing approval. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the re-appointments as stated. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-Commissioner Rawlings said that Ameren is conducting their annual vegetation control throughout the county.

Communications-none

Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved. The meeting is adjourned.

March 24, 2014 Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday March 24, 2014. Present were Chairman Bradley A. Zeller, Commissioner Dick Rawlings and Commissioner Bill Meier.

Chr. Zeller said that the first order of business is the approval of the agenda. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the approval of the minuets from the March 10 board meeting is the next item needing approval. Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

The next item on the agenda is the Treasurers report and the Treasurer is present and will explain this for us Chr. Zeller said. Ms. Hornbeek said that the only thing she had to point out is the new savings account that she opened at Jacksonville Savings Bank. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the Treasurers report as presented. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the bills in the amount of $66,277.38 are the next agenda item needing approval. Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to approve the bills in the stated amount. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the verifiable payroll for disbursement on March 28 is the next for approval. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the verifiable payroll for the stated date. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the next item on the agenda is a cancellation of Certificate of Purchase. This type of cancellation has been granted in the past Chr. Zeller said and this has a little different wording as it involves a mobile home. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the certificate as discussed. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the board had a resolution to rescind the Enterprise Zone expansion for Villas of Holy Brook. There was discussion. Chr. Zeller said that the Villas of Holy Brook felt with all the new facilities being built that their facility was not needed at this time. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the resolution as presented. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-none

Communications-Commissioner Rawlings said that when their office receives complaints or concerns that they need to have a contact name and number so that the board my address the issue. Otherwise they have no one to discuss the situation with.

Commissioner Meier made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved. The meeting is adjourned.

March 10, 2014 Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioners office on Monday March 10, 2014 at 9 am. Present were Chairman Bradley A. Zeller, Commissioner Dick Rawlings and Commissioner Bill Meier.

Chr. Zeller said that the first order of business is the approval of the agenda. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

The next item needing approval Chr. Zeller said is the approval of the minutes from the February 24, 2014 board meeting. Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to approve the February 24 minutes as written. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that bills in the amount of $69,838.27 need approval for payment. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the bills in the stated amount. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the verifiable payroll for the March 15 payroll payable on March 14 is the next item needing approval from the board. Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to approve the verifiable payroll for the stated date. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that an appointment for Road District 8 Clerk is the next item on the agenda. Chr. Zeller said that Jane Bergschneider who is the current clerk is retiring and the board has a letter of recommendation for Pamela Reed to fill that vacancy. There was discussion. Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to approve the appointment per the letter of recommendation. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the intergovernmental agreement between the City of Jacksonville and Morgan County for the extension of the enterprise zone is the next item on the agenda. Chr. Zeller said that Mr. Dennison is present and would explain this. Mr. Dennison said that the maps provided to the board show the planned expansion area. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier said that this is a standard document and made a motion to approve this agreement as stated. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-County Clerk Waggener said that her office will be open on Saturday March 15 from 9 am until noon for the sole purpose of grace period and early voting. Ms. Waggener said that her office will be closed on March 18 except for matters pertaining to the election.

Communications-none

Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved. The meeting is adjourned.

February 24, 2014 Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday February 24, 2014 at 9 am. Present were Chairman Bradley A. Zeller, Commissioner Dick Rawlings and Commissioner Bill Meier.

Chr. Zeller said that the first order of business is the approval of the agenda. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the next item on the agenda is the approval of the February 10 board meeting minutes. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

The next item is the acceptance of the January Treasurers report Chr. Zeller said. Ms. Hornbeek, Morgan County Treasurer said that she did not have anything to point out. Commissioner Meier made a motion to accept the Treasurer report as presented. Commissioner Rawlings seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the bills in the amount of $51,273.74 are the next items on the agenda for approval. Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to approve the payment of bills in the stated amount. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Verifiable payroll for the 28th of February is the next item on the agenda Chr. Zeller said. Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to approve the verifiable payroll for the date stated. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the next item on the agenda is a reconveyance of property located on HWY 267 south of Jacksonville. There was discussion. Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to approve this resolution for the above mentioned property. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that an approval to expand the enterprise zone for the Villas of Holy Brook is the next item on the agenda and Mr. Dennison is present. Mr. Dennison said that he had a map and explained where the expansion would be; unfortunately he does not have all the paperwork in hand at this time. Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to table this request until the next regular board meeting. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments—none

Communications—none

Commissioner Rawlings made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved. The meeting is adjourned.