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January 14, 2019 Meeting Minutes

AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
JANUARY 14, 2019
9:00 AM
1. Call To Order

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of the Agenda

4. Approval of January 7, 2019 Meeting Minutes

5. Business

a) Approval of Payroll

b) Reappointment of Bryce McCormick to the West Central Joint Emergency Telephone Systems Board as the Murrayville Representative for the term 1/1/2019-1/1/2022

6. Reports of Departments

7. Public Comment

8. Chairman’s Remarks

9. Adjournment

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
JANUARY 14, 2019
** NOTE THE MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE LAW LIBRARY**

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the law library on Monday January 14 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Clk. Waggener to conduct the roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call as follows, Chr. Zeller answered present, Commissioner Fanning answered present and Commissioner Meier answered present. Clk. Waggener informed the Chr. that a quorum is present and the meeting could continue.

Ch. 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 Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the next item for approval are the board minutes from the January 7 meeting. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the bills for $185,529.47 are the next items on the agenda for approval. Commissioner Meier made a motion for payment of the bills in the stated amount. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that a reappointment of Bryce McCormick to the West Central Joint Emergency Telephone Systems Board is the next item for approval from the board. Chr. Zeller said a correction needs to be made as this appointment is for Chapin, not Murrayville. Chr. Zeller said that a letter from the Village President did accompany this request. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the reappointment as stated. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-Commissioner Fanning said that the Courthouse would be closed Monday January 21.

Public Comment-Ralph Wohlers and Dick Bergschneider said that they wanted to attend this meeting to show their support for the wind farms.

Chairman’s Remarks-Chr. Zeller said that the board appreciates everyone who shows up for the meetings and their comments.

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

January 7, 2019 Meeting Minutes

AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
JANUARY 7, 2019
9:00 AM

1. Call To Order

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of the Agenda

4. Approval of December 17, 2018 Meeting Minutes

5. Approval of December 24, 2018 Meeting Minutes

6. Business

a) Approval of Bills

b) Reappointment of Jason Wardell to the West Central Joint Emergency Telephone Systems Board as the Murrayville Representative for the term 12/30/2018-12/30/2021

7. Reports of Departments

8. Public Comment

9. Chairman’s Remarks

10. Adjournment

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
January 7, 2019

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday January 7, 2019 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Clk. Waggener to conduct the roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call as follows, Chr. Zeller answered present, Commissioner Fanning answered present and Commissioner Meier answered present. Clk. Waggener informed the Chr. that a quorum is present and that the meeting could continue.

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 Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the first order of business is the approval of the December 17 board minutes. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the board also had the minutes from the December 24 board meeting to approve.
Commissioner Fanning 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 bills for $43,483.07 are the next items that need approval from the board. Commissioner Fanning 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 board had a request from the Mayor of Murrayville for a reappointment of Jason Wardell to the West Central Emergency Telephone Systems Board as the Murrayville representative for the term Dec. 30, 2018 to Dec. 30, 2021. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the reappointment of Jason Wardell as requested. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-Chr. Zeller said that the League of Women Voters were hosting a candidate’s forum Wednesday at 7 pm at South Jacksonville Village Hall.

Public Comment-Mike Woodyard wanted to know if the board had done anything about the DNR recommendations and he feels that they should incorporate these into the ordinance for the wind farms.

Chairman Remarks-none

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

December 24, 2018 Meeting Minutes

AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
DECEMBER 24, 2018
9:00 AM

1. Call To Order

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of the Agenda

4. Business

a) Approval of Bills

b) Approval of Payroll

c) Approval of Morgan County Sheriff’s Police Lodge No. 124 Collective Bargaining Agreement

5. Reports of Departments

6. Public Comment

7. Chairman’s Remarks

8. Adjournment

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
December 24, 2018

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday December 24 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Clk. Waggener to conduct the roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call as follows, Ck. Zeller answered present, Commissioner Fanning answered present and Commissioner Meier answered present. Clk. Waggener informed the Chr. that a quorum is present and the meeting could continue.

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 Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that bills for $92,679.64 need approval for payment from the board. Commissioner Fanning 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 will be signed on December 27 and distributed on the 28. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the verifiable payroll for the stated dates. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the approval of the Morgan County Sheriff’s police lodge no. 124 collective bargaining agreement is the next item on the agenda. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the bargaining agreement as discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-Chr. Zeller said the Courthouse will close at noon today and re-open on Wednesday December 26.

Public Comment-Ed. Kindred said that he would like to see the setbacks moved, that they are too close to foundations and it decreases the value of property.
Mike Woodyard said that if the County hires outside legal representation it would be challenged. He said that he did not feel that the County needed to do this when they have a State’s Attorney that could do this.

Chairman Remarks-Chr. Zeller said that he appreciated the remarks made this morning.

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

December 17, 2018 Meeting Minutes

AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
DECEMBER 17, 2018
9:00 AM

1. Call To Order

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of the Agenda

4. Approval of December 3, 2018 Meeting Minutes

5. Approval of December 7, 2018 Meeting Minutes

6. Business

a) Re-organization of the Board

b) Approval of 2019 Holiday Schedule

c) Approval of 2019 County Board Meeting Schedule

d) Resolution for Delinquent Tax Payments

e) Re-appointment of Madeline Buhlig to the Meredosia-Bluffs Rescue Squad District

f) Appointment of Linda Hutton to the Meredosia-Bluffs Rescue Squad District

g) Approval of Legal Representation of Morgan County by the firm of Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd

h) Approval of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 965 Collective Bargaining Agreement

i) Approval of the FY 2019 Levy for Morgan County

j) Approval of the FY 2019 Levy for Marnico Village

7. Reports of Departments

8. Public Comment

9. Chairman’s Remarks

10. Adjournment

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
December 17, 2018

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioners office on Monday December 17, 2018 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Clk. Waggener to conduct the roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call as follows, Chr. Zeller answered present, Commissioner Meier answered present and Commissioner Fanning answered present. Clk. Waggener informed the Chr. that a quorum is present and the meeting could continue.

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 Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the board minutes from the December 3 meeting need approval from the board. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the December 3 meeting minutes as written. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the board meeting minutes from the December 7 meeting also needed approval from the board. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the minutes from December 7 as written. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the re-organization of the board is the next item on the agenda. Chr. Zeller said that with the current ongoing wind farm issues the board has decided upon a motion from the other Commissioners that I will serve another year as Chairman. Commissioner Fanning made that motion to re-appoint Chr. Zeller to serve another year as Chairman. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the appointment of the Vice Chairman is part of the reorganization of the board and would accept a motion for that appointment. Commissioner Meier made a motion to appoint Commissioner Fanning as Vice Chairman. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the approval of the 2019 holiday schedule is the next item for approval from the board. Chr. Zeller said that this schedule is given to us by the 7th Judicial Courts. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the holiday schedule as presented. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the approval of the 2019 county board meeting schedule is the next item on the agenda. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the county board meeting schedule as presented. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that a tax resolution for delinquent tax payments is the next item on the agenda. Treasurer Geirnaeirt said that this is a routine resolution. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the delinquent tax resolution as discussed. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that a re-appointment of Madeline Buhlig to the Meredosia Bluffs Rescue Squad District is the next item needing approval. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the re-appointment as stated. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that an appointment of Linda Hutton to the Meredosia Bluffs Rescue Squad District also needs approval from the board. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the appointment of Linda Hutton as stated. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that approval of legal representation of Morgan County by the firm of Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, ltd. is the next item needing approval from this board. Chr. Zeller said that with the current ongoing issues with the wind farms the board feels that outside legal representation is the proper way to go at this point. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the hiring of law firm Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins as discussed. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the approval of the international union of operating engineers local 965 collective bargaining agreement is the next item on the agenda. Chr. Zeller said that this is a 3 year contract. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the agreement as discussed. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the FY 2019 levy for Morgan County is next on the agenda. Chr. Zeller said that this has to be on file in the County Clerk’s office the last Tuesday of December. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the FY 2019 tax levy as presented for Morgan County.
Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the FY 2019 tax levy for Marnico Village also needs approval from the board and is the next item on the agenda. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the tax levy for Marnico Village as presented. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-Treasurer Geirnaeirt said that she has sent out the final distribution and that will close the 2017/2018 fiscal year. Chr. Zeller reminded everyone that the Courthouse will be closed at noon on December 24.

Public Comments-A question was asked of the board if the proper paperwork was in order to hire outside counselor for the County.

Chairman Remarks-none

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

December 3, 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday December 3, 2018 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Clk. Waggener to conduct the roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call as follows, Chr. Zeller – present, Commissioner Meier – present and Commissioner Fanning – present. Clk. Waggener informed the Chr. that a quorum is present and the meeting could continue.

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 Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the approval of the minutes from the November 26, 2018 meeting are the next item for approval. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the November 26 board meeting minutes as written. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the next item on the agenda is the approval of a resolution appropriating funds for the payment of the county engineer’s salary and that Matt Coultas is present and would explain this. Mr. Coultas said that this is a yearly resolution that the board approves. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the resolution appropriating funds for the county engineer’s salary as discussed. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the approval of the 2019 county mft resolution for maintenance funds is next on the agenda and again Matt Coultas would explain. Mr. Coultas said that this is for discussion and that this would not require action from the board. There was discussion.

Chr. Zeller said that the resolution for maintenance under the Illinois Highway Code is next item on the agenda and again Matt Coultas would explain. Mr. Coultas explained and there was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the resolution as discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that approval of an intergovernmental enabling agreement is next on the agenda and Dusty Douglas is present and would explain this for the board. Mr. Douglas said that the agreement allows the county to enter onto the intergovernmental agreement. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the board to enter into this agreement. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

The next item is the approval of the intergovernmental agreement Chr. Zeller said. Mr. Douglas explained this for the board and there was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion for the board to approve the intergovernmental agreement. Commissioner Fanning 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 ordinance establishing the enterprise zone. Chr. Zeller said that the current zone will be expanding and will use the same abatement process that is currently in place. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the ordinance establishing the enterprise zone as discussed. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-Treasurer Gernaeirt said that she is working on the final distribution of taxes this week.

Public Comment-none

Chairman Remarks-Chr. Zeller said that the board would have a meeting on Friday December 7 at 9 am to approve bills and payroll only due to Commissioner Meier and himself being gone next week.

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

November 26, 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday November 26, 2018 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Clk. Waggener to conduct the roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call as follows, Chr. Zeller answered present, Commissioner Meier answered present and Commissioner Fanning answered present. Clk. Waggener informed the Chr. that a quorum is present and the meeting could continue.

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 Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the approval of the minutes from the November 19 board meeting need approval. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the verifiable payroll for signing on November 29 and distribution on November 30 needs approval from the board. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the verifiable payroll for the stated dates. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-Clk. Waggener said that the November election is now closed and her office is working on the April election, with a possibility of a primary in a couple of wards in Jacksonville.
Commissioner Fanning said that the swearing in ceremony for the three re-elected officials and one newly elected official would be in the large courtroom on December 3 at 8:45 am. Commissioner Fanning said that a small reception would be held at the end of the first floor hallway after the ceremony.

Public comment-none

Chairman’s remarks-none

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

November 19, 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday November 19, 2018 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Clk. Waggener to take roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call as follows, Chr. Zeller – present and Commissioner Fanning – present. Commissioner Meier is absent from the meeting due to illness. Clk. Waggener informed the Chr. that a quorum is present and the meeting could continue.

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

Chr. Zeller said that the board minutes from the November 13 meeting is the next item on the agenda for approval. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that bills for $251,579.25 are the next items needing approval from the board. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the payment of bills in the stated amount. Chr. Zeller 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 State’s Attorney Appellate Prosecutor’s office resolution and the State’s Attorney is present and would explain this for them. State’s Attorney Noll said that this is an annual resolution for $12,000.00 yearly. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the resolution as presented. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that a discussion only for the enterprise zone application is the next item on the agenda and Mr. Douglas is present and would explain this. Mr. Douglas said that the current enterprise zone would expire at the end of 2019. There was discussion.

Reports of Departments-Chr. Zeller said that the Courthouse will be closed Thursday and Friday is observance of Thanksgiving.

Public Comment-none

Chairman Remark’s –none

Commissioner Fanning made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved and the meeting is adjourned.

November 19, 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday November 19, 2018 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Clk. Waggener to take roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call as follows, Chr. Zeller – present and Commissioner Fanning – present. Commissioner Meier is absent from the meeting due to illness. Clk. Waggener informed the Chr. that a quorum is present and the meeting could continue.

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

Chr. Zeller said that the board minutes from the November 13 meeting is the next item on the agenda for approval. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that bills for $251,579.25 are the next items needing approval from the board. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the payment of bills in the stated amount. Chr. Zeller 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 State’s Attorney Appellate Prosecutor’s office resolution and the State’s Attorney is present and would explain this for them. State’s Attorney Noll said that this is an annual resolution for $12,000.00 yearly. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the resolution as presented. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that a discussion only for the enterprise zone application is the next item on the agenda and Mr. Douglas is present and would explain this. Mr. Douglas said that the current enterprise zone would expire at the end of 2019. There was discussion.

Reports of Departments-Chr. Zeller said that the Courthouse will be closed Thursday and Friday is observance of Thanksgiving.

Public Comment-none

Chairman Remark’s –none

Commissioner Fanning made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved and the meeting is adjourned.