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March 25, 2019 Meeting Minutes

AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
MARCH 25, 2019
9:00 AM
1. Call To Order

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of the Agenda

4. Approval of March 11, 2019 Meeting Minutes

5. Business

a) Approval of Bills

b) Approval of Payroll

c) Reappointment of Tammi Lonergan to the Alexander Water District Board to serve a five year term

d) Resolution for the Material Letting 2019 County MFT Maintenance

e) Resolution for acceptance of Low Bidder for County Highway Bridge over Willow Creek, 18-00107-00-BR

6. Reports of Departments

7. Public Comment

8. Chairman’s Remarks

9. Adjournment

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
March 25, 2019

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Law Library on Monday March 25, 2019 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Clk. Waggener to conduct the roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call as follow, 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.

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

Chr. Zeller said that the board meeting minutes from March 11, 2019 needed approval from the board. 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 bills for $50,151.45 need approval from the board for payment. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the payment of bills in the stated amount. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the verifiable payroll for signing on March 28 and distribution on the 29 is the next item needing approval. 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 reappointment of Tammi Lonergan to the Alexander Water District Board to serve a five-year term is the next item on the agenda. Chr. Zeller said that the board had received a letter from the legal representative for the board and the necessary paperwork for the reappointment.
There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to reappointment Tammi Lonergan to the Alexander Water District Board as discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the resolution for the material letting 2019 county mft maintenance is the next item on the agenda and Mr. Coultas is present and would explain. Mr. Coultas said that this is an annual resolution presented to the board. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the resolution as presented by Mr. Coultas. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the next item on the agenda is the resolution for acceptance of the low bidder for county highway bridge over Willow Creek, 18-00107-00-BR. Mr. Coultas recommended the low bid. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the low bid on the recommendation of Mr. Coultas. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-County Clk. Waggener said that her office is closed Tuesday April 2 except for election related questions/voting etc.
Mr. Coultas said that there would be a bid opening at the county highway department at 10 am on the 3rd of April.

Public Comment-Stephanie Bergschneder directed a letter to the board.
Charlotte Woodyard very concerned over the wind farm project.

Chairman’s Remarks-Chr. Zeller said that the personal insults to the board are overwhelming. The board would appreciate everyone being professional with their remarks.

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

March 11, 2019 Meeting Minutes

AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
MARCH 11, 2019
9:00 AM

1. Call To Order
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of the Agenda
4. Approval of March 4, 2019 Meeting Minutes
5. Business
a) Approval of Bills
b) Approval of Payroll
c) Reappointment of Alex Brockhouse, Brian Musch, and Dale Nickel to the Concord Cemetery Board for three-year terms
6. Reports of Departments
7. Public Comment
8. Chairman’s Remarks
9. Adjournment

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
MARCH 11, 2019
**Meeting will be held in the Law Library **

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Law Library on Monday March 11, 2019 at 9 am.
Chr. Zeller asked County Clerk 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 may 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 next item on the agenda is the approval of the minutes from the March 4 board 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 bills for $124,010.56 need approval from the board for payment. 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 for signing on March 14 and distribution on the 15 is the next item needing approval. 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 a re-appointment of Alex Brockhouse, Brain Musch and Dale Nickel to the Concord Cemetery board for a term of three years is the next item on the agenda. Chr. Zeller said that the board did receive the necessary paperwork for this re-appointment from the cemetery board. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the reappointment as discussed. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-County Clk. Waggener said that her office just closed the February primary and will be finalizing the April 2 election.

Public Comment-Mick Johnson said that he would like the board to know that he and his family are supportive of the wind farm.
David Freesen who lives in Meredosia and has no stake in the wind farm, but wanted to say that he feels that this is good for the county. He recently toured a wind farm and learned a lot from this tour. He felt that it was very informative.

Chairman Remark’s-none

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

March 4, 2019 Meeting Minutes

AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
MARCH 4, 2019
9:00 AM

1. Call To Order

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of the Agenda

4. Approval of February 25, 2019 Meeting Minutes

5. Business

a) Approval of One Day Raffle License for Hobby Horse House, March 9, 2019

b) Reappointment of Jay Talkemeyer to the Indian Creek Drainage District for a three year term starting September, 2018

c) Reappointment of Tim Heady to the Jacksonville Airport Authority Board for a five year term starting March 9, 2019

6. Reports of Departments

7. Public Comment

8. Chairman’s Remarks

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
March 4, 2019

*The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Law Library due to the large number of attendees’s.*

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Law Library on February 4, 2019 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Deputy Clerk Mellor to conduct the roll call. Deputy Clerk Mellor asked for roll call as follows, Commissioner Meier answered present and Chr. Zeller answered present. Commissioner Fanning is absent from today’s meeting. Deputy Clerk Mellor informed the Chairman 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. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the next item for approval are the board meeting minutes from February 25. Commissioner Meier 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 the Hobby Horse House has asked for a one-day raffle license for an event on March 9, 2019. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the request for the one-day raffle license for Hobby Horse House. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that a request from the Indian Creek Drainage District for the reappointment of Jay Talkemeyer is the next item on the agenda. Chr. Zeller said that the board did receive the appropriate paperwork for the reappointment for this 3-year term. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the reappointment of Jay Talkemeyer. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the board received a request from the Jacksonville Airport Authority Board to have Tim Heady reappointed for a term of five years beginning March 9, 2019. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the reappointment as discussed. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-none

Public Comment-Mike Woodyard had concerns over what the new ordinance would contain compared to what the old ordinance now contains. Mike Woodyard said that he has heard that some of the ground leased to the wind farm is inside Franklin city limits, also had concerns about the setback lines. Mike Woodyard also said that he wants more meetings that are public.

Chairman Remark’s-Chr. Zeller said that the board does not know who has signed leases and who has not as they are staying neutral in this process. Chr. Zeller spoke about the setback lines as well.

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

February 25, 2019 Meeting Minutes

AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 25, 2019
9:00 AM
1. Call To Order
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of the Agenda
4. Approval of February 11, 2019 Meeting Minutes
5. Business
a) Approval of Bills
b) Approval of Payroll
c) Approval of Club Raffle License for the Rasna Shrine Club
d) Approval of Local Public Agency Material Proposal or Deliver & Install Proposal (County MFT)
e) Approval of Local Public Agency Material or Deliver & Install Proposal (Road District MFT)
f) Approval of Preliminary Engineering Services Agreement (Tributary Mauvaisterre Creek ) with Benton & Associates
g) Approval of Local Public Agency Formal Contract Proposal (Section 18-00107-00-BR, County Highway 11 over Willow Creek, Proposed Improvement)
6. Reports of Departments
7. Public Comment
8. Chairman’s Remarks
9. Adjournment

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 25, 2019

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioners office on Monday February 25, 2019 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Deputy Clk. Mellor to conduct the roll call. Deputy Clk. Mellor asked for roll call as follows, Chr. Zeller answered present, Commissioner Fanning answered present and Commissioner Meier answered present. Deputy Clk. Mellor informed the Chr. that a quorum is present and the meeting could continue.

Chr. Zeller said 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 meeting minutes from February 11 need approval from the board. 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 $84,467.23 need approval from the board for paymentl. 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 for signing on the 27 and distribution on the 28 of February is the next item for approval. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the verifiable payroll for the date stated. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that approval for a club raffle license for the Rasna Shrine Club is the next item on the agenda. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the club raffle license for the Rasna Shrine Club as discussed. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that approval of the local public agency material proposal or deliver & install proposal (county mtf) is the next item on the agenda and that Matt Coultas, County Engineer, is present and would explain. Mr. Coultas said this is the annual proposed maintenance for the county. There was discussion. Mr. Coultas asked the board to authorize this go out for bids that will then be opened on April 15 at 10 am at the County Highway Dept. Mr. Coultas said that no motion is needed.

Chr. Zeller said that the next item on the agenda is the approval of the local public agency material proposal or deliver & install proposal for the road district mtf. Mr. Coultas said that this is similar to what the board discussed for the county, except this is for the road districts. There was discussion.
Mr. Coultas said that no motion is needed, just authorization for this to go out for bids.

The next item is the approval of the preliminary engineering services agreement (tributary Mauvaisterre Creek) with Benton and Associates said Chr. Zeller. Mr. Coultas said that this agreement is for a bridge located in Rd. Dist. #2. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the motion as discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that an approval of local public agency formal contract proposal , section 18-00107-00-BR, County Highway 11 over Willow Creek proposed improvement. There was discussion Mr. Coultas said that this will be open for bids until March 22 and then the bids will be opened at the County Highway Department . Mr. Coultas said that no motion is required.

Reports of Departments-County Clerk’s office reported that there is a consolidated primary in the City of Jacksonville for Wards 2 and 3 only.

Public Comment- Mrs. Woodyard asked the Chairman if there was any new information about the Wind Farm Ordinances.
Chairman Zeller said “Not at this time.”

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. The meeting stands adjourned.

February 11, 2019 Meeting Minutes

AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 11, 2019
9:00 AM

1. Call To Order

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of the Agenda

4. Approval of January 28, 2019 Meeting Minutes

5. Business
a) Approval of Bills
b) Approval of Payroll
c) Approval of Morgan County Food Sanitation Program Ordinance
d) Resolution for Delinquent Tax Payment
e) Reappointment of Jacob Meyer to the Indian Creek Drainage District
f) Resolution to amend Raffle Ordinance to provide for Club Raffles
g) Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement to fund Educational Service Region
h) Approval of Homefield Energy Aggregation Electric Service Agreement Contract
i) Acceptance of FY 2017-2018 Audit

6. Reports of Departments

7. Public Comment

8. Chairman’s Remarks

9. Adjournment

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
February 11, 2019

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the law library On Monday February 11, 2019. 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.

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 “ARE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the next order of business is the approval of the January 28 board meeting minutes. 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 $67,540.50 need approval from the board for payment. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the payment of bills in the stated amount. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said verifiable payroll for signing on the February 14 and distribution on the 15 was the next item for approval. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the verifiable for the dates stated. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the Morgan County Food Sanitation Program Ordinance is the next item on the agenda and that Dale Bainter; Morgan County Health Administrator is present and would explain this for the board. Mr. Bainter said that this ordinance complies with the State of Illinois and the Morgan County Health Board has passed the ordinance as well. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the Morgan County Food Sanitation Program Ordinance as discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that a resolution for delinquent tax payment is next on the agenda. Chr. Zeller said that this resolution states that delinquent taxes were bought back by the property owner and the taxes will be put back on the tax rolls. There was some discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the delinquent tax payment as discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the reappointment by resolution of Jacob Meyer to the Indian Creek Drainage District is the next for approval. Chr. Zeller said that the board had all the necessary paperwork for this reappointment. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the resolution as presented and discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that a resolution to amend the raffle ordinance to provide for club raffles is the next item on the agenda. Chr. Zeller said that the county currently offers a one-day raffle license. Chr. Zeller said that individuals representing a non-for profit, organization wanting to hold the queen of hearts raffle, have approached the board. The amendment to the raffle ordinance will allow organizations to purchase a license for one-year periods, renewable at the end of that year. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the amended raffle ordinance as discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the approval of the intergovernmental agreement to fund educational service region is the next item on the agenda. Chr. Zeller said that this was a 5 year shared cost between the counties and is a follow up to the current 3-year agreement. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the intergovernmental agreement to fund the educational service region as discussed. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

The next item on the agenda, Chr. Zeller said, is the approval of the homefield energy aggregation electric service agreement contract. Chr. Zeller said that this contract is for energy for the county buildings. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the homefield energy aggregation electric service agreement as discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the approval of the FY 2017-2018 audit is next and Mr. Adam Withee is present and would explain this for us. Mr. Withee said that he would like to hand out their findings and then would explain the report. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the FY 2017-2018 audit as presented. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. THE motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-Chr. Zeller said that the courthouse would be closed on February 11 and 18.

Public Comment-Randy Twyford agreed with some of the points that were brought up in the earlier discussion concerning the Morgan County food sanitation program ordinance.
Mike Woodyard said that he felt that the wind farms were running the show. Also, felt that any ordinances should be written and discussed in a separate meeting before they are presented and approved at board meetings.

Chr. Remarks-Chr. Zeller said that he would respectfully disagree that the wind farms were running the show. Chr. Zeller said that there was more discussion in the board meetings with county residents than with the wind farm representatives. Chr. Zeller said that there would be public hearings concerning the wind farm ordinance. Chr. Zeller said that he would like to extend condolences of behalf of the board on the passing of Cass County’s Chairman of the board and to Dusty Douglas on the passing of his mother.

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.

January 28, 2019 Meeting Minutes

AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
JANUARY 28, 2019
9:00 AM

1. Call To Order

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of the Agenda

4. Approval of January 22, 2019 Meeting Minutes

5. Business

a) Approval of Payroll

6. Reports of Departments

7. Public Comment

8. Chairman’s Remarks

9. Adjournment

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
January 28, 2019

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday January 28 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Deputy Mellor to conduct the roll call. Deputy Mellor asked for roll call as follows Chr. Zeller answered present, Commissioner Fanning answered present and Commissioner Meier answered present. Deputy Mellor 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 had minutes from the January 22 meeting and they need approval from the board. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the verifiable payroll for signing on January 29 and distributed on January 30 is the next item for approval. 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-none

Public Comment-Mike Woodyard said he wanted to see what is in the ordinance and resolution.

Chairman’s Remarks-Chr. Zeller said when the documents are completed they will be posted for everyone to view and then in time will be voted upon.

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