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October 1, 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday October 1, 2018. Chr. Zeller asked that Clk Waggener 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 next item on the agenda is the approval of the minutes from the September 24, 2018 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 a reappointment of Steve Carls to the Willow Creek Drainage District needs approval from the board. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the reappointment of Steve Carls as discussed. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that a resolution for the proposed predictable fee schedule under 55 ILCS 5/3-5018.1 is the next item for approval and the County Clerk will explain this. Clk. Waggener said that this is a mandated statute that has to be in place before January 1. Clk. Waggener said that she had a cost study done in her office by Bellwether, LLC as required. There was discussion. Clk. Waggener said that the new fees in her office would be implemented December 3, 2018. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the resolution as presented. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that a resolution for setting the maximum fee schedule per the cost study by Bellwether, LLC in the County Clerk’s office is the next item on the agenda. Clk. Waggener said that per the outcome of the cost study the Clerk’s office would be implementing the new fees December 3, 2018. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the resolution for the maximum fee allotted in the County Clerk’s office per the cost study conducted. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-Clk. Waggener said that early voting is taking place in her office.
Commissioner Fanning said that the flu clinic would take place October 4 from 1-6 pm and October 5 from 9 am – 2 pm. Commissioner Fanning said that Buster’s will be providing a Morgan County Cleanup day on October 6, 8 am – noon.

Public Comment-There will be a meeting held at the VFW open to the public to discuss the proposed Wind Farms in Morgan County. Meeting will be held October 2 at 6 pm.

Chr. Zeller said he that the board had received the FOIA request from Mr. Woodyard on information concerning the TB Clinic. Chr. Zeller said that in 2013, a referendum was put on the ballot to merge the TB Clinic with the Health Department and it failed. There was discussion.

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.

September 24, 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday September 24 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 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” and the motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the next order of business is the approval of the board meeting minutes from September 10. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the minutes from September 10 as written. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE” and the motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said bills for $83,556.36 need approval from the board for payment. There was some discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the bills for payment in the stated amount.
Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE” and the motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the verifiable payroll for signing on September 27 and distribution on September 28 is the next item for approval on the agenda. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the verifiable payroll for the stated dates. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE” and the motion is approved.

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

Chr. Zeller said that a resolution for MCS Community Services Strategic Plan 2018-2023 and MCS Community Services Emergency Succession Plan is the next on the agenda. Mr. Douglass from MCS is present and explained the resolution for the board. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the resolution for MCS Community Services Strategic Plan and Succession Plan as discussed. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE” and the motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-Treasurer Geirnaeirt said that her office sent out delinquent tax notices. There was some discussion.
County Clk. Waggener said that Vote by Mail has begun in her office and Early Voting will begin Thursday in her office only for the November Election.

Public Comment-none

Chairman’s Remarks-Chr. Zeller said that he would like to correct a statement in the paper in reference to the ordinance concerning the wind farms. There is currently an ordinance in place and the proposed ideas for any changes has nothing to do with what is taking place in the board meetings. Chr. Zeller said that proposed changes/planning stages have been going on for some time.

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

September 10, 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office at 9 am September 10, 2018. Chr. Zeller asked Deputy Clk Mellor to conduct the roll call for the meeting. Deputy Clk Mellor took roll call as follows, Chr. Zeller present, Commissioner Meier present and Commissioner Fanning present. Deputy Clk 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 minutes from the September 4, 2018 board meeting need approval from the board. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 4 board meeting as written. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the bills for $46,194.73 are the next items on the agenda for approval. 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 distribution on the 14 of September needs approval from the board. Commissioner Fanning 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 the board had a request for a one- day liquor license for Hamilton’s catering on October 13, 2018. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the request for a one-day liquor license as discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-Chr. Zeller said that the Flu Clinic would be at the JHS Bowl October 4 and 5. Chr. Zeller said that the 911 services would be held tomorrow night at 6 pm on the plaza.

Public Comment-Ralph Wohlers spoke about the revenue that would be generated from the Wind Farms that would help school districts. Vickie Kindred said that a meeting in the council room at the Municipal Building had posted the agenda this morning.

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.

September 4, 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Tuesday September 4 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Clk. Waggener to conduct the roll call. Clk. Waggener took the 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 next item for approval is the board meeting minutes from August 27. Chr. Zeller said that a correction needs made to the amount of bills approved for $78,605.90 and the amount that should have been approved is $39,302.90. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the minutes with the correction as noted. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that a liquor license for Big T’s gaming is the next item on the agenda. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the liquor license for Big T’s as discussed. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-Commissioner Fanning reported that today is the due date for the 2nd installment of tax bills.

Public Comment-A question from a guest about any revisions to the Wind Farm ordinance. Commissioner Fanning said that the 2009 ordinance stands as is at the present time. Chr. Zeller said that any provisions or changes that are made to the ordinance has to be done at a board meeting per statute. There was discussion.

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.

August 27, 2018 Meeting Minutes

*Note: The board meeting moved to the law library due to the number in attendance*

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met on Monday August 27 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Clk. Waggener to ask for roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call as follows Chr. Zeller present, Commissioner Meier present and Commissioner Fanning present. Clk. Waggener informed Chr. Zeller 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 next order of business is the approval of the board meeting minutes from August 13. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”.

Chr. Zeller said that bills for $78,605.90 needed 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 distribution on August 30 is the next item for approval on the agenda. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the verifiable payroll for the stated date. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that there are two one-day liquor license requests from Hamilton’s catering that need approval from the board. The dates are September 29 and October 12, Chr. Zeller said. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the one-day liquor licenses as requested. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that a resolution for delinquent tax payment is the next item on the agenda and the treasurer is present and will explain. Ms. Geirnaiert said that the resolution is for delinquent taxes that are caught up and the property is going back to the owner. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the resolution as presented. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the next order of business is the approval of the 2019 Fiscal Year Budget. Chr. Zeller said that there had been changes such the preliminary was filed. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the filing of the 2019 FY budget. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-The treasurer reported that the second installment of taxes is due September 4. Chr. Zeller reported that the RPC will be having a meeting (tentatively September 12) and that the board will be posting this information in the near future.

Public Comment-Chr. Zeller opened the floor for discussion. Comments were made concerning where information on the internet was coming from, as most of it was not accurate and misleading. Comments were made on how much revenue this project could generate for the county, school districts, etc. Comments about updating the GIS maps. There was discussion.

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.

August 13, 2018 Meeting Minutes

*Note-Due to the large number of guests, Chr. Zeller moved todays’ meeting to the Law Library and asked all in attendance to please sign in.*

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met on Monday August 13, 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 and Commissioner Fanning present. It is noted by Chr. Zeller that Commissioner Meier is absent from the meeting.

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 minutes from the July 23 board meeting is the next item 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 the board meeting minutes from July 30 also needed approval from the board. 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 bills for $111,223.30 need approval for payment. 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 verifiable payroll for distribution on August 15 needs approval. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the verifiable payroll for the stated date. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the board will be filing a preliminary 2018-2019 fiscal budget in the clerk’s office this morning and the final budget will be on file August 27. Chr. Zeller thanked Commissioner Fanning for all the work that she has put toward this budget.

Reports of Departments-none

Public Comment- Chr. Zeller said that Mike Woodyard was present and now had the floor. Mr. Woodyard said that he was here today to discuss the ordinance that Morgan County had concerning Wind Farms. Mr. Woodyard presented the board with a petition and maps. Mr. Woodyard discussed issues concerning the Regional Planning Commission. There was discussion on how much revenue the school districts would receive from the wind farms. There was discussion from several in attendance and the board of commissioners.

Chairman’s remarks-Chr. Zeller said that he is aware and would like to point out that remarks made on Facebook and out in the community concerning employees of Morgan County he takes very personally. Chr. Zeller said that these remarks are unnecessary and the if anyone had anything to say the board meeting is the place to do so or call the office and talk with him personally. Chr. Zeller asked for a motion to adjourn.

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

July 30, 2018 Meeting Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners meet in the Commissioner’s office on Monday July 30 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Chief Deputy Mellor to take the roll call. Chief Deputy Mellor asked for roll call as follows, Chr. Zeller present and Commissioner Meier present. Chr. Zeller said that Commissioner Fanning is absent from this morning’s meeting. 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. 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 an engineering agreement with Hutchison Engineering and the Mr. Coultas, Supt of Highways, is present and would explain this. Mr. Coultas said that IDOT had inspected this bridge and decreased its carrying capacity. Mr. Coultas said that this bridge was built in 1954 and has had continuing corrosion over the years. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to enter into the engineering agreement with Hutchison Engineering as discussed. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that an appointment of Dr. David Coultas to replace Dr. Walter Meyer to the Morgan County Tuberculosis Board is the next item on the agenda. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the appointment as stated. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the next item is a request from Hamilton’s catering for two one-day liquor licenses, September 22 and October 6. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the request as discussed. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that they have a request from the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce for their annual steak fry on September 13. Chr. Zeller said that this is an annual event and that the board grants this request. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the one- day liquor as discussed. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the board had a resolution for a delinquent tax payment. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the resolution as discussed and for the clerk’s office to complete the necessary paperwork. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-Chr. Zeller said that Mr. Douglas is working with the IT department to put information concerning the proposed Wind Farm on the County’s website with a section for public comment.

Public Comment- Chr. Zeller said that Vicky Kindred and Charlotte Woodyard are present today, Chr. Zeller said and they want to look at the ordinance for the project.

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