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.