March 23, 2015 Meeting Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday March 23, 2015 at 9 am.

Chr. Zeller said that item F on the agenda needs to be changed to read Road District MFT bid review instead of approval and acceptance.

Chr. Zeller asked the Clerk to take roll call. Clerk Waggener called roll as follows-Chr. Zeller present, Commissioner Meier present and Commissioner Fanning president. Clerk Waggener said that a quorum is present and that the meeting could proceed.

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 March board minutes is the next item for approval on the agenda. 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 the bills in the amount of $51,717.83 are the next items needing approval 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 March 30 is the next item on the agenda. Commissioner Fanning made a motion for the approval of the verifiable payroll for the stated date. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

The next item Chr. Zeller said is RUA agreement between the County and Ameren IL Rivers project. Chr. Zeller said that Mr. Coultas is present and would explain this for the board. Mr. Coutlas said that this agreement is for a road usage agreement for work on a transmission line that will involve Adams, Scott and Morgan County. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the Ameren IL Rivers Project RUA agreement. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that an agreement with Yamnitz and Associates for the project on Clark Road Bridge located in R.D. #3 is the next item on the agenda and that again Mr. Coultas would explain this. Mr. Coultas said that bids for this project were opened on March 6th and that 4 bids were received. There was discussion. Mr. Coultas asked the board to approve the low bidder Yamnitz and Associates. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the low bid as discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the next 2 items are related and Mr. Coultas would explain them. Mr. Coultas said that the 1st item is the approval and acceptance of the Morgan County Highway MFT bids. There was discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve¬† the Morgan County Highway MFT bids. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Mr. Coultas said that the road district MFT bids are for various projects in the road districts. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion for the resolution and to accept the letter for the State concerning the road district MFT bids. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr.¬†Zeller said that a liquor license for the Business after Hours at Beard Implement is the next item needing approval. Chr. Zeller said that this will be a one day license for the event being held March 26. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the one day liquor license as stated. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that an appointment of Andrew Wright to the Alexander Water District Board is the next item on the agenda. Chr. Zeller said that this appointment is to fill the unexpired term of James Kaiser. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the appointment as stated. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-Clerk Waggener said that her office is now early voting for the April 7th election.

Communications-There was discussion concerning the acceptance of bids for the electric usage in Morgan County.

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.