March 7, 2016 Meeting Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Law Library of the Courthouse on Monday March 7, 2016 at 9 am.

Chr. Meier asked Clerk Waggener to conduct the roll call. Clk Waggener asked for roll call as follows, Chr. Meier present, Commissioner Fanning present and Commissioner Zeller present. Clk Waggener informed the Chr. Meier that a quorum is present and the meeting could continue.

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

The next item for approval Chr. Meier said is the board minutes from the February 22¬† meeting. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Commissioner Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Public Comment-none

Chr. Meier said that the appointment of Terry Denison to the Western Illinois Economic Development Authority Board to replace Kai Schnitker is the next¬† item needing approval. There was discussion. Commissioner Zeller made a motion to approve the appointment as stated. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Meier said that the next two items are for the approval of the MFT bidding process for the county and the road districts. Chr. Meier said that Matt Coultas is present and would explain this. Mr. Coultas said that the board’s approval is needed for the solicitation of bids for the MFT county and road districts. There was discussion. Commissioner Zeller made a motion to approve the County MTF bidding process. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the Road Districts MTF bidding process. Commissioner Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Meier said that the approval of the joint dispatch agreement is the next item on the agenda. Chr. Meier said that this has been an ongoing project for 11 years. There was discussion. Commissioner Zeller made a motion to approve the joint dispatch agreement as discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Meier said that the approval of the TIF district letter of recommendation is the next item on the agenda for approval. The Village of South Jacksonville’s TIF is currently in a 25 year TIF program and they would like to extend it for another 12 years Chr. Meier said. Representing the Village of Acting Mayor Steve Waltrip, John Green and Wilber German. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the TIF district letter of recommendation as discussed. Commissioner Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-none

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