November 24, 2014 Meeting Minutes

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office at 9 am on Monday November 24, 2014. Present were Chairman Bradley A. Zeller, Commissioner Bill Meier and Commissioner Ginny Fanning.

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.

The next item needing approval is the minutes from the November 10, 2014 board meeting Chr. Zeller said. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the minutes for the stated date as written. Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the bills in the amount of $54,755.92 are the next items on the agenda. There was some discussion. Commissioner Meier made a motion to approve the payment of the bills in the stated amount. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. Al voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the verifiable payroll for Wednesday November 26, 2014 is the next item for approval. Chr. Zeller said that the Thanksgiving holiday closure and the 30th being Sunday this Wednesday would be payday. 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 the next item is the appointment of Commissioner Meier as Vice Chairman of the County Board. Chr. Zeller said that the late Commissioner Rawlings was Vice Chairman and since his passing the board had not acted upon this. There was discussion. Commissioner Zeller made a motion to approve Commissioner Meier as Vice Chairman of the County Board. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Chr. Zeller said that the approval of the FOP Correctional Officers union contract is the next item on the agenda and that the Sheriff is present and would explain this for them. Sheriff Duvendack said that this contract was for everyone in his department except the patrol officers and only a one year contract so that all departments would now have contract negotiations at the same time and not staggered. There was discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the FOP Correctional Officer contract as presented.¬† Commissioner Meier seconded the motion. All voted “AYE”. The motion is approved.

Reports of Departments-none

Communications-Commissioner Meier said that the Courthouse will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week observing Thanksgiving.

Commissioner Fanning said that the swearing in ceremony for officials that were elected November 4 will be held at 8:45 in the large courtroom in the courthouse on December 1.

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