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March 21, 2022 Meeting Minutes

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AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
MARCH 21, 2022
9:00 AM

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call of Members
3. Approval of the Agenda
4. Consideration and Approval of March 7, 2022 Meeting Minutes
5. Public Comment
6. Committee Reports
7. Staff and Consultant Reports, including Finance Report
8. Consideration and Action on Business Agenda Items (Motion and Roll Call Vote or Voice Votes)
a) Bills
b) Payroll
c) Local Public Agency Agreement for Federal Participation with the Illinois Department of Transportation for the Concord-Arenzville Road
9. Other Business
10. Closed Meeting Session (only if needed)
11. Chairman’s Remarks
12. Adjournment

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
MARCH 21, 2022

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on March 21, 2022 at 9 am. Chairman Zeller asked for roll call. County Clerk Waggener asked for roll call as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “present”, Commissioner Wankel answered “present” and Chr. Zeller answered “present”. Clk. Waggener informed the Chr. a quorum is present and the meeting may continue.

Chr. Zeller said the first order of business is the approval of the agenda. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed.

Chr. Zeller said minutes from the March 7, 2022 need approval from the board. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed.

Public Comment-none

Committee Reports-none

Staff and Consultant Reports, including Finance Report-Dusty Douglas said the Lincoln Land Wind hotline number is now on the County website. Matt. Coultas reminded the board the bid opening will be March 30 at the highway department for Motor Fuel tax.

Chr. Zeller said bills for $105,467.67 need approval for payment. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the payment of bills in the stated amount. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. Chr. Zeller asked for roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call for the payment of bills in the stated amount as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “aye”, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Clk. Waggener informed the Chr. the motion has passed.

Chr. Zeller said verifiable payroll for signing on the 29 and distribution on the 30 of March is the next item on the agenda. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the verifiable payroll for the stated dates. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. Chr. Zeller asked for roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call for verifiable payroll on the stated dates as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “aye”, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Clk. Waggener informed the Chr. the motion has passed.

Chr. Zeller said a local public agency agreement for federal participation with the Illinois Department of Transportation for the Concord-Arenzville Road is next on the agenda. Matt Coultas discussed this with the board. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the agreement as discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. Chr. Zeller asked for roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call for the local public agency agreement as discussed as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “aye”, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye’ and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Clk. Waggener informed the Chr. the motion has passed.

Other Business-none

Chairman Remark’s-none

Commissioner Fanning made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed and the meeting stands adjourned.

March 7, 2022 Meeting Minutes

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AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
MARCH 7, 2022
9:00 AM

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call of Members
3. Approval of the Agenda
4. Consideration and Approval of February 14, 2022 Meeting Minutes
5. Consideration and Approval of February 22, 2022 Meeting Minutes
6. Public Comment
7. Committee Reports
8. Staff and Consultant Reports, including Finance Report
9. Consideration and Action on Business Agenda Items (Motion and Roll Call Vote or Voice Votes)
a) Bills
b) Payroll
10. Other Business
11. Closed Meeting Session (only if needed)
12. Chairman’s Remarks
13. Adjournment

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
MARCH 7, 2022

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday March 7, 2022 at 9 am. Vice Chairman Fanning asked for roll call. County Clerk Waggener asked for roll call as follows, Vice Chr. Fanning answered “present”, Commissioner Wankel answered “present” and Chairman Zeller answered “present” via phone. Clk. Waggener informed the Vice Chr. a quorum is present and the meeting may continue.

Vice Chr. Fanning said that the first order of business is the approval of the agenda. Chr. Zeller made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed.

Vice Chr. Fanning said the next item on the agenda is to approve of the February 14, 2022 board minutes. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the February 14 minutes as written. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed.

Vice Chr. Fanning said minutes from the February 22, 2022 board meeting also need approval from the board. Chr. Zeller made the motion to approve the minutes as written. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed.

Public Comment-Ms. Joana Ramsey addressed the board with questions regarding the Lincoln Land Wind Farm.

Committee Reports-none

Staff and Consultant Reports, including Finance Report-Clk. Waggener said that beginning today petitions for the June primary may be filed in her office until Monday March 21.
County Highway Engineer Matt Coultas reported that MFT Bids will be opened on March 30th.

Vice Chr. Fanning said bills of $53,865.99 need approval from the board for payment. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the payment of bills in the stated amount. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. Vice Chr. Fanning asked for roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call for the payment of bills in the stated amount. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call for the payment of bills in the stated amount as follows, Vice Chr. Fanning answered “aye”, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Clk. Waggener informed Vice Chr. Fanning the motion has passed.

Vice Chr. Fanning said that verifiable payroll for signing on the 14 and distribution on the 15 of March is the next item for approval. Chr. Zeller made a motion to approve the verifiable payroll for the stated dates. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. Vice Chr. Fanning asked for roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call for the verifiable payroll as follows, Vice Chr. Fanning answered “aye”, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Clk. Waggener informed Vice Chr. Fanning the motion has passed.

County Highway Engineer Matt Coultas gave an update on the project planned for the Concord-Arenzville Road.

Other Business-none

Closed Meeting Session (only if needed)-none

Chairman’s Remarks-none

Commissioner Wankel made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed and the meeting is adjourned.

February 22, 2022 Meeting Minutes

NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY DUE TO THE PRESIDENT’S DAY HOLIDAY ON MONDAY.

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AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 22, 2022
9:00 AM

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call of Members
3. Approval of the Agenda
4. Consideration and Approval of February 14, 2022 Meeting Minutes
5. Public Comment
6. Committee Reports
7. Staff and Consultant Reports, including Finance Report
8. Consideration and Action on Business Agenda Items (Motion and Roll Call Vote or Voice Votes)
a) Bills
b) Payroll
c) Resolution for Delinquent Tax Payment
9. Other Business
10. Closed Meeting Session (only if needed)
11. Chairman’s Remarks
12. Adjournment

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 22, 2022

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in Commissioner’s office on Tuesday February 22, 2022 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Deputy Clerk Jokisch to conduct the roll call. Deputy Clk. Jokisch asked for roll call as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “present” (via telephone call in), Commissioner Wankel answered “present” and Chr. Zeller answered “present”. Deputy Clk. Jokisch informed the Chr. that a quorum is present and the meeting may continue.

Chr. Zeller said the first item is the approval of the agenda. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed.

Chr. Zeller said the minutes from the February 14 board meeting is the next item on the agenda for approval, but they are unavailable at this time.

Public Comment-none

Committee Reports-none

Staff and Consultant Reports, including finance report-none

Chr. Zeller said bills for $280,678.09 need approval from the board for payment. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the payment of bills in the stated amount. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. Chr. Zeller asked for roll call. Deputy Clk. Jokisch asked for roll call for the payment of bills in the stated amount as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “aye”, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Deputy Clk. Jokisch informed the Chr. the motion has passed.

Chr. Zeller said the verifiable payroll for signing on the 25 and distribution on the 28 of February is the next item for approval. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the verifiable payroll for the stated dates. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. Chr. Zeller asked for roll call. Deputy Clk. Jokisch asked for roll call for verifiable payroll for the stated dates as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “aye”, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Deputy Clk. Jokisch informed the Chr. the motion has passed.

Chr. Zeller said a resolution for delinquent taxes is next on the agenda. There is discussion. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the resolution for a delinquent tax payment as discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. Chr. Zeller asked for roll call. Deputy Clk. Jokisch asked for roll call for the resolution for a delinquent tax payment as discussed as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “aye”, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Deputy Clk. Jokisch informed the Chr. the motion has passed.
Other Business-none

Closed Meeting Session (only if needed)-none

Chairman’s Remarks-none

Commissioner Fanning made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed and the meeting stands adjourned.

February 14, 2022 Meeting Minutes

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AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 14, 2022
9:00 AM

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call of Members
3. Approval of the Agenda
4. Consideration and Approval of February 7, 2022 Meeting Minutes
5. Public Comment
6. Committee Reports
7. Staff and Consultant Reports, including Finance Report
8. Consideration and Action on Business Agenda Items (Motion and Roll Call Vote or Voice Votes)
a) Application for Liquor License for Annie’s Place
b) Ordinance Accepting American Rescue Plan Act Lost Revenue Standard Allowance
c) Ordinance for American Rescue Plan Funding for County Election Machines
d) Bills
9. Other Business
10. Closed Meeting Session (only if needed)
11. Chairman’s Remarks
12. Adjournment

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
FEBRUAY 14, 2022

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday February 14, 2022 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked Deputy Clerk Jokisch for roll call. Deputy Clk. Jokisch asked for roll call as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “present”, Commissioner Wankel answered “present” and Chr. Zeller answered “present”. Deputy Clk. Jokisch informed the Chr. that a quorum is present and the meeting may continue.

Chr. Zeller said the first order of business is the approval of the agenda. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed.

Chr. Zeller said minutes from the February 7 board meeting need approval. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed.

Public Comment-Chr. Zeller said Luke Marquard, Jr. would like to address the board. Mr. Marquard provided the board with a copy of a signed petition concerning Marnico Village. There was discussion. Chr. Zeller thanked Mr. Marquard.

Committee Reports-none

Staff and Consultant Reports, including finance report-none

Chr. Zeller said an application for a new liquor license for Annie’s Place is the next item on the agenda. Chr. Zeller said the paperwork has been submitted and things are in order. There is discussion. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the liquor license as discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. Chr. Zeller asked for roll call. Deputy Clk. Jokisch asked for roll call for the approval of a liquor license for Annie’s place as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “aye”, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Deputy Clk. Jokisch informed the Chr. the motion has passed.

Chr. Zeller said an ordinance accepting the American Rescue Plan Act lost revenue standard allowance is the next item for approval. There is discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the American Rescue Plan Act lost revenue standard allowance as discussed. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. Chr. Zeller asked for roll call. Deputy Clk. Jokisch asked for roll call for the ordinance accepting the American Rescue Plan Act as discussed as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “aye’, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Deputy Clk. Jokisch informed the Chr. the motion has passed.

Chr. Zeller said an ordinance for American Rescue Plan Funding for county election machines is the next order of business. There is discussion. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the ordinance for American Rescue Plan funding as discussed. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. Chr. Zeller asked for roll call. Deputy Clk. Jokisch asked for roll call for the American Rescue Plan funding for election machines as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “aye”, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye’ and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Deputy Clk. Jokisch informed the Chr. the motion has passed.

Chr. Zeller said bills for $424,647.23 from the American Rescue Plan Act Fund need approval from the board for payment. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the payment of bills in the stated amount. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. Chr. Zeller asked for roll call. Deputy Clk. Jokisch asked for roll call for the payment of bills in the stated amount as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “aye’, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Deputy Clk. Jokisch informed the Chr. the motion has passed.

Other Business-none

Closed Meeting Session (only if needed)-none

Chairman’s Remarks-none

Commissioner Fanning made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed and the meeting stands adjourned.

February 7, 2022 Meeting Minutes

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AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 7, 2022
9:00 AM

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call of Members
3. Approval of the Agenda
4. Consideration and Approval of January 24, 2022 Meeting Minutes
5. Public Comment
6. Committee Reports
7. Staff and Consultant Reports, including Finance Report
8. Consideration and Action on Business Agenda Items (Motion and Roll Call Vote or Voice Votes)
a) Bills
b) Payroll
9. Other Business
10. Closed Meeting Session (only if needed)
11. Chairman’s Remarks
12. Adjournment

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
February 7, 2022

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 9 am. Chr. Zeller asked County Clerk Waggener to conduct the roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “present”, Commissioner Wankel answered “present” and Chr. Zeller answered “present”. Clk. Waggener informed the Chr. a quorum is present and the meeting may continue.

Chr. Zeller said the first order of business is the approval of the agenda. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed.

Chr. Zeller said approval of the board meeting minutes from January 24 need approval from the board. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed.

Public Comment-none

Committee Reports-none

Staff and Consultant Reports, including Finance Report-none

Chr. Zeller said bills for $50,835.89 need approval from the board for payment. There is discussion. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the payment of bills in the stated amount. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. Chr. Zeller asked for roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call for the approval of the payment of bills in the stated amount as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “aye”, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Clk. Waggener inform the Chr. the motion has passed.

Chr. Zeller said verifiable payroll for signing on February 14 and distribution on the 15 is the next item needing approval. Commissioner Fanning made a motion to approve the verifiable payroll for the stated dates. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. Chr. Zeller asked for roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call for the verifiable payroll for the dates stated as follows, Commissioner Fanning answered “aye”, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Clk. Waggener informed the Chr. the motion has passed.

Other Business-none

Closed Meeting Session (only if needed)-none

Chairman’s Remarks-Chr. Zeller noted that the Courthouse will be closed this Friday, February 11. Chr. Zeller said there will be a board meeting on Monday, February 14.

Commissioner Wankel made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Fanning seconded the motion. All voted “aye’. The motion has passed and the meeting stands adjourned.

January 24, 2022 Meeting Minutes

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AGENDA
BOARD MEETING
JANUARY 24, 2022
9:00 AM

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call of Members
3. Approval of the Agenda
4. Consideration and Approval of January 10, 2022 Meeting Minutes
5. Public Comment
6. Committee Reports
7. Staff and Consultant Reports, including Finance Report
8. Consideration and Action on Business Agenda Items (Motion and Roll Call Vote or Voice Votes)
a) Bills
b) Payroll
c) Acceptance of Resignation of Morgan County Treasurer Kim Mitchell effective January 30, 2022
d) Appointment of Crystal Myers to fill the Vacancy of the Morgan County Treasurer
e) Resolution Approving Amendment to Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Jacksonville and Morgan County regarding Addition of Territory to the Enterprise Zone (MacMurray College Property)
f) Ordinance Amending Prior Ordinance Establishing an Enterprise Zone within the City of Jacksonville and Morgan County (MacMurray College Property)
9. Other Business
10. Closed Meeting Session (only if needed)
11. Chairman’s Remarks
12. Adjournment

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD MEETING
JANUARY 24, 2022

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s office on Monday, January 24, 2022. Vice Chairman Fanning asked for roll call. County Clerk Waggener asked for roll call as follows, Vice Chairman Fanning answered “present” and Commissioner Wankel answered “present”, and Chr. Zeller answered “present” via call in. Clk. Waggener informed the Vice Chr. that a quorum is present and the meeting could continue.

Vice Chr. Fanning said the first order of business is the approval of the agenda. Chr. Zeller made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed.

Vice Chr. Fanning said the approval of the minutes from the January 10 board meeting also need approval from the board. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed.

Public Comment-none

Committee Reports-none

Staff and Consultant Reports, including Finance Report-none

Vice Chr. Fanning said bills for $31,701.53 need approval from the board for payment. Chr. Zeller made a motion to pay the bills in the stated amount. Commissioner Wankel seconded the motion. Vice Chr. Fanning asked for roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call for the payment of bills in the stated amount as follows, Vice Chr. Fanning answered “aye”, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Clk. Waggener informed the Vice Chr. the motion has passed.

Vice Chr. Fanning said verifiable payroll for signing on the 27 of January and distribution on the 28 of January is the next item for approval. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the verifiable payroll for the stated dates. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. Vice Chr. Fanning asked for roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call for the verifiable payroll as stated as follows, Vice Chr. Fanning answered “aye”. Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Clk. Waggener informed the Vice Chr. the motion has passed.

The next item on the agenda, Vice Chr. Fanning said, is the acceptance of the resignation of Morgan County Treasurer Kim Mitchell. Vice Chr. Fanning said this would take effect January 30, 2022. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to accept the resignation of Treasurer Mitchell. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has passed.

Vice Chr. Fanning said an appointment of Crystal Myers to fill the vacancy of the Morgan County Treasurer is the next item needing approval. Vice Chr. Fanning said the board had a letter from the Republican Central Committee that unanimously requested the appointment of Ms. Myers. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the appointment. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion is approved.

Vice Chr. Fanning said a resolution approving amendment to intergovernmental agreement between the City of Jacksonville and Morgan County regarding addition of territory to the enterprise zone (MacMurray College Property) is next on the agenda. Dusty Douglas explained this for the board. There is discussion. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the resolution as discussed. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. Vice Chr. Fanning asked for roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call for the resolution approving amendment to intergovernmental agreement as follows, Vice Chr. Fanning answered “aye”, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Clk. Waggener informed the Vice Chr. the motion has passed.

Vice Chr. Fanning said an ordinance amending prior ordinance establishing an enterprise zone within the City of Jacksonville and Morgan County (MacMurray College Property) needs approval from the board. Dusty Douglas again explained this for the board. Commissioner Wankel made a motion to approve the ordinance as explained. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. Vice Chr. Fanning asked for roll call. Clk. Waggener asked for roll call for the ordinance amending an enterprise zone as discussed as follows, Vice Chr. Fanning answered “aye”, Commissioner Wankel answered “aye” and Chr. Zeller answered “aye”. Clk. Waggener informed the Vice Chr. the motion has passed.

Other Business-none

Closed Meeting Session (only if needed)

Chairman’s Remarks-none

Commissioner Wankel made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Chr. Zeller seconded the motion. All voted “aye”. The motion has been approved. The meeting stands adjourned.