Jackson County Real Property Committee met July 12
Jackson County Real Property Committee met July 12.
Here is the minutes as provided by the committee:
Call to Order (5:05 PM)
Members Present: Endres, Erbes, Hunter, Mendoza, Jr., Mueller and Peterson
Members Absent: S. Bost
Also Present: John S. Rendleman, Grant Guthman, Maureen Berkowitz, Bruce Wallace
Approval of Minutes
I. 17-2625 June 14, 2017 Minutes
Peterson asked the committee coordinator to make a few changes to the minutes; under
number three and thirteen the word authority should be changes to administration and in
number twenty the word "the" is misspelled.
A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Hunter, to approve the June 14, 2017 minutes as
amended. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Peterson suggested that the members read the information mailed to them from the Illinois Soy Bean Association. She then informed the committee that the Illinois Historical Society is requesting that each county purchase a portrait of Lincoln at a cost of $500 to be displayed prior to the State bicenntenial. Erbes asked what the money would be going toward. Peterson suggested using tourism funds to purchase it. This item will be on the agenda in August. Finally, Peterson mentioned an article in the NACO newspaper about truck driver training for those recovering from addiction.
II. 17-2626 SIMPO (Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization)
Peterson informed the committee that the update of the Mass Transit Report has been
completed. Consultants are doing a study on the lights on the 13 corridor and a pedestrian
overpass in Marion. SIMPO is doing a safe routes to school study.
III. 17-2627 Highway Monthly Claims
A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Mueller, to approve paying the Highway monthly
claims in the amount of $251,482.44. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
IV. 17-2628 Preliminary Engineering Agreement Addendum #2Cora/Levee Road Section 15-03111-00-FP
A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Hunter, to approve the Preliminary Engineering
Agreement Addendum #2Cora/Levee Road Section 15-03111-00-FP. The motion carried by
V. 17-2629 Bradley Township Request for Matching Funds for Loy School Road
A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Endres, to approve the Bradley Township request
for matching funds for Loy School Road. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Land Use & Economic Development
VI. 17-2630 Greater Egypt Regional Planning & Development Commission
Peterson shared an article from the Economic Development Administration that featured
Greater Egypt. She also informed the committee that the 1964 Comprehensive Plan for Jackson
County will be in the County Board office for a month for anyone to read if they want. Finally,
Peterson reported that the EDA has funding for coal related projects. She can get more
information if anyone is interested.
Berkowitz reported that she is planning to use the GIS funds to update their website so the
maps can be more easily accessed by citizens and to become ADA compliant. The monthly
maintenance fee will remain the same. She was giving the committee a heads up before
VIII. 17-2632 Jackson Growth Alliance
IX. 17-2633 Noxious Weeds
Rendleman reported that he spoke with Dr. Bisset and to become in compliance the county will
need to appoint a Weed Superintendent. This person will be the point of contact for any
noxious weed complaints and will report them to the Department of Agriculture. The
committee coordinator was asked to follow up with SIU Plant and Soil Science professor to see
if there is any interest.
X. 17-2634 Comprehensive Plan
The committee is still collecting information. Erbes attended Leadership Academy and
indicated that he has information on Economic Development that he will bring to the August
XI. 17-2635 River Levee Project Update
Peterson reported that the levee is still drying out and the river level will need to go down
about six feet before they can finish the work. Also, they are working with Greater Egypt to get
a loan to fix the pumps.
County Buildings & Grounds
Peterson reported that she is talking with the Sheriff to see about having a book shelf in the lobby of the courthouse for kids to get books and coloring books to take home.
XII. 17-2636 AGE Energy Contract
A motion was made by Mueller, seconded by Erbes, to approve the AGE Energy Contract as
amended subject to pricing. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XIII. 17-2637 ICRMT Inspection Report
A motion was made by Hunter, seconded by Endres, to authorize and direct the Chair and
Sheriff to use maintenance to move and or dispose of as necessary the items in the control
panel room in the basement of the courthouse. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XIV. 17-2638 Storage Needs for Circuit Clerk Office
Peterson reported that she has not yet been to Burning Star number five but she would like see more advertising of the area to bring in more tourism.
Hunter asked the committee to switch the September meeting with the Finance & Administration meeting. The consensus of the committee is to move the meeting to Monday, September 11th at 5 pm.
Adjourn (6:00 PM)
Mueller moved and Erbes seconded to adjourn, motion carried.