Jackson County Board of Trustees met September 19
Jackson County Board of Trustees met September 19.
Here is the minutes as provided by the board:
Given by C.Hopkins
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Said by all
Members Present: Comparato, D. Bost, Endres, Erbes, Hunter, J. S. Rendleman, Larkin, Maxwell, Mendoza Jr.,
Mueller, Peterson and S. Bost
Members Absent: Burke and Nehring
Recognition of Visitors
J.Peterson reported that Greater Egypt is collecting nominations for the meritorious services and the businesss industries award.
S.Bost reported the Jackson Growth Alliance will have their first meeting with the new Executive Director Cheryl Benn next week.
Chairman Rendleman reported that there will be a motor fuel tax reduction in the amount of 9% by the State of Illinois.
The county is in the middle of budgets and it will take 10 votes to establish the levy and make the appropriation ordinance.
I. 17-2798 Appointment to Executive Committee
A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Maxwell, to approve the appointment of Laurie
Nehring. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of Consent Agenda
A motion was made by A.Erbes, seconded by S.Bost, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
II. 17-2799 August 22, 2017 Minutes
III. 17-2800 Payment of Health Insurance Claims in the amount of $265,909.31
IV. 17-2801 Payment of County Monthly Claims in the amount of $290,719.17
V. 17-2802 Board Members' Travel Reimbursement in the amount of $3,084.77
VI. 17-2803 Delinquent Tax Resolution 2017-28 Parcel# 15-16-481-014
VII. 17-2804 Payment of Ambulance Service Monthly Claims in the amount of $43,691.92
VIII. 17-2805 Payment of Highway Monthly claims in the amount of $512,474.25
IX. 17-2806 Uniform Grant Budget Approval-Elkville Road Safety Shoulder Project
X. 17-2807 Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network (IPWMAN) Agreement
XI. 17-2808 Ordinance 2017-8 Authorizing Execution of the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network
XII. 17-2809 Probation Building Sign Purchase
Standing Committee Reports
XIII. 17-2811 Appointments
a. Buncombe Water District
b. Elverado Water District
c. Farmland Assessment Review Commission
d. Jackson County Housing Authoriy
e. Public Building Commission
A motion was made by Comparato, seconded by Maxwell, to approve the appointment of
Patricia Brierton to Buncombe Water. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
A motion was made by Comparato, seconded by Endres, to approve the appointment of
Rochelle Robinson to Elverado Water. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Comparato, to approve the appointment of Rodney
Beckman to Farmland Assessment. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
A motion was made by Peterson, seconded by S. Bost, to approve the appointment of Wileta
Brown-Martin to the Housing Authority. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
A motion was made by S. Bost, seconded by Erbes, to approve the appointments of William
Orrell, Jessica Doerr-Berger, Mike Cripps, Tom Britton and Steve Schauwecker to the Public
Building Commission. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Finance & Administration Committee
Ms.Hunter gave an update of the budget process. Hearings have been held and more are scheduled for tomorrow night and meetings schedule will take place every Monday for the month of October.
Legislative & Public Safety Committee
S.Bost left the meeting.
A motion was made by Larkin, seconded by Comparato, to approve the ordinance. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XIV. 17-2812 Ordinance 2017-7 Ordinance to Regulate the Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Near the Southern Illinois Airport
Real Property Committee
S.Bost returned to the meeting.
J.Peterson reported that the Corp of Engineers has been working slide repairs on the Grand Tower Levee. On October 3rd they will be in court asking for a tax increase.
D.Bost asked if it was true that the original owners of the Grand Tower Power Plant have paid their back taxes. Dan Brenner verified that was true but the assessment issue has not been resolved. D.Bost stated that that assessment being the largest piece of industrial property in the county and the most valuable but it was different animal then all the rest of the properties in the county. Be it homes, small businesses, even big businesses owned properties is totally different. He does not feel we should be worried about but worried to a certain extent but not to the extent that we were because someone paid the taxes obviously they see value in it and no matter what the concern was oh if we buy it the person who bought that back now are concerned about if and he thinks there is just as much demand for that property on both ends that its not something we should be something that we should all have a hair on fire about, we should be more concerned about all the other properties in Jackson County be it residential, commercial and pay attention to what is going on there with those assessments. That those assessment are done with a sensible approach that we don't isolate and make people other than the power plant want to leave Jackson County and continue to deteriorate our tax base.
Chairman Rendleman brought up the issue of hospitals being exempted. Dan Brenner stated that the issue was still in the courts.
Special Committee Reports
Endres moved and Comparators seconded to adjourn, motion carried.