Jackson County Real Property Committee met September 12.
Jackson County Real Property Committee met Sept. 12.
Here is the minutes provided by the Committee:
Call to Order (5:07 PM)
Members Present: D. Bost, Mendoza, Jr., Mueller and Peterson
Members Absent: Endres, Hunter and S. Bost
Also Present: Grant Guthman, Cheryl Benn
Approval of Minutes
I. 18-3658 August 8, 2018
A motion was made by Mueller, seconded by D. Bost, to approve the August 8, 2018 minutes as presented. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
II. 18-3659 Farmweek Article on County Unit Road Districts
Peterson presented the article to the committee. She stated that she had not heard of county unit road districts. Guthman was asked to comment, he stated that things are working now and he sees no need to fix something that isn't broken. D. Bost asked about repair work on 7th Street, Guthman said he thinks that area is governed by IDOT.
III. 18-3660 IDOT Motor Fuel Tax Report
Guthman informed the committee that there are three different reports and that this brings the county current with IDOT auditing. IDOT wanted to get the fuel reports done before Guthman left the county. The committee thanked Guthman for all his hard work.
A. SIMPO-Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization
B. Jackson County Bike Paths/Trails
C. Payment of Highway Monthly Claims
Peterson informed the committee that interviews for a new County Engineer, there are some good candidates.
A. No report at this time.
B. No report at this time.
C. D. Bost moved and Mueller seconded to pay the Highway monthly claims in the amount of $263,988.02, motion carried.
IV. 18-3661 County Bridge Fund Resolution-SN 039-3126 N. Mudline Road
Guthman stated that this is the resolution that goes with the engineer agreement for the work on N. Mudline Road.
A motion was made by Mueller, seconded by D. Bost, to approve the County Bridge Fund
Resolution-SN 039-3126 N. Mudline Road. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
V. 18-3662 Federal Aid Matching Tax Fund Resolution-Dillinger Road 16-00175-00-SP
Guthman informed the committee that this is the resolution to pay for the purchase of right-ofway on Dillinger Road
A motion was made by D. Bost, seconded by Mendoza, Jr., to approve the Federal Aid Matching Tax Fund Resolution - Dillinger Road 16-00175-00-SP. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
VI. 18-3663 Right-of-way Negotiations-Dillinger Road 16-00175-00-SP
Guthman informed the committee that this bid is a little higher than the appraised bid because the homeowner has some large pine trees that he planted for privacy that will have to be moved. Guthman recommends approving the negotiated amount of $1,950 for parcel 2. A motion was made by D. Bost, seconded by Mendoza, Jr., to approve parcel 2 Right-of-way negotiations for Dillinger Road 16-00175-00-SP in the amount of $1,950.00. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Land Use & Economic Development
A. Greater Egypt Regional Planning & Development Commission
B. Supervisor of Assessments
C. Jackson Growth Alliance-Presentation
D. Comprehensive Plan
E. River Levee Project Update
A. Peterson reported that at the last Greater Egypt meeting there was a presentation on a regional marketing strategy. Greater Egypt is taking comments on their website. Peterson also talked about the need for a trained workforce, this began a discussion of jobs and the need for workers in the area. Mueller commented that the Center for Justice and Empowerment is interested in doing something that makes it easier for small businesses to be started. Peterson concluded the discussion by informing the committee that Greater Egypt is looking for nominations for business awards, nominations are due October 3rd in the Greater Egypt office.
C. Benn gave a quarterly report to the committee. She began by giving a recap of what she was working on when she gave her last quarterly report. Then she talked about the success of the economic development meetings that have been taking place. Out of them have come a few action items: 1. Engagement of other stakeholders, 2. Making the Mayor of Murphysboro a full time positi on, 3. Community Development in Murphysboro, 4. Community Planner consultant. Benn stated that the Mayor of Murphysboro, Will Stephens, is very involved in bringing economic development to the community. She and JGA would like to keep him engaged and currently the mayor position is only part-time but Stephens is putting in full-time hours, so they think it would be beneficialto Murphysboro and by extension the surrounding area for him to be employed full-time. With regard to community development, Carbondale has been doing downtown improvements and JGA would like to see that same kind of thing happening in Murphysboro. Benn pointed out that there is a lot of idea sharing going on. D. Bost commented that there have been many SWAT analysis done but that there is often a lack of follow through. Benn agreed and said that is why JGA is considering bringing in a consultant who specializes in rural community planning. There will be a chance to meet him on October 11 at noon at 17th Street BBQ Warehouse.
County Buildings & Grounds
VII. 18-3665 Lions Club Flag Service
Peterson informed the committee that last time they voted on the Lions Club flag service they did not specify how many flags they wanted. In the past the county has done four flags, one on each side of the building.
A motion was made by D. Bost, seconded by Mueller, to authorize engaging four flags from the Lions Club Flag Service for July 2018 to June 2019. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
VIII. 18-3664 Elkville TIF District
The committee briefly discussed this item. They did not have a lot of information. The consensus of those present is that they do not like TIF districts but that Elkville can do what they want. Mendoza recommended that they look for businesses that offer on-the-job training. Mueller commented that when she met with the Center for Justice and Empowerment, she spoke with Rich Whitney about businesses that grow hemp for fiber and other uses, this may be something they can consider as well.
Adjourn (6:03 PM)
Mueller moved and D. Bost seconded to adjourn, motion carried.