A rebuilt engine will be installed
The business where the oil was changed
had no liability insurance. The matter will be turned over to the
state's attorney for litigation.
Finance chairman Chuck Ruben announced,
"We are going to start the budgeting process next month." He
chuckled, "Got the auditing done; we've got to start something." He
said they will hold some budget hearings, and then he tentatively
plans to start the putting budget together Aug. 30-31.
Eight new sheriff's cars are on the
road and are being appreciated.
The local sheriff's department received
word this week that they have received a grant through the Illinois
Criminal Justice Authority. The money will be used to cover the
costs of a machine and computer system for live-scan fingerprinting.
It costs $52,000. The county share will be $12,000. The cost
includes a two-year maintenance contract.
The sheriff's department was also
recipient of another grant for $16,333; the county kicks in $5,000
for the $21,000 needed to purchase video cameras for the cars.
FOP negotiations on new contracts are
still taking place.
The new ethanol production company is
considering two sites to build their plant in Logan County.
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The Lincoln and Logan County
Development Partnership is working on several things and may have
announcements soon. There's a lot of good things happening in Logan
County and could happen in Logan County, board chairman Dale Voyles
An expenditure of
$34,236.50 was approved to go to Halverson Construction Co. The
county will pay half that and the Mount Pulaski Township Road District will pay the other half.
Halverson was lowest bidder on pile repair on a Mount Pulaski bridge
at Hunter's Slough. The timber piles are rotting out there.
The bridge at 2300 Street in Prairie
Creek Township is completed and open to traffic again.
Middletown seal coat was completed last
The county engineer, Tom Hickman, said
that he is looking into applying temporary patch on Elkhart Hill
road this summer. The county highway department plans to overlay
"The Hill" section next year.
Paul Gleason reported that an
engineering firm will be coming out to look at the road-driveway off
Fifth Street to Community Action. It is sorely in need of repairs.
side of corn
is being sought to a frequent problem that is countywide. Cornstalks
are clogging drainage ditches and piling up around bridges. It falls
to the county to clean up the debris after heavy rains.