A review of the staff positions led to cuts and restructuring that
will save $41,500 per year. He learned that if they do a direct
deposit, it would save $4,000 a year. And a recent mail fundraiser
netted $12,000 that will supplement shortfalls for some programs. It
was also decided to try a bid system for the food supply in the
The agency is condensing the food delivery service to
senior clients, "The gas is just swallowing us," Gleason said.
Tuesday meals will be delivered with Monday meals; Thursday meals
will be delivered with the Wednesday meal; and a single meal will be
delivered on Friday.
Land of Lincoln Work Force Investment Board
A cut is planned for the Land of Lincoln Work Force Investment
Board also. It's been discussed to downsize the board and consider
going to only quarterly meetings, Gleason said. He didn't think they
should go to less than monthly meetings, since the board oversees a
$5 million to $7 million annual budget.
The board oversees a five-county area.
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New Logan County appointments
CIEDC executive director, to serve March 1, 2006, through
Grieme, Big R manager, to serve March 1, 2006, through December
Frank Shepke, of
St. Clara's, to serve March 1, 2006, through December 2007
The new appointees join seasoned Logan County representatives
Wayne Conrady, owner of Big Oak Hunting Paradise, and Patti Becker,
human resources director at Eaton Cutler-Hammer.
Stoltzenburg said that they had been to their first meeting and
learned a lot.
To the amusement of everyone present, Jan Gleason from the
Lincoln Illinois Employment and Training Center Office said: "We did
have an orientation workshop for the new members. We inundated them
with acronyms of government and bureaucracy. And then we quizzed
them, and they all passed!"
Board member Pat O'Neill said that at the January meeting of the
Community Action board, a company presented a plan to build
low-income family housing. The company is currently looking for a
site to build 305 new apartments.