Circuit clerk's salary
Finance chairman Chuck Ruben
motioned to provide an annual salary increase of $1,750 per year for
the next four years for the position of circuit clerk.
That salary is at $53,000 for the position currently filled by
The motion passed 10-1, with Pat O'Neill voting no. Terry Carlton
The next motion was to increase the coroner's salary $750 per
year. That salary is currently $24,650.
Andy Anderson motioned to amend the increase to $1,500 per year.
The amendment was voted on first and passed 10-1, with O'Neill
the lone vote against.
With the amendment passing, the board restated the main motion to
approve it as amended with an increase of $1,500 a year to the
coroner's salary for the next four years.
The board also unanimously approved creating a governmental
electric aggregation with opt-out provisions. Jan Schumacher and
Bill Martin were approved to act on behalf of the county board to
select the utility aggregation provider.
The board agreed to send a letter of support recommending the
city of Lincoln for a grant for downtown improvements. This is a new
grant that dovetails with the planning work being done to improve
the downtown area through a current grant.
Another discussion of opposing views continued on Tuesday
evening. It was brought forward through the county board's
Executive/Economic Development Committee to support the Lincoln &
Logan County Development Partnership fundraiser luncheon by
sponsorship of a table. A table of eight is $500.
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock will be the speaker at the June 13 event
at the American Legion.
The development partnership is a not-for-profit organization
supported by the city of Lincoln, the county and through fundraising
efforts, the luncheon being the primary event of the year. The
partnership's purpose is to enhance economic development and the
quality of life in Logan County.
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Discussion included past practice, questioning if the board had
been supplied a table or if individuals paid and went on their own.
This is the third year for the annual event.
Anderson said, "I think the county should be comp'd by the
partnership" with a courtesy table. Rohlfs agreed, saying that
$2,500 a year comes out of the farm account each year to support the
A verbal vote was proposed, but Rick Aylesworth asked for a roll
call, saying it might be a close call. Ruben supported that. "Any
expenditure by the board should have a roll call," he said.
The question recommending sponsorship of a table for the luncheon
failed 9-2. Voting no were Andrew Meister, Pat O'Neill, Gene Rohlfs,
Ruben, Schumacher, Bob Farmer, Anderson, Aylesworth and Kevin
Bateman. Voting yes were Martin and Dave Hepler.
Individual seating is available, and county board members were
encouraged to attend. Several board members were already planning to
attend at their own expense.
(Tickets are $27.50 per individual, $500 for a full table and
$250 for half a table. Seating is limited. Tickets are available
until May 29 and can be purchased online at
by phone at 217-732-8739.)
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