CEDS passes, employee health insurance, surplus auction, demolition
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[February 22, 2013]
The Logan County Board met
Wednesday for a brief meeting with only a few small items of
business up for discussion.
The county board voted on the resolution
for Logan County to participate through its CEDS in the Economic
Development Council of Central Illinois. The region also includes
Peoria, Mason, Woodford and Tazewell counties.
Before the vote could be taken, board member Andy Anderson asked
for some clarification on how much money the county has been
dedicating to a fund that would in turn be given to the region. Bill
Martin said the county has been contributing $5,000 each year and
would continue to do so.
Gene Rohlfs said he was under the impression the county would be
spending $6,200 per year, referring to an explanation provided by
Brian Bergen the previous Thursday. Martin told Rohlfs that Lincoln
also makes a $5,000 contribution to this fund.
Between the two contributions, the $6,200 would be paid out of
the total $10,000 on behalf of the Lincoln & Logan County
Upcoming insurance meeting
Jan Schumacher reminded everyone present that the board's
insurance committee will have a special meeting Tuesday at 5 p.m. at
the courthouse. The meeting will be to discuss health insurance
renewal for the employees of the county and the various options that
are being explored.
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Logan County Highway Department auction
Martin and Kevin Bateman reminded board members that the highway
department has been having an online auction of surplus equipment.
Bids will be accepted online until March 4. Interested buyers can
also stop by the department office to see what is being sold.
Any money earned from the sale will go to the highway department
budget. The airport is also selling a few tractors alongside the
Demolition in Aetna
Aetna Township recently asked that the county approve a request
to demolish a deteriorated building. If the county would refuse to
approve the request, the township could move on to the court system
to have the building demolished.
The board members voted unanimously to deny the request. Aetna
will have to move on to a higher court to demolish the property.
Board members present for the meeting were David Hepler, vice
chairman; Robert Farmer, chairman; Andy Anderson; Kevin Bateman; Pat
O'Neill; Gene Rohlfs; Chuck Ruben; and Jan Schumacher.
[By DEREK HURLEY]