County Board makes appointments
Cemetery District, Housing Authority,
Board of Review, Farmland Assessment Review, Regional EDD, CEDS and
Higher Education Committees, and Supervisor of Assessments
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[July 07, 2014]
LINCOLN - On Tuesday, June 17, the
Logan County Board held its regular monthly meeting that included
voting matters. All 12 members were present -- Chairman Robert
Farmer, Vice-chairman David Hepler, Andy Anderson, Rick Aylesworth,
Kevin Bateman, David Blankenship, Emily Davenport, Andy Meister, Pat
O’Neill, Chuck Ruben, Gene Rohlfs and Jan Schumacher.
Eight board appointments to four committees were approved
To the Logan County Cemetery District:
Ron Ritchhart, Darrel White
To the Housing Authority of the County of Logan:
Harley Petri, Judy Emrick
To the Board of Review:
Logan County Supervisor of Assessments, Roseanne Brosamer, came to
the meeting to explain the purpose of a new group and process
ordered by the state of Illinois, the Farmland Assessment Review
Brosamer said that for farmland assessments, the state has required
that each county establish a committee of five members consisting of
the supervisor of assessments, the chairman of the Board of Review,
and three farmers.
She explained that once a year this committee will meet and the
supervisor of assessments will present the state farmland criticized
values for the next assessment year. The committee would help
interpret those and see to the application. A public hearing is then
held in the supervisor's office to either concur with the findings
or to object to the Department of Revenue.
Logan County Farmland Assessment Review Committee appointments:
Michael Litterly, Rodney White and David Sasse
During the meeting, the board also unanimously approved three
recommendations for appointment made by Board Chairman Robert
- Bill Thomas to Economic Development District (EDD)¸a
committee of the Council
- Bill Thomas to the Comprehensive Economic Development
Strategy (CEDS) Committee, a subcommittee of the EDD
- David Hepler to the Higher Education Committee, a subcommittee
of the CEDS Committee
Today, communities need solid transportation and communications
infrastructure to retain and entice business, and remain competitive
in a global market. Participation with a region provides and edge
lending strength and opportunities to all its members.
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Logan County joined the Economic Development Council of Central
Illinois through its CEDS. A committee of the Council is the
Economic Development District. With Logan County's membership it has
a place on the EDD.
The EDD structure and mechanism improve opportunities to acquire
federal aid needed for projects with the support of a regional
The CEDS is a subcommittee of the EDD. The CEDS documentation
identifies specific needs and goals that will move a community
toward healthier economy. The document also provides a vehicle for
measureable accountability for fund requests and use.
A subcommittee to the CEDS is the Higher Education Committee.
Other participating counties in the EDD include Peoria, Woodford,
Tazewell and Mason County.
Supervisor of Assessments
The board also voted 11 yes, and one abstain by Andy Anderson, to
hire Denise Martinek for the office of Supervisor of Assessments.
Martinek has already been working in that office for a couple of
years. She begins her position on Aug 1, 2014 as current supervisor,
Roseanne Brosamer, begins her retirement.
Brosamer has been with the county more than 36 years, and said she
is looking forward to spending some time with her grandchildren.
[By JAN YOUNGQUIST]