The board unanimously approved Safety Committee Chairman Bob
Farmer's motion to approve the Sheriff’s Labor Contracts.
At Thursday's Board Workshop, Farmer said the deputies had completed
salary negotiations. Sheriff Steve Nichols said a Fraternal Order of
Police agreement has been reached that is fair for both sides with
deputies getting a three percent increase and other employees
getting two and three-fourths percent.
The board unanimously approved Board Chairman Chuck Ruben's motion
to bring forth language to put Consent Agenda on the Board Policies,
Procedures and Rules.
On the consent agenda, the board can group together routine items
like raffles, county reports, and treasurer reports. If a member
wants an item taken off the consent agenda and discussed separately,
the item can be taken off and go on a roll call vote for more
Finance Committee update
The board unanimously approved Finance Committee Chairman David
Hepler's motion to approve a four-year expenditure for the Highway
Department to upgrade rural reference signs. The amount for the
first three years would be $20,000, and for the fourth year $15,000.
County Engineer Bret Aukamp said all the money will be used for the
materials for the signs as the department will not charge extra for
the time, labor, or equipment to install the signs.
The board unanimously approved a motion from Hepler for a tax
Hepler's motion for the designation of banks for county deposits
passed with Emily Davenport, Bob Farmer, Dave Blankenship, Kevin
Bateman, David Hepler, Gene Rohlfs, Bob Sanders, Scott Schaffenacker,
Adam Schmidt and Annette Welch voting yes; and Chuck Ruben
Executive & Personnel update
Executive and Personnel Chairman Emily Davenport brought forth three
motions for approval.
The board unanimously approved Davenport's motion to approve the
Personnel Policy Manual with performance review form included.
The board also unanimously approved Davenport's motions to amend the
Procedures and Rules and a travel expense reimbursement ordinance.
For the past few months, the committee has been working on modifying
Procedures manual adding in a few new policies, procedure, and rules
and taking out some outdated policies.
Buildings & Grounds
Building and Grounds Chairman Kevin Bateman brought forth a motion
to approve the use of Latham Park on August 26th, 2017 for a craft
fair to coincide with the Balloon Festival.
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Bateman said the wine festival would no longer be held during that time, so the
Chamber is trying to get another attraction downtown during the Balloon
Board member Gene Rohlfs said he hoped if the art fair returned to that weekend,
the craft fair would be relegated to Scully Park because the artists need the
shade more than the craft fair.
Bateman said, "I would like to reach out to the chamber and suggest Scully Park
instead of Latham Park due to the fact that in trying to get a craft fair to
come on the barbeque weekend," they brought up "Scully Park because it's flat
and setting up tents is very difficult."
Bateman said he motioned for Latham Park because the chamber had chosen it, but
he would ask them if they wanted to use Scully Park "just based on the lay of
Bateman said the chamber had not run a craft fair before. They always ran the
wine festival or art fair and those events were at Latham Park.
Ruben suggested Bateman amend the motion to make it either park.
The board unanimously approved Bateman's motion to approve the use of either
park for the craft fair on Balloon Festival weekend.
The board also unanimously approved Bateman's motion to approve the use of the
Courthouse on May 6th, 2017 for the LCHS Red Carpet and Royal Grand March.
Public Transportation update
The board unanimously approved Public Transportation Chairman Kevin Bateman's
motion to approve a Vehicle Lease Agreement between Logan County, Illinois and
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois
Board members present were Board Chairman Chuck Ruben, Vice Chairman Emily
Davenport, Bob Farmer, Dave Blankenship, Kevin Bateman, David Hepler, Gene
Rohlfs, Bob Sanders, Scott Schaffenacker, Adam Schmidt and Annette Welch. Janet
Dahmm was absent.
The next Regular board meeting will be Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m.