Oct
22

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for October 24, 2014

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
October 24, 2014 @ 8:30 am
Union County Courthouse Community Room

I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

IV. BUILDING PERMITS

V. COUNTY FINANCES DISTRIBUTION

VI. OLD BUSINESS

A.  Executive Session: Pursuant to Open Meetings Act Sec. 2(c)(11)-pending litigation; 2(c)(2)-collective   negotiating matters; 2(c)(1)-employees; 2(c)(5) and 2(c)(6)-real estate; 2(c)(7)-sale of securities

B.  Budgets

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A.  Janet Ulrich – ROE Annual Budget

B.  Smart Transportation Progress Report- Jim Clark

C.  Anna Dispatch Agreement

D.  Board Appointments for 911 Board and Housing Authority Board

E.  Acceptance of Audit Bids

F.  Wine Trail Association Presentation

VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS

Don Denny – Union County Economic Development, Shawnee Development Council

Dale Russell – Southern Seven Health Dept., Southern Five Regional Planning

Danny Hartline – Animal Control

Max Miller – Animal Control

Richard Cunningham – Union County Economic Development, 911

IX. OTHER BUSINESS

X. PUBLIC COMMENTS

XI. ADJOURNMENT

Meeting dates are the second and fourth Friday of each month, unless noted.
Agenda items shall be received in the Union County Clerk’s office by Tuesday, before Friday’s meeting.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1364

Oct
14

Illinois Commerce Commission Approves Union County 9-1-1 Next Generation Modification Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Illinois Commerce Commission Approves Union County 9-1-1 Next Generation Modification Plan

Union County 9-1-1 Coordinator Jana Fear reports that on October 7, 2014, the Illinois Commerce Commission gave final approval for the Union County 9-1-1 Next Generation Modification Plan.

Approval culminated from a lot of detailed work on a massive Next Generation Modification Plan document, collaboration with the Next Generation SSP—NG9-1-1, Inc.—and legal representation from Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds.

“This approval is the result of many years of hard work by my office, the local ETSB and a lot of people behind the scenes,” says Fear.

The difference between the current 9-1-1 system and “Next Generation” 9-1-1 is the ability to receive text and live streaming video over a dedicated IP fiber network.

“We don’t live in a world of just voice communication anymore,” explains Fear.  “The way we communicate is constantly evolving thanks to new technology and this is an opportunity for emergency services to catch up.”

After fully testing the Next Generation 9-1-1 System, Union County will be capable of receiving multimedia 9-1-1 calls.  Telephone carriers have yet to implement Next Generation for their delivery solutions but as more 9-1-1 systems get on board those carriers are more likely to establish the needed standards.

Final approval of these plans is the next big step for 9-1-1 in Illinois.  Thus far, the Union County 9-1-1 System is one of only seven systems to receive approval from the ICC.

Michael Ramsey—the president of NG-911, Inc.—is pleased with the progress so far.

“We are thrilled to be involved in this project that takes Next Generation 9-1-1 from a concept to reality,” says Ramsey.  “The capability to locate emergency callers by their location is here today and it will make the public safer.  The more people use wireless devices like smart phones, the greater the need to reach 9-1-1 with twenty-first century technology.”

The Union County 9-1-1 System remains committed to bringing the citizens of Union County the best 9-1-1 system possible.

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1361

Oct
13

Offices closed for Columbus Day

County offices will be closed Monday, October 13 in observance of Columbus Day.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1359

Oct
07

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for October 10, 2014

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
October 10, 2014 @ 8:30 am
Union County Courthouse Community Room

I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

IV. BUILDING PERMITS

V. COUNTY FINANCES DISTRIBUTION

VI. OLD BUSINESS

A.  Executive Session: Pursuant to Open Meetings Act Sec. 2(c)(11)-pending litigation; 2(c)(2)-collective   negotiating matters; 2(c)(1)-employees; 2(c)(5) and 2(c)(6)-real estate; 2(c)(7)-sale of securities

B.  Budgets

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A.  Shawnee Wine Trail Lodging Assoc. – Mary McDonald

VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS

Don Denny – Union County Economic Development, Shawnee Development Council

Dale Russell – Southern Seven Health Dept., Southern Five Regional Planning

Danny Hartline – Animal Control

Max Miller – Animal Control

Richard Cunningham – Union County Economic Development, 911

IX. OTHER BUSINESS

X. PUBLIC COMMENTS

XI. ADJOURNMENT

Meeting dates are the second and fourth Friday of each month, unless noted.
Agenda items shall be received in the Union County Clerk’s office by Tuesday, before Friday’s meeting.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1347

Oct
07

Union County Clerk And Treasurer Moving Forward On Financial Software Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Union County Clerk And Treasurer Moving Forward On Financial Software Solutions

JONESBORO—At a regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners, County Clerk Terry Bartruff and Treasurer Darren Bailey presented their preferences for the County’s financial software.  Adding to their previous recommendation to go with Intacct for a base financial software, the Board authorized the County Clerk and Treasurer to move forward with Paychex as a total payroll solution that would tie into Intacct.

Bartruff characterized Paychex as an option that would add significant efficiency to his office as well as others.

“Right now, department heads submit pay vouchers to my office,” said Bartruff.  “Then those vouchers are reviewed by the board, the county administrator and the treasurer by hand.  Then my staff have to enter all of that data into the computer.  With Paychex, all of that is entered electronically from the start.  That’s going to save my office and others a tremendous amount of time moving forward.  Compared to the cost of fixing what we have and with all the additional features, we’ll be saving a lot of money going forward.”

Bailey considers this a major benefit of the integration Intacct will bring to the County in the coming months.

“With Intacct, you get to mix and match with all sorts of other companies for exactly what you want.  In this case, Paychex is a company that focuses entirely on payroll and human resources,” Bailey told the Board of Commissioners.  “With more inclusive financial software, you either get all or none.  This is going to give us the flexibility we need for the future.”

County Administrator Kelly Carter is excited not only about the human resources portion of Paychex but the amount of access to information it places directly in the hands of employees.

“One of the best features of this software is the mobile app,” explained Carter.  “No matter where an employee is, he or she can pull up pay stubs, W2s and so on right from his or her phone.”

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1345

Oct
06

Union County Clerk Alerts Public About Mailing Issues With Voter Registration Forms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Union County Clerk Alerts Public About Mailing Issues With Voter Registration Forms

JONESBORO—Close to election time, it’s not unusual for interest groups to send out voter registration forms to potential voters.  While these forms are completely valid, County Clerk Terry Bartruff wants to remind Union County residents to check the mailing address on these forms.

“If you are mailing in a registration form you’ve gotten from somewhere other than the County Clerk’s office, make sure it’s addressed to room 116,” explained Bartruff.  “If the address or even just the room number is wrong, sometimes the mail gets returned to the sender before it gets to us.  We have no way of knowing when this has happened since we don’t receive anything.”

The correct mailing address for the Union County Clerk’s office and the one on file with the Illinois State Board of Elections is:

Union County Clerk
309 West Market
Room 116
Jonesboro, IL 62952

Bartruff recommends any Union County residents who have registered by mail to stop by the County Clerk’s office or call (618) 833-5711 to verify their registration status.

“We want to make sure that everyone in the county who wants to vote has that opportunity.”

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1343

Oct
06

Highway Department Announces Wing Hill Road Closure

The Union County Highway Department announced today that Wing Hill Road will be closed beginning Tuesday, October 14, 2014 between US Route 51 and Kerr Canyon Road. The road will be closed for a culvert replacement and it is expected to take 2-3 days to complete the project. Motorists will be required to use alternate routes during this time. We appreciate your cooperation and patience while we complete this much needed improvement.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1339

Sep
24

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for September 26, 2014

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
September 26, 2014 @ 8:30 am
Union County Courthouse Community Room

I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

IV. BUILDING PERMITS

V. COUNTY FINANCES DISTRIBUTION

VI. OLD BUSINESS

A.  Executive Session: Pursuant to Open Meetings Act Sec. 2(c)(11)-pending litigation; 2(c)(2)-collective   negotiating matters; 2(c)(1)-employees; 2(c)(5) and 2(c)(6)-real estate; 2(c)(7)-sale of securities

B.  IXP Agreement

C.  Ambulance Building Maintenance – Bid Opening

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A.  Tabitha Tripp – Presentation for Job Solutions and Renewable Energy

B.  Paula Stairs – Shawnee Development Union County Food Pantry Contribution

C.  Animal Control – Ray Heinrich

D.  High School Rodeo Association FY15 Funding Presentation

E.  Health Insurance Bid Review

F.  Unemployment Insurance Reimbursement Implementation FY2015

G.  Bids for the Union County Courthouse Storage Building

VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS

Don Denny – Union County Economic Development, Shawnee Development Council

Dale Russell – Southern Seven Health Dept., Southern Five Regional Planning

Danny Hartline – Animal Control

Max Miller – Animal Control

Richard Cunningham – Union County Economic Development, 911

IX. OTHER BUSINESS

X. PUBLIC COMMENTS

XI. ADJOURNMENT

Meeting dates are the second and fourth Friday of each month, unless noted.
Agenda items shall be received in the Union County Clerk’s office by Tuesday, before Friday’s meeting.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1328

Sep
16

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for September 18, 2014

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
September 18, 2014 @ 9:30 am
Union County Courthouse Community Room

I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

IV. BUILDING PERMITS

V. COUNTY FINANCES DISTRIBUTION

VI. OLD BUSINESS

A.  Executive Session: Pursuant to Open Meetings Act Sec. 2(c)(11)-pending litigation; 2(c)(2)-collective   negotiating matters; 2(c)(1)-employees; 2(c)(5) and 2(c)(6)-real estate; 2(c)(7)-sale of securities

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A.  Budget

VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS

Don Denny – Union County Economic Development, Shawnee Development Council

Dale Russell – Southern Seven Health Dept., Southern Five Regional Planning

Danny Hartline – Animal Control

Max Miller – Animal Control

Richard Cunningham – Union County Economic Development, 911

IX. OTHER BUSINESS

X. PUBLIC COMMENTS

XI. ADJOURNMENT

Meeting dates are the second and fourth Friday of each month, unless noted.
Agenda items shall be received in the Union County Clerk’s office by Tuesday, before Friday’s meeting.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1314

Sep
10

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for September 12, 2014

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
September 12, 2014 @ 8:30 am
Union County Courthouse Community Room

I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

IV. BUILDING PERMITS

V. COUNTY FINANCES DISTRIBUTION

VI. OLD BUSINESS

A.  Executive Session: Pursuant to Open Meetings Act Sec. 2(c)(11)-pending litigation; 2(c)(2)-collective   negotiating matters; 2(c)(1)-employees; 2(c)(5) and 2(c)(6)-real estate; 2(c)(7)-sale of securities

B.  County Software Updates

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A.  Tabitha Tripp – Presentation for Job Solutions and Renewable Energy

B.  Resolution Re-Appointing County Engineer

C. Shawnee Development Board Appt.

D.  Budget Appropriations – Lorraine Moreland & Paul Prendergrast

E.  IXP Agreement
F.  Raffle Application – Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing

G.  Surplus Equipment & Materials

H.  Ambulance Building Maintenance – Bid Opening

I.  Union County Sheriff – New 911 Address Name – Duck Woods Road

VIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS

Don Denny – Union County Economic Development, Shawnee Development Council

Dale Russell – Southern Seven Health Dept., Southern Five Regional Planning

Danny Hartline – Animal Control

Max Miller – Animal Control

Richard Cunningham – Union County Economic Development, 911

IX. OTHER BUSINESS

X. PUBLIC COMMENTS

XI. ADJOURNMENT

Meeting dates are the second and fourth Friday of each month, unless noted.
Agenda items shall be received in the Union County Clerk’s office by Tuesday, before Friday’s meeting.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1309

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