Apr
14

Union County Women in Business present “Buy Locally First” campaign

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Apr
14

Union County Ambulance Announces Addition of Power Cot

The Union County Board of Commissioners in conjunction with Union County Ambulance is proud to
announce the addition of a new Stryker Power Cot to the ambulance service.

Union County Government has partnered with the Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust, also known as ICRMT, to help manage the insurance needs of the local government. Eric Snedecker and Ray Diel are representatives of Snedecker Risk Management along with Brian Devlin and Jeff Weber representing the Insurance Program Managers Group. These individuals have been working with the local government to help reduce the incidents of on the job injuries with the local EMS staff. Director Grant Capel submitted a proposal to the risk management services group also known as IPMG in January of this year requesting funding for the project and the news was received in March that the advisory council with the Insurance Program Managers Group secured a fifty percent matching grant to help with the purchase of this equipment for the Union County Ambulance Service.

Advantages of this new generation of equipment is that it allows the staff to raise and lower the patient to the proper height for transport with the touch of a button, rather than the previous method which was lifting the cot and the patient. This generation of electric and hydraulic cots allows as much as 700 lbs. to be lifted with only the touch of a button. Additional features allow for the safe transport of cardiac monitors that often accompany the patient, and an IV pole as well as an oxygen bottle holder, helping leave the hands of the staff free to manage the movement of the cot. An increased surface area on this particular stretcher helps with the management of larger patients helping to insure safer and
more secure transport.

Union County Ambulance purchased another power cot in 2013 partially funded by the Illinois EMS Assistance Fund. The goal of Union County Ambulance is to transition to more technologically advanced equipment such as the power cots and stair chairs with tracks which enable staff to remove patients from restricted areas of the home more safely, while reducing the risk of injuries to the EMS staff. Director Grant Capel and the Union County Board of Commissioners are working to help lower the incidents of on the job injuries and provide better service to the citizens of Union County.

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Apr
09

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for April 11, 2014

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
April 11, 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. Tourism/Economic Development Fund

C. County Software Updates

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Union County Women in Business – Buy Locally Campaign

B. Sneidecker Risk Management – Presentation of Check for Power Cot

C. Tanner & Marlo – Audit

D. Revised Legal Holiday Calendar

E. Move Commissioner Board Meeting Date from April 25, 2014 to April 24, 2014

F. 9-1-1 Support Resolution

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.

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Mar
28

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for March 28, 2014

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
March 28, 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. Tourism/Economic Development Fund

C. County Software Updates

D. Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreements – County Clerk, Assessor

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A. U of I Extension – Jody Johnson

B. Greg Brown – New Lane

C. Build America Bonds Resolution

D. 2014 Property Tax Abatement for 2010 Bonds

E. 911 Addressing Action on Schaefer Lane

F. Resolution Recognizing April as Child Abuse Awareness Month

G. Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement – Circuit Clerk

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=1155

Mar
21

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for March 21, 2014

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
March 21, 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. Tourism/Economic Development Fund

C. County Software Updates

D. Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreements – County Clerk, Assessor, Treasurer and State’s Attorney

E. Shawnee Development – Paula Stairs – Food Pantry

F. Hotel/Motel Tax

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Southern Seven Health Dept. – Susan Holt –Annual Report and Update on Diabetes Program

B. Shawnee Development – Paula Stairs

C. Hotel/Motel Tax

VIII. NEW COURTHOUSE UPDATE

A. Resignation of Pat and Bill Jackson from Southern 14 Workforce Investment Board

B. Illinois High School Rodeo Association Funding

C. Kim Meyers Accounting Service Engagement Letter

D. Tanner Marlo Audit Revision

IX. 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

X. OTHER BUSINESS

XI. PUBLIC COMMENTS

XII. 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=1149

Mar
13

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for March 14, 2014

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
March 14, 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. Tourism/Economic Development Fund

C. County Software Updates

D. Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreements – County Clerk, Assessor, Treasurer and State’s Attorney

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Southern Seven Health Dept. – Susan Holt –Annual Report and Update on Diabetes Program

B. Shawnee Development – Paula Stairs

C. Hotel/Motel Tax

VIII. NEW COURTHOUSE UPDATE

A. Final Payout $21,545

IX. 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

X. OTHER BUSINESS

XI. PUBLIC COMMENTS

XII. 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=1139

Mar
10

RESCHEDULED: Sheriff David Livesay and State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds to Join Other Speakers at Rising Up For Change Coalition Event

Sheriff David Livesay and State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds are inviting the Union County public to attend a free event on Thursday, March 27 at the Anna Jonesboro High School cafeteria.  They will join a number of presenters at “Mixing it up: Underage Drinking, Drugs & Parties, What You May Not Know.”

Hosted by the Rising Up For Change Coalition of Union County, “Mixing it up” is an educational event where the changing face of underage drug and alcohol abuse will be the main topic of discussion.  While this is a serious topic, it will be addressed not only in candid discussions but also in an entertaining manner that includes a skit, first-hand stories from guests and information from experts.

Livesay and Edmonds will present the Union County law enforcement perspective and believe this is an event that the youth, parents and grandparents of Union County would benefit from attending.

Please see the attached flyer or contact The Fellowship House at (618) 833-4460 for further details on the event.

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Mar
08

KFVS: So. IL counties receive Juvenile Justice Council Planning Grant

UNION COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A new program is helping change the way six southern Illinois counties help juveniles with discipline problems by addressing the issue before they become regulars in the court system.

The program, called Redeploy, will give counties the option of providing counselors to troubled teens and their families before ultimately sending a teen to a juvenile justice.

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds said the program has the ability to make a big difference in southern Illinois.

Read more and see video at KFVS.com…

 

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1129

Mar
03

County Offices Will Be Open Again Tuesday

Please note that county offices will be open again on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.  Thank you to the public for being patient during the rough weather.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1121

Mar
03

County Offices Closed

Due to bad weather, most county offices will be closed Monday, March 3. Stay safe and warm.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1119

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