Aug
22

Fisher Lane Construction

The Union County Highway Department announced today that the replacement of the bridge on Fisher Lane near Dongola will begin Monday, August 25, 2014.  The contract was awarded to Dees, Inc. for $103,077.00 and will take approximately 2 months to complete.

Motorists are urged to use caution while driving in this area and watch for workers and equipment in the road.  Traffic will be maintained via a temporary runaround.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience while we complete this much needed improvement.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1287

Aug
22

Skyline Drive Reconstruction

The Union County Highway Department announced today that the reconstruction work on Skyline Drive between Old US Route 51 and Jamestown Road will begin Monday, August 25, 2014.  The project start was delayed one week due to weather.  The contract was awarded to E.T. Simonds Construction Co. for $1,642,974.42 and will take 2-3 months to complete.

Motorists are urged to use caution while driving in this area and watch for workers and equipment in the road.  They are also encouraged to use alternate routes during this time to avoid the work area and possible lengthy delays.  Access to residences will be maintained.  Several road closures are planned in order to replace cross road culverts prior to the resurfacing.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience while we complete this much needed improvement.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1285

Aug
20

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for August 22, 2014

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
August 22, 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

C.  Union County Sheriff/Anna Dispatch

D.  FY 2015 Budget Process

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A.  County Financial Audit RFQ Due Date Sept. 24, 2014

B.  U of I Extension Fiscal Year 2015 Budget and Tax Levee – Jody Johnson

C.  Shawnee Development Council Report – Paula Stairs

D.  Request for Senior Citizens Fund for Food Pantry – Paula Stairs

E.  Approval of Election Judges

F.  Shawnee Developmental Council, Inc Audit from Kerber, Eck & Braeckel

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=1280

Aug
20

Job Opening: Victim / Witness Coordinator

 

Victim / Witness Coordinator at Union County Government

COMPANY DESCRIPTION 

Union County Courthouse 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Part-time.  Providing direct services to victims and witnesses of violent crimes.  Qualified applicants may have computer skills, experience working with the public or experience in law firm or legal setting.  Applications will be received until the position is filled. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Submit letter of interest, resume and references via this website, or mail to:

Union County State’s Attorney
Attn: Legal Assistant Opening
309 West Market
Room 239
Jonesboro, IL 62952 

Union County Government is an equal opportunity employer.  

Apply Online

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1278

Aug
20

Job Opening: Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Legal Assistant / Paralegal at Union County Government

COMPANY DESCRIPTION 

Union County Courthouse 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Full-time starting at 23k with pension and healthcare benefits. Duties include maintaining and organizing files, drafting legal documents and all manner of attorney support.  Qualified applicants may have a degree in paralegal or related field, computer skills, experience working with the public or experience in law firm or legal setting.  Applications will be received until the position is filled. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Submit letter of interest, resume and references via this website, or mail to:

Union County State’s Attorney
Attn: Legal Assistant Opening
309 West Market
Room 239
Jonesboro, IL 62952 

Union County Government is an equal opportunity employer.  

Apply Online

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1276

Aug
15

Union County Ambulance approved for new licensure level

Union County Ambulance has been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Southern Illinois Regional Emergency Medical Services System for a new licensure level. The designation of “Advanced Life Support” or “ALS” is now the new level of care in Union County. Director Grant Capel and his staff have been working for sometime toward this important upgrade In service for the people of Union County.

Director Capel describes this step as an Important upgrade for emergency medical care in Union County, Illinois. New medications and medical interventions have been added to the existing capabilities of the service along with improvements in how situations will be treated In the field. Union County Ambulance is a part of the Southern Illinois Regional Emergency Medical Services System from Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Dr. Joseph Haake Is the EMS Medical Director for Union County Ambulance; Mr. Bradley Robinson Is the EMS System Coordinator who recently announced this upgrade to the Union County Board of Commissioners on August 8, 2014. Mr. Robinson praised the efforts of Union County Ambulance, the staff, and the Union County Board of Commissioners for their willingness to obtain this level of licensure. It was noted that these employees dedicated their time voluntarily to attend classes and upgrade their licenses by trading shifts and attending additional training for new medications and procedures resulting in the staff obtaining and now operating at the full Paramedic level within the system. New protocols for how patients are treated will change slightly with the introduction of some new medications; Union County had been operating on the Intermediate Life Support level for several years. Director Capel states that with this change in licensure level it opens the door to “New Growth” for the service for even more advanced procedures in the future which will prove to be priceless in some situations for the patient. It is important to note that these changes have come at no additional cost to the taxpayer and that for the first time in the history of Union County Ambulance that this service has been operating at the full Paramedic level with the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Director Grant Capel is proud of the accomplishments that his staff has made and their dedication to the people of the county. If you would like to learn more about how Union County Ambulance continues to serve the community please feel free to contact the business office during normal business hours at (618) 833-2871. The staff of Union County Ambulance is excited to share this important upgrade in service with the community and how it will impact the citizens in a time of need.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1270

Aug
15

Highway department, coroner volunteer time and labor to repair vandalized cemetary

Repair work is being planned at a rural Union County cemetery where a number of tombstones were damaged by vandals.

A report about vandalism was shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners.

The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.

Read more at the Gazette-Democrat website…

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1266

Aug
07

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for August 8, 2014

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
August 8, 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

C.  Collective Bargaining Agreement – Circuit Clerk’s Office

D.  Union County Sheriff/Anna Dispatch

E.  FY 2015 Budget Process

F.  Update on Group Health Insurance – Due on 9-1-2014 at 12:00 pm in the Union County Clerk’s Office

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A.  Resolution Increasing Law Library Fee

B.  Resolution for Appointment of Clear Creek Levee & Drainage District

C.  Resolution for Appointment of Preston Levee & Drainage District

D.  Resolution for Shawnee Mass Transit District 4

E.  Resolution Requesting Consent of IDOT to Re-appoint the Incumbent as County Engineer

F.  Southern 14 Workforce Investment Board Inc. – 2 Business Owner’s Needed to Serve on Board

G.  Progress Cemetery – Vandalism

H.  Liquor License – TCD Group, LLC DBA: Trail’s End Lodge

I.  EMS Medical System – Brad Robinson

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=1263

Jul
23

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for July 24, 2014

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
July 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.  County Software Updates

C.  Collective Bargaining Agreement – Circuit Clerk’s Office

D.  Resolution Modifying the Revolving Loan Fund Code

E.  Resolution Repealing CH 36 Art 9 Hotel Tax

F.  Resolution Restating and Codifying County Hotel/Motel Tax

G.  Anna Dispatch

H.  FY 2015 Budget Process

I.  Approval of Executive Minute Tapes Older Than 18 Months Disposal

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A.  Animal Control

B.  Tina Carter and Tyler Rich – 4-H

C.  Susie Keffler – Home Extension

D.  Chris Boyd – U of I Extension

E.  RFP for Financial Audit

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=1260

Jul
16

Animal Control Positions Available

Animal Control is looking to fill two part time positions.  Call (618) 833-4915 if interested.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1247

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