Nov
26

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for November 26, 2014

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
November 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.  Budgets

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A.  County MET Supplemental Resolution 05-00094-00-RS

B.  County MFT Supplemental Resolution 06-00097-00-BR

C.  2015 County MFT Resolution

D.  County Engineer’s Salary Resolution

E.  Animal Control Inter-governmental Agreement

F.  SIEG Agent Inter-governmental Agreement

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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Nov
18

WSIL: Highway Engineers Are Careful With Salt Supply

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Nov
18

Highway Department announces completion of major reconstruction project

The Union County Highway Department announced today that the reconstruction of Mount Hebron Road, Panther’s Den Road and Robinson Hill Road has been completed.  Approximately 5.8 miles of roads were improved.  The work included replacement of all existing drainage structures, extensive ditching, placing base course and two coats of oil and chip surface.  This work was a result of a $100,000 grant received by Union County from the Delta Regional Authority.  We would like to thank motorists for their patience during this project

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1394

Nov
18

Highway Department announces suspension of Skyline Drive project for season

The Union County Highway Department announced today that the reconstruction work on Skyline Drive between Jamestown Road and Old US Route 51 has been suspended for this construction season.  The culvert replacements have been completed and surface placement will be done next.  Placing the new surface will result in undesirable shoulder drop-offs that will be corrected using earth embankment.  It is too wet to begin moving 4,000 cubic yards of earth this late in the year.  Work is scheduled to resume as soon as the weather allows in the spring.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience while we complete this much needed improvement.

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Nov
17

Union County Board of Commissioners thanks J. W. Reynolds Monuments

The Union County Board of Commissioners thanks J. W. Reynolds Monuments for their volunteer work repairing the orphaned Progress Cemetery.

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Nov
13

Union County Ambulance receives funds from the Illinois Department of Public Health

Union County Ambulance is proud to announce that it has received funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health Emergency Medical Assistance Fund for the fiscal year 2015.  Grant Capel the Director of Union County Ambulance submitted paperwork for consideration in April of 2014 requesting funding toward the purchase of equipment for the service.  Director Capel in conjunction with the Union County Board of Commissioners have been working toward reducing the number of on the job injuries and have been focusing on the purchase of newer technology built into equipment used to safely transport patients.  This year’s funding will help purchase an additional “Stair Chair” which is used inside the home when it involves large amounts of stairs.  This unique piece of equipment is fitted with “Tracks” that allow a safer mode of patient removal on stairways and requires less lifting on the part of the employees.  The track system will allow a slow controlled decent in cases of stairs and allows easier movement of the patient in narrow and tight areas of the home.  All while reducing the risk of injuries to the ambulance personnel.  Union County continues to work on improving the safety for both the patient and the employee.  The $1300 grant will cover approximately half the cost of this new piece of equipment for the Union County Ambulance.

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Nov
12

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for November 14, 2014

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
November 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.  Budgets

C.  ROE – Janet Ulrich

D.  Acceptance of Audit Bids

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A.  Appointments to Union County Housing Board

B.  Accept Insurance Bids

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=1378

Nov
11

Union County Courthouse Sees Busiest Days Since Opening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Union County Courthouse Sees Busiest Days Since Opening

JONESBORO—The Union County Courthouse has seen unprecedented foot traffic in the first week of November.  According to county officials, November 3, 2014 was the busiest working day the courthouse has seen since its 2012 opening.  By the close of business, nearly 600 people had passed through the front entrance.

“We couldn’t have accommodated this in our old courthouse,” said County Chairman Don Denny.  “The people of this county made a wise decision when they voted to approve a sales tax to build this courthouse.”

An unusual confluence of events contributed to the day’s large crowds and busy activities: a trial, jury selection for another trial, the community room acting as a third courtroom and the final day of early voting for the 2014 general election, all in addition to the normal stream of taxpayers, researchers and people paying fines.

“This is exactly what we should see in this building every day,” commented County Administrator Kelly Carter.  “Constant activity, the public being served—this is why this building is here.”

Around 3:00PM, security guard Todd Vincent reported a count of 522 on the main entrance metal detector.

“We wouldn’t come close to touching that number on a tax due date,” responded Vincent when asked how the day compared to tax due dates, typically among the busiest business days seen in the Union County Courthouse.

Officials expect the level of activity to remain high for the rest of the week.

With the general election on Tuesday, the courthouse acting as a polling place for the first time, court in the community room and trials in each of the two courtrooms, county residents can be assured that they are benefiting from their courthouse, a monument of their commitment to Union County’s future.

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.unioncountyil.gov/?p=1389

Nov
11

Veterans Day

The Union County Courthouse will be closed Tuesday November 11, 2014 in observance of Veterans Day.

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Oct
30

Union County Board of Commissioners Agenda for October 31, 2014

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA FOR
October 31, 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

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=1372

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