Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met February 4
Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met Feb. 4.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
The meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Illinois was called to order at 8:21 a.m. Chairman Robert Elmore, Commissioner Vicki Koerber and Commissioner Ron Schultheis were present.
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call was taken by County Clerk Jonathan McLean. There being a quorum present, the meeting was called to order by Chairman Elmore.
Others present included County Clerk Jonathan McLean, State’s Attorney Chris Hitzemann, Sheila Wetzler, along with Press Corps representatives Alan Dooley of the Waterloo Republic Times and Joe Leicht of the Monroe County Independent. Also, present were Pat Kelley, Jim Crowe and several members of Zoar United Church of Christ.
Chairman Elmore asked for public comment. Pat Kelly thanked the Board for using a P.A. system. There were no other public comments.
Annmarie Marcuson came before the Board to discuss life screening for County employees. The County has the option to do four tests for $125/person or five tests for a cost of $139/person. The company charges a minimum of $10,000 to come on site to conduct the tests. The Board discussed the County paying for spouses of employees. The Board discussed making the screenings open to the general public for a fee. The Board discussed making the screenings available to employees of the nursing home. The Board discussed asking the Health Department to cover some of the costs. Chairman Elmore and Commissioner Koerber agreed that the nursing home should cover the costs for their employees. Commissioner Koerber made a motion to approve the life screen tests, a total of five, at a cost of $139 per employee. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
The Commissioners received a list of Accounts Payable for February 4, 2019.
The following Accounts Payable having been approved for payment, Commissioner Koerber moved that the same be allowed and that vouchers be issued against their respective funds of the County Treasurer for payment. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FEBRUARY 4, 2019
SORTED BY FUND
1st National Bank of Waterloo 5,990.38
Adam Jackson 71.97
ADP, LLC 1,523.25
Ally Rippelmeyer 33.79
Americom Imaging Systems, Inc 1,217.47
Auto Designs by Sebastian Inc 126.00
B&B Armory 40.00
Bob Brockland Buick GMC 1,161.14
Byers Printing Company 273.18
Channing Bete Company, Inc 846.96
City of Waterloo 14,361.29
Commercial Bathwares, LC 46.68
CPR & Safety Training 186.95
CPR Plus 72.00
Culligan-Schaefer Water Centers 37.50
Daniel J. Cuneo Ph.D. 2,600.00
Ed Roehr Auto Radio Co Inc 2,854.07
Eric Waszak 222.76
GreatAmerica Financial Services 152.49
Harres Home Furnishing & Appliances 245.00
Harrisonville Telephone Company 1,130.40
Illinois Prosecutor Services LLC 135.00
Jarrell Mechanical Contractors 527.88
John Deere Financial 46.80
Jonathan McLean 53.38
K&D Printing 479.13
Kyle Waddington 138.13
Leon Uniform Company Inc 1,640.31
Locks A2Z 480.00
Monroe County Independent 184.50
Moran Economic Development, LLC 6,283.03
Oak Hill 10,480.00
O’Reilly Auto Parts 49.33
Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc 200.00
Quill Corporation 1,240.76
Rejis Commission 266.00
Robert Elmore 40.60
Schlemmer Automotive 36.12
State Treasurer 1,052.14
Technology Mgmt Rev Fund 44.29
Thomson Reuters-West Publishing Corp. 444.00
U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 109.00
Walmart Community 204.59
Washington County State’s Attorney 385.00
Waterloo Animal Hospital 905.62
Watson’s Office City 662.04
Wayne’s One Stop 38.08
Aramark Uniform Services 1,398.78
Brian Edler 500.00
Columbia Quarry Company 1,164.80
Energy Petroleum Co. 3,504.70
Equipment Service Co. Inc. 1,660.91
Fountain Water District 31.82
Harrisonville Telephone Company 40.11
Ill-Mo Pump & Supply Inc. 537.60
John Deere Financial 677.05
Luby Equipment Services 82.20
Monroe County Independent 129.00
Schaeffer Mfg. Co. 970.75
Scott Scheibe 200.00
Tom Vogt 60.00
Watson’s Office City 1,255.00
Wedge Tire 1,262.88
Williams Office Products, Inc 7.19
Woody’s Municipal Supply Co 827.56
ROAD DISTRICT BRIDGE FUND
Save the Maeystown Bridge 2,921.20
ROAD DISTRICT MFT FUND
Columbia Quarry Company 100.88
Canon Solutions of America Inc 1,277.26
RECORDER’S DOCUMENT STORAGE FUND
1st National Bank of Waterloo 694.15
1st National Bank of Waterloo 175.78
Al’s Auto Waterloo 28.54
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Illinois 1,503.50
Harrisonville Telephone Company 146.83
Heros in Style 134.95
Jessica Cutright 150.00
Quill Corporation 84.95
Walmart Community/RFCSLLC 80.70
Wells Fargo Vendor Fin Serv 115.99
HEALTH TAX FUND
1st National Bank of Waterloo 1,008.17
A&H Mechanical Contracting Inc 28,510.00
AB&C Moving and Delivery, LLC 2,628.00
City of Waterloo 1,048.59
Gilbert Electric LLC 3,523.14
HJ Gasser Construction 17,401.13
John C. Wagner 490.78
Monroe County Zoning 76.14
Mop and Bucket Cleaning 175.00
Mueller Contracting LLC 3,413.29
COUNTY EXTENSION FUND
University of Illinois Extension 163,000.00
Minutes from the January 22, 2019 regular meeting and closed meeting were presented for approval. Commissioner Schultheis made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Second by Commissioner Koerber. There was no further discussion. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
County Clerk Jonathan McLean informed the Board that County Engineer Aaron Metzger requested that the minutes from the December 3, 2018 and the December 17, 2018 meetings be revised. Mr. Metzger said that the minutes implied that he was uncertain where he would receive funding for the 2019 to 2023 projects. Mr. McLean suggested that the minutes be revised to remove the word uncertainty. In addition, the Clerk recommended that the minutes from December 17, 2018 meeting be changed to fix an error. The minutes incorrectly quoted Mr.
Metzger as saying that there is a misconception that road districts can be consolidated under the highway engineer. The minutes should correctly state that “Mr. Metzger said that there is a misconception that consolidating a road district will eliminate the road commissioner.” Commissioner Koerber made a motion to approve the changes to the December 3, 2018 and December 17, 2018 minutes as presented by the County Clerk. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
The Board recognized Zoar United Church of Christ on their 175th anniversary.
Carla Heise, Monroe County Ambulance Director, came before the Board to ask the Board Chairman to sign a letter of commitment to the Illinois Department of Public Health to provide Ambulance service in our area. Chairman Elmore signed the letter of commitment.
Mrs. Heise also asked the Board to approve her request to attend a three-day conference in downtown St. Louis called the PWW ABC360 starting April 16 and going through April 18, 2019. The cost is $1,045.00. Commissioner Koerber made a motion to approve. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
Mrs. Heise gave several reports to the Board. The reports included the Transport by Name Report, Drug Overdose Tracking 2018, and Suicides 2018. Commissioner Koerber was troubled to see there were 37 attempted and successful suicides in 2018. State’s Attorney Chris Hitzemann noted that users of drugs are buying Narcan on their own.
Mrs. Heise informed the Board there will be new employee testing on February 11, 2019.
Mrs. Heise asked the Board if she should buy four new mattresses or wait to buy them and run them through the Annex renovation budget. The Board told Mrs. Heise to purchase them now using her budgeted funds.
Before departing the Board table, Mrs. Heise asked the Board what she should do with old radios since the new radios are now active. Commissioner Koerber told Mrs. Heise to discuss with the Sheriff.
Terry Souchek was honored by the Board for being inducted in to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and for his many years of coaching youth sports in Monroe County.
Chairman Elmore presented an application for use of the Courthouse grounds and Bandstand for Southern Illinois Beer Trail. The Board was concerned about the location of vendor booths as proposed in a diagram included with the application. Chairman Elmore said he would table the application until next meeting so he can discuss the plans with the applicant.
Chairman Elmore presented another application for use of the Courthouse grounds and bandstand by the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce for their Downtown Concert Series. Commissioner Koerber made a motion to approve the application. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
Chairman Elmore introduced a resolution to reappoint Barbara Pace to the Western Egyptian Economic Board of Directors to commence on January 1, 2019 and expire on December 31, 2019 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified. A motion to approve the resolution was made by Commissioner Koerber. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried. Resolution was recorded as #19-12.
Under new business, Chairman Elmore discussed the purchase of a new State of Illinois flag for the old courtroom meeting room. Commissioner Koerber made a motion to approve the purchase of a new flag at a cost of $147.00. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
Chairman Elmore said he was going to make a few phone calls to discuss having a custom Monroe County flag made.
Chairman Elmore said the County is working on buying a new wireless microphone for the old courtroom.
The Board discussed the Annex Building renovation. Upon further inspection, the floor is not in as bad of shape as originally thought.
Commissioner Schultheis said he was unhappy with the limited amount of space provided to the County Coroner over at the new Health Department building. Chairman Elmore said he was looking in to other options for the Coroner.
There being no further business to come before the Board, motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Koerber. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.