Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met June 3.
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 8:15 a.m. Chairman Robert Elmore, Commissioner Vicki Koerber and Commissioner Ron Schultheis were present.
Others present included County Clerk Jonathan McLean, Sheila Wetzler, Sheriff Neal Rohlfing, Kevin Scheibe, along with Press Corps representatives Alan Dooley of the Waterloo Republic Times and Joe Leicht of the Monroe County Independent. Also, present was Jason Jones.
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.
Chairman Elmore asked for public comment. There was no public comment.
Barry Feldmeier came before the Board to request payment of $3,712.50 for the Levee Road Bridge project. Commissioner Koerber made a motion to approve payment. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
Chris Howell came before the Board at 8:20 a.m. to discuss the lease flood program. The leases are effective for a five-year period and come up for renewal in a few months. Mr. Howell asked the Board to consider whether they wanted to increase the rates or keep them the same for the renewal. Commissioner Schultheis said that he feels the rates are good and should not be increased. Commissioner Schultheis made a motion to extend the five-year lease effective August 1, 2019 and keep the rates the same. Second by Commissioner Koerber. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
The Board was presented with a list of Accounts Payable for approval.
The following Accounts Payable having been approved for payment, Commissioner Schultheis moved that the same be allowed and that vouchers be issued against their respective funds of the County Treasurer for payment. Second by Commissioner Koerber. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE JUNE 3, 2019
SORTED BY FUND
1st National Bank of Waterloo 7,039.11
ADP, LLC 1,418.00
All-Pro Construction & Landscape LLC 700.00
Axis Forensic Toxicology, Inc 320.00
Belleville Supply Company 247.02
Butler Supply Inc 575.30
Byers Printing Company 488.05
City of Waterloo 11,093.17
Columbia Quarry Company 646.92
Culligan-Schaefer Water Centers 45.25
Drs. Bear & Holmen Ltd 208.00
East-West Gateway 4,119.63
Ebers Electrical & Locksmithing, Inc 125.00
Harres Home Furnishings & Appliances 175.63
Harrisonville Telephone Company 2,786.46
IL Dept of Innovation & Technology 44.27
Illinois State Bar Association 380.00
Jarrell Mechanical Contractors 712.49
Jenson Equipment Company 89.48
John Deere Financial 63.44
K&D Printing 392.00
Law Office of Jack Kloess 2,950.00
Leah Farris 8.00
Leon Uniform Company Inc 1,792.73
Locks A2Z Inc 565.10
Nabers Shop 220.05
Nathan Sunderman 216.22
Office Depot 244.16
O’Reilly Auto Parts 54.54
Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc 580.00
Quality Collision Inc 14,468.99
Quill Corporation 51.69
Red Bud Illinois Hospital Company LLC 600.00
Regional Office of Education #45 12,430.75
Rejis Commission 266.00
Reliable Sanitation Service Inc 285.00
Southwest IL Trade and Investment Council 250.00
Total Eclipse 60.00
Walmart Community 121.63
Waterloo Lumber Company Inc 28.74
Watson’s Office City 586.60
Asphalt Sales and Products Inc 1,107.60
Belleville Seed House Inc 36.00
Coast to Coast Eq & Supplies, Inc 218.40
Columbia Quarry Company 510.06
Dave Schmidt Truck Service 380.68
Fountain Water District 15.61
Harrisonville Telephone Company 40.15
Jay Papenberg 182.70
John Deere Financial 1,683.92
Luby Equipment Services 75.00
Mississippi Lime Company 3,619.27
Moore Asphalt Inc 4,400.00
Schwarze Trailer Repair, Inc 36.75
Waterloo Lumber Company Inc 85.38
Township Bridge Fund 35,000.00
COUNTY MOTOR FUEL
Mississippi Lime Company 3,551.15
ROAD MOTOR FUEL
Columbia Quarry Company 2,889.19
RECORDER DOCUMENT STORAGE
1st National Bank of Waterloo 1,945.81
Toshiba Financial Services 528.63
CIRCUIT CLERK OPERATIONS
Gavel LLC 5,000.00
Janeen Reitz 23.78
AMBULANCE SERVICE FUND
1st National Bank of Waterloo 12.00
Airgas USA, LLC 178.16
Bound Tree Medical LLC 126.64
Doug Franklin 200.00
Harrisonville Telephone Company 146.47
Leon Uniform Company Inc 150.00
Mertz Motor Co, Inc 96.76
Stryker Sales Corporation 22,661.23
Walmart Community/RFCSLLC 63.96
Wells Fargo Vendor Fin Serv 115.99
1st National Bank of Waterloo 2,440.92
City of Waterloo 373.45
Coast to Coast Equipment 162.00
Egyptian Workspace Partners 55.98
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals 1,312.27
Harrisonville Telephone Company 368.18
K&D Printing 144.00
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp 237.92
Motorola Solutions, Inc 34.00
Ryan Castello 187.50
Sanofi Pasteur Inc 2,276.13
Minutes from the meeting held on May 20, 2019 were presented for approval. Motion made by Commissioner Koerber to approve the minutes. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
Chairman Elmore introduced a resolution to reappoint Robert Elmore to the Monroe Randolph Transit District Board to commence on June 3, 2019 and expire on or when 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 #19-65.
Chairman Elmore presented an application for use of the Courthouse grounds and bandstand for the Waterloo Optimist Car Show. Commissioner Koerber made a motion to approve the application. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
Chairman Elmore discussed hiring an onsite IT employee. Chairman Elmore said he contacted Americom to discuss how much money the county would save on their contract by hiring an onsite IT person and taking on more of the IT work from Americom. Chairman Elmore told the Board that Mr. Dillenberger, owner of Americom, said that he would not adjust his contract price if the county hires an IT person because he still has liability for the services they would continue to perform. Chairman Elmore said that he wanted to work on putting together a job description for an onsite IT position and have it ready for the next meeting.
Sheriff Neal Rohlfing and Kevin Scheibe came before the Board at 8:50 a.m. to discuss the flooding emergency in Monroe County. A proclamation of disaster was presented to the Board for approval. A motion to approve was made by Commissioner Koerber. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
Several updates were provided to the Board by Sheriff Rohlfing and Mr. Scheibe. Mr. Scheibe gave a brief overview of the levees and their current conditions. There was discussion regarding traffic on levees. There was some damage done to a levee over the past weekend. Mr. Scheibe said that around 70% of the residents impacted have started or have already evacuated – which is very good. Sheriff Rohlfing discussed that there will be extra costs impacting his budget due to the flooding emergency. They are keeping track of all the expenses and will seek reimbursement from the State of Illinois. Mr. Scheibe said that 50 National Guardsmen are being deployed to Monroe County.
Commissioner Schultheis told the Board that he will be meeting with Kelton Davis at 1:00 p.m. today to discuss his renovation plans for the county annex building. Commissioner Schultheis said that he would like to see the annex building completed sooner but the county has a lot of other priorities going on right now with the flooding.
Commissioner Koerber discussed the new ATM machine with County Clerk Jonathan McLean. The new ATM from First National Bank will be available temporarily and State Bank will provide a permanent ATM starting in a few weeks.
There was discussion about the new lactation room. Judge Doyle was in agreement to turn one of the attorney meeting rooms on the second floor into a lactation room. It worked out very well with a water source and a sink.
Chairman Elmore said there is a department head meeting at 2 p.m.
Chairman Elmore said he received a letter from Joe Koppeis regarding raising the elevation of Bluff Road.
Sheriff Rolfing came back to the meeting and informed the Board that there are not enough National Guardsmen to deploy to Monroe County, so they are going to contact ILEAS to provide security at checkpoints.
Commissioner Schultheis and Chairman Elmore ended the meeting by confirming that there will be discussion regarding IT at the next Board meeting.
There being no further business to come before the Board, motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Schultheis. Second by Commissioner Koerber. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.