Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met Sept. 16.
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 Schultheis were present.
Others present included County Clerk Jonathan McLean, Sheila Wetzler, along with Press Corps representatives Scott Woodcock of the Waterloo Republic Times and Joe Leicht of the Monroe County Independent. Also, present were Pat Kelly, Jim Crowe, and George Green.
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.
Pat Kelley stood and asked the Board to speak into the microphones so he can hear. He has trouble hearing if the Board does not use the microphones. Mr. Kelly also said that he is concerned that Kelton Davis, the Regional Superintendent, had a private meeting with the Board members after the September 3, 2019 meeting adjourned.
Commissioner Schultheis said that he wanted to correct false information that he lives in Valmeyer. Mr. Schultheis said he does not live in Valmeyer and he has never lived in Valmeyer.
Commissioner Schultheis said that he wanted to clarify that his brother is not the general contractor for the building being built by Greg Meyer on Centreville Ave, as reported in a local newspaper. Mr. Schultheis said that Greg Meyer is acting as his own general contractor and his brother is working for Mr. Meyer as a worker.
Greg and Melinda Meyer arrived at 8:18 a.m.
Chairman Elmore directed a comment to Greg Meyer that the zoning issue regarding his property on Centreville Ave is not on the meeting agenda.
Chairman Elmore stated that Village President Howard Heavner called him regarding the use of non-highway vehicles using county roads. Chairman Elmore advised that they would be discussing at the next Board meeting.
Aaron Metzger came before the Board. Mr. Metzger inquired to the County Clerk if the insurance company for the county has responded to a request for opinion on the county allowing use of non- highway vehicles on county roads. County Clerk Jonathan McLean said that the underwriters for the various companies are looking in to the matter.
Mr. Metzger presented a resolution to approve bidders for gasoline and bio-diesel fuel for the Monroe County Highway Department garage. Motion to approve made by Commissioner Koerber. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried. Resolution #19-94
Mr. Metzger presented the Road District Financial Book. Mr. Metzger noted that page six breaks down the amount of money each road district spends per mile of road. Commissioner Koerber asked why there are differences in pay for each road district commissioner. Mr. Metzger said that the rate of pay is set by the county and it is $25 an hour, approximately $200 a day. Each road district commissioner is supposed to keep time card records. Commissioner Schultheis said that there are some road districts that have workers who work more frequently than others. Road districts five and six are working the most based on the numbers. Mr. Metzger went through projects being done in each district. Commissioner Schultheis said that the new road commissioner in district four, Scott Mudd, has been working very hard and he sees him working on the weekends.
The Board was presented with a list of Accounts Payable for approval. Commissioner Koerber presented a bill for a full-page advertisement in the Fair Queen Pageant program.
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 Chairman Elmore. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 SORTED BY FUND
ADP, LLC 1,475.40
All Systems Irrigations 650.00
Americom Imaging Systems, Inc 343.03
Auto Designs by Sebastian, Inc 226.88
Bob Barker Company Inc 431.25
Butler Supply Inc 34.66
Byers Printing Company 152.10
Carl Wuertz 306.69
CCP Industries Inc 484.70
Coast to Coast Eq & Supplies, Inc 177.65
Columbia Quarry Company 5,712.05
Culligan-Schaefer Water Centers 197.65
Davey Tree Expert Company 4,000.00
Dawn Goff 367.96
Egyptian Workspace Partners 37.98
Gateway FS 285.31
George Weber Chevrolet 128.98
Gillan Graphics 15.00
GreatAmerica Financial Services 152.49
Harrisonville Telephone Company 366.89
Heyl Royster 448.00
IL Dept of Innovation & Technology 44.27
Jennifer Brown 119.11
John Deere Financial 21.90
Judy L. Tiemann 106.24
K&D Printing 362.00
Kone Inc 694.04
Leon Uniform Company Inc 742.83
Lisa Fallon 228.52
Locks A2Z Inc 698.38
Melissa Whittington 64.79
Monroe County Electric Co-Operative, Inc 437.50
Monroe County Highway Department 448.71
Motorola Solutions, Inc 1,380.00
Nabers Shop 830.80
Oak Hill 8,548.00
O’Reilly Auto Parts 6.90
Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc 340.00
Quadrant Design Inc 6,158.50
Quill Corporation 972.39
Radiant Software Inc 5,475.00
Ray O’Herron Co Inc 582.80
Reliable Sanitation Service Inc 243.70
Republic-Times LLC 106.00
Road District #2 18,988.54
Ronald Mueller 20.98
Shelby’s Automotive Repair Inc 92.78
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions 885.00
Tech Electronics 852.50
Thomson Reuters-West Publishing Corp. 966.50
Toshiba Financial Services 125.44
TransUnion Risk and Alternative Data Solutions, Inc 139.30
U.S. Bank Equipment Finance 109.00
Warner Communications Corp 112.50
Al’s Automotive Supply, Inc 183.45
Ameren Illinois 37.69
America’s Parking Remarking, Inc 29,820.38
Aramark Uniform Services 2,417.29
Belleville Seed House Inc 521.20
Butler Supply Inc 98.86
Columbia Quarry Company 421.45
Dave Schmidt Truck Service 285.96
Eithen Krebel 50.00
Energy Petroleum Co 3,682.20
Gateway FS 4,340.12
Gateway Occupational Health 223.65
Interstate Billing Service, Inc 471.00
John Fabick Tractor Company 715.73
Monroe County Electric Co-Operative, Inc 748.83
Motorola Solutions, Inc 507.00
Nabers Shop 185.00
Nu-Deal Oil Company 389.78
O’Reilly Auto Parts 262.55
R. M. Wester & Associates Inc 79.20
Reliable Sanitation Service Inc 53.15
Republic-Times LLC 28.88
Schwarze Trailer Repair, Inc 117.00
Terminal Supply Co. 119.00
Tony Bergmann 86.50
Waterloo Lumber Company Inc 29.74
FEDERAL AID FUND
Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen Inc 1,855.25
COUNTY MOTOR FUEL TAX
Monroe County Highway Fund 26,892.45
ROAD DISTRICT MOTOR FUEL TAX
Columbia Quarry Company 4,062.47
JTC Petroleum Company 153,732.08
RECORDER’S DOCUMENT STORAGE FUND
Toshiba Financial Services 473.75
AMBULANCE SERVICE FUND
Airgas USA, LLC 416.91
BJC Healthcare AR-Billing 7.12
Heros In Style 84.90
Leon Uniform Company Inc 58.99
Mertz Motor Co, Inc 1,314.53
Motorola Solutions, Inc 396.00
United HealthCare 2,565.96
Zoll Medical Corporation 1,898.72
HEALTH TAX FUND
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals 3,235.80
May Pest LLC 115.00
Michelle Wottowa 270.00
Ryan Castello 600.00
Commissioner Koerber made a motion to approve the September 12, 2019 payroll. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
Chairman Elmore made a motion to join the Kaskaskia Trail Coalition at the $500 membership level. Second by Commissioner Koerber. Commissioner Schultheis asked if the City of Waterloo and City of Columbia have joined. Commissioner Koerber said she did not know about Columbia but Waterloo has joined. No further discussion. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
Commissioner Schultheis made a motion to approve the July 1, 2019 and August 26, 2019 closed meeting minutes, the August 19, 2019 regular meeting, and the August 26, 2019 special meeting minutes. Second by Commissioner Koerber. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
Chairman Elmore presented a letter from Teens Against Killing, asking the County to sign a letter of support for them to apply for funding through the Illinois Department of Human Service’s 2020 Census Grant Program. The program is aimed at targeting hard to count populations living in the southwest central region. Commissioner Koerber made a motion to approve. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
County Clerk and Recorder of Deeds, Jonathan McLean, presented the results of a fee study for the recording services. The study concluded that the county should increase fees that help pay for the cost of providing recording and GIS services. County Clerk Jonathan McLean presented a proposed ordinance to change each of the fees by $13. By law, the county Board cannot act on the ordinance until the next Board meeting. Chairman Elmore said the issue will be placed on the agenda for the October 7, 2019 meeting.
Kim Keckritz and Rachel Giffhorn came before the Board to present the August 2019 Oak Hill Nursing Home Report.
Commissioner Schultheis left the meeting at 9:08 a.m.
A list of bills that need to be paid for the nursing home were presented by Kim Keckritz. Commissioner Koerber made a motion to approve. Second by Chairman Elmore. All voting Aye. None Nay. Schultheis Absent. Motion carried.
Commissioner Schultheis came back to the meeting at 9:12 a.m.
Chairman Elmore introduced a resolution to reappoint Scott Rippelmeyer to the Columbia Drainage and Levee District No. 3 to commence on September 2, 2019 and expire on September 1, 2022 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified. A motion to approve the resolution was made by Commissioner Koerber. Second by Chairman Elmore. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried. Resolution #19-95
Chairman Elmore introduced a resolution to reappoint Lee Prange to the Stringtown Drainage and Levee District No. 4 to commence on September 2, 2019 and expire on September 1, 2022 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified. A motion to approve the resolution was made by Commissioner Koerber. Second by Chairman Elmore. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried. Resolution #19-96
Chairman Elmore introduced a resolution to reappoint Mark Laurent to the Fort Chartres and Ivy Drainage and Levee District No. 5 to commence on September 2, 2019 and expire on September 1, 2022 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified. A motion to approve the resolution was made by Commissioner Koerber. Second by Chairman Elmore. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried. Resolution #19-97
Chairman Elmore presented a raffle license application from Holy Name Men’s Society. Commissioner Koerber made a motion to approve the license and issue a permit. Second by Commissioner Schultheis. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.
Chairman Elmore said that the application period for the open IT position has closed and they will be interviewing candidates soon. Chairman Elmore said that the County Clerk will be at a conference on September 23rd and 24th. Chairman Elmore said that the other dates that week do not work for him. Commissioner Koerber said that it may be best to wait until October. Commissioner Schultheis said he is unsure what his schedule looks like and he may or may not be able to attend the interviews. Chairman Elmore asked if September 30 works. Commissioner Koerber and Commissioner Schultheis said that date works for them. Chairman Elmore said he will shoot to have interviews on September 30, 2019 starting at 9 a.m.
Commissioner Schultheis left the meeting at 9:22 a.m.
Chairman Elmore asked about dates and times for budget hearings. County Clerk Jonathan McLean said that October 7th and 8th would not be good dates for the Treasurer because October 8th is the due date for the first property tax payment. It was decided that the budget hearings will be on October 10th and 11th starting at 7:30 a.m.
Commissioner Schultheis came back to the meeting at 9:26 a.m.
Commissioner Koerber asked about the UCCI flyer about prevailing wages. County Clerk Jonathan McLean said that there was a question about the county not passing a prevailing wage ordinance back in June 2019. County Clerk Jonathan McLean advised that the law has changed and the county no longer has to pass an ordinance each year.
Commissioner Koerber said that she is working with maintenance staff to get a quote for installing handrails along the sidewalk on the north side of the courthouse. Commissioner Koerber said that there is a slight upward incline and some of our older visitors can use the handrail to help them get up to the courthouse door. County Clerk Jonathan McLean said a bench should be installed so they have a spot to sit down.
Commissioner Koerber advised that landscapers will begin work on courthouse trees today and they will be here all week.
There being no further business to come before the Board, motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Koerber. Second by Chairman Elmore. All voting Aye. None Nay. None Absent. Motion carried.