White County Board met May 8.
White County Board met May 8.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
A special meeting of the White County Board begun and holden this 8th day of May, 2018 in the Courtroom of the White County Courthouse in the City of Carmi.
Chairman Dosher called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Clerk Dozier called the roll with McAnulty, Usery, Puckett, Trout and Dosher.
Mr. Puckett led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairman Dosher asked the Board if they had received copies of the minutes of the previous meeting and were there any additions, changes or deletions. Mr. Trout made a motion to waive the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting and approve the minutes of the previous meeting as proposed in writing. Motion seconded by Usery. Motion passed 5-0 on roll call vote.
Chairman Dosher asked the Board to approve the payment of all current bills. Mr. Usery made a motion to pay all current bills, seconded by McAnulty. Motion carried 5-0 on roll call vote.
Mr. Brian Ray, County Engineer, told the Board that the tractor that was ordered last year is in and he will be picking it up and paying for it. Also hopefully sometime next year he will be able to order a new dump truck.
Mr. Adam Allen, Ambulance Director, stated that the ambulance service was finally in the black. The income for the month of April was $17,417.75 and that brought the ambulance service into the black by around $13,000.00. Mr. Dosher stated that Mr. Usery and Mr. McAnulty were throwing a fish fry in celebration of EMS week and the fact that the ambulance service was no longer in the red.
The Sheriff was unable to attend and submitted his report in writing..
Mr. Chris Marsh, Coroner, submitted his report in writing to the Board. Mr. Marsh stated that there have been several horrible accidents in the County in the last month and that he wanted to thank the local officials and especially the White County Ambulance Service for working closely with him and his office.
Chairman Dosher stated that he had received three different communications. The first was a change of address for the Illinois Labor Relations Board. The second was notification that Ameren would be continuing the tree trimming in several different locations in the County this summer. Thirdly, a resident from Enfield had written a letter urging the adoption of the Sanctuary County resolution.
Chairman Dosher asked the Board to approve a resolution of Support and Commitment of Funds for the Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission. Chairman Dosher stated that the amount of $4,986.00 is the same as last year’s for White County’s participation in the Commission. The resolution is as follows:
Resolution Of Support And Commitment Of Funds
Whereas, White County wishes to authorize submission of a Basic Planning Grant to the Economic Development Administration and the commitment of local matching funds, and
Whereas, the seven county region of the Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission, comprised of Crawford, Edwards, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne and White Counties, has been designated as an Economic Development District, and
Whereas, the Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission desires financial assistance from the Economic Development Administration for the purpose of planning and implementing programs to stimulate economic development through a multi-county effort of Crawford, Edwards, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne and White Counties.
Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the White County authorizes the submission of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and an application to the Economic Development Administration to continue the economic development planning process in the Greater Wabash Economic Development District. Also be it resolved that White County authorizes and commits matching funds in the amount of Four thousand nine hundred eighty six and 00/100 ( $4986.00).