The January 10, 2017 meeting of the Honorable Clay County Board was called to Order at 6:00 p.m. by Deputy Steve Spitzner.
The Pledge to the flag was led by Deputy Spitzner.
The blessing was led by Brad Harris.
The roll was called: Present: Ted Whitehead, Chairman, Shannon French, Brad Harris, Janice Brooks, Jeremy Wildbur, John Weidner, Chris Rinehart, Bryan Knapp, John Bayler, David Johnson, Joe Gilliland, Mary McCollough and Barb Mcgrew. Absent: Joe Goodman
Chairman Whitehead acknowledged guests and welcomed newly sworn in Board Member Shannon French.
There was one agenda change to add a line item for the possible approvement of CCARS Shelter Services Agreement.
Motion by Barb McGrew, seconded by Mary McCollough, to approve the amended agenda as it stands. Motion Carried, Voice Action.
Motion by Joe Gilliland, seconded by Brad Harris, to approve the County Board minutes of December 13, 2016. Motion Carried, Voice Action.
Motion by Jeremy Wildbur, seconded by Brad Harris, to approve the action of the Claims Committee. Motion Carried.
Jennifer Brown, 911 Coordinator, presented the 911 report in written form.
CR Smith, Clay County Soil & Water Conservation District presented his semi-annual report in written form.
Motion by Janice Brooks, seconded by Chris Rinehart, to approve the SWCD report as presented. Motion Carried, Voice Action.
Britt Bailey, CCARS, presented the proposed Shelter Services Agreement, as well as gave a verbal Animal Control Report.
The CCARS Shelter Services Agreement was tabled to allow the State’s Attorney to review the final copy.
Bailey also asked Chairman Whitehead to consider appointing a County Board Member to the CCARS Board.
Jeff Workman, CCHD, presented the Board of Health Bulletin in written form.
Deputy Steve Spitzner, presented the Sheriff’s Activity Report in written form.
Motion by Chris Rinehart, seconded by Brad Harris, to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement with Lawrence County for the ESDA Mobile Command Trailer. Motion Carried, Voice Action.
Motion by John Bayer, seconded by Dave Johnson, to approve the Ordinance for an Intergovernmental Agreement to the Village of Xenia for squad vehicle. Motion Carried, Voice Action.
Motion by Jeremy Wildbur, seconded by Janice Brooks, to approve a transfer of funds in the amount of $25,000.00 from County Corp line item A1 to Worker’s Comp Fund. Motion Carried.
County Treasurer Jana Tolliver presented the Financial Reports in written form.
Motion by Bryan Knapp, seconded by John Bayler, to go to closed session for the following purposed: (1) The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body (5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (1); Time: 6:25 p.m. Motion Carried, Voice Action.
Motion by Brad Harris, seconded by Joe Gilliland, to return to open session. Time: 6:40 p.m. Motion Carried, Voice Action.
Motion by Jeremy Wildbur, seconded by John Bayler, to approve authorizing the Road & Bridge Comm to offer employment for the County Engineer position and, once accepted, to send Resolution Appointing County Engineer to the State of IL. Motion Carried.
Motion by Dave Johnson, seconded by John Bayler, to approve the following medical staff professional:
Provisional Appointment: Jason Cox, MD Courtesy Radiology & Jason Jerabek, DO Current Medical Staff
Reappointment: Craig Russo, MD Courtesy Radiology, Daniel Shekleton, MD Courtesy Radiology, Brandon Wynn, Do Courtesy Radiology, Raymond Lee, MD Courtesy Radiology, Mark Freeman, MD Courtesy Psychiatrics & Mark Napier, MD Courtesy Psychiatrics. Motion Carried, Voice Action.
Motion by John Bayler, seconded by Bryan Knapp, to approve the purchase of an HD Colonoscope for $33,148.70 (Budgeted Capital Expense item). Motion Carried.
Clay County Hospital President Chris Hunt presented the Hospital Report in written form.
Chairman Whitehead presented the ROE Draft Financial Statement, which is on file in the County Clerk’s office.
Motion by Mary McCollough, seconded by Bryan Knapp, to approve the appointment of Chelsea Musgrave to Crossroads Work Force Board (in addition to John Weidner also serving). Motion Carried, Voice Action.
Motion by Brad Harris, seconded by Mary McCollough, to approve the Chairman’s reappointment of Jenice Thompson the 708 Mental Health Board for a 3 year term ending February 2020. Motion Carried, Voice Action.
Motion by Janice Brooks, seconded by Bryan Knapp to approve the Chairman’s reappointment of Ed Dawkins to the 708 Mental Health Board for a 3 year term ending February 2020. Motion Carried.
Board Member Chris Rinehart noted he plans to schedule a strategic Planning Comm meeting in February.
Chairman Whitehead stated he was saddened to hear of SouthWire Company leaving Clay County.
Motion by Bryan Knapp, seconded by Jeremy Wildbur, to adjourn. Time: 6:50 p.m. Motion Carried, Voice Action.