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White County Board hires new Animal Control Officer

With all members present, the White County Board held their December meeting Tuesday night at the White County Courthouse.

After unanimously approving November’s bills and meeting minutes, the Board heard from State’s Attorney Denton Aud that he attended a meeting in St. Clair County with several other States Attorneys held by the governor’s office about possible changes in how county jails will handle Department of Corrections prisoners.

County Engineer Brian Ray informed the Board he had been told Motor Fuel Tax money should be coming from the State this week.  911 Coordinator Julie Irwin echoed that cell phone tax money should arrive soon as well.

In the Sheriff’s Department report, it was reported that the jail had generated $73,000 in revenue and currently housed 51 prisoners.

The Board unanimously approved the resignation of Ron Wilson as Animal Control Officer and hired Donald Wayne Spicer as his replacement.

The Board approved a payment of $9, 510.13 to Spyglass to help manage and coordinate telephone and internet services for all County departments.  The company says that though their efforts the County will save $791 a month next year.

Notice was given that the current jail inspection is on file at the County Clerk’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department.

The Board gave unanimous approval for participation to the State’s Attorney Appellate Prosecutor Service, and unanimously approved resolutions for federal aid and appropriate funds to replace a bridge on County Road 600N one mile off of the Herald Blacktop.  A resolution to continue to pay half of the County Engineer’s salary from Motor Fuel Taxes was also approved.

A weight limit of 5 tons per axel was approved for County roads.  The restriction will be effective for 90 days and will go into effect on January 15th.

The Board approved the renewal of the Liability, Auto Liability, Building and Contents, and Inland Marine policies effective January 1st at a cost of $103,846.

The Board went into executive session to discuss personnel and landfill issues, but took no action.  The next meeting will be on January 12th at 7:00pm.


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