Story courtesy of Mack Knight
The White County board meeting held on November 9th brought forth new challenges for the board to address, but nonetheless, the members found the resolutions and answers many have been looking for.
In the meeting held back in October White County resident, Jeff Knight, came to the board members addressing the issues he has faced with the Tax Assessor, Terri Abell. For well over a year now, Knight has been trying to contact Abell via phone call, email, and even in person with no luck. After last month’s meeting and the White County board promising that the issue would be handled within the month, Knight was unsure of his next steps. States Attorney, Denton Aud, was in attendance and made known that he will do his best to help Knight finally obtain his city flood permit, but he cannot promise anything quite yet.
Members of the Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust (ICRMT) were also in attendance noting that White County had one of the best renewals in the state. While many premiums grew between 5-8%, the counties stayed at a flat percentage growing no more than 3%. They also addressed that cyber security rules are actively changing and that White County is on the path to follow suit. From health records to social security information, it comes to no shock that many of these changes come with more training and added login authentication restrictions.
An approval for an ordinance to pay $1,500 to all non elected full-time active employees and $500 to all non elected part-time active employees was passed. A current total has not been drawn up as the board is still deciding who qualifies as part-time.
Approval for the resignation of Roy Kissel from the White County 911 Board was also granted. Along with this decision, Ron McAnulty resigned as the chairman. That resignation led to the decision for the current chairman and the vice chairman to switch positions.
The White County board is dismissed until their next meeting on December 14th, 2021