The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
County Board accepts insurance amendment
By Sally Day for the Quill
Keith Krohe of Crossroads Insurance Services, Table Grove, was present at the Henderson County Board meeting, September 10, to ask members to accept an amendment to the county's insurance program. Krohne explained that individuals were allowed to, but not forced to look for another company in the "exchange" to look for a policy. These would be individuals with a chronic disease or serious injury, with large medical bills. He claimed that these individuals could come back to his insurance agency if they were not happy with the policy. These matters were within keeping of the Affordable Care Act.
The board passed a motion to approve the amendment.
In a discussion about Court Security it was suggested that there be a Security Person on hand five days a week. Currently, Wendell Booton is the Court Security three days a week. It was further suggested that this person be an intern, someone in law enforcement training. Chief Deputy Donnie Seitz noted that State's Attorney Scott McClintock should be asked about this before making a decision.
A new door on the East side of the building, with locking pegs and other security features could be purchased at a cost of about $5000.
Chief Deputy Clerk Jessie Scipio had suggested a camera at the East door, hooked into a screen at the desk of the Court Security person. The price of this would be about one-tenth of that of a new door. There has still been a breach in security of the East door from time to time. This is usually on the lunch hour.
In other business, the board:
- agreed to place a secure door in the State's Attorney's Office, at a cost of $1383.
- learned that the Health Department will offer flu shots to County Employees.
- heard from Zoning Officer, Cindy Rhinehart, who noted that the Zoning Appeals Board had agreed to a variance for Ralph Braschnewitz for a 28x40' building and for the set back to be less than the 20'. The board passed a motion to accept this.
- heard from Sheriff's Deputy Matt Link, who said Sheriff Haynes was appreciative for the chairs donated to them by the Health Department.
- heard from board member David Hinshaw that the storage building nearest the courthouse, has a roll type door on one of the doors and it is stuck. Dixon Lock and Key looked at it and said it was a building problem, not a lock problem. They will try to get into the building without damaging the door.
- discussed the insurance being dropped for employees of the Health Department. Lynn Hass made this decision and the board is going to look into the situation.
- agreed to allow Western Illinois Regional Council office space for the next year.
- discussed the gutter problem at the Jail. The Sheriff's Department will let out bids for the work.
- reappointed Russell Torrance as Drainage District No. 1 Commissioner for a 3-year term.
- reappointed Mark Ford as Drainage District No. 2 Commissioner for a 3-year term.
- passed the Audit Proposal for FY2013, FY2014, and FY2015.
- approved the list for the Petit Jurors.
- passed a motion to accept two Highway Resolutions.
- accepted Health Department claims.
- approved claims paid in August 2013
- approved the minutes of the August 13, 2013 meeting.