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County Board Planning Dedication

Oquawka Members of the Hendersons County Board approved a dedication of a newly planted tree planted in front of the court house in memory of fellow board member Curt Eisenmayer. Board members contributed money for a plaque for the tree.

After approval of the county's November minutes and financials, the board considered the following agenda items:

Leslie Freeman has asked to have portions of a 10 acre tract of land rezoned in order to be sub-divided.

Once the rezoning from S2 designation to residential is approved, Freeman plans to sell the property for residential development. The board approved this request.

Work continues on rural addressing. Current maps will be used to verify street names.

In addition, the county will work with the Post Office to substantiate the street names. Work will continue on this through December with results brought to January meeting.

In an effort to bring in more revenue the board approved a resolution which sets new fees for County Clerk. This action brings fees at the Henderson County Clerk's office into alignment with other county offices throughout the state.

Copies of the CIRMA (Counties of Illinois Risk Management Agency) audit were distributed to the board last month.

It was noted that while it was impossible to immediately take action on every item, some things had already been done.

It was decided to refer the audit to the personnel committee for further discussion after the audit meeting in January.

The board discussed the animal control officer position for which two candidates, Scott Butler and Joshua Harkness, had applied. It was noted that the job was sunrise to sunset and that the officer would not be required to pursue animals in the middle of the night. The personnel committee having reviewed applications it was moved and seconded to select Scott Butler to fill the position.

Attendees were reminded of the Health Department Holiday dinner to be held on Tuesday, December 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Henderson County Health Department in Gladstone.

Three guests in addition to all board members and county employees attended the meeting.

Adj ournment was at 8:50 a.m. with Chairman Albert Renken residing.