The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
by Jacob Irish, Quill Reporter
OQUAWKA- The Henderson County Board made the decision to appoint Angela Myers to the Henderson County Health Department's Board of Directors. Board member Jim Alexander mentioned that there is one immediate opening on the HCHD's board of directors, a second seat is expected to be opening in the near future.
"I received a letter from a community member that would like to serve as a board member at the Henderson County Health Department, Angela Myers: I have also received a letter from Gloria Short who would also like to serve as a Board of Director when another position comes available," stated Alexander.
After a brief discussion Marty Lafary motioned to appoint Angela Myers as a board of director to the Henderson County Health Department. The decision to appoint Gloria Short was tabled for discussion at a later date.
When speaking with Angela Myers at the Health Department's open meeting Wednesday, May 13th , Angela seemed excited and motivated to serve as a member of the HCHD board of directors. Myers brings additional medical expertise and fresh motivation to help guide the Health Department's decisions.
"I am worried about Henderson County, the Health Department is very important to this county," stated Myers while expressing her care and concern for the Henderson County Health Department, and the services the HCHD provides for its clients.
The board approved a resolution to offset the increased Fee for Jury participants. On June 29th the new law will go into effect increasing the pay of Jurors up to $20 for the first day and $50 every additional day of service. In order to offset these costs, the board unanimously approved a bill that will require plaintiffs to pay an additional $150 for every juror exceeding the 6 jurors already provided.
The technological upgrades for the Henderson County Courthouse were discussed again at this months board meeting. The board decided to defer decision on the matter until June's board meeting where the board will speak directly with the electrician that has been chosen to carry out the upgrades.
If the board decides to go through with these changes the court house will be expecting 14 new high definition cameras, a large surveillance screen, and an archive system capable of saving footage for up to 30 days. Altogether the project is expected to cost the county $3,650.
Training for the First Responder Course will begin in July. The location has yet to be determined. For more information contact the Oquawka Court House.
Animal Control Report: 35 calls were made to animal control in the month of April. Of those 25 calls 7 dogs were picked up. No animals were euthanized in the month of April.