The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
by Deb Olson, Quill Reporter
Oquawka- Henderson County Board chairman Albert Renken opened their September regular meeting with a moment of silence in memory of their fellow board member, community activist, and friend Curt Eisenmayer who passed away Friday, September 4th.
Near the end of the board meeting, several board members made positive remarks about Curt, each noting that he was the one responsible for bringing them to the board. The members reminisced about Curt's strong community-minded attitude and his endless energy in serving Henderson County and its people. "He will be greatly missed!", The board members discussed planting a tree in his memory.
Chairman Renken, who called the Tuesday, September 8th meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. in the upstairs court room, continued on with the agenda items.
Scott Walters was re-appointed to a 3-year term as Drainage District #1 Commissioner.
Ned Adams was re-appointed to a 3 year term as Drainage District #2 Commissioner.
Resolutions were approved for Tax Deeds for G. Olson and R. Bigger and to assign Mobile Home Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase to L. Roberts.
The board approved Petit Jurors.
There was a discussion of payments for EMT classes with the decision to make payment as a line-time expense.
One bid was received for Contract of Meals provided to the Jail. The bid from Godfather's was accepted to the end of the fiscal year, when the contract will be sent out for re-bid.
Regarding the contract for the police services with the Village of Oquawka, the board agreed that it was a town issue not a county one.
There was discussion of Deputies responding to police calls in Gulfport. It was reported that a part-time officer is being hired by the city of Gulfport.
In other business the board:
All board members were present except for Bill Knupp who was absent due to illness.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 a.m. The next county board meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of October at 8:30 a.m. in the upstairs court room at the Henderson County Courthouse at the corner of 4th and Warren streets. Meetings are open to the public.