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Adams County Board Executive Committee met November 4

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 5, 2020

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Adams County Board Executive Committee met Nov. 4.

Here is the minutes provided by the committee:

The Adams County Board Executive Committee held the regularly scheduled meeting in the ROE Conference Room at 507 Vermont Street, Quincy, Illinois, on November 4, 2019.

The following members were present:

R. Kent Snider

Bret Austin

Ryan Niekamp

Rebecca Weed

Others present:

Gary Farha

Todd Eyler

Chuck Venvertloh

Sue Hester

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Chairman Snider.

Mr. Niekamp made a motion to approve the October 7, 2019 meeting minutes. Mr. Austin seconded the motion. The meeting minutes were approved.

Mr. Austin made a motion to recommend the County Board approve the Adams County Benefits Guide as written and offer full support to host the Employee Benefits Fair on November 7th. Mrs. Weed seconded the motion. The motion carries. The Benefits Guide will be distributed to employees via e-mail, mail, and at the Benefits Fair. Mr. Austin asked Mrs. Hester to reach out to the Department Heads to encourage working with employees’ schedules so they can attend the fair.

Mr. Austin provided the committee with an update on the budget, including the levy worksheet. He continues to fine tune the budget and working with department heads to get out of the practice of deficit budgeting as this issue keeps coming up on the County’s audits. The board should have a copy of the budget and levy Friday at the latest.

The committee held a discussion regarding the draft Intergovernmental Agreement for the Riverfront Development. Mr. Niekamp asked where the money is coming from and if the money has restrictions on it. Mr. Austin stated that the funds have a restriction and one project that was identified to use the money for is the Riverfront. It would be a non-general revenue fund, and this would supplement a planning device for a comprehensive project. The project would be a joint City, County and Park District project, possibly with a separate board and chairman. There is no action this month, but would like to add this to the December board meeting.

Mr. Niekamp made a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel and union contract negotiations. Mrs. Weed seconded the motion. The committee went into Executive Session.

Mr. Austin made a motion to go into Regular Session. Mrs. Weed seconded the motion. The committee went into regular session.

Mr. Austin made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mrs. Weed seconded the motion. Chairman Snider adjourned the meeting at 6:25 p.m.


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