The first motion was to appoint Maureen Stafford, Josh Reagor and Larry Douglas to the Massac County Board of Review, which passed unanimously, as did a second motion appointing Lynn Loverkamp, Daniel Burnett and Bobby Travis to the Farmland Review Committee.
A second towing bill for the sheriff’s department created some confusion for commissioners.
Massac County Sheriff Ted Holder explained that a couple of months ago a squad car was sent to Indiana to pick up a person wanted on a warrant. When the car broke down, it had to be towed back by Veach’s.
According to Holder, the same car was recently used to go north of Springfield, where it broke down a second time and had to be towed by Burnham’s Collision Center & Towing. Holder told the board the squad car has been repaired, but it won’t be leaving Massac County.
Commissioner Jerel Childers told Holder about another piece of military surplus equipment and asked if Holder wanted to get it for Massac County.
“I think we’ve gotten everything we need,” said Holder.
The commissioners also questioned a claim from the sheriff’s department for cabinets. Holder said when Illinois Department of Corrections came for the annual jail inspection, one of the items on the list was the cabinets, so Holder said he is getting the cabinets replaced.
Massac County Treasurer Dana Angelly brought the weekly financial report, which indicated a county general fund balance of $68,503 before the county highway department’s reimbursement of about $20,000.
Commission Chair Jeff Weber asked about the status of repayment of the inter-fund loans. Angelly will be making a couple of disbursements to two funds this month to repay the loans.
The board discussed with Joe Matesevac, county highway engineer, the intentions of Massac County Fire Protection District to create a training facility at the fire station. Matesevac said he will meet with the board and Massac County Fire Chief Mike Childers at the site to discuss the situation.
Matesevac also told the commissioners that next Monday, two temporary workers will start mowing part-time.
There is also interest from a Massac County resident interested in mowing part-time. The commissioners had no objections to Matesevac hiring a third part-time mower if a third person is needed.
Commissioner Jayson Farmer updated Weber and Childers on the status of the county’s road sign machine.
Farmer said with the assistance of Massac County 911 Director Keith Davis, the machine has been set up downstairs in the courthouse.
Davis is also helping the county to get a computer set up with the program to make the road signs. There are between 200 to 300 signs that need to be made.