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Meetings & Minutes

Bureau County Board

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Board conducted the following business at its April 10 meeting at the Bureau County Courthouse in Princeton:

• Appointed Jane Piccatto of Ladd to represent District 24 on the Bureau County Board, filling the unexpired term of board member Rob Pozzi, who died March 5 after an extended illness.

• Reappointed Robert Sprowls as a trustee to the Sheffield Fire Protection District for a three-year term; reappointed Ronald Lootens as a trustee to the Manlius Fire Protection District for a three-year term; reappointed Dennis Faber as trustee to the LaMoille Fire Protection District for a three-year term.

• Appointed Barry Welbers as chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals.

• Heard from Buildings and Grounds Committee Chairman Kristi Warren the county is working on loose end issues with the new radio/vehicular antenna/communications upgrade for the county. A final payment of $78,000 to Starved Rock Communications will be denied until issues are revolved, Warren said.

• Unanimously approved a resolution opposing Illinois Senate Bill 3263 which would take control of wind farm projects from local counties and place the control in the hands of the state. Board members were also encouraged to contact their legislators to voice their opinions on the bill.

• Approved an ordinance as presented from Bureau County Emergency Management Agency Director Keenan Campbell for the transition of the former ESDA office to an EMA department to correlate more with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the federal EMA program.

• Approved painting and new carpet to renovate a storage area in the basement of the courthouse into the Bureau County Emergency Management Agency office, at a cost of $1,595 for the painting project and $2,240 for the flooring work.

• Heard from health department board representative Loretta Volker the Community Partners Against Substance Abuse (CPASA) has hired a firm to produce a local movie on concerns dealing with prom night. The film will be shown locally and will feature area families, officials and residents, she said.

• Heard from Volker the health department is asking its landlord, Perry Memorial Hospital, to look at safety concerns within the building.

• Granted a conditional use permit to Northern Partners Co-op to build two new grain bins in LaMoille Township.

• Approved a proclamation designating April 14-18 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

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