The Peoria County Election Commission held its annual meeting on August 22, 2018. Matt Bartolo and David Collins were reappointed and Sandra Burke was seated as the replacement for outgoing member Camille Gibson. David Collins was also reelected as the Chair of the Commission. A resolution was passed unanimously to honor Camille Gibson for her years of service.
Moving day for the Commission will be September 11, and is expected to take two days. The new phone number will go live on September 13. The staff will do their own packing, in part to save money, but mostly so they will know where everything is as they start to unpack. Signage should be up already. Refinishing the parking lot was a concern that was discussed.
Only one representative was not in attendance.
Adam White requested permission to hold 2 segments of the Whiskey Daddle Charity Race in Springdale on Oct 6-7 (Peoria Marathon.) Since the City of Peoria requires events to pay for services needed for their events, such as security or blocking streets, the race looked for different routes. The is the same weekend as the Prairie Historic Tours, but the race will finish and be cleaned up by 12:30, there wasn't a conflict and permission was granted. This is considered a good collaboration.
Manager Matusak described the City's pilot program test project to grind the cemetery road with asphalt shingles and other stuff and then seal the mixture. The city has also done some much needed grading, patching, and added riprap to some unstable road shoulders.
Interesting that Councilman Cyr participated in meeting by phone. Mayor Ardis asked the Councilman if he had questions or what his vote was at the beginning of discussion or vote.
Consent Agenda item 18-236, which was "pulled," was a contract with Change and Innovation Agency, LLC for a 3 day Innovation Academy Training. But the Peoria Innovation Team - which was financed by a grant from Bloomberg Foundation- has an uncertain future since the Bloomberg grant runs out of grant funding soon.
No discussion on CEO Council MOU or the Water Due Diligence - holdup is from CEO Council.
No discussion on EPA feedback on the Combined Sewer Overflow.
Most discussion was about the budget hole. (See PJStar for more information on that.)
Cheryl Budzinski, Observer
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