Township Supervisor Frank Abdnour reports that Peoria Township's budget request will include a 22% decrease and can meet their client's needs with that decrease.
Discussion included that property values in Peoria may be expected to continue to decline for 2-3 years as there is "no indications of the kind of economic stability needed ...to prevent a continued decline in property values", according to Township Collector Patrick Nichting.
Also discussed was that General Assistance participation has declined since implementation of the voucher system and according to Abdnour is in line with other townships of similar size. And, if the Affordable Care Act were to be eliminated, the township would again need to cover costs (prescription drugs) currently covered by the ACA.
LOGO Chair, Cheryl Budzinski
Peoria Housing Authority Board Meeting was held on September 27, 2018 at Frank Campbell Community Center, 312 S. Merriman, Peoria. Meeting scheduled to begin at 3:30 PM; this was delayed until approximately 3:48 PM due to lack of board members present. Carl Cannon, Vice Chair, was present prior to 3:30 PM; Alma Brown, Secretary arrived 335 PM and Tekia Childs, Commissioner, arrived at 4:47 PM. One other board member was ill, another delayed and unable to attend. Meeting started 3:48 PM. Due to lack of quorum of members, no voting could take place. Review of August meeting minutes deferred to October meeting.
Public Comment: Christine Collins, South Side Office of Concern, reported 71 homeless individuals were provided with housing through program supported by PHA. She expressed appreciation that this program has been renewed.
On September 18, the Peoria County Election Commission held its first meeting at their new location on Brandywine Drive. All commissioners were present except for Sandra Burke.
Tom Bride, executive director, is looking into getting a covered bus stop outside the office. The new location gives the employees much needed organized storage space. They will be trained on using all of the smart utilities in the building. The door/wall allowing more or less space in the main part of the facility will not be installed until after the election because it would cause disruption for a whole day.
Vote by mail ballots were to go out on Friday, September 21. The office has already received approximately 5000 requests. On site voting will start at the satellite locations on October 22. The procedure for the mail-in ballots was explained. Signatures are checked as they come in—within two days. They are scanned and processed when enough come in to warrant calling in judges.
Irene Pritzker, Observer
Bob Manning chaired the meeting - Chair Steve Kerr and Pat Powers were absent.
Manager Matusak reported:
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