The Peoria County Board held its regular meeting on March 9th with all members present.
Regular business focused on approval of solar project developments and power purchase agreements between Peoria County and Hawk-Attollo, LLC. If proposed federal and state tax credit applications are approved, Hawk-Attollo would build, operate and maintain solar arrays at the County Highway
Department site and the Juvenile Detention Center. The county would buy electrical power back at a greatly reduced rate, and have options to purchase the arrays at specified times if desired. The tax credits are specific to projects located within designated environmental justice communities which if true of the juvenile center and highway department. These projects are aligned with the county’s efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. Future projects are also envisioned for the jail and the yet-to-be constructed health and human service campus roof.
Proclamations were read recognizing the 125th anniversary of Bradley University and recognizing March 12th-18th as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week.
There were three citizen’ remark’s all critical of an exclusion within the county employee health plan that excludes gender affirming care from coverage within the plan. All urged the board to learn more about gender-affirming care and to remove this exclusion in future health plans.
Among items approved/accepted from the Consent Agenda:
Links to the meeting agenda and video are here:
Jim Runyon, Observer
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