The Peoria County Board held its regular meeting on January 12th with all members present but with Members Elsasser and Blair participating by phone. It was the first meeting where board members and the Clerk accessed information and voted via iPads and new software that consolidated a number of key functions. Even with training and earlier mock meeting run-throughs, the new system resulted in several meeting delays.
Regular business included approving several zoning changes, special uses and waivers in Hallock, Hollis, and Kickapoo townships. The board also approved construction and renovation services within the Peoria County courthouse not to exceed $1.325M for the IT and Public Defenders departments. Also approved were an appropriation of $300K for supplies for local road districts, and the FY2023 Legislative Initiatives.
Proclamations were read recognizing the Peoria Notre Dame boys’ soccer team’s recent Class 2A state championship, the Peoria High School second place finish in the 5A football state championship, and Randy Weber’s lifetime of public service as a correctional officer, county commissioner and township official. Member Williams was recognized for her tenth anniversary on the board.
There were no citizen’s remarks and the Consent Agenda passed unanimously. Among items approved/accepted:
Link to the meeting agenda is here:
- Jim Runyon, Observer
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