Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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June 18, 2013

Board holds off on radio issue


In other action Monday, the board passed its annual prevailing wage ordinance, but not without protest from several board members who feel the state-set prevailing wages are too high for this labor market.

"I think it's a burden to the taxpayers," said board member David Campbell.

Illinois mandates that preset prevailing wages are paid to workers on any public project. State's Attorney Bryan Kibler said the county would be putting itself at financial risk if it did not pay prevailing wages.

"We have to have some form of prevailing wage," Kibler said. "If we don't establish something, we could be subject to fines by the Department of Labor, and be subject to criminal prosecution.

"We can do this under protest, but my legal recommendation is that it's too costly not to do anything," Kibler said.

Also Monday, the board voted 5-4 to raise the permit fees for a private septic system from $50 to $100. Niemann was joined by board members Lloyd Foster, Mike DePoister and Doug McCain in voting against the increase.

The board also voted Monday to change the polling places for Douglas Township precincts 8 and 9 from Sacred Heart School to the Effingham County Health Department.

The board also approved a number of appointments Monday, including:

Agricultural Area Board: Cletus Bloemer, Ronald Voelker and Todd Wachtel; Fine Arts: Wilma Krueger and Joan Lutz; Board of Review: Charles Braasch; County Farmland Assessment Review Committee: Joseph Thoele, John Beckman and Lyle Westfall; Airport Commission: Phil Toops; 911 Board: Jon Becker and Joe Holomy; Housing Authority: Bernice Clagg and Billy Genaust; 377 Board: Joan Garbe; and 708 Mental Health Board, Joe Adams and Gail Garbe.

The board also passed resolutions honoring track and field athletes from St. Anthony and Teutopolis high schools; and Sacred Heart, St. Anthony, Teutopolis, Altamont and Effingham junior high schools.

The board also honored Mardell Sheehan and Kathy Bailey on their retirement from the Health Department, and Matt Adams and Troy Davis for 25 years of service to the county in the highway and sheriff's departments, respectively.

Bill Grimes can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 132, or bill.grimes@effinghamdailynews.com.

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