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County Board To Investigate the Purchase of Aggregate Energy for Residents

The Christian County Board unanimously approved 2 new ordinances concerning the purchase of aggregate energy for the residents of Christian County. The first ordinance approved by the board was the appointing of Southern Illinois Municipal Electric Cooperative to serve as the County’s sole consultant for it’s electric aggregation program and for the engagement of the lowest cost electric wholesale supplier. The second ordinance allows the voters to grant or deny the County the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for it’s residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such a program.

The Christian County Board also approved the purchase of a single axle distributor for the Highway Department. The department had been using the distributor on a trial basis and found it to be more maneuverable and easier to handle. The purchase will be made from Louis Marsch at a figure of $7000. The Board also agreed to sell the dual axle distributor that what purchased last year. There is already interest in the old distributor so it will be opened to sealed bids.

In other business the Board approved the purchase of 2 traffic counters by the Highway Department to be used for roadway planning, design, speed studies and more. The cost of the 2 counters to be purchased from MetroCount is $2419.

There was some discussion as to the legality of docking Board Members for not attending meetings. It was determined by Chairman Schmitz that the input of States Attorney Tom Finks would be necessary in order to determine how much leeway the board has.

Greg Patrick was introduced as the Assistant Regional Education Superintendent.

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