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The Christian County Board met last evening and one important issue brought up at the meeting was a new revision of the liquor ordinance.

Christian County Board Chairman Paul Schmitz explained why a revision was needed on that license.

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That revision of the ordinance passed unanimously at the meeting.

Another topic brought up at the meeting was the approval of the AFSCME contract by the board. Schmitz says that he had to abstain because of his daughter’s involvement with AFSCME from the vote, although he believes it to be a good deal for both sides.

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That motion passed with two abstentions and one no vote by Chad Michel.

Another issue discussed at the meeting was the grant money not given to the county by the Illinois Terrorism Task force for a narrowband radio upgrade at the highway department.

The county said that there will be quotes brought up for this upgrade at the next meeting as the equipment needs to be installed by January of 2013.

The next Christian County Board Meeting will be on November 20th.

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