After holding a special meeting earlier in the day, the Christian County Board held their regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon. There was quite a bit of conversation when it came to county buildings reopening.
Following some clarification, there was a motion put forth to open county controlled buildings on May 26th. Ray Koonce wanted to make sure the buildings and procedures were individualized to each building.
Any buildings opening would be those directly under the jurisdiction of the county, excluding the courthouse. The significance of the May 26th date was to ensure the buildings could open without having to wait until the next meeting should Governor JB Pritzker extend the Stay At Home Order in its current capacity.
There was also a vote to extend the disaster declaration for the county until the next Christian County Board meeting in June, which passed unanimously. Chairwoman Becky Edwards explained that the purpose of the declaration is solely to allow the county to get money for COVID-19 relief, should that opportunity arise.
Rich Hooper of Lively, Mathias, Hooper and Noblet spoke to give his overview of the 2019 audit, and all funds were balanced. He also looked forward to what COVID-19 might do to local revenue numbers.
Under new business it was brought up that the board need to support local markets and American made products.
The next Christian County Board meeting is scheduled for June 16th.