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Christian County Board Meets; Discusses Issues

The Christian County Board met on Tuesday Evening to discuss old business, new business and discuss committee reports. The board honored Mickie Ehrhardt. Ehrhardt, a 9-1-1 dispatcher was moving on from the Department. She had been with the Department in some capacity since 1993. Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp said, despite the challenges, Ehrhardt was up for them.



The board discussed the Pet Crematorium. Vince Harris, in charge of animal control, has expressed desire to sell it on a Government Deal. Dale Livingston brought it to the board. 



The motion passed. The board also is looking into a Cyber Security Recommendation working with CTI after the pipeline on the East Coast was hacked. Under new business the board elected not to extend the Emergency Declaration Proclamation, since Governor JB Pritzker moved to Phase 5. There will be a Special County Board Meeting to be held Tuesday, June 29th at 6:30 PM at the courthouse.


With tax season right around the corner, the Board is trying to make things easier on Treasurer Betty Asmussen. Due to money coming in from the federal government from COVID, there are many reports that need to be filed to track where that money is going including how much to spend, and what it’s being spent. Chairman Matt Wells says there is a company that is engaged in that business and can make things easier for the County.



There was quite a lengthy discussion. Craig Corzine put a motion to table it to the finance committee to see if this is something they want to spend money on. The motion to table failed 10-5 and it was voted on.  The motion passed. 


The next regular Christian County Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 20th. Click Here to watch it.

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