Friday, June 22, 2018

Woodford County Board Meeting 6/19/18

Woodford County Board Meeting 6/19/18, Metamora Herald


Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 the Woodford County Board had its monthly meeting. The agenda was full of resolutions and ordinances that needed to be voted on. Most were passed unanimously especially the resolution declaring Woodford a “Sanctuary County”. This is a new resolution that many counties in IL are taking part of in hopes of avoiding any new gun restrictions that Democratic policymakers may try to pass. They are trying to nip it in the bud before any legislation is voted on. This is a way of protecting citizens 2nd amendment rights. The idea began in Effingham County and was started by Bryan Kibler their top prosecutor. Many counties have adopted this ideology and are voting on these resolutions.


The measures that counties are trying to counteract with their resolutions include:
Setting the minimum age to possess a semiautomatic assault weapon at 21.
Banning the sale, manufacture, purchase, and possession of bump stocks and trigger cranks.
Setting a 72-hour waiting period for the purchase of any firearm.


Many other resolutions, however, had to be postponed due to lack of preparedness. Seven resolutions had to be postponed until July. A new County Engineer was appointed, Conrad Moore, P.E. welcome Conrad and good luck. After the appointment a heated debate about hiring a new Engineer every few years because of disagreements with board members. Perhaps familiarity is breeding contempt on this board? One member made a comment about "getting new board members" on Election Day, November 6th. Don’t forget to vote!


The 2018 Woodford County 4-H Show will be held July 23-26, 2018 at the Farm Bureau Park in Eureka. If you have questions, please call the Woodford County Extension Office at (309) 467-3789 https://web.extension.illinois.edu/lmw/downloads/65234.pdf here is their booklet about events, judging, and different projects members have worked on for this huge event.

Another issue that was not addressed but brought up was how they are not in the cat business. Yet many residents in Woodford County are having feline issues and there are no services available in Woodford to help them.

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