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					                         COUNTY OF PEORIA
               OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS-COUNTY BOARD

                       Thursday, October 9, 2003

A Regular Meeting of the County Board, County of Peoria, Illinois was held
on Thursday, October 9, 2003, at six o’clock p.m. at the Courthouse.

The meeting was called to order by David Williams, Chairman.

CALL TO ORDER

MOMENT OF SILENCE

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL BY THE COUNTY CLERK

JoAnn Thomas, County Clerk, called roll of attendance and the following
members of the Board were present: Baietto, Hidden, Joyce, Kennedy,
Lickiss, Pearson, Phelan, Polhemus, Prather, Riggenbach, Salzer, Thomas,
Trumpe, Watkins, and Williams, - 15 present, and the following members
absent: Elsasser, O’Neill, and Widmer – 3 absent.

O’Neill entered the meeting at 6:02 PM

PROCLAMATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

   •   A proclamation from your Chairman declaring the month of October
       2003 as “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month”.

       Salzer reminded the Board of the recent deaths from breast cancer of
       former Circuit Clerk, Regina Spears, and Robin Unes, both young
       women under the age of 40, each leaving three children under the age
       of 10.

       Salzer presented the proclamation to Kate Van Beek, Peoria County
       Human Resources Director and President of the Memorial Affiliate of
       the Susan G. Komen Memorial Breast Cancer Foundation. Van Beek
       told the story of a 16-year-old Florida girl who died of breast cancer.
       Finding a cure for this deadly disease is an important mission.
       Experts in the medical field hope that with the progress being made, in
       the next couple of years breast cancer will become a chronic disease
       that can be managed as opposed to a terminal illness. These advances
       cannot be made without significant financial support. Van Beek
       thanked the Board for this proclamation.

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    Thomas introduced Martha Herm, Director of the Center for the
    Prevention of Abuse. Herm thanked the Board and Peoria County
    employees for the contribution to the Center of proceeds from the
    baseball game in July against Tazewell County. Herm said that the
    Center has enjoyed a wonderful partnership with Peoria County.
    Together they helped 122 individuals get orders of protection just in
    the past month. The Center needs Federal, State and local funds to be
    able to provide this and other services to the community. There is
    concern that Federal funding may be in jeopardy and the Center is
    scrambling to find sources to replace them in order to maintain
    services.

•   A report by Helen Barrick of Clifton Gunderson on Peoria County 2002
    audit.

     Helen Barrick reported on the 2002 audit and she presented the
    bottom line figures and comparisons between 2002 and 2001 in a two-
    page handout that is included with these minutes. The outside
    auditor’s opinion of the County’s financial statements is “unqualified”,
    meaning the financial statements are fairly presented in accordance
    with generally accepted accounting standards, the best opinion you can
    get. Intergovernmental revenues were down significantly due to less
    public dollars. On the other hand, charges for services revenues
    increased. Barrick complemented the County because expenditures
    decreased from 2001. All departments monitored their costs and
    worked to save expenses making a larger fund balance. Overall in
    2002, there was an excess of revenues over expenditures in the amount
    of $239,000. This is the first time since 1995 that this fund has seen
    excess. Considering the significant decreases in intergovernmental
    revenue, the County did a fine job of holding down costs. The fund
    balance now includes less than two months operating expenses which
    is still very tenuous and needs improvement. Bel-Wood and the
    Employee Health funds show losses from 2002 but are trending
    upward and are expected to show improvement next year. Risk
    Management had a deficit due to higher than normal claims. The
    format of the financial statements will change this year due to new
    governmental accounting standards. Joyce congratulated Department
    Heads and Elected Officials for staying within their budgets even
    though funds have been cut.

•   A presentation by Hala Ahmed of Tri-County Regional Planning
    Commission on the Environmental Corridor Inventory.

    Ahmed distributed an information booklet on the project that is
    included with these minutes. She explained that Tri-County is
    conducting this project using funds from the Illinois Department of
    Natural Resources through their Conservation 2000 Program. This
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      grant was originally awarded to Peoria County, but was transferred to
      Tri-County. The goal of this project is to identify high quality areas in
      Peoria and Tazewell Counties and to develop sustainable land use
      recommendations for these areas that will maintain their integrity.
      Last year a committee of natural resource professionals, biologists,
      botanists, park district representatives and county staff offered
      assistance to the Tri-County staff in completing this project. The
      group is developing a map showing the chosen sights and
      recommendations for them. She went through a handout containing
      an overview of the project that is included with these minutes and
      introduced a web-site devoted to the project. Forests, flood zones,
      moraines, wetlands, potential archaeological sights and erosion prone
      areas are identified. These sights will be analyzed and mapped. This
      committee meets on the last Friday of every month at the Tri-County
      Offices and she invited Board members to attend and participate in the
      project work.

      Polhemus announced that the Facilities Committee discovered an old
      flag in the Courthouse basement with 21 stars on it. Illinois was the
      21st state to come into the Union. The flag will be sent to Springfield
      for dating and analysis. Local historians think this flag was made and
      flown in 1918 at the 100 year anniversary of Illinois statehood.

      Polhemus related personal experience in his family with breast cancer.
      In 1950 his grandmother was successfully treated for breast cancer
      and died of natural causes 15 years later at age 85.

CONSENT AGENDA

C1.      A communication from the Illinois Department of Transportation
      dated September 03, 2003, regarding Motor Fuel Tax allotment and
      transactions for the County for the month of August 2003.

C2.       A revenue and expenditure report received from the County Auditor
      and County Treasurer for the month ended September 30, 2003, and
      filed.

C3.      Resolutions (Items 1-19) from your Tax/EDC Committee
      recommending that the Chairman of the Peoria County Board be
      authorized and directed to execute deeds of conveyance of the County’s
      interest to the highest bidder, and be authorized to cancel the
      appropriate Certificates of Purchase. The resolution shall be effective
      ninety days from October 9, 2003, and any transaction between the
      parties involved not occurring within this period shall be null and void.




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C4.      Appointments

      Kennedy and Pearson moved for approval of the Consent Agenda and
      it was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 ayes.

CITIZENS’ REMARKS
(To address the County Board, fill out a card and submit it to the Chairman
before the Board Meeting.)

      Everett Fritz, 2449 W. Imperial Drive, Peoria, IL, spoke on the
      regulation of adult entertainment. The ordinance presented to the
      Board tonight has two options: one requires adult entertainment
      establishments to have a valid liquor license and raises the age limit to
      21 years; the other does not allow alcohol and has an age limit of 18
      years. Mr. Fritz urged the Board to not allow alcohol in adult
      entertainment establishments. He said both alcohol and adult
      entertainment establishments have similar negative effects on
      neighborhoods. Experience has shown that the combination of alcohol
      and adult entertainment makes for an explosive situation. He said
      that Peoria County already has the highest crime rate in Illinois. He
      cited court cases and legal decisions finding that liquor prohibition
      reduces the negative impact of adult entertainment establishments.

      Vic Robb, 2308 S Julie Lane, Bartonville, IL, Recording Secretary and
      Business Agent for Local 627, addressed the Board regarding Item No.
      5, the ratification of the labor agreement between the Teamsters,
      Chauffeurs & Helpers and the County. The resolution presented to
      the Board from the Management Services Committee recommends
      denying ratification of this contract. Robb stated that the contract had
      been negotiated by the unions in good faith with Attorney Pat Murphy
      representing Peoria County. He presented a letter dated September 5,
      2003, from Mr. Murphy to the unions. In this letter he asked that the
      Highway Department employees accept the tentative agreement from
      the County by September 18, 2003, or the agreement would be
      withdrawn. He urged the membership to vote to accept this agreement
      saying that this offer was the best contract that they were likely to
      receive from the County. The tentative agreement was accepted by
      union vote on September 12, 2003. He asked that the Board please
      ratify this contract.

      Sandra Fritz, 2449 N. Imperial, Peoria asked to read the following
      letter into the record.

      Dear Honorable Chairman, David T. Williams and County Board
      Members,
      We are entering into the public record 391 additional signatures
      collected by Citizens for Community Values of Peoria. This brings the
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        total to 1634. We also want to commend you for the work you have
        done on the new ordinance regulating sexually oriented businesses in
        Peoria. However, we want to also go on record saying that we want a
        no liquor ordinance in place for all adult use businesses in the County,
        unincorporated as it applies now. Adult use and alcohol is an explosive
        mix when you read some parts of the (Court) cases to demonstrate
        what we mean. There are three cases which explain this point---.

        Fritz explained that these cases are available for anyone who may
        wish to read them. She then submitted the signatures for the record.
        She also referenced a police record of calls in the 500 and 600 blocks of
        Main Street, Peoria. She urged the board to adopt a no liquor
        ordinance for adult use establishments.

        Trumpe asked to move Unfinished Business 1 to be considered at this
        time.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1.      A joint resolution from your Executive and Health & Environmental
     Committees recommending approval of the adoption of the Sexually
     Oriented Business and Employees Licensing Ordinance as Chapter 25 of
     the Peoria County Code, effective immediately. (Deferred at September
     11, 2003 County Board Meeting.)

     Trumpe and Pearson moved for adoption of the ordinance Draft B (no
     alcohol). Trumpe summarized the adult use ordinance and explained the
     action to date. This proposed ordinance would regulate adult use
     businesses in all of unincorporated Peoria County. These businesses will
     be licensed by the Planning and Zoning Department. Sheriff McCoy was
     asked to address the Board with his opinion on the liquor or no liquor
     question. He stated that Peoria County does not have the highest crime
     rate in the State of Illinois. Peoria currently has little or no problem with
     its one adult use establishment (which has a liquor license) because of the
     way the special use was drafted by the Board. McCoy finds it easier to
     regulate 21-year old age limit in any kind of a business. Without a liquor
     license, 18 year olds will be legally allowed to patronize the adult use
     businesses and it will be difficult for the Sheriff’s Department to regulate.
     With a liquor license there are already specific rules and regulations in
     place to take care of violations.

     Phelan and Prather moved for a substitute motion to require adult
     cabarets hold liquor licenses. There was a lengthy discussion with
     proponents of the substitute amendment arguing that teen night- clubs
     with no alcohol already cause as many problems as liquor establishments.
     Springfield has such a club which draws teen customers from a wide area
     and where there are numerous problems and many arrests. The problems
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     extend to the parking lots. If clubs are required to hold valid liquor
     licenses it will be easier to regulate by police and will keep the crowd and
     the performers over age 21. Those supporting no alcohol in adult
     cabarets, argued that the addition of alcohol to adult entertainment would
     cause more serious disturbances. Adding liquor will make the cabarets
     more profitable and perhaps encourage more adult business to open.
     Lynden Schmidt, Assistant Civil States Attorney, addressed the Board to
     explain that there are two drafts of this proposed adult ordinance. Draft
     A allows alcohol and Draft B prohibits alcohol. Draft A represents the
     substitute motion.

     The substitute motion allowing liquor was approved by 11 ayes and 5 nays
     with Pearson, Thomas, Trumpe, Baietto and Riggenbach voting nay.

     Unfinished Business 1 as amended was then adopted by a roll call vote of
     13 ayes and 3 nays with Pearson, Trumpe and Baietto voting nay.

ZONING ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS

1.      Case #056-03-U (James Crane)
     The petitioner is requesting a Special Use to create a parcel of less than
     25 acres in the “A-2” Agricultural District. The petitioner proposes to
     divide 8 lots of approximately 5 acres each from an existing 68-acre parcel.
     The parcel is located in Timber Township.

     The Zoning Board of Appeals recommends approval with restrictions. The
     Land Use Committee voted 4 in favor and 1 against.

     Trumpe and Baietto moved for approval of the Special Use.

Prather left the meeting.

     There are 33 objections to this zoning ordinance and they all involved the
     placement of the road and taking farmland out of production. Highway
     Engineer, Tom McFarland, commented that the road was moved to
     address these issues. Polhemus agreed that the road relocation answered
     all objections.

     The Special Use was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 15 ayes.

Prather returned to the meeting.

2.      Case # 065-03-S (Peoria County)
     The petitioner is requesting to amend several Section of Chapter 24 of the
     County Code (Zoning Ordinance): Appendix B Fee Schedule, Section 24-9-
     2 Penalties and Costs.

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     The Zoning Board of Appeals recommends approval. The Land Use
     Committee concurs.

     Trumpe and Polhemus moved for approval of the zoning ordinance.
     Trumpe explained these fee increases are necessary to fund an unfunded
     mandate from both the Federal and State governments. Peoria is
     required to comply with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination
     System. This is a three-year project that will cost $200,000 to complete.
     Kelly Swanson, Assistant Director of Planning and Zoning, answered
     questions from the Board about the fee schedule. The zoning ordinance
     was adopted on a unanimous roll call vote of 16 ayes.

Joyce left the meeting.

3.      Case # 06-03-W (Dennis Fraikes)
     A resolution from your Land Use Committee recommending approval of a
     waiver of compliance from Sections 20-47 and 20-61 of the Subdivision
     Ordinance. Section 20-47 requires 30 feet of road access for parcels of less
     than 10 acres. Section 20-61 requires all subdivisions be served by a
     public water supply. The petitioner proposes to divide an 8.8-acre parcel
     into 2 lots. The property is located in Chillicothe Township.

     Trump and Baietto moved for approval of the resolution. The resolution
     was approved by roll call vote of 14 ayes and 1 nay with Williams voting
     nay.

Joyce returned to the meeting.

4.      A resolution from your Management Services Committee
     recommending approval of the regular plan rate of 4.0 percent for
     employer contributions to IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund) in
     2004.

     Phelan and Hidden moved for approval of the resolution. Patrick Urich,
     County Administrator, explained the history of the IMRF fund tax rate
     which has increased during the past two years from 2.2% to 4% of
     payroll next year. Investments have lost 24% of value necessitating this
     increase. The resolution was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16
     ayes.

5.      A resolution from your Management Services Committee
     recommending denial of the Ratification of Labor Agreement with the
     Teamsters, Chauffeurs & Helpers Local Union No. 627, Laborers Local
     Union No. 165, and Operating Engineers Local Union No. 649.

     Phelan and Kennedy moved to defer this resolution until after Executive
     Session. The motion was approved by a unanimous voice vote of 16 ayes.
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6.      A resolution from your Judicial Committee recommending approval of
     the appropriation of $10,264.00 from the General County Fund,
     Contingencies, for payment to Illinois Central College to cover the
     expenses of the Court’s Driver Improvement Program.

     Kennedy and Watkins moved for approval of the resolution. The
     resolution was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 ayes.

7.       A resolution from your Judicial Committee recommending acceptance
     of a Local Law Enforcement Block Grant, in the amount of $62,809.34,
     from the United States Department of Justice, and authorization for the
     Sheriff and the County Administrator to enter into the necessary grant
     agreement as required.

     Kennedy and Watkins moved for approval of the resolution. The
     resolution was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 ayes.

8.      A resolution from your Judicial Committee recommending approval of
     the lowest responsible bid of $19,057.00 from Bradford Systems, East
     Peoria, IL, for provision of file folders for 2004 for the offices of the Peoria
     County Circuit Clerk and the Peoria County State’s Attorney.

     Kennedy and Hidden moved for approval of the resolution. The resolution
     was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 ayes.

9.      A resolution from your Tax/EDC Committee recommending approval of
     the adoption of the Revolving Loan (GAP Loan) Recapture Strategy of the
     County of Peoria, as set forth by guidelines of the Illinois Department of
     Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

     Prather and Pearson moved for approval of the resolution. The resolution
     was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 ayes.

10. A resolution from your Tax/EDC Committee recommending approval of an
    additional appropriation for Revenue Stamp purchases for the Peoria
    County Recorder of Deeds Office.

     Prather and Pearson moved for approval of the resolution. Prather and
     Pearson moved to amend the resolution to reduce the appropriation to
     $80,000. The amendment was approved by a unanimous roll call of 16
     ayes. The Amended Resolution was approved by a unanimous roll call vote
     of 16 ayes.

11. A resolution from your Tax/EDC Committee recommending the approval
    of the Second Addendum of Agreement for the provision of Master Street

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   Address Guide (MSAG) Services to the Emergency Telephone System
   Board by the Office of the County Clerk of Peoria County.

   Prather and Baietto moved to approve the resolution. The resolution was
   approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 ayes.

12. A resolution from your Tax/EDC Committee recommending approval of
    the release of the County’s secured interest in certain real estate owned by
    Robert W. and Dorothy Randall, relative to the G.A.P. (Governmental
    Assistance Loan) Program, to allow them to sell the real estate and
    provide additional personal equity for the Palace Roller Rink.

   Prather and Pearson moved for approval of the resolution. The resolution
   was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 ayes.

13. A resolution from your Land Use Committee recommending approval of
    amendments to Sections 7.5-65(1), 7.5-66(1), and 7.5-68 of the County’s
    Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Control Ordinance, effective
    immediately.

   Trumpe and Baietto moved for approval of the resolution. The resolution
   was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 ayes.

14. A resolution from your Health & Environmental Issues Committee
    recommending approval of Amendments to the Pollution Control Siting
    Ordinance.

   Lickiss and Salzer moved for approval of the resolution. The
   Amendments were adopted by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 ayes.

15. A resolution from your Health & Environmental Issues Committee
    recommending approval of the Business Plan for the Recycling & Resource
    Conservation Department.

   Lickiss and Pearson moved for approval of the resolution. The resolution
   was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 ayes.

16. A resolution from your Facilities Committee recommending approval of
    the Courthouse grounds Beautification Plan and “Adopt-a-Plot” selection
    process.

   Polhemus and O’Neill moved for approval of the resolution. The
   resolution was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 ayes.

Chairman Williams announced that the Board would consider Unfinished
Business Item 2 before going into executive session.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS

2. An ordinance from your Health & Environmental Issues Committee
   recommending approval of Amendments to Section 10-23 and Section 10-
   38 of Chapter 10 of the Peoria County Code, Food & Food Handlers
   Ordinance.
   (Deferred at September 11, 2003 County Board Meeting.)

    Lickiss and Pearson moved for approval of the ordinance. Phelan
    announced that he would be voting against this ordinance because this is
    a fee increase and at the same time cuts back on service to the public.
    Trumpe presented a letter from a citizen asking that a temporary license
    for 1-2 days be offered at a lower cost to accommodate short events like
    church events or fundraisers that need food and drink licenses. Sam
    Churchill, Director of Environmental Health at the Peoria City/County
    Health Department responded that the proposed $50 fee is based on the
    cost of staff time to prepare a temporary license, a one day license costs
    the same as a four day license. The reason for increasing to a four-day
    limit is to accommodate festivals that now run four days over the
    weekend. Thomas and Prather moved to amend the ordinance to add a 1-
    2 day license for a $35 fee. The amendment was approved by a roll call
    vote of 12 ayes and 4 nays with Kennedy, Joyce, O’Neill and Baietto
    voting nay. The amended ordinance was approved by a roll call vote of
    13 ayes and 3 nays with O’Neill, Watkins and Phelan voting nay.

    Pearson and Kennedy moved to suspend the rules for 3 items. The
    motion was approved by a unanimous voice vote.

Baietto left the meeting.

SR1. A resolution from your Land use Committee recommending approval of
     an amendment to Chapter 20, Section 20-22(k), of the Subdivision
     ordinance of Peoria County Clerk.

      Trumpe and Polhemus moved for approval of the resolution. The
      resolution was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 15 ayes.

Baietto returned to the meeting.

SR2. A resolution from your Tax/EDC Committee recommending approval of
     up to $12,000 from General County Contingencies to hire temporary
     hearing officers on an emergency basis to assist the Board of Review
     with the large number of complaints anticipated for the 2003
     quadrennial reassessments.

      Prather and Watkins moved for approval of the resolution. Paul
      Chamberlain, Supervisor of Assessments, addressed the Board to
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      explain the need for additional personnel to assist the Board of Review.
      It is anticipated that there will be about 2500 to 3000 complaints in
      this year and the up front workload is increased due to a recent
      Appellate Court ruling. He stated that when hearing these complaints
      the timing is critical in order to get the tax bills out on time. Patrick
      Urich, County Administrator, explained that this item was not on the
      regular agenda because, although it was on the Tax Committee’s
      regular agenda, there were budget questions to clear up before the
      item was finally approved at a Tax Committee meeting held today.
      The $12,000 will come out of contingency funds.

      Kennedy reminded the Chairman that according to the rules, a ¾ vote
      is required to pass this. The resolution was approved by a roll call vote
      of 14 ayes and 2 nays with Phelan and Hidden voting nay.

SR3. A resolution from your Health & Environmental Issues Committee
     recommending approval of an amendment to the Intergovernmental
     Transfer Agreement with the Illinois Department of Public aid for
     Alternate Medical Payments for Bel-Wood Nursing home.

      Lickiss and Pearson moved for approval of the resolution. The
      resolution was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 ayes.

      Pearson and Thomas moved to go back into regular Session. The
      motion was approved by a unanimous voice vote.

      Joyce asked Sam Churchill, Director of Environmental Health, about
      the fees charged to schools and daycare and specifically about the fees
      charged to District 150. Churchill answered that the School District
      licenses are issued directly to the School District and not part of the fee
      schedule. This was the result of a court decision.

Prather and Joyce moved to go into Executive Session for labor relations. The
motion was approved by a unanimous voice vote.

 EXECUTIVE SESSION – Labor Relations

      Joyce and Hidden moved to come out of Executive Session. The motion
      was approved by a unanimous voice vote.

   5. A resolution from your Management Services Committee
      recommending denial of the Ratification of Labor Agreement with the
      Teamsters, Chauffeurs & Helpers Local Union No. 627, Laborers Local
      Union No. 165, and Operating Engineers Local Union No. 649.




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      Phelan and Thomas moved for approval of the Labor Agreement. The
      resolution was approved by a roll call vote of 15 ayes and 1 nay with
      Williams voting nay.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Salzer asked Patrick Urich, County Administrator, about his meeting
      with the Public Building Commission and the use of their money to
      fund county building projects. Urich will give his report at the
      November meeting.

      Polhemus announced that the Peoria County Cemetery restoration job
      at Maxwell Road and Route 116 is now completed thanks to personnel
      at the Peoria County Highway Department. The total cost of materials
      was $300.

      Trumpe announced that she distributed free calendars from the Farm
      Bureau and asked the Board to look at the inside of the back cover for
      information that for every dollar spent on food, farmers get 19 cents.
      She announced that Hazardous Waste Day is scheduled for October 18
      and thanked the Farm Bureau for helping with advertising.

      Lickiss advised everyone to spread the word about the planned
      Hazardous Waste Day on October 18, 2003 from 8am to 3pm. He
      announced that the recent tire collection was very successful and that
      today is his wedding anniversary.

      Patrick Urich, County Administrator, announced that the budget
      calendar was placed in this week’s County Board packet. Committee
      budget meetings will be held during the first week in November.

      Polhemus announced that the tire collection in September was a great
      success. Approximately 100,000 tires were collected.

MINUTES APPROVED

Prather and Pearson moved that the reading of the minutes of today’s
meeting be dispensed with and the same approved, with the Clerk being
instructed to make any necessary clerical or typographical corrections. The
motion was approved by a unanimous voice vote of 16 ayes.




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RECESS

Prather and Pearson moved that the meeting be recessed until November 13,
2003, at 6:00 p.m. The motion was approved by a unanimous voice vote of 18
ayes.

                               JoAnn Thomas
                               County Clerk

JT/bh




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