The Indian Creek Township Board meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the township building. A statement regarding the outcome of a meeting with township attorney Greg Stewart, former supervisor Kern Doerner and current supervisor Ron McAnulty regarding the scrubbed township records is on the agenda. A vote concerning the deed for Old Sharon Church is also scheduled. [Read more...]
Newly sworn Indian Creek Township supervisor Ron McAnulty told the new board on Wednesday night that a township computer had been wiped clean of all files and software, and that Norris City PD was in possession of it. He said attorney Greg Stewart had contacted him after talking to former Supervisor Kern Doerner. [Read more...]
In White County, the transfer of power after elections normally suffers no hindrance as outgoing officials turn over keys to buildings and access to records is all done in an orderly fashion to assist the incoming team. But this weekend the transfer of power in Indian Creek Township to the new supervisor, Ron McAnulty, encountered a setback.
The township is the oldest form of government in North America. In Illinois, 85 of the 102 counties are organized into 1431 townships. Each township is governed by an elected board and a supervisor. The primary functions of a township are to take care of the roads and cemeteries assigned to the township, local taxation, and to help the poor and aged. Townships also have varying degrees of interest in safety, health, libraries, and businesses in their areas.
Indian Creek Township representatives are Nancy Hill, Jeromy Johnson, Luther (Razor) Johnson, and David Spence. Kern Doerner is the township supervisor. Virginia Bryant is the clerk. Township road commissioner is David Wheeler.
The Indian Creek Township meeting was held Wednesday, August 21, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order by Kern Doerner. The minutes of the last meeting were read by Virginia Bryant, and they were approved by the trustees.
The Indian Creek trustees audited and approved the bills. The trustees approved the final payment on the 6 month lease of a tractor from McLean Equipment.
There was no old business to discuss.
David Spence requested a donation for Dairy Days. After discussion it was unanimously decided that Indian Creek Township would donate $750 to the festival.
David Spence briefed the trustees on the status of the ambulance. Indian Creek Township has partial responsibility for the Norris City Ambulance Service. The building at 211 East Main Street is leased to the White County Ambulance Service. Mr. Spence stated that White County Ambulance will be staffing the Norris City Ambulance building starting September 1. White County is providing a rig and personnel. They will not offer 24-hour service from the Norris City facility. The planned duty hours aren’t known.
Razor Johnson asked that the city be notified about a washout in the lot at the south end of the Senior Citizens/Indian Creek township building.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m. The next township meeting is September 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the township office on Division Street. All citizens are encouraged to attend.