Board Approves County Aid, Talks Zoning, Computers

In their recent meeting, the Bond County Board approved six county aid projects for the Bond County Highway Department. Costs ranged from $1,800 to $5,000.

The board said they are still waiting for discussion regarding the county billboard zoning ordinance. In other zoning matters, Jon Zeeb has resigned from the Zoning Board and recommended Kevin Vonder Haar as a replacement. Board member Wes Pourchot noted that he knew of one other resident of northern Bond County interested in filling that vacancy. The position will be advertised before any action is taken.

County Clerk Randy Reitz detailed for the board recent computer issues experienced in his office and said his staff was currently recording information by hand. His office is one of only five in the nation using their current system. Reitz has identified a new computer system he would like to use and said he can use some savings his office currently has, but will still need $10,000 a year for the next three years from the county. He said his goal was to begin a discussion with the board to minimize the financial impact on the county.