Bond County Board Hears From Unit 2 Superintendent, Announces Building Commission Opening

The Bond County Board met in regular session this week and heard a presentation from Wes Olson, superintendent of the Bond County Unit 2 School District. Olson detailed the district’s one-cent sales tax proposal, which will appear on the primary ballot on March 15. The tax would generate an estimated $600,000 to $650,000 annually, which would be used for upkeep of district facilities. Some funds would also go to other districts that have Bond County residents as students.

The board continued their discussion on late payments from the State of Illinois. Chairman Howard Elmore said the county probation office is owed over $26,000 from the state dating back to October, the State’s Attorney’s office is due over $66,000 from the state with no payments received since June, and the Supervisor of Assessments office is owed over $14,000 also dating back to June.

There is an opening on the Bond County Public Building Commission. The seat was vacated with the passing of Carol Slatton. The group gathers for an annual meeting each year and additionally on an as-needed basis. Individuals interested in filling that seat should contact Bond County Board Chairman Howard Elmore or Bond County Clerk Randy Reitz.