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Pekin, IL 61554-6245
Phone: 309-347-6614
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Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Noon - 1 pm)

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Lewistown, IL 61542-9468
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127 S High St, Ste 1
Havana, IL 62644-1496
Phone: 309-543-3308
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4810 North Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61614-5928
Phone: 309-685-3140
FAX: 309-685-3397
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Extension Meetings

Tazewell County Extension Board Meeting Minutes 08/16/13

Friday August 16, 2013 • 6:00 PM

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Tazewell County Extension Board Minutes

August 16, 2013 - 6:00pm


County Board Members: John Ackerman; Greg Sinn; Rosemary Palmer; County Administrator, Michael Freilinger

Extension Council Members: Mike Endress and Ryan Voorhees

Regional Director: Ryan Hobson

The Extension Board meeting was called to order by Nigel Austin, Interim County Director, at 6pm on Friday, August 16, 2013. Nigel welcomed the board members and thanked them for attending. Members also introduced themselves.

Nigel provided updates on the operation of the Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit. These updates included the following:

Programs - Expanding 4-H; Master Naturalist program; Master Gardener program; and Community and Economic Development program in Tazewell County.

Personnel - Hired two educators in April 2013; Ginger Schnecker in 4-H Youth Development and Jason Haupt in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Ginger is located in the Pekin office and Jason is in the Fulton office. Several Extra Help personnel were hired during the summer most of whom assisted with the fairs in all four counties.

Fiscal- Extension has received all of its funding from the state for FY13. No monies have been received for FY14 as yet.

Nigel and Ryan responded to several questions from Board members regarding these updates.

Nigel provided a review of the draft FY15 Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell budget containing a Tazewell County Board levy request of $149,000. This represents a 0% change compared to the FY14 request.

A discussion of the budget followed Nigel's review. A motion was then made by Ryan Voorhees and seconded by Michael Endress for the Extensin Board to accept the proposed levy request and forward such request to the Tazewell County Board finance commitee and the full Tazewell County Board. The motion carried.

John Ackerman, a member of the County Board, askeked if Extension, in the future, could provide some information on Tazewell County's return on investment so that each elected member could show constituents how their tax money is being spent.

No other business was brought before the gourp and so the meeting was adjounred at around 7pm.

Minutes recorded and submitted by Nigel W. Austin, Interim County Director, Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit, University of Illinois Extension.