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CCAC Director resigns post

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Writer

CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The Highway, Buildings, Grounds, Environmental, Zoning and Welfare Committee of the Christian County Board met on Monday, Mar. 13, in the Courthouse in Taylorville.

It was announced Christian County Animal Control Director Sherri Craggs has stepped down from the position in recent weeks. Christian County Board Chairman Brian Sharp expressed gratitude and appreciation to Mrs. Craggs’ service.

“We appreciate all of the work she did for us in her time here,” Sharp explained. “We wish her all the best. At this time Dwanna (Kelmel) is filling in in the interim until we figure out how we want to proceed forward. With the hiring process, we will be discussing in the Executive, Personnel committee tomorrow.”

Solid Waste Director Shawn Hammers gave his report which included a Household Hazardous Waste Day Collection which will be open to all Illinois residents. All waste collection will be collected on Saturday, June 10 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Christian County fairgrounds. More information will be released as the event nears. To sign up for the event, visit the Christian County website or visit the Signup Link: tiny

Autism and Movement Project Director Erica Matthews presented multiple needs including chairlift repairs and replacement. Courthouse engineer Bill Kennedy volunteered to visit the AA MP building in Pana to inspect their needs regarding customer transportation and safety.

Chairman Sharp made a heads up to the committee of a special meeting of the county board on Wednesday, March 22. The meeting will be to educate the board members of the County Sheriff’s Office’s state of affairs.

“I believe it’s something we need to get our minds wrapped around.” said Sharp.

He also gave his thoughts on the progress the board has made just three months in.

“Pretty good. Optimistic,” the Chairman said. “I think everythingisgoing.It’sgotits hiccups, heres and theres and things we’re learning. There is a lot to do here. It’s been interesting and we’re finding our way through it. Trying to engage the entire Board and keep everybody at least feeling like they’re participating. That we’re working together. I think that is going to be the whole thing.”

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