Bill Meier seeking re-election as county commissioner

By Gary Scott on August 21, 2015 at 7:22am

2012 file photo.

Morgan County Commissioner Bill Meier is seeking re-election in 2016.

Meier, a Republican, made the announcement yesterday.

He says over the last ten years, he’s had the privilege of serving as Morgan County Commissioner, noting he’s served with four fine commissioners in Virgil Smith, Brad Zeller, Dick Rawlings and Ginny Fanning.

“Each commissioner has had one common characteristic- strong financial responsibility. The board of commissioners had administered many improvements over the last ten years, replacing the courthouse roof, purchasing three houses west of the jail for construction of more courthouse parking, and removing the unsightly entrances to the basement, to name a few. Our next project will be to replace the jail roof. All these projects are made possible by sound financial planning and saving until we have enough money in reserve to finance the project,” says Meier.

“Recently, the county received a bequest earmarked for either improvement of the current animal control shelter or for a new building. We are considering a formation of a citizens’ committee to work in conjunction with the board to explore our options. I pledge to continue the practice of strong, conservative fiscal responsibility that has worked well for the citizens of Morgan County,” he continues.

Meier’s current term began in 2010.

Brad Zeller’s current term runs until 2020. Ginny Fanning, who is filling the remainder of the term of Dick Rawlings, who recently passed away, is in office until 2018.

Morgan County’s next commissioner meeting is Monday morning at 9:00.