South Jacksonville trustees take action on ethics commission/Concert in the Cornfield

By Ryne Turke on June 22, 2015 at 7:24am

Village trustees will take significant action during tonight’s special board meeting, just a day after former Village President Gordon Jumper stepped down from office.

Trustees will review and take action on the ethics commission report, released Thursday by the three-member committee. The report urged prosecutors to look further into alleged village wrongdoing according to a 2014 Illinois State Police Report.

In other action, trustees will make multiple appointments and reappointment for vacant village positions. Among the positions of discussion will be an interim police chief, code enforcement officer/building inspector, treasurer, part-time office manager and accounts payable clerk, freedom of information act officer and chairs for the Concert in the Cornfield Celebration.

Reappointed position include the village fire chief, superintendent of water, sewer, street and parks and the second F.O.I.A officer.

Action from trustees will also determine the committee chairs for the public protection, planning and public facilities and personnel and finance committees.

The ongoing saga of the Concert in the Cornfield will also be reviewed by trustee members. Several trustees were present for a special meeting earlier this month to determine the future of the annual event.

The action starts at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.