The Fayette County Board has new leadership following their monthly meeting Tuesday night. To open the board meeting, the board accepted the resignation of former Chairman and board member Steven L. Knebel that was announced at the July board meeting. Following the acceptance of the resignation, the board unanimously approved the nomination of Jeff Beckman to serve as Board Chairman. The board then also unanimously approved the nomination of Darrell Schaal to serve as the Fayette County Board Vice-Chairman.
In other business at the meeting, the board approved three contracts. The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council Union contract for December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2017 was approved. The collective bargaining agreements for the County Clerk, Supervisor of Assessment, Treasurer, Probation, Office and Clerical were also approved for December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2017.