The Fayette County Board had its shortest meeting in recent history on Tuesday night. During the meeting, the board approved two resolutions concerning townships with vacant assessor positions who will now be assessed by the Supervisor of Assessments. The board also approved a resolution that approves the use of just three election judges instead of 5 for the primary elections.
Also during the meeting, the board heard its first report from new Coroner David Hejl who has now been on the job for a month and a half. Hejl informed the board that he was unable to be at the January meeting as he was in St. Louis taking a course pertaining to his job as coroner. During his report, Hejl also stated that he has been working with Treasurer Rose Hoover on some line items in the coroner’s budget and is hoping to be have about 10% cut from the budget.
During the Sheriff’s report, Chief Deputy Larry Halleman informed the board that this Thursday afternoon, the sheriff’s department will be conducting an active shooter drill at the courthouse.