The Ogle County Board took no action yesterday evening involving the salary for the Board of Review members.
Members of the board had been paid $4,500 a year until that salary was reduced last fall to $2,000. The proposal that was being considered was a yearly salary of $3,000 plus being paid $50 a hour during the reassessment proceedings involving the Exelon Byron Nuclear Power Plant.
The hourly issue was addressed to see if it was legal to pay the Board of Review member this way. Ogle County State's Attorney Ben Roe will address the issue next month.
Paul Soderholm of Mt. Morris was appointed as a regular member of the Zoning Board of Appeals while Jason Klaske of Lindenwood was named an alternate. Laura Medlar of Oregon was also named to the Mental Health 708 Board.
Ogle County has a new labor attorney. James Spizzo from Chicago will handle the proceedings.
A special use permit was also given to Maria Pena for a Rodeo and amusement activities on Ritchie Road in rural Rochelle.
The electric aggregation issue is expected to be back on the ballot for Ogle County residents in November. It was voted down 51 to 49 percent last March.
The Eswood School District also received recognition yesterday evening from the Illinois Recycling Association for the 2012 Excellence Award involving their outstanding educational program. The students have been involved in a number of recycling programs. The district also recently installed a wind turbine which will give their building 250 kilowatts.
Superintendent Dwight Mayberry accepted the award last night. He also plans to retire following 18 years with the district. The new Superintendent will be Joe Schwartz of Rochelle.