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EUREKA - The county board approved a new memorandum of understanding regarding membership on the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Board at its meeting on Feb. 20. The new arrangement still allows seven people to be members of the Tri-County board, but six of those will represent municipalities in the county, who will also split the membership fee among them. The county board will retain one seat on the Tri-County board held by board chair Stan Glazier and the county will fund that seat. Appointment of other members must still be approved by the county board.

In approving its budget in December, the board eliminated funds to pay for membership in Tri-County that allowed the county to be represented by seven board members. At the time, a majority of board members noted the county had not received enough return on its investment. However, since then, Glazier has been talking to Tri-County about an alternative arrangement.

“It’s not up to us to decide who is on the board (from the municipalities),” board member Doug Huser said. “This is what the mayors want and their communities are the ones who are footing the bill.” 

At the meeting, Mike Hinrichsen was appointed to represent Germantown Hills along with Eric Lund (Eureka) and Ben Kingdon (El Paso and Minonk). Roanoke has yet to select a representative, while the other municipalities are still in the consideration process.

See article on March 8 Woodford County Journal newsstands

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