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Final hospital board member is appointed

Thursday, June 01, 2017 - Updated: 11:53 AM
Michele Longworth
The final appointment to the Massac Memorial Hospital board was made during Tuesday morning’s Massac County Commissioners meeting, as Commission Chair Jerel Childers officially made a motion to appoint Mike Mooreman to the board.
He will replace former member Jim Walters III and serve out the unexpired term until May 1, 2018. At that time the commissioners may choose to re-appoint him to another term.
Commissioner Jayson Farmer was absent from the meeting. However, Commissioner Jeff Weber seconded the motion, and Mooreman was officially approved.
Massac County Treasurer Dana Angelly visited the meeting briefly to bring in the weekly financial report, which indicated a county general fund balance of only $9343 after the most recent payroll of $120,881. Angelly said she has not received any e-mails from the state yet indicating when the county will receive money.
Massac County’s new Circuit Clerk Sandra Reipe, who was sworn in May 5, stopped by the meeting to discuss with the board having an exit audit done on the office. Childers and Weber were in agreement there should be one. Although no vote was taken, the board agreed by consensus it should be done.
Reipe said currently Kemper CPA auditors have been in her office doing pre-audit preparation for the county’s annual audit.
She also said the newly hired Deputy Circuit Clerk Nora Medly is adjusting well to the office and her job.
In other business, the board:
• Officially approved a motion to accept the engagement letter from Kemper CPA Group, which was left by accountant David Hampton last week. Hampton said the cost for this year’s pre-audit work is $26,000, which is only up by $1000 over last year’s amount. Massac County Clerk Juanita Wedeking-Newberry also noted that included in that price is an audit of the Massac County Circuit Clerk’s finances.
• Approved a motion to authorize $2400 to be spend on a new door for the Massac County Courthouse Annex. As Sheriff Ted Holder has explained to the board at previous meetings, often there are people still in court when the security officers leave for lunch and when the front door is locked there is no way for people to get out.
The new door will allow people to leave the building with the door remaining locked after they exit.
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