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March 21, 2014

County will make payroll

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“Our monthly claims are still a problem, but quite frankly, we’re still working on that process to clean things up and move things faster. We’re working with the state’s attorney to make sure we do everything legally and we also want to make sure we’re doing something that makes sense. We’re taking our time because we want to do this thing once, and right,” Knox said.

The Committee also tabled a new countywide credit card policy, although Administrative Assistant Suzy Tate reported the county has learned it can’t do purchase orders. It was reported State’s Attorney Doug Hoffman also has concerns about the policy — specifically, whether an ordinance code should be changed and he recommended the policy be approved by resolution.

The Technology Committee failed to have a quorum and took no action on a proposal presented by Bob Hoyler, CEO of Municipal Media Solutions, to create advertising on the county’s web site.

Hoyler said there is no cost to the county or the taxpayers for this service. The company has been in business about five years and has several clients, including the Cook County Assessor’s Office.

The company would sell local, regional and national advertising for the web site and place the ads on heavy traffic pages on the county web site. Hoyler emphasized the company is very particular about the ad content, noting guns and alcohol sales are prohibited, as well as any pornographic materials.

The county would receive 60 percent of the revenues from advertising sales; the company receives 40 percent of the revenue.

Typically, counties of comparable size receive about $2,000 to $3,000 monthly, Hoyler reported.

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