The Effingham County Legislative Committee met Monday, sending a number of items to the full County Board for approval next week. The committee recommended a letter of support for an extension of the Dieterich TIF District. Dieterich’s TIF district is set to expire, and the state soon be reissuing district designations. TIF districts are used as a public financing method to increase economic development, as a greater portion of the sales tax is able to be retained. If the state renews Dieterich’s TIF District, it would be active until 2032.
The Committee also moved forward the passing of prevailing wage. This is an item that County’s are required by the state to pass, and it sets the pay scale for public works.
In other action, the committee recommended that the Effingham County Fair and Effingham County Relay for Life event be able to use the County EMA Department’s generators. The generators will be on stock at these events as a backup power source. The County has provided the generators for these events in recent years, starting after a power outage issue at the County Fair.
The County Board is expected to approve all of these items.