FAIRBURY – The regular monthly meeting of the Fairbury Council Meeting was held Tuesday night with all board members present. The council heard from City Museum director Mick Suey, and approved upcoming events and a budget increase. County Commissioner Mark Schoenrock addressed the council with reports concerning the 1st year of addressing school truancy and noted that although the problem still exists, the County Commissioners were optimistic with the results so far. Schoenrock also reported on the Counties “Vet of the Month” program, the meeting of the planning and zoning commission, and a review of the counties 6 million dollar budget. Commissioner Schoenrock also told the City Council that the merger of the City and Rural Fire Departments has been a success and that discussions regarding City and County law enforcement have taken place.
Noting that an item on the agenda was to consider contract related to “law enforcement service agreements” Commissioner Schoenrock declined to comment further only saying that he felt the City and County had a good relationship.
After other business, the council adjourned to closed session to discuss the law enforcement service agreement, after the closed session Councilman Ed Friesen said that the city will continue to look into the possible merger of the Fairbury City Police and Jefferson County Sherriff’s Departments. When they receive an official contract, the council will bring it to the public.