SPRING ROAD POSTING LIFTED ON WHITESIDE COUNTY ROADS
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, April 15TH, 2013
The Whiteside County Highway Department has announced the lifting of the spring road postings for County Highways. The postings will be lifted on Monday, April 15th, 2013. (Township roads may vary, so it is suggested that each township be contacted regarding their postings.)
For questions concerning the postings on County Highways, please contact the Highway Department at 772-7651.
Thomas Ausman, Chair
James Duffy, Chair
Special Service Area No. 1
John Espinoza, Vice Chair
Wage & Salary
William S. Milby, Chair
Paul Cunniff, Vice Chair
- When did Whiteside County establish 911?
- What is E911?
- Where are 911 Calls answered in Whiteside County?
- What are instances where 911 should be used?
- When should 911 NOT be used?
- What if I accidentally dial 911?
- Can I dial 911 from a Cell phone which no longer has service?
Whiteside County has been live with E911 since December 1992. Prior to 911 going on line, there were 38 different telephone numbers for Emergency Services in Whiteside County.
E911or Enhanced 911 provides the Dispatcher with the callers telephone number, address and the Police, Fire and EMS Agencies responsible for that location.
Whiteside County has two PSAP’s (Public Safety Answering Points): Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, Morrison, IL and Twin City Communication Center (Sterling Police & Fire, Rock Falls Police & Fire, CGH Ambulance)Sterling, IL.
911 should be used to report emergencies like: a shooting, a fire, a traffic accident, a person choking, a fight or display of weapons.
911 should not be used to report problems with telephones, power or cable television outages. 911 should also not be used to request legal advice or in place of directory assistance.
If you accidentally dial 911, do not hang up. The call will complete to the Dispatch Center even though you hang up. The Dispatcher will attempt to call you back to see if there is an emergency or possibly send an officer to your address to check on you. Stay on the line and advise the dispatcher that you mis-dialed. They will verify your address and telephone number before releasing your call.
Yes, cell phones that no longer have service can be used to dial 911, however, the Dispatcher will receive no information about the caller - no name, number or address information as the phone is “not activated”. Be prepared to provide your name and location of the emergency.
Health & Social Services Committee
Karen Nelson, Chair
Eugene L. Jacoby, Vice-Chair
The Health and Social Services Committee’s duties are as follows:
- In terms of budget-building, accountability reporting and chain of communication to the Board, serves as the Parent Committee for the Zoning Administrator, Public Health Administrator, the Superintendent of the Regional Office of Education, the Mental Health Board, the Veterans’ Assistance Commission, and the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Board.
- Serves as liaison between the County Health Department and the Board and to be available for consultation with the Whiteside County Board of Health all phases of public health. The Chair of the Board shall appoint from this Committee, one member annually to serve on the Health Board.
- Serves as liaison between the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board, through the Zoning Administrator. Recommends to the Board Chair reappointments or new appointments to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
- Assures Committee representation at Planning and Zoning Commission meetings.
- Inspects the condition of and reviews space utilization at the Health Department and the Regional Office of Education, annually.
- Periodically reviews the Health Department’s and Regional Office of Education’s fixed asset spending plan that has been approved in the annual budget.
- Periodically reviews the Health Department’s and the Regional Office of Education’s repair and replacements/improvements plan, as approved in the annual budget.
- Prepares recommendations to the Finance Committee for levy recommendations and distributions related to the Senior Citizens Fund/levy, the Cooperative Extension levy and the Veteran’s Assistance Levy. Recommends to the Board program funding related to the senior citizen tax levy.
- Oversees the Animal Control contract.
- Recommends to the Board, through its Chair, the appointment of an Animal Control Administrator.
- The Chair of the Board shall appoint from this Committee, one member to serve on the Community Mental Health Board.
County Offices Committee
James Arduini, Chair
Martin Koster, Vice Chair
The County Offices Committee's duties are as follows:
- In terms of budget-building, accountability reporting and chain of communication to the Board, serves as Parent Committee to the County Clerk, County Recorder, and the Assessments Supervisor and the Management Services Administrator.
- Provides operational oversight and direction to the Management Services department, through its Administrator. Recognizing Management Services is a service center to a wide variety of County-wide departments and programs, the County Offices Committee is expected to serve as its liaison to other Standing and Advisory Committees.
- Provides operational oversight and direction to the Assessment department, through the Assessments Supervisor. The County Offices Committee shall serve as liaison between the Assessment department and other Standing and Advisory Committees.
- Considers, studies and recommends the application of new computer/related technologies applications which impact more than one County department in order to assure the application of said technologies are coordinated and add efficiency to County operations.
- Submits to the Board, as required by statute, a complete list of persons selected from each voting precinct to act as judges of election by the political parties.
- Recommends polling place changes, as necessary, to the Board.
- Prepares and submits to the Board, at its June meeting, a resolution establishing the boundaries and polling places of new precincts, when required by law.
- Performs other general duties of the County Offices Committee as described in the County Code.