Randolph County approves agreement with Steeleville

While the biggest part of the March 20 Randolph County Board meeting was discussion of the county’s COVID-19 response, it was not the only matter discussed. Other items included an agreement with the Village of Steeleville and a resolution to help establish the Prairie du Rocher National Historical Park.

To accommodate social distancing requirements, the commissioners moved their meeting out of the board room and into the courthouse’s scenic top floor.

As for the agreement with Steeleville, it was an intergovernmental agreement between the village and the county sheriff’s office to provide police coverage in the Village of Percy and in between the two villages.

Steeleville Mayor Bob Sutton noted that this process started around 12 years ago, and the village was able to negotiate it out and can give 24 hour protection for the first time to Percy. He added that in addition to their current police officers, they have two at the police academy and will soon have a second K9 officer.

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