Office hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Chris Ehrhardt- Vice Chairman
Ray Muegge- Director
Samantha Taute, Administrative Coordinator
Matt LeMaire, District Conservationist
Todd Reische, Soil Conservationist
Jessica Harig, Soil Conservationist
Janet Beckman, Soil Conservation Technician
PREVAILING WAGE ACT
The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has informed the Adams County Soil and Water District that recent amendments to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (PWA) clarified that ‘public works’ includes all projects funded in whole or in part through bonds, grants, loans, or other funds made available by or through the State or any of its political subdivisions (public bodies). The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) has determined this definition to include soil and water conservation projects funded through IDOA. As a result, such ‘public works’ projects would be subject to the provisions of the PWA.
The Prevailing Wage Act requires contractors and subcontractors to pay laborers, workers and mechanics employed on PUBLIC WORKS construction projects no less than the general prevailing rate of wages (consisting of hourly cash wages plus fringe benefits) for work of a similar character in the county where the work is performed.
ACSWCD responsibility is to bring this to the attention of any individual (landowner) and or entity that will receive public funds. Failure to comply to these new regulations puts the landowner and the contractor at risk of exposure to later repayment of the difference between the wages actually paid and those required under the PWA, as well as any applicable penalties (interest and fines) should the issue be timely raised and a determination by IDOL confirms the statutory requirement for a given project.
For more information on prevailing wages go to http:www.state.il.us/Agency/idol/rates/Rates.HTM (case sensitive).
Tree Planter: The Adams County SWCD has a tree-planting machine available for rent. A flat rental charge of $30.00 will be assessed to each renter to cover maintenance expenses. If you are interested in renting the tree planter, please call 217/224-9305, Ext. 3.
Tye Pasture Pleaser Drill: We also have a 7.5 foot no-till drill with boxes for native grasses. This is ideal for seeding filter strips and wildlife food plots. For grass seedings, a flat rental rate of $ 50.00 will be assessed to each renter to cover maintenance expenses. The charge for oilseed or grain crops will be $ 10.00 per acre. Call 217/224-9305, Ext. 3 for more information.
Forestry Information Available
*The Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District has a list of private foresters that can help mitigate a sale, write forestry plans, and provide other forestry assistance. Call our office to obtain this valuable information. *
The Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District is a legal subdivision of the State of Illinois, responsible for the conservation and wise use of our natural resources. The District is governed by a five person elected Board of Directors. The Adams County SWCD Board of Directors meet on the fourth Friday of every month at the District office, 338 South 36th Street in Quincy. Meetings are at 7:00 AM.
This page was last updated on: 07/03/12