Seven Hickory
Township
Coles County,  Illinois
DECEMBER ADGENDA:
Date:                   December 19, 2015                             
Time:                  6:00pm                                   
I. Call to Order – Pledge to the American Flag
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of Prior Mee&ng Minutes
IV. Treasurer’s Report
V. Approval of Bills
a. Road District-Commissioner Report
b. Township-Supervisor Report
VI. Un>nished Business
a. Tractor lease
b. Chili supper planning
VII. New Business
a. Set dates and &mes for the 2015 mee&ngs
b. Solicit bids for the building roof repair or replacement
VIII. Freedom of Informa&on Requests
IX. Public Comment
X. Adjournment
XI. Next Mee&ng: January 28, 2016 @ 6 pm
14377 Onyx Street -   Charleston, IL (Fairgrange) 61920-
7303 - 217.348.8063

Seven Hickory
Township

   SEVEN HICKORY TOWNSHIP
14377 Onyx Street Charleston, IL 61920-7303
(217) 348-8063
   Township Officials
Dean Nelson
Supervisor
Nancy Boyer
Clerk
John Austin
Road Commissioner
Trustees
Mike Austin
Shane Beever
Todd Easton
Veronica Ready
Date:                 January 28, 2016                                
Time:                6:00pm                        
I.        Call to Order – Pledge to the American Flag
II.        Roll Call
III.        Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes
IV.        Treasurer’s Report
V.        Approval of Bills
a.        Road District-Commissioner Report
b.        Township-Supervisor Report
VI.        Unfinished Business
a.        Tractor lease
b.        Chili supper planning
c.        Solicit bids for the building roof repair or
replacement
VII.        New Business
a.        34th Annual Township Topics Day in Springfield
April 6
VIII.        Freedom of Information Requests
IX.        Public Comment
X.        Adjournment
XI.        Next Meeting: February 25, 2016 @ 6 pm
         SEVEN HICKORY TOWNSHIP MINUTES
The January Meeting of Seven-Hickory Township was called to order at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday,
January 28, 2016 with the pledge to the American flag.  
Officials present were Supervisor Dean Nelson, Road Commissioner John Austin, Clerk
Nancy
Boyer, Trustees Veronica Ready and Mike Austin.  Shane Beever and Todd Easton
were absent.

The minutes of the December 2015 meeting were reviewed.  Trustee Ready motioned to
approve the minutes as amended. Trustee Austin seconded the motion. Motion passed
with 3
ayes, 0 nays, 2 absent.
Supervisor Nelson presented the General Corporate Fund bills for payment.  The
Trustees
approved the bills.  
Road Commissioner John Austin presented Road and Bridge, Joint Bridge, Permanent
Road and
Building & Equipment Fund bills for payment. The Trustees approved the bills.
The new tractor was not here yet. He is checking with two vendors on bids for the roof.  
The Annual Township Chili Supper will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Todd
had
ordered the flyers.  Trustee Ready reported that Vic Hargis said Morgan Township will
help
with expenses.  She had also talked with Kim Ross about the Coles County Health
department
application.
There was no new Freedom of Information Requests
Public Comments: None
Next monthly Township meeting will be Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Trustee Austin made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Supervisor Nelson seconded the
motion.
Motion passed with 3 ayes, 0 nays, 2 absent. Meeting was adjourned at 6:24p.m.  

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Boyer, Township Clerk
Officials present were Supervisor Dean Nelson, Road Commissioner John Austin,
Clerk Nancy Boyer and
Trustees Veronica Ready, Todd Easton, Mike Austin and Shane Beever.
The minutes of the November 2015 meeting were reviewed.  Trustee Austin motioned
to approve the minutes as
amended. Trustee Easton seconded the motion. Motion passed with 5 ayes and 0
nays.
Road Commissioner John Austin presented Road and Bridge, Joint Bridge,
Permanent Road and Building &
Equipment Fund bills for payment. The Trustees approved the bills. Commissioner
Austin said he is going to
contact attorney Jim Grant concerning a Letter of Discharge for Health Madlem.  
Supervisor Nelson presented the General Corporate Fund bills for payment.  The
Trustees approved the bills.
The Annual Chili Supper is scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 5:00-8:
00 pm.  at the Seven
Hickory-Morgan Fire Hall.   Trustee Easton will create fliers to be disbursed to
township residents.  Trustee
Ready will contact the Coles County Health Department to get a health permit and
also Morgan Township about
supporting this year’s event as they have in past years.  Supper will consist of chili,
hotdog, dessert, and drink.
The 2016 calendar of monthly Township meeting dates was approved.
There was no new Freedom of Information Requests
There were no Public Comments.
Next monthly Township meeting will be Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm.
Trustee Ready made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Trustee Beever seconded the
motion. Motion passed with
5 ayes and 0 nays.  
Meeting was adjourned at 6:23 p.m.  

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Boyer, Township Clerk
2016 SEVEN HICKORY TOWNSHIP MEETINGS
January 28 , 2016 6:00 p.m.
February 25 , 2016 6:00 p.m.
March 31 , 2016 7:00 p.m.
April 28 , 2016 7:00 p.m.
May 26 , 2016 7:00 p.m.
June 30 , 2016 7:00 p.m.
July 28 , 2016 7:00 p.m.
August 25 , 2016 7:00 p.m.
September 29 , 2016 7:00 p.m.
October 27 , 2016 7:00 p.m.
November 17 , 2016 6:00 p.m.
December 29 , 2016 6:00 p.m.
Seven Hickory
Township
SEVEN HICKORY TOWNSHIP
14377 Onyx Street Charleston, IL 61920-7303
(217) 348-8063
Township Ocials
Dean Nelson
Supervisor
Nancy Boyer
Clerk
John Aus&n
Road Commissioner
Trustees
Mike Aus&n
Shane Beever
Todd Easton
Veronica Ready
Date:                   February 25,
2016                               Time:                  6:
00pm                                   
I. Call to Order – Pledge to the American Flag
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of Prior Mee&ng Minutes
IV. Treasurer’s Report
V. Approval of Bills
a. Road District-Commissioner Report
b. Township-Supervisor Report
VI. Un>nished Business
a. Tractor lease
b. Chili supper planning
c. Solicit bids for the building roof repair or
replacement
VII. New Business
a. Resolu&on to allow the Highway Commissioner
salary to be paid from the Road and Bridge
Fund up to 6 months of the year
VIII. Freedom of Informa&on Requests
IX. Public Comment
X. Adjournment
XI. Next Mee&ng: March 31, 2016 @ 7 pm
14377 Onyx Street -   Charleston, IL (Fairgrange)
61920-7303 - 217.348.8063
Seven Hickory
Township
SEVEN HICKORY TOWNSHIP
14377 Onyx Street Charleston, IL 61920-7303
(217) 348-8063
Township Ocials
Dean Nelson
Supervisor
Nancy Boyer
Clerk
John Aus&n
Road Commissioner
Trustees
Mike Aus&n
Shane Beever
Todd Easton
Veronica Ready
Date:                   March 31, 2016                   
Time:                  7:00pm                                   
I. Call to Order – Pledge to the American Flag
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of Prior Mee&ng Minutes
IV. Treasurer’s Report
V. Approval of Bills
a. Road District-Commissioner Report
b. Township-Supervisor Report
VI. Un=nished Business
a. Tractor lease
b. Chili supper wrap up
c. Solicit bids for the building roof repair or
replacement
VII. New Business
a. Approval of agenda for the Annual Town Mee&ng
VIII. Freedom of Informa&on Requests
IX. Public Comment
X. Adjournment
XI. Next Mee&ng: April 28, 2016 @ 7 pm
14377 Onyx Street -   Charleston, IL (Fairgrange)
61920-7303 - 217.348.8063
Seven Hickory
Township
SEVEN HICKORY TOWNSHIP
14377 Onyx Street Charleston, IL 61920-7303
(217) 348-8063
Township Ocials
Dean Nelson
Supervisor
Nancy Boyer
Clerk
John Aus&n
Road Commissioner
Trustees
Mike Aus&n
Shane Beever
Todd Easton
Veronica Ready
Date:                   May 26, 2016                         
Time:                  7:00pm                                   
I. Call to Order – Pledge to the American Flag
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of Prior Mee&ng Minutes
IV. Treasurer’s Report
V. Approval of Bills
a. Road District-Commissioner Report
b. Township-Supervisor Report
VI. Un=nished Business
a. None
VII. New Business
a. Prevailing Wage review and approval
b. FY17 Budget approval
VIII. Freedom of Informa&on Requests
IX. Public Comment
X. Adjournment
XI. Next Mee&ng: June 30, 2016 @ 7 pm
14377 Onyx Street -   Charleston, IL (Fairgrange) 61920-
7303 - 217.348.8063
Seven Hickory
Township
SEVEN HICKORY TOWNSHIP
14377 Onyx Street Charleston, IL 61920-7303
(217) 348-8063
Township Ocials
Dean Nelson
Supervisor
Nancy Boyer
Clerk
John Aus&n
Road Commissioner
Trustees
Mike Aus&n
Shane Beever
Todd Easton
Veronica Ready
Date:                   June 30, 2016                         
Time:                  7:00pm                                   
I. Call to Order – Pledge to the American Flag
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of Prior Mee&ng Minutes
IV. Treasurer’s Report
V. Approval of Bills
a. Road District-Commissioner Report
b. Township-Supervisor Report
VI. Un=nished Business
a. None
VII. New Business
a. FY17 Budget approval
b. Appointment of a new Trustee
VIII. Freedom of Informa&on Requests
IX. Public Comment
X. Adjournment
          SEVEN HICKORY TOWNSHIP MINUTES
The May Meeting of Seven-Hickory Township was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 with
the pledge to the American flag.  
Officials present were Supervisor Dean Nelson, Road Commissioner John Austin,
Clerk Nancy Boyer and
Trustees Todd Easton and Mike Austin.  Absent - Trustees Veronica Ready. Guest –
Jim Grant.
The minutes of the April 2016 meeting were reviewed.  Trustee Austin motioned to
approve the minutes as
amended. Trustee Easton seconded the motion. Motion passed with 3 ayes, 0 nays, 1
absent.
Road Commissioner John Austin presented Road and Bridge, Joint Bridge,
Permanent Road and Building &
Equipment Fund bills for payment. The Trustees approved the bills.
Supervisor Nelson presented the General Corporate Fund bills for payment.  The
Trustees approved the bills.
Trustee Shane Beever has turned in his resignation letter.  A replacement to
complete his term will be appointed
in the future.
Attorney Jim Grant spoke to the officials about Prevailing Wage Ordinance and
Budget and Appropriation
Ordinances.
Trustee Austin made a motion to accept the Seven Hickory Township Budget and
Appropriation Ordinance for
2016-2017. Trustee Easton seconded the motion; Motion passed 3 ayes, 0 nays, 1
absent.
Trustee Easton made a motion to accept the Seven Hickory Road and Bridge District
Budget and Appropriation
Ordinance for 2016-2017. Trustee Austin seconded the motion; Motion passed 3
ayes, 0 nays, 1 absent.
Trustee Austin made a motion to accept the Seven Hickory Township Prevailing Wage
Ordinance for 2016-
2017. Trustee Easton seconded the motion; Motion passed 2 ayes, 1 nay, 1 absent.
Supervisor Nelson is planning to attend the Township Government Neighbors Serving
Neighbors education
conference in Bloomington on June 23, 2016.
There was no new Freedom of Information Request.
There were no Public Comments.
Next monthly Township meeting will be Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
Trustee Austin made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Trustee Easton seconded the
motion. Motion passed with
3 ayes, 0 nays, 2 absent.  
Meeting was adjourned at 7:36 p.m.  

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Boyer, Township Clerk
          SEVEN HICKORY TOWNSHIP MINUTES
The April Meeting of Seven-Hickory Township was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on
April 28,
2016 with the pledge to the American flag.  
Officials present were Road Commissioner John Austin, Clerk Nancy Boyer,
Trustees Veronica
Ready, Todd Easton and Mike Austin.  Dean Nelson and Shane Beever were
absent.
Trustee Ready served as chairman due to Supervisor Nelson’s absence.
The minutes of the March 2016 meeting were reviewed.  Trustee Austin motioned
to approve
the minutes as amended. Trustee Easton seconded the motion. Motion passed with
3 ayes, 0
nays, 2 absent.
Road Commissioner John Austin presented Road and Bridge, Joint Bridge,
Permanent Road and
Building & Equipment Fund bills for payment. The Trustees approved the bills.  Roof
replacement will be done by Gordon.  He required half the $3,500 fee be paid
before beginning.
Trustee Ready presented the General Corporate bill for payment.  Trustees
approved the bills.
There was no old business discussed.
Morgan Township has asked Seven Hickory Township make a donation their
cemetery mowing
expense this year.  After discussion, Trustee Austin made a motion to donate
$2,000 to the
Morgan Township cemetery mowing costs.  Trustee Easton seconded the motion.  
Motion
passed with 3 ayes, 0 nays, 2 absent.  
Jim Grant will be drawing up the paper work for the 2016/2017 budget.  It should be
presented
at the next township meeting.
There was no new Freedom of Information Requests.
There were no Public Comments.
Next monthly Township meeting will be Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m .
Trustee Austin made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Trustee Easton seconded
the motion.
Motion passed with 3 ayes, 0 nays, 2 absent.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:17 p.m.  

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Boyer, Township Clerk
SEVEN HICKORY TOWNSHIP MINUTES
The March Meeting of Seven-Hickory Township was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on
March 31,
2016 with the pledge to the American flag.  
Officials present were Supervisor Dean Nelson, Road Commissioner John Austin, Clerk
Nancy
Boyer, Trustees Veronica Ready, Todd Easton and Mike Austin.  Shane Beever was
absent.
The Trustees met with Road Commissioner Austin at 6:45 pm for the annual equipment
inspection audit.

The minutes of the February 2016 meeting were reviewed.  Trustee Ready motioned to
approve
the minutes as amended. Trustee Easton seconded the motion. Motion passed with 4
ayes, 0
nays, 1 absent.
Road Commissioner John Austin presented Road and Bridge, Joint Bridge, Permanent
Road and
Building & Equipment Fund bills for payment. The Trustees approved the bills.  
Commissioner
reported that he had received only one bid for the roof repair.
Supervisor Dean Nelson presented the General Corporate bill for payment.  Trustees
approved
the bills.
There was no old or new business discussed.
There was no new Freedom of Information Requests.
There were no Public Comments.
Next monthly Township meeting will be Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m .
Trustee Austin made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Trustee Easton seconded the
motion.
Motion passed with 4 ayes and 0 nays.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:19 p.m.  

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Boyer, Township Clerk
          SEVEN HICKORY TOWNSHIP MINUTES
The February Meeting of Seven-Hickory Township was called to order at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday,
February 25, 2016 with the pledge to the American flag.  
Officials present were Supervisor Dean Nelson, Road Commissioner John Austin, Clerk
Nancy
Boyer, Trustees Veronica Ready, Todd Easton and Shane Beever. Mike Austin was
absent.

The minutes of the January 2016 meeting were reviewed.  Trustee Ready motioned to
approve
the minutes. Trustee Easton seconded the motion. Motion passed with 4 ayes, 0 nays, 1
absent.
Supervisor Nelson presented the General Corporate Fund bills for payment.  The Trustees
approved the bills.  
Road Commissioner John Austin presented Road and Bridge, Joint Bridge, Permanent
Road and
Building & Equipment Fund bills for payment. The Trustees approved the bills. The horn
had
been replaced south of Tim Whalen’s home.  The new tractor is at the dealer’s in Arthur.
There
has been one bid for the roof repair from Gary Gordon for $3,500.
The Annual Township Chili Supper will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Todd had
the
flyers.  He will get all supplies and prepare the food beginning at 2:00 pm.  He will also get
some tables and chairs from the Coles County Fair Association.  Trustee EAston said the
cost of
the Coles County Health Department application has a fee of $10 this year.  Officials will
provide desserts.  
Supervisor Nelson presented a Township Resolution (2016-01) that allows the Highway
Commissioner’s salary to be paid from the Road & Bridge Fund up to 6 months of year.  
Trustee Beever made the motion to accept the resolution. Trustee Easton seconded the
motion.  
Motion passed with 4 ayes, 0 nays, 1 absent.
The Annual Town Meeting Agenda was presented to the officials. Trustee Easton made
the
motion to approve.  Trustee Beever seconded the motion.  Motion passed with 4 ayes, o
nays,   
1 absent.
There was no new Freedom of Information Requests
Public Comments: None
Agendas
Minutes
Seven Hickory
 Township
SEVEN HICKORY TOWNSHIP
14377 Onyx Street Charleston, IL 61920-7303
(217) 348-8063
Township Ocials
Dean Nelson
Supervisor
Nancy Boyer
Clerk
John Aus&n
Road Commissioner
Trustees
Mike Aus&n
Bill Strode
Todd Easton
Veronica Ready
Date:                   July 28, 2016                          
Time:                  7:00pm                                   
I. Call to Order – Pledge to the American Flag
II. Roll Call
III. Swear in the new Trustee
IV. Approval of Prior Mee&ng Minutes
V. Treasurer’s Report
VI. Approval of Bills
a. Road District-Commissioner Report
b. Township-Supervisor Report
VII. Un=nished Business
a. None
VIII. New Business
a. None
IX. Freedom of Informa&on Requests
X. Public Comment
XI. Adjournment
XII. Next Mee&ng: August 25, 2016 @ 7 pm
  SEVEN HICKORY TOWNSHIP MINUTES
The June Meeting of Seven-Hickory Township was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 with
the pledge to the American flag.  
Officials present were Supervisor Dean Nelson, Road Commissioner John Austin, Clerk
Nancy Boyer and
Trustees Veronica Ready, Todd Easton and Mike Austin.  Guests present were Bill
Strode and Michelle Hudson.
The minutes of the May 2016 meeting were reviewed.  Trustee Austin motioned to
approve the minutes as
amended. Trustee Ready seconded the motion. Motion passed with 4 ayes and 0 nays.
Road Commissioner John Austin presented Road and Bridge, Joint Bridge, Permanent
Road and Building &
Equipment Fund bills for payment. The Trustees approved the bills.
Supervisor Nelson presented the General Corporate Fund bills for payment.  The
Trustees approved the bills.
Bill Strode and Michelle Hudson were asked to speak about why they wanted to be
considered for the vacant
Trustee position at the Township.  Bill’s extended family has lived in the Township for
many years and he is
concerned for the residents of the Township.  Michelle works in the Coles County
Treasurer’s Office and could
provide the Township with tax information.
Supervisor Nelson announced the meeting would go into Closed Session for
consideration of appointing
someone to complete the vacant term of Trustee till April 2017.  
Supervisor Nelson announced Bill Strode as appointed Trustee.  
There was not any new Freedom Of Information Requests.
There were no Public Comments.
Next monthly Township meeting will be Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
Trustee Austin made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Trustee Easton seconded the
motion. Motion passed with
4 ayes and 0 nays.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:19 p.m.  

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Boyer, Township Clerk