McDonough board votes to keep Schwerer in charge
McDonough County board members were sworn in this week after winning election a month ago. On a voice vote, they chose Scott Schwerer to remain as the board’s chairperson.
“I’m very honored and humbled by that. I try to work very hard and give it my all when I do anything and I appreciate their confidence in me,” Schwerer said.
The chairperson appointment is for two years.
Schwerer said during that time he hopes to oversee maintenance projects for the courthouse building. The county has a bit more than $5 million in ARPA funding to pay for the work.
He said the board is awaiting an architect’s report before deciding what to do.
“They’ve already told us that it’s a very good building and we should have a lot of useful life left into it,” Schwerer said. “We have put off some maintenance and we’d like to do that maintenance to keep the courthouse in good shape.”
County board members also agreed to have Mike Cox serve as the board’s vice chairperson.
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