SULLIVAN, IL. (ECWd) –
The Moultrie County Inter-Agency Council, Inc. has been dissolved for 16 years, and is apparently still operating. They recently sent a letter to the Moultrie County Board asking for a donation.
The Moultrie County Board voted last night to “donate” $500.00 to the “Moultrie County Inter-Agency Council” – an alleged not-for-profit who has been dissolved and unable to legally operate in Illinois since November 15, 2002, according to the Illinois Secretary of State’s corporate registration database.
This dissolution was voluntary, meaning someone in the organization filed the paperwork to dissolve it in 2002.
I could find no contact information, no address, no other information on this alleged “Council” – so there is absolutely no way to figure out what they do or if they think they still exist.
Why are they still operating? What other public bodies have gifted tax money over to them without statutory authority to do so?
After talking with the County Board Chairman, he stated that he would look into the MCIAC legal status and also look into the question of whether a county board could donate to a nonprofit.
We encourage all County Boards, and all public bodies, prior to donating any public funds, to first determine under what statutory authority they have to make such donations, and second, if the organization they are donating to is a legitimate organization properly registered to conduct business in the state of Illinois.