Kankakee County Board approves resolution setting juror compensation
Kankakee County Board met Tuesday, Dec. 13.
The Kankakee County Board establishes budgets for county funds, levies taxes, and adopts ordinances and rules pertaining to the management and business of the county departments. The board includes one member from each of the county’s 28 districts, each serving a four-year term. The board meets at 9 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the fourth-floor Board Room at the Administration Building, 189 E. Court St.
Here are the minutes as provided by Kankakee County:
Kankakee County Board Meeting December 13, 2016
The meeting of the Kankakee County Board, Kankakee, Illinois, held on December 13, 2016, pursuant to the adjourned meeting of September 13, 2016 was called to order at 9:00 a.m., by the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Andrew Wheeler. Mr. McConnell, County Board Member, delivered the invocation. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The following members were present:
Mr. Tripp, Mr. Washington, Jr., Mr. LaGesse, Mr. Stauffenberg, Mr. Vickery, Mr. Olthoff, Mr. Hess, Mr. Tholen, Mrs. Polk, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Mulcahy, Mr. Skutt, Mr. Snipes, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Sirois, Mr. Liehr, Mr. Hildebrand, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Einfeldt, Mrs. Peters, Mrs. Webber, Mrs. Evans, Mr. Payton, Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Parker, Ms. Dunbar, Mr. Ritter
Members Absent-Mr. Reid
Quorum - Present
Public Commentary - None
Communications - None
Presentations - None
Vacancy Appointment - None
Certificates of Recognition - 20 Years: Kay M. Williams Schools
Minutes of the Last Meeting
The minutes of the December 2, 2016 special county board meeting were submitted to the County Board for approval. The reading of the minutes was waived. Mr. Byrne made a motion to accept the minutes from the December 2, 2016 special county board meeting, with a second by Mr. Payton. Motion carried by a voice vote.
Claims Committee Report
A motion to approve the claims reports from October 2016 was made by Mr. Olthoff and seconded by Mr. McConnell. A roll call vote was taken with the motion passing 26 ayes to 0 nays. Motion carried.
The department reports were read and accepted on the motion of Mr. Tripp and seconded by Mr. Vickery. Motion carried by a voice vote.
1. County Treasurer’s Monthly Report for September 2016 (removed from agenda until next meeting)
2. Coroner’s Monthly Reports for October 2016
3. Coroner’s Monthly Receipts of Money for October 2016
4. Recorder’s Monthly Reports for September 2016 & October 2016
5. County Clerk’s Monthly Reports for September 2016 & October 2016
6. Animal Control’s Monthly Reports for September 2016 & October 2016
7. Monthly Building Report for September 2016
8. Monthly Resolutions for November 2016 - Committee Presentations and Resolutions
Mr. Vickery made the motion to adopt the consent agenda with the resolution regarding Amendment to Resolution #201506-09-71 Setting Juror Compensation, Alternate Juror Fee, and Jury Trial Demand Fee (142) to be read separate. Mr. Washington, Jr. seconded the motion. Mr. Hendrickson, Chief Deputy County Clerk, read the items into the record. A roll call vote was taken with the motion passing 27 ayes to 0 nays. Motion carried.
a) Resolution Authorizing the County Board Chairman to Sign an Agreement for County Engineer’s Salary (123)
b) Resolution Appropriating Funds for the Payment of the County Engineer’s Salary (124)
c) Resolution Authorizing Execution and Amendment of Downstate Operating Assistance Grant Agreement (125)
d) ZBA Case il 6-06, Variances to Section 21-398.4.d (Setbacks) and Section 121-398.4.e (Distance Between Advertising Signs (126)
e) Veterinarian Contract with Dr. Daniel McKay, D.V.M. (127)
f) Adopt Fee Schedule According to Bellwether, LLC Fee Study for Court Security Fee (128) (removed from agenda until next month
g) Reappointment of David Kohl to the Canavan Drainage District (129)
h) Reappointment of Paul DeGroot to the Claussen Park Drainage District (30)
i) Reappointment of Ronald Blanchette to the Exline Creek Drainage District (131)
j) Reappointment of Mark P. O'Connor to the Joe Benes Drainage District (132)
k) Reappointment of Tom DeYoung to the Little Beaver Drainage District No. 1 (133)
l) Reappointment of Leroy W. Bauer to the McGillivray Special Drainage District (134)
m) Reappointment of John Suprenant to the Minnie Creek Drainage District (135)
n) Reappointment of Jason J. O’Connor to the Raymond Drainage District (136)
o) Reappointment of Gerald Wagner to the Raymond Drainage District (137)
p) Reappointment of Roger D. Keigher to the Rockville Drainage District No. 1 (138)
q) Reappointment of Paul Kenneth Marcote to the Spring Creek Drainage District (139)
r) Reappointment of Steven M. Engelking to the Yellowhead & Washington Union Drainage District No. 2 (140)
s) Appointment of Keith W. Yohnka to the Baker Creek Drainage District (141)
Mr. Wheeler stated that resolution Reappointment of Tom DeYoung to the Little Beaver Drainage District No. 1 (133) has a scrivener's error in which the year was incorrect.
A resolution was read regarding Amendment to Resolution #2015-06-09-71 Setting Juror Compensation, Alternate Juror Fee, and Jury Trial Demand Fee (142). Mr. Olthoff made the motion to adopt the resolution. Mr. Skutt seconded the motion. Mr. Wheeler explained the resolution. Mrs. Cianci, Circuit Clerk, pointed out that there was an error in the resolution. The resolution should have said $50,000 or more, not less. Mr. Skutt made the motion to amend the resolution to say $50,000 or more. Mr. Tholen seconded the motion. Motion carried by voice vote. A roll call vote was taken on the amended resolution with the motion passing 27 ayes to 0 nays. Motion carried.
Mr. Tripp made the motion to enter executive session at 9:25 a.m. to discuss Collective Bargaining-5 ILCS 120/20c)(2), Employment Matter Involving Specific Employee(s) - 5 LCS 120/2(c)(2), and review of executive session minutes 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(21). Mrs. Peters seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the motion passing 27 ayes and 0
nays. Motion carried.
Mrs. Evans made the motion to exit executive session at 10:25 a.m. Mr. Tripp seconded the motion. Motion carried by a voice vote.
Mr. Wheeler stated they wanted to bring back the resolution Adopt Fee Schedule According to Bellwether, LLC Fee Study for Court Security Fee (128) for their approval which was removed from the agenda today. He stated it was a significant amount of money that the county would be without for a month. Mr. LaGesse made a motion to adopt the resolution regarding Adopt Fee Schedule According to Bellwether, LLC Fee Study for Court Security Fee (128), pending the Chief Judge's signature. Mr. Washington, Jr. seconded the motion. Mr. Skutt asked if there was only one fee increase. Mr. Rowe answered Mr. Skutt’s question in the affirmative. A roll call vote was taken with the motion passing 27 ayes and 0 nays. Motion carried.
Mr. Wheeler mentioned that in Finance Committee they were bringing back the Coroner's contract that was from last year with the recommendation of the negotiating team to go ahead and move it forward. He stated there was an arbitration meeting and it would then go back to Finance Committee for their consideration.
Mr. Washington, Jr. said to the new members to keep in mind that when they make their decisions that they don't just impact today, but the future.
Mr. Einfeldt stated as a board they needed to have a rebuttal to almost anything that came from the press so the county
Mr. Snipes mentioned on December 20", at 7:00 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, there would be a petition regarding the medical marijuana store to be located on 908 and 910 S. Schuyler. Mr. Snipes stated the county needed to set guidelines such as not locating stores by schools or churches.
New Business - Nome
Mr. LaGesse made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:35 a.m. Mr. Mulcahy seconded the motion. Motion carried by a voice vote.
Kankakee County Clerk