Kankakee County Board met June 13.
Kankakee County Board met Tuesday, June 13.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
The meeting of the Kankakee County Board, Kankakee, Illinois, held on June 13, 2017, 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. Wheeler. Mr. Washington, Jr., 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. Einfeldt, Mrs. Peters, Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Evans, Mr. Johnson, Ms. Dunbar, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Wheeler
Members Absent - Mr. Hildebrand, Mr. Reid, Mrs. Webber, Mr. Payton
Quorum - Present
Public Commentary --
Mr. Wasser complimented board members and department heads for their work and provided information about veteran's court. He expressed the need for occupancy permits and licensed electricians in the county along with the importance of veteran benefit awareness.
Communications - None
Presentations - None
Vacancy/Appointment - None
Certificates of Recognition
20 Years: Carol Chapman Probation Department 30 Years: John Bevis Health Department 40 Years: Stephen Blanchette Highway Department
Minutes of the Last Meeting
The minutes of the May 9, 2017 county board meeting were submitted to the County Board for approval. The reading of the minutes was waived. Mr. Olthoff made a motion to accept the minutes from the May 9, 2017 county board meeting, with a second by Mr. Byrne. Motion carried by a voice vote.
Claims Committee Report
A motion to approve the claims reports from April 2017 was made by Mr. Washington, Jr. and seconded by Mr. Johnson. A roll call vote was taken with the motion passing 24 ayes to 0 nays. Motion carried.
The department reports were read and accepted on the motion of Ms. Dunbar and seconded by Mrs. Evans. Motion carried by a voice vote.
1. County Collector's Monthly Report for April 2017
2. County Treasurer's Monthly Reports for April 2017
3. Coroner's Monthly Report for April 2017
4. Coroner's Monthly Receipt of Money for April 2017
5. Circuit Clerk's Monthly Report for April 2017
6. Monthly Building Report for April 2017
7. Monthly Resolutions for June 2017
Committee Presentations and Resolutions Consent Agenda
Mr. Vickery made the motion to combine and approve the consent agenda with the resolution Determining Prevailing Wages for Public Works Contracts in Kankakee County (7I) to be read separately. Mr. Snipes seconded the motion. Mr. Clark, County Clerk, read the items into the record. A roll call vote was taken with the motion passing 24 ayes to 0 nays. Motion carried.
o Authorizing the County Board Chairman to Sign a Management Agreement with Court Money for Collection of Electronic Payments (72)
o Authorizing the County Board Chairman to Sign a Contract with Alternative Vending Concepts, Inc. for Vending Machine Services (73)
o ZBA Case #16-09; Rezoning A 1-Agricultural District to Il-Light Industrial District and Variance to Section 121-285.A.5 (to Allow Barbed Wire/Electric Fence) in Otto Township (74) o ZBA Case #17-02; Rezoning from A1-Agricultural District to C2-General Commercial District (75)
o ZBA Case #17-03; Rezoning from A1-Agricultural District to A2-Agricultural Estates District (76)
o ZBA Case #17-05; Variance to Section 121-281.C (Swimming Pool in the Front Yard) in the R1-Single Family Residential District (77)
o Appointment of Andrew H. Wheeler to the Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau (78)
o Appointment of Alan LaMore as Commissioner to the Manteno Drainage District i9 (79)
o Appointment of Robert Schurman as Commissioner to the Momence-Pembroke Union Drainage District No. 1 (80)
o Reappointment of Donald W. Shipp as Commissioner to the Manteno Drainage District #9 Board (81)
o Reappointment of Douglas Gray to the Kankakee County Farmland Assessment Review Committee (82)
A resolution was read Determining Prevailing Wages for Public Works Contracts in Kankakee County (7I). Mr. Stauffenberg made a motion to adopt the resolution. Mrs. Peters seconded the motion. Mr. Sirois stated he didn't agree with the resolution and they should pay the wage that the market would bear. Motion carried by voice vote.
Highway & Buildings
Mr. Olthoff made a motion to waive the reading and adopt the resolution regarding Award of Bids for Public Highway Improvements (83). Mr. Mulcahy seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the motion passing 24 ayes to 0 nays. Motion carried.
Mr. Vickery made a motion to waive the reading and adopt the resolution Appropriating County Bridge Funds to Match Bourbonnais Township Road District Local Funds to Construct a Bridge in Bourbonnais Township (84). Mr. Johnson seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the motion passing 24 ayes to 0 nays. Motion carried.
Mr. LaGesse made a motion to waive the reading and adopt the resolution Authorizing the County Board Chairman to Sign an Engineering Agreement and Appropriate County Bridge Funds to Match Bourbonnais Township Road District Local Funds to Construct a Bridge in Bourbonnais Township (85). Ms. Dunbar seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the motion passing 24 ayes to 0 nays. Motion carried.
There is one opening on the Kankakee County Board of Health (Dentist) There are five openings on the Kankakee County Regional Planning Commission
Mr. Skutt made the motion to enter executive session at 9:30 a.m. to discuss Employment Matter Involving Specific Employee(s) - 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2), and review of executive session minutes 5 ILCS 120/20c)(2). Pending Litigation - 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2) would not be discussed at this time. Mr. Tripp seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the motion passing 24 ayes and 0 nays. Motion carried.
Mr. Hess made the motion to exit executive session at 10:00 a.m. Mr. LaGesse seconded the motion, Motion carried by a voice vote.
Mr. McConnell made the motion to approve release of the executive session minutes for June 12, 2007; March 9, 2010; September 14, 2010; December 14, 2010; September 10, 2013; September 9, 2014; September 25, 2014; March 10, 2015; May 12, 2015; October 13, 2015; November 10, 2015; March 8, 2016; May 10, 2016; June 14, 2016; and December 2, 2016. The following are to be partially released: January 12, 2016 and November 9, 2016. Mr. Tripp seconded the motion. Mr. McConnell amended the motion by taking out the executive minutes that were not released: January 13, 2015; August 11, 2015; and July 12, 2016. Mr. Tripp seconded the amended motion. Motion carried by voice vote. A roll call vote was taken on the amended main motion with the motion passing 24 ayes and 0 nays. Motion carried.
Old Business -
Mr. Wheeler reminded the board that Highway and Buildings Committee and Planning, Zoning and Agriculture Committee meetings had date changes effective July 2017.
Mr. Wheeler stated the Planning Transportation (Grant) Hire needed to replace the vacancy of Mr. Lammey, or else they might lose grant funding.
Mr. Wheeler expressed the need for audits by a Certified Public Accountant when there was a change in elected officials. Mr. Wheeler contacted Smith, Koelling, Dykstra & Ohm and learned this type of audit would cost between $3000-$5000. He stated newly elected officials, Treasurer, State's Attorney and Auditor needed to have an audit. Sheriff Downey requested that the Sheriffs office be included.
Mr. Wheeler stated they would be reaching out in getting small groups together and talk about budget amendments for the 2017 year and getting ready for Finance Committee this current month. He stated that they have been working with Mr. McCarty for the past three or four months to produce a 2018 through 2020 projected budget.
Mr. Ritter asked Mr. Rowe to remind the board of presentations coming up. Mr. Rowe mentioned June 28" was a training day for elected officials and appointed officials of the county on FOIA and the Opening Meetings Act. The Attorney General's office will be doing that presentation at Olivet Nazarene University at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. sessions.
Mr. Olthoff made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:10 a.m. Mr. Mulcahy seconded the motion. Motion carried by a voice vote.