Kankakee County Board met October 10.
Kankakee County Board met October 10.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
The meeting of the Kankakee County Board, Kankakee, Illinois, held on October 10, 2017, pursuant to the adjourned meeting of September 12, 2017, was called to order at 9:00 a.m., by the Chairman of the Board, Mr. 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. Tholen, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Mulcahy, Mr. Skutt, Mr. Snipes, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Sirois, Mr. Liehr, Mr. Hildebrand, Mrs. Webber, Mr. Einfeldt, Mrs. Peters, Mrs. Evans, Mr. Payton, Mrs. Parker, Ms. Dunbar, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Kinzinger, Mr. Wheeler
Members Absent - Mr. Hess, Mrs. Polk
Quorum - Present
Public Commentary - None
Communications - None
Nathan McCue, Director of Student Support Services for the Kankakee School District, presented an award to Officer Russ Belcher for his years of dedicated service as a School Resource Officer at the alternative school. Dr. Gregg Murphy emphasized the important role of Officer Belcher.
Mrs. Peters made a motion declaring a vacancy in County Board District #6. Mr. Einfeldt seconded the motion. Motion carried by voice vote. -
Certificates of Recognition-
10 Years: Linda Mackin Human Resource Department
Minutes of the Last Meeting-
The minutes of the September 12, 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 September 12, 2017 county board meeting, with a second by Mr. Washington, Jr. Motion carried by a voice vote.
Claims Committee Report-
A motion to approve the claims reports from August 2017 was made by Mrs. Parker and seconded by Mr. Byrne. A roll call vote was taken with the motion passing 25 ayes to 0 nays. Motion carried.
The department reports were read and accepted on the motion of Mrs. Peters and seconded by Mr. Dunbar. Motion carried by a voice vote.
1.County Collector's Monthly Report for August 2017
2. County Treasurer's Monthly Report for August 2017
3. County Coroner's Monthly Report for August 2017
4. County Coroner's Monthly Receipts of Money for August 2017
5. Circuit Clerk's Monthly Reports for August 2017
6. Recorder's Monthly Report for August 2017
7. County Clerk's Monthly Report for August 2017
8. Animal Controls Monthly Report for August 2017
9. Monthly Building Report for July 2017
10. Monthly Resolutions for October 2017
Committee Presentations and Resolutions:
Mr. Vickery made the motion to approve the consent agenda with the resolution regarding Declaring a Portion of Armour Road (CH44) the Honorary Street Name of Sgt. Will Lewis Way in the Village of Bradley (127) and Increasing the Minimum Bid Accepted at the Annual PublicAuction (137) to be read separately. Mr. Mulcahy seconded the motion. Mr. Hendrickson, Chief Deputy Clerk, read the items into the record. A roll call vote was taken with the motion passing 25 ayes to 0 nays. Motion carried.
•Predictable Fee Schedule for the County Recorder's Office (126)
•Declaration and Disposal of Surplus and Unwanted Equipment for the Kankakee County Maintenance Department (128)
•ZBA Case #17-05, Variance to Section 121-285 (Fence Height) in the C2-General Commercial District (129)
•Appointment of David Wulff to the Kankakee Township Fire Protection District Board (130)
•Appointment of David Hinderliter to the Metro Board of Directors (131)
•Appointment of Dr. Peter R. Radulovic to the Kankakee County Regional Planning Commission (132)
•Reappointment of Steve Engelking to the Kankakee River Conservancy District (133)
•Order of Succession in the Event of a Disaster (134)
•Increasing the Number of Members of the Ethics Commission from Three to Five (135)
•The Adoption of Additions and Deletions to the County Code Related to the County's Ethics Commission (136)
•Creation of the Juvenile Justice Council (138)
A resolution was read regarding Declaring a Portion of Armour Road (CH44) the Honorary Street Name of Sgt. Will Lewis Way in the Village of Bradley (127). Mr. LaGesse made the motion to adopt the resolution. Mr. Tholen seconded the motion. Mr. LaGesse introduced Chief Mike Johnston and Trustee Lori Gadbois, who both played an important part in naming that section of road after Sgt. Lewis. Mrs. Lori Lewis was present. Motion carried by voice vote.
Mr. Sirois made the motion to waive the reading and adopt the resolution regarding Increasing the Minimum Bid Accepted at the Annual Public Auction (137). Mr. Kinzinger seconded the motion. Discussion was held on the merits of the increase, as well as ideas to sell these properties to get them back on the tax rolls. Motion carried by voice vote.
Planning Zoning and Agriculture-
The title of the resolution was read into the record regarding Authorizing the County Board Chairman to Execute the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network (IPWMAN) Agreement for Highways under the Jurisdiction of the County of Kankakee (139). Mr. Hildebrand made the motion to adopt the resolution, Mrs. Peters seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the motion passing 25 ayes to 0 nays. Motion carried.
Mrs. Parker made a motion to waive the reading and adopt the resolution regarding Annual Tax Levy (2016-2017) (140). Mr.Tripp seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the motion passing 25 ayes to 0 nays. Motion carried.
There is one opening on the Kankakee County Board of Health
There are two openings on the Kankakee County Regional Planning Commission
There are two openings on the Kankakee River Conservancy District Board
There are six openings on the Board of Examiners & Appeals (Engineer, Architect, Commercial Contractor, Residential Contractor, Electrician, and Plumber)
There is one opening on the Juvenile Justice Council
There are two openings on the Ethics Commission
Old Business -
Mr. Wheeler began a discussion about the county workers' compensation insurance coverage. The county did not
currently bid this coverage and utilized IPMG. He asked the board to authorize a broker of record change letter that would change from Gilmore Insurance to George Ryan, Jr. Insurance. Discussion was held regarding this change. Mr. LaGesse moved and Mr. Payton seconded the motion to change brokers. A roll call vote was taken with the motion passing 25 ayes to 0 nays. Motion carried,
New Business -
Mr. Liehr stated United Counties Council of Illinois (UCCI) was an association that the board belonged to and held annual regional meetings on various topics. Ifboard members had any particular topics on educational Seminars, they could contact UCC or Mr. Liehr.
Mr. LaGesse made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:50 a.m. Mr. Olthoff seconded the motion. Motion carried by a voice vote.