COUNTY BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019  6:00 PM

JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE


Invocation

Invocation given by L.Nehring.

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

 


Roll Call

  • Calandro, Comparato, D. Bost, Endres, Erbes, J. S. Rendleman, Larkin, Mendoza Jr., Mueller, Nehring, Peterson and Snyder
  • Hunter and S. Bost

Recognition of Visitors

Citizen Comments


Communications

Agency Reports

K. Larkin gave a report on the Chief Local Elected Officials meeting in Marion, IL about workforce development matters.  The good news is they have plenty of funds and they are interested in trying to find uses to use those funds.  For more information please ask Jennifer at the board office.

 

J. Peterson reported on GERP&D and their concern about the government shut down but so far they have not been affected.  The next meeting will be February 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Carbondale Civic Center and IDOT will be doing a presentation on up coming projects.

 

She also reported on SIMPO and the fact that they had to deobligate the Carbondale planned  round-about that was to be located at Lewis Lane and Grand Avenue because they could not acquire enough right-of-way .  They instead put the money into a 2020 plan to resurface Freeman Street.  In 2019 they will be starting on a project in Carbondale to build a pedestrian  bike path.

 

 

 

Chairman Report

I.19-3917

Permanent Committee Appointments

  • A motion was made by J. S. Rendleman, seconded by Calandro, to approve the committee appointments. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Consent Agenda

A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Calandro, to approve the amended Consent Agenda.  The motion carried by the following votes.

 

Yes: 11 - Mendoza, Nehring, D.Bost, Erbes, Calandro, Endres, Mueller, Peterson, Comparato, Snyder, Larkin

 

Abstain: 1 - Rendleman

 

Absent: 2 - S.Bost, Hunter

 

II.19-3919

Payment of Health Insurance claims in the amount of $381,794.48

III.19-3920

Payment of County monthly claims in the amount of $294,603.53

IV.19-3923

Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-01 Parcel# 04-21-178-011

V.19-3924

Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-02 Parcel# 03-28-100-006

VI.19-3925

Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-03 Parcel# 13-30-176-002

VII.19-3926

Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-04 Parcel# 14-03-331-030

VIII.19-3927

Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-05 Parcel# 14-04-383-008

IX.19-3928

Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-06 Parcel# 15-16-353-003

X.19-3929

Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-07 Parcel# 15-21-176-030

XI.19-3930

Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-08 Parcel# 16-25-402-004

XII.19-3931

Authorize and direct the Board to get comparable health insurance bids

XIII.19-3932

Authorization to fund Court Security as needed from the housing of prisoner's fund

XIV.19-3933

Payment of Ambulance Service monthly claims in the amount of $169,807.75

XV.19-3934

Authorization and direction for the Ambulance Director to make the suggested changes to the Physical Agility Test

XVI.19-3935

Approval for the Ambulance Director to cease using the corporate integrity test and begin using a formal background check

XVII.19-3936

Approval for the Ambulance Service to engage SecurePay for credit card payments

XVIII.19-3937

Payment of Highway monthly claims in the amount of $34,305.96

XIX.19-3938

Resolution 2019-09 Federal Matching Funds Resolution-Airport Road

XX.19-3939

Acceptance of Proposal to Furnish Materials and Approval of Award to Southern FS, Inc for fuel delivery for 2019

XXI.19-3918

December 18, 2018 minutes

 

  • A motion was made by J. S. Rendleman, seconded by Erbes, to approve the amended board minutes. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XXII.19-3921

Payment of Gilbert, Huffman, Prosser, Hewson & Barke, Ltd. in the amount of $7,284.04

 

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Calandro, to approve the payment. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XXIII.19-3922

Payment of Board Members Travel Reimbursement in the amount of $3,004.88

  • A motion was made by J. S. Rendleman, seconded by Mendoza Jr., to approve the payment. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Standing Committee Reports

Executive Committee


XXIV.19-3940

Rescind the December appointments to the ETSB 911 Board

 

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Mueller, to approve the above motion. The motion carried by the following vote:
    • 8 - Calandro, Comparato, D. Bost, Erbes, Larkin, Mueller, Nehring and Snyder
    • 3 - Endres, J. S. Rendleman and Mendoza Jr.
    • 2 - Hunter and S. Bost
    • 1 - Peterson
XXV.19-3941

Appointment of Josh Sayer, Larry Mathis, and Chris Mueller to the ETSB 911 Board

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by D. Bost, to approve the above appoinments. The motion carried by the following vote:
    • 10 - Calandro, Comparato, D. Bost, Endres, Erbes, Larkin, Mendoza Jr., Mueller, Nehring and Snyder
    • 2 - J. S. Rendleman and Peterson
    • 2 - Hunter and S. Bost
XXVI.19-3942

Appointments:
a. Southwest Illinois Connector Task Force
b. Buncombe Water District
c. Jackson/Union Regional Port District
d. Jackson County Mass Transit
e. Public Building Commission*

The appointments for Buncombe Water, Regional Port District and Mass Transit Board will be considered at a later time.

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by D. Bost, to approve the appointment of John Rendleman to the Southwest Illinois Connector Task Force. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
  • A motion was made by Peterson, seconded by Mueller, to approve the appointment of Crystal Kellum to the Public Building Commission. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Finance & Administration Committee

XXVII.19-3943

Clarification of extension of health insurance benefits for leaves of absence

Chairman Larkin relayed information on behalf of  Liz Hunter to address the clarification on health insurance benefits.

  • A motion was made by J. S. Rendleman, seconded by Endres, to approve the leave of absence coverage for 6 months subjected to requirements. See health insurance plan document. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XXVIII.19-3944

Direction for the Chairman to request a legal opinion from UCCI on the use of the Solid Waste Fund over the last ten years

No action was considered at this time. 

 


Legislative & Public Safety Committee

XXIX.19-3945

Residential Tax Incentives Subcommittee appointments

D. Bost wanted to make it clear that a tax incentive will pertain to owner occupied property only.  It was his hope to have the board research this avenue and see if it could be beneficial to the county. 

  • A motion was made by J. S. Rendleman, seconded by Erbes, to approve the creation of a residential tax incentive subcommittee. The motion carried by the following vote:
    • 11 - Calandro, Comparato, D. Bost, Endres, Erbes, J. S. Rendleman, Larkin, Mendoza Jr., Mueller, Nehring and Snyder
    • 1 - Peterson
    • 2 - Hunter and S. Bost
  • A motion was made by Endres, seconded by Nehring, to approve the appoinment of the three members, D. Bost as chair with T. Mueller and A. Erbes as members. This committee will be over-seen by the Legislative Committee. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XXX.19-3946

Approval of Polling Places for Spring 2019 Election

  • A motion was made by J. S. Rendleman, seconded by Erbes, to approve the polling places. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Real Property Committee

County Engineer Mitch Burdick reported on the hiring and interviews being done by his department. 


Special Committee Reports


Old Business

New Business

D. Bost asked if there was a residency requirement of county employees.  There is no requirement other then board members and it was recommended that this matter be looked into.

Executive Session

Recess

A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Mueller, to recess.