COUNTY BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019 6:00 PM
JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Invocation given by L.Nehring.
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.
Permanent Committee Appointments
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
Payment of Health Insurance claims in the amount of $381,794.48
Payment of County monthly claims in the amount of $294,603.53
Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-01 Parcel# 04-21-178-011
Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-02 Parcel# 03-28-100-006
Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-03 Parcel# 13-30-176-002
Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-04 Parcel# 14-03-331-030
Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-05 Parcel# 14-04-383-008
Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-06 Parcel# 15-16-353-003
Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-07 Parcel# 15-21-176-030
Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-08 Parcel# 16-25-402-004
Authorize and direct the Board to get comparable health insurance bids
Authorization to fund Court Security as needed from the housing of prisoner's fund
Payment of Ambulance Service monthly claims in the amount of $169,807.75
Authorization and direction for the Ambulance Director to make the suggested changes to the Physical Agility Test
Approval for the Ambulance Director to cease using the corporate integrity test and begin using a formal background check
Approval for the Ambulance Service to engage SecurePay for credit card payments
Payment of Highway monthly claims in the amount of $34,305.96
Resolution 2019-09 Federal Matching Funds Resolution-Airport Road
Acceptance of Proposal to Furnish Materials and Approval of Award to Southern FS, Inc for fuel delivery for 2019
December 18, 2018 minutes
Payment of Gilbert, Huffman, Prosser, Hewson & Barke, Ltd. in the amount of $7,284.04
Payment of Board Members Travel Reimbursement in the amount of $3,004.88
Rescind the December appointments to the ETSB 911 Board
Appointment of Josh Sayer, Larry Mathis, and Chris Mueller to the ETSB 911 Board
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.
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.
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.
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.
Approval of Polling Places for Spring 2019 Election
County Engineer Mitch Burdick reported on the hiring and interviews being done by his department.
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.
A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Mueller, to recess.