COUNTY BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019  6:00 PM

JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE


Invocation

Given by Sharon Harris-Johnson

Call to Order


Pledge of Allegiance

 

Roll Call

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

Recognition of Visitors

None

Citizen Comments

None


Communications

None

Agency Reports

Peterson gave a report on Greater Egypt.  They are hoping to start construction in October on their new building.   A $500,000 grant was awarded for a four county safety study.

 

Bart Hagston with the Jackson County Health Department reported that applications for the new Public Health Administrator are due on August 2, 2019.


Chairman Report

Larkin stated that Steven Bost has tendered his resignation from the board. 

 

 

I.19-4269

S. Bost Resignation

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Calandro, to approve and accept the resignation. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Consent Agenda

A motion was made by Peterson, seconded by D. Bost, to approve the amended Consent Agenda.  The motion carried by unanimous vote.

II.19-4270

June 18, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

III.19-4271

July 8, 2019 Special Board Meeting Minutes

IV.19-4272

Payment of Board Members' Travel Reimbursement in the amount of $3,743.37

V.19-4275

Payment of Ambulance Service Monthly Claims in the amount of $31,008.52

VI.19-4276

Payment of Highway Monthly Claims in the amount of $120,043.26


Standing Committee Reports

Executive Committee

VII.19-4277

Cannabis & Counties Conference Attendance

  • A motion was made by Hunter, seconded by Erbes, to approve and send J. Peterson to the conference. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
VIII.19-4278

Open Appointments in July 2019 {15}
i. Board of Health (1)-Scott Comparato reappointed as County Board Rep
ii. Buncombe Water District (1)
iii. Elverado Water District (3)
iv. Farmland Assessment (1)
v. Jackson County Housing Authority (1)
vi. Jackson/Union Regional Port District (1)
vii. Lakeside Water District (1)
viii. Liquor Advisory Board (1)
ix. Natural Resources Economic Development Board (2)

  • A motion was made by Hunter, seconded by Calandro, to approve the appointment of Comparato to the Board of Health. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
IX.19-4273

Ordinance 2019-06 Authorizing the County Recorder's Office to Increase Fees

D. Bost asked the clerk to explain the costs of the  Larado search program offered to outside agencies.  Mr. Byrd explained that the software company raised their fees and  he wants to continue to provide the service.

  • A motion was made by D. Bost, seconded by Hunter, to approve the ordinance. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
X.19-4274

Ordinance 2019-07 Authorizing the County Clerk's Office to Increase Fees

  • A motion was made by Comparato, seconded by Calandro, to approve the ordinance. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Finance & Administration Committee

XI.19-4279

Payment of Health Insurance Claims in the amount of $533,187.00

Hunter stated that the correct Health Insurance Claims were in the amount of $280,000 not the $533,187 shown on the agenda.

  • A motion was made by Hunter, seconded by Comparato, to approve the Health Insurance Claims in the amount of $280,000. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XII.19-4280

Payment of County Monthly Claims in the amount of $224,052.44

  • A motion was made by Hunter, seconded by Calandro, to approve the payment of claims. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XIII.19-4281

RFP for Health Insurance bids

Hunter stated that the County is looking for self-funded or partially self-funded insurance and must  be substantially similar to the counties  current plan.

  • A motion was made by Hunter, seconded by D. Bost, to approve the Request For Proposal on Health Insurance bids. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XIV.19-4282

FY18 County Wide Audit

A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by D. Bost, to approve the draft  FY18 Audit as presented until the final draft can be completed.

 After some discussion the above motion was rescinded.

XV.19-4283

Engagement of outside CPA for Accounting Services through the end of the fiscal year

The Chairman reported on the resignation of the newly hired Accounting Coordinator.   With the budget needing to be done soon the only option seems to be out-sourcing the service to a CPA.  The County can for the remainder of the year hire an outside CPA without going through a Request For Proposal process as long as the cost is less than $30,000.

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Hunter, to approve and authorize an outside CPA service not to exceed $29,999.91 through the end of the fiscal year. The motion carried by the following vote:
    • 8 - Calandro, Comparato, D. Bost, Erbes, Hunter, Peterson, S. Bost and Snyder
    • 4 - J. S. Rendleman, Mendoza Jr., Mueller and Nehring
    • 1 - Larkin
XVI.19-4284

Cash Flow Discussions

Hunter reported that the budgets are due August 30, 2019

 

Sharon Harris-Johnson updated the board on the process of getting the tax bills out in a timely manner.  She is happy to report that they are ahead of schedule.  The first installment will be due August 26 and the second installment September 26, 2019.  The tax sale will be held December 5, 2019.

XVII.19-4285

Ordinance 2019-02 Authorizing the Issuance of Tax Anticipation Warrants in Anticipation of Taxes Levied for the General Fund of Jackson County, Illinois

No action needed at this time.


Legislative & Public Safety Committee

XVIII.19-4286

Approval of CTS Contract for Ambulance Service phone service

This item was sent back to the committee for further consideration.


Real Property Committee

Peterson reported that the Jackson County Emergency Management is  working diligently with the data collected with various entities to get their paperwork in by July 18th for the State.

 Mitch Burdick has been working on the highway data collection.  He also reported on their two active projects, one on Ava Road and the  Dillinger Road project.  They are both around 20% complete.  They do anticipate that both projects will be done by the end of this summer.

Maureen Berkowitz said she signed a lease  on the building located at 1607 Walnut Street, Murphysboro, where her office will be located until work on the Annex building can be completed.

Special Committee Reports


Executive Session

None

Old Business

None

New Business

Hunter stated that the budget submission will be August 30, 2019 and the budget will need to be on file by October 18, 2019 in order to be approved by the full Board on November 19, 2019.

Recess

A motion was made by Comparato, seconded by Calandro, to recess.