COUNTY BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019  6:00 PM

JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE


Invocation

Given by A Erbes


Call to Order


Pledge of Allegiance

 


Roll Call

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

Recognition of Visitors


Citizen Comments

A citizen from Jackson County, Rick Pierson, asked if the County could make the Committee Meeting Minutes that are posted online available to the public sooner.  This would allow the public to be better prepared to attend in matters that affect them.  He also stated that he was not in favor of a County wide zoning for people who choose to live outside of city limits.


Communications

Chairman Larkin reported that the County did receive a little over $200,000 in the stop loss reimbursement on Health Insurance.


Agency Reports

Peterson had four reports to give.

 1. Greater Egypt sponsored a meeting on August 15, 2019 in reference to the 2020 Census.  Informational pamphlets can be obtained at the County Board Office.  

 

2. Greater Egypt has a Development Regional Authority grant in the amount of $100,000.  This grant is to find ways to use the opportunity zones.  They also received a $185,000 grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to draw new plans for the Kinkaid Water Plant.

 

3.  Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization (SIMPO) has finished the Safety Study.  They have submitted a grant application for highway safety.  They also offered to help with the Municipal Storm Water Management  (MS4) Program.

 

4.   A Cannabis Economy Seminar in Springfield will be held on September 1, 2019.  The event will be sponsored by the Illinois Association of County Board Members.   Chairman Larkin asked that the matter be put on the Legislative Committee Agenda.

 

Erbes gave a report on the  UCCI-United Counties Council of Illinois' annual conference held last month.  Three topics that were discussed were the Implications of  Minimun Wage,  Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act  and the Grant  Accountability and Transparency Act.  Packets for further information can be found in the County Board  Office.

Mueller attended the Southern Illinois Workforce Development Board meeting where the Illinois Department of  Employment and Security gave a presentation about the loss of workforce population.

 


Chairman Report

I.19-4367

Appointment of Board Member-District 4

Chairman Larkin made a recommendation for the appointment of Richard Morris.

  • A motion was made by J. S. Rendleman, seconded by Mueller, to approve the appointment of Richard Morris. He was sworn into office by the Assistance Deputy Clerk.. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Approval of Consent Agenda

 A motion was made by Hunter, seconded by Erbes, to approve the amended Consent Agenda.

 

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

No: 1 -J.S.  Rendleman

Absent: Calandro

II.19-4369

Payment of Highway Monthly Claims in the amount of $334,011.33

III.19-4370

Ordinance 2019-08 For the Establishment of an Altered Speed Zone-Kimmel Bridge Road

IV.19-4371

Resolution 2019-23 Federal Matching Fund – Egyptian Electric for Dillinger Road 2

V.19-4372

Egyptian Electric Utility Adjustment Agreement #2-16-00175-00-SP

VI.19-4368

July 16, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Peterson asked that the amount of $500,000 under Agency Reports be changed to $120,000.

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Mueller, to approve the amendment to the County Board Meeting Minutes of July 16, 2019. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Standing Committee Reports

Executive Committee

Larkin asked that Erbes and the Executive Committee take charge of any up-dates to the  2008 Animal Control Ordinance.  There is concern about the hiring of a new Animal Control employee which would mean changes to the 2008 Ordinance.

 

A motion was made by J.S. Rendleman, seconded by Nehring, to appoint Chairman Larkin as Acting Director in order to fill appointments for Animal Control and bring the recommendations to the full board.  The motion carried by unanimous vote.

VII.19-4374

Open Appointments in August 2019 {15}
i. Board of Health (1)
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)
x. Oraville Water District (1)
xi. Southern Illinois Economic Development Authority (1)
xii. TB Board (1)*

  • A motion was made by J. S. Rendleman, seconded by Peterson, to approve the appointment of Ruth Miner to the TB Board. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Finance & Administration Committee

 

VIII.19-4376

Payment of County Monthly Claims in the amount of $297,795.12

  • A motion was made by Hunter, seconded by Mueller, to approve the monthly claims. The motion carried by the following vote:
    • 10 - Comparato, D. Bost, Erbes, Hunter, Larkin, Mendoza Jr., Mueller, Nehring, Peterson and Snyder
    • 1 - Calandro
    • 2 - J. S. Rendleman and Morris
IX.19-4377

Payment of Board Members’ Travel Reimbursement in the amount of $3,972.41

  • A motion was made by J. S. Rendleman, seconded by Snyder, to approve the reimbursement. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
X.19-4378

Ordinance 2019-09 Authorizing Jackson County Sheriff’s Office to Increase Service of Process and Return of Service Fees and Institute New Fees for Certified Mailed Service and Eviction/Replevin Standby

  • A motion was made by Hunter, seconded by Mueller, to approve the ordinance. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XI.19-4379

Acceptance of FY18 County Wide Audit

  • A motion was made by Hunter, seconded by Erbes, to approve the audit. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XII.19-4380

Approval of Public Defender Salary Adjustment

A motion was made by Hunter, seconded by Erbes, to approve the salary adjustment.

 

After some discussion the salary adjustment motion was tabled. 

XIII.19-4381

Acceptance of the Intergovernmental Agreement and Selection of plans with HOPE Trust for County Health Insurance

  • A motion was made by Hunter, seconded by Peterson, to approve the agreement. The motion carried by the following vote:
    • 7 - Comparato, Erbes, Hunter, J. S. Rendleman, Larkin, Mueller and Peterson
    • 4 - D. Bost, Mendoza Jr., Morris and Nehring
    • 1 - Calandro
    • 1 - Snyder
  • A motion was made by J. S. Rendleman, seconded by Erbes, to approve a five minute recess. J.S. Rendleman did not return to the meeting. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XIV.19-4382

Setting of the FY2020 Employee Premium rates

 

XV.19-4383

Agreement of Contribution to the Health Savings Accounts for the Employees who select HOPE 4000 Plan

  • A motion was made by Hunter, seconded by Peterson, to approve the contribution of $2,500 to employee's savings account. The motion carried by the following vote:
    • 6 - Comparato, Hunter, Larkin, Morris, Mueller and Peterson
    • 4 - D. Bost, Erbes, Mendoza Jr. and Nehring
    • 2 - Calandro and J. S. Rendleman
    • 1 - Snyder
XVI.19-4384

Cash Flow Discussion

Sharon Harris-Johnson reported on the taxes that have been collected for the County.  Her opinion was that the County did not need to consider borrowing monies at this time.

XVII.19-4385

FY2020 Budget Discussion

Hunter reported that with the up-coming budget the Board needed to consider the short-fall in Health Insurance costs, the Grand Tower Energy Plant appeal, the Jail Bonds and other areas as well.


Legislative & Public Safety Committee

XVIII.19-4386

Payment of Ambulance Service Monthly Claims in the amount of $34,294.79

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by D. Bost, to approve the payment of claims. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XIX.19-4387

Approval of CTS Contract for Ambulance Service phone service

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by D. Bost, to approve the contract. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XX.19-4388

Approval of BLIP Networks Structure Agreement

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

Real Property Committee

XXI.19-4389

Resolution 2019-24 County Bridge Fund/Federal Aid Matching Fund Section 15-05118-00-BR being the Schlager Road Bridge Replacement (Elk Twp)

  • A motion was made by Peterson, seconded by Mueller, to approve the Resolution. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Special Committee Reports


Executive Session

A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Mueller, to go into Executive Session under section 2 (c)(2) of the Illinois Open Meetings Act to discuss collective bargaining.  The motion carried by roll call vote.


Old Business


New Business


Recess