COUNTY BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019  6:00 PM

JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE


Invocation

Given by Sharon Harris-Johnson

Call to Order


Pledge of Allegiance

 

Roll Call

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

Recognition of Visitors


Citizen Comments


Communications

Chairman Report

Chairman Larkin made a change to the November calendar.  The Finance Committee will be moved to November 14, 2019 at 5pm.

 

I.19-4512

November Calendar Adjustment

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

J.S. Rendleman and Morris arrived.

II.19-4531

Appointment of County Board Member

  • A motion was made by J. S. Rendleman, seconded by Mueller, to approve the appointment of Jessica Edmond. She was sworn in by the County Clerk Frank Byrd. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
III.19-4532

Committee Assignments

Chairman Larkin asked Calandro to step down from the Real Property Committee and recommended Edmond to serve.

 

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Calandro, to approve the changes. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
  • A motion was made by J. S. Rendleman, seconded by Snyder, to approve the recommendation and appointment of Tamiko Mueller as Vice Chair to the County Board. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Agency Reports

 Erbes reported on the visit to Washington, DC on September 17-19, 2019 with the United Counties Council of  Illinois.  There will also be a Fall Conference on October 25-26, 2019 in Springfield, Il at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. 

 Mueller introduced a representative from Jackson Growth Alliance who reported on a new marketing strategy for Murphysboro entitled  "Revitalize 62966". 

 

 Gary Shafer of Southern Illinois Airport reported on the progress being made on the airport development.  The board was asked for their continued support on improvements to Route 51.

 


Approval of Consent Agenda

A motion was made by J.S. Rendleman, seconded by Erbes, to approve the Consent Agenda.  The motion carried by unanimous vote.

IV.19-4513

September 17, 2019 & October 1, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

V.19-4514

Payment of Health Insurance Claims in the amount of $300,000.00

VI.19-4515

Payment of County Monthly Claims in the amount of $283,439.42

VII.19-4516

Work Comp Renewal

VIII.19-4517

Property & Liability Renewal

IX.19-4518

Cyber Renewal

Standing Committee Reports

Executive Committee

X.19-4519

Resolution 2019-26 State’s Attorney Appellate Prosecutor

A motion was made by J.S. Rendleman, seconded by Peterson, to approve the resolution.  The motion carried by unanimous vote.

XI.19-4520

Open Appointments in October 2019 {19}
i. Buncombe Water District (1)
ii. Elverado Water District (3)
iii. Farmland Assessment (1)
iv. Greater Egypt (2)
v. Jackson County Housing Authority (1)
vi. Jackson County Mass Transit (2)**
vii. Jackson/Union Regional Port 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. Southern Most Illinois Tourism Bureau (3)

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Peterson, to approve the appointments of Bentley Bender and Richard Whitney to the Mass Transit Board. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Finance & Administration Committee

XII.19-4521

Payment of Board Member Travel Expenses in the amount of $3,591.91

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by J. S. Rendleman, to approve the payment. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XIII.19-4522

ASI Flex Renewal

This item will go back to the Finance Committee in November 2019 for further discussion.

 

XIV.19-4530

Health Savings Account

No action taken at this time.

XV.19-4523

Payment of Health Insurance Claims

  • A motion was made by D. Bost, seconded by Calandro, to approve the payment in the amount of $1,211,150.18. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Legislative & Public Safety Committee

XVI.19-4524

Ordinance 2019-12 Increasing Animal Control Rabies Tag Fees

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Comparato, to approve the increase to $7 per year and $18 for three years. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XVII.19-4525

Ordinance 2019-10 Amending the Jackson County Food Service Sanitation

  • A motion was made by J. S. Rendleman, seconded by Comparato, to approve Ordinance 2019-10. The motion carried by the following vote:
    • 12 - Basden, Calandro, Comparato, D. Bost, Edmond, J. S. Rendleman, Larkin, Morris, Mueller, Nehring, Peterson and Snyder
    • 1 - Mendoza Jr.
    • 1 - Erbes
XVIII.19-4526

Ordinance 2019-11 Amending the Jackson County Private Sewage Disposal System

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Comparato, to approve Ordinance 2019-11. The motion carried by the following vote:
    • 13 - Basden, Calandro, Comparato, D. Bost, Edmond, Erbes, J. S. Rendleman, Larkin, Morris, Mueller, Nehring, Peterson and Snyder
    • 1 - Mendoza Jr.
XIX.19-4527

Payment of Ambulance Service Monthly Claims in the amount of $45,969.76

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Calandro, to approve the payment of claims. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XX.19-4528

Acceptance of change of Carbondale Polling Place location

  • A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Comparato, to approve the change from University Hall to Cedar Hall. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Real Property Committee

Peterson reported on SIMPO (Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization)  FY 2020-2023 TIP Amendment and Greater Egypt.  She provided a comprehensive plan outline and other materials.

 

Mitch Burdick of the Jackson County Highway Department reported that they have had a pretty successful year.  He went over some of the road projects that have been completed.

XXI.19-4529

Payment of Highway Monthly Claims in the amount of $574,871.21

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

Special Committee Reports

Comparato gave a report on the Cannabis Sub-Committee.  He stated that the committee met and recommended that the county go forward and approve an ordinance allowing for cannabis sales in the county.  There will be a 1.5% tax imposed with a maximin of .75% tax on municipalities.   The committee was instructed to work with the Legislative Committee to draft a resolution.  Peterson stated that she would also like to have a consensus of all the other districts.  Chairman Larkin suggested that they have a resolution to consider the matter.

Executive Session

Old Business

None

New Business

None

Recess

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