FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019 5:00 PM

JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM


Call to Order (5:02 PM)

  • Calandro, Comparato, D. Bost, Erbes, Nehring, Peterson and Rendleman

Also Present: Kenton Schafer, Chad Hill, Mary Varner, Jeff Whitbeck

Approval of Minutes

I.19-4572

September 23, 2019, September 24, 2019, September 25, 2019, October 1, 2019, October 2, 2019, October 7, 2019 and October 10, 2019 Minutes

Peterson pointed out that dates on the October minutes were the same and need to be changed, in the October 7 minutes in the Budget Prep paragraph the word "her" should be "here", in the October 1 minutes Comparato was left off even though he attended, and the October 3 minutes are not in the packet so they can not be approved.

  • A motion was made by Rendleman, seconded by Comparato, to approve the September 23, 24, & 25 minutes, the October 1, 2, 7, and 10 minutes with changes. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Chair's Report

Erbes asked the committee for patience as he learns the ropes as the Finance Chair.  He went on to say that he is getting help from Treasurer Hunter.


Insurance

 

II.19-4573

Work Comp Update

The Acting County Administrator reported that the office is working on the required end of the year OSHA reports and there are currently about a half dozen open claims.

III.19-4574

Payment of Health Insurance Claims

This item was moved to the full board.  Rendleman reported that he received a phone call from a friend at SIH giving him a heads up that SIH will be balance billing Jackson County employees for all services because they do not agree with the payment method that HOPE Trust uses.  The Acting County Administrator informed the committee that most employee are already used to bringing in any bills they get to the board office and the staff in the office submit them for processing, this procedure should continue to work for any employee who receives a bill from SIH.  Additionally, employees can choose not to go to SIH and go to any other facility/provider and many employees already go to Cape Girardeau, Paducah, Anna, and/or St. Louis for services.  The committee discussed how disappointing it is that SIH isn't working with HOPE Trust.

IV.19-4575

Payment of HOPE Trust Insurance bill in the amount of $301,846.00

Nehring asked what is the current cash flow for the county, no representative from the Treasurer's office was present, the Acting County Administrator stated the board would get this information at the board meeting next week.  Peterson commented that the tax sale looks like it is going to be big.  Erbes said the townships saw an increase in sales.

  • A motion was made by Calandro, seconded by D. Bost, to authorize payment of the HOPE Trust invoice in the amount of $301,846.00. The motion carried by the following vote:
    • 6 - Calandro, Comparato, D. Bost, Erbes, Nehring and Peterson
    • 1 - Rendleman
V.19-4576

Payment of HOPE Dental & Vision bill in the amount of $0.00

This is just informational at this point.

VI.19-4577

Payment of Run-Out Bill in the amount of $0.00

This is just informational at this point.

VII.19-4578

Health Insurance Task Force

Erbes stated that he would like to have a meeting at the end of January to see how the transition went.


Finance

 

VIII.19-4579

Payment of County Monthly Claims

  • A motion was made by Comparato, seconded by Calandro, to authorize payment of the County monthly claims in the amount of $327,888.74. The motion carried by the following vote:
    • 7 - Calandro, Comparato, D. Bost, Erbes, Nehring, Peterson and Rendleman
IX.19-4580

Payment of Board Member Travel Expenses

The committee had a brief discussion of what the statutory requirements are for board members getting paid.  Comparato pointed out that the County Administrator could be attending many of the meetings that Board members do, this idea was not held by all committee members.

  • A motion was made by Rendleman, seconded by Comparato, to authorize payment of Board members travel reimbursement in the amount of $4,902.49. The motion carried by the following vote:
    • 7 - Calandro, Comparato, D. Bost, Erbes, Nehring, Peterson and Rendleman
X.19-4581

Resolution Increasing the Per Diem Compensation for Members of the Sheriff’s Merit Commission

  • A motion was made by Rendleman, seconded by Peterson, to approve the resolution increasing the per diem compensation for members of the Sheriff's Merit Commission. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XI.19-4582

Tax Resolution 2019-27 Parcel 08-07-100-015

  • A motion was made by Comparato, seconded by Peterson, to approve the Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-27 Parcel# 08-07-100-015. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XII.19-4583

Tax Resolution 2019-28 Parcel 15-15-156-004

The committee wondered where this parcel was, the Acting County Administrator will look into it and have it at the board meeting if they are interested at that time.

  • A motion was made by Comparato, seconded by Calandro, to approve the Delinquent Tax Resolution 2019-28 Parcel# 15-15-156-004. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Labor

Old Business

New Business

Executive Session

Adjourn

Comparato moved and Calandro seconded to adjourn, motion carried.