COUNTY BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019  6:00 PM

JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE


Invocation

Given by Mueller


Call to Order


Pledge of Allegiance

 


Roll Call

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

Recognition of Visitors

Citizen Comments


Communications

Agency Reports

Peterson reported that on November 12, 2019 Greater Egypt staff began work on the Kinkaid Lake Watershed-based plan for water quality management planning for the IEPA.  They are also doing a water quality management survey for the Carbondale Urbanized area.

 

This year Greater Egypt  has brought in $21 million dollars of grant money to the region for economic development.  Of that $3.75 million has gone to the SI Airport hanger project and some to Carbondale multimodal transportation center.

 

Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization did not meet this month.

 

The Natural Resources Economic Development Board met on October 23, 2019.  The forest service reported on salvage operations in the Kinkaid watershed.  One million board feet of lumber was sold from the Kinkaid area storm damage of 2017.

 

Mueller attended the UCCI meeting this month in Peoria and provided information that can be obtained in the County Board Office. 

 

Comparato was congratulated for helping to change the curriculum of the Leadership Academy at the UCCI conference.


Chairman Report

I.19-4594

Alstat Award

Chairman Larkin asked that the applications for the Alstat Award be sent to the Executive Committee for consideration.  The recommendation will then be voted on at the December board meeting.

 

The Chairman went over some of the larger initiatives that the board accomplished this year.  The biggest was the changes to the Health Insurance and bring down the costs.   The restructuring of staff in the County Board Office and the early retirement were also beneficial for the county.  The county had the lowest worker comp claims in three years.  The county's mass effort in managing cash flow was very beneficial for the county.


Approval of Consent Agenda

II.19-4595

October 15, 2019 & October 22, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

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

III.19-4596

Approval of Computing Services Data Center Equipment Lease Agreement

IV.19-4597

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

V.19-4598

Payment of County Monthly Claims in the amount of $327,888.74

VI.19-4600

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

VII.19-4601

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

VIII.19-4602

Resolution 2019-29 Increasing the Per Diem Compensation for Members of the Sheriff’s Merit Commission

IX.19-4604

Payment of Ambulance Service Monthly Claims in the amount of $67,682.56

X.19-4599

Payment of Board Member Travel Expenses in the amount of $4,902.49

  • A motion was made by J. S. Rendleman, seconded by Calandro, to approve the travel expenses. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XI.19-4603

Ordinance 2019-13 Authorizing an Addendum to the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Agreement

This item will be considered next month.


Standing Committee Reports


Executive Committee

XII.19-4605

Open Appointments in October 2019 {18}
i. 708 Mental Health Board (1)-Board Liaison
ii. Buncombe Water District (1)
iii. Elverado Water District (3)
iv. Farmland Assessment (1)
v. Greater Egypt (2)
vi. Jackson County Housing Authority (1)
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 J.S. Rendleman, seconded by Erbes, to approve the appointments of Jodi Schoen and Molly Maxwell, to the Natural Resource Economic Development Board.  The motion carried by unanimous vote.

 

A motion was made by J.S. Rendleman, seconded by Erbes, to approve the appointment of Jessica Edmond to the 708 Mental Health Board.  The motion carried by unanimous vote.


Finance & Administration Committee

Liz Hunter gave an update on the Treasurer Report.

XIII.19-4606

Payment of Health Insurance Claims

A motion was made by J.S. Rendleman, seconded by Comparato, to authorize the Chairman to release claims up to $650,000 held in the Health Insurance fund.   The motion carried by unanimous vote.

 

 

A motion was made by J.S. Rendleman, seconded by Calandro, to authorize the Chairman to move payment for Health Insurance claims from County General of up to $500,000   The motion carried by the following vote:

Yes:     10 - D. Bost, Erbes, Basden, Calandro, Peterson, J.S. Rendleman, Comparato, Edmond, Mueller, Larkin

 

No:        1 - Mendoza Jr.

 

Absent:  3 - Nehring, Morris, Snyder


Legislative & Public Safety Committee

Calandro reported that they are working on an cannabis ordinance and will bring this to next month meeting.   The committee is also working on changes to the Animal Control Ordinance and considering a part-time control officer.  He also reported on the proposed CPR/AED training being offered by Kenton Schafer.

 

 

 


Real Property Committee

XIV.19-4607

Payment of Highway Monthly Claims in the amount of $524,079.59

  • A motion was made by Peterson, seconded by D. Bost, to approve the claims. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XV.19-4608

Approval of the Grant Agreement between Jackson County and IDOT for Flood Repairs

  • A motion was made by Peterson, seconded by D. Bost, to approve the agreement. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XVI.19-4609

Land Division Marc Cummins 10-17-200-003

  • A motion was made by Peterson, seconded by D. Bost, to approve the land division. The motion carried by unanimous vote.

Special Committee Reports


Executive Session

XVII.19-4610

Executive Session under 2 (c) 2 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act to Discuss Collective Bargaining

A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Basden, to go into executive session.  The motion carried by unanimous vote.


Old Business

None


New Business

None


Recess

A motion was made by Comparato, seconded by J.S. Rendleman, to recess.