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County Board Minutes
April 17, 2013
7:30 p.m.

PRINTABLE DOCUMENT (.pdf)

 

The County Board met in regular session at the Legislative Center Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The Chair called the meeting to order and the Clerk called the roll. Those Members present were Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji--Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw and Chairman Metzger. Twenty two Members were present and two absent.

Chairman Metzger asked Mr. Deverell to lead the pledge of allegiance.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion
Mr. Johnson moved to approve the Minutes of March 20, 2013. Mrs. Haji--Sheikh seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a voice vote on the approval of the Minutes. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Chairman Metzger announced to the county board members that items "c” and "d” under the Executive Committee Section of the Agenda would be removed.
Motion
Mr. Oncken moved to approve the Agenda as Amended and Mrs. Fullerton seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a voice vote on the Agenda. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND REFERRALS

Chairman Metzger introduced to the board Mr. Peter Stefan, the new County Finance Director.

Employee Service Awards
Employee Service Awards for the Month of April 2013 were: Five Years: Catherine Dancey: Treasurer’s Office; Ten Years: Keith Alleyne: Nursing Home, Suzy Robertson: Nursing Home; Fifteen Years: Lori Bradshaw: Facilities Management, Pamela Tate: County Clerk; Twenty Five Years: Steven O’Bryan: Nursing Home.

Proclamation P2013--03: National Tourism Week – May 4--12, 2013
Vice Chairman, Mr. Stoddard, read aloud a Proclamation proclaiming May 4--12, 2013 as National Tourism Week in DeKalb County, Illinois.

APPOINTMENTS

Chairman Metzger recommended the following appointments: Regional Plan Commission: Village of Waterman: Ms. Linda Swenson, primary, Mr. Roger Bosworth, alternate; Village of Maple Park: May Kathy Curtis, primary, Ms. Elizabeth Peerboom, alternate; City of DeKalb: Mr. Derek Hiland, primary, Mr. Rudy Espiritu, alternate, all reappointments for a term of three years until March 31, 2016. DeKalb County Farmland Assessment Review Committee: Mr. Kent Wesson, reappointment for a term of three years, until April 30, 2016. Board of Review: Mr. Gerald Wahlstrom and Mr. Marlin Chaplin both reappointments for a term of two years, until April 30, 2015.
Motion
Ms. Fauci moved to approve the appointments as presented. Mr. Jones seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
The Chairman asked for a voice vote on the appointments. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Chairman Metzger now asked for a separate motion for the recommended appointment for Mr. Riley Oncken as Economic Development Committee Chairman: appointment until November 30, 2014.

Chairman Metzger nominated Mr. Oncken to be Chair of the Economic Development Committee. Mr. Oncken spoke and thanked the Chairman for his recommendation for the appointment but respectfully declined. Chairman Metzger sent the nomination back to committee.

 

PERSONS TO BE HEARD FROM THE FLOOR

There were no persons to address the County Board on any items that were not subject to a public hearing.

 

REPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

 

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE

Ordinance 2013--05: Approving a Special use Permit for a Recreational Camp and Large--Scale Agritainment Use
Motion
Mrs. Turner moved The DeKalb County Board does approve a Special Use Permit Request for property commonly known as Stonehouse Park in accordance with Section 9.02 of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance to permit the establishment and operation of a recreational camp and large--scale agritainment use on 37.29 acres consisting of 2 parcels, on of 32.29 acres surrounding a second 5--acre parcel that contains the historic Stonehouse, said properties being located on the north side of Suydam Road, approximately 1,750 feed east of the intersection of Suydam and Hyde Road, in unincorporated Paw Paw Township and being zoned A--1, Agricultural District and legally described as shown in Exhibit "A” attached hereto. Ms. Fauci seconded the motion.
Motion to Table
Mr. Cvek moved to table and send Ordinance 2013--05 back to the Planning and Zoning Committee for further review. Mr. Gudmunson seconded his motion.
Call the Question
Mr. Oncken called the question. Mr. Stoddard seconded the motion.
Voice Vote on Call the Question
All Members presented voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.
Roll Call Vote on Motion to Table
Chairman Metzger asked for a roll call vote on Mr. Cvek’s motion. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Frieders, Mr. Gudmunson and Mr. Cvek. Those Members voting nay were Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mrs. Fullerton, Mrs. Haji--Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mrs. DeFauw and Chairman Metzger. Three Members voted yea and nineteen voted nay. Motion failed.
Roll Call Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a roll call vote on approving the Special Use Permit as presented. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mrs. Fullerton, Mrs. Haji--Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mrs. DeFauw and Chairman Metzger. Those Members voting nay were Mr. Frieders, Mr. Gudmunson and Mr. Cvek. Nineteen Members voted yea and three voted nay. Motion carried.

 

COUNTY HIGHWAY COMMITTEE

PUBLIC HEARING: Concerning the Application for Public Transportation for Financial Assistance (R2013--30)

Chairman Metzger announced "A public hearing is hereby called to order to hear and receive comments for the purpose of considering a project for which financial assistance is being sought from the Illinois Department of Transportation for State of Illinois public transportation operating assistance grants from the FY 14 Section 5311 and Downstate Operating Assistance Program, pursuant to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s general authority to make such grants for the Operation of TransVac and MedVac Service in rural DeKalb County as previously published and advertised.”

Motion
Mrs. Haji--Sheikh moved to open the public hearing and Mr. Gudmunson seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
All Members voted yea to opening the public hearing. Motion carried unanimously.

Tom Zuker residing at 1203 Gifford St., DeKalb, IL spoke on behalf of DeKalb County Voluntary Action Center.

Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved to close the public hearing and Mr. Oncken seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
All Members voted yea on closing the public hearing. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resolution R2013--09: Award for Rural Sign Upgrade Program
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The County of DeKalb does award the Rural Sign Upgrade Program for Subgroup B for the posts and hardware, to MD Solutions from Plain City, Ohio, for $71,116.99. The second award goes to Vulcan, Inc., Foley, Alabama, who submitted the low bid meeting specifications for subgroup A--regulatory and warning signs in the amount of $67,984.00. Mr. Pietrowski seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji--Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resolution R2013--24: Award for 2013 Rejuvenator Project
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does award the 2013 Rejuvenator Project to the only bid submitted by Corrective Asphalt Materials, LLC of South Roxana, Illinois, in the amount of $67,462.20. Mr. Frieders seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji--Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2013--25: Award for 13--XX000--XX--GM Hot--Mix Patching

Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does award the Hot Mix Patching materials project to the bidders meeting specifications, Building Asphalts, LLC., Curran Contracting Company, and Peter Baker & Sons Company. Mrs. Fullerton seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji--Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.


Resolution R2013--26: MFT Resolution for Malta Road Hot--Mix Project
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The County of DeKalb would be resurfacing 4.17 miles of Malta Road between Old State Road and Illinois Route 72 during 2013. The Company will be utilizing motor fuel tax funds to pay for a portion of this project. In order for the County to spend MFT funds the County Board must authorize the expenditure. It is estimated that $384,064.00 of MFT funds will be utilized on this project. Mrs. Haji--Sheikh seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji--Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resolution R2013--27: Local Agency Agreement for Perry Road Resurfacing Project
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved that Perry Road was selected by the State as a Federal Project and moved up to 2013 for 2014. State Transportation Rural Funs will be used on this project to cover 80% of the cost and the County will be responsible for the remaining 20%. The estimated cost of this project is $956,000.00. In order for the County to have the State pay for 80% of this project a local agency agreement must be executed between the State and the County. Mr. Johnson seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji--Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resolution R2013--28: Local Agency Agreement for Federal Participation for Five Points Road Bridge
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved this local agency agreement for Five Points Road Bridge project involves the use of State Transportation Bridge Funds. This project involved the replacement of the Five Points Road Bridge just north of Kingston and the estimated cost of this project is $2,756,000.00. The County’s share of the project has been estimated to be $551,200.00. Mr. Pietrowski seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji--Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2013--29: MFT Resolution for Perry Road Resurfacing Project
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved this Resolution goes with the Local Agency Agreement under Resolution R2013--27. This is for the hot mix project. The County will use a portion of their MFT funds for this project and before that can happen the County Board needs to approve the expenditures of these funds. This resolution satisfies that requirement. An estimate of $191,200.00 in MFT fund will be used. Mrs. Haji--Sheikh seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji--Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resolution R2013--30: Authorizing Application for Public Transportation Financial Assistance
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved this application provides funding for the County’s rural transportation service such as TransVac and MedVac. The funds are passed through the County to the Voluntary Action Center along with all responsibilities and liability. The Federal funds allocated would remain at $372,475.00 and State funds at $375,000.00. Mr. Brown seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji--Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resolution R2013--31: Acceptance of the Special Warranty for Public Transportation Financial Assistance
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved in order for the County to receive financial assistance for public transportation, there are certain conditions that it must agree to. These conditions mainly deal with ensuring that the County would not be in competition with any private transportation service and those union employees or those certain companies would not be adversely affected by the awarding of the financial assistance. As there are no other unionized transportation services operating in DeKalb County, therefore DeKalb County has no problems meeting and complying with the Special Warranty. Mrs. Fullerton seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji--Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Claims
Motion
Mr. Reid moved to approve the claims for this month, and the off cycle claims paid during the previous month, in the amount of $6,217,076.08. Mr. Stoddard seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman asked for a roll call vote on the approval of the claims. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji--Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw and Chairman Metzger. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Reports of County Officials
Motion
Mr. Reid moved to accept and place on file the following Reports of County Officials: Cash and Investments in County Banks for March 2013, Planning and Zoning Building and Permit Reports for March 2013, Public Defender’s Report for March 2013, Jail Report for March 2013, Court Services Adult and Juvenile Reports for March 2013. Mr. Cvek seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
The Chairman called for a voice vote on the reports of county officials. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Resolution R2013--32: Intergovernmental Agreement of Raffle Licensure
Motion
Mr. Stoddard moved The DeKalb County Board does enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of DeKalb regarding the licenses for raffle permits. Mrs. Turner seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
The Chairman called for a voice vote. All Members voted yea. Motion carried.

 

Ordinance 2013--06: Amending Chapter 7, Licenses for Raffles, of the DeKalb County Code
Motion
Mr. Stoddard moved The DeKalb County Board, does hereby amend Chapter 7 of the DeKalb County Code to replace the contents of said Chapter with the attached (Attachment A), amended and updated version of the Code (attached to this ordinance). Mr. Whelan seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a voice vote on the Ordinance. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

OLD BUSINESS / NEW BUSINESS

There were no items of old or new business to discuss.

 

APPOINTMENTS EXPIRING FOR MAY 2013
Building Board of Appeals -- 2 positions

 

ADJOURNMENT
Motion
Mrs. Turner moved to adjourn the meeting and Mrs. Haji--Sheikh seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
The Chair called for a voice vote on the adjournment. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.




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DeKalb County Board Chairman