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County Board Minutes
February 20, 2013
7:30 p.m.

PRINTABLE DOCUMENT (.pdf)

 

The County Board met in regular session at the Legislative Center Wednesday, February 20, 2013. The County Clerk, Mr. Acardo, administered the Oath of Office to Mr. Brown. The Chair called the meeting to order and the Clerk called the roll. Those Members present were Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben and Chairman Metzger. All twenty three Members were present.

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES


Motion
Mr. O'Barski moved to approve the Minutes of January 16, 2013. Mr. Whelan seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a voice vote on the approval of the Minutes. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA


Motion
Mrs. Fullerton moved to approve the Agenda and Mr. Cvek 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 announced to the board: “I am notifying you this evening that I received a resignation letter yesterday from Ken Andersen. I will be sending out letters to the two political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, notifying them of this resignation. A Republican Party Caucus will then be held in the very near future. After they meet a recommended name will be forwarded to me.”

The Chairman introduced Mr. Seth Jansen from Congressman Adam Kizinger's Office who spoke briefly to the board.

 

Employee Service Awards
Employee Service Awards for the Month of February 2013 were: Five Years: Daniel Brauner: Sheriff's Department, Bonnie Hudson: Circuit Clerk, Glenna Johnson: 911, Ashley Rockstead: Nursing Home; Ten Years: Christian Kuhn: Sheriff's Department; Fifteen Years: Erica Walker: Circuit Clerk's; Twenty Years: Paul Deliso: Sheriff's Department, Charles Simpson: Nursing Home, David Jacobson: Coroner.

Chairman Metzger made an announcement about the Sandwich Antique Shows beginning May 12, 2013, and continuing on the following dates: June 9, July 14, August 11 and October 13, 2013.

APPOINTMENTS

Chairman Metzger recommended the following appointments:

Regional Planning Commission: Mr. Tracy Jones, appointment for a term ending March 31, 2014.

Rehab & Nursing Center Operating Board: Mr. Jeff Whelan, appointment for a term of one year, until December 31, 2013.

Supportive Living Facility Board: Mr. Jeff Whelan, appointment for a term of one year, until December 31, 2013.

Northwest Water Planning Alliance: Ms. Ruth Anne Tobias, primary member, for a term ending November 30, 2016. Mr. John Emerson, alternate member, for a term ending November 30, 2016.

911 Emergency Board: Ms. Julia Fullerton, appointment for at term of two years, until November 30, 2013.

Stormwater Management Committee: Mr. Paul Stoddard, appointment for a term ending November 30, 2016. DeKalb County Convention and Visitor's Bureau Board: Mark Pietrowski, appointment for a term of three years, until December 31, 2015.

Board of Health: Tim Duez, reappointment of a term of two years, until December 31, 2015.

Community Services Administrative Board: Sally DeFauw, appointment for a term ending November 30, 2014. Ms. Kimberly Wright, appointment for a term of three years, until November 30, 2015 and Monica O'Leary, appointment for a term of three years, until November 30, 2015.

DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board: Richard Schluter, appointment for a term of three years, until December 31, 2016.
Motion
Mr. Stoddard moved to approve the appointments as presented. Mrs. Turner 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 of the next DeKalb County Treasurer: Ms. Christine Johnson to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Mark Todd, until November 30, 2014.
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved to approve the appointment as presented. Mrs. Tobias seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
The Chair called for a voice vote for the appointment. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.
Ms. Johnson is to be inaugurated on March 4, 2013.

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

 

COUNTY HIGHWAY COMMITTEE

 

Resolution R2013-07: Agreement with State of Illinois for Grad Crossing Improvements to Genoa Road
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does authorize its Chairman to sign the appropriate documents entering into an agreement with the State of Illinois & the Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad Company for the purpose of crossing warning signal devices on Genoa Road at the Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad Company crossing north of Cherry Valley Road. Ms. Fauci seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a voice vote on the Resolution. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2013-08: Award for General County Letting
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does award the 2013 General Letting for Aggregate to everyone who submitted the lowest bids (LaFarge Aggregate of Elburn, IL, Macklin Inc. of Rochelle, Illinois, River Stone Group of Moline, IL, Vulcan Materials of Sycamore/DeKalb, Illinois, and to Sicalco, LTD of Forreston, Illinois who submitted the lowest bid for calcium chloride. Mrs. Haji-Sheikh seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
Chairman Metzger called for a voice vote. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2013-11: Award for Box, Plow, Wing, Spreader for New Tandem
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does award Monroe Truck Equipment of Monroe, Wisconsin, the lowest bid submitted, for the provision of one new snow plow, frame, hydraulic system, dump body, wing and pre-wet tank system as specified in the amount of $75,283.00. Mr. O'Barski seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben and Chairman Metzger. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

County Engineer, Nathan Schwartz gave a Highway Department Annual Report Presentation.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

Resolution R2013-12: Selecting the DeKalb County Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Motion
Mr. Brown moved The DeKalb County Board is selecting the DeKalb County Convention and Visitor's Bureau as DeKalb County's Agency of Record for Tourism Promotions for the Illinois Office of Tourism FY14 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014). Ms. Fauci seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger called for a voice vote on the Resolution. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

Resolution R2013-10: Annual Property Tax Abatement for Health Facility Bond Issue
Motion
Mr. Reid moved that a portion of the $970,313.00 property tax levy for the 2012 Tax Year (payable in 2013), which was levied for the lease agreement for the retirement of the debt on the 2005 Health Facility Re-Financing Bond Issue, is hereby abated in the amount of $395,313.00, and that a certified copy of this resolution should be filed with the DeKalb County Clerk within fifteen days. Mr. Cvek seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben and Chairman Metzger. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2013-13: Annual Property Tax Abatement for Courthouse Expansion & Jail Planning Bond Issue
Motion
Mr. Reid moved that the $1,146,990 property tax levy for the 2012 Tax Year (payable in 2013), which was levied for the retirement of the debt of (a) $836,882 for the Build America Bond Issue and (b) $310,108 for the Recovery Zone Bond Issue, is hereby abated in its entirety in the amount of $1,146,990, and that a certified copy of this resolution should be filed with the DeKalb County Clerk within fifteen days. 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. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben and Chairman Metzger. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2013-14: Jury Software Program
Motion
Mr. Reid moved the DeKalb County Board does allow the Judicial Office to purchase the IJuror and MJuror software program for the citizens of DeKalb County, Illinois, to help them communicate with the court via the Internet, in the amount of $22,000.00. Mr. Emerson seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman called for a roll call vote. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben and Chairman Metzger. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2013-15: FY2012 Year-End Budget Transfers
Motion
Mr. Reid moved the DeKalb County Board does approve the emergency appropriations and budget transfers set forth on the attached pages to this resolution for Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2012. Mr. Cvek seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman called for a roll call vote. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben and Chairman Metzger. All Members voted yea. Motion carried.

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 $5,930,123.84. 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. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben and Chairman Metzger. All Members voted yea. Motion carried.

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 January 31, 2013, Planning and Zoning Building and Permit Reports for January 2013, Public Defender's Report for January 2013, Jail Report for January 2013, Court Services Adult and Juvenile Reports for January 2013.
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

 

Ordinance 2013-01: DeKalb County Code
Motion
Mr. Stoddard moved The DeKalb County Board does accept a DeKalb County Code Change for the Finance Director and Deputy County Administrator. Ms. Fauci seconded the motion.
Motion to Amend
Mr. Cvek moved to Amend the Ordinance by tabling section 2-67 of the Ordinance and to proceed and vote on section 2-68.
Roll Call Vote on Amendment
Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote on the Amendment. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Cvek, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben and Chairman Metzger. Those Members voting nay were Mrs. DeFauw, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Reid and Mrs. Turner. Eighteen Members voted yea and five Members voted nay. Motion carried.
Roll Call Vote on Amended Ordinance
The Chairman called for a roll call vote on the Ordinance as Amended. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Cvek, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben and Chairman Metzger. Those Members voting nay were Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Turner. Nineteen Members voted yea and four voted nay. Motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS / NEW BUSINESS

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

 

APPOINTMENTS EXPIRING FOR MARCH 2013


All Fire Protection Districts
DeKalb Sanitary District - 1 position

 

ADJOURNMENT


Motion
Mrs. Haji-Sheikh moved to adjourn the meeting and Mrs. Turner 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

 

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DeKalb County Clerk