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County Board Minutes
January 16, 2013
7:30 p.m.

PRINTABLE DOCUMENT (.pdf)

 

The County Board met in regular session at the Legislative Center Wednesday, January 16, 2013. The Chair called the meeting to order and the Clerk called the roll. Those Members present were Mr. Cribben, 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. Turner, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Andersen and Chairman Metzger. Those Members absent were Mr. Brown, Mrs. Tobias and Mr. Tyson. Twenty one Members were present and three were absent.

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES


Motion

Mr. Whelan moved to approve the Minutes of November 21, 2012 and from the Organizational Meeting that was held on December 3, 2012. Mrs. Turner 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


Motion
Mr. O’Barski moved to approve the Agenda and Mr. Cvek seconded the motion.
Motion
Mr. Andersen asked to add a discussion about zero waste, a zero waste task force, the landfill license renewal fees, and public hearings on capital projects.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a voice vote on the Agenda as Amended. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND REFERRALS

 

Chairman Metzger introduced Mr. Acardo to induct three new members into the DeKalb County Veterans Honor Roll. Those Members were Steven Kreitzer of DeKalb, Mr. Foster E. Looney of DeKalb, and Michael Jarvis of Sycamore.

 

Employee Service Awards
Employee Service Awards for the Month of December 2012 were: Five Years: Adam Christiansen: Court Services; Ten Years: Julia Fauci: County Board, John Gudmunson: County Board; Twenty Years: Deborah Michalowski: Health Department.


Employee Service Awards for the Month of January 2013 were: Five Years: Ashley Carlson: Sheriff’s Department, Lynne McGuire: Public Defender’s Office, Valeria Akers: Nursing Home; Ten Years: Irene Sanchez: Health Department; Fifteen Years: Melody Smith: Nursing Home; Twenty Years: Debra J. Killham: Health Department.

Chairman Metzger made an announcement Declaring a Vacancy for the Treasurer’s position as Mr. Todd has turned in his resignation. He also explained he will be notifying the two political parties of the Declaration.

Proclamation P2013-01: To Recognize and Honor the NIU Football Team
Mr. Metzger called upon Mr. Stoddard to read the Proclamation and present it to NIU representatives who attended the board meeting.

Proclamation P2013-02: To Recognize and Honor the DeKalb High School Marching Band
Mr. O’Barski read the Proclamation to the board honoring the DeKalb High School Marching Band and Mrs. Haji-Sheikh presented the Proclamation to a few attending marching band members that were in attendance. Those members were Tom Hagaman a Senior Drum Major, Theresa Nguyen a Senior Drum Major, Merrick Haji-Sheikh a Senior Pit Section Leader, Max McArtor a Senior Saxophone Section Leader, Lindsey Hellmuth a Senior Pit Band Member and Sarah Trostle a Senior Color Guard Capitan.

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

Chairman Anderson recommended the following appointments: Metropolitan Planning Organization: Julia Fauci, reappointment for a term of one year, until January 1, 2014.
Public Building Commission: Matthew Swanson, reappointment for a term of five years, until September 30, 2017. Board of Review: Mike Miner, and Ms. Paulette Sherman, both Alternates to be reappointed, for a term ending April 30, 2014. Victor-Adams #1 Drainage District: Bill Coultrip, Brian Miller, Leeson Gord, all reappointments for a term of three years, until September 1, 2015. Rehab & Nursing Center Operating Board: Rita Nielsen, Veronica Casella, Ronald Klein, Russell Deverell, Brenda Bannon, Lynn Shepard, all reappointments for a term of one year, until January 1, 2014. Supportive Living Facility Board: Rita Nielsen, Veronica Casella, Ronald Klein, Russell Deverell, Brenda Bannon, Lynn Shepard, all reappointments for a term of one year, until January 1, 2014.
Motion
Mr. Cvek moved to approve the appointments as presented. Mr. O’Barski seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
The Chairman asked for a voice vote on the appointments. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

PERSONS TO BE HEARD FROM THE FLOOR

Bessie Chronopoulos of 423 Gayle Ave., DeKalb, IL requested time to speak about the DeKalb Nature Trail and how Com Ed cut down so many trees. She also mentioned possibly having a policy to prevent mass devastation like this from happening again. Ms. Fauci said that she would address the issue during the Forest Preserve Meeting.

REPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

COUNTY HIGHWAY COMMITTEE

Resolution R2013-01: Local Agency Agreement for Base Line Road Bridge
Motion

Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does authorize its Chairman to execute an appropriate Local Agency Agreement for Federal Participation with the State of Illinois for the repair of the Base Line Road Bridge over the South Branch of Kishwaukee River in the Township of Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois. Said improvements to be designated as Section 08-18121-00-BR and estimated to cost $740,000.00 with the local share to be estimated at $36,000.00. Mr. O’Barski seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Cribben, 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. Turner, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Andersen and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2013-02: Award for 2013 Tandem Cab and Chassis
Motion

Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does approve the big award for pieces of equipment as specified to Chicago International Truck of Huntley, Illinois, who has submitted the lowest bid as follows: a.) provision of one new 2014 Tandem Axle Cab and Chassis as specified in the amount of $63,550.00; b.) Option provision of one heated windshield for $662.00; c.) Option provision of one engine warranty for 84 months or 100,000 miles for $3,570.00; and d.) Option provision of transmission warranty: minimum 5 years unlimited mile extended warranty for $525.00. Mr. Jones seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Cribben, 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. Turner, Mr. Whelan and Chairman Metzger. Mr. Andersen voted nay. Twenty Members voted yea and one Member voted nay. Motion carried.

Resolution R2013-03: MFT for Salary & Equipment for 2013
Motion

Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does authorize Motor Fuel Tax funds to cover a portion of the Maintainer’s salary and to purchase new equipment for the Department. In order for the State of Illinois to authorize the obligation of these funds the County Board must approve the expenditure. This year the Department budgeted $555,500 of MFT funds for salaries and $273,700 for equipment replacement. This resolution satisfies the State of Illinois’ requirement. 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. Cribben, 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. Turner, Mr. Whelan and Chairman Metzger. Mr. Andersen voted nay. Twenty Members voted yea and one Member voted nay. Motion carried.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

Resolution R2013-04: Amending the Flexible Benefits Plan
Motion

Mr. Reid moved The DeKalb County Board did amend the Flexible Benefits Plan to be in compliance with Federal Law. Mrs. Turner seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a voice vote on the Resolution. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Claims
Motion

Mr. Reid moved to approve the claims for December 19, 2013 and the emergency claims paid during the previous month, in the amount of $5,758,317.49. Mr. Frieders 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. Cribben, 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. Turner, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Andersen and Chairman Metzger. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion
Mr. Reid moved to approve the claims for this month, and the emergency claims paid during the previous month, in the amount of $4,772,292.99. Mrs. Fullerton 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. Cribben, 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. Turner, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Andersen and Chairman Metzger. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Reports of County Officials


Motion

Mr. Reid moved to place on file the following Reports of County Officials: Cash and Investments in County Banks for November 2012, Planning and Zoning Building and Permit Reports for November and December 2012, Public Defender’s Report for November and December 2012, Jail Report for November and December 2012, Court Services Adult and Juvenile Reports for November 2012, County Clerk and Recorder’s 6-Month Report from July 1, 2012 up to and including December 31, 2012, Circuit Clerk’s 6-Month Report for the period ending December 31, 2012, the Annual Report of Compliance with the Bond Record Keeping Policy, and Fund Balance Reporting & Flow of Funds Policy. Mr. Stoddard 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.

 

OLD BUSINESS / NEW BUSINESS

Mrs. Haji-Sheikh left two wrist bands for County Board Members in support of Mr. Brown for Leukemia and in support of Mr. O’Barski for Colon Cancer.

Mr. Andersen wanted to bring forth a few issues that he wanted to bring to committees for discussion. A few of the issues for discussion were a zero waste Resolution, a zero waste task force and making of a policy, the amount of the annual landfill license renewal, and lately charging licensed landfill haulers. All those issues were purposed to be discussed at the Planning and Zoning Committee. Mr. Andersen also brought up for the Finance Committee to consider an adoption of public hearings on any county expenditures above ten million dollars or capital projects.

 

APPOINTMENTS EXPIRING FOR FEBRUARY 2013


Metropolitan Planning Organization – 1 position
Rehab & Nursing Home Center Operating Board – 1 position
Supportive Living Center Board: 1 position
Regional Planning Commission – 1 position
Stormwater Planning Committee – 1 position
911 Board – 1 position
Northwest Water Planning Alliance – 1 position (alternate)
DeKalb County Conservation & Visitor’s Bureau – 1 position

 

ADJOURNMENT


Motion

Mrs. Fullerton 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

 

 

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DeKalb County Clerk