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County Board Minutes
June 19, 2013
7:30 p.m.

PRINTABLE DOCUMENT (.pdf)

 

The County Board met in regular session at the Legislative Center Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The Chair called the meeting to order and the Clerk called the roll. Those Members present were Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson and Chairman Metzger. Mr. Stoddard was absent. Twenty three Members were present and one was absent.

 

Chairman Metzger asked Ms. Fauci to lead the pledge of allegiance.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion
Mr. O'Barski moved to approve the Minutes of May 15, 2013. Mrs. Tobias 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
Mrs. Haji-Sheikh 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 introduced John Acardo to present the Veteran's Honor Roll to the following members: James K. Hipple, Edward C. Poppen, Harold W. Capehart and Loren O. Wilson.

 

Mr. Nathan Schwartz said a few words and presented James Quinn with an Employee Service Award plaque for his 35 years of service with the DeKalb County Highway Department.

 

Mrs. Jane Lux said a few words and presented Peggy Newby with an Employee Service Award plaque for her 20 years of service at the Health Department.

 

Employee Service Awards
Employee Service Awards for the Month of June 2013 were: Five Years: Timothy Smith: Sheriff's Department, Tiffany Frazier: Sheriff's Department, Kelsey Shelton: Rehab & Nursing; Ten Years: Patricia Young: Rehab & Nursing, Jennifer Denier: Rehab &

 

Nursing; Fifteen Years: Ray Hove: Sheriff's Department, Kimberly Johnson: Circuit Clerk.

 

The Chairman introduced Mr. Bill Nicklas, Mr. Jerry Smith and Mr. Tom Mayta to speak about hosting the IHSA Football Championship games at NIU this fall. Chairman Metzger referred the issue to Mr. Whelan and the Economic Development Committee. A recommendation will be made at the August Board Meeting.

 

APPOINTMENTS

The Chairman added two appointment requests; Cortland Fire District and The Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb. The cancellation of the July County Board Meeting necessitated the consideration of these appointments during the June County Board Meeting.

 

Chairman Metzger recommended the following appointments: Building Board of Appeals: Mr. Ralph Tompkins and Mr. Steve Bollinger, reappointments for a term of four years, until April 30, 2017. Cortland Fire District: Mr. Robert Coyle, appointment to replace Mr. William Abbott, until April 30, 2016. Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb: Mr. Herodote Adjegan, appointment to replace Ms. Susie Hill, until October 31, 2017.

 

Motion
Mrs. Turner moved to approve the appointments as presented. Mrs. Fullerton 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

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 R2013-43: Baseline Road Bridge -- Anticipation of Township Bridge Funds
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does approve using Township Bridge Funds for the cost of the Baseline Road Bridge Project. To cover the programed portion of this cost the County will cover this cost from the County Bridge Fund and receive reimbursement from the State of Illinois through the annual allocation process. This is a joint Township Road and both Sycamore and Kingston Road Districts will participate in this project scheduled to begin on July 8, 2013 with an anticipated completion date during the first week of September 2013. Mr. Whelan seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a roll call vote. Those Members who voted yea were Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2013-44: MFT for West County Line Road Resurface Project
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The County of DeKalb wants to maintain the road from Perry to U.S. Route 30. In the 1990's DeKalb and Lee Counties entered into an agreement stating that Lee County would be responsible for the 4 miles from lee Road south of U.S. Route 30. Contained in that agreement was the provision that when either County would perform major maintenance, i.e. resurfacing, then each County would participate in an agreed prorated cost of those projects. DeKalb County's prorated cost for this current project has been estimated at $92,000 and we will be using MFT funds as well as matching funds. In order for MFT funds to be used the County Board must authorize appropriation of such funds. MFT funds in the amount of $47,135.00 are being programed for this project. Mr. Frieders seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a roll call vote. Those Members who voted yea were Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2013-45: Award for 2013 Paving Marking Project
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does award the 2013 Paving Marking Project to the low bidder meeting specifications, America's Parking Remarking of St. Louis, Missouri, in the amount of $247,462.90 for the center line and edge line marking on all County roads and various Road District roads. Mr. Tyson seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman asked for a roll call vote. Those Members who voted yea were Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

Resolution R2013-49: Policy Regarding the Award of Contracts
Motion
Mr. Cvek moved to approve a Resolution adopting a policy regarding the award of contracts for DeKalb County Government. Mr. Jones seconded the motion.
Motion to Table
Mr. Pietrowski moved to table the Resolution. Mr. Johnson seconded the Motion.
Roll Call Vote to Table Motion
Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote on the Motion. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Brown, Mrs. DeFauw, Ms. Fauci, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson and Mr. Whelan. Those Members voting nay were Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken and Chairman Metzger. Twelve Members voted yea and eleven voted nay. Motion carried.

 

Resolution R2013-50: Purchasing Policy Update
Motion
Mr. Reid moved to approve a Resolution adopting a revised Purchasing Policy for DeKalb County Government. Mrs. Fullerton seconded the motion.
to approve a Resolution adopting a revised Purchasing Policy for DeKalb County Government. Mrs. Fullerton seconded the motion.
Motion to Table
Mr. Cvek moved to table to Resolution. Mrs. Tobias seconded the Motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger called for a voice vote to Table the Resolution. A majority or the 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 $5,865,939.81. Mrs. Tobias seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman asked for a roll call vote on the approval of the claims. Those Members who voted yea were Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson 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 May 2013, Planning and Zoning Building and Permit Reports for May 2013, Public Defender's Report for May 2013, Jail Report for May 2013, Court Services Adult and Juvenile Reports for May 2013, and the 2012 Financial Audit Report & Management Letter. Mr. Tyson 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

Ordinance 2013-07: Amendment to Raffle Permit
Motion
Mr. Whelan moved The DeKalb County Board does amend Chapter 7 of the DeKalb County Code pertaining to Raffle Permits (please see changes attached to this ordinance). Mr. O'Barski seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
The Chairman called for a voice vote on the Ordinance. All Members voted yea. Motion carried.

 

Resolution R2013-46: Family Service Agency Raffle Permit Request
Motion
Mr. Whelan moved The DeKalb County Board does hereby approve the raffle permit for the Family Service Agency. Mrs. Turner seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a voice vote on the Resolution. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2013-47: Sandwich Fair Raffle Permit Request
Motion
Mr. Whelan moved The DeKalb County Board does hereby approve the raffle permit for the Sandwich Fair. Mrs. Tobias seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a voice vote on the Resolution. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2013-48: NIU Athletics Raffle Permit Request
Motion
Mr. Whelan moved The DeKalb County Board does hereby approve the raffle permit for the NIU Athletics. Mr. Brown seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a voice vote on the Resolution. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2013-51: Adoption of Labor Contract for the Rehab and Nursing Home
Motion
Mr. Whelan moved The DeKalb County Board does concur in the recommendation of its negotiators and does hereby ratify the labor contract with AFSCME Council 31, Local 3537 for the period of January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015 as stipulated on Attachment A of this resolution and does direct the Chairman to execute the contract as prepared by the County's Labor Attorney and further directs the staff to implement said contract in a timely fashion. Ms. Fauci seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
The Chairman called for a voice vote. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS / NEW BUSINESS

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

 

APPOINTMENTS EXPIRING FOR JULY 2013
Fairdale Light District -- 2 positions

 

ADJOURNMENT
Motion
Mrs. Haji-Sheikh moved to adjourn the meeting and Mr. Cvek 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