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

PRINTABLE DOCUMENT (.pdf)

 

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

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion
Mr. Whelan moved to approve the Minutes of February 20, 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 Mrs. Turner 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 passed around a Thank You letter from Deb Armstrong regarding the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau for the Board Members.

 

The Chairman introduced a new intern from N.I.U., Anthony Osborne to the board.

 

Chairman Metzger announced to the County Board Members that there will be a Jail Tour at 6.00 p.m. on April 17, 2013 the night of the next County Board Meeting.

 

Employee Service Awards
Employee Service Awards for the Month of February 2013 were: Five Years: Beverly O'Shaughnessy: Finance, Amelia Coyle: Nursing Home; Ten Years: Michelle Hansen; Fifteen Years: Suzanne Ballard: Sheriff's Department.

Mr. O'Barski arrived at 7:33 p.m.

APPOINTMENTS

Chairman Metzger recommended the following appointments: 911 Emergency Telephone Systems Board: DeKalb City Police Commander Jason Leverton, to replace retiring Carl Leoni from April 1, 2013 until December 31, 2013. DeKalb Sanitary District: Mr. Dennis Collins, re-appointment for a term of three years, until May 31, 2013. Cortland Fire Protection District: Mr. William E. Abbott, reappointment for a term of three years, until April 30, 2016. DeKalb Community Fire Protection District: Mr. Gerald Latimer, reappointment for a term of three years until April 30, 2016. Genoa-Kingston Fire Protection District: Mr. David Huffman, appointment for a term of three years until April 30, 2016. Hinckley Fire Protection District: Mr. Allen Bark, reappointment for a term of three years, until April 30, 2016. Kirkland Community Fire District: Mr. Ed Peterson, reappointment for a term of three years, until April 30, 2016. Malta Fire Protection District: Gary Olsen, appointment for a term of three years, until April 30, 2016. Shabbona Fire Protection District: Robert Frazier, reappointment for a term of three years, until April 30, 2016. Somonauk Fire Protection District: Mark Tuttle, reappointment for a term of three years until April 30, 2016. Sycamore Fire Protection District: John C. Weberphal, reappointment for term of three years, until April 30, 2016. Waterman Fire Protection District: Edwin Bowman, reappointment for a term of three years, until April 30, 2016.
Motion
Mr. Foster 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 DeKalb County Board member representing County Board District #3, until November 30, 2014.
Motion
Mr. Stoddard moved to approve the appointment as presented. Mrs. Tobias seconded the motion.
Motion to Amend
Mr. Cvek motioned to suspend the rules; amend the appointment of Mr. Oncken to include that Mr. Oncken will be a member of the Economic Development Committee; and to amend the appointment of Mr. Oncken to appoint Mr. Whelan Chairman of the Economic Development Committee.

Discussion

Motion to Withdrawal
Mr. Cvek withdrew his motion.
Call the Question
Mrs. Fullerton called the question.

 

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 2013-02: Approving a Special Use Permit for Landscaping Business
Motion
Mrs. Turner moved The DeKalb County Board does approve a special use permit request form Jeff J. Marshall to allow the operation of a landscaping business on property located at 14701 Gurler Road in Cortland Township, said property being zoned A-1 Agricultural District and legally described as shown in Exhibit "A" attached hereto. Mr. O'Barski seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a voice vote on the Ordinance as presented. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Ordinance 2013-03: Amending Zoning Application Fee Schedule
Motion
Mrs. Turner moved The DeKalb County Board does award Ordinances 91-36, 98-22, 2003-29, 2004-14 and 2004-24 Establishing Fee Schedule for Zoning Action Applications and does hereby replace in their entirety with the Zoning Application Fees attached hereto as Exhibit "A". Mr. O'Barski seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote on the Ordinance. Those voting yea were Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Foster, Mrs. Fullerton, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben and Chairman Metzger. Those Members voting nay were Mr. Frieders, Mr. Gudmunson and Mr. Cvek. Twenty Members voted yea and three voted nay. Motion carried.

Ordinance 2013-04: Amending the Site Development Permit
Motion
Mrs. Turner moved The DeKalb County Board does hereby amend Ordinance 2010-19 Establishing Fees for a Site Development Permit as Required in the Countywide Stormwater Mangement Ordinance for DeKalb County. Mr. O'Barski seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman called for a roll call vote on the Ordinance. Those Members voting yea were Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Foster, Mrs. Fullerton, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben and Chairman Metzger. Those Members voting nay were Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Frieders, Mr. Gudmunson and Mr. Cvek. Eighteen Members voted yea and five voted nay. Motion carried.

COUNTY HIGHWAY COMMITTEE

Resolution R2013-18: Award for Paw Paw Road District MFT Aggregate Project
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does award Macklin, Inc. of Rochelle, Illinois as the lowest responsible bid in the amount of $44,910 for 4,500 tons of aggregate to be spread on roads in Paw Paw Road District. Mr. Frieders seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resolution R2013-19: Award for 2013 Road District Hot-Mix Projects
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does award as follows: Afton Road District, Curran Contacting Company from DeKalb, Illinois submitted the low big in the amount of $252,720.57 for the hot-mix resurfacing of 3.09 miles of Elva Road, Crego Road and Keslinger Road; and for Sandwich Road District in the amount of $193,823 for the hot-mix resurfacing of 1.17 miles of Pratt Road and Hidden Oaks Lane; Martin & Company from Oregon, Illinois submitted the low big for Kingston Road District in the amount of $53,601.40 for the hot-mix resurfacing of 0.37 miles of Dawn Drive and Kingston Road; and for Mayfield Road District in the amount of $56,410.30 for the hot-mix resurfacing of 0.47 miles of Motel Road; and for Shabbona Road District in the amount of $26,218.94 for the hot-mix resurfacing of 0.2 miles of Shabbona Grove Road; and Peter Baker and Sons of Lake Bluff, Illinois submitted the low big for Sycamore Road District in the amount of $232,915.35 for the hot-mix resurfacing of 3.43 miles of Base Line Road, Oak Drive, Rivers Road, Dunkey Court and Elfran Drive. 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 Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resolution R2013-20: Award for 2013 Seal Coat Project
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does award Steffen's 3-D Construction from El Paso, Illinois as the lowest responsible bidder in the amount of $616,272.88 for 35 miles of roads for the County and 12 Road Districts. Mr. Jones seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman asked for a roll call vote. Those Members voting yea were Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resolution R2013-21: MFT for Seal Coat Project
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does authorize $73,685 in Motor Fuel Tax funds to be utilized toward the 2013 County portion of this project. Mr. Oncken seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman asked for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

LAW AND JUSTICE COMMITTEE

Resolution R2013-17: Juvenile Justice Council Revised By-Laws
Motion
Mrs. Fullerton moved the DeKalb County Board does approve the revised by-laws of the DeKalb County Juvenile Justice Council and are hereby ratified and shall take effect immediately and that the DeKalb County Juvenile Justice Council shall be and continue in existence under said by-laws in perpetuity or until further action of this County Board. One of the revisions stated that the State's Attorney is not automatically the chairman of the Council. One more additional revision to the by-laws under Article XIII, Section I, mentions that the Council shall undertake a review of the by-laws every four years. Mr. Cvek seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger called for a voice vote. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

Resolution R2013-22: In Support of the Greater Elgin Family Care Center
Motion
Mrs. DeFauw moved the DeKalb County Board does support the New Access Point application to develop a Health Center in DeKalb County, as endorsed by the DeKalb County Board. The Greater Elgin Family Care Center will receive financial support as a Federally Qualified Health Center to provide affordable, quality medical care to at least 5,780 unique DeKalb County Residents via at least 17,919 primary care, dental care and behavioral health care encounter by the end of the second year of funding. The Greater Elgin Family Care Center will absorb the KishHealth's existing Center located on Plank Road in Sycamore, Illinois. Mrs. Haji-Sheikh seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger called for a voice vote on the Resolution. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Resolution R2013-23: Approve the Appointment of the New Finance Director
Motion
Mr. Reid moved The DeKalb County Board does appoint Mr. Peter J. Stefan of Crystal Lake, Illinois as the new Finance Director of DeKalb County, Illinois. Said salary is $110,000 per year. The starting date is April 15, 2013. Mrs. Tobias seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
The Chairman called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

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 $4,892,664.04. 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 Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton Mr. Gudmunson, Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. O'Barski, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek and Chairman Metzger. All Members present 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 February 28, 2013, Planning and Zoning Building and Permit Reports for February 28, 2013, Public Defender's Report for February 2013, Jail Report for February 2013, Court Services Adult and Juvenile Reports for February 2013. Mr. Whelan 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

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

APPOINTMENTS EXPIRING FOR APRIL 2013
Regional Planning Commission -- 6 positions

 

ADJOURNMENT
Motion
Mrs. Turner moved to adjourn the meeting and Mr. Oncken 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 Clerk

 

 

 

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DeKalb County Board Chairman