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County Board Minutes
May 15, 2013
7:30 p.m.

PRINTABLE DOCUMENT (.pdf)

 

The County Board met in regular session at the Legislative Center Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The Chair called the meeting to order and the Clerk called the roll. Those Members present were Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, 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, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell and Chairman Metzger. Mrs. Fullerton was absent. Twenty three Members were present and one was absent.

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion
Mr. Johnson moved to approve the Minutes of April 17, 2013. Mr. O’Barski 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. Cvek moved to approve the Agenda and Mr. Whelan seconded the motion.
Motion to Amend
Mr. Cvek moved to add Proclamation P2013-04: To Recognize & Honor the Extraordinary Efforts of our Local DeKalb County American Red Cross Volunteers. Mr. O’Barski seconded the Motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a voice vote on the Agenda as Amended. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND REFERRALS

Chairman Metzger announced that the County Board Meeting was streaming live online this evening on the county’s website. He also complimented the County’s IMO Department for all the work that they did in making the online viewing possible.

Employee Service Awards
Employee Service Awards for the Month of May 2013 were: Five Years: Lisa Phelps: Rehab and Nursing, Parris Lumpkins: Rehab and Nursing; Twenty Years: Peggy Newby: Health Department, Amy Larson: Rehab and Nursing, Kelli Liebl: Rehab and Nursing; Twenty Five Years: Van Bomar: Sheriff’s Department, Carol Feiza: Sheriff’s Department; Thirty Five Years: James Quinn: Highway Department.

Proclamation P2013-04: To Recognize & Honor the Extraordinary Efforts of our Local DeKalb County American Red Cross Volunteers
Vice Chairman, Mr. Stoddard, read aloud a Proclamation Honoring the men and women of the local DeKalb County American Red Cross.

APPOINTMENTS

Chairman Metzger recommended the following appointments: Economic Development Committee Chairman: Mr. Jeff Whelan, appointment for a term ending November 30, 2014.

Motion
Mrs. Tobias moved to approve the appointments as presented. Mr. Oncken 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

 

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE

 

Resolution R2013-36: Authorizing the Initiation of the Evergreen Village Project

 

Motion

Mrs. Turner moved The DeKalb County Board does hereby authorize and direct the appropriate County staff to continue implementing the mitigation project pursuant to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency State-Local Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Assistance Agreement (FEMA-DR-1800-IL) for acquisition of the Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park. Ms. Fauci seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

Chairman Metzger asked for a roll call vote. Those Members who voted yea were Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, 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, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously. 

 

 

COUNTY HIGHWAY COMMITTEE

 

Resolution R2013-33: Award for County, Clinton & Squaw Grove Hot-Mix Projects

Motion

Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does award the Hot Mix Project to three companies that have submitted the low bids meeting specifications, those being: Curran Contracting Company in the amount of $141,457.00 for the hot-mix resurfacing of 0.80 miles of Waterman Road in Clinton Road District, Geneva Construction Company in the amount of $314,766.00 for the hot-mix resurfacing of 1.57 miles of Governor Beveridge Highway and Bastian Road in Squaw Grove Road District, and Martin & Company Excavating in the amount of $626,101.48 for the hot-mix resurfacing of 4.17 miles of Malta Road between Old State Road and Illinois Route 72 in DeKalb County. Mr. Frieders seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

Chairman Metzger asked for a roll call vote. Those Members who voted yea were Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, 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, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resolution R2013-34: MFT for Sec. 13-00000-04-GM-Pavement Markings

Motion

Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does authorize the expenditure of MFT funds to be used for the 2013 Pavement Marking Project in the amount of $98,782.00. Mr. O’Barski seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote. Those Members who voted yea were Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, 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, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell and Chairman Metzger. All Members voted yea. Motion carried.

 

Resolution R2013-35: Award for 2013 Drainage Pipes

Motion

Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does award the 2013 Drainage Popes project to the low bidder meeting specifications, Contech Engineered Solutions, in the amount of $46,932.12. Mrs. Haji-Sheikh seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote

Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote. Those Members who voted yea were Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, 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, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell and Chairman Metzger. All Members voted yea. Motion carried.

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

Resolution R2013-37: Award of the Senior Services Tax Levy Funding
Motion
Mrs. DeFauw moved The DeKalb County Board did approve the recommendation of the Health & Human Services Committee and agrees to purchase services from the agencies listed on the resolution, not exceeding the individual limits listed, in the total amount of $450,783.00 for the period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 and does hereby approve the additional allocation of $3,000.00 to the DeKalb County Health Department for the grant period ending June 30, 2013. Mr. Whelan seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote

The Chairman called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members who voted yea were Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, 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, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell and Chairman Metzger. All Members voted yea. Motion carried.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE


Resolution R2013-38: Authorizing a New Authorized Agent to IMRF for the County of DeKalb

Motion
Mr. Reid moved The DeKalb County Board does hereby appoint Mr. Peter J. Stefan, Finance Director, as its new Authorized Agent to IMRF. Mr. Cvek seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger asked for a voice vote. 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 $5,272,672.17. 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 Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, 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, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell 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 April 2013, Planning and Zoning Building and Permit Reports for April 2013, Public Defender’s Report for April 2013, Jail Report for April 2013, Court Services Adult and Juvenile Reports for April 2013. Mr. Oncken 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 R2013-41: Kishwaukee Valley Art League Raffle Permit Request

Motion

Mr. Stoddard moved The DeKalb County Board does hereby approve the raffle permit for the Kishwaukee Valley Art League. Mr. Pietrowski seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
The Chairman called for a voice vote. All Members voted yea. Motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: LABOR NEGOTIATIONS

Motion
Mr. Cvek moved to enter an Executive Session. Mrs. DeFauw seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote

Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote on the motion. Those Members who voted yea were Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, 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, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell and Chairman Metzger. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Executive Session in progress

 

Motion

Mrs. DeFauw moved to return to the County Board Meeting. Mr. Emerson seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote on the motion. Those Members who voted yea were Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, 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, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resolution R2013-40: Adoption of Labor Contract
Motion
Mr. Stoddard 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. Mr. O’Barski seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

Chairman Metzger asked for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members who voted yea were Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, 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, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resolution R2013-42: Adoption of Labor Contract for International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 (Highway Department)

Motion

Mr. Stoddard moved to approve the Resolution as presented. Mr. Pietrowski seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members who voted yea were Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, 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, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell and Chairman Metzger. All Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

OLD BUSINESS / NEW BUSINESS

 

Mr. Whelan reminded everyone to go see the movie “At Any Price” that was filmed in DeKalb County.

 

APPOINTMENTS EXPIRING FOR JUNE 2013

 


Fairdale Light District -- 2 positions
Building Board of Appeals-- 2 positions

 

ADJOURNMENT

Motion

Mrs. Turner moved to adjourn the meeting and Mr. Johnson 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