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

PRINTABLE DOCUMENT (.pdf)

 

Note: These minutes are not official until approved by the DeKalb County Board
at a subsequent meeting. Please refer to the meeting minutes
when these minutes are approved to obtain any changes to these minutes.

 

 

The County Board Met in regular session at the Legislative Center Wednesday, November 20, 2013. The Chair called the meeting to order and the Clerk called the roll. Those Members present were 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, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson and Chairman Metzger. All twenty-Four County Board Members were present.


Chairman Metzger asked Mrs. Haji-Sheikh to lead to the pledge of allegiance.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion
Mr. O'Barski moved to approve the Minutes of October 16, 2013. Mr. Tyson 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. Fullerton moved to approve the Agenda and Mr. Brown 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 respectfully presented Mr. Gary Hanson, DeKalb County Administrator, with a plaque honoring his 30 years of service to the County. Mr. Hanson spoke to the Board briefly on his 30 years of service for DeKalb County.

 

Employee Service Awards
Employee Service Awards for the month of November 2013 were: Ten Years - Terri Vancil: Forest Preserve; Fifteen Years - Deborah Cook: Court Services; Twenty-Five Years - Mary M. Wiltse-Simpson: Rehab & Nursing; Thirty Years - Gary Hanson, Administration

 

Vice-Chairman, Mr. Paul Stoddard, read a letter of tribute of Mr. Lee Addleman of Waste Management that was sent to the County Board by his wife.

 

Chairman Metzger unveiled a new commercial promoting DeKalb County that will run 26 times on Comcast as a part of the IHSA State Football Championship Games that will be played at NIU during the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.

 

PERSONS TO BE HEARD FROM THE FLOOR

There were no individuals present to address the County Board on any items that had not been subject to a properly noticed and legally help public hearing conducted by the Hearing Officer.

 

Proclamation P2013-06: Open Door Rehabilitation Center

Chairman Metzger read Proclamation P2013-06 congratulating Open Door Rehabilitation Center on their 50 years of service to the DeKalb County Community. Mr. Dave Baker, Executive Director of Open Door Rehabilitation Center was present to accept a framed copy of the Proclamation and say a few words to the Board.

 

APPOINTMENTS

Chairman Metzger recommended the following appointments: Board of Health - Karen Hagen reappointed for a term of 3 years from 01/01/2013 until 12/31/2015. Emergency Telephone Systems Board (ETSB911) - Jason Leverton, Todd Merritt, Jay VanLanduypt and Gary Hanson all reappointments for a term of 4 years, starting 1/01/2014 until 12/31/2017. Thomas R. Phillips appointment for a term of 4 years starting 01/01/2014 until 12/31/2017. Community Services Administrative Board - Carol Herrington appointed for a term from 09/01/2013 to 12/31/2016, Dawn Littlefield reappointment for a term of 3 years from 12/01/2012 to 12/31/2015.
Motion
Mr. Whelan moved to approve the appointments as presented. Mrs. Haji-Sheikh seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
The Chairman asked for a voice vote on the appointments. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

REPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

 

COUNTY HIGHWAY COMMITTEE

Resolution R2013-85: MFT for Salary and Equipment Rental
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board hereby authorizes the expenditure of MFT funds for salary and equipment rental in the amount of $941,000.00. 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. Haji- Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Nr. 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, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson and Chairman Metzger. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resolution R2013-86: MFT for 2014 Winter Maintenance Materials
Motion
Mr. Gudmunson moved The DeKalb County Board does approve the County to expend MFT funds for salt during 2014 in the amount of $500,000.00. 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 Mrs. Haji- Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Nr. 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, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson and Chairman Metzger. All Members voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

LAW & JUSTICE COMMITTEE

Resolution R2013-84: Intergovernmental Agreement with Kane County
Motion
Mrs. Fullerton moved The DeKalb County Board does hereby authorized to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the County of Kane for the provision of multi-systemic therapy services to juveniles and their families as ordered by the courts.  Mr. Oncken seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
The motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Ordinance 2013-14 Adoption of the FY2014 Tax Levy
Motion
Mr. Reid moved Adoption of FY2014 Tax Levy. The DeKalb County Board hereby adopts the Property Tax Levy for the 2014 Fiscal Year in the amount of $20,900,000. Mrs. Turner seconded the motion.

Motion to Table
Mr. Cvek moved to table to FY2014 Tax Levy and FY2014 Budget so that the Finance Committee can have another month to try and cut more spending. Mr. Jones seconded the motion.
Call the Question
After much discussion on whether or not to table the Levy and Budget Mr. Stoddard moved to call the question. Mr. Reid seconded the motion.

Voice Vote on Call the Question

Chairman Metzger called for a voice vote to call the question. A majority of the Members voted yea. Motion carried.

Roll Call Vote to Table

The Chairman asked for a roll call vote on Mr. Cvek’s motion to table the FY2014 Levy and Budget. Those Members voting yea were Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton and Mr. Gudmunson. Those Members voting nay were Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. O’Barski, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mrs. DeFauw, Ms. Fauci and Chairman Metzger. Ten Members voted yea and fourteen voted nay. Motion failed.

Roll Call Vote on the Approval of the FY2014 Tax Levy

The Chairman called for a roll call vote to adopt the FY2014 Tax Levy. Those Members voting yea were Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. O’Barski, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mrs. DeFauw, Ms. Fauci and Chairman Metzger. ¬†Those Members voting nay were Mr. Jones, Mr. Oncken, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mr. Deverell, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton and Mr. Gudmunson. Fourteen Members voted yea and ten voted nay. Motion carried to adopt the FY2014 Tax Levy.


Resolution R2013-15: Adoption of the FY2014 Budget
Motion
Mr. Reid moved The DeKalb County Board hereby adopts the 2014 Annual Operating Budget for January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 in the amount of $77,333,650. Mrs. Turner seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
Chairman Metzger called for a roll call vote to adopt the FY2014 Annual Operating Budget. Those Members voting yea were Mrs. Haji-Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. O’Barski, Mr. Pietrowski, Mr. Reid, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Brown, Mrs. DeFauw, Mr. Deverell, Ms. Fauci and Chairman Metzger. Those voting nay were Mr. Jones, Mr. Cribben, Mr. Cvek, Mr. Emerson, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton and Mr. Gudmunson. Mr. Oncken abstained from voting. The Motion carried with fifteen voting yea, eight voting nay, and one abstention.

 

Resolution R2013-87: Elected Officials Salaries
Motion
Mr. Reid moved to accept and place on file the following Reports of County Officials: Cash & Investments in County Banks - November 2013; Court Services Report - Adult & Juvenile Detention for November 2013; Jail Report - November 2013; Planning & Zoning Building Permits & Construction Report - November 2013. Mrs. Haji-Sheikh seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
The Chairman requested a voice vote to accept the Reports of County Officials. All Members presented voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Claims for November 2013
Motion
Mr. Reid moved to approve the claims for November 2013, and the off cycle claims paid during the previous month, in the amount of $5,118,571.22. Mrs. Turner 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. Haji- Sheikh, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Nr. 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, Mr. Emerson, Ms. Fauci, Mr. Foster, Mr. Frieders, Mrs. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson 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 & Investments in County Banks - November 2013; Court Services Report - Adult & Juvenile Detention for November 2013; Jail Report - November 2013; Planning & Zoning Building Permits & Construction Report - November 2013. Mrs. Haji-Sheikh seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
The Chairman requested a voice vote to accept the Reports of County Officials. All Members presented voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS SCHEDULED TO BE MADE IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2013
Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium & Office Building Authority - 9 positions

Rehab & Nursing Center Operating Board - 7 positions

Supportive Living Facility Board - 7 positions

Board of Health - 4 positions

Community Service Administrative Board - 2 positions

Community Mental Health Board 708 - 3 positions

DeKalb County Nursing Home Foundation Board - 1 position

 

OLD BUSINESS / NEW BUSINESS
There were no items for discussion under old business / new business.

 

ADJOURNMENT
Motion
Mr. Turner moved to adjourn the meeting and Mrs. Haji-Sheikh seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
Chairman Metzger 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