Bureau County Board met April 12.
Bureau County Board met April 12.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
Call To Order:
- Mr. Dale Anderson
- Mrs. Hieronymus
Present: AndersonD, AndersonR, Baracani, Cain, Dobrich, Donarski, Entwhistle, Feeney, Humpage, Jacobs, Kohr, Lilley, Marini, Maynard, McCook, Piccatto, Rabe, Rediger, Robinson, Stetson, Thompson, Volker, Warren, Whited
Absent: Albrecht, Thacker
- Mary Jane Marini
Pledge Of Allegiance
Approving Of Minutes:
Approval of Board Minutes from March 13, 2018, Regular Meeting - It was moved by Mr. Dobrich, seconded by Mr. McCook, that the minutes be approved. On vote, motion carried.
Reading Of Communications:
- Mrs. Hieronymus presented the following communications:
A letter from Illinois Department of Transportation stating the supplemental township estimate of maintenance costs, the maintenance engineering statement, and the material proposal for Arispie Road Districts was approved by the department on March 15, 2018.
A letter from IDOT stating the attached joint agreement was executed by the department on February 22, 2018, which was for 2500 N Rd (CH 9) from the Henry County Line to New Bedford WCL.
A letter from IDOT stating the attached joint agreement was executed by the department on March 29, 2018, for 475 Street East at Smith Ditch 3.5 miles Northwest of Sheffield.
Approve and Place on File Regional School Quarterly Report
Mrs. Hieronymus presented the quarterly report for the Regional Superintendent of Schools for the period of January through March. It was moved by Mr. Baracani, seconded by Mr. Dobrich, to place it on file. On vote, motion carried.
Appoint Nina Urbanowski to Bureau County Housing Authority
Commissioner Larry Thomas's term is expiring. Board requests the appointment of Nina as Commissioner for a 5 year term. Mr. Anderson made that appointment and asked for the Board's approval. On vote, motion carried.
Appoint Richard Nauman as Trustee for Ladd Fire District
Mr. Nauman is being reappointed to a 3 year term. Mr. Anderson made that appointment and asked for the Board's approval. On vote, motion carried.
Appoint Karen Schlenz as Trustee for Seatonville Fire District
Mrs. Schlenz is being reappointed to a 3 year term. Mr. Anderson made that appointment and asked for the Board's approval. On vote, motion carried.
Appoint Robert C Catton as Trustee to Wyanet Fire District
Mr. Catton is being reappointed to a 3 year term. Mr. Anderson made that appointment and asked for the Board's approval. On vote, motion carried.
Appoint Michael R Smith as Trustee to Wyanet Fire District
Mr. Smith is being reappointed to a 3 year term. Mr. Anderson made that appointment and asked for the Board's approval. On vote, motion carried.
Resolution to Proclaim National Telecommunicators Week
Mr. Rabe moved for approval of the Resolution to Proclaim the week of April 8-14 National Telecommunicators Week, honoring the women and men whose diligence and professionalism keep our county and residents safe, seconded by Mr. Donarski. On vote, motion carried.
Presentation to Denise from Bureau County Senior Citizens Center
Mr. Anderson presented a check for $100 to Denise Ihrig for the Bureau County Senior Citizens Center. She thanked Mr. Anderson and said that each Board member got a folder with information about the Center. All are welcome to stop in, and they assist all seniors in Bureau County. If there are questions, do not hesitate to call. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Standing Committee Reports:
Ema And Zoning - Ms. Lilley
1. Approve extra clerk hire for zoning maps repair
2. Summary of Zoning Hearings to be Approved
3. Approve Conditional Use request from Bureau Valley Unit School District
Approve request to build an 81' x 228' and 94' x 133' L-shaped single story addition with bumpouts on property located in Section 15, Manlius Township. It was recommended for approval by all committees, and Ms. Lilley so moved, seconded by Mr. Whited. On vote, motion carried.
4. Approve Lone Tree Wind farm 76 Conditional Uses
Approve 46 Wind Turbine Generators, 14 underground cabling, 2 substation facilities, 2 staging areas and 138 kV overhead transmission lines and support structures on properties located in Indiantown and Macon Townships. All 76 conditional uses were approved by all committees with attached stipulations. Ms. Lilley moved for approval, seconded by Mr. Kohr. On vote, motion carried.
Stipulated Conditions for Approval of CU's for Lone Tree Wind, LLC.
Health Dept - Mrs. Volker:
There was no report from the Health Department.
Animal Control - Mr. Robinson:
1. Regular meeting in May has been moved to May 29th
The Animal Control meeting for May has been moved to Tuesday, May 29, due to the holiday on Monday. Mr. Robinson reported that Scott Robbins received his phone and tablet that the Board approved a couple of months ago moving forward with the LEAD system. Keenan has been working with him to get that up to speed. Quentin has all of the data from the other system that is being transferred over, and it appears that everything is working as they had hoped.
Animal Control Report
Fees And Salaries/Labor Relations - Mrs. Entwhistle:
1. Approve and Accept April's County Taxes Received Report
Mrs. Entwhistle moved to approve and accept April's County Taxes received report, seconded by Mr. Baracani. On vote, motion carried.
Mrs. Entwhistle moved to approve the transfer of Public Safety Sales Tax money to General Fund in the amount of $81,463.57, seconded by Mr. Cain. On vote, motion carried.
2. Approve and set salary for County Treasurer, Circuit Clerk and County Clerk
Approve of salary increase in the amount of $1,275 each year for each Elected Official (County Treasurer, Circuit Clerk, County Clerk) for the next four years beginning December 1, 2018. Mrs. Entwhistle moved for approval, seconded by Mrs. Stetson. Mr. Cain moved to amend the motion for a salary increase of $1,275 for years one and two, and an increase of $1575 for years three and four, seconded by Mrs. Marini.
Mr. Anderson asked if there was discussion. Mrs. Stetson thought the Board should stay with the amounts that were decided at the committee meeting because that is when all things should have been spoken. They are not going by percent anymore but rather by dollar amount. Mrs. Marini said that through discussion at the meeting it is brought to the floor of the full Board to understand where they were coming from with their recommendation. She thinks this is the place to have the discussion. The $1275 is below the 2%. They used a median scale, and the $1575 is $300 more which is not a great amount but puts them in a better range of where everyone else is. Mr. McCook said he was sort of the instigator of this and had talked to several people about it. The $1275 is less than 2 1/2% and the $1575 is still under 2 1/2% and that will decrease as time goes on. Mr. Whited said he found this to be an interesting compromise from the original, they talked about $1275 at the meeting, and he plans to stay with that. Mrs. Stetson commented that Mr. McCook was speaking of percentages, and they had decided to stay away from percentages and go with a dollar amount. She thinks the $1275 for each year for four years should stay. Mr. Dobrich said he voted "no" at the committee because he supported $1575. Mr. McCook said they set the first year salary using a percentage, but it was his motion to drop percentages after that because it would save the County more money. They would just be using the two numbers, the $1275 and the $1575, which he felt was still a minimal wage increase. Mrs. Stetson said they discussed it at Committee, they came up with a figure, and they should stay with it. Mr. McCook said it is still up to the Board after considering the Committee's recommendation.
The amendment to the motion made by Mr. Cain and seconded by Mrs. Marini was voted on.