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Jefferson County Board met November 26

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 26, 2019

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Jefferson County Board met Nov. 26.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Chairman Steve Draege called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

County Clerk & Recorder Connie Simmons called the roll:

Board Members present: James Malone, Wayne Hicks, Joyce Damron, Jeff Stewart, Adam Ortgiesen, Cliff Lindemann, Jeff Williams, Randy Edwards, Tim Marlow, Joey McDermott (arrived 7:08 p.m.), Sean Wilkey and Steve Draege (12)

Board Members absent: Justin Fulkerson (1)

Legal Counsel present: State's Attorney Sean Featherstun

The invocation was given by Hicks, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Draege. Public Input

Allan Murray requested the County Board remove Don Copeland from the SCT Board due to threat of IDOT pulling funding since he is an elected official (Township Trustee) which is violation of Local Mass Transit Act. Chairman Draege stated since not on the agenda they could not take action tonight, but he has referred to State's Attorney Sean Featherstun for investigation.

Board Member & Chairman comments

Robert White presented property & casualty insurance policy renewal with CIRMA. The premium will be $232,808 for December 1, 2018 thru November 30, 2019.

Chairman Draege presented certificates of appreciation for outgoing Board Members to Jeff Stewart and Justin Fulkerson (absent).

Chairman Draege informed the Board that the employee Christmas Dinner will be held Friday, December 14, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Motion by Edwards seconded by Wilkey to approve the October 22, 2018, Regular Session Full Board Meeting minutes.

Voice vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Motion by Edwards seconded by Hicks to approve the November 1, 2018, Special Session Full Board Meeting minutes.

Voice vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Land, Tax & Appointments Committee Chair Williams presented the November 19, 2018, Committing Meeting minutes.

Williams moves seconded by Hicks to re-appoint Steve Lueker to the position of EMA Coordinator for Jefferson County.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain) Chairman re-appoints.

Williams moves seconded by Edwards to re-appoint Steve Lueker to the 9-1-1 Board. Voice vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain) Chairman re-appoints.

Williams moves seconded by Edwards to appoint Joyce Damron to the Jefferson County Health Department Board.

Voice vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain) Chairman appoints.

Williams moves seconded by Edwards to re-appoint Steve Draege and Sean Wilkey to the Centralia Enterprise Zone Board.

Voice vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain) Chairman re-appoints.

Public Safety Committee Chair Marlow stated this Committee did not meet this month. Motion by Marlow seconded by Stewart to approve the Animal Shelter Report as presented.

Voice vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Services Committee Chair Wilkey stated this Committee did not meet this month.

Motion by Wilkey seconded by Ortgiesen to accept the Public Defender's Reports as presented. Voice vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Highway Committee Chair Edwards presented the November 19, 2018, Committee Meeting minutes. Minutes were amended to reflect that James Malone was at this meeting.

Edwards moves seconded by Stewart to approve the monthly claims as presented. Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Edwards moves seconded by Stewart to award the quarterly (3-months) fuel to Synenergy, at the bid price of $2.1655 per gallon for diesel and $1.6936 per gallon for gasohol, for a combined price of $3.8591.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Edwards moves seconded by Ortgiesen to approve the Agreement for County Engineer's Salary in the amount of $106,656.50 for January 1, 2019 thru December 31, 2019.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Edwards moves seconded by Ortgiesen to approve Resolution Hwy-2018-06 Appropriating Funds for the Payment of the County Engineer's Salary with 50% ($53,328.25) provided by County Motor Fuel Tax and 50% ($53,328.25) provided by Transportation Funds for the total of $106,656.60 for January 1, 2019 thru December 31, 2019.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Fiscal Committee Chair Lindemann presented the November 19, 2018, Committee Meeting minutes.

Lindemann moves seconded by Edwards to approve the dues payment to Illinois Association of County Board Members in the amount of $1,050.00.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Lindemann moves to approve the FY 2018-2019 General Corporate Levy in the amount of $564,147.12.

Motion by Wilkey seconded by Edwards to amend the General Corporate Levy to $589,147.12 (increase $25,000) and the Tuberculosis Levy to $56,920 (decrease $25,000). Roll call vote on amendment. Amendment Carried. (8 aye Damron, Edwards, Lindemann, Malone, Marlow, Wilkey, Williams, Draege - 4 nay Hicks, McDermott, Ortgiesen, Stewart - 0 abstain)

Lindemann moves seconded by Wilkey to approve the FY 2018-2019 IMRF Levy in the amount of $735,000.00.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Lindemann moves seconded by Wilkey to approve the FY 2018-2019 County Highway Levy in the amount of $401,035.00.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (11 aye - 1 nay Ortgiesen - 0 abstain)

Lindemann moves seconded by Wilkey to approve the FY 2018-2019 County Bridge Levy in the amount of $185,547.00.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (11 aye - 1 nay Ortgiesen - 0 abstain)

Lindemann moves seconded by Wilkey to approve the FY 2018-2019 708 Mental Health Levy in the amount of $150,900.00.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (10 aye - 2 nay Ortgiesen, Marlow - 0 abstain)

Lindemann moves seconded by Edwards to approve the FY 2018-2019 Federal Matching Aid Levy in the amount of $185,547.00.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (11 aye - 1 nay Ortgiesen - 0 abstain)

Lindemann moves seconded by Wilkey to approve the FY 2018-2019 Health Department Levy in the amount of $174,172,00.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (9 aye - 3 nay Ortgiesen, Edwards, Marlow - 0 abstain)

Lindemann moves seconded by Hicks to approve the FY 2018-2019 County Liability Levy in the amount of $272,789.00.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (11 aye - 1 nay Ortgiesen - 0 abstain)

Lindemann moves seconded by Wilkey to approve the FY 2018-2019 FICA Levy in the amount of $441,000.00.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (11 aye - 1 nay Ortgiesen - 0 abstain)

Lindemann moves seconded by Malone to approve the FY 2018-2019 Extension Service Levy in the amount of $112,236.00.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (11 aye - 1 nay Ortgiesen - 0 abstain)

Lindemann moves seconded by Ortgiesen to approve the FY 2018-2019 Workman's Compensation Levy in the amount of $189,000.00.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Lindemann moves seconded by Malone to approve the FY 2018-2019 Medicare Levy in the amount of $111,662.00.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (11 aye - 1 nay Ortgiesen - 0 abstain)

Lindemann moves seconded by Wilkey to approve the audit of paid claims as presented. Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (11 aye - 0 nay - 1 abstain McDermott)

Lindemann moves seconded by Edwards to approve the Payroll Distribution Report as presented.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Technology Committee Chair Ortgiesen stated this Committee did not meet this month.

Motion by Hicks seconded by Stewart to approve all Committee Reports as presented/amended.

Voice vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Correspondence

Newly elected County Office Holders whose terms begin December 1, 2018, will be sworn in on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. by Circuit Judge Jo Beth Weber.

The County Board Organizational Meeting will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. at which newly elected Board Members will be sworn in and County Board Chairman and Vice Chairman will be elected by the Board.

December meetings - Committees as a Whole - Thursday, December 20, 2018, and Full Board Thursday, December 27, 2018.

Old Business

Motion by Lindemann seconded by Malone to extend the cap on inter-fund borrowing to $750,000.00 through the end of FY 2017-2018.

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (11 aye - 1 nay McDermott - 0 abstain)

Motion by Edwards seconded by Lindemann to approve the Final FY 2018-2019 Budget. Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

New Business

Motion by Stewart seconded by Damron to approve the FY 2018-2019 Holiday schedule. Voice vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Motion by Wilkey seconded by Lindemann to go into Executive Session at 7:52 p.m. to discuss collective bargaining, negotiating matters, employees, and update of pending litigations, if needed, per 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1)(2)(3)(5)(6)(11)(12)(14).

Roll call vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Motion by Hicks seconded by Stewart to come out of Executive Session at 8:18 p.m. Voice vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

Motion by Hicks seconded by Lindemann to pay Health Department employees whom carry the County insurance effective January 1, 2019, a $200.00 stipend in exchange AFSCME has agreed to make the Circuit Clerk's part time employee a permanent part time position during our next negotiations.

Roll call vote. Motion Failed. (4 aye Hicks, Lindemann, McDermott, Draeger - 7 nay Malone, Damron, Stewart, Ortgiesen, Williams, Edwards, Marlow - 1 abstain Wilkey)

Motion by Lindemann seconded by Damron to adjourn at 8:22 p.m. Voice vote. Motion Carried. (12 aye - 0 nay - 0 abstain)

http://www.jeffersoncountyillinois.com/sites/default/files/November%2026%2C%202018%20Full%20Board.pdf

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