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Kane County Board met December 11

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 5, 2019


Kane County Board met Dec. 11.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

1. CALL TO ORDER

The Adjourned Meeting of the Kane County Board was held at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. A, Geneva, IL 60134 on December 11, 2018.

Chairman Lauzen called the meeting to order at 9:45 AM.

2. ROLL CALL

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Christopher J Lauzen

Chairman

Present

Deborah Allan

Board Member

Present

Theresa Barreiro

Board Member

Present

Mark Davoust

Board Member

Present

Drew Frasz

Board Member

Present

Matt Hanson

Board Member

Present

Barbara Hernandez

Board Member

Present

John Hoscheit

Board Member

Present

Mo Iqbal

Board Member

Present

Michael Kenyon

Board Member

Present

Chris Kious

Board Member

Present

Tom Koppie

Board Member

Present

Bill Lenert

Board Member

Present

Anita Lewis

Board Member

Present

John Martin

Board Member

Present

Myrna Molina

Board Member

Present

Jarett Sanchez

Board Member

Present

Douglas Scheflow

Board Member

Present

Monica Silva

Board Member

Present

Susan Starrett

Board Member

Present

Clifford Surges

Board Member

Present

Angela C Thomas

Board Member

Present

Steve Weber

Board Member

Present

Penny Wegman

Board Member

Present

Barbara Wojnicki

Board Member

Present

Present: Co. Bd. staff Duffy & Nagle; County Clerk Dpty Weilandt; KDOT Dir. Schoedel & staff T. Rickert; Public Health Dir. Jeffers & staff Snowden; Auditor Hunt; Development Dir. VanKerkhoff & staff Berkhout; Sheriff Hain; Circuit Clerk Hartwell; State's Atty. McMahon & staff Brady; Niermann; Workman's Comp Atty. Collison; ITD staff Lasky, Peters; Sheriff's Ofc. Williams; members of the press & public.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & PRAYER

Kane Comm Radio Systems Administrator Andrew Baumann led the meeting with the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance. Rev. Dr. Mark Tusken from St. Mark's Church in Geneva said the prayer.

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: November 13, 2018

Motion by Frasz, second by Wojnicki to approve the meeting minutes from November 13, 2018. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote of 24-0.

5. NEW AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. PRESENTATIONS/DISCUSSION

• Technician of the Year

Kane Comm Radio Systems Dir. Michelle Guthrie shared positive words regarding Administrator Andy Baumann who recently won the Technician of the Year award last month at a national conference and acknowledged his resourcefulness to Kane County and to surrounding public safety agencies. A brief video clip followed. Chairman Lauzen congratulated and re-presented the plaque to Mr. Baumann, as Emergency Dispatch Agencies and National Technician of the Year for 2018.

• RTA FY19 Budget Presentation (C. Groven & L. Redden)

Newly elected RTA Board Director, Christopher Groven and Executive Director Ms. Leanne Redden discussed the latest budget figures for the RTA, summarized the transportation system it covers, the financial challenges ahead, and the infrastructure needed. Ms. Redden reported to date, no proposed fair increases were planned for CTA, Pace, and Metra for 2019. Further details followed. Chairman Lauzen provided his own comments about future handicap services and what the legislature will probably require of taxpayers and transit users. He voiced concern about the talk of a Metra extension which he believes Kendall County taxpayers should fund since Kane County constituents currently pay (and have paid for the past 20 years) the RTA taxes for resources Kendall County currently receives but did not pay, believing it should be fair.

• Pace FY19 Budget Presentation (R. Donahue & J. Schielke)

Mr. Rocky Donahue, executive director for PACE, reported the budget was balanced with no fare increases. A review of some recently completed public transit projects followed. Mr. Donahue addressed the agency's financial challenges and its route enhancements and eliminations. Board members inquired about route eliminations and/or reductions. (Wegman steps away 10:14 a.m.)

• Metra FY19 Budget Presentation (S. Messerli)

Metra Director, Steve Messerli, introduced his team, referenced the agency's recently adopted $1.0 billion dollar budget, pointing out that 82% applies to operations and 18% for capital. No fare increases were planned; however more ridership was being promoted. (Wegman returns 10:15 a.m.). Operating costs, fares, and financial challenges, including a shortfall of nearly $1.0 billion dollars, were shared. Capital projects for 2019 included a third railroad track in Geneva, construction in River Forest, a new bridge project over the Fox River in Elgin and improvements to the Aurora Transportation Center. General questions followed.

• Chairman's Short Program

None

B. SPEAKERS (Agenda & Non-Agenda Items)

Mr. Robert Orry extended thanks to Board Members Koppie, Silva, Frasz and Chairman Lauzen for encouraging him to come before the board about the idea to construct three mega hydro-power plants in North Korea in order to provide jobs and infrastructure to the country using U.S. equipment, U.S. workers, U.S. money and U.S. protection. He asked for the board's assistance in getting this matter in front of the President of the United States.

C. ZONING PETITIONS

PETITION NO. 4476: Mike Stalka

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Martin, Board Member

SECONDER: Drew Frasz, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

PETITION NO. 4477: Daniel Weiland, et ux

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Martin, Board Member

SECONDER: Bill Lenert, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

PETITION NO. 4478: Atanacio Sanchez

The Zoning Board of Appeals recommended approval with 4 stipulations; however, a 5th stipulation was added:

“5. The development will be required to preserve any off site flow, including protection of drain tiles. Protection of drain tiles includes, but is not limited to, the installation of observation structures in the drain tile system and tree plantings such as to avoid damage to the drain tile system from the planting, growth or harvesting of the trees.”

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Martin, Board Member

SECONDER: Barbara Wojnicki, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

PETITION NO. 4479: JM Stoxen

Per Member Allan's question, the petitioner was creating three 10-acre building sites, one of which was already improved with an existing farmstead.

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Martin, Board Member

SECONDER: Jarett Sanchez, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

D. RESOLUTIONS/ORDINANCES

--------------------------------------------------- CONSENT AGENDA ----------------------------------------------

The Chairman asked if there were any items to be removed from the Consent Agenda. Kios removed #18-486; Thomas removed #18-460, and Sanchez removed #18-459. Chairman Lauzen entertained a motion to approve the Consent Agenda (Nos. 18-458 through 18-488 with the exception of 18-459, 18- 460, and 18-486).

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Michael Kenyon, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

Res. #18 - 458 Authorizing Renewal of a Contract for Continuum of Care Support Services for 2019

Res. #18 - 461 Approving a Rider on the Contract for Electronics Recycling Services with eWorks Electronics Services

Res. #18 - 462 Authorizing an Electronics Recycling Memorandum of Understanding with the Reverse Logistics Group of America and eWorks Electronics Services to Meet Requirements of Law

Res. #18 - 463 Authorizing Certain Actions Relative to the Tax Agent

Res. #18 - 464 Authorizing Contract Extension for Kane County Janitorial Supplies Providers

Res. 18 - 465 Authorizing a Contract for Conflict Counsel

Res. #18 - 466 Authorizing an Emergency Purchase Affidavit for Kane County Government Center Gas Line Repair

Res. #18 - 467 Authorization for Intergovernmental Agreement with the Supreme Court of Illinois for the Lease Extension of Space in the 3rd Street Courthouse for the Sixteenth Circuit Arbitration Center

Res. #18 - 468 Authorizing Annual Renewal of CityView License and Maintenance

Res. #18 - 469 Amending the 2019 Fiscal Budget for Softcode Project

Res. #18 - 470 Authorizing a Contract for Spanish Interpreter Services

Res. #18 - 471 Authorizing the Intergovernmental Agreement among the County of Kane, the Village of West Dundee and eWorks Electronics Services for the Recycling of Electronics Equipment - 2019

Res. #18 - 472 Authorizing Approval of Personnel Hiring for Information Technologies Department

Res. #18 - 473 Approving the Kane County Per Diem Rates Effective January 1, 2019

Res. #18 - 474 Authorizing Insurance Broker Service Fee Agreement and Privacy Practices Disclosure Notice

Res. #18 - 475 Authorizing Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program Match Funds Budget Adjustment

Res. #18 - 476 Approving of Personnel Hiring and Replacement, Kane County Division of Transportation - Maintenance (2)

Res. #18 - 477 Authorizing Participation in the Appellate Prosecutor Program

Res. #18 - 478 Authorizing Exception to the County Financial Policies Regarding Personnel Hiring and Replacement

Res. #18 - 479 Authorizing Budget Adjustment for the Health Department

Res. #18 - 480 Approving October 2018 Payment of Claims

Ord. #18 - 481 Abating the Taxes Heretofore Levied for the Year 2018 to Pay Debt Service on $7,670,000 General Obligation Alternate Bonds (Riverboat Revenue Alternate Revenue Source) Series 2010 of the County of Kane, Illinois

Ord. #18 - 482 Abating the Taxes Heretofore Levied for the Year 2018 to Pay the Debt Service on $26,875,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds (MFT Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2004

Ord. #18 - 483 Abating the Taxes Heretofore Levied for the Year 2018 to Pay the Debt Service on $27,225,000 General Obligation Alternate Bonds (State Income Tax Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2013 of the County of Kane, Illinois

Res. #18 - 484 Approving an Engineering Services Agreement with Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc. of Elgin, Illinois for 2019 Structure Safety Inspections, Kane County Section No. 18-00501-00-EG

Res. #18 - 485 Approving Contract for Construction with A. Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois for Kirk Road at Pine Street, Kane County Section No. 15-00342-01-CH

Res. #18 - 487 Approving Contract for Construction with R.W. Dunteman Company of Addison, Illinois for Main Street Road at Deerpath Road Intersection Improvement, Kane County Section No. 14-00448-00-CH

Res. #18 - 488 Approving Contract for Construction with Thorne Electric, Inc. of Carol Stream, Illinois for Randall Road Highway Safety Improvement Project (HSIP) - Stage 3, Kane County Section No. 14-00441-00-TL ---------------------------------------------END OF CONSENT AGENDA ----------------------------------------

Ord. #18 - 459 Establishing the Kane Energy Efficiency Program (KEEP) as a Property Assessed Clean Energy Program in the County of Kane Illinois, Designating a Pace Area, Providing for Property Assessments, and Approving Related Matters

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jarett Sanchez, Board Member

SECONDER: Deborah Allan, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

Ord. #18 - 460 Amendment to the Kane County Code Appendix B, Zoning Ordinance Due to a typographical error, clarification followed that this contract took effect today. The State's Attorney requested the resolution be amended on its face and that a voice vote be taken. Thomas amended the motion to approve it with the corrected implementation date. Second by Sanchez. A voice vote was taken. Vote 24-0. Motion passed unanimously.

RESULT: ADOPTED AS AMENDED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Angela C Thomas, Board Member

SECONDER: Jarett Sanchez, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

Res. #18 - 486 Approving a Contract for Construction with Plote Construction, Inc. of Hoffman Estates, Illinois for Longmeadow Parkway Section C-3, Kane County Section No. 18-00215-22-CH Member Kious, on behalf of his constituents, shared comments against the size, scope and fairness of the Longmeadow tollway.

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [22 TO 2]

MOVER: Drew Frasz, Board Member

SECONDER: Chris Kious, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS: Chris Kious, Jarett Sanchez

Res. #18 - 489 Approving Purchase of Two (2) 2019 Tandem Axle Truck Cab and

Chassis for Kane County Division of Transportation

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

TO: County Board

MOVER: Drew Frasz, Board Member

SECONDER: Deborah Allan, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

E. APPOINTMENTS (Included)

2018 Standing & Ad Hoc Committees (Revised)

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [19 TO 5]

MOVER: Deborah Allan, Board Member

SECONDER: Bill Lenert, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS: Barbara Hernandez, Myrna Molina, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Penny Wegman Grand Prairie Sanitary District

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Drew Frasz, Board Member

SECONDER: Barbara Wojnicki, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

• Kane County Stormwater Management Planning Committee

1. Motion to approve Stormwater Mgmt Plan Committee

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [21 TO 3]

MOVER: Deborah Allan, Board Member

SECONDER: Drew Frasz, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS: Theresa Barreiro, Susan Starrett, Penny Wegman

6. EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chairman Lauzen asked that State's Atty. McMahon continue to assist Member Scheflow and other members about the procedure for being able to discuss candidates for appointments prior to coming to the board.

Chairman Lauzen entertained a motion to go into closed session at 10:53 a.m. to discuss personnel, pending litigation and settlement of claims.

RESULT: APPROVED WITH VOICE VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jarett Sanchez, Board Member

SECONDER: Douglas Scheflow, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

Return to Open Session

The Board returned to open session at 11:15 a.m.

RESULT: APPROVED WITH VOICE VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Mo Iqbal, Board Member

SECONDER: Barbara Hernandez, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

7. OPEN SESSION

[A procedural error was noted by the Chairman: roll call was not done in closed session. State's Atty. McMahon confirmed the record reflected a 100% attendance in closed session.]

Res. #18 - 490 Authorizing Execution of Collective Bargaining Agreements (FY2018 Through FY2021) - Health Department, County Clerk, Office of Community Reinvestment, Workforce Development Division, Division of Transportation, and Coroner Bargaining Units

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jarett Sanchez, Board Member

SECONDER: Drew Frasz, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

2. Settlement of Claim No. 17 CV 8963

• Motion to approve Claim No. 17 CV 8963

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Barbara Wojnicki, Board Member

SECONDER: Jarett Sanchez, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

3. Settlement of Claim No. 18 WC 9493

• Motion to approve Claim No. 18 WC 9493

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Barbara Hernandez, Board Member

SECONDER: Deborah Allan, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Mo Iqbal, Michael Kenyon, Chris Kious, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

This meeting was adjourned at 11:18 AM.

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