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Kane County Board met November 12

By Michael Abella | Jan 16, 2020

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Kane County Board met Nov. 12.

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 November 12, 2019.

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

2. ROLL CALL

Present: Co. Bd. staff Figliozzi, Nagel; Clerk Dpty. Weilandt; Finance Exec. Dir. Onzick, Purchasing Dir. Dobersztyn, Bldg. Mgmt. Exec. Dir. Sparks; KDOT Dir. Schoedel & staff T. Rickert; H.R. Exec. Dir. Wetzel; Public Health staff Snowden; Auditor Hunt; Development Dir. VanKerkhoff; Sheriff Hain; Asst. State's Atty. Lulves, Niermann; ITD Exec. Dir. Fahnestock & staff Smith; members of the press & public.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & PRAYER

Barbara Nathan, H.R. Specialist came forward and led the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Rev. Dan Rak from Trinity Vineyard Church in St. Charles said the prayer.

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: October 8, 2019

Member Kious referenced Ms. Starrett's absence.

A. Motion to approve Minutes

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Drew Frasz, Board Member

SECONDER: Anita Lewis, Board Member

AYES: Christopher J Lauzen, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

5. SPEAKERS (Agenda & Non-Agenda Items)

Ms. Leona Anderson, who signed up, did not appear to speak.

Mr. Jason Shreeam (phonetic), 43W771 Kenmar Drive, Elburn, IL (Windham Oaks Subdivision). Speaking to the LaFarge gravel expansion, Mr. Shreeam described his participation on a five- member team that negotiated with LaFarge (through Member Frasz and the Zoning Board) to obtain some concessions so nearby residents could live with the quarry expansion. He clarified that his subdivision and the nearby subdivision were not supportive of the expansion. Resident concerns included air quality (dust), machine noise, and the reduction of home values. Mr. Shreeam discussed the dust/noise/lighting monitoring that LaFarge has agreed to but also expressed concern on how county enforcement would take place. He thanked Member Frasz and the LaFarge reps for coming to the table to negotiate.

Mr. John Fahy, land director for LaFarge, Mid-America Region, 1300 IL Rt. 31, South Elgin, discussed his company's background and its significant investment in Kane County, citing three locations. Mr. Fahy discussed the following: 1) his company’s policy to be a good neighbor, 2) the conditions of the negotiated agreement with the neighbors, 3) that neighbors should contact his company first (not the county) if they see violations. He closed by saying that zoning is a balance of the rights between the various property owners. He believed the conditions that were being proposed in the ordinance achieved that balance.

Ms. Vivian Vijegas (phonetic), residing on Timber Crest Drive and not far from the quarry’s entrance, recalled the letter she sent to the board stating her concerns about the quarry expansion and the fact that the LaFarge company met with the committee to work out the differences. A tour of the quarry followed. Ms. Vijegas spoke about the southwestern edge of the property that LaFarge says it inherited in 2007 and that the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources says was “reclaimed.” Ms. Vijegas described the land’s poor condition but also its safety concerns, specifically drowning and emphasized the importance of LaFarge returning the land to its natural state, starting in the off-season. She asked the board to not support the petition until the land was remediated.

A. JeffWard

No appearance.

B. Tianguis Zoning Application Petition #4514

· Keith Hunt, Kerry Luft & Charlie Potter

Mr. Keith Hunt, 55 W. Monroe, Chicago, representing Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, indicated that Director Vankerkhoff relayed to him that the applicant was intending to withdraw the zoning petition. Mr. Hunt stated the Foundation objected to the petition and ask to reserve his comments until the petition is called.

Member Martin explained how the matter would proceed. C. Other

6. NEW AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. PRESENTATIONS/DISCUSSION

· RTA FY20 Budget Presentation (C. Groven)

RTA Board Director Christopher Groven introduced Executive Director Ms. Leanne Redden who discussed the importance of regional transportation, referenced the Capital Bill (Rebuild Illinois) that was approved and signed by the Governor in June 2019. Funding was increased to $8.3 billion dollars for years 2020 to 2024. Details of the Rebuild Illinois funding followed, noting that with this funding and the state’s funding sources, it represented a 45% increase of the overall five-year capital program. While it was a significant amount of money, Ms. Redden said the capital funding still fell short of the projected $30.0B capital needed over the following 10 years. Further details followed on the five-year goals of METRA and PACE.

Member Silva relayed that the Farnsworth service route was cut in her district and spoke to the importance of this route. She asked that Ms. Redden consider returning the service.

· Metra FY20 Budget Presentation (S. Messerli & D. Skoufis)

Mr. Steve Messerli announced the recent adoption of Metra's $1.3B dollar budget noting that while the $2.5M dollars Metra would receive in capital was a good start, it was only half of the $5.0B dollars of capital needed for the RTA-member districts. A list of budget initiatives that Metra will focus on included: safety, customer service delivery, no fair increases, no service cuts, implementing an assertive fair evasion program, and completing the third rail in Geneva. Improvements to the Fox River bridge in Elgin and the Aurora Transportation Center were shared. Mr. Messerli extended his thanks to Chairman Lauzen for meeting with Metra's board and emphasizing the need to spend Metra dollars in Kane County versus outside the county.

Member Hanson extended his appreciation to the transportation reps for their work in Springfield.

· Pace FY20 Budget Presentation (J. Schielke & R. Donahue)

City of Batavia Mayor Jeff Shielke addressed the board and provided a positive update regarding the Randall Road I-90 Expressway service to the Rosemont Transportation Center . Appreciation was extended to the Kane County Transportation staff for their expertise when it comes to planning. New Exec. Director Rocky Donnahue explained how bus routes are reviewed quarterly for ridership and removed if costs cannot be recovered. As to the Aurora route that was removed near the VNA Clinic, Mr. Donahue reported a $40,000 grant will be provided to Aurora Township to serve the clinic with a Call & Ride-type service in 2020. He hopes to use the PACE Capital Bill towards the expansion of the Elgin garage to accommodate growth on the I-90 service.

Member Starrett appreciated the returned service to the VNA Clinic. Members Kious and Iqbal also extended their appreciation to PACE for service near their areas.

Chairman's Short Program Deferred.

B. ZONINGPETITIONS

PETITION NO. 4508: Prairie Lane, LLC

Member Barreiro asked that the Development and Zoning departments monitor the 10 stipulations on behalf of the residents. As to Member Thomas’s inquiry about the length of time the night shift was operating and whether a fine was ever issued, Development Dir. Vankerkhoff indicated he found out two shifts were being operated when the petition was filed. However, no complaints were received but the operation has since ceased. Currently no fines were assessed but he was discussing this matter with the State’s Attorney’s office. Per Vankerkhoff the matter was two separate issues.

Member Kious provided his own perspective living near a working gravel quarry (Algonquin Lakes). Frasz referenced the letter he wrote to the board discussing the various meetings that took place on this petition and LaFarge’s agreement to the stipulations. Also, he relayed the Flinn family had a separate agreement with LaFarge and that a reclamation and grading plan existed on file with the county. However, because the south end of the original pit was grandfathered in, he said it was not subject to current county reclamation standards because they did not exist in the 1960s. While none of the residents supported the expansion, Frasz believed the negotiated conditions allowed for co-existence between the parties and a hotline between the neighbors and LaFarge was created to avoid complaints to the county.

Per Koppie’s questions, Director Vankerkhoff explained the petition before the board was a special use for additional areas of new land to be minded and was not a continuation of LaFarge’s existing operations. The quarry will be mined according to the proposal, i.e., the phasing, reclamation plan, and the stipulations described in the zoning petition. Details followed. As a last comment, Frasz said the expansion was the last quadrant of the Meredith farm which would allow access to new raw material.

Mr. Brian Flinn, 43W997 Rowl Road, representing his mother confirmed he was at “Ground Zero” but corrected Member Frasz’s statement: He and his mother were not truly satisfied with the agreement but the best that could be accomplished.

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

MOVER: John Martin, Board Member

SECONDER: Drew Frasz, Board Member

AYES: Christopher J Lauzen, Deborah Allan, 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, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS: Theresa Barreiro, Myrna Molina, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

PETITION NO. 4514: Tianguis, LLC

Petitioner, Mr. Bruce Oehlerking, 156 Ashton Lane, Crystal Lake, IL representing Tianguis, LLC (Milk Pail Restaurant complex) withdrew Petition 4514.

RESULT: PULLED FROM AGENDA

PETITION NO. 4522: Joseph DeCort, et ux

(Scheflow steps away 10:59 a.m.; returns 11:02 a.m.)

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [22 TO 0]

MOVER: John Martin, Board Member

SECONDER: Barbara Wojnicki, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

AWAY: Douglas Scheflow

PETITION NO. 4523: Cynthia Vargas

(Hanson steps away 10:59 a.m.) Approve with condition that the petitioner work with the Village of Elburn and the Kane County Division of Transportation to resolve the right-of- way and Village easement issues. Member Frasz was an adjacent neighbor and was in support of the petition.

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [22 TO 0]

MOVER: John Martin, Board Member

SECONDER: Drew Frasz, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, 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

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

AWAY: Matt Hanson

PETITION NO. 4524: Russell Splain

(Hanson returns 11:04 a.m.)

RESULT: ADOPTED 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, 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

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

PETITION NO. 4525: Old Second Bank Trust #51 & 52

RESULT: ADOPTED 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, 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

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

PETITION NO. 4526: Old Second Bank Trust #51 & 52

RESULT: ADOPTED 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, 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

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

C. FY20 BUDGET ORDINANCES & RESOLUTION

Ord. #19 - 366 Adopting the Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Appropriations

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 367 Adopting a Tax Levy for the General Fund

Member Iqbal (along with his constituents) objected to the health and dental insurance for board members since they were considered part-time employees.

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [22 TO 1]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Deborah Allan, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, John Hoscheit, 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

NAYS: Mo Iqbal

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 368 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Insurance Liability Fund

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [21 TO 2]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Barbara Wojnicki, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS: Monica Silva, Susan Starrett

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 369 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [21 TO 2]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Drew Frasz, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS: Monica Silva, Susan Starrett

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 370 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Social Security Fund

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [21 TO 2]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Matt Hanson, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS: Monica Silva, Susan Starrett

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 371 Adopting a Tax Levy for the County Highway Fund

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Drew Frasz, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 372 Adopting a Tax Levy for the County Bridge Fund

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Drew Frasz, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 373 Adopting a Tax Levy for the County Highway Matching Fund

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Drew Frasz, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 374 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Kane County Health Fund

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Anita Lewis, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 375 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Veteran's Commission Fund

RESULT: ADOPTED 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, 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

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 376 Adopting a Tax Levy for Mill Creek Special Service Area

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Michael Kenyon

SECONDER: Drew Frasz, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 377 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Middle Creek Special Billing Area

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Barbara Wojnicki, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 378 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Sunvale Special Billing Area

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Drew Frasz, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 379 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Shirewood Farm Special Service Area

RESULT: ADOPTED 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, 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

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 380 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Ogden Gardens Special Billing Area

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Monica Silva, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 381 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Wildwood West Special Billing Area

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Drew Frasz, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 382 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Cheval DeSelle Special Billing Area

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Barbara Wojnicki, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 383 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Plank Road Estates Special Billing Area

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Barbara Wojnicki, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 384 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Exposition View Special Billing Area

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Theresa Barreiro, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 385 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Pasadena Drive Special Billing Area

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Deborah Allan, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 386 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Tamara Dittman Special Billing Area

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 387 Adopting a Tax Levy for the Crane Road Estates Special Billing Area

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Mark Davoust, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

D. RESOLUTIONS/ORDINANCES

CONSENT AGENDA

Chairman Lauzen asked if there were any items that needed to be removed from the Consent Agenda. Asst. State's Atty. Lulves removed Ordinance No. 19-404; Kious removed Resolution Nos. 19-408 and 19-409; Silva removes 19-405 and Thomas removes 19-400. A motion was entertained to approve the Consent Agenda (with the exception of Ordinance 19-404 and Resolution Nos. 19-400,

19-405, 19-408, and 19-409.)

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Tom Koppie, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 388 Reappointment to Board of Trustees of the Pingree Grove and Countryside Fire Protection District (John Payson)

Res. #19 - 389 Authorizing FY19 Budget Adjustment and Transfer from the Tax Sale & Error Fund to the General Fund

Res. #19 - 390 Authorizing an Emergency Purchase Affidavit for Additional Funds for the Kane County Sheriff's Office Purchase of a Lenco Bear Cat Armored Vehicle

Res. #19 - 391 Approving Payment of All Line of Commercial Insurance FY2020 Including Auto, Property, Casualty, General Liability and Workers Compensation and continuing a Service Agreement with Presidio (Wine Sergi) Insurance

Res. #19 - 392 Approving Two Year Third Party Claims Administration Services Agreement with Cannon Cochran Management Services, Inc. (CCMSI)

Res. #19 - 393 Authorizing the Purchase of Gasoline and Diesel Fuel for Division of Transportation, Sheriff's Office, Building Management & Other Intergovernmental Agencies (Bid 45-019)

Res. #19 - 394 Approving a Contract Extension for Vending Machine Services

Res. #19 - 395 Authorizing Contract for Purchase of Replacement PC Equipment

Res. #19 - 396 Authorizing A Second Contract Extension for Kane County & Mill Creek Electrical Services

Res. #19 - 397 Approving a Contract With Aptim Environmental For Consulting Services For The Kane County Solid Waste Management Plan 2020 Update

Res. #19 - 398 Authorizing FY19 Emergency Management Program Grant for the Office of Emergency Management

Res. #19 - 399 Authorizing an Intergovernmental Agreement with Stephenson County for Juvenile Detention Services

Res. #19 - 401 Amending RES #18-68 Authorizing a Procedure for Employees in Building

Management's Pay Rate for Holiday, On Call and After Hours Worked

Ord. #19 - 402 Authorizing Fiscal Year 2020 Non-Union Wage Increases

Res. #19 - 403 Approval of September 2019 Claims Paid

Res. #19 - 406 Authorization to Enter Into Mutual Agreements with Local Partner

Organizations for Emergency Public Health Dispensing

Res. #19 - 407 Approving a Phase I Engineering Services Agreement with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. of Rosemont, Illinois for Randall Road at Hopps Road Intersection Realignment, Kane County Section No. 19-00511-00-CH

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

Res. #19 - 400 Authorizing Intergovernmental Agreement with the Illinois Workers'

Compensation Commission for Lease of Space at 3rd Street Courthouse

Thomas inquired if there were other leases where fees were being "kept level." Director Sparks came forward and explained that the intergovernmental agreements ("IGAs") typically are kept level and include the utilities. He estimated about 4 to 5 other leases had IGAs that were kept level. Member Allan proceeded to explain how the Third Street Courthouse was leased to several entities for quasi-judicial matters and in the case where the county needed to to take back those spaces, it could. Chairman Lauzen suggested reviewing how the utilities are paid for those entities.

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Deborah Allan, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Ord. #19 - 404 Amending Kane County Code Sections 2-47 and 2-48 (Held over for 30 days.) The chairman asked that the section, "Guidelines for Effective Boards and Committees" be incorporated into the county code, as an amendment, if it has not.

RESULT: HELD OVER Next: 12/10/2019 9:45 AM

TO: County Board

Res. #19 - 405 Consent for the Appointment by the Kane County Sheriff of Auxiliary Deputies

Member Silva voiced safety concern about the icicles dripping down from the Judicial Center's roof.

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

TO: Executive Committee

MOVER: Monica Silva, Board Member

SECONDER: Susan Starrett, 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, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 408

Approving Amendment No. 5 to a Phase II Engineering Services Agreement with Crawford, Murphy and Tilly, Inc. for Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor from East of IL 31 to East of IL 25 (Section C), Kane County Section No. 13-00215-20-BR

[Resolutions 19-408 and 19-409 were taken together in one motion.]

Member Kious inquired how the two resolutions were affecting the Longmeadow Parkway. Frasz shared what areas (Section C) would be affected by the two resolutions, including additional environmental studies, soil reports and some tree procurement. The second resolution will focus on land acquisition, relocation funds for businesses on the east side of the river, and hiring a relocation professional through the State of Illinois process.

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [19 TO 4]

MOVER: Drew Frasz, Board Member

SECONDER: Barbara Wojnicki, Board Member

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

NAYS: Chris Kious, Jarett Sanchez, Susan Starrett, Penny Wegman

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 409 Appropriating Relocation Funds for Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor, Section C-2 from East of Sandbloom Road to West of Illinois Route 31, Kane County Section No. 94-00215-01-BR

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [19 TO 4]

MOVER: Drew Frasz, Board Member

SECONDER: Barbara Wojnicki, Board Member

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

NAYS: Chris Kious, Jarett Sanchez, Susan Starrett, Penny Wegman

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 410

Amending the Discipline Policy

Member Silva questioned H.R. staff about employee hours and compensation. She voiced the need for a uniform written policy on such items due to subjective interpretation. She preferred having that information available to the board prior to voting and suggested tabling the matter. Chairman Lauzen recommended that H.R. Director Wetzel create a list of procedures for the various agencies, departments, and bargaining units and report them back to the Human Services Committee, Member Silva, and anyone on the board who was interested. Member Surges described his desire to have an open door policy, explaining that the items would be continually updated. Discussion followed by Silva that it was important to ensure that employees have a voice and that the policy have uniformity. Hanson voiced why he would not support the resolution given that there would be no appeals process now.

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [16 TO 7]

MOVER: Clifford Surges, Board Member

SECONDER: Steve Weber, Board Member

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

NAYS: Theresa Barreiro, Matt Hanson, Chris Kious, Myrna Molina, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Penny Wegman

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Res. #19 - 411

Repealing the Appeals Policy

[Resolution Nos. 19-411 and 19-412 were taken together in one motion.]

Member Hanson had hoped board members had a chance to review the State’s Attorney’s comments and concerns regarding the two proposals. To Hanson, it was a re-write of the policy and given that the board just voted on the Discipline policy, he wanted to ensure that county employees had a voice and received due process. He would not support either resolution.

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [12 TO 10]

MOVER: John Hoscheit, Board Member

SECONDER: Clifford Surges, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, John Hoscheit, Michael Kenyon, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Douglas Scheflow, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS: Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Chris Kious, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Penny Wegman

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

PRESENT: Mo Iqbal

Res. #19 - 412 Repealing the Grievances Policy

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [12 TO 10]

SECONDER: Clifford Surges, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, John Hoscheit, Michael Kenyon, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Douglas Scheflow, Clifford Surges, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS: Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, Chris Kious, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Penny Wegman

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

PRESENT: Mo Iqbal

Res. #19 - 413

Approving the 2020 Monthly Health and Dental Employee Contributions

Per Barreiro's question, there was no rate increase in the medical for employees but there was a nominal increase in dental rates. Member Iqbal voiced that employees age 65 or over should be receiving Medicare, taking the burden off the county. However, H.R. Director Wetzel stated that as an employer the county could not force those employees to take Medicare coverage.

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [22 TO 1]

MOVER: Monica Silva, Board Member

SECONDER: Drew Frasz, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Matt Hanson, John Hoscheit, 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

NAYS: Mo Iqbal

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Ord. #19 - 414

Establishing a County Cannabis Retailers' Occupation Tax in the Unincorporated Areas of County of Kane, Illinois

(Wojnicki and Allan motioned and seconded on original motion - no vote taken.)

Member Hanson encouraged the county to let the market stabilize since it was a new market and instead decrease the percentage to 3.25% rate to have a chance to increase revenues and taxes businesses as the county sees fit.

Motion by Hanson, second by Barreiro to amend the percentage rate to 3.25%.

No discussion followed. Roll call:

Allan, Barreiro Davoust, Frasz, Hanson, Kenyon, Molina, Sanchez, Silva, Starrett, Thomas Wegman Hoscheit, Iqbal, Kious, Koppie, Lenert, Lewis, Martin, Scheflow, Surges, Weber, Wojnicki Amendment passed. Vote: 12 - 11

The Chairman entertained a motion to approve Resolution No. 19-414, as amended.

RESULT: ADOPTED AS AMENDED [21 TO 2]

MOVER: Jarett Sanchez, Board Member

SECONDER: Matt Hanson, Board Member

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

NAYS: Tom Koppie, Douglas Scheflow

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

Ord. #19 - 415 Prohibiting Cannabis Business Establishments

Pros and cons of this matter were voiced among the board members, including: 1) the number of jobs that would be created in addition to the revenue; 2) the undue burden on the Sheriff's manpower as it relates to crime; 3) that voting no would prohibit all businesses related to the industry: the infusers, growers, transporters, etc., which could translate into workers not moving into the County and spending money; 4) it was an inappropriate land use; and 5) other counties should be audited to see what revenue is brought in versus their expenses. Member Hanson pointed out that many of the above questions were already answered in the Public Act which would become law January, 2020. Again, he reminded the board that monitoring of such dispensaries will take place. Additional input from Member Sanchez pointed out that the study referenced in today’s meeting was researched by him and he found the statistics to be unreliable. He has spoken with business owners in the cannabis industry who have indicated there has been no crime issues and that such businesses are highly secured.

RESULT: ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [14 TO 9]

MOVER: Bill Lenert, Board Member

SECONDER: Jarett Sanchez, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, John Hoscheit, Michael Kenyon, Tom Koppie, Bill Lenert, Anita Lewis, John Martin, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Clifford Surges, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS: Theresa Barreiro, Matt Hanson, Mo Iqbal, Chris Kious, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Angela C Thomas, Steve Weber, Penny Wegman

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

E. APPOINTMENTS

Public Building Commission Re-Appointments Stephanie Dawkins and Drew Frasz

RESULT: APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [22 TO 0]

MOVER: Susan Starrett, Board Member

SECONDER: Bill Lenert, Board Member

AYES: Deborah Allan, Theresa Barreiro, Mark Davoust, Matt Hanson, 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

ABSTAIN: Drew Frasz

ABSENT: Barbara Hernandez

7. EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Chairman moved directly to adjournment.

8. Open Session

A. #19-416: Settlement of Claims No. 19WC5603 & 19WC18203

Res. #19 - 416 Settlement of Claims No. 19WC5603 and 19WC18203

RESULT: HELD OVER Next: 11/26/2019 9:45 AM

B. #19-417: Settlement of Claim No. 18WC35636

Res. #19 - 417 Settlement of Claim No. 18WC35636

RESULT: HELD OVER Next: 11/26/2019 9:45 AM

C. Settlement of Claim No. 19WC03609

Held over.

D. Settlement of Claim No. FMCS 190610-07969

Held over.

E. Settlment of Claim No. 19CH789

Held over.

This meeting was adjourned at 12:29 PM.

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