Carroll County Board met July 18.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Reibel, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call was taken showing Hartman, Reibel, Preston, Payette, Stitzel, Yuswak, Anderson, Imel and Cole all being present, with no one being absent.
Motion by Mr. Preston, second by Mr. Yuswak to approve the agenda with moving the following items after Tabled Items:
1.Northwest Illinois Economic Development – Emily Legel
2.Blackhawk Hills Regional Council – Dan Payette
3.Illinois Century Network – State of Illinois Internet Access
Motion by Mr. Preston, second by Mr. Imel to approve the June 20th County Board meeting minutes as presented. Motion carried.
Bills paid in vacation were presented. Motion by Mr. Hartman, second by Mr. Imel to approve the action of the clerk. Motion carried.
Committee on Claims were presented. Motion by Mr. Preston, second by Mr. Yuswak to approve the bills as presented. Motion carried.
Transfers – None
Monthly Financial Report – The report was submitted in the packet.
Board Members Services – N/A
TABLED ITEMS – Motion to approve three-year contract with Century Link – No discussion.
Emily Legel, the new representative for Northwest Illinois Economic Development program introduced herself and stated she is readily available to offer assistance to those who qualify.
Dan Payette, Blackhawk Hills Regional Council Executive Director, gave his yearly update on their goals and explained their focus on what they have to offer the communities. He showed slides of how Carroll County ranks compared to surrounding counties in many categories and projected some direction in the future.
Administrator Michael Doty opened discussion on the Illinois Century Network (ICN) connectivity from Carroll County Courthouse to the State Board of Elections systems. Attending for the discussion was Lowell Atar, Scott Piehn, and Andrew Dyke. Scott explained the connectivity and billing, Lowell explained the line safety, and Andrew explained his role as technician for DOIT. Further discussion about connecting all the departments and possible action will take place in August.
Sheriff & Property – No report
State’s Attorney – No report
Treasurer – Treasurer Powers reported tax collections are coming in and they had made 12 million in disbursements.
Circuit Clerk – No report
Assessor – SOA Gruhn reported attending a farm land class and passed with a passing grade.
County Clerk & Recorder – No report
Animal Control – No report
Highway – A monthly report was submitted in the packet.
Motion by Mr. Payette, second by Mr. Preston to approve the Bridge Petition for Aid from Rock Creek/Lima Road District for Section SN 008-3801 Repair 2019. Motion carried.
Motion by Mr. Anderson, second by Mr. Imel to approve the Preliminary Engineering Agreement for Sec SN 008-3801 Repair 2019. Motion carried.
GIS – No report
Zoning – No report
Zoning Board of Appeals
Building set back variance 19-12-700 – Petitioner, Bradley Linschield seeking a variance to allow as building to be 25’ from center of Reed Circle Drive instead of required 45’. Site address is 4764 Reed Circle Drive, Thomson, IL. Brief legal is lots 4 & 5 Mississippi Heights. Zoning Board of Appeals approved the request. Mr. Stitzel moved to approve the request as presented, seconded by Mr. Payette. Mr. Imel moved to amend the motion by inserting 30’, seconded by Mr. Hartman. Roll call vote was called for showing Hartman, Imel, and Reibel all voting aye and Preston, Cole, Anderson, Stitzel, Payette and Yuswak voting nay. Motion for amendment failed. Mr. Preston moved to amend the motion by inserting 35’, seconded by Mr. Yuswak. Roll call vote was called for showing Preston, Hartman, Cole, Anderson, Reibel, Payette and Yuswak all voting aye and Imel and Stitzel voting nay. Motion to amend was passed. Roll call vote was called for the amended main motion which will now ask for a 35’ building setback from center of Reed Circle Drive. Roll call vote was called for showing Preston, Hartman, Imel, Cole, Anderson, Reibel, Stitzel, Payette and Yuswak all voting aye and no one voting nay. Motion carried.
Zoning Amendment 19-10-900 – Petitioners, Joshua Petre and Jason Yoder are seeking to rezone property from AG-1 to B-1. The property is located at 19160 Elizabeth Road, Mt. Carroll in Woodland Township. Zoning Board of Appeals approved the request. Mr. Payette moved to approve as requested, seconded by Mr. Imel. Roll call vote was called for showing Imel, Cole, Reibel, Stitzel, Payette, and Yuswak all voting aye and Preston, Hartman and Anderson voting nay. Motion carried.
Building Setback Variance 19-06-700 – Petitioner, Larry Medenblik is seeking a building setback variance of 33’ from the center of Otter Creed Road instead of the required 60’. The property address is 7197 Otter Creek Drive, Rock Creek Township. Ms. Anderson moved to approve the request as presented, seconded by Mr. Imel. Roll call vote was called for showing Imel, Anderson, Reibel, Stitzel, and Yuswak all voting aye and Preston, Hartman, Cole, and Payette all voting nay. Motion carried.
Probation – No report
Other Departments – No reports
AFFILIATE AND LIAISON REPORTS
LRA – Mr. Hartman – No report
CEDS – Mr. Imel – No report
UCCI – Mr. Payette reported he had attended the NACO Conference.
911 – Ms. Anderson – No report
Health Department – Mr. Yuswak – No report
VAC – Mr. Hartman – No report
Senior Services – Mr. Imel – A monthly report was submitted in the packet.
Hotel/Motel – Mrs. Cole – No report
Tri-County Opportunities Council – Mr. Preston – A monthly report was submitted in the packet.
708 Board – No report
Extension – Molly Sedic – 4-H Coordinator presented Olivia Charles who gave a preview of the upcoming County Fair.
NEW BUSINESS – Clerk Woessner stated that he wanted to change election vendors and acquire new voting equipment. The current election vender “GBS” does not offer any new equipment that will be ready for the 2020 election. Liberty Systems is the name of the new company that Woessner wanted to change to. The new contracts were explained to the board which included election services and new voting equipment. The contract was for 6 years which included the equipment lease and a 2-year extension on the equipment. Woessner demonstrated that the vendor change with new equipment would stay within the past election budgets. Mr. Preston moved to approve entering into the contracts as presented and grant the board Chairman the power to sign them, seconded by Mr. Yuswak. Motion carried.
Mr. Payette moved that the non-union office salaries be the same as the Teamsters and Carpenters Union current contract calls for, seconded by Mr. Stitzel. Motion carried.
Administrator Doty also stated that the newest probation employee’s salary should be raised to $12.20 per hour to equal other Union Staff with same years of employment. Mr. Imel moved to approve that request, seconded by Mr. Preston. Motion carried.
Reid Law requested approval to acquire a new liquor license for MC Motopark for an August 16th event, but had not fulfilled the license requirements for the liquor commissioner to view. Specifically: finger printings for first time applicant, proof of Dram Insurance and Bassett training. Chairman Reibel stated he would accept a motion of approval contingent on Law meeting liquor ordinance requirements all before the August 16th event. He also asked for the Sheriff’s Department to inspect the location of the liquor sales at the MC Motopark. Mrs. Cole moved to approve the liquor license contingent upon presenting the county with all the needed liquor ordinance requirements, seconded by Mr. Yuswak. Roll call vote was called for showing Preston, Hartman, Imel, Cole, Anderson, Reibel, Stitzel, Payette and Yuswak all voting aye, and no one voting nay. Motion carried.
CHAIRMAN REPORTS – None
APPOINTMENTS – Motion by Mr. Hartman, second by Mr. Imel to approve the appointment of Lorri Mostad to the Community Mental Health 708 Board for an unexpired term replacing Jonathan Meade. Motion carried.
Motion by Mr. Hartman, second by Mr. Imel to approve the appointment of Charles O’Neal to the Carroll County Housing Authority replacing Ruth Kelly for an unexpired term. Motion carried.
Motion by Mr. Preston, second by Mr. Yuswak to approve the appointment of Gregg Miller to Emergency Services and Disaster Agency. Motion carried.
PUBLIC COMMENTS – SOA Gruhn liked the 4-H presentation and promoted the upcoming County Fair Auction.
EXECUTIVE SESSION – N/A
Motion by Mr. Hartman, second by Mr. Imel to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.