Carroll County Board met Oct. 17.
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. Hartman, second by Mr. Imel to approve the agenda with moving the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation after Tabled Items. Motion carried.
Motion by Mr. Hartman, second by Mr. Preston to approve the October 3rd 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. Hartman, second by Mr. Preston to approve the bills as presented. Motion carried.
Transfers – None
Monthly Financial Report – N/A
Board Members Services – N/A
TABLED ITEMS – Motion to approve three year contract with Century Link – No discussion.
Olympia Bernal representing Riverview Center, presented a yearly review of their activities and how their efforts impact so many residents of the county. She asked for support and approval of a proclamation, proclaiming October 2019 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Mrs. Cole moved to approve the proclamation as presented, seconded by Mr. Hartman. Motion carried.
Sheriff & Property – No report
State’s Attorney – No report
Treasurer – No report
Circuit Clerk – No report
Assessor – SOA Gruhn reported that she attended a JoCarroll meeting about solar projects for assessment.
County Clerk & Recorder – No report
Animal Control – No report
Highway – A monthly report was submitted in the packet.
GIS – No report
Zoning – No report
Zoning Board of Appeals – No report
Probation – No report
Other Departments – No reports
AFFILIATE AND LIAISON REPORTS
LRA – Mr. Hartman – No report
CEDS – Mr. Imel – No report
UCCI – Mr. Payette – No report
911 – Ms. Anderson – No report
Health Department – Mr. Yuswak – No report
VAC – Mr. Hartman – No report
Senior Services – Mr. Imel – No report
Hotel/Motel – Mrs. Cole – No report
Tri-County Opportunities Council – Mr. Preston – No report
708 Board – No report
Extension – No report
OLD BUSINESS – Budget Presentations – The following departments presented their budget requests for the 2019-2020 fiscal year:
•JoCarroll Solid Waste Management Coop – Administrator Michael Doty
•Health Insurance – John Bickelhaupt reported a 17% increase. The board asked John to compare prices with other companies and report back
•Highway – Kevin Vandendooren – To meet Kevin’s projections, he asked the board to approve a request to borrow 50% for a dump truck purchase valued at $173,000 more or less for a one year obligation. Motion by Mr. Preston to approve the request and reflect it in the budget, seconded by Mr. Imel. Motion carried.
•Circuit Clerk – Patty Hiher
•Judiciary – Administrator Michael Doty
•FICA Fund – Administrator Michael Doty
•Salaries – Kevin Reibel recommended to show 3% increases.
•Probation – Marci Arno pointed out that three department salaries were covered by grant aid money for at least this coming year which amounts to $156,000 more or less from being spent by the general fund. She asked for a $1,000 compensation a piece to be given to two other employees. The suggested compensation had been given by the county until 2007 when they chose not to continue. Motion by Mr. Payette, second by Mr. Yuswak that the two employees receive $1,000 a piece for one year. Roll call vote was called for showing Preston, Hartman, Imel, Anderson, Stitzel, Payette, Yuswak all voting aye, Reibel voting nay and Cole being absent. Motion carried.
Motion by Mr. Payette, second by Mr. Preston to support adding an additional $30,000 to the Sheriff’s budget for an additional emergency vehicle. Roll call vote was called for showing Preston, Hartman, Imel, Anderson, Stitzel, Payette and Yuswak all voting aye and Reibel voting nay and Cole being absent. Motion carried.
After other discussion ended, Mr. Payette moved to display the proposed 2019-2020 budget for 30 days, seconded by Mr. Yuswak. Motion carried.
Other additions or changes to the budget may occur but will require board action.
NEW BUSINESS – Motion by Mr. Hartman, second by Mr. Payette to approve the Carroll County Trustee Resolution. Roll call vote was called for showing Preston, Hartman, Imel, Anderson, Reibel, Stitzel, Payette and Yuswak all voting aye, no one voting nay and Cole being absent. Motion carried.
CHAIRMAN REPORTS – No report
APPOINTMENTS – Motion by Mr. Hartman, second by Mr. Yuswak to approve the reappointment of Jim Sweeney to the Tri-Township Airport Authority. Motion carried.
PUBLIC COMMENTS – None
EXECUTIVE SESSION – N/A
Motion by Mr. Hartman, second by Mr. Preston to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.