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Grundy County Animal Control/Highway/Transit Committee met May 23

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 22, 2019

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Grundy County Animal Control/Highway/Transit Committee met May 23.

Here is the minutes provided by the committee:

I. Call to Order

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Eric Rasmusson

Board Member

Present

Harold Vota

Board Member

Present

Doug Boresi

Board Member

Absent

Debra Jo Kinsella

Board Member

Present

Don Hansen

Vice Chairman

Absent

Jim Ryan

Board Member

Present

Greg Ridenour

Board Member

Present

Also present were:

Grundy County Highway Engineer Eric Gibson

Grundy County Civil Engineering Technician Cody Doran

Grundy County Administrator George Gray

Grundy County Assistant State's Attorney Perry Rudman

Grundy County Board Chairman Chris Balkema Phoned IN

Public Guest:

Thomas Engineering Stephen Vandeveer

II. Public Comment

No public comment

III. Approval of Minutes

1. Motion to Approve Minutes

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Boresi, Hansen

IV. Animal Control Claims

1. Animal Control Claims

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Boresi, Hansen

V. Animal Control Report

1. Animal Control Report

George Gray reported that the animal control report was in the agenda packet. There were no

questions on the report.

VI. Transit Claims

1. Transit Claims

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Harold Vota, Board Member

SECONDER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Boresi, Hansen

VII. New Business Transit

A. GTS Bus Storage Building

1. Motion to Proceed with Request for Qualifications for Bus Storage Building Engineer/Architect

George Gray discussed the grant funds available to construct a bus storage facility. The next step of the process is to choose an engineer / architect firm to move forward with design and site location. This is a request for qualifications process set by IDOT. Sherey and George will work to begin the process with IDOT.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Boresi, Hansen

B. FY 19 Contract

George Gray informed the committee that the FY 19 Contract has been approved at board and has been forwarded to IDOT for processing.

C. Requisition Status

George Gray informed the committee that reimbursements can begin when the FY 19 contract IDOT review has been completed.

D. FY 20 Application

George Gray informed the committee that the FY 20 contract application has been sent to IDOT for their review and signature and will be sent back to the County for committee and board action.

VIII. OldBusinessTransit

No old business for transit.

Eric Rasmussen asked if Cody Doran Civil Engineering Technician would give an introduction to the committee.

Cody introduced himself and gave a brief summary of his background.

IX. Highway Claims

1. Highway Claims

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Boresi, Hansen

X. Fuel Usage and Overtime

1. Overtime

Eric informed the committee that overtime and fuel usage should slow down now that the winter season is over.

XI. Ridge Road Update

Eric Gibson informed the committee that the letting date has been moved to August 2nd due to ROW approval and railroad agreements.

At this time the project team is working on completion of ROW Acquisition and completion of both Railroad Agreements.

Project plans and specifications will be submitted on time.

XII. Kinsman Railroad Storm Sewer Construction Cost

Eric Gibson informed the committee that the highway department will be requesting quotes for storm sewer connection at Kinsman Railroad Crossing.

XIII. NewBusinessHighway

A. Construction Engineering Services Agreement for Federal Participation with Hutchinson Engineering Inc.

1. Construction Engineering Services Agreement for Federal Participation with Hutchinson Engineering

Eric Gibson informed the committee that a Request for Qualifications was advertised for Phase 3 Engineering for Ridge Road. The top three candidates were interviewed and scored. The top candidate chosen to perform Phase 3 Engineering was Hutchinson Engineering Inc. The final action to acquire federal funds for Phase 3 Engineering is to complete the engineering agreement.

RESULT: REFERRED TO COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS] Next: 6/11/2019 6:00 PM

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Boresi, Hansen

B. Electronic Agenda Packets

Eric Gibson requested that moving forward committee agenda packets be mostly electronic to save on paper and time involved in developing the packets. The agenda will still be printed out but the packet will not.

XIV. Old Business Highway

A. Review Construction and Maintenance Agreement with WCL Railroad

Eric Gibson informed the committee that the construction and maintenance agreement has not been received but we are being told that it will be done prior to board meeting.

B. Review Construction Agreement with CSX Transportation Railroad

Eric Gibson informed the committee that the construction agreement has not been received but we are being told that it will be done prior to board meeting.

C. Grand Ridge Road Bridge Update

Eric Gibson gave an update on the Grand Ridge Road Bridge reconstruction project. The project is on schedule and the contractor is working on earthwork, approaches, and sleeper slabs. Anticipating July 4th completion.

D. Braceville Road Bridge Update

Eric Gibson gave an update on the Braceville Road Bridge reconstruction project. The project is on schedule and the contractor is working on earthwork, guardrail and culverts. Anticipating July 4th completion.

E. IGA with Minooka for County ROW Mowing

1. IGA with Minooka for County ROW Mowing

Eric Gibson updated the committee on the IGA with Minooka for mowing County ROW in the Village limits. The IGA will allow the County and Minooka to split the cost of mowing. The county portion is $2340 per year. This is a time and cost savings for the County.

RESULT: REFERRED TO COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS] Next: 6/11/2019 6:00 PM

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Boresi, Hansen

F. Willet Hoffman AASHTOWare Permit Chart Agreement

1. Willet Hoffman AASTHOWare Permit Chart Agreement

Eric informed the committee that the AASHTOWare software will give the county improved capability of analyzing overweight permit loads effects on the county bridges. This can help prevent advanced deterioration of the structures. The costs of the work is 39,923.92

RESULT: REFERRED TO COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS] Next: 6/11/2019 6:00 PM

MOVER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

SECONDER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Boresi, Hansen

2. Benefit of AASHTOWare

3. District 3 AASHTOWare Reviews

XV. Budget Reporting

George Gray gave a update on the budget.

XVI. Executive Session

A. Land Acquisition and the sale/lease of property 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(5) and (6)

1. Motion to Enter into Executive Session to Discuss Land Acquisition and the Sale/lease of property

Roll Call:

Eric Rasmusson Harold Vota

Jim Ryan

Greg Ridenour

Perry Rudman

George Gray

Cody Doran

Eric Gibson

Chis Balkema Phone

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Boresi, Hansen

2. Motion to leave Executive Session

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Boresi, Hansen

XVII. Action Taken on Recommendation from Executive Session

1. Motion to Continue with ROW Negotiations as Discussed

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Harold Vota, Board Member

SECONDER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Boresi, Hansen

XVIII.Adjournment

1. Motion to Adjourn

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Harold Vota, Board Member

SECONDER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Boresi, Hansen

XIX. Agenda Items

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