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Grundy County Animal Control Highway Transit Committee met August 22

By Michael Abella | Sep 12, 2019

Meeting 11

Grundy County Animal Control Highway Transit Committee met Aug. 22.

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

Present

Debra Jo Kinsella

Board Member

Present

Don Hansen

Vice Chairman

Absent

Jim Ryan

Board Member

Present

Greg Ridenour

Board Member

Present

Also present were:

Sherey Zerbian Grundy County Transit Director

Sue Gale Grundy County Animal Control Director

Mary Kucharz Grundy County Human Resources Director

Cody Doran Grundy County Highway Engineering Technician

Eric Gibson Grundy County Highway Engineer

II. Public Comment

Eric Rasmussen congratulated Eric Gibson on 1 year anniversary date 8-27-2019.

III. Approval of Minutes

1. Animal Control/Highway/Transit Committee - Regular Meeting - Jul 18, 2019 4:30 PM

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Hansen

IV. Animal Control Claims

1. Animal Control Claims

Sue Gale explained the bill for care for pigs that had fell of a truck and were injured

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Doug Boresi, Board Member

SECONDER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Hansen

V. Animal Control Report

1. Animal Control Report

Sue Gale informed the committee that concrete pad has been completed and paint will be completed next year.

Sue informed the committee that the violation issue has been worked out with the State's Attorney's office.

2. 2019 Animal Control Dispositions and Numbers

3. July AC Activity

4. 19 AC Case Detail

VI. Animal Control New Businees

No new business

VII. Animal Control Old Business

A. State Statute PA 101-0295 Discussion

Sue Gale gave an update on new state statutes that affect them. Neutering, microchip, and rabies must be completed by animal control prior to adopting out animals. Sue is working with State's Attorney on an ordinance and how to handle this issue.

VIII. Transit Claims

1. Transit Claims

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

SECONDER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Hansen

IX. Update FY 2019 Reimbursement from IDOT

Sherey informed the committee that FY 19 has ended June 30th. All reimbursements have been received except 4th quarter. 4th quarter reimbursement has been approved and should be expected in the next month.

X. Update on New Buses

Sherey updated the committee on the order of 5 new buses as all current buses are past IDOT expected life expectancy and maintenance bills are increases. Out of the 5 new buses 1 new bus will be received as a clerical error occurred regarding the amount of buses. 2 light and medium duty 2016 buses will be received and there is a possibility of leftover budget for buses this year to get more new buses.

XI. New Business Transit

No new business

XII. Old Business Transit

No old business

XIII. Highway Claims

1. Highway Claims

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Hansen

XIV. Fuel Usage and Overtime

1. Fuel

Fuel is normal for this time.

2. Overtime

Overtime normal for season

XV. New Business Highway

A. Recommend Purchase of Pickup Truck through State Bid

Eric informed the committee that highway is looking at purchasing new truck to replace an existing truck. In next years budget and capital plan. Looking for recommendation to full board not to exceed $29,000 through state bid.

1. Motion to recommend purchase of pick up through state bid not to excee $29,000

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Doug Boresi, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Hansen

XVI. Old Business Highway

A. Recommend Construction Agreement with CSX Transportation Railroad for Ridge Road

1. CSXT Construction Agreement

Eric informed the committee that the construction agreement has been received. Comments and concerns have been addressed and the agreement has been reviewed by ICC and State's Attorneys office. The County cost of the agreement is $296,786.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Hansen

2. CSXT PrePayment

B. Ridge Road Update

Eric updated the committee on the Ridge Road project status. All deadlines have been met for 9/20/2019 letting and the project is advertised to bidders at this point. Utility coordination meetings are being held to coordinate utility relocates to avoid project delays. Eric will have Hutchinson present at next meeting for an introduction and to explain complaint process.

C. Grand Ridge Road Bridge Update

Eric informed the committee that Grand Ridge road will be seeded and will be open tomorrow afternoon.

D. Braceville Road Bridge Update

Braceville Road Bridge is open and completed.

E. Pine Bluff Road Curve Update

Eric Gibson informed the committee that the environmental survey request for Pine Bluff Road curve flattening showed land purchased with federal funds will be impacted by the project. This drastically changes the timeline on the work and the cost of the project. The project is no longer feasible and therefore the county will decline the grant funding received by IDOT.

1. Pine Bluff Curve

F. Kinsman Culvert Update

The culvert work has been completed at the railroad tracks. Currently waiting for the railroad contractor to fill the abandoned pipe in order to pave the road and return to existing conditions.

G. Clover Lane Juridicational Takeover

Procedure in place, petition has been filed, and a public hearing will be scheduled.

XVII. Budget Reporting

1. FY19 Budget Tracking

Mary informed the committee that she did not see anything alarming in the report.

XVIII.Executive Session

No session needed.

XIX. Action Taken on Recommendation from Executive Session

N/A

XX. Adjournment

Doug Boresi informed Eric about a street light out on Verona and Grand Ridge. Eric will contact ComED Deb Jo Kinsella inquired about condition of Brisbin Road and when work will be scheduled.

1. Motion to Adjourn

Meeting Adjourned 5:29 PM

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Harold Vota, Board Member

SECONDER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

AYES: Rasmusson, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Hansen

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