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Grundy County Animal Control/Highway/Transit Committee met September 19

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 31, 2019

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Grundy County Animal Control/Highway/Transit Committee met Sept. 19.

Here is the minutes provided by the committee:

I. Call to Order

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Eric Rasmusson

Board Member

Absent

Harold Vota

 Board Member

Present

Doug Boresi

Board Member

Present

Debra Jo Kinsella

Board Member

Present

Don Hansen

Vice Chairman

Present

Jim Ryan

Board Member

Present

Greg Ridenour

Board Member

Present

Also present were:

Grundy County Highway Engineer Eric Gibson

Grundy County Administrator George Gray

Grundy County Transit Director Sherey Zerbian

Grundy County Animal Control Director Sue Gale

Hutchinson Engineering Resident Engineer Craig Young

Grundy County Engineering Technician Cody Doran

II. Public Comment

None

III. Approval of Minutes

1. Animal Control/Highway/Transit Committee - Regular Meeting - Aug 22, 2019 4:30 PM

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

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

ABSENT: Rasmusson

IV. Animal Control Claims

1. AC Claims

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Doug Boresi, Board Member

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

ABSENT: Rasmusson

V. Animal Control New Business

A. Animal Control Report

Sue Gale referred to the Animal Control Packet in the Agenda. There were no questions.

Sue Gale informed the committee of the work performed at Animal Control by Tony Arnold and thanked him for helping.

1. Ac Report

2. Case Detail

3. Animal Activity

B. Approve Resolution for 2019-2020 IGA's

1. Resolution IGA

RESULT: APPROVED TO PLACE ON FILE [5 TO 0]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Doug Boresi, Board Member

AYES: Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Rasmusson

RECUSED: Hansen

C. Approve Resolution Amending Animal Control Ordinance

1. Resolution for Oridnance

Sue informed the committee of the changes being made to meet federal and state requirements.

All animals must be micro chipped and neutered prior to adopting out animals. Feral cats must also receive rabies prior to release.

RESULT: APPROVED TO PLACE ON FILE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

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

ABSENT: Rasmusson

VI. Animal Control Old Business

None

VII. Transit Claims

1. Transit Claims

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Doug Boresi, Board Member

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

ABSENT: Rasmusson

VIII. New Business Transit

A. Update upcoming FTA Review

A. Update upcoming FTA Review

Sherey informed the committee of an upcoming FTA review. This is a large mandatory audit that takes about 3 days to complete in office. This takes Transit employees about a month to prepare for and the response time is around 2 years for the outcome of the review.

IX. Old Business Transit

Sherey informed the committee of the process to utilize the bus barn grant received by the county. The next step of the process is to generate a Request for Qualifications for Professional Services for the engineering of the barn alternatives.

Sherey updated the committee on staffing within transit. Transit has lost a couple drivers recently but are in the process of hiring, interviewing, and training replacements.

X. Highway Claims

1. Highway Claims

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Harold Vota, Board Member

SECONDER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

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

ABSENT: Rasmusson

XI. Fuel Usage and Overtime

1. Fuel

Eric Gibson informed the committee that fuel usage is normal at this time.

2. Overtime

Eric informed the committee that overtime is around 91% of the budget. This is weather dependent.

XII. New Business Highway

Eric informed the committee of a request for information letter received by the County from IDOT discussing the possibility of abandoning Nettle Creek Road over I-80. Eric discussed impacts to vehicles traveled and the cost savings IDOT is proposing. This topic will be further discussed as more information becomes available by IDOT.

A. Department Fuel Consolidation

Eric informed the committee that Grundy County will be combining all fuel usage to one central location.

B. Approve Bid for Old Stage Road Bridge Repair

Eric informed the committee of the damage caused to Old Stage Road Timber Bridge due to traffic accident.

A letting was held 9-19-2019 at 11:00 am. There was only one bidder and the bid exceeded the estimate by more than 5%. Eric requested the committee approve rejected the bid and rebidding the project to give contractors more time to complete bridge work and procure materials.

1. Motion to Reject Bids and Rebid Project

RESULT: APPROVED [5 TO 0]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

AYES: Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour

ABSENT: Rasmusson

RECUSED: Hansen

C. Hutchinson Engineering Introduction and Phase 3 Process

Craig Young with Hutchinson Engineering gave a presentation introducing himself and Hutchinson Engineering. Craig explained the Phase 3 engineering process for Ridge Road.

XIII. OldBusinessHighway

A. Ridge Road Update

Eric informed the committee that Ridge Road will be let on 9-20-19 and explained the process to determine lowest bidder and award project.

B. Clover Lane Jurisdictional Transfer Update

Eric informed the committee that the jurisdictional transfer does not come through committee and the transfer is in the works and will be completed soon.

XIV. Budget Reporting

1. FY19 Budget Tracking

Eric informed the committee that the concrete work for the fuel and tank will be paid out of highway fund and reimbursed from the other departments at a cost per gallon rate.

XV. Executive Session

none

XVI. Action Taken on Recommendation from Executive Session

n/a

XVII. Adjournment

1. Motion to Adjourn

Adjournment at 5:59 PM

RESULT: APPROVED [5 TO 0]

MOVER: Harold Vota, Board Member

SECONDER: Doug Boresi, Board Member

AYES: Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ridenour

ABSENT: Rasmusson

RECUSED: Ryan

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