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Grundy County County Board met August 13

By Michael Abella | Nov 8, 2019

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Grundy County County Board met Aug. 13.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

I. Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman Balkema called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

II. Roll Call

Attendee Name

 Title

Status

Millie Dyer

 Board Member

Present

Ann Gill

Board Member

Present

Eric Rasmusson

Board Member

Present

Ken Iverson

Board Member

Present

Deb Warning

Board Member

Present

Harold Vota

Board Member

Present

Doug Boresi

Board Member

Present

Mike Onorato

Board Member

Absent

Debra Jo Kinsella

Board Member

Present

Chris Balkema

Chairman

Present

Don Hansen

Vice Chairman

Present

Lana Phillips

Board Member

Absent

Jim Ryan

Board Member

Present

David Valdivia

Board Member

Absent

Greg Ridenour

Board Member

Present

Drew Muffler

Board Member

Present

James Olson

Board Member

Absent

Ellen Hanson

Board Member

Present

III. Public Recognition / Public Comments

County Board Member, Jim Ryan, spoke on the Emergency Preparedness exercise that he recently attended at Dresden Nuclear Generating Station. The exercise is held to test emergency response plans for the area that surround the Power Station. Emergency response personnel from the State of Illinois, Grundy County, Will County, Kendall County and Exelon participated in the exercise. FEMA evaluates the exercise, and will provide its preliminary findings at a meeting on August 2nd, at Noon, in the Grundy County Emergency Operations Center, 1320 Union St., Morris. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

IV. Approval of Minutes

1. County Board - Regular Meeting - Jul 9, 2019 6:00 PM

It was MOVED by Board Member Dyer and SECONDED by Board Member Vota that the Board accept the Minutes from the July 9, 2019 regular County Board Meeting. Chairman Balkema declared MOTION PASSED by unanimous voice vote. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Millie Dyer, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

V. Reports - Appointed Officials

A. Land Use Director

1. 5058 : Approve Ordinance for Petition 19-ZBA-006-Map Amendment from A to AR/Gerstung

Land Use Director, Heidi Miller, addressed the Board regarding the one Land Use item which required Board action.

It was MOVED by Board Member Kinsella and SECONDED by Board Member Ryan that the Board Approve Ordinance for Petition 19-ZBA-006-Map Amendment from A to AR/Gerstung. Chairman Balkema declared MOTION PASSED by unanimous voice vote. MOTION CARRIED

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

B. County Engineer, Eric Gibson, addressed the Board and gave updates and background on the three Highway Department agenda items.

1. 5107 : Resolution-Agreement-Wisconsin Central LTD Railroad--Ridge Road, Minooka Extension

It was MOVED by Board Member Kinsella and SECONDED by Board Member Rasmusson that the Board Approve Resolution-Agreement with Wisconsin Central LTD Railroad-Ridge Road, Minooka Extension. Upon roll call, said MOTION PREVAILED by the following vote. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Eric Rasmusson, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

2. Resolution-Acceptance of Bid for County Road Maintenance Located in Braceville, Erienna, Goose Lake, and Vienna Townships

It was MOVED by Board Member Ryan and SECONDED by Board Member Vota that the Board Approve Resolution-Acceptance of Bid for County Road Maintenance. It was MOVED by Board Member Gill and SECONDED by Board Member Ryan that the Board accept the results of the previous roll call. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

3. Resolution Purchase of Dump Truck for Highway Department and Quote

It was MOVED by Board Member Kinsella and SECONDED by Board Member Boresi that the Board Approve Resolution-Purchase of Dump Truck. It was MOVED by Board Member Gill and SECONDED by Board Member Warning that the Board accept the results of the previous roll call. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Doug Boresi, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

VI. Reports - Elected Officials

A. Treasurer

1. Treasurer Report

It was MOVED by Board Member Rasmusson and SECONDED by Board Member Hansen that the Board Approve Monthly Treasurer's Report. It was MOVED by Board Member Gill and SECONDED by Board Member Warning that the Board accept the results of the previous roll call. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Eric Rasmusson, Board Member

SECONDER: Don Hansen, Vice Chairman

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

VII. Reports - Board Committees

A. Finance

1. Claims Listing 7/22/19

It was MOVED by Board Member Ryan and SECONDED by Board Member Rasmusson that the Board Approve the Claims Listing from 7/22/19. It was MOVED by Board Member Gill and SECONDED by Board Member Ryan that the Board accept the results of the previous roll call. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Eric Rasmusson, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

2. Claims Listing 8/12/19

It was MOVED by Board Member Rasmusson and SECONDED by Board Member Dyer that the Board Approve the Claims Listing from 8/12/19. It was MOVED by Board Member Gill and SECONDED by Board Member Ryan that the Board accept the results of the previous roll call. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Eric Rasmusson, Board Member

SECONDER: Millie Dyer, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

VIII. Appointments

A. Resolution Appointment of Craig Eberhardt to the Braceville Fire Protection District

It was MOVED by Board Member Ryan and SECONDED by Board Member Gill that the Board Approve Resolution-Appointment of Craig Eberhardt - Braceville Fire Protection District. Chairman Balkema declared MOTION PASSED by unanimous voice vote. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Ann Gill, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

B. Resolution Reappointment of Donna Matteson to the Public Building Commission

It was MOVED by Board Member Dyer and SECONDED by Board Member Hansen that the Board Approve Resolution-Reappointment of Donna Matteson - Public Building Commission. Chairman Balkema declared MOTION PASSED by unanimous voice vote. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Millie Dyer, Board Member

SECONDER: Don Hansen, Vice Chairman

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

C. Resolution Appointment of Ronald Clavey to the Mazon Fire Protection District

It was MOVED by Board Member Ryan and SECONDED by Board Member Muffler that the Board Approve Resolution-Appointment of Ronald Clavey to Mazon Fire Protection District. Chairman Balkema declared MOTION PASSED by unanimous voice vote. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Drew Muffler, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

D. Appointment of James Matteson to the Mazon Fire Protection District

It was MOVED by Board Member Rasmusson and SECONDED by Board Member Kinsella that the Board Approve Resolution-Appointment of James Matteson to Mazon Fire Protection District. Chairman Balkema declared MOTION PASSED by unanimous voice vote. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

IX. Resolutions

A. Resolution Authorizing Cancellation of Certificate of Purchase 0340110090M

It was MOVED by Board Member Kinsella and SECONDED by Board Member Ryan that the Board Approve Resolution Authorizing Cancellation of Certificate of Purchase 0340110090M. Chairman Balkema declared MOTION PASSED by unanimous voice vote. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

B. Resolution - Approval Bid and Contract Courthouse Tuck Pointing

It was MOVED by Board Member Muffler and SECONDED by Board Member Ryan that the Board Approve Resolution - Approval Bid and Contract, Courthouse Tuck Pointing. It was MOVED by Board Member Gill and SECONDED by Board Member Ryan that the Board accept the results of the previous roll call. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Drew Muffler, Board Member

SECONDER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

C. Resolution - Food Provision and Service for County Jail

It was MOVED by Board Member Dyer and SECONDED by Board Member Ridenour that the Board Approve Resolution - Food Provision and Service for County Jail. Upon roll call, said MOTION PREVAILED by the following vote. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [12 TO 0]

MOVER: Millie Dyer, Board Member

SECONDER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSTAIN: Hansen

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

X. Ordinances

A. Ordinance-Surplus Property Policy

It was MOVED by Board Member Ryan and SECONDED by Board Member Muffler that the Board Approve Ordinance-Surplus Property Policy. Chairman Balkema declared MOTION PASSED by unanimous voice vote. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Drew Muffler, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

XI. Old Business-There was no Old Business to come before the Board.

XII. New Business

Chairman Balkema discussed the new State law, making the possession of recreational cannabis legal, which will go into effect January 1, 2020. Land Use Director, Heidi Miller, also addressed the Board on the subject, and passed on information she obtained at a recent conference.

XIII. ClosedSession

Chairman Balkema told the Board that there was a need to enter into Closed Session to discuss Personnel, 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (1).

A. Motion to enter into Closed Session

It was MOVED by Board Member Ryan and SECONDED by Board Member Rasmusson that the Board enter into Closed Session at 6:42 p.m. in order to discuss a Personnel matter. Upon roll call, said MOTION PREVAILED by the following vote. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Eric Rasmusson, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

B. Motion to enter back into Open Session

It was MOVED by Board Member Vota and SECONDED by Board Member Rasmusson that the Board enter back into Open Session at 7:03 p.m. Chairman Balkema declared MOTION PASSED by unanimous voice vote. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Harold Vota, Board Member

SECONDER: Deb Warning, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

XIV. Motion to approve Executive Session Recommendation

1. Motion to approve Recommendation

It was MOVED by Board Member Ryan and SECONDED by Board Member Dyer that the Board approve the Executive Session Recommendation, and approves making the job offer to the recommended candidate, pending legal review and the completion of background checks. Chairman Balkema declared MOTION PASSED by unanimous voice vote. MOTION CARRIED.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Millie Dyer, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

XV. Announcements - The next regularly scheduled COBD Meeting is September 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

XVI. "Something Good for Grundy County"

Chairman Balkema stated that the recognition Board Member Ryan gave at the beginning of the meeting, regarding the Emergency Preparedness exercise he recently attended, was definitely something good for Grundy County.

XVII. Adjournment

1. County Board Adjournment

It was MOVED by Board Member Vota and SECONDED by Board Member Kinsella that the Board vote their usual mileage and per diem and adjourn at 7:06 p.m. to Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. for the next regularly scheduled County Board Meeting.

KAY T. OLSON CLERK

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Harold Vota, Board Member

SECONDER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

AYES: Dyer, Gill, Rasmusson, Iverson, Warning, Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ryan, Ridenour, Muffler, Hanson

ABSENT: Onorato, Phillips, Valdivia, Olson

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