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Grundy County Elections Tax Tech Committee met Nov. 6

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 24, 2019

Meeting909

Grundy County Elections Tax Tech met Nov. 6.

Here is the minutes provided by the Committee:

I. Call to Order

Attendee Name Title Status Arrived

Ann Gill Board Member Present

Deb Warning Board Member Absent

Doug Boresi Board Member Absent

Mike Onorato Board Member Present

Lana Phillips Board Member Present

Drew Muffler Board Member Present

Ellen Hanson Board Member Present

Sandy Pommier County Board Admin. Asst. Present

Chris Balkema Chairman Present

George Gray County Board Administrator Present

Dave Ostrander GIS Director Present

Kay Olson County Clerk Present

Paul Webb IT Director Present

Perry Rudman Asst. State's Attorney Present

Tom Hougas Supervisor of Assessments Present

Lori Werden Treasurer Present

Also Present: Carrie Hall, Dan Duffy, Nancy Norton, Kevin Matzke, Taivo Tammaru

II. Public Portion

None

III. Minutes Approval

1. Elections/Tax/Tech Committee - Regular Meeting - Oct 2, 2019 3:00 p.m.

Result: Approved [Unanimous]

Mover: Lana Phillips, Board Member

Seconder: Ellen Hanson, Board Member

Ayes: Gill, Onorato, Phillips, Muffler, Hanson

Absent: Warning, Boresi

IV. Elections

A. Claims

None

B. Clerk's Report

Kay Olson told the committee that her office is working on modules for election judge training and the General Primary election.

V. Supervisor of Assessments

A. Claims

1. Motion to approve the claims as submitted.

Result: Approved [Unanimous]

Mover: Drew Muffler, Board Member

Seconder: Lana Phillips, Board Member

Ayes: Gill, Onorato, Phillips, Muffler, Hanson

Absent: Warning, Boresi

B. Assessor Report

1. Motion to recommend the Ordinance to eliminate requirement of reapplication for senior citizen homestead exemption to the County Board.

Hougas explained that the existing procedure requires an annual reapplication to receive the benefit and this Ordinance would make it so the senior need not be required to reapply after the first application.

Result: Approved [Unanimous]

Mover: Lana Phillips, Board Member

Seconder: Drew Muffler, Board Member

Ayes: Gill, Onorato, Phillips, Muffler, Hanson

Absent: Warning, Boresi

2. Motion to recommend the Ordinance - Board of Review Qualifications to the County Board.

Hougas told the committee that this Ordinance is to clarify the required training per IL State Statute and any prior ordinances, enactments or policies in conflict with this order are repealed.

Result: Approved [Unanimous]

Mover: Ann Gill, Board Member

Seconder: Ellen Hanson, Board Member

Ayes: Gill, Onorato, Phillips, Muffler, Hanson

Absent: Warning, Boresi

VI. Technology

A. Claims

1. Motion to approve the claims as submitted.

Result: Approved [Unanimous]

Mover: Lana Phillips, Board Member

Seconder: Ellen Hanson, Board Member

Ayes: Gill, Onorato, Phillips, Muffler, Hanson

Absent: Warning, Boresi

B. Technology Report

The report was provided by Paul Webb.

1. November 2019 Technology Report

VII. GIS

A. Claims

1. Motion to approve the claims as submitted.

Result: Approved [Unanimous]

Mover: Drew Muffler, Board Member

Seconder: Lana Phillips, Board Member

Ayes: Gill, Onorato, Phillips, Muffler, Hanson

Absent: Warning, Boresi

VIII. FY19 Budget Report

1. FY19 Budget Tracking

IX. New/Old Business

A. EDPA1 and EDPA 2 JRB Meetings - Establish EDPA 1 Surplus Nancy Norton, GEDC, discussed the EDPA #1 tax surplus and asked if the committee would like to continue to declare a 75 percent surplus.

1. EDPA 1 Surplus

2. Motion to continue to declare the 75 percent surplus to be distributed to the taxing bodies.

Result: Approved [Unanimous]

Mover: Lana Phillips, Board Member

Seconder: Ann Gill, Board Member

Ayes: Gill, Onorato, Phillips, Muffler, Hanson

Absent: Warning, Boresi

B. U.S. Cold Storage Incentive

1. Resolution U.S. Cold Storage Abatement

Nancy Norton presented the application for the tax abatement and recommended a 3 year, 75 percent /50 percent / 25 percent abatement. The committee agreed.

Result: Approved [Unanimous]

Mover: Drew Muffler, Board Member

Seconder: Lana Phillips, Board Member

Ayes: Gill, Onorato, Phillips, Muffler, Hanson

Absent: Warning, Boresi

C. Project Sting Incentive

Nancy Norton told the committee that GEDC is working with a national brokerage/site selection company that has a large logistics client (Project Sting). The company has asked for an incentive proposal on or before November 15, 2019. Of the 2 sites in Grundy County, one is in the EDPA and the other would be a straight abatement. Norton requested direction on the property tax rebate. Village of Minooka Administrator Duffy was also in attendance to discuss the project and the sales tax component. The consensus of the committee was to agree to a 4 year, 50 percent level incentive and would consider a fifth year.

1. Project Sting Incentive

D. Brisbin Road Development - Discussion

Kevin Matzke and Taivo Tammaru, Clarius attended the meeting to discuss a potential large development project.

E. Blue Sky Development - Discussion

Norton updated the committee on the proposed 300 MW solar electricity generating facility located between Gardner and Dwight. No action was taken.

1. Blue Sky Development

X. Executive Session

None

XI. GIS Report

Dave Ostrander gave a presentation on the tool he developed for paperless building inspections.

XII. Action Taken as a Result of Executive Session

XIII. Adjournment

1. Motion to adjourn at 4:30 p.m.

Result: Approved [Unanimous]

Mover: Lana Phillips, Board Member

Seconder: Ellen Hanson, Board Member

Ayes: Gill, Onorato, Phillips, Muffler, Hanson

Absent: Warning, Boresi

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