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Grundy County Animal Control/Highway/Transit Committee met November 21

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 4, 2020

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Grundy County Animal Control/Highway/Transit Committee met Nov. 21.

Here is the minutes provided by the committee:

I. Call to Order

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

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

Present

Jim Ryan

Board Member

Present

Greg Ridenour

Board Member

Present

Also in attendance were:

Grundy County Engineer Eric Gibson

Grundy County Animal Control Director Sue Gale

Grundy County Transit Director Sherey Zerbian

Grundy County Administrator George Gray

Grundy County Human Resources Director Mary Kucharz

Grundy County Highway Technician Cody Doran

II. Public Comment

None

III. Approval of Minutes

1. Animal Control/Highway/Transit Committee - Regular Meeting - Oct 17, 2019 4:30 PM

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

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

IV. Animal Control Claims

1. Animal Control Claims

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Harold Vota, Board Member

SECONDER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

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

V. Animal Control New Business

A. Animal Control Report

Sue Gale informed the committee of a no-kill statute that will be discussed in the next Illinois Legislative Session. This could have great impact on shelters and rescues in Illinois.

Sue informed the committee that they are receiving fee cat litter and are in the process of determining how to get it to Grundy County from southern Illinois most efficiently.

Sue informed the committee that the full time position has been filled and they will be interviewing for the part time position tomorrow.

Sue informed the committee that a truck has encountered some rear quarter panel damage. It is estimated that the cost will be $3260

1. Motion to recieve quotes for truck repair not to exceed $3260

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Eric Rasmusson, Board Member

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

B. Animal Control Monthly Case Detail

There were no questions on the monthly case detail

C. Animal Control Animal Activity

There were no questions on the animal control activity

D. Approval of Animal Control Fee and Return Policy

Sue Gale explained the changes in the proposed return and fee policy. This policy has been reviewed by State's Attorney's office.

1. Animal Control Policy

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

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

VI. Animal Control Old Business

There was no old business.

VII. Transit Claims

1. Transit Claims

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

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

VIII. New Business Transit

A. Recommend Bus Storage Scope of Work

1. 5355 : Draft for PDF Bus Storage Facility to Forward to IDOT

Sherey and George explained to the committee that the draft RFQ is completed and ready to be sent to IDOT for their review. The RFQ is for preliminary engineering and construction engineering to build a storage facility within the constraints of the budget of the grant.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

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

IX. Old Business Transit

Sherey informed the committee that they hit 100 rides in 1 day last Tuesday this is a first for the system.

A. Adopt-A-Rider Program Update

Sherey informed the committee that after Thanksgiving the Adopt-a-rider program will begin. There will be a link on the website as well as the Facebook page. Letters will be sent to previous supporters and these donations are tax deductible This is a way for donations to be utilized to pay for rides.

B. Operations Manager Update

Sherey informed the committee that the new Operations Manager Position has been approved by both finance and personnel committees and will be posted.

C. Transit Van Update

Sherey informed the committee that the system received an IDOT distributed excess van. The van has a ADA approved ramp. This van can be used for employee work related travel as well as customer rides. When received the van needed tire, battery, and rear brakes. The van is currently being checked out and may need emergency brake cable system replaced. Following this inspection the van will go to safety lane and get license.

X. Highway Claims

1. Highway Claims

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

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

XI. Fuel Usage and Overtime

1. Fuel

Eric informed the committee that fuel is as expected and new fuel contract will begin January 1.

2. Overtime

Eric informed the committee that barring any call outs overtime should end at budget.

XII. New Business Highway

A. Recommend Utility Bill Split for 20 N. Dwight Road

Eric informed the committee that highway is currently paying for 50% of the electric bill at 20 Dwight Road and only 10% of the propane bill. Eric explained that these splits should match and highway should only pay 10% of electric bill. Eric requested the committee recommend the split to finance committee.

1. Motion to recommend uitlity bill split to finance

George Gray requested a summary of bills for the year be provided. Eric will supply that summary.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

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

B. Resolution Appropriating Funds for County Engineer Salary

Eric informed the committee that he recommended salary circular letter has not been received from IDOT. These are generally received in October. It is required that the county pay 95% of recommended in order to utilize MFT and STP funds. Eric explained that a 3% raise to recommended is on the secretary of transportation desk for approval. Eric requested the committee recommends 97% of the 2020 recommended salary.

1. Motion to approve 97% of 2020 Recommended Salary

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

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

C. Resolution Appropriating MFT Funds for Patrol No. 1 - $200,000

1. Resolution for Patrol #1

Eric explained that Patrol #1 is used to be reimbursed for maintenance activities from County MFT.

RESULT: REFERRED TO COUNTY BOARD [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

SECONDER: Eric Rasmusson, Board Member

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

XIII. Old Business Highway

A. Ridge Road Update

Eric explained to the committee that Ridge Road project was re-let and ended up saving $805,365 from the previous letting. The project is currently awaiting award from IDOT.

B. Approval of 5 year construction plan

1. 5 Year Construction Plan

Eric explained the 5 year construction plan to the committee. There were no questions

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Eric Rasmusson, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

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

C. Civil Engineer Vacancy Update

1. Civil Engineer Position

Eric informed the committee that the civil engineering position description has been updated. Responsibilities and requirements were updated as well as the salary cap was raised to $85,000. Eric will receive resume and applications until the week following thanksgiving. At that time applications will be evaluated and interviews will be scheduled accordingly. Eric explained he hopes to fill position by end of January.

XIV. Budget Reporting

1. FY19 Budget Tracking

George Gray updated the committee on the budget tracking.

XV. Executive Session

No session needed.

XVI. Action Taken on Recommendation from Executive Session

N/A

XVII. Adjournment

1. Motion to Adjourn

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Harold Vota, Board Member

SECONDER: Jim Ryan, Board Member

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

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