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Grundy County Animal Control/Highway/Transit Committee met February 20

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 25, 2020

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Grundy County Animal Control/Highway/Transit Committee met Feb. 20.

Here is the minutes provided by the committee:

I. Call to Order

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

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

Absent

Greg Ridenour

Board Member

Present

Also present were:

Grundy County Engineer Eric Gibson

Grundy County Engineering Technician Cody Doran

Grundy County Civil Engineer Joe Wiemken

Grundy County Human Resources Director Mary Kucharz

Grundy County Animal Control Director Sue Gale

Grundy County Transit Director Sherey Zerbian

Grundy County Administrator George Gray

II. Public Comment

A. Gantzert & Wills Drainage Documents

Eric Gibson explained to the committee that the attachments provided in the agenda packet were provided to the county as documentation for last months public meeting. The matter is still in litigation and therefore the documents are informational only.

1. Wills Drainage Letter

2. Wills Drainage Map

3. Precision Farm Drainage

III. Approval of Minutes

1. Animal Control/Highway/Transit Committee - Regular Meeting - Jan 23, 2020 4:30 PM

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Harold Vota, Board Member

SECONDER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

AYES: Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ridenour

ABSENT: Rasmusson, Ryan

IV. Animal Control Claims

1. AC Claims

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

AYES: Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ridenour

ABSENT: Rasmusson, Ryan

V. Animal Control New Business

A. Animal Control Report

Sue Gale informed the committee that diaper changing tables have been installed and signed accordingly. Sue also informed the committee of possible statutes that would lead to Illinois being a no kill state for animal shelters. This new statute would mean Grundy County Animal Control would need more room to house animals. 1. AC Committee Report

B. Discussion Regarding Part Time Warden Salary

Sue explained that it is difficult to keep the Part time Warden position filled. The Part Time Wardens have the same responsibilities as full time employees and are subject to call outs and holiday work but make much less per hour. Sue requested discussion be had to raise the salary closer to the full time workers.

1. Motion to Approve $13.00 per hour for PT Warden and reccommend to Finance Committee

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Doug Boresi, Board Member

AYES: Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ridenour

ABSENT: Rasmusson, Ryan

C. Animal Control Monthly Case Detail

1. AC Monthly Case Detail

There were no questions

D. Animal Control Numbers and Dispositions

There were no questions

1. AC Numbers and Dispositions

E. Animal Control Weekly Animal Activity

There were no questions

1. January Weekly AC Activity

VI. Animal Control Old Business

There was no old business

VII. Transit Claims

1. Transit Claims

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Harold Vota, Board Member

SECONDER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

AYES: Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ridenour

ABSENT: Rasmusson, Ryan

2. Transit Recap

VIII. New Business Transit

A. Recommend Revised Policy to Full Board for Approval

Sherey informed the committee of the results of the IDOT audit there need to be adjustments made to the ADA and Drug and Alcohol Policies. The biggest change due to the legalization of recreational marijuana.

i. Drug and Alcohol Policy

1. Anti Drug & Alcohol Misuse Policy

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Doug Boresi, Board Member

AYES: Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ridenour

ABSENT: Rasmusson, Ryan

ii. ADA Policy

1. ADA Policy

RESULT: APPROVED [4 TO 0]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

AYES: Vota, Kinsella, Hansen, Ridenour

ABSENT: Rasmusson, Ryan

RECUSED: Boresi

IX. Old Business Transit

Sherey gave an update for the RFQ for the Bus Building. The RFQ has been sent to IDOT for their review.

Sherey explained that as a result of the FTA audit their TITLE 6 Policy needs to be on website. Sherey is working with Grundy IT to update Transit website on Grundyco.org

X. Highway Claims

1. Highway Claims

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

AYES: Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ridenour

ABSENT: Rasmusson, Ryan

XI. Fuel Usage and Overtime

1. Fuel

Eric explained that fuel is normal

2. Overtime

Eric explained that overtime is normal

XII. New Business Highway

A. Review Township Engineering Fee Policy

Eric explained that as part of the MFT program each year the county performs engineering services to the townships at a percentage rate of the construction cost of the project. At this time there is no policy on record that can be found. Eric explained that the policies of Livingston County and La Salle County have been reviewed and utilized to build a new policy for the highway department. Also provided in the agenda packet was a table of the engineering fees each county in district 3 charges. Eric explained the new proposed fee schedule.

Doug Boresi and Debra Jo Kinsella wished to further discuss the new policy with members of townships.

1. La Salle County Engineering Fee

2. Livingston Engineering Rate

3. Table of Fees

4. Ordinance - Engineering Fee Policy

RESULT: TABLED [UNANIMOUS] Next: 3/19/2020 4:30 PM

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Doug Boresi, Board Member

AYES: Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ridenour

ABSENT: Rasmusson, Ryan

B. Recommend Chamlin Agreement for Engineering Services for Grand Ridge over Murray SN 032-3220

1. Chamlin Agreement

Eric explained that Chamlin has been chosen to perform engineering services for Grand Ridge Road over Murray east of Tynan for total of $104,690. The bridge is currently weight posted and is on the 5 year plan.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

SECONDER: Doug Boresi, Board Member

AYES: Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ridenour

ABSENT: Rasmusson, Ryan

C. Recommend Lowest Bidder for Old Stage Road Timber Repair

Eric explained that a letting was held for the repair of Old Stage Road Timber Bridge due to the accident. The lowest bidder was Riber Construction for $34,200.

1. Timber Bridge Repair on Old Stage Road

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Doug Boresi, Board Member

SECONDER: Greg Ridenour, Board Member

AYES: Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ridenour

ABSENT: Rasmusson, Ryan

D. Recommend Resolution for Improvement under the Illinois Highway Code Gardner Road Cape Seal $280,000

Eric explained that as part of the county's general maintenance projects for 2020 Gardner Road will be Cape Sealed from Gardner to Route 47. It estimated at $70,000 per mile for cape seal and striping.

The MFT resolution will need to be approved at board for $280,000.

1. Resolution for Improvement Under IL Highway Code-Gardner Road

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Doug Boresi, Board Member

SECONDER: Harold Vota, Board Member

AYES: Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ridenour

ABSENT: Rasmusson, Ryan

XIII. Old Business Highway

A. Ridge Road Update

Eric informed the committee that currently utility relocations are taking place. Project traffic control will begin early May.

B. Recommend Action on Nettle Creek Rd over I-80

Eric explained to the committee that IDOT has provided the information requested by the township and at this time the township is willing to accept the bridge abandonment contingent on IDOT improving the turning movement at Morey Road and also performing a 3" minimum overlay on Morey Road and Seneca Road.

The committee agreed to support the township on their decision.

XIV. Budget Reporting

1. FY20 Budget Tracking

George Gray gave an update on FY 2020 budget. We are 21% through the budge year and overtime is at 32%.

There were no questions.

XV. Executive Session

There was no executive session.

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: Debra Jo Kinsella, Board Member

AYES: Vota, Boresi, Kinsella, Hansen, Ridenour

ABSENT: Rasmusson, Ryan

XVIII.Next Meeting March 19th 4:30 PM

http://grundycountyil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=12&ID=2583&Inline=True

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