Champaign County Board Strategic Planning Committee met May 31
Champaign County Board Strategic Planning Committee met May 31.
Here is the minutes as provided by the committee:
Members Present: Jim Goss, Robert A. King, Pattsi Petrie, Jon Rector, C. Pius Weibel (Chair)
Members Absent: None
Others Present: Rick Snider (County Administrator), Tami Ogden (Deputy County
Administrator/Finance), Tammy Asplund (Recording Secretary)
Call to Order
Weibel called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m.
Goss, Petrie, Rector, and Weibel were present at the time of roll call, establishing the presence of
Approval of Agenda/Addendum
Motion by Rector to approve the agenda; seconded by Goss. Motion carried with
Approval of Minutes
Motion by Rector to approve the Strategic Planning Committee minutes of May 15, 2017;
seconded by Goss. Motion carried with unanimous support.
There was no public participation.
Department Response Summary
Chair Weibel reviewed a handout with a summary of the ten department responses. Mr. Snider
noted the list does not include Administrative Services. He stated an ERP system is needed; and noted
staffing as a critical issue. According to Mr. Snider, the County needs to build a professional core at the
leadership level and needs to plan for the County Executive position next year. He stressed the need for
succession planning. Mr. Snider and Ms. Ogden will lead a budget strategy discussion with all
department heads tomorrow.
King entered the meeting at 4:10 p.m.
The committee talked about shared services and potential Intergovernmental Agreements for
these services, particularly IT.
Mr. Snider provided a handout containing information discussed on a conference call with
Moody’s Investment Services. The call focused on issues influencing the County finances, including the
Nursing Home, fund balance goals, tax liability with Carle, EAV growth, potential property tax freeze,
Chair Weibel handed out a document with comments related to the Champaign County Board list
of Goals. Mr. Snider commented that Ms. Ogden created and distributed a survey to all Department Heads
to document which services provided are state mandated and which are discretionary.
The committee talked about the volume of resolutions and ordinances and potential to codify
them. They also discussed short versus long-term goals and prioritizing. Mr. King stressed the
importance of establishing measurable goals.
Discussion of Next Steps
The committee agreed to brainstorm ideas prior to the next meeting and submit them to Rick
Next Meeting Date
Kay Rhodes will contact members to determine the best date two weeks from now at 4:00 p.m.
Mr. King asked for clarification regarding CAMA. Mr. Snider responded it is Computer Assisted
Mass Appraisal. This software automates collection of information for assessments.
Weibel adjourned the meeting at 5:00 p.m
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