City of Champaign Board of Trustees met November 7.
City of Champaign Board of Trustees met Nov. 7.
Here is the agenda provided by the Board:
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Feinen at 7:00 p.m.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
Matthew Gladney William Kyles
Vanna Pianfetti Greg Stock
Alicia Beck Angie Brix
Tom Bruno Clarissa Fourman
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: None
OTHERS PRESENT: Andrew Quarnstrom, Township Supervisor
Fred Stavins, Township Attorney
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Board Member Stock, seconded by Board Member Gladney, moved to approve the following minutes:
October 3, 2017 Regular Board Meeting
A voice vote was taken on the motion to approve the minutes; all voted yes. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF SUMMARY OF CHECKS WRITTEN - ALL FUNDS, SEPTEMBER 2017: September showed the total for the Town Fund was $46,981.97; General Assistance was $10,207.83; IMRF was $4,030.18; and the Social Security Fund was S630.46. Total expenditures for the month of September 2017 were $61,850.44. Supervisor Quarnstrom noted no remarkable expenditures. Board Member Stock, seconded by Board Member Gladney, moved to accept and place on file the summary of expenditures. A voice vote was taken; all voted yes. Motion carried.
REPORT APPROVAL - Board Member Stock, seconded by Board Member Gladney, moved to consolidate approval and placing on file the following reports: First Quarter Financial Report, FY 17/18; GA-TA First Quarter Report, FY 17/18: Approval of 2018 Calendar of Meetings; Supervisor's Tax Levy ReportsTimeline. A voice vote was taken on the motion to consolidate; all voted yes. Supervisor Quarnstrom noted that the GATA report includes more information in relation to interaction and follow-up with clients
as previously requested by Board Member Beck; and noted that additional information will be included over the next six months. Board Member Gladney questioned whether a meeting would be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Attorney Stavins noted that as part of the new Council Member rules, meetings falling on a Tuesday after a legal holiday shall be held on the next following Tuesday which is not a holiday at the same hour and place. Supervisor Quarnstrom noted the new change will be reflected in next month's meeting. A voice vote was taken on the motion to approve and place on file the noted reports; all voted yes. Motion carried.
ACTION ON ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS: Approval of Resolution No. 2017-1107- "A Resolution Determining the Amount of Money Estimated to be Necessary to be Raised by the Tax Levy': Board Member Stock, seconded by Board Member Gladney, moved to adopt the Resolution. Supervisor Quarnstrom noted this resolution as the initial step in approval of the tax levy for next year that will have an estimated increase of 6.44%. However, the levy rate will remain the same. He noted the increase is based on overall growth (more assessed property value) and expiration of the Downtown Tax Increment Finance (TIF). Because of the projected increase amount, a public hearing is required and will be held at the next board meeting. Board Members briefly addressed the projected increase amount (6%); and thanked the Supervisor for providing more information in relation to clients. Martel Miller, Urbana, expressed the need to utilize the additional funds to address the needs of the homeless and those truly in need such as with energy assistance. A roll-call vote was taken on approval of the resolution, all voted yes. Motion carried.
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None
TOWN BOARD AND TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR'S COMMENT: Supervisor Quarnstrom noted his participation in the upcoming annual conference; expansion of programs including working with other Townships; and preparation of Thanksgiving baskets for clients.
NEXT MEETING: Chairperson Feinen noted the next meeting will be the Regular Township Meeting of December 5, 2017.
ADJOURNMENT: Board Member Stock, seconded by Board Member Gladney, moved to adjourn. A voice vote was taken on the motion to adjourn; all voted yes. Motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 7:11 p.m.