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Champaign County Committee of the Whole met August 13

By Michael Abella | Nov 8, 2019

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Champaign County Committee of the Whole met Aug. 13.

Here is the minutes provided by the committee:

MEMBERS PRESENT: Lorraine Cowart, Jodi Eisenmann, Aaron Esry, Stephanie Fortado, Jim Goss, Stanley Harper, Mike Ingram, Jim McGuire, Kyle Patterson, Jon Rector, Chris Stohr, Steve Summers, Leah Taylor, James Tinsley, Pranjal Vachaspati, Jodi Wolken, Bradley Clemmons, John Clifford, Giraldo Rosales

MEMBERS ABSENT: Tanisha King-Taylor, Eric Thorsland, Charles Young

OTHERS PRESENT: Darlene Kloeppel (County Executive), Isak Griffiths (Deputy Director of Administration), Tami Ogden (Deputy Director of Finance) Rita Kincheloe (Executive Administrative Assistant) Natasha Rouse (Administrative Assistant)

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Rosales called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Ms. Rouse called the roll. Cowart, Eisenmann, Esry, Fortado, Goss, Harper, Ingram, King-Taylor, McGuire, Patterson, Rector Stohr, Summers, Taylor, Thorsland, Tinsley, Vachaspati, Wolken, Young, Clemmons, Clifford and Rosales, establishing the presence of a quorum.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (Approved as Amended)

MOTION by Mr. Goss to approve Agenda; seconded by Mr. Esry. Motion carried with unanimous support.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

MOTION by Mr. Esry to approve the minutes of June 11, 2019; seconded by Mr. Vachaspati; Motion carried with unanimous support.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Victor White (Superintendent, Prairieview-Ogden District #197), Andrew Larson (Superintendent, CUSD 7 in Tolono), Lindsey Hall (Superintendent, Mahomet-Seymour Community Schools), Brian Brooks (Principal, St. Joseph-Ogden High School District), Tom Davis (Superintendent, Heritage School District), Bonnie McArthur (Superintendent, Thomasboro Grade School), Jay Smith ( Superintendent, Gifford Grade School), Todd Pence (Superintendent, St. Joseph CCSD #169)

Discussed this year’s late tax collection process and the negative impact to their budget process.

COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. Rector stated, that in the future, he would update COW on the Ending Veterans Homelessness effort. Mr. Ingram gave information regarding the CU Girls Guide 2 being at Lincoln Square Mall on August 14, 2019 from 12-5pm. Mr. Vachaspati provided an update of the rules surrounding immigrants on a work Visa regarding the public aid they receive and asked that information is distributed to county employees who may be affected by this. Mr. Rosales stated that Mr. Ralph Langenheim passed away peacefully with his family present and that he will be missed.

JUSTICE AND SOCIAL SERVICES

New Business

Gift of Hope award presentation to Julia Rietz.

Monthly Reports

The monthly reports were received and placed on file.

Other Business None

Chair Report None

POLICY, PERSONNEL, & APPOINTMENTS

Appointments/Reappointments

MOTION by Mr. Esry to recommend to the full County Board meeting, items 1. a. (Champaign County Drainage Districts) seconded by Mr. Harper. Motion passes with unanimous support.

MOTION by Vachaspati to recommend to the full County Board meeting, item 1. b. (Sangamon Valley Public Water District) seconded by Mr. Ingram. Motion passes with unanimous support.

MOTION by Mr. Stohr to move without recommendation to the full County Board meeting, item 1. c. (Community Action Board) seconded by Mr. McGuire. Motion passes with unanimous support.

MOTION by Mr. Ingram to move without recommendation to the full County Board Meeting, item 1. d. (Sadorus Fire Protection District) seconded by Mr. Clemmons. Motion passes with unanimous support.

MOTION by Mr. McGuire to move without recommendation to the full County Board Meeting, item 1. e. (Champaign County Forest Preserve) seconded by Mr. Summers. Motion passes with unanimous support.

County Clerk

MOTION by Ms. Cowart to recommend County Board approval for authorization to send the County Clerk’s request to upgrade one Sr. Election Specialist position to Supervisor of Elections to the Job Evaluation Committee for Re-evaluating and Review; seconded by Mr. Ingram. Motion Carried.

County Executive

Monthly HR report for July 2019 has been accepted and placed on file

MOTION by Mr. Vachaspati to authorize to send the Systems Administrator Job Description to the Job Evaluation Committee for Re-evaluation and Review; seconded by Mr. Stohr. Discussion followed. Motion Carried.

MOTION by Mr. Esry to approve the Creation of a new Document Clerk position to be added to the AFSCME General Bargaining Unit Grade Range C, and with the creation of the new position that one Clerk position be eliminated from the AFSCME General Bargaining Unit; seconded by Mr. McGuire. Motion Passed.

MOTION by Mr. Paterson to Request approval of the creation of a new position titled Data Analyst and recommends the new Data Analyst position to be classified in Grade Range F; seconded by Mr. Harper. Discussion followed. Motion Carried.

Designation of Items to be Placed on the Consent Agenda 

VIII A. 1. – a, b, c, d, e; 3. c, d

Other Business None

Chair’s report

A current list of County Executive Appointments that expire August 31, 2019

Drainage District Commissioners (1 ea. – Vacancies): Beaver Lake, Lower Big Slough, Nelson-Moore-Fairfield, Pesotum Slough Special, Raup, Sangamon & Drummer, Silver Creek, Somer #1, St. Joseph #6, Union #1-Philo & Crittenden, Union #2 St. Joseph & Ogden, Upper Embarrass, River Basin, Union #1-Philo & Urbana, West Branch, #2 Town of Scott, Pesotum Consolidated, Willow Branch

Other Vacancies: Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (1 Vacancy – Expires December 2021), Pesotum Fire Protection District (1 Vacancy – Expired April 2019), Clements Cemetery Board (2 Vacancies – Expired June 2015), Locust Grove Cemetery Association (1 Vacancy – Expired June 2015), Stearns Cemetery Board (2 Vacancies – Expired June 2019), Bailey Cemetery Board (1 Vacancy – Current Term ending 2020), Senior Services Advisory Board (Multiple Vacancies – Expired 2018)

FINANCE

Committee of the Whole

Finance; Policy, Personnel, & Appointments; Justice & Social Services

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Page 4

Budget Amendment/Transfers

MOTION by Ms. Eisenmann to recommend County Board approval of a resolution

authorizing Budget Amendment 19-00038 for Fund 089 County Public Health / Dept. 049 Board of Health; seconded by Mr. Clemmons. Discussion followed. Motion passes.

MOTION by Mr. Clifford to recommend County Board approval of a resolution authorizing Budget Amendment 19-00039 for Fund 476 Self-Funded Insurance / Dept. 118 Property Liability Insurance; seconded by Mr. Vachaspati. Motion passes.

MOTION by Mr. Esry to recommend County Board approval of a resolution authorizing Budget Amendment 19-00042 Fund 080 General Corporate / Dept. 077 Zoning and Enforcement; seconded by Ms. Fortado. Motion passes.

MOTION by Mr. Vachaspati to recommend County Board approval of a resolution authorizing Budget Transfer 19-00005 for Fund 080 General Corporate / Dept. 020 Auditor; seconded by Mr. Summers. Motion Passes.

MOTION by Mr. Patterson to recommend County Board approval of a resolution authorizing Budget Amendment 19-00040 for Fund 628 Election Assist. Accessibility / Dept. 022 County Clerk; seconded by Ms. Wolken. Motion passes.

Treasurer

Monthly Report has not been received and has not been placed on file

MOTION by Mr. Clemmons to recommend County Board approval of a resolution authorizing Cancellation of Appropriate Certificate of Purchase on Mobile Home, Permanent Parcel No. 02-001-0030; 30-054-0054; 30-054-0036; 30-059-0049; seconded by Mr. Harper Motion passes.

MOTION by Ms. Eisenmann to recommend County Board approval of a resolution authorizing Cancellation of Appropriate Certificate of Purchase on Real Property, Permanent Parcel No. 30-055-0323; 02-01-17-408-012; 30-059-0020; 02-01-17-408-010; 02-01-36-477- 006; 46-21-07-181-010; 28-22-14-152-015; seconded by Ms. Cowart. Motion passes.

MOTION by Ms. Fortado to recommend County Board approval of a resolution authorizing the County Board Chair to Assign Mobile Home Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase, Permanent Parcel No. 30-061-0023; seconded by Mr. Clifford. Motion passes.

Auditor

Reports received and placed on file

County Clerk

June & July 2019 reports received and placed on file June Semi-Annual report received and placed on file

County Executive

MOTION by Mr. Ingram to recommend County Board approval of resolution

authorizing the County Executive to enter into a Tornado Siren Intergovernmental Agreement; seconded by Ms. Taylor. Motion forwarded to County Board without recommendation.

MOTION by Ms. Fortado to recommend County Board approval of resolution authorizing Budget Amendment 19-00041 Fund 080 General Corporate / Dept. 012 Tornado Sirens; seconded by Mr. Summers. Motion forwarded to County Board without recommendation.

Motion by Mr. Esry to request approval of Job Evaluation Committee recommendation for creation of a new Document Clerk position to be added to the AFSCME General Bargaining Unit Grade Range C, and with the creation of the New Position that one Clerk position be eliminated from the AFSCME General Bargaining Unit; seconded by Ms. Fortado. Motion passes.

MOTION by Ms. Fortado to recommend County Board approval of recommendation for FY2020 Salary Administration and Benefits Contribution Plan for Non-Bargaining employees; seconded by Mr. Summers. Approved by roll call vote 15-2. Motion passes for option #2.

MOTION by Mr. Patterson to recommend County Board approval for the creation of a new position titled Data Analyst and recommends the new Data Analyst position to be classified in Grade Range F; seconded by Mr. Ingram. Discussion followed. Motion passes.

Other Business

Mr. Esry explained concerns that he has regarding the Treasurer’s office.

Chair’s Report None

Designation of Items to be Placed on the Consent Agenda

XII. A.1. a, b, c, d, e, XII 2. b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m; 7 d, e

Other Business

None

Adjournment 8:02 p.m.

http://www.co.champaign.il.us/CountyBoard/Committee_Of_The_Whole/2019/190813_Meeting/081319_minutes.pdf

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