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OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS – COUNTY BOARD

COUNTY OF PEORIA

Tuesday, February 9, 1999

 

A Regular Meeting of the County Board, County of Peoria, Illinois, was held on Tuesday, February 9, 1999, at nine o’clock a.m. at the Courthouse.

The meeting was called to order by Lynn Scott Pearson, Chairperson.

 

MOMENT OF SILENCE

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Roll of attendance was called by JoAnn Thomas, County Clerk, and the following members of the Board were present:

Baietto, Budzinski, Elsasser, Kennedy, Lickiss, Mason, Monroe, O’Neill, Pearson. Phelan, Polhemus, Prather, Trumpe, Watkins and Williams – 15 present.

Joyce, Ransburg, and Thomas – 3 absent.

Chairperson Pearson recognized the new County employees who were unable to attend

the meeting:

Bel-Wood Nursing Home:

Roberta Smith CNA

Robin Sledge CNA

Cherie Stone LPN

Victor Hollis Cook, Asst. Supervisor

Health Department:

Steve Maas Sanitarian

Tonya Winter Social Worker

Amy Edwards Nutritionist

Rhonda James General Office Assistant

Paige Riggenbach Health Educator

Sheriff Department:

Elizabeth Barnwell Records/Clerical Receptionist

Gerald Clancy Maintenance Engineer

Planning and Zoning:

Joshua Naven Associate Planner

Circuit Clerk:

Stefanie Dwyer Deputy Criminal Clerk

Juvenile Probation:

Eric Dalton Probation Officer

State’s Attorney:

Kelly Delong Legal Secretary, Traffic

Recorder of Deeds:

Rebecca Andrews Deputy Clerk

Auditor:

Garry Griffith Courier, P/T

Allied Agencies:

Wendy Gray Secretary/Receptionist

 

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Thomas entered the meeting at 9:16 a.m.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. A communication from the Illinois Department of Revenue regarding C.R.O. Tax (1% of retail sales in unincorporated areas) collected for the month of October 1998, in the amount of $76,634.58; October 1997 collections were $76,401.27.
  2. A communication from the Illinois Department of Revenue regarding various sales taxes (formerly County Supplementary Tax - 1/4% county wide) collected for the month of October 1998, in the amount of $371,718.05; October 1997 collections were $373,409.30.
  3. A communication from the Illinois Department of Revenue regarding Auto Rental Tax collected for the month of October 1998, in the amount of $2,072.73, October 1997 collections were $1,701.22.
  4. A communication from the Illinois Department of Revenue regarding the County public safety sales tax collected for the month of October 1998, in the amount of $316,806.99.
  5. A Revenue and Expenditure Report from the County Auditor and County Treasurer for the month ended January 31, 1999.
  6. Monthly reports from Bel-Wood Nursing Home regarding petty cash and income figures.
  7. Resolution (Item 1) from your Tax Committee recommending that the Chairman of the Peoria County Board be authorized and directed to execute deeds of conveyance of the County’s interest to the highest bidder, and be authorized to cancel the appropriate Certificates of Purchase.

    The resolution shall be effective ninety days from February 9, 1999 and any transaction between the parties involved not occurring within this period shall be null and void.

  8. Resolutions (Item 2-3) from your Tax Committee recommending that the funds paid under a defaulted contract (Peoria County Delinquent Tax Program) be distributed among the Peoria County Clerk, the Peoria County Delinquent Tax Agent, and the Peoria County Treasurer.
  9. A resolution from your Land Use Committee recommending that waiver of compliance with Chapter 20, Subsection 20-25(d) which requires parcels to have road frontage for each lot created and for each remaining parcel be approved for Robert Lorance.
  10. Zoning Case #01-99-U (Betty Menold)

    The petitioner requests a special use to exceed the maximum density of 1 dwelling per 25 contiguously owned acres and to split 9.5 acres into two parcels in an A-2 Agricultural District.

    The Zoning Board of Appeals recommended approval. The Land Use Committee concurs.

  11. Zoning Case #02-99-U (Danley Bait and Auto Service)

    The petitioner requests a special use to expand his automotive service station to include full service auto repair in the "C-1" Neighborhood Commercial District.

    The Zoning Board of Appeals recommended approval. The Land Use Committee concurs.

  12. A resolution from your Health Services Committee recommending the approval of a swimming pool variance for Thomas Johnston (ZBA Case #93-98V --

    Variance from the Ordinance requires a minimum setback of 10 ft. between a swimming pool and any other structure. ZBA recommends approval. Staff does not make recommendations on Variances).

  13. A resolution from your Health Services Committee recommending the approval of a swimming pool variance for Dale and Jacquelin Scogin (ZBA Case #94-98V --

    Variance from the Ordinance requires a minimum setback of 5 ft. between a swimming pool and walls, landscaping elements or structures, trees and other appurtenances. ZBA recommends approval. Staff does not make recommendations on Variances).

  14. Appointments

Baietto and Williams moved for approval of the consent agenda. The consent agenda was approved with a unanimous roll call vote of 16 Ayes.

 

Zoning Cases & RESOLUTIONS

  1. A recommendation was presented from your Health Services Committee to approve a Bond Ordinance for the Allied Agencies Center project.

    Williams and Baietto moved for approval of a Bond Ordinance for the Allied Agencies Center project. Chairperson Pearson introduced Kevin McCanna, President of Speer Financial, Inc., who was present to answer questions regarding the bond ordinance. The recommendation was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 Ayes.

  2. A recommendation was presented from your Health Services Committee to approve abatement of taxes for the year of 1998 payable in 1999 in regards to the Bond Ordinance for the Allied Agencies Center project.

    Kennedy left the meeting.

    Williams and Baietto moved for approval for the abatement of taxes for the year of 1998 payable in 1999 in regards to the Bond Ordinance for the Allied Agencies project. The recommendation was approved by a roll call vote of 15 Ayes.

    Kennedy returned to the meeting.

  3. Zoning Case #97-98-Z (Carl Blank)

The petitioner requests a rezoning from "R-2" Medium Density Residential to "R-3" High Density Residential to allow the construction of an apartment complex.

The Zoning Board of Appeals recommended approval. The Land Use Committee concurs.

Trumpe and Polhemus moved for approval of Zoning Case #97-98-Z. Mason stated he wanted this case to go back to the committee because it is an unfunded mandate on the township, and the cost of the road repairs will fall to the township.

Mason and Williams moved to table Zoning Case #97-98Z. The motion was defeated by a roll call vote of 5 Ayes and 11 Nays, with Pearson, Williams, Mason, Lickiss and Phelan voting Aye.

After a lengthy discussion, Trumpe and Polhemus moved for approval of Zoning Case #97-98Z. The motion was approved on a roll call vote of 13 Ayes and 3 Nays, with Williams, Mason and Lickiss voting Nay.

  1. A resolution was presented from your Management Services Committee recommending approval of an amount not to exceed $100,000 in an attempt to settle Worker’s Compensation case no. 99-001.
  1. A resolution was presented from your Management Services Committee recommending approval of an amount not to exceed $14,743 in an attempt to settle Worker’s Compensation case no. 99-002.

Thomas and Baietto moved to take Items 4 and 5 together and record them separately. Monroe and Kennedy moved to defer Items 4 and 5 to Executive Session. The motion was approved with a unanimous hand vote.

 

  1. A resolution was presented from your Judicial Committee recommending approval of the 1999 Peoria County Probation and Court Services Departments Annual Probation Plan (Pending committee vote on 2/9/99).
  1. A resolution was presented from your Judicial Committee recommending approval of abatement of the Tax Levy Ordinance for the principal and interest payment due in 1999 on the bonds for the Jail/Juvenile Detention Center construction project. (Pending Committee vote on 2/9/99).
  1. A resolution was presented from your Judicial Committee recommending approval of an Agreement of Cooperation for Title IV-D Child Support Enforcement Services between the Circuit Clerk's Office and the Illinois Department of Public Aid (Pending Committee vote on 2/9/99).

 

Kennedy stated that Items 6, 7 and 8 must be taken at the end of the meeting because under the Rules these items fall under Suspended Rules. The committee meeting to recommend approval was held just prior to the Board meeting.

 

  1. A resolution was presented from your Land Use Committee recommending approval of the request by Mary Anne Abegg and Kenneth Kossick in Case #ZC-99-01 to rezone to the City of Peoria’s "C-2" Large Scale Commercial District.

Trumpe and Polhemus moved for approval of the resolution. The resolution was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 Ayes.

  1. A resolution was presented from your Transportation Committee recommending approval of the appropriation of $1,300,000 from the Peoria County share of the Motor Fuel Tax Fund for the maintenance of County Highways for the year ending December 31, 1999.

O’Neill and Kennedy moved for approval of the resolution. The resolution was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 Ayes.

  1. A resolution was presented from your Transportation Committee recommending approval of financial aid to Limestone Road District in the amount of $20,000 from the County Bridge Fund for installation of a storm sewer on Linda Curve (T.R. 278) in Mardell Manor.

O’Neill and Watkins moved for approval of the resolution. The resolution was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 Ayes.

 

 

  1. A resolution was presented from the City/County Solid Waste Facility and Solid Waste Committees recommending approval of the attached agreement with Daily & Associates, Inc. for the provision of certain engineering services for the City/County Landfill No. 1 and No. 2.

Polhemus and Lickiss moved for approval of the resolution. The resolution was approved by a roll call vote of 15 Ayes and 1 Nay, with Kennedy voting Nay.

  1. A resolution was presented from the City/County Solid Waste Facility and Solid Waste Committees recommending that the County Administrator be authorized and directed to execute the attached CILCO easements for the gas-to-energy facility at the City/County Landfill No. 2.

Polhemus and Elsasser moved for approval of the resolution. The resolution was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 Ayes.

Kennedy and Williams moved to suspend the Rules for Items 6, 7 and 8.

SR 1.

  1. A resolution was presented from your Judicial Committee recommending approval of the 1999 Peoria County Probation and Court Services Departments Annual Probation Plan.

    Kennedy and Williams moved for approval of SR 1. The resolution was approved by a roll call vote of 16 Ayes.

     

    SR 2.

  2. A resolution was presented from your Judicial Committee recommending approval of abatement of the Tax Levy Ordinance for the principal and interest payment due in 1999 on the bonds for the Jail/Juvenile Detention Center construction project.

    Kennedy and Watkins moved for approval of SR 2. The resolution was approved by a roll call vote of 16 Ayes.

    SR 3.

  3. A resolution from your Judicial Committee recommending approval of an Agreement of Cooperation for Title IV-D Child Support Enforcement Services between the Circuit Clerk’s Office and the Illinois Department of Public Aid.

Kennedy and Elsasser moved for approval of SR 3. The resolution was approved by a roll call vote of 16 Ayes.

Kennedy and Williams moved to return to Regular Session. The motion was approved by a roll call vote of 16 Ayes.

  1. Executive Session - Litigation & Personnel Matters

Thomas and Monroe moved to go into Executive Session. The motion was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 Ayes.

Thomas and Monroe moved the approval of the resolution. The resolution was approved with a unanimous roll call vote of 14 Ayes.

Monroe and Thomas moved to go back into Regular Session. The motion was approved by a unanimous roll call vote of 16 Ayes.

*Kennedy left the meeting. Elsasser left the meeting.

*Thomas and Monroe moved for approval of Resolutions 4 and 5. The motion was approved with a unanimous roll call vote of 14 Ayes.

Kennedy returned to the meeting.

Polhemus and Thomas moved the approval of the following resolution:The County and City previously authorized the issuance of notice of default to Resource Technology in reference to its lease to extract gas from the City/County Landfill. The staff and City/County Landfill Committee are hereby authorized and directed as follows:

    1. To accept the payment rendered by RTC of $27,028.55;
    2. To advise Resource Technology Corporation that this is considered only a partial payment of past due royalty payments and that RTC is expected to come into full compliance with the Lease Agreement, particularly paragraph 13 of that agreement;
    3. To give further notice to Resource Technology Corporation in the event of future breaches including but not limited to failure to pay royalties.
    4. To report back to the City Council and County Board within 30 days for an update and further direction to the staff.

 

 

*Corrected 2/23/1999

Polhemus and Thomas moved for approval of the resolution. The resolution was passed by a unanimous roll call vote of 15 Ayes.

Williams and O’Neill moved to extend Tutera’s contract to April 28, 1999, and also to start a search for an interim Bel-Wood administrator. The motion was passed by a unanimous roll call vote of 15 Ayes.

Elsasser returned to the meeting.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Thomas requested input from the Board members regarding new chairs for the Boardroom.

Budzinski thanked the County Clerk’s office for getting the County Board packets ready on the Friday afternoon before the Board meeting.

MISCELLANEOUS

Prather asked the Chair to set up a test date for the Board of review candidates.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chairperson Pearson announced that the Public Committee is meeting on the water company buy-out at City Hall today at 4:00 in room 104. The large public meeting will be on February 25 at the Gateway Building from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

MINUTES APPROVED

Monroe moved that the reading of today’s minutes be dispensed with and the same approved, with the Clerk being instructed to make any necessary clerical or typographical corrections. The motion was carried by a unanimous voice vote.

ADJOURNMENT

Monroe moved that the meeting be adjourned. The motion was carried by a unanimous voice vote.

 

JoAnn Thomas,

County Clerk

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