Kane County

County Board

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

              County Board Room              Minutes               9:45 AM

                            Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. A, Geneva, IL 60134

1.              CALL TO ORDER

The Adjourned Meeting of the Kane County Board was held at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. A, Geneva, IL 60134 on March 14, 2017.

 

Chairman Lauzen called the meeting to order at 9:45 AM.

 

2.              ROLL CALL

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

Deborah Allan

Board Member

Present

 

Margaret Auger

Board Member

Present

 

Theresa Barreiro

Board Member

Present

 

Brian Dahl

Board Member

Present

 

Mark Davoust

Board Member

Present

 

Drew Frasz

Board Member

Present

 

Rebecca Gillam

Board Member

Present

 

Barbara Hernandez

Board Member

Present

 

John Hoscheit

Board Member

Present

 

Don Ishmael

Board Member

Present

 

Michael Kenyon

Board Member

Present

 

Kurt R. Kojzarek

Board Member

Present

 

Bill Lenert

Board Member

Present

 

Philip Lewis

Board Member

Present

 

John Martin

Board Member

Present

 

Myrna Molina

Board Member

Present

 

Jarett Sanchez

Board Member

Present

 

Douglas Scheflow

Board Member

Present

 

Monica Silva

Board Member

Present

 

Thomas Smith

Board Member

Present

 

Susan Starrett

Board Member

Present

 

Angela C Thomas

Board Member

Present

 

Penny Wegman

Board Member

Present

 

Barbara Wojnicki

Board Member

Present

 

Christopher J Lauzen

Chairman

Present

 

 

Present:  Co. Bd. Atty. Kinnally; Co. Bd. staff McGrath & Nagel; County Clerk Cunningham & staff Weilandt; Bldg. Mgmt. Exec. Dir. Biggs; KDOT Dir. Schoedel & staff T. Rickert, Dickson; Public Health Dir. Jeffers & staff Snowden; Auditor Hunt; Development Dir. VanKerkhoff & staff Berkhout, Berger; Environment & Water Rsrcs. Dir. Anderson; Forest Preserve Exec. Dir. Meyers; Purchasing staff Keovongsak; Recorder Wegman; State's Atty. McMahon & staff Niermann, Watson; ITD staff Peters, Hampel; members of the press & public.

3.              PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & PRAYER

Brooke Hampel from the county's I.T. Department led the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Pastor Jeff Moore, Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Aurora, said the prayer.

4.              APPROVAL OF MINUTES: February 14, 2017

Motion by Dahl, seconded by Kojzarek to approve the minutes of February 14, 2017 as presented.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote of 24-0.

5.              NEW AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A.              PRESENTATIONS/DISCUSSION

4H Government Day - Introduction of Students and Program

The chairman announced that the Government Day event was cancelled due to weather conditions.

Chairman's Short Program

Chairman Lauzen thanked the 14 chairmen and bipartisan co-chairman for the smooth transition to the decentralized leadership network that aligns the Kane County board with state statute.  He also thanked Clerk Cunningham and State's Atty. McMahon for attending the meeting and for their service to the board. 

B.              SPEAKERS (Agenda Items)

Ms. Laura Brehmer, resident, referred to photographs she had distributed and acknowledged the board will  be voting on a construction contract for the next phase of the Longmeadow project, which she presumes is based on the lowest cost design.  She stated however, the lowest cost design was the highest in numerous safety hazards to her neighborhood and its children.  Referring to her photograph, she explained there was only 15 steps that separated the children from the nearby traffic hazards.  She reminded the board that a full size semi-truck takes 164 feet to stop when traveling 45 to 50 MPH.  Ms Brehmer asked the board to remove the Longmeadow-related items from the consent agenda and to return them to the committee in order to review what could be done to provide for the safety of the residents.

 

Ms. Joanne Fritz, 2515 Oak Drive, Dundee referred to the Longmeadow project and referenced language found in the Illinois Highway Code, Section 605ILCS 5/5-408, that she interpreted as this board acting beyond its legal power or authority.  Another issue she addressed was that under Sect. 605 ILCS 5/10-303, regarding the issuance of revenue bonds, she pointed out that the language states that the bonds issued for the purpose of buidling a toll bridge can be repaid only with the tolls collected from the use of the bridge.  She was of the understanding the board has presented no data to support the idea that the bridge will pay for the bonds.  She asked the board provide a public statement as how it would pay for the bonds issued tp construct the toll bridge and also asked the board to be in compliance with the two above statutes.

 

Ms. Nadine Hernandez, 18N823 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Dundee, opposed the construction of the Longmeadow bridge due to its negative effects on the environment and surrounding neighborhood and the fact that it will be turned from a quiet residential road into a four-lane highway full of semi-trucks and cars disturbing the neighborhood.  Ms Hernandez recalled some of her favorite memories were playing in her yard, walks, riding on the bike path, including crossing Longmeadow to get to the ponds/playgrounds, etc.  She stated with the new highway being so close, no children can play safely or cross the street to the nearby school.  The back yards are too close and traffic poses a danger.  She indicated nothing could have prepared her or her family for what was coming with the project.  She expressed disappointment in seeing the destruction of trees, noting Sandhill cranes and bald eagles were losing their natural habitat.  Lastly, she pointed out that if the entire project cannot be paid by the tolls, the money will be coming out of taxpayer money.

 

Ms. Janis Jasper, 2120 Tracy Lane, Algonquin, shared the comments she made to the forest preserve district and said she was misinformed about what was occuring at the property located on Longmeadow and Randall Road (planting of trees to use on the Longmeadow parkway).  She apologied to KDOT because she did not confer with them as to what was going on at the location and proceeded to explain how she received the misinformation.  Ms. Jasper proceeded to read the first two paragraphs of a letter sent on January 31, 2017 to the Illinois Dept. of Natural Reousrces from U.S. Department of the Interior (National Park Service):

 

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Recreation Grants Division hereby rescinds its November 7, 2013 approval of the partial conversion of Hickory Hills Park and replacement of a new 10-acre parcel to be called Brunner Family Park and the associated Amendment to the Project Agreement 17-00066.3.  The original LWCF grant #17-00066:  Dundee Land Acquisition, awarded in 1968, purchased three properties including twenty acres for Hickory Hills Park.

 

The National Park Service (NPS) is rescinding the Project Amendment No.:  THREE, signed by Robert Anderson on November 7, 2013, because the NPS file does not contain adequate documentation to support the approval of the 10-acre replacement parcel.  The NPS record reflects that the 10-acre replacement parcel was owned by another public entity, the Kane County Forest Preserve District, at the time of the conversion and replacement proposal.  Land already in public ownership is generally ineligible to serve as replacement property in a LWCFA conversion.  See 36 C.F.R. §59.3(b)(4).  While there are exceptions to this general rule, the NPS record lacks supporting documentation that such exceptions apply in the present case.

 

Due to the above issue and other unresolved issues, such as the current federal lawsuit surrounding Longmeadow Parkway, Ms. Jasper asked the board to withdraw any Longmeadow-related items on the Consent Agenda and to table them until the issues were resolved and a ruling was made on the federal lawsuit.  She also requested that any further work on the Longmeadow project be suspended. 

 

Mr. Tony Lucenko, Elgin Development Group, explained his organization is in disagreement with the county's Impact Fee ordinance because was a disincentive for jobs as it related to warehouse fees versus industrial fees -- a developer pays three times as much when constructing a warehouse.   He stated the 10% decrease across-the-board was favorable, however, developers have relayed to him that they will not build in Elgin due to the fees and they will be marketing their properties for warehouse and distribution.  He cited an example involving a building which cost millions of dollars to construct.  The fees the county collected on it over a 10- year period were $24.0M.  He cited that such a project annually collects more in revenue, property taxes, and fees over a 10-year period than the ordinance itself, has collected over a 10-year period.  He further questioned how many projects the city may have lost because of the ordinance.  Mr. Lucenko stated his organization has been meeting with township assessors' offices to discuss the increased property taxes on industrial properties in Elgin and Dundee Townships which have increased 134% in four years (2011 to 2015).   Industrial properties pay a disproportionate amount of taxes compared to residential properties and such ordinances make the county less competitive with surrounding counties, even Cook County. He asked the board to oppose the Impact Fee ordinance.

C.              ZONING PETITIONS

PETITION NO. 4411: Fred Wise

Per Kojzarek, one objection had been received since the meeting of the Development Committee meeting.  A neighbor had parking questions.  The ZBA and the Development Committee recommended approval.  The neighbor was concerned that the additional units being approved would bring down the available parking below the 2-car per unit requirement.  Mr. Kojzarek understood there was additional parking available. He asked Mr. Thornhill to speak.

 

For the Petitioner, Mr. John Thornhill, stated the property was developed in 1973 and was designed for 10 three-unit townhomes but after 16 years the petitioner purchased two lots which were never built on.  The homeowners association made an arrangement with the petitioner to use his empty two blocks (six building units) for parking in which the petitioner agreed to the arrangement for a reduction in monthly assessments.  Today, the owner wishes to execute his original plan.  The homeowners are complaining there may be a dimunition in the number of parking spaces.  The homeowners association's declaration allows for the board to levy assessments for any purpose necessary and that the levies shall be uniform among all members of the association.  The spaces being lost were really which were being used on the petitioner's property and the petitioner wanted to make use of his property for its intended purpose, which was not intended for parking.  He believed there was ample opportunity for the association to create additional parking.  Per Mr. Thornhill, the petitioner has paid approx. $65,000 in assessments and $75,000 in property taxes for last 28 years as a member of the association.  Every lot has a tax bill of $159.90 times six units or about $960.00 annually for the six lots.  The petitioner is reclaiming what has always been his entitlement to use the property for its intended purpose.  The land use is appropriate to rezone the property to R-9 as stated in the county's 2040 Plan.

RESULT:              ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Kurt R. Kojzarek, Board Member

SECONDER:              Brian Dahl, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

PETITION NO. 4412: Lind Farm LP

RESULT:              ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Kurt R. Kojzarek, Board Member

SECONDER:              Bill Lenert, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

PETITION NO. 4413: David Farm L.P.

RESULT:              ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Kurt R. Kojzarek, Board Member

SECONDER:              Bill Lenert, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

PETITION NO. 4414: Stathis L.P.

RESULT:              ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Kurt R. Kojzarek, Board Member

SECONDER:              Drew Frasz, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

D.              RESOLUTIONS/ORDINANCES

--------------------------------------------------- CONSENT AGENDA ----------------------------------------------

The chairman asked if there were any items to be pulled of fthe Consent Agenda to be considered separately.  Resolution Nos. 17-87, 17-89, 19-96 and 19-97 were removed by Mr. Sanchez.  Resolution 17-86 was removed by Ms. Silva; and Mr. Lewis removed Resolution 17-92.  Chairman Lauzen entertained a motion to approve the Consent Agenda (#17-64 through #17-98, with the exception of Resolution Nos. 17-86, 17-87, 17-89, 17-92, 17-96, 19-97). 

RESULT:              APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE  [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Susan Starrett, Board Member

SECONDER:              John Martin, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

Res. #17 - 64               Authorizing a Contract Extension for Kane County Lawn Maintenance Services

Res. #17 - 65               Approving Purchase of One (1) 2017 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis, Kane County Division of Transportation

Res. #17 - 66               Approving Purchase of Two (2) 2017 2WD Ford Escapes, Kane County Division of Transportation

Res. #17 - 67               Authorizing a Contract Extension for Electrical Aggregation Program Consultant

Res. #17 - 68               Authorizing Certain Actions Relative to the Tax Agent

Res. #17 - 69               Approving Appointment to Board of Trustees of the Burlington Community Fire Protection District (Chris Lenz)

Res. #17 - 70               Approving Appointment to Board of Trustees of the Burlington Community Fire Protection District (Mary Sagan)

Res. #17 - 71               Approving FY17 Budget Adjustment for JJC Council

Res. #17 - 72               Amending the Fiscal Year 2017 to Roll Over Capital Budget

Res. #17 - 73               Authorizing a 3% Increase for the 2017 Kane County and Mill Creek Sidewalk Repair Contract

Res. #17 - 74               Authorizing FY 2017 Contract with US Ecology for Household Hazardous Waste Service

Res. #17 - 75               Authorizing the Transfer of Employees

Res. #17 - 76               Approving Contract for Security System Maintenance (Kane County Juvenile Justice Center)

Res. #17 - 77               Appointing the Kane County Emergency Communications  Director of Communications

Res. #17 - 78               Approving January 2017 Claims Paid

Res. #17 - 79               Authorizing Office Supplies and Toner Cartridges Contracts

Res. #17 - 80               Approving a Supplemental Budget Adjustment and Authorizing Execution of Collective Bargaining Agreement - Coroner's Office FY2011 through FY2017

Res. #17 - 81               Authorizing Renewal of Contract with Financial Advisor

Res. #17 - 82               Authorizing Fiscal Year End 2016 Budget Allocations

Res. #17 - 83               Authorizing Creation of Sheriff's Civil Operations Fund and Related Budget Adjustment

Res. #17 - 84               Authorizing a Contract with Educational Data Systems, Inc. for Local One-Stop Consulting Services

Ord. #17 - 85               Amending Appendix C of the Kane County Code - Liquor Licenses

Res. #17 - 88               Approving Contract for Construction with Martam Construction Inc. of Elgin, Illinois for Plank Road Culvert Improvements, Kane County Section No. 14-00413-03-BR

Res. #17 - 90               Approving Contract for Construction with Herlihy Mid-Continent Company and Continental Land and Infrastructure, Inc. of Romeoville, Illinois for Bliss Road over Blackberry Creek, Kane County Section No. 08-00058-02-BR

Res. #17 - 91               Approving Contract for Construction with Builders Paving, LLC of Hillside, Illinois for 2017 Kane County Resurfacing Project, Kane County Section No. 16-00476-00-RS

Res. #17 - 93               Approving Adopt-A-Highway Program Applicants

Ord. #17 - 94               Approving Alteration of Speed Limit, Sleepy Hollow Road, Dundee Township

Ord. #17 - 95               Approving Alteration of Speed Limit, North Lorang Road, Blackberry Township

Res. #17 - 98               Approving Supplemental Appropriation, Rutland Township Resurfacing Program, Section No. 16-13000-02-GM

---------------------------------------------END OF CONSENT AGENDA ----------------------------------------

 

 

Res. #17 - 86               Proclaiming May 11, 2017 as Healthcare Worker Appreciation Day in Kane County

Mr. John Diederich, Senior Vice President - Operations and Chief Operating Officer for Rush Copley Medical Center, briefly shared his personal and professional background and publicly thanked the board for its proclamation for Healthcare Worker Appreciation Day on May11th.  He represents 2,500 healthcare workers at Rush-Copley and over 9,000 hospital workers in Kane County, representing five hospitals.  A dinner in May will celebrate those involved in the healthcare profession.

RESULT:              APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE  [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Myrna Molina, Monica Silva

SECONDER:              Susan Starrett, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

2.              Motion to returm Res. Nos. 17-87, 17-89, 17-96, 17-97 to Transport. Comm.

The chairman entertained a motion to table Resolution Nos. 17-87, 17-89, 17-96, and 17-97 and return them to the Transportation Committee. 

RESULT:              ROLL CALL VOTE [4 TO 20]

MOVER:              Jarett Sanchez, Board Member

SECONDER:              Penny Wegman, Board Member

AYES:              Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Monica Silva, Penny Wegman

NAYS:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Douglas Scheflow, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Barbara Wojnicki

Res. #17 - 87               Approving Amendment No. 3 to a Phase II Engineering Services Agreement with Crawford, Murphy and Tilly, Inc. for Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor from East of IL Route 31 to East of IL Route 25 (Section C), Kane County Section No. 13-00215-20-BR

Mr. Sanchez believed that based on comments made today, it was reasonable to give the board another month to consider the project.  He believed it would be fair to review some of the statutes cited by Ms. Fritz to ensure the county was in compliance, to consider the Hickory Hills Park matter, and to consider the rescinding of the property that the project would go through. 

 

However, Mr. Dahl summarized the importance of the Longmeadow road project, its need to provide accessibility and mobility to relieve traffic congestion, and to provide emergency responders better accessibility. The contacts created work opportunities for construction workers who would be spending their money locally while the project was underway.  While many voiced opposition he asked the board to vote in the affirmative for this project.  Ms. Auger said she lived in the same neighborhood and saw the need for a four-lane, tree-lined boulevard to connect from Huntley to Barrington Hills.  Safety was always a concern of KDOT. She reiterated it was her job not only to represent her district but to also represent the county as a whole and to take into consideration the regional effects of the road.  The road was needed to bring jobs to the area, relieve traffic and allow better traffic flow from east to west.  Ms. Auger voiced the positives the project already brought to the county.  She asked the board to support the project.

 

Mr. Frasz as Chairman of the Transportation Committee, confirmed that the four resolutions were reviewed at committee level with no dissent.  He reminded the board to keep in mind that construction season was nearing, the letter that was presented was from the U.S. Dept. of the Interior to the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources and Kane County was not mentioned, and lastly, staff assured him that this was a housekeeping matter and some personnel had changed at the two departments but documents existed that would satisfy them.  He urged the board to move forward with the four resolutions.

 

The chairman entertained a motion to approve Resolution Nos. 17-87, 17-89, 17-96, and 17-97. 

RESULT:              ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [21 TO 3]

MOVER:              Drew Frasz, Board Member

SECONDER:              Margaret Auger, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS:              Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Penny Wegman

Res. #17 - 89               Approving Contract for Construction with Plote Construction Co. of Hoffman Estates, Illinois for Longmeadow Parkway, Section A2-B1 West of Randall Road to Karen Drive, Kane County Section No. 13-00215-10-PV

RESULT:              APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE  [21 TO 3]

MOVER:              Drew Frasz, Susan Starrett

SECONDER:              Margaret Auger, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS:              Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Penny Wegman

Res. #17 - 96               Approving Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor Section 129 Memorandum of Understanding, Kane County Section No. 94-00215-01-BR

RESULT:              APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE  [21 TO 3]

MOVER:              Drew Frasz, Susan Starrett

SECONDER:              Margaret Auger, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS:              Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Penny Wegman

Res. #17 - 97               Approving Acquisition of Highway Right of Way, Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor, Kane County Section No. 94-00215-01-BR, Parcel No. 1LN0100

RESULT:              APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE  [21 TO 3]

MOVER:              Drew Frasz, Susan Starrett

SECONDER:              Margaret Auger, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS:              Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Penny Wegman

7.              Motion to Table and Return 17-92 to Jobs Committee

Mr. Lewis described his disappointment that the Jobs Committee did not have a chance to discuss the impact of this ordinance since he believed it fell under the responsibility of the Jobs Committee.  He believed the board should delay the resolution for 30 days so the Jobs Committee could discuss it.  However, Transportation Dir. Schoedel confirmed that the board had to make a decision to either approve, reject or modify the ordinance today, per state law.  Mr. Lewis wanted to discuss the ordinance’s impact on the manufacturing sector, seeing that an individual presented to the board today the negative impact of what the board was proposing and bringing manufacturing jobs to the county, especially when he was on a committee that was working to attract manufacturing jobs to Kane County.  Scheflow pointed out the fees were being reduced 10% but added the Jobs Committee could review the ordinance at its next meeting.  Should the the ordinance be tabled, Mr. Schoedel explained the old ordinance would expire and no new ordinance would be in place. 

RESULT:              ROLL CALL VOTE [0 TO 24]

MOVER:              Philip Lewis, Board Member

SECONDER:              Myrna Molina, Board Member

NAYS:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

Ord. #17 - 92               Kane County Road Improvement Impact Fee Ordinance

Ms. Thomas thanked Mr. Lewis for objecting however, inidcated that the ordinance could have been discussed at the Committee of the Whole where those not sitting on the committee could discuss important issues such as this. 

 

Chairman of Transportation, Mr. Frasz, summarized the Impact Fee Advisory Committee did meet monthly since June 2016 and were open to the county board and public.  He acknowledged both Mr. Lewis and Mr. Lucenko did attend those meetings and adjustments were made per Mr. Lucenko's requests.  The ordinance did go through the Transportation Committee and subsequent committees but unfortunately the board did not have much time to discuss it and sending it back to the committee would result in the county missing its deadline.  Frasz explained the composition of the advisory board and pointed out that KDOT has a very open appeal process regarding this matter.  He reminded the board the public came forward with this program asking for development to "pay its own way" during a time of rapid growth (late 1990s-early 2000s).  It was amended over the years during the recession, and it was being amended today with a 10% reduction.

 

Lewis confirmed his attendance at the advisory board meetings and the information he was provided at those meetings but did not fully appreciate and comprehend the impact of that information until Mr. Lucenko, from the City of Elgin, described that impact.  Therefore, Mr. Lewis recommended that when this board discusses impact fees next year that the Jobs Committee be included in the review/discussion. 

RESULT:              APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE  [19 TO 5]

MOVER:              Drew Frasz, Susan Starrett

SECONDER:              Bill Lenert, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Michael Kenyon, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Angela C Thomas, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS:              Don Ishmael, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Penny Wegman

Ord. #16 - 393               Amending Chapter 7 Article III of the Kane County Code (Emergency Telephone System Board)

(Davoust steps away.)

RESULT:              ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [23 TO 0]

MOVER:              John Martin, Board Member

SECONDER:              Susan Starrett, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

AWAY:              Mark Davoust

Res. #17 - 41               Amending FY 2016 Budget Amendment for Coroner's Office

RESULT:              ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [22 TO 1]

MOVER:              Philip Lewis, Board Member

SECONDER:              John Martin, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Brian Dahl, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS:              Theresa Barreiro

AWAY:              Mark Davoust

Res. #17 - 62               Approving Appointment to Board of Trustees of the Rutland and Dundee Townships Fire Protection District (Daniel B. Kilian)

RESULT:              ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [22 TO 0]

TO:              County Board

MOVER:              Kurt R. Kojzarek, Board Member

SECONDER:              Thomas Smith, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Drew Frasz, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

ABSTAIN:              Rebecca Gillam

AWAY:              Mark Davoust

E.              APPOINTMENTS

2017 Standing Committees (Revised)

(Davoust returns)  Per the chairman, Mr. Frasz is moving from Energy and Environmental to the Administration Committee (replacing Ms. Wegman).  Ms. Allan will replace Mr. Frasz on the Energy and Environmental Committee. 

RESULT:              APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [23 TO 1]

MOVER:              Penny Wegman, Board Member

SECONDER:              Drew Frasz, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS:              Don Ishmael

Drainage District Appointments

1.              Drainage District Appointments

RESULT:              APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Bill Lenert, Board Member

SECONDER:              Deborah Allan, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

2.              Big Rock Drainage District #2

3.              Plato Rutland Drainage District

4.              Rob Roy Drainage District

5.              Sugar Grove Drainage District #1

6.              EXECUTIVE SESSION

The chairman entertained a motion to go into closed session at 11:03 a.m. to discuss settlement of claims and pending/potential litigation.  The board returned to open session at 11:47 a.m.

RESULT:              APPROVED WITH VOICE VOTE [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Susan Starrett, Board Member

SECONDER:              Bill Lenert, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Thomas Smith, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

7.              Res. 17-99:  Authorizing Settlement of Claim No. 16 CV 2237

RESULT:              APPROVED BY ROLL CALL VOTE  [23 TO 1]

MOVER:              Susan Starrett, Board Member

SECONDER:              Kurt R. Kojzarek, Board Member

AYES:              Deborah Allan, Margaret Auger, Theresa Barreiro, Brian Dahl, Mark Davoust, Drew Frasz, Rebecca Gillam, Barbara Hernandez, John Hoscheit, Don Ishmael, Michael Kenyon, Kurt R. Kojzarek, Bill Lenert, Philip Lewis, John Martin, Myrna Molina, Jarett Sanchez, Douglas Scheflow, Monica Silva, Susan Starrett, Angela C Thomas, Penny Wegman, Barbara Wojnicki

NAYS:              Thomas Smith

Res. #17 - 99               Authorizing Settlement of Claim 16CV2237

8.              SPEAKERS (Non-Agenda Items)

A.              Julie Yurko on Kane County's Support of  Northern Illinois Food Bank

Ms. Julie Yurko, President and CEO for the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB), thanked the board for supporting the food bank through the block grants and River Boat funding.  With the new facility located on Dearborn Court in Geneva, NIFB has been able to increase its distribution to over 244 million meals over the past five years, including 6 million meals directly to seniors and children.  As a result, NIFB is the fifth largest food bank in the U.S. with over 600,000 hours of volunteer support and 138 member agencies.  Last year, in Kane County alone, the NIFB served 9 million meals.  Further statistics followed regarding Kane County specifically:  Of the county families served 89% are working families with 73% living under poverty.  Turning to the Riverboat funding, she is currently asking for $75,000 to help NIFB to purchase two new trucks for its youth programs.  Additional statistics followed as well as Ms. Yurko sharing a story about an individual she came in contact with while serving dinner at a shelter.  Lastly, she invited the board to visit the NIFB facility.

This meeting was adjourned at 11:56 AM.

 

Celeste Weilandt

Recording Secretary