Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met November 6.
Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met November 6.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
The meeting of the County Commissioners of Monroe County, Illinois was called to order at 8:00 a.m. Chairman Robert Elmore, Commissioner Delbert Wittenauer, and Commissioner Vicki Koerber were present.
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Others present included County Clerk Dennis Knobloch and Sheila Wetzler, along with Press Corps representatives – Joe Leicht of the Monroe County Independent and Alan Dooley of the Republic Times.
There being a quorum present, meeting was called to order by Chairman Elmore.
A moment of silence was shared for the victims and family members of those killed and injured in the Texas Church shooting on Sunday.
There were no public comments.
The following Accounts Payable having been approved for payment, Commissioner Wittenauer moved that the same be allowed and that vouchers be issued against their respective funds of the County Treasurer for payment. Motion seconded by Commissioner Koerber, and so declared all voting Aye, none Nay, and none Absent. Motion carried.
1st National Bank of Waterloo 2,441.05
AT&T Mobility 1,211.91
All Systems Irrigation 85.00
Ally Rippelmeyer 31.71
Americom Imaging Systems Inc. 400.90
Axis Forensic Technology Inc. 310.00
Best Group LLC 184.00
Bob Barker Company Inc. 256.81
Bountiful Blossoms 37.63
Brandt Services Inc. 271.60
Carl Wuertz 22.98
Cepamerica Illinois LLP 536.00
Christopher Hitzemann 1,100.00
City of Waterloo 13,825.55
Coast to Coast 113.88
Columbia Quarry Company 4,724.13
Communications Revolving Fund 527.87
Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers 178.20
Ed Roehr Auto Radio Co Inc. 485.00
Egyptian Workspace Partners 887.20
Election Systems & Software Inc. 9,900.00
Electrico Inc. 1,680.00
Fike & Fike 8,008.00
GreatAmerica Financial Services 152.49
Harrisonville Telephone 2,918.71
IL Assoc County Board Members 775.00
Illinois County Treasurers Assoc. 200.00
Illinois Sheriff’s Assn 87.01
John Deere Financial 1,294.44
JTC Petroleum Co. 2,738.00
K&D Printing 257.50
Kamal Sabharwal Inc. 1,500.00
Kelton Davis 34,731.48
Kristina Kennedy 103.24
Lauren Bivins 279.49
Leon Uniform Company Inc. 499.88
Logo’s ‘N Stitches Inc. 80.00
MAR Graphics 442.00
McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, L.C. 4,830.00
Melissa A. Hunter 151.30
Memorial Hospital 928.00
Mike Fausz 98.68
Monroe County Highway Fund 1,220.70
Norfleet Forensics LLC 700.00
Office Depot 271.36
Prairie Farms Dairy Inc. 290.00
Quality Collision Inc. 4,123.44
Rahn’s Hometown Auto Repair 128.57
Randy Rudloff 3,575.00
Rejis Commission 1,672.00
Robert Elmore 193.67
Roger’s Redi-Mix Inc. 13,884.00
Schaefer Asphalt 3,700.00
Schlemmer Automotive Inc. 291.93
Secure Document Destruction 40.00
Sherwin Williams 1,522.85
Southern Illinois Video 12,281.00
Southwestern IL Planning Comm. 10,137.00
St. Clair County Treasurer 61,605.00
Steve R. Meister 56.00
Sylvia’s Alterations 5.00
Thomson Reuters-West Publishing Corp. 173.73
U. S. Bank Equipment Finance 10.90
United Rentals 3,343.00
V “Red” Smith 20.00
Vernier Sales & Service 7,400.00
Walmart Community 19.92
Waterloo Animal Hospital 870.45
Watson’s Office City 416.93
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 487.08
Wright Automotive 48,364.00
Health Tax Fund:
1st National Bank of Waterloo 1,730.93
Bellwether LLC 10,000.00
Coast to Coast Equipment 162.00
Harrisonville Telephone Company 579.79
IL Dept of Agriculture 40.00
John Wagner 129.47
Julie Valerius 150.00
McKesson Medical Surgical 619.75
Penny Dietz 3.21
Quill Corporation 78.61
Republic-Times LLC 75.12
Sanofi Pasteur Inc. 5,349.19
Stericycle Inc. 278.52
Victoria Kehrer 12.31
Ambulance Service Fund:
1st National Bank of Waterloo 981.13
Airgas Mid America 395.46
BJC Healthcare AR-Billing 128.60
City of Columbia 190,000.00
Dutch Hollow Janitorial Supplies 86.67
Harrisonville Telephone Company 137.90
Heros in Style 20.83
Mertz Ford 69.50
Midwest Warehouse & Storage Inc. 200.00
Motorola Solutions 396.00
Patient Ambulance Refund 120.62
Patient Ambulance Refund 50.00
Phillips 66 Company 260.95
Poelker’s Garage Inc. 225.00
Sam’s Club/Snychrony Bank 42.76
Walmart Community/RFCSLLC 18.66
Weir Ford-Mercury LLC 1,011.09
Wells Fargo Vendor Fin Serv 115.99
Zoll Medical Corporation 153.04
1st National Bank of Waterloo 60.74
Applied Research Associates Inc. 10,100.00
Aramark Uniform Services 2,729.35
Columbia Quarry Company 581.84
Equipment Service Co. Inc. 99.85
Construction Supply 701.49
Equipment Service Co. Inc. 99.85
Fountain Water District 28.00
Harrisonville Telephone Co. 39.98
Huels Oil Company 3,563.72
Iron Crafters Inc. 10.47
John Deere Financial 244.30
John Fabick Tractor Company 361.55
Monroe County Independent 84.00
Nabers Shop 3,445.57
NuWay Concrete Forms Inc. 3,811.00
Paving Maintenance Supply Inc. 2,700.00
Republic Times LLC 22.00
Roger’s Redi-Mix Inc. 401.25
V “Red” Smith Pest Control Inc. 25.00
Warning Lites of Southern Illinois 85.00
Waterloo Lumber Co. 14.22
Wedge Tire 1,378.00
Road Motor Fuel:
Columbia Quarry Company 2,427.07
JTC Petroleum Co. 33,502.76
Circuit Clerk Document STG:
GRS Auctions 2,849.38
Recorder’s Document Fund:
Fidlar Technologies 271.90
Mike Kovarik and Dennis Knobloch discussed the Monroe County Bicentennial Book with the County Board. Mr. Knobloch said the book is scheduled for delivery before the end of November. The Committee did not pre-sell as many books as they had hoped. Because of less sales the total number of books ordered was dropped from 2,500 to 1,000, and the price per book increased from $32.92 to $53.18. A financial report was provided to the Commissioners:
Total cost of printing 1,000 copies $53,180
Prepaid by the Bicentennial Committee $26,232
Balance due upon book completion $26,948
Currently available from Bicentennial Committee $15,248
Funding shortfall to pay balance due on book $11,700
Mr. Knobloch asked if the County Board would consider a temporary loan to the Bicentennial Committee in the amount of $11,700 to cover the outstanding cost of the book. The balance of the books will be sold for $60 each to cover the increased cost of printing, and the loan will be paid back from these sale proceeds. Motion was made by Commissioner Wittenauer, with a second by Commissioner Koerber to extend a temporary loan in the amount of $11,700 to the Bicentennial Committee, with payback from sale proceeds for the remaining books. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
Jonathan McLean and Ron Schultheis came to the meeting.
Aaron Metzger and Marcia Mehrtens came to the meeting to discuss the Highway Department. Mr. Metzger introduced Aaron Scheibe, the newly-hired Highway Department mechanic, who starts his duties today (November 6).
Mr. Metzger said his salary will stay the same for the coming year - $103,700, as recommended by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Motion was made by Commissioner Wittenauer, with a second by Commissioner Koerber to approve the annual salary of the County Engineer. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
County Motor Fuel Tax Fund
Whereas, the Board of Commissioners of the County of Monroe desire to use money allotted to the County under provisions of the State Motor Fuel Tax laws for the purpose of paying the salary of the County Engineer,
Now Therefore, Be It Resolved, that subject to approval of the Illinois Department of Transportation, there is hereby appropriated from the County Motor Fuel Tax Fund, One Hundred Three Thousand Seven Hundred And 00/100 Dollars ($103,700) for salary of the County Engineer for the period of December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018.
Passed by the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Illinois at Waterloo, this 6th day of November, 2017.
Motion: Wittenauer Second: Koerber
Aye: 3 Nay: 0
Mr. Metzger said the final billing has been completed for the Valmeyer Road Bridge near Bluff Road in Columbia. Funding for this project came from the Federal Government and was designated for deficient bridges. Motion was made by Commissioner Wittenauer, with a second by Commissioner Koerber to make the final payment to the City of Columbia in the amount of $23,440.71 to close out this project. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
Mr. Metzger said work is progressing on the Gall Road Bridge. Motion was made by Commissioner Koerber, with a second by Commissioner Wittenauer to approve a progress payment to Depew & Owen Builders Inc. in the amount of $45,668.25 for work completed. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
Mr. Metzger said he has slightly revised the plans for the North Waterloo Trail connector bike path to be submitted for Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) funding. Motion was made by Commissioner Koerber, with a second by Commissioner Wittenauer to approve the application for funding for this project. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
North Waterloo Trail Connector Project Sponsoring Agency Local Assurance
Whereas, in the interest of improved transportation facilities and safety to the pedestrian and motoring public, Monroe County and the City of Waterloo, propose to improve Country Club Lane, HH Road and North Market Street by installing a concrete sidewalk adjacent to said roadways and including designated bike lanes from the Rogers Street Trail to the Illinois Route 3 Trail; and
Whereas, the Illinois Department of Transportation is soliciting projects for the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) and the aforementioned North Waterloo Trail Connector project is a qualifying ITEP Project.
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the County of Monroe shall apply for ITEP Funds to help finance said North Waterloo Trail Connector and that the County of Monroe shall be the Local Sponsoring Agency with the City of Waterloo as Co-Sponsor; and
Be It Further Resolved, that the County Board Chairman be authorized to sign the Local Assurance form and all other documents required for submittal in the application of said ITEP Funds.
Passed by the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Illinois at Waterloo, this 6th day of November, 2017.
Motion: Koerber Second: Wittenauer
Aye: 3 Nay: 0
Mr. Metzger said the Old Red Bud Road intersection project paid for with CST funding is complete except for some grading and seeding. Mr. Metzger said he had some concerns about the Governor approving the legislation that allows farmers to exceed weight limitations on local roads because of delays in the harvest season.
Julie Yeager led a delegation of quilters from the Quilts of Valor Foundation/Stars of Honor to the County Board meeting. She said this group meets regularly at Hope Christian Church, and they produce quilts for military veterans. They have already distributed 14 and will be presenting 16 more at Legacy Place on Saturday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day). At the meeting a quilt was presented to Dane Allen, a veteran who served in Iraq. Names of Veterans can be submitted to this group, and quilts will be made for them as well. Ms. Yeager said more information could be found on the website www.QOVF.org and on the Stars of Honor Facebook page.
Sheriff Rohlfing came to the meeting with Steve Muench, who was recognized by the County Board for more than 34 years of service as a member of the Sheriff’s Department.
The minutes of the October 16, 2017 regular meeting were approved upon motion by Commissioner Wittenauer, with a second by Commissioner Koerber. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
There was discussion regarding changing programs for payroll processing, because of problems with the current payroll service provider. Dennis Knobloch said research had been completed, with a tremendous amount of assistance from Audrey Trembly and Annmarie Marcuson, and after much review their recommendation was to go with ADP. Monroe County previously used ADP before switching to a different provider (Blackbaud) several years ago. Motion was made by Commissioner Wittenauer, with a second by Commissioner Koerber to enter into a 3-year agreement with ADP for payroll services. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
Judge Doyle and Monroe County Probation Officer Courtney Schweickhardt came to the meeting to discuss Probation Services. Previously some concerns had been raised about the accounting of funds with St. Clair County, and there was mention of each associated County handling their own finances for the Probation Services. Judge Doyle said there were some misunderstandings as to how the funds were being handled, and now he was suggesting that the County continue with the funding arrangement used previously. He said part of the problem is that St. Clair County had never solicited the funds that had been approved by each of the member Counties of the Circuit. Judge Doyle said that the Probation office was asking that the previous annual request of $61,000 be increased to $74,280 to help cover additional expenses. He also said the circuit’s Probation office had requested $40,000 be paid to them from the Monroe County Probation Fund to help cover office and overhead expenses.
Ron Schultheis and Jonathan McLean left the meeting.
Motion was made by Commissioner Wittenauer, with a second by Commissioner Koerber to approve a letter of support for the replacement of the Merchants Bridge, a 127-year old bridge spanning the Mississippi River between Venice, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. All voting Aye, none Nay, and none Absent. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Commissioner Wittenauer, with a second by Commissioner Koerber to approve a Raffle Permit for the event being sponsored by Columbia Blue Jay Football on November 19 at Fountain Inn. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Commissioner Wittenauer, with a second by Commissioner Koerber to approve use of the Courtyard and Bandstand by the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce on November 25 and 26 for Waterloo Christmas on the Square. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
Sheriff Rohlfing came to the meeting.
There was extensive discussion regarding the control of trash following events at the Courthouse and at neighboring businesses. Commissioner Koerber said she was concerned because during some of these events there has been damage to lamp posts, and that expense has fallen back on the County. She said she had met with Brian Hooten, Sheriff Rohlfing and Mayor Smith about problems after some of the events at the Courthouse and other events when the streets are closed off for those other events. Commissioner Wittenauer said he thought each of the permits to use the Courthouse grounds should include a maintenance fee that could be accumulated in an account that could then be used to pay for any property damages. Chairman Elmore said he felt the County should charge a deposit fee on all applications for use of the Courthouse grounds, and if there is a problem after an event, that deposit would be forfeited. Sheriff Rohlfing said he was concerned, because there had been some damage to the lamp posts when they are decorated for various events including Halloween and Christmas. More research will be done on this topic.
Motion was made by Commissioner Koerber, with a second by Commissioner Wittenauer to approve use of the courtyard on November 30 by the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce for their Annual Lighting of the Waterloo Christmas Tree. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
CTS representatives were at the meeting to discuss the completion of their Energy Conservation contract. Motion was made by Commissioner Wittenauer, with a second by Commissioner Koerber to approve a Final Delivery and Acceptance Certificate, indicating that all work has been substantially completed including punch list items, and all equipment and services have been delivered, tested and are in good operating order. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
Final Delivery And Acceptance Certificate:
Project Name: Monroe County
Agreement Effective Date: November 21, 2016
Scope-of-Work (SOW) Item/Energy conservation Measure (ECM): Attachment A
Reference is made to the above listed Agreement between the undersigned and CTS and to the Scope of Work as defined in Attachment A herein. In connection therewith, we confirm to you the following:
1. The Scope of Work (SOW) Item/Energy Conservation Measure (ECM) referenced above and also listed in Attachment A of the Agreement has been demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Owner’s Representative as being substantially complete, including all punch list items generated during the Project Acceptance Procedure.
2. All of the Work has been delivered to and received by the undersigned and that said Work has been examined and/or tested and is in good operating order and condition and is in all respects satisfactory to the undersigned and as represented, and that said Work has been accepted by the undersigned and complies with all terms of the Agreement. Consequently, you are hereby authorized to invoice for the Final Payment, as defined in Attachment C, the Payment Schedule. Owner Name: Monroe County
Ellie Blankenship said since the county was tax-exempt and does not file Income Tax, CTS would like Monroe County to allocate their potential tax savings to CTS. Motion was made by Commissioner Wittenauer, with a second by Commissioner Koerber to complete the form allocating potential Monroe County Section 179D Tax Deductions to CTS. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Commissioner Wittenauer, with second by Commissioner Koerber to allow CTS to gather updated information at Oak Hill to make recommendations regarding possible energy conservation ideas there. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
Form Allocation Of Section 179d Deduction
Address Of Government-Owned Building:
Project Name: Monroe County
Project Street; 100 S. Main Street
Project City, State & Zip Code: Waterloo, IL 62298
Authorized Representative Of The Owner Of The Government-Owned Building:
Owner Name: Monroe County
Representative Name: Kevin Koenigstein
Representative Title: Monroe County Treasurer/Collector
Representative Street Address 100 S. Main Street
Representative City, State & Zip:Waterloo, IL 62298
Representative Phone Number: 618-939-8681
Authorized Representative Of Designer Receiving The Allocation Of The Section 179d Deduction:
Designer Name: Control Technology & Solutions
Representative Name: Bob Bennett
Representative Title: Managing Partner
Representative Street Address: 15933 Clayton Road, Suite 110
Representative City, State & Zip:Ellisville, MO 63011
Representative Phone Number: 636-230-0843
Project Cost: $1,739,836.00
Date Project Placed In Service:
Amount Of Section 179d Deduction Allocated To The Designer:
Building Envelope: 100%
Lighting System: 100%
HVAC System: 100%
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this allocation, including accompanying documents, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, the facts presented in support of this allocation are true, correct and complete.
Authorized Representative Of Authorized Representative Owner Of Government-Owned Building: Of Designer:
Kevin Koenigstein and Annmarie Marcuson came to the meeting to discuss the County’s upcoming budget. Mr. Koenigstein said because of the Thanksgiving Holiday dates, it will be difficult to complete the county budget prior to December 1. The decision was made to approve the FY 2017-2018 budget at the regular County meeting on Monday, December 4. The individual lines of the tax levy were discussed by Mr. Koenigstein. Dennis Knobloch said he needed the proposed amount to be allocated for the Mental Health line item so a tax levy could be prepared. The Commissioner decided to use $435,000 for that tax levy account. Employee wages and insurance choices were also discussed.
Mr. Koenigstein left the meeting.
Ms. Marcuson asked to discuss health benefits for retirees. She said if any of these folks decide to take on the vision or dental plans after their retirement, there is no additional cost to the County other than a few minutes of administrative time by the HR Department. Motion was made by Commissioner Wittenauer, with a second by Commissioner Koerber to allow retired County employees to participate in the vision and dental plans at their expense. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
Ms. Marcuson said she also would like to discuss the employee meal policy for attending activities out of town. She said there are some employees who are abusing the per meal allocations. Commissioner Koerber said if the conference being attended by the employee offers any meals as part of the registration, she feels there should be no reimbursement by the County. There was discussion of approving a total of $60 per day with $10 for breakfast, $20 for lunch and $30 for dinner. It was also discussed whether there should be no reimbursement when traveling within Monroe County. Sheriff Rohlfing said he didn’t think there should be any reimbursements to employees unless there was overnight stay out of the County.
Motion was made by Commissioner Wittenauer, with a second by Commissioner Koerber to revise the employee meal reimbursement policy to state there will be no reimbursement except for overnight stays outside of the County, if food is included in the conference there will be no reimbursements for those meals, and each Department Head will be required to monitor the activity of their employees. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Commissioner Koerber, with a second by Commissioner Wittenauer to appoint Annmarie Marcuson as the Monroe County Human Resource Administrator. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
Whereas, it has been determined by the Monroe County Board of Commissioners that it is to the benefit of the County government to hire an employee to perform administrative duties associated with personnel and human resource activities, and,
Whereas, that employee can complete other work and duties as assigned by the Monroe County Board of Commissioners, and,
Whereas, that employee will allocate approximately 60% time to the duties of the Monroe County Human Resource Department and approximately 40% time to the duties of the Monroe County Treasurer’s office, and,
Whereas, the compensation for this employee shall be established by the Monroe County Board of Commissioners,
Now, therefore, be it resolved that Annmarie Marcuson be appointed as the Monroe County Human Resource Administrator this date, to be considered for reappointment each year at the December Reorganizational Meeting of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners, with duties and responsibilities of the position to be as follows:
1) Administer health and welfare plans to include: managing renewal process, communicating benefit programs to employees through new employee orientation and upon eligibility, tracking eligibility, processing enrollments, change, terminations of coverage, distributing required notices, COBRA administration, ACA administration and related activities in accordance with the directives of the external Plan representatives.
2) Process documents required for payroll deductions of employee contributions for welfare plans and provide to Payroll Clerk.
3) Administer Workers Compensation and ADA activities; complete documentation and coordinate activities of the corporate health provider, insurance carrier and injured employees – coordinates employee’s return to work including medical releases; coordinates activities with CIRMA administrators.
4) Conduct orientation of new hires and assure that all paperwork is completed accurately and filed appropriately.
5) Perform or delegate the completion of government reporting related to employees and insurance, i.e. annual EEO-1 and 5500 reports, ACA 1094 and 1095 forms, and similar required reporting.
6) Assist with payroll for issuance of W2’s, 1094’s and 1095’s at the end of the year.
7) Submit all payroll taxes for the 941’s for both Federal and State returns.
8) Submit unemployment reports on a monthly and quarterly basis.
9) Prepare all of the disbursements for liabilities, garnishments, etc.
10) Perform activities related to creating, maintaining and securing files to assure compliance with Federal and State requirements.
11) Implement measures developed by professional external providers to maintain the organization’s compliance with IMRF, FMLA, COBRA and personnel file maintenance.
12) Coordinate with the Payroll Clerk, personnel activities (such as FLSA classification and others) related to payroll. 13) Process Unemployment claims, perform recordkeeping and files, and respond to appeals as necessary, along with the Unemployment report on a monthly and quarterly basis.
14) Assist with the development and implementation of employment policies and procedures and working with professional external providers.
15) Perform training sessions on a yearly or as-needed basis, maintain all training records and certifications.
16) Help to negotiate collective bargaining agreements, advise superiors on the union contract interpretation.
17) Work with Department Heads to make sure we have a safe working environment per OSHA guidelines.
18) Pursue opportunities to achieve greater efficiencies, improved processes, etc. which will deliver either quality, cost savings and/or profitability improvements within the department and across the organization and then present the details of these opportunities to management.
19) Maintain all financial obligations of the Fort Chartres, Columbia and Harrisonville Levee Districts, including but not limited to financial obligations such as the preparation of 941’s, payroll, bill payment, the preparation of W2’s and 1099’s, and all other yearly reports.
20) Work with the Monroe County Treasurer to organize and prepare the County’s annual budget.
21) Work with the Monroe County Economic Development Corporation to process payroll, file the proper tax returns, enter deposits and assist the Monroe County Treasurer with bank reconciliations.
22) Any and all other duties as may be established from time to time by the Monroe County Board of Commissioners.
Approved and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Monroe in the State of Illinois by an “Aye and Nay” vote on the 6th day of November, 2017.
Motion: Koerber Second: Wittenauer
Aye: Three Nay: None
Mr. Knobloch said that all arrangements have been made with Bellwether to complete the cost study for various Monroe County offices. Work will begin on November 15 and plans are to complete the research by November 17. The company has promised a final report back to the County by mid-December. It is hoped that the result of this report will be that more income can be generated by the County offices.
Mr. Knobloch said that the County Board has previously appointed Kevin Koenigstein as the Monroe County IMRF representative. The County Board is required to also grant permission to Mr. Koenigstein for him to cast the County’s vote for a Trustee to serve on the IMRF Board. Motion was made by Commissioner Wittenauer, with a second by Commissioner Koerber to allow Kevin Koenigstein to cast the Monroe County vote for IMRF Trustee. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.
2017 IMRF Executive Trustee Election
Whereas, section 7-174 of the Illinois Pension Code provides for an eight-member Board of Trustees of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, four of whom are to be elected by IMRF participating units of government; and
Whereas, section 7-175 of the Pension Code provides rules for the election of the IMRF Board of Trustees; and
Whereas, the governing body of each participating unit of government shall have one vote at any election in which an Executive Trustee is to be elected; and
Whereas, it is appropriate that the Board of Monroe County exercise its right to vote in the 2017 IMRF Executive Trustee election.
Now, Therefore Be It Resolved that the Board of Monroe County gives its vote in the 2017 IMRF Executive Trustee election for a five-year term of office to (vote for one):
__ Stephanie A. Helms
__ Douglas A. Krieger
__ Tom Kuehne
__ Brad Trent
I, Dennis M. Knobloch, the County Clerk of the County of Monroe, State of Illinois, do hereby certify that I am the keeper of the books and records of the Monroe County and that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution (ordinance) duly adopted by the Board at a meeting duly convened and held on the 6th day of November, 2017.
Mr. Knobloch said he was contacted by the Illinois State Historical Society. They have made arrangements to have a 30 inch by 40 inch framed canvas portrait of Abraham Lincoln made available to every County in the State as part of the 2018 Illinois Bicentennial celebration. The cost of the portrait to the county is $500, and many of the other Counties are making arrangements for donors to fund the cost of the Lincoln picture. Mr. Knobloch said he wanted to make this information available to the Board members in case they knew of someone who would be interested in making a donation, and he said he will also be making some contacts to see if anyone would be interested in providing some funding.
Mr. Knobloch said he had also been contacted by the Illinois Bicentennial Commission. They will be donating a flag to each County, and are encouraging the Counties to plan a kickoff for the Illinois Bicentennial at noon on Monday, December 4. The County Commissioners said they would be willing to support that type of event, so plans will be made for a flag raising ceremony and Illinois Bicentennial kickoff on that day and time.
Chairman Elmore said he was contacted by the City of Columbia. They are wanting to erect solar panels on their former City dump site that is adjacent to the City in unincorporated Monroe County. Chairman Elmore told them they will have to discuss this with Mike Fausz. Commissioner Koerber asked if we should be thinking about instituting some type of utility tax for any entity that is generating electricity for a profit. Chairman Elmore said he would pass that information along to Mike Fausz.
There being no further business to come before the Board, motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Koerber, with a second by Commissioner Wittenauer. All voting Aye, none Nay and none Absent. Motion carried.