Lake County Board to hear numerous reports, resolutions at meeting
In preparation for a long lineup, the Lake County board has issued its final agenda report prior to its meeting 9:00 a.m. Feb. 9 at Lake County’s Administrative Complex.
Beginning with call to order, moment of silence, Pledge of Allegiance and roll call, the board will discuss agenda additions and offer special recognitions, followed by a public comment period for items not on the agenda.
After the chair’s remarks, old and new business, the board will consider the consent agenda, approve minutes from the Jan. 12 meeting and consider claims against Lake County for the month of January. Reports will be presented by the clerk of the Circuit Court, public defender, county clerk, and recorder of Deeds for December 2015 and by the treasurer for October and November of last year.
Next the board will hear a joint resolution on an memorandum of understanding between Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Fox Lake Police to set goals and working arrangements for the Lake County Gang Task Force and a joint resolution for continuing the State’s Attorney’s Appellate Prosecutor Program for fiscal year 2016.
Additional joint resolutions authorizing contracts for utility bill payment services and underground utility locating services will be considered along with tax appropriations for wireless communication and road widening infrastructure improvements.
The board will examine the possible expansion of bus services from Regional Transportation Authority’s Pace suburban division for “Ride Lake County” lines along with a separate joint resolution for separate agreements with surrounding municipalities to support the bus services, matching tax funds for road pavement and bike path resurfacing, engineering services for two intersection improvements and tax abatement ordinances for five different series of alternative revenue/General Obligation Bonds.
On the regular agenda, the Planning, Building and Zoning Committee will present a joint resolution for an emergency appropriation for SMC in the amount of $395,564 to be used for watershed planning and water quality project implementation in the upper Des Plaines River Watershed. Additionally, the PBZ Committee will present a rezoning petition and a conditional use permit from the owners of Gurnee Truck Stop Inc., with supporting documentation.
The Law and Judicial Committee will present a joint resolution accepting the 2016 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Project sub-grant and authorizing an emergency appropriation of $5,000 as well as a joint resolution approving a case manager position funded by the Behavioral Health Treatment Court Collaborative grant.
The Health and Community Services Committee will make its report, and the Public Works and Transportation Committee will present a contract with Boller Construction Company Inc. of Waukegan for $1,220,500 for the Maintenance Facility addition and renovations project.
The Revenue, Records and Legislation Committee will present an amendment concerning DuPage County and Lake County government operations.
The Financial and Administrative Committee will present its report, including a resolution approving emergency funds and item line transfers for FY 2016, and Lora Nordstrom will be appointed as the Lake County chief information technology officer effective Feb. 13.
After petitions, correspondence and miscellaneous business, the meeting will adjourn.