Lake County Law and Judicial Committee met May 2.
Lake County Law and Judicial Committee met May 2.
Here is the agenda provided by the Committee:
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Approval of Minutes
Minutes from February 28, 2017.
Attachments: L&J 2.28.17 Minutes Final 3.2 17-0493
Minutes from February 28, 2017, Special Meeting.
Attachments: L&J 2.28.17 Minutes Final 3.3 17-0494 Minutes from March 7, 2017.
Attachments: L&J 3.7.17 Minutes Final 4. Addenda to the Agenda
5. Public Comment
6. Chairman's Remarks
7. Old Business
8. New Business
Circuit Court Clerk
Report from Erin Cartwright Weinstein, Clerk of the Circuit Court, for the month of March 2017.
Attachments: County Board Report Mar 2017
Report from Joy Gossman, Public Defender, for the month of March 2017.
03-17 Main PTR
03-17 JUV Main
Nineteenth Judicial Court
Joint resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation in the amount of $45,000 in funding from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the approval of the renewal of Intergovernmental Agreement Number 2018-55-024-K1D for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit’s Access and Visitation Program for state fiscal year (SFY) 2018.
• The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit receives grant funding from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to provide mediation services for never-married parents involved in visitation and custody-related disputes in an effort to increase child support collections from this population.
• The state would like to continue funding the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit’s program in the amount of $45,000 for SFY 2018.
• This access and visitation grant does not require matching funds.
• This program conducted 299 mediations from October 2015 through September 2016.
Joint resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation of a Title IV-D Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (IDHFS) and the Lake County State’s Attorney for the continuation of the State’s Attorney’s Child Support Enforcement Program for the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, for a maximum reimbursement amount of $650,000 for staff wages and benefits.
• Since 1985, the State’s Attorney’s Office has entered into an annual IGA with the IDHFS to provide child support enforcement services.
• Pursuant to these annual agreements, the State’s Attorney’s Office reasonable costs for providing these services, as determined by IDHFS, are to be reimbursed.
• Since 1999, the State’s Attorney’s Child Support Enforcement staff has included three Assistant State’s Attorneys, four secretaries, three paralegals, and one investigator.
• The Child Support Enforcement Division handles approximately 17,000 active cases, including those to establish paternity, to set support upon voluntary acknowledgement, to establish medical support orders, and to enforce orders for payment of support.
• IDHFS has tendered a proposed State fiscal year (SFY) 2018 contract to reimburse personnel costs not to exceed $650,000, 66 percent of which is federal funds.
• Funding for the Lake County contract was reduced by 7.15 percent ($50,000) from SFY 2017’s contract.
• Sources of program funding include; $650,000 from the State of IDHFS, $31,156 reimbursement from the State’s Attorney’s Environmental Fund, $18,844 from a part-time paralegal position vacancy, and the remainder from the State’s Attorney’s Office FY2017 budget.
2017-55-013-K2 Agreement Letter Attachments:
Joint resolution brought by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office to establish the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center Juror Fees Donation Pilot Program.
• This resolution creates a Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center Juror Fee Donation Pilot Program that will begin June 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018.
• Under this pilot program, any grand juror or petit juror in Lake County may elect to have their juror fees donated to the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center (LCCAC).
• The legislation requires the Lake County Board to adopt, by resolution, rules and policies governing and effectuating the program.
• Jurors will receive a form indicating that they have the option of donating the state mandated juror fees (that are paid by Lake County).
• All monies donated by jurors shall be transferred by the County to the LCCAC at the same time as it otherwise would have been paid to the juror.
• All revenue from the donated juror fees shall be used exclusively for the operation of the LCCAC.
• Lake County Board shall report to the General Assembly and the Governor after each calendar of the Pilot Program on or before March 31, 2018, and March 31, 2019 the following: the number of grand and petit jurors who earned fees; the number of grand and petit jurors who donated fees to this Pilot Program; the amount of donated fees to this Pilot Program; how the monies donated were used by the LCCAC; and the cost that was incurred by Lake County in implementing the Pilot Program.
Joint resolution authorizing a contract with Prescient Development Inc., Schaumburg, Illinois, for the procurement of information technology services for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $67,392.
• Due to staff departures, there is a need to contract for technology services for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) to maintain critical operations.
• In 2016, the LCSO and Purchasing Division evaluated firms providing similar services in the regional area and identified Prescient Development Inc., Schaumburg, Illinois, as a responsible vendor to staff augmentation for information technology services for the LCSO.
• In 2016, the Lake County Board authorized an emergency contract with Prescient Development Inc.
• Prescient Development Inc. was awarded a contract with the Village of Winnetka through a request for proposal (RFP) process in 2016.
• Pursuant to Article 10-101 of the Lake County Purchasing Ordinance, Cooperative Purchasing, Lake County may participate in a cooperative purchasing agreement for the procurement of goods with one or more public procurement units in accordance with an agreement entered between the participants.
• This contract authorizes the purchase of information technology services for the LCSO with Prescient Development Inc., Schaumburg, Illinois, for a 12-month period in the amount of $67,392.
17123 Joint Purchase Recommendation Attachments:
9. Executive Session
10. County Administrator's Report
Discussion regarding a contract with the Illinois Council of Police (ICOP).
11. Members' Remarks
Next Meeting: June 6, 2017