Fremont Township Board of Trustees met November 6
Fremont Township Board of Trustees met November 6.
Here is the minutes as provided by the board:
1. Call to Order and Pledge
Supervisor O’Kelly called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Roll Call
Board Members Present
Trustee Atleson, Trustee Forman, Trustee Voss, Supervisor O’Kelly
Absent: Trustee Shanahan
Elected Officials Present
Clerk McCann, Hwy. Commissioner Grinnell
Malea Grinnell, Joe Herchenbach, Caitlin Burke of Gewalt Hamilton
3. Public Comments
4. Approval of Minutes
• Trustee Atleson moved and Trustee Forman seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the October 9, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. All in favor, motion carried.
6. Old Business
7. New Business
7.1 Fremont Township Stormwater Management Program (Caitlin Burke, Gewalt Hamilton)
• Ms. Burke explained the goals of the State of Illinois EPA mandated Stormwater Permit Program: To protect water quality, reduce discharge of pollutants and comply with the Clean Water Act
• Fremont Township is required to produce and file an Annual Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Report including Outfall Inspections and Water Quality Testing
• Reviewed best management practices for homeowners
7.2 Healthcare Insurance Renewal
• Trustee Forman moved, and Trustee Voss seconded the motion to renew the employee healthcare insurance plan with Blue Cross/Blue Shield Illinois. All in favor, motion carried.
7.3 2018 Board Meeting Schedule
• Trustee Atleson moved and Trustee Forman seconded the motion to adopt the 2018 Board Meeting Schedule. All in favor, motion carried.
7.4 Illinois Bicentennial Resolution
• Trustee Forman moved and Trustee Atleson seconded the motion to adopt a Resolution in Support of Illinois Bicentennial Celebrations. All in favor, motion carried
7.5 2017 Levy Discussion – Determine Amounts
• The Town Levy Ordinance will request $1,198,327.76
• The Road District Levy Ordinance will request $1,560,059.00
8. Parks Report
Supervisor O’Kelly stated the parks would be closing soon.
9. CERT Report
Supervisor O’Kelly presented a written report prepared by Team Leader Pat Stejskal:
• Sunday, October 15, CERT manned an information booth at the Grayslake Fire Open House
• Monday, October 16, the quarterly CERT meeting featured Campus Police Officer, Tom Kretschmer, from McHenry County College on active shooter as a direct follow up to the recent Las Vegas shooting. They reviewed how to react and respond in such a large public setting
• Tonight, Monday, November 6, CERT is at the Fremont Public Library for a Public Information session on the response by local CERTs to the summer flooding and what you can do to prepare for a flood emergency
• Wednesday, November 8, Five CERT team members will attend the Local Emergency Planning Committee Conference at CLC
• Sunday, December 17, several local CERTs are participating together in a local event with Feed My Starving Children
10. Community Garden Report
Trustee Jeri Atleson reported on the following:
• Still harvesting produce and making plans for next year
11. Elected Officials’ Report
Assessor – No Report
Clerk – No Report
Highway Commissioner Grinnell reported on the following:
• Planning paving bids for next year to include Hackberry in Countryside Lake
• Sylvan Lake Dam project is still ongoing
Supervisor O’Kelly reported on the following:
• A prior garden produce recipient made a large donation of poultry for the food pantry
• Met with Busy Hands at Saddlebrook
• Attended Countryside Lake and Oak Terrace Homeowner Association Annual Meetings
• Attended funeral for food pantry client
• Met with District 120 Superintendent
• Attended ComEd Grant recipient luncheon at Cantigny
• Attended Lake County Township Supervisor Meeting
• Attended Saddlebrook Golf Dinner
• Met with LDOT
• Received a check from SWALCO for shoe and textile recycling for 2016
• A CD is coming due in December, will check interest rates and invest
• Attending TOI conference with Trustee Forman
• Lake St. seniors will be returning to their rental apartment soon. A meeting will be held at the Township to distribute gift cards purchased with donated funds from the community and to help coordinate the move in process.
• Trustee Atleson attended the ComEd grant recipient luncheon at Catigny
• Trustee Forman is looking forward to attending the TOI conference in Springfield
12. GA/EA/Food Pantry Report
Supervisor O’Kelly reported on the following:
• Food pantry use is up
• LIHEAP appointments are now taking place, 51 resident applications have already been processed
• Working on Adopt a Family and Adopt a Senior programs for the holidays
• Received a $2000.00 donation from TieMart which will be used to purchase utility bill gift certificates
• Donations received from the community for flood victims will be used to purchase gift certificates for Lake St. seniors who were displaced from their homes during July flooding
• Mundelein Jewel is accepting donations for the Fremont Township Food Pantry
The following statistics were reported for the month of October 2017:
• Three (3) residents received General Assistance without medical
• Two (2) residents received Emergency Assistance
• Eighty-three (83) residents received food pantry assistance
• Sixty-nine (69) taxi coupons used in the month of September
• Ten (10) residents submitted RTA pass applications
• Six (6) residents applied for the Benefit Access Program
• Nineteen (19) residents received Diaper Bank donations
13. Public Comments
14. Approval of Bills
• Trustee Forman moved and Trustee Atleson seconded the motion to audit and approve for payment of Road and Bridge Fund in the amount of $15,209.32, Permanent Road Fund in the amount of $62,493.78, and General Town Fund in the amount of $78,872.94.
Roll Call: Aye: Trustee Atleson, Trustee Forman, Trustee Voss. Absent: Trustee Shanahan. All in favor, motion carried.
• Trustee Atleson moved, and Trustee Forman seconded the motion to audit and approve for payment of General Assistance Fund in the amount of $10,370.35. All in favor, motion carried.
15. Executive Session
• Trustee Forman moved, and Trustee Atleson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m. All in favor, motion carried.