Fulton County finance committee discusses cost saving measures
The Fulton County Finance and Insurance Committee met Feb. 14 to discuss cost saving measures.
Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the committee:
February 14, 2017 Finance and Insurance Committee Meeting Minutes
Fulton County Board- Finance & Insurance Committee Meeting Agenda
Fulton County Board Office, 100 N. Main, P. O. Box 226, Lewistown, IL 61542
Phone 309-547-3041ext 104-Fax 309-547-3326-email firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee: Finance/Insurance Committee
Meeting Place Fulton County Courthouse, Jury Room off Rm 201, Lewistown, IL
Time: 5:30 p m
Date: February 14, 2017
1. Call to Order
Time: 530 pm
2. Roll Call
Doug Manock (present/xxxxxx)
Garry Hensley (present/xxxxxx)
Lisa Joachim (present/xxxxxx)
Eric Pigg (present/xxxxxx)
Warren Potter (present/xxxxxx)
Roll call was taken and Quorum was present
OTHER BOARD MEMBERS: Bob Bucher – Fulton Co. Board President
STAFF: Audra Miles – Administrative Comptroller
John D Young – Executive Asst. FCB
Trudy Williams – Admin Asst. State’s Atty
ELECTED & APPOINTED OFFICALS: Staci Mayall – Co. Treasurer
GUEST: John Froehlich – Fulton Co. Democrat
3. Call for Additions/Deletions To and Approval of the Agenda
John D Young Executive Asst. FCB said that under Announcements; an update on the Wellness Program Enrollment.
Bob Bucher – Fulton Co. Board President said that under Announcements: information related to the new application for Memory Lane Acres; LLC.
Member Hensley moved to accept the agenda as amended with a second from Member Pigg. No Discussion was made. Motion carried by voice vote with all voting ayes.
4. Approval of Previous Minutes – January 26, 2017
Member Joachim moved to approve the minutes from the January 26th 2017 meeting as presented with a second from Member Hensley. No Discussion was made. Motion carried by voice vote with all voting ayes.
5. Announcements, Communications and Correspondence
Young said that Jake Green with Graham Hospital had given an update on the wellness plan enrollment. Eleven people had signed up from the Courthouse; a dozen had signed up from the Health Dept. with the potential for up to twenty interested parties at the Clayberg, but three meetings with Clayberg had been cancelled.
Bucher said that just that afternoon, Ted Ufkes with Professional Swine Management had contact him over the phone and via email. Ufkes stated to Bucher that their application was being processed again, with the name revision. Bucher said that PSW was putting the county on notice that it would have to make the decision on whether or not they wanted a public hearing. Bucher said he was going to bring this to the board to get approval ahead of time to sanction a public hearing.
6. Public Comments – None
7. Consent Agenda Items
Member Joachim moved to approve the Claims with a second from Member Hensley. No Discussion was made. Motion carried by voice vote with all voting ayes.
c. Other Reports
8. Transfer of Funds – None
a. General Funds Transfers
b. Other Funds Transfers
9. Immediate Emergency /Appropriation(s) – None
a. General Funds Immediate Emergency Appropriations
b. Other Funds Immediate Emergency Appropriations
10. Old Business
a. Discussion/Action – Hiring Freeze and Other Cost Saving Measures
Bucher said that he received documentation stating that the county was in violation of a portion of the affordable care act. Eighteen employees had paid for insurance that was not considered “affordable” under the ACA. Bucher continued that out State’s Attorney had been given the documentation from the IRS. Bucher continued by saying he was also going to be contacting Rep. Cheri Bustos to discuss the situation. Member Hensley said that he had seen the list of potential violations and knew that four were still under their probationary period at Clayberg and should not be included on such a list. A general discussion proceeded in regards to the amount of the fines that was expected. In regards to the hiring freezes, Manock asked how that should be accomplished. Bucher stated that each department head would have to be spoken with individually about any vacant position they had. Manock added that how the Sheriff’s office was handled in the month of January seemed to be the best way to go.
11. New Business – None
Audra Miles – Administrative Comptroller reported that a vehicle that had been received via a grant from last year was approved. The van would go into serve from the Red Cross to FCRC. Chairman Manock explained how the van was given to a 53-11 agency with approval from IDOT. Manock also added that two checks had come in within the last few weeks.
13. Treasurer’s Report
Staci Mayall – Co. Treasurer began her report with an explanation of a set of hand-outs that showed a comparison of the last five years, General Fund. Mayall went over the summary, adding that funds received by the county in 2014 was a one-time occurrence when $500,000.00 in unpaid taxes came in. Mayall said that she would be providing a report on the GF’s monthly surplus/deficit. Mayall pointed out that four months on the summary were in the positive as these were the months when property taxes would come in; approximately $75,000.00 would be going into the GF. Mayall concluded her report by adding she was going to be seeking was to increase sales tax revenues.
14. Executive Session – None
15. MISC. – None
Time: 5:58 pm
Member Hensley made the motion to adjourn with a second from Member Pigg at 5:58 p.m. The motion carried by voice vote.
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