Peoria developmental disability treatment board approves fiscal report
The Peoria County Board for the Care and Treatment of Persons with a Developmental Disability met Sept. 1 to approve the fiscal report.
Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the board:
Peoria County Board for the Care and Treatment
of Persons with a Developmental Disability
September 1, 2016
Members Present: Greg Chance
Members Absent: Bob Baietto
Others Present: Kristin Grubb, Peoria City/County Health Department
Brian Gulley, Peoria City/County Health Department
Patti Gratton, Community Workshop & Training Center
Jim Runyon, Easter Seals
Kim Cornwell, EP!C
Brad Guidi, Camp Big Sky
Steve Th0mpson, Easter Seals
Meeting was called to order at 11:32 am by Mr. Chance.
A motion was made by Ms. Harant to approve the meeting minutes of July 13, 2016.
Motion was seconded by Mr. Baker. Motion carried (5, 0).
Introductions were done for new member, Ms. Moberg.
In the next item of business, a motion was made by Mr. Baker to approve the fiscal
report. Motion was seconded by Ms. Harant. Mr. Gulley summarized the report, stating
that there was increase of $10 per month to the rent for the building on Knoxville. In
response to a question from Ms. Harant regarding the utility bills, Mr. Chance asked
that Ms. Huber/Mr. Gulley check into this. Motion carried (5, 0).
In the next item of business, Mr. Chance advised the Board members that he and Ms.
Huber attended a meeting with the County Administrator and Financial Officer
regarding the proposed budget for the Care & Treatment Board prior to the County
Board’s action regarding the advisory referendum. The proposed FY17 budget was
approved by the Care & Treatment Board and the Board of Health took action regarding
delaying repayment of funds; therefore, Mr. Chance did not feel it was appropriate to
alter the budget as adopted by the Care & Treatment Board. If the Board decides to pay
back some of the money to the Board of Health in 2017, there is a line item in the budget
to do so. Mr. Chance stated that this helps to ensure transparency.
In the next item of business, a motion was made by Ms. Herman to adjust the grant time
frame of the Care & Treatment Board from past practice to July 1, 2017 to June 30,
2018. Motion was seconded by Ms. Harant. Mr. Baker stated that he supports the
motion; however, he is concerned regarding supporting the funded agencies. Ms. Harant
stated that the Board previously discussed extending the current grants. Mr. Chance
stated that a decision regarding extending the current grants would be deferred until the
Board has more information regarding its cash flow situation later this year. He added
that there was a strong sentiment expressed at the last meeting that the current grants
be extended. Motion carried (5, 0). There was discussion regarding cash flow and when
funds are available to the Board. Mr. Chance stated that it appears there is a
commitment from the Board to provide at least the first quarterly payment to the grant
funded agencies; a second payment may be able to be provided possibly later than
In the next item of business, a motion was made by Mr. Baker to approve the Health
Department’s use of the building on Knoxville. Motion was seconded by Ms. Harant. Mr.
Chance stated that due to concerns regarding the public’s access to the Health
Department during Sheridan Road construction, the Health Department has requested
to use the building on Knoxville if needed and in the best interest of clients. Mr. Chance
stated that legal counsel did not see anything prohibiting this. Ms. Harant stated that
the Health Department would pay the utilities; she also mentioned the possibility of
PCCHD paying rent to the Board. Mr. Baker asked that there be an intergovernmental
agreement. The motion was amended to include that the Health Department would
address additional expenses and arrangements would be outlined in a Memorandum of
Understanding. Motion carried (5, 0).
In the next item of business, Mr. Chance stated that, as a follow up to the Board’s
previous meeting, the Board wanted assurance that it has fulfilled its responsibility
regarding not renewing the lease for the building on Knoxville. Mr. Chance will ask the
State’s Attorney’s Office to formally notify Maloof of the Board’s intention to not renew.
In the next item of business, there was discussion regarding the advisory referendum for
the Veterans Assistance Commission and the Care & Treatment Board that will be on the
ballot in November. Mr. Chance asked if there is interest from the grant funded agencies
to collaborate to educate voters about the issue. Mr. Baker stated that it may be
beneficial for voters to see a direct link between the tax and services provided. There was
discussion regarding other referendums that will be on the same ballot, including a sales
tax increase for roads and a sales increase for District 150. Mr. Chance stated that if the
advisory referendum is adopted, for a $100,000.00 home, the tax rate would go from
$4.22 to $6.33. The current rate for the Veterans Assistance Commission is.677;
proposed is 1.17. The current rate for the Care & Treatment Board is.997; proposed is
1.99. It was suggested that education efforts be coordinated with the Veterans
Assistance Commission and that a presentation be given to the Chamber of Commerce
and City Council. Mr. Chance stated that advice from legal counsel is needed regarding
boundaries of the Care & Treatment Board members for advocacy activities.
There were no comments from the public.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 12:32 pm.