Fulton County Finance and Insurance Committee met May 2.
Fulton County Finance and Insurance Committee met May 2.
Here is the minutes provided by the Committee:
1. Call to Order
Time: 5:32 pm
2. Roll Call
Doug Manock (absent)
Garry Hensley (present)
Jason Myetich (present)
Eric Pigg (present)
Warren Potter (present)
Roll call was taken, Quorum was present
OTHER BOARD MEMBERS: Bob Bucher – Fulton Co. Board Chairman
STAFF: Audra Miles – Administrative Comptroller, John D Young – Executive Asst. FCB
ELECTED & APPOINTED OFFICIALS: Staci Mayall – Co. Treasurer, Rick Regnier – Supervisor of Assessment
3. Call for Additions/Deletions To and Approval of the Agenda
Under Announcements, Communications and Correspondence, Bucher added information on Dan Kieswetter.
Member Myetich 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 – April 26, 2018
Member Pigg moved to accept the minutes as presented with a second from Member Potter. Member Potter stated that the raises were an insult to the elected officials who have 24/7 responsibilities and should not be compared to a rank in file 35/hour week employee. Member Potter add he will bring this up again at the full board next week. No Discussion was made. Motion carried by voice vote with all voting ayes.
5. Announcements, Communications and Correspondence
Bucher had spoken with Dan Kieswetter on different types of insurance, Kieswetter asked to appear at the end of month Finance meeting.
6. Public Comments – None
7. Consent Agenda Items
Member Potter moved to approve the Claims with a second from Member Myetich. 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: Fees for Spay/Neuter Program
Member Hensley stated he’d spoken with a local vet, the costs of pain medication was constantly going up, and was higher priced than what humans need. Mayall said there is $47,000.00 approximately in Animal Population Control that is dedicated to only spay/neuter services. After a general discussion, Member Hensley asked for a decision on the original request for a 15% increase in payments.
Member Myetich made the motion to approve the 15% increase in fees paid to service providers with a second from Member Potter. No further discussion was made, the motion carried by a voice vote all ayes.
b. Discussion/Action: Proposed increase for Pricing on Auction
Mayall explained that Joseph E Meyers was seeking to raise the fees on the sealed bid/tax sale auction from $600.00 to $750.00, adding a resolution would have to be approved by the county board. Mayall added that many other counties had already approved the increase in fees. It was observed the county would get a few more dollars from this fee increase.
Member Pigg made the motion to send to the full board the resolution that would increase the fees on tax sale auctions with a second from Member Potter. No further discussion was made, the motion carried by a voice vote all ayes.
11. New Business
a. Discussion/Action: HB4581 (Change in Age of Delinquent Minor)
Young explained the house bill would increase the aged of delinquency yearly from 17 to 21 but 2021, adding the financial burden to the county would be detrimental and proposed to write a letter of opposition to the bill. Mayall recommended contacting the probation office for statistical information showing what the current costs of the various court services was now. Bucher suggested speaking with Judge Ewing for his opinion on the bill.
Member Hensley made the motion to approve the letter of opposition as soon as it was prepared with a second from Member Myetich. No further discussion was made, the motion carried by a voice vote all ayes.
b. Discussion/Action: IPRF Grant Application
Mayall explained that in the past monetary refunds were given to the county when workman’s comp claims were down, this program was changed to give “Grants” instead to purchase specific that would be beneficial. Mayall asked for recommendations on whether to give to the department where the claims are generated or divide the “grant” money up among the three departments were the most claims are generated, Highway, Clayberg and the Sheriff’s office. It was noted that the majority of the claims came from the Clayberg. It was observed that the needs of each department was required, Mayall was asked to reach out to each of the three departments.
12. Transit – None
13. Treasurer’s Report
Mayall began by saying United Healthcare would be giving a payment back to the county of $26,000.00 for a billing error on their part, adding that the insurance line item will need to have funds added later this year. Mayall made the bond interest payment which was due on the 25th of May and renewed the county General Fund CD. Mayall confirmed that in the event the CD would have to be cashed in, the bank would not penalize the county. Property tax bills will go out on Friday, 26,328 will go out via mailing services, with the first installment due on the 8th of June and the last on the 7th of September. Mayall added that schools and park districts are already calling to see when they can expect their funds. Financial reports would be going out in the morning, the deficit is ($438,876.62). A one-time Ameren payment is included in the present deficit. There were loans to Mental Health and Mental Deficiency were recently made, which are reflected in the current figures. Further, a sizable PPRT payment came in of $257,000.00 to County General, which is down from last year, and the next payments would come in May and July. Mayall reported the software glitch that she had been fighting with on a courthouse line item was fixed and she was investigating a sales in error fee on tax parcel auctions, to bring more money to the county.
14. Executive Session – None
15. MISC. – None
Time: 6:22 pm
Member Myetich made the motion to adjourn with a second from Member Potter at 6:22 p.m. The motion carried all ayes.