The May 14, 2013 meeting of the Honorable Clay County Board was called to order at 6:00 p.m. By Sheriff Sulsberger.
The Pledge to the flag was led by Sheriff Sulsberger.
The blessing was led by Brad Harris.
The roll was called: Present: Sue Pettit Chairman, Mike Spitzner, Brad Harris, Jerry Britton, Janice Brooks, Thomas Butcher, Chris Rinehart, Bryan Knapp, Ted Whitehead, Ron King, and David Johnson. Absent: Joe Rudolphi, Mike Rinehart, and Jesse James.
Chairman Sue Pettit acknowledged guests and there where no agenda changes.
Motion by Brad Harris, second by Tom Butcher, to approve the County Board minutes of April 11, 2013. Motion Carried. Voice Action.
Motion by Ted Whitehead, seconded by Tom Butcher, to approve the action of the Claims Committee. Motion Carried.
Jeff Workman, Clay County Health Department, presented the Board of Health Bulletin in written form.
Chris Elliott, Public Defender, presented into on the Public Defender’s contract due to be approved in June
There was no Circuit Clerk’s report available.
County Treasurer Jana Tolliver presented the Treasurer’s Report in written form.
Tolliver presented the FY 2012 Receipts and Disbursements Report to the board. This report will be available for review in the Treasurer’s Office.
Additionally, Treasure Tolliver reported that as an EPAY member, her office must be PCI compliant, which entails a monthly fee of $7.99.
Sheriff Sulsberger presented his departments report in written form.
Engineer Mike Quandt presented the Highway Department Report in written form.
Motion by Ron King, seconded by Tom Butcher, to approve the purchase of the Olympus Scopes and System for a total cost of $144,396.35 Motion Carried. Voice Action.
Motion by Bryan Knapp, seconded by Tom Butcher, to approve the appointment for the following health professionals:
Robert Butts, MD Courtesy Emergency
Kenneth Velez, MD Courtesy Emergency
Erik Funk, MD Courtesy Cardiology
John Allen. CRNA Specified Professional Affiliate
Advancement of Privilegs- Provisional to Full Courtesy
Aaron Settler, MD Courtesy Teleradiology
Michael Jennewin, MD Courtesy Teleradiology
Motion Carried. Voice Action.
Motion by Jerry Britton, seconded by Janice Brooks, to approve the Clay County Board signing a non-binding Term Sheet with St. Mary’s- Good Samaritan, Inc. The purpose of this document is to outline the terms and conditions of a proposed transaction where St. Mary’s- Good Samaritan, Inc. would acquire Clay County Hospital. Signing of the non- binding Term Sheet will allow continued discussions between the two parties. It should be stressed that by signing the Term Sheet the County Board has only agreed to move forward with discussions with St. Mary’s- Good Samaritan, Inc. Motion carried.
Motion by Tom Butcher, seconded by Janice Brooks, to ratify the chairman’s reappointment of Larry Kuhns to the Edgewood Bi- County Fire Protection District. Term runs to the 1st Monday in May 2016. Motion Carried. Voice Action
Chairman Pettit declared a notice of vacancy in Board District F due to the resignation of Joe Rudolphi, effective June 1, 2013.
DECLARATION AND NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE
In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 10, Act 5, Section 25-11 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, the County Board of Clay County, Illinois, a county which is not a home rule unit, hereby declares that a vacancy exists in the office of County Board Member of District F, due to the resignation of Joe Rudolphi, effective June 1, 2013.
The County Clerk hereby directed to give a written notice to the county central committee of each established political party of such vacancy by providing each committee with a copy of this Declaration and Notice of Vacancy in Office.
Notice is hereby further given that such vacancy shall be filled within 60 days by appointment of the Chairman of the County Board with the advice of the County Board, in accordance with the statutory requirements.
Dated this 14th day of May, 2013
Board of Clay County, Illinois
By: S/ Sue Pettit
SUE PETTIT, CHAIRMAN
Attest: S/ Brenda Britton
BRENDA BRITTON, CLAY COUNTY CLERK
Motion by Jerry Britton, seconded by Brad Harris, to ratify the chairman’s appointment of Ron King to the Road and Bridge Committee, replacing Vernon Guinn. Motion carried. Voice action.
Motion by Ted Whitehead, seconded by Tom Butcher, to ratify the chairman’s appointment of Brad Harris to the Solid Waste Committee. Motion carried. Voice action
Motion by Tom Butcher, seconded by Chris Rinehart to ratify the chairman’s appointment of Mike Rinehart to the Crossroads Committee. Motion Carried. Voice Action
Chairman Pettit presented the Monthly CEFS Report in written form.
Chairman Pettit reported that Congressman John Shimkus will be presenting April Parkhurst with military decorations earned by her father PFC Delbert Ray Porter killed in action in 1971. Honors will be bestowed at the Courthouse on May 30, 2013.
Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515-1315
May 9, 2013
County Clerk Brenda Britton
Clay County Clerk’s Office
111 Chestnut Street
PO Box 160
Dear County Clerk Britton:
I would like to cordially invite you to a very noteworthy event in your county in Thursday, May 30, 2013. On that date at 2:45 p.m. In the Clay County Courthouse, I will be making a special presentation to Ms. April Parkhurst of Louisville. Ms. Parkhurst will be receiving the military decorations earned by her father, PFC Delbert Ray Porter, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War on January 15, 1971 – almost three months before she was born.
Ms. Parkhurst contacted my office in November 2012 to inquire about the possibility of obtaining her late father’s awards. As fulfilling such requests is one of the high points of my job, my staff and I were happy yo work with Ms. Parkhurst and supplied the appropriate information to the military. The National Personnel Records Center verified the information, and the Army provided the decorations.
Delbert Ray Porter began his tour of duty on September 20, 1970, and was killed in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam, less than four months later. He served with the 5 the Infantry Division Mechanized.
I hope you can join us to honor an American hero and his family on May 30.
S/ John Shimkus
Member of Congress
Chairman Pettit read a letter prepared by States Attorney Marilyn Brant to Governor Quinn regarding HB 2615, Hydraulic Fracturing.
Motion by Brad Harris, seconded by Dave Johnson to approve the County Board’s endorsement to send the following letter to Governor Quinn.
May 15, 2013
Governor Pat Quinn
Office of the Governor
207 State House
Springfield, Illinois 62706
In re: Bill 2615
Dear Governor Quinn:
Clay County is a small county of roughly 15,000 people in southeastern Illinois. The primary sources of employment are farm work, light manufacturing, and the oil industry. When crude oil prices are low, there is little incentive for oil exploration, but we have recently seen more interest, which is encouraging. Clay County has experienced workers who will work in the oil industry, given the opportunity.
Of the 102 counties in Illinois, Clay County ranks 15th on the Illinois County Unemployment Rate Rankings, with an unemployment rate of 11.5% in March of this year, a jump of 1.2% from March 2012. Our county is badly in need of a source of employment.
House Bill 2615, permitting the use of hydraulic fracturing, will open up a new stream of revenue for our county, and jobs for Clay County people. This would create employment opportunities not just in the oil field, but throughout the community.
On behalf of the Clay County Board, I ask that you sign House Bill 2615, so that Clay County can recover from the economic difficulties we continue to experience.
Thank you for you consideration.
S/ Sue Pettit
SUE PETTIT, CHAIRMAN
CLAY COUNTY BOARD
Motion Carried. Voice Action
Chairman Petitt noted that due to another recent surgery Curtis Leib, Chief Probation Officer was unable to attend the meeting. His department report was presented in written form.
Board Member Brad Harris requested that something be sent to Joe Rudolphi in appreciation of all his years service to the County Board.
Motion by Brad Harris, seconded by Ted Whitehead , to adjourn. Time: 6:25 p.m. Motion Carried. Voice Action.
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the County Board:
Your Committee on Paid Claims would beg leave to report that they have examined all claims presented to them, and recommend the payment of the following, and that the Clerk be directed to issue orders on the County Treasurer to the Claimants for the several amounts allowed, as follows, to wit:
No. Names of Claimants For What Amount of Claim
1 ADVOCATE PRESS ELECTION- PUBLICATION 1281.25
2AIG CORONER- TOXICOLOGY 426.00
3 ALLEN, STACEY ELECTION- MISC, SUPPLIES 198.92
4 AMEREN ENERGY MARKETING PROB, JAIL, CH- UTILITIES 732.88
5 AMEREN PROB,JAIL,CH, HWY-UTILITIES 433.06
6 BALLARD, CRYSTAL CIRCUIT CLERK-SUPPLIES,MISC 125.91
7 BRIGHT, BARRY COURT/ JUD ATTY FEE FOR INDIGENT 1002.02
8 BRITTON, BRENDA CNTY BOARD SEC FEES, ELECTION-MIS 585.98
9 BUHRMAN, JULIE TREASURER- MISC 6.24
10 BYRD, ASHTON JAIL- P/T CORRECTIONAL SALARY 1176.00
11 CARTER, DELBERT JAIL- SALARY CORRECTIONAL OFFIC ER 4600.96
12 CELLULAR ONE ESDA, JAIL TELEPHONE 194.35
13 CHILDERS, JEREMY JAIL- PHONE,SHERIFF- OVERTIME 312.40
14 CITY OF FLORA ESDA- RENT 550.00
15 COUNTY BOARD MEMBERS COUNTY BOARD MEETING 3084.30
16 ClAY COUNTY HEALTH DEPT PROB- INCIDENTAL EXP. 33.79
17 COLCLASURE, DERRICK JAIL-TRAINING,OVERTIME 212.16
18 COLLINS, MARY BETH COURT/ JUD ATTNY FEES 205.02
19 CONKLIN, TERA PROB- TRAVEL 133.95
20 DALES AUTO SALVAGE SHERIFF- INCIDENTAL EXP 114.00
21 DAWKINS AUTO SALES SHERIFF- AUTO MAINT 140.23
22 DORIS BROTHERS ADMIN- CNTY BOARD MEMBER EXP 4.00
23 FANCHER, PHILLIP BAILIFFS 481.80
24 FAST STOP PROBATION TRAVEL 131.36
25 FCJDC JAIL- HOUSING JUVENILES 200.00
26 FELDHAKE, MARK JAIL- PHONE, SHERIFF-AUTO MAINT, 185.51
27 FORE, KELLIE CNTY CLERK- CLERICAL HIRE 117.50
28 FRENCH, GREG JAIL- MAINT TO EQUIP SHEFIFF- OVERTIME, 1857.57
INC EXPENSES, TRAINING
29 FROST, CAITLIN CORONER RENT 100.00
30 GALLS PROB- INCID EXPEN 43.96
31 GFI S OF A- COMPUTER TAX SERVICES 58.95
32 GREEENWOOD, PAT JAIL- TRAINING, OVERTIME SHERIFF- INCIDENTAL EXP 887.77
33 GROSS, WILLIAM BAILIFFS 1493.36
34 GUINN, YVONNE ADMIN FEE OF REGIST OF VITAL STAT 119.00
35 HALLORAN, KAREN CIRCUIT CLERK- SUPPLIES 25.00
36 HEAVEN’S MIST WATER PROB. INCIDENTAL EXPENSES, CH-SUPPLIES 69.50
37 HEUERMAN, CORY JAIL- PHONE, SHERIFF- TRAINING 70.00
38 HOMETOWN JOURNAL ELECTION- PUBLICATION 36.75
39 IACO CIRCUIT CLERK- MISC 90.00
40 IL TRAFFIC COURT CONFERENCE STATES ATTNY- TRAINING/SEMINARS 150.00
41 INDOFF CNTY CLERK PROB, TREASURER 560.95
S OF A- SUPPLIES
42 ITA PROB- INCIDENTAL EXPENS 197.45 43 JACOBI, JAMES CORONER- AUTOPSY 1800.00
44 KINCAID OIL COMPANY SHERIFF- AUTO MAINTENANCE 4034.37
45 KNAPP OIL CO SHERIFF- AUTO MAINT 49.01
46 LEIB, CURTIS PROB- TRAVEL 37.85
47 LEONARD, AARON COURTS/ JUD ATTNY FEE FOR INDIGENTS 664.83
48 LEWIS, ELAM SHERIFF- OVERTIME, JAIL- PHONE 108.10
49 LINDA’S CLEANING SERVICES HWY UTILITIES 65.00
50 LOGAN, KEVIN S OF A – TRAVEL 959.52
51 LORENZA SUPPLY CO. JAIL- SUPPLIES 265.25
52 LOUISVILLE POSTMASTER ELECTION – POSTAGE 11.45
53 MILLER OFFICE EQUIPMENT STATES ATTNY- SUPPLIES 189.00
54 MILLER, WES CORONER- TRAVEL 28.93
55 MILNER, CHAD JAIL- PHONE 40.00
56 MILONE, GARY COUTRS/JUD- ATTNY FEE FOR INDIGENTS 1093.98
57 MURPHY, DARLA CNTY CLERK- CLERICAL HIRE 126.39
58 MYERS, ANDY SHERIFF-,TRAINING, JAIL- PHONE, OVERTIME 395.89
59 O’HERRON RAY CORONER- SUPPLIES 19.38
60 OFFICE PRODUCTS CENTER CNTY CLERK- SUPPLIES 193.39
61 PHILLIPS, KAREN STATES ATTRNY- SUPPLIES 259.19
62 PHILLIPS, RAY SHERIFF- AUTO MAINT. JAIL- PHONE 40.00
63 POWLESS, JOEL COURTS/JUD- ATTY FEE FOR INDIGENTS 1175.00
64 PROFESSIONAL ID CARDS SHERIFF- INCIDENTAL EXPENS 43.20
65 QUANDT, TAMI CNTY CLERK- CLERICAL HIRE 72.50
66 RICOH SHERIFF- SUPPLIES 116.54
67 RKDIX CH RECORDS DEBT RETIREMENT 234.42
68 SIMS, LORI, C.S.R. STATES ATT-TRANSCRIPT FEE 15.00
69 SPITZNER, STEVE SHERIFF- OVERTIME,AUTO MAINT, TRAINING338.14 JAIL- PHONE
70 THOMPSON REUTERS STATES ATTNY- OFFICE BOOKS 252.00
71 TOPINKA, JUDY BAAR STATES ATTNY- 3206.25
72 TYSON ONSITE SHERIFF- SUPPLIES 432.00
73 WALMART JAIL- DIET CARE, MEDICAL, SUPPLIES 1367.87 ELECTION- SUPPLIES PROB- INCIDENTAL EXPENSES
74 WEIDNER, KRISTA PROB- TRAVEL 103.24 75 WILLIAMS, BARBARA JAIL- P/T CORRECTIONAL SALARY 2116.80
76 WTCI ADMIN, HWY, JAIL TELEPHONES 1765.60
77 YOUNG’S PIT STOP SHERIFF- AUTO MAINT. 58.00
78 YOUNG, RONALD COURTS/ JUD- ATTY FEE FOR INDIGENTS 1014.50
79 ZINKS BUILDING CENTER CH- REPAIRS 51.22
1. CLAY COUNTY REPUBLICAN ADMIN- REVIEW ASSESS ROLLS EXPE, 277.13
COURTS/JUDI- MISC EXPE FOR INDIGENTS
PROB- INCIDENTAL EXPEN
2. COMMUNICATION RELOVING FUND JAIL- TELEPHONE 498.55
3 COMPUTYPE MISC AND COMP 75.00
4.. DAWKINS AUTO SHERIFF- AUTO MAINT 568.49
5. DBS DISPOSAL CH & JAIL UTILITIES 120.00
6. FLEET ONE PROB- TRAVEL 200.82
7. FLORA BATTERY & ALTERNATOR SHERIFF- AUTO MAINT 101.00
8. FLORA PAINTING COMPANY PROB- INCIDENTAL EXPEN 123.27
9. INDOFF S OF A, CNTY CLERK, CIRCUIT CLERK, 352.79
STATES ATTNY- SUPPLIES
COURTS/ JUD- OPERATION JUDGE OFFICE
10. KINCAID OIL SHERIFF- SUTO MAINT 3216.18
11. LINDA’S CLEANING SERVICES HWY- UTILITIES 65.00
12. LORENZ SUPPLY CO CH- SUPPLIES 443.23
13. LOUISVILLE AUTO PARTS SHERIFF- AUTO MAINT 4.59
14. MANATRON RECORDERS- SUPPLIES 378.69
15. MICROTEK RECORDERS- SUPPLIES 492.50
16. MIDWEST OFFICE SUPPLY JAIL- SUPPLIES, MAINT OF EQUP 452.97
17. MIKE’S FOOD MARKET JAIL-DIET AND CARE OF PRISONERS 2331.97
18. PERRYS SMALL ENGINE CH- EQUIP MAINT 78.94
19. RAY O’ HERRON SHERIFF- INCIDENTAL EXPEN 338.70
20. RELIABLE OFFICE SUPPLIES CNTY CLERK- OFFICE EQUIP 61.47
21. ROBBINS SCHWARTZ NICHOLAS MISC. & CONT. 1560.00
22. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAINT COURT SECURITY 1200.00
23. SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS JAIL – TELEPHONE 449.91
24 TYSON CORPORATION SHERIFF- INCIDENTAL EXPEN 432.00
25. WIN MISC. & CONT. 92.00
26. YOUNG’S PIT STOP PLUS SHERIFF- AUTO MAINT 77.00
27. ZINK BUILDING CENTER SHERIFF- INCIDENTAL EXPEN 6.37
TOTAL : $13,998.57