STATE OF ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) The LaSalle County Board met pursuant to recess at the Governmental Complex, Ottawa, Illinois, on the second Thursday of January, A.D., 2002 it being the 10th day thereof. This meeting is the second meeting of our December 2001 Session. Chairman Hettel called the meeting to order at 1:03 P.M. Chairman Hettel asked the Clerk to call the roll for mileage & per diem. PRESENT: 28 Members ABSENT: Mr. Combs There were 27 ayes claiming mileage. Motion by Mr. Rosengren to approve the roll call for mileage & per diem, second by Mr. Dougherty. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 61 Chairman Hettel called for any additions or corrections to the December 10th, 2001 minutes. Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the December 10th minutes as presented, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARD Mr. William Novotney, Supt. of Schools, introduced the students who were awarded the Student Excellence Awards; from St. Mary’s School in Streator, Chris Connelly; and from St. Anthony’s School in Streator, Julia Swanson. Both students were presented an award plaque from Chairman Hettel and applauded by the Board. PRESENTATION Mr. Foltynewicz addressed the Board and introduced Mr. Robert Barnett of LaSalle and thanked him for all of his help in the past and for the recent dedication of the new flagpole at the LaSalle County Nursing Home and for singing the National Anthem. Mr. Barnett was presented a certificate of appreciation for his outstanding performance and dedication to LaSalle County. COMMENT Chairman Hettel thanked the girls in the Printing Department for decorating the Christmas tree. RESOLUTION #02-04 (#02-01): 2002 COUNTY HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM A resolution was submitted for the 2002 County Highway Improvement Program.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – January 10, 2002 Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Garretson. Roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion Carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 62-66 RESOLUTION #02-05 (#02-02): BIENNIAL TOWNSHIP BRIDGE INSPECTIONS A resolution was submitted authorizing the Chairman to enter into an agreement with Chamlin and Associates, Inc. for the biennial township bridge inspections. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Rigby. Same roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 67-72 RESOLUTION #02-01 (#02-03): VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance to allow Mr. Fred Bedenko to split a 2.63 acre parcel with 389 feet of public road frontage leaving a remaining parcel of 65.13 acres with greater than 2000 feet of public road frontage located in Waltham Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the variance, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Voice vote, 1 nay. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 73-74 RESOLUTION #02-02 (#02-04): VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for Tom Novak to build a garage and addition to an existing home, a minimum of 50 feet from the centerline of North 2629th Rd., located in LaSalle Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Boe to approve the variance, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 75-76 708 BOARD SERVICE CONTRACTS The Mental Health 708 Board Service Contracts for the following agencies were submitted to place on file: ADV & SAS, LaSalle County Easter Seal Society, Ottawa Friendship House Work Activity Center, Horizon House of Illinois Valley, North Central Behavior Health Systems, Open Door Rehabilitation Center, Streator Unlimited, Inc. and the Youth Service Bureau of Illinois. Motion by Mr. Boe to place the service contracts on file, second by Mr. Johnson. Roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. LaSalle County Board Minutes – January 10, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 77-92 MOTION Original motion last month by Mr. Mustered that Fund 36 a new line item #36-01570.002 be changed to read $5,500.00 and also Fund 33 a new line item #33-001570.002 will be an administrative fee for $2,000.00, second by Mr. Landers. Chairman Hettel called for a voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. PRESENTATION - V.A.C. Mr. Martin J. Rue, Superintendent of the V.A.C. addressed the Board and discussed the LaSalle County Veterans Assistance Commission’s annual report for December 2000 through November 2001. Mr. Rue also requested all board members to contact Governor Ryan and remind him of his campaign promise to add 80 beds to the LaSalle Veteran’s Home. MOTION Motion by Mr. Rigby to place the LaSalle County Veterans Assistance Commission’s annual report on file, second by Mr. Freeman. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 125 PRESENTATION Tom Templeton, LaSalle County Sheriff addressed the Board regarding an inmate pay telephone agreement between the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department and Evercom Systems, Inc., located in Irving, Texas. MOTION Motion by Mr. Dougherty to authorize the Chairman to sign the inmate pay telephone agreement after being reviewed by the County Attorney, second by Mr. Landers. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 93-94 MOTION Motion by Mr. Hicks to place on file the audit report for the LaSalle County Regional Office of Education #35 for the year ended June 30, 2001, second by Mr. Boe. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 95 MOTION Motion by Mr. Freeman to place on file the Probation and Court Services report for December 1, 2000 through November 30, 2001, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. LaSalle County Board Minutes – January 10, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 96 RESOLUTION (#02-05): IMRF BENEFIT PROTECTION LEAVE A resolution was submitted granting Gary L. Bensa an Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Benefit Protection Leave for a maximum of twelve months during his lifetime beginning January 4, 2002. Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Treschak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 97-98 RESOLUTION (#02-06): APPROVING ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR COUNTY NURSING HOME A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County enter into an engineering services contract with McClure Engineering Associates, Inc. to collect and analyze water samples for the nursing home water at a cost of $5,100.00 and that the LaSalle County Board Chairman is authorized to execute said agreement. Motion by Mr. Janko to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Johnson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 99-102 RESOLUTION (#02-07): RETIREE HEALTH INSURANCE DOCUMENTS A resolution was submitted stating that the Medicare eligibility age no longer be stated as “age 65” but rather be stated as “when individual becomes Medicare primary” on all written retiree health insurance documents and that this resolution shall supercede all preexisting resolutions pertaining to the “age 65” language. Motion by Mr. Derango to approve the resolution, second by Mr. McConville. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 103-104 RESOLUTION (#02-08): CONSOLIDATED OMNIBUS BUDGET RECONCILIATION ACT (COBRA) HEALTH INSURANCE RATES A resolution was submitted stating that beginning March 1, 2002 pursuant with the provisions of COBRA, LaSalle County will charge employees whose employment with LaSalle County has terminated an amount equal to 102% of the current monthly health insurance premium ($358.00 + $7.16 (102%) for a total of $365.16 per month for single coverage; and $1026.00 + $20.52 (102%) for a total of $1046.52 per month for family coverage) in effect at the time of termination and that this resolution shall supercede all preexisting resolutions pertaining to COBRA coverage.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – January 10, 2002 Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Derango. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 105-106 RESOLUTION: ANTIQUE LIGHTING – DOWNTOWN COURTHOUSE A resolution was submitted requesting that $25,000.00 be donated to the antique lighting program to assist funding installation of lights on the west side of the Ottawa downtown courthouse. Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the resolution, second by Ms. Koban. There were several comments made by board members at this time. Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 9 ayes, 18 nays, 1 absent. Motion defeated. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 107 MOTION Motion by Mr. Dougherty requesting that $15,000.00 be donated by LaSalle County for the antique lighting by the downtown courthouse area. Roll call vote; 9 ayes, 18 nays, 1 absent. Motion defeated. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 108 RESOLUTION (#02-09): TO PURCHASE & INSTALL PHONE AND VOICE MAIL SYSTEM FOR NEW COUNTY JAIL/SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT A resolution was submitted authorizing the LaSalle County maintenance Supervisor, Glenn Baxter, to purchase and install the necessary telephones and equipment to establish a new stand alone telephone and voice mail system for the new county jail and sheriff’s department at a total cost not to exceed $15,000.00. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Landers. Roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 109-111 RESOLUTION (#02-10): RESCINDING SUBDIVISION LOT LIMITATION A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County rescinds its prior resolution of August 15, 1996, and allows more than fifteen (15) lots per subdivision development to be considered in the unincorporated, unzoned areas of LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Piecha. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 112-113

LaSalle County Board Minutes – January 10, 2002 RESOLUTION (#02-11): LASALLE COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH 708 BOARD A resolution was submitted reappointing Mervin Eastwold and Susan Thornton as members of the LaSalle County Mental Health 708 Board for terms starting January 1, 2002 and expiring December 31, 2005. Motion by Mr. Boe to approve the reappointments, second by Mr. Flanagan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 114-115 RESOLUTION (#02-12): DRAINAGE DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS A resolution was submitted stating that the following named individuals be reappointed to their respective drainage district for three year terms beginning September 1, 2001 and expiring August 31, 2004.

NAME OF DRAINAGE DISTRICT COMMISSIONER D.D. #1 Serena & Freedom Stuart Warren D.D. #1 Meriden Gary Knapp D.D. #1 Freedom Lowell Larson D.D. #1 Freedom & Wallace Ernest Nodland

Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Boe. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 116-117 MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE A report from the Illinois Department of Revenue stating that the County Sales Tax (1%) for September 2001 has been received and collected in the total amount of $65,091.94. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 118 A report from the Illinois Department of Revenue stating that the Countywide Supplemental Tax for September 2001 has been received and collected in the total amount of $260,473.48. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 119 A report from the Illinois Department of Revenue stating that the Public Safety Tax for September 2001 has been received and collected in the total amount of $200,144.60. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 120 Correspondence from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding Marseilles Hydro Power LLC was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 121 LaSalle County Board Minutes – January 10, 2002 Correspondence to the Illinois Department of Revenue regarding business address verification for tax allocation purposes was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 122 Correspondence from ANR Pipeline Company regarding a map showing the approximate location of operations was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 123 The Treasurer’s Investment Schedule dated January 2, 2002 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 124 The LaSalle County Veterans Assistance Commission’s annual report for December 2000 thru November 2001 was submitted to place on file. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 125 Motion by Mr. Jordon to place all on file, second by Mr. Treschak. Voice vote, all ayes.

Motion carried. Chairman Hettel called for a 5-minute recess. MOTION: EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion by Mr. Dougherty to go into executive session regarding union contract & pending litigation, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. The room was cleared for executive session. Motion by Mr. Mustered to go back into regular session, second by Mr. Landers. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION (#02-13): A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT W/ THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT A resolution was submitted stating that the tentative agreement between the County and the Union (Highway Department) for a three year term commencing December 1, 2001, be and the same is hereby approved and ratified, and the Chairman of the LaSalle County Board is authorized and directed to execute said Agreement. Motion by Mr. Johnson to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Hicks. Roll call vote; 25 ayes, 3 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 126-129 RESOLUTION (#02-14): TO HIRE MORTON BUILDING, INC A resolution was submitted hiring Morton Building, Inc. for the construction of a 36’ x 96’ open park shelter at Shabbona Park at a total cost of $20,400.00 and to hire an additional contractor for tear down at an additional cost not to exceed $2,700.00 for a total cost of $23,100.00.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – January 10, 2002 Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Boe. Roll call vote; 23 ayes, 1 nay, 4 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 130, PAGE 130-132 ______Motion by Mr. Piecha to recess to February 14th, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 250, second by Mr. Savitch. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. CHAIRMAN HETTEL DECLARED THE MEETING RECESSED TO FEBRUARY 14TH,

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LaSalle County Board Minutes – January 10, 2002 STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) The LaSalle County Board met pursuant to recess at the Governmental Complex, Ottawa, Illinois, on the second Thursday of February, A.D., 2002 it being the 14th day thereof. This meeting is the third meeting of our December 2001 Session. Chairman Hettel called the meeting to order at 1:04 P.M. Chairman Hettel asked the Clerk to call the roll for mileage & per diem. PRESENT: 27 Members ABESNT: Mrs. Woodrich, Mrs. Panzica There were 27 ayes claiming mileage. Motion by Mr. Rigby to approve the roll call for mileage & per diem, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 1 Chairman Hettel called for any additions or corrections to the January 10th, 2002 minutes. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the January 10th minutes as presented, second by Mr. Piecha. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARD Mr. William Novotney, Supt. of Schools, introduced the student who was awarded the Student Excellence Award; from Ransom Grade School, Heather Lolling. Heather was presented a plaque from Chairman Hettel and applauded by the Board. Jill Goerne from Otter Creek–Hyatt School in Streator was unable to attend due to illness. CITIZEN COMMENT Mr. Ralph Coyle, LaSalle County resident, addressed the Board regarding Illinois Legislation H. B. 3184. Each board member received a packet and a summary sheet regarding H.B. 3184. Mr. Coyle stated, “It is through the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois. It is currently in the Senate Rules Committee and is nearing passage, and getting close to becoming the law in the State of Illinois.” Mr. Coyle at this time introduced Mr. Steve Rotchford, President of the LaSalle County Landowner’s Association, to explain more about H.B. 3184. Mr. Rotchford stated, “In the future the question will be, and you will be asked to make critical decisions along with the State of Illinois as to land use planning and zoning. The question will be, “Shall we keep land use planning and zoning on a local level or will we pass it along to the state and live by their edicts?” Make no mistake about it. The state intends to regulate all of land use planning at the municipal, township and county levels.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – February 14, 2002 Mr. Rotchford continued, “In the summary sheet that you’ve received you’ll notice in the very first sentence that H.B. 3184 creates the Mobile Land Develop Act. Make no mistake about it, this will be the law of the land. Further, it authorizes units of local government to adopt ordinances concerning subdivisions, type land review, land unit development, non conformities, development improvements, impact fees and other land development regulations. That sounds fine. Sounds like we’re going to decide what’s going on within our communities.” Mr. Rotchford at this time asked Mr. Coyle to explain paragraph two. Mr. Coyle stated, “On the back of the bill under the summary it reads, ‘requires that regulations and land use actions must be consistent with regional planning’. This is state mandated regional zoning.” Mr. Rotchford stated, “Further, it creates a uniform development standards advisory board and makes recommendations through DECCA concerning development standards. Basically what is happening here, is our land use rights will be handed over to a group of bureaucrats under the auspices of DECCA. Every five years from the time of the enactment of this bill, the municipalities, townships and counties will be required to submit their comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances to the regional planning agencies and ultimately to DECCA, which will make the ultimate decisions as to the validity of those plans.” Mr. Coyle stated, “The fiscal note says the fiscal impact on H.B. 3184 on DECCA is estimated to exceed $2.8 million per year. I find that most strange. We can’t afford necessary social programs and funding. We’re cutting back in areas that we really don’t want to, but we have more than $2.8 million to spend on state mandated zoning.” Mr. Rotchford stated, “In the future, the fiscal well being of our municipalities, townships and counties will depend on critical decisions that you make. Whether or not that we as a county would like to ascribe ourselves to these types of unfunded mandates will be up to you. When you note here that the state is estimating $2.8 million per year, they’re not absolutely certain as to what the cost will be. As the bureaucracy grows I would suggest it would become more and we will be locked into a program that dictates to this county how each and every land use program, every development, every annexation will be conducted and it will be up for review by the state. I can’t imagine the extra amount of manpower that will be required to implement that plan. It is going to be very expensive. I think that we all need to take a lot of time to consider these issues.” Mr. Coyle stated, “We are here today to ask you not to take a call for action, but to take a position on this. We are asking that the board pass a resolution stating that the County Board of LaSalle doesn’t agree with this state mandated, unfunded, regional zoning program. We ask you to make a statement to them so we can take it down to Springfield and let them know that LaSalle

LaSalle County Board Minutes – February 14, 2002 County doesn’t want this. If there is anyway possible, I think this is very important and for us to be effective in Springfield. If we could get a unanimous resolution out of this board today I think it would do a lot of good to help further the cause to try to stop this.” MOTION Motion by Mr. Freeman that be it resolved that the LaSalle County Board does not concur with the assumptions of the State of Illinois. The state mandated, unfunded, regional planning and zoning would not be in the best interest of the citizens of LaSalle County. Be it further resolved that the voters of LaSalle County have by referenda expressed their desire that land planning and zoning and property rights issues be administered by units of local government within LaSalle County. Motion failed due to lack of second. RESOLUTION: #02-06 (#02-15) COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted appropriating $380,000 Motor Fuel Tax Funds, $105,000 Special Tax Matching Funds and $110,000 County Highway Funds for the bituminous resurfacing of SeCtion 02-00301-00-SM (C.H. 2 from U.S. Route 52 North to C.H. 22; C.H. 32 from C.H. 2 East to Sheridan Village limit.) Motion by Mr. Rigby to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Rosengren. Roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 2-5 RESOLUTION: #02-07 (#02-16) COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted appropriating $144,000 Motor Fuel Tax Funds and $340,000 Special Tax matching Funds for the widening and resurfacing of Section 02-00042-01-WR (C.H. 5 from East to Illinois Route 170.) Motion by Mr. Garretson to approve the resolution, second by Mr. McConville. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 6-7 RESOLUTION: #02-08 (#02-17) COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted appropriating $370,000 Motor Fuel Tax Funds, $110,000 Special Tax matching Funds and $110,000 County Highway Funds for the bituminous resurfacing of Section 02-00257-01-SM (C.H. 12 from East to C.H. 10.) Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Rosengren. Same roll call vote, 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 8-9

LaSalle County Board Minutes – February 14, 2002 RESOLUTION: #02-09 (#02-18) COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted appropriating $225,000 Special Tax matching Funds and $110,000 County Highway Funds for the bituminous resurfacing of Section 02-00302-00-SM (C.H. 44 from North to .) Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 10-11 RESOLUTION: #02-10 (#02-19) COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted appropriating $650,000 Motor Fuel Tax Funds and $60,000 County Highway Funds for the concrete pavement patching, crack repair and diamond grinding of Section 02-00142-00-GM (C.H. 41 form Illinois Route 34 to old Route 34; C.H. 56 from Peru to Bureau Bounty line.) Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Johnson. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 12-14 MOTION Motion by Mr. Derango to place on file the LaSalle County Highway Department 2001 Annual Report, second by Mr. Piecha. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 15 PRESENTATION Mr. William Warnell, Court Services Director, addressed the board regarding the River Valley Detention Center. Mr. Warnell stated, “In the past couple of years our population at the detention home has been at its maximum and there has been several times where we had to detain some kids, and some of the times we’ve gone to Will County. They have a transportation grant. Part of their grant is that they have to get agreements with the people who use their facility, which they have to have signed before they can come get the kids. It is an agreement saying that we will use them. It doesn’t commit us to any certain number of days or anything. It does say that it will be ninety dollars ($90.00) a day if they meet the appropriate criteria for detention. It is part of their federal grant requirement. Mr. Dougherty questioned, “Have we utilized this already?” Mr. Warnell replied, “Yes, we’ve had kids up there. They have come to get them, but now they’ve decided that they need a written agreement.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – February 14, 2002 MOTION Motion by Mr. Dougherty to authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement, second by Mr. Landers. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 16-19 PRESENTATION Joanne White, Detention Home Director, addressed the board with the LaSalle County Detention Home Annual Report. MOTION Motion by Mr. Folytnewicz to place on file the LaSalle County Detention Home Annual Report for December 1, 2000 through November 30, 2001, second by Mr. Stockley. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 20 PRESENTATION Mr. Foltynewicz, Chairman of the Animal Control, Parks & Cemetery Committee, addressed the board with their 2001 Annual Report. MOTION Motion by Mr. Freeman to place on file the Animal Control, Parks & Cemetery 2001 Annual Report, second by Mr. Boe. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 21 RESOLUTION: (#02-20) DELINQUENT TAX A resolution was submitted stating that the Chairman of the Board of LaSalle County, Illinois, be authorized to execute a deed of conveyance of the County’s interest or authorize the cancellation of the appropriate Certificate(s) of Purchase, as the case may be, on parcel #15-43- 250-000, cert. #98-0192 for the sum of $6,194.44 to be paid to the Treasurer of LaSalle County, Illinois, to be disbursed according to law. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the resolution, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 22-25 RESOLUTION: (#02-21) BOARD OF REVIEW EXTENSION A resolution was submitted stating that the Board of Review is hereby granted an extension to April 15, 2002 for completion of its duties. Motion by Mr. Mustered to approve the resolution, second by Mr. McConville. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 25-28

LaSalle County Board Minutes – February 14, 2002 RESOLUTION: (#02-22) PURCHASE OF NEW UNIFORMS & GUNS A resolution was submitted stating that the purchase of uniforms in the amount of $12,310.70 and guns in the amount of $6,432.80 is hereby confirmed and ratified. Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Piecha. Mr. Boe questioned, “How many employees is this going to be for?” Sheriff Templeton stated, “This will cover the twenty additional deputies that were hired.” Mr. Flanagan questioned, “Will this money come out of the safety tax?” Mr. Dougherty replied, “Yes.” Chairman Hettel replied, “Yes, that’s were it is coming from.” Chairman Hettel called for a same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 29-30 RESOLUTION: (#02-23) NEW JAIL BUILDING “B” A resolution was submitted stating that the LaSalle County Board Chairman be authorized to execute the Certificate of Substantial Completion for the new jail building “B”. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Hicks. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 31-33 RESOLUTION: (#02-24) NEW JAIL BUILDING “A” A resolution was submitted stating that the LaSalle County Board Chairman be authorized to execute the Certificate of Completion for building “A” when issued by the LaSalle County Architect. Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Mr. Dougherty stated, “The building “A” is primarily the jail part. It isn’t complete yet, but the reason we’re asking for this resolution to pass is so the Board Chairman can sign the Completion Statement when the architect and the Courthouse and Jail Committee says it’s okay, and to avoid delays.” Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 34-35 RESOLUTION: (#02-25) RADIO EQUIPMENT FOR THE LASALLE COUNTY JAIL A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County purchase radio equipment for use in the new/renovated jail at a cost of $68,040.34 funded with the public safety sales tax. Motion by Mr. Derango to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Dougherty. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – February 14, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 36-37 RESOLUTION: (#02-26) PURCHASE OF RADIO EQUIPMENT AND ENTERING RADIO SYSTEM AGREEMENT A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County purchase radio equipment and services as follows: 1.) That LaSalle County enter into an agreement with Motorola, Inc. to purchase radio equipment for the Sheriff squad cars and 1 coroner vehicle in the amount of $455,616.52. 2.) That LaSalle County enter into an agreement with Lund Industries to purchase 33 consoles for the radio units at a cost of $7,339.20. 3.) That LaSalle County hire Dixon Ottawa Communications at a cost of $27,939.00 to remove and install radios, consoles and vehicular repeaters as follows: a. Remove and install 33 mobile radios; $283.00 each for a total of $9,339.00. b. Remove and install 27 consoles; $300.00 each for a total of $8,100.00. c. Remove and install and program 35 vehicular repeaters; $300.00 each for a total of $10,500.00. 4.) That LaSalle County enter into an agreement attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A” with Clear Talk, an Illinois Cooperative Association for a three year term for a monthly rent of $18.00 per unit with no airtime charge. Motion by Mr. Savitch to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Piecha. Roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 38-42 MOTION TO AMEND Motion by Mr. Mustered to amend the budget for the purchase of the new equipment in the amount of $511, 004. 72 and to be placed in the proper line items, second by Mr. Johnson. To be voted on at next month’s board meeting. COMMENT Sheriff Templeton addressed the board to thank Mr. Jakupcak and the Radio & Sheriff’s Committee who worked very hard at this. Mr. Templeton also thanked the people of Motorola, RCC, Clear Talk, Mr. Mustered and the Finance Committee, Chairman Hettel, and Captain Bob Scutt.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – February 14, 2002 RESOLUTION: (#02-27) TEAR DOWN OF SHABBONA PARK SHELTER A resolution was submitted stating that Farley Excavating be hired for the sum of $1,800.00 to tear down and clean up the 30’ x 90’ park shelter at Shabbona Park conditioned upon entering a contract approved by the County Attorney with an acceptable time frame for completion. Motion by Mr. Mustered to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Stockley. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 43-44 AGREEMENT An agreement made and entered into between the Board of Trustees of Community College District 513, hereinafter referred to as IVCC, and the County Board of LaSalle County was submitted stating the terms and conditions of the Service Agreement for a term of 36 months, beginning December 1, 2002 and ending November 30, 2004. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the service agreement, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Mr. Harold Barnes, Director of IVCC Information Technologies, addressed the board stating, “The four gentlemen that we have stationed at the county work with various offices that are listed in the agreement. They provide basic services for network computers, p.c. setup, p.c. consultation and advise on equipment and software. We also have a main frame computer at the college that is linked in to the county. We run some of the county programs on that. The dollar amount for the first year is $288,000.00; second year, $299,520.00 and third year, $314,496.00.” Roll call vote; 25 ayes, 3 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 45-46 APPOINTMENT: (#02-28) DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1, ADAMS/EARL A resolution was submitted appointing James L. Johnson to Drainage District #1, Adams/Earl expiring September 1, 2004. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the appointment, second by Mr. Boe. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 47 APPOINTMENT: (#02-29) DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1, OPHIR A resolution was submitted reappointing the following named individuals to Drainage District #1, Ophir: Kermit Svendsen expiring September 1, 2003 Charles Sellers expiring September 1, 2004 John McConville expiring September 1, 2005

LaSalle County Board Minutes – February 14, 2002 Motion by Mr. Small to approve the reappointments, second by Mr. Jordan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 48 APPOINTMENT: (#02-30) DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1, ADAMS/EARL A resolution was submitted reappointing the following named individuals to Drainage District #1, Adams/Earl: Allen Jacobs expiring September 1, 2005 David Swenson expiring September 1, 2003 Motion by Mr. Stockley to approve the reappointments, second by Mr. Rosengren. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 49 APPOINTMENT: (#02-31) DRAINAGE DISTRICT #2, WALLACE A resolution was submitted reappointing the following named individuals to Drainage District #2, Wallace: William McConville expiring September 1, 2003 Larry Lyons expiring September 1, 2005 Kevin Corcoran expiring September 1, 2004 Motion by Mr. Boe to approve the reappointments, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 50-51 MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE A copy of the fiscal year 2001 inspection report of the Juvenile Detention Center was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 52 A copy of the amended fiscal year 2001 inspection report of the Juvenile Detention Center was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 53 The Treasurer’s Investment Schedule dated January 29th, 2002 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 54 Correspondence from the I.E.P.A. regarding a request from the Field Container Company, L.P. located at 240 Main Street in Marseilles, for a Clean Air Act Permit Program permit was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 55 Correspondence to the Illinois Dept. of Revenue regarding business address verification for tax allocation purposes was submitted.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – February 14, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 56 Correspondence from South Ottawa Twp. Hwy. Commissioner regarding the Petition to Vacate. Hearing held February 7, 2002, Findings and Final Hearing Decision rendered on same date for roadway located in South Ottawa Twp. was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 57 Correspondence from the I.E.P.A. regarding a request for a Clean Air Act Permit Program permit from Manley Bros., of Indiana and Dynegy Midwest Generation, Inc. was submitted to place on file. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 58 Motion by Mr. Boe to place all on file, second by Mr. Johnson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion Mr. Mustered to go into executive session regarding a union contract, second by Mr. Landers. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. The room was cleared for executive session. Motion by Mrs. Cogdal to go back into regular session, second by Mr. Treschak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION: (#02-32) A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT AS AMENDED (FOP AGREEMENT) A resolution was submitted stating that the new agreement between the County, the Sheriff and the Union be amended by the inclusion of the foregoing language to Section 4, Article XVI, and the Stipulated Award and Agreement, as amended, be ratified and approved, and the Chairman of the Board to be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to execute said agreement as amended hereby. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Foltynewicz. Roll call vote; 25 ayes, 3 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 59-63 MOTION Mr. Stockley stated, “Since it doesn’t seem to be in the committee minutes of the Animal Control Committee, I make a motion that Dr. Brodd have permission to order a new pickup truck and box for animal control purposes under the approved budget line item”, second by Mr. Boe. Same roll call vote; 25 ayes, 3 absent. Motion carried. COMMENT Chairman Hettel stated, “I just received a letter today from the Illinois Commerce Commission about a new federal law regarding counties that do not have countywide 9-1-1. I’ll

LaSalle County Board Minutes – February 14, 2002 need to appoint a committee today to go to the meetings and get information since there will be a meeting on March 5th, 2002 in Springfield, IL, which is prior to our next county board meeting.” COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT Chairman Hettel at this time appointed Mr. Dougherty, Mr. Jakupcak, Mr. Boe, Mr. Erbrederis and Mr. Johnson to the 9-1-1 committee. COMMENT Mr. Freeman stated, “I’d like to be made aware of these meetings to attend, because my area is probably one of the biggest that is in need of 9-1-1.” ------Motion by Mr. Piecha to adjourn to March 11th, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 250, second by Mr. Landers. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. CHAIRMAN HETTEL DECLARED THE MEETING ADJOURNED TO MARCH 11TH, 2002

LaSalle County Board Minutes – February 14, 2002 STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LASALLE COUNTY BOARD HELD AT THE GOVERNMENTAL COMPLEX, OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. BEGUN AND HELD ON THE SECOND MONDAY OF MARCH, A.D., 2002, IT BEING THE 11TH DAY THEREOF. STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) The LaSalle County Board met pursuant to State Statute at the Governmental Complex, Ottawa, Illinois, on the second Monday of March, A.D., 2002, it being the 11th day thereof. Chairman Hettel called the meeting to order at 1:05 P.M. This is the 1st meeting of our March 2002 Session. Chairman Hettel asked the Clerk to call the roll for Mileage & Per Diem. PRESENT: 28 Members ABSENT: Mr. Mustered There were 27 ayes claiming mileage. Motion by Mr. Combs to approve the roll call for mileage & per diem, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 64 th Chairman Hettel called for any additions or corrections to the February 14 , 2002 minutes. Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to approve the February 14th minutes as presented, second by Mr. Johnson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS Mr. William Novotney, Supt. of Schools, introduced three students who were awarded the Student Excellence Award; from Otter Creek – Hyatt School in Streator, Jill Goerne; from Holy Cross School in Mendota, Erica Arteaga; and from Tonica Grade School, Melissa Burgett. Each student was presented with an award plaque from Chairman Hettel and applauded by the Board. ANNOUNCEMENT Chairman Hettel announced that the I.A.C.O. (Illinois Association County Officials) Spring Conference is coming up and to make sure that the forms are turned into Gayle by March 14th, 2002. Chairman Hettel stated, “It is a rule that we ask the men to remove their hats while attending a County Board meeting.” Chairman Hettel also stated, “The coffee room will now be reserved for county board members only.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – March 11, 2002 PRESENTATION Senator Patrick Welch addressed the LaSalle County Board regarding Illinois H.B. 3184 stating, “What it looks like is this: 1). That with the budget in such bad shape, we are not going to have enough money to spend on these programs, if we are going to do it; 2). With an election, we are not going to pass a bill that enacts any of these rules or proposals that the Growth Task Force came up with because the new governor will have some say, and he might want to get involved with it; and 3). The bill that was introduced was a bill that couldn’t pass out of the House and is now dead. I just wanted to come and let you know that I don’t think there is a lot to be worried about. Of course in Springfield, no bill is ever dead, but this one is about as close to death as you can get without being underground.” COMMENT Senator Patrick Welch stated, “I do have some bad news I may as well give you. The president just signed a stimulas package Saturday morning. This stimulas package just blew a $240 million hole in the state budget. So when we get back to work in Springfield on March 20th, we are going to have to cut $250 million more out from the budget.” CITIZEN COMMENT Chairman Hettel commented that there was a citizen’s comment asked to be put on the agenda, however as of this morning he asked to be taken off. RESOLUTION: #02-11 (#02-33) 2002 MUNICIPAL BRIDGE AID & COUNTY HWY SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS A resolution was submitted approving the 2002 municipal bridge aid and county highway system improvements. Motion by Mr. Garretson to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Flanagan. Roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 65-68 RESOLUTION: #02-03 (#02-34) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance for Scott and Kathy Woeltje to split a 21.2 acre parcel with 400 feet of public road frontage into two (2) acre parcels, one with 40 feet of road frontage and the other with 360 feet of road frontage, in the SE ¼ and SW ¼ of Section 33, Mission Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the variance for Scott and Kathy Woeltje, second by Mr. Freeman. Voice vote, 1 abstain. Motion carried.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – March 11, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 69-70 RESOLUTION: #02-04 VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted to grant a variance to the setback ordinance for Jim Clarage to build a house a minimum of 60 feet from the centerline of IL Route 71, South Ottawa Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the variance for Jim Clarage, second by Mr. Small. Mr. Mike Harsted, Environmental Service Director, stated, “ What you have in front of you today is a plat that has been submitted by the owner, Mr. Clarage that identifies his 5.11+ acres. Although you can not read the different elevations that are identifed on there, every piece of the property is clearly within the 100 year flood plain. Taking that into account, Mr. Clarage has requested that he be able to build closer than 100 foot from the center of the road in the structure he has set on this map. It’s 5 acres and it has 400 foot road frontage. The issue here is the setback. Mr. Harsted explained that if you were leaving Starved Rock and once you pass the last canyon and starting to get down in the flats, that’s where this piece of property is located.” Mr. Harsted also stated, “In accordance to the floodplain requirements he’ll have to elevate the home. The problem is how high is he going to have to elevate it? We won’t know until this county board either approves or disapproves his request. Then he will shoot exact elevations of where the four corners will be on the house and then he will be specified how high he has to elevate the home. So it will be up in the air. Most of the area is about five feet under the flood zone. So he is going to have to lift it quite high.” Ms. Koban questioned, “He could have built the house in such a way that it would’ve fit the setback ordinance, right?” Mr. Harsted replied, “That is correct.” Mr. Dougherty questioned, “If he were to get flooded out, could he come back to the county with litigations saying we gave him approval to build this?” Mr. Harsted stated, “If you would approve it, you give him specs by both the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and LaSalle County of requirements of his height elevation to make him able to obtain the required floodplain insurance. If he doesn’t live up to those requirements, then he can’t get flood insurance and can’t get any money from the government either for not living up to the set specs.” Mr. McConville questioned, “Why is he asking for a variance instead of putting it down farther where it is not required?”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – March 11, 2002 Mr. Harsted replied, “It is my understanding he likes the location of the view he will have of the river. He didn’t want to take anymore trees down and it would be the ideal situation for the type of house that he wants to build.” Mr. Foltynewicz questioned, “What does the state say about the setback?” Mr. Harsted replied, “The Illinois Department of Transportation has agreed to allow him to do it.” Mr. Harsted also stated, “You are required to be one foot above the base flood elevation that has been established in our new floodplain map that was just passed September 10th, 2001.” Ms. Koban questioned, “Didn’t the Heath Department say that if it floods the septic system will not work?” Mr. Harsted stated, “That is correct. But there is no requirement unfortunately with the laws put together that would restrain him from putting a septic field in the flood plain. You’re right. If it floods, the septic system will not work.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 12 ayes, 15 nays, 1 absent. Motion defeated. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 71 RESOLUTION: #02-05 (#02-35) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for Rick and Sandy Ickes to build an addition to their house a minimum of 59 feet from the centerline of E. 2067th Rd., Dayton Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Boe to approve the variance for Rick and Sandy Ickes, second by Mr. Small. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 72-73 RESOLUTION: #02-06 (#02-36) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for Rodney and Barb Krug to add a sunroom to an existing home, a minimum of 79 feet from the centerline of 1453 E. U.S. 52nd Rd., located in Freedom Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Stockley to approve the variance for Rodney and Barb Krug, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 74-75 RESOLUTION: #02-07 (#02-37) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for Jody Simmons to construct a garage near an existing home, a minimum of 75 feet from the centerline of Illinois Route 17, located in Osage Township, LaSalle County.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – March 11, 2002 Motion by Mr. Freeman to approve the variance for Jody Simmons, second by Mr. Foltynewicz. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 76-77 RESOLUTION: #02-08 (#02-38) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance to allow David Stuedemann to allow construction at the setback distance of 70 feet at the lot width of 99 feet for lot 9, 118 feet width for lot 10, and 93 feet width for lot 17, located in the proposed subdivision of Wilderness Run Estates, Manlius Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the variance for David Stuedemann, second by Mr. Dougherty. Voice vote, 1 nay. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 78-79 REPORT: OUTSIDE AUDIT Tim Smith, of T.J. Smith & Associates, P.C., outside auditor for LaSalle County, addressed the Board and discussed some of the highlights of the audit report for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2001. Mr. Smith stated, “The overall county equity increased $450,000 from $17 million to $17, 450,000.00, which is an increase of about 2.6%. The General Fund increased $860,000 from $8.7 million to $9.55 million, an increase of about 9.9%. Other funds had a fund balance decrease of $907,000. A majority of that was in the area of your Road and Bridge Funds. Funds from sales tax collected for the jail project increased $2.3 million from $3.8 million to $6.1 million. Total jail bonds outstanding at year end was $17.9 million. These bonds will be paid in the years 2002- 2021. To date, $14 million of the bond proceeds have been spent on the jail project with $4.8 million still in the bank for final costs. The tax rate charged to county taxpayers decreased from .7415 to .7360 in the last fiscal year with an increase in the overall dollars levied increasing 2.4% To be voted on at next month’s meeting. MOTION Motion by Mr. Landers to place the audit on file, second by Mr. Hicks. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 80 REPORT Mr. Jakupcak addressed the Board regarding the meeting that the 9-1-1 Committee attended in Springfield on Tuesday, March 5th, 2002.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – March 11, 2002 Mr. Jakupcak stated, “It was very informative. They don’t seem to have a final plan, however, they told us what we have to do as a county. The United States government wants to implement 9-1-1 throughout the United States by September 11th, 2002.” Mr. Johnson stated, “Presently there are twenty-six (26) of the 102 counties in the state that do not have it. We have to do it. It is required by the federal government. If the county does not set up a system and accept responsibility, then the telephone carriers will have to implement it. We have to do it one way or the other. There are three different types of 9-1-1. There is a basic, enhanced and also the FCC 9-1-1.” Mr. Boe stated, “This is not a state involved mandate, but strictly a federal mandate 9-1-1 and is unfunded. The burden of the cost is going to be to the taxpayers, without a choice of a referendum. If you leave it up to the telephone companies I think we have to weigh out the difference of how we want to do it. At this point, being its an unfunded mandate, that’s my objective. Keep it as simple as you can keep it.” Mr. Erbrederis added a few points that Mr. Johnson had talked about. Mr. Erbrederis stated, “It’s a complete responsibility on the telephone companies to forward all the calls, which is all the FCC 9-1-1 is going to be. It’s just remote call forwarding. There’s no dedicated lines, no backup, or any way for the Sheriff’s Department to know where the call is coming from. It was indicated at the meeting that a number of the telephone companies will no longer publish a seven digit phone number for local municipal fire and police departments. They will only publish a 9-1-1 number, but the individual entities will have the option of maintaining a administrative number. All emergency calls will go to a 9-1-1 center. I think that rather than just going with a very basic 9-1-1 that the FCC is proposing, that we should go with what Mr. Johnson suggested, with looking towards a formation of an emergency telco service board with the intent of another referendum for enhanced 9-1-1. It seems to be the way to go if we are going to have to do it anyway. Lets try educating the population to the benefits of the 9-1-1 and try to go with the enhanced.” Tom Templeton, LaSalle County Sheriff, stated, “The three types of 9-1-1 that are out there, this is the least desirable because it gives no enhancement at all to the office. In other words, if you call in from a telephone no matter where you are at out in the country, we will not know where you are calling from. If in fact we get enhanced 9-1-1, it’s the responsibility of the law enforcement agency to respond to a 9-1-1 hang up call. If we don’t know where you are calling from it is virtually impossible for us to respond to that location. This is what this system is giving. It’s basic call forwarding. If I live in the country and call 9-1-1, my telephone carrier will immediately send a notice to our agency. I think we have eight telephone companies in LaSalle

LaSalle County Board Minutes – March 11, 2002 County. We are going to have to bring in eight telephone lines at our expense from the telephone companies to be answered when that 9-1-1 call comes in. Hopefully the people can stay on the line long enough to tell us who they are so that we can respond either by fire, ambulance or send police officers to the scene. It’s extremely basic. I’m very interested in what the liabilities are going to be. What is our liability if a 9-1-1 hang up goes unanswered and we don't find it? Where does our liability lie? I guess as far as right now, it is pretty much the same as we are right now. If someone calls 433-2161 and says I need the police and hangs up, we can’t find them either. It seems to me that basically we are being forced to do something to move towards enhanced 9-1- 1.” Mr. Jakupcak stated, “There would be no charge to the consumer for dialing 9-1-1. The Sheriff’s department or any public safety point that is determined, would pay the cost of the call, the cost of call forwarding, plus a per mile charge for routing the call to us. The other concern I had was do we have an adequate number of lines coming into the building to handle the large volume of calls that we are now going to be getting? Right now the Sheriff is dispatching for three, four fire companies. We now will be dispatching and answering calls for every fire department within the county, every small town police department in addition to calls to the sheriff’s department. We don’t want to run into a situation when someone calls simultaneously 9-1-1 and gets a busy signal.” Chairman Hettel commented that the 9-1-1 Committee will be involving Attorney Troy Holland at their meetings. RESOLUTION: (#02-39) POLLING PLACES A resolution was submitted establishing polling places for the March 19th, 2002 General Primary Election and that any vacancies in the polling places which may occur be filled by the County Clerk at her discretion. Motion by Mr. Johnson to approve the resolution, second by Mrs. Woodrich. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 81-84 ANNOUNCEMENT Mary Jane Wilkinson, County Clerk, announced the three polling places that changed in Peru 10, Meriden and Serena. RESOLUTION: (#02-40) ELECTION NIGHT A resolution was submitted setting forth the names of those individuals who will be allowed in the office of the County Clerk to view the ballot counting procedure for the March 19th, 2002 General Primary Election. LaSalle County Board Minutes – March 11, 2002 Motion by Mr. Piecha to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Dougherty. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 85-86 MOTION TO AMEND Original motion by Mr. Mustered to amend the budget for the purchase of new radio equipment in the amount of $511,004.72 (01-23-701.001, new equipment $492,644.72; 01-23- 586.002, contract $18,360.00; and 01-101.001, balance on hand $4,583,581.35), second by Mr. Johnson. Roll call vote; 23 ayes, 5 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 87-88 PRESENTATION Tom Templeton, County Sheriff addressed the Board stating, “We’ve been applying for block grants to put video cameras in the squad cars for several years. We’ve gotten those for two years in a row, and skipped one last year, but applying again this year. It comes as a grant to us. We have a small matching fund that we meet. It is basically requiring the signature from the Chairman to go ahead and apply for the grant. If we get the full $20,000.00 we can buy about four or five cameras. Actually, in about two more years we should have one in every car. MOTION Motion by Mr. Derango to authorize the Chairman to sign the 2001 Local Law Enforcement Block Grants Program, second by Mr. Boe. Roll call vote; 25 ayes, 3 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 89-90 ORDINANCE: AMENDING LASALLE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ORDINANCE An ordinance was submitted amending the LaSalle County Construction Permit Ordinance by adding and deleting stricken language in Article 2 Definitions, Section 2.1 (added new definition #7), Article 3, General Provisions, Section 3.1c (adding language), Article 5, Fees, Section 5.1 (deleting stricken language and adding language), Article 5, Fees, Section 5.2 (deleting stricken language and adding language), and Article 5, Fees, Section 5.3 (adding language). Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the amended LaSalle County Construction Permit Ordinance, second by Mr. Jordan. To be voted on next month. COMMENT Attorney Troy Holland explained, “An issue has come up in the Appellate Court which interpreted the Open Meetings Act with a court decision about items that are not on the agenda forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the meeting. The FOP Agreement that was adopted last LaSalle County Board Minutes – March 11, 2002 month was not on our published agenda forty-eight hours in advance. The Board can consider action that are not put on the agenda, but they can not take action on them. It doesn’t come up often, but we did find that this item was not on the published agenda. It was on this month’s agenda, so basically we are seeking to have you take action to ratify and confirm your prior action that you took last month.” Chairman Hettel stated, “It was on the agenda last month, but not really spelled out. It was under Executive Session.” MOTION Motion by Mr. Dougherty to ratify the FOP Contract, second by Mr. Boe. Roll call vote; 25 ayes, 3 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 91 APPOINTMENT: (#02-41) EARLVILLE FIRE A resolution was submitted reappointing Robert E. Larkin, Jr. as a Trustee of the Earlville Community Fire Protection District for a three year term beginning May 1, 2002 and expiring April 30, 2005. Motion by Mr. Stockley to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. Flanagan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 92-93 QUARTERLY REPORT: COMMITTEE WORK MISCELLANEOUS The Quarterly Report for Committee Work Miscellaneous was submitted in the total amount of $43,913.10. Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the Quarterly Report, second by Mr. Garretson. Roll call vote; 25 ayes, 3 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 94-126 MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE The Treasurer’s Investment Schedule dated February 27th, 2002 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 127 Correspondence from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding an Order Granting A Rehearing for further consideration for the Marseilles Hydro Power LLC was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 128 Correspondence from the Illinois Dept. of Transportation regarding a rental agreement for Michelini Farms, 2950 E. 103rd Rd., Peru, was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 129

LaSalle County Board Minutes – March 11, 2002 A copy of the current NCICG (North Central Illinois Council of Governments) newsletter was submitted to be placed on file. SEE RECORD BOOK 131, PAGE 130 Motion by Mr. Flanagan to place all on file, second by Mr. Boe. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. COMMENT Chairman Hettel commented, “The Public Safety Sales Tax for this month is $232,165.00. A year ago in the corresponding month is was $247,557.00.” Chairman Hettel also commented on what Troy Holland stated earlier, “The agendas are going to have to be posted, otherwise we won’t be voting for anything that is not on the agenda.” Mr. Jakupcak stated, “I’ve been reading in the paper about the per diems. Does a county board member have to take these per diems or can he donate it to his fire district or whatever? It seems like some people think that county board members shouldn’t be paid for per diem.” Chairman Hettel stated, “You do have to take it. It’s by a rate that has been adopted by this county board. But certainly you can donate it.” Mr. Freeman stated, “Today is the six month anniversary of the tragedy in New York.” ------Motion by Mr. Piecha to recess to April 4th, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 250 at the Governmental Complex, second by Mr. Savitch. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – March 11, 2002 STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) The LaSalle County Board met pursuant to recess at the Governmental Complex, Ottawa, Illinois, on the first Thursday of April, A.D., 2002 it being the 4th day thereof. This meeting is the second meeting of our March 2002 Session. Chairman Hettel called the meeting to order at 1:02 P.M. Chairman Hettel asked the Clerk to call the roll for mileage & per diem. PRESENT: 28 Members ABSENT: Mrs. Panzica There were 28 ayes claiming mileage. Motion by Mrs. Cogdal to approve the roll call for mileage & per diem, second by Mr. Flanagan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 1 th Chairman Hettel called for any additions or corrections to the March 11 , 2002 minutes. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the March 11th minutes as presented, second by Mr.

Piecha. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARD Mr. William Novotney, Supt. of Schools, introduced the two students who were awarded the Student Excellence Award; from Holy Family School in Oglesby, Kayla Truskoski; and from St. Patrick’s School in Ottawa, John Kuhn. Both students were presented with an award plaque from Chairman Hettel and applauded by the Board. CITIZEN COMMENTS Stephen Carlson, LaSalle County resident, addressed the Board regarding the pledge that the Landowner’s Association is circulating amongst board candidates. Mr. Carlson stated, “I am not going to sign the pledge and I am going to give a summary of my reasons in two words: Independence and Integrity. Zoning was and remains a major issue before this county, and the county must re-address the zoning issue at some time in the future. I read about the pledge and decided on my own, without the benefit of party advice or support to undertake not a survey (as I indicated I would undertake a year ago), but a petition effort to put the question as formulated by the Landowners Association on the ballot for the coming November 5th, 2002 election.” Mr. Carlson asked all County Board Candidates in Mendota Township to assist in obtaining the required number of signatures on petitions needed to place the question on the ballot at the township level.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – April 4, 2002 Mr. Carlson went on to issue a challenge to the Landowner’s Association to a public debate on the ballot topic for Tuesday, October 29th, 2002. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 2 RESOLUTION: #02-12 (#02-42) COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted appropriating $40,000 Motor Fuel Tax Funds for Section 02- 00310-00-MG for the removal and replacement of the roof of an existing 52’ x 100’ post frame building located at 2279 East U.S. Route 52 in Serena. Motion by Mr. Mustered to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Landers. Roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 3-5 RESOLUTION: #02-13 (#02-43) COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted appropriating $37,000 Motor Fuel Tax Funds for Section 02- 00320-00-MG for a 36’ wide x 45’ long x 16’ high addition to an existing post frame building located at 1749 E. 950th Road in Leonore. Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the resolution, second by Mr. McConville. Same roll vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 6-7 PROCLAMATION: (#02-44) NAT’L ORGAN & TISSUE DONOR AWARENESS WEEK A resolution was submitted proclaiming April 16th – 22nd as “Life Goes On in the Illinois Valley” week. Motion by Mr. Erbrederis to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Flanagan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 8-9 MOTION Motion by Mr. Rigby to place the Detention Home’s Quarterly Report (December 1st, 2001 through February 28th, 2002) on file, second by Mr. Johnson. PRESENTATION Joanne White, Nursing Home Director, explained to the Board the Detention Home’s Quarterly Report for December 1st, 2001 through February 28th, 2002. Chairman Hettel called for a voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 10

LaSalle County Board Minutes – April 4, 2002 REPORT: OUTSIDE AUDIT Tim Smith, of T.J. Smith & Associates, P.C., outside auditor for LaSalle County, addressed the Board to answer any further questions regarding the audit report for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2001. Mr. Smith stated, “The county ended the year in very strong financial shape. We had no problems during the preparation of the audit. We received cooperation from all of the departments. We had no large changes or entries to make. Everything was classified were it should be. Very clean set of books, and what I consider to be a very clean audit.” Mr. Freeman questioned, “Did you physically check every office in the building? Do you go in and check the numbers and look at the books? How’s that operate?” Mr. Smith replied, “Any one of the departments that actually collect revenues, those offices we do want to visit. The ones that are not revenue producing, in many cases, we just do the audit disbursements from the auditors office or from our own office in Morris, IL.” Chairman Hettel stated, “The rates for the county went down three years in a row. In 1999 the rate was .75, in the year 2000 it was .74, and in the year 2001 it was .73. This county board is doing a very respectable job in holding down the taxes.” Mr. Freeman questioned, “Could you enlighten us on why the tax rates went down?” Mr. Smith replied, “For two reasons. First of all, it’s been the county board’s intention to keep the amount taxed from the taxpayers about the same. There may be a small increase of 3 or 4 percent, but your assessed evaluation because of growth in the county and inflation is increasing by a larger percent than what you are asking the taxpayers for. What’s happening is, with the new growth and inflation the people’s rates are actually falling on the tax bills. You could ask for higher property tax increases because you’re not living at the maximum of your funds, but you’ve not elected to do that. More or less you are running the county on the monies you have been getting and collecting money from other sources, increasing fees and services and things like that.” Mr. Mustered stated, “I am very satisfied with what he has done up to this point. I think he has done a very good job, and hope you continue to do good work as you have done in the past.” Mr. Janko questioned, “In you experience, and the other entities which you serve, how would you rate the financial condition of LaSalle County?” Mr. Smith replied, “I’d have to say of all of the counties that I have worked for, if you look at your fund balance compared to your expenditure, is probably the strongest out of the three that I work for right now. You have plenty of cash reserves to finance nine months worth of expenditures. Tax rates have gone down. You are definitely the strongest. Kendall County is a LaSalle County Board Minutes – April 4, 2002 very strong county also with all of the growth that they’ve been having up there and Grundy County has been about the same. All three of my counties are in very strong shape, but if I look at your fund balance, in what you have in cash reserve, I’d say you’re the strongest out of the three.” Mr. Rigby stated, “I think the full county board should be commended for a job well done.” MOTION Motion by Mr. Derango to adopt the audit report for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2001, second by Mr. Mustered. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION: (#02-45) DELINQUENT TAX A resolution was submitted stating that the Chairman of the Board of LaSalle County, Illinois, be authorized to execute a deed of conveyance of the County’s interest or authorize the cancellation of the appropriate Certificate(s) of Purchase, as the case may be, on real estate parcel #24-18-211-010, certificate #97-0407, for the sum of $2,210.56 to be paid to the Treasurer of LaSalle County, Illinois, to be disbursed according to law. Motion by Mr. Piecha to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Same roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 11-12 RESOLUTION: (#02-46) ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF BIDS A resolution was submitted stating that the LaSalle County Courthouse and Jail Committee is hereby authorized to accept the lowest responsible bidder or reject any and all bids for the remodeling and reconstruction of the old jail for a sheriff’s training room and a new courtroom, and the LaSalle County Board hereby authorizes the LaSalle County Board Chairman to execute any and all contracts related to said construction. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Janko. Mr. Foltynewicz questioned, “Is the funding coming from the Safety Tax?” Chairman Hettel replied, “Yes.” Mr. Janko stated, “The logic on this, was the fact that we have contractors who have trailers on the location now. Should this be delayed by a month, someone is going to be moving those trailers off, and it might result in higher bids. That’s why we tried to set this up a little better in time.” Mr. Dougherty stated, “The bid opening is open to the public on April 9th, 2002. At the Courthouse and Jail Committee meeting on April 12th, any board member is more then welcome to be there. We are just asking for approval of this so we can keep things moving.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 13-15

LaSalle County Board Minutes – April 4, 2002 RESOLUTION: (#02-47) AMTRAK A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County hereby endorses a federal subsidy for passenger rail service and a high speed passenger rail line through LaSalle County and Northern Illinois and that copies of this Resolution shall be sent to LaSalle County’s State and Federal Legislators. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Johnson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 16-17 RESOLUTION: (#02-48) OPPOSING CHANGES TO THE 800 MHZ BAND A resolution was submitted stating that the LaSalle County Board opposes any changes to the 800 MHz band, and is in opposition to the Federal Communications Commission Notice of Proposed Rule Making (FCC 02-81) WT Docket No. 02-55. Motion by Mr. Boe to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Mr. Freeman questioned, “What will this do for our radio system.” Mr. Jakupcak stated, “The new radios that we purchased (800 MHz Public Safety Radio) are capable of being programmed for 800 or 700 or be able to work on the new Starcon system that is currently in the process of being installed. So we are well protected there. Nextel petitioned the FCC trying to take over the 800 MHz channels for the cell phones. They wanted to either move the public safety to one half side of the 800 MHz system or to move us up to 900. That’s why we oppose this. It wouldn’t effect our system. If this did go through it might take twenty years or longer. We are well protected with the radios that we bought.” MOTION TO AMEND Motion by Mr. Erbrederis to amend resolution to also read that copies of the resolution be sent to our Federal Legislators, Chairman Powell of the Federal Communications Commission and to the Commissioners (Abernathy, Copps and Martin) of the FCC, second by Mr. Rigby. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. Chairman Hettel called for a vote on the motion as amended, Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 18-19 ORDINANCE: (#02-49) AMENDING LASALLE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ORDINANCE An ordinance was resubmitted after being held over from last month’s meeting amending the LaSalle County Construction Permit Ordinance. Original motion Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the ordinance, second by Mr. Jordan. LaSalle County Board Minutes – April 4, 2002 Mike Harsted, Environmental Services Director, addressed the Board stating, “ In actuality there was very minor adjustments that were made to the ordinance. There is one item that states there will be a $25.00 minimum fee (except for those that are exempt), that was not on there before.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 20-24 APPOINTMENT: (#02-50) LASALLE COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD A resolution was submitted appointing Glenn C. Franklin as a member of the LaSalle County Housing Authority Board expiring June 30, 2003. Motion by Mr. Mustered to approve the appointment, second by Mr. Garretson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 25 APPOINTMENT: (#02-51) OGLESBY FIRE A resolution was submitted appointing Gary Marincic as a Trustee of the Oglesby Fire Protection District to commence on the 1st day of May, 2002, and continue to April 30, 2005. Motion by Mr. Piecha to approve the appointment, second by Mr. Hicks. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 26-28 APPOINTMENT: (#02-52) LOSTANT FIRE A resolution was submitted appointing Terry Chambers as a Trustee of the Lostant Community Fire Protection District for a three-year term effective May 1, 2002 to April 30, 2005. Motion by Mr. Freeman to approve the appointment, second by Mr. Johnson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 29-30 APPOINTMENT: (#02-53) DIMMICK-PERU RURAL FIRE A resolution was submitted reappointing Donald J. Lamps as a Trustee of the Dimmick- Peru Rural Fire Protection District for a three-year term effective May 1, 2002 to April 30, 2005. Motion by Mr. Rigby to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. Boe. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 31-32 APPOINTMENT: (#02-54) READING FIRE A resolution was submitted reappointing Ronald Sievers as a Trustee of the Reading Community Fire Protection District for a three-year term beginning May 6, 2002 and expiring on the first Monday of May 2005.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – April 4, 2002 Motion by Mr. Garretson to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. Jordan. Voice vote, all ayes, 1 nay. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 33-38 APPOINTMENT: (#02-55) MARSEILLES FIRE A resolution was submitted reappointing Jack Leininger as a Trustee of the Marseilles Fire Protection District for a three-year term beginning May 1, 2002 and expiring on April 30, 2005. Motion by Mr. Boe to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. Derango. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 39-40 APPOINTMENT: (#02-56) WALLACE FIRE A resolution was submitted reappointing Michael Drinan as a Trustee of the Wallace Fire Protection District for a three-year term beginning May 1, 2002 and expiring on April 30, 2005. Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. Foltynewicz. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 41-42 APPOINTMENT: (#02-57) SERENA FIRE A resolution was submitted reappointing Jim Duffy, Jr. as a Trustee of the Serena Community Fire Protection District for a three-year term beginning May 1, 2002 and expiring on April 30, 2005. Motion by Mr. Rosengren to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. Boe. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 43-44 APPOINTMENT(#02-58) FREEDOM-EARL DRAINANGE DISTRICT #1 A resolution was submitted reappointing Kent Wiley as Commissioner in Drainage District #1, Freedom-Earl expiring September 1, 2005. Motion by Mr. Stockley to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. McConville. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 45 APPOINTMENT: (#02-59) FREEDOM-WALLACE DRAINAGE DISTRICT #2 A resolution was submitted reappointing the following named individuals as Commissioners to Drainage District #2, Freedom-Wallace as follows:

Ronald O’Donnell expiring September 1, 2005 Richard Thompson expiring September 1, 2004

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Motion by Mr. Boe to approve the reappointments, second by Mr. Small. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 46 APPOINTMENT: (#02-60) FREEDOM-WALLACE-DAYTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1 A resolution was submitted reappointing Robert B. Dolder as Commissioner to Drainage District #1, Freedom-Wallace-Dayton expiring September 1, 2005. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. McConville. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 47 APPOINTMENT: (#02-61) OPHIR-MERIDAN DRAINAGE DISTRICT #10 A resolution was submitted reappointing Bill Pakenham as Commissioner to Drainage District #10, Ophir-Meridan expiring September 1, 2005. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. Stockley. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 48 APPOINTMENT: (#02-62) WALLACE DRAINAGE DISTRICT #7 A resolution was submitted reappointing the following named individuals as Commissioners to Drainage District #7, Wallace as follows:

William T. Bragg expiring September 1, 2005 Thomas Haeberle expiring September 1, 2005

Motion by Mr. Boe to approve the reappointments, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 49 APPOINTMENT: (#02-63) WALLACE-DAYTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1 A resolution was submitted reappointing the following named individuals as Commissioners to Drainage District #1, Wallace-Dayton as follows:

David Harmon expiring September 1, 2005 Richard Hornbeck expiring September 1, 2004 Russell Krug expiring September 1, 2003

LaSalle County Board Minutes – April 4, 2002 Albert McDonnell expiring September 1, 2003

Motion by Mr. Rosengren to approve the reappointments, second by Mr. Landers. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 50 APPOINTMENT: (#02-64) WALLACE-WALTHAM DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1 A resolution was submitted reappointing Thomas Wheatland as Commissioner to Drainage District #1, Wallace-Waltham expiring September 1, 2005. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. McConville. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 51-56 COMMENT Chairman Hettel stated that the Open House for the new county jail will be held on April 20th & 21st, 2002 (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:00 - 4:00 P.M. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 20th. MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE Correspondence to the Illinois Dept. of Revenue regarding business address verification for tax allocation purposes was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 57 Correspondence from the I.E.P.A. regarding a Clean Air Act Permit Program permit from Nicor Gas located at 169 N. 36th Rd., Troy Grove was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 58 COMMENT Mr. Dougherty stated, “Invitations have been sent out to the townships, fire departments, mayors, chambers of commerce and etc., for a preview showing of the new county jail on April 17th, 18th & 19th . This will take the brunt of the people for Saturday and Sunday. There will be a brochure handed out to the people touring the new jail. We are encouraging the public to come out and see where this money has been spent. We are pretty proud of it, and we think that we have a good facility.” Chairman Hettel called for a motion to place all miscellaneous reports on file. Motion by Mrs. Cogdal to place all on file, second by Mr. Stockley. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. EXECUTIVE SESSION

LaSalle County Board Minutes – April 4, 2002 Motion by Mr. Mustered to go into executive session to discuss negotiations and a union contract, second by Mr. Jordan. Voice vote all ayes. Motion carried. The room was cleared for executive session. Motion by Mrs. Cogdal to go back into regular session, second by Mr. Garretson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION: (#02-65) DISAPPROVING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS (AFSCME/GENERAL & NURSING HOME UNIT, & ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS UNIT) A resolution was submitted stating that the agreements between the County and the Union (Elected Public Officials and General and Nursing Home) for a three year term commencing December 1, 2001, as prepared by the Union and submitted to the County, be and the same are hereby disapproved and rejected as failing to correctly reflect the agreement of the parties. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Dougherty. Roll call vote; 24 ayes, 1 nay, 1 present, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 59-63 COMMENT At this time, Mr. Dougherty expressed his concerns and directed his comments to Mr. Freeman about a particular article that was printed in the Daily Times on March 20th, 2002 regarding the comments made by Mr. Freeman following the March 19th, 2002 General Primary Election. Several other board members also expressed their concerns regarding the article. Mr. Freeman responded to their comments. ------Motion by Mr. Piecha to recess to May 9th, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 250 at the Governmental Complex, second by Mr. Savitch. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. CHAIRMAN HETTEL DECLARED THE MEETING RECESSED TO MAY 9TH, 2002

LaSalle County Board Minutes – April 4, 2002 STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) The LaSalle County Board met pursuant to recess at the Governmental Complex, Ottawa, Illinois, on the second Thursday of May, A.D., 2002 it being the 9th day thereof. This meeting is the third meeting of our March 2002 Session. Chairman Hettel called the meeting to order at 1:09 P.M. Chairman Hettel asked the Clerk to call the roll for mileage & per diem. PRESENT: 28 Members ABSENT: Mr. Combs There were 27 ayes claiming mileage. Motion by Mr. Rigby to approve the roll call for mileage & per diem, second by Mr. Foltynewicz. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 64 Chairman Hettel called for any additions or corrections to the April 4th, 2002 minutes. Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the April 4th minutes as presented, second by Mr. McConville. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARD Jay McCracken, a representative of the Regional Superintendent of Schools office, introduced the two students who were awarded the Student Excellence Award; from St. Patrick’s School in LaSalle, Elizabeth Kunkel; and from St. Stephen’s School in Streator, Julia Gayed. Both students were presented with an award plaque from Chairman Hettel and applauded by the Board. CITIZEN COMMENT Chairman Hettel commented that Stephen Carlson was scheduled to be on the agenda today for Citizen’s Comment, but Mr. Carlson asked to be withdrawn from the agenda. ANNOUNCEMENT Chairman Hettel announced that today is District 29 Board Member, Glenn Garretson’s birthday. Birthday wishes were extended to Mr. Garretson. RESOLUTION: #02-14 (#02-66) COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted approving the local agency agreement for federal participation for Section 03-00042-01-WR, F.A.S. Route 1283 (County Highway 5 from Illinois Route 23 to Illinois Route 170). Motion by Mr. Garretson to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Flanagan. Roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 65-72 LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 RESOLUTION: #02-15 (#02-67) COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted appropriating $144,000 Motor Fuel Tax funds and $340,000 Special Tax Matching funds for the engineering and construction of Section 03-00042-01-WR (County Highway 5 from Illinois Route 23 to the intersection of Illinois Route 170). Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Rosengren. Same roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 73-74 COMMENT Mr. Freeman commented that he “wasn’t sure who was responsible for doing the shoulder work along the roadsides, but they should be complimented because they are doing a very nice job of it.” RESOLUTION: #02-10 (#02-68) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for Jeff & Jody Fogle to build a 26’ x 36’ garage a minimum of 45 feet from the centerline of N. 2179th Rd., Vermillion Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Derango. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 75-76 RESOLUTION: #02-11 (#02-69) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance to allow Robert Sheridan a split of 8.5 acres with 283.12 feet of public road frontage leaving a remaining parcel of 28.75 acres with 1900 feet of public road frontage located in Ophir Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Flanagan. Mr. McConville stated that he would like to abstain from the vote. Chairman Hettel called for a voice vote, all ayes, 1 abstain. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 77-78 RESOLUTION: #02-12 (#02-70) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance to allow Jeff Vaughn a parcel of 11 acres with 66 feet of public road frontage to be considered a legal lot located in Northville Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Jordan. Mr. Mike Harsted, Environmental Services Director, explained that this is right off of N. 42nd Road. LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 Mr. Harsted stated, “We did speak to the Township Road Commissioner who did not have a problem with the request, due to the fact there was already an entrance on to the property at that location. What they have done here, is that, he and a partner have purchased an 80 acre plot and split it up into a 53 acre plot and a 27 point some odd acres. He’s decided to sell some of the timberland that was out there to Jeff Vaughn to build a home on it. He has the 11 acres, but they have requested that he be allowed to have a road frontage of 66 feet, which travels right along the fence row as it did for many years in the past.” Mr. Dougherty stated, “I voted against this resolution for the simple reason it is a flag lot. As I understand it, the property in front of the flag lot might be sold for another residential unit.” Mr. Piecha stated, “This resolution came to a 3 to 3 vote in committee. I broke the tie vote by voting yes for the resolution. I based my opinion on that it was in compliance with the Village of Sheridan and in the past we have allowed flagged lots. I always thought that being on this board I would honor the zoning ordinances of a township and the villages. If the village and the townships do not have any problem with them, I go along with it.” Mr. Rigby commented, “So what they’ve done is that they have a narrow lane that is 66 feet wide and the property goes out.” Mr. Harsted replied, “That is exactly how it looks. They use the edge of the timberland. That’s how they measure off their 11 acres.” Mr. Freeman questioned, “Can somebody explain to me the opposition to flag lots?” Mr. Jordan gave a brief explanation on flag lots and referred to where flag lots have been approved in the past. Mr. Freeman then stated, “I guess you’ve told me why we should do flag lots, I guess I’m looking for someone to tell me why we shouldn’t do flag lots.” Attorney Troy Holland replied, “I’m just going to speak about some past litigation this county was engaged in regarding flag lots. At one time the county’s rule was 33 feet and two acres. We had a developer and an engineer get pretty creative. They created one lot in front then a narrow strip going back with another lot behind it and then another strip going back behind it and then another lot. So you had three levels of lots and three separate road entrances. They did this all the way across the board so we had over twenty road entrances and had a very unhappy township road commissioner. That is one instance where it was applied creatively. The problem was the number of those road entrances on the township road, which created a safety issue.” Mr. Freeman questioned, “Is there something in the statute that requires that if you do this type of line, that they have to have their own separate entrances. They can not use the same entrance to enter into each lot?”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 Mr. Holland replied, “I don’t know if there is any statutory prohibition or rule on that. It’s set by our local subdivision regulation. Typically the subdivision committee has required shared entrances when we had situations like four lots where you didn’t want each one to have a driveway. We required two shared driveways.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 22 ayes, 5 nays, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 79-81 RESOLUTION: #02-13 (#02-71) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance to allow Professional Leasing Corp., a split of 3.0 acres with 600 feet of public road frontage leaving a remaining parcel of 134.59 acres with greater than 400 feet of public road frontage located in Dayton Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. McConville to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Small. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 82-83 RESOLUTION: #02-14 (#02-72) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for Larry & Julie Kerestes to construct a porch a minimum of 62 feet from the centerline of 1325th Road located in Vermillion Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Johnson to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Boe. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 84-85 RESOLUTION: #02-15 (#02-73) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance for John and Sharon Spiewak and Craig and Erica Hepner to legally allow a 5.82 acre parcel with 46.37 feet of public road frontage in the SW ¼ of Section 8, Manlius Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Piecha. Mr. Harsted explained, “In 1997 the LaSalle County Board approved a final plat called Whispering Hills Subdivision Phase II. Since then, a person purchased three lots who decided it didn’t want to have neighbors. He bought all three of them. A short time later, a buyer came about to the initial developer looking to purchase a piece of property larger than five acres. He had that piece of property but it was land locked. So what he did was talk to the gentleman who bought the three lots and had him sell them part of one of those lots (actually 46 feet). So he could get back to the land locked piece of property. So he had three lots that were platted and approved by both the City of Marseilles and the LaSalle County Board as subdivision lots that they

LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 sold to the considered adjacent property owner, but in doing so they made that lot not comply with the road frontage requirement of 150 feet inside a subdivision. There was initially thirty-three acres. Little by little he legally sold off portions of it until he got stuck with a land lock piece of property and then he had to make an adjustment in the end. The person that did the selling of this property is completely out of the picture. He’s gone.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 21 ayes, 6 nays, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 86-88 COMMENT Mr. Harsted commented, “The last resolution that is scheduled for today needs additional work with the City of Mendota, therefore it will not be presented this month in front of the County Board.” AMENDING: THE LASALLE COUNTY SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS ORDINANCE An ordinance was submitted amending the LaSalle County Subdivision Regulations Ordinance in regard to the minimum acreage size to be considered a subdivision under the Ordinance. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the ordinance, second by Mr. Rigby. Mr. Stockley questioned having a possible addition to make it a little more clear. Mr. Stockley stated, “Under 1. SECTION II. RULES AND DEFINITIONS, (a.) (i), at the top of the second page, third line of the ordinance, it states ‘2 permitted herein’. Maybe it should read ‘2 parcels permitted herein’ for clarification.” Attorney Troy Holland stated that the entire sentence reads, “Any further divisions, subdivisions or lot sales from the same larger tract of land as determined by the dimensions and configuration of the larger tract on the effective date of this Ordinance Amendment (June 10, 2002) made subsequent to the 2 permitted herein shall be considered a subdivision for the purposes of this Ordinance and shall be required to meet all conditions, regulations and standards thereof.” Mr. Holland then stated, “It would probably add clarification. Instead of just parcels, I would like to put in lots, parcels or tracts.” Ms. Koban questioned if the next following line that reads, “The 2 parcels or tracts permitted by this exception (a.) are not required to be contiguous” needed to be clarified? Mr. Holland stated, “I guess to be consistent, if we are going to make this change, I’d like to put lots, parcels or tracts everywhere.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 MOTION TO AMEND Motion to amend by Mr. Stockley to read (starting with the word configuration), configuration of the larger tract on the effective date of this Ordinance Amendment (June 10, 2002) made subsequent to the 2 lots, parcels or tracts permitted herein shall be considered a subdivision for the purposes of this Ordinance and shall be required to meet all conditions, regulations and standards thereof. The 2 lots, parcels or tracts permitted by this exception (a.) are not required to be contiguous. ii. Any lot, tract or parcel divided under this exception (a.) shall require a plat of survey be made by an Illinois Registered Land Surveyor and that said plat be recorded in the office of the LaSalle County Recorder of Deeds, second by Ms. Koban. Mr. Piecha stated, “Regarding the amendments of the subdivision ordinance, we had a lot of public input on this amendment. We had a meeting with the public. The developers were there, people who deal with real estate and private owners were out there.” Chairman Hettel called for a voice vote on the amendment, all ayes. Motion carried. The ordinance as amended to be voted on at next month’s meeting. REPORT: 2001 REPORT FROM THE LANDFILL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE Mr. Harsted addressed the Board with the 2001 report regarding the twenty-six (26) conditions set forth by the LaSalle County Board on the siting approval of LandComp Landfill. MOTION Motion by Mrs. Cogdal to place the 2001 Report from the Landfill Oversight Committee on file, second by Mr. Hicks. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 89 PRESENTATION Joanne White, Detention Home Director, addressed the Board stating, “In the past several years we have received scholarships to send our staff to the training program for the National Juvenile Detention Association. The last two years we have not had enough staff on board in order to take advantage of it. This year since we have added some additional staff, I would like permission to send two (2) of my staff members to the National Training Institute, which is held every year in Indianapolis, Indiana from June 2nd through June 5th. The scholarship provides a registration fee and hotel charges. The only thing that I would have to pay for out of my budget is mileage for one car since they will be traveling together, and approximately eight meals for each of them for the four days.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 MOTION Motion by Mr. Derango to allow two (2) Detention Home staff members to attend the National Training Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana from June 2nd, 2002 through June 5th, 2002, second by Mr. Johnson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION: (#02-74) REGARDING POLICY TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (“TIF”) IN LASALLE COUNTY A resolution was submitted stating that the following TIF policy be adopted as a guide to further decision making regarding TIF districts. Motion by Mr. Mustered to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Hicks. Attorney Troy Holland said, “The resolution is basically stating that we just want a strict interpretation of the Illinois Statutory criteria. This really isn’t addressing what the Illinois law says. It just says that we want you to follow the Illinois law. It is not a binding resolution. It’s really a guideline.” Mr. Small questioned, “Has the committee looked into what the actual cost is for administration?” Mr. Holland replied, “The county was involved in what’s called a TIF Task Force, which was a group of developers, municipalities and the taxing bodies, and school districts in the county who were trying to come up with some consensus on the TIF issue. I think at that time some numbers were put together by Mary Jane Wilkinson’s office that are probably three or four years old by now.” Mary Jane Wilkinson, LaSalle County Clerk, questioned, “Since this work is a statutory requirement of the County Clerk’s office, is there a way to ask them to reimburse you for the expenses?” Mrs. Wilkinson also commented, “That from the time when the influx of the TIF’s came during that two or three year period, where we had one after another, we have since then developed some additional software in our tax program that makes that work a lot easier than it was a few years ago, at the time the cost study was done. What role do we have when this work is statutorily required by the clerks office to do, in comparison to other work that we are required to do? I don’t know if we can actually ask for reimbursement?” Mr. Holland replied, “I agree with you that it is statutorily required work. In theory, perhaps it could be made a part of our intergovernmental agreement, but I doubt that we’d get it. A lot of these things come down to the intergovernmental agreement and what we agree on with the municipality. I think our main goal was to communicate what the costs were on the county.” Mrs. Wilkinson stated, “We did put some numbers together a few years ago.” LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 Mr. Mustered said, “As Mr. Holland had stated that this is not a binding resolution, it is something that future boards can look at down the road.” Mr. Mustered went on to say that for a number of years he and other board members have brought this issue regarding TIF districts to the attention of other county boards at IACO meetings. There appears to be some discussion developing concerning TIF legislation among other county boards as it was mentioned at a recent IACO meeting. Mr. Janko stated, “Anyone that has been connected with these TIFs on the committees will pretty well recognize the fact that it was poorly written legislation in Springfield to begin with. I am particularly against residential TIFs.” Mr. Freeman commented that after we pass this resolution, I think this should be forwarded on to our state legislators that represent us. Chairman Hettel called for a voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 90 -92 MOTION Motion by Mr. Freeman to forward a copy of the TIF resolution to our local legislators, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION: (#02-75) IMRF BENEFIT PROTECTION LEAVE A resolution was submitted to grant Edward F. Hettel an Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Benefit Protection Leave for a maximum of 12 months during his lifetime beginning May 1, 2002. Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Rosengren. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 93-94 RESOLUTION: (#02-76) SHERIFF’S SALARY A resolution was submitted setting the salary for the LaSalle County Sheriff at the following sum for the period indicated: December 01, 2002 through November 30, 2003 $55,000.00 December 01, 2003 through November 30, 2004 $57,000.00 December 01, 2004 through November 30, 2005 $59,000.00 December 01, 2005 through November 30, 2006 $61,000.00 And that the LaSalle County Sheriff receive the additional sum of $1,500.00 annually as Supervisor of Safety. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Savitch. Roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 95-97

LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 RESOLUTION: (#02-77) ELECTED OFFICIAL’S SALARIES A resolution was submitted stating that the salaries of the County Clerk and County Treasurer be set at the following sum for the period indicated: December 1, 2002 through November 30, 2003 $43,000.00 December 1, 2003 through November 30, 2004 $45,000.00 December 1, 2004 through November 30, 2005 $47,000.00 December 1, 2005 through November 30, 2006 $49,000.00 And that the LaSalle County Clerk receive the additional sum of $1,500.00 annually as Supervisor of Elections. And that the salaries for the County Coroner, Auditor, Recorder of Deeds and Circuit Clerk are set through November 30, 2004 and that they be set as follows: December 1, 2004 through November 30, 2005 $47,000.00 December 1, 2005 through November 30, 2006 $49,000.00 Motion by Mr. Mustered to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Same roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 98-99 RESOLUTION: (#02-78) MET LIFE A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County sell its ten (10) shares of Met Life stock and that the proceeds be deposited in the general fund. Motion by Mr. Janko to approve the resolution, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Mr. Freeman questioned, “What are the shares worth?” Mr. Janko replied, “About $32.00 a share.” Mr. Piecha felt there should be an explanation as to why the county owns this stock. Since the stock was purchased in 1944, and no one now here was around then. Chairman Hettel explained it is an assumption, that the Met Life stock was required to be purchased at that time to obtain Met Life Insurance coverage for county employees. Same roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 100-101 RESOLUTION: (#02-79) RETAINING COUNTY AUDITOR A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County retain T.J. Smith & Associates, P.C. to perform LaSalle County’s outside audit and the related services listed above for fees not to exceed the amount of $33,000.00 for the fiscal year ended November 2002, $34,000.00 for the year ended November 2003 and $34,000.00 for the fiscal year ended November 2004. Motion by Mr. Mustered to approve the resolution, second by Mr. McConville.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 Mr. Boe questioned, “What is the rate now that we are paying him?” Mr. Tim Smith, of T.J. Smith & Associates replied, “$33,000.00.” Ms. Koban stated, “I just wanted to bring a few notes from the Finance meeting. Back in February, Mr. Smith did come to our committee meeting and presented us with the annual budget and as well as a proposal (which we have in front of us) for the next three years. At that time, Mr. Combs made a motion and I seconded it, to retain T.J. Smith as our auditor for the next three years. At that time there was no other proposal in front of us. At our next meeting in March, Carrie Echols, with Lockas & Echols, came to our committee and presented us with also a proposal for three years. Carrie had been with T.J. Smith and had been the one working very closely with the county to do the audit. So Carrie came to us and presented us with a proposal for the next three years. There is a two thousand ($2,000) difference between the two companies. At the meeting I felt the full board should probably be aware that there are two companies bidding for our business. I made a motion and was seconded by Mr. Janko that we reconsider sending the T.J. Smith proposal to the full county board in March, maybe we could have sent two proposals. That failed 3 to 2. At the April Finance meeting a resolution was passed to go ahead and hire T.J. Smith and send it on to the full board. So at this time I still feel very adamant that I think the full county board should know that there were two proposals presented to the Finance Committee and that there is a difference of some monies. I know how financially conservative we are. So I just wanted the full board to know that there was another company with a proposal as well.” Attorney Troy Holland stated, “After Mr. Smith presented his numbers, there was a presentation by another company. After he had presented his numbers. There was no request for multiple proposals and it certainly wasn’t ‘bids’, in a sense of competitive bidding or even a request for proposals.” Mr. Freeman questioned, “Is there anybody that can tell me if Mr. Smith did not meet any of the specifications that he was asked to do?” Mr. Mustered replied, “Not to my knowledge. I haven’t heard any complaints from anybody.” Mr. Foltynewicz questioned, “When Mr. Smith came in with his new fee, there was no bidding. And a month later somebody else came in cheaper. Is that correct?” Ms. Koban stated, “It was Carrie Echols, who worked for T.J. Smith & Associates and was the one that was working with the county. Then she went and started her own business. So she is very familiar with the county. She also came in a couple of thousand dollars less. I think that needs to be considered as well.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 Mr. Foltynewicz stated, “Well, I just can’t understand somebody can have a chance to come in and underbid you without having a fair shake. Mr. Smith proposed his price and then a month later someone can come in cheaper.” Ms. Koban stated, “We didn’t ask for the bid. It just came to us. We didn’t ask for it. It just was presented to us. I don’t feel bad about that at all. It was just presented to us at that meeting.” Mr. Hicks questioned, “Didn’t we have a problem in the past getting an individual or a company to come in and do our bidding process?” Mr. Hicks then stated, “It’s my understanding in the past, that we had tried several other companies and no one seemed to want to come in and bid on this in a reasonable manner.” Mr. Jakupcak stated, “From everything I’ve heard, Mr. Smith’s company has done a fine job for us in a timely fashion. I just don’t think it is fair to him especially when a former employee can come in and undercut.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 24 ayes, 2 nays, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PG 102-104 9-1-1 COMMITTEE (REAPPOINTMENT) Chairman Hettel stated, “Back in February I appointed a 9-1-1 Committee without it being on the agenda because of a letter I had received that morning regarding a meeting that would be held on March 5th, 2002 (which was prior to the March 11th, county board meeting.) So to make sure that we have the house in order, I’m going to reappoint the same people to the 9-1-1 Committee before any money is to be spent.” That committee is Mr. Doughtery, Chairman, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Erbrederis, Mr. Boe and Mr. Jakupcak. RESOLUTION: (#02-80) TO JOIN THE ILL CHAPTER OF THE NAT’L EMERGENCY NUMBER ASSOC. A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County be a member of the Illinois Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association at an annual fee of $75.00. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Hicks. Mr. Dougherty stated, “At our last meeting, we had Doug Miller from Princeton who is a member of this organization. Our contact would be Sandy Pytel (region 3) of Ogle County. It is a statewide organization. They have quarterly meetings and keep up with all the rules and regulations and the committee felt that it would really be beneficial to us to join this organization, and the fee is $75.00 which we think we can afford.” Mr. Boe stated, “I’d just like to say that Mr. Doug Miller has already answered more than $75.00 worth of questions. He is really up and up and straight forward with his answers and explanations to our committee. I highly advise that we pass this.” LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 105-106 RESOLUTION: (#02-81) AGREEMENT WITH GEOCOMM FOR 9-1-1 FEASIBILITY STUDY A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County enter the services contract attached hereto and incorporated herein as “Exhibit “A” for an E-9-1-1 System Feasibility Study and Option Analysis with GeoComm Inc. at a total cost of $2,500.00 and that the LaSalle County Board Chairman is hereby authorized to execute said contract. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Boe. Mr. Dougherty stated, “GeoComm is a consulting firm from St. Cloud, Minnesota that came and presented a nice program for us. They were recommended to us by Doug Miller. The study will probably take three months, so the study probably won’t be done until July.” Mr. Dougherty also stated, “We are working on the phone companies and the first responders (fire departments and etc). In fact, Mr. Erbrederis made up a questionnaire that will be going out to all the fire departments and ambulances that we know of, that will have to be returned to us. One will also be sent to the phone companies asking them for the numbers of fire departments that they service. We are going to try and combine the information we get from GeoComm with our own information. We don’t want to miss anybody. Sheriff Templeton has contacted our representative in Washington. Mr. Weller is looking at grants.” Mr. Stockley stated, “I hope we are looking at the cost of additional liability insurance incurred when a 9-1-1 call is missed or not followed up on.” Mr. Derango replied, “I received a fax from Todd Greer who is with ICM, who we have our insurance with. The estimated cost to add coverage for 9-1-1 is $3,500.00 annually, based on the information provided. When we give them the full budget they will give a firm number. It’s during the starting period which we are in now, that we will be covered at no cost.” Mr. Erbrederis stated, “Part of this study is not only for the federal mandated, but can also be applied towards an enhanced 9-1-1 down the road.” Mr. Dougherty stated, “This also will require additional phone lines. We don’t have enough phone lines in this building at the present time. So there is going to be some money involved. As it stands now, the county will be paying for everything.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 107–115

LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 COMMENT Mr. Freeman commented, “I’d like to offer my assistance to the 9-1-1 Committee. As being a former village board member that served on the Police Committee and as a current fire department member, anything that can be of help, I want to offer my assistance and go on record as offering.” RESOLUTION: (#02-82) ELECTRICAL GROUNDING WORK A resolution was submitted stating that North Central Antenna Technologies, Inc. quotation of $9,975.00 attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A” be accepted to perform the 707 Etna Road antenna grounding work, provided that the County’s minimum insurance requirements are met prior to work beginning. Further that the LaSalle County Board Chairman is hereby authorized to accept said quotation. Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Mustered. Mr. Dougherty questioned, “Was this put out for bid?” Mr. Jakupcak replied, “We did not have to put it out for bid because it was under $10,000.00. There are not that many companies that specialize in this. They put up the MABAS antenna on our tower. We had them investigate our tower to find out about the grounding. They are the ones who found this out. They are a fully insured company and meet all of the requirements.” Same roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 116-120 COMMENT Troy Holland, Assistant State’s Attorney, stated, “The next resolution is regarding the county nursing home generator work. As a result of a nursing home committee meeting this afternoon, I believe that the decision on this can result in litigation, and that litigation is imminent. As a result of your decision, I am recommending that you go into executive session.” EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion by Mr. Landers to go into executive session to discuss imminent litigation, second by Mr. Derango. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. The room was cleared for executive session. Motion by Mrs. Cogdal to go back into regular session, second by Mr. Hicks. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. PRESENTATION Mr. Johnson stated that he would like to recognize Mr. Jim Conness at this time.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 Mr. Conness addressed the board stating, “I live hear in Ottawa. I work for the electricians union. I’m here to support the language ‘responsible bidder’ that has been adopted by this county board in December of 1997. I would expect, the county board would abide by their own resolution that they’ve passed. D & S Electric being the second lowest bidder has all the qualifications of the resolutions. If you don’t award the contract to the qualified contractor that does have all the qualifications in the resolution, I’m worried about what other qualifications you would delete in the future. I’m in support of the apprenticeship program, and that’s what this resolution is really about. The resolution really means to financially support and approve an apprenticeship program to adhere to that program, so we can provide more trained people in the future.” RESOLUTION: LASALLE COUNTY NURSING HOME GENERATOR WORK A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County hire C & H Electric, Inc. for the emergency generator modifications at the LaSalle County Nursing Home and that LaSalle County enter into the Agreement attached hereto and incorporated hereto as Exhibit “A” at a total cost of $54,062.23 and that the LaSalle County Board Chairman is hereby authorized to execute said Agreement. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Janko. Mr. Mustered questioned, “C & H Electric is not a participant in this apprentice program?” State’s Attorney, Joseph Hettel, stated, “They’re not a participant of your local apprenticeship and training program.” Mr. Jordan asked to recognize Mr. Claudnic of C & H Electric at this time. Mr. Claudnic addressed the board stating, “Upon the bidding requirements, we obtained a bid manual from the architect. These resolutions were not listed in there. We are in compliance with everything in that bid manual as requested by the contract of LaSalle County. Upon the awarding of the bid, it was found out that we were on as the contractor, therefore, this resolution came out. We meet all the requirements. As far as number five (5), I consider we meet that too, because we are owner operators. We are not employees. We do not have employees. Therefore, we should not be required to participate in a training program. I’m not saying I wouldn’t. It’s just at this time we haven’t. We don’t have the employees to participate in, therefore we should be excluded from that. There are several cases of other contractors that have been awarded contracts for non union work and that do not require this resolution number five (5). Economy Builders, Statewide Builders, Morton Buildings. They are all doing work for LaSalle County Highway and they don’t abide by rule number five (5).” Chairman Hettel stated as a point of correction that all those contractors may have done work for LaSalle County, but not necessarily the Highway Department. LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 11 ayes, 16 nays, 1 absent. Motion defeated. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 121 MOTION Motion by Mr. Landers to accept the second lowest bid from D & S Electric at a total cost of $57,605.00, second by Mr. Johnson. Mr. Mustered questioned if D & S Electric is a participant in the apprenticeship training program. The response being yes. Roll call vote; 18 ayes, 9 nays, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 122 MOTION Motion by Mr. Dougherty that the same contract language used for C & H Electric, Inc. for the Nursing Home Generator work be used with D & S Electric in the amount of $57,605.00, second by Mr. Foltynewicz. Roll call vote; 19 ayes, 8 nays, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 123 COMMENT Mr. Derango suggested that the county board in the near future revisit the resolution regarding the responsible bidder language in order to prevent future problems. Chairman Hettel stated that the Legislative & Rules Committee could review it and make any recommendations to the board. RESOLUTION: (#02-83) COMPETITIVE COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE A resolution was submitted stating that the LaSalle County Board expresses its full support of an application to be submitted to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, Competitive Communities Initiative Project and encourages its constituents, staff and board members to cooperate and participate in this countywide effort if selected by the Department. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Ms. Koban. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 124-126 RESOLUTION: (#02-84) ALLEN FIRE A resolution was submitted appointing Joseph Cusack to the Allen Fire Protection District as a trustee for a period of three years, his term to commence on May 1, 2002 and expire on April 30, 2005.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 Motion by Mr. Garretson to approve the appointment, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 127-129 RESOLUTION: (#02-85) READING/ANCONA /LONG POINT/DANA WATER DISTRICT A resolution was submitted appointing Carl Klendworth and Mike Snyder to the Board of Trustees for the Reading/Ancona/Long Point/Dana Water District for the length of term to be determined by lot after appointment pursuant to statute. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the appointments, second by Mrs. Woodrich. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 130-131 COMMENT Mr. Flanagan commented, “Last month my name was mentioned under Citizen Comments. I was asked to participate in an effort to collect signatures on a referendum to place zoning on the ballot in my district. I will not and do not intend to participate in this type of venture. I was elected to the LaSalle County Board by the citizens of Mendota District #1, to deal with the issues of the county and to assure that our tax dollars are wisely spent. A non-binding referendum was on the ballot a year ago. The vote was 4-1 against zoning. Maybe some voters were misinformed, but a 4-1 vote tells me that is what they wanted. Also, as a board member I will not be signing any pledges from any organization. I believe it is my duty as a board member to deal with each issue with an open mind and vote that way.” Mr. Flanagan also commented, “The Mendota Area Senior Services, Inc. (MASS) takes care of about 8 counties in the northern part of Illinois. It’s a service for all senior citizens. They have three vans and will give rides at a cost of $1.00.” SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 132 MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE Correspondence to the Illinois Dept. of Revenue regarding business address verification for tax allocation purposes was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 133 Correspondence from the I.E.P.A. regarding a request from R.R. Donnelly Mendota, Inc. located at 1501 W. Washington Rd in Mendota for a federally enforceable state operating permit for air emissions from its printing presses and paper trimming collection system was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 134 The Treasurer’s Investment Schedule dated April 25th, 2002 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 135 LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 Correspondence from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding a hydroelectric application that was filed by Marseilles Hydro Power, LLC was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 136

Correspondence from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding an order to grant the state of South Dakota to extend the deadline for filing a notice of intent to file a competing preliminary permit application for a project within its borders was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 137 A list of Democratic and Republican (regular and supplemental) election judges for the years 2002 thru 2004 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 138 A copy of Audit report No. 69 covering the receipt and disbursement of Motor Fuel Tax funds for the period beginning January 1, 2001 and ending December 31, 2002 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 139 A copy of Audit Report Supplemental No. 47 covering the receipt and disbursement of Township Bridge program funds for the period beginning January 1, 2002 and ending December 31, 2001 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 140 A copy of Audit Report No. 47 covering the receipt and disbursement of Motor Fuel Tax funds for the period beginning January 1, 2001 and ending December 31, 2001 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 141 Motion by Mr. Rigby to place all on file, second by Mr. McConville. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. COMMENT Mr. Dougherty stated, “Next Monday morning at 10 o’clock in front of the Health Department there will be a short ceremony that everyone is welcome to attend for the dedication of our new flagpole. The American Legion from Ottawa will also be here. He also thanked the Courthouse & Jail Committee for making this possible.” Mr. Foltynewicz stated that after asking Mayor Eschbach, there will be a flag burning ceremony at Washington Park in Ottawa on June 14th, 2002 (Flag Day) at 10 o’clock. ------Motion by Mr. Piecha to adjourn to June 10th, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 250 at the Governmental Complex, second by Mr. Savitch. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. CHAIRMAN HETTEL DECLARED THE MEETING ADJOURNED TO JUNE 10TH, 2002

LaSalle County Board Minutes – May 9, 2002 STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LASALLE COUNTY BOARD HELD AT THE GOVERNMENTAL COMPLEX, OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. BEGUN AND HELD ON THE SECOND MONDAY OF JUNE, A.D., 2002, IT BEING THE 10TH DAY THEREOF. STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) The LaSalle County Board met pursuant to Statute at the Governmental Complex, Ottawa, Illinois, on the second Monday of June, A.D., 2002, it being the 10th day thereof. Chairman Hettel called the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m. This is the 1st meeting of our June 2002 Session. Chairman Hettel asked the Clerk to call the roll for Mileage & Per Diem. PRESENT: 27 Members ABSENT: Ms. Koban, Mrs. Panzica There were 27 ayes claiming mileage. Motion by Mrs. Cogdal to approve the roll call for mileage & per diem, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 1 th Chairman Hettel called for any additions or corrections to the May 9 , 2002 minutes. Motion by Mr. McConville to approve the May 9th minutes as presented, second by Mr. Johnson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. Chairman Hettel stated that Joanne White was incorrectly stated as the Director of the LaSalle County Nursing Home in the April 4th, 2002 minutes. She is the Superintendent of the LaSalle County Detention Home. MOTION Motion by Mr. Rosengren to correct the April 4th, 2002 minutes to clarify Joanne White as the Superintendent of the LaSalle County Detention Home and not the Director of the LaSalle County Nursing Home, second by Mr. Dougherty. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION: (#02-86) POSTHUMOUSLY HONOR WILBERT GLENN COMBS A resolution was submitted to posthumously honor former County Board member Wilbert Glenn Combs who recently passed away. Motion by Mr. Hicks to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Piecha. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. A moment of silence was observed in his honor. Chairman Hettel stated, “I’m sure we will all miss him.” SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 2-3

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 APPOINTMENT: JAMES CAPPELLINI TO COUNTY BOARD DISTRICT #20 Chairman Hettel presented the name of James Cappellini to fill the unexpired term of Wilbert Glenn Combs as Board Member of County Board District #20. Roll call vote; 25 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. Mary Jane Wilkinson, LaSalle County Clerk, administered the Oath of Office to Mr. Cappellini. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 4 RESOLUTION: (#02-87) NORTHLAWN ACADEMIC TEAM A resolution was submitted commending eight young men and women for their excellent representation of LaSalle County and their respective school, Northlawn School of Streator. These individuals are members of an exceptional Academic Team and won the 2002 Class AA IESA State Scholastic Bowl Championship. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Garretson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 5 MOTION Motion by Mr. Mustered to authorize Chairman Hettel to sign the Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement for continued participation, second by Mr. Derango. Sheriff Templeton addressed the Board stating that, “Basically this is an agreement with the federal government that we can share in any asset seizures that become available, that we participate in, such as things off the interstate. Whatever comes from those investigations off the interstate or any other investigations. There are currently about two or three that we are involved in. One went back to California. One went out to Hawaii that we have some participation in. And there is another one in Milwaukee that was a nation wide investigation. So if anything comes from those such as forfeitures or seizure of assets, we have to have this agreement in place with the federal government on a yearly basis. It is nothing more than a signature required by the Chairman. There is no expenditure on this.” Chairman Hettel called for a voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 6 MOTION Motion by Mr. Dougherty to authorize Chairman Hettel to sign the Local Law Enforcement Officer Safety Agreement Package, second by Mr. Foltynewicz. Sheriff Templeton addressed the Board stating that, “This is a grant for cameras for the squad cars. We have several in the squad cars right now. This will give us five more. It’s a

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 $20,000 grant that we received from the state and our participation is $5,000, which we have available in our budget. So we are not going to ask you for extra money. The cameras are in about two-thirds of the squad cars right now. We will have the cameras installed and purchased as soon as we get the money from the state, if you approve this.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 24 ayes, 4 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 7-8 COMMENT Mr. Piecha asked to recognize and allow his time to Mr. Tom Wall, President of the Better Fishing Association. Mr. Tom Wall addressed the Board stating, “My purpose today is to invite the LaSalle County Board members to participate in a familiarization tour by water on the Vermillion River on June 20th, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. on the Vermillion River from Lowell to Oglesby. This is being possible by the BFA and through the Vermillion River Rafters at Lowell. Anyone interested can call me at 223-3671 if they wish to see this Natural resource by water and become knowledgeable in this area.” Mr. Johnson commented, “I participated in the raft journey last month. It certainly was an extraordinary experience. This was the first time that I ever rafted on the Vermillion River and you’ve really never lived until you’ve gone down Wild Cat Falls. However, that is optional if you choose not to. You can bypass it. Because of the flooding of both the Vermillion and the Illinois Rivers, when we got to the creek that flows into the Vermillion from Mathiesen Park, the flooding of the Illinois backed up the Vermillion River and we were able to raft all the way up that creek to the lower dells at the bottom of the waterfalls. I think that was a rare opportunity. I would highly advise any of you to take advantage of this experience.” Mr. Piecha stated, “June is the Illinois River appreciation month.” RESOLUTION: #02-16 (#02-88) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance for Marjorie Jones, agent for James Boyle Heirs to split a 3.6 acre parcel with 807 feet of public road frontage off of a 45.09 acre parcel in the SW ¼ of Section 29, Mendota Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the variance, second by Mr. Small. Mr. Piecha stated, “My name is absent on the resolution. As Chairman of that committee, I want the members of the board to know that I fully support the resolution.” Chairman Hettel called for a voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 9-10

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 RESOLUTION: #02-17 (#02-89) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance to allow Larry & Barbara Grubar to create a 1.33 acre parcel and a 1.06 acre parcel, both with 33 feet of public road frontage located in LaSalle Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the variance, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, 2 nays. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 11-12 RESOLUTION: #02-18 (#02-90) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance to allow Darrin & Stacia Perkins to create a 3.67 acre parcel with 534 feet of public road frontage in the SE ¼ of Section 21, Adams Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the variance, second by Mr. Hicks. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 13-14 RESOLUTION: #02-19 (#02-91) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance to allow the LaSalle County Farm Supply to build a dump pit and load out building approximately 39 feet from the centerline of E. 2276th Rd. (Franklin St.) located in Serena Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Rosengren to approve the variance, second by Mr. McConville. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 15-16 RESOLUTION: #02-20 (#02-92) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for Joseph and Diane Crisman to construct an approximate 33’ x 41’ deck a minimum of 60 feet from the centerline of E. 2631st Rd., located in Mission Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the variance, second by Mr. Boe. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 17-18

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 RESOLUTION: #02-21 (#02-93) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for Randy Kaufmann to construct a porch a minimum of 63 feet from the centerline of East 1925th Rd., located in Serena Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Boe to approve the variance, second by Mr. Rosengren. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 19-20 RESOLUTION: #02-22 (#02-94) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for George Wixom to construct a garage a minimum of 70 feet from the centerline of East 4th Rd. (County Hwy 13), located in Troy Grove Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the variance, second by Mr. Flanagan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 21-22 RESOLUTION: #02-23 (#02-95) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for Janet Sanderson to construct a home a minimum of 58 feet from the centerline of North 41st Rd., located in Serena Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the variance, second by Mr. Piecha. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 23-24 ORDINANCE: (#02-97) AMENDING THE LASALLE COUNTY SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS ORDINANCE An ordinance amending the LaSalle County Subdivision Ordinance in regard to the minimum acreage size to be considered a subdivision under the Ordinance, was amended once at last month’s board meeting and held over, and is now being resubmitted to be voted on as amended. Original motion by Mr. Small to adopt the ordinance amending LaSalle County Subdivision Ordinance Regulations Ordinance, second by Mr. Rigby. Chairman Hettel called for any discussion on the ordinance as amended.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 Mr. Dougherty stated, “Troy D. Holland, Asst. State’s Attorney, has made additional amendments that he wanted us to vote on first, which you can read in the memorandum that he has prepared.” Mary Jane Wilkinson, LaSalle County Clerk read the memorandum to the board members. “The Ordinance presented today is a revised version of the Ordinance presented at the May 9th, 2002 full Board session. I have revised the Ordinance to consistently use the terms “lots, parcels or tracts” throughout. A motion was passed at the May meeting to amend the Ordinance in two locations. I am suggesting that this clarification be made for consistency in two other sections of the Ordinance as follows: 1. Add the term “tracts” in 55. Subdivision as follows: “Subdivision is (a) a described tract of land which is to be, or has been divided into 2 or more lots, or parcels, or tracts, or (b) …” Also in the second sentence of the section a typographical error in the prior original subdivision ordinance should be corrected as follows: “The term subdivision shall include any plot plat prepared under the provision of the Illinois Condominium Act…”

2. Add the term “lots” and “tracts” in 55. Subpart a. as follows: “a. The division or subdivision of land into lots, parcels or tracts of 5 2 or more acres in size and rectangular in shape which does not involve any new streets or easements of access, providing that the lots, parcels or tracts of land created have a minimum…”

The other changes have been made and are a part of this revised Ordinance. All of the proposed amendments are shown shadowed in the text. Prior to voting, I suggest an additional amendment be made to reflect the two changes above. Then a vote on the entire Ordinance as amended can take place.” MOTION Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve amendment per Troy Holland’s memorandum, second by Mr. Erbrederis. There was some discussion regarding rectangular lots at this time. Chairman Hettel called for a vote on the amendment per Troy Holland’s memorandum; Voice vote, 1 nay. Motion carried. Chairman Hettel called for any discussion on the ordinance as twice amended. Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote on the ordinance as twice amended; 25 ayes, 1 nay, 2 absent. Motion carried. LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 25-29 ORDINANCE: INCREASING SHERIFF’S DEPT FEES An ordinance was submitted stating that effective August 1, 2002 the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department fees be increased above the statutory fees in the following specific instances: Section 1. Fee Increase for Service Service - The fee for Sheriff’s Department for serving or attempting to serve civil process summons or orders on each defendant shall be increased from $15.00 to $20.00, plus mileage. - The fee for taking bond shall be increased from the statutory $1.00 to $10.00. Motion by Mr. Janko to approve the ordinance, second by Mr. Jakupcak. To be voted on next month. ORDINANCE: INCREASING COUNTY CLERK’S FEES An ordinance was submitted stating that effective August 1, 2002 the LaSalle County Clerk’s fees be increased above the statutory fees in the following specific instances: Section 1. Fee Increase for Services Service - The fee for obtaining vital records by mail or in person shall be increased from $5.00 to $10.00 per document. - The fee for canceling a tax sale and issuing and sealing certificates of redemption shall be increased from $3.00 to $10.00. - The fee for services in attending the tax sale and issuing certificate of sale and sealing the same for each parcel shall be increased from $4.00 to $5.00. Motion by Mr. Hicks to approve the ordinance, second by Mr. McConville. County Clerk Wilkinson explained to the board that the proposed increase in fees for vital records applies only to that amount that goes into the general fund and does not include automation fund fees or the state mandated death certificate surcharge, which are already in place. The cost to the public for birth certificates and marriage certificates will go from $7.00 to $12.00 for the first copy, and for death certificates from $9.00 to $14.00 for the first copy. Second copy charges for the same document will remain the same at $4.00 each for birth and marriage certificates and $6.00 each for death certificates. To be voted on next month.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 ORDINANCE: INCREASING RECORDER’S FEES An ordinance was submitted stating that effective August 1, 2002 the LaSalle County Recorder’s Office fees be increased as follows: Section 1. Fee increase for Service Service Record deeds or other instrument 4 pages or less, the current fee of $12.00 shall be increased to $15.00 per recording. Record mortgages, leases or liens The current fee of $12.00 shall be increased to $15.00 per recording. Assignments The current fee of $12.00 shall be increased to $15.00 per recording. Certified copies The current fee of $1.00 per page shall be increased to $10.00 per page. Other recordings The current fee of $12.00 shall be increased to $15.00 per recording. GIS The current GIS charge of $3.00 shall be increased to $5.00 per recording.

Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to approve the ordinance, second by Mr. McConville. To be voted on next month. RESOLUTION: (#02-96) DELINQUENT TAX A resolution was submitted stating that the Chairman of the Board of LaSalle County, Illinois, be authorized to execute a deed of conveyance of the County’s interest or authorize the cancellation of the appropriate Certificate(s) of Purchase, as the case may be, on real estate Parcel #33-23-412-002, Cert. #98-0677 for the sum of $841.68 to be paid to the Treasurer of LaSalle County, Illinois, to be disbursed according to law. Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Jordan. Roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 30-32 RESOLUTION: (#02-98) PREVAILING WAGE ACT A resolution was submitted stating that it is the policy of the County of LaSalle and the State of Illinois to ascertain and pay the general prevailing rate of hourly wages to any craftsmen, mechanics and workmen employed on public works projects within this County.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 Motion by Mr. Boe to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Johnson. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 33-34 RESOLUTION: (#02-99) DISPOSAL OF COUNTY PROPERTY A resolution was submitted stating that the items of personal property that are currently being stored that are obsolete, broken or are otherwise of no use or value to LaSalle County be disposed of either to a recycling facility or to the landfill under the supervision of maintenance supervisor Glenn Baxter. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Landers. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 35-36 RESOLUTIUON: (#02-100) OPPOSING THE CLOSING OF SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER A resolution was submitted stating that the County Board of the County of LaSalle, Illinois, opposes the closing of the Sheridan Correctional Center and that the Clerk of the County Board is hereby authorized to prepare and deliver a certified copy of this Resolution to Governor George Ryan and to all the Senators and members of the Illinois House of Representatives covering or representing any of the population of the County of LaSalle and all federal representatives of the County of LaSalle. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Derango. Mr. Dougherty stated, “I am really glad that we are doing this because if Sheridan Correctional Center does close, it’s going to have an impact on this county that is going to be very detrimental. There are 500 jobs out there. If anybody knows somebody, call them or do something to see if we can get the message to the Governor to keep this correctional center open. It’s vital to this county and it’s vital to the Village of Sheridan.” Mr. Janko stated, “The ruling might come down on that this week.” Chairman Hettel commented, “It might come down today. They called a special session today.” Mr. Landers questioned, “Do you think it would be in the best interest of the Board to fax the resolution to them immediately, instead of waiting for the registered letter to get to the Governor and Representatives?” Mary Jane Wilkinson, LaSalle County Clerk, stated, “We have all of the phone numbers. We can call to see if they have a fax to send it to.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 Mr. Boe stated, “I think it needs to get to Springfield immediately. Being that the negotiations are in right now.” Chairman Hettel called for a voice vote; all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 37-38 MOTION Mr. Dougherty stated, “At our 9-1-1 Committee meeting on May 21st, 2002, Mr. Paul Stoffels from Ameritech was there to talk to us and had informed us about a conference and seminar that will be in Indianapolis on June 17th, 18th & 19th of the National Emergency Number Association. This is the organization that we joined but we were to late to get their mailing, so Mr. Stoffels was kind enough to send us some information.” Mr. Dougherty motioned to send Mr. Johnson and Mr. Erbrederis to Indianapolis, not to attend any of the seminars of the three days, but to talk to many of the vendors that will be there to gather any and all information possible for one day on Wednesday, June 19th, 2002, second by Mr. Boe. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. APPOINTMENT: (#02-101) BOARD OF REVIEW A resolution was submitted reappointing Ben Dolder as a Member of the LaSalle County Board of Review for a 3-year term beginning June 1, 2002 and ending May 31st, 2005. Motion by Mr. Rosengren to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. Mustered. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 39 APPOINTMENT: (#02-102) BOARD OF REVIEW A resolution was submitted reappointing Stanley Twait as an alternate member of the LaSalle County Board of Review for a two (2) year term beginning June 1, 2002 and ending May 31, 2004. Motion by Mr. Derango to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. Landers. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 40 APPOINTMENT: (#02-103) LOSTANT LIBRARY A resolution was submitted reappointing Norma Moroni as a member of the Lostant Community Library District Board for a six (6) year term expiring April 30, 2008. Motion by Mr. Freeman to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. Flanagan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 41-43

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 APPOINTMENT: (#02-104) LOSTANT LIBRARY A resolution was submitted reappointing Charles Stephens as a member of the Lostant Community Library District Board for a six (6) year term expiring April 30, 2008. Motion by Mr. Freeman to approve the reappointment, second by Flanagan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 44-46 APPOINTMENT: (#02-105) SOMONAUK FIRE A resolution was submitted reappointing James Johnson as Trustee of the Somonauk Community Fire Protection District for a three-year term effective immediately upon passage, and expiring April 30, 2005 or until his successor qualifies and takes office. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 47 APPOINTMENT: (#02-106) HEALTH DEPARTMENT BOARD A resolution was submitted reappointing John Harbeck to the LaSalle County Health Department Board beginning July 1, 2002 and expiring June 30, 2005. Motion by Mr. Rigby to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. Johnson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 48-49 APPOINTMENT: (#02-107) HEALTH DEPARTMENT BOARD A resolution was submitted reappointing Louis J. Weber Jr. to the LaSalle County Health Department Board beginning July 1, 2002 and expiring June 30, 2005. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. Garretson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 50-51 APPOINTMENT: (#02-108) HEALTH DEPARTMENT BOARD A resolution was submitted reappointing Melva Allender to the LaSalle County Health Department Board beginning July 1, 2002 and expiring June 30, 2005. Motion by Mrs. Cogdal to approve the reappointment, second by Mrs. Woodrich. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 52-53 APPOINTMENT: (#02-109) HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD A resolution was submitted reappointing Michael J. Crowley to the LaSalle County Housing Authority Board with his term of office beginning July 1, 2002 and expiring June 30, 2007.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 Motion by Mr. Garretson to approve the reappointment, second by Mr. Rosengren. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 54 RESOLUTION: WORK ON SHABBONA PARK SHELTER A resolution was submitted stating that the LaSalle County Board Chairman be authorized to execute the Agreement in form attached as Exhibit “A”, for Shabbona Park shelter work with M & M Electric at a cost not to exceed $1,750.00 for the electrical work and Durdan & Nagel Construction at a cost of $9,800.00 for the concrete floor. Motion by Mr. Stockley to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Boe. Mr. Dougherty questioned, “Do these contractors meet all of the requirements for bidding for the county?” Mr. Stockley responded, “Originally when this proposal was brought to the committee, M & M Electric bid a one man firm. They thought they didn’t need workers compensation, and that’s the way they did it. They since discovered after talking to Bill Schulte, LaSalle County’s Insurance Consultant, and Mary Holland, Benefits Coordinator, that they did need workers compensation, which will cost them an additional $800. They will do the work for $2,550 to include the $800. They would still be the low proposal out of the three that we had.” MOTION Motion by Mr. Stockley to amend the resolution to change the cost amount of $1,750 to $2,550 for M & M Electric to do the electrical work at Shabbona Park, second by Mr. Erbrederis. Mr. Landers questioned, “Are we getting ourselves in the same bind as we did the last meeting? A one man operation. We rejected a bid of a two man operation last month? I question whether the contractor meets the bid specs.” Mr. Rigby questioned, “Are these contractors members of the apprenticeship program?” Mr. Boe stated, “In the packet, is what Troy Holland had drawn up for a contract between the county and the contractor. This is what Durdan & Nagel Construction agreed to as far as what I handled as far as their proposal. They also provided an insurance form, which I have a copy of, where they made the county as the primary insurer and also waive the segregation for the workers compensation. So they’ve met all of the insurance qualifications by the county’s request.” Mr. Jakupcak stated, “I think Mr. Rigby made a valid point. Last month with the other firm, they weren’t in an apprenticeship program. I think we are going to have to stick with the way it’s wrote. We can’t keep changing back and forth from time to time.” Mr. Erbrederis stated, “One point about the contractors last month, one of the bidders was in the apprenticeship program and the other wasn’t. In all bids that were received, none of the

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 contractors that submitted a proposal had an apprenticeship program, but they all agreed to meet other requirements as outlined by Mr. Holland.” Mr. McConville stated, “I don’t think that should really matter. If our requirements on bidding are that you belong to the apprenticeship program, how many contractors out there are not bidding this stuff because that’s a requirement, and then one person comes in and bids it that has it. We’ve got to do it one way or the other.” Mr. Boe stated, “It wasn’t put out for bid. It was just an accepted proposal that’s under $10,000, and we are not required by law to put it up for bid. We did seek more than one proposal.” Mr. Dougherty questioned, “Who did you seek them from? Did you call the Building Trades and ask for contractors?” Mr. Boe responded, “No we did not. I just looked in the phone book.” Mr. McConville stated, “I would recommend that projects that are that close, that you go ahead and put it out for bids. And that they need to file our recommendations that we set forth.” Mr. Boe stated, “For Durdan & Nagel Construction, I specifically said that they had to follow the prevailing wage act. He said whatever the dollar figure was per hour, he would pay his men on that job the prevailing wage, if we was awarded the contract. He also agreed on meeting everything on the contract and in the resolution.” Mr. Erbrederis stated, “Part of the problem we faced was that we had no idea what the electric or the concrete work was going to run, which was why we authorized a park superintendent to get some local contractors to come in and give us a proposal and let us know what the work would run.” Attorney Keith Leigh stated, “I thought I’d make an observation. You’re really talking about three separately, but yet somewhat, related items. First of all, you’re talking about what is the threshold for bidding. Under the county board rules it is under $10,000. Under your own rules you are not required to bid publicly if the cost is less than $10,000. Those are your rules. If you want to set it at five hundred, you can do that. But it requires a board rule change. That’s one issue. You’ve talked about prevailing wage. That is a state law. And that is a separate issue from the bidding threshold point. You’ve also mentioned apprenticeship programs. That deals with the county resolution, a rule, that defines ‘responsible bidders’. So whether determining to seek bids, and you analyze bids, you are not required by law to award to the lowest bidder. You are required by law to award to the lowest responsible bidder. And in defining responsibility, the county elected to use as one

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 of the criteria, whether a contractor was involved in an apprenticeship training program put on by the United States Department of Labor. It’s not restricted to union contractors. You can participate in that apprenticeship program and be nonunion. Those are three different issues. And because this was not required to be bid, you really don’t get into the issue of determining is the bidder responsible. Because you didn’t do bids. Now whether you want to or should have, that is another issue. That would require a rules change.” Mr. Derango stated, “I didn’t think this would be applicable, since it did not go out for bid. But as Mr. Stockley had told me, we are paying another $800 because of the workers compensation. I’ll just make a suggestion that our whole bidding process be examined.” Mr. Dougherty questioned, “If the bid is under $10,000, is full board approval necessary?” Chairman Hettel responded, “Actually, in this case, they don’t have the money in their budget. It’s got to come out of Finance budget. That is why the committee could not approve it themselves. It takes full board approval.” Mr. Piecha questioned, “Can the concrete work be done without having an effect on the electrical?” Mr. Derango questioned, “When you talk about under $10,000, why can’t you lump both together. That certainly is over $10,000. Isn’t this one project?” Mr. Freeman questioned, “I’m getting confused. Is this a bid? Is it something that doesn’t fall under bids? And also does the apprenticeship program the way its wrote up, does that specifically target a bid or does it fall under everything that we do in the county?” Mr. Leigh responded, “A part of this is from memory. I don’t know what you did last month because I obviously wasn’t here. Troy Holland was. My recollection is that the apprenticeship requirement is tied to determining who’s the responsible bidder. From what I’ve heard today in discussion, it doesn’t sound like this was a project that was bid. And that means publicly bid, where the public had an equal opportunity and done by public notice in a newspaper generally, and you solicit actual bids. Bids are proposals. Now I’m just going by what I heard today. It doesn’t sound like it was formally bid. It sounds like something I would do if I was looking for a contractor as a private citizen. My recollection is that the requirement for the apprenticeship program is tied directly to the bidding situation and that addresses only the issue of responsibility. Not are they the lowest, that is obviously determined by dollars. But are they responsible. It’s just one of the criteria that was established. It’s not the all inclusive determining factor. But from what I’ve heard today, this is not a bid situation and therefore the apprenticeship issue would not come into play.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 Mr. Freeman questioned, “So could we say there is a difference between these two circumstances?” Mr. Leigh responded, “From what you were talking about last month was the fact that from a bid process, you had multiple responding bidders. When one was not involved in the apprenticeship program, and therefore was not by definition responsible, you would go to the next bid to determine then, is that part of responsible by your definitions. If they were, then you award it. Even though they aren’t the lowest, but they were the lowest responsible bidder. That would be different than this situation, based on what I’ve heard.” Mr. Piecha stated, “The original bid on the shelter itself, why didn’t it include the concrete and electrical work?” Mr. Boe responded, “We originally intended to use the blacktop that was there, but after the old shelter was down and took a second look at the foundation, we decided that we should probably replace the floor before the building went up. That is why we got into this situation. It’s not the intent of the committee whatsoever, to snowball anybody on dollar figures on an old project. It’s an after thought situation to correct the problem of what we felt would be a problem to put a building up that’s got a guarantee of 50 years on it and to leave the floor in. To go in ten years from now and take the floor out would be quite costly. That’s why we came to this approach. It was not our original intention to install a floor.” Mr. Flanagan stated, “We really didn’t have any guidelines when we went out for quotes. We said we wanted to lay a floor. And we asked two or three, whoever they contacted, they came in and told us what they were going to do. We didn’t tell them we wanted 5 or 6 bags. Same with the electrical work.” Mr. Foltynewicz stated, “The electrical work was really suggested by the park maintenance, that maybe we should have electrical outlets for the convenience of people. So that was never intended.” Chairman Hettel commented, “The old shelter did have electricity.” Mr. Stockley stated, “We were careful to ask for proposals and not bids from different people who could do the job.” Mr. McConville stated, “I”d just like to tell the committee that I think the way they are doing this, that they are doing it the right way by getting the concrete down. I don’t have a problem with the type of work they are wanting to do, but I do have a problem if it’s going to get us sued down the line. That’s where I’m coming from.” Chairman Hettel called for a vote on the amendment to change $1,750 to $2,550 for M & M Electric to do the electrical work at Shabbona Park; 7 ayes, 19 nays, 2 absent. Motion defeated.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 55 MOTION TO TABLE Motion by Mr. McConville to table resolution approving work on Shabbona Park Shelter until further research with legal council, second by Mr. Landers. Roll call vote; 19 ayes, 7 nays, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 56 QUARTERLY REPORT: COMMITTEE WORK MISCELLANEOUS The Quarterly Report for Committee Work Miscellaneous was submitted in the total amount of $45,005.70. Motion by Mr. Rosengren to approve the quarterly report, second by Mr. Treschak. Roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 57-89 MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE Correspondence to the Illinois Dept. of Revenue regarding business address verification for tax allocation purposes was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 90 A Grand Jury Report dated May 22, 2002 regarding the inspection of the LaSalle County Jail Facility was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 91 The Treasurer’s Investment Schedule dated May 24, 2002 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 133,PAGE 92 A copy of the Ordinance #02-01 from the Seneca Public Library District regarding the prevailing rate of wages was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 93 The LaSalle County Health Department’s 2001 Annual Report was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 94 A copy of Ordinance #2002/03 (Imposing a One-Half of One percent Municipal Retailer’s Occupation Tax and Service Occupation Tax) from the City of Streator was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 95 Motion by Mr. Jordan to place all on file, second by Mr. Johnson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion by Mr. Garretson to go into executive session to review the minutes from the previous executive sessions, second by Mr. Rigby. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. The room was cleared for executive session.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 Motion by Mrs. Cogdal to go back into regular session, second by Mr. Dougherty. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. MOTION Motion by Mr. Johnson to have the executive session minutes from the January 10th, 2002, February 14th, 2002, April 4th, 2002 and May 9th, 2002 remain sealed, second by Mr. Treschak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried.

MOTION Motion by Mr. Stockley to open the minutes of today’s, June 10th, 2002 executive session, second by Mrs. Woodrich. Mr. Erbrederis questioned the minutes of today’s session being opened since the previous executive session minutes were discussed in today’s executive session. After further discussion, Mr. Stockley and Mrs. Woodrich withdrew their motion and second to open the minutes from today’s executive session. ANNOUNCEMENT Chairman Hettel announced that, “With the passing of Glenn Combs, Mr. Stockley will be serving on the Fee & Salary Committee. On June 15th, 2002 (Saturday morning), there will be a meeting with the Committee on Committees which will be posted. Anyone who is interested in taking a Board of Review test, it will be on June 25th, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 242. Take a look at the quarterly report that the auditor’s office prepared on our finances. Our expenses have increased quite a bit. Some of that was from that big radio purchase that we made.” Motion by Mr. Piecha to recess to July 11th, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 250, second by Mr. Savitch. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. CHAIRMAN HETTEL DECLARED THE MEETING RECESSED TO JULY 11TH, 2002

LaSalle County Board Minutes – June 10, 2002 STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) The LaSalle County Board met pursuant to recess at the Governmental Complex, Ottawa, Illinois, on the second Thursday of July, A.D., 2002 it being the 11th day thereof. This meeting is the second meeting of our June 2002 Session. Chairman Hettel called the meeting to order at 1:04 P.M. Chairman Hettel asked the Clerk to call the roll for mileage & per diem. PRESENT: 29 Members ABSENT: None There were 28 ayes claiming mileage. Motion by Mrs. Cogdal to approve the roll call for mileage & per diem, second by Mrs. Panzica. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 96 th Chairman Hettel called for any additions or corrections to the June 10 , 2002 minutes. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the June 10th minutes as presented, second by Mr. McConville. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. CITIZEN’S COMMENT Mr. Ken Pyszka, LaSalle County Mental Health 708 Board Executive Director, addressed the Board stating, “This is our 36th year of existence, and probably has been one of the toughest years that we have faced in all 36 years. We as a 708 Board must find, coordinate, monitor and fund services. We do this for the developmentally disabled, mentally ill and we also do this for substance abusers. By law we cannot be providers. The law specifically states that we must contract with agencies. We have contracts with eight different agencies to provide for the need of the services for the citizens of LaSalle County.” At this time Mr. Pyszka introduced Mr. Jeff Dean, Lynn Sandifur and Dave McClure, who are here today to inform and explain to the county board members what each of their respective agencies provide. Mr. Jeff Dean from Streator Unlimited, spoke on behalf of the workshops in LaSalle County that provide services to the LaSalle County citizens with developmental disabilities. Mr. Dean stated, “Services are provided throughout our county, but programs that are funded by LaSalle County 708 Fund are provided mainly in Streator, Ottawa and Peru. Additionally, developmentally disabled adults from the Lake Holiday area are also provided service. Most of the people that we serve were born with their disabilities. There are well over 300 individuals in LaSalle County who receive services through these provider agencies on a daily basis. These people may need 24-hour a day total care. Our service provider’s common

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 goals are to provide quality services that help people to become as independent as possible and to be contributing members throughout our communities. Provider agencies also receive funding from the State of Illinois. Recently, monies have been slow coming from the State. This places an even greater emphasis on the needs of our county funding. Thank you for your continuing financial support.” Mrs. Lynn Sandifur, Representative from North Central Behavioral Health Systems, explained the impact of the State Budget and how it has impacted them as a provider for medical health services. Mrs. Sandifur stated, “Of the $74 million that is restored to go to the mental health and the developmentally disabled, we will receive about $163,000 for our services. The problem is that we do not get any costs for doing business raises last year or this year. That concerns us as a provider because we are estimating our insurance cost to go up between 30% and 40% in the next few years. The third thing that makes trouble as a provider is it stays behind about 2 to 3 months in paying bills. So that is added stress on us to juggle finances and make sure bills are paid. The other thing that happened to us that we didn’t see coming is, we as an agency took a hit in substance abuse. Across the state I believe that was a 25% hit. Another thing that is a problem is that DHS (Department of Human Services) has very specific language in our treatment contracts. We have two populations that we are allowed to treat. In the past we have been allowed to take some of the funds from one to subsidize another. The language this year does not permit that. So it puts us as a provider in a dilemma. What do we do with these people? In the DHS language, it says, as a local provider you are to look to your local funders. Just a little bit about our responsible budget crisis. We’ve done some fiscal things during last year to help save some money. Last year we had three programs that we had to dismiss. In the past year we had thirty-three full time equivalents that we had to let go. Seventy percent of those are either in management or they are in administration. We estimate that we will have to come up with, as an agency, about $700,000 to treat the population that no longer deals with Zeller, but comes to our inpatient treatment. The cuts probably say to us that we saw approximately 2,400 clients last year. This year it will be about 1,400. It is vitally important that we continue to enjoy the 708 Funds. I believe they are spent wisely and for that I say thank you very much.” Mr. Dave McClure, Director of the Youth Service Bureau, stated, “Our mission is to help children in families succeed, not everywhere, but right here in the Illinois Valley. We are a local organization. We are independent and governed by a local volunteer board of directors.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 Last year we served over a thousand LaSalle County kids and their families. This is a service that is not designed for everyone. It’s designed for troubled kids. Kids with mental illness. Kids who are abused and neglected. Who are living with parents who are troubled. The good news for LaSalle County, is that this is not a large percentage of our kids. The bad news is that their needs are very large. With the passing of the State Budget, we’ve lost about $200,000 in revenue over the last year. As a result we have ten fewer staff than we did a year ago at this time. That reduces our work force by about 10%. Our product at the Youth Service Bureau is the time of caring and committed staff. When we have less staff, we have less product to give to people who need us. We are going to work hard and try to give to the police stations, the schools, the parents that call us for help to try and give them what they are accustomed to getting. But we know that we won’t be able to do that. The 708 agencies are funded very similarly. Most of us have federal, state, county, United Way, and private donations. We put all of that together and form a single approach. Then we work together with the other 708 agencies to serve kids that are most appropriate to our strength. We also believe that the kids in our county that have problems are the responsibility of all of us. The LaSalle County Government through the 708 Board is part of that responsibility. 708 allocation is important to us every year. But the 708 allocation is really important to us this year. We need all the help that you can find for us. Just as I’ve gone through my budget process and found it difficult, we expect that you’ll go through a budget process and have to make tough choices as well. So we hope that you remember the kids and families that we serve. Good luck with your budget and thank you for listening to us.” Mr. Boe stated, “When you sit in on these meetings for the 708 Board, I feel this is a vital situation to the 708 Board and these agencies. I particularly am sympathetic to it. I have a family member that has used some of the agencies. I felt to the best effort that we could do, is to bring these agencies in and to try to clarify to all twenty-nine board members when it comes to the appropriation time of the budget. I explained to them that we have to tighten up our budget also because of state cuts and other things. That’s why I asked them to come. Thank you for coming.” Mr. Mustered stated, “I commend the 708 Board for all the work that they have done. I do realize that they are going to have some funding at the state level. Although I do realize that we do have forty-four budgets that we have to review across the county. Yesterday at the Finance Committee meeting I asked the committee to consider a three percent increase

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 across all of these budgets. So, I guess if we give you six percent somebody is going to come up short. All of these budgets are equally as important to us and to the operation of the entire county. I do have a son that is involved in one of these programs. I do know what you do. I applaud you for it. We can’t give you a blank check, but we will definitely look at your problem.” CITIZEN’S COMMENT Mr. Stephen Carlson, resident of Mendota, IL addressed the Board regarding putting the zoning issue on the ballot again. His intentions are to put it on the township level as well as county-wide if he is able to obtain the proper amount of signatures. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 97 RESOLUTION: #02-24 (#02-110) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for Alan & Sandy Naylor to construct a garage a minimum of 54 feet from the centerline of LaSalle St., located in Osage Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Freeman to approve the variance, second by Mr. Dougherty. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 98-99 RESOLUTION: #02-25 (#02-111) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for LaSalle County Housing Authority to construct a house a minimum of 61 feet from the centerline on North 14th Road (County Highway 44), located in Eagle Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the variance, second by Mr. Garretson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 100-101 RESOLUTION: #02-26 (#02-112) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance to allow the lot width at the setback line for lots 2716 and 2718 of the proposed Knoll Estates, Phase II Subdivision to be reduced to 138.03 feet and 130.17 feet, respectively, in Fall River Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the variance, second by Mr. Foltynewicz. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 102-103

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 RESOLUTION: #02-27 (#02-113) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance to allow the lot width at the setback line for lots 1530, 1531 and 1535 of the proposed Hidden Bluffs, Phase I Subdivision to be reduced to 113.86 feet, 117.58 feet and 117.24 feet, respectively, in South Ottawa Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the variance, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 104-105 RESOLUTION: #02-28 (02-114) FINAL PLAT OF HIDDEN BLUFFS, PHASE I A resolution was submitted accepting the final plat of Hidden Bluffs, Phase I Subdivision in Ottawa Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the final plat, second by Mr. Small. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 106-107 RESOLUTION: #02-29 (#02-115) FINAL PLAT OF KNOLL ESTATES, PHASE II A resolution was submitted accepting the final plat of Knoll Estates, Phase II Subdivision in Fall River Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the final plat, second by Mr. Jordan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 108-109 Resolution #02-30 final plat of Wilderness Run Estates Subdivision was withdrawn from the agenda. RESOLUTION: #02-31 (#02-116) FINAL PLAT OF SADDLEWOOD ESTATES, PHASE IV A resolution was submitted accepting the final plat of Saddlewood Estates, Phase IV Subdivision in Rutland Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. McConville to approve the final plat, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 110-111

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 RESOLUTION: #02-32 (#02-117) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for Louis Castenada to construct a new addition a minimum of 13 feet from the centerline of Retz Dr., located in Ottawa Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Stockley to approve the variance, second by Mr. Small. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 112-113 PRESENTATION Chairman Hettel introduced Mr. Mike Vezzetti from Union Trust Company and Mr. Mike Bowen from Bernardi Securities, Inc., who were present to inform the board about the possibility of refinancing bonds for the jail. Mr. Mike Vezzetti addressed the board stating, “I have worked with you through the Finance and the Courthouse & Jail Committees since before the Safety Project has begun. Our most recent project for the last two months was taking a look at your outstanding bond to see if there is any potential to refund that debt at a lesser interest rate. We have been working with the Finance Committee over the last couple of months and it’s their thought it makes sense to at least take a look at it with the full county board. Why you would do this, is you could save money.” At this time each board member received a copy of a presentation that showed some general information and dollar figures of what the county could save by reissuing the original set of bonds at lower interest rates and by having bonds paid off at an earlier date. Mr. Mike Bowen explained, “Like any underwriter should, we track these issues for all of our clients. Let’s say these opportunities do develop, obviously we are in the business of selling bonds and if we can generally be in bond sales and save our clients money that’s what we should be doing.” Mr. Bowen at this time explained the figures used in the presentation that was passed out to the board members. Mr. Bowen stated, “What has happened over the course of the last year, or more importantly, what has happened over the course of the last five or six weeks, has seen a flight to bonds as money has left the stock market and other equity type of investments. When you have a lot of money chasing supply, the supply of these bonds, obviously the price goes up and rates down. That’s what helps individual issuers and other public entities like yourself.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 Now the question might be, we’ll what difference does that make? How can we refund these bonds when we never reached the call date? These bonds aren’t callable yet? That is the truth, but there is a technique which is known as advanced refunding, which allows you to refund a bond issue prior to its call date. We’ve done a number of these across the state. Essentially what happens is these bonds are being issued at this lower interest rate of just over 4.9%. The proceeds of the bonds are then used to first purchase U.S. Treasury Securities that go into an escrow. Then from that escrow the payments on the old bonds are paid, both principal and interest until that call date arrives, in which case there is adequate proceeds left in the escrow calling all the remaining bonds and basically satisfying the issue. I think it’s important that the county board understands that our business, in the public finance business, we get paid selling your bonds. We don’t get paid being a consultant or we don’t get paid by the hour, or this type of thing. We only get paid if and when the bonds are sold. That means you pass the bond ordinance. You set it in place. We take it and sell it. That’s how we get paid. These costs that I’m showing you are only if the bond issue is done. There may be a question on your agenda today to begin the process, but that does not mean that we are on the clock or that you are going to get charged for something that you don’t do or if the market would move away from you. That’s the risk that we take and that the attorneys take and all associated costs. None of this gets paid unless the bonds are sold. There are no hidden costs that you need to worry about. As far as the costs are concerned, Bernardi Securities, Inc. ‘s underwriting fee is slightly over half a percent. It’s exactly the same underwriting fee as the original bond issuance. Chapman & Cutler was the bond council on the last transaction. This is their quote on fees as well, $18,000. We did not allow anything for local council although that can also be included. There is an escrow verification fee and also some other minor fees. As far as the schedule of events, obviously we are looking at a rare and unique opportunity right now. Unfortunately for all of us that have stocks and mutual funds hasn’t been a good experience for us in the last month or so, but some money is moving out of the market and a good number of it is moving into the modern market. So you’ve got a lot of money to chase a little bit of a profit and that line runs the price of that profit up. When the price goes up in bonds, the rate goes down and that’s what you, at this point would be issuers of debt. Which means you are going to get a lower interest rate. That’s why we are able to generate a savings. What we would like to do is try to move in a pace satisfactory enough to capture the best part of that market for you. In other words, we’d like to try to move this in a thirty-day cycle. To be in a position to come back to you at your next board meeting in August with all of this documentation in place.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 Mr. McConville stated, “The stock market seems to keep getting weaker. I know the trend on the mortgage rates is for them to continue to go down. Maybe we’d be better to wait a little bit? I don’t see where in the next couple of months anyway, it’s going to do anything to get better.” Mr. Bowen stated, “Three months ago everybody had assumed the market had bottomed out. Primarily the budget is highly showing some rebound in the economy. Anytime you have growth in the economy you are going to have a demand for credit, then the interest rates of bonds will fall. I think personally it’s going to be more short lived than long term. It’s difficult to say. All I know is that this is what’s available. This is where we’re at now. This is actually quite a bit better than where we thought we’d be at this date and time. Will it be better six months from now? I just don’t know. I would advise you to strongly take a look at this at this particular point.” Mr. Freeman questioned, “If I’m correct, the money is coming in off our quarter-one percent, and is designated to go solely towards payment of the debt on the jail structure. So, if there is any surplus in there, it can not be taken out and put anywhere else. Is it feasible that we take $5 million and/or $2 million, or whatever, at this point and put it against the debt structure. I would be very interested in doing something like that. I guess the Finance Committee has better figures on this. Is it feasible?” Mr. Mustered stated, “Yes, this money does have to be used to satisfy the bonds. Can it be used for other things? Actually no.” Chairman Hettel stated, “We can’t sit here and say what future boards are going to do. That money can be used for anything that’s designated safety. As long as we keep 125% of the debt service fee in escrow. This board has taken a position that it’s going to be directed to retire that bond, but to say that it has to be forever that’s not true. A future board could find some safety project that they might want to spend that money on. Is that right Troy?” Attorney Troy Holland replied, “Yes. We talked about this in Finance yesterday. You get a better gage on this further down the line when we decide if this will be feasible to put $2 million or it wouldn’t be. I don’t think Finance has taken that next step yet. We are just talking of rough numbers right now and doing some projections.” Mr. Bowen stated, “The first page that was presented was comparing apples to apples of outstanding debt. The other two scenarios with the county putting some monies of theirs contributing $2 million or $5 million are just what-if-scenarios. It was just to create a conversation to see what the results might look like. So obviously if the county had $2 million dollars of their own money and they contribute to this refunding, their savings increased, in this

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 particular scenario, $282,000. Plus they knocked off five years worth of maturity. That’s something that I think created some interest yesterday. The third scenario basically says that if you contribute about $5 million dollars of your money, when this issue is called in 2010, you can retire the whole thing.” Mr. Janko stated, “There are a lot of numbers here to absorb and there are a lot of obligations that this county board has that we must keep in mind. My feeling is to proceed cautiously. The saving money situation, if we can do it, let’s do it. But let’s not do it in any great hurry.” Attorney Troy Holland stated, “I just wanted to point out that the resolution with an agreement to authorize Bernardi Securities, Inc. to proceed, if that was passed, Bernardi Securities, Inc. would go back and work with Finance and come up with a proposal as to what’s feasible and how much you could pay or not pay. That’s how it would proceed if this agreement was passed by the full board today. There is an out clause in this agreement. If the county doesn’t feel comfortable, they can get out and it’s not going to cost them anything.” RESOLUTION: (#02-118) AUTHORIZING BERNARDI & SECURITIES TO PROCEED WITH REFUNDING OF COUNTY’S GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2000 A resolution was submitted stating that the LaSalle County Board authorizes Bernardi Securities, Inc. through the execution of the authorization attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A” to proceed with the refunding of the County’s General Obligation Bonds, Series 2000 (Public Safety Tax Alternative Revenue Source). Motion by Mr. Mustered to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Derango. Mr. Janko stated, “A yes vote on this, does not mean spending dollar one, as far as the county is concerned at this point.” Chairman Hettel called for a voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 114-116 ANNOUNCEMENT Chairman Hettel announced that the Radio Tower Resolution on today’s agenda has been deleted. However one that is not on the agenda, but is going to be added is Dr. Dell Brodd regarding fees. PRESENTATION Dr. Dell Brodd, D.V.M. Administrator, presented to the Board a proposed LaSalle County fee schedule increase for cats and dogs as follows:

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3 days board, euthanasia & disposal for dogs $62.00 Rabies observation 10 days & disposal for dogs $112.00 Euthanasia & disposal only for dogs $37.00 3 days board, euthanasia & disposal for cats $31.00 Rabies observation 10 days & disposal for cats $75.00 Euthanasia & disposal only for cats $13.00 Head of lab $50.00 Veterinarian pick up strays $25.00 Flea control – dogs $ 5.00 Flea control – cats $ 3.75

Dr. Brodd stated, “The first three fee increases for dogs includes a 6.2% increase (which is about the average that I picked up on the Internet) plus $12.00. The reason for the twelve dollars was that most of our cadavers are picked up by Midwest Cremation from . The fee for that simple disposal was $8.00 to go to landfills, which is legal. They did not. They were actually going to fertilizer for simple disposal if you didn’t ask for cremation. The animal rights people were giving them problems because they had the idea that the cadavers were going for dog food, even though that is not so. Midwest Cremation did not want to hassle with them over that, so they discarded the simple disposal and went to cremation only. That fee went up depending on the size of the dog. For a small dog it went to $16.50 and for a large dog over a hundred pounds to $34.50 for cremation. The smallest increase would have been $8.50 and the largest $26.50. I went with $12.00 because it will probably pick up most of the smaller dogs and medium size dogs and make that up.” Mr. Rigby stated, “I think you have to explain, is the fact that veterinarians have actually been losing money by keeping in our strays and we keep having less and less wanting to participate with the county to take the strays in because of the cost. So the additional cost that we are looking at is trying to compensate them for the cost of making them take these animals in. If we can’t get them to take these animals in, then we are looking at a dog pound.” Dr. Brodd stated, “We think we can still stay within the budget we have. It depends. I don’t know how many we will pick up. Two years ago we spent $19,000 of the $24,000 allotted. Last year we were down to $17,000. So we think we can still stay within that $24,000 budget.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 Mr. Derango questioned, “Do you have the previous figures?” Dr. Brodd replied, “For the first fee in the column, it is $47.00, the second fee is $94.00 and the third fee is $24.00.” Mr. Boe questioned, “Is it all cremation? There are no other alternatives from now on?” Dr. Brodd replied, “No. Not that I’m aware of.” Mr. Boe questioned, “So there is an alternative?” Dr. Brodd replied, “It would be the landfill. We just don’t like that condemnation.” To be voted on next month. RESOLUTION: (#02-119) CHANGING DEPARTMENT NAME A resolution was submitted stating that the LaSalle County Department of Environmental Services & Land Use shall be renamed to the LaSalle County Department of Environmental Services & Development. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Piecha. Mr. Boe stated, “It’s my understanding, that department does have some authority of land use in it. Due to the fact that you handle construction permits.” Mr. Mike Harsted, Environmental Services Director, stated, “Our goal is to get the word “land use” out of there. Let’s get away from, at least at this time, the zoning issue and put it behind us. Lets set the record straight right now.” Mr. Boe stated, “That’s the purpose you want to take the word “land use” out.” Mr. Harsted stated, “I have a very difficult time explaining to people why the title on the door says land use and we don’t have zoning. I think it would be a lot less confusing if you change the name away from land use.” Mr. Boe stated, “The only problem I have with the change is this. We operate with construction permits. There is no directory what so ever in the telephone book to guide people to the office of construction permits. Most people would consider land use in with building permit.” Mr. Harsted stated, “In other counties that may be a fact. Unfortunately, for as long as I have lived in LaSalle County we have not had zoning. The county board has not been in charge of zoning nor will they be. Therefore, lets not use those two words.” Mr. Boe questioned, “Would you have any objection if I made an amendment to the resolution?” Mr. Harsted replied, “I don’t have any objections. I just want those two words off of there. You can call it what you want.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 MOTION Motion by Mr. Boe to amend the resolution to be changed to LaSalle County Department of Environmental Services & Development & Construction Permits, second by Mr. Freeman. Mr. Dougherty stated, “I think the word “development” kind of covers that. The longer the title the more confused people are going to be.” Mr. Derango questioned, “Mr. Harsted, do you have any objection to the new title that is proposed by Mr. Boe? Do you think it would be helpful?” Mr. Harsted replied, “I think any change in the title would be helpful as long as those two words are extracted.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote on the amendment, 11 ayes, 16 nays, 1 absent. Motion defeated. Chairman Hettel called for a voice vote, all ayes, 2 nays. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 117-119 MOTION Motion by Mr. Rosengren to place on file the Probation and Court Services Financial Report from December 1, 2001 to May 31, 2002, second by Mr. Mustered. Voice vote all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 120 MOTION Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to place on file the LaSalle County Detention Home Semi- Annual Report from December 1, 2001 to May 31, 2002, second by Mr. McConville. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 121 MOTION Motion by Mr. Erbrederis to place on file the LaSalle County Clerk Report from December 1, 2001 to May 31, 2002, second by Mr. Landers. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 122 RESOLUTION: (#02-120) FOOD SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH HDS SERVICES A resolution was submitted stating that the LaSalle County Board enter the Amendment to Operating Agreement attached hereto and incorporated herein retroactive to and effective

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 July 1, 2002 and hereby authorizes the LaSalle County Board Chairman to execute said agreement. Motion by Mr. Garretson to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Johnson. Mr. Janko stated, “This resolution shows a cost of living increase of approximately 2 ½% for the food service of our nursing home. As the contract was coming up for renewal, HDS Services requested a 3 ½% increase and we were able to agree on a 2 ½% figure, which is reflected in this resolution. The committee is pleased with HDS Services and we recommend approval of the resolution.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 25 ayes, 3 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 123-126 RESOLUTION: (#02-121) COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT (AFSCME/JUDICIAL UNIT) A resolution was submitted approving a collective bargaining agreement between AFSCME Local 978 on behalf of the LaSalle County Judicial Unit employees (the “Union”) and the Chief Judge of the 13th Judicial Circuit (the “Employer”) for a three year term commencing December 1, 2001. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Treschak. Roll call vote, 22 ayes, 6 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD 133, PAGE 127-130 RESOLUTION: (#02-122) COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT (AFSCME/CIRCUIT CLERK UNIT) A resolution was submitted approving a collective bargaining agreement between AFSCME Local 978 on behalf of the LaSalle County Circuit Clerk Unit employees (the “Union”) and the Circuit Clerk of LaSalle County, Illinois (the “Employer”) for a three year term commencing December 1, 2001. Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Hicks. Roll call vote; 23 ayes, 1 abstain, 4 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 131-134 ORDINANCE: (#02-123) INCREASING SHERIFF’S DEPT. FEES An ordinance that was held over from the June 10th, 2002 board meeting was resubmitted stating that effective August 1, 2002 the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department fees be increased above the statutory fees. Original motion by Mr. Janko to approve the ordinance, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Roll call vote, 24 ayes, 4 absent. Motion carried.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 135-139 ORDINANCE: (#02-124) INCREASING COUNTY CLERK’S FEE An ordinance that was held over from the June 10th, 2002 board meeting was resubmitted stating that August 1, 2002 the LaSalle County Clerk’s fees be increased above the statutory fees. Original motion by Mr. Hicks to approve the ordinance, second by Mr. McConville. Same roll call vote; 24 ayes, 4 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 140-143 ORDINANCE: (#02-125) INCREASING RECORDER’S FEES An ordinance that was held over from the June 10th, 2002 board meeting was resubmitted stating that effective August 1, 2002 the LaSalle County Recorder’s Office fees be increased. Original motion by Mr. Jakupcak to approve the ordinance, second by Mr. McConville. Same roll call vote; 24 ayes, 4 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 144-147 APPOINTMENT: (#02-126) FARMLAND ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE A resolution was submitted re-appointing Ralph Walter as a Member of the LaSalle County Farmland Assessment Committee beginning July 1, 2002 and expiring June 30, 2005. Motion by Mr. Garretson to approve the re-appointment, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 148 APPOINTMENT: (#02-127) FARMLAND ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE A resolution was submitted appointing Tom Bruch as a Member of the LaSalle County Farmland Assessment Committee beginning July 1, 2002 and expiring June 30, 2005. Motion by Mr. Rosengren to approve the appointment, second by Mr. Small. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 149 APPOINTMENT: (#02-128) SERENA SANITARY DISTRICT A resolution was submitted re-appointing Steven Kellogg as a Trustee of the Serena Sanitary District with his term beginning June 1, 2002 and expiring June 1, 2005. Motion by Mr. Rosengren to approve the re-appointment, second by Mr. Stockley. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 150-151

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 APPOINTMENT: (#02-129) WEST SERENA CEMETERY A resolution was submitted re-appointing Robert Temple and Stuart Warren as Members of the West Serena Cemetery Association Board for terms expiring January 1, 2004. Motion by Mr. Stockley to approve the re-appointments, second by Mr. Boe. Voice vote all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 152-153 APPOINTMENT: (#02-130) DRAINAGE DISTRICT #10, OPHIR MERIDAN A resolution was submitted re-appointing Ralph Freebairn as Commissioner to Drainage District #10, Ophir Meridan and his term expiring September 1, 2005. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the re-appointment, second by Mr. Garretson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 154 APPOINTMENT: (#02-131) DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1, FREEDOM, WALLACE & DAYTON A resolution was submitted re-appointing Ralph Freebairn as Commissioner to Drainage District #1, Freedom, Wallace & Dayton and his term expiring September 1, 2005. Motion by Mr. Boe to approve the re-appointment, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 155 RESOLUTION: (#02-132) DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1, WALLACE/WALTHAM A resolution was submitted re-appointing Dave Harmon and Michael Drinan as Commissioners to Drainage District #1, Wallace/Waltham and their terms expiring September 1, 2005. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the re-appointments, second by Mr. McConville. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 156 APPOINTMENT: (#02-133) DRAINAGE DISTRICT #7, WALLACE A resolution was submitted re-appointing James Brown as Commissioner to Drainage District #7, Wallace and his term expiring September 1, 2005. Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the re-appointment, second by Mr. Small. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 157 APPOINTMENT: (#02-134) DRAINAGE DISTRICT #2, FREEDOM & WALLACE MAIN AND SUB

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 A resolution was submitted re-appointing Gary Setchell as Commissioner to Drainage District #2, Freedom & Wallace Main and Sub and his term expiring September 1, 2005. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the re-appointment, second by Mr. Flanagan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 158 APPOINTMENT: (#02-135) DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1, FREEDOM & EARL A resolution was submitted re-appointing Kenneth Stockley as Commissioner to Drainage District #1, Freedom & Earl and his term expiring September 1, 2005. Motion by Mr. McConville to approve the re-appointment, second by Mr. Flanagan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 159-160 MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE Mary Jane Wilkinson, County Clerk read a letter from Starved Rock Triathlon, Ottawa, IL addressed to Chairman Hettel was submitted to place on file. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 161 A thank you letter from the family of former county board member, Glenn Combs was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 162 A copy of Ordinance #399 from the Village of Rutland, amending to eliminate the dog registration fee of $5.00 per year was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 163 A thank you letter from Coach Pam Riss of Northlawn School in Streator whose students were recognized at last month’s board meeting for their academic achievement with the state was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 164 A copy of an ordinance from Ottawa Township ascertaining the prevailing rate of wages for laborers, workmen and mechanics employed on public works of said township was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 165 An additional list of Democratic and Republican (regular and supplemental) election judges for the years 2002 through 2004 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 166 A copy of the recent inspection report of the LaSalle County Jail was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 167 A revised addendum of the LaSalle County Jail inspection regarding the date of inspection was submitted.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 168 A plaque presented to the LaSalle County Board through the LaSalle County Tourism for their donation to the Heritage Tractor event was submitted to place on file. Motion by Mr. Rigby to place all on file, second by Mr. Hicks. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. ANNOUNCEMENT Chairman Hettel announced that the County Board picnic will be August 8th, 2002 after the County Board meeting. LETTER OF RESIGNATION Mary Jane Wilkinson, LaSalle County Clerk, read a letter addressed to Chairman Hettel from James C. Mustered, Chairman Board of Review, that stated, “As you know, I will be resigning from the LaSalle County Board on November 30, 2002. That will also be the date in which I am resigning from the LaSalle County Board of Review.” MOTION Motion by Mr. Derango to accept the letter of resignation with regret and to be placed on file, second by Mr. Landers. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 133, PAGE 169 ------Motion by Mr. Piecha to recess to August 8th, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 250, second by Mr. Savitch. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. CHAIRMAN HETTEL DECLARED THE MEETING RECESSED TO AUGUST 8TH, 2002

LaSalle County Board Minutes – July 11, 2002 STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) The LaSalle County Board met pursuant to recess at the Governmental Complex, Ottawa, Illinois, on the second Thursday of August, A.D., 2002 it being the 8th day thereof. This meeting is the third meeting of our June 2002 Session. Chairman Hettel called the meeting to order at 1:08 P.M. Chairman Hettel asked the Clerk to call the roll for mileage & per diem. PRESENT: 28 Members ABSENT: Mr. Small There were 27 ayes claiming mileage. Motion by Mrs. Cogdal to approve the roll call for mileage & per diem, second by Mr. Rigby. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 1 Chairman Hettel called for any additions or corrections to the July 11th, 2002 minutes. Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to approve the July 11th minutes as presented, second by Mr. Foltynewicz. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION: #02-17 (#02-136) COUNTY MAINTENANCE A resolution was submitted providing for the appropriation of an additional $100,000 from the Motor Fuel Tax fund to cover maintenance costs from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002 for Section 02-00000-00-GM, Patrol #1. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Jordan. Roll call vote; 25 ayes, 3 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 2-4 COMMENT Chairman Hettel commented that Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Stockley, LaSalle County Board Member, District #3 are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. RESOLUTION: #02-30 (#02-137) WILDERNESS RUN ESTATES FINAL PLAT A resolution was submitted accepting the final plat of Wilderness Run Estates Subdivision in Manlius Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the final plat, second by Mr. Erbrederis. Mr. Mike Harsted, Environmental Services Director, explained the resolution to the board members. There were several questions and concerns by some of the board members regarding a one foot strip.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – August 8, 2002 Ms. Koban questioned Attorney Troy Holland, “Are we basically then saying, to the opposite side if anyone purchases that land, that they can not use that public roadway because of the one foot strip? How can we do that? How can we deny access on a public road?” Troy Holland replied, “Because there would be a private party strip in between.” Ms. Koban questioned, “Why don’t we leave the road private?” Troy Holland replied, “Our roads are built to be taken over by the township or the county. The only place that we do private roads is in a planned unit like Silver Leaf.” Ms. Koban questioned, “All this is, is an entrance to a subdivision, right?” Troy Holland stated, “The main entrance of the road. It’s odd in that it doesn’t have lots on the other side like most cul-de-sacs that turn around. That’s because of the nature of the parcel as I understand.“ Mr. Boe stated, “This one foot bothers me because of the fact I guess if you’re a developer and you can’t develop both sides of the road that you’re building and you’re going to create a non-buildable situation between the neighbors property. The neighbor pays the taxes from that point on to maintain that road within that township. He should have access ability. I don’t believe that this is in the best interest of the general public because suppose the two don’t get along with the price on that lot. They create another road 150 feet farther over and now you have two roads to maintain when one road could’ve been maintained. So, in this case scenario, I would have to vote no. I agree with Ms. Koban. She brought out a good point on factor, that if you want to protect your interest on a road like that, then remain private. The object of the road is to become public. I know in this case, I did go out and look at the site. It is raviney. I can understand what he is doing here, but I do not agree with the one foot strip.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 17 ayes, 10 nays, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 5-7 RESOLUTION: #02-33 (#02-138) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance to allow Jack & Jackie Leininger to split a 3.093 acre parcel with 33.37 feet of public road frontage leaving a remaining parcel of 47.907 acres with 205.63 feet of public road frontage located in Brookfield Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the variance, second by Mr. Stockley. Mr. Harsted stated, “This was under lengthy discussion in committee. We did make several amendments for the resolution. We are technically reviewing the development of a

LaSalle County Board Minutes – August 8, 2002 flag lot on a piece of property. An amendment to the resolution did state that it was to be sold to a family member, which is one of the key issues. He doesn’t have the actual road frontage. I do know Mr. Leininger and his daughter will share only one entrance onto the black top, but there will be enough property if something should occur in the future, that the daughter or the owner of the home at that time would be able to establish their own driveway.” Questions and discussion by board members followed. Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 22 ayes, 5 nays, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134,PAGE 8-10 RESOLUTION: #02-34 (#02-139) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance to allow Chester & Brenda Lubanowski to split a 1.66 acre parcel with 300.17 feet of public road frontage leaving a remaining parcel of 37.34 acres with greater than 400 feet of public road frontage located in Wallace Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the variance, second by Mr. McConville. Roll call vote; 25 ayes, 2 nays, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RCORD BOOK 134, PAGE 11-13 RESOLUTION: #02-35 (#02-140) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance for Harold Hoehn to split a 3.169 acre parcel into two parcels; one being approximately 2.3 acres and 482 feet of public road frontage and the other being approximately 0.869 acres with 194 feet of public road frontage in the NE ¼ of Section 34, Adams Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to approve the variance, second by Mr. Dougherty. Roll call vote; 25 ayes, 2 nays, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 14-16 RESOLUTION: #02-36 (#02-141) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance to allow a 24’ x 30’ garage built by Ken Barth to be located a minimum of 35 feet from the centerline of E. 758th Road, Ophir Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. McConville to approve the variance, second by Mr. Flanagan. Mr. Rosengren questioned, “Did he have a building permit?” Mr. Harsted replied, “No.” Mr. Rosengren questioned, “Did he get a fine?”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – August 8, 2002 Mr. Harsted replied, “Yes.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 25 ayes, 2 nays, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 17-19 MOTION Mr. Mustered motioned that the County’s equity contribution be $2.5 million dollars towards the proposed refunding of the year 2000, $9.9 million dollar bond issue, second by Ms. Koban. Mike Vezzetti, from Union Trust Company, addressed the board stating, “The County’s equity contribution will be $2.5 million dollars. The time table says that it will be presented to you hopefully at your September 2002 board meeting. You are going to be notified of numbers so you will know exactly what you’re voting on. You are going to know everything. If the market place doesn’t cooperate or isn’t what we want, we’re going to hold it off until the next month. We can keep holding this off until it’s favorable to you.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 20-21 RESOLUTION: (#02-142) AMENDING THE LASALLE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL FEE SCHEDULE A resolution was submitted stating that the LaSalle County Animal Control Fee Schedule be amended as follows:

Three (3) day board, euthanasia and disposal for dogs $62.00 Rabies observation 10 days and disposal for dogs $112.00 Euthanasia and disposal only for dogs $37.00 Three (3) day board, euthanasia and disposal for cats $31.00 Rabies observation 10 days and disposal for cats $75.00 Euthanasia and disposal for cats $13.00 Head to lab $50.00 Veterinarian pick up of strays $25.00 Flea control for dogs $ 5.00 Flea control for cats $ 3.75 Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Garretson. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 1 nay, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 22-23 MOTION

LaSalle County Board Minutes – August 8, 2002 Motion by Mr. Derango to enter into the 2002 / 2003 River Valley Detention Center Working Agreement, second by Mr. Johnson. William Warnell, Court Services Director, addressed the board stating, “The River Valley Detention Center has a transportation grant that if other counties need their detention center and they have room, they will come and pick a kid up and bring them back to court back and forth. We have had to use them a couple of times each year. And because of that, they want an agreement with them saying that we will follow the law. You already passed one in March of this year, which was for April 1, 2001 through March 31, 2002. This one is for April 1, 2002 through March 31, 2003. River Valley Detention Center got this agreement to us sooner than they did the last one.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 24-28 RESOLUTION: (#02-143) DESIGNATING SHERIFF’S OFFICE PSAP (PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINT) FOR LASALLE COUNTY FOR FCC (FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION) MANDATED 9-1-1 A resolution was submitted stating that the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office be designated the PSAP for LaSalle County for FCC Mandated 9-1-1. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Erbrederis. Mr. Freeman commented, “I just hope the public is aware of the committee that was placed and forced together. From what I understand, they’ve worked very hard and are doing a fabulous job. It’s just a strain I think on the county that we’ve been placed under. I just want to compliment the committee.” Mr. Mustered questioned, “Did you get a cost on this at all?” Mr. Dougherty replied, “We don’t have any idea. We do know that the county will be paying for everything. We will be ready by September 11th, 2002 with call forwarding. Our next project is to notify all the phone companies of the number they are going to be using. This is going to create a problem for the Sheriff more than anybody else because the dispatcher is going to have to be the one under the gun to send the right phone calls out to the right people.” Mr. Piecha stated, “When it comes to the funding of this 9-1-1, we do have the majority of the people in the county already paying for 9-1-1. So I think when it comes to having to make a decision on funding, we are going to have to make sure that it is equal for all the citizens in the county.” LaSalle County Board Minutes – August 8, 2002 Mr. Johnson stated, “It’s mandated by the Federal Government that the county do it. According to the Constitution, National Government is the highest form of government. We have to comply with what they say we have to do. State and local governments. It’s not a question if we want to comply. We have to comply.” Chairman Hettel called for a voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 29-30 RESOLUTION: AMENDING LASALLE COUNTY BOARD RULES FOR PAUPER BURIALS A resolution was submitted amending the LaSalle County Board Rules for pauper burials by adding the underlined text and deleting the stricken text as follows:

(15) FINANCE & MISCELLANEOUS CLAIMS (f) In the event that no other federal, state or township public aid or assistance is available, the estate of the deceased is insufficient to cover the expenses of a burial and no responsible relative can be found who is financially able to assist, a fee which conforms with State Statute shall be allowed to undertakers in LaSalle County for pauper burials. The maximum fee allowed to the undertaker for such burial expenses shall be $600.00. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Landers. Mr. Stockley questioned, “Is there any requirement of what cemetery would be used or how the pauper cemetery can be used?” Chairman Hettel stated, “I think a pauper cemetery can be used if they are not a veteran. If they are a veteran they can not be buried in a pauper cemetery.” To be voted on next month. RESOLUTION: (#02-144) ETNA ROAD COMPLEX PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENT CONTRACT A resolution was submitted stating that Advanced Asphalt be awarded the parking lot improvement contract at a cost of $168,340.11 and that the LaSalle County Board Chairman is authorized to execute said contract. Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Mustered. Mr. Stockley questioned, “Does the bidder have an apprenticeship program?” Chairman Hettel replied, “Yes he does. They’ve done work for the county in the past.” Mr. Rigby questioned, “Where is the asphalt going to be laid?” LaSalle County Board Minutes – August 8, 2002 Chairman Hettel replied, “On the north side of the complex and a little to the west by the Sheriff’s Department. We are going to take out the islands and gain twenty-two (22) parking spaces. There’s a little more work that goes along with that contract. There will be a new side walk put in on the north side that was in the bid that was in the specs. There is also going to be a privacy fence put around the garbage dumpster in the back.” Mr. Janko stated, “In regard to the bidding, the estimate on this job was over $190,000. We came in less than what was estimated.” Chairman Hettel stated, “It was under the engineer’s estimate.” Mr. Freeman questioned, “Will it include the striping of the parking spaces?” Chairman Hettel replied, “Yes.” Mr. Dougherty commented, ”I want to thank Mr. Kinzer and our LaSalle County Highway Department. They are the ones who engineered this for us. It’s been done in house. Of course they will be paid. Mr. Kinzer put this all together with his staff and advertised for bids and came back with these. I think our County Highway Department deserves a pat on the back for the job they did. I think everyone will agree it’s a mess out there. We’ve got gravel. There’s water when it rains. To be perfectly frank and upfront, we are the county seat. This is our county building. We should be the showcase of the county. We’ve got to try and clean this place up. This is a first priority project and we will continue after this one. I hope this is approved. It needs to be done. I think everyone realizes that. We’ve got a lot of construction going on around here. It’s going to be tough for another six to eight months, but it’s going to get cleaned up. We should be proud of our building.” At this time Mr. Kinzer and Mr. Landers held up the map explaining the demolition and new construction that is being proposed. Chairman Hettel called for a same roll call vote, 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 31-32 RESOLUTION: (#02-145) CONTRACT TO INSTALL REMODELED JAIL DOORS A resolution was submitted stating that Pauly Jail Building Co. Inc. be awarded the contract to replace the jail cell sliding door fronts in the remodeled jail at a cost of $112,000 and that the LaSalle County Board Chairman is authorized to execute said contract. Motion by Mr. Daugherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Savitch.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – August 8, 2002 Mr. Daugherty stated, “The cell doors in the old jail, which is being remodeled for the women’s dormitory were to be left in place and reused. However, a few months ago it came to our attention through our maintenance engineer, Mr. Baxter, that it was almost impossible anymore to get repair parts and hardware for these existing doors that are there now. So the Courthouse and Jail Committee decided to replace these doors and advertise for bids. This was not part of the original contract. We brought it to the board for their attention and we hope that it will pass.” Chairman Hettel called for a same roll call vote, 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 33-34 RESOLUTION: (#02-146) HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, LTD. A resolution was submitted stating that the agreement with Health Professionals, Ltd. for the provision of health care services to inmates and detainees be extended for a three month period at the same cost as the current contract pursuant to the addendum attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit "A“ and that the Chairman of the LaSalle County Board be, and he is hereby authorized to execute said addendum. Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Boe. Mr. Jakupcak stated, “We’ve been working on this health care for the jail. We are still working on it to get the figures ironed out and exactly what plan we want to go to. It expires at the end of August. We asked Health Care if they would extend this through November 30, 2002 so we’d have more time to work on this. We felt it would be a good idea also to get this in line with our budget. They said it would be no problem and that’s basically what it is. We will be on an extension.” Mr. Dougherty questioned, “Is there anybody else that expressed interest?” Mr. Jakupcak replied, “No. We checked with another place that bid, but they reviewed the service that they would have to provide and they said they couldn’t do it.” Mr. Daugherty questioned, “Are we advertising?” Mr. Jakupcak replied, “We haven’t yet. It was just word of mouth mostly, on places that might be interested. We tried to do it within the county. The last time we did advertise, we couldn’t get anyone except this one. Our county was too small for most of these health care places. They wanted either a big county to take care of or they didn’t want to fool with us. This is the one that we ended up going with.” Mr. Landers stated, “I have spoken personally to Ottawa Community Hospital and they punched some numbers in and the liability insurance was just astronomical. It wouldn’t be worth their time and effort to even get involved in it.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – August 8, 2002 Mr. Jakupcak stated, “The doctor can be here within a half hour. He does come in three to four times a week. There is always a nurse on duty. For right now it’s sixteen hours a day. They also take care of the Detention Home, but not the Nursing Home.” Mrs. Woodrich questioned, “Are we locked into this? I thought we wanted the three months extension before we signed the new contract?” Mr. Jakupcak stated, “That’s all it is. We are going to be under the same contract as it is now.” Chairman Hettel stated, “I think what Mrs. Woodrich means is that if we have another company that comes up that says they’ll do it for half of what the other proposal is, we have the opportunity.” Mr. Jakupcak replied, “Yes.” Troy Holland stated, “You are locking yourself for three months basically. The contract would end at that point and we are free to go with whoever we want to go with.” Mr. Stockley stated, “ We also have the option of going back and self insure like we did three years ago. One of the last years I think it cost an estimated $331,000.” Chairman Hettel commented, “I think you’re probably all aware of it, but this medical expense for inmates is very expensive.” Mr. Boe stated, “I pushed for the extension to get to the fiscal year so our budget for the health care would be on the fiscal year for December 1st to November 30th. This extension allows for that. But, I also felt convinced in my mind that the figures that came forward to us and the coverage we were getting, there’s a lot of money involved here folks for this health care. In my opinion we needed more time to research. We’d be happy to have another interested bidder. I would love to see if we could get some competitive bidding to get this price in range. I don’t know if the answer is to go back to doing it ourselves and manage it at that point either, but I felt that we were justified by having this three month period to try and get a better negotiation and a better price out of this company.” Mr. Jakupcak stated, “One of the things that we sent back to Health Care Professionals, is that they base their first aid proposals to us on a 206 bed capacity. Currently I think we have 130 inmates and we took into consideration that the detention home is always at capacity. So we asked them to refigure it at 150 bed capacity for inmates. That way it should bring the cost down. The main thing we wanted to get away with when we were self insuring ourselves, it is that, the deputies were passing medication from orders given by the doctor, but they are not

LaSalle County Board Minutes – August 8, 2002 really qualified to be passing medication. That is a lot of responsibility for the county to assume. With an organization like this, it’s no liability to the county.” Chairman Hettel called for a same roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 35-37 PRESENTATION Mr. Johnson addressed the board regarding federal laws pending that may throw out the punch card ballot voting system. Mr. Johnson stated, “Everyone is aware of the controversy with the 2000 Presidential Election particularly with the punch cards in Florida. The best way of trying to avoid the problem is by planning. On Tuesday at the County Clerk & Elections Committee, Terry Desmond, a representative from GBS (Governmental Business Systems) demonstrated two types of voting systems, Optical Scan and Touch Screen. There are pros and cons to both of them. Presently the state of Wisconsin has the Optical Scan. The state of Wisconsin threw out the punch card. I would like to interject at this point, that right now our present system is working perfectly for us. But, if the federal government requires, through legislation, that we turn to another system we’ll have to do it. Walworth County is just north of the border and there is an all state election on September 10th, 2002. We are needing the board members, members of the committee, the county clerk and employees permission to go to Walworth County so we can see this system in action in the event that we do have to adopt a new system. Also the proposed federal legislation is stating that 75% of the funding would come from federal sources up to the 2004 Presidential Election with the 25% balance coming from either state or local sources. We are simply asking to go up to Wisconsin to watch this new system in operation for one day with a cost of per diem and mileage for the board members.” Chairman Hettel stated, “And a meal if you bring back a receipt.” Mary Jane Wilkinson, County Clerk, stated, “That would also be mileage for my staff. It would be for myself, my chief deputy, one of our programmers and probably Bill Salz from IVCC. There would probably be at least two vehicles going because there will be four people from my office going. I’m not sure how many members of the committee are wishing to go. Also, GBS is the third vendor that we’ve had in to do a demonstration. We’ve also had a demonstration last month by E,S & S Selection Systems. And approximately nine or ten months ago we had a demonstration by Election Works. Election Works’ optical scan system is not certified in Illinois yet nor is the touch screen system. However, if the federal law comes

LaSalle County Board Minutes – August 8, 2002 down, and there are two different forms of legislation out there, one would mandate accessibility through the ADA that anyone who is visually impaired would be allowed to vote in secret which would require the touch screen system to be in place. However, it you only have the touch screen system in place, you are going to also have a back up of an optical scan to do your absentees because you can’t vote absentee by mail on a touch screen. You can do it in the office, but you can’t do it by mail. So if we go with the optical scan system we will be able to accommodate the absentee feature but then if the ADA portion of the legislation remains, we’d also have to have at least one touch screen at each polling place to accommodate anyone who is visually impaired.” Mr. Foltynewicz questioned, “This is almost mandated then?” Mrs. Wilkinson replied, “If the legislation comes down, yes. And the word that we’re hearing is that it’s going to be mandated for the 2004 Presidential Election, which means we will have to move on this next summer.” MOTION Motion by Mr. Derango to allow the LaSalle County Clerk and her staff, and the County Clerk & Elections Committee to go to Walworth and Fontana, Wisconsin, second by Mr. Hicks. Voice vote, all ayes, 1 pass. Motion carried. MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE Correspondence from the I.E.P.A. stating that Technisand, Inc. located on Troy Grove Road in Troy Grove has requested a Clean Air Act Permit Program (CAAPP) permit. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 38 Correspondence from the I.E.P.A. stating that the MBL (USA) Corporation located at 601 Dayton Road in Ottawa has requested a Clean Air Act Permit Program (CAAPP) permit. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 39 Correspondence to the Illinois Department of Revenue regarding business address verification for tax allocation purposes was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 40 Correspondence from State Senator, William E. Brady, (44th Legislative District) regarding the closing of the Sheridan Correctional Center was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 41 Correspondence from State Senator, Chris Lauzen (21st Legislative District) regarding the closing of the Sheridan Correctional Center was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 42 The Treasurer’s Investment Schedule dated August 2nd, 2002 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 43

LaSalle County Board Minutes – August 8, 2002 An additional list of Democratic and Republican (regular and supplemental) election judges for 2002-2004 was submitted to place on file. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 44 Motion by Mr. Boe to place all on file, second by Mr. Jordan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. COMMENTS Chairman Hettel stated, “The County Board Picnic is today after the county board meeting. The Public Safety Tax collected for this month is $208,434.85. And last year for the corresponding month is was $213,304.33. It’s about $4,800 below than what it was a year ago. There were a couple comments today on how hard all of these committees work, which is true. A lot of times these meetings last about three to four hours.” Mr. Rosengren commented that he wanted everyone to be aware of the substantial increase in the general fund that is reported from the auditor’s office under Investments and Cash, that will have to be taken into consideration when doing the budget. ------Motion by Mr. Piecha to adjourn to September 9th, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 250, second by Mr. Savitch. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. CHAIRMAN HETTEL DECLARED THE MEETING ADJOURNED TO SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2002

LaSalle County Board Minutes – August 8, 2002 STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) RECORD OF THE PROCEDDINGS OF THE LASALLE COUNTY BOARD HELD AT THE GOVERNMENTAL COMPLEX, OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. BEGUN AND HELD ON THE SECOND MONDAY OF SEPTEMBER, A.D., 2002, IT BEING THE 9TH DAY THEREOF. The LaSalle County Board met pursuant to Statute at the Governmental Complex, Ottawa, Illinois, on the second Monday of September, A.D., 2002, it being the 9th day thereof. Chairman Hettel called the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m. This is the 1st meeting of our September 2002 Session. Chairman Hettel asked the Clerk to call the roll call for Mileage & Per Diem. PRESENT: 27 Members ABSENT: Mrs. Panzica There were 27 ayes claiming mileage. Motion by Mr. Rigby to approve the roll call for mileage & per diem, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 45 th Chairman Hettel called for any additions or corrections to the August 8 , 2002 minutes. Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to approve the August 8th minutes as presented, second by Mr. Garretson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. LETTER OF RESIGNATION Mary Jane Wilkinson, LaSalle County Clerk, read a letter addressed to Chairman Hettel from LaSalle County Board Member, Ronald Rosengren, stating “Please be advised that as of August 18, 2002, I will resign my position as County Board Member for District 6. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the past and present board members and others I have worked with over the past 22 years, especially the people in my district.” MOTION Motion by Mr. Mustered to accept the letter of resignation with regret and to be placed on file, second by Mr. Landers. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 46 CITIZEN’S COMMENTS Chairman Hettel stated that there was a gentleman that requested to be on the agenda for citizen’s comment, however he decided to withdraw at this time. COMMENT Mr. Boe stated, “I would just like to thank all the fellow board members and all the citizens that are here for all the cards and prayers that you gave me during my illness.” LaSalle County Board Minutes – September 9, 2002 RESOLUTION: #02-19 (#02-147) COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted stating that the attached supplemental to Resolution No. 78-4, (Designating through Highways) authorizing the County Highway Department to erect a four-way stopping condition at the intersection of County Highway 12, E. 12th and N. 4550th Roads. Motion by Mr. Stockley to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Flanagan. Wendy Keller, resident of Earlville, addressed the county board expressing her concerns regarding the resolution. Ms. Keller stated, “Where I see the problem is the confusion. We have people that are coming from the south up to the stop sign and for some reason they are assuming it is a four-way stop. We’ve got people that might be traveling up to the intersection, know that they have the right a way to go ahead and turn, but sometimes there are people sitting at this stop sign. I’ve witnessed, I’ve seen. Assume that car is going to stop and then go ahead and go on before that vehicle. Also we have vehicles now that will stop that are going south. They don’t have to stop. But they’re not sure what’s going to be coming from the east. The neighbors and everyone that I have talked to really are hoping that we can make a change here with the confusion. Just stopping the confusion is what I hope for. There is no confusion with stop. I do have a petition from people of Earlville with over 350 signatures.” Larry Kinzer, County Engineer explained, “This intersection is west of Earlville. Although I can find no statistical data to support a four-way stop there and I have not had any letters or complaints about the intersection, there are 350 signatures that Ms. Keller brought to the Highway Committee with concerns of the public people. And due to the most recent tragic accident, the Highway Committee heard that request and responded to it. These people have asked for additional regulations to be placed upon them at that intersection.” Chairman Hettel called for a voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 47-48 COMMENT Mr. Kinzer stated that Resolution #02-20 is being withdrawn at this time for further discussion with the City of Mendota. RESOLUTION: #02-21 (#02-148) COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted authorizing approval of a Professional Service Agreement for engineering with Hutchison Engineering, Inc. for Section 01-005900-00-BR on Broadway Street over the BNSF Railroad in the City of Streator. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Roll call vote, 26 ayes, 1 absent, 1 vacant. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 49-56

LaSalle County Board Minutes – September 9, 2002 ANNOUNCEMENT Chairman Hettel announced that there is a little bit of confusion about the E.S.D.A. allotment on where that money should go. He stated, “Originally that was set up way back in the days when we didn’t have E.S.D.A. It was under Civil Defense. At that time, it was set so the each board member could contribute an allotment to the Civil Defense unit or someone of the Civil Defense in their district. We no longer call it Civil Defense it’s E.S.D.A. now. The original motion never changed. It should really go to an organization that provides some emergency services. We did have an inquiry about maybe sending some of that money to a food pantry. It’s certainly a worthy cause, but that’s not what our original motion says.” Mr. Hettel continued, “Everyone knows that Wednesday is September 11th, 2002. We’ve been asked by some of the employees within the complex to remind everyone and to ask that you show some type of remembrance for the one year anniversary. I just heard this morning and not clear on it ourselves, but there was a quote from Congressman Jerry Weller that nationally there has not been a designated day to fly the flag at half-mast. But locally Mayor Eschbach has asked us to fly the flag at half-mast. Maybe sometime later today or tomorrow, nationally that will be cleared up.” PUBLIC HEARING: GRANT APPLICATION FOR NURSING HOME WATER TREATMENT Mr. Janko stated, “Early this spring we were notified by the I.E.P.A. that we did not meet their standards regarding radium nucleoid in our water supply at the nursing home. We were given until June 15th of this year to submit a plan of correction. The committee made two contacts. One was to McClure Engineering to present a plan and one was to the North Central Illinois Council of Governments seeking a grant for the project. As you all know, we are required to hold a public hearing regarding this project before proceeding. Mrs. Nora Fesco-Ballerine is present representing NCICG. If there are any questions, Nora and Jack Kusek of McClure Engineering will be available.” Ms. Nora Fesco-Ballerine addressed the board stating that “This is a public hearing to be held to discuss application to the Illinois Department of Congress and Community Affairs for a community developments and funds that come from the Federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This program has an application deadline of October 1st, 2002 so we are busy preparing that to be submitted. The grant that we are asking for on behalf of the county and the LaSalle County Nursing Home is $150,637.00. The total project cost is $195,850.00. The grant will pay for 75% of non-administrative project costs. This project is a public facility

LaSalle County Board Minutes – September 9, 2002 improvement project for water system improvements. The goal of the project will be the result of removing radium from the water supply at the nursing home.” Mr. Kusek of McClure Engineering addressed the board stating, “The I.E.P.A. requires standards that require agencies to comply with radium standards. Since the nursing home exceeds these standards, not by much, but by a small amount. You are required to apply by December 7, 2003. As part of the process we prepared a radium compliance report. In the study we examined several options for the treatment of the radium in the water system. The Nursing Home Committee decided that reverse osmosis was the preferred option.” Mr. Freeman questioned, “What was the actual reading? How much were we over? Mr. Kusek replied, “The readings came in about 6. The standard reading is 5.” Ms. Nora Fesco-Ballerine stated, “The total project cost of $195,850.00 includes construction engineering and grant administration. The design engineering for this project is being considered at this time by the nursing home to proceed with that. It is an extremely competitive program. The county and the nursing home is being urged to move ahead with the design of the project so it is ready to go. This year there is a total of $20,317,300.00 available for distribution, in which most of the state of Illinois is competing for that pool of funds. Hopefully we’ll have a good chance. It’s definitely an I.E.P.A. mandate.” Mr. Dougherty questioned, “Do we know the usage of water per month?” Mr. Kusek replied, “The current usage is about 12,000 gallons per day.” Mr. Stephen Carlson, resident of Mendota, questioned, “Will this also treat the water that might be used for fire protection services? Will it be all water or just drinking water?” Mr. Kusek replied, “All of the water that comes out of the well would be treated at this point. That question did come up in the Nursing Home Committee discussion and it is certainly possible to repipe the fire protection water. However, all of the water currently goes into the water storage tank. The cost of repiping for treatment of just the drinking water could be substantial.” Mr. Freeman questioned, “Is there some cost on what it is going to cost either daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis to operate this system?” Mr. Kusek replied, “Yes, those costs were included in the written compliance report and they are excluding the labor costs. We included a line item for labor, but since you have people out their already that handle the water system they are certainly capable of handling the new facilities. Those costs are about, if I recall, between ten and twelve thousand dollars a year.” Mr. Janko stated, “This is an awful lot of money and I hate seeing it being spent. Especially since we are so close to the limits set by the E.P.A. But this is a federally mandated program. It’s like a lot programs where they send the program done but no funding. So I want to keep the

LaSalle County Board Minutes – September 9, 2002 board members in mind as far as the mandate is concerned. We really don’t have a choice in the matter.” MOTION Motion by Mr. Dougherty to close the Public Hearing, second by Mr. Johnson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION: (#02-149) RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT A resolution was submitted stating; 1) That the County of LaSalle apply for a grant under the terms and conditions of the State of Illinois and shall enter into and agree to the understandings and assurances contained in said application. 2) That the County Board Chairman and County Clerk on behalf of the County execute such documents and all other documents necessary for the carrying out of said application. 3) That the County Board Chairman and County Clerk are authorized to provide such additional information as may be required to accomplish the obtaining of such grants. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Mustered. Mr. Freeman questioned, “If we were to not get the grant will we continue on or will we have to come back and address spending all of the money?” Chairman Hettel stated, “As I understand it, we are going to have to do it. Either with our money or with the grant money.” Chairman Hettel questioned Nora Fesco-Ballerine, ”When will we find out whether this grant is approved or disapproved?” Ms. Nora Fesco-Ballerine replied, “I’m thinking around March 1st, 2003. Anytime after the first of the year, but the way the wheel seems to turn the last couple of years it’s been March 1st, it could be as late as April 1st.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 26 ayes, 1 absent, 1 vacant. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 57-59 RESOLUTION: (#02-150) AGREEMENT FOR APPLICATION & COORDINATION SERVICES FOR A CDAP GRANT A resolution was submitted to enter into an agreement for application and coordination services for a Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) Grant on behalf of the County of LaSalle. Motion by Mr. Rigby to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Piecha. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 1 absent. 1 vacant. Motion carried. LaSalle County Board Minutes – September 9, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 60-63 RESOLUTION: (#02-151) COMMITTING LOCAL FUNDS A resolution was submitted stating that the County of LaSalle does hereby commit funds for use in conjunction with an Illinois Community Development Assistance Program grant, such funds to equal 25% of the estimated non-administrative project cost of $180,850.00, or $45,213.00. Total estimated project cost is $195,850.00. Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Johnson. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 1 absent, 1 vacant. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 64-66 RESOLUTION: (#02-152) OSMONICS REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER TREATMENT SKID A resolution was submitted stating the LaSalle County enter the lease attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A” with the City of Spring Valley for a term of up to 3 months at a total cost of $12,000.00 and that the County Board Chairman is hereby authorized to execute said lease. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 1 absent, 1 vacant. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 67-75 ORDINANCE: (#02-153) GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2002 Mike Vezzetti, from Union Trust Company, addressed the Board stating that representatives from Bernardi Securities, Inc. are here today to present to the county board final numbers on the re-issuance of bonds. The debt impact of this is that the county will save approximately $2.5 million. The bottom line would be that you would knock off five or six years of your debt service. When you add up all those interest payments, that amounts to about $2.5 million dollars worth of debt in your savings. That’s what you will be looking at today.” Mr. Robert Vail, Asst. Vice President of Bernardi Securities, Inc. addressed the board with packets given to each board member and explained the contents, which included a final savings summary, final debt service schedule, copy of the bond purchase agreement and a copy of the bond ordinance. Mr. Foltynewicz questioned, “How soon will this go into effect?” Mr. Vail replied, “It can go into effect today.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – September 9, 2002 Mr. Johnson stated, “One point that you made is because of the “A1” bond rating of LaSalle County, the county is getting this rather low interest rate for refinancing (3.61%). Do you think that reflects very positively on the fiscal conservatism of LaSalle County?” Mr. Vail replied, “Yes, definitely. We looked at your financials again and saw that it was just as good as it was before. An “A1” rating is one of the top ratings, especially for a county. If you didn’t have an “A1” rating this 3.61% would definitely be higher.” MOTION Motion by Mr. Mustered to adopt the Bond Ordinance, second by Mr. Derango. Roll call vote; 26 ayes, 1 absent, 1 vacant. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 76-77 AGREEMENT: (#02-154) BOND AGREEMENT Troy Holland, County Attorney explained the Bond Agreement to the board members at this time. MOTION Motion by Mr. Landers to adopt Bond Agreement, second by Mr. Dougherty. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 1 absent, 1 vacant. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 78-79 RESOLUTION: #02-37 (#02-155) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance to allow Wayne Riebe, Sr. to split a 2.98 acre parcel in a legally platted subdivision into a 1.461 acre parcel with the remaining 1.516 acres to become part of the neighboring lot located in South Ottawa Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the variance, second by Mr. Piecha. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 80-81 RESOLUTION: #02-38 (#02-156) FINAL PLAT A resolution was submitted accepting the final plat of Hunter’s Run Phase II of Phase I Subdivision in Fall River Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the final plat, second by Mr. Boe. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 82-83 Chairman Hettel called for a 5-minute recess.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – September 9, 2002 RESOLUTION: (#02-157) ADDENDUM TO GIS CONTRACT A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County enter into an Addendum Agreement for additional services with Bruce Harris & Associates, Inc. attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A” at a cost of $193,350.00 and that the LaSalle County Board Chairman is authorized to execute said Addendum Agreement. Motion by Mr. Savitch to approve the resolution, second by Mr. McConville. Mr. Bruce Harris of Bruce Harris & Associates, addressed the board stating, “We have discussed these amendments to the contract with the committee on numerous occasions. We have done extensive interviews with all the different department heads throughout the county trying to get a feel on how they were going to use GIS. We’ve put together what we felt would wrap up the GIS project to get it into the hands of the most number of users in the most possible effective way that we could.” Mr. Shawn Blobaum, GIS Coordinator, addressed the board stating, “If you remember, the GIS was a three phase project. The first phase started in 1998 with orthophotography, the second phase is where we came in doing the parcel mapping in 1999 in which we are just about ready to wrap up in December of this year. We are on schedule with all the parcel data. Now the third phase is putting all of this information together in a way that can be distributed to every county department on any county machine. One of the best ways to do that is with some new technology that wasn’t even here three years ago, and that’s to put all of this information on an intranet service. Intranet means within the county building, highway department and health department. Having abilities so that every machine in the county can look at these maps at any time, click on a parcel and get parcel information. We’ve included with that the floodplain mapping. We’ve included the ability to take a look at precinct boundaries and give directions of polling places in the County Clerk’s office. To help the Superintendent of School’s with the school districts. The Health department to have the ability to track diseases. The Highway Department to have the ability to map features such as culverts, bridges, and signs. The Recorder’s Office where we are looking into the ability to get the actual scanned document included with the parcel. The Sheriff’s Department also had some interest in the mapping and the Environmental Services will have arial photography, parcel information and floodplains. Some of the other projects that we are including with this is to do some file conversion work to try to compress these files. There are about 1,200 arial photos in the county. What we are going to do is compress them so that they are faster to get to. We are going to work on aligning the new voter districts. We are going to be able to label every street no matter what map you are on. This would also be a good lead for 9-1-1 purposes.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – September 9, 2002 We are going to help with the land use conversion for assessment purposes. All of this should be done in 24 months.” Mr. McConville questioned, “Will this intranet service be accessible for the public at a fee for use similar to the Assessor’s and Treasurer’s Office?” Mr. Blobaum replied, “I know it’s been discussed at committee, but I know up front the idea is to keep it all within the county for right now. Most counties usually keep it in house for a few years.” Mr. Harris stated, “One of the things that was heavily discussed, will be a decision this board will have to make at sometime. What Shawn is talking about, with intranet access system is if you wanted every department that has a computer on their desk to be able to access a map, you have to put GIS software on it, which would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is a way of distributing data to everybody just throughout the network. If you decide to throw the switch someday and make it available to the world, that will be your choice. You have to make some decisions though on how much information you want to make available.” Mr. Rigby questioned, “What would be the cost per year for the GIS services?” Mr. Blobaum replied, “Actually beyond this point there would be no other costs for the consultants. There are some other software maintenance fees.” Mrs. Linda Kendall, Supervisor of Assessments, replied, “The annual base for department modules is $5,000.00 and the intranet base data is $1,000.00. So it would be approximately $6,000.00 a year.” Mr. Savitch stated, “I would like to stress that as in the past, Bruce Harris, Shawn Blobaum and his people have gone far beyond contract requirements. These people have been great in helping out.” Mr. Mustered stated, “Bruce Harris Association has been very helpful and has set up somewhat of a schooling type situation with our staff that went very well with them, as I understand.” Mr. Dougherty questioned, “In the future can we look at that, if we were to go to a enhanced 9-1-1. Mr. Blobaum replied, “The data base that you have right now would be a great resource for any startup for a 9-1-1 system.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 26 ayes, 1 absent, 1 vacant. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 84-95

LaSalle County Board Minutes – September 9, 2002 RESOLUTION: (#02-158) AMENDING LASALLE COUNTY BOARD RULES FOR PAUPER BURIALS A resolution that was held over last month was re-submitted amending the LaSalle County Board Rules for pauper burials. Original motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Landers. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 96-97 RESOLUTION: NURSING HOME WATER CHILLER Chairman Hettel stated that we did not receive any bids for the air conditioner unit at the LaSalle County Nursing Home. Mr. Janko stated, “We are satisfied with publication for bids?” Chairman Hettel replied, “Yes, we have the papers that prove we did attempt to receive bids.” RESOLUTION: (#02-159) HIRING INDUSTRIAL APPRAISAL COMPANY A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County enter the Appraisal Agreement with Industrial Appraisal Company attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A” at a cost not to exceed $19,000.00 and that the LaSalle County Board Chairman is authorized to execute said Appraisal Agreement. Motion by Mr. Derango to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Treschak. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 1 absent, 1 vacant. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 98-100 RESOLUTION: (#02-160) UPGRADE OF RECORDER FOR 9-1-1 SYSTEM A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County purchase an eight channel upgrade for its 9-1-1 voice recording system from Nelson Systems at a total cost of $3,000.00 utilizing public safety sales tax funds for the purchase. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Hicks. Mr. Dougherty stated, “I would like to ask all the board members if they would help us distribute the pamphlets regarding the 9-1-1 for the rural areas of LaSalle County. The 9-1-1 service is being tested. Phone companies are testing it. We think it’s going to work very well. I’d like to compliment the committee.” Chairman Hettel expressed his appreciation to everyone that helped work on the state mandated 9-1-1 system. Chairman Hettel called for a same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 1 absent, 1 vacant. Motion carried. LaSalle County Board Minutes – September 9, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 101-102 PRESENTATION Joseph Hettel, State’s Attorney, addressed the board requesting Attorney Troy Holland to travel and attend a seminar in Park City, Utah on October 20th through October 24th that would be funded through his budget. MOTION Motion by Ms. Koban to send Troy Holland to a seminar in Park City, Utah on October 20th through October 24th, 2002 , second by Mr. Dougherty. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. COMMITTEE WORK MISCELLANEOUS The Quarterly Report for committee work miscellaneous was submitted in the total amount of $45,857.10. Motion by Mr. Garretson to approve the quarterly report, second by Mr. Piecha. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 1 absent, 1 vacant. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 103-134 COMMENT Mr. Freeman addressed the board stating “Over four years ago I ran for county board. At that time I pledged myself and my district to do my utmost very best. I’m not perfect. I never claimed to be perfect. I’ve worked very hard to be a good board member to my district and all of LaSalle County. During this time I attend a lot of meetings. I know committee meetings vary on this county board. Some committee meetings are very long. Some are short. I spend a majority of my time serving my district in the evenings. I have over 20 plus different groups that I attend on a regular basis and get a pulse on what they think and what they believe. A lot of things that come out of my mouth are things I hear out there when I’m talking to people. I don’t always agree with everything my constituents think. I don’t always agree, I guess, along with a lot of board members here. I try my hardest and I know everybody here does too. I guess that’s why I’ve got such a great country because everybody has the freedom of speech and they express their opinions. Now, there has been a disturbing issue that keeps coming forward. Several months ago we voted against county zoning to continue on with it. I keep getting this fed back to me when I attend these meetings. At this time I want to approach the Chairman with a resolution that I would like to make a motion on, which I fully understand will not be acted on today. I’d like to approach him and have him read it so we can act on this resolution at the next meeting.” At this time Mr. Freeman approached Chairman Hettel with a resolution regarding the implementation of zoning in LaSalle County and passed copies to all board members. Mr. McConville questioned, “Shouldn’t this resolution go through the committee?” LaSalle County Board Minutes – September 9, 2002 Chairman Hettel replied, ”It will before you vote on it. It’s in our County Board Rules. All resolutions go before a committee.” Chairman Hettel went on to say that he would review the proposed resolution with the County Attorney and the County Clerk. MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE Correspondence to the Illinois Department of Revenue regarding business address verification for tax allocation purposes was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 135 Correspondence from State Representative, Dan Rutherford (87th Dist.) regarding the closing of the Sheridan Correctional Center was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 136 Correspondence from the I.E.P.A. regarding a request from Glen-Gery Corporation located in Marseilles, IL for a construction permit was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 137 The Treasurer’s Investment Schedule dated August 29th, 2002 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 138 An additional list of Democratic & Republican (regular & supplemental) election judges for the years 2002-2004 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 139 Correspondence from the I.E.P.A. regarding a request by Eakas Corporation for a Clean Air Act Permit Program permit was submitted to place on file. SEE RECORD BOOK 134, PAGE 140 Motion by Mr. Piecha to place all on file, second by Mr. Jordan. Chairman Hettel announced that the safety sales tax was $206,400.00 a year ago at this time and now it’s about $205,300.00. So it’s a difference of about $1,100.00 short than what it was a year ago. Chairman Hettel called for a voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. ------Motion by Mr. Piecha to recess to October 10th, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 250, second by Mr. Savitch. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. CHAIRMAN HETTEL DECLARED THE MEETING RECESSED TO OCTOBER 10TH, 2002

LaSalle County Board Minutes – September 9, 2002 STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) The LaSalle County Board met pursuant to recess at the Governmental Complex, Ottawa, Illinois, on the second Thursday of October, A.D., 2002 it being the 10th day thereof. This meeting is the 2nd meeting of our September 2002 Session. Chairman Hettel called the meeting to order at 1:04 P.M. Chairman Hettel asked the Clerk to call the roll for mileage and per diem. PRESENT: 28 Members ABSENT: Mr. Treschak There were 27 ayes claiming mileage. Motion by Mrs. Cogdal to approve the roll call for mileage and per diem, second by Mr. Rigby. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 1 Chairman Hettel called for any additions or corrections to the September 9, 2002 minutes. Mary Jane Wilkinson, LaSalle County Clerk stated that on page 3, the term in reference to the nursing home water treatment situation was incorrectly stated as radium nucleoid. It should be radionuclide. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the September 9th minutes as corrected, second by Mrs. Woodrich. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. APPOINTMENT: CHRISTINE ROSENGREN TO COUNTY BOARD DISTRICT #6 Chairman Hettel presented the name of Christine Rosengren to fill the unexpired term of Ronald Rosengren as County Board Member of County Board District #6. Roll call vote; 26 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. Mary Jane Wilkinson, LaSalle County Clerk, administered the Oath of Office to Mrs. Rosengren. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 2 STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARD Mr. Richard Myers, Asst. Supt. of Schools, introduced the two students who were awarded the Student Excellence Awards; from Waltham Grade School, Erin Graham; and from Lincoln Junior High School, Blake Bernardoni. Both students were awarded plaques from Chairman Hettel and applauded by the Board. STUDENT GOVERNMENT DAY Mr. Richard Myers, Asst. Supt. of Schools, introduced those students participating in the 20th annual Student Government Day. The following students from Ottawa High School LaSalle County Board Minutes – October 10, 2002 represented the elected office holders: Jacob Hess, Ben Diss, Leah Biewer, Jim Thrush, Kristina Zmaic, Justin Seigler, Bill Trocolli, Mike Alvarado and Liz Harvey. The following students from their respective high schools represented county board members: from Mendota High School, Meg Collings and Ivan Sarabia; from Earlville High School, Clint Donahue and James Brust; from Leland High School, Jodi Zielke; from Serena High School, Julie Glade; from Ottawa High School, Michelle Newcomer, Emily Maslowski, Pat Sharp, Lauren Emanuelson, Rachel Kwit, Ronald Thompson and Marissa Bower; from LaSalle-Peru High School, Hans Carter, Kim Marusich, Katy Mueller, Landen Jakse, Victoria Camacho, Kendra Clark, Stacie Ensor, Mark Koehler and Kevin Knowles; from Seneca High School, Celia McCormick; Marquette High School, Nick Jerde; and from Streator High School, Matt Simko, Adam Roach, April Scarbeary, John Van Duzer and Stacie Barton. Those students were seated with their appropriate counterpart. PROCLAMATION (#02-161) A proclamation was submitted proclaiming October as FAMILY VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH and urge all citizens to take part in working toward the elimination of all forms of family violence. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the proclamation, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 3-4 CITIZENS COMMENT John E. Lakenan, Plant Manager of Huntsman Corporation in Peru, IL addressed the board regarding a soil disposal error that was a result of an internal miscommunication at Huntsman. Mr. Lakenan explained the status and result of the event. “Our location in Peru sits on the site of former zinc’s melting operation. As a result of that operation, the soil on which our facility sits, some areas have elevated levels of lead and cadmium. In early summer of this year, we were doing some excavation work to upgrade some of our firewater distribution systems that run through the plant. As we’ve done in the past, when we do excavation work, we stockpile the spoil. Because of the history of this site, we do analytical testing on that to be sure it can be disposed of in a regular landfill. That was our normal process that we were proceeding through earlier this year. Due to a communication error that occurred internally with Huntsman, some of that soil was shipped offsite before we had the analytical results back. Now, in the past we’ve never had any soil that has not been able to be disposed of in a general landfill. As soon as we realized and understood what happened, we stopped truck shipments. We didn’t realize it was going out. Because the results show that it was higher in lead content than could be disposed of in the Ottawa landfill, ten truck loads of soil were transported to the landfill. We immediately notified the

LaSalle County Board Minutes – October 10, 2002 landfill, all the state environmental agencies that needed to be contacted and from that point worked with the landfill to clean up the soil that had been their and make sure it was disposed of in a proper waste disposal facility. So now they’ve reopened that section of the landfill and is back in service. We’re greatful to the good relationship that we’ve had with the landfill. They worked with us very well. We’ve been able to help them and take responsibility for this issue, because it was truly our issue. We reimbursed them for costs that they’ve incurred in doing this. It was an inadvertent mistake. We at Huntsman continue to work with the state authorities and agencies to make sure that we have proper cleanup of any soil that is remaining on our site. It’s all been moved to an appropriate landfill and we are just working on proper closure of that cleanup right now. I wanted to let you know that Huntsman’s very sincere desire to be a good corporate citizen in any locations where we are. We want what is best for the environment too. It was an inadvertent mistake. We’ve changed our procedures to tighten that up to make sure that nothing like this can happen again. Know that you have my commitment and the commitment of the corporation that if any kind of incident or thing such as this nature or anything else happens in the future, it’s our intent to take responsible action to get that cleared up as quickly as possible.” Mr. McConville stated, “I’d just like to commend you for bringing everything out in the open instead of just trying to keep quiet.” Mr. Lakenan stated, “We also sponsor a community advisory panel. Hunstman, Carus Chemical, P Q Corporation, Air Products meet regularly about eight times a year with community members in order to share things like this with them and be able to get feed back too from our community members who are our neighbors, so that we can try to act in a more responsible manner. I know some of the members of the county board have been at our most recent meeting. I think there is at least one person who is going to be coming to our one that we are hosting at Huntsman next Thursday at 5:00 P.M.” Mr. Foltynewicz stated, “The landfill should be congratulated on what he did. I think he was the one that prevented it from getting any worse than it was.” RESOLUTION: #02-39 (#02-162) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for Arlene Jackson to build a 22’ x 28’ garage a minimum of 80 feet from the centerline of U.S. Route 52, Mission Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the variance, second by Mr. Dougherty. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. LaSalle County Board Minutes – October 10, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 5-6 RESOLUTION: #02-40 (#02-163) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance to allow Judson Partridge’s lot of 1.22 acres, to be considered a legal lot, located in Ottawa Township, LaSalle County. Motion By Mr. Small to approve the variance, second by Mr. Foltynewicz. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 7-8 RESOLUTION: #02-41 (#02-164) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for Richard & Christine Goodbred to build a 12’ x 24’ addition to their house a minimum of 50 feet from the centerline of N. 4469th Rd., Earl Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Stockley to approve the variance, second by Mr. McConville. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 9-10 MOTION Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to place on file the LaSalle County Probation and Court Services Financial and Statistical Report for June 1, 2002 through August 31, 2002, second by Mr. Johnson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 11 MOTION Motion by Mrs. Cogdal to place on file the LaSalle County Detention Home Quarterly Report for June, July and August of 2002, second by Mrs. Panzica. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 12 COMMENT-WITHDRAWL Chairman Hettel commented that the “Engineering Service for Nursing Home” Resolution that is on today’s agenda is being withdrawn until the next meeting. RESOLUTION: (#02-165) EXTENSION OF PARTICIPATION IN THE STREATOR AREA ENTERPRISE ZONE PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT PROGRAM A resolution was submitted stating: LaSalle County Board Minutes – October 10, 2002 (1) That LaSalle County extend their participation in the Streator Area Enterprise Zone from the original termination date of December 31, 2004, for an additional ten (10) years to December 31, 2014. (2) That the following certification of the amendments of the Streator Enterprise Zone by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs real property taxes of LaSalle County shall be abated in accordance with provisions of the City of Streator, Illinois Ordinance No. 2002-2003 the intergovernmental agreement between LaSalle County and the City of Streator and the following schedule on each parcel and industrial and commercial real property located within the enterprise zone upon which new improvements shall be constructed or upon which existing improvements shall be renovated or rehabilitated, to the extent of the amount attributable to the construction of the improvements or the renovation or rehabilitation of existing improvements on such industrial and commercial parcel. (3) That the schedule be: Commencing with the first year of full assessment, and for the next four (4) consecutive assessment tax years LaSalle County shall abate 50% of the property taxes for eligible and certified industrial and commercial enterprise zone properties. (4) All property tax abatements shall terminate on December 31, 2014. (5) The county clerk shall be ordered to abate the LaSalle County taxes on property, which becomes qualified for tax abatement under the terms of this resolution. (6) Implementation of this resolution is conditioned upon execution of the intergovernmental agreement by LaSalle County and the City of Streator, Illinois, setting forth all terms and conditions of the enterprise zone tax abatement program and the conditions for abatement imposed by LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Mr. Mustered stated, “Streator is the first that put an enterprise zone in place across the county. There are several others in place. I was glad to see and commend Streator for coming forth with 50% abatement over five (5) years. I, as Chairman of the TIF Committee, would like to appoint two people at the next committee meeting to adopt a policy predicated on this agreement from Streator.” Mr. Jakupcak stated, “I would also like to thank the City of Streator for being straight forward with us and being open and honest. They worked very well with our County Attorney, Troy Holland.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – October 10, 2002 Mr. McConville stated, “Just so everybody is clear, this is not extending the life of enterprise zone projects that are already going. Their life will end with whatever their previous agreement was. This is just for new projects that have been brought in.” Mr. Jakupcak stated, “Under the enterprise zone, if a person takes on a building project there are rules they have to follow such as buying the building materials and stuff from within the county.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote, 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 13-16 RESOLUTION: (#02-166) PURCHASE OF WATER CHILLER UNIT A resolution was submitted stating that a new water chiller unit be purchased from Metcalf Martin Plumbing-Heating, Inc. at a cost of $20,602.00. Motion by Mr. Janko to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Dougherty. Mr. Stockley questioned, “Was this a bid?” Chairman Hettel replied, “Yes. There were two bids submitted. Metcalf Martin Plumbing- Heating, Inc. was the low bidder.” Mr. Johnson stated, “The other bid was Kettman.” Chairman Hettel called for a same roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 17-18 RESOLUTION: (#02-167) NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATOR/SALARY A resolution was submitted stating that Janice Rohwer be hired to act as Administrator of the LaSalle County Nursing Home for a one year period, beginning the 1st day of December 2002 and continuing through the 30th day of November 2003. That the Administrator’s salary be and is hereby set at $48,000.00 per year for the fiscal year of December 1, 2002 to November 30, 2003. That in addition to the forgoing compensation, the LaSalle County Nursing Home Administrator shall receive the use of an apartment and further that she will be provided all benefits provided other County employees during the term of her employment. Motion by Mr. Janko to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Johnson. Same roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 19-20 RESOLUTION: (#02-168) GIS DIGITAL DATA RELEASE POLICY & LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROJECTS A resolution was submitted stating that the County utilize the license agreement for local government projects in the form attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A” to protect

LaSalle County Board Minutes – October 10, 2002 its proprietary rights to the data provided to local governments. Motion by Mr. Savitch to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Mustered. Troy Holland, County Attorney, explained, “The resolution will allow us to use kind of a standard agreement. Instead of entering an intergovernmental agreement each time with different cities, the GIS Committee decided that this policy and agreement would be better to utilize. There will be a fee schedule set. The committee is currently looking at and will probably come back to the full board for a decision on the fees that the county should be charging. At this time, this is just to protect our proprietary interests in the data. We think this is just as effective as the intergovernmental agreement.” Chairman Hettel called for a same roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 21-25 RESOLUTION: (#02-169) HEALTH INSURANCE ADMINISTRATOR A resolution was submitted stating that Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois be renewed as LaSalle County’s health insurance third party administrator at a cost of an annual aggregate stop loss premium of $25,271.00 plus a monthly individual stop loss fee of $32.85 per employee per month plus a monthly administration fee of $37.21 per employee. Motion by Mr. Derango to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Dougherty. Mr. Derango stated, “This year we did go out for bids for renewals. We had three bids. We asked for a major medical bid and a possible PPO bid. Blue Cross was the only one that did comply and give both bids. We did get PPO bids from two other companies, but Blue Cross’ bid on major medical was even cheaper than the other companies bid for PPO. With one exception, we had one company that bid a cheaper PPO, but it was tentative. They had to go back and review our losses before they would make a firm bid. So we really couldn’t even consider that bid. I just want you to know that the increase is only about half of a percent from last year. So we were very encouraged by that. The actual administration fee per individual is down to 6.2% (they use to get 7%). The reason for the raise is of course being there were more claims. So considering the new employees that we have, we were very pleased with this renewal. So there will be no change in anything we are accustomed to.” Mr. Flanagan questioned, “Is this a one year contract?” Mr. Derango replied, “Yes.” Chairman Hettel stated, “Mr. Flanagan’s question was in order. This resolution does not state the period of time that this contract actually goes for.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – October 10, 2002 MOTION Motion to amend by Mr. McConville to add “ending November 30th, 2003”, second by Mr. Hicks. Chairman Hettel called for a voice vote on the amendment, all ayes. Motion carried. Chairman Hettel called for a same roll call vote on the resolution as amended; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 26-27 RESOLUTION: (#02-170) ANIMAL CONTROL ADMINISTRATOR/SALARY A resolution was submitted stating that Dr. Dell Brodd be re-appointed as Animal Control Administrator for LaSalle County for a two-year period starting December 1, 2002 and expiring November 30, 2004 and that the Animal Control Administrator’s salary be set at $19,000.00 per year for each year of the two year appointment. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Rigby. Same roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 28-29 RESOLUTION: (#02-171) COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEY/SALARY A resolution was submitted stating that the salary of the Court-Appointed Attorney for Juvenile proceedings, particularly for representation of parents in Juvenile Court, Employee Line Item 586.005, and the same is hereby set at $22,000.00 per year for the one year period starting December 1, 2002 and expiring November 30, 2003. Motion by Mr. Small to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Landers. Same roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 30-31 PRESENTATION Mr. Jakupcak addressed the Board stating that, “We have our new radio system and didn’t know what to do with our old radios because they weren’t much good any more. We were going to just put them up on a shelf. Clear Talk, which we are on the Clear Talk System, told us that they could probably sell our old radios for us. So we sold our old radios, speaker mics and the battery packs and received a check in the total amount of $5,650.00 that I would like to present to the Chairman to place in the General Fund Account. It’s not very often that we get to put some money back into the General Fund and dispose of our old equipment. We couldn’t have done this without the help of the committee. We’ve all worked together on this and got a lot accomplished.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – October 10, 2002 RESOLUTION: (#02-172) VAC SUPERINTENDENT/SALARY A resolution was submitted stating that the salary for the VAC Superintendent, Martin Rue be set at the following sum for the period indicated: December 1, 2002 to November 30, 2003 $47,000.00 Motion by Mr. Boe to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Rigby. Same roll call vote; voice vote, 1 nay. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 32-33 At this time Chairman Hettel called for a recess RESOLUTION: (#02-173) ENFORCEMENT OFFICER & ASSISTANT ENFORCEMENT OFFICER/SALARIES A resolution was submitted stating that the salary for Michael Harsted, Enforcement Officer, be set at $7,500.00 and the salary for Scott Cofoid, Assistant Enforcement Officer, be set at $7,000.00 for the fiscal year of December 1, 2002 to November 30, 2003. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Hicks. Roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 34-35 RESOLUTION: (#02-174) ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR/SALARY A resolution was submitted stating that Michael Harsted be rehired as Environmental Service and Development Director for a two year term beginning December 1, 2002 to November 30, 2003 and December 1, 2003 to November 30, 2004 and that his salary be set at the following sum for the period indicated: December 1, 2002 to November 30, 2003 $48,070.00 December 1, 2003 to November 30, 2004 $48,620.00 Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Same roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 36-37 RESOLUTION: (#02-175) HOTEL/RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER IN DOWNTOWN OTTAWA A resolution was submitted stating that the Chairman of the LaSalle County Board be authorized to send the general letter of support for the proposed hotel/resort and conference center in downtown Ottawa attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A”. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Boe. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. LaSalle County Board Minutes – October 10, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 38-40 RESOLUTION: AMENDING LASALLE COUNTY BOARD RULES FOR REIMBURSEMENTS FOR CONVENTION OR SEMINAR A resolution was submitted stating that the LaSalle County Rule Book, Section 29, H. be amended by adding the underlined text and deleting the stricken text as follows: H. No County Board member shall be compensated for any convention or seminar in which LaSalle County Board is not a member. Reimbursement shall not be paid to a County Board Member, Elected Official, Appointed Official, Department Head or employee for any lodging and/or meals for any day/night prior to, or after, the convention or seminar is in session. Exceptions to this rule may be approved by Board Chairman. Reimbursement shall not be paid for Sunday night lodging and meals. County Board Members shall receive no more than one per diem for each day while attending a conference/convention. No advance payments for lodging/hotel bills will be made. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Mustered. Mr. Freeman questioned, “On the part where is says, “Exceptions to this rule may be approved by Board Chairman,” wouldn’t you want to word that as prior approval? That’s something I think that the Board Chairman should approve prior to it actually happening.” Mr. Mustered stated, “ I made the motion to approve as presented, but I would have no ojection to have it read “prior to” as opposed to leaving it as is. I think it is a good idea.” MOTION TO AMEND Motion to amend by Mr. Mustered to add the word “prior” to the sentence, second by Mr. Flanagan. Mr. Derango questioned, “This does not just limit it to prior approval, does it? I was just thinking of a scenario if what happens if we send someone on a convention and they are there for two days, but the day they are suppose to leave a storm comes up and their flight gets cancelled? Does that mean we can not reimburse them? They did not have prior approval to stay an extra day, but certainly they were forced to do it.” Mr. Dougherty stated, “I don’t see a problem with the way that it is. The Board Chairman usually has the right to approve or disapprove whether it’s prior or later.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 7 ayes, 20 nays, 1 absent. Motion defeated. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 41 Chairman Hettel called for any further discussion. To be held over until next meeting.

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Resolution: (#02-176) POLLING PLACES A resolution was submitted establishing polling places for the November 5th, 2002 General Election and that any vacancies in the polling places which may occur be filled by the County Clerk at her discretion. Motion by Mr. Johnson to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Flanagan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 42-45

RESOLUTION: (#02-177) ELECTION NIGHT A resolution was submitted setting forth the names of those individuals who will be allowed in the office of the County Clerk to view the ballot counting procedure for the November 5th, 2002 General Election. Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 46-47 COMMENT Chairman Hettel stated that he received copies of signed petitions from the people of Utica, IL that are opposing the new location of the Utica Fire Department. APPOINTMENT: (#02-178) BROOKFIELD-VIENNA DRAINAGE DISTRICT A resolution was submitted re-appointing Ronald Frye to the Brookfield-Vienna Drainage District for a term expiring September 1, 2005. Motion by Mr. Garretson to approve the re-appointment, second by Mr. Jordan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 48-49 MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE Correspondence to the Illinois Department of Revenue regarding business address verification for tax allocation purposes was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 50 A Public Notice regarding a proposed issuance of Clean Air Act Permit Program permits to Illinois Cement Company in LaSalle and Lone Star Industries in Oglesby was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 51 A Public Notice regarding a proposed issuance of a Clean Air Act Permit Program permit to Imperial marble Corporation in Somonauk was submitted.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – October 10, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 52 The Treasurer’s Investment Schedule dated October 10th, 2002 was submitted to be place on file. Motion by Mr. Boe to place all on file, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Chairman Hettel stated that the Public Safety Tax last year at this time was $192,300.00 and this year it’s $200,400.00. So it’s an increase of about $8,100.00. Chairman Hettel called for a voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. ANNOUNCEMENT Chairman Hettel announced that if you are planning on attending the IACO November Convention, make sure you see Gayle before October 28, 2002. Rita Hogan, Payroll Supervisor, will be retiring at the end of this month, so this will be the last board meeting before she retires. Mrs. Cogdal stated, “There are seven county board members retiring. On November 21st, 2002 there will be a dinner for them at Hank’s Supper Club. It will start at 4:30 P.M. There will be information given to the other twenty-two county board members regarding the dinner either by mail or in their boxes.” Chairman Hettel announced that Mrs. Cogdal, Mr. Landers and Mr. McConville will be taking care of the Christmas Party this year. Mr. Boe thanked everyone who did participate in getting the pamphlets out to the rural area regarding the 9-1-1. Mr. Freeman questioned, “It was brought to me by some of the residents of the county, they want to know what the policy is for putting political signs on county board right of way is? Who sets that policy and who enforces it?” Chairman Hettel replied, “It’s not county board right of way. It’s county highway right of way. It’s been in existence long before I came here. If they are in the right of way, and somebody complains they will take them out of there and take them down to the county highway building. They are not destroyed. Any candidate can go pick them up.”

------Motion by Mr. Piecha to recess to November 7th, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 250 at the Governmental Complex, second by Mr. Savitch. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. CHAIRMAN HETTEL DECLARED THE MEETING RECESSED TO NOVEMBER 7TH, 2002

LaSalle County Board Minutes – October 10, 2002 STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) The LaSalle County Board met pursuant to recess at the Governmental Complex, Ottawa, Illinois, on the first Thursday of November, A.D., 2002, it being the 7th day thereof. This meeting is the third meeting of our September 2002 Session. Chairman Hettel called the meeting to order at 1:05 P.M. Chairman Hettel asked the Clerk to call the roll for mileage & per diem. PRESENT: 29 Members ABSENT: None There were 28 ayes claiming mileage. Motion by Mr. Rigby to approve the roll call for mileage & per diem, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 54 Chairman Hettel called for any additions or corrections to the October 10th, 2002 minutes. Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to approve the October 10th minutes as presented, second by Mr. McConville. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARD Mr. William Novotney, Supt. of Schools, introduced the students who were awarded the Student Excellence Awards; from Marseilles Elementary School, Jessica Rohwer; and from Wallace Grade School, Reagen Haeberle. Both students were presented an award plaque from Chairman Hettel and applauded by the Board. CITIZENS COMMENT Ralph Coyle, from the LaSalle County Landowner’s Association, addressed the Board stating, “I’m here regarding the resolution on county zoning that you are going to look at this afternoon. I’ve heard some people and some county board members ask what do they hope to accomplish with this? What are they trying to do? What are they afraid of? What we are trying to do is insure that if and when county zoning comes to LaSalle County it will be done in the best interest of the people of the county. County zoning can only accomplish that task if it is embraced by the people it serves. Therefore, it must be decided by the people that it is designed to protect. In approximately 1972 a group of people that were pushing regional government asked the LaSalle County Board to implement county zoning. The county board complied with there request. The results were disastrous. It was a financial disaster for the taxpayers and much time and effort was spent by the people to defeat it. The county board was caught in the middle and became the scapegoat.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 7, 2002 In approximately 1996 the townships came to the county and asked that they involve themselves in the countywide zoning effort. Once again, large amounts of money and resources were spent. And once again, the people had to invest time and effort to defeat it. It was a lose- lose situation. And as history repeats itself, the LaSalle County Board has been held accountable for something they didn’t start. This resolution is designed to protect and prevent that from happening again and again. The resolution is not intended nor will it accomplish blocking or stopping county zoning from ever coming to LaSalle County. It is intended to prevent yet another loss of revenue and effort from everyone involved. It simply asks that county zoning be left in the hands of the people that it serves. This resolution asks that the people decide if and when county zoning should be revisited. Therefore, protecting the people and the county board. As I’m sure you all know, this resolution may be rescinded by a super majority vote of the county board. However, I feel that any future county board that attempted to do so would be making a mistake. It would not be acting in the best interest of the people it serves. With the election behind us, I would respectfully ask that this issue be tabled to be dealt with by the newly elected LaSalle County Board. If however there is not enough support for tabling this issue and you do vote on it today, I would ask you to please vote in support of this resolution putting the county wide zoning question in the hands of the people. A lot of people have said county zoning is dead. By passing this resolution, you will effectively have signed its death certificate and you’ ll hear no more about it from us.” RESOLUTION:#02-16 (#02-178) COUNTY HIGHWAY COMMITTEE A resolution was submitted deducting County Highway 2 (0.51 Miles) from the County Highway. Motion by Mr. Piecha to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Landers. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 55-60 RESOLUTION: #02-20 (#02-179) COUNTY HIGHWAY COMMITTEE A resolution was submitted appropriating the necessary funds from the County Bridge Fund, and authorizing the Chairman to enter into an engineering agreement with Chamlin and Associates for the design of Section 03-00609-00-BR on Third Street in the City of Mendota. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. McConville. Roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 61-67

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 7, 2002 RESOLUTION: #02-22 (#02-180) COUNTY HIGHWAY COMMITTEE A resolution was submitted stating the 2003 Bridge Aid Petitions and Requests costing $633,000 for Townships and $46,000 for Municipal petitions received. Motion by Mr. Derango to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Boe. Same roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 68-78 RESOLUTION: #02-42 (#02-181) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance for Victor Gauer to lawfully allow a 1.8 acre parcel with 141 feet of public road frontage in the E ½ of the NE ¼ of Section 32, Mission Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the variance, second by Mr. Dougherty. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 79-80 RESOLUTION: #02-43 (#02-182) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance to allow Bernie Villa, a parcel of 6.058 acres with 70 feet of public road frontage to be considered a legal lot located in Rutland Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the variance, second by Mr. Piecha. Voice vote, 1 nay. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 81-82 RESOLUTION: (#02-183) AMENDING LASALLE COUNTY BOARD RULES FOR REIMBURSEMENTS FOR CONVENTION OR SEMINAR A resolution was re-submitted from being held over at last month’s meeting to amend the LaSalle County Board Rules for reimbursements for convention or seminar. Original motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Mustered. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 83-84 PRESENTATION TOPIC: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, LTD Troy Holland, County Attorney, addressed the Board stating, “I think originally this was going to be brought to the full Board today with a finished contract. There was some discussion between the Finance Committee and the Sheriff & Co. Radio Committee as to which proposal LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 7, 2002 they were going to go with. A decision on that was made. I would like some more time to review the final contract language, which I just received this morning. Basically, I think the plan is to hold it over until the next November meeting as far as action. Mr. Jakupcak stated, “We have come to an agreement between the two committees to choose Program #3. It’s a comprehensive health care service including sixteen/seven nursing, physician services with twenty-four/seven on call availability, nursing services on site sixteen/seven, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, laboratory and hospitalization. The cost of that was $427,998. The per diem was $3.79 a day if we went over 160 inmates including the detention home. That would be added to each inmate over 160. Also, if by some chance our population would decline and have 140 inmates, we will be reimbursed the money at the per diem rate of $3.79 per day for everyday we are under 160 inmates. They could refund us a check or credit us. That’s the one that we felt was the best and affordable for us.” Chairman Hettel asked Mr. Jakupcak to explain what the sixteen/seven actually means. Mr. Jakupcak explained, “We would have nurses on duty sixteen hours a day, seven days a week and on call availability for a physician would be twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. A nurse would be able to call a doctor at any time.” Mr. Small questioned, “What is the difference between the other two proposals with cost and coverage of money?” Mr. Jakupcak replied, “There was a total of eight proposals that we chose from.” Mr. Jakupcak at this time explained each proposal to the county board members. Mr. Small questioned, “They assume the liability for that eight hour shift that they do not have a nurse there?” Megan Feinerman, Account Executive of Health Care Professionals, addressed the Board stating, “The eight hour shift that we are not on site we are really relying on the assessment skills of your correctional officers to accurately diagnose. In the event that the correctional officer does not provide as much accurate information as the nurse needs or the doctor needs to make an actual assessment, that does come back then on the county to some extent when our attorneys are then in court and we’re battling. If there is a law suit filed it will be based on some of the information that we gather from the correctional officers.” Mr. Stockley stated, “I would like a comment on what we get for twenty-four/seven physician availability.” Ms. Feinerman replied, “The physician is available to the nurse, in the event that the nurse does not feel comfortable. If the correctional officer calls the nurse and it’s out of her scope of

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 7, 2002 services to make an accurate diagnosis, we actually recommend that they call the physician. The physician is on call twenty-four /seven and this comes in handy for the intake process.” Mr. Stockley questioned, “How much would the physician be on site?” Ms. Feinerman replied, “The physician is on site as needed.” Mr. Foltynewicz questioned, “How far is the physican from LaSalle County?” Ms. Feinerman replied, “Our physician that actually comes to LaSalle County is based out of Peoria. He also takes care of Rockford, Stevenson County and Ogle County. So he is in this area quite a bit. He’s about an hour and fifteen minutes worst case scenario from you.” Mr. Foltynewicz questioned, “If they need somebody right now, it’ll take that long to get here then?” Ms. Feinerman replied, “A lot of times at that point we will recommend sending them directly to the hospital. Hospitalization is part of our cost. So in the event that we ask that you send them directly to the hospital we are still assuming those costs.” Mr. Dougherty questioned, “Did I understand right that you are going to hold a correctional officer liable for making some kind of a diagnosis?” Ms. Feinerman replied, “We don’t ask them to diagnose. When a correctional officer has to call and say I have somebody here that might be having a medical problem, there may be things that when a nurse is on site that they will notice additional signs that maybe a correctional officer will not pick up on. The nurse will ask the appropriate questions to help the correctional officer make that diagnosis. But there’s always that chance that the correctional officer may not have that medical knowledge. You don’t want that correctional officer to make that medical decision. In a lot of our facilities we do not have twenty-four/seven coverage. We do have sixteen/seven or eight hour a day coverage. So we train the correctional officers, but there is always that possibility.” Mr. Dougherty stated, “I’ve made the comment at our meeting that the City of Ottawa has a very good 9-1-1 paramedic unit at the fire department. We can call them can’t we? I don’t think the nurse is needed at the twenty-four hours seven days a week.” Mr. Derango questioned, “Are we billed extra if we call out and send them in at night?” Ms. Feinerman replied, “Obviously, if it is a medical emergency that they have to be sent off site immediately, we recommend that you automatically send them to the hospital. That’s still our cost. Our physicians are on call twenty-four/seven and they typically call back within ten minutes from being called or paged. We use a utilization management review program. We have three physicians on call to your facility at all times as well as three nurses. So the correctional staff should be able to contact a medical personnel within ten minutes should an emergency arise.”

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 7, 2002 Mr. Derango stated, “I would think we would error on the side of safety at night. I mean rather than make any decision that could make us liable, I think we should instruct our people to call out. I mean no responsibility what so ever on a correctional officer. They’re not medically qualified. I don’t know what kind of a crash course you can give them, but I would think at night during that eight hours if there is any question, we call you people. That would be my recommendation.” Ms. Feinerman replied, “They do already.” Mr. Boe stated, “I supported Program #3 in the committee. I did that for several reasons. I believe that there is nursing staff that would be available that all medication that would be responsibly given to the inmates by the nurses. So none of our officers would be handling any drugs what so ever.” Ms. Feinerman stated, “There may be rare occasions that we have to administer three times a day. Typically we don’t. We try to get all of our medications on twice a day so that our nurses are passing medication. But there is that rare instance that you have a condition that you may have to pass it four times a day.” Mr. Boe continued stating, “The other issue is that we do have a physician on call in this plan that can be contacted and he can give immediate direction on that eight hours that they are suppose to be in their bunk in bed sleeping. The risk I guess we would be assuming, would be if we brought in someone at 3:00 in the morning and then the decision had to be made medically. But I didn’t think that out weighed the cost. As far as a taxpayer and a board member, it’s an unfortunate situation that LaSalle County has to put out this kind of money to give medical care for the inmates. But due by law, we are responsible once we take them in. I supported Program #3 in the committee and I would continue to do that on the full board. ” Mr. Flanagan questioned Sheriff Templeton, “Do our correctional officers have any kind of training?” Sheriff Templeton replied, “The correctional officers get training at the corrections academy, but they are not all first responders. The discussion was if in fact that someone who is sleeping in bed at night can still have a heart attack. When that occurs the officer goes to that medical emergency and calls the nurse. The nurse talks to the officer. It’s being done today as we speak. The nurse is talking to the officer. The officer is not a nurse and not a doctor. If the nurse asks for something and they make a wrong statement, that nurse makes a decision on that or calls the doctor and the doctor makes a decision based on the information supplied by an untrained deputy sheriff. Who’s going to pick up that liability? That’s all I can tell you about that. That’s sixteen/seven. That’s how it is. At twenty-four/seven there’s a nurse there that makes that

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 7, 2002 decision , which relieves us of that responsibility. This plan is a good plan. I concur with the committees decision on it with that one exception that there is eight hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year that there will not be anybody trained in the facility to make a call to a nurse even though if you are simply on call. There’s a telephone conversation. On call doesn’t mean you’ll be standing there when they make a call.” Mr. Derango stated, “I hope that you and the board, that we, would instruct our personnel to error on the side of precaution.” Sheriff Templeton stated, “There is no error. We called a nurse. There is no error. We are not error on anything.” Mr. Derango stated, “I would say we would instruct our personnel to assume it is an emergency. I’d rather have the guys come out more and take away our liability." Sheriff Templeton stated, “They are assuming it’s an emergency. They are calling the nurse like they are suppose to. The nurse is going to ask questions without being able to see with their own eyes what is happening. They are going to render a decision based upon what the deputy sheriff is going to tell them. The alternative is at night we call the ambulance and send them to the hospital. The old days we sent everybody to the hospital.” Mr. Derango stated, “I thought they assumed the liability for that?” Ms. Feinerman replied, “You’re are actually sending your deputies out of the facility and they are having to stand in the hospital. We just had an instance not too long ago in which somebody was in the hospital for seven days and that’s twenty-four seven around the clock coverage for Sheriff Templeton’s staff. They are to be paid overtime to sit in the hospital.” Mr. Rigby questioned, “Do we have that many instances after hours that would need us to go the twenty-four/seven verses the sixteen/seven?” Ms. Feinerman replied, “We’ve been tracking that. On average the nurses called about eighteen times a month after hours. So that’s about eighteen times a month that the correctional officers are being put into a position to help make a medical assessment.” Mr. Flanagan questioned, “We had a physician that we hired, and he came on call, did we not? Did we have a nurse on twenty-four hours a day?” Sheriff Templeton stated, “I believe four years ago we had a nurse eight hours a day and the nurse actually worked for the county and we took everybody to the hospital after the eight hours.” Mr. Jakupcak stated, “The way we did it before Health Care Professionals, I can assure you we went back to the figures on what it cost us to operate then. It was staggering. I can’t remember the exact figure on just medication alone, that our deputies were passing out. They

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 7, 2002 were giving meds. We wanted to relieve the county of the liability of the deputies passing meds. I know when we first went with them it was a lot cheaper to have Health Care Professionals on call rather than doing it ourselves like we were. The difference in cost between Program #3 and Program #1, if we went with #1 it’s roughly around $108,000 more a year. Mr. Erbrederis did some checking on what it would cost to hire a registered nurse per year. His wife is a registered nurse.” Mr. Erbrederis stated, “Basically, at the prevailing wage for LaSalle County, a nurse working midnight shifts, weekends and five nights a week, would approximately be making $100,000, which is the difference between the sixteen/seven and the twenty-four/seven. You have to take into account that there are seven days that have to be covered. Two nurses can’t do this. You’d have to have at least 3.5 nurses to cover those seven days allowing for sick time, vacation and days off. By the time you take a nurses salary times three there is your $100,000 difference.” Chairman Hettel stated, “We did have two committees work on this. We are not going to vote on it today because Mr. Holland would like to review it. This will be back before you again on November 22nd, 2002 when we meet.” BUDGET: 2002-2003 PROPOSED BUDGET REPORT Chairman Hettel stated, “Included in the budget is a round figure of about $9 million in what we call an escrow account, because of the re-issuance of the Series 2000 Bonds. It’s not coming from tax money, but it’s something we felt that we should show in the budget so everybody knows that it’s there. It’s an asset to the county. So that’s why it’s included. On page 61, a figure that I know is going to change is under “Public Safety Bond Payment”. It currently states $1,348,956.00. It’s going to state $1,537,976.00.” Mr. Dougherty stated, “On Page 1, (number 21), I suggest there be hyphens be put between 911 and also on Page 18,under 911 Services. I believe we asked for $500.00 and not $100.00 on Page 18, (550.001 Seminar/Traning), and traning is spelled wrong also.” Chairman Hettel stated that, “On November 22nd, 2002 you will be getting a new one with the corrections that have been pointed out to the Finance Committee. If there are any more corrections on that last day, we’ll have to make those corrections before we adopt this. The Finance Committee put in a lot of hours on this and listened to a lot of requests from office holders and department heads.” MOTION Motion by Mr. Mustered to place the proposed Budget for 2002-2003 on file at the LaSalle County Clerk’s Office for 15 days, second by Ms. Koban. LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 7, 2002 Mr. Mustered extended his thanks to Chairman Hettel, Rita, Mary, Marje, Gayle, Cathy and Department Heads and board members who have been contributing factors to this. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 85 RESOLUTION: (#02-184) LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN LASALLE COUNTY AND GARVEY MARINE, INC A resolution was submitted stating that the Chairman of the LaSalle County Board and the County Clerk be, and they are hereby authorized to execute a lease agreement with Garvey Marine, Inc. in the form attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A” for a two year period beginning December 1, 2002 and expiring November 30, 2004 for total rent of $13,260.00. Motion by Mr. Mustered to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Piecha. Roll call vote, 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 86-92 RESOLUTION: (#02-185) LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN LASALLE COUNTY AND BEST, INC. A resolution was submitted entering into a lease agreement between the LaSalle County Board of LaSalle County and Best, Inc. commencing on the first day of November, 2002 and terminates November 2003. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Johnson. Mr. Flanagan questioned, “It says the term of the lease will commence on the first day of November, 2002 and terminate November, 2003. Does that mean the end of November?” MOTION TO AMEND Motion to amend the lease agreement by Mr. Landers to terminate October 31, 2003, second by Mr. Derango. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. At this time Chairman Hettel called for any further discussion on the motion as amended. Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote on the motion as amended; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 93-96 RESOLUTION: (#02-186) CONTRACT FOR CUSTODIAL AND JANITORIAL SERVICES A resolution was submitted stating that the contract for custodial and janitorial services with Clean Sweep attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A” be entered for one year beginning December 1, 2002 and ending November 30, 2002 at a total cost of $80,500.00. Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Jakupcak. LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 7, 2002 MOTION TO AMEND Motion by Mr. Dougherty to amend the date to end November 30, 2003, second by Mr. Rigby. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. Mr. Dougherty stated, “It was put out for bids. We received seven bids. They are not the cleaners at the present time. They were the low bid at $80,500.00. I think the high bid was over $100,000.00. Attorney Troy Holland looked over the contract and all the procedures that are required have been met.” Mary Jane Wilkinson, LaSalle County Clerk questioned, “Is it the same agreement that they will come into the County Clerk’s Office prior to closing to do their cleaning?” Christine Boswell, from Clean Sweep replied, “That can be worked out.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote as amended; 28 ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 97-111 RESOLUTION: (#02-187) UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK INSTALLATION A resolution was submitted stating that the contract with DRW Services, Inc. to install an underground petroleum storage tank at the Etna Road Complex be entered at a total cost of $59,931.00. Motion by Mr. Mustered to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Dougherty. MOTION TO AMEND Motion by Mr. Dougherty to amend the resolution to read the same total cost figure as in the contract to $59,431.00, second by Mr. Derango. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. Chairman Hettel called for a same roll call vote on the resolution as amended, 28 ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 112-120 RESOLUTION: (#02-188) COBRA HEALTH INSURANCE RATES A resolution was submitted stating that beginning December 1, 2002, pursuant with the provisions of COBRA LaSalle County will charge employees whose employment with LaSalle County has terminated an amount equal to 102% of the current monthly health insurance premium in effect at the time of termination of employment with LaSalle County for health insurance subsequent to termination and that this resolution shall supercede all preexisting resolutions pertaining to COBRA coverage. Motion by Mr. Derango to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Garretson. Same roll call vote, 28 ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 121-122 LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 7, 2002 MOTION Motion by Mr. Hicks to place on file the 2002-2003 LaSalle County Active Employee Health Insurance Premium Rates Report, second by Mr. Flanagan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 123-125 RESOLUTION: REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ZONING IN LASALLE COUNTY A resolution was submitted stating that any countywide-zoning effort must be preceded by a petition of ten percent (10%) of the registered voters of LaSalle County, and referendum on the question must be placed on a general election ballot garnering a majority of the popular vote. The aforementioned ballot question must conform to all applicable state election laws. Be it further resolved that any countywide-zoning question appearing on any election ballot must be stated in the following form:

SHOULD LASALLE COUNTY ADOPT COUNTY-WIDE ZONING? ____ YES ____ NO

Original resolution died for lack of a motion. Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to table the resolution. Chairman Hettel called for a second to the motion. Motion died for lack of second. APPOINTMENT: (#02-189) SHERIDAN SANITARY DISTRICT A resolution was submitted appointing John H. Morahn of Sheridan as Trustee of the Sheridan Sanitary District for a term of three years commencing from the date of this appointment. Motion by Mr. Boe to approve the appointment, second by Mr. Small. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 126-130 APPOINTMENT: (#02-190) LASALLE COUNTY BOARD OF REVIEW A resolution was submitted appointing Joseph E. Hettel as a part time alternate member of the LaSalle County Board of Review for a term beginning December 2, 2002 and expiring November 30, 2004. Motion by Mr. Mustered to approve the appointment, second by Mr. Erbrederis. Same roll call vote; 28 ayes. Motion carried.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 7, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 131 MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE Correspondence from the Law Office of Dale L. Stockley regarding Resolutions to impose a 120 day moratorium on platting of new subdivisions in the towns of Freedom and Earl were submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 132 A Public Notice of the proposed renewal of the Federally Enforceable State Operating Permit for American Nickeloid Company in Peru was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 133 A Public Notice of the proposed issuance of a Prevention Of Significant Deterioration Construction Permit to Nicor Gas in Mendota was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 134 A Public Notice of the proposed issuance of a Clean Air Act Permit Program Permit to Owens-Brockway Glass Container, Inc. in Streator was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 135, PAGE 135 Motion by Mr. Landers to place all on file, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. Landers announced, “This year’s Christmas Party will be at the Pine’s Restaurant in Streator on December 1st, 2002 starting at 4:30 P.M. and we’ll be eating around 7:00 P.M.” ------Motion by Mr. Piecha to recess to November 22, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 250 at the Governmental Complex, second by Mr. Savitch. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. CHAIRMAN HETTEL DECLARED THE MEETING RECESSED TO NOVEMBER 7TH, 2002

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 7, 2002 STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) The LaSalle County Board met pursuant to recess at the Governmental Complex, Ottawa, Illinois, on the fourth Friday of November, A.D., 2002 it being the 22nd day thereof. This is the fourth meeting of our September 2002 Session. Chairman Hettel called the meeting to order at 1:02 P.M. Chairman Hettel asked the Clerk to call the roll for mileage & per diem. PRESENT: 27 Members ABSENT: Mr. Johnson, Mr. Boe There were 26 ayes claiming mileage. Motion by Mrs. Cogdal to approve the roll call for mileage & per diem, second by Mr. Stockley. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 1 Chairman Hettel called for any additions or corrections to the November 7th, 2002 minutes. Mr. Erbrederis stated that on the last line of the minutes, it was incorrectly stated as the next county board meeting being on November 7th, 2002. It should be November 22nd, 2002. Motion by Mr. Erbrederis to approve the November 7th minutes as corrected, second by Mr. Foltynewicz. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION: #02-18 (#02-191) COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted deducting County Highway 56 (2.64 miles) from the County Highway System. Motion by Mr. Rigby to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Flanagan. Roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 2-7 RESOLUTION: #02-23 (#02-192) COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County become a member of JULIE, Inc. and said membership shall be coordinated through the LaSalle County Highway Department. That the LaSalle County Board Chairman is authorized to enter into the Membership Agreement with JULIE, Inc. And that the LaSalle County Board Chairman is authorized to withdraw said membership at any time should there be changes to the enabling act or should there be rulings or opinions by the Illinois Commerce Commission or other legislative body or judicial body exempting or relieving counties from the requirements of said act; or should it become unnecessary for LaSalle County to be a member due to abandonment or transfer of ownership of its utilities or other circumstances.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 22, 2002 Motion by Mr. McConville to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 8-9 RESOLUTION: #02-24 (#02-193 COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted deducting a portion of County Highway 3 (0.75 miles) from the County Highway System. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. McConville. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 10-14 RESOLUTION: #02-25 (#02-194) COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted requesting the sum of $86,000.00 be appropriated from the county’s allotment of Motor Fuel Tax funds for the purpose of paying the salary of the LaSalle County Engineer from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2003 for Section 03-00000-00-CS. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Landers. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 15-16 RESOLUTION: #02-26 (#02-195) COUNTY HIGHWAY A resolution was submitted providing for the appropriation of $1,100,000 from the Motor Fuel Tax fund to cover maintenance costs from January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003 for Section 03-00000-00-GM, Patrol #1. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Piecha. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 17-18 COMMENT Larry Kinzer, County Engineer, stated, “I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the county board members presently seated for the help and cooperation you’ve given me over the years. I’ve really enjoyed working with each of you. And I’d would like to say best wishes to those that are retiring.” Mr. Janko also thanked Mr. Kinzer for his help and cooperation with the parking lot that was recently finished. MOTION Motion by Mr. Janko to place on file the LaSalle County Regional Office of Education’s Annual Report from December 1, 2001 through November 30, 2002, second by Mrs. Woodrich. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 22, 2002 SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 19 RESOLUTION: (#02-196) OFFICE OF THE STATE’S ATTORNEYS APPELLATE PROSECUTOR A resolution was submitted stating that the LaSalle County Board agrees to support the continued operation of the Office of the State’s Attorneys appellate prosecutor for the Fiscal Year 2003, commencing December 1, 2002 and ending November 30, 2003, and appropriating the sum of $20,000.00 for the express purpose of providing a portion of the funds required for financing the operation. Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Garretson. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 20-24 RESOLUTION: (#02-197) STATE FUNDING OF RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FOR SELECTED JUVENILE OFFENDERS A resolution was submitted requesting that the Governor and Legislature provide adequate funding to treat juvenile offenders commencing on July 1, 2002 with State of Illinois Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 and thereafter. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Small. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 25-31 RESOLUTION: (#02-198) AMEND GIS DATA PRICE SCHEDULE A resolution was submitted stating that the previously adopted price schedule for LaSalle County Database GIS information is hereby amended and replaced with the price Schedule A attached hereto and incorporated herein this Resolution. Motion by Mr. Mustered to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Savitch. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 32-34 RESOLUTION: (#02-199) ENGINEERING SERVICES CONTRACT FOR NURSING HOME A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County enter the engineering services contract attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A” at a cost of $11,400.00 and that the LaSalle County Board Chairman is authorized to execute said agreement. Motion by Mr. Janko to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Small. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 35-37

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 22, 2002 RESOLUTION: (#02-200) VAC SUPERINTENDENT SALARY A resolution was submitted setting the salary for the VAC Superintendent, Martin Rue, to be set at $49,000.00 starting December 1, 2003 to November 30, 2004. Motion by Mr. Hicks to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Piecha. Same roll call vote; Voice vote, 1 nay. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 38-39 RESOLUTION: (#02-201) DELINQUENT TAX – RECONVEYANCE A resolution was submitted stating that the Chairman of the Board of LaSalle County, Illinois, be authorized to execute a deed of conveyance of the County’s interest or authorize the cancellation of the appropriate Certificate(s) of Purchase, as the case may be, on real estate parcel #24-18-212-029, cert. #99-0462, for the sum of $70.88 to be paid to the Treasurer of LaSalle County, Illinois, to be disbursed according to law. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to approve the resolution, second by Mrs. Cogdal. Roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 40-42 RESOLUTION: (#02-202A) THRU (#02-202J) DELINQUENT TAXES A resolution was submitted stating that the Chairman of the Board of LaSalle County, Illinois, be authorized to execute a deed of conveyance of the County’s interest or authorize the cancellation of the appropriate Certificate(s) of Purchase, as the case may be, on real estate parcel #10-27-100-034, cert. #99-0113 for the sum of $141.00, parcel #24-15-204-001, cert. #97- 0376 for the sum of $149.65, parcel #24-18-220-003, cert. #99-0468 for the sum of $344.94, parcel #24-18-210-015, cert. #99-0457 for the sum of $1,523.88, parcel #24-18-210-012, cert. #99-0455 in the sum of $2,948.88, parcel #24-18-214-027, cert. #99-0466 in the sum of $736.38, parcel #33-25-112-009, cert. #99-0578 in the sum of $202.82, parcel #34-22-405-000, cert. #99- 0686 in the sum of $152.82, parcel #36-18-309-000, cert. #99-0697 in the sum of $590.32 and parcel #36-19-105-016, cert. #99-0698 in the sum of $148.88 to be paid to the Treasurer of LaSalle County, Illinois, to be disbursed according to law. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the resolutions, second by Mr. McConville. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 43-53 RESOLUTION: (#02-203) AUTOMATION FEE A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County acting by and through the LaSalle County Board authorizes the LaSalle County Clerk to assess an automation fee of no more than

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 22, 2002 $10.00 to be paid by the owner of certificate of purchase for each assignment of the certificate that is registered pursuant to 35 ILCS 200/21-251. Motion by Mr. Mustered to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Piecha. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 54-55 RESOLUTION: (#02-204) INMATE HEALTH SERVICE AGREEMENT A resolution was submitted stating that the Chairman of the LaSalle County Board be, and is hereby authorized to execute an agreement with Health Professionals, LTD. for the provision of health care services to inmates and detainees in the form attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A” for a period of December 1, 2002 through November 30, 2003. Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Rigby. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 56-58 RESOLUTION: (#02-205) TRANSFER OF LANDCOMP CORPORATION STOCK TO ALLIED WASTE NORTH AMERICA. INC. A resolution was submitted stating that LaSalle County acting by and through the LaSalle County Board hereby authorizes LaSalle County acting by and through its Board Chairman to grant written approval of the transfer of LandComp Corporation shares of stock to Allied Waste North America, Inc. pursuant to Article VIII, Section 8.01 of the Host Agreement dated November 29, 1994. Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Jordan. Roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 59-63 RESOLUTION: (#02-206) ENTERPRISE ZONE POLICY A resolution was submitted stating that the following Enterprise Zone policy be adopted as a guide to future decision making regarding Enterprise Zone requests: 1. As participation by LaSalle County in the tax abatement of LaSalle County taxes is voluntary, LaSalle County shall carefully review the need for the enterprise zone and the need for continual abatement of LaSalle County taxes for the extended period of time. 2. Carefully review the past performance of the enterprise zone in stimulating business and industrial growth and retention of business and industry in depressed areas 3. Participation in the form of LaSalle County tax abatement should be limited in time, amount and by class of property. Industrial and commercial property only should be abated. Abatement amounts should be limited in duration and percentage of

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 22, 2002 abatement, for example instead of 10 (ten) years at 100% abatement, (5) years at 50% abatement on the amount attributable to new construction, renovation or rehabilitation on commercial and industrial property located in the enterprise zone. No residential property should be allowed an abatement. 4. Abatement should only be allowed for improvements, the nature and scope of which building permits are required and have been obtained. 5. Review and assure the area is qualified to be or continues to be qualified an enterprise zone pursuant to the Act, including verification that it is “a depressed area.”

Motion by Mr. Mustered to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 64-66 Chairman Hettel announced that the Abating Tax (Public Safety) Ordinance has been withdrawn from today’s agenda. MOTION: EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion by Mr. Dougherty to go into executive session to discuss collective bargaining matters and pending litigation, second by Mr. Derango. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. The room was cleared for executive session. Motion by Mr. Garretson to go back into regular session, second by Mr. Freeman. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION: (#02-207) APPROVING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS AND AUTHORIZING THEIR EXECUTION AFSCME/NURSING HOME & GENERAL, & ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS) A resolution was submitted regarding collective bargaining agreements and authorizing their execution (AFSCME/Nursing Home and General, and Elected Public Officials). Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Rigby. Roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 67-72 MOTION Motion by Mr. Derango to accept our insurance council’s recommendation regarding the board of health, second by Mr. Dougherty. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. RESOLUTION: (#02-208) BOARD OF REVIEW A resolution was submitted appointing Randy Savage (Savitch is spelled incorrect on the resolution) as a member of the LaSalle County Board of Review to fill the unexpired term of James C. Mustered, said term to expire May 31, 2003. LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 22, 2002 Motion by Mr. Mustered to approve the appointment, second by Mr. Piecha. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 73 RESOLUTION: (#02-209) AMEND BOARD OF REVIEW A resolution was submitted stating that the third WHEREAS clause of the Resolution adopted November 7th, 2002 be amended be deleting the stricken text and adding the underlined text as follows:

WHEREAS, the salary for the part time alternate member of the LaSalle County Board of Review will be $7,500.00 per year, not to exceed 600 599 hours and with no benefits. Motion by Mr. Landers to approve the resolution, second by Mr. McConville. Same roll call vote; 26 ayes, 2 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 74 MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE Correspondence to the Illinois Department of Revenue regarding business address verification for tax allocation purposes was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 75 An inspection report from the Grand Jury regarding their visit to the LaSalle County Jail Facility was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 76 The LaSalle County Soil & Water Conservation District Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2002 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 77 A Public Notice for a proposed issuance of a Clean Air Act Permit Program Permit for Land Comp Landfill in Ottawa was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 78 A report regarding the breakdown of collections for the 2001 real estate taxes was submitted to place on file. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 79 Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to place all on file, second by Mr. Flanagan. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. 2002-2003 BUDGET Motion by Mr. Mustered to adopt the 2002-2003 budget, second by Mr. Hicks. Chairman Hettel stated that there were several changes to the budget and that each board member received a copy of those changes.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 22, 2002 At this time Chairman Hettel called for any discussion. Mr. Mustered stated, “There were some changes in the budget that were brought to our attention. A couple of them that would be outstanding is one from Mike Harsted and his associates who put in the $5,000 fee for recycling collection. The other thing is the biggest dollar item, which is the bonding issue. Talking with the auditors, we find that we do not have to have all the line items that we had in there. The only thing we needed in there to satisfy this budget was the amount of money that would be paid in this year. It actually reduces this budget substantially from $67,000,000 down to $58,000,000. This budget has been changed with the income as far as our fees. We restructured our fees during the year. That has added to our income. I personally would like to thank my committee and this board, the girls in the board office and you Mr. Chairman. We not only looked at this budget once, we looked at it twice.” Chairman Hettel gave the board members at this time a chance to look over the changes to the budget that each member received a copy of. Mr. Mustered stated, “This budget is funded by 23% of the real estate taxes and the balance is by finance fees, grants, gambling taxes and other miscellaneous income.” Chairman Hettel called for a roll call vote; 25 ayes, 3 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 80-82 RESOLUTION: (#02-210) 2002-2003 LASALLE COUNTY GENERAL TAX LEVY Motion by Mr. Mustered to adopt the Tax Levy for the 2002-2003 fiscal year in the amount of $13,514,719.00, second by Mr. Treschak. Same roll call vote; 25 ayes, 3 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 83-90 RESOLUTION: (#02-211) THRU (#02-221) TAX ANTICIPATION WARRANTS Tax Anticipation Warrants were submitted for the following funds: General County Fund, County Health Department, County Highway Fund, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Insurance Fund, Mental Health Fund, County Nursing Home Fund, Special Tax Matching Fund, Veterans Assistance Commission, Bridges Constructed by the County on Townships and County Line Roads and Detention Home Fund. Motion by Mr. Dougherty to adopt the eleven (11) tax anticipation warrants, second by Mr. Mustered. Same roll call vote; 25 ayes, 3 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 136, PAGE 91-112 ANNOUNCEMENT Chairman Hettel announced that the Christmas Party is December 1, 2002 at the Pine’s Restaurant in Streator.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 22, 2002 Chairman Hettel also announced to have all the mail boxes cleaned out for the new board members that will be here in December, 2002. COMMENT Mr. Dougherty stated, “I’d like to thank the members who are not going to be here next month. For me it’s been a real honor and privilege working with you. I feel that I’ve gained a lot of experience listening to all of you and I wish you the best success in what ever you do.” Mr. Janko stated, “As you know this is my last official act as a member and representative of District 12 and I’d like to acknowledge with gratitude the efforts of the Nursing Home Committee, Pat Cogdal, Glenn Garrettson, Richard Foltynewicz, Gary Small, Ruth Panzica, and William Johnson. We walked a tight rope with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Environmental Protection Agency. We were able to complete some major improvements at what I consider to be the best nursing home in the valley. Also, our Administrator, Elizabeth Ramsey, and our Asst. Administrator, will be retiring on December 1st, 2002. They have given long and faithful service and we wish them well. I’d like to recognize Betty Woodrich of Streator for her twenty (20) years of service to the county and recently retired Ron Rosengren, for his twenty-two (22) years. I’ve always felt that Rosie personified what county members should be. He was never afraid to ask tough questions, but he also had a softer side and a good sense of humor that kept the Finance Committee loose during some long budget sessions. I’d like to compliment the Board Office, Gayle Thomas, Cathy Keenan, recently retired Rita Hogan, and Mary Holland. I’ve always found them to be efficient, cooperative and willing to help. I think that their work is often overlooked, but they along with our county attorney Troy Holland are very important keys to the operation of the LaSalle County government. The Courthouse and Jail Committee, a tough committee. We plowed through $16 million dollars with the construction and renovation. Jim Mustered and I had been on so many committees together that I though we were joined at the hip. Jim is one of the hardest working members of this board and he will be missed. Our Committee Chairman, Joe Dougherty, just stepped into the chair just after the jail project was underway. Because he was experienced in the trades, Joe knew all about blue prints, spec sheets, change orders, add-ons and conflicts between contractors. So he led and the committee followed his lead. Joe was thorough, he was tough on the architect and I commend him for a job well done. Finally, in the early eighties the Chairman of the Board was Joseph Hettel. He was followed by Dick Hallett, Jerry Johnson, Wesley Freebairn, Ted Lambert and now we come full circle again to Joseph Hettel. In these past few decades, these men, being Republican or Democrat, have set a pattern of leadership that led to LaSalle County gaining a reputation for being fiscally responsible. That in turn, led to a very favorable LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 22, 2002 bond rating that saved the county mega bucks on the jail project. Much has been written and said about the loss of experience on this board. Joe Hettel has almost thirty (30) years and his knowledge of every aspect with county government are irreplaceable. And he will be missed. Before I was elected I came over here picturing the county board being twenty-nine (29) people in a smoke filled room with a big rubber stamp approving everything that came down the pipes. Nothing could be further from the truth. This Board is a vital part of the checks and balances of our system. I feel privileged to have been a member to have been involved in some major projects and I hope I’ve made some contributions in that effort. I leave the board with mixed emotions. Greatful for the frienship and the camaraderie of good people, but anxious to walk away with some of the county’s problems. In closing I liked to tell you something that happened to me when I told a friend about the fact I had planned to retire from the board, he said well, maybe it’s for the best because you are getting into the metallic age. And I said what is the metallic age? He said that’s when you have a little silver in your hair, a little gold in your teeth and lead in your ass." Mr. Piecha stated, “I would like to wish the retiring board members luck, good health, but a special thanks goes out to Ms. Andree-Marie Koban. The Committees that I have chaired, she was on those committees. She took it upon herself to take the minutes and did a good job. She still kept herself focused on the issues that were on the table. And thank Mrs. Woodrich for all the candy that you bring to the board meetings.” Mr. Woodrich stated, “I think John Janko said it all very well. I had a wonderful twenty (20) years and I’ve learned a lot.” Mr. Mustered stated, “John, you probably should have been named in many of those issues because you’ve been there when the times were tough and the chips were down and had your backs against the wall. And it wasn’t whether you were an “R” or a “D”, it was just an issue that needed to be addressed and you handled it very well John. My thanks to you, Andree and Betty and anyone that I missed I apologize. Thank you for everything you’ve tolerated me on , Andree. I think you’ve come a long way. I say that in all honesty. I think that your thought pattern has not changed in any direction, but I think, you have seen things in a different light, so to speak. Gayle has always been there to help me when I lost something. Thanks to everyone. I’ll see you again. I will not disappear Mr. Chairman. I will go away, but I will not disappear.” Chairman Hettel stated, “First of all I’d like to thank all the board members, both past and present. I certainly couldn’t begin to name them all. In fact, some of them are not even with us anymore. That picture back on the wall was taken almost thirty (30) years ago when I was in my first term. Since then I’ve chaired 110 County Board meetings. The next guy that gets this starts

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 22, 2002 out 110 behind me. I’ve attended over 350 county board meetings and probably over 3,500 committee meetings. I’d like to thank this office for all of the food they brought today. And I want to thank them for all the help they’ve given me over the years. I also want to thank the office holders for their cooperation. Some of them are no longer with us over the thirty years. A little about the future, these budgets are going to get tougher. They’re probably going to increase, I don’t know. There will be some relief when we pay off the bonds for that jail. So the budget may go down somewhat there. Everything else seems to go up. Our health care, our wages, just our cost of living. Everything goes up with it. I’m sure the new board members will find direction and do a good job. They are not all new members. We have carried over members. A couple of things I would think that the future county board should look at, is probably a full time county board chairman. I myself have been here every working day and a lot of Saturdays and a couple of Sundays over the last six years. And I didn’t keep track of everything. I made mistakes. So I think in the future it’s going to be even more demanding on a chairman. The other thing is maybe the attorney’s responsibilities are increasing everyday along with the board members. They are going to increase. The last thing I have to say is that the girls gave me a nice gift this morning so I’d like to thank them for that. The next meeting will be the first time since the building was built that I will not have been a member of this county board,” concluded Chairman Hettel. ------Motion by Mr. Piecha to adjourn to December 2nd, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. at the Governmental Complex in Room 250, second by Mr. Savitch. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. CHAIRMAN HETTEL DECLARED THE MEETING ADJORNED TO DECEMBER 2, 2002

LaSalle County Board Minutes – November 22, 2002 STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LASALLE COUNTY BOARD HELD AT THE GOVERNMENTAL COMPLEX, OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. BEGUN AND HELD ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF DECEMBER, A.D., 2002, IT BEING THE 2ND DAY THEREOF. STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) The LaSalle County Board met pursuant to Statute at the Governmental Complex, Ottawa, Illinois, on the first Monday of December, A.D., 2002, it being the 2nd day thereof. REORGANIZATION This is the first meeting of our December 2002 Session. LaSalle County Clerk, Mary Jane Wilkinson, called the meeting to order at 1:02 P.M. Judge Lanuti, administered the Oath of Office to the following newly elected and re-elected County Board members: Mr. Ronald Johnson, Mr. Kaminky, Mr. Gruenwald, Mr. Panzica, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Hall, Mr. Leininger, Mr. Myers, Mr. Flanagan, Mr. McConville, Mr. Stockley, Mr. Small, Mr. Derango, Mr. William Johnson, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Savitch, Mr. Piecha, Mr. Boe, Mr. Dougherty, Mr. Foltynewicz, Mr. Hicks, Mr. Cappellini, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Landers, Mr. Treschak, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Jakupcak and Mr. Garretson. Tom Mowinski was not in attendance. ELECTION OF TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN The County Clerk called for nominations for the position of temporary Chairman. Motion by Mr. Landers to nominate Mr. Dougherty as temporary Chairman of the LaSalle County Board, second by Mr. Walsh. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. Mr. Dougherty took his position as temporary Chairman. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN Mr. Dougherty called for nominations for Chairman. Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to nominate Mr. Glen Dougherty as Chairman of the LaSalle County Board, second by Mr. McConville. There being no further nominations, Mr. Freeman moved to close the nominations, second by Mr. Landers. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. Roll call vote was held to elect Mr. Dougherty as Chairman of the LaSalle County Board; 28 ayes. Motion carried. Mr. Dougherty received a round of applause from the Board. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 1

LaSalle County Board Minutes – December 2, 2002 ELECTION FOR VICE-CHAIRMAN Chairman Dougherty called for nominations for Vice-Chairman of the LaSalle County Board. Motion by Mr. Savitch to nominate Mr. Marius Derango as Vice-Chairman of the LaSalle County Board, second by Mr. William Johnson. There being no further nominations, Mr. Landers moved to close the nominations, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. Roll call vote was held to elect Mr. Derango as Vice-Chairman of the LaSalle County Board; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 2 Chairman Dougherty stated, “I’d like to commend everybody on their victory on the last election. We are all winners sitting here. I congratulate each and everyone of you.” Chairman Dougherty asked the Clerk to call the roll for mileage & per diem. PRESENT: 28 Members ABSENT: Mr. Mowinski Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the roll call for mileage & per diem, second by Mr. Piecha. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 3 STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS William Novotney, Superintendent of Schools, introduced the two students who were awarded the Student Excellence Awards for the month; from Milton Pope School, Ashley Brown and from Oglesby Washington School, Bryan Hybki. Both students received a plaque from Chairman Dougherty and were applauded by the Board. ORDINANCE: (#02-222) ABATING THE TAX LEVIED FOR YEAR 2002 An ordinance was submitted abating the tax heretofore levied for the year 2002 to pay debt service on $8,000,000 General Obligation Bonds (Public Safety Tax Alternate Revenue Sources), of the County of LaSalle, Illinois. Motion by Mr. Hicks to approve the ordinance, second by Mr. William Johnson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 4-6 ORDINANCE: (#02-223) ABATING THE TAX LEVIED FOR YEAR 2002 An ordinance was submitted abating the tax heretofore levied for the year 2002 to pay the principal of and interest of $8,510,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2002 (Public Safety Tax Alternate Revenue Source), of the County of LaSalle, Illinois.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – December 2, 2002 Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the ordinance, second by Mr. McConville. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 7-9 RESOLUTION: (#02-224) WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE A resolution was submitted stating that the County’s workers compensation insurance be purchased for an annual premium of $531,033.00 from Illinois Public Risk Fund/Donald Anderson Insurance effective December 15, 2002 to December 15, 2003. Motion by Mr. Derango to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Landers. Mr. Small questioned, “Did the price go up or down?” Mr. Derango replied, ”It is a raise of a little less than 4%. We put it out for bid. We got one hard bid as far as workman’s comp. We got two or three different proposals as far as us self insuring the workman’s comp. We don’t feel that we’re ready for that yet. That’s something maybe in a year or two. As most of you know, rates are based upon your experience. And our experience this year was lower. Thanks to the Safety Committee and Return to Work Program. Things are getting better. We had some old claims to settle. Plus, as everyone knows, 9-1-1. Insurance companies keep saying they’re in trouble. And whether we’ve used it or not, we have to pay more. So we were happy with the raise of 3.8%.” Chairman Dougherty called for a roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 10-12 RESOLUTION: (#02-225) ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT FUND A resolution was submitted stating that the County Board does hereby appoint Glen P. Dougherty to be LaSalle County’s authorized agent for the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund effective immediately. Motion by Mr. Jakupcak to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Foltynewicz. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 13 APPOINTMENT: (#02-226) ALLEN TOWNSHIP FIRE A resolution was submitted appointing Marty Harold Jess as a trustee for Allen Township Fire Protection District, his term to commence upon taking his oath of office and expire on the first Monday of May 2004 or upon his successor taking office. Motion by Mr. Garretson to approve the appointment, second by Mr. Boe. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 14-17

LaSalle County Board Minutes – December 2, 2002 QUARTERLY REPORT: COMMITTEE WORK MISCELLANEOUS The Quarterly Report for Committee Work Miscellaneous was submitted in the total amount of $48,778.80. Motion by Mr. Rigby to approve the quarterly report, second by Mr. McConville. Roll call vote; 27 ayes, 1 absent. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 18-50 ANNOUNCEMENT Chairman Dougherty wished Mr. Flanagan a happy birthday, which is on Wednesday. Chairman Dougherty also introduced some of the former board members who attended today’s meeting. Mrs. Betty Woodrich, Mrs. Patricia Cogdal, Mr. James Mustered and former Chairman, Mr. Joseph Hettel. The former board members were applauded by the newly elected and re-elected county board members. ANNOUNCEMENT: COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES Chairman Dougherty announced that the following board members are appointed to the Committee on Committees: Chairman Dougherty, Mr. Hicks, Mr. Jakupcak, Mr. William Johnson, Mr. McConville, Mr. Savitch and Mr. Stockley. Chairman Dougherty stated, “The committee will be meeting tomorrow morning on December 3rd, 2002 at 8:30 A.M. and the new assignments will probably be ready by tomorrow evening or first thing Wednesday morning. The new calendar will have an effective date of December 6th, 2002. The new committee assignments will take effect December 6th, 2002. Chairman Dougherty announced the next county board meeting will be on December 19th, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE A Bond for Donald J. Lamps, Ex-Officio County Collector was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 51 Correspondence from LandComp Corporation regarding the attached proposed resolution and request to maintain the existing Service Area for the LandComp landfill was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 51 The LaSalle County Veterans Assistance Commission’s annual report pertaining to “Military Veterans Assistance Act” for December 2001 thru November 2002 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 52 Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to place all on file, second by Mr. Freeman. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried.

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LaSalle County Board Minutes – December 2, 2002 Motion by Mr. Derango to recess to December 19th, 2002, at 1:00 P.M. in Room 250, second by Mr. Savitch. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. CHAIRMAN DOUGHERTY DECLARED THE MEETING RECESSED TO DECEMBER 19TH, 2002

LaSalle County Board Minutes – December 2, 2002 STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LASALLE COUNTY BOARD HELD AT THE GOVERNMENTAL COMPLEX, OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. BEGUN AND HELD ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF DECEMBER A.D., 2002, IT BEING THE 19TH DAY THEREOF. STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF LASALLE ) The LaSalle County Board met pursuant to Statute at the Governmental Complex, Ottawa, Illinois, on the third Thursday of December, A.D., 2002, it being the 19th day thereof. Chairman Dougherty called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. This is the 2nd meeting of our December 2002 Session. Chairman Dougherty asked the Clerk to call the roll for Mileage & Per Diem. PRESENT: 29 Members ABSENT: None There were 29 ayes claiming mileage. Motion by Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the roll call for mileage & per diem, second by Mr. Rigby. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 54 Chairman Dougherty called for any additions or corrections to the November 22, 2002 minutes. Mr. Piecha stated that in the November 22nd, minutes, on the second to last page, Mrs. Woodrich’s name was mistakenly typed as Mr. Woodrich. Motion by Mr. McConville to approve the November 22nd minutes as corrected, second by Mr. Hicks. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. Chairman Dougherty called for any additions or corrections to the December 2nd, 2002 minutes. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the December 2nd minutes as presented, second by Mr. Garretson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION: #02-44 (#02-227) VARIANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the subdivision ordinance for Marion & Gene Garrow to split a 29.567 acre parcel into two parcels, one being 24.539 acres with 482.08 feet of public road frontage and the other being 5.028 acres with 75 feet of public road frontage, in the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 33, Serena Township, LaSalle County.

LaSalle County Board Minutes – December 19, 2002 Motion by Mr. Small to approve the variance, second by Mr. Treschak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 55-61 RESOLUTION: #02-45 (#02-228) VARIANCE TO THE SETBACK ORDINANCE A resolution was submitted granting a variance to the setback ordinance for Harold Johnson, to construct a new pole building, a minimum of 50 feet from the centerline of 15th Rd., located in Richland Township, LaSalle County. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the variance, second by Mr. Freeman. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 62-63 RESOLUTION: (#02-229) LANDFILL SERVICE AREA AND TONNAGE A resolution was submitted stating that acting by and through the LaSalle County Board that the current Memorandum of Agreement attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A” be extended and continue under the same terms and conditions originally contained therein until may 1, 2003. Motion Mr. Foltynewicz to approve the resolution, second by Mr. Gruenwald. Mark Dykema, of Landfill Corporation, addressed the LaSalle County Board and discussed the presented resolution. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 64-68 MOTION Motion by Mr. Boe to place the County Clerk’s annual report for the period from December 1, 2001 through November, 30th, 2002 on file, second by Mr. William Johnson. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 69 MOTION Motion by Mr. Hicks to place the Juvenile Detention Home’s annual report for 2001 – 2002 on file, second by Mr. Rigby. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 70 MOTION Motion by Mr. Hicks to place the V.A.C.’s annual report for 2001 through 2002 on file, second by Mr. Kaminky. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 71

LaSalle County Board Minutes – December 19, 2002 APPOINTMENT: (#02-230) MENTAL HEALTH 708 BOARD A resolution was submitted appointing Tom Mowinski as a Member of the LaSalle County Mental Health 708 Board for a term expiring November 30, 2004. Motion by Mr. Rigby to approve the appointment, second by Mr. McConville. Voice vote, 1 abstain. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 72 APPOINTMENT: (#02-231) MENTAL HEALTH 708 BOARD A resolution was submitted appointing Ella Weber as a Member of the LaSalle County Mental Health 708 Board for a term expiring November 30, 2006. Motion by Mr. Jordan to approve the appointment, second by Mr. Boe. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 73-74 APPOINTMENT: (#02-232) LASALLE COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE A resolution was submitted appointing James Cappellini, Ron Johnson and Jack Leininger to the LaSalle County Extension Service to serve until their successors are appointed and take office. Motion by Mr. Flanagan to approve the appointments, second by Mr. Myers. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 75 ANNOUNCEMENT Chairman Dougherty stated that Mary Jane Wilkinson, LaSalle County Clerk, will be giving a Voter Registration Training class after today’s board meeting for anyone that would like to be a deputy registrar or for anyone who’s term has expired. Chairman Dougherty stated that on Sunday, January 12th, 2003, at the K of C Hall, there is going to be an Open House from 1-5 P.M. for our retiring County Board Chairman, Joseph Hettel. Chairman Dougherty also wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE The Treasurer’s Investment Schedule dated December 2nd, 2002 was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 76 Correspondence to the Illinois Dept. of Revenue regarding business address verification for tax allocation purposes was submitted. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 77

LaSalle County Board Minutes – December 19, 2002 A thank you card from Jessica Rohwer, (who received the Student Excellence Award from Marseilles Elementary at the November 7th, 2002 County Board meeting) was submitted to place on file. SEE RECORD BOOK 137, PAGE 78 Motion by Mr. William Johnson to place all on file, second by Mr. Jakupcak. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. Piecha stated, “I’m making a request for the Chairman of the Rules Committee to be placed on the agenda for the next committee meeting that will be held on January 30th, 2003. The reason for that I believe is that we do have a conflict with our board rules and a conflict with the Robert Rules of Order.” Mr. Foltynewicz questioned, “This morning I had two calls concerning the contract we have with the employees of the county. And they were wondering if this was going to be on the agenda today. Are we pursuing this about this contract we have with them? They wanted to get it ratified or something.” Chairman Dougherty stated, “I think I can answer that, but I can relay that back to Mr. Holland. It’s in their ball park Mr. Foltynewicz. We approved the contract. They have to do something. Mr. Troy Holland, County Attorney, stated, “That’s how I understand it, Mr. Chairman. I haven’t been informed of anything taking place today or been notified of anything regarding the contract except the last action we took.” Mr. Landers stated, “We voted on this before and the ball is in their court.” ------Motion by Mr. Derango to recess to January 9th, 2003 at 1:00 P.M. in room 250 at the Governmental Complex, second by Mr. Savitch. Voice vote, all ayes. Motion carried. CHAIRMAN DOUGHERTY DECLARED THE MEETING RECESSED TO JANUARY 9TH, 2003

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