Meetings will be held at 115 E Washington Street, Rooms 400 and 404, AND VIA REMOTE ATTENDANCE which can be streamed on YouTube or Facebook. The south/Front Street doors of the McLean County Government Center will be open 30 minutes prior to the meeting to allow the general public access to Room 400. Immediately following adjournment of the meeting, the general public will be asked to leave and the building will be closed.
If you wish to submit a public comment for a committee meetings, you must notify the County Administrator, Ms Camille Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org), 24 hours in advance of the meeting with your name and topic you wish to speak on. Details for virtual meetings found on each committee agenda. Public Comment Statute
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OF NOTE: HEALTH Reclassification of Adult Jail Nurses to increase pay in line with Nursing Home Nurse pay; Mobile testing is now active with interpretive services available by phone, working with Reditus to provide more details on those being tested/access to portal for MCHD conducted tests, update on Contact Tracing Progress, update on Mental Health initiatives; LAND USE update on dusty roads in Chenoa.
4:30 pm HEALTH Departmental matters: Teri Edens (Nursing Home) will present Monthly Report (to be distributed). Michelle Welch and Jason Tabb will present Healthcare Reports from Adult & Juvenile detention centers and will request Reclassification of Nursing position in Adult Jail Medical to increase pay in line with raises given at the Nursing Home. The jail cannot use agency staffing as used in Nursing home for shortages and is currently down 3 nurses with another staff member retiring in September. Raises are necessary to attract qualified candidates. Jessica McKnight (Health Department) will present Monthly and General Report. Rural testing did begin on 7/23/20 with the mobile testing site and Ms McKnight has requested more details from Reditus regarding percentage of population that is testing positive who were asymptomatic. She will continue to monitor testing turnaround time. Her COVID report reviews current progress on: Contact Tracing Capacity- additional staff candidates are being interviewed, current staff have completed training, coordination call with ISU completed to establish tracers on campus; Working with CommUNITY leader on communication plan and messaging; Remote testing- set up phone capabilities for interpreter service at site, remote site dates scheduled through 9/24/20; working with Reditus for access to Portal so MCHD can contact residents with results from mobile test site; and no progress to date on resource coordination). Ms McKnight reviewed current efforts to address Mental Health needs, Opiod Initiative, review of Request for Proposals, and Trauma Informed care. Review of contracts with Chestnut and Center for Human Services for school based (pg 19-26), community (pg 27-29), and problem-solving court (pg 30-31), Crisis line (pg 32), Project Oz (pg 33-34), Baby Fold (35-36) services; and updates on programs (pg 37-43). Camille Rodriguez, the County Administrator, will review Recent Employment Activities (Health Dept: Office Support Specialist I & II; Nursing Home: Custodian, CNA, Director of Nursing). Next Health Committee will be on August 31, 2020 (instead of first Monday in September)
8:00 am TRANSPORTATION Departmental Action Items: Jurisdictional Transfer for Seminary Street in Downs; Approvals of July 28 Equipment letting for a new Service Body Truck to replace a 2014 F250, Motor Fuel Tax Resolution to resurface Ropp Road from White Oak to Ziebarth ($50k) and for Engineering Services Agreement with Lewis, Yockney & Brown to redesign the intersection at Lexington East and 3000 East Road. Information: Jerry Stokes (County Engineer) will report project summaries for Division St in Chenoa, Ron Smith Memorial Hwy and the Park Culvert on Pipeline Road. Adjournment.
4:30 pm JUSTICE Departmental matters: Don Knapp (State’s Attorney), Mike Donovan (Court Services), Don Everhart (Circuit Clerk), Carla Barnes (Public Defender), Molly Evans (Children’s Advocacy Center), Jon Sandage (Sheriff), and Kathy Yoder (Coroner) will present statistics and General Report. In addition, State’s Attorney will request approval of Violent Crime Victims Assistance Program Grant (4-21). Court Services will request approval of Agreements with Kevin Crutcher for Counseling services, Center for Youth & Family Services for treatment and coordination services, budget amendment to expand resources for the Adult Redeploy Illinois ($32,368), Center for Human services for mental health services and case management services for Recovery Court; modification of contract with National Center for State Courts to reclassify the project in compliance with grant conditions. Molly Evans will also request approval of Violent Crime Victims Assistance Program Grants for both CAC and CASA. Sheriff will request approval of amendment to Full Time Equivalent Positions to reclassify Office Support Specialist (OSS) I to OSS II given additional responsibilities assumed related to increase in duties (pg 118-119) for additional pay of $6,484 in 2021. Camille Rodriguez (County Administrator) will present Critical Hire request for a Specialized Units Coordinator with Court Services Department; and Recent Employment Activities (Sheriff- Office Support Specialist I and Corrections Officer; Public Defender- Legal Assistant I; State’s Attorney- Assistant SA V; Metcom- Telecommunicator); and General Report.
7pm Zoning Board of Appeals Case ZA-20-01 to allow Letter of Credit as financial assurance for Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS); Case ZA-20-03 raising maximum height of WECS towers to 675 feet; and Case ZA20-05 for text amendment to allow applications to be submitted to the Land Use and Development Committee for advice/recommendation prior to submitting to Dept of Building and Zoning.
4:30 pm FINANCE No agenda available as of 9am 8/1/20.
3:30 pm LAND USE Departmental matters: Request by Rex Toepke in case S-20-04 for waiver of preliminary plan for a one lot subdivision final plat for the Toepke Farm Subdivision. Information: Update on dusty roads in Chenoa Township. Adjournment.
4:45 pm PROPERTY No agenda available as of 9am 8/1/20.
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