Meetings will be held at 115 E Washington Street, Rooms 400 and 404, AND VIA REMOTE ATTENDANCE which can be streamed on YouTube. 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.
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
Clicking on Committee name links below will take you to the Agenda with attachments on the County’s Website
OF NOTE: HEALTH Health Dept-Updated COVID Work Plan- 20 New Contact Tracers, New positive cases called within 24 (94.73%)/ Interviews completed (74.34% of cases), Housed over 30 people in Alternate Housing, United Way coordinating meals for in Alternate Housing, Continue mobile COVID testing- 6k tests administered, Planning for Mass Vaccine distribution- at least 3,795 doses received in McLean County in Dec (Carle, OSF, and CVS/ Walgreen have received vaccines to administer to Skilled Nursing Facilities/ Assisted Living); Adult Detention Center: 13 COVID tests done administered but no positivity rate listed; Nursing Home: 7 residents and 1 staff member have tested positive for COVID. JUSTICE CAC will request approval of grant funds for therapist to be certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, for grant funds to provide training for response to Child Exploitation/Pornography, and for grant funds to purchase Telehealth Therapy boxes for CAC clients
4:30 pm HEALTH Departmental matters: Jason Tabb will present Healthcare Report from Juvenile detention center (No COVID testing listed in report- previous questions were answered with no testing is being done due to lack of symptoms by staff or residents). Jessica McKnight (Health Department) will request amendment to FTE positions resolution with Health Fund to eliminate 2 Health Promotion Positions ($90,257) and create a Public Affairs Coordinator ($60,221 to save employment cost of $30,036) and will present Monthly Report (Board of Health meeting dates for 2021; Updated COVID Work Plan- 20 New Contact Tracers/50 total, 1st attempt to reach positive cases within 24 hours is 94.73% with interviews completed on 74.34% of cases, 83.43% of close contacts called with 67.57% of contacts interviewed, Housed over 30 people in Alternate Housing, United Way coordinating meals for those in Alternate Housing/invoicing MCHD for meals, Will continue mobile COVID testing- 6k tests administered already, Planning for Mass Vaccine distribution- at least 3,795 doses received in Dec and being administered by Carle & OSF, Still working on Phase 1a distribution and Phase 1b still being finalized, CVS and Walgreen have received vaccines to administer to Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living, Finalizing tracking system for administration numbers; 2020 Summaries for Community Health, Maternal Child Health and Public Health Emergency/Response Program) including an Operations Annual Summary (work with Chamber of Commerce on CommUNITY program, Work toward becoming Trauma Informed- Fatigue Check-In, Communication Advisory group, and developing new advisory group for “Promoting Equity & Inclusiveness”). Suzanne Scott will present Healthcare Report from Adult detention center (13 COVID tests were administered in Nov by OSF). Terri Edens (County Nursing Home) reports there are 7 positive residents and 1 staff member who has tested positive, all efforts being made to prevent spread of COVID and coordination with Walgreens to administer vaccine as soon as possible, and present monthly report (36 referrals in Nov, total census 80). Camille Rodriguez, the County Administrator, will report on Recent Employment Activities (Health Department- Health Promotion Specialist; Nursing Home- Activity Assistant, Food Services Assistant). Proposed Meeting dates for Health Committee for 2021.
8:00 am TRANSPORTATION Departmental Action Items: Requests approvals of Material (General Maintenance materials), Equipment letting and Resolution of Surplus Property (Purchase 2 Trucks for hauling/plowing snow, 1 Sign Truck and sale of 2 truck [2013 & 2014 models]- $244,948), Hwy Fund Resolution for resurfacing Washington St in Carlock with upgrade to Curb, Gutter and Ramps to meet ADA standards (estimate $400k); Motor Fuel Tax and Hwy Resolution for Lexington East Rd to repair the road following construction of Blooming Grove Wind Farm $1.3M to $1.5M to be covered by Blooming Grove Wind Farm, $350k from Bright Stalk Wind Farm already held in County Hwy Fund, and $850k from Motor Fuel Tax; Engineering Services Agreement with Lewis, Yockey & Brown (annual agreement for misc surveying services). Project Summaries for Chenoa- Division Street and Park Culvert on Pipeline Road.
4:30 pm JUSTICE Departmental matters: Carla Barnes (Public Defender), Molly Evans (director of Children’s Advocacy Center), Jon Sandage (Sheriff), Kathy Yoder (Coroner), Don Knapp (State’s Attorney), Mike Donovan (Director of Court Services), and Don Everhart (Circuit Clerk) will present statistics and General Report. In addition, CAC will request approval of Agreements with National Children’s Alliance for NSP for grant funds for therapist to be certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and DTVF for grant funds to provide training for response to Child Exploitation/Pornography, with HOPE Pregnancy Center for space in Pontiac, and Grant Agreement with IL Prairie Community Foundation for grant funds to purchase Telehealth Therapy boxes for CAC clients; and Sheriff will request approval of agreements with Tech Electronic for monitoring Fire Alarm monitoring for the EMA Garage ($70 per month- saving $1,190 a year), with Olympia Community Unit School District for School Resource Officer for 4-year contract (School district will reimburse 75% of salary cost- $45,000 a year), with Swank Motion Pictures for Public Performance Licensing to be able to show motion pictures in the facility ($5,726.25/ 5-year contract), and Contract with Ruth Chin for Chaplan services. Camille Rodriguez (County Administrator) will report on recent employment activities (Circuit Clerk- Office Support Specialist, Sheriff- Correction Officer and Deputy Patrol Officer).
7:00 pm Zoning Board of Appeals – Case SU-20-16, an application for a special use to allow a single-family dwelling in the Agriculture District on land unsuitable for farming.
4:30 pm FINANCE Departmental matters: Monthly reports from Kath Michael (Clerk, Marshell Thomson (Animal Control), Michelle Anderson (Auditor), and Beck McNeil (Treasurer). Ms. McNeil will also provide Monthly financial report (to be distributed). Ms Rodriguez (County Administrator) will request amendment to FTE positions resolution with Health Fund to eliminate 2 Health Promotion Positions ($90,257) and create a Public Affairs Coordinator ($60,221 to save employment cost of $30,036), and approval of Class C Raffle License for Fraternal Order of Eagles. Ms Rodriguez will also report on Recent Employment activities.
3:30 pm LAND USE Meeting cancelled. See ZBA meeting details for what will be presented in Stand-up Land Use on 1/14/21
4:45 pm PROPERTY Not available as of Saturday Morning.
Many thanks if you have made it through this week’s round up!