TOWNHIP BOARD MEETING
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Ela Township Senior Center
1025 East Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047
1. Supervisor Prouty called the meeting to order at 7:30
2. Roll Call: Trustee Dobbertin, Trustee Schweda, Trustee Siri, Trustee
Thompson, Supervisor Prouty, Highway Commissioner Kruckenberg,
Assessor Hoffman (excused), and Clerk Donnan were present.
3. Supervisor Prouty led those in attendance in the pledge of allegiance to the
flag of the United States of America.
4. Public Comment: No public comments.
5. Meeting minutes of the October 11, 2007. Motion by Trustee Siri, seconded
by Trustee Schweda to approve the minutes. Motion passed 5-0.
6. Motion by Trustee Siri, seconded by Trustee Schweda to approve the board
audit for disbursements for time period 10/11/07 to 11/06/07 for a total of
$190 541.96. Motion passed 5-0. Totals were as follows: General Town
$92,083.51, General Assistance $5,687.88, Park $480.85, General Road
$68,758.66, and Permanent Road $19,534.13 and Cemetery Maintenance
7. Monthly updates from elected officials and department heads.
a...Lucy Prouty, Supervisor. Holiday party is on December 7, 2007. We
are asking for a donation of between $2.00 and $5.00 this year. We
planted about 100 tulip bulbs with the Highway Commissioner sending
two of his workers to do the job. Thank you to Bill Kruckenberg and
his workers. We have our TOI Conference from Sunday thru
Wednesday. Please keep your receipts and your mileage, I will get the
hotel rooms on the township credit card. You have $50.00 a day for
food and remember to keep your receipts. Sue, Susan, and myself met
with Good Shepherd Hospital to discuss bringing more outreach
programs into Ela Township for our youth and seniors.. We discussed
Great Americas Smoke out, operation cool, cardiac screening and kids
fitness challenge. Tuesday morning at the award breakfast in
Springfield, both Susan and I will graduate from the second year
Leadership class. I cannot express how wonderful this class was. I
would like to say good bye to Pam Hoffman and wish her lots of luck in
her next venture and thanks for the memories as we had some fun
b. Pam Hoffman, Assessor, read by Deputy Assessor John Barrington.
We have our final equalization factor from the county and it is 1.0173.
The last day to file appeals in Ela Township is November 26th . We are
very busy in the office now. If you try to call and cannot get through
you can always e-mail John at JBarrington@co.lake.il.us. To all those
that wished me well, I thank you.
c. Bill Kruckenberg Highway Commissioner. No Report.
d. Bill Donnan, Clerk. No Report
e. Sue Neuschel, Senior Director. Report in full in part 7 of Board
Packet. I need to know how many board members will be available to
work at the December 7th Senior Christmas party.
f. Susan Kostner, Social Worker. Report in full in part 7 of Board
Packet. She is very busy and Anna is doing a great job. Brenna left the
intern program so we have one less to help with the program. The
charity knitting is going great, we are getting more young people in the
program. Ela Township and Lake County Emergency Preparedness is
way ahead of others in preparation for a disaster. The youth program
is in need of more supervision, some are just doing their own thing.
g. Nancy Thompson, Trustee. I think the leadership school sounds
great, I may sign up for the program.
h. John Schweda, Trustee. Thanks to Pam for her good work and long
time working for the township.
i. Jeff Pathmann, Architect. Final meetings and annexation are
approved by the Village of Lake Zurich. They did an excellent job
getting the process completed in relatively short time. The engineering
is still not finished, should be done in a week to 10 days. We may have
40 separate bids for the projects main areas. It is recommended that we
have a fee for those wishing the plans. With discussions we will set the
fee at $75.00. I expect to look over the bids and then meet with the top 2
or 3 and see if they have another approach that would be better and less
costly. We are looking to make this an environmentally green project.
8. Cemetery Signs. Highway Commissioner Kruckenburg recommended that
the signs be smaller. 4 foot rather than 9 foot as bid. Board recommended
having the cemetery board make this decision.
9. Resolution for waste disposal referendum. Motion by Trustee Thompson,
seconded by Trustee Siri to place resolution 2007-02 on the February ballot.
This is to hire waste disposal firm for the unincorporated area with no
additional cost to the participants. The service to be paid for by the users.
Motion passed 5 – 0.
10. Tax Levy Ordinance for Town Funds. Motion by Trustee Siri, seconded by
Trustee Dobbertin to approve Ordinance 2007-05 for the tax year 2007
and collected in 2008. Motion passed 5 – 0. Sum of $2,019,200.00.
11. Tax Levy Ordinance for Highway Funds. Motion by Supervisor Prouty,
by Trustee Scweda to approve Ordinance 2007-06 for the tax year 2007
and collected in 2008. Motion passed 5 – 0. Sum of $242,117.00.
12. 2008 Holidays. Motion by Trustee Siri, seconded by Trustee Schweda to
set the 12 holidays as in the board handbook. Motion passed 4 – 1.
Supervisor Prouty voted nay.
13. 2008 Board Meeting Schedule. Motion by Supervisor Prouty, seconded by
Trustee Thompson to set the dates as in the board packet. Motion passed
5 – 0.
14. Social Work Intern Agreement with WINGS. Motion by Trustee Siri,
seconded by Trusted Schweda to accept the agreement as presented to
the board (included with the minutes). Motion passed 5 – 0.
15. Assessor Replacement. Motion by Trustee Dobbertin, seconded by Trustee
Siri to accept the letter of resignation by Assessor Pam Hoffman. Motion
Passed 5 – 0. Board will advertise for qualified replacement and set
meeting date for interviews with the candidates.
16. No executive session.
17. No action, no executive session.
18. Motion by Trustee Dobbertin, seconded by Trustee Siri to Adjourn at 8:40
P.M. Motion passed on voice vote 5 – 0.
William L. Donnan, Ela Township Clerk November 9, 2007