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					                                   COUNTY BOARD MEETING
                                      MARCH 16, 2005
                                         7:30 p.m.

                                      TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.           Weekly Calendar
2.           Monthly Calendar
3.           Employee Service Awards
4.           County Board Agenda
5.           County Board Proceedings
6.           Proclamation #P2005-02: In Support of County Government Week -
                                      ON THE TABLES


     Section A.    Planning and Zoning Committee
     A-1.)         Ordinance #2005-06: Newquist Use Variation Request. For the
     approval of a house on 10-acres located at the southwest corner of Mowers & Malta
     Roads in South Grove Township, Petition #SG-05-02. Committee Action: Moved by
     Mr. Vince Faivre, seconded by Mr. Slack and it was carried with 5 yes votes
     and Mrs. Allen voting no.
     A-2.)         Ordinance #2005-07: Aurora Sportsmen Club Special Use Permit
     Request. For approval of a gun club and RV camp on 753-acres located southwest of
     the Village of Waterman in Clinton Township, Petition CL-05-01. Committee Action:
     Moved by Mr. Slack, seconded by Mrs. Dubin, with conditions, and it was
     carried unanimously.
     A-3.)         Ordinance #2005-08: Blanchard Special Use Permit Request: For
     approval of an “agribusiness” on property located at 15784 Route 72 in Genoa
     Township, Petition GE-05-03. Committee Action: Moved by Mr. Vince Faivre,
     seconded by Mr. Lyle, and it was carried unanimously.
     A-4.)         Building Report
     A-5.)         Permit List Report
     A-6.)         Planning & Zoning Committee Minutes


     Section B.    County Highway Committee
     B-1.)                 Resolution #R2005-22: Intergovernmental Agreement for
     Shabbona Road in the Village of Shabbona, Illinois.        For the installation and
     maintenance of sidewalks within the right-of-way of Shabbona Road within the Village
     of Shabbona, IL. Committee Action: Moved by Ms. Fauci, seconded by Mr.
     Gudmunson, and it was carried unanimously.
     B-2)           Resolution #R2005-23: Bid Award for DeKalb County and Road
District Hot Mix Projects, Striping and the Milling of Perry Road. Three bid awards
to Aurora Blacktop, Inc. of Montgomery, Illinois, for hot mix; two awards to Curran
Contracting of DeKalb, Illinois for hot mix; and five awards to Peter Baker & Sons, Inc.
of Lake Bluff, Illinois for hot mix. Also included in this resolution is an award for
2005 pavement striping to the Maintenance Coating Company of South Elgin, Illinois
and the milling of Perry Road from Waterman Road east to Illinois Route 23 to Curran
Contracting of DeKalb, Illinois. Committee Action: Moved by Mr. Gudmunson,
seconded by Mr. Anderson, and it was carried unanimously to forward the
recommendations to the full board for approval.
B-3.)            Resolution #R2005-24: Eminent Domain. To acquire additional
right-of-way along Glidden Road for three parcels of land. Committee Action:
Moved by Ms. Fauci, seconded by Mr. Anderson, and it was carried to forward
this recommendation to the full board for approval. There were 3 yes votes
and one no vote cast by Mr. Gudmunson.
B-4.)           Resolution #R2005-25: MFT For Various General Maintenance
Projects. For various 2005 GM projects throughout the county. Committee Action:
Moved by Mr. Anderson, seconded by Ms. Fauci, and it was carried
unanimously.
B-5.)           County Highway Committee Minutes

Section C.    Law and Justice Committee
C-1.)         Public Defender’s Monthly Report
C-2.)         Adult Court Services Monthly Report
C-3.)         Juvenile Court Services Monthly Report
C-4.)         Sheriff’s Department – Jail Report
C-5.)         Law and Justice Committee Minutes

Section D.    Health and Human Services Committee
D-1.)         Health and Human Services Committee Minutes

Section E.    Economic Development Committee

E-1.)         Resolution #R2005-26: Property Tax Abatement. To recommend
the property tax abatement for Fullco Industries and the City of Sycamore.
Committee Action: Moved by Ms. Fullerton, seconded by Mr. Van Buer,
and it was carried unanimously to forward the resolution to the full board
for approval.
E-2.)         Economic Development Committee Minutes

Section F.    Finance Committee

F-1.)          Resolution #R2005-27: Bond Issue Tax Levy Abatement. To abate
the tax levy for the Health Facility in the amout of $640,183.00. Committee
Action: Moved by Ms. Leifheit, seconded by Mr. Whelan, and it was carried
unanimously to forward the resolution to the full board for approval.
F-2.)          Resolution #R2005-28: Bond Issue Tax Levy Abatement. To abate
the tax levy for the Highway Facility Loan in the about of $208,000.00.
Committee Action: Moved by Ms. Leifheit, seconded by Mr. Whelan, and it
was carried unanimously to forward the resolution to the full board for
approval.
F-3.)          Claims
F-4.)          Reports of County Officials
               a.) Cash & Investments in County Banks for February 2005
F-5.)          Finance Committee Minutes

Section G.   Executive Committee
G-1.)        Executive Committee Minutes

Section H.   Ad Hoc Committee
H-1.)        This Section is Omitted this Month

Section I.   Other Committee’s Minutes
I-1.)        Regional Planning Commission Minutes

Section J.   Forest Preserve District Committee
J-1.)        Forest Preserve Proceedings
J-2.)        Forest Preserve District Minutes
J-3.)        Forest Preserve Reports for January 2005 and February 2005
J-4.)        Claims

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                                         COUNTY BOARD COMMITTEE AGENDAS
                                                 March 14 - 16, 2005

Monday – 3/14/05              Tuesday - 3/15/05   Wednesday – 3/16/05          Thursday – 3/17/05   Friday –
                                                                                                    3/18/05
     Law & Justice            Forest Preserve           Operating Board           HAPPY ST.
       Comittee                 @ 6:00p.m.                @ 7:00a.m.
      @6:30p.m.
                                                                                PATRICK’S DAY!
                                                  LOCATION: Rehab &
1.   Roll Call
2.   Approval of the                              Nursing Center Conference
     Minutes                    CANCELLED         Room
3.   Approval of the Agenda
4.   Drug Court Update
     from Steve Slack                             “FINANCE ON FINANCE”
5.   Court Services                                        @ 6:30P.M.
     a.)Monthly Report
     b.)Annual
       Intergovernmental                            3-PART COLLOQUIUM
       Agreement Update on
                                                   Given by Mr. Gary Hanson,
       the Progress
6.   Public Defender                                 DeKalb County Deputy
     Monthly Report                                      Administrator
7.   Monthly Jail Report
8.   ESDA Annual Report
     a.) Morgue Tour                              Topic: Major Revenues.
9.   Adjournment
                                                  LOCATION: Admin. Bldg.,
LOCATION: Public                                  Conference Room East, 110
Safety Building, Radar                            E. Sycamore Street,
Room, 150 N. Main                                 Sycamore, IL
Street, Sycamore, IL
                                                   County Board Meeting
                                                        @7:30p.m.

                                                  LOCATION: Legislative
                                                  Center, Gathertorium, 200
                                                  N. Main Street, Sycamore,
                                                  IL
              DEKALB COUNTY BOARD COMMITTEE CALENDAR,
                                                  APRIL, 2005


SUNDAY   MONDAY            TUESDAY            WEDNESDAY         THURSDAY          FRIDAY   SATURDAY

                                                                                  1        2




3        4                 5                  6                 7                 8        9
           Health and            Economic           Finance      County Highway
                                Development        @ 7:00p.m.      @ 6:00p.m.
         Human Services
           @5:30p.m.             @7:00p.m.




10       11                12                 13                14                15       16
           Law & Justice        Executive
            @6:30p.m.           Committee
                                @7:00p.m.




17       18                19                 20                21                22       23
                            Forest Preserve     County Board
                              @6:00p.m.           Meeting
                                                 @7:30p.m.




24              25         26                 27                28                29       30
                                                   Planning &
                                                     Zoning
                                                   @7:00p.m.*
                           For The Month Of
                             March 2005

                                    30 Years
  Terry Hannan, 03/31/1975, Forest Preserves



                                    25 Years
                                              None



                                    20 Years
  Shari Zbinden, 03/04/1985, Nursing Home



                                    15 Years
                                             None



                                    10 Years
                                              None



                                     5 Years
Carol Storm, 03/21/2000, Health Dept.

  For questions or corrections, please contact the Finance Office at 895-1635. Issued March 2,
      2005
                                   COUNTY BOARD MEETING
                                       March 16, 2005
                                         7:30 p.m.

                                             AGENDA

1.         Roll Call
2.         Pledge to the Flag
3.         Approval of Minutes
4.         Approval of Agenda
5.         Communications and Referrals
              a.) Proclamation #P2005-02: In Support of County Government Week
6.         Appointments
7.         Persons to be Heard from the Floor
8.         Reports from Standing Committees


                                PLANNING & ZONING COMMITTEE
     a.)          Ordinance #2005-06: Newquist Use Variation Request. For the approval of a
                       house on 10-acres located at the southwest corner of Mowers & Malta
                       Roads in South Grove Township, Petition #SG-05-02. Committee Action:
                       Moved by Mr. Vince Faivre, seconded by Mr. Slack and it was
                       carried with 5 yes votes and Mrs. Allen voting no.
     b.)          Ordinance #2005-07: Aurora Sportsmen Club Special Use Permit Request.
                       For approval of a gun club and RV camp on 753-acres located southwest of
                       the Village of Waterman in Clinton Township, Petition CL-05-01.
                       Committee Action: Moved by Mr. Slack, seconded by Mrs. Dubin,
                       with conditions, and it was carried unanimously.
     c.)          Ordinance #2005-08: Blanchard Special Use Permit Request: For approval
                       of an “agribusiness” on property located at 15784 Route 72 in Genoa
                       Township, Petition GE-05-03. Committee Action: Moved by Mr. Vince
                       Faivre, seconded by Mr. Lyle, and it was carried unanimously.


                                  COUNTY HIGHWAY COMMITTEE
     a.)          Resolution #R2005-22: Intergovernmental Agreement for Shabbona Road in
                  the Village of Shabbona, Illinois. For the installation and maintenance of
                  sidewalks within the right-of-way of Shabbona Road within the Village of
                  Shabbona, IL. Committee Action: Moved by Ms. Fauci, seconded by Mr.
         Gudmunson, and it was carried unanimously.
b.)      Resolution #R2005-23: Bid Award for DeKalb County and Road District Hot
         Mix Projects, Striping and the Milling of Perry Road. Three bid awards to
         Aurora Blacktop, Inc. of Montgomery, Illinois, for hot mix; two awards to
         Curran Contracting of DeKalb, Illinois for hot mix; and five awards to Peter
         Baker & Sons, Inc. of Lake Bluff, Illinois for hot mix. Also included in this
         resolution is an award for 2005 pavement striping to the Maintenance Coating
         Company of South Elgin, Illinois and the milling of Perry Road from Waterman
         Road east to Illinois Route 23 to Curran Contracting of DeKalb, Illinois.
         Committee Action: Moved by Mr. Gudmunson, seconded by Mr.
         Anderson,    and    it   was   carried   unanimously     to   forward    the
         recommendations to the full board for approval.
c.)      Resolution #R2005-24: Eminent Domain. To acquire additional right-of-way
         along Glidden Road for three parcels of land. Committee Action: Moved by
         Ms. Fauci, seconded by Mr. Anderson, and it was carried to forward this
         recommendation to the full board for approval. There were 3 yes votes
         and one no vote cast by Mr. Gudmunson.
d.)      Resolution #R2005-25: MFT For Various General Maintenance Projects.
         For various 2005 GM projects throughout the county. Committee Action:
         Moved by Mr. Anderson, seconded by Ms. Fauci, and it was carried
         unanimously.


                 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

a.)   Resolution #R2005-26: Property Tax Abatement. To recommend the property
      tax abatement for Fullco Industries and the City of Sycamore. Committee
      Action: Moved by Ms. Fullerton, seconded by Mr. Van Buer, and it was
      carried unanimously to forward the resolution to the full board for
      approval.


                             FINANCE COMMITTEE
a.)   Resolution #R2005-27: Bond Issue Tax Levy Abatement. To abate the tax
      levy for the Health Facility in the amout of $640,183.00. Committee Action:
      Moved by Ms. Leifheit, seconded by Mr. Whelan, and it was carried
      unanimously to forward the resolution to the full board for approval.
b.)   Resolution #R2005-28: Bond Issue Tax Levy Abatement. To abate the tax
      levy for the Highway Facility Loan in the about of $208,000.00. Committee
      Action: Moved by Ms. Leifheit, seconded by Mr. Whelan, and it was
      carried unanimously to forward the resolution to the full board for
      approval.
   c.)    Claims
   d.)    Reports of County Officials



9. Old Business
10. New Business
11. Adjournment


                  DEKALB COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT
1. Roll Call
2. Approval of the Minutes
3. Approval of the Agenda
4. Business
   a.)   Claims
5. Old Business
6. New Business
7. Adjournment
                              COUNTY BOARD PROCEEDINGS

                                      February 16, 2005

The DeKalb County Board met in regular session at the Legislative Center on Wednesday,
February 16, 2005. Chairman Tobias called the meeting to order and the Clerk called the roll.
Those Members present were Mr. Whelan, Ms. Vary, Mr. Van Buer, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Steimel,
Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands, Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Metzger, Mr. Lyle, Mrs. Leifheit, Ms.
LaVigne, Mr. Johnson, Ms. Fullerton, Ms, Fauci, Vince Faivre, Steve Faivre, Mrs. Dubin, Ms.
De Fauw, Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Allen and Chairman Tobias. One Member, Mr. Gudmunson, was
absent. Twenty-three Members were present and one Member was absent.

The Chair asked Ms. Vary to lead the pledge to the flag.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion
       Mr. Sands moved to approve the Minutes of January 19, 2005. Steve Faivre seconded
       the motion.
Voice Vote
       The Chair asked for a voice vote on the approval of the Minutes. All Members present
       voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Gudmunson arrived at 7:37 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Motion
       Mr. Van Buer moved to approve the Agenda and Mr. Lyle seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The Chair asked for a voice vote on the approval of the Agenda. All Members present
       voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

COMMUNICATIONS AND REFERRALS
    Chairman Tobias acknowledged the employees listed on the Service Award Memo.

       Elizabeth Carney, the new Director of DeKalb County Mental Health Board gave a
       presentation regarding the Board. Her Key Points covered the fact that it is a Volunteer
       Board, established in 1968. The County Board sets the levy for operating funds and
       the Mental Health Board allocates those funds. A copy of Ms. Carney’s report is
       included in the packet for this meeting.

       Kate Romano gave a report from the AFSCME Local #3537

     A Proclamation was presented in support of Illinois Affordable Housing Week on March
     14th thru the 18th 2005.
APPOINTMENTS
     There were no appointments for the month of February 2005.

PERSONS TO BE HEARD FROM THE FLOOR
     There were no individuals requesting time to address the Board Members.

REPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

                         PLANNING & REGULATIONS COMMITTEE
                                                                                       Page 14
Ordinance 2005-04: Mullin Grain Special Use Permit
Motion
       Mr. Steimel moved to accept an Ordinance for approval of a grain elevator
       “agribusiness” on property located on the west side of North Shabbona Road in
       Shabbona Township, Petition SH-04-31. Mrs. Allen seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The Chair called for a voice vote on the Ordinance. All Members voted yea. Motion
       carried unanimously.

Ordinance 2005-05: Mediacom of Illinois Cable Franchise Request
Motion
       Mr. Steimel moved to approve an Ordinance requesting the renewal of two cable
       television franchises for Mediacom of Illinois. Mr. Lyle seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The Chair called for a voice vote on the Resolution. All Members voted yea. Motion
       carried unanimously.

                             COUNTY HIGHWAY COMMITTEE
Resolution R2005-14B: Intergovernmental Agreement for Shabbona Road in the Village
of Shabbona, Illinois
Motion
       Ms. LaVigne moved to approve a Resolution allowing the Village of Shabbona to
       construct approximately 700 feet of sidewalk within the County right-of-way along the
       east side of Shabbona Road beginning at the north entrance of the high school and
       proceeding North to Knell Lane. Ms. Fauci seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The Chair called for a voice vote on the Resolution. All Members present voted yea.
       Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2005-15: Local Agency Agreement for Federal Participation for the
Resurfacing of Shabbona Road
Motion
       Ms. LaVigne moved to approve a Resolution to enter into an agreement with the State of
       Illinois for the resurfacing of Shabbona Road and that this improvement is estimated to
       cost $500.000.00 with local reimbursement share to be $100.000.00. Mr. Anderson
       seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote
       The Chair called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were
       Mr. Whelan, Ms. Vary, Mr. Van Buer, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Steimel, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands,
       Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Metzger, Mr. Lyle, Mrs. Leifheit, Ms. LaVigne, Mr.
       Johnson, Mr. Gudmunson, Ms. Fullerton, Ms. Fauci, Vince Faivre, Steve Faivre, Mrs.
       Dubin, Ms. De Fauw, Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Allen and Chairman Tobias. All Members
       present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2005-16: Bid Award for DeKalb Road District Section #03-04118-00-AS
Motion
       Ms. LaVigne moved to accept a Resolution approving the bid for improvements to
       Bethany Road in DeKalb County has been awarded to the lowest bidder, Schlichting &
       Sons of Rockford, Illinois, in the amount of $687,384.00 for the extension of Bethany
       Road West of Glidden Road and South of Twombly Road. Ms. Fullerton seconded the
       motion.
Roll Call Vote
                                                                                      Page 15
       The Chair called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were
       Mr. Whelan, Ms. Vary, Mr. Van Buer, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Steimel, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands,
       Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Metzger, Mr. Lyle, Mrs. Leifheit, Ms. LaVigne, Mr.
       Johnson, Mr. Gudmunson, Ms. Fullerton, Ms. Fauci, Vince Faivre, Steve Faivre, Mrs.
       Dubin, Ms. De Fauw, Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Allen and Chairman Tobias. All Members
       present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2005-17: Bid Award for Road District Aggregate
Motion
       Ms. LaVigne moved to accept a Resolution approving the bid award to the lowest
       bidder, Macklin, Inc. Of Rochelle, Illinois, in the amount of $39,045.00 for the
       aggregate SOR, on Willrett Road in Milan Road District and for $32,160.00 for the
       aggregate SOR on South County Line Road in Paw Paw Road District. Mr. Whelan
       seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
       The Chair called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were
       Mr. Whelan, Ms. Vary, Mr. Van Buer, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Steimel, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands,
       Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Metzger, Mr. Lyle, Mrs. Leifheit, Ms. LaVigne, Mr.
       Johnson, Mr. Gudmunson, Ms. Fullerton, Ms. Fauci, Vince Faivre, Steve Faivre, Mrs.
       Dubin, Ms. De Fauw, Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Allen and Chairman Tobias. All Members
       present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2005-18: Bid Award for DeKalb County Seal Coat Projects for 2005
Motion
       Ms. LaVigne moved to accept a Resolution approving the bid award to the lowest
       bidder, Road Oil, Incorporated, from Granville, Illinois, in the amount of $599,964.61
       for the seal coating of various roads on both the County and road district systems. Ms.
       Vary seconded the motion.




Roll Call Vote
       The Chair called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were
       Mr. Whelan, Ms. Vary, Mr. Van Buer, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Steimel, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands,
       Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Metzger, Mr. Lyle, Mrs. Leifheit, Ms. LaVigne, Mr.
       Johnson, Mr. Gudmunson, Ms. Fullerton, Ms. Fauci, Vince Faivre, Steve Faivre, Mrs.
       Dubin, Ms. De Fauw, Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Allen and Chairman Tobias. All Members
       present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2005-19: Bid Award for Snow Plow, Frame, Hydraulic System, Dump Box,
Spreader and Underbody Blade
Motion
       Ms. LaVigne moved to accept a Resolution approving the bid award to the lowest
       bidder, Monroe Truck Equipment of Monroe, Wisconsin, in the amount of $60,780.00
       for a new snowplow, frame, hydraulic system, dump box, underbody scraper and
       spreader on a 2005 Sterling M8500 conventional chassis. Mr. Van Buer seconded the
       motion.
Roll Call Vote
       The Chair called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were
       Mr. Whelan, Ms. Vary, Mr. Van Buer, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Steimel, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands,
       Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Metzger, Mr. Lyle, Mrs. Leifheit, Ms. LaVigne, Mr.
       Johnson, Mr. Gudmunson, Ms. Fullerton, Ms. Fauci, Vince Faivre, Steve Faivre, Mrs.
                                                                                      Page 16
         Dubin, Ms. De Fauw, Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Allen and Chairman Tobias. All Members
         present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution R2005-20: Engineering Agreement with Wendler Engineering Surveying, Inc
Motion
       Ms. LaVigne moved to approve a Resolution to enter into an engineering agreement with
       Wendler Engineering & Surveying, Inc. for the provision of preliminary engineering
       services incident to the replacement of a County Bridge on Cherry Valley Road over the
       Kingsbury Creek. The Agreement amount is not to exceed $42,425.00 for section 04-
       00206-00-BR. Mr. Johnson seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
       The Chair called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were
       Mr. Whelan, Ms. Vary, Mr. Van Buer, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Steimel, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands,
       Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Metzger, Mr. Lyle, Mrs. Leifheit, Ms. LaVigne, Mr.
       Johnson, Mr. Gudmunson, Ms. Fullerton, Ms. Fauci, Vince Faivre, Steve Faivre, Mrs.
       Dubin, Ms. De Fauw, Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Allen and Chairman Tobias. All Members
       present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

                                    FINANCE COMMITTEE
Resolution R2005-21: Amendment to the Flexible Spending Plan
Motion
       Mr. Van Buer moved to approve a Resolution to change the definition of dependents to
       the plan, because it has more to do with residency and less to do with financial
       contributions. Mrs. Leifheit seconded the motion.


Voice Vote
       The Chair called for a voice vote on the Resolution. All Members voted yea. Motion
       carried unanimously.

Claims
       Mr. Van Buer moved to approve the Claims presented for the current month in the
       amount of $1,200,348.40. Ms. Fullerton seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
       The Chair called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting yea were
       Mr. Whelan, Ms. Vary, Mr. Van Buer, Mr. Steimel, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands, Mr. Rosemier,
       Mr. Osborne, Mr. Metzger, Mr. Lyle, Mrs. Leifheit, Ms. LaVigne, Mr. Johnson, Mr.
       Gudmunson, Ms. Fullerton, Ms, Fauci, Vince Faivre, Steve Faivre, Mrs. Dubin, Ms.
       De Fauw, Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Allen and Chairman Tobias. One Member, Mrs. Turner,
       abstained. Twenty-three member voted yea and one Member abstained. Motion carried.

Reports of County Officials
       Mr. Van Buer moved to place on file the following reports of County Officials; Cash and
       Investments in County Banks - January, 2005; Planning and Regulations Building and
       Permits Reports - January, 2005; Public Defender’s Report - January, 2005; Adult
       Court Services & Juvenile Report - December, 2004 and Annual coroner’s Report
       covering January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004. Ms. Vary seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The Chair called for a voice vote on the Resolution. All Members voted yea. Motion
       carried unanimously.

                             OLD BUSINESS / NEW BUSINESS
There were no items of new or old business for this meeting.
                                                                                      Page 17
                                    ADJOURNMENT
Motion
       Mrs. Leifheit moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Johnson seconded the motion
Voice Vote
       The Chair called for a voice vote on the motion to adjourn. All members voted yea.
       Motion carried unanimously.


                                                            _____________________________
                                                          DeKalb County Board Chairman

         ATTEST:



_____________________________
       DeKalb County Clerk




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        SECTION A.




PLANNING & ZONING COMMITTEE
STATE OF ILLINOIS )
                             )SS
COUNTY OF DEKALB             )
                                    ORDINANCE 2005-06

                     AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A USE VARIATION
             FOR A SINGLE FAMILY HOME ON A VACANT PARCEL LOCATED
             AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF MOWERS AND MALTA ROADS
                           IN SOUTH GROVE TOWNSHIP

        WHEREAS, Howard and Tamara Newquist have filed an application for a Use Variation
to allow the construction of one single-family home on a vacant 9.84-acre parcel located at the
southwest corner of Mowers and Malta Roads in South Grove Township, said property having
been legally recorded and existing prior to October 20, 1976, being zoned A-1, Agricultural
District, and legally described as shown in Exhibit “A” attached hereto; and

        WHEREAS, following due and proper notice by publication in the Daily Chronicle not
less than fifteen (15) nor more than thirty (30) days prior thereto, and by mailing notice to all
owners of property abutting the subject property at least ten (10) days prior thereto, the DeKalb
County Hearing Officer conducted a public hearing on January 27, 2005, at which the
petitioner presented evidence, testimony, and exhibits in support of the requested Use
Variation, and no members of the public testified in favor of the petition and none in opposition
thereto; and

       WHEREAS, the Hearing Officer, having considered the evidence, testimony and exhibits
presented, has made his findings of fact and recommended that the requested Use Variation be
approved with one condition, as set forth in the Findings of Fact and Recommendation of the
DeKalb County Hearing Officer, dated January 27, 2004, a copy of which is appended hereto
as Exhibit "B"; and

       WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Committee of the DeKalb County Board has
reviewed the exhibits presented at the aforestated public hearing and has considered the
findings of fact and recommendations of the Hearing Officer, and has forwarded a
recommendation to the DeKalb County Board that the Use Variation be granted in accordance
with the recommendation of the Hearing Officer; and

        WHEREAS, the DeKalb County Board has considered the findings of fact and
recommendations of the Hearing Officer and Planning and Zoning Committee, and the DeKalb
County Board has determined that granting the Use Variation to allow the construction of one
single-family home is consistent with the requirements established by Section 10.01.F of the
DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNTY BOARD OF DEKALB COUNTY,
ILLINOIS, as follows:

        SECTION ONE: The Findings of Fact and Recommendation of the DeKalb County
Hearing Officer, Exhibit "B" attached hereto, is hereby accepted, and the findings of fact set
forth therein are hereby adopted as the findings of fact and conclusions of the DeKalb County
Board.

       SECTION TWO: Based on the findings of fact set forth above, a Use Variation is hereby
granted to Howard and Tamara Newquist to allow the construction of one single-family home
on property legally described in Exhibit “A” attached hereto.

       SECTION THREE: This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon its adoption by
the County Board of DeKalb County, Illinois.

       PASSED BY THE COUNTY BOARD THIS 16TH DAY OF MARCH, 2005 A.D.




                                               Chairman, DeKalb County Board
ATTEST:




County Clerk
                                                                  Exhibit “A”

Legal Description of Subject Property

THE EAST 10 ACRES OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION
22, TOWNSHIP 41 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE EAST
LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 1331.30 FEET
TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID
SECTION 22; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 327.29 FEET; THENCE
NORTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID
SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 1330.63 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 22;
THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 327.29
FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, ALL SITUATED AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF
DEKALB AND STATE OF ILLINOIS.

P.I.N.: 07-01-400-004
                                         Planning/Zoning/Building Department




                                                            MEMORANDUM

TO:                   Planning and Zoning Committee

FROM:                 Paul R. Miller, AICP
                      Planning Director

DATE:                 February 9, 2005

SUBJECT:              Newquist Use Variation
                      Petition SG-05-02

Howard and Tamara Newquist, the property owners, have filed a petition for a Use Variation for
a vacant 9.84-acre parcel located at the southwest corner of Malta and Mowers Roads in South
Grove Township. The petition is to allow the construction of one single-family detached
dwelling on an agriculturally-zoned parcel of less than 40 acres in size. The subject property is
zoned A-1, Agricultural District.

A public hearing on the requested Use Variation was held by DeKalb County Hearing Officer
Kevin Buick on January 27, 2005. The petitioner presented evidence that the property pre-
dated 1976 and that the price paid for the property at the time of purchase reflected the fact
that it was a site where a house could be built. The attorney for the petitioner provided lengthy
testimony to the effect that the necessary criteria for granting a Use Variation were met by the
particulars of this case. No members of the public spoke in favor of or in opposition to the
request.

The Hearing Officer has submitted his Findings and Recommendation and recommends
approval of the request, with the condition that access to the property be permitted from
Mowers Road only, and not from Malta Road. The Planning and Zoning Committee is
requested to forward an ordinance for approval to the full County Board, and may recommend
approval, conditional approval or denial of the proposal.

cc:     Richard Schmack, attorney for the petitioner

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STATE OF ILLINOIS )
                             )SS
COUNTY OF DEKALB             )
                                    ORDINANCE 2005-07

                 AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT
                   FOR A GUN CLUB AND RECREATIONAL CAMP
                         (AURORA SPORTSMEN’S CLUB)
        ON 753 ACRES LOCATED SOUTHWEST OF THE VILLAGE OF WATERMAN
                            IN CLINTON TOWNSHIP

        WHEREAS, the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club has filed an application for a Special Use
Permit, in accordance with the requirements of Section 9.01.B.2 of the DeKalb County Zoning
Ordinance, to allow a gun club and recreational camp on 753 acres, generally located
southwest of the Village of Waterman in Clinton Township, with most of the activities to take
place on 108 acres located on the north and south side of Rueff Road, west of Waterman Road,
and on an 80-acre parcel located at the southeast corner of Leland and Preserve Roads, said
properties being zoned A-1, Agricultural District and legally described in Exhibit “A” attached
hereto; and

        WHEREAS, following due and proper notice by publication in the Daily Chronicle not
less than fifteen (15) nor more than thirty (30) days prior thereto, and by mailing notice to all
owners of property abutting the subject property at least ten (10) days prior thereto, the DeKalb
County Hearing Officer conducted a public hearing on January 13, 2005, at which the
petitioner presented evidence, testimony, and exhibits in support of the requested Special Use
Permit, and several members of the public testified in favor of the request and none in
opposition thereto; and

       WHEREAS, the Hearing Officer, having considered the evidence, testimony and exhibits
presented has made his findings of fact and recommended that the requested the Special Use
Permit be approved, with conditions, as set forth in the Findings of Fact and Recommendation
of the DeKalb County Hearing Officer, dated January 13, 2005, a copy of which is appended
hereto as Exhibit “B”; and

        WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Committee of the DeKalb County Board has
reviewed the exhibits and testimony presented at the public hearing and has considered the
findings of fact and recommendations of the Hearing Officer, and has forwarded a
recommendation to the DeKalb County Board that the Special Use Permit for the proposed gun
club and recreational camp be granted in accordance with the recommendation of the Hearing
Officer; and

       WHEREAS, the DeKalb County Board has considered the findings of fact and
recommendations of the Hearing Officer and Planning and Zoning Committee, and has
determined that approving the Special Use Permit on the subject property to allow a gun club
and recreational camp is consistent with the requirements of Section 9.01.B.3 of the DeKalb
County Zoning Ordinance;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNTY BOARD OF DEKALB COUNTY,
ILLINOIS, as follows:

       SECTION ONE: The Findings of Fact and Recommendation of the DeKalb County
Hearing Officer, Exhibit "B" attached hereto, is hereby accepted, and the findings of fact set
forth above are hereby adopted as the findings of fact and conclusions of the DeKalb County
Board.
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        SECTION TWO: Based on the findings of fact set forth above, the request of the Aurora
Sportsmen’s Club is approved, and a Special Use Permit is hereby granted for the construction
and operation of a gun club and recreational camp on 753 acres generally located southwest of
the Village of Waterman in Clinton Township, said property being legally described in Exhibit
“A” attached hereto.

       SECTION THREE: This approval of a Special Use Permit on the subject property is
subject to the following conditions:

1.     Construction and operation of the gun club and recreational camp shall be in
       substantial accordance with the following plans and documents, submitted as part of
       the petitioner’s application:

       o      Application for Zoning Actions, received December 3, 2004, by Aurora
              Sportsmen’s Club, including Legal Description, Disclosure of Interest, Responses
              to Special Use criteria, and Justification and Impact Statement;
       o      Aurora Sportsmen’s Club Special Use Permit Justification and Impact
              Addendum, received December 22, 2004;
       o      Letter requesting waiver of paving requirement for parking spaces, dated
              December 22, 2004;
       o      Letter requesting permission to place fencing between principal building and
              street, dated December 22, 2004;
       o      Responses to Variation criteria, received December 22, 2004;
       o      Preliminary Development Plan, Waterman Division, Aurora Sportsmen’s Club,
              Inc., dated October 27, 2004, by Schoppe Design Associates;
       o      Preliminary Development Plans, Waterman Division, Aurora Sportsmen’s Club,
              Inc., dated November 27, 2004, by Schoppe Design Associates (14 sheets);
       o      Architectural Elevations (9 sheets), dated November 19, 2004, by LaPage &
              Associates Ltd.;
       o      Plats of Survey, dated September 30, 2004 and November 18, 2004, by Shawn
              R. VanKampen;
       o      Design Notes and Light Catalogue Cuts;
       o      Existing Subsurface Agricultural Drain Tile Investigation Report, dated June 30,
              2004, by Tom Huddleston;
       o      Aurora Sportsmen’s Club Inc. Storm Water Management Preliminary Report,
              dated November 24, 2004, by Leonard Dreas & Associates, Inc.;
       o      Traffic Appraisal for Aurora Sportsmen’s Club, dated November 30, 2004, by
              Intech Consultants, Inc.; and
       o      Routine Wetlands Delineation, Waterman Site, Clinton Township, DeKalb
              County, Illinois, dated April 8, 2004, by EnCap, Inc.

2.     No shooting activities shall take place on the gun club property later than 9:30 p.m.,
       Monday through Thursday, and no later than 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

3.     Prior to use of the 80-acre property located at the southeast corner of Preserve and
       Leland Roads by the gun club, the petitioner shall enter into good-faith negotiations
       with the owner of the Ho-Ka Turkey Farm to the west to mitigate potential negative
       impacts to that farm;

4.     Use of the RV camp and associated tent camping and cabins shall be by members of the
       Aurora Sportsmen’s Club and guests on a temporary basis only, and in no case shall
       the RV camp be used for permanent housing. RV camp rules and limitations on length
       of stay shall be clearly identified, and the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club shall monitor use of
       the camping area to assure compliance with the same;
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5.     The Aurora Sportsmen’s Club shall cooperate with the Clinton Township Road
       Commissioner on any and all improvements deemed necessary or appropriate to Rueff
       Road as a consequence of the operation of the gun club, such cooperation to include
       participation in the cost of improvements and construction;

6.     A final landscape plan for the subject property, including parking lot and street trees,
       shall be submitted for review and approval by County staff as part of the Building
       Permit for the gun club and RV camp; and

7.     The Aurora Sportsmen’s Club shall reserve sufficient area to provide a 15-foot wide
       easement to the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District for a future hike/bike trail
       along the entire right-of-way of the subject properties on Preserve Road.

       SECTION FOUR: This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon its adoption by
the County Board of DeKalb County, Illinois.

       SECTION FIVE: Failure of the owners or other party in interest or a subsequent owner
or other party in interest to comply with the terms of this Ordinance, after execution of such
Ordinance, shall subject the owners or party in interest to the penalties set forth in Section
11.05.A. and B. of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance.

       PASSED BY THE COUNTY BOARD THIS 16TH DAY OF MARCH, 2005, A.D.




                                                   Chairman, DeKalb County Board
ATTEST:




County Clerk




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                                                                                        Exhibit “A”

Legal Description of Subject Property

The east half of the northwest quarter of section 20, township 38 north, range 4 east of the
third principal meridian, Clinton Township, DeKalb County, Illinois.

The east half of the northeast quarter of section 20, together with the west half of the
northwest quarter and the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section 21, all in
Township 38 north, range 4 east of the third principal meridian, Clinton Township, DeKalb
County, Illinois.

The Southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 20, the southwest quarter of the
southwest quarter of section 21 and the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section
28, all in township 38 north, range 4 east of the third principal meridian, Clinton Township,
DeKalb County, Illinois.
The southeast quarter of the northwest quarter and the southwest quarter of the southeast
quarter, all in section 21, township 38 north, range 4 east of the third principal meridian,
DeKalb County, Illinois.

AND:

The northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 21 and the northeast quarter of the
southeast quarter of section 20, all in township 38 north, range 4 east of the third principal
meridian, DeKalb County, Illinois.

AND:

The east half of the southeast quarter of section 21, township 38 north, range 4 east of the
third principal meridian, in DeKalb County, Illinois, except that part described as follows:
beginning at the southeast corner of said section; thence northerly, along the east line thereof,
556.0 feet; thence westerly, parallel with the south line of said section, 391.73 feet; thence
southerly, parallel with the east line of said section, 556.0 feet to the south line of said section;
thence easterly, along said south line, 391.73 feet to the point of beginning.

AND:

The southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 21, Township 38 north, range 4 east
of the third principal meridian, in Clinton Township, DeKalb County, Illinois.
AND:

The northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 21, township 38 north, range 4 east
of the third principal meridian, in Clinton Township, DeKalb County, Illinois.

AND:

The northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section 21, township 38 north, range 4 east
of the third principal meridian, in Clinton Township, DeKalb County, Illinois.

TOTAL AREA: 753.03 Acres

P.I.N.(S):     14-20-200-002, 14-21-100-005, 14-21-100-006, 14-21-300-003, 14-21-300-
               004,
               14-21-300-005, 14-21-300-007, 14-21-300-009, 14-21-400-002, 14-21-400-004
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                                        Planning/Zoning/Building Department




                                                            MEMORANDUM

TO:            Planning and Zoning Committee

FROM:          Paul R. Miller, AICP
               Planning Director

DATE:          February 9, 2005

SUBJECT:       Aurora Sportsmen’s Club Special Use Permit
               Petition CL-05-01

The Aurora Sportsmen’s Club has filed an application for a Special Use Permit and three
Variations to accommodate a gun club and recreational camp, in accordance with the
requirements of Sections 9.01.B.2 and 10.01.B. of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance. The
petitioner owns or has contracts to purchase land that totals 753 acres, located southwest of
the Village of Waterman.      Most of the proposed activities would take place on 108 acres
located on the north and south side of Rueff Road, west of Waterman Road, and on an 80-acre
parcel located at the southeast corner of Leland and Preserve Roads. The subject properties
are zoned A-1, Agricultural District. The Variations associated with the proposed development
include: allowing fencing to be seven feet in height in lieu of the maximum of six feet; waiving
the requirement for curbs in parking lots; and allowing certain accessory buildings to exceed
17 feet in height.

The required public hearing was conducted on January 13, 2005 by DeKalb County Hearing
Officer Dave Dockus. The petitioner provided lengthy testimony and several exhibits in support
of the requested Special Use and Variations, and explained that the project would include a
variety of uses and activity areas, including: several firing ranges for trap, skeet, “sporting
clays,” rifle and pistol; an archery range; a dog training area; and an “action sports” area. A
two-story club house and several accessory buildings would be constructed, and a variety of
ancillary uses would take place, including retail sales to club members from convenience stores
and range buildings, club activities including banquets, and sponsoring of competitive meets.
The proposed recreational camp would consist of camping areas for RVs, tents and cabins, and
include ancillary uses such as fishing and boating, laundry service and bath house. Features
of the development would include large earthen berms (as high as 50 feet), perimeter fencing
around all of the developed areas (requested to be seven feet in height with barbed wire on top),
several gravel parking lots, guard houses, and three ponds.

The public hearing was attended by approximately 200 persons. Several members of the
public asked questions, including hours of operation, lighting, noise, traffic, affect on adjacent
agricultural uses (a nearby turkey farm), and numbers of club members. Several members of
the public spoke in favor of the request, including representatives of the Village of Waterman.

The Hearing Officer has submitted his findings and recommendation. He has approved the
requested Variations, but conditioned each approval on the Special Use Permit being granted
by the County Board. The Hearing Officer recommends approval of the Special Use Permit with
conditions,                                                                       including:


1.             The Aurora Sportsmen’s Club shall contribute and participate in the
Page 2                                                    Aurora Sportsmen’s Club Special Use Permit
Memorandum to P&Z Committee                                                        February 9, 2005

              construction and development of a deceleration lane to the main entrance of the
              proposed facility, and upgrading as required, of Rueff Road east to Waterman
              Road;

2.            Firearm discharge shall be buffered so as to not cause harm and dislocation to
              existing agricultural production in the surrounding area;

3.            A landscape design plan shall be submitted for the property in question,
              including parking lots, as recommended by the DeKalb County Planning
              Department;

4.            The Aurora Sportsmen’s Club shall grant a 15 foot wide easement to the DeKalb
              County Forest Preserve District for the entire frontage of the subject site along
              Preserve Road for a future bike and hike trail; and

5.            RV parking and camping shall be permitted during scheduled events only. RV
              parking and camping shall have limitations on length of stay clearly identified.
              The RV parking and camping shall be monitored and regulated by the petitioner
              to prevent abuse.

Additionally, staff recommends that any approval of the Special Use Permit be conditioned
upon the project being constructed in substantial conformance with the plans and documents
submitted by the petitioner as part of the application. Such plans and documents not only
relate to the proposed layout of the gun club and recreational camp, but also to hours of
operation, types of activities, restrictions on the use of the RV camp, details on lighting,
signage and architecture, and phasing of the project.

Among the issues that should be evaluated by the Committee is the recommendation of the
Hearing Officer that a 15-foot easement for a future bike/hike trail be provided along the north
property line on Preserve Road. The applicant should be given an opportunity at the
Committee meeting to discuss its conversations with the DeKalb County Forest Preserve
District regarding this request.

The Planning and Zoning Committee is requested to make a recommendation to the full County
Board on the requested Special Use Permit in the form of an ordinance. The Committee may
recommend approval, approval with conditions, or denial of the request.

cc:    Vince Volpe
       John Philipchuck

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                                           Petition: CL-05-01

                                           Date: January 13, 2005


                                     FINDINGS OF FACT

       A public hearing was held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on January 13,
2005, to consider a proposal by the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club for a Special Use Permit and
three Variations to allow a gun club and recreational camp in an A-1 Agricultural District Zone
in keeping with requirements of Sections 9.01.B.2 and 10.01.B of the DeKalb County Zoning
Ordinance.


Documents, Exhibits, and Testimonies

       The following were incorporated into the record of proceedings and are included here by
reference:

       •   Certificate of Publication of the Daily Chronicle, December 26, 2004.
       •   Hearing Notice.
       •   Application for Zoning Actions Petition Number CL-05-01.
       •   Aurora Sportsmen’s Club Special Use Permit Justification and Impact Addendum.
       •   Letter of December 22, 2004 requesting waiver of requirement for parking spaces.
       •   Letter of December 22, 2004 requesting Variation of perimeter fencing between
           principal building and street.
       •   Request for Variation to exceed building heights limits.
       •   Preliminary Development Plans, Waterman Division, Aurora Sportsmen’s Club,
           November 27, 2004, prepared by Schoppe Design Associates.
       •   Existing Subsurface Agricultural Drain Tile Investigation Report, June 30, 2004,
           prepared by Huddleston-McBride Drainage Company.
       •   Plat and Certificate of Survey, September 30, 2004, and November 18, 2004,
           prepared by Shawn R. VanKampen.
       •   Building Design Notes and Catalogue Cuts.
       •   Aurora Sportsmen’s Club Inc. Storm Water Management Preliminary Report,
           November 24, 2004, prepared by Leonard Dreas & Associates, Inc.
       •   Traffic Appraisal for Aurora Sportsmen’s Club, November 30, 2004, prepared by
           Intech Consultants, Inc.
       •   Routine Wetland Delineation, Waterman Site, April 8, 2004, prepared by Encap, Inc.
       •   DeKalb County Planning/Zoning/Building Department Staff Report, January 4,
           2005.
       •   Illinois Department of Transportation letter of December 23, 2004.
       •   DeKalb County Highway Department letter of December 8, 2004.
       •   DeKalb County Sheriff’s Police Letter of December 21, 2004
       •   Natural Resource Information Report #560 prepared by DeKalb County Soil and
           Water Conservation District.
       •   Testimony of Paul Miller, DeKalb County Planning Department.
       •   Testimony on behalf of petitioner: John Philipchuck, Ron Wilson, Mike Schoppe,
           Ron LaPaige, Vincent Volpe, Jake Ament (See Attachment 1).
       •   Testimony of individuals listed on Attachment 2.
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Site Description


The 753 acres of the subject site, which drains to the southeast, is composed of two separate
tracts located southwest of the Village of Waterman. A rectangle shaped 80 acre parcel is
located at the southeast corner of Leland and Preserve Roads. An irregularly shaped parcel of
about 675 acres is located on the north and south side of Rueff Road, west of Waterman Road.
All of the property proposed for rezoning is currently used for agricultural production. There
are three farm residences and accessory buildings on the larger tract.


Relief Requested By Applicant

The Applicant proposes to construct and operate a gun club and recreational camp on the
property in question which is in an A-1 Agricultural District Zone. Gun clubs and recreational
camps are special uses in that district. Therefore, the applicant requests a Special Use Permit
in accordance with the requirements of Section 9.01.B.2 of the DeKalb County Zoning
Ordinance. The applicant also requests three Variations. First, a Variation is requested from
Section 5.03.E of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance in order to permit fences of up to eight
feet in height in lieu of the maximum permitted height of six feet. Second, a Variation is
requested from Section 6.03.H of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance to waive the
requirement from barrier curbs in selected parking area perimeters and around islands. Third,
a Variation is requested from Section 5.06.D.1 of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance in order
to allow accessory buildings with heights of up to 20’ 10” in lieu of the maximum permitted
height of 17 feet.


Conditions For Special Use

   a. The proposed special use complies with all applicable provisions of the applicable
      district regulations.

       Mr. Mike Schoppe testified that the north and east portions of the property in question,
       531 acres or about 70%, will remain in agricultural production. The applicant wants to
       maintain farming as a transitional use to a developed area of about 188 acres. There
       will be a variety of activities on the property. Each activity has its own building
       assignments

       Mr John Philipchuck testified that the A-1 Agricultural District is the only Zone that
       allows proposed gun club and recreational camp uses. The proposal promotes open
       space usage. 75% of the subject site would be maintained in farming operations. There
       are three farmsteads on the larger parcel. One farmstead would be used for a site
       caretaker. A second farm will be used for farm management. The structures on the
       third farm will be dismantled and recycled for use on the subject site.

   b. The proposed special use will not be unreasonably detrimental to the value of other
      property in the neighborhood in which it is to be located or the public welfare at large.

       Mr. Philipchuck testified that activities on the 673 acre subject site will be located in
       the center of the property so as to not affect the value of other property in the area. The
       non-contiguous 80 acre parcel will contain a practice trap and skeet range of about 9.5
       acres. All club and camping activities will be buffered by agricultural activities. There
       will be daylight hour and 3 nights per week activities to 11 PM. Most club members are
       expected to access the site from the east on Route 30 to Waterman Road. The existing
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     roadway network will be maintained. Activities on the larger parcel will be from Rueff
     Road and not off the adjoining main collector highways. Access to the 80 acre parcel
     will be from Leland Road.

c.   The proposed special use will not dominate the immediate neighborhood so as to
     prevent development and use of neighboring property in accordance with the applicable
     zoning district.

     Mr. Ron LaPaige testified that building construction on the subject property is of two
     types. First, a 140’ X 130’two-story cross-shaped clubhouse of 25,000 square feet is
     planned. The building design will have a farm character as a barn like structure.
     Second, a pavilion will be constructed with an open design that will be built with heavy
     timbers from barns to be dismantled on the subject property.

     Mr. Philipchuck testified that proposed development on the subject site will stay within
     natural and farming themes. There will be no mass of buildings. A small guard house
     will be used for security. There will be no large buildings adjacent to neighboring
     farms. Only 25% of the site is for active club activities. Large berms are planned for
     screening and safety. Fences of 7-8 feet topped by barbed wire will be placed out
     around the perimeter of the property where active club activities are taking place only
     and closer to roadways in order to protect property and access.

     Mr. Mike Schoppe testified that the north property line is about ¼ mile west of the
     Waterman corporate limits. From north to south, the subject property falls about 100
     feet. The development of uses and the construction of structures on the main parcel
     are planned for the center of the property, about an 80 foot drop, reducing visibility of
     buildings. The majority of the property drains through the center of the property and
     continues to the east and south as headwaters of Somonauk Creek. Bio-swales will be
     used for storm water runoff and a lake management system. Fencing will be placed
     around developed areas only. Two areas of planned development, north and south of
     Rueff Road will have trap and skeet ranges with a 100 yard shot fall and a 200 yard
     safety zone. There will be no development in safety zones. Rifle and pistol ranges will
     have berms of 12-30 feet with 30-50 foot backstops. Berms and backstops will be
     landscaped. The east area will include RV, tent camping, and cabin areas. A
     convenience store and bathhouse will also be included. The non-contiguous 80 acre
     parcel will be used for two trap and skeet ranges and a dog training area.

     Mr. Jake Ament testified that measurements were taken at six locations on the subject
     site and surrounding area during a rifle range demonstration in October, 2004. Six of
     the loudest firearms that may be discharged on the property were tested. Volume of
     sound decreased as distance increased. Shots fired were audible at four test sites up to
     80–87 decibels in one instance. Firearm discharge was inaudible at Waterman School
     and in Waterman. Multiple firearm discharges do not increase volume levels in any
     direction. Shotguns are quieter than rifles. Wind speed increases volume a few
     decibels, but not significantly.

     Mr. Vincent Volpe testified that a berm system will be constructed for shooting to the
     east.      All     firing      is     designed      away       from        Rueff      Road.
     The rifle range will include a 50 foot high backstop, a 30 foot berm on the south which
     exceeds national specifications and baffles at a 600 yard range. Shooting is never done
     above eye level. The direction of fire determines volume. Screens and berms covered
     with vegetation drastically reduce sound. No one called police to complain of the rifle
     demonstration in October, 2004. There was no firearm discharge test on the non-
     contiguous 80 acre parcel. Hours of use on this field are strictly limited to daylight. The
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      field is designed for use for beginner shotgun training. Fire is to the north with a 300
      yard zone of shot fall. All firearm activity includes target shooting. Hunting is not
      permitted according to Club rules. Alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited.

      A DeKalb County Sheriff’s Police Report concluded that there were no safety concerns
      regarding the design and location of firearm ranges on the property in question.


d. Off-street parking and loading areas will be provided in   accordance with the standards set
       forth in these regulations.

      Mr. Philipchuck testified that off-street loading and parking is planned in excess of
      regulations. Traffic will not be lined up on local roads. Landscaping and ground cover is
      designed for parking areas and for Rueff Road. The property will continue to have a
      rural flavor. The clubhouse parking lot will be paved along with the main driveway
      serving the clubhouse. Landscaping will be placed in and around the parking facility.
      Other parking lots within the facility serving the active outdoor areas will be non-curved
      and non-paved. Curbing around the parking lots and drives will not be used to allow for
      storm water to easily recharge into grassy areas. The Clinton Township Road
      Commissioner will continue to maintain perimeter roads.

      A Traffic Appraisal prepared by Intech Consultants concluded that the capacity of the
      adjacent roadway network is sufficient to accommodate the additional traffic generated
      by the proposed development. The east approach at the main (clubhouse) entrance on
      Rueff Road would be deficient. A deceleration or “stacking” lane will be added at this
      location. Parking areas set aside are more than sufficient to accommodate the land
      usage indicated. Internal circulation is set up to isolate different areas which is
      desirable for this type of development as it helps maintain control of access between the
      various facilities.

      Mr. Volpe testified that traffic around the property in question may increase 20-30 cars
      per day. A Friday evening trap shoot may result in traffic increase of 30-40 cars. On
      Sunday, members can invite nonmembers. Up to 25 nonmembers may be expected.

      Mr. Wilson testified that the proposed RV park is not open to the public. RV parking is
      limited to activities and events scheduled on the subject site

   e. Adequate utility, drainage, and other such necessary facilities have been or will be
      provided.

      Mr. Philipchuck testified two planned small lakes will contain storm water into on-site
      ground water recharge areas and will be stocked with fish. Water quality is an
      immediate concern since the subject site includes the headwaters of Somonauk Creek.
      Bio-swales will be incorporated into the existing drainage system to maintain and
      improve water quality. The development will use existing wells and new wells will be
      created. Standard septic systems will be constructed in consultation with the DeKalb
      County Health Department. Electric and natural gas utilities are available at the site.

      A Storm Water Management Preliminary Report concluded that the storm water
      management plan for this project represents a reasonable effort to provide the
      necessary detention for the project. Preliminary study provides reasonable confidence
      that the stated design criteria can be met.
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     A Routine Wetland Delineation Report identified that the property in question has two
     wetlands and a shallow intermittent drainage swale. The Corp of Engineers determined
     that the project site does not contain any wetlands regulated under Section 404 of the
     Clean water act and does not require a Department of the Army Section 404 permit.

f.   The proposed use can be developed and operated in a manner that is visually
     compatible with the permitted uses in the surrounding area; shall in all other respects
     conform to the applicable regulations of the district in which it is located; and is
     deemed essential or desirable to preserve and promote the public health, safety, and
     general welfare of DeKalb County.

     Mr. Philipchuck testified that the proposed development on the property in question will
     not interfere with agricultural uses in the area and will preserve the rural character of
     the neighborhood. Entrances are designed to handle security and not cause congestion
     to prevent agricultural activity. Safety and security is foremost. The development will
     be operated so as to promote safety practices and public safety.             The Aurora
     Sportsmen’s Club has never experienced a shooting accident. The public will be invited
     for events.

     Mr. Volpe testified that spent lead is removed from the subject property by a
     reclamation process. Shot fall areas are prepared with a hard base and then a mixture
     of loose loam is added. A machine picks up shot. There is little movement of lead in
     shot fall areas.

     Mr. Volpe testified that lighting on the subject property will not be 24/7 except for
     security lights. Security lights on buildings will shine down. 25 foot poles will be
     constructed so that that light fixtures can be tilted down so that light does not exceed
     the shortfall area. In the campground areas, only low level lighting will be permitted.
     There will be no overhead lighting in campgrounds. There will be one overhead light at
     the main entrance. Parking lot lights will be on only during activity sessions.

     Mr. Volpe testified that there will be a full time caretaker. There may be up to 30 part-
     time employees.

     Mr. Wilson testified that lighting will be limited to 2 evenings per week and one time per
     month only on a Saturday. Lights will be off otherwise.

     Mr. Jim Faye testified that noise may spook turkeys and hurt production at the Ho-Ka
     Turkey Farm.

     Mr. Tom Klopfenstein testified that he was concerned about noise on the 80 acre parcel
     adjacent to his property that may affect his turkey farm production.

     Mr. Ronald Toth testified that there are many birds that nest at the Sycamore Gun Club
     and do not appear to be disturbed by firearm discharge.

g. The proposed use shall be sited upon lands which are less suitable for commercial
   agriculture than other agricultural lands within the district.

     Mr. Philipchuck testified that development will be sited in the center of the property.
     Proposed landscaping will screen activities from view from perimeter roads.

     Natural Resource Information Report #560 states that the property in question obtained
     a Land Evaluation and Site Assessment (LESA) score of 200.5 which rates the site at a
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          moderate level for protection from development. The parcel also contains 97% prime
          farmland soils which are the most agronomically productive.

     h. The proposed use shall be sited on a parcel in a manner which minimizes the amount of
        productive agriculture land which is converted to the proposed use.

          Mr. Philipchuck testified that 75% of the property in question will remain in agricultural
          production.


     i.   The proposed use shall be located in close proximity to existing facilities providing
          agricultural services whenever possible and appropriate.

          Mr. Philipchuck testified that this condition does not apply since the proposal to
          develop the subject site is not an agricultural business.


Recommendation:

       It is recommended that a Special Use Permit be approved for the property in question
including, but not limited to, the following conditions and restrictions:

1.        The Aurora Sportsmen’s Club shall contribute and participate in the construction and
          development of a deceleration lane to the main entrance of the proposed facility and
          upgrading as required of Rueff Road east to Waterman Road.

2.        Firearm discharge shall be buffered so as to not cause harm and dislocation to existing
          agricultural production in the surrounding area.

3.        A landscape design plan shall be submitted for the property in question, including
          parking lots, as recommended by the DeKalb County Planning Department.

     4. The Aurora Sportsmen’s Club shall grant a 15 foot wide easement to the DeKalb County
        Forest Preserve District for the entire frontage of the subject site along Preserve Road
        for a future bike and hike trail.

5.        RV parking and camping will be permitted during scheduled events only. RV parking
          and camping will have limitations on length of stay clearly identified. The RV parking
          and camping will be monitored and regulated to prevent abuse.
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                                 REQUEST FOR VARIATION


                                          CURBS


                                    FINDINGS OF FACT




Relief Requested By Applicant

The Applicant has requested a Special Use to permit a gun club and recreational camp in an A-
1 Agricultural District Zone. A Variation is requested from Section 6.03 (H) of the DeKalb
County Zoning Ordinance requiring barrier curbs around the perimeter of the parking areas.
The parking lot for the proposed club house would not include curbs around the perimeter and
landscaped islands in a paved parking lot as required by the Zoning Ordinance.


       Standards For Variation
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     1. The property in question cannot yield a reasonable return if permitted to be used only
        under the conditions allowed by the regulations in the district in which it is located:

        Mr. John Philipchuck testified the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club wants to accommodate
        best management for storm water runoff to bio-swales so that water can be purified.
        Removing barrier curbs will allow for sheet flow off parking lots.

        Documentation supplied with the Variation Request states that the DeKalb County
        Zoning Ordinance allows the Planning Director to permit exceptions to the curbing
        requirement if barrier curb installation would interfere with drainage requirements.
        Therefore, not requiring curbing in certain situations is allowed in the agricultural
        district and is appropriate on the property in question. In addition, approximately 75%
        of the subject property will still be used for farming and agricultural purposes and
        about 25 % will be used for the special use. The Aurora Sportsmen’s Club is a not for
        profit corporation and so the reasonable rate of return is not applicable as there will be
        no rate of return on the special use portion of the property.


     2. The plight of the owner is due to unique circumstances:

        Mr. Philipchuck testified that the plight of the owner is due to the fact that the property
        in question is located near the headwaters of Somonauk Creek. The curbing of parking
        areas tends to cause channeling of storm water run off which may concentrate
        pollutants. This is an opportunity to improve water quality of storm water runoff.
        Furthermore, the project is in a rural area. Curbs are designed for urban areas and
        create an urban look. To maintain a rural atmosphere the petitioner has designed the
        project without barrier curbs.

     3. The variation, if granted, will not alter the essential character of the locality:

        Mr. Philipchuck testified that local farmsteads have large gravel areas. A parking lot
        without curbs on the subject property is more in keeping with a natural appearance in
        an agricultural area. The essential character of the locality will not be altered.

4.      There are practical difficulties or particular hardships associated with complying with
        the regulations of the Zoning District:

            a. The particular physical surroundings, shape, or topographical condition of the
               specific property involved would result in a particular hardship upon the owner,
               as distinguished from a mere inconvenience, if the strict letter of the regulations
               were carried out:

                Mr. Philipchuck testified that storm water quality would be adversely affected if
                curbs were required. The property falls from Preserve to Rueff Road. In order to
                minimize disturbance of the lands due to the grading required handling
                drainage. The petitioner has designed the site using best management practices
                to minimize the impact on the existing grade. It is a hardship by requiring
                extensive grading that would be required with curbing parking areas.

            b. The condition upon which the petition for a variation is based would not be
               applicable, generally, to other property within the same zoning classification:
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                Mr. Philipchuck testified that curbing is not generally imposed in an agricultural
                district. Other properties in the agricultural district have non-paved parking
                areas.

             c. The purpose of the variation is not based exclusively upon a desire to make
                more money out of the property:

                Mr. Philipchuck testified that the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club is a not for profit
                corporation. The request to not curb the paved area is not designed to make
                more money out of the property. It is intended to maintain the agricultural
                atmosphere of the area and provide best management practices with regard to
                storm water runoff.

             d. The alleged difficulty or hardship has not been created by the owner of the
                property:

                Mr. Philipchuck testified that the hardship is a result of the ordinance
                requirement to curb paved parking lots in a rural, agricultural area. The size of
                the parcel, the farming uses and the location of the property near the
                headwaters of Somonauk Creek allow for sheet drainage to bio-swales to slow
                and filter water.

             e. The granting of the variation will not be detrimental to the public welfare or
                injurious to other property or improvements in the neighborhood in which the
                property is located:

                Mr. Philipchuck testified that the public welfare will be benefited since the
                proposal will result in better water quality. The lack of curbing on parking areas
                will not be injurious to other property or improvements in the neighborhood. An
                urban look will be avoided.

        f.      The proposed Variation will not impair an adequate supply of light and air to
                adjacent property, or
                substantially increase the congestion in the public streets, or increase the
                danger of fire, or endanger the public safety, or substantially diminish or impair
                property values within the neighborhood or adversely affect the health, morals,
                or general welfare of the public:

                Mr. Philipchuck testified that the Variation will not impair an adequate supply of
                light or air to adjacent properties. Public safety or property values will not be
                endangered. There will be no adverse affect on the health, morals, or the
                general welfare. A benefit will be provided to the public by enhancing the quality
                of storm water runoff.

                Mr. Vincent Volpe testified that a setback will be created to prevent damage to
                protect landscaping and adjoining grass areas from encroachment by vehicles.


Conclusion

       A Request for Variation from Section 6.03.H.of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance for
the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club to not include curbs around the perimeter and landscaped
islands of a paved parking lot is approved on the condition that the DeKalb County Board
passes a Special Use Permit for the property in question.
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                                  REQUEST FOR VARIATION


                                           FENCES


                                     FINDINGS OF FACT


Relief Requested By Applicant

The Applicant has requested a special use to permit a gun club and recreational camp in an A-
1 Agricultural District Zone. A Variation is requested from Section 5.03.E. of the DeKalb
County Zoning Ordinance, which limits the maximum height of fences to 6 feet. Perimeter
fencing of 7 feet in height is requested.


        Standards For Variation

1.      The property in question cannot yield a reasonable return if permitted to be used only
        under the conditions allowed by the regulations in the district in which it is located:

        Mr. John Philipchuck testified that the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club is a not for profit
        corporation. The reasonable rate of return concept is not applicable since there will be
        no rate of return on the special use portion of the property. A 6foot fence is generally
        acceptable. Even though the property in question is in an agricultural district, a 7foot
        fence topped with three strands of barbed wire is requested to promote safety and
        security in preventing unauthorized access into the gun club area. A 7foot fence with
        barbed wire is more intimidating

     2. The plight of the owner is due to unique circumstances:

        Mr. Philipchuck testified that the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club proposal offers a unique
        facility. The club uses on the property in question include archery, rifle, and pistol
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        shooting. It makes sense to have a fence that will deter intruders. A 6 foot fence may
        not be seen over a corn crop. Additional fence height will assist in preventing
        accidental or intentional unauthorized access to the property.

3.      The variation, if granted, will not alter the essential character of the locality:

        Mr. Philipchuck testified that increasing the height of the fence will not alter the rural
        character of the area. About 75% of the land will remain farmland, with only a small
        portion used for the club. Fencing will be placed only around the club portion located
        in the center of the subject property.

4.      There are practical difficulties or particular hardships associated with complying with
        the regulations of the Zoning District:

     a. The particular physical surroundings, shape, or topographical condition of the specific
        property involved would result in a particular hardship upon the owner, as
        distinguished from a mere inconvenience, if the strict letter of the regulations were
        carried out:

        Mr. Philipchuck testified that the subject property is a large parcel in a remote area. A
        higher fence will improve security by permitting security personnel and Sheriff’s
        deputies to observe intruders over planted crops.

     b. The condition upon which the petition for a variation is based would not be applicable,
        generally, to other property within the same zoning classification:

        Mr. Philipchuck testified that the Applicant is requesting a special use for a gun club.
        The request for a 7foot high fence is unique based upon security and safety issues. The
        proposed fence height is not applicable to other property in the same zoning
        classification where 6 foot fences would be of sufficient height for farming activities.

c.      The purpose of the variation is not based exclusively upon a desire to make more money
        out of the property:

            Mr. Philipchuck testified that the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club is a not for profit
            organization. The request is not to make more money.

        d. The alleged difficulty or hardship has not been created by the owner of the property:

            Mr. Philipchuck testified that the proposal is a unique project with special
            circumstances. A higher fence is warranted for safety and security. The hardship
            has not been created by the owner of the property, but rather by the ordinance
            which limits the fence height in all districts except the manufacturing district.

        e.The granting of the variation will not be detrimental to the public welfare or injurious
            to other property or improvements in the neighborhood in which the property is
            located:

            Mr. Philipchuck testified that granting the Variation for increased fence height will
            not be detrimental to the public welfare or injurious to other property or
            improvements in the neighborhood.

        f.The proposed variation will not impair an adequate supply of light and air to adjacent
            property, or substantially increase the congestion in the public streets, or increase
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          the danger of fire, or endanger the public safety, or substantially diminish or impair
          property values within the neighborhood or adversely affect the health, morals, or
          general welfare of the public:

          Mr. Philipchuck testified that a 7 foot fence will provide safety and security to the
          uses proposed for the property in question. The fence will not have a deleterious
          effect. It will not impair an adequate supply of light or air to adjacent properties,
          nor will it increase traffic congestion, or the danger of fire. Farming operations will
          be outside the fencing. There will be no adverse affect on the public health or
          morals. The increase height will benefit the general welfare by providing a safe and
          secure area for gun club activities.

          Mr. Vincent Volpe testified that landscaping would be placed inside the fence to
          avoid an institutional appearance.




Conclusion

       A Request for Variation from Section 5.03.E.of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance for
the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club to construct 7foot fences in lieu of the maximum permitted
height of 6 feet is approved on the condition that the DeKalb County Board passes a Special
Use Permit for the property in question.
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                                    REQUEST FOR VARIATION


                                        BUILDING HEIGHTS


                                         FINDING OF FACT


Relief Requested By Applicant

       The Applicant has requested a special use to permit a gun club and recreational camp
in an A-1 Agricultural District. A Variation is requested from Section 5.06.D.1 of the DeKalb
Zoning Ordinance to permit certain of the proposed accessory buildings to be 20 feet in lieu of
the maximum permitted height of 17 feet.

Standards For Variation

1.        The property in question cannot yield a reasonable return if permitted to be used only
          under the conditions allowed by the regulations in the district in which it is located:

          Mr. Philipchuck testified that there is no height limit for primary structures in an
          agricultural district. There is, however, a height restriction in an A-1 Agricultural
          District Zone for accessory buildings. The Variation is requested to increase the pitch of
          roof to prevent snow accumulation. The extra three feet requested for Type C buildings
          on plans are requested to maintain an agricultural look. Skeet houses and the
          pavilions also exceed the 17 foot requirement. Furthermore, the object of the request is
          not for more return. The Aurora Sportsmen’s Club is a not for profit corporation. The
          reasonable rate of return is not applicable on the special use portion of the property.


     2.      The plight of the owner is due to unique circumstances:

             Mr. Philipchuck testified that the buildings require proportionality.       Type C
             buildings are standard type Morton agricultural buildings and fit in with the
             agricultural area and maintain an agricultural theme. Any smaller pitch would
             have brought the building into compliance with the height requirement, but would
             not have been proportional based on the size of the buildings. The pitch of the roof
             of the proposed building permits snow to slide off the roof, rather than accumulate
             on the roof. The picnic pavilions are designed at the same height as the other
             buildings to allow for a more uniform look. The increase height provides for more
             air circulation and prevents accumulation of snow on the roofs.
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     Mr. Vincent Volpe testified that skeet houses are standard sized buildings for skeet
     shooting events. The height is required to provide adequate working space within
     the skeet houses. There must be an adequate amount of space for skeet machines
     to be serviced and operate safely. The proposed skeet houses will have internal
     steps to protect them from the weather and promote safety of operators.

3.   The variation, if granted, will not alter the essential   character of the locality:

     Mr. Philipchuck testified that the height of the proposed structures fits with the
     aesthetics of local agricultural uses. An additional 3 feet will not change the
     essential character of the locality

4.   There are practical difficulties or particular hardships    associated with complying
     with the regulations of the Zoning District:

     a. The particular physical surroundings, shape, or topographical condition of the
        specific property involved would result in a particular hardship upon the owner,
        as distinguished from a mere inconvenience, if the strict letter of the regulations
        were carried out:


        Mr. Philipchuck testified that there would be a safety hazard to the building
        occupants resulting from the accumulation of snow in winter on flatter roofs. A
        Skeet house require the additional height in order for the operators to safely
        access the equipment to load the clay birds.

     b. The condition upon which the petition for a variation is based would not be
        applicable, generally, to other property within the same zoning classification:

        Mr. Philipchuck testified that the Variation is not applicable to other properties
        in the agricultural district as other buildings in the agricultural district are
        generally only accessed by the owner or operator of the farm and members and
        their guests. There are no safety issues involved in other buildings with regard
        to loading clay birds or utilizing pavilions.

     c. The purpose of the variation is not based exclusively upon a desire to make
        more money out of the property:

        Mr. Philipchuck testified that the requested height variation is designed to
        maintain the agricultural atmosphere of the area, to provide consistency among
        the buildings and structures, and to provide for safe access and operation of
        proposed buildings.

     d. The alleged difficulty or hardship has not been created by the owner of the
        property:

        Mr. Philipchuck testified that the hardship is a result of an ordinance
        requirement to only allow a height accessory building of 17 feet. Each building
        constitutes a principal building for each activity and as such there should not be
        a height limitation as the buildings are not subordinate to the clubhouse
        structure.
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          e. The granting of the variation will not be detrimental to the public welfare or
             injurious to other property or improvements in the neighborhood in which the
             property is located:


              Mr. Philipchuck testified granting the request to increase the height on proposed
              structures on the subject property will not be injurious to the public welfare or
              injurious to other property or improvements in the area. Structures will be more
              balanced and provide a uniform look.

    f.        The proposed variation will not impair an adequate supply of light and air to
              adjacent property, or substantially increase the congestion in the public streets,
              or increase the danger of fire, or endanger the public safety, or substantially
              diminish or impair property values within the neighborhood or adversely affect
              the health, morals, or general welfare of the public:

               Mr. Philipchuck testified that granting the height variation will not impair an
              adequate supply of light or air to adjacent properties. Traffic congestion or fire
              danger will not be increased. The minimal increase in height will not affect
              property values as the other since farm outbuildings and structures on other
              properties exceed the 17 foot height as well.


Conclusion

        A Request for Variation from Section 5.06.D.1.of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance
for the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club to allow certain of the proposed accessory buildings to be 20
feet in height, in lieu of the maximum permitted 17 feet, is approved on the condition that the
DeKalb County Board passes a Special Use Permit for the property in question.



                                    Respectfully submitted,




                                    David Dockus
                                    Hearing Officer
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                                   Attachment 1


                        TESTIMONY ON BEHALF OF PETITIONER



Ament, Jake
801 West Adams Street
Chicago

La Paige, Ron
207 West Front Street
Wheaton

Philipchuck, John
111 West Downer Place
Aurora

Schoppe, Mike
126 South Main Street
Oswego

Volpe, Vincent
751 Hermitage Drive
Aurora

Wilson, Ron
South Windwood Drive
Aurora
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                                ATTACHMENT 2


                           TESTIMONY OF INDIVIDUALS


Benson, Tom                               Miller, Ed
908 North 14th Street                     8838 Leland Road
DeKalb                                    Waterman

Eichelberger, Susan                       Sproston, Debra
6604 Shabbona Grove Road                  345 North Elm Street
Waterman                                  Waterman

Faye, Jan                                 Stelford, Kathy
802 Woodlawn Drive                        12140 Aldrich Road
DeKalb                                    Sycamore

Freiders, Dee                             Webster, Jim
8077 Preserve Road                        703 Normal Road
Waterman                                  DeKalb

Johnson, Dean
1315 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore

Klopfenstein, Tom
8519 Leland Road
Waterman

Liberty, Patricia
350 North Elm
Waterman

Mandel, Carol
8079 waterman Road
Waterman

Mandel, Howard
8079 Waterman Road
Waterman
STATE OF ILLINOIS )
                             )SS
COUNTY OF DEKALB)
                                     ORDINANCE 2005-08

                   AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT
                              FOR AN AGRIBUSINESS
                    ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 15487 STATE RTE. 72
                               IN GENOA TOWNSHIP

       WHEREAS, Audrey Blanchard has filed an application for a Special Use Permit in
accordance with Section 9.01 of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance to allow the operation of
an agribusiness, in the form of an animal feed and western store, on a 2.5-acre property located
at 15487 State Rte. 72 in Genoa Township, said property being zoned A-1, Agricultural District
and legally described as shown in Exhibit “A” attached hereto; and

        WHEREAS, following due and proper notice by publication in the Daily Chronicle not
less than fifteen (15) nor more than thirty (30) days prior thereto, and by mailing notice to all
owners of property abutting the subject property at least ten (10) days prior thereto, the DeKalb
County Hearing Officer conducted a public hearing on February 3, 2005, at which the
petitioners presented evidence, testimony, and exhibits in support of the requested Special Use
Permit, and no members of the public testified in favor of the request and none in opposition
therto; and

       WHEREAS, the Hearing Officer, having considered the evidence, testimony and exhibits
presented has made his findings of fact and recommended that the requested Special Use
Permit be granted, subject to conditions, as set forth in the Findings of Fact and
recommendation of the DeKalb County Hearing Officer, dated February 3, 2005, a copy of which
is appended hereto as Exhibit "B"; and

       WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Committee of the DeKalb County Board has
reviewed the testimony and exhibits presented at the public hearing and has considered the
Findings of Fact and recommendation of the Hearing Officer, and has forwarded a
recommendation to the DeKalb County Board that the requested Special Use Permit be
approved; and

        WHEREAS, the DeKalb County Board has considered the findings of fact and
recommendation of the Hearing Officer and the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning
Committee, and has determined that granting the Special Use Permit to allow the operation of a
agri- business on the subject property would be consistent with the requirements established by
Section 9.01.B.3. of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNTY BOARD OF DEKALB COUNTY,
ILLINOIS, as follows:

        SECTION ONE: The report of the DeKalb County Hearing Officer, Exhibit "B" attached
hereto, is hereby accepted and the findings set forth therein are hereby adopted as the findings
of fact and conclusions of the DeKalb County Board.

       SECTION TWO: Based on the findings of fact set forth above, the request of Audrey
Blanchard for a Special Use Permit to allow the operation of an agribusiness on property located
at 15487 State Rte. 72 in Genoa Township, said property being legally described in Exhibit “A”
attached hereto, is hereby approved.

       SECTION THREE:       This approval of a Special Use Permit is subject to the following
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conditions:

1.     Use and development of the agribusiness shall be in substantial accordance with the
       plans and exhibits submitted as part of the petitioner’s Special Use Permit application;

2.     Hours of operation of the feed and western store shall be limited to Monday through
       Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and

3.     Prior to the commencement of operations of the western store, the petitioner shall revise
       the Site Plan for the use to demonstrate compliance with all applicable parking and
       landscaping regulations of Article 6 of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance.

       SECTION FOUR: This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon its adoption by
the County Board of DeKalb County, Illinois.

        SECTION FIVE: Failure of the owners or other party in interest to comply with the terms
of this Ordinance, after execution of such Ordinance, shall subject the owners or party in
interest to the penalties set forth in Section 11.05.A. and B. of the DeKalb County Zoning
Ordinance.

       PASSED BY THE COUNTY BOARD THIS 16TH DAY OF MARCH, 2005, A.D.




                                                   Chairman, DeKalb County Board
ATTEST:




County Clerk




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                                                                    Exhibit “A”

Legal Description of Subject Property

THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 21,
TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 5, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER AT THE
INTERSECTION OF SAID SOUTH LINE WITH THE WEST LINE OF LOT “A” OF SAID
SOUTHEAST QUARTER , AS RECORDED IN BOOK “G” OF PLATS, PAGE 16; THENCE NORTH
89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE 193.0 FEET FOR A POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL,
WITH THE WEST LINE OF LOT “A,” 444.50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES
EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID QUARTER, 245.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
00 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID
LOT “A” 444.50 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES
WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE 245.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTAINING
2.5 ACRES, ALL IN GENOA TOWNSHIP, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

P.I.N.: 03-21-400-010




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                                        Planning/Zoning/Building Department




                                                          MEMORANDUM

TO:            Planning and Zoning Committee

FROM:          Paul R. Miller, AICP
               Planning Director

DATE:          February 9, 2005

SUBJECT:       Blanchard Special Use Permit
               Petition GE-05-03

Audrey Blanchard, the property owner, has filed a petition for a Special Use Permit to allow a
horse feed and western store on a 2.5 acre lot located at 15487 IL. Rt 72. The property is
located on the north side of IL. Rt. 72, approximately 885 feet west of IL. Rt. 23, in Genoa
Township. The parcel is zoned A-1, Agricultural District.

The required public hearing was conducted on February 3, 2005 by DeKalb County Hearing
Officer Kevin Buick. The petitioners provided testimony and exhibits in support of the
requested Special Use, including that the petitioner had operated the horse feed and western
store in Kane County for many years. Documentation was provided to the effect that 60% of
the sales from the store are in the form of feed and equipment for persons who own horses or
other farm animals. The petitioner also addressed proposed hours and days of operation and
numbers of employees. No members of the public spoke in favor of or in opposition to the
request, but representatives from the City of Genoa noted that the City’s comprehensive plan
calls for commercial uses on this property.

The Hearing Officer has submitted his findings, and recommends approval of the Special Use
Permit with conditions (see attached Findings of Fact). The Planning and Zoning Committee is
requested to make a recommendation to the full County Board on the requested Special Use
Permit in the form of an ordinance. The Committee may recommend approval, approval with
conditions, or denial of the request.

cc:     Audrey Blanchard
        Bob Becker, attorney for petitioner

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                  RESIDENCES--NEW             RESIDENCES --      COMM/INDUSTRIAL COMM/INDUSTRIAL            FARM STRUCTURES AND
                   CONSTRUCTION               ALTERATIONS        NEW & ALTERATION  ACCESSORY                 OTHER ACCESSORY

               # OF        VALUE OF      # OF      VALUE OF       # OF VALUE OF         # OF   VALUE OF     # OF        VALUE OF
TOWNSHIP      PRMTS         CONST       PRMTS       CONST        PRMTS   CONST         PRMTS    CONST      PRMTS         CONST
                P F                      P    F                                                             P   F
AFTON                                                                                      1     $22,400     2   1              $77,000
CLINTON
CORTLAND                                  2    2       $50,000                                              5   5           $120,400
DEKALB                                    1            $45,000
FRANKLIN                                                                                                    1   1             $3,000
GENOA                                                                                                       2   1           $132,000
KINGSTON                                  1    1       $30,000                                              1   1            $25,000
MALTA                                     1            $20,000                                              2   2            $54,000
MAYFIELD
MILAN              1   1     $175,000
PAW PAW                                   1    1        $8,000
PIERCE
SANDWICH           1         $450,000
SHABBONA
SOMONAUK
SO GROVE                                                            1        $90,000
SQ GROVE                                  1            $85,000
SYCAMORE           1         $235,400     3            $70,050                                              4                   $16,500
VICTOR                                                                                                      1   1               $58,000



TOTALS             3   1     $860,400   10     4      $308,050      1        $90,000       1     $22,400   18 12            $485,900

VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION FEBRUARY FY 05                                    LAST FISCAL YEAR COMPARISON:
                       $1,298,100                                       VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION FEBRUARY FY 04:               $683,400

CUMMULATIVE TOTALS THRU FEBRUARY FY 05                                  CUMMULATIVE TOTALS THRU FEBRUARY FY 04:
VALUE OF CONSTRUCTIO  $1,766,750                                        VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION:                             $1,704,200
PERMITS ISSUED:                33                                       PERMITS ISSUED:                                             28
              FARM :           17                                                    FARM:                                          11

 FEES RECEIVED:                $4,095                                   FEES RECEIVED:                                           $2,503

P = TOTAL PERMITS ISSUED
F = TOTAL AG PERMITS
                                      February Permits 2005
Date        Permit # Applicant         PIN             Address                  Structure   Value                Fee
 2/7/2005   CO-05-06 Rodney Barkel     09-09-400-009   Fenstermaker Rd          Ag build    $        29,700.00   $      -
2/28/2005   DK-05-02 Ernest Esposito   08-18-377-011   21141 Virginia Rd-Dekalb SF Add      $        45,000.00   $   213.00
 2/4/2005   FR-05-1 Ricky Geist        01-19-200-004   871 ST. RT 72 - Kirkland Ag build    $         3,000.00   $      -
2/23/2005   GE-05-02 John Didier       03-03-400-002   16467 Melms Rd Genoa Pole Barn       $       120,000.00   $      -
2/10/2005   KI-05-1 E&J Salsberry      02-33-400-002   9161 Baseline Rd KingstonAg SF Add   $        30,000.00   $      -
2/14/2005   KI-05-2 Zenz Buildings     02-24-401-002   11969 Rt 72 Genoa        Ag build    $        25,000.00   $      -
 2/8/2005   MA-05-2 Douglas Canova 07-22-200-010       3510 ST RT 38 Malta      SF Repair   $        20,000.00   $   353.80
2/10/2005   MA-05-3 James Willrett     07-29-400-005   1863 Fairview Malta      Pole Barn   $        10,000.00   $      -
2/14/2005   MI-05-1 Mark Diedrich      10-12-200-009   612 E Roosvelt St        SFD         $       175,000.00   $      -
2/25/2005   SA-05-1 Michael Dorrance 19-14-100-027     Lot 13 Hidden Oaks Sand SFD          $       450,000.00   $ 1,691.00
2/23/2005   SQ-05-1 Tim Royer          15-15-176-007   9566 Somonauk Rd         SF Add      $        85,000.00   $   608.00
 2/8/2005   SY-05-6 Rood Construction06-05-205-013     Baseline /Rt 23          SFD         $       235,400.00   $ 1,021.50
2/10/2005   SY-05-7 Kevin Pyne         06-29-201-005   1626 Pinetrail Sycamore SF Add       $        12,000.00   $   208.00
2/17/2005   VI-05-1 Lester & Ray Plote 17-20-400-001   2368 Leland Rd Leland    Grain Bin   $        58,000.00   $      -

                                                                               TOTAL        $   1,298,100.00     $   4,095.30
                             PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE
                                    MEETING MINUTES
                                    February 23, 2005

The Planning and Zoning Committee of the DeKalb County Board met on February 23, 2005 at
7:00 p.m. in the Gathertorium of the DeKalb County Legislative Building. In attendance were
Committee Members Patricia Vary, Howard Lyle, Marlene Allen, Eileen Dubin, Vince Faivre, Steve
Slack, and staff members Paul Miller and Cky Ready. Committee member Roger Steimel was
absent.

       Ms. Vary, Vice-Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Committee, called the meeting to
       order, and indicated all members were present except Mr. Steimel.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Mrs. Dubin moved to approve the minutes for the January 26, 2005 meeting of the Planning and
Zoning Committee, seconded by Mr. Lyle, and the motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

       Ms. Vary suggested that the Aurora Sportsmen's Club Special Use Permit discussion be
       moved to the end of the agenda.

Mr. Lyle moved to approve the amended agenda, seconded by Mrs. Allen, and the motion carried
unanimously.

USE VARIATION B Request of Howard and Tamara Newquist for approval of a house on 10 acres
located at the southwest corner of Mowers and Malta Roads in South Grove Township, Petition SG-
05-02

       Mr. Miller stated that Howard and Tamara Newquist, the property owners, have filed a
       petition for a Use Variation for a vacant 9.84-acre parcel located at the southwest corner of
       Malta and Mowers Roads in South Grove Township. The petition is to allow the
       construction of one single-family detached dwelling on an agriculturally-zoned parcel of
       less than 40 acres in size. The subject property is zoned A-1, Agricultural District.

       A public hearing on the requested Use Variation was held by DeKalb County Hearing
       Officer Kevin Buick on January 27, 2005. The petitioner presented evidence that the
       property pre-dated 1976 and that the price paid for the property at the time of purchase
       reflected the fact that it was a site where a house could be built. The attorney for the
       petitioner provided lengthy testimony to the effect that the necessary criteria for granting a
       Use Variation were met by the particulars of this case. No members of the public spoke in
       favor of or in opposition to the request.

       The Hearing Officer has submitted his Findings and Recommendation and recommends
       approval of the request, with the condition that access to the property be permitted from
       Mowers Road only, and not from Malta Road.

       Mr. Faivre noted that this appeared to be a clear case where the criteria for granting a Use
       Variation had been met. Ms. Vary agreed.

Mr. Faivre moved to grant the Use Variation, seconded by Mr. Slack. The motion carried with five
“yes” and Mrs. Allen voting “no.”
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SPECIAL USE PERMIT B Request of Audrey Blanchard for approval of an “agribusiness” on
property located at 15784 Rte. 72 in Genoa Township, Petition GE-05-03.

       Mr. Miller stated that Audrey Blanchard, the property owner, has filed a petition for a
       Special Use Permit to allow a horse feed and western store on a 2.5 acre lot located at
       15487 IL. Rt 72. The property is located on the north side of IL. Rt. 72, approximately 885
       feet west of IL. Rt. 23, in Genoa Township. The parcel is zoned A-1, Agricultural District.

       The required public hearing was conducted on February 3, 2005 by DeKalb County Hearing
       Officer Kevin Buick. The petitioners provided testimony and exhibits in support of the
       requested Special Use, including that the petitioner had operated the horse feed and
       western store in Kane County for many years. Documentation was provided to the effect
       that 60% of the sales from the store are in the form of feed and equipment for persons who
       own horses or other farm animals. The petitioner also addressed proposed hours and days
       of operation and numbers of employees. No members of the public spoke in favor of or in
       opposition to the request, but representatives from the City of Genoa noted that the City’s
       comprehensive plan calls for commercial uses on this property.

       The Hearing Officer has submitted his findings, and recommends approval of the Special
       Use Permit with conditions. The Hearing Officer’s conditions are (1) the Petitioner’s Special
       Use conform to the proposed site plan as determined by Staff and (2) that the hours of
       operation be limited to Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday
       12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

       Ms. Vary inquired as to the number of employees, having noted that when the business
       was located in Kane County that there were three or four full time, and one or two part time
       employees. Bob Becker, attorney for the petitioner, informed the Committee that Mrs.
       Blanchard was in the process of phasing herself out of the business and that her son would
       be managing the operation with no more that two full time employees.

       Ms. Vary asked if there were any problems with the parking on the subject property. Mr.
       Miller explained that there was adequate parking for customers, and a separate area for
       employees to use for parking. The number of spaces required would be based on the
       square footage of the shop and the number of employees.

       Mr. Faivre asked why the County was putting itself in the position of limiting hours of
       operation for a business. Mr. Miller explained the Hearing Officer’s rational for taking
       hours of operation into consideration, and noted that the petitioner had volunteered the
       hours of operation and the Hearing Officer simply noted those hours.

       Mrs. Dubin inquired about traffic concerns associated to the site. Mr. Miller referred to a
       letter from the Illinois Department of Transportation, dated January 18, 2005. The letter
       contains two comments (1) that DeKalb County maintain its setback requirements, and (2)
       that the Petitioner be aware that any encroachment upon State right-of-way is illegal
       without approval or proper permits.

       Mr. Faivre indicated that he would be in favor of the petition without the condition that
       would require the business to remain closed on Monday.

Mr. Faivre moved to approve the Special Use Permit, seconded by Mr. Lyle, and the motion carried
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unanimously.

SPECIAL USE PERMIT B Aurora Sportsmen’s Club for approval of a gun club and RV camp on
753-acres located southwest of the Village of Waterman in Clinton Township, Petition CL-05-01.

       Mr. Miller stated that The Aurora Sportsmen=s Club has filed an application for a Special
       Use Permit and three Variations to accommodate a gun club and recreational camp, in
       accordance with the requirements of Sections 9.01.B.2 and 10.01.B. of the DeKalb County
       Zoning Ordinance. The petitioner owns or has contracts to purchase land that totals 753
       acres, located southwest of the Village of Waterman. Most of the proposed activities would
       take place on 108 acres located on the north and south side of Rueff Road, west of
       Waterman Road, and on an 80-acre parcel located at the southeast corner of Leland and
       Preserve Roads. The subject properties are zoned A-1, Agricultural District.

       The required public hearing was conducted on January 13, 2005 by DeKalb County
       Hearing Officer Dave Dockus. The public hearing was attended by approximately 200
       persons. Several members of the public asked questions, including hours of operation,
       lighting, noise, traffic, affect on adjacent agricultural uses (a nearby turkey farm), and
       numbers of club members. Several members of the public spoke in favor of the request,
       including representatives of the Village of Waterman.

       The Hearing Officer has submitted his findings and recommendation. He has approved the
       requested Variations, but conditioned each approval on the Special Use Permit being
       granted by the County Board. The Hearing Officer recommends approval of the Special Use
       Permit with conditions, set forth in the Hearing Officer’s report. Additionally, staff
       recommended that any approval of the Special Use Permit be conditioned upon the project
       being constructed in substantial conformance with the plans and documents submitted by
       the petitioner as part of the application. Such plans and documents not only relate to the
       proposed layout of the gun club and recreational camp, but also to hours of operation,
       types of activities, restrictions on the use of the RV camp, details on lighting, signage and
       architecture, and phasing of the project.

       Mr. Slack asked if Mr. Klopfenstein was in the audience, and if he had discussed an
       agreement with Aurora Sportsmen’s Club. Mr. Klopfenstein, manager of the Ho-Ka Turkey
       Farm, stated that he had spoken with Mr. Volpe (General Manager of Aurora Sportsmen’s
       Club) and that an agreement would be reached before construction began on the adjoining
       80-acre parcel in order to avoid any negative impacts on the turkey farm. Mr. Slack stated
       that he would rather see the two parties work it out with a “gentleman’s agreement” and
       not add a condition to the Special Use Permit. Mr. Miller indicated that staff could draft
       language that would make it clear that the two parties should negotiate. Mr. Slack asked
       Mr. Volpe if that would be agreeable with Aurora Sportsmen’s Club. Mr. Volpe indicated
       that the concept was agreeable as long as it was specific to the 80-acre parcel in question.

       Mrs. Dubin asked if there had been any changes to the hours of operation. Mr. Miller
       stated that there was a concern raised by the Hearing Officer, but that no changes had
       been made.

       Mr. Lyle asked if the gun club was going to be open seven days a week. Mr. Miller
       explained that the gun club would be open seven days a week, but that shooting at night
       would not be taking place seven nights a week. Mr. Lyle stated that he would like to see
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     the 11:00 p.m. time changed to 10:00 p.m.

     Mr. Wilson, President of the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club, stated that because it was a
     recreational club, and members would be utilizing the club on time off and weekends, that
     was the reasoning behind the 11:00 p.m. shooting time. He stated that the rifle and pistol
     ranges would not be lit and shooting on those ranges would be limited to daylight hours.

     Mr. Faivre stated that one of the concerns of the neighbors was traffic. He inquired into
     some discrepancies between testimony given at the public hearing and records from traffic
     studies. Mr. Volpe clarified that traffic counts at the current gun club are 30 to 40 vehicles
     Monday through Friday, but that on days when an event is scheduled 100 vehicles is pretty
     standard. Mr. Volpe explained that events are planned over the entire day and that the
     shooters trickle in for their shooting times and leave. He stated that this was not like a
     baseball game where everyone would be leaving all at once.

     Ms. Vary asked if it would endanger the project if they were required not to shoot past
     10:00 p.m. Mr. Volpe explained that it would not endanger the project but that the Aurora
     Sportsmen’s Club would like to readjust the shooting hours on other days of the week to
     try to recoup the time lost.

     A discussion between the members of the Planning and Zoning Committee and various
     members of the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club took place and an agreement was reached to the
     effect that the gun club would be allowed to shoot until 9:30 p.m. Monday through
     Thursday night, and until 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

     Ms. Vary asked if the traffic increase on Rueff Road would require the road to be paved. Mr.
     Volpe stated that the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club had been in contact with the Road
     Commissioner of Clinton Township and that they had agreed to cooperate on road
     improvements when necessary. They had also come to an agreement for the proposed
     deceleration lane. Mr. Volpe stated at this time the only traffic on Rueff Road was the
     mailman and an occasional piece of farm equipment. Mr. Volpe also stated that a posted
     speed limit would help to maintain the road and asked if that was something the P&Z
     Committee could help with. Ms. Vary indicated that posting a speed limit was not within
     the power of the P&Z Committee.

     Mr. Faivre had concerns about traffic at Leland Road and the railroad tracks. He inquired
     if that issue had been looked at as part of the traffic study. Mr. Volpe stated that Leland
     Road would not be the primary entry route used by the members. Mr. Wilson indicated
     that the majority of the members would be arriving at the 80-acre parcel from the west.

     Mr. Faivre indicated that the guidelines of the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club currently did not
     allow alcohol on the premises but was curious to know about enforcing a no drinking policy
     after the Special Use Permit was issued, in the event that the gun club changed their rules
     on alcohol. Mr. Miller explained that the Planning & Zoning Committee could make the no
     alcohol policy a condition of approval, or simply require that the club abide by its by-laws,
     which currently prohibit alcohol.

     Ms. Vary was concerned that the area the gun club wanted to utilize an area slated for
     future residential growth by the Village of Waterman. Mr. Miller stated that the Village was
     in favor of the gun club in the proposed location, and that Waterman was in the process of
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       reworking it’s comprehensive plan to accommodate the club and other future growth.

       Mrs. Dubin asked if the turkey farm issue could be worked out before the next County
       Board meeting. Mr. Volpe indicated that any construction or utilization of that 80-acre
       parcel was in the long range planning stages and that before any construction or utilization
       of that parcel began an agreement would be reached with Mr. Klopfenstein. Mr. Volpe
       stated that the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club did not want to be restricted to current sound
       technology when by the time they intended to utilize that parcel new sound technology
       could be available to them. Mr. Volpe indicated that the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club wanted
       to leave the agreement open-ended at this time.

       Ms. Vary noted that the Soil and Water Conservation Study showed 37% of the soils on the
       site to be hydric soils. She stated that hydric soils were not good for septic systems and
       asked how this issue had been addressed. Mr. Shoppe, site planner for the project,
       explained that the hydric soils on the site have been located and that the septic systems
       designed for the site were out of the hydric soils. He explained that the Aurora Sportsmen’s
       Club had consulted with the Health Department and that the plans for the septic service
       had been approved.

       Ms. Vary asked about hunting on the property. Mr. Volpe stated that the gun club had no
       intentions of hunting stocked game, because of the proximity to homes in the area. Mr.
       Volpe also mentioned that the hunting of “naturally occurring” species was regulated by the
       Illinois Department of Natural Resources and is a legal activity. Mr. Miller pointed out that
       a “hunting preserve” is a permitted use in the A-1, Agricultural District.

       Mr. Faivre applauded the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club for the work they had proposed in their
       “lead reclamation” program. He asked if hunting were to take place on the site what safety
       measures would be in place. Mr. Volpe indicated that if any controlled hunts were to take
       place on the site that the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club would have Marshall’s in the field to
       make sure that no members got too close to a road or a home site. Mr. Volpe assured the
       Committee that the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club always goes one step beyond what is required
       in the name of safety just to be sure no accidents will happen.

       Mr. Volpe indicated that the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club would like to allow it’s members to
       use the camping and RV facilities at anytime, and restrict the public to only using the
       camping and RV facilities during an “event”. He pointed out that the wording in the
       recommendations from the Hearing Officer seemed to limit all camping and RV usage to
       “events”. Ms. Vary suggested changing the wording to say “the public”. Mr. Faivre
       suggested simply striking the first sentence of the condition suggested by the Hearing
       Officer. Ms. Vary asked if the RV area was to be open to the public at times, as well as to
       members all the time. Mr. Volpe stated that was the desire of the members.

Mr. Slack moved approve the Special Use Permit with conditions, seconded by Mrs. Dubin, and the
motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT - Motion to adjourn by Mr. Lyle, seconded by Mrs. Dubin, and the motion carried
unanimously.


Respectfully submitted,
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Pat Vary, Vice-Chairman
Planning and Regulations Committee Chairman

CR:cr
       SECTION B.




COUNTY HIGHWAY COMMITTEE
                                    RESOLUTION

       WHEREAS, the Village of Shabbona desires to enter into an Intergovernmental

Agreement for the installation and maintenance of sidewalks within the right-of-way of

Shabbona Road (CH 6) within the Village of Shabbona; and

       WHEREAS, this agreement will continue to foster the cooperation between

governmental agencies needed to work together for the common good of DeKalb County

residents; and

       WHEREAS, the Highway Committee of the DeKalb County Board does concur

with the conditions and deems it appropriate to enter into this agreement with the

Village of Shabbona.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the DeKalb County Board that it

does authorize it’s Chairman to sign the Intergovernmental Agreement with the Village

of Shabbona.


PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS THIS 16th DAY OF MARCH, 2005, A.D.




                                                   Chairman, DeKalb County Board

ATTEST:




County Clerk
                        INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT

       THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into this _____ day of __________, 2005 by

and between the County of DeKalb, Illinois and Village of Shabbona, Illinois;

       WHEREAS, the County of DeKalb agrees to allow the future installation of

sidewalks within the County right-of-way along Shabbona Road (CH 6) when deemed

appropriate by the Village of Shabbona;

       WHEREAS, the County of DeKalb will not participate financially in any future

sidewalk project along Shabbona Road within the Village of Shabbona without the

approval of the County Engineer;

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the County of DeKalb and the

Village of Shabbona do hereby freely and voluntarily agree as follows:

       -       The Village of Shabbona will be allowed to install sidewalks within the

               DeKalb County right-of-way along Shabbona Road within the

               jurisdictional limits of the Village of Shabbona when the Village deems

               appropriate.

       -       The Village of Shabbona shall hold the County of DeKalb harmless in the

               event of any injury sustained by the general public as a result of the

               construction, maintenance or use of any sidewalk placed within the

               County right-of-way.

PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS THIS 16TH DAY OF MARCH 2005, A.D.



ATTEST:                                             Chairman, DeKalb County Board


County Clerk
                                                    Mayor, Village of Shabbona


ATTEST:


Clerk, Village of Shabbona
                                     RESOLUTION


   WHEREAS, bids have been invited for improvements on various roads in DeKalb County,

and

   WHEREAS, Aurora Blacktop Inc. of Montgomery, Illinois; Peter Baker & Sons of Lake Bluff,

Illinois; Curran Contracting of DeKalb, Illinois and Maintenance Coatings Company of South

Elgin, Illinois have submitted the low bids meeting specifications,

   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the DeKalb County Board that it does approve

the awards as set forth herein below:

AURORA BLACKTOP, INC:

       (a) in the amount of two hundred one thousand nine hundred dollars and seventy-five

           cents ($201,900.75) for the resurfacing of West Sandwich and Pratt Roads in

           Sandwich Road District, Section 05-13000-00-GM, and

       (b) in the amount of sixty-eight thousand seven hundred forty dollars and no cents

           ($68,740.00) for the resurfacing of Lee Road in Shabbona Road District, Section 05-

           14000-00-GM, and

       (c) in the amount of eighty-five thousand five hundred eighty dollars and fifty cents

           ($85,580.50) for the resurfacing of Leland Road in Victor Road District, Section 05-

           19000-00-GM, and

CURRAN CONTRACTING:

       (a) in the amount of seventy thousand one hundred sixteen dollars and ten cents

           ($70,116.10) for the resurfacing of Lee Road in Clinton Road District, Section 05-

           02000-00-GM, and

       (b) in the amount of one hundred eighty-seven thousand eight hundred eighty dollars

           and forty cents ($187,880.40) for the resurfacing of Various Roads in Sycamore

           Road District, Section 05-18000-00-GM, and

       (c) In the amount of sixteen thousand five hundred dollars and no cents ($16,500.00)

           for the milling of Perry Road from Waterman Road east to Illinois Route 23 in

           DeKalb County, and
PETER BAKER & SONS INC:

     (a) in the amount of one hundred seventy thousand one hundred eighteen dollars and

         fifty cents ($170,118.50) for the resurfacing of Kingston Road in DeKalb County,

         Section 05-00000-02-GM, and

     (b) in the amount of one hundred ninety-five thousand two hundred forty-two dollars

         and seventy-five cents ($195,242.75) for the resurfacing of Coltonville, North First

         Street, and Five Points Roads in DeKalb County, Section 05-00000-03-GM, and

     (c) in the amount of one hundred twenty-seven thousand eight hundred ninety-five

         dollars and no cents ($127,895.00) for the resurfacing of Base Line Road in Genoa

         Road District, Section 05-06000-00-GM, and

     (d) in the amount of fifty-one thousand nine hundred twenty-one dollars and fifty cents

         ($51,921.50) for the resurfacing of Ellwood Greens Subdivision Roads in Kingston

         Road District, Section 05-07000-00-GM, and

     (e) in the amount of twenty-two thousand five hundred ninety-five dollars and fifty

         cents ($22,595.50) for the resurfacing of West Forestview and Dovetail Point in

         Mayfield Road District, Section 05-09000-00-GM.

MAINTENANCE COATING COMPANY:

     (a) in the amount of one hundred seventy-seven thousand four hundred seven dollars

        and seventy-five cents ($177,407.75) for pavement striping of various roads in

        DeKalb County and Road Districts, Section 2005 Pavement Marking.

PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS THIS 16th DAY OF MARCH, 2005 A.D.



                                                                 Chairman, DeKalb County
                                  Board
ATTEST:


______________________________
County Clerk
                                    RESOLUTION




   WHEREAS, DeKalb County is desirous for the widening of County Highway 5 (Glidden

Road) lying between just North of    2600 N. Annie Glidden Road to Illinois State Route 64

known as Section 04-00204-CF-LA, and

   WHEREAS, it is necessary to that widening that additional right-of-way be purchased from

existing land owners, and

   WHEREAS, the land owners know as William E. Snow; Roger L. and Janice H. Larson, and

E.M.A. Building Corporation have choosen not to accept the compensation as offered as

described as follows:


       For Parcel 1: William E. Snow, 2.949 acres, of which 1.786 acres have been
       previously dedicated.

       Part of the Northwest Fractional Quarter of Section 3, Township 40 North, Range 4 East
       of the Third Principal Meridian, DeKalb County, Illinois, described as follows:

       Beginning at the Southwest corner of the Northwest Fractional Quarter of said Section
       3; thence North 0 degrees 13 minutes 35 seconds East along the Westerly line of the
       Northwest Fractional Quarter of said Section 3, a distance of 2585.42 feet to the
       Northwest corner of the Northwest Fractional Quarter of said Section 3; thence North
       89 degrees 53 minutes 32 seconds East along the Northerly line of the Northwest
       Fractional Quarter of said Section 3, a distance of 50.42 feet, thence South 0 degrees 14
       minutes 25 seconds West parallel with the Center line of Glidden Road (C.H. 5), a
       distance of 2540.34 feet to the Northerly Right-of-Way line of Rich Road per Plat of
       Survey recorded April 11, 1974 as Document Number 379239 in the Recorder’s Office
       of DeKalb County; thence North 44 degrees 58 minutes 26 seconds West along the
       Northerly Right-of-Way line of said Rich Road, a distance of 28.18 feet; thence South 0
       degrees 18 minutes 59 seconds West along the Westerly Right-of-Way line of said Rich
       Road, a distance of 65.16 feet to the Southerly line the Northwest Fractional Quarter of
       said Section 3; thence North 89 degrees 54 minutes 48 seconds West along the
       Southerly line the Northwest Fractional Quarter of said Section 3, a distance of 29.70
       feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 2.949 acres, more or less, of which 1.786
       acres, more or less, have been previously set aside for roadway purposes.

       For Parcel # 003/1: William E. Snow, 2.160 acres of which 1.296 acres have been
       previously dedicated.

       Part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 4, Township 40 North, Range 4 East of the
       Third Principal Meridian, DeKalb County, Illinois, described as follows:

       Beginning at the Northeast Corner the Southeast Quarter of said Section 4; thence
       North 89 degrees 46 minutes 53 seconds West along the North Line of said Southeast
Quarter, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence South 0 degrees 10 minutes 09 seconds West,
a distance of 1,881.54 feet to the North Line of the premises conveyed by John S. Govig
and Kathleen M. Govig to Richard F. Lynch and Bonnie J. Lynch by Warranty Deed
recorded September 12, 1983 as Document Number 83 04814 in the Recorder’s Office
of DeKalb County, Illinois; thence South 89 degrees 49 minutes 51 seconds East along
the North Line of said premises, a distance of 50.00 feet to the East Line of said
Southeast Quarter; thence North 0 degrees 10 minutes 09 seconds East, a distance of
1,881.50 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 94,076 square feet (2.160 acres)
more or less, of which 56,446 square feet (1.296 acres) more or less, have been
previously set aside for public road purposes.

For Parcel # 2: Roger L. and Janice H Larson, 2.962 acres of which 1.774 acres
have been previously dedicated.

Part of the Northeast Fractional Quarter of Section 4, Township 40 North, Range 4 East
of the Third Principal Meridian, DeKalb County, Illinois, described as follows:

Beginning at the Southeast corner of the Northeast Fractional Quarter of said Section 4;
thence North 89 degrees 28 minutes 48 seconds West on the South line of the
Northeast Fractional Quarter of said Section 4, a distance of 50.21 feet; thence North 0
degrees 14 minutes 25 seconds East parallel with the Center line of Glidden Road (C.H.
5), a distance of 2584.99 feet to the North line Northeast Fractional Quarter of said
Section 4; thence North 89 degrees 58 minutes 22 seconds East along the North line of
the Northeast Fractional Quarter of said Section 4, a distance of 12.63 feet; thence
North 89 degrees 53 minutes 32 seconds East along the North line of the Northeast
Fractional Quarter of said Section 4, a distance of 36.96 feet to the Northeast corner of
the Northeast Fractional Quarter of said Section 4; thence South 0 degrees 13 minutes
35 seconds West along the East line of the Northeast Fractional Quarter of said Section
4, a distance of 2585.42 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 2.962 acres, more or
less, of which 1.774 acres, more or less, have been previously set aside for roadway
purposes.

For Parcel # 8: E.M.A. Building Corporation, 7.543 acres of which 4.756 acres
have been previously dedicated.

Part of the North 30 acres of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 33 and
part of the West Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 28, all in Township 41 North,
Range 4 East of the Third Principal Meridian, DeKalb County, Illinois, described as
follows:

Commencing at the Northeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 33; thence
South 89 degrees 59 minutes 37 seconds West along the Northerly line of the Northeast
Quarter of said Section 33, a distance of 1322.74 feet to the Northeast corner of the
West Half of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 33; thence South 0 degrees 30
minutes 25 seconds West along the Easterly line of the West Half of the Northeast
Quarter of said Section 33, a distance of 254.94 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence
continuing South 0 degrees 30 minutes 25 seconds West along the Easterly line of the
West Half of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 33, a distance of 261.86 feet; thence
North 21 degrees 56 minutes 32 seconds West parallel with the centerline of Glidden
Road (C.H.5), a distance of 1753.54 feet to a point of curvature; thence Northwesterly
parallel with centerline of Glidden Road (C.H.5) on a curve whose radius is 3458.02 feet
and whose center is to the Southwest, the chord of said curve bears North 27 degrees
30 minutes 31 second West, a chord distance of 670.83 feet; thence North 33 degrees
04 minutes 30 seconds West parallel with the centerline of Glidden Road, a distance of
300.18 feet to a point of curvature; thence Northwesterly parallel with centerline of
       Glidden Road on a curve whose radius is 1227.56 feet and whose center is to the
       Northeast, the chord of said curve bears North 21 degrees 26 minutes 59 seconds West,
       a chord distance of 494.74 feet to the Easterly line of the Southwest Quarter of said
       Section 28; thence North 0 degrees 25 minutes 55 seconds East along the Easterly line
       of said Southwest Quarter, a distance of 232.68 feet to the Northeast corner of the
       Southwest Quarter of said Section 28; thence North 89 degrees 54 minutes 38 seconds
       East along the North line of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 28, a distance of
       79.70 feet; thence South 0 degrees 57 minutes 08 seconds East, a distance of 42.10 feet
       to a point 50.00 feet perpendicularly distant from the centerline of Glidden Road said
       point also being a point of curvature; thence Southeasterly parallel with the centerline
       of Glidden Road on a curve whose radius is 1127.56 feet and whose center is to the
       Northeast, the chord of said curve
       bears South 17 degrees 00 minutes 49 second East, a chord distance of 623.92 feet;
       thence South 33 degrees 04 minute 30 seconds East parallel with centerline of Glidden
       Road, a distance of 300.18 feet to a point of curvature; thence Southeasterly parallel
       with the centerline of Glidden Road on a curve whose radius is 3558.02 feet and whose
       center is to the Southwest, the chord of said curve bears South 27 degrees 30 minutes
       30 second East, a chord distance of 690.23 feet; thence South 21 degrees 56 minutes
       32 seconds East parallel with the centerline of Glidden Road, a distance of 1511.51 feet
       to the Point of Beginning, containing 7.543 acres, more or less, of which 4.756 acres,
       more or less, have been previously set aside for roadway purposes.

   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the office of the States Attorney of DeKalb

County, Illinois or his designee be authorized and empowered to obtain the remaining needed

right-of-way by purchase or the power of eminent domain (condemnation) to enable the

widening of this highway in accordance with plans prepared by the office of the DeKalb County

Engineer.

PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS THIS 16TH DAY OF MARCH, 2005 A.D.



                                                           Chairman, DeKalb County Board

ATTEST:

______________________________
County Clerk
                                                                       County Maintenance Resolution
                                                                      Sec: 05-00000-01, 02, 03, 04-GM

RESOLVED, by the County board        DeKalb                                   County,        $454,194.00
is appropriated from the Motor Fuel Tax allotment for the maintenance on county or State highways and
meeting the requirements of the Illinois Highway Code, and be it further

RESOLVED, that maintenance sections or patrols be maintained under the provision of said Illinois
Highway Code during the year ending December 2005           , and be it further

RESOLVED, that the County Engineer/County Superintendent of Highways shall, as soon as practicable after
the close of the period as given above, submit to the Department of Transportation, on forms furnished by
said Department, a certified statement showing expenditures from and balances remaining in funds
authorized for expenditure by said Department under this appropriation, and be it further

RESOLVED , that the County Clerk is hereby directed to transmit two certified copies of this resolution to the
district office of the Department of Transportation.




           APPROVED                   STATE OF ILLINOIS

                                      DeKalb                                   County,
                                                                                           }     ss.


                                      I, Sharon L. Holmes               County Clerk, in and for said
                                      in the State aforesaid, and keeper of the records and files thereof, as
                                      provided by statute, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true, perfect
                                      and complete copy of a resolution adopted by the County Board of


              Date                    DeKalb                                 County, at        regular
                                      meeting held      Sycamore, Illinois

                                      o    March 16, 2005
                                                               Date
Department of Transportation              IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and
                                      affixed the seal of said County at my office       Sycamore, Illinois

                                      in said County,      16th         day of    March                       ,    2005
        District Engineer




                                           (SEAL)                                                       County Clerk.




                                                                                                       BLR 4121 (Rev. 4/03)
                                               DRAFT

                                     HIGHWAY COMMITTEE

                                          March 3, 2005

      The regular monthly meeting of the Highway Committee of the DeKalb County Board met
on Thursday, March 3, 2005 at 6:00 P.M. in the Conference Room of the DeKalb County Highway
Department, DeKalb, Illinois.

        Vice-Chair Faivre called the meeting to order. Committee members present were Vice-Chair
Faivre, Mr. Anderson, Ms. Fauci, and Mr. Gudmunson. Also present were William Lorence,
County Engineer, Wayne Davey, Highway Department Support Services Manager, and Mr. Greg
Millburg, Farm Bureau.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

      Motion made by Ms. Fauci and seconded by Mr. Anderson to approve the minutes of
February 3, 2005. The motion to approve the minutes carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

      Motion made by Mr. Anderson to approve the agenda and Mr. Gudmunson seconded
this motion. The motion carried unanimously to approve the agenda as presented.

RESOLUTION FOR INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR SHABBONA ROAD IN THE
VILLAGE OF SHABBONA:

                The County Engineer explained that the intergovernmental agreement was for the
purpose of allowing the Village of Shabbona to construct sidewalks within the County right-of-way
along Shabbona Road when the Village deems it appropriate in the future. As with all
intergovernmental agreements of this kind, once the sidewalk is built the maintenance and repair
responsibility will rest with the Village of Shabbona for as long as the sidewalk is in existence. The
Village also must agree to hold the County harmless for any incident that occurs on the sidewalk.
This resolution is different from a similar resolution presented to the Committee last month in that
this intergovernmental agreement has no provisions for financial participation by the County for
future sidewalks. A motion was made by Ms. Fauci and seconded by Mr. Gudmunson to
forward the proposed resolution to the full County Board recommending approval of the
intergovernmental agreement and authorizing the Chairman to sign the appropriate
documents. The motion carried unanimously.

MFT RESOLUTION FOR 2005 GM PROJECTS:

       The County Engineer presented the Committee with a Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) Resolution for
review. This resolution authorizes MFT funds to be released by the State of Illinois for the
expenditure by DeKalb County. The amount being authorized represents 60% of the estimated
cost of the County’s general maintenance projects for 2005. A motion was made by Mr.
Anderson and seconded by Ms. Fauci to forward the proposed resolution to the full County
Board recommending approval. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION FOR BID AWARD FOR DEKALB COUNTY AND ROAD DISTRICT HOT MIX
PROJECTS, STRIPING AND THE MILLING OF PERRY ROAD:
        The County Engineer presented to the Committee the results of the bid letting held at the
Highway Department on March 1, 2005 at 10:00am for the purpose of receiving bids for several
construction projects. Ten hot mix projects were presented to the Committee, two for DeKalb
County (Kingston Road; and Coltonville, North First Street and Five Points Road) and eight Road
District projects. The County Engineer recommended that the award be granted to the lowest
bidder for each project. All recommended awards for hot mix projects are for contractors who have
previously worked on County and Road District projects and everyone has been satisfied with the
quality of work completed. Three hot mix awards are recommended for Aurora Blacktop, Inc. of
Montgomery, Illinois; two awards for Curran Contracting of DeKalb, Illinois; and five awards for
Peter Baker & Sons, Inc. of Lake Bluff, Illinois. Also included in this recommended resolution is an
award for 2005 Pavement Striping for Maintenance Coating Company of South Elgin, Illinois and
the milling of Perry Road from Waterman Road east to Illinois Route 23 to Curran Contracting of
DeKalb, Illinois. A milling project was explained to the Committee as one where the existing
surface of the roadway is ground down prior to that roadway having a seal coat applied. This
allows for a smoother roadway. The need for the milling is brought upon due to that portion of
Perry Road formerly being a one lane concrete State Route that has been overlaid with bituminous
materials. Although only one bid was submitted for the milling project the County Engineer
recommended accepting the bid submitted, as it seemed fair and reasonable. A motion was
made by Mr. Gudmunson and seconded by Mr. Anderson to forward the proposed resolution
to the full County Board recommending the awarding of these projects to the Contractors as
specified in the resolution. The motion carried unanimously.


CHAIR’S COMMENTS: The Vice-Chair had no comments for the Committee.

COUNTY ENGINEER’S COMMENTS:

        Mr. Lorence provided his progress report to the Committee. Highlights were explained that
the pre-construction meeting for the Kirkland Road Bridge project was held March 3, 2005 and the
projected start date of this project is May 23, 2005. At that time the road will be closed to all traffic
until approximately August 22, 2005. The appropriate agencies will be notified of that pending
closure by the Highway Department in the near future. The Shabbona Road resurface project has
been moved up to an April letting by the State. Mr. Lorence explained to the Committee that the
comment in the Daily Chronicle concerning the intersection of Peace and Bethany Roads was
misleading. That project is a City of Sycamore project and there are appropriate funds available to
complete that project. When the weather permits construction will resume. The contractor left the
road in a less than desirable condition for the winter and County Highway Department is
continuing to patch portions of Peace Road as necessary to make that intersection as safe as
possible. Mr. Lorence further explained that his comments about funding shortfalls were projected
shortfalls for projects in the coming years, one of which is to continue to widen Peace Road to four
lanes. Those projects may have to be postponed a year or so if our projected shortfall does in fact
materialize in future years. The County would not award a project if the funds were not available
to complete the project.

       Mr. Lorence informed the Committee that they needed to discuss three real property issues
and inquired if the Committee desired to go into executive session. The Committee did not vote but
decided not to enter into executive session to discuss the possibility of needing to proceed with
eminent domain proceedings.

        Mr. Lorence explained the safety project currently underway on Glidden Road, north of the
Nursing Home to Route 64. DeKalb County is attempting to purchase additional right-of-way from
those landowners to widen the existing right-of-way to one hundred feet (fifty feet from the center
line in both directions). The current right-of-way along that portion of Glidden Road is 33 feet to
40 feet from the centerline. The County would be acquiring additional right-of-way ranging from
10-17 feet to widen the shoulders from the existing two feet to eight feet. This is deemed necessary
to help reduce the number of single car rollovers resulting from a short recovery time on narrow
shoulders. A State Certified appraiser has appraised all parcels and these offers have been
conveyed to individual landowners. The amount of compensation being demanded from the
landowners for the granting of a permanent easement to the County of DeKalb is more than 10%
about the current appraisal price. Therefore, the County Engineer has no authority to offer any
additional funds for this purchase. The negotiator assigned to this project has reached an impasse
in his negotiations with certain landowners and has suggested that eminent domain proceedings
be initiated if the County desired to go forward with the widening project. Concerns were raised by
the Committee to ensure these landowners were getting a fair market price for their land. Mr.
Lorence assured the Committee that he was offering what the land was being appraised for. The
Committee also wanted to ensure that while the County is obtaining additional land for roadway
purposes that we are not taking it a little at a time. The Committee wanted to ensure the County is
taking all they need at one time and would not have to come back 10-15 years later and take more
land to widen the roadway even more. Mr. Lorence assured the Committee that any additional
widening would come as a result of development of that area and any additional land needed would
be negotiated with the developer as part of that development. Mr. Lorence informed the Committee
that Glidden Road is in place. No additional right-of-way was needed if the Committee was
satisfied with the safety of the road. However, accident data would show that wider shoulders
would provide a safer roadway to allow vehicles to recover when leaving the roadway and that has
been a problem on Glidden Road. A motion was made by Ms. Fauci and seconded by Mr.
Anderson to have a resolution prepared and forwarded to the full County Board
recommending that Eminent Domain proceedings be initiated to acquire additional right-of-
way along Glidden Road for three parcels of land. The motion carried with three yes votes
and one no vote cast by Mr. Gudmunson.

ADJOURNMENT:

        There being no further business to be brought before the Committee Mr. Anderson moved
to adjourn, seconded by Ms. Fauci. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote and the March
3, 2005 meeting adjourned at 7:15pm.

                                                     Respectfully Submitted



                                                     Pat LaVigne
                                                     Chairman
      SECTION C.




LAW & JUSTICE COMMITTEE
                                           DEKALB COUNTY ADULT COURT SERVICES
                                                 MONTHLY REPORT
                                                  FISCAL YEAR 2005
PROBATION
                              DEC. JAN. FEB. MAR.     APR.    MAY JUNE JULY     AUG. SEPT. OCT. NOV. TOTAL
PSI                               3   2
New Active Cases                 12  19
Total Caseload                  734 740
Number of Arrests                17  19
Transfer Ins                      6   7
Transfer Outs                     4   3
Felony                          338 327
Misdemeanor                     102 112
DUI                              31  30
Traffic                           3   3
Tech Viol. Reported              21  18
Crim. Viol. Reported             17  19
Tech. - No Violation              0   2
Tech. - Finding Viol.             1   4
Crim. - No Violation              0   0
Crim. - Finding Viol.             3   3
Successful Terminations           4  13


COMMUNITY RESTITUTION SERVICE
                              DEC. JAN. FEB. MAR.      APR.   MAY JUNE JULY     AUG. SEPT. OCT. NOV. TOTAL
#   Adults Referred             33   24   30
#   Hours Ordered             2334 2457 2930
#   Hours Completed           2315 2491 2951
#   Adults Referred-SWAP         0    4    0
#   SWAP Hours Ordered           0   64    0
#   SWAP Hours Completed         0    0    0

#   Juveniles Referred          17     6      5
#   Hours Ordered              540   185    345
#   Hours Completed            101   228    131
#   Juveniles Referred-SWAP      5     5      3
#   SWAP Hours Ordered         105    72     72
#   SWAP Hours Completed         0     0      0
JUVENILE PLACEMENT/DETENTION REPORT

PLACEMENT                                   Dec.04 Jan. 05 Feb. 05 Mar. 05Apr. 05 May 05 June 05July 05 Aug. 05 Sept. 05   Oct. 05   Nov. 05
Residential placements at beginning of mo.     2      1
Minor's placed during the month                0      0
Minor's released during the month              1      0
Minor's in residential placement at end of m 1        1




DETENTION                                  Dec. 04 Jan. 05 Feb. 05 Mar. 05Apr 05 May 05 June 05July 05 Aug. 05 Sept. 05    Oct. 05   Nov. 05
Minor's in detention at beginning of month    5       0
Minor's detained during the month             7      12
Minor's released during the month            12      11
Minor's in detention at end of month          0       1
                                    DRAFT
                          LAW AND JUSTICE COMMITTEE
                                   MINUTES
                               FEBRUARY 14, 2005


The Law and Justice Committee of the DeKalb County Board met on Monday, February
14, 2005 @ 6:30p.m. in the Administration Building’s Conference Room East.
Chairman Sue Leifheit called the meeting to order. Members present were Pat Vary,
Anita Turner and Roger Steimel. Those absent were Eric Johnson, Richard Osborne
and Pat LaVigne. Others present were Sheriff Scott, Dennis Miller, Ken Johnson and
Greg Millburg


APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
       Moved by Mr. Steimel, seconded by Ms. Turner, and it was carried unanimously
to approve the minutes from the January 2005 meeting.


APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
       Chairman Leifheit said that she would be adding item #8a. Annual Reports
Schedule because it needed to be changed. Moved by Ms. Vary, seconded by Mr.
Steimel, and it was carried unanimously to approve the agenda.


JAIL REPORT
       Sheriff Roger Scott, reviewed his monthly jail report for the committee. He
stated that there were 6 inmates that were shipped outside of the county for
overcrowding issues for 107 days equaling a total of $5300.00. As of January 2005
there were 11 inmates shipped outside of the county for the same reason for 217 days
for a total of $10,800. Last year they spent $37,000.00. Their primary county for
shipping inmates to is Boone County.

       The daily population rate in the jail for the month of January 2005 was 98
inmates. In 2004 the average daily population during the referendum they informed the
public that it was 77 and would continue to rise and it has. The average for 2004 will
probably be around 80-82 inmates a day. As they try to keep the daily population rate
down, they have implemented sentencing by appointment. They included in the report
the number of people on EHM (Electric Home Monitoring), but only adults not juveniles,
because the adults would only be the ones allowed in the jail. For the month of
January 2005 was 21 adults, which counted for 855 days. As a side note, there were
15 juveniles that were on EHM at the same time, but does not affect the jail population
rate.

        Monthly transports with regards to overcrowding, has also been added to this
report, said Sheriff Scott. They had 6 transports for a total of 10.75 man-hours
involved in that.

        Before closing, Sheriff Scott informed the committee that they are putting a new
roof on the jail in the amount of $130,000.


PUBLIC DEFENDER’S REPORT
       Mr. Kenneth Johnson, DeKalb County Public Defender, reviewed his monthly
report for the committee. He said that the felony numbers are a bit high for his


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attorneys last month. What does still continue to disturb him is the seriousness of the
crimes being committed.

       He also said that they have received another state appellate grant this year for
expert witness fees and he has already utilized it in the amount of $10,000 for the
murder case that he has.

        The Public Defender system through the nation has been inadequately funded
(see report attached to minutes). The focus is on a federal level not county level where
they look at funding of the parody of the public defender’s office vs. the parody of the
funding of the State’s Attorney’s Office. Our state’s attorney’s salary is funded 66
2/3rds by the State of Illinois. The law in the State of Illinois states that they have
mandated the public defender’s salary at 66 2/3rds just like the State’s Attorney’s
salary. However, they have yet to fund his salary.

        Also, in the last couple of years our state’s attorney has had the good fortune of
having the State of Illinois fund 3 positions for his office, that is, a DUI attorney, with a
Domestic Violence attorney and a Domestic Violence Investigator. Well, you can
prosecute people as fast as you want, said Mr. Johnson However, someone has to
defend these same people, yet the federal and state government refuse to fund his office
even though it is mandated. Ms. Turner said that since you are supposed to be funded,
why are they not doing it? Mr. Johnson said, they just haven’t put the money in the
budget. Mr. Johnson said that our county board has been working very hard on his
behalf to lobby for the public defender’s funds to be included in the state’s budget in the
last few years.

        Mr. Steimel asked, what percentage of the cases do you represent? Mr. Johnson
said that his office today is representing 75% of people in the jail. He represents
around 90% of the felony in this county too. The more serious the crime, his office will
defend that person. State laws have changed some misdemeanor laws to felonies
violations and that has also increased his workload. He also believes that the increase
in the population in DeKalb County has also contributed to the increase in serious
crimes.

      The committee agreed that this item should be included in the next legislative
agenda and to let the executive committee know that it needs to be included.


COURT SERVICES REPORT
       Chairman Leifheit said that Ms. Gilmour was out of town for this meeting and
that she briefly explained the adult and juvenile court services report to the committee.
She said that there was only one placement included in the juvenile report. She asked
the committee to review Ms. Gilmour’s annual report on the Intergovernmental
Agreement with Kane County on the juvenile detention center. She said that Ms.
Gilmour estimates that our county will run out of money in this agreement by early
2006. This is an item this year for budget discussions and that our County and Kane
County are currently in negotiations on this renewal of this agreement. If the
committee has any questions of Ms. Gilmour, Chairman Leifheit advised them to ask
her questions at next month’s meeting.

       Ms. Turner also said that the committee wanted Ms. Gilmour to change her
regular monthly juvenile report to reflect actual numbers served. Chairman Leifheit
asked Ms. Supple to let Ms. Gilmour know that the committee would like her to review
her Annual Intergovernmental Report and the change in her juvenile report.



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CORONER’S ANNUAL REPORT
         Mr. Dennis Miller, DeKalb County Coroner, reviewed his annual report for 2004.
He said that there were 475 deaths investigated last year. He said that he responded to
85% of the cases himself. On page 11 it highlights that there were 9 alcohol/drug
related deaths under motor vehicle deaths. There were 5 suicidal deaths last year and
all of them were males.

       There were 2 homicides last year. One of the cases involved a case that
happened 10 years ago in Cook County and the patient was brought to Kindred
Hospital in a coma. He died in 2004 and the case was re-opened and is now considered
a homicide since the patient died. To date, there are 68 deaths reported, he continued.

       There were 48 autopsies last year. He hires a forensic pathologist that charges
$700 for an autopsy.

       He also issues cremation permits and there were 247 of them last year. He
would still like to have them raised from $10 to $25 like he has stated in the past. It
has come up on the legislative agenda, but when it gets to Springfield, it never makes it
on the roster.

        The committee agreed to tour the county morgue next month (March) and Mr.
Miller will give his ESDA Annual Report then too. It was also agreed that the committee
would meet in the Radio Room in the Public Safety Building next month too.


REPORTS SCHEDULE
        Chairman Leifheit said that the report schedule needs to be changed to reflect
the ESDA Annual Report to be given in March along with the Annual Intergovernmental
Agreement Update by Ms. Gilmour. The Sheriff’s Department Annual Report will be
given in May of this year.


ADJOURNMENT
       Moved by Mr. Steimel, seconded by Ms. Vary, and it was carried unanimously to
adjourn the meeting.

                                            Respectfully submitted,


                                           __________________________________
                                     Chairman Sue Leifheit


__________________________________
Mary C. Supple, Secretary

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      SECTION D.




HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
      COMMITTEE
                                   Draft
                   Health and Human Services Committee
                                 Minutes
                               March 7, 2005


       The Health and Human Services Committee of the DeKalb County Board
met on Monday, March 7, 2005 @ 5:30p.m. in the Administration Building’s
Conference Room East. Chairman Robert Rosemier called the meeting to order.
Members present were Marlene Allen and Sally DeFauw. Those absent were
Julia Fullerton, Eileen Dubin and Ruth Anne Tobias. There was no quorum.
Others present were Ms. Mary Olson, Mr. Greg Millburg and Cathy Anderson.

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
      The committee could not approve the agenda due to not having a quorum
present.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
      The committee could not approve the agenda due to not having a quorum
present.

DISTRIBUTION OF SENIOR SERVICES TAX LEVY PROPOSALS BY MARY
OLSON
       Ms. Olson, Director of the DeKalb County Community Services
Department passed out the Senior Services Tax Levy Proposals to the
committee. She said that there were 11 applications from 9 agencies, asking for
$460,404 in funding. In 2004 we awarded $358,000 and for 2005 we only have
$377,000 to award, said Ms. Olson. Ms. Allen said that the agencies seem to be
going back to the way they were from the beginning where they are asking for a
lot of money. Ms. Olson said that yes they are, but the committee must realize
that a lot of the agencies have had many cuts to their budgets.

       Ms. Olson said that Barb City Manor is new for this year and Prairie
State Legal Services has not been funded in the past, but they are returning
this year.

     She also said that the county has only received about $19,000.00 in new
money and this committee will have to make some tough decisions.

       Chairman Rosemier reminded the committee that at their next meeting
in April, this will be the only item on the agenda for discussion. Ms. Olson said
that at that meeting she hopes that the committee can make a decision on what
the awards will be. However, if the committee will need to hold over that
decision until May, then the resolution for the awards can go before the county
board for approval and still make her deadline for June 2005.

       Chairman Rosemier also reminded the committee that he will mention at
the April meeting when the meeting begins that we are purchasing these
services for the prevention of institutionalizing senior citizens. He did caution
the committee that if the agencies do not get enough money awarded to them


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from this committee that he is sure that their services may have to be cut. Ms.
Allen said that this committee is not here to balance or supplement their
budgets. Chairman Rosemier, said correct, but that we need to decide as a
committee, which services we want to purchase and which ones we cannot.


      Ms. Julia Fullerton arrived at 5:45p.m and now there is a quorum
present.


       Ms. Olson said that she needed two decisions to be made by the
committee this evening. The first one is on the schedule for the senior tax levy
hearings next month. She has each agency scheduled for every 15 minutes.
Chairman Rosemier told the committee that they will be following the same
procedure as last year, where there will be no presentations and that the
agencies are there to answer our questions. Ms. Olson said that this year every
agency has submitted their budget and their audits. The committee discussed
that they would ask Prairie State Legal Services, through Ms. Olson, if they
would prefer to go first on the schedule since they travel the farthest.

      The second item, said Ms. Olson, is that each agency gives her a list or
summary of clients that they are billing us for. Since we don’t usually get a
summary at the end of the year for how many service units were provided, she
has decided to ask for this information now. She is asking for the number of
unduplicated services, too. For example, she said that we may know how many
meals they serve, but we don’t know how many unduplicated people that
represents. She felt that that might be important information for this committee
to have. She said that her other question will be for each agency to answer how
many of these unduplicated people met the goal of avoiding institutionalization.

      The committee thought that these were excellent suggestions and
encouraged Ms. Olson to proceed with them.

      Ms. Olson then passed out a historical summary of what the awards
have been. Take it with a grain of salt, because not every request by a given
agency has been the same, said Chairman Rosemier.


PRESENTATION ON THE DEKALB COUNTY REHAB AND NURSING CENTER
BY MS. CATHY ANDERSON
      Ms. Cathy Anderson, Administrator, of the DeKalb County Rehab and
Nursing Center gave a brief review of her department.

       She said that Mr. Michael Scavotto is the Manager of the facility and
reports to the Operating Board who over sees the nursing home. She said that
the county board appoints the operating board members some of whom are
county board members and some are community representatives.

      They have 190 beds filled and have de-certed 4 beds because they
needed a second dining room for the Alzheimer’s patients. They have about 40


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of those patients at the nursing home currently. The facility discharges about
200 patients a year and admits about 250 patients a year.

       It costs about $150 a day to take care of a patient. If the patient is on
Public Aid, the rehab and nursing center receive $106.00 for these patients.
Medicare is different. These patients are allowed 100 days of coverage for care.
If you fall under your assessment level that the rehab and nursing center has
assessed you, then you will not qualify for those Medicare dollars. It costs
about $53,000 a year to stay in the nursing home, said Ms. Anderson. She
further stated that currently her patient count equals 20 on Medicare, 70 in
private pay and 90 under the public aid pay. For every public aid person that
they have, the nursing home looses $50.00 a day.

       Ms. Anderson said that the nursing center has always struggled to get
finances to balance. They generally serve only DeKalb County residents. Most
of their referrals come from the hospital and township referrals. The townships
use a rotation list based on the population of each township. Therefore DeKalb
Township is the largest one. The township contributions are voluntary and not
all make them. They are also getting smaller in their amounts.

       Chairman Rosemier asked Ms. Anderson if they have any empty beds?
Ms. Anderson said yes. Their current population ranges between 178 to 184
patients.

       Chairman Rosemier asked Ms. Anderson what the number one unmet
need is? Ms. Anderson said “affordable health care for everyone.” She sees the
burden on the employees first as an employer and then she sees the burden as
an administrator for the patient.

      The committee thanked Ms. Anderson for her very informative report.


OLD BUSINESS
       Chairman Rosemier said that last month Ms. Dubin said that she would
be researching various grant(s) resources that may be available for agencies in
the county. Ms. Dubin did do her research and sent her findings to Chairman
Rosemier who has a copy if any committee member that wants to review them.
There are so many opportunities there that he didn’t quite know what to do
with them. If anyone wants to look at them and get a feel of what’s there and
perhaps the committee could come back to it at a later date. The idea was
raised at the last meeting that possibly the county could contact grant writers
to write grants for these people and their payment would be a percentage of the
award. We would need to determine if this is something that we may want to
do. His thought is to contact these agencies about what they would like to do
through a survey. He would be happy to perform this survey and get back to
the committee on his findings. He is asking the committee to review these
grants that Ms. Dubin found and then discuss this at a future meeting. He
would inform the committee his findings once it is conducted.




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      Chairman Rosemier said that Ms. Allen is in possession of materials on
the medical malpractice issue. Ms. Allen said that she has contact State
Representative Robert Pritchard who encouraged her to have the committee
contact their local and state legislators about this item and their concerns.

      Chairman Rosemier also said that he would be contacting Public Aid to
come before the committee to update us on what they do and their procedures.

     Before adjourning, since a quorum is now present, it was moved by
Ms. Fullerton, seconded by Ms. Allen, to approve the agenda and the
minutes from last month, and it was carried unanimously.


ADJOURNMENT
     Moved by Ms. Allen, seconded by Ms. Fullerton, and it was carried
unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

                                                Respectfully submitted,
                                         ____________________________________
                                                Robert Rosemier, Chairman


____________________________________
Mary C. Supple, Secretary
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          SECTION E.




ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
                                     RESOLUTION



Whereas, the DeKalb County Board has determined that it is in the best interests of the
citizens of DeKalb County to stimulate commercial and industrial development within
the County, and

Whereas, on January 19, 2005 the DeKalb County Board did consider and act favorably
upon a proposal by the City of Sycamore to participate with other taxing bodies in a tax
abatement program intended to stimulate industrial development within that city, and

Whereas, the January 19, 2005 resolution directed the County Board Chairman to
recommend individual projects as they arose based on appropriateness of the project
and the level of participation by others, and

Whereas, on March 1, 2005 the DeKalb County Economic Development Committee
reviewed information on a proposed project within the City of Sycamore that is, in the
opinion of that committee, appropriate for the Board to consider for participation in the
three-year decreasing term tax abatement program outlined in the resolution of
January 19, 2005, and

Whereas, Fullco Industries Inc. has proposed the acquisition of a 34,600 square foot
spec building within the Sycamore Prairie Business Park and would bring a total of 22
jobs to the Sycamore Community and would expand the number employed in that
facility by 17 persons within the next five years, and

Whereas, the other Sycamore-based taxing bodies have agreed to the partial abatement
of property taxes on this property as follows; the City of Sycamore, Sycamore Township,
the Sycamore Library and the Sycamore Park District will abate 90% of the property
taxes due in the first full year of occupancy, 75% in the second year and 50% in the
third year; the Sycamore School District will abate 90% of the property taxes due in the
second full year of occupancy and 75% in the third year, and

Whereas, it was the recommendation of the DeKalb County Economic Development
Committee that the County support the majority of the other Sycamore taxing bodies
and abate 90% of the property taxes payable by Fullco Industries in the first full year of
their occupancy of the Sycamore property and 75% in the second full year and 50% in
the third full year, and

Whereas, pursuant to the intergovernmental agreement providing for such abatements,
for a period of ten years the County shall be indemnified for the value of all abated
taxes if the business moves out of Sycamore or sells to another entity which removes
the enterprise and its jobs from the community.


   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the DeKalb County Board does concur
   in the recommendation of the Economic Development Committee and does approve
   the County’s participation in the tax abatement incentive program for Fullco
   Industries Inc. within the City of Sycamore, IL. The partial, temporary abatement of
   taxes as outlined above shall be calculated by the County Clerk in each of the first
three full tax years following occupancy after the County Clerk has determined the
value of the property and certified that the provisions of this resolution have been
complied with.

PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS THIS 16th DAY OF MARCH 2005 A.D.

ATTEST:




_______________________               _____________________________
Sharon Holmes                                Ruth Anne Tobias
County Clerk                                 County Board Chairman
                               DRAFT
                  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
                              MINUTES
                           MARCH 1, 2005

      The Economic Development Committee of the DeKalb County Board met
on Monday, March 1, 2005, @ 7:00p.m. in the Legislative Center’s Freedom
Room. Chairman Jeff Metzger called the meeting to order. Members present
were Steve Slack, Frank Van Buer, Dennis Sands, Julia Fullerton, and Sally
DeFauw. Mr. Steve Faivre was absent. Others present were Ray Bockman,
Roger Hopkins, Doug Dashner, Bonnie Heimbach, Margaret Whitwell, Kim
Kubiak, Sarah Sibert and Christine Johnson.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
     Moved by Mr. Van Buer, seconded by Ms. DeFauw, and it was carried
unanimously to approve the minutes from February 1, 2005.

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
     Moved by Mr. Sands, seconded by Ms. DeFauw, and it was carried
unanimously to approve the agenda.

PUBLIC COMMENT
     There was no public comment.

PRESENTATION BY BONNIE HEIMBACH
       Ms. Bonnie Heimbach, Executive Director, of the Northern Illinois
Tourism Development Office, gave a presentation to the committee regarding
tourism in DeKalb and surrounding counties. She said that their office covers
14 counties for tourism. Their territory stretches from the Mississippi River all
the way to the Indiana Border. She said that the hospitality industry is the
fastest growing industry in the State of Illinois especially for jobs. In 2004 the
majority of the new jobs created in the state of Illinois were for the hospitality
industry. When visitors come into our communities in our State, they are
spending about $23 billion dollars, she said. Currently about 300,000 people
are employed in the State of Illinois under tourism, that is directly, and
indirectly - there is another 300,000 people. The payroll in the State of Illinois
equals $7 billion, said Ms. Heimbach.

       DeKalb’s Tourism Expenditures is a $51 million dollar industry. This
includes transportation, food service, auto transportation, lodging, retail and
entertainment/recreation. It employs about 480 people with a payroll of $10
million. It is a job that gives good advancements for women and minorities.
Most importantly, she said, visitors that come to DeKalb County help generate
$4.2 million in taxes. These are taxes coming from services provided both State
and local.

       In 1994 the expenditures for DeKalb County were a little shy of $31
million. Today they are at $50 million. That is a $20 million increase in ten
(10) years. (See sheet attached to minutes.)



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        The International Farm Tour Program that started about 6 years ago,
112 international groups were on a tour for the agri-tour. We also have a
scenic byway, the Lincoln Highway, (about 179 miles through the State of
Illinois) which cuts through the heart of downtown DeKalb. Sycamore has a
wonderful new museum called the Natural History Museum of Sycamore that
has a partnership with the Field Museum in Chicago is great. There are scenic
tour packages, great downtowns, sporting events at Northern Illinois University,
etc.

       Agritourism is having huge resurgence right now through an idea of the
Department of Agriculture as a way to do value added dollars to family farms.
There are going to be three workshops and one of them will be held in Kendall
County on April 7, 2005. Agritourism is the act of visiting a working farm or
any agricultural, horticultural, or agri-business operation for the purpose of
enjoyment, education or active involvement in the activities of the farm or
operation.

       The committee discussed whether or not DeKalb County could benefit
from a ½ day program like Kendall County is doing. Ms. Heimbach said that
she is charging about $20 for the fee and that includes breakfast. They provide
these services at no cost through a grant from the Bureau of Tourism. Mr.
Dashner, from the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, said that they would like to
take part in the seminar too. Ms. Heimbach said that the training sessions
would deal with agritourism and tourism for DeKalb County.

       Chairman Metzger asked Ms. Heimbach if she contacts the various
communities throughout the counties that they serve to ask for brochures and
materials from the individual towns? Ms. Heimbach said yes, for their packets
that they send out to people who inquire about DeKalb County. She said one
problem that they have been experiencing is how late the tourism offices are
opened to. In rural areas, inconsistent hours happen and that needs to be
addressed. The State of Illinois requires that the offices be opened for 5 days a
week and one of those days need to fall on the weekend.

       Mr. Slack asked Ms. Kubiak, with the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce,
that at one time there was talk about having a moderate or smaller convention
held here but it was prohibitive because of the number of hotel rooms here.
Ms. Kubiak said, no we do not have enough full hotel services and that they
had to turn down an event because of this problem.

        The committee invited Ms. Kubiak and Ms. Siebert to come back to the
committee to discuss the tourism information locally. Ms. Heimbach will be
contacted about having a seminar here in DeKalb County for training sessions
for late summer/early fall of 2005 by Mr. Sands who will also coordinate it with
Ms. Supple from the county board office and Mr. Doug Dashner with the Farm
Bureau Office.     Chairman Metzger encouraged the committee to bring
suggestions in April for what they would like to discuss at this session. Ms.
Heimbach will begin emailing their monthly newsletter to the committee and the
county board office.     The committee thanked Ms. Heimbach for a very
informative presentation.


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SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
        Ms. Fullerton began her research on small business development in
DeKalb County per the direction of the committee and suggested that she would
like to invite the Entrepreneurial Center representative from Rockford to one of
our upcoming meetings. Chairman Metzger directed her to invite someone from
the center and then to email him the information on the speaker and the date
and time.


PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT
       Chairman Metzger reviewed the tax abatement proposal that Mr.
Bockman approached the committee about last month with Fullco Industries
and the City of Sycamore. He said last month the committee decided to wait a
month in case anyone had any questions on the proposal. He said that they
were supposed to call Mr. Bockman about the questions and then Mr. Bockman
would try and get answers for them. Chairman Metzger stated that no one
called Mr. Bockman with questions and so the question comes up again on
whether or not the committee would like to forward the proposal to the full
board for approval at the March County Board meeting? Mr. Bockman stated
that all of the taxing bodies have acted favorably on the proposal already.

      Moved by Ms. Fullerton, seconded by Mr. Van Buer, and it was
carried unanimously to forward the recommendation to the full board for
approval.

There was no discussion on goals this evening with the committee.


ADJOURNMENT
     Moved by Ms. Fullerton, seconded by Ms. DeFauw, and it was carried
unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

                                        Respectfully submitted,


                                        ____________________________
                                        Jeffery Metzger, Chairman


_____________________________
Mary C. Supple, Secretary

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    SECTION F.




FINANCE COMMITTEE
                                     R E S O L U T I O N.
                                         #R2005-27

        WHEREAS, DeKalb County Government did enter into a lease agreement with the
DeKalb County Public Building Commission which covers the cost of repayment (principal,
interest, and administrative expenses) of the December 1, 1997 $11,800,000 Health Facility
Bond Issue, and

       WHEREAS, it was anticipated that these bonds would be retired mainly by revenues
generated by the operation of the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center and, to a lesser
degree, a property tax levy by the County with a subsequent rental payment to the Public
Building Commission, and

        WHEREAS, it is mandated that in the event that non-property tax revenues are not
sufficient to retire the debt, property taxes would be used to pay same, and

        WHEREAS, the DeKalb County Clerk has been directed to automatically levy a property
tax in each of the Tax Years 1997 through 2015 to fund this debt retirement, and

        WHEREAS, DeKalb County Government may abate this property tax levy each year if
sufficient monies are available in designated funds prior to the time the County Clerk extends
taxes for the ensuing year, and

       WHEREAS, the Finance Committee of the County Board has determined that as of
December 1, 2004 the County Treasurer does have on deposit sufficient monies to make the
required lease rental payments which come due from November 1, 2005 through October 31,
2006, inclusive, and

       WHEREAS, the County Board does desire to abate a portion of the property tax levy for
the 2004 Tax Year that would be required to be levied for the Nursing Home’s share of the lease
payment for the twelve month period ending October 31, 2006;

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the DeKalb County Board that a portion of
the $1,020,183 property tax levy for the 2004 Tax Year, which was levied for the lease
agreement for the retirement of the debt on the 1997 Health Facility Bond Issue, is hereby
abated in the amount of $640,183, and that a certified copy of this resolution should be filed
with the DeKalb County Clerk within fifteen days.


PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS, THIS 16TH DAY OF MARCH, 2005, A.D.


                                                   _______________________________
ATTEST:                                            Chairman, DeKalb County Board

_________________________
County Clerk
                                      R E S O L U T I O N.
                                          #R2005-28

        WHEREAS, DeKalb County Government did adopt an ordinance on March 15, 2000 to
enter into a lease agreement with the DeKalb County Public Building Commission which covers
the cost of repayment (principal and interest) of the July 1, 2000 loan of $1,500,000 to assist
with financing the construction of a new Transportation Facility, and

       WHEREAS, it was anticipated that this loan would be retired by revenues received by
the Highway Department through property taxes and Motor Fuel Funds, and

        WHEREAS, it is mandated that in the event that Highway Department revenues are not
sufficient to retire the debt, property taxes would be used to pay same, and

        WHEREAS, the DeKalb County Clerk has been directed to automatically levy a property
tax in each of the Tax Years 2000 through 2009 to fund this debt retirement, and

        WHEREAS, DeKalb County Government may abate this property tax levy each year if
sufficient monies are in the various Highway or County Funds prior to the time the County
Clerk extends taxes for the ensuing year, and

        WHEREAS, the Finance Committee of the County Board now notes that the balance of
the loan was paid off in November of 2004 and with no debt now existing on the Transportation
Facility wishes to fully and permanently abate all remaining tax levies;

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the DeKalb County Board that the $208,000
property tax levy for each tax year from 2004 through 2009, which was levied for the lease
agreement for the retirement of the debt on the Year 2000 Transportation Facility Loan, is
hereby abated in its entirety, and that a certified copy of this resolution should be filed with the
DeKalb County Clerk within fifteen days.

PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS, THIS 16TH DAY OF MARCH, 2005, A.D.



                                                     _______________________________
                                                     Chairman, DeKalb County Board
ATTEST:

_________________________
County Clerk
                                  MONTHLY CLAIMS LIST

                                     March 16, 2005




Agenda Item: Administrative Committee - Approval of Claims

        A.     Current Month’s Claims

               1.         Date:               March 16, 2005

               2.         Pages:                         1-20

               3.         Amount              $    986,457.51



        B.     Payroll & Emergency Claims from Prior Months

               1.         Date:         February 1-28, 2005

               2.         Pages:                        21-22

               3.         Amount:         $       2,641,251.92
 March 3, 2005
 Mr. Chairman and Members of the Board:
 The following claims have been presented for payment as of this date:

  NAME OF CLAIMANT                                      FOR WHAT                    AMOUNT OF CLAIM


  GENERAL FUND:

  COUNTY BOARD                                               Per Diem      Travel

  Allen, Marlene                                              $210.00      $65.61

  Anderson, Larry                                                 140.00    19.44

  DeFauw, Sally                                                   210.00    15.80

  Dubin, Eileen                                                   280.00    25.92
  Faivre, Stephen                                                 210.00    30.38

  Faivre, Vince                                                   210.00    19.04

  Fauci, Julia                                                    210.00    11.34
  Fullerton, Julia                                                140.00     0.00

  Gudmunson, John                                                 140.00    42.12

  Johnson, Eric                                                   210.00    14.58

  Lavigne, Patricia                                               210.00    23.90

  Leifheit, Sue                                                   280.00     1.62

  Lyle, Howard                                                    140.00    16.20

  Metzger, Jeffrey                                                210.00    66.83

  Osborne, Richard                                                 70.00     6.08

  Rosemier, Robert                                                210.00    14.58

  Sands, Dennis                                                   280.00    81.00

  Slack, Stephen                                                  210.00     0.00

  Steimel, Roger                                                  210.00    18.23

  Tobias, Ruth Anne                                               280.00    34.02

  Turner, Anita                                                   140.00     0.00

  Van Buer, Frank                                                 280.00    22.68

  Vary, Patricia                                                  210.00    21.87

  Whelan, Jeff                                                    140.00    12.15



  Bockman, Ray                                          Travel & Vehicle                     $168.97
                                                        Maintenance

  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash                    Postage                                25.00


                                                       1
March, 2005
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                                FOR WHAT                AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  DeKalb County Economic Development              Annual Dinner                     170.00

  Facilities Management                           Postage & Printing                291.12

  Federal Express                                 Postage                            31.19

  First Bank Card Visa                            Membership, Travel &            1,472.69
                                                  Phone

  Grainger                                        Supplies                           26 92
  Highway Fund                                    Fuel                               78 85
  Metro Counties of IL                            Membership                      2,763.00

  PC Magazine                                     Subscription                       29.97

  Tobias, Ruth Anne                               Travel                             60.76

  Verizon Wireless                                Cell Phone                         82.36

                                                                                 $5,200.83




  FINANCE

  Ceridian                                        Services                         $500.52

  Facilities Management                           Postage & Printing                397.40

  First Bank Card Visa                            Supplies                            7.29

  Offiserve                                       Supplies                          123.22
  Sungard Pentamation Inc.                        Software Maintenance            1,008.00
  Verizon Wireless                                Cellular Service                   33.15

                                                                                 $2,069.58

  NON-DEPARTMENTAL SERVICES

  Computer Business Services of IL                Internet Services              $1,220.00

  Devnet, Inc.                                    Software Services              12,850.00

  Illinois Dept. of Public Health                 Vital Record Fees               1,084.00

  Laner Muchin Dombrow Becker Levin & Tominberg   Professional Services           1,500.00

  Nathan Winston Services                         Plaques                           112.50

  Offiserve                                       Supplies                           30.50

  Sikich Gardner & Co. LLP                        Professional Services           6,400.00

  Verizon Advanced Data, Inc.                     Services                          741.69

  Verizon North                                   Services                          426.70

  Voluntary Action Center                         Vac Grant & Services           28,675.00



                                                  2
March, 2005
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                      FOR WHAT                    AMOUNT OF CLAIM

                                                                          $53,040.39

  INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

  Berkes-Hanson, Joan                   Postage & Paper                      $103.78

  D & S Communications                  Equipment                             127.26

  Dell Computer Corporation             Computer Equipment                    830.15

  Facilities Management                 Paper, Postage & Printing              32.02

  First Bank Card Visa                  Supplies                            1,159.09

  J.P. Cooke Co.                        Supplies                              124.00

  Midwest Computer Consultants          Services                              170.00

  Verizon Wireless                      Cellular Service                      260.00

                                                                           $2,806.30

  SUPERVISOR OF ASSESSMENTS

  Facilities Management                 Paper, Postage & Printing            $336.75

  Offiserve                             Supplies                               41.16

  National Bank & Trust                 Safe Deposit Rent                      12.00

                                                                             $389.91

  COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER

  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash    Travel & Supplies                     $31.00

  Election Systems & Software, Inc.     Supplies                              121.08

  Facilities Management                 Postage, Printing & Paper           1,041.25

  Offiserve                             Supplies                              386.71

  United Parcel Service                 Postage                                18.46

                                                                           $1,598.50

  ELECTIONS

  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash    Supplies                              $50.00

  Facilities Management                 Postage, Paper & Printing             489.02

  Fidlar                                Supplies & Service                 51,437.35

                                                                          $51,976.37

  PLANNING & ZONING

  American Planning Association         Membership & Publications            $904.00

  Banner Up Instant Signs               Sign                                  165.00

  Cliff, Foster, Corneile & Buick LLC   Services                              565.60

                                        3
March, 2005
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                          FOR WHAT                      AMOUNT OF CLAIM


  Daily Chronicle                           Public Notices                          207.45

  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash        Travel & Supplies                       215.00

  Facilities Management                     Postage & Printing                      104.91

  Ferguson, Gene                            Permit Refund                           175.00

  Illinois Plumbing Inspector Association   Membership                               30.00

  Klein, Stoddard, Buck, Waller & Lewis     Services                                425.00

  N.W.B.O.C.A.                              Membership                               45.00

  Offiserve                                 Supplies                                 72.61

  Rich=s Tire Service of Sycamore Inc.      Vehicle Maintenance                     468.05

  Suburban Building Officials Conference    Conference                               60.00

  Supervisor of Assessments                 Maps                                     15.00

  Verizon Wireless                          Cellular Service                        102.10

                                                                                 $3,554.72

  REGIONAL SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

  AT & T                                    Services                                $41.40

  GFC Leasing                               Services                                180.00

  Gordon Flesch Co.                         Supplies                                280.95

  Morrison, Gilbert E.                      Travel                                  281.88

  Sycamore Comm. School Dist.               Rent & T-1 Line Usage                   925.25
  Verizon North                             Telephone Service                       183.09
                                                                                 $1,892.57

  TREASURER

  American National Bank Visa               Chair                                  $149.99

  Facilities Management                     Postage & Copies                        464.97

  First Bank Card Visa                      Supplies                                134.08

  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash        Travel, Training & Supplies              87.40

  Information Controls, Inc.                Services                                104.52

  Offiserve                                 Supplies                                122.26

                                                                                 $1,063.22

  JUDICIARY

  Athena Research & Consulting LLC          Services                             $9,977.50

  Communications 2000, Inc.                 Pagers                                   74.59


                                            4
March, 2005
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                      FOR WHAT                    AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  Facilities Management                 Postage, Printing & Paper              45.34

  First Bank Card Visa                  Conference & Travel                 1,000.51

  Interlate Systems, Inc.               Services                            1,027.10

  Law Office of Theodore AE Poehlmann   Services                              970.00

  Menards, Inc.                         Supplies                               45.33

  Offiserve                             Supplies                              197.80

  Parkside Uniforms                     Clothing                              108.24

  Sparkle Cleaners                      Serv ices                              12.25

  State Treasurer of Illinois           Salary Reimbursement                2,542.52

  West Group Payment Center             Publications                          663.31

                                                                          $16,664.49

  JURY COMMISSION
  Facilities Management                 Postage & Printing                   $250.70

  Judicial Systems, Inc.                Services                              668.95

  Soft Water City                       Jury Water                             24.00

                                                                             $943.65
  CIRCUIT CLERK
  Circuit Clerk Petty Cash              Supplies                              $36.47
  Diedrich, Patricia                    Travel                                 29.58
  Facilities Management                 Postage, Paper & Printing           2,647.07
  First Bank Card Visa                  Travel                                154.00
  Johnson, Kimberly                     Travel                                 56.86
  Offiserve                             Supplies                              198.17
  Precise Printing Network Inc.         Supplies                              711.51
  R.W. Wilson Printing Co.              Supplies                              327.63
  Safeguard Business System             Supplies                              432.35
  TBC Net, Inc.                         Supplies                               28.80
  Voluntary Action Center               Catering                               52.50
                                                                           $4,674.94

  CORONER
  Autopsy Pathology Consultants, Inc.   Autopsies                            $700.00
  Communications 2000, Inc.             Pagers                                344.74
  Coroner=s Jury                        Per Diem & Travel                     126.44
  Facilities Management                 Travel                                 39.83


                                        5
March, 2005
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                        FOR WHAT                      AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  Highway Fund                            Fuel                                   155.71
  Medical Waste Solutions, Inc.           Services                               132.55
  Mike Mooney Chevrolet                   Vehicle Maintenance                      35.20
  MTS Safety Products, Inc.               Supplies                               135.62
  Nextel Communications                   Cellular Service                       252.23
  Peters, Mark M.D.                       Supplies                               675.00
                                                                               $2,597.32
  ESDA
  ARAMSCO                                 Haz Mat Protective Clothing          $2,600.00
  Carroll Consulting & Training           Training                               300.00
  Coffee Gourmet & Deli                   Catering                               345.35
  Communications 2000, Inc.               Pagers                                5,761.73
  Facilities Management                   Equipment & Supplies                      3.04
  Illinois Emergency Management Service   Seminar                                  80.00
  Nextel Communications                   Cellular Service                         49.36
  Specialty Technical Publishers Inc.     Subscription                           340.00
  Starved Rock Communications             Services                              2,203.68
  Viking Office Products                  Supplies                                 33.54
                                                                              $11,716.70

  SHERIFF
  Advance Communications                  Supply                                 $55.00
  Apache Ford                             Vehicle Maintenance                   1,052.83
  Aurora Tri-State Fire Protection Co.    Supplies                                 77.05
  Auto Bath                               Car Washes                               74.50
  Barnaby, Inc.                           Supplies                               119.90
  Braden, Ryan                            Equipment                                77.04
  C.O.P.S.                                Uniforms                               667.75
  Coffee Gourmet & Deli                   Catering                               206.25
  Commonwealth Edison                     Services                                 27.33
  Communications 2000, Inc.               Services & Equipment                   932.94
  Dumdie, Gary                            Camera                                 250.00
  Facilities Management                   Postage, Printing & Paper              814.54
  Federal Express Corporation             Postage                                220.04
  First Bank Card Visa                    Travel & Supplies                      621.59
  Frazier, Sarah                          Clothing                               471.16

                                          6
March, 2005
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                     FOR WHAT                     AMOUNT OF CLAIM


  Genoa Automotive Repair              Vehicle Maintenance                    144.98
  Highway Fund                         Fuel                                 6,761.35
  Hintzsche Oil/Pacific Pride          Fuel                                 1,031.01
  Kaminski, Bill                       Clothing                               206.35
  Kustom Signals                       Equipment                              940.00
  Lehan Drugs                          Services                                47.81
  Lovell=s Discount Tire               Vehicle Maintenance                    624.32
  Midwest Office Supply                Supplies                               366.66
  Mike Mooney Chevrolet                Vehicle Maintenance                  2,370.78
  Newby Oil Company                    Fuel                                   365.16
  Nextel Communications                Cellular Service                     1,044.19
  Notary Public Association of IL      Notary Renewal                          45.00
  Prairie View Animal Hospital         Canine Services & Supplies             121.40
  Ray O=Herron Company, Inc.           Supplies                                38.90
  Red Uniform Tailor                   Clothing                               163.79
  Secretary of State                   Titles                                 325.00
  Sheriff=s Department Petty Cash      Fuel, Travel & Supplies                442.57
  Sietsema, John                       Equipment                              405.97
  True Value                           Supplies                                10.68
  Viking Office Products               Supplies                               255.52
                                                                          $21,379.36
  SHERIFF=S MERIT COMMISSION
  Blue Line                            Services                              $298.00
  Corporate Athlete, LLC               Services                               180.00
  Public Personnel                     Services                             4,740.00
  Standard & Associates                Services                               585.00
                                                                           $5,803.00

  SHERIFF=S COMMUNICATIONS
  AT & T                               Supplies                            $1,226.12
  C.O.P.S. Inc.                        Uniforms & Supplies                    281.80
  Calame, Corinne                      Travel                                  84.24
  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash   Travel                                  66.00
  Facilities Management                Telephone & Supplies                   623.34
  P.F. Pettibone & Company             Supplies                             1,217.95


                                       7
March, 2005
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                     FOR WHAT                    AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  Red Uniform Tailor                   Supplies                              338.92
  Sound Incorporated                   Services                              246.34
  Verizon North                        Telephone Service                     977.21
                                                                          $5,061.92

  SHERIFF=S CORRECTIONS
  Bob Barker Company                   Clothing & Supplies                  $264.78
  C.O.P.S. Inc.                        Uniform                               174.30
  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash   Travel                                 80.00
  Facilities Management                Supplies Paper & Printing             169.65
  First Bank Card Visa                 Supplies & Travel                     422.16
  Guardian Correctional Care, Inc.     Prisoner Medical Care              10,937.50
  Helsley Supply Company               Services                              694.39
  Hobart Corporation                   Services                              155.25
  Kishwaukee Community Hospital        Services                              180.00
  Knodle=s Electric                    Services                              258.90
  Moore Medical Corporation            Supplies                              465.00
  Ogle County Sheriff=s Office         Prisoner Lodging                    4,376.97
  Red Uniform Tailor                   Supplies                              981.83
  Sheriff=s Petty Cash                 Travel & Supplies                      31.27
  Transcor America, Inc.               Prisoner Transports                 2,652.61
  Voluntary Action Center              Prisoner Meals & Supplies          11,513.92
                                                                         $33,358.53


  STATE=S ATTORNEY
  Barnaby, Inc.                        Supplies                           $1,141.10
  Cliffe, Foster, Corneile & Buick     Services                              975.00
  Dodson, Jolene                       Travel                                 13.75
  Facilities Management                Printing & Postage                  1,307.66
  Federal Express                      Postage                                56.81
  First Bank Card Visa                 Supplies                            3,165.85
  Foord, Sandra                        Transcripts                           149.90
  Gorey, William                       Travel                                 45.75
  Hallgren, Kathy                      Transcripts                           177.40
  Hansen Reporting.                    Transcripts                           182.60
  Lehan Drugs                          Services                              175.65


                                       8
March, 2005
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                     FOR WHAT                    AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  Nathan Winston Services              Plaque                                38.50
  Offiserve                            Supplies                             531.03
  Technical Imaging Services           Services                             265.00
  Verizon Wireless                     Cellular Service                      83.02
  Voluntary Action Center              Catering                             152.50
  West Group                           Publications                        1,031.65
                                                                          $9,493.17

  PUBLIC DEFENDER
  Bonich, Tony                         Services                             $45.00
  Criswell, Charles Jr.                Travel                               286.94
  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash   Phone Cards                           70.00
  Dell Marketing LP                    Computers                           2,309.64
  Ecowater                             Bottled Water                         33.88
  Facilities Management                Postage & Printing                   559.75
  First Bank Card Visa                 Travel & Services                   1,304.59
  Foord, Sandra                        Transcripts                           12.60
  Gorndon Flesch Co.                   Supplies                              54.69
  Hallgren, Kathy                      Transcripts                           57.60
  Johnson, Kenneth                     Travel & Phone Cards                 255.78
  LePrint Express                      Services                              76.00
  Metro Investigations, Inc.           Services                             552.50
  Nextel Communications                Cellular Services                     53.22
  Offiserve                            Supplies                             330.24
  Reese, Betty Lou                     Travel                               110.04
  Siewert, Rebecca RNC, MS, NNP        Services                             100.00
  West Group                           Publications                         927.29
                                                                          $7,139.76

  COURT SERVICES
  Arrowhead Ranch, Inc.                Board & Care                       $4,769.66
  Cada, Deanna                         Travel                               151.15
  Cook, Debbie                         Travel                                81.00
  Copy Service Inc.                    Supplies                             245.08
  Facilities Management                Postage, Printing & Paper            445.14
  First Bank Card Visa                 Supplies                             143.53



                                       9
March, 2005
  NAME OF CLAIMANT               FOR WHAT                AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  Gaines, Ryan                   Travel                            144.63
  Gilmour, Margaret              Travel                             68.04
  Henson, Arlene                 Travel                             98.01
  Josh, Russ                     Travel                             25.48
  McCord, Michelle               Travel                            141.91
  Venditti, Michael              Travel                             46.17
  Wilkinson, Tammy               Travel                            129.43
  Zank, Chris                    Travel                              5.72
                                                                $6,494.95
  ***GENERAL FUND GRAND TOTAL                                 $248,920.18
  CHILD SUPPORT
  Goodin Associates              Maintenance Agreement            $290.00
                                                                  $290.00

  COMMUNITY SERVICES
  AT & T                         Services                          $10.95
  Collins, Jess                  Travel                             34.59
  Community Services             Emergency Assistance            1,106.73
  Facilities Management          Supplies                           29.90
  First Bank Card Visa           Travel                             15.00
  Northern Illinois Publishing   Public Notice                      35.34
  Verizon North                  Telephone Service                  72.91
  Ward, Therese                  Travel & Supplies                  29.16
                                                                $1,334.58

  COURT AUTOMATION
  First Bank Card Visa           Equipment                        $871.94
  Jano Data Systems              Services                       12,622.59
  Sentinel Technologies, Inc.    Maintenance Agreement             125.00
                                                               $13,619.53

  COURT SECURITY
  Sheriff=s Petty Cash           Supplies                           $7.47
                                                                    $7.47

  DOCUMENT STORAGE
  Central Management Services    Services                         $430.00
  Imaging Office Systems         Supplies                           60.54
  Verizon North                  Services                          344.52

                                 10
March, 2005
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                      FOR WHAT                AMOUNT OF CLAIM


                                                                         $835.06

  DRUG PROGRAM
  Hansen, Linda D. C.S.R.               Transcripts                      $454.00
                                                                         $454.00



  FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
  Accurate Document Destruction, Inc.   Services                         $247.77
  Aramark Uniform Services, Inc.        Services                          522.56
  AT & T                                Services                        2,649.97
  Canon Financial Services, Inc.        Equipment Lease                 1,891.00
  Chemsearch                            Supplies                          233.68
  Commonwealth Edison                   Electric                          210.16
  Culligan                              Supplies                          345.00
  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash    Travel                            117.63
  Ecolab Pest Elimination               Services                          112.50
  Enterprise Group                      Supplies                        1,125.00
  Facilities Management                 Postage & Paper                     8.93
  Fastenal Company                      Supplies                           77.55
  Facilities Wizards                    Service & Training              1,569.85
  G=s R Plumbing & Heating              Services                          207.75
  GFC Leasing                           Equipment Lease                 2,563.00
  Gordon Flesch Co.                     Maintenance Agreement           1,791.88
  Grainger                              Supplies                          299.94
  Helsley Supply Company                Supplies                        1,320.26
  Highway Fund                          Fuel                              167.33
  Integra Business Systems, Inc.        Supplies                        1,555.40
  Janco Chemical Company                Supplies                          982.04
  Marathon Ashland Petroleum            Fuel                               95.60
  Melin=s Lock & Key                    Services                           69.13
  Menards, Inc.                         Supplies                           36.47
  Midland Paper                         Supplies                        2,704.28
  Nextel Communications                 Cellular Service                  368.94
  NICOMM, Inc.                          Pagers                             38.92
  NICOR, Gas                            Services                          236.96


                                        11
March, 2005
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                         FOR WHAT                AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  Offiserve                                Supplies                          259.38
  Otis Elevator Company                    Maintenance Agreement             415.95
  Peoples Energy Services Corp.            Services                       44,488.54
  Pitney Powes                             Equipment Rental                  192.75
  Randy=s Cleaning Service, Inc.           Services                        7,816.33
  Rockford Welding Supply                  Supplies                           17.23
  Simplex Grinnell LP                      Service Contracts               5,729.00
  Soft Water City                          Equipment Rental                   96.00
  Verizon                                  Services                          182.50
  Verizon North                            Telephone Service               3,159.05
  Waste Management                         Services                          961.95
                                                                         $84,868.18

  GIS DEVELOPMENT
  First Bank Card Visa                     Travel, Equipment &            $1,422.90
                                           Software
  Northern Illinois University             Services                        1,960.00
                                                                          $3,382.90

  HISTORY ROOM
  First Bank Card Visa                     Supplies & Postage               $266.43
  Xerox Corporation                        Equipment Lease                    36.00
                                                                            $302.43

  LAW LIBRARY
  G & G Electric, Inc.                     Serv ices                         186.72
  Sycamore Public Library                  Services                        5,240.00
  West Group                               Publications                       86.25
                                                                          $5,512.97

  MENTAL HEALTH
  Association of Community Mental Health   Membership                     $8,470.00
  AT & T                                   Services                           60.36
  Ben Gordon Center                        Grant                          60,803.00
  Carney, Elizabeth                        Travel & Postage                  242.80
  Consumer Advocacy Council of DeKalb      Grant                           1,400.00
  DeKalb County Special Education Assoc.   Grant                             865.00
  DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau       Grant                           4,333.00
  Elderly Care Services                    Grant                           5,287.00


                                           12
March, 2005
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                             FOR WHAT                AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  Epilepsy Assoc. of No. Central IL            Grant                           2,400.00
  Family Service Agency                        Grant & Services                8,288.42
  First Bank Visa                              Postage                            15.40
  Fullerton, Julia                             Retirement Expense                 49.49
  Gordon Flesch Co.                            Services                           24.87
  Lane, Jerry                                  Consulting Services               710.00
  NAMI DeKalb, Kane South & Kendall Counties   Grant                             870.00
  Nathan Winston Services                      Plaque                             32.50
  Open Door Rehabilitation Center              Grant                           3,581.00
  Opportunity House, Inc.                      Grant                          11,477.00
  Safe Passage                                 Grant                           9,557.00
  Sycamore School District                     Rent                              616.82
  Verizon North                                Services                          111.55
  Voluntary Action Center                      Grant                           2,452.00
                                                                            $121,647.21

  MEDICAL INSURANCE
  Health Fund                                  Flu Shots                        $220.00
                                                                                $220.00

  MICROGRAPHICS
  Dell Marketing LP                            Computer Equipment             $5,765.66
  Information Controls, Inc.                   Supplies                          444.90
  KMB Computing                                Supplies                        1,870.00
  MTM                                          Maintenance Agreement           8,086.00
  Sugarloaf Software                           Services                          481.25
                                                                             $16,647.81

  PROBATION SERVICES
  BI Inc.                                      Services                       $3,605.13
  Communications 2000, Inc.                    Supplies                          284.93
  Communications Revolving Fund                Services                          447.75
  First Bank Visa Card                         Supplies                          637.07
  Highway Fund                                 Fuel                              198.20
  IL Probation & Court Services Association    Conference                        190.00
  Josh, Russ                                   Travel                             19.25
  Nextel Communications                        Cellular Service                  726.47


                                               13
March, 2005
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                  FOR WHAT              AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  One Step Detect Associates        Supplies                         90.00
                                                                 $6,198.80

  SENIOR SERVICES
  Elder Care Services               Services                     $3,995.00
  Family Service Agency, Inc.       Services                      8,003.52


  Fox Valley Older Adult Services   Services                       443.54
  Voluntary Action Center           Services                     11,750.32
                                                                $24,192.38

  SHERIFF=S SPECIAL PROJECTS
  Communications 2000, Inc.         Services                       $90.00
                                                                   $90.00

  SPECIAL PROJECT=S
  A-1 Corporate Hardware            Equipment                    $1,440.00
  ADI                               Supplies                         67.53
  Grainger                          Supply                         171.23
  Menards, Inc.                     Supplies                         67.24
  Radio Shack                       Supplies                         38.35
  Rondo Enterprises, Inc.           Equipment                     3,980.00
  Swedberg & Associates, Inc.       Services                     10,794.00
                                                                $16,558.35

  TORT & LIABILITY
  Cintas First Aid & Safety         Supplies                       $43.80
  Communications 2000, Inc.         Equipment & Service            938.00
  Mike Mooney Chevrolet             Vehicle Damages               6,951.47
  Michael Best & Friedrich LLP      Services                     58,193.81
  Minne=, Erin                      Damage Claim                   518.81
  Pearl & Associates Ltd.           Services                      1,650.00
  Teske Associates, Inc.            Services                      1,723.05
                                                                $70,018.94




                                    14
March, 2005
The following claims have been paid during the period from February 1, 2005 through February 28, 2005:

NAME OF CLAIMANT                                    FOR WHAT                        AMOUNT OF CLAIM


GENERAL FUND:

COUNTY BOARD

DuKane Valley Council                               Conference                                   $30.00

                                                                                                 $30.00

NON-DEPARTMENTAL SERVICES

DeKalb County Government                            February Payroll                        $748,666.11

DeKalb County Government                            Employee Benefits                        243,236.98

Federal Highway Matching                            Loan                                      30,000.00

                                                                                          $1,021,903.09

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Verizon Wireless                                    Cellular Service                               $6.34

                                                                                                   $6.34

JURY COMMISSION

Grand Jury- February                                Per Diem & Travel                         $2,935.44

Petit Jury-December-February                        Per Diem & Travel                           1,006.16

                                                                                              $3 941 60
***GENERAL FUND GRAND TOTAL                                                               $1,025,881.03

AID TO BRIDGES

DeKalb County Government                            February Payroll                          $3,519.80

DeKalb County Government                            Employee Benefits                           1,188.97

                                                                                              $4,708.77

COMMUNITY SERVICES

DeKalb County Government                            February Payroll                         $10,559.92

DeKalb County Government                            Employee Benefits                           3,647.68

Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity            Closeout Grant                              2,822.90

                                                                                             $17,030.50

COUNTY MOTOR FUEL

DeKalb County Government                            February Payroll                         $23,420.75

DeKalb County Government                            Employee Benefits                           3,395.87

                                                                                             $26,816.62

COURT AUTOMATION

March, 2005
NAME OF CLAIMANT           FOR WHAT            AMOUNT OF CLAIM


DeKalb County Government   February Payroll           $1,313.03

DeKalb County Government   Employee Benefits             412.02

                                                      $1,725.05

COURT SECURITY

DeKalb County Government   February Payroll          $14,454.33

DeKalb County Government   Employee Benefits           5,078.85

                                                     $19,533.18

DOCUMENT STORAGE

DeKalb County Government   February Payroll          $12,672.07

DeKalb County Government   Employee Benefits           2,459.98

                                                     $15,132.05

ENGINEERING

DeKalb County Government   February Payroll           $7,869.20

DeKalb County Government   Employee Benefits           1,592.60

                                                      $9,461.80

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

DeKalb County Government   February Payroll          $25,619.52

DeKalb County Government   Employee Benefit            8,682.69

                                                     $34,302.21

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

DeKalb County Government   February Payroll         $221,591.74

DeKalb County Government   Employee Benefits          63,405.68

                                                    $284,997.42

HIGHWAY

DeKalb County Government   February Payroll          $50,287.15

DeKalb County Government   Employee Benefits          19,446.46

                                                     $69,733.61

HISTORY ROOM

DeKalb County Government   February Payroll             $500.00

DeKalb County Government   Employee Benefits              46.26

                                                        $546.26


March, 2005
NAME OF CLAIMANT                                    FOR WHAT                        AMOUNT OF CLAIM

MEDICAL INSURANCE

Blue Cross Blue Shield                              Insurance Premiums                    $604,493.24

Met Life                                            Insurance Premiums                       5,007.60

                                                                                          $609,500.84

MENTAL HEALTH

DeKalb County Government                            February Payroll                        $5,753.36

DeKalb County Government                            Employee Benefits                        2,113.93

Voluntary Action Center                             Grant                                    2,452.00

                                                                                           $10,319.29

MICROGRAPHICS

DeKalb County Government                            February Payroll                        $3,226.12

DeKalb County Government                            Employee Benefits                        1,153.59

                                                                                            $4,379.71

NURSING HOME

DeKalb County Government                            February Payroll                      $379,521.45

DeKalb County Government                            Employee Benefits                      106,723.99

                                                                                          $486,245.44

SOLID WASTE

DeKalb County Government                            February Payroll                        $2,986.12

DeKalb County Government                            Employee Benefits                         482.02

                                                                                            $3,468.14

SPECIAL PROJECTS

C.S.R. Bobcat, Inc.                                 Equipment                              $17,470.00

                                                                                           $17,470.00




Having reviewed the claims listed above, I recommend that payment for them be approved.
Sincerely,


Gary H. Hanson
Deputy County Administrator




March, 2005
NAME OF CLAIMANT                   FOR WHAT                          AMOUNT
OF CLAIM

DEKALB COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
ACCURATE DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION, INC.Commercial Services                      247.77
ADAMS, APRIL                    Travel                                      230.93
ADKINSON, JILL                  Travel                                      286.54
ALMAR COMMUNICATIONS            Telephone                                    22.23
ANDERSON, AUDRE                 Travel                                       64.60
ASKA, CHERYL                    Travel                                       23.90
AVAYA INC.                      Telephone                                   582.97
BAHRAMIS, SOULA                 Travel                                       54.68
BARNES, ERICA                   Travel                                       85.46
BAUMGART, JOSEPH R., MD         Professional Services                       446.50
BEVER, CAMILLE                  Travel                                       50.63
BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD        Private Pay - Home Nursing                5,219.19
BOGLE, NANCY                    Travel                                      187.52
BOSS, JANE                      Travel                                      110.16
BROWN, MAUREEN                  Commercial Services                         337.88
BURKE, PATRICIA                 Travel                                       21.87
BUSH, JESSICA                   Travel                                      196.91
C.O.P.S. INC.                   Office Supplies                              90.00
CALIGOR GREAT LAKES             Clinic Supplies                             864.66
CANO, MINERVA                   Travel                                       11.34
CARLSON, CATHY                  Travel                                      293.63
CARROLL, PEG                    Travel                                      149.27
CDW GOVERNMENT, INC.            Office Furniture & Small Equipment          968.99
CHILTON, BETTE                  Travel                                       20.25
CHRISTIANSEN, SUE               Travel                                      114.01
CITY OF DEKALB                  Water Sample Testing                         74.00
CLAWSON, MARGE                  Miscellaneous                                 6.57
CONAGRA                         Private Pay - Home Nursing                  189.00
CONNECT TWO                     Telephone                                    92.50
CONSULTANTS IN DIAG IMAGING     Professional Services                        56.00
COURTNEY, BRENDA                Travel                                       32.60
CYTOCHECK LABORATORY            Professional Services                     1,067.50
DAILY CHRONICLE (ADVERTISING)   Public Notices                               56.77
DAILY CHRONICLE (CLASSIFIED)    Recruitment                                 747.02
DAILY CHRONICLE (SUBSCRIPTIONS) Books and Subscriptions                     133.00
DECKER, MIKE & KATE             Private Pay - Immunizations                  50.00
DEKALB CLINIC CHARTERED         Professional Services                       363.00
DEKALB COUNTY HOSPICE           Office Supplies                             408.98

Tuesday, March 08, 2005
NAME OF CLAIMANT                      FOR WHAT                           AMOUNT
OF CLAIM
 DELL MARKETING LP                  Office Furniture & Small Equipment        4,676.88
 DENSBORN, JEANNE                   Travel                                       51.52
 DEPENDICARE HOME HEALTH INC.       Home Nursing Supplies                       338.66
 DOWNING, JESSICA                   Travel                                      280.26
 DUNAWAY, TERRY                     Travel                                      186.26
 ELLIOTT, PATT                      Travel                                       26.77
 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT              Utilities                                 4,869.00
 FAMILY SERVICE AGENCY, INC.        Professional Services                     1,376.00
 FELDMANN, RONALD J. MD             Professional Services                       164.00
 FELTES DE REVELORIO, PEGGY         Travel                                      332.75
 FIRST BANK CARD                    Travel                                    1,157.05
 FROMM, KELLY                       Travel                                      105.68
 GALINDO, MARIA                     Travel                                       54.68
 GLAXO SMITH KLINE                  Vaccines                                  1,643.75
 GOAD, MARY                         Travel                                       95.18
 GORDON FLESCH CO.                  Maintenance - Equipment                     165.85
 GORDON, ALICE HODGSON              Professional Services                       649.25
 GRAINGER                           Maintenance - Building                        5.76
 GRUSH, KAREN                       Travel                                      210.46
 HAMMER, DARLENE                    Travel                                      280.06
 HARNACK, JUDY                      Professional Services                     4,666.89
 HEAL, JAN                          Travel                                      324.40
 HEALTH DEPARTMENT PETTY CASH       Travel                                      185.00
 HENNA, NANCY                       Travel                                       25.31
 HICKEY, KARI                       Travel                                       96.15
 HIGHWAY FUND                       Fuel                                        691.72
 HOPKINS MEDICAL PRODUCTS           Clinic Supplies                              37.60
 ICS INTEGRATED COMM. SERVICES INC. Telephone                                    80.00
 INDEPENDENT LASER REPAIR           Maintenance - Equipment                     125.00
 IVANS                              Maintenance - Equipment                      41.25
 JENSEN, TARA                       Travel                                       15.39
 JOHNSON, CHERYL                    Travel                                       69.26
 J-O-M PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICE       Family Planning Supplies                  2,353.76
 KISHWAUKEE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL      Rent - Space                              6,227.36
 LA POINTE, CATHY                   Travel                                       36.05
 LANDERS, WENDY                     Travel                                       60.36
 LE PRINT EXPRESS                   Office Supplies                             387.97
 LUDWIKOWSKI, KATHLEEN              Professional Services                       526.75
 MALTA VETERINARY HOSPITAL P.C.     Commercial Services                       1,590.50
 MARSHALL, ELIZABETH                Travel                                      201.69
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
NAME OF CLAIMANT                FOR WHAT                   AMOUNT
OF CLAIM
 MC CAULEY, CONNIE              Travel                             191.16
 MC CLURE, KRIS L.              Professional Services            1,150.00
 MCI                            Telephone                          187.90
 MCKESSON GENERAL MEDICAL       Home Nursing Supplies            1,908.89
 MENARDS, INC.                  Maintenance - Building              16.85
 MICHALOWSKI, DEB               Travel                              28.35
 MOSOLINO, NANCY                Travel                             486.65
 NEWBY, PEGGY                   Travel                              21.47
 NICOMM, INC.                   Telephone                          224.28
 NORTHERN REHABILITATION AND    Professional Services           22,588.85
 NORTHERN STAR                  Public Notices                      59.50
 OFFISERVE                      Office Supplies                    348.30
 OLDENBURG, NANCY               Professional Services              294.00
 OLSON, NANCY                   Travel                              17.01
 OPTION CARE                    Home Nursing Supplies              116.00
 ORGANON INC.                   Family Planning Supplies         2,097.60
 PALM-N-TURN                    Family Planning Supplies             6.79
 PEOPLES ENERGY SERVICES CORP   Utilities                        1,972.82
 PETERSON, MARY ALICE           Travel                              45.36
 PFIZER PHARMACEUTICALS         Family Planning Supplies           861.00
 PHILLIPS, MARY EVELYN          Travel                             349.07
 PIT PROS OF DEKALB             Maintenance - Vehicles              26.94
 POSTMASTER                     Postage                            194.00
 PRO COM SYSTEMS                Maintenance - Building           5,609.00
 QUEST DIAGNOSTICS              Professional Services              312.83
 R & S NORTHEAST LLC            Family Planning Supplies           145.22
 ROCHELLE NEWS-LEADER           Recruitment                        331.11
 RODRIGUEZ, ANA                 Travel                              34.02
 ROLF, DEBRA R.N.               Travel                              61.15
 ROLOFF, SANDY                  Travel                              84.32
 ROYAL, JAUNA                   Professional Services              266.00
 SACKS MEDICAL                  Family Planning Supplies            98.88
 SHAW SUBURBAN MEDIA GROUP      Public Notices                     300.00
 SHEAHAN, LORI                  Miscellaneous                        8.60
 SHEAR, MARY BETH, MD           Professional Services              266.50
 SOFT WATER CITY                Commercial Services                 90.00
 STAPLES BUSINESS ADVANTAGE     Office Supplies                     64.81
 STERICYCLE, INC.               Commercial Services                455.61
 SWANSON, DIANE                 Travel                             266.90
 SWEDBERG, LORI                 Travel                              16.12
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
NAME OF CLAIMANT               FOR WHAT                  AMOUNT
OF CLAIM
TELEPHONETICS                  Telephone                         125.00
THIN, INC.                     Maintenance - Equipment           120.00
TYCO                           Maintenance - Building          1,799.00
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE          Postage                           176.99
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE   Postage                         1,250.00
URESIL, L.P.                   Home Nursing Supplies             104.99
VALAITIS, CINDY                Professional Services             488.00
VERIZON NORTH                  Telephone                       2,066.61
VERIZON WIRELESS               Telephone                         474.50
VERSA PHARM INCORPORATED       TB Supplies                       159.50
VONACHEN SERVICE & SUPPLY      Janitorial Supplies               584.88
WALLACE, JUDY                  Examination Fees                   40.00
WASSON, KATHRYN                Professional Services           4,418.00
WASTE MANAGEMENT WEST          Commercial Services               126.96
WEILBAKER, ALICE               Travel                             80.15
WILLIT, LINDA                  Travel                              5.67
YAKLICH, LISA                  Travel                            133.90
ZIEGLER, JODI                  Travel                            316.67
ZUCKER, JEAN                   Travel                             49.01
                                                         $   102,494.75
SOLID WASTE PROGRAM
DASHNEY, PAT                   Travel                              58.32
WASTE MANAGEMENT WEST          Commercial Services                517.08
                                                         $        575.40




Tuesday, March 08, 2005
NAME OF CLAIMANT                    FOR                                   AMOUNT
OF

Highway
AMERICAN ROAD RECLAIMERS            Commercial Services                              8,037.79
ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES, INC.      Janitorial Contract                                533.94
AT & T                              Telephone                                           53.56
BARNES DISTRIBUTION                 Maintenance - Equipment                          1,628.20
BLAKE OIL COMPANY                   Fuel                                            12,763.35
C.S.R. BOBCAT, INC.                 Maintenance - Vehicles                           1,357.71
CITY OF DEKALB                      Water & Sewer                                      456.90
COMMONWEALTH EDISON                 Electricity                                      2,973.92
COPY SERVICE INC.                   Office Supplies                                    537.14
CURRAN CONTRACTING COMPANY          Day Labor Materials                                 66.42
DEKALB IRON & METAL COMPANY         Maintenance - Equipment                            939.88
ELMER LARSON, INC.                  Day Labor Materials                                 56.15
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT               Gas                                              4,307.63
FASTENAL COMPANY                    Maintenance - Equipment                             92.35
FIRST BANK CARD                     Travel (Conferences: hotel,meals,miles,air)        511.65
FROSTLINE                           Traffic Control Materials                          732.33
GORDON'S HARDWARE                   Other Equipment                                    306.22
GRAINGER, INC.                      Janitorial Supplies                                 61.48
HELSLEY SUPPLY COMPANY              Janitorial Supplies                                 90.31
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT PETTY CASH       Schools of Instruction (Tuition & Registration)    126.67
HINTZSCHE OIL/PACIFIC PRIDE         Fuel                                               682.68
JOYCE SUPERSTORE                    Maintenance - Vehicles                             468.74
JULIE, INC.                         Commercial Services                                 40.15
KELLEY WILLIAMSON CO.               Maintenance - Equipment                            128.23
KIMBALL-MIDWEST                     Other Equipment                                  1,407.71
LAVERNE MATTSON                     Day Labor Materials                                140.00
LEE AUTO PARTS                      Maintenance - Equipment                             65.16
MARK'S MACHINE SHOP                 Maintenance - Vehicles                              60.00
MC CLURE ENGINEERING ASSOC., INC.   Professional Services                           10,004.00
MENARDS, INC.                       Maintenance - Building                             169.54
MIKE MOONEY CHEVROLET               Maintenance - Vehicles                              42.45
MIKE'S AUTO AND TRUCK REPAIR        Maintenance - Vehicles                              16.00
MONROE TRUCK EQUIPMENT              Maintenance - Equipment                            271.29
MORTON SALT                         Winter Maintenance Materials                     1,499.23
NAPCO STEEL INC                     Maintenance - Equipment                            849.00
NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS               Telephone                                          407.33
NICOR GAS                           Gas                                                965.94
ROCKFORD INDUSTRIAL WELDING         Maintenance - Equipment                             96.24

Thursday, March 03, 2005
NAME OF CLAIMANT                FOR                       AMOUNT
OF
S.J. SMITH WELDING SUPPLY       Maintenance - Equipment           34.29
S.M. KAZMERSKI,                 Professional Services          3,000.00
SDI TRUCK & TRAILER PARTS       Maintenance - Equipment          206.75
SPLASH OF COLOR, INC.           Maintenance - Building           104.60
TERMINAL SUPPLY CO.             Maintenance - Equipment           13.36
TRI STAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.   Commercial Services              148.00
VERIZON NORTH                   Telephone                        244.18
VILLAGE OF WATERMAN             Utilities                         82.71
WASTE MANAGEMENT WEST           Garbage                          527.65
                                                          $   57,308.83
Engineering
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT PETTY CASH   Office Supplies                    24.50
                                                          $        24.50




Thursday, March 03, 2005
Name of Claiment        For What                    Amount of Claim

NURSING HOME

REHABILITATION

Ali Med                 Supplies                    $                    294.95
Carsten's               Supplies                                         212.64
Comprehensive Therap.   Consultant                                    30,510.59
J.T. Posey              Supplies                                         176.72
N.I.U.                  Speech                                           326.82
Sammon Preston          Supplies                                          93.01

                                                    $                 31,614.73
SOCIAL SERVICE

Ben Gordon              Consultant                  $                   192.50
Channing Bete           Public Relations                                142.85
VAC                     Transports                                      120.00

                                                    $                   455.35
ACTIVITIES

Comprehensive Therap.   Consultant                  $                   255.00
N.H. Petty Cash         Outing                                           98.56
Oriental Trading        Supplies                                        192.30
Wal-Mart                Ice Cream                                        49.70

                                                    $                   595.56
DIETARY

Cozzini                 Knives Sharpened            $                    140.00
Ecolab                  Chemicals                                      1,577.04
Gordon Food Service     Food/Supplements/Supplies                     27,229.12
IBC Wonder Bread        Food                                             596.55
Inboden's Meat          Food                                           4,025.79
Muller-Pinehurst        Food                                           2,440.79
Nutrition Care          Consultant                                     1,591.00
TPC                     Food/Supplements/Supplies                      1,264.26
Wal-Mart                Food/Supplies                                     17.06

                                                    $                 38,881.61
SPECIAL CARE - CVS


March 2005
Name of Claiment                For What                   Amount of Claim
Direct Supply                   CVS Remodeling             $                    190.93
Freiberg Press                  Supplies                                         20.00
InPro                           CVS Remodeling                                  263.00
Randy's Cleaning Service        CVS Cleaning                                  1,090.43
Swedberg                        CVS Construction                             10,606.30

                                                           $                 12,170.66



NURSING

Brigg's                        Supplies                    $                     56.97
DeKalb Clinic                  Morker Utilization Review                        500.00
DCHD                           Supplies                                          90.00
DeKalb Magnetic Renonance CenteX-ray (MRI)                                      398.17
Dependicare                    Supplies/Rental                                5,812.78
Diagnostic Ultrasound          Supplies                                         106.80
Direct Supply                  Supplies                                         518.05
Gulf Medical                   Supplies                                       1,421.20
Kendall                        Supplies                                         161.26
Kishwaukee Hosp.               Labs/X-rays                                      428.32
Kishwaukee Internist           Khan Utilization Review                          200.00
McKesson                       Supplies                                       1,716.44
McNew, Ruth Ann                Consultant                                       415.00
Medline                        Supplies                                         119.62
Midwest Medical                Supplies                                         833.88
Midwest Ortho                  X-Rays/Supplies                                  261.75
Nonin Medical                  Supplies                                         150.00
Nurses PRN Health Service      LPN/RN Registry                                7,906.28
Omnicare                       Consult/Supls/MC                              12,840.66
Professional Medical           Supplies                                       4,148.73
Rockford Industrial Weld.      Supplies                                         539.72
Sawyers, Gary D.D.S.           Consultant                                        75.00
Tobias, Ruth Ann               Utilization Review                                25.00

                                                           $                 38,725.63
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

Crescent Laundry                Service(4 weeks)           $                  7,727.42
Ecolab                          Supplies                                        312.31
Helsley                         Supplies                                        385.20
Medline                         Supplies                                         97.42
Providers Plus                  Supplies                                        317.08
March 2005
Name of Claiment                For What                 Amount of Claim
Stericycle                      Service                                     1,016.24
Vonachen                        Supplies                                    2,606.85
Waste Management                Service                                       813.94

                                                         $                 13,276.46
MAINTENANCE

Accurate Document               Service                  $                     92.70
Arjo                            Supplies                                      412.42
Budget Lighting                 Supplies                                      942.08
Central Plant                   Gas                                        13,888.75
Comcast                         Cable                                       1,135.19
Crescent Electric               Supplies                                      317.61
Ecolab Pest                     Service                                       518.67




MAINTENANCE (CONT'D)

EZ-Way                          Supplies                                      419.95
Highway Dept                    Fuel                                           92.95
ISS/Chicago Sound               Supplies                                      314.40
Liberty Flag                    Supplies                                      187.38
Lowe's                          Supplies                                       69.46
Mechanical Inc.                 Service/Supplies                            6,020.88
National Construction Rentals   Rental                                        199.50
Nextel                          Service                                       126.24
Peoples Energy                  Electricity (Jan)                          13,807.47
PlumbMaster                     Supplies                                      455.81
W.W. Grainger                   Supplies                                    1,841.31
Water Works                     Rental/Salt                                   177.00

                                                         $                 41,019.77
ADMINISTRATION

AT & T                          Telephone                $                   119.58
Avaya                           Phone                                        740.69
Braden, Kari                    Travel                                        24.30
Central Plant                   Calls through T-1 Line                       241.29
Central Plant                   Copies in-house                              283.53
CDW Government                  Supplies                                      19.00
Daily Chronicle                 Ads                                          309.84
Daily Chronicle                 Subscription                                  40.00
March 2005
Name of Claiment             For What                Amount of Claim
DCHD                         TB Testing                                   150.00
Firstbank Card               MDI Maint./Seminar                           592.00
Francotpy-Poatalia           Fee                                           15.00
Health Care Information      Subscription                                  50.00
Ireton, Lori                 Travel                                       118.26
Jensen, De                   Travel                                        45.36
Kishwaukee Valley Chapter    Ads                                           30.00
Lashly & Baer                SLF Consultant                            13,863.23
LSN                          Seminar                                    1,100.00
Management Performance       Consultant                                 7,470.83
McDowell, Linda              Travel                                        82.22
Medline                      Uniforms                                     366.70
N.H. Petty Cash              Misc                                          30.00
Offiserve                    Supplies                                     687.64
Practical System Solutions   Software Maint.                              125.00
Quill                        Supplies                                     118.70
R.K. Dixon                   Rental                                       905.45
Tort & Liability             WC                                         1,164.28
U.S.Postal                   Postage                                      500.00
Verizon North                Telephone                                    746.72




REVENUE REFUNDS

DeKalb County Hospice        R/F M. Westfield                               6.00
Estate of Mary Westfield     Refund                                       586.50
Fenwick, Carol               Refund                                       120.95
IDPA                         R/F Sarah Davis                              535.34
IDPA                         R/F Mason Fenwick                            219.00
IDPA                         R/F Sylvia Olson                             219.00
IDPA                         R/F Mildred Wickstrom                        222.56
Liddick, Gladys              Refund                                       657.00
Moore, Gertrude              Refund                                     1,707.50



                                                     $                 34,213.47

                             GRAND TOTAL             $             210,953.24



March 2005
                            DEKALB COUNTY TREASURER
             CASH & INVESTMENTS IN COUNTY BANKS FEBRUARY 28, 2005
                                              CASH IN NOW ACCOUNT         INVESTMENTS
NATIONAL BANK & TRUST COMPANY, SYCAMORE
 COMMUNITY SERVICES                                                          23,539.47
 COMMUNITY SERVICES REVOLVING LOAN                                             6,920.06
 COUNTY MOTOR FUEL                                         5,000.00        1,294,870.21
 COURT AUTOMATION                                          5,000.00         147,173.28
 DOCUMENT STORAGE                                                           126,036.42
 ENGINEERING                                               5,000.00         152,064.90
 FEDERAL AID MATCHING                                      5,000.00         632,182.87
 911 ETSB                                                                   151,678.79
 GENERAL FUND                                             18,212.25         293,425.68
 HEALTH DEPARTMENT                                         5,000.00         421,187.06
 I.M.R.F.                                                  5,000.00        1,057,265.40
 INSURANCE CLEARING                                        5,000.00         177,424.14
 MICROGRAPHICS                                             5,539.00         182,317.21
 OPPORTUNITY FUND                                                          1,094,721.67
 REHAB & NURSING CENTER                                    5,000.00         634,247.11
 SENIOR SERVICES LEVY                                                       183,347.94
 TAX INDEMNITY                                                              294,349.86
 TORT JUDGMENT & LIABILITY                                 5,000.00         618,337.25
 TOWNSHIP BRIDGE                                           5,000.00          17,260.41
 TOWNSHIP MOTOR FUEL                                       5,000.00        1,003,270.51
 TREASURER'S SPECIAL                                     149,203.81         227,939.07
                                          TOTAL $        227,955.06        8,739,559.31


COLLATERAL TOTAL                                                      $   17,030,406.00


CASTLE BANK, DEKALB
 FOREST PRESERVE                                          10,839.69         316,562.01
 ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS CLEARING ACCOUNT                                          5,724.34
 GOVERNMENT                                               90,524.69         827,164.09
 AID TO BRIDGES                                                             909,976.84
 HIGHWAY                                                  10,172.68         927,626.53
 I.M.R.F.                                                                  1,402,427.61
 FLEXIBLE BENEFITS                                                           20,402.04
 MENTAL HEALTH                                            10,707.14          15,678.71
 PROBATION SERVICES                                                         475,355.91
 SPECIAL DRAINAGE                                         10,519.60          43,184.26
 TORT FUND                                                                 1,243,245.38
 911 - EMERGENCY SERVICES                                $10,097.65         407,774.93
                                          TOTAL $        142,861.45        6,595,122.65


COLLATERAL TOTAL                                                      $    8,542,562.00


AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK, DEKALB
 AID TO BRIDGES                                                              17,086.65
 CHILD SUPPORT                                                               52,159.09
 DOCUMENT STORAGE FEE                                     $8,882.28
 WORKING CASH                                             $6,566.56         194,335.45
 WORKER'S COMP                                                               25,736.71
                                          TOTAL $         15,448.84         289,317.90


COLLATERAL TOTAL                                                           1,617,216.00



                                           Page 1 of 3
                                DEKALB COUNTY TREASURER
                    CASH & INVESTMENTS IN COUNTY BANKS FEBRUARY 28, 2005



                                                CASH IN NOW ACCOUNT        INVESTMENTS


UNION BANK, SANDWICH
 HIGHWAY                                                                     $420,000.00
 FEDERAL AID MATCHING                                                        $150,000.00
 COUNTY MOTOR FUEL                                                           $120,000.00
 HEALTH DEPARTMENT                                                           $200,000.00
 TORT FUND                                                                   $300,000.00
 MENTAL HEALTH                                                               $250,000.00
 OPPORTUNITY FUND                                                            $300,000.00
                                            TOTAL $                        $1,740,000.00


COLLATERAL TOTAL                                                           $1,906,800.87


ILLINOIS COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION, SYCAMORE
  GENERAL FUND                                             24,866.56
                                            TOTAL $        24,866.56



CITIZENS FIRST NATIONAL BANK, GENOA
  GENERAL                                                                   3,239,276.19
  HEALTH                                                                     141,935.47
  COUNTY FARM PROCEEDS                                                       826,902.79
  TORT                                                                       111,057.05


                                            TOTAL $                         4,319,171.50


COLLATERAL TOTAL                                                       $    4,518,063.99




FARMERS & TRADERS, SHABBONA
  SALE IN ERROR                                            13,834.15         169,495.38
  COUNTY FARM PROCEEDS                                                       109,386.72
  SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT                                   46,007.96
                                            TOTAL $        59,842.11         278,882.10


COLLATERAL TOTAL                                                       $    1,314,123.54




FARMERS STATE BANK, SOMONAUK
  MENTAL HEALTH                                                        $     839,852.50
  911 ETSB                                                             $     384,795.41
  HEALTH                                                               $    1,348,154.22
  REHAB & NURSING                                                      $    2,086,079.07
                                            TOTAL $                    $   4,658,881.20


COLLATERAL TOTAL                                                       $    5,519,973.58


FIT
  GENERAL                                                                   1,283,203.71
                                            TOTAL $                        1,283,203.71
NO COLLATERAL REQUIRED
                                             Page 2 of 3
                           FINANCE COMMITTEE
                                MINUTES
                              MARCH 2, 2005

      The Finance Committee of the DeKalb County Board, met on Wednesday,
March 2, 2005, @ 7:00p.m. in the DeKalb County Administration Building’s
Conference Room East. Chairman Frank Van Buer called the meeting to order.
Members present were Sue Leifheit, Dennis Sands, Ruth Ann Tobias and Jeff
Whelan. Members absent were Mr. Metzger and Mr. Faivre. Others present
were Mrs. Joan Berkes-Hanson, Greg Millburg, Gary Hanson, John Dykes,
James Scheffers, Mr. Ken Campbell and Mrs. Laura Campbell.


APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
     Moved by Mr. Whelan, seconded by Ms. Tobias, and it was carried
unanimously to approve the minutes from February 2005.


APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
     Moved by Ms. Leifheit, seconded by Ms. Tobias and it was carried
unanimously to approve the agenda as presented.


BOND ISSUE TAX LEVY ABATEMENT
        Mr. Gary Hanson, DeKalb County Deputy County Administrator,
explained to the committee that when the County sold bonds for the health
facility and the County set the highway facility loan, we had to set up a multi-
year lease agreement. The County Clerk has to levy that money every year to
protect the bondholders, he explained. So each year when we don’t use the
money then we abate the tax. When the county board passed the budget in
November, we had anticipated that you would abate this, so the levy that we
anticipated having will not have a reduction. Mr. Hanson continued explaining
that this is a formality to have the county clerk reduce the levy. The first one is
the health facility, which abates $640,000.           The highway facility loan,
remember we paid that off right at the end of the fiscal year, abates not only
the levy for this year of $208,000, but all the rest of the years through tax year
2009.
        Moved by Ms. Leifheit, seconded by Mr. Whelan, and it was carried
unanimously to recommend these two resolutions to the full board for
approval.


UPDATE ON FACFILITY MANAGEMENT OFFICE BY KEN CAMPBELL
        Mr. Ken Campbell, DeKalb County Facilities Manager, presented his
update to the committee. Over the last year they have changed their name to
Facilities Management Office, which helps people understand more clearly
where they work and what they do.
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March 2, 2005
Page #2 of 4 pages



They perform repairs and maintenance on county buildings in the Sycamore
Campus, the Health Facility and Home Health. They have completed 2,548
work orders in 2004 or 11 work orders a day. They help get projects finished
for various departments. One project that they helped with last year was at the
courthouse where they needed a place for people to stop grabbing items off of
the table before they went through the metal detector. He recommended a
mobile partition wall for them. James Scheffers and John Dykes from the
Facilities Management Office built this for the courthouse and made it look like
a piece of furniture, which is saving the character of the courthouse. It is not
attached to the floor in any way so if they ever need to move it his office can
move it and it will not hurt the marble floor.

       Another project that they performed was to create evidence cages in the
garage for the Sheriff’s Department. And another project was to create a
courthouse lockdown button for the Sheriff’s Department at the courthouse. It
helps to prevent a defendant from running out of the courthouse before the
security guards can stop them. This project took 6 months to complete, but it
was fun to do.

       They also help with projects for the Public Building Commission. These
are usually capital improvement projects or larger projects. One of them was
the refinishing of the Stained Glass Windows in the courthouse. This project
came out beautiful and the windows should last us another 100 years, said Mr.
Campbell. This project came in under budget. They budgeted for $35,000 and
the project cost $28,000.

      They also replaced the courthouse doors for the Public Building
Commission too. They did all the running of the cabling for the data, telephone
and security in the situation room.

       Upcoming Projects for 2005 will be: the roof replacement at the public
safety building beginning around April 2005; the air supply unit on the
Administration Building will be replaced; there will be carpet replaced in the
courthouse; and there will be windows replaced by a general contractor in the
spring at the health department.

       His office also has a print shop. They print about 130,000 sheets a
month, for many departments including the nursing home department. That
number also includes the county board packet printing. They can print
duplicate and triplicate forms that the circuit clerk needs. The perform mail
services for the Sycamore Campus Departments, too. They handle about 12,000
pieces of mail a month for these departments.
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March 2, 2005
Page #3 of 4 pages



       They refurbish telephones for the Sycamore Campus. They maintain and
install our own security system; he cross-trains his staff; they installed
proximity detectors in the circuit clerk’s office; they maintain the grounds at the
Sycamore Campus; and they perform snow removal for the Sycamore Campus.

      They committee thanked Mr. Campbell for a very good report.


COMMITTEE CALENDAR - ITEMS FOR FUTURE DISCUSSION
      Mr. Hanson handed out a 2-year calendar to look at future agenda items.
The goal was to avoid issues from last year where members didn’t think that
they had enough lead time for discussion.

        The committee discussed whether or not to include the combined jail
facility with the City of DeKalb. Mr. Sands said that he has spoken with Mr.
Bill Feithen at the City of DeKalb and he said that he would be willing to
discuss the proposal. The committee discussed how the project would be
funded. Mr. Sands said that with the new boom in sales tax and new
construction money coming in, he thought that the county should set some
money aside from these funds for the project. The committee discussed
whether they would look at this proposal in the near future. Mr. Sands said
that he felt now was the time to do something with this new money coming in
and he felt the combined jail proposal is a good project to start with. He further
stated that he felt that this committee should set priority and give direction to
Mr. Bockman and Mr. Hanson.

       Ms. Leifheit said that she would like someone to explain to the board
members again what the different funds – fund. Mr. Hanson said that he is
redoing the finance colloquium this year and it will start in March and end in
April or May 2005.

      Mr. Whelan said that he would like to discuss the big increase in the
insurance costs, too.

      Ms. Leifheit asked if there were any other items that we know will come
forward?

       Mr. Hanson reminded the committee that they could look at which
month they would like to have the elected officials salary resolution be adopted
in because we have to do it before May of 2006. Do you want to do it in
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March 2, 2005
Page #4 of 4 pages



December before they file their papers, or in May, that is an issue that you have
to answer, said Mr. Hanson.

      The committee decided to have fund balances discussed in May of 2005,
possibly begin discussion on the elected officials salary in August of 2005 and
maybe have the Facilities Management Office and IMO give their Update in
August too.


ADJOURNMENT
     Moved by Ms. Tobias, seconded by Ms. Leifheit, and it was carried
unanimously to adjourn the meeting.


                                         Respectfully submitted,


                                         ___________________________
                                         Chairman Frank Van Buer



____________________________
Mary C. Supple, Secretary

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     SECTION G.




EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
                                    DRAFT
                             EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
                                   MINUTES
                                 March 8, 2005

       The Executive Committee of the DeKalb County Board met on Tuesday, March
8, 2005 @ 7:00p.m. at the Legislative Center’s Liberty Room. Vice-Chairman Dennis
Sands called the meeting to order. Members present were Frank Van Buer, Julia Fauci,
Roger Steimel, Jeff Whelan, Steve Slack, Robert Rosemier, and Sue Leifheit. Members
absent were Jeff Metzger, Pat LaVigne and Ruth Anne Tobias. Others present were Ray
Bockman, Gary Hanson, Diane Strand, Greg Millburg, Anita Turner and Eric Johnson.


APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
      Moved by Mr. Steimel, seconded by Mr. Rosemier, and it was carried
unanimously to approve the minutes from February 2005.


APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
      Moved by Ms. Leifheit, seconded by Mr. Van Buer, and it was carried
unanimously to approve the agenda.


APPOINTMENTS

Regional Plan Commission:          For the Village of Kirkland:
                                   Mr. Les Bellah, as the primary member
                                   Mr. Michael Becker, as the alternate

                                   For the City of Genoa:
                                   Mr. Richard Gentile, as the primary member
                                   Ms. Laurie B. Curley, as the alternate

                                   For the Village of Somonauk:
                                   Ms. Becky Morphey, as the primary member
                                   Mr. Joe Dillett, as the alternate

                                   All of these are reappointments for a term of 3
                                   years, until 04/01/2008.
DeKalb County Nursing Home
Foundation Board:                  Ms. Pat Barger, appointment for a term of 2 years,
                                   until 03/01/2007.


DeKalb Sanitary District:          Ms. Carol Zar, appointment for a term of 3 years,
                                   until 03/01/2008.


Cortland Fire Protection District: Mr. Roger Steimel, reappointment for a term of 3
                                   years, until 03/01/2008.

DeKalb Community Fire
Protection District:               Mr. Gerald Bemis, reappointment for a term of 3
                                   years, until 03/01/2008.
Genoa-Kingston Fire Protection
District:                          Mr. Randy Jennings, reappointment for a term of 3
                                   years, until 03/01/2008.

Hinckley Fire Protection District: Mr. Carl Wassman, reappointment for a term of 3
                                   years, until 03/01/2008.

Kirkland Fire Protection District: Mr. Steve Hintzche, reappointment for a term of 3
                                   years, until 03/01/2008.

Malta Fire Protection District:    Mr. Roger Hueber, reappointment for a term of 3
                                   years, until 03/01/2008.

Paw Paw Fire Protection District: Mr. Harold Svendsen, reappointment for a term of
                                  3 years, until 03/01/2008.

Shabbona Fire Protection District: Mr. Wayne Rissman, reappointment for a term of 3
                                   years, until 03/01/2008.

Sycamore Community Fire
Protection District:               Mr. John Ward, reappointment for a term of 3
                                   years, until 03/01/2008.

Waterman Fire Protection District:Mr. David Stryker, appointment for a term of 3
                                 years, until 03/01/2008.




APPROVAL OF THE COUNTY BOARD AGENDA
       Mr. Ray Bockman, County Administrator, reviewed the county board agenda for
the board meeting to be held on March 16, 2005.

      Moved by Ms. Leifheit, seconded by Mr. Whelan, and it was carried
unanimously to forward the county board agenda to the full board for approval.


GENERAL DISCUSSION
        Ms. Fauci, and Mr. Jeff Whelan, members of the County Highway Committee,
said that with regards to the eminent domain issue the committee felt that this is the
committee’s way of forcing the reappraisal of the acreage in question. This does not
mean that the eminent domain issue will occur, but it may. This widening will improve
the property, Ms. Fauci said further. She also said that there are some areas along
Annie Glidden Road where they keep widening the road and the drop-off to the shoulder
is dangerous and people keep going off the road. It is the hope of the committee that
this will help drivers, especially young, inexperienced drivers by widening the road.

       Ms. Leifheit, Chairman of the Law & Justice Committee, said that last month
they heard the Coroner’s Annual Report and that this month they will hear the ESDA
Annual Report along with a tour of the morgue. They will be meeting in the Public
Safety Building in March due to this tour. Ms. Gilmour will update the committee in
March regarding the juvenile detention center’s expiring intergovernmental agreement
between DeKalb County and Kane County. Mr. Steve Slack, County Board Member,
will be updating the committee regarding the drug court, too.

       Mr. Steimel, Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Committee, said that the
Newquists showed justification at the committee meeting for their request and so it is
being forwarded to the full board for approval. The Blanchard’s are setting up an
agribusiness to sell horse feed and supplies and their request does fit the requirements,
so their item too is being forwarded to the full board for approval. The Aurora
Sportmen’s Club did a very good job explaining just what they want to do and they took
some considerations and added them to the operating hours. Some of the other
considerations are as follows. Their property will be located near the Hoka Turkey farm
and the Aurora Sportsmen Club will not be developing at that side of their property
right away, it will be in the future. They also are reserving 15 feet on Preserve Road for
the future bike path. Mr. Steimel said that the Aurora Sportsmen Club has been very
cooperative throughout the process.

        Mr. Rosemier, Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee, said
that Ms. Olson, DeKalb County Community Services Director, delivered the Senior Tax
Levy Proposals to the committee. He explained that there were 11 proposals from 9
agencies and 2 of those agencies were new.            The total requests amounted to
$460,404.00 and the committee only has $377,000.00 to award this year. The hearings
will be held at their April meeting and they are not changing the format that they used
last year.

       Mr. Rosemier also said that Ms. Cathy Anderson, Administrator for the DeKalb
County Rehab and Nursing Center, visited with the committee and explained to them
what her duties are. She explained the census data information and funding process to
the committee that the nursing home goes through.

       Mr. Rosemier then informed the committee that Ms. Olson’s Community
Services Block Grant is funded at the federal level and that currently President Bush
has them at “0” funding in the proposed budget. If Ms. Olson loses the Block Grant
there will be severe consequences for DeKalb County and her department. The Illinois
Community Action Group will be stopping in DeKalb County on March 16, 2005 @
10:30a.m. at the Multi-Purpose Room in the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center
to address this issue. He is inviting all county board members to attend if they wish
and said that there will be a press conference at that time.

       Mr. Rosemier continued that they have started a preliminary review of resources
for possible grant writing services to help various agencies identify grants that they
need and apply for them. He will be doing a survey to all agencies in the county asking
for help and to identify what help they need. A suggestion that was made was that
possibly the county could facilitate a third party grant writer for a percentage of the fee
and the county could play a role in helping the agencies this way.

        Mr. Steve Slack, Vice-Chairman, of the Executive Committee, said that they had
a presentation from Ms. Bonnie Heimbach, Executive Director, of the Northern Illinois
Tourism and Development Office, who spoke to the committee regarding agri-tourism.
He said that the committee also discussed the resolution on the tax abatement proposal
for Fullco Industries and the City of Sycamore. He said that the school board approved
it already. Mr. Bockman said that they approved it separately at 90/75 in the 2nd and
3rd year.

       Mr. Frank Van Buer, Chairman of the Finance Committee, said that they
discussed the resolutions on the two tax abatements for the health facility and the
highway facility loan. Mr. Ken Campbell made a presentation to the committee
regarding an update on his department’s projects. He said that it was very good and
that we are very lucky to have these people working for the county on the maintenance
and repairs of our buildings. They also discussed their committee calendar for the next
two financial years.

        Ms. Fauci, Chairman of the Forest Preserve Committee, said that they had the
maple syrup tasting last weekend. They will be canceling their March meeting and
hopefully they will have Mr. Hans Beck, a professor at N.I.U. to speak on prairie
habitats for their April meeting. Some other highlights that she spoke about were a
$2500.00 donation that the Forest Preserve received recently; in April there will be a
trail clean up; the Astronomy Club will be meeting at McQueen and Afton Forest
Preserves and she will get those dates out to everyone via email shortly.

       Mr. Sands asked the members how the new committees are working out? The
members said that they are doing fine and that they are finding more than enough to do
and discuss. Ms. Fauci said that she felt the way that they were split up now made
more sense.

     Mr. Sands informed the committee that Chairman Tobias, Mr. Matekaitis, Mr.
Bockman, Mr. Hanson and himself have been meeting recently with the others in the
community to form a Veteran’s Commission for DeKalb County. Hopefully, by mid-
summer there will be one formed.

        Before adjourning, Mr. Slack asked Mr. Bockman how the AFSCME
negotiations? Mr. Bockman said that AFSCME requested mediation with the unit
members here at the courthouse. This entails a federal mediator to step in and help
resolve the issue. They do not force you to settle the issue, they are not like an
arbitrator. They often provide a conduit for people to settle the issue.


ADJOURNMENT
      Moved by Ms. Leifheit, seconded by Mr. Van Buer, and it was carried
unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

                                           Respectfully submitted,


                                           ______________________________
                                           Chairman Ruth Anne Tobias


_____________________________
Mary C. Supple, Secretary
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   SECTION H.




AD HOC COMMITTEE
       SECTION I.




OTHER COMMITTEE MINUTES
                  DEKALB COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
                               MEETING MINUTES
                                January 27, 2005

The DeKalb County Regional Planning Commission met on January 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in
the DeKalb County Administrative Building, East Conference Room, in Sycamore, IL. In
attendance were Commission Members Becky Morphey, Lee Luker, Frank Altmaier, Cheryl
“Cookie” Aldis, Rich Gentile, Don Pardridge, Les Bellah, Jerry Thompson, Mark Todd, and
Roger Steimel. Also in attendance were Director Paul Miller and Assistant Planner Cky Ready.
Audience members included County Board Chairman Ruth Anne Tobias.

1.     Roll Call -- Mr. Steimel noted that all members were in attendance except Bill Nicklas
       from Sycamore, Dennis Ragan from Lee, Ruben Allen from Sandwich, and Paul
       Rasmussen from DeKalb.

2.     Approval of Agenda -- Ms. Aldis moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Mr.
       Pardridge, and the motion carried unanimously.

3.     Approval of Minutes – Mr. Bellah moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Ms.
       Morphey, and the motion carried unanimously.

4.     Status of Member Terms - Mr. Miller began with a brief reminder of the reasoning for
       staggering the terms of the members of the Regional Planning Commission. At the time
       of the meeting Mr. Gentile of Genoa had given Mr. Miller the names of the recommended
       Genoa representatives. Mr. Miller pointed out that the Villages of Kirkland and
       Somonauk, and DeKalb County still need to recommend representatives to be
       appointed to the RPC.

       Mr. Heiderscheidt representing Waterman informed the Commission that Mr. Todd
       would not be seeking reappointment, in fact, would not be attending future Regional
       Planning Commission meetings. Mr. Heiderscheidt indicated that the Waterman Village
       Board would appoint him to finish out Mr. Todd’s term.

       Mr. Bellah informed the Regional Planning Commission that for personal reasons he
       will be stepping down from his position as RPC representative from Kirkland. He stated
       that he would attend the March RPC meeting and would step down after that meeting.

       Mr. Steimel introduced Ms. Tobias, who was in the audience. Ms. Tobias spoke of the
       work the Regional Planning Commission had done and how proud she was to be
       working such a group.

       Mr. Steimel discussed information presented at the “State of the County” dinner hosted
       by the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation. He indicated that housing
       starts in 2004 were 1,250 countywide. Mr. Steimel also made reference to updated
       population projections for the County, which is now estimated to have 97,500 persons
       in 2004.

5.     Review of Municipal Development Projects

       Mr. Gentile of Genoa discussed two commercial projects taking place in Genoa. The 84
       Lumber recently celebrated it’s grand opening, and the new Brown’s Country Market is
       scheduled to open in the next few months. Mr. Gentile added that a common
       perception is that DeKalb County is booming with growth, and that municipalities
       approve everything that is proposed by developers. He stated that Genoa has denied
       approval of over 1,000 units of residential development in the last few years. Genoa has
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       only approved development of 68 units of residential development in the last three
       years.

       Mr. Bellah of Kirkland indicated that a permit for the last unit in Country Meadows
       Subdivision had been issued, and that Kennedy Homes has another 221 acres that it
       plans to develop. Mr. Miller asked if Kennedy Homes had purchased the property, if it
       was annexed or adjacent to the current Village limits, and if Kirkland had the sewer
       capacity to accommodate an additional 221 acres of residential development. Mr.
       Bellah stated that Kennedy Homes is planning to provide a new sewer treatment plant
       for the Village of Kirkland. He also indicated that the property was contiguous to
       Country Meadows Subdivision.

       Mr. Thompson of Malta indicated that the Prairie Springs Subdivision is under
       construction, but that nothing new was going on in Malta.

       Mr. Pardridge of Shabbona reported that the assisted living facility has a long way to go.
       The Village of Shabbona has voted to annex, and approved the annexation agreement
       for, the 250-unit subdivision on the west side of the Village. Mr. Steimel inquired to the
       capacity of the assisted living facility in Shabbona. Mr. Pardridge stated that the
       capacity was 33 units, and that there was a lot of interest in the new facility. Mr.
       Miller asked if the stormwater issues for the new subdivision had been resolved. Mr.
       Pardridge stated that the City Engineer claimed that the stormwater concerns would be
       resolved.

       Ms. Morphey with the Village of Somonauk reported that it is still working on a 180 unit
       subdivision. She stated that Somonauk was planning to begin construction of its new
       water tower in the next couple of months. Mr. Miller asked if the new subdivision
       would be serviced by city water and sewer, and Ms. Morphey responded that it would
       be.

       Mr. Altmaier of Kingston informed the commission that the Kingston Plan Commission
       was in the process of reviewing its draft unified development ordinance. He added that
       the Village Board recently passed a land cash ordinance to update the impact fees for
       the school district. Kingston has also scheduled a Village meeting regarding a
       boundary agreement with Genoa. Finally, he reported that the Police Department is
       moving into its new offices.

       Mr. Luker of Hinckley stated that progress continues on the 84 Lumber that will be
       constructed , and that Waterman’s lock box storage had purchased a five acre parcel in
       town. Across from the Town Hall, Michael’s Grocery is planning to build a new store.
       Land Partners have purchased property and are planning to build 450 units. Land
       Partners is also in the process of acquiring Anderson’s farm, which is 60 or 80 acres in
       size, for a total subdivision of about 1,000 units. It will encompass land from Hinckley
       Road to Somonauk Road to Phillips Road. He stated that the developer has no
       problems with building a new water tower or sewer facility. He anticipates that the
       developer will submit preliminary plans by April. Mr. Miller inquired whether Hinckley
       has the services of a planner to help them review the project. Mr. Luker indicated that
       the Village does not, and Mr. Miller encouraged the Village to use a planning consultant
       or even ask County staff to assist them.

       Ms. Aldis from Cortland reported that in the past year Cortland has had seven
       completed annexations and six accepted concept plans for residential developments in
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       two school districts. She reported that the boundary agreement between Cortland and
       DeKalb has been completed, and a boundary agreement is in the works between
       Cortland and Maple Park.        The Cortland Planning Commission is working on
       commercial and industrial building standards. The Town has also purchased property
       for its new sewer plant, but the developers are going to pay for it, not the taxpayers.
       Mr. Miller asked if Cortland had any pending additional annexations. Ms. Aldis stated
       that there have not been any formal applications, just a lot of talk.

       Mr. Heiderscheidt representing Waterman stated that Kennedy Homes has received
       final approval for phase one of a subdivision, and has broken ground on the project.
       The company will initially only develop the lower 60 acres of the 120 acre site due to
       sewer constraints at this time. Waterman has received quite a bit of money from
       Kennedy Homes and Mr. Akrabawi, who also has an approved subdivision, for upgrades
       to its sewer plant. Mr. Heiderscheidt made reference to a rumor of between 400 and
       600 acres under option east of State Route 23 and north of State Route 30. He also
       stated that Waterman is working on transition fees for the school district, has been
       updating its zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations, and now has a consulting
       firm (Stearling) working on codifying its ordinances. A discussion about the Aurora
       Sportsmen’s Club, proposed to be constructed southwest of Waterman, then took place.

       Mr. Steimel, representing DeKalb County, reviewed the status on proposed changes to
       the County Zoning Ordinance. A new proposal to retitle non-agricultural zoning
       districts to “conservation” will be subject to a re-opened public hearing. Mr. Miller
       explained that the new proposal is to address concerns expressed over the previous
       proposal to rezone all property to the A-1, Agricultural District and make non-
       agricultural properties “legal, nonconforming.”

6.     Discussion of Agenda Items for 2005

       Mr. Miller acknowledged the work that the Regional Planning Commission
       accomplished during 2004 and encouraged each of the members to remain active for
       the good of each of the municipalities and DeKalb County. He introduced some items
       the RPC may wish to undertake for 2005. Following discussion, RPC members
       indicated interest in:

       1.      County wide grading and stormwater regulations for new development;
       2.      Developing a “current projects (development) database” using the County GIS
               system; and
       3.      Additional informational seminars, possibly on special service arears, transfer
               funds, and transition fees.

       Mr. Miller stated that staff would look at presenting for the next RPC meeting the draft
       model stormwater management regulations that would be applicable to new
       development. He also pointed out that the next Regional Planning Commission was
       scheduled for March 24, 2005. It was noted that this might conflict with Easter
       weekend and, following discussion, it was agreed that the meeting should be moved to
       March 31, 2005.

7.     Adjournment -- Mr. Thompson motioned to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Pardridge, and the
       motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,
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Roger Steimel
Vice-Chairman, DeKalb County Regional Planning Commission

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    SECTION J.




 FOREST PRESERVE
DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                            FOREST PRESERVE PROCEEDINGS

                                     February 16, 2004

The DeKalb County Forest Commissioners met in regular session at the Legislative Center on
Wednesday February 16, 2005. The President called the meeting to order and the Clerk called
the roll. Those Commissioners present were Mr. Whelan, Ms. Vary, Mr. Van Buer, Mrs.
Turner, Mr. Steimel, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands, Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Metzger, Mr. Lyle,
Mrs. Leifheit, Ms. LaVigne, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Gudmunson, Ms. Fullerton, Ms. Fauci, Vince
Faivre, Steve Faivre, Mrs. Dubin, Ms. De Fauw, Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Allen and Chairman
Tobias. Twenty-four Commissioners were present.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion
       Ms. Fauci moved to approve the Minutes of the January 19, 2005 meeting. Mr. Whelan
       seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The President asked for a voice vote on the approval of the Minutes. All Commissioners
       present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Motion
       Mr. Rosemier moved to approve the agenda and Mr. Lyle seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The President asked for a voice vote on the approval of the Agenda. All Commissioners
       voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

                                         BUSINESS
Claims
       Ms. Fauci moved to approve the current months Claims in the amount of $22,188.70
       and Payroll & Emergency Claims paid from prior month in the amount of $20,666.24.
       Mr. Rosemier seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
       The President called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Commissioners voting
       yea     were Mr. Whelan, Ms. Vary, Mr. Van Buer, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Steimel, Mr. Slack,
       Mr. Sands, Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Metzger, Mr. Lyle, Mrs. Leifheit, Ms.
       LaVigne, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Gudmunson, Ms. Fullerton, Ms. Fauci, Vince Faivre, Steve
       Faivre, Mrs. Dubin, Ms. De Fauw, Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Allen and Chairman Tobias. All
       Commissioners voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.




                             OLD BUSINESS / NEW BUSINESS
There were no items of new or old business for this meeting.

                                      ADJOURNMENT

Motion
       Mr. Johnson moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Anderson seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The President asked for a voice vote on the motion to adjourn. All Commissioners voted
       yea. Motion carried unanimously.
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                                DeKalb County Forest Preserve President



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       DeKalb County Clerk




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                     FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT COMMITTEE
                                  MINUTES
                              FEBRUARY 15, 2005

The DeKalb County Forest Preserve District Committee met Tuesday February 15, 2005
in the Conference Room East at the DeKalb County Administrative Building at 6:00 p.m.
Ms Fauci called the meeting to order. In attendance were committee members, Ms.
Fauci, Mr. Gudmunson, Ms. Turner, Mr. Anderson and Mr. Rosemier. Absent was Mr.
Lyle. Also in attendance were Mr. Hannan, Forest Preserve Superintendent and Mr.
Millburg, DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Ms. Fauci asked for any corrections or additions to the January minutes. No corrections
or additions were voiced.     It was moved by Mr. Anderson, seconded by Mr.
Gudmunson to approve the minutes. All members were in favor, and the motion
carried by unanimous voice vote.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Mr. Hannan called for the removal of item 4 from the agenda. Our guest speaker, nature
photographer, Mr. Tom Robbins was not able to attend the meeting. Moved by Mr.
Rosemier, seconded by Mr. Anderson, it was carried unanimously to approve the
amended agenda for the meeting.

MONTHLY REPORT
Mr. Hannan gave his thanks to Howard Butz, the Genoa Township Road Commissioner,
and Forest Preserve staff member Bill Prain for grading the road at Russell Woods Forest
Preserve. Ms. Fauci inquired about the procedure for obtaining gravel for the roadways.
Mr. Hannan replied that the gravel is normally purchased from Charles Lee and Sons
quarry. Mr. Hannan further stated that the transport of the gravel is normally either
done gratis by Genoa Township, or for hire by Charles Lee and Sons.

Ms. Fauci read letters of appreciation from two Boy Scout troops that have recently
utilized the facilities. Mr. Hannan added a special thanks to Mike and Justine Luepkes
for their efforts with groups at MacQueen Forest Preserve. There are several groups who
use the Forest Preserves for classes as well, including Biology classes from NIU and
Kishwaukee College, and Art classes from NIU.

Mr. Hannan reminded the committee that the Forest Preserve Volunteer Days are coming
up. There is information in the County Board Packet on the event. Plans are to advertise
Volunteer Days in the paper and on the radio.

The Forest Preserve annual Maple Syrup Day at Russell Woods Forest Preserve is coming
up on March 5th. Information will be on the DeKalb County Web Site.

Mr. Hannan reported information to the committee on quarterly safety checks that are
done by the Forest Preserve staff. Emergency procedures are examined, and safety
checks are performed on stairs, lighting, equipment, bridges, trails, roads, wood burning
stoves, etc.

AD HOC LAND ACQUISITION COMMITTEE UPDATE
The next Ad Hoc Land Acquisition Committee meeting will be on Monday March 28th at
7:00 p.m. at the Conference Room East. Two presentations were made at the last
committee meeting covering varying viewpoints. At the March committee meeting a vote
will be taken to determine if the land acquisition process should proceed. Ms. Fauci
welcomed input from the Forest Preserve Committee that could be taken to the Ad Hoc
committee at the next meeting. The committee was assigned to come up with possible
tax options for the acquisition of land. The taxation could be in the form of property tax.
Mr. Hannan suggested that a 20 year bond may be a viable option. Mr. Rosemier
inquired if other types of funds had been exhausted. Mr. Hannan affirmed that other
funding has been exhausted. Mr. Rosemier asked if the funds raised through a bond, if
accepted by voters, would be eligible as matching funds. Mr. Hannan affirmed that the
funds would be eligible for matching. Discussion on this topic included the point that
the impact fees charged to developers should include funds for Forest Preserves. Ms.
Fauci indicated that there are several legal issues including the inability for the County
to impose fees on developers due to the fact that we are not under home rule.
Additional discussion included the concerns of some committee members and land
owners about increased occurrences of trespassing and vandalism that come with trails,
parks, and preserves. Points were made on both sides of the issue that vandalism does
occur by a very small percentage of forest preserve users, and that this type of behavior
will manifest itself whether additional land is provided for trails and preserves. Mr.
Rosemier asked if the Ad Hoc Committee was pursuing the option of purchasing
development rights vs. outright land purchase. Mr. Hannan responded that the
formation of this committee was for the pursuit of public land purchase only. The
potential of purchasing development rights has been left off of this committee's program.
It was clarified to the committee that the Ad Hoc Committee's purpose is to decide if the
concept of increased property taxes for the purchase of land for public use should be
taken to the voters of DeKalb County in the form of a referendum.             This created
additional discussion about the attitude of tax referendums in general and specifically
the failed referendum for public safety purposes. Ms. Fauci pointed out that in some
areas referendums for public safety have failed and those for purchase of land for public
use have passed.

DEKALB COUNTY GREENWAYS AND TRAILS UPDATE
Mr. Hannan stated that the presentation of the final plan for the Greenways and Trails
project is being delayed for a month. The wording of the plan is being finalized and
clarified. The committee engaged in discussion of where the project goes next. Mr.
Hannan said that the Greenways and Trails plan will be disseminated to offices and
agencies that would be involved for their input.
ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF PARK DISTRICT CONFERENCE
Mr. Hannan gave a report on the Illinois Association of Park District Conference which
was attended by himself, and Ms. Fauci. The conference brings together a network of
people in parks and forest preserves for sharing of information and ideas. A presentation
was made at the conference providing the audience a concept of what the condition and
quality of life of certain areas would be if there were no Forest Preserves. This concept is
known as the "George Bailey Effect". The conference held seminars on innovative ideas
for water detention such as rain gardens, rain barrels, green roofs, wetlands and using
native plants in developments and detention areas. Mr. Hannan reviewed other areas of
the conference, including the continued concern of Chronic Wasting Disease and it's
impact on wildlife in Illinois.

GENERAL DISCUSSION
Mr. Rosemier asked about the new zoning designation "conservation", and inquired if it
truly refers to "conservation". Mr. Hannan responded that the zoning term does not refer
to "natural resource conservation" in the often thought of definition. Mr. Millburg added
that the designation was included to provide "teeth" to the comprehensive plan. For
example, an existing subdivision would be "conserved" by not allowing a developer to add
more housing to that already approved subdivision.
Ms. Fauci passed along some information about the carbon credit program to Mr.
Rosemier, as a possible source of funding. Mr. Rosemier is going to put together a report
for the committee to be presented at the March meeting.

ADJOURNMENT
Moved by Mr. Anderson at 7:00 p.m., seconded by Ms. Turner, it was carried
unanimously by voice vote to adjourn the meeting.

Attached are monthly reports and Forest Preserve activities.



                                                                 Chairwoman
                                                                 Julia Fauci
          FOREST PRESERVE'S MONTHLY REPORT
                   January 2005

FOREST PRESERVES          USE FIGURES

Potawatomi Woods               Visitors

MacQueen                     4 Lodge Rentals
                             7 Shelter Rentals
                             0 Tents
                           250 Shelter Users & Campers
                          $720 Fees Received
                           450 Visitors

Russell Woods               28 Shelter Rentals
                             0 Tents
                           418 Shelter Users & Campers
                          $625 Fees Received
                           597 Visitors

Chief Shabbona               0 Shelter Rentals
                             0 Shelter Users & Campers
                            $0 Fees Received
                           200 Visitors

Sannauk                     11 Shelter Rentals
                           158 Shelter Users & Campers
                          $375 Fees Received
                          2500 Visitors

Afton                        0 Shelter Rentals
                             0 Shelter Users
                            $0 Fees Received
                           150 Visitors

Nehring                      0 Shelter Rental
                             0 Shelter Users
                            $0 Fees Received
                           250 Visitors

Knute Olsen                100 Visitors
Adees Woods                 50 Visitors
Great Western Trail       1000 Visitors
Merritt Prairie            100 Visitors
DeKalb/Sycamore Trail      200 Visitors
Wilkinson Marsh            100 Visitors
Natural Resource Center    100 Visitors
County Farm Woods          150 Visitors
              FOREST PRESERVE'S MONTHLY REPORT
                      February 2005

FOREST PRESERVE                   USE FIGURES

Potawatomi Woods                      150 Visitors

MacQueen                             4 Lodge Rentals
                                     3 Shelter Rentals
                                    12 Tents
                                   225 Shelter Users & Campers
                                  $560 Fees Received
                                   500 Visitors

Russell Woods                       20 Shelter Rentals
                                     0 Tents
                                   365 Shelter Users & Campers
                                  $410 Fees Received
                                  1500 Visitors

Chief Shabbona                       3 Shelter Rentals
                                    90 Shelter Users & Campers
                                  $120 Fees Received
                                   200 Visitors

Sannauk                              8 Shelter Rentals
                                   175 Shelter Users & Campers
                                  $255 Fees Received
                                  1500 Visitors

Afton                                   0 Shelter Rentals
                                        0 Shelter Users
                                       $0 Fees Received
                                      200 Visitors

Nehring                                 0 Shelter Rental
                                        0 Shelter Users
                                       $0 Fees Received
                                      200 Visitors

Knute Olsen                           100 Visitors
Adees Woods                            50 Visitors
Great Western Trail       1000 Visitors
Merritt Prairie            100 Visitors
DeKalb/Sycamore Trail      200 Visitors
Wilkinson Marsh            100 Visitors
Natural Resource Center    100 Visitors
County Farm Woods          150 Visitors
                                  MONTHLY CLAIMS LIST

                                     March 16, 2005




Agenda Item: Forest Preserve Committee - Approval of Claims

        A.     Current Month=s Claims

               1.         Date:            March 16, 2005

               2.         Pages:                          1

               3.         Amount               $    8,032.13



        B.     Payroll & Emergency Claims from Prior Months

               1.         Date:        February 1-28, 2005

               2.         Pages:                          2

               3.         Amount:          $       21,171.02
March 3, 2005

Mr. Chairman and Members of the Board:

The following claims have been presented for payment as of this date:
NAME OF CLAIMANT                                 FOR WHAT                        AMOUNT OF CLAIM

FOREST PRESERVE                                      Per Diem           Travel
Anderson, Larry                                        70.00            11.34
Fauci, Julia                                           70.00             5.67
Gudmuson, John                                         70.00            21.06
Lyle, Howard                                            0.00             0.00
Rosemier, Robert                                       70.00             4.86
Turner, Anita                                          70.00             0.00


Advance Acceptance                               Equipment                              $2,068.81
Advance Communications                           Supply                                     22.50
AT & T                                           Services                                  111.06
Bell, Lorelei & Dennis                           Electric Reimbursement                    345.53
Boy Scout Troop 14                               Refund                                     20.00
Commonwealth Edison                              Services                                  560.46
Culligan                                         Services                                   15.50
DeKalb Lawn & Equipment                          Supplies                                   21.50
Ecowater                                         Supplies                                   33.00
Ehrhart, Ken                                     Phone Reimbursement                         5.54
Facilities Management                            Postage                                    27.47
Fastenal Company                                 Supplies                                   14.79
First Bank Card Visa                             Supplies & Fuel                           714.90
Highway Fund                                     Fuel                                      728.74
Marathon Ashland Petroleum                       Fuel                                       55.03
Newman Signs                                     Signs                                     995.76
Nextel Communications                            Cellular Service                          187.71
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning              Services                                  168.00
Priority Promotions                              Clothing                                  432.00
Rockford Industrial Welding                      Supplies                                   37.00
Sa-So Full Line                                  Supplies                                  551.95
Service Gas, Inc.                                Fuel                                      429.00
Tobinson=s Ace Hardware                          Supplies                                   47.94
Verizon North                                    Telephone Service                         187.12
Waste Management                                 Services                                  250.82
                                                                                        $8,032.13




March, 2005
                                                 1
The following claims have been paid during the period from February 1, 2005 through February 28,
2005:



 NAME OF CLAIMANT                              FOR WHAT                    AMOUNT OF CLAIM
 FOREST PRESERVE
 DeKalb County Government                      December Payroll                     $15,538.40
 DeKalb County Government                      Employee Benefits                      5,632.62
                                                                                    $21,171.02
Having reviewed the claims listed above, I recommend that payment for them be approved.
Sincerely,


Gary H. Hanson
Deputy County Administrator




March, 2005
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                                                      Howard and Tamara Newquist
                                                      Use Variation
                                                      Petition Number: SG-05-02
                                                      Date: January 27, 2005

                                        FINDING OF FACT

       This matter comes before the DeKalb County Alternate Zoning Hearing Officer on January
27, 2005, for a Public Hearing with respect to a Petition filed in accordance with the requirements
of 10.01.C and 10.01F of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance seeking a Use Variation to permit
construction of a single family residence on a parcel that is less than 40 acres in size.

         The application of the Petitioner was duly filed in accordance with the DeKalb County Code.
 The Petition and its attachments are incorporated in the Record of Proceedings herein by
reference. Petitioners submitted five exhibits with their application, which are numbered and
incorporated into the record as Petitioners= Exhibits A (a Deed, dated July 14, 1987), Petitioners=
Exhibit B (a Deed, dated May 25, 1972), Petitioners= Exhibit C (a real estate listing from a
1987showing lot as residential zoning), Petitioners= Exhibit D-1 (Index Numbers of Illinois
Farmland Values) and Petitioners= Exhibit D-2 (instructions on How to Use Index Numbers of
Illinois Farmland Values). Petitioners additionally submitted at hearing an Exhibit numbered
Petitioner=s Exhibit 1, consisting of a letter dated May 15, 1988, from Richard J. Roths of the
DeKalb County Planning Department to John R. Shimp.

Publication of Notice

      The Notice of Public Hearing has been duly published in accordance with the DeKalb
County Code in The Daily Chronicle on January 9, 2005.

Location of Subject Property

      The parcel is a vacant 9.84 acre property located at the southwest corner of Malta and
Mowers Road in South Grove Township.

Site Characteristics

        1.       Location-Access

       The subject parcel totals 9.84 acres in size and is presently zoned A-1, Agricultural District.
Use is Agricultural.



        B.       Soils-Drainage

              No identification of soils was submitted; however, verbal indication from Robert
Drake, Director of Environmental Health, was received indicating that soils are adequate for a
conventional septic system.

        1.       Proposed Use



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                 As a single family dwelling site.

        2.       Water Supply/Sewage Disposal

       No facilities are present. As indicated above, Director of Environmental Health Robert
Drake indicated that the soils are adequate for a conventional septic system should a single family
dwelling be constructed.

Correspondence

        Correspondence was received from DeKalb County Highway Engineer William Lorence,
indicating his opinion that driveway access should be from Mowers Road only and not from Malta
Road.

Persons Appearing on Behalf of the Petitioner:

       Petitioners, Howard and Tamara Newquist, were present at the hearing in person and
through their attorney, Richard Schmack. Staff was represented by Planning Director Paul Miller
and Assistant Planner Cky Ready. No other individuals attended the Public Hearing.

        Attorney Richard Schmack spoke on behalf of the Petitioners, and testimony was received
at the Public Hearing from Howard Newquist. Mr. Schmack commented that the Newquists
purchased the property in 1987, intending to build a house on the property. He stressed that the
property was marketed to the Newquists at the time as a Alot of record,@ cut out of larger parcel
owned by Leroy and Linda Sanderson in 1972, a few days after the adoption of 1972 Zoning
Ordinance. One of the exhibits attached to the Newquists= application referenced the lot listing
upon which Newquists relied in purchasing the property, which reflected advertising language
specifically identifying the property as Abuildable@ for a Adream home.@ Mr. Schmack identified
the zoning changes for what was then known as the AF@ District as requiring a minimum lot size
of 12,000 square feet having been increased at that time to a five-acre minimum size. He noted
that the parcel that had been created by Leroy and Linda Sanderson in 1972 was therefore double
the existing standard size for a single family lot at the time.

        Howard Newquist, 445 Washington Place, Sycamore, testified that he had discussed the lot
in question with his father-in-law, Richard Bollinger, an architect, at the time to make sure it was
a Abuildable@ lot. He stated that his investigation yielded an understanding the Aall we needed to
do was have a perc test, and then we could build@ with regard to the lot. His father-in-law
received this opinion from Merle Carter at the time. He testified that he viewed this as a long term
investment and that the Newquists ultimately intended to build a house, for themselves or his
children, but the years passed without the house being built. He stated that it was now their
intention to sell the lot, and testified that the only people interested in acquiring the land were
conditioning their interest upon it being buildable for a single family dwelling. Mr. Newquist stated
that he felt that it was natural for him to farm the land until it was built upon, and he did so for
several years productively until 1995 when the A>no-till= law came out.@ Mr. Newquist testified
that he was advised that because the property has a considerable slope, the agricultural
department told him he could no longer till it for erosion reasons after 1995. He stated that
because he would need a $100,000.00 tractor to accomplish the no till farming of the land, he
contracted with a neighbor to custom-farm it.

        Mr. Newquist testified that he has experienced financial losses on the property in the last


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seven years (since the no-till restrictions) totaling $2,000.00. He stated that he really didn=t make
a great deal of money on farming the land before that, either, given the small size of the parcel and
its topography.

        Mr. Newquist testified that he paid $25,000.00 to acquire the ten-acre parcel, and that he
would not have paid that price if he could not have built a house. He stated that he was Anot
trying to be a farmer@ at that time, and although he was able to farm the property in the time that
he owned it, that was not his intention in purchasing it nor did he feel that it was a particularly
useful or productive use of the property given its sloping nature, the fact that Owens Creek ran
through the middle of it, and its small size. Mr. Newquist testified that the amount that he paid,
$2,500.00 per acre was comparable to what would have been paid for Sycamore area lots in 1987
to built for residential purposes.

        Attorney Schmack argued that the property cannot yield a reasonable return if limited to
agricultural use, citing the fact that through row crop farming Mr. and Mrs. Newquist have lost
money over the last seven years. Because of issues relating to waste disposal, and the tributary of
Owens Creek that runs through the property, he felt that the property could not be used for
livestock and a farm parcel of this size was generally unable to yield a reasonable rate of return.
He stated that because of the waterway and the sloped nature of the land, this parcel was
particularly unsuited for this use.

       Mr. Schmack stated that because this was a Alot of record,@ there were unique
circumstances sufficient to justify the Use Variation and also noted that the property was
purchased as a buildable lot, with unique topography that militated against use as a stand-alone
farm parcel. Mr. Schmack asserted that the Use Variation, if granted, would not alter the essential
character of the area, which would remain primarily agricultural in nature, because there were
other houses and homes on smaller tracts in the general vicinity. Mr. Newquist testified that there
was a house directly across the street and four houses within one-half mile of the property, and felt
that adding one more house would not change the agricultural character of the locality.

        Mr. Schmack cited the topography in noting that the particular physical surroundings of
the specific property would demonstrate that a particular hardship would be worked upon the
owner if the strict letter of the regulations were carried out. He indicated that, although the
Newquists were being forthright about their intention to sell the property, the intentions were
always to build a house on the property and were not speculative in nature. The Newquists were
simply seeking to recoup their original investment in the property, adjusted for inflation, and were
not motivated specifically or exclusively to make more money out of the property. Mr. Schmack
asserted that allowing the Use Variation to permit the construction of single family home upon the
parcel would not be injurious to other property in the vicinity, would not be detrimental to the
public welfare, nor would it affect adequate supplies of light and air to adjacent property or
increase the congestion to the public streets. He indicated that it was the intent of Mr. and Mrs.
Newquist to accede to the DeKalb County Highway Department=s request that the only entryway to
the property come from Mowers Road, even though he noted that a field entrance currently is in
place from the parcel directly onto Malta Road.

        Mr. Newquist testified that the only logical purchaser of the property for farm use purposes
would be his neighbor, who currently farms the land, but he indicated that his neighbor had
specifically expresses to him that he was not interested in purchasing the property unless it could
be used for the construction of single family dwelling.



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        Mr. Schmack stated that he felt that the records and documents that were submitted with
Petitioner=s application amply demonstrate that a premium price was paid for the property,
although he conceded that it was difficult to prove specifically that this was the case because there
was Ano market for ten acres farms@ that would allow for a comparable value to be placed upon
this property. He cited the statistics submitted from the cooperative extension office of the
Department of Agriculture, which consisted of Index Numbers for the Valuation of Farmland. Mr.
Schmack argued that, at best, the price for raw farmland would have been $20,000.00 instead of
$25,000.00 with all assumptions being made in favor of the farmland value. He reiterated that the
property was listed and marketed as a single family home site and that in his opinion the Use
Variation provisions of the DeKalb County Code were specifically meant for this type of parcel of
land. Mr. Schmack further noted that his clients had received no objections to their proposal for a
Use Variation, that no objectors had appeared at the public hearing, and he felt that the weight of
evidence supported the granting of the Use Variance.

Staff Input

        DeKalb County Planning Director Paul Miller stated that, based upon the documentation
submitted by Petitioners and the testimony received at the public hearing that he had heard, Staff
believed that the questions raised in the Staff Report were adequately answered and addressed.
Petitioner=s Final Response

        Attorney Schmack commented that, in his experience, if Staff had any questions or
objections to the Use Variation they would be asserted and he felt that, by Mr. Miller=s lack of
comment, the Planning and Regulations department did in fact support the Use Variation request
for this particular parcel.

Site Visit to Subject Property

        The undersigned viewed the property on January 26, 2005.


                                      RECOMMENDATIONS

        The authority to approve or deny a request for Use Variation is solely that of the DeKalb
County Board. Use Variations are only authorized to permit the construction of one single family
detached dwelling on any parcel less than 40 acres in size, which was legally recorded and existing
prior to October 20, 1976, had Agricultural District zoning prior to September 18, 1991, and where
no dwelling unit existed thereon said date. I find that the subject parcel meets these criteria, as
well as the other factors set forth in Section 10.01.F and 10.01.3 of the DeKalb County Zoning
Ordinance, and accordingly recommend that the County Board grant the Petition for Use Variation.


        Petitioners have appropriately demonstrated that the parcel was acquired on July 14, 1987,
that the parcel itself had been created and was in existence as of October 26, 1972, and that the
property had Agricultural District Zoning prior to September 18, 1991. In addition, it is apparent
that the only improvement upon the property is a pole barn building and the property is not
improved with any dwelling unit. The Petitioner has demonstrated that the property was buildable
under the applicable zoning regulations at the time it was purchased in 1987.

        I further find that the Petitioner has produced sufficient evidence to demonstrate that


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Petitioner paid a premium price of the property because it was buildable. The documentation
submitted indicates that, even allowing all assumptions in favor of a higher value for farmland
based upon index figures, at most this property would have been valued at $20,000.00 at the time
of its purchase by the Newquists in 1987. Moreover, the testimony from Mr. Newquist and the
exhibit demonstrating how the property was marketed (as a single family dwelling site) provides
further support for the argument that a premium price was placed upon this property based upon
its Abuildability@ as a single family residence site. While the current use of the property for
agricultural purposes does demonstrate that the property is viable for agriculture, I find that the
Petitioner=s arguments regarding the unsuitability of this sloped, creek-bisected ten acre parcel for
stand alone row crop agriculture to be sufficiently compelling in this limited circumstance. I
making this finding, I am not unmindful of the testimony from the Petitioners that the neighboring
farmer was only interested in acquiring the property if it could be used for single family dwelling
purposes.
        I further find that the standards of 10.01.C for Variations have been met by Petitioners.
The property in question cannot yield a reasonable return if permitted to be only used under the
conditions allowed by the regulations in the District in which it is located given the parcel=s size
and topography. The financial testimony submitted by Petitioners illustrates this point adequately.
 I further find that the plight of the owner is due to unique circumstances, given the status as a
unique Alot of record,@ and except the characterization by Petitioners that these types of parcels
are among the narrow exceptions that the Use Variation procedure was carved out to address by
the DeKalb County Board in implementing the current Zoning Ordinance. Finally, I find that the
Variation will not alter the essential character of the locality given the location of other single
family dwellings scattered in the general vicinity. I do not believe that this Variation would in any
way adversely affect the health, morals, or general welfare of the public, nor would it impair an
adequate supply of light and air to the adjacent property, substantially increase the congestion in
the public streets, increase the danger of fire, or endanger the public safety or substantially
diminish or impair property values within the neighborhood. I find that the conditions upon which
the Petition is based would not applicable, generally, to other property within the zoning
classification, nor is the purpose of the Variation exclusively based upon a desire to make more
money out of the property. The alleged difficulty has not been created by the owner of the
property.

       I therefore recommend that the DeKalb County Board approve the Use Variation sought by
Howard and Tamara Newquist, subject to the condition that road access to the parcel be
exclusively from Mowers Road.

                                                      Respectfully submitted,

                                                      KEVIN E. BUICK


                                                      __________________________________
                                                      DeKalb County Alternate Hearing Officer




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                                                      Audrey Blanchard
                                                      Request for Relief: Special Use Permit
                                                      Petition Number: GE-05-03
                                                      Date: February 3, 2005

                                        FINDING OF FACT

       This matter came before the DeKalb County Alternate Zoning Hearing Officer on February
3, 2005, for consideration of an application for a Special Use Permit by Audrey Blanchard to allow
a horse feed and western store on a 2.5 acre lot located at 15487 IL Rt. 72. The subject property is
located on the north side of IL Rt. 72, approximately 885 feet west of IL Rt. 23 in Genoa Township.
 The parcel is zoned A-1, Agricultural District. The application of the Petitioner was duly filed in
accordance with the DeKalb County Code. The Petition and its attachments are incorporated in
the record of proceeding by reference.

Publication of Notice

        The Notice of Public Hearing has been duly published in accordance with the DeKalb
County Code. A Certificate of Publication has been received into the record and reflects
publication of the Notice in The Daily Chronicle on January 16, 2005. Correspondence has been
sent to all adjacent property owners.

Location of Subject Property

        The subject property is located on the north side of IL Rt. 72, approximately 885 feet west of
IL Rt. 23 in Genoa Township. The parcel is zoned A-1, Agricultural District.

Site Characteristics

       1.      Surrounding zoning and land uses

       North, east and west of the subject property is zoned A-1 and is used for agriculture and to
the south it is zoned PDR, Planned Development/Residential.

       2.      Soils-Drainage

       Petitioner submitted no report relating to soils as part of her application.

       3.      Proposed Use

        Petitioner proposes to operate a retail store in an existing building on the property. The
business would sell horse feed, tack, western wear and other animal and horse related products.
The business would also offer leather repair services. Testimony received at the Public Hearing
indicated that the retail store would be confined to the east area of the shed, with the west portion
of the shed building to be used by Petitioner=s son for a leather repair shop and feed storage area.

       4.      Water Supply/Sewage Disposal

               N/A



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Correspondence

       Correspondence was received from the Illinois Department of Transportation stating that at
the present time there are no plans to do any major road work on IL Rt. 72 and IL Rt. 23 and also
advising that if there is any encroachment upon State right-of-way, proper permits would need to
be approved.

Persons Appearing on Behalf of the Petitioner:

        Petitioner, Audrey Blanchard,15487 State Route 72, Genoa, appeared on her own
behalf and through her attorney, Robert Becker. Petitioner testified that she has owned the
property since October 1, 2004. She purchased this parcel from the Harmening family, who had
previously held an unrelated Special Use permit with respect to the property. Petitioner stated that
she had previously operated a similar feed, tack, and western wear store at 6N426 Rt. 25 in St.
Charles Township. Petitioner testified that she had operated this business at the St. Charles
Township location for 36 years prior to acquiring the property in Genoa and moving to that
location.

        Petitioner testified that her use of the property would be for the sale of livestock feeds for
horses, dogs, pigs and cats. She would also sell buckets, fencing tools and equipment, and feed
vessels. In addition to the above, she planned to sell boots, hats, jeans, shirts, jewelry and other
western gear.

      Petitioner=s son, John Blanchard, testified that he would work as an employee for his
mother and that he also performs leather repairs, primarily to horse equipment.

        Petitioner testified that she served a significant number of horse farms in the general
vicinity of the property. She stated that many of her previous customers from her St. Charles
Township operation had made the move west to this vicinity and she expected to retain them as
customers at the new location. She indicated that she had not operated the business since she
moved in October 2004, which has resulted in financial hardship due to the lack of income that
would be generated by the store.

        Petitioner introduced at the public hearing Petitioner=s Exhibit 1, detailing the sales of her
store in 2002 and 2003, which represented full years of operation (2004 was a partial year). The
information submitted on Petitioner=s Exhibit 1 demonstrated that approximately 60% of
Petitioner=s overall sales were related to agriculture, and 40% were not. Agriculture, in this
context, was identified primarily as feed, tack, bedding, horse care items, repair and farm use.

        Petitioner indicated that the hours of operation of her previous store were 9:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m. Tuesday Wednesday Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. She stated that she intended to undertake
similar hours with the new operation, provided that the Special Use was approved, but sought a bit
more flexibility in terms of time in order to ensure that she could serve customers occasionally
before or after those posted hours. In other words, she testified, she occasionally has had people
who might stop by at 8:00 in the morning for feed and she would like to be open for brief periods
in order to accommodate her customers. She requested that the County Board take this into
consideration in setting any restriction on hours.

       Petitioner indicated that she is supplied via UPS, Federal Express, and feed semi-trucks.


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She indicated that she received delivery via semi-truck once per week for feed, and on nearly a
daily basis from UPS or Federal Express. She indicated that the loading area would be on the
extreme west end of the shed building.

        With regard to employees, the Petitioner testified that initially the only employees would be
herself and her son, but in the operation of her previous store she had three full-time and two part-
time employees to assist. She indicated that she travels, was Anot getting any younger,@ and
wanted to ensure that she had sufficient help to run the operation. Attorney Becker noted that, for
purposes of parking space, there were areas behind the shed that would not generally be utilized
by customers and could provide parking locations for additional employees.

        Petitioner testified that the parking area was gravel, but one spot for handicapped
accessibility is hard surfaced, although it appeared from the testimony received that this area may
be slightly smaller than the minimum required size. Petitioner testified that, if the hard-surfaced
area is too small, she would bring the size to the proper dimensions in accordance with
requirements. She further testified that it was her desire to hard surface the entire area within
three to five years which would operate to benefit her business as a whole.

       Petitioner indicated that she would be seeking a waiver of the storm water drainage
requirements due to the ameliorating effects of the recent road work done on Route 72. Testimony
was received to the effect that drainage runs off to the east, then back south to Route 72 in
accordance with the State=s engineering. She testified that storm water does not flow onto anyone
else=s property.

       Petitioner testified that she would be willing to mark spaces on currently existing cement
blocks to delineate parking areas, and would consider the use of telephone poles to mark out
parking spaces in other areas of the parking lot. She testified that existing shrubbery on the west
side in the form of trees and bushes would serve as sufficient landscape screening from the
property to the west.

       Petitioner indicated that she had discussed her proposed project with her neighbors and
had been told by Dennis Pritchitt, her neighbor to the west, that he had no objection to the
proposed Special Use. She also submitted Petitioner=s Exhibit 2, a hand written note from the
owner of the neighboring nursery, indicating no objection to her proposed plans.

       Petitioner testified that she would be using a sign in a dimension of 4' x 8" which was the
same sign that the previous owners used on the property for their Special Use, illuminated by
shielded flood lights.

        Petitioner=s testimony was that, generally, during week days there was a maximum of four
to six customers in the store at one time. She indicated that her busiest times were around noon
or around 5:00 p.m. when people were on their way home from work. She stated that at the
busiest times, she might have 8 to 10 cars in the parking lot at one time.

        Gordon Jones, 11794 Pebble Beach Drive, Genoa, asked if the delivery of feed to the
premises was in bags or was bulk delivery. Petitioner=s son, John Blanchard, responded that feed
was all bags.

Persons Speaking on Behalf of the Petitioner:



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       None

Persons Speaking in Opposition:

       None

Persons Speaking Neither in Favor nor in Opposition:

       Rich Gentile, Director of Public Works for the City of Genoa, 113 N. Genoa Street,
Genoa, stated that Genoa=s future land use plan identified this site for commercial use, and
therefore retail establishment would be appropriate. Mr. Gentile further stated that Route 72 was
a Class 2 transportation route, which does permit semi-trucks such as identified by Petitioner for
her business with regard to feed delivery.

Staff Input

         Planning Director Paul Miller stated that, if the Special Use is approved by the County
Board, Petitioner would need to designate parking spots in some fashion in order to ensure
adequate dimensions and the requisite number of spaces were marked out. He further clarified
that a sign permit would need to be sought by Petitioner and the lights, with regard to any
illumination of the sign would need to be oriented in a way to assure that there would be no glare
for traffic on Route 72. Finally, he noted that any requested waivers of paving and curbing would
be taken up after the County Board acts one way or the other with regard to Special Use Petition.
On behalf of Staff, he requested that a condition of the Special Use permit require conformance to
the site plan proposed by Petitioners, and designate specific hours for operation of the store.

       The undersigned viewed the property on February 2, 2005.

                                       RECOMMENDATIONS

          I recommend that the County Board grant the proposed Special Use, subject to conditions.
          I find that the proposed Special Use complies with all of the applicable provisions of the
applicable District regulations, in accordance with Section 9.01.B.3.a of the DeKalb County Zoning
Ordinance. Petitioner=s testimony and Petitioner=s Exhibit 1 demonstrate that the feed and farm
related items constitute more than 50% of the sales of the business, and therefore the business
appears to qualify for the proposed Agribusiness Special Use. I find that the proposed Special Use
would not be unreasonably detrimental to the value of other property in the neighborhood in which
it is to be located, or to the public welfare at large. I find nothing in the record that would indicate
that the proposed Special Use, the operation of a feed/tack/western store would in any way
diminish property values in the vicinity.

        I find that the location and the size of the Special Use, the nature and intensity of the
operation involved, and the location of the site with respect to the streets giving access to it is such
that the Special Use will not dominate the immediate neighborhood so as to prevent development
and use of neighboring property in accordance with the applicable zoning district regulations. It
appears to the undersigned that this type of agribusiness is consistent with and similar to other
types of uses along State highways in DeKalb County of similar character, and I do not believe that
the agricultural character of the surrounding property would be threatened by the proposed
Special Use. The landscaping and screening of the proposed site appear to the undersigned to be
adequate.


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        Presuming that Petitioner follows up on the suggestions and discussions regarding the
parking lot and coordinate such efforts with Staff, I find that off-street parking and loading areas
will be provided in accordance set forth in the applicable regulations. In particular, the idea of
marking parking spaces with telephone poles appeared to adequately address any concerns that
Staff had, and in viewing the property it was apparent that the parking area could be made
sufficiently hospitable in this regard.

         I find that adequate utility, drainage, and other necessary facilities have been or will be
provided, in accordance with testimony received at the Public Hearing regarding drainage and the
efforts of the Illinois Department of Transportation in reconfiguring the entryway onto the property.
 Testimony was received to the effect that IDOT paved approximately 10 feet into the driveway to
assist and that their efforts were Avery helpful@ in dealing with these concerns.

         Finally, I find that the proposed Use can be operated in a manner that is not detrimental to
the permitted developments and uses in the District; can be developed and operated in a manner
that is visually compatible with the permitted uses in the surrounding area; conforms to all other
respects to the applicable regulations of the District which it is located (A-1); and is desirable to
preserve and promote the public health, safety and general welfare of DeKalb County. In so
finding, I note that the size and scope of the operation appear to be reasonably contained.
Nevertheless, it is apparent that an operation of this type will necessarily increase, to some degree,
traffic congestion in the area and the County Board should be mindful of the scope of the operation
going forward. While controls are in place to require Petitioner to seek amendment of the Special
Use in the event that square footage of the operation increases, such controls do not fully take into
account the potential expansiveness, with regard to popularity, of the retail operation. It may
accordingly be prudent for the County Board to carefully weigh all possible impact that such an
operation will have in the process although in the undersigned=s opinion this operation appears to
meet appropriate criteria. I further would recommend that the Special Use be conditioned upon
specifically delineated hours of operation.

        I would therefore recommend that the DeKalb County Board grant the Special Use permit,
subject to the condition that the Petitioner=s Special Use conform to the proposed site plan as
determined by Staff. I recommend that the County Board=s Special Use Permit be conditioned
upon a limitation of hours of operation to hours no greater than Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00
a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

                                                      Respectfully submitted,

                                                      KEVIN E. BUICK


                                                      ______________________________
                                                      Alternate Hearing Officer
                                                      DeKalb County




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