July 11, 2002
MEMBERS PRESENT: Eldon Polhemus; James Thomas; Merle Widmer; Jeff Joyce; Junior
OTHERS PRESENT: Patrick Urich-County Administrator; Frank Ierulli-Assistant State’s
Attorney; David Williams-County Board Chairman; Donna Schwab-
Budget Director; Shauna Gollnitz, Erik Christian-Budget Analysts
The Chairman called the meeting to order at 5:15 p.m.
Resolution: Gift Avenue Remodeling Bid for Coroner’s Office
Mr. Urich commented that 8 bids were received for this work, several of which did not bid on the
requested accelerated schedule. The low bidder of both the accelerated and regular schedules was Hein
Construction Co. of Peoria. LZT has reviewed the bids and recommends going with Hein Construction.
(Mr. Thomas enters the meeting.)
Mr. Urich advised that although the bid is approximately what was budgeted for the project, the cost to
LZT for their work and additional rent for the Coroner’s office will require $25,000 to be transferred from
Contingencies. (Mr. Watkins enters the meeting.)
A motion to accept the low bid from Hein Construction to do the renovation work on Gift Avenue for the
Coroner’s office was made by Mr. Joyce and seconded by Mr. Thomas. The motion carried.
Mr. Urich updated the Committee on the progress of repair and clean-up work resulting from the water
Mr. Widmer brought up the issue of hiring an overall manager of facilities. He suggested contacting
counties comparable to Peoria County to determine how many have this type of system, and its success.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:35 p.m. upon a motion by Mr. Thomas and second by Mr. Watkins.
Recording Secretary: Jan Kleffman