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					                             COUNTY BOARD MEETING
                                     March 19, 2003
                                       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

     Section A. Planning and Regulations Committee
     A-1.) Ordinance #2003-07: Establishing a Moratorium on Wind Tower
     Approvals. To establish a moratorium on wind tower development with an
     expiration date of 1/01/06. Committee Action: Moved by Ms. Vary,
     seconded by Mr. MacMurdo, and it was carried unanimously.
     A-2.)   Ordinance #2003-09:     Amendment to the DeKalb County Code:
     Section 14-3: Regarding Building Permit Fees for Commercial Wind Towers
     To set the Building Permit Fee per wind tower at $2,000 per tower.
     Committee Action: Moved by Mr. Sands, seconded by Mr. Lyle, and it
     was carried with 7 members voting yes and Mr. Slack voting no.
     A-3.) Building Report
     A-4.) Permit List
     A-5.) Planning and Regulations Committee Minutes

     Section B. Public Infrastructure and Development Committee
     B-1.) Resolution #R2003-19: 5311 Federal Transit Funds – Rural. To
     authorize the County to make application for 5311 Federal Transit Funds.
     Committee Action: Moved by Ms. Fauci, seconded by Mr. MacMurdo,
     and it was carried unanimously.
     B-2.) Resolution #R2003-20:      Acceptance of a Special Warranty.       The
     acceptance of a Special Warranty ensuring the fair and equitable
     arrangements to protect the interest of employees affected by such assistance
     – 5311 Federal Transit Funds. Committee Action: Moved by Mr. Slack,
     seconded by Ms. Fullerton and it was carried unanimously.
B-3.) Resolution #R2003-21: FAS for Road Improvements. Federal Funds
made available for the resurfacing of Cherry Valley/Stone Quarry/Five Points
Roads. Committee Action: Moved by Mr. MacMurdo, seconded by Mr.
Van Buer, and it was carried unanimously.
B-4.) Resolution #R2003-22: Bid Award for Seal Coating Various County
Roads. Bid Award to Road Oil Service for seal coating various county roads.
Committee Action: Moved by Mr. MacMurdo, seconded by Ms.
Fullerton, and it was carried unanimously.
B-5.) Resolution #R2003-23: Bid Award for Aggregate SOR (Spread On
Road). Bid Award to Macklin, Inc., for aggregate spreading on various county
roads. Committee Action: Moved by Mr. VanBuer, seconded by Mr.
MacMurdo, and it was carried unanimously.
B-6.) Resolution #R2003-24: Intergovernmental Agreement between the
County of DeKalb and Road Districts of Milan and Shabbona Townships.
Authorization for the Chairman of the DeKalb County Board to sign
Intergovernmental Agreements between the Townships of Milan and Shabbona
Road Districts for the central permitting of all roads to be used by FPL (Florida
Power & Light) and their contractors during the construction of the wind farm
in DeKalb County.       Committee Action: Moved by Mr. MacMurdo,
seconded by Mr. Gudmunson and it was carried unanimously.
B-7.) Public Infrastructure and Development Committee Minutes


Section C. Public Services Committee
C-1.) Resolution #R2003-25: National MS Society Bike Tour. The provision
of traffic control for the Bike Tour for two days by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s
Department for the Intersection of Route 23 and Elva Road for the dates of
June 21, and June 22, 2003.          Committee Action:         Moved by Mr.
Rosemier, seconded by Mr. Johnson, and it was carried unanimously.
C-2.) Resolution #R2003-26: Memorandum of Agreement between the
County of DeKalb and the City of Genoa Police Department for 911
Dispatching Capabilities. Committee Action: Moved by Mr. Rosemier,
seconded by Ms. Dubin, and it was carried unanimously.
C-3.) Public Defender’s Report
C-4.) Court Services Monthly Reports
C-5.) Court Services Inter-Governmental Agreement Annual Report
C-6.) Public Services Committee Minutes


Section D. Public Policy Committee
D-1.) Proclamation #P-2003-01: County Government Week. Proclaiming
the week of April 6 –12, 2003 as County Government Week.
D-2.) Public Policy Committee Minutes


Section E. Administrative Services Committee
E-1.) Claims
E-2.) Reports of County Officials
      a. Cash & Investments in County Banks for February 2003



Section F. Executive Committee

F-1.)    Resolution #R2003-27: Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act Designation. The designation of DeKalb County as a
Hybrid Entity and does designate DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing
Center and the DeKalb County Public Health Department as covered entities
for the purpose of compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act. Committee Action: Moved by Ms. Allen , seconded
by Mr. Steimel, and it was carried unanimously.

F-2.) Resolution #R2003-28: Smallpox Inoculation. DeKalb County
Healthcare and Law Enforcement Employees will be among the first to be
inoculated for smallpox as well as other County employees who volunteer and
all will be protected by Workmen’s Compensation should they have any
adverse reaction to the inoculation. Committee Action: Moved by Ms.
Leifheit, seconded by Mr. Wilson, and it was carried unanimously.

F-3.) Executive Committee Minutes

Section G. Ad Hoc Committee – This Section Omitted This Month


Section H. Other Committee Minutes
H-1.) 911 Minutes
H-2.) Regional Planning Commission Minutes


Section I. Forest Preserve District Committee
I-1.)   Forest Preserve Proceedings
I-2.)   Forest Preserve Committee Minutes

I-3.)   Forest Preserve Report
I-4.)   Claims
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                               COUNTY BOARD COMMITTEE AGENDAS
                                      MARCH 17 - 20, 2003

MONDAY – 03/17/03     TUESDAY – 03/18/03                           WEDNESDAY – 03/19/03        THURSDAY – 03/20/03

                                Forest Preserve
       HAPPY ST.                  @ 6:00P.M.
                                                                        Operating Board           Ad Hoc Jail Study
                                                                          @ 7:00A.M.
     PATRICK’S DAY!                                                                                  Committee
                          1.
                           Roll Call                               LOCATION: Rehab & Nursing         @7:00P.M.
                           Approval of the Minutes
                          2.                                        Center Conference Room
                           Approval of the Agenda
                          3.                                                                     1. Roll Call
                           Forest Preserve
                          4.                                         County Board Meeting        2. Approval of the Minutes
                           Committee Goals                                @ 7:30P.M.             3. Approval of the Agenda
                        5. Development at
                                                                                                 4. Presentation of Jail
                           Potawatomi Woods (bid                     LOCATION: Legislative
                           approvals)                                                               Population Review
                                                                     Center- Gathertorium
                        6. Forest Preserve District                                              5. Scope of Study
                           2002 Audit                                                            6. General Discussion
                        7. General Discussion                                                    7. Adjournment
                        8. Citizens Greenways
                           Group Update
                                                                                                LOCATION: Legislative
                      EXECUTIVE SESSION:
                                                                                                Center – Gathertorium
                        9. Land Acquisition
                        10. Adjournment

                         LOCATION: Sannauk Forest
                      Preserve – Shelter House #3 (top of
                                 the sledding hill)
                      Take Rt. 23 or Somonauk Rd. South to
                      Rt. 34, turn left (east). Watch for forest
                      preserve entrance on your right
                      (approx. 1 ½ miles east of Somonauk
                      Road).
                          DEKALB COUNTY BOARD COMMITTEE CALENDAR
                                                                   APRIL, 2003


SUNDAY             MONDAY                TUESDAY               WEDNESDAY            THURSDAY             FRIDAY            SATURDAY

                                         1                     2                    3                    4                 5
                                                                   Administrative
                                                                     Services            Public Policy
                                                                     7:00P.M               6:30P.M.
                                                                                          Public
                                                                                    Infrastructure &
                                                                                      Development
                                                                                         7:00P.M

6                  7                     8                     9                    10                   11                12
                       Public Services         Executive
                          6:00P.M.             7:00P.M.




13                 14                    15                    16                   17                   18                19
                                             Forest Preserve     County Board                            SPRING HOLIDAY!
                                                6:00P.M.           7:30P.M                                COUNTY OFFICES
                                                                                                              CLOSED!




20 Happy Easter!   21                    22                    23                   24                   25                26
                                                                    Planning &      Regional Planning
                                                                    Regulations
                                                                     7:30P.M.          Commission
                                                                                        @7:00P.M.
             EMPLOYEE SERVICE AWARDS


                           For the Month of
                             March 2003
                                              30 years

Arthur Drake 03/26/1973, Health Department


                                            25 years
                 None



                                             20 years
                 None



                                             15 years
                 None


                                             10 years
                 None


                                              5 years
Suzanne Ballard 03/06/1998, Sheriff=s                              Dept.         Christine Blazer
                                                           03/25/1998, Nursing Home
Annie Hutcheson 03/27/1998, Treasurer=s Office             Joy Zimmer 03/09/1998, Community
                                                           Services

          ______________________________________________________________________________
     For questions or corrections, please contact the Finance Office at 895-1635. Issued March 4, 2003
                             COUNTY BOARD MEETING
                                     March 19, 2003
                                       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
6.      Appointments
7.      Persons to be Heard from the Floor
8.      Reports from Standing Committees


                       PLANNING & REGULATIONS COMMITTEE
     a.) Ordinance #2003-07: Establishing a Moratorium on Wind Tower Approvals.           To
          establish a moratorium on wind tower development with an expiration date of
         1/1/2006. Committee Action: Moved by Ms. Vary, seconded by Mr.
         MacMurdo, and it was carried unanimously.
     b.) Ordinance #2003-09: Amendment to the DeKalb County Code: Section 14-3 –
        Regarding Building Permit Fees for Commercial Wind Towers. To set the Building
        Permit Fee per wind tower at $2,000 per tower. Committee Action: Moved by
        Mr. Sands, seconded by Mr. Lyle, and it was carried with 7 members voting
        yes and Mr. Slack voting no.


               PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
     a.) Resolution #R2003-19: 5311 Federal Transit Funds - Rural. To authorize the
        County to make application for 5311 Federal Transit Funds. Committee Action:
        Moved by Ms. Fauci, seconded by Mr. MacMurdo, and it was carried
        unanimously.
     b.) Resolution #R2003-20: Acceptance of a Special Warranty. The Acceptance of a
        Special Warranty ensuring the fair and equitable arrangements to protect the interest
        of employees affected by such assistance – 5311 Federal Transit Funds. Committee
   Action: Moved by Mr. Slack, seconded by Ms. Fullerton, and it was carried
   unanimously.
c.) Resolution #R2003- 21:      FAS for Road Improvements.         Federal Funds made
   available for the resurfacing of Cherry Valley/Stone Quarry/Five Points Roads.
   Committee Action: Moved by Mr. MacMurdo, seconded by Mr. VanBuer, and
   it was carried unanimously.
d.) Resolution #R2003-22: Bid Award for Seal Coating of Various County Roads. Bid
   Award to Road Oil Service for seal coating various county roads.          Committee
   Action: Moved by Mr. MacMurdo, seconded by Ms. Fullerton, and it was
   carried unanimously.
e.) Resolution #R2003-23: Bid Award for Aggregate SOR (Spread On Road). Bid
   Award to Macklin, Inc, for aggregate spreading on various county roads. Committee
   Action:   Moved by Mr. VanBuer, seconded by Mr. MacMurdo, and it was
   carried unanimously.
f.) Resolution #R2003-24:     Intergovernmental Agreement between the County of
   DeKalb and the Road Districts of Milan and Shabbona Townships. Authorization
   for the Chairman of the DeKalb County Board to sign Intergovernmental Agreements
   between the Townships of Milan and Shabbona Road Districts for the central
   permitting of all roads to be used by FPL (Florida Power & Light) and their contractors
   during the construction of the wind farm in DeKalb County. Committee Action:
   Moved by Mr. MacMurdo, seconded by Mr. Gudmunson and it was carried
   unanimously.


                          PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

a.) Resolution #R2003-25: National MS Society Bike Tour. The provision of traffic
   control for the Bike Tour for two days by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department for
   the Intersection of Route 23 and Elva Road for the dates of June 21, and June 22,
   2003. Committee Action: Moved by Mr. Rosemier, seconded by Mr. Johnson,
   and it was carried unanimously.
b.) Resolution #R2003-26:      Memorandum of Agreement between the County of
   DeKalb and the City of Genoa Police Department for 911 Dispatching Capabilities.
    Committee Action: Moved by Mr. Rosemier, seconded by Ms. Dubin, and it
       was carried unanimously.


                             PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE


   a.) Proclamation #P-2003-01: County Government Week


                      ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE
   a.) Claims
   b.) Reports of County Officials


                             EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
   a.) Resolution #R2003-27:         Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act
      Designation. The designation of the DeKalb County as a Hybrid Entity and does
      designate DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and the DeKalb County
      Public Health Department as covered entities for the purpose of compliance with the
      Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Committee Action: Moved by
      Ms. Allen, seconded by Mr. Steimel, and it was carried unanimously.
   b.) Resolution #R2003-28: Smallpox Inoculation. DeKalb County Healthcare and Law
      Enforcement Employees will be among the first to be inoculated for smallpox as well
      as other County employees who volunteer and all will be protected by Workmen’s
      Compensation should they have any adverse reaction to the inoculation. Committee
      Action: Moved by Ms. Leifheit, seconded by Mr. Wilson, and it was carried
      unanimously.


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 19, 2003
         The DeKalb County Board met in regular session at the Legislative Center on
Wednesday, February 19, 2003. Chairman Pritchard called the meeting to order and
the Clerk called the roll. Those Members present were Mr. Wilson, Mr. Wiegand, Ms.
Vary, Mr. VanBuer, Mrs. Tobias, Mr. Steimel, Mr. Simonson, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands,
Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Metzger, Mr. MacMurdo, Mr. Lyle, Mrs. Leifheit, Ms.
LaVigne, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Gudmunson, Ms. Fullerton, Ms. Fauci, Mrs. Dubin and
Chairman Pritchard. Those Members absent were Mr. Faivre and Mrs. Allen. Twenty-
two Members were present and two Members were absent.

The Chair asked Mrs. Dubin to lead the pledge to the flag.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion
       Mr. Osborne moved to approve the Minutes of the January 11, 2003 Workshop
       meeting and the January 15, 2003 meeting. Mr. Johnson 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.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Motion
       Mr. Johnson moved to approve the Agenda and Mr. VanBuer seconded the
       motion.
Addition to Agenda
       Mr. Sands asked to add item under New Business regarding the consideration
       of a moratorium on Wind Towers.
Voice Vote
       The Chair asked for a voice vote on the approval of the agenda as amended. All
       Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

COMMUNICATIONS AND REFERRALS
    Congratulations were extended to those on the Employee Service Awards List.

APPOINTMENTS
     Chairman Pritchard recommended the following appointments. Genoa-Kingston
     Fire Protection District - Randy Jennings appointed to fill the unexpired term of
     Raymond Anderson (who is deceased) until March 1, 2005 and DeKalb County
     Rehab & Nursing Center Operating Board - Nate Kloster, appointed for a one
     year term, until February 1, 2004.




Motion
      Mr. Lyle moved to approve the appointments as presented.          Mr. Johnson
      seconded the motion.
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Voice Vote
       The Chair called for a voice vote on the approval of the appointments.    All
       Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

PERSONS TO BE HEARD FROM THE FLOOR
     There were no requests to speak to agenda items.

                     REPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEES
Ordinance 2003-04: Watson Zoning Map & Special Use Permit for a Church
Motion
       Mr. Steimel moved to accept an Ordinance approving a Zoning Map Amendment
       and Special Use Permit for a Church on property located on the South side of
       Cherry Road in Genoa Township with the request from Richard and Leona
       Watson. Mr. Wiegand seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The Chair called for a voice vote on the Ordinance. All Members present voted
       yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Ordinance 2003-05: Sycamore Township Zoning Map Amendment & Special Use
Permit for a Township Garage
Motion
       Mr. Steimel moved to accept an Ordinance approving a Zoning Map Amendment
       and Special Use Permit for Township Garage on property located at 535 and
       545 Brickville Road in Sycamore Township. Mr. Johnson seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The Chair called for a voice vote on the Ordinance. All Members present voted
       yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Ordinance 2003-06: Approval of Florida Power & Light Special Permit
Motion
       Mr. Steimel moved to accept an Ordinance granting a special Use permit to FPL
       Energy Illinois Wind, LLC for a Wind Farm on various properties in Milan
       Township. Mr. MacMurdo seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
       The Chair called for a roll call vote on the Ordinance. Those Members voting
       yea were Ms. Vary, Mr. VanBuer, Mrs. Tobias, Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr.
       Metzger, Mr. MacMurdo, Mrs. Leifheit, Ms. LaVigne, Mr. Johnson, Ms.
       Fullerton, Ms. Fauci and Mrs. Dubin. Those Members voting nay were Mr.
       Wilson, Mr. Wiegand, Mr. Steimel, Mr. Simonson, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands, Mr.
       Lyle, Mr. Gudmunson and Chairman Pritchard. Thirteen Members voted yea
       and nine Members voted nay. Motion carried.


           PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Resolution 2003-14: MFT-Road Improvement Project-Kirkland Road and East
County Line Road North of Maple Park
Motion
      Mr. Wilson moved to approve a Resolution appropriating from the Motor Fuel
      Tax Allotment that will be used in conjunction with local matching Tax Funds
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       to resurface East County Line Road North of Maple Park and Kirkland Road in
       the amount of $429,990.00. Ms. Fauci seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
       The Chair called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting
       yea were Mr. Wilson, Mr. Wiegand, Ms. Vary, Mr. VanBuer, Mrs. Tobias, Mr.
       Steimel, Mr. Simonson, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands, Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr.
       Metzger, Mr. MacMurdo, Mr. Lyle, Mrs. Leifheit, Ms. LaVigne, Mr. Johnson, Mr.
       Gudmunson, Ms. Fullerton, Ms. Fauci, Mrs. Dubin and Chairman Pritchard. All
       Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution 2003-17: Intergovernmental Agreement for the maintenance of the
Traffic Signal and Attached Street Lighting at the Intersection of Barber Greene
Road and County Farm Road
Motion
       Mr. Wilson moved to approve a Resolution authorizing it’s Chairman to sign the
       Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of DeKalb. Mr. Wiegand seconded
       the motion.
Roll Call Vote
       The Chair called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting
       yea were Mr. Wilson, Mr. Wiegand, Ms. Vary, Mr. VanBuer, Mrs. Tobias, Mr.
       Steimel, Mr. Simonson, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands, Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr.
       Metzger, Mr. MacMurdo, Mr. Lyle, Mrs. Leifheit, Ms. LaVigne, Mr. Johnson, Mr.
       Gudmunson, Ms. Fullerton, Ms. Fauci, Mrs. Dubin and Chairman Pritchard. All
       Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

                      ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE
Resolution 2003-15: Property Tax Abatement for 2002 Bond Issue
Motion
       Mrs. Leifheit moved to approve a Resolution for the abatement of property taxes
       for bonds sold in 2002 in the amount abated being $515,984. Ms. LaVigne
       seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The Chair called for a voice vote on th Resolution. All Members present voted
       yea. Motion carried unanimously.




Resolution 2003-18: County Treasurer’s Authorized Bank Depositories
Motion
       Mrs. Leifheit moved to accept a Resolution approving the banks and credit
       unions listed in the Resolution as depositories of public funds, in the custody of
       the DeKalb County Treasurer. Mrs. Tobias seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The Chair called for a voice vote on the Resolution. One Member, Mr. Metzger
       abstained and all other Members present voted yea. Motion carried
       unanimously.

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Claims
       Mrs. Leifheit moved to approve the Claims presented for the current month in
       the amount $2,244,808.25 and Payroll & Emergency Claims from the prior
       month in the amount of $3,270,153.06. Ms. LaVigne seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
       The Chair called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting
       yea were Mr. Wilson, Mr. Wiegand, Ms. Vary, Mr. VanBuer, Mrs. Tobias, Mr.
       Steimel, Mr. Simonson, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands, Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr.
       Metzger, Mr. MacMurdo, Mr. Lyle, Mrs. Leifheit, Ms. LaVigne, Mr. Johnson, Mr.
       Gudmunson, Ms. Fullerton, Ms. Fauci, Mrs. Dubin and Chairman Pritchard. All
       Members present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Reports of County Officials
       Mrs. Leifheit moved to place on file the following reports of County Officials;
       Cash and Investments in County Banks - January, 2003; Planning and
       Regulations Building Report - January, 2003; Public Defender’s Report -
       January, 2003; Court Services Adult Report - December, 2002 and Regional
       Superintendent of Schools Annual Report - from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002.
       Mr. Johnson seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The Chair asked for a voice vote on the Reports. All Members present voted
       yea. Motion carried unanimously.

                               EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Ordinance 2003-08; Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of an
Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement and Certain Documents with Regards
to the First Time Homebuyers Mortgage Revenue Bonds
Motion
       Mr. Wilson moved to approve an Ordinance authorizing the execution and
       delivery of an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement and certain documents
       in connection therewith; and related matters. Ms. Vary seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The Chair asked for a voice vote on the Ordinance. All Members present voted
       yea. Motion carried unanimously.

Resolution 2003-16; Hiring a Consultant to Assist the County in Compliance
with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
Motion
       Mr. Wilson moved to approve a Resolution to award a contract to Baxter &
       Woodman to assist the County in compliance with the “National Pollutant
       Discharge Elimination System”. The cost of said contract, (the total amount of
       $7,8000.00) will be shared by the County Highway Department and the
       Planning & Zoning Department. The Deputy County Administrator is directed to
       transfer an additional $3,900.00 to the Planning & Zoning Department to pay
       its share of the total cost.
Roll Call Vote
       The Chair called for a roll call vote on the Resolution. Those Members voting
       yea were Mr. Wilson, Ms. Vary, Mr. VanBuer, Mrs. Tobias, Mr. Steimel, Mr.
       Simonson, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands, Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Metzger, Mr.
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      MacMurdo, Mr. Lyle, Mrs. Leifheit, Ms. LaVigne, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Gudmunson,
      Ms. Fullerton, Ms. Fauci, Mrs. Dubin and Chairman Pritchard. One Member,
      Mr. Wiegand, voted nay. A majority of the Members present voted yea. Motion
      carried.

                       OLD BUSINESS / NEW BUSINESS
      Under new business, Mr. Sands proposed an Ordinance regarding a
      Moratorium on future Wind Powered Electric Generation Facilities.     The
      proposed Ordinance is referred to the Planning & Regulations Committee for
      consideration.

                                    ADJOURNMENT
Motion
       Mr. Johnson moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. MacMurdo seconded the
       motion.
Voice Vote
       The Chair called for a voice vote on the motion to adjourn. All Members present
       voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.



                                                     _______________________________
                                                     DeKalb County Board Chairman



      ATTEST:



_______________________________
       DeKalb County Clerk




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      SECTION A.




PLANNING & REGULATIONS
      COMMITTEE
STATE OF ILLINOIS         )
                          )SS
COUNTY OF DEKALB          )
                                ORDINANCE 2003-07

                     AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING
               A MORATORIUM ON WIND TOWER APPROVALS

       WHEREAS, on February 19, 2003, the DeKalb County Board approved
Ordinance 2003-06, which granted a Special Use Permit for the construction and
operation of a commercial wind farm consisting of up to 34, 220-foot-tall
electricity-generating wind towers, each with three 115-foot-long blades, on
properties comprising over 4,500 acres in Milan Township; and

     WHEREAS, the project approved by Ordinance 2003-06 consists of the first
such commercial, electricity-generating wind towers to be located in DeKalb
County; and

       WHEREAS, the public hearing process for the wind farm raised questions
specific to the potential impacts of wind towers, including but not limited to: effect
on the value of surrounding properties; effect on the visual aesthetics of the area
where wind towers are constructed; effect of Ashadow flicker@ associated with
spinning blades; effect of noise associated with wind towers; the possibility of
Astray voltage;@ effect of aviation lighting on the towers; effects on birds; effects
on television and radio reception; and impacts to public roads used by
construction traffic associated with wind towers; and

      WHEREAS, the public hearing process for the wind farm project raised
certain questions with respect to the interpretation and application of the
County=s zoning authority and Zoning Ordinance as it relates to processing
Special Use applications, including but not limited to: whether Awind towers@
should be a specific category of Special Use in the A-1, Agricultural District or
remain an option under the more general category of Aessential public services@;
whether or not a separate Special Use application and approval should be
required for each separate property or if one Special Use Permit should remain an
option for multiple properties; and whether or not an application to the DeKalb
Soil and Water Conservation District for a natural resources report should be a
mandatory part of all Special Use Permit applications; and

      WHEREAS, the DeKalb County Board indicated its interest on February
19, 2003 in establishing a moratorium on new commercial wind farm
projects by directing its Planning and Regulations Committee to consider a
moratorium ordinance regarding wind farms at its committee meeting on
February 26, 2003; and

      WHEREAS, no application for a new commercial wind farm project was

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submitted to the County between the time that the County Board approved
Ordinance 2003-06 and the time the Planning and Regulations Committee of
the County Board considered this Ordinance; and

      WHEREAS, the DeKalb County Board finds it to be in the interest of the
public health, safety and welfare to establish a period of time for an assessment of
the actual impacts of commercial wind towers, based upon data generated by the
project approved by Ordinance 2003-06, and for evaluation and action on issues
related to interpretation and administration of the Special Use provisions of the
County Zoning Ordinance, during which time County staff shall not process, nor
the County Board act upon, any application for a Special Use Permit for
commercial wind towers; and

      WHEREAS, the County Board anticipates that the wind farm approved by
Ordinance 2003-06 will be constructed by the end of December 2003, and has
determined that a period of two full years is necessary to evaluate the real impacts
of commercial wind towers on surrounding properties and the County as a whole;

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

      SECTION ONE: The above recitals are hereby specifically incorporated
into the terms of this Ordinance as if fully set forth in this Section One.
Based on these recitals, the DeKalb County Board hereby establishes a
moratorium on action on all Special Use Permit applications for the construction
and operation of commercial electricity-generating wind towers within
unincorporated DeKalb County, said moratorium to conclude on January 1, 2006.

      SECTION TWO: This Ordinance hereby repeals and supercedes any
Ordinance and any section, article or provision of the DeKalb County Code to
the extent that such Ordinance and any section, article or provision of the
DeKalb County Code is in conflict with any provision of this Ordinance. Any
such Ordinance and any section, article or provision of the DeKalb County
Code so in conflict with any provision of this Ordinance shall however
remain in full force and effect as the same might relate to any other
application or request other than for the approval of electricity-generating
wind towers.

      SECTION THREE:         This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect
upon its adoption by the County Board of DeKalb County, Illinois, however,
the provisions of this Ordinance shall have retroactive application to
February 20, 2003, it being the specific intent of the DeKalb County Board
to have this Ordinance be effective on the first day following its approval of
the above referenced wind farm project.

      ADOPTED BY THE COUNTY BOARD THIS 19TH DAY OF MARCH, 2003,

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STATE OF ILLINOIS       )
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COUNTY OF DEKALB        )
                              ORDINANCE 2003-09

                 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 14-3
                     OF THE DEKALB COUNTY CODE
                   REGARDING BUILDING PERMIT FEES
                    FOR COMMERCIAL WIND TOWERS

      WHEREAS, Section 14-3 of the DeKalb County Code sets forth fees for
building permits in DeKalb County; and

       WHEREAS, the DeKalb County Board has a policy of requiring that the cost
of reviewing building plans and conducting building inspections be borne by the
person generating those costs, which means that building permit fees should
offset the cost to the County of reviewing, issuing and administering those
permits; and

      WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department, which is responsible for
administering building permits, has evaluated the costs in man-power, materials
and overhead of reviewing building permits for commercial electricity-generating
wind towers, of conducting the required schedule of inspections during
construction of such towers, and of administering conditions of approval applied
by the County Board to Special Use Permits which authorize commercial wind
tower projects; and

      WHEREAS, the Planning and Regulations Committee of the DeKalb County
Board has considered the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning staff for an
amendment to Section 14-3 of the DeKalb County Code to establish a fee for
building permits for commercial wind towers, and had forwarded to the full
County Board a recommendation of approval of such an amendment in the
amount of $2,000 per commercial wind tower building permit; and

      WHEREAS, the DeKalb County Board finds it to be in the interest of the
public health, safety and welfare to amend the DeKalb County Code to establish a
building permit fee for commercial wind towers to offset the cost of reviewing,
issuing and inspecting such structures and administering conditions of approval
associated with Special Use Permits for wind tower projects;

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



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       SECTION ONE: The above recitals are hereby specifically incorporated into
the terms of this Ordinance as if fully set forth in this Section One. Based upon
these recitals and the recommendation of the Planning and Regulations
Committee, the DeKalb County Code, Chapter 14, Buildings and Building
Regulations, Article 1, In General, Section 14-3(a), Building permit fees, (4),
Commercial, industrial, institutional, is hereby amended to add the following:

e.       Commercial wind towers and accessory structures ....................... $2,000

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

         ADOPTED BY THE COUNTY BOARD THIS 19TH DAY OF MARCH, 2003,
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           DEKALB COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT - REPORT OF CONSTRUCTION TO DATE
FISCAL YEAR 2003                                          MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2003


                 RESIDENTIAL--NEW         RESIDENTIAL/AG         COMM/INDUSTRIAL       COMM/INDUSTRIAL             OTHER
                  CONSTRUCTION             ALTERATIONS           NEW & ALTERATION        ACCESSORY               ACCESSORY

                 # OF     VALUE OF       # OF      VALUE OF       # OF VALUE OF        # OF    VALUE OF    # OF       VALUE OF
JURISDICTION     PRMTS     CONST         PRMTS      CONST        PRMTS   CONST         PRMTS    CONST      PRMTS       CONST
                  P F                     P   F                                                             P   F
AFTON TWP                                                                                                    2                $50,500
CLINTON TWP                                1   1       $15,000
CORTLAND TWP                               2           $55,000                                               2    2           $28,600
DEKALB TWP                                                          1           $800                         1                 $1,000
FRANKLIN TWP                                                                                                 1    1           $65,000
GENOA TWP                                                                                                    1    1           $60,000
KINGSTON TWP      1          $150,000      3   1       $78,000                                               1    1            $5,200
MALTA TWP                                  1            $2,400                                               2    2           $35,300
MAYFIELD TWP                                                                                                 1    1           $12,400
MILAN TWP
PAW PAW TWP                                                                                                  1    1           $21,500
PIERCE TWP                                                                                                   1    1           $15,000
SANDWICH TWP      2          $510,000
SHABBONA TWP                               1           $25,000                                               1    1           $20,000
SOMONAUK TWP      1          $120,000
SO GROVE TWP
SQ GROVE TWP
SYCAMORE TWP                               2           $30,750
VICTOR TWP


TOTALS            4   0      $780,000     10   2      $206,150      1           $800       0          $0   14    11          $314,500

VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION:
FEBRUARY FY 2003             $183,300                                   VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION FEBRUARY 02:                   $616,300

CUMMULATIVE TOTALS THRU FEBRUARY, FY 2003                               CUMMULATIVE TOTALS THRU FEBRUARY, FY 02:
VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION    $1,301,450                                      VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION:                          $1,832,530
PERMITS ISSUED:                   29                                     PERMITS ISSUED:                                          19
               FARM :             13                                                  FARM:                                       10

FEES RECEIVED:                  $8,069                                  FEES RECEIVED:                                         $7,191

P = TOTAL PERMITS
F = NO. THAT ARE FARM PERMITS
               PLANNING AND REGULATIONS COMMITTEE
                         MEETING MINUTES
                         February 26, 2003

The Planning and Regulations Committee of the DeKalb County Board met
on February 26, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. in the DeKalb County Administration
Building, Conference Room East. In attendance were Committee Members
Roger Steimel, Clifford Simonson, Howard Lyle, Dennis Sands, James
MacMurdo, Stephen Slack, Patricia Vary and Eileen Dubin, and staff
members Paul Miller, Marcellus Anderson, Toby Petrie and Jack Slingerland.
 Also in attendance was County Board member Robert Rosemier. Audience
members included Rob Carroll, Mel Hass, J. Henricks and Greg Millburg.

     Mr. Steimel, Chairman of the Planning and Regulations Committee,
     called the meeting to order. He noted all Committee members were
     present with the exception of Mrs. Allen.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Mr. Lyle moved to approve the minutes of the January 22, 2003 meeting of
the Planning and Regulations Committee, seconded by Mrs. Dubin, and the
motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Ms. Vary moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Mr. Slack. Mr. Miller
noted that there was an additional item added at the request of the County
Board regarding a moratorium on wind farms. Mr. Slack further requested
the addition of an item for discussion regarding subdivision advertisement
signs along roadways. The amended agenda was approved unanimously.

BUILDING PERMIT AND ZONING FEES BCreation of a Building Permit fee for
wind towers, and review and possible adjustment of fees for zoning actions.

     Mr. Miller noted that the Committee had been presented two separate
     memos dealing with different fee issues. The first dealt with the creation of
     a fee for Building Permits for wind towers, since a wind farm had recently
     approved by the County Board.           The second memo contained a
     recommendation of an adjustment of fees related to other zoning actions.

     The wind tower Building Permit fee issue arose due to the fact that nothing
     in the current fee schedule clearly would apply to such structures. The last
     item added to the fee schedule related solely to cell towers, which were set
     at $500 per tower based on staff time and overhead costs for processing
     such Building Permits. Using that same cost basis, Mr. Miller did an
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      evaluation of anticipated staff time that will be required to process and
      inspect each tower, and recommended a fee of $550 per tower. Mr. Miller
      noted that Lee and Bureau Counties, which also have recently approved
      wind farms, have elected to adopt a different fee based on their Building
      Permit fee for cell towers, which are charged at a rate of $25 per foot of
      tower height. This would result in Building Permit fee of over $5000 per
      tower. Mr. Miller explained that staff had considered that fee as an
      alternative, and had discussions with the State=s Attorney=s office over the
      appropriate standard. The State=s Attorney advice was that fees for
      Building Permits should be directly related to actual expenses. Mr. Miller
      stated that, given this directive, he could find no justification for the
      $25/lineal foot fee.

      Mr. Simonson asked why the other counties felt they could charge such a
      higher fee. Mr. Miller stated that he had spoken with representatives in Lee
      and Bureau Counties, and confirmed that they simply applied the cell tower
      Building Permit fee, without a further investigation of the actual costs and
      differences of processing Building Permits for wind towers. He reiterated
      that it has been the consistent policy and practice of DeKalb County to
      correlate permit fees to actual expenses incurred or anticipated. He noted
      that this approach was much more defensible from a litigation standpoint.


      Mr. Sands interjected that he felt projects with the mammoth scope of the
      wind farm would likely involve a great deal more work that perhaps had
      been anticipated by staff, and that additional time should more than justify
      a larger fee. He noted that he felt more than just staff time should be
      involved, that many of the board members had incurred time and expenses
      that should be considered in the overall fee as well as the direct staff
      involved. Mr. Sands went on to say that having a higher fee would allow for
      the creation of a buffer to cover potential future litigation, and that there
      would likely be other expenses to obtain outside experts to perform
      inspections and resource analysis that would be beyond the expertise of the
      current staff.

      Mr. Miller noted that there are already provisions in the code to charge an
      application for any external expertise needed, and that those costs would be
      passed on to FPL in addition to the basic Building Permit fee. He also noted
      that it has not bee the policy or the practice of the County to use Buildng
      Permit fees to build reserves for purposes beyond recouping the actual
      expenses incurred. Mr. Sands stated again that he felt a much higher fee
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      should still be considered and that he believed that $5,000 per tower did
      not sound outrageous. Mr. Miller noted for the Committee=s information
      that the $550 fee he had calculated reflected almost twice the actual staff
      time costs. He stated that even if staff=s estimate was off by 100%, the
      permit fee would be only $1,100.

      Mr. MacMurdo asked about the issue of not using the fees to accrue a pool
      of funds against potential litigation. Mr. Miller noted that the County Board
      could elect to add to the Tort Fund at the next budget cycle, but again, that
      permit fees could not be used to create such a pool. Mr. MacMurdo then
      asked Mr. Slingerland to speak to the issue. Mr. Slingerland responded
      that Mr. Miller was correct in that the Board can elect to increase the tort
      fund as part of a line item budget process, or allocate a separate fund, but
      they cannot elect to generate funds through permit fees. Mr. Sands asked
      why this couldn=t be considered an impact fund. Mr. Slingerland
      responded that the County cannot impose an impact fee or tax arbitrarily.
      Mr. Steimel asked for clarification as to whether all funds for litigation come
      through only the General Fund or the Tort Fund. Mr. Slingerland
      responded that it was the Tort Fund.

      Mr. Steimel then asked Mr. Miller what had been the fee for FPL=s
      application for its Special Use Permit. Mr. Miller responded that FPL has
      actually paid the $525 fee twice because of the notification error that
      resulted in a second public hearing. He reminded the Committee that fees
      for the various zoning actions are not set up to be absolutely reflective of
      actual costs per case, but rather an aggregate assumption is used across all
      bases. He noted as an example that the Hearing Officer=s fee for the FPL
      hearing had been $900.

      Mr. Steimel commented that there was also the fact that the 30 towers are
      set to have a 4.5 million dollar assessed valuation. This should put the
      taxes per tower at approximately $9,000 annually with the County realizing
      something in the area of $25,000 to $30,000 per tower annually. Mr.
      Simonson responded that many other states have elected to not tax the
      wind towers at all, and Illinois could follow suit.

      Ms. Vary asked about the basis for the assumption of eight hours per
      inspection that was included in the memo. Mr. Miller asked Mr. Petrie,
      Chief Building Inspector, to respond. Mr. Petrie noted that based on his
      experience, that eight hours should adequately cover the staff travel and
      inspection time. He went on to note that there would be third party
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      inspectors that would be hired for specialized functions, but the cost for
      their time and expertise would be billed from the applicant separately. Mr.
      Miller added that the County will also employ an outside consultant to
      review the initial sets of plans submitted and those costs will be passed
      directly to FPL as well.

      Mr. Sands asked the Committee to recognize Mr. Rosemeier for additional
      comments. Mr. Rosemeier noted that in conversations he had with an FPL
      representative, Bill Blackmore, they had discussed the Lee County $25-per-
      lineal-foot charge. He reported that Mr. Blackmore stated that it was his
      position that whatever fee was determined, FPL would pay it. However, Mr.
      Rosemeier closed by stating that he felt the proper procedures have been
      followed to this point.

      Mr. Steimel noted that it was his feeling that the recommendation of $550
      seemed a bit low, but that $5,000 seemed excessive. Ms. Vary asked what
      the County currently charged for cell towers. Mr. Miller responded that the
      fee, after consultation with the State=s Attorney, had been set at a cost
      recovery amount of $500 per tower. He added that the irony is that these
      towers often represent more complicated projects, whereas the FPL project
      conditions are much clearer and up front.

      Mr. Slack commented that as he reflected on many fee and license
      payments that he is familiar with, he highly doubted that all they were
      doing was recovering costs. He noted that it might prove difficult to argue
      to our tax payers that there was a benefit to being more fair than other
      counties were being, if it meant we were taking in less money.

      Mr. Miller stated that while the Board should discuss and consider these
      issues, it was still his stance that the Building Fees cannot be used for
      things above and beyond the actual expenses related to the permit. He also
      noted that the County has always striven to do what is right, even if it isn=t
      the easiest thing.

      Mr. MacMurdo asked Mr. Slingerland to expand on his previous advice to
      keep the costs tied to the expenses. Mr. Slingerland responded that case
      theory draws a line where regulation becomes taxation. If fees are tied to
      costs, they are credible. If the fees become excessive of the costs, they begin
      to look like excess taxation. This causes the courts to look to see if the
      County has the express authority to tax, and they do not.
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      Mr. MacMurdo then asked why Lee and Bureau Counties took such
      different positions on this. Mr. Miller responded that they did not look at
      the statutes, and instead simply used their previous rationales for cell
      towers.

      Mr. Sands asked how Lee and Bureau had originally justified their cell
      tower cost decision. Mr. Miller responded that they had used a model from
      Kane County.      Kane County staff looked at provisions under the
      telecommunications portion of the county zoning authority under the State
      statutes, considered the standards regarding fences, setbacks, etc., and
      determined that in order to do a full and thorough job it would take their
      staff an amount of time that would justify the $25 per foot cost. However,
      he noted that he has never seen an actual accounting of the costs.

      Mr. Slack asked if there had ever been a challenge to the Kane County
      approach and Mr. Miller responded that, to his knowledge, there had not.

      Mr. Steimel commented that it seemed logical that the costs for the wind
      towers would be greater than the costs associated with cell towers. For
      instance, he felt that County Engineer Bill Lorence=s responsibilities with
      the wind towers would be far greater. This could, he felt, justify a higher
      fee, perhaps in the range of $1,000. However, he closed by noting that the
      $25 per foot fee still seemed excessive.

Mr. Simonson moved to set the Building Permit fee per wind tower at
$1,000, seconded by Ms. Vary.

      Mr. Steimel called for any additional discussion. Ms. Vary asked if cell
      towers require a Special Use Permit with each tower. Mr. Miller responded
      that they did not, as they are exempted from county zoning authority by
      State Statute.
      Mr. Sands noted that there was still a tremendous amount of negotiation
      left to do on the details of the project implementation and that such
      negotiations will take a great deal of staff time. He again noted that he felt
      that perhaps not all the potential time and effort costs had been considered.


      Mr. Miller noted that it is a valuable point to note that costs considered for
      the fee had focused on the construction of the towers rather than the
      administration of the use conditions and perhaps that could justify a higher
      fee structure. He asked Mr. Slingerland if adding costs associated with
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      enforcing conditions of the Special Use Permit seemed to be an acceptable
      addition to the Aactual costs@ policy, and Mr. Slingerland concurred.

      Mr. Rosemeier asked if there would have to be staff involvement in issues
      related to any farm or road damage caused during construction. Mr. Miller
      noted that damage to farms will be handled between the farmers and FPL.
      As to other ancillary costs, such as Sheriff=s escorts for the trucks, those
      would be billed directly from the agency affected to FPL. FPL will be
      providing security to assure damage to roads is repaired.

      Mr. Slack asked what constraints are on the County related to power plants
      and if that would add any additional inspection issues that had not been
      anticipated. Mr. Miller asked Mr. Petrie to comment. Mr. Petrie noted that
      he had been in conversations with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and that
      they have requested involvement as a third party inspector. Any costs billed
      by UL would be billed to FPL.

      Mr. Sands interjected that such inspections would need coordinating and
      that would fall to County staff. Mr. Slack asked if the obtaining and
      processing of EPA permits would involve any staff time. Mr. Miller
      responded that all of that work would have to be handled directly by FPL.
      Ms. Vary asked if it would be correct that permit costs will be primarily
      related to construction of the towers. Mr. Miller indicated that was correct,
      but added that there had also been agreement that some administrative
      costs could be rolled into the fee as well.

Mr. Sands moved to amend the original motion from a $1,000 fee per tower to $2,000
per tower. Mr. Lyle seconded the motion. Ms. Vary and Mr. Simonson agreed to the
amendment, and the motion to amend carried with seven Committee
members in favor, and Mr. Slack opposed. A vote on the original motion to set
the fee carried with seven Committee members in favor, and Mr. Slack opposed.

      Discussion moved to the consideration of possible fee adjustments for other
      zoning actions. Mr. Miller began with an overview of the fees and costs
      currently in place, using Special Use as an example. The current fees are
      intended to offset the costs of the Hearing Officer at a rate of $350 for the
      first hour and $50 for each additional hour, which includes the production
      of a final report for the record. Also included are costs for the Officer to
      travel to the site. However, increases in the costs of required mailings to
      surrounding property owners and newspaper publication have rendered the
      current $525 fee insufficient. A review of the average publication and
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      mailing costs would support a conservative recommendation of between
      $570 and $600 per case. One recommendation would be to have the
      applicant fully reimburse the actual costs for the mailing and publications
      within 30 days of being given those costs by the County. If this were done,
      then the actual Afee@ could be reduced, even with the additional
      administrative costs associated with the billing.

      Mr. MacMurdo asked of all the permit types applied for, how many were for
      County residents and how many were for others outside the County? Mr.
      Miller replied that 90% of the applicants were County residents. Mr.
      MacMurdo asked if these could be accurately characterized then as fees
      charged primarily to DeKalb County taxpayers. Mr. Miller noted that was
      correct, but to taxpayers that were demanding services of the County that
      others were not.

      Mr. Sands asked to clarify that the staff recommendation is to reduce the
      fees. Mr. Miller said that was correct, but that the applicant would also pay
      for the actual costs of the notice in the newspaper and the mailing to
      surrounding property owners. Mr. Sands then asked what the fee is that is
      applied to an individual who wishes to build a house on a 40 acre A-1,
      Agricultural parcel. Mr. Miller responded that there was no fee attached in
      that circumstance. However, he added that houses in other zoning classes
      do carry fees determined by the square footage of the houses or structures
      proposed. On the average, such costs run about $1,200 per single family
      dwelling.

      Mr. Sands asked if he was correct that a person seeking a Planned
      Development could do so and receive the benefit of multiple permits for the
      $600 fee noted, rather than at $1,200 per house? Mr. Miller clarified that
      the cost for a Planned Development review covered only the review and
      approval process for the subdivision. Building Permit fees would be charged
      per house after the planned development were approved. However, he noted
      that it had been awhile since a review had been done on the Planned
      Development fee and perhaps it should be looked at as well. Mr. Sands
      asked if Mr. Miller could bring back a recommendation on that to the next
      scheduled Committee meeting. Mr. Miller agreed that he would do that.

      Mr. Steimel then noted that there seems to be two issues at hand, the
      adjustment to make petitioners responsible for some of the costs associated
      with the process, and the question of a fee increase for planned
      developments. He commented that perhaps the Committee needs additional
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      information. Mr. Miller noted that a final decision could be tabled until the
      additional information requested by Mr. Sands and that this might be
      cleaner from an administrative standing.

Mr. MacMurdo moved to table further discussion until the next regularly scheduled
meeting, seconded by Ms. Vary, and the motion passed unanimously.

BUILDING CODE AMENDMENTS BMinor amendments to the current County
Building Codes recommended by the Chief Building Inspector.

      Mr. Miller distributed an amended memo for the Committee=s review
      and asked that Mr. Petrie be recognized to discuss the issues presented
      in greater detail. Mr. Petrie noted that the County Building Inspectors
      have been working closely with the 2000 International Residential
      Code (IRC) and had noted some variations from our existing codes that
      need to be addressed. Items 1 and 2 from residential code R105.2 are
      simply items that need to removed from the listing of AWork Exempt
      from permit.@ He commented that exemption of fences and small
      accessory structures from requiring Building Permits is not
      recommended, as these structures require inspection according to the
      Zoning Ordinance to assure proper enforcement. Item 3 related to
      residential code R317.2, which permits battery operated smoke
      detectors in building additions. Mr. Petrie noted that the County
      preference would be to retain a requirement of a/c powered units.

      The final item relates to Chapter 11 of the residential code and calls
      for a higher exterior wall energy efficiency standard of R-21, and a
      resulting change to construction requirements from 2X4 walls to 2X6
      walls. The recommendation from the staff is that the County amend
      the code to continue to require an R-13 standard (2x4 construction), as
      the energy efficiency enhancement to the R-21 standard would not be
      sufficient to justify the additional building (and consumer) costs.
      Further, the Federal Department of Energy supports the R-13 standard
      as well.

      Mr. MacMurdo noted that he was quite familiar with this issue and it
      was his understanding that the only reason the Federal government
      had agreed to the R-13 standard was as the result of concerted
      pressure from the mobile modular home industry to avoid enhanced
      costs. Mr. Sands noted that Cortland has opted to adopt the R-21
      standard. Mr. Simonson noted that recalled that homebuilders used to
      follow a 2X6 construction standard and, in his opinion, the homes
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      were more solid and trustworthy during storms.

      Mr. Steimel commented that this seems to be an issue that will have
      great significance to people building homes and perhaps it would be
      prudent to take additional time to consider all the ramifications of the
      issue. He asked Mr. Petrie to speak with the local building community
      and see if there are substantive arguments for either side of the issue.
      Mr. Miller noted that it might be additionally helpful to get a sense of
      what the individual towns and villages are doing to assure consistency.
       Mrs. Dubin asked if it would be possible to get some firm idea of what
      additional costs this would add to a typical house.

Ms. Vary moved to table further discussion until the next regularly scheduled
meeting, seconded by Mrs. Dubin, and the motion passed unanimously.

DISCUSSION ITEM BPlanning, Zoning and Building Department Annual
Report.

      Mr. Miller noted that a copy of the Department=s Annual Report was
      being provided for the Committee=s information. Mr. Steimel asked
      Mr. Slingerland to comment on the violations process and procedures.
       Mr. Slingerland noted that since the creation of the Code Hearing Unit
      two years ago, things have been working quite well. Mr. Miller added
      that this has greatly reduced the cases being forwarded to the State=s
      Attorney=s office for processing. There have been only two items that
      have come to the Code Hearing Unit, one resulting in a determination
      by the offender to cooperate prior to the Hearing beginning and one
      ending in a plea bargain and fine.

REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION BStatus of Unified Comprehensive
Plan/Model UDO Project

      Mr. Miller reported that the RPC has been meeting monthly, and that
      the attendance from the 13 participating communities has been very
      good.    The RPC has made substantial progress on the Unified
      Comprehensive Plan (UCP)/Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)
      project, wherein each municipality is updating their comprehensive
      plans, which will then be combined with the County=s plan to create a
      Unified Comprehensive Plan. Many of the communities are using the
      services of the consultant, LandVision, while some like DeKalb and
      Cortland are doing their own.     The current schedule calls for the
      consensus plans for each community to be mostly completed by this
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      April, and then to have the Unified Comprehensive Plan prepared by
      the end of the year. The hope is that, in the end, all the communities
      are essentially on the same page regarding development standards and
      processes.

      Ms. Vary asked if Maple Park had any involvement in this process,
      considering the rapid expansion occurring from the East. Mr. Miller
      responded that they had not responded to the County, but had instead
      done a comprehensive plan with assistance from Kane County. He
      hopes to go back to Maple Park after the finalization of the County-
      wide UCP and see if it would be possible to achieve an
      intergovernmental agreement with them. He added that it was the
      hope to have several intergovernmental agreements at the completion
      of the project wherein the communities essentially endorses the
      County plan and the County endorses theirs. In the end, the RPC will
      continue to meet to coordinate, cooperate and communicate on issues
      of regional interest.

      Ms. Dubin asked if there had been any further discussions on the
      Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Mr. Miller noted that he
      has been asked to be on the Technical Committee for the MPO, but
      they have not met yet. He noted that Bob Pritchard is representing
      the County on the Policy Committee for the MPO.

      Mr. Simonson reported that the Kane County Board Chairman would be
      the featured Speaker at the DeKalb County Farmland Foundation at
      the Afton Hall in Elva from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 22,
      2003.

      Mr. Sands noted that the Village of Malta is extremely happy with the
      Regional Planning Commission efforts and the assistance that has been
      provided to them from Mr. Miller. He noted that this assistance will
      be tremendously helpful to the Village as it faces its development
      challenges.

MORATORIUM ON WIND TOWERS BRequest sent from DeKalb County Board.

      Mr. Miller passed out a draft ordinance which had been constructed
      with the assistance and input of State=s Attorney Ron Matekaitis and
      Mr. Slingerland. After the Committee reviewed the document, Mr.
      Steimel asked Mr. Miller to discuss the contents of the ordinance. Mr.
      Miller noted that the intention is to frame the intentions of the Board
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      with regard to a moratorium on any further wind tower development
      beyond what had been approved by the Board recently. The purpose is
      to provide the County time to evaluate the real impact that will occur
      from the approved project without committing to any further
      development.

      Mr. Miller went on to discuss specific reference points in the
      document. One item of note is the final Awhereas@ clause appearing
      on the top of page two of the document. This item makes clear that
      while the County cannot prohibit anyone from making application for
      further wind tower development, the staff will not be obligated to act
      on the applications until the moratorium expires. This lead to a
      discussion of the appropriate expiration date to be set for the
      moratorium. Mr. Miller noted that in his discussions with Mr.
      Matekaitis, he had indicated that a two-year expiration might prove
      difficult to defend if an applicant brought suit against the County.

      Mr. MacMurdo asked Mr. Slingerland what he felt would be a legally
      defensible date. Mr. Slingerland responded that he had not been
      involved in the discussions on the expiration date with Mr. Matekaitis,
      and therefore could not speak to alternative date options. Mr. Slack
      noted that if two years was not an option, would one year really be
      sufficient to assess the project impact.

      Ms. Vary commented that she thought perhaps two to three years was
      the most reasonable time frame.

      Mr. Steimel asked if the County Board could elect to rescind the
      moratorium before the expiration date if they found they had
      sufficient information. Mr. Slingerland responded that they indeed
      could rescind if they so chose. Ms. Vary again noted that it would
      seem reasonable to need at least two or three years for a full
      assessment of impact on lifestyles, property values and the other
      issues raised by wind tower opponents. Mr. MacMurdo noted that
      there was also an issue of seeing at least two seasonal cycles to assess
      the weather related concerns.

      Mr. Slack asked if the County were accepting applications during the
      moratorium, would they then be deluged with requests for action the
      day after the expiration and would they have to be given a Afirst come,
      first served@ response. Mr. Miller responded that would likely be the
      case, however, as they had seen with the FPL project, there was a great
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      deal that the companies would have to do with local property owners
      and their own assessments before being able to proceed with the
      County. Discussion followed regarding how specific the expiration
      date would have to be. Mr. Slingerland responded that there would
      have to be a clear public declaration of when the clock starts and ends
      on the moratorium.

      Mr. Slack raised the question of whether or not a farmer who wished to
      have a wind tower for their private use would be prohibited from
      having one by the moratorium. Mr. Miller responded that they would
      not be as long as the private use is maintained and all appropriate
      setbacks are observed. If the tower were ever put into commercial
      usage, it would be prohibited without a Special Use Permit.

      Mr. Simonson asked if FPL had any kind of deadline for completion of
      the towers in the current project. Mr. Miller noted that they had
      stated an intention of completion of all towers by 12-31-03. Mr.
      Steimel noted that it then seemed even more appropriate to look to a
      two year moratorium, as the real, full impact would not begin to be felt
      until 1-1-2004 at the earliest.

Ms. Vary moved to recommend a moratorium on wind tower development to
the County Board with an expiration date of 1-1-2006, seconded by Mr.
MacMurdo, and the motion passed unanimously.
DEVELOPERS SIGNS ON COUNTY ROADS BPrivate developments have been
placing signs at improper places on County road ways.

      Mr. Steimel noted that some Board members and other public officials
      had been receiving complaints about signs for two              housing
      developments that have been placed along County road ways. He
      asked Mr. Miller to bring the Committee up to speed on the rules and
      regulations that would apply. Mr. Miller reported that the County
      regulations make off-premise signs illegal in the County. They are
      further prohibited if they are placed in the roadway. However, the
      administration of the rules falls to only one Code Enforcement Officer,
      Mr. Anderson. On occasion, the Sheriff=s department will notify the
      office about signs posted illegally. One practice that has been
      occurring is that some of the offenders have been placing the signs on
      a Friday evening and removing them on a Sunday evening, knowing
      that the Planning Department is closed during that time. The
      Sheriff=s Department has agreed to try to handle weekend violations.
      Mr. Miller noted that if anyone else observes the signs, and can obtain
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      information about who are the sign owners, the office can make
      contact and begin the process of establishing a violation file that could
      be taken to the Code Hearing Unit. Currently, Mr. Anderson and Mr.
      Miller have spoken to two of the sign providers involved in the recent
      complaints and informed them of the illegality and the potential for
      fines. Discussion followed regarding the responsibility of the
      developers and the landowners who allow signs to be placed on their
      property. Mr. Slingerland noted that the County Zoning Ordinance
      specifies that it is the erection of the sign that is illegal, and if the
      landowners is not putting the sign up, they may not be subject to any
      fine. However, the County can process a violation against whomever
      installed the sign.

      Mr. Sands asked at this time to recognize Mr. Mel Hass, a guest in the
      audience to make comments on this situation. Mr. Hass wanted to
      express his encouragement to the County to take this sign issue very
      seriously as he had seen the outcome in some of the farther eastern
      suburbs. In these areas, the signs had become an extreme eyesore and
      he was quite happy to hear that DeKalb had ordinance provisions that
      addressed this. He then asked Mr. Miller what a citizen can do to
      assist the County in handling this situation. Mr. Miller noted that
      anyone observing the violation should provide as much detail about
      placement, and sign ownership as they can to the Planning, Zoning and
      Building Department. He closed by noting that they would be moving
      through the notification process with the current group of offenders.
      Mr. Steimel noted that perhaps further discussions on making the
      policy more stringent might be in order. Mr. Miller noted that the
      ordinance seems adequate, but the difficulties come in on the
      enforcement and the evidence required to bring about a negative
      finding at the Code Hearing Unit.

      Mr. Lyle asked if the roadside memorials that are often erected would
      also be illegal. Mr. Miller noted that they were, but that staff rarely is
      called upon to remove them. Mr. Sands added that some road
      commissioners might respect their placement for a short time and
      then encourage their removal or replacement to private property.

      Mr. Sands asked if one other issue could be addressed before
      adjournment with respect to cell tower regulation. He noted that the
      recent wind tower discussions brought up concerns related to fees and
      setbacks that might well be equally applicable to cell towers. Mr.
      Miller noted that while fees could be reviewed, the setbacks are
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        established by State law and would not be in the County=s jurisdiction.
         Mr. Sands asked to be provided a copy of the applicable law.

        Ms. Vary closed by noting that she had obtained a copy of a very
        informative PowerPoint presentation given by Roger Hopkins at the
        annual meeting of the     DeKalb County Economic Development
        Corporation. She offered it to any of the Committee members who
        might find it useful.

Mr. Lyle moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Simonson, and the motion
carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,




Roger Steimel, Chairman
Planning and Regulations Committee Chairman

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      SECTION B.



PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE &
     DEVELOPMENT
       COMMITTEE
                            RESOLUTION
  Authorizing Application for Public Transportation Financial Assistance under Section
                        5311 of the Federal Transit Act of 1991.


       WHEREAS, the provision of public transit service is essential to the transportation
of persons in the non-urbanized area; and

       WHEREAS, Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act of 1991, makes funds available
to help offset certain operating deficits of a system providing public transit service in non-
urbanized areas, and

       WHEREAS, grants for said funds will impose certain obligations upon the recipient,
including the provision by it of the local share of funds necessary to cover costs not
covered by funds provided under Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act of 1964, as
amended.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the DeKalb County Board:

       Section 1.   That an application be made to the Division of Public Transportation,
Department of Transportation, State of Illinois, for a financial assistance grant under
Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act of 1991, for the purpose of off-setting a portion of
the Public Transportation Program operating deficits of DeKalb County.

     Section 2.   That while participating in said operating assistance program the
County of DeKalb will provide all required local matching funds.

       Section 3.  That Deputy County Administrator of the County of DeKalb is hereby
authorized and directed to execute and file on behalf of the County of DeKalb such
application.

       Section 4.   That the Deputy County Administrator of the County of DeKalb is
authorized to furnish such additional information as may be required by the Division of
Public Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration in connection with the
aforesaid application for said grant.

       Section 5.  That the Deputy County Administrator of the County of DeKalb is
hereby authorized and directed to execute and file on behalf of the County of DeKalb all
required Grant Agreements with the Illinois Department of Transportation.

        PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS, THIS 19TH DAY OF MARCH 2003, A.D.


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                            RESOLUTION
                            Acceptance of the Special Warranty


       WHEREAS, Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act of 1964, as amended, makes
funds available to help offset certain operating deficits of a system providing public transit
service in non-urbanized areas; and

       WHEREAS, 49 U.S.C. SS 5333(b) requires that fair and equitable arrangements
must be made to protect the interests of employees affected by such assistance as a
condition of receipt of funds under Section 5311; and

       WHEREAS, a simplified process for assuring employee protections that
accommodates the needs of participants in the Section 5311 program has been agreed
upon by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Transportation by
allowing execution of a Special Section 5333(b) Warranty for Section 5311 projects
(Special Warranty), which the Secretary of Labor certified on May 31, 1979;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the DeKalb County Board:

       Section 1.   That an application be made to the Division of Public Transportation,
Department of Transportation, State of Illinois, for a financial assistance grant under
Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act of 1964, as amended.

      Section 2.    As a condition of the receipt of Section 5311 funds, the County of
DeKalb hereby agrees in writing to the terms and conditions of the Special Warranty
regarding fair and equitable arrangements to protect the interests of employees affected
by such assistance.

        PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS, THIS 19TH DAY OF MARCH 2003, A.D.


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                           RESOLUTION


      WHEREAS, the Public Infrastructure & Development Committee of

the DeKalb County Board deems it appropriate to enter into an

agreement with the State of Illinois for the resurfacing of Cherry Valley

Road (CH 21), FAS 1122, Stone Quarry Road (CH 32) and Five Points

Road (CH 26), said improvement to be designated as Section 02-00197-

00-RS and estimated to cost eight hundred thousand dollars

($800,000.00) with the local reimbursement share to be one hundred

sixty thousand dollars ($160,000.00).

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the DeKalb County

Board that it does authorize its chairman to execute an appropriate

Federal Aid Secondary Program Agreement with the State of Illinois.


PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS THIS 19TH DAY OF MARCH, 2003
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                                 RESOLUTION




      WHEREAS, bids have been invited by the County of DeKalb for

improvements on various road and bridge projects , and

      WHEREAS, Road Oil Service of Granville, Illinois has submitted the low

bid meeting specifications, for the said improvements.

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

that it does approve an award in the low bid submitted by the aforementioned

vendor for the provision of the various road improvements and bridge projects

as set forth herein below:



      A) in the amount of five hundred twenty-five thousand three hundred

seventy-one and no cents ($525,371.00) for the seal coating of various roads on

both the County and Road District road systems, Section 03-XX000-XX-GM.

 PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS THIS 19th DAY OF MARCH, 2003 A.D.



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                                 DeKalb County Board

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                          RESOLUTION

      WHEREAS, bids have been invited for improvements on various

road projects in DeKalb County, and

      WHEREAS, Macklin, Inc. of Rochelle, Illinois, has submitted the

low bids meeting specifications,

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the DeKalb County

Board that it does approve the award as set forth herein below:

MACKLIN, INC:

      (a) in the amount of thirty-one thousand seven hundred and forty

         and no cents ($31,740.00) for aggregate, Spread-on-Road

         (SOR), on McGirr Road in Afton Road District, designated as

         Section Number 03-01000-00-GM, and

      (b) in the amount of thirty-five thousand three hundred and forty

         and no cents ($35,340.00) for aggregate SOR, on Willrett Road

         in Milan Road District, designated as Section Number 03-

         10000-00-GM, and

      (c) in the amount of thirty-seven thousand nine hundred and no

         cents ($37,900.00) for aggregate SOR, on Radley and Svendsen

         Roads in Paw Paw Road District, designated as Section Number

         03-11000-00-GM, and

      (d) in the amount of twenty-one thousand three hundred and no

         cents ($21,300.00) for aggregate SOR, on Preserve Road in

         Shabbona Road District, designated as Section Number 03-

         14000-00-GM, and
PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS THIS 19TH DAY OF MARCH, 2003

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                           RESOLUTION




      WHEREAS, the Road Districts of Milan and Shabbona have

requested the centralization of all road permitting on the Road District’s

respective roads during the construction of the Wind Farm within DeKalb

County; and

      WHEREAS, the County Engineer has agreed to perform this

function for the said Road Districts during the time of construction of

said wind farm only; and

      WHEREAS, the Public Infrastructure and Development Committee

of the DeKalb County Board deems it appropriate to enter into an

intergovernmental agreement with the Road Districts of Milan and

Shabbona for the centralization of all road permitting for the purpose of

transporting building materials and construction equipment to and from

the designated construction sites.

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the DeKalb County

Board that it does authorize it’s Chairmen to sign the Intergovernmental

Agreement with the Road Districts of Milan and Shabbona.


PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS THIS 19TH DAY OF MARCH, 2003
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                  PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

                                        March 6, 2003


       The regular monthly meeting of the Public Infrastructure and Development committee of
the
DeKalb County Board met on Thursday March 6, 2003 at 7:00 P.M. in the Conference Room of
the DeKalb County Highway Department, DeKalb, Illinois. Chairman Wilson called the
meeting to order.

       Committee members present were Chairman Wilson, Vice-Chairman MacMurdo, Ms.
Fauci, Ms. Fullerton, Mr. Gudmunson, Mr. Slack and Mr. VanBuer. Also present were William
Lorence, County Engineer, Wayne Davey, Highway Department Support Services Manager, Mr.
Tom Zucker, TransVAC and Mr. Clive Turvey.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

     Motion made by Mr. Slack to approve the minutes of February 6, 2003 and Mr.
Gudmunson seconded this motion. Motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

        It was discussed to amend the agenda by deleting item 1, Presentation by the City of
Sandwich. Mr. Tom Thomas, Mayor of the City of Sandwich, requested this item be moved to
April’s agenda. Motion to amend and approve the agenda was made by Mr. MacMurdo and
seconded by Mr. VanBuer. Motion carried unanimously.


5311 FEDERAL TRANSIT FUNDS, RURAL:

        Mr. Tom Zucker provided the Committee with a brief review of his comments made at
the February 6, 2003 meeting whereat he explained the 5311 process and how the Public
Infrastructure and Development Committee would be involved in this granting process. The
County would act as the grantee and pass the funding received from the Illinois Department of
Transportation and all responsibilities associated with this grant to TransVAC for the
administration of the grant. TransVAC will provide public transportation in the form of
approximately 5,000 rides, in a radius of 100 miles, operating a fleet of 35 vehicles throughout
DeKalb County and the metropolitan areas located therein. Mr. Zucker explained the purpose
of the resolutions presented tonight. The first resolution presented was to authorize the
County to make application for these funds and the second resolution was for the purpose of
acceptance of a special warranty ensuring the fair and equitable arrangements to protect the
interest of employees affected by such assistance. In short, these funds are not to be used to
compete with other commercial establishments in the business of providing a like service in
this area. Mr. Zucker assured the Committee that TransVAC is not in competition with anyone
as there is no business in this area providing this service to our citizens. Motion made by
Julia Fauci to present resolution number one to the DeKalb County Board with a
recommendation of Approval. Mr. MacMurdo seconded this motion. Motion carried
unanimously. Motion made by Mr. Slack to present resolution number two to the DeKalb
County Board with a recommendation of Approval. Ms. Fullerton seconded this motion.
 Motion carried unanimously.

FAS RESOLUTION FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS:

       Mr. Lorence explained to the Committee that Federal Funds are available for the
resurfacing of Cherry Valley/Stone Quarry/Five Points Roads. This project has been
designated as Section 02-00197-00-RS. Mr. Lorence stated the County’s share of this
$800,000.00 project was $160,000.00 and these funds had been approved in the 2003 budget.
 The resolution presented will authorize the Chairman of the DeKalb County Board to execute
the FAS agreement with the State of Illinois. Motion made by Mr. MacMurdo to present the
resolution to the DeKalb County Board with a recommendation of Approval. Mr. VanBuer
seconded this motion. Motion carried unanimously.


APPROVAL OF BID AWARDS

       Chairman Wilson presented the recommended bid awards for the summer seal coat
operations and Road District aggregate, spread on road (SOR) projects, to the Committee.

        Mr. Lorence explained that the bid award presented was for all seal coat operations for
DeKalb County roads as well as those Road Districts who would be seal coating their roads this
summer. By combining all projects into one bid, the County and Road Districts enjoy a very
competitive price due to economy of scale. Five bid packages were requested by qualified
bidders and only two sealed bids were returned. Curran Construction Company submitted a
bid in the amount of $538,471.60; Road Oil Service submitted their bid of $525,371.00. Mr.
Lorence recommended to the Committee that they recommend Road Oil Service be awarded the
contract. Mr. Lorence also presented the County Maintenance Resolution for appropriating
Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) to pay for a portion of the County’s seal coat projects. Motion was made
by Mr. MacMurdo and seconded by Ms. Fullerton to present the resolution to award the
seal coat bid to Road Oil to the DeKalb County Board with a recommendation of approval.
 Motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Ms. Fullerton and seconded by Mr.
Gudmunson to present the County Maintenance Resolution for MFT funds to pay for a
portion of the County’s seal coat projects to the DeKalb County Board with a
recommendation of approval. Motion carried unanimously.

         Mr. Lorence explained the SOR projects for the Road Districts. When Township MFT
funds are used the County must award bids to the lowest qualified bidder meeting
specifications. Macklin, Inc. was the lowest bidder for several road projects within DeKalb
County Road Districts as listed on the resolution. Mr. Lorence recommended the Committee
recommend the award to Macklin, Inc. Motion was made by Mr. VanBuer and seconded by
Mr. MacMurdo to present the resolution to award the SOR aggregate bids for various Road
Districts to Macklin, Inc. to the DeKalb County Board with a recommendation of
approval. Motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION FOR INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTS:

       Mr. Lorence presented an Intergovernmental agreement with the Townships of Milan
and Shabbona for the central permitting of all roads to be used by FPL and their contractors
during the construction of the wind farm in DeKalb County. The Road District Commissioners
have requested the County Engineer perform this function for them to allow for a uniform
permitting process. Mr. Lorence informed the Committee he would be happy to accommodate
the Commissioners with their request. In order for this to be done the Chairman of the DeKalb
County Board would need to be authorized to sign the intergovernmental agreements with the
Road Districts. Motion made by Mr. MacMurdo to present the resolution authorizing the
Chairman to sign both intergovernmental agreements to the DeKalb County Board with a
recommendation of Approval. Mr. Gudmunson seconded this motion. Motion carried
unanimously.


CHAIRMAN’S COMMENTS:

        Chairman Wilson expressed his appreciation to Vice-Chairman MacMurdo for presiding
over February’s meeting in his absence. Chairman Wilson pointed out that a copy of the items
of interest to the Committee, as discussed at the February meeting, was provided in their
Committee packages and the Committee can refer to that list as the need arises.
COUNTY ENGINEER’S COMMENTS:

       Mr. Lorence explained the status of current projects and highlighted some recent
developments that should be of interest to the Committee. As a matter of information the
Committee was informed that the bridge lettings scheduled for April will probably be pushed
back to May or June.

         Mr. Lorence explained the damage caused to the bridge on Kirkland Road due to a
recent automobile accident. Because of the damage the bridge had to be posted for vehicle
traffic only, no trucks or buses. The cost of repairs could be in excess of $100,000 and this
expense will be submitted to responsible party’s insurance company for recoupment. Also, Mr.
Lorence explained that Belvidere Construction had requested a three-week extension for the
completion of the Genoa Railroad Bridge project. That request has been denied based on
information that there was no sound reasoning for the delay in completion other than lack of
aggressiveness on the part of the Contractor to schedule sub-contractors properly. Further,
Mr. Lorence explained that the Peace Road and Bethany Road project is tentatively scheduled
to be let during 2004. The City of Sycamore is the lead agency on that project and the County
has to wait until they are ready to proceed.

        At the request of Chairman Wilson, Mr. Lorence reviewed the five-year plan with
Committee members. It was explained that years one and two are pretty firm as far as funding,
planning, and scheduled execution is concerned. Year three is used as a planning year and is
subject to change based on other priorities that may arise. Years four and five are floating
years and those projects are in the very initial stages of development. Years four and five
projects are moved either forward or backward depending on funding availability and priority of
work to be completed.

       Chairman Wilson explained to the Committee the need to continue to obtain right-of-
ways for County Roadways to improve the safety of the traveling public. In coming budget
years the Committee will be challenged to budget for both road maintenance projects as well as
aggressively pursuing right-of-ways.


ADJOURNMENT:

      There being no further business to be brought before the Committee Mr. VanBuer
moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr. MacMurdo. Motion carried unanimously and the
March 6, 2003 meeting adjourned at 8:43 P.M.

                                                   Respectfully Submitted



                                                   John Wilson
                                                   Chairman
       SECTION C.


PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE
                          RESOLUTION

      WHEREAS, the National MS Society is sponsoring a Bike Tour in the County
of DeKalb which event constitutes a public purpose;

      WHEREAS, this Bike Tour will require the temporary regulation of traffic at
Route 23 and Elva, a State Highway in the County of DeKalb, from Route 23 at
Elva;

      WHEREAS, Section 4-408 of the Illinois Highway Code authorizes the
Department of Transportation to issue permits to local authorities to temporarily
close portions of State Highways for such public purposes.

      NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the DeKalb County Board that
permission to regulate traffic at Route 23 at Elva Road as above designated, be
requested of the Department of Transportation.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,that this regulation shall occur during the
approximate time period between 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. on Saturday, June 21,
2003 and 5:30a.m. to 10:00a.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2003.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this regulation of traffic is for the public
purpose of the MS 150 Tour de Farms Bike Tour.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that there will be no detour of traffic needed
because of the regulation of traffic, or traffic control.

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the DeKalb County Sheriff assumes full
responsibility for the direction, protection, and regulation of the traffic during the
time designated above.

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that police officers or authorized flaggers
shall, at the expense of the National MS Society be positioned at the intersection
and other points as may be necessary to assist in directing traffic through the
regulated intersection.

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that police officers, flaggers and officials shall
permit emergency vehicles in emergency situations to pass through the regulated
area as swiftly as is safe for all concerned.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all debris shall be removed by National
MS Society prior to reopening the State Highway.

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that such signs, flags, barricades, etc., shall
be used by the National MS Society as may be approved by the Illinois Department
of Transportation. These items shall be provided by the National MS Society.
      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the regulation of traffic shall be marked
according to the Illinois Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that an occasional break shall be made in the
procession so that traffic may pass through. In any event, adequate provisions
will be made for traffic on intersecting highways pursuant to conditions noted
above. (Note: this paragraph is applicable when the Resolution pertains to a
parade or when no detour is required.)

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the National MS Society hereby agrees to
assume all liabilities and pay all claims for any damage which shall be occasioned
by the regulation of traffic described above.

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the National MS Society shall provide a
comprehensive general liability insurance policy or an additional insured
endorsement in the amount of $100,000 per person and $500,000 aggregate
which has the Illinois Department of Transportation and its officials, employees,
and agents; all DeKalb County Officials, employees and agents; and all Township
Road Commissioners and their agents as insureds, and which protects them from
all claims arising from the requested regulation and traffic control.

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to
the Department of Transportation to serve as a formal request for the permission
sought in this Resolution and to operate as part of the conditions of said
permission.

      PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS, THIS 19TH DAY OF MARCH, 2003, A.D.


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                                RESOLUTION

Whereas, the County of DeKalb and the City of Genoa Police Department
have, through the efforts of their various public officials, studied the
possibility of enhancing the safety of their citizens through the
improvement of their E-911 dispatching capabilities, and

Whereas, those studies have revealed that combining the current Public
Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) maintained separately by the City and
the County would provide a higher level of service and security to the
community, and

Whereas, a plan to consolidate those separate dispatch centers has been
presented to, reviewed and recommended by the DeKalb County Public
Services Committee, and

Whereas, a memorandum of agreement outlining the basic
responsibilities and considerations of the parties has been drafted and is
attached to this resolution and is hereby incorporated as if set forth fully
herein

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the DeKalb County Board
does hereby concur in the recommendation of its Public Services
Committee and does approve and direct the Chairman to sign the
attached Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Genoa Police
Department and the County of DeKalb and be it further resolved that the
County Board does hereby encourage the Sheriff to use his best efforts to
implement said agreement in the most effective and efficient manner
possible.

PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS THIS 19th DAY OF MARCH 2003, A.D.



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TO:       PUBLIC SERVICE COMMITTEE
          DEKALB COUNTY BOARD
          DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS



                               REPORT OF PUBLIC DEFENDER
                               MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2003

          The Undersigned Public Defender for DeKalb County, Illinois, pursuant
          to statute in such cases made and provided, hereby files the report of
          services performed by him and his assistants for the above stated month
          listing the number of cases at the start of the month as indicated by
          category listing, and the number of cases closed at the end of the month,
          which are as follows:

                           JOHNSON        BUGDEN         CHUFFO          EMERSON GRUBER            TOTAL



CRIMINAL FELONY                     43          100            93                  0           0     236

CRIMINALMISDEME                     20           21            20                 87       48        196

TRAFFIC OFFENSES                    45           70            35                272           4     426

JUVENILE                             0            0              1                 0      209        210

OTHER                                0            0              0                 1           0       1

TOTAL OPEN                         108          191           149                360      261       1069



Total Open Feb 03                    1           42            60                139       36        278

Total Close Jan 03                  21           35            39                184       21        300




TTL YTD Opened       FY 2003                                                                         895

TTL YTD Closed       FY 2003                                                                         914




Respectfully submitted,                                              Approved,



Joyce H. Erickson                                                    Kenneth E. Johnson
Administrative Secretary                                             Public Defender
                                                                     DeKalb County, Illinois

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cc: Honorable Kurt Klein
                                DEKALB COUNTY ADULT COURT SERVICES
                                      MONTHLY REPORT
                                           FY 03
PROBATION
                       DEC. JAN. FEB. MAR.   APR.   MAY JUNE JULY    AUG. SEPT. OCT. NOV. TOTAL
PSI                        7  33
New Active Cases          26  16
Total Caseload           613 606
Number of Arrests          8  19
Transfer Ins              12    5
Transfer Outs              3    0
Felony                   309 303
Misdemeanor               68  69
DUI                       23  19
Traffic                    3    5
Tech Viol. Reported       17    9
Crim. Viol. Reported       8  19
Tech. - No Violation       0    0
Tech. - Finding Viol.      1    3
Crim. - No Violation       0    0
Crim. - Finding Viol.      4    6
Successful Terminations   19  13


COMMUNITY RESTITUTION SERVICE
                       DEC. JAN. FEB. MAR.   APR.   MAY JUNE JULY    AUG. SEPT. OCT. NOV. TOTAL
# Adults Referred        49   50
# Hours Ordered        2037 3175
# Hours Completed      1566 2206
# SWAP Ordered - Adult   96   88
# Juveniles Referred     21   17
# Hours Ordered         207 331
# Hours Completed        45 175
# SWAP Ordered-Juv.     176 120
JUVENILE PLACEMENT/DETENTION REPORT

PLACEMENT                                   Dec.02 Jan. 03 Feb. 03 Mar. 03Apr. 03 May 03 June 03July 03 Aug. 03 Sept. 03   Oct. 03   Nov. 03
Residential placements at beginning of mo.     1      1
Minor's placed during the month                0      0
Minor's released during the month              0      0
Minor's in residential placement at end of m 1        1




DETENTION                                  Dec. 02 Jan. 03 Feb. 03 Mar. 03Apr 03 May 03 June 03July 03 Aug. 03 Sept. 03    Oct. 03   Nov. 03
Minor's in detention at beginning of month    3       3
Minor's detained during the month            11       9
Minor's released during the month            11      10
Minor's in detention at end of month          3       2
                  PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE
                           MINUTES
                         MARCH 3, 2003


The Public Services Committee of the DeKalb County Board met on Monday,
February 3, 2003, @ 6:30p.m. in the Administration Building’s Conference
Room East. Chairman Marlene Allen called the meeting to order. Members
present were Pat LaVigne, Sue Leifheit, Eileen Dubin, Eric Johnson and Robert
Rosemier. Members absent were Steve Faivre, Julia Fullerton and Richard
Osborne.


APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
Moved by Mr. Rosemier, seconded by Mr. Johnson, and it was carried
unanimously to approve the February 2003 minutes.

Mr. Osborne arrived @ 7:35p.m.

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
Chairman Allen said that they needed to add an item - #6A - to the agenda
regarding Ms. Olson’s Community Block Grant.

Moved by Ms. LaVigne, seconded by Ms. Leifheit, and it was carried
unanimously to approve the amended agenda.

Ms. Fullerton arrived @ 7:40p.m.

COURT SERVICES REPORT
Ms. Margi Gilmour, Court Services Director, briefly reviewed her monthly Adult
and CRS Reports. She said that there are no major changes for either one. The
CRS Report is pretty much the same, Ms. Gilmour continued. This is the time
of year when her department sees the number of hours completed diminish a
little bit due to the weather. Her department will see the number of hours
ordered exceed the number of hours completed when the warmer weather
returns.

The Juvenile Report continues to reflect one juvenile in residential placement.
There is still discussion regarding the possibility of having the juvenile step-
down from residential placement to a more independent living arrangement.
That still needs to be finalized.

There were 12 juveniles detained for the month of January 2003 with 1 for the
3rd time. Of those 12 juveniles detained, 5 were for the 1st time, 1 for the 2nd
time, 2 for the 3rd time, 3 for the 4th time and 1 for the 5th time.

The Intergovernmental Agreement Annual Report reflects the draw down
account to pay for the Kane County Juvenile Detention Center. They began
FY2003 with a balance of #334,360.00 remaining. If they stay consistent with
how they use the money in FY 2002, then she feels the money will last until
mid to late 2005.

Mr. Rosemier asked what happens when we use this money all up? Do we
renegotiate another contract for $1,000,000.00?       Ms. Gilmour said that she
felt that it would come back to this committee and figure out a “Plan B.” Or,
she continued, her department would have to remove “detention” out of the
board and care line item of the Court Services Budget, Ms. Gilmour explained.
She also said that it would have to be negotiated with Kane County again.


PUBLIC DEFENDER’S REPORT
Mr. Kenneth Johnson, Public Defender for DeKalb County, reviewed his report
for the committee. He stated that the felony and misdemeanor caseload has
gone down over the past month.

Mr. Johnson informed the committee that the Circuit Clerk’s Office called him
today and told him that more money has been generated from the attorney
reimbursement program then what had been agreed on. They were only
supposed to collect $15,000.00 for the entire year and his office has been able
to collect that entire amount by the end of February 2003. He believes that the
money goes into the general fund. The budgeted salary that was approved for
his department for this year will receive the $15,000.00 allotted for it. The rest
of the money collected through this program, for the rest of this year, is not
“tagged” for his office. He explained that a lot of the money collected is coming
from misdemeanor cases.


COMMUNITY SERVICES UPDATE ON SENIOR SERVICES TAX LEVY
Ms. Olson said that her office administers the money collected for the
Senior Services Tax Levy. This levy was created to provide services to
seniors to help prevent premature institutionalization, which in turn,
saves the county money and the taxpayers money. The decision to limit
the use of the senior tax levy to services that prevent premature
institutionalization was a county board decision. The state law that
allowed the county to levy this tax did not have it in it, the county board
put that restriction on it. They wanted to help save the taxpayers money
in the long run. By keeping the seniors out of nursing homes and
hospitals, etc., is certainly a savings to the taxpayers, Ms. Olson said.

Therefore, the committee’s job is to make decisions on how that money is
going to be used. The requests this year total $404,208.00 and we have
only received $340,000.00 from the levy, Ms. Olson continued. As you
can see the requests are a lot more than the taxed amount that we have.
Chairman Allen asked about why there is a difference in monies collected
for the levy this year vs. the last few years? Ms. Olson said that the
Assessed Valuation determines what this levy is supposed to generate.
Mr. Rosemier asked Ms. Olson if Fox Valley Older Adults have started to
turn in their billings yet? Ms. Olson said that yes, as of our last
committee meeting, Fox Valley is all caught up currently with their
billings.

It was agreed that Ms. Olson would email the guidelines to all committee
members this week.

She said that her department is funded about 90% from the Community
Services Block Grant. Ms. Olson said because of this she is proposing a
resolution for the reauthorization of her Community Block Grant
required by the Federal Government. She said that the county board did
this before about three years ago. She said that this grant is unique
because it is one of the few block grants to flow through the state, the
state is mandated to give 90% of the funds to the local agency that
administers the grant. The local agency, being the county board, decides
what the grant should look like.

She has an advisory board that is made up of 1/3 elected officials, 1/3
public persons and 1/3 representatives of their clients. There are five
people from each of these categories that sit on her advisory board. They
make the decision on how that money gets spent. Then it is brought to
the county board for final approval. So, we have local control over that
money. There is some talk in Washington, D.C., that this year when they
reauthorize the grant they may give the money, like they do for other
block grants, directly to the Governor’s Office. Then the Governor gets to
decide, on a state-wide basis, how the money is used. Ms. Olson said
that she would like to see the local agency still have control over how the
money is used. She continued by saying that what we do with our
money here is very different then what Kankakee does with the money.
It’s the same “pot” of federal money but we can do something different
with it then what Kankakee or Chicago does with it. That is because our
needs are different here then they are in other places. What she is
asking is to recommend the resolution for reauthorizing the monies
(90%) to be guaranteed and that the federal government continue to
allow local control of the Block Grant.

Moved by Ms. Leifheit, seconded by Ms. Fullerton, and it was carried
unanimously to recommend the Reathorization Resolution to the full
board for approval.

Ms. Olson then said that she would not need this resolution to go to the
full board for approval until April 2003 and the committee agreed to that.
ESDA’S ANNUAL REPORT
Mr. Dennis Miller, Director of the ESDA Department, briefly reviewed the
ESDA Annual Report for the committee. He said that he serves as both
director of the ESDA and Coroner’s departments. More and more
attention is needed now because of the terrorism threat that the country
has experienced recently. He is working closely with other agencies in
the county regarding this issue. Karen Grush, DeKalb County Public
Health Director, has done a wonderful job with the plans for the
distribution of smallpox drugs. They have coordinated a site as the
distribution point for the County – if the need arises for mass inoculation
of the smallpox drug. He said that the Disaster Plan is up for revision
this year and will be done by September of this year. They just had a
severe weather meeting a week ago and held another one for the public
last week, too. The public who attend this meeting usually become
weather spotters.


CORONER’S ANNUAL REPORT
Mr. Miller then reviewed the Coroner’s Annual Report. He said that there
were 419 total deaths investigated. This is the highest number ever
since he has worked here. There were 390 natural deaths, 9 motor
vehicle deaths, etc. Pending cases means that if someone dies in
December of 2002, and the file is not closed until June of 2003, that is
what is considered a pending file.

He informed the committee that he had to use the Indigent Burial Policy
last week because an infant died last week and the parents needed help
with the burial. The burial was at no charge to the family. His office is
called upon and will see more of these cases in the future.


SHERIFF’S ANNUAL REPORT AND RESOLUTIONS
Proposed Agreements: Sheriff Scott approached the committee regarding
a Resolution with the City of Genoa Police Department and the County of
DeKalb for 911 dispatching capabilities. He said that there is another
contract that he will be bringing to the committee later on from the
Genoa-Kingston Fire District for the same thing. He said that this
agreement doesn’t start until July 1, 2003, so there is some time yet.

Moved by Mr. Rosemier, seconded by Ms. Dubin, and it was carried
unanimously to recommend the City of Genoa Police Department
Resolution on to the full board for approval.

MS Bike Tour Resolution:    Sheriff Scott then informed the committee
about another resolution that is coming from the National MS Society
who is sponsoring a Bike Tour through our county. This resolution
basically states that the county will provide some sort of traffic control
for them over a two-day program. This traffic control will be needed on
June 21, 2003 and June 22, 2003 at the intersection of Route 23 and
Elva Roads. It releases us from a lot of responsibility and liability and
makes sure they have an insurance policy that covers all county
employees and agents, as well as, township road commissioners, he
further stated.

Moved by Mr. Rosemier, seconded by Mr. Johnson, and it was carried
unanimously to recommend the MS Bike Tour and to forward it on to the
full board for approval.

Sheriff Scott then reviewed his annual report for the committee. Some of
the pages that he highlighted were as follows: Page 4 deals with the
revenues for his department; Page 5 covers the Merit Commission that
began in 1972; Page 11 deals with phone calls received for 911. They
received over 150,000 calls last year. Page 14 explains the patrol
division. Sheriff Scott said that they have two patrol officers assigned to
the Electronic Home Monitoring program.

Page 15 shows that traffic arrest increase by 71% in the year 2002. Page
19 shows that there were 251 DUI arrest in 2002; Page 24 covers the
Canine Unit. A.J. is being replaced by a new dog named Jax because
A.J. retired a couple of days ago, said Sheriff Scott. Page 25 covers Civil
Process that is a revenue source for the Sheriff’s Department. Page 28
explains the Vehicle Deployment Program; Page 32 covers the Traffic
Crash Report; Page 38 covers the Intersection Traffic Crashes, which
shows that Peace Road and Route 64 as the worst intersection. Page 41
covers the fatal accidents due to alcohol and drug influence. There were
27% of alcohol related fatalies in the county for 2002. It is a reduction
from 40% in 2001.

Page 43 talks about the Criminal Investigations Division. It states that
2001 saw a 24% rise in investigative cases opened, and FY2002 it
returned to a normal case level with a 32% drop in cases opened (from
213 vs. 315). They saw residential burglaries rise and commercial
burglaries fell from 24 in 2001 to 7 in 2002. The significant drop in
commercial burlaries from the previous year can be attributed to a
burglary team from Rockford who were responsible for dozens of
burglaries in Winnebago, Boone and DeKalb Counties. They were
arrested in 2001 after an intensive investigation.

Page 48 is a chart that highlights the Investigations 2002 Statistics and
how they were broken down. Under the Miscellaneous section it shows
17%. The committee asked Sheriff Scott what falls under Miscellaneous?
He said that that could be scams, runaway kids, some senior fraud, etc.
Sheriff Scott explained the Jail Operations – Corrections Division to the
committee. He said that last year the jail population reached a new high,
an average of 79 inmates per day. This number is the highest annual
average population for the Jail. Technical jail capacity is 89. For 2000
and 2001 the jail population averaged 77 inmates per day. In fact, the
last five years were the highest average daily populations in the Jail
history. Because of this problem a new committee was formed called the
Ad Hoc Jail Study Committee in 2002 to review the ongoing rise in
population figures at the Jail. They were given one year to accomplish
the goals and determine the best option to deal with the Jail space issues
now and in the future. The committee met in December 2002 and
selected the consultants (Durrant/Goldman and Associates) to develop a
comprehensive study to determine whether or not additional space is
needed at the jail, and to recommend to the Ad Hoc Committee a variety
of options to deal with the space needs.

Moved by Mr. Johnson, seconded by Ms. LaVigne, and it was carried
unanimously to accept all the annuals reports and to place them on file.


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



                                     Respectfully submitted,


                                     __________________________________
                                     Marlene Allen, Chairman

_____________________________
Mary C. Supple, Secretary

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      SECTION D.



PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE
                                P2003-01

                           PROCLAMATION

     IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT WEEK
                      APRIL 6-12, 2003



Counties Care for Kids, providing critical support and enrichment
services for children and their families all across America.

County family and child services make America’s communities stronger,
healthier and safer places to live and raise those families. County
officials and employees use their role as local leaders to encourage better
children’s physical and mental health, increase early childhood
development, and promote safe and effective parenting and family
strategies.

In DeKalb County, the Health Department, the Community Services
Department,     the    Court  Services   Department,    the    Regional
Superintendent of Schools, the County Mental Health Board, the Forest
Preserve and Extension Service, and the Sheriff’s Police, all work at
helping the more than 9,000 county children in various ways. They
provide medical services, public safety, and educational development
opportunities. They work in and provide funding for safety camps,
natural resource centers, forest preserves, well-child clinics, juvenile
mentoring, and a whole host of activities that make DeKalb County a
great place in which to grow.

Counties have a long history of caring for and providing for the nation’s
children. County governments are the citizen’s local government voice,
providing solutions that bring communities together.

In recognition of the leadership, innovation, and valuable services
provided by our nation's counties and all the ways that counties care for
our nation’s children:
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I, Robert W. Pritchard,
Chairman of the DeKalb County Board do hereby proclaim April 6-12,
2003 as National County Government Week.

GIVEN AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS, THIS 19TH DAY OF MARCH, 2003,
A.D., MYSELF AS WITNESS.




                           ____________________________________
                           Chairman, Robert W. Pritchard
                            PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE
                                    MINUTES
                                 MARCH 6, 2003


The Public Policy Committee of the DeKalb County Board met on Thursday, March 6,
2003 at 6:30p.m. at the DeKalb County Legislative Center’s Freedom Conference Room.
Chairman Ruth Anne Tobias called the meeting to order. Members present were Pat
LaVigne, Richard Osborne, Patricia Vary and Joseph Wiegand. Mr. Pritchard was absent.


APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
Moved by Mr. Wiegand, seconded by Ms. LaVigne, and it was carried unanimously to
approve the minutes from January and February 2003.

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
Moved by Mr. Wiegand, seconded by Mr. Osborne, and it was carried unanimously that
the agenda be approved.

PUBLIC COMMENT
No one was present for public comment.

NEW BUSINESS – County Government Week
Chairman Tobias said that there are different agencies in the county that provide services
for children. She felt that it would be nice to do a slide show at the County Board Meeting
about the various programs and departments that offer these varied services. The Sheriff
does a workshop every year at the Farm Bureau that she would like to show with the slide
show as an example. She would then like to put the slides on the website. She asked Mr.
Wiegand to please mention this to the Executive Committee next week.

Ms. Vary passed out the business card sized foldout from NIU that lists all services for
people throughout DeKalb County. Mr. Wiegand said that by looking at the fold out it
mentions a list of institutions that provide services but lacks the description about the
services. Chairman Tobias, said yes, but she feels that this type of format could still work
because we just don’t have as many offices. The committee discussed how much
something like this would cost to produce and who would pay for the production of the
brochure and copies. Ms. Vary will get in touch with the NIU office that produced this
foldout. Ms. Supple will call Ms. Betty Baugh at NIU to find out how she produced the
foldout card, the cost to produce it, who printed it for them, etc. It was agreed that Mr.
Wiegand would bring all this information to the Executive Committee next week.


Proclamation : Chairman Tobias passed out a proclamation that she will have read at the
county board meeting in March regarding County Government Week. She will be
mentioning the various county services and would like to have these department heads
attend the county board meeting and award them with a certificate. It was agreed that
Chairman Tobias would contact Ms. Joy Gulatta, with the Extension Services of the
University of Illinois about her children services. Ms. Supple suggested that she could
email all department heads and ask them if they have any children services offered
                                             1
through their departments. The committee agreed with that suggestion and asked Ms.
Supple to follow through with that request and get back to Chairman Tobias with the
various replies.


OLD BUSINESS: LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOLLOW-UP:
Chairman Tobias said that she has received a lot of positive comments from people that
attended the breakfast. She was pleased to have people talking to other people from the
county in a relaxed atmosphere. The legislators invited also enjoyed themselves. It was
suggested that next year the committee could send a letter to the legislators and ask them
to pick one of the three top legislative agenda items and speak on it for so many minutes.
 Ms. Vary said that she was concerned about only addressing only three items when there
were more than that included in the legislative agenda. Chairman Tobias said that that
was a good point – how do we follow-up on the items and the legislators?

The committee also mentioned about possibly having the federal items looked at again
next year. Chairman Tobias said that Ms. Olson has contacted her and requested that
she speak before the committee regarding her reauthorization resolution that will need to
go before the full board for approval in April This is a federal item. It was discussed that
maybe the committee could invite Mr. Hastert to attend a meeting regarding federal issues
in March/April of 2004 and then have our next legislative breakfast for local legislators
held in October 2003. It was also discussed about possibly inviting the legislators back in
the future to follow-up with them to see what they are doing with regards to the legislative
agenda items. It was also agreed to have Chairman Tobias send out a letter to the
legislators on behalf of the Public Policy Committee to ask them if there is anything that
the committee can do to help them.

Before adjourning, Chairman Tobias said that she would be sending out a letter of thanks
to all of those people involved in making the breakfast such a success.

Chairman Tobias also informed the committee that on April 11, 2003 the DeKalb County
Farm Bureau and DeKalb County Government, through it’s Public Policy Committee, will
be holding Students in Government Day at the Legislative Center from 9:00a.m. to
2:00p.m. She invited all committee members to attend it at all possible.


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

                                                        Respectively submitted,


                                                        ______________________________
                                                        Chairman Ruth Anne Tobias

______________________________
Mary C. Supple, Secretary
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      SECTION E.



ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
      COMMITTEE
                  MONTHLY CLAIMS LIST

                           March 19, 2003



Agenda Item:   Administrative Services Committee - Approval of
Claims


    A.   Current Month=s Claims

         1.    Date:              March 19, 2003
         2.    Pages:                           1-19
         3.    Amount:     $        992,298.35

    B.   Payroll & Emergency Claims from Prior Months

         1.    Date:        February 1-28, 2003
         2.    Pages:                        20-22
         3.    Amount:    $      2,274,423.76
 March 6, 2003
 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                                           $60.00      $19.44
  Dubin, Eileen                                            120.00         11.52
  Faivre, Stephen                                          120.00         18.00
  Fauci, Julia                                             180.00         10.08
  Fullerton, Julia                                         120.00          0.00
  Gudmunson, John                                          120.00         38.16
  Johnson, Eric                                            120.00         12.96
  Lavigne, Patricia                                        180.00         19.44
  Leifheit, Sue                                            240.00          1.44
  Lyle, Howard                                             120.00         14.40
  MacMurdo, Jim                                            180.00          7.20
  Metzger, Jeffrey                                         120.00         39.60
  Osborne, Richard                                         120.00         10.80
  Pritchard, Robert                                        120.00         22.32
  Rosemier, Robert                                         180.00         12.96
  Sands, Dennis                                            180.00         54.00
  Simonson, Clifford                                       120.00         11.52
  Slack, Stephen                                           240.00          0.00
  Steimel, Roger                                           180.00         16.20
  Tobias, Ruth Anne                                        180.00         22.68
  Van Buer, Frank                                          180.00         13.68
  Vary, Patricia                                           240.00         25.92
  Wiegand, Joe                                             180.00         36.72
  Wilson, John                                             120.00          0.00


  Bockman, Ray                                        Travel & Supplies                     $384.88
  Coffee Gourmet & Deli                               Catering                                30.00
  DeKalb County Economic Development                  Dinner Meeting                          20.00

March, 2003                                       1
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                          FOR WHAT                 AMOUNT OF CLAIM


  Federal Express Corporation               Postage                             18.21
  First Bank Card                           Travel, Publications &             660.78
                                            Sply.
  Highway Fund                              Fuel                                97 15
  Metro Counties of Illinois                Membership                       2,763.00
  Pritchard, Robert                         Telephone & Travel                  80.47
  Reimbursable Services                     Postage, Paper &                   457.99
                                            Printing
  Verizon Wireless                          Cellular Service                   111.75
                                            `                               $4,624.23

  FINANCE
  Ceridian                                  Services                          $518.40
  Employee Benefits Corporation             Services                         1,876.00


  First Bank Card                           Training & Postage                 136.68
  Information Controls, Inc.                Supplies                            93.35
  Offiserve                                 Supplies                           154.14
  Reimbursable Services                     Postage, Printing &                407.71
                                            Paper
  Sanderson, Lisa                           Travel                               4.32
  Sungard Pentamation Inc.                  Software Maintenance            10,733.00
  Verizon Wireless                          Cellular Service                    61.83
                                                                           $13,985.43

  NON-DEPARTMENTAL SERVICES
  Chicago Title Insurance                   Refund                            $551.50
  Communitech.Net                           Services                           295.00
  CTG Inc. of Illinois                      Equipment                        2,736.00
  Devnet, Inc.                              Software Service                12,240.00
  Fee, Pam                                  Restitution                        200.00
  First Bank Card                           Employee Recognition               981.13
  Hillside Restaurant                       Catering                           312.00
  Illinois Dept. of Public Health           Vital Record Fees                1,168.00
  Laner Muchin Dombrow Becker Levin &       Professional Services            1,500.00
  Tominberg


March, 2003                             2
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                         FOR WHAT               AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  Law Library                              Budget Contribution           10,000.00
  Sikich Gardner & Co., LLP                Services                       5,000.00
  Taxpayers Federation of Illinois         Subscription                     250.00
  Verizon Advanced Data                    Services                         718.78
  Verizon North                            Services                         470.18
                                                                        $36,422.59

  INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  Berkes-Hanson, Joan                      Supplies                          $9.19
  CTG Inc. of Illinois                     Equipment                      2,490.00
  Dell Computer Corporation                Computer Equipment             7,770.00
  Element K Journals                       Subscriptions                    194.00
  First Bank Card                          Equipment & Supplies           3,189.74
  Hewlett Packard                          Computer Equipment             6,863.00
  Reimbursable Services                    Postage & Printing                 1.94
  Reliable Office Supply                   Supplies                         169.48
  Sanderson, Lisa                          Phone                             36.34
  Vanatta, Andy                            Travel                            28.78
  Verizon Wireless                         Cellular Service                 304.97
  Windows NT Magazine                      Subscription                      97.00
                                                                        $21,154.44

  SUPERVISOR OF ASSESSMENTS
  Browncor International                   Supplies                         $63.35
  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash       Travel                           164.36
  E Mapping Solutions                      Workshop                         800.00
  First Bank Card                          Equipment & Travel               541.50
  Jacobson & Associates                    Services                       2,800.00
  McFarland Office Equipment Co.           Supplies                         118.52
  Reimbursable Services                    Printing , Postage &             404.52
                                           Paper
                                                                         $4,892.25

  COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER
  Byers Printing Company                   Supplies                        $399.22


March, 2003                            3
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                         FOR WHAT               AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  Chicago Title Insurance                  Refund                           275.75
  Dan=s Rubber Stamp & Signs               Supplies                         133.00
  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash       Publications                      75.00
  Offiserve                                Supplies                         131.15
  Reimbursable Services                    Postage, Printing &            2,024.98
                                           Paper
  Township Perspective                     Subscription                      22.00
  United Parcel Service                    Membership                        35.54
                                                                         $3,096.64

  ELECTIONS
  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash       Travel                          $125.65
  Reimbursable Services                    Postage & Printing               524.42
                                                                           $650.07

  PLANNING & ZONING
  Cliffe, Foster, Corneile & Buick         Services                        $516.25
  Daily Chronicle                          Public Notices                    69.00
  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash       Supplies & Services               42.99
  First Bank Card                          Equipment &                    1,885.00
                                           Conference
  Highway Department                       Fuel                              55.40
  Klein, Stoddard & Buck                   Services                         512.30
  Offiserve                                Supplies & Equipment              38.18
  Reimbursable Services                    Postage & Printing               225.75
  Smith, Harold                            Refund                           307.00
  Supervisor of Assessments                Maps                              15.00
  Verizon Wireless                         Cellular Service                  79.37
                                                                         $3,746.24

  REGIONAL SUPT. OF SCHOOLS
  Berger Awards                            Supplies                         $36.80
  Brown=s County Market                    Supplies                           9.90
  GFC Leasing                              Equipment Lease                  180.00
  Gordon Flesch Co.                        Supplies                          86.59
  Milburn, Donna                           Travel                            21.60

March, 2003                            4
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                         FOR WHAT              AMOUNT OF CLAIM


  Stipher, Richard                         Travel                          353.65
  Sycamore Comm. School Dist.              Rent                            790.73
  Verizon North                            Telephone Service               197.92
  Weber, Thomas                            Travel                          177.66
                                                                        $1,854.85

  TREASURER
  American National Bank Visa              Conference                     $245.40
  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash       Travel & Postage                251.84
  J.P. Cooke Co.                           Supplies                         36.15
  National Bank & Trust Company            Box Rental                       12.00
  Offiserve                                Supplies                        515.34
  Reimbursable Services                    Postage & Printing              592.64
                                                                        $1,653.37

  JUDICIARY
  First Bank Card                          Supplies                        $19.99
  Horizons Behavioral Health. LLC          Services                        520.00
  Office Max                               Supplies                         47.53
  Reimbursable Services                    Postage & Printing               57.10
  Schweer, Debbie                          Transcripts                      12.60
  West Group Payment Center                Publications                    441.90
  Wuchte, James                            Services                         20.00
                                                                        $1,119.12

  JURY COMMISSION
  Judicial Sytems, Inc.                    Services                       $441.04
  Reimbursable Services                    Postage, Printing &             496.66
                                           Paper
  Soft Water City                          Jury Water                       37.00
                                                                          $974.70

  CIRCUIT CLERK
  Advanced Data Systems, Inc.              Supplies                       $270.00
  Byers Printing Company                   Supplies                      3,198.21
  Dartek Computer Supply Corp.             Supplies                        519.89


March, 2003                            5
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                          FOR WHAT              AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  First Bank Card                           Supplies                       512.17
  Johnson, Kimberly                         Travel                          74.72
  Lampkins, Kathy                           Travel                          30.24
  Neisendorf, Peg                           Travel                          70.00
  Offiserve                                 Travel                         694.84
  Olson, Leslee                             Travel                          19.44
  Reimbursable Services                     Postage, Printing &           2,229.54
                                            Paper
                                                                         $7,619.05
  CORONER
  Autopsy Pathology Consultants, Inc.       Autopsies(3)                 $2,025.00
  Blum, L.W., MD                            Autopsy                        575.00
  Communications 2000, Inc.                 Services                        49.45
  Coroner=s Jury                            Per Diem & Travel              101.67
  Dolder, Karlene                           Travel                          18.36
  Highway Fund                              Fuel                           132.97
  Jacobson, David                           Travel                         115.56
  James, Johnny                             Travel & Telephone             166.92
  Lee, Danny                                Travel                          27.72
  Mike Mooney Chevrolet                     Vehicle Maintenance             20.20
  Miller, Dennis                            Telephone                       58.75
  Nextel Communications                     Cellular Service               226.75
  Physicians Record Company                 Supplies                       182.60
  Reimbursable Services                     Postage & Printing              56.12
  Rissman, Reid                             Travel                          37.08
  St. Louis University                      Conference                    1,050.00
                                                                         $4,844.15
  ESDA
  Communications 2000, Inc.                 Pagers                       $5,129.58
  Leonard, Barry                            Travel                          38.60
  National Information Data Center          Publications                    39.95
  Reimbursable Services                     Postage & Printing                5.08
                                                                         $5,213.21


  SHERIFF


March, 2003                             6
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                         FOR WHAT                  AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  AT & T                                   Services                         $1,298.76
  Auto Bath                                Services                           144.00
  Barnaby, Inc.                            Supplies                          2,800.50
  Caswell International Corp.              Service Agreement                  399.00
  Countryside Pet Motel                    Canine Boarding                    195.00
  Commonwealth Edison                      Services                            23.93
  Communications 2000                      Equipment & Services               889.45
  D.C.L.E.E.A.                             Membership                          75.00
  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash       Travel                             377.71
  Dumdie, Gary                             Clothing                            59.92
  Federal Express Corporation              Postage                             43.52
  First Bank Card                          Travel, Fuel & Supplies           1,278.53
  Gall=s, Inc.                             Equipment & Supplies              1,781.85
  Highway Fund                             Fuel                              6,410.57
  Hintzsche Oil/Pacific Pride              Fuel                               690.04
  Kale Uniforms                            Uniforms                           188.80
  Kustom Signals                           Equipment                         3,390.00
  Law Offices of Ira T. Nevel              Refund                             600.00
  Lehan Drugs                              Photo Processing                    50.02
  Lovell=s Discount Tire                   Tires & Service                    930.88
  Mike Mooney=s Chevy Olds                 Vehicle Maintenance               4,557.22
  Nathan Winston Services                  Services                            30.00
  Newby Oil Company                        Fuel                               320.72
  Nextel Communications                    Cellular Service                   471.67
  Northern IL Sheriff=s Association        Membership                         100.00
  Ray Allen Manufacturing                  Equipment                          117.75
  Ray O=Herron Company, Inc.               Clothing                           624.10
  Reimbursable Services                    Printing , Postage &              1,954.43
                                           Supplies
  SBC                                      Services                           653.51
  Sheriff=s Department Petty Cash          Travel, Postage &                  237.11
                                           Supplies
  Sign Shop/DeKalb                         Services                            50.00
  Stratton Hats                            Uniforms                            76.57
  T.J. Conevera=s, Inc.                    Supplies                          2,893.00
  Tri Star Communications, Inc.            Equipment                          287.00

March, 2003                            7
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                         FOR WHAT              AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  Verizon North                            Services                         88.52
  Verizon Wireless                         Cellular Service                486.90
  Viking Office Products                   Supplies                        867.08
                                                                       $35,443.06
  SHERIFF=S MERIT COMMISSION
  Blue Line                                Services                       $199.00
  Daily Chronicle                          Advertising                   1,747.00
  Journal Register                         Advertising                     547.97
  Rockford Register Star                   Advertising                   1,332.16
  Sheriff=s Department Petty Cash          Supplies & Services              72.60
                                                                        $3,898.73
  SHERIFF=S COMMUNICATIONS
  Badger Uniforms                          Uniforms                        $57.62
  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash       Travel                          237.00
  Dell Marketing                           Computer Equipment            1,589.00
  First Bank Card                          Parts                            60.67
  Open Software Solutions, Inc.            Conference                      150.00
  Parkside Uniforms                        Uniforms                        268.42
  Ray O=Herron Company, Inc.               Uniforms                         34.45
  Reimbursable Services                    Supplies                         50.60
  Rubeck, Stephen                          Travel                           25.20
  Sicilia, Jean                            Travel                          118.80
  Smith, Diane                             Travel                          110.11
  Starved Rock Communications              Services                         75.00
  Tri Star Communications, Inc.            Services                        500.00
  Viking Office Products                   Supplies                         34.99
  Zell, Mary                               Travel                           22.32
                                                                        $3,334.18
  SHERIFF=S CORRECTIONS
  A. Rifkin Company                        Supplies                     $1,602.68
  Badger Uniforms                          Uniforms                         16.48
  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash       Travel                           19.22
  First Bank Card                          Fuel & Supplies                 138.96
  Gall=s, Inc.                             Uniforms                        261.96


March, 2003                            8
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                             FOR WHAT                AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  Guardian Medical Care                        Prisoner Medical Care           8,750.00
  Helsley Supply Company                       Supplies                         875.04
  Kishwaukee Community Hospital                Services                          17.75
  Klein-Munch, Joyce                           Travel                            78.48
  Knodle=s Electric                            Services                         149.20
  Offiserve                                    Supplies                         337.98
  Parkside Uniforms                            Uniforms                         122.63
  Reimbursable Services                        Printing                         277.12
  Sheriff=s Department Petty Cash              Travel                            14.78
  Sorenson, Brad                               Travel                            41.64
  Sound Powered Communications                 Services                         185.26
  Streichers                                   Equipment                        489.90
  Transcor America, Inc.                       Services                         993.88
  Voluntary Action Center                      Prisoner Meals                 11,221.43
                                                                             $25,594.39

  STATE=S ATTORNEY
  Clerk of the Appellate Court                 Appearance Fee                   $15.00
  Creston Observer                             Services                            3.29
  Daily Chronicle                              Subscription                     179.40
  Federal Express Corporation                  Postage                           53.57
  First Bank Card                              Subscription                     399.99
  Hansen, Linda C.S.R.                         Transcripts                     1,036.50
  Le Print Express                             Supplies                         345.75
  Ledvora, Margaret                            Transcripts                       78.05
  Lifecodes, Inc.                              Services                        5,580.00
  Meyer, Kiley                                 Supplies                            6.67
  Midweek                                      Legal Notices                    165.00
  Midwest Medical Record Assoc.                Services                          61.85
  National College of District Attorneys       Publications                      25.00
  Offiserve                                    Supplies                         299.39
  Pinellas County Circuit Clerk                Services                            4.00
  Reimbursable Services                        Postage & Printing              1,795.15
  Schweer, Debbie                              Transcripts                      204.70
  Verizon Wireless                             Cellular Service                  67.43


March, 2003                                9
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                             FOR WHAT               AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  Voluntary Action Center                      Catering                        100.00
  Waushara County Sheriff                      Services                          35.80
  West Group                                   Publications                    571.41
  William E. Hanna Surveyors                   Services                        810.00
                                                                            $11,837.95
  PUBLIC DEFENDER
  Almarez, Caridad                             Travel                          $70.40
  First Bank Card                              Seminar & Training              220.70
  Hansen, Linda C.S.R.                         Transcripts                       48.30
  Ink Images                                   Supplies                          37.50
  Ledvora, Margaret                            Transcripts                     340.85
  Nextel Communications                        Cellular Services               104.87
  Offiserve                                    Supplies                        147.35
  Reese, Betty Lou                             Travel                            72.36
  Reimbursable Services                        Printing & Postage              260.23
  Schweer, Debbie                              Transcripts                     169.00
  West Group                                   Publications                    441.91
                                                                             $1,913.47
  COURT SERVICES
  Cada, Deanna                                 Travel                          $32.40
  Cook, Debbie                                 Travel                            75.60
  Copy Service Inc.                            Supplies                        100.56
  DuKane Clinics                               Services                        600.00
  Henson, Arlene                               Travel                            69.12
  IL Probation & Court Services Association    Membership                        80.00
  Johnson, Christi                             Travel                          147.24
  McCord, Michelle                             Travel                            46.80
  Melville, Nicholas                           Travel                            67.68
  Nelson, Keri                                 Travel                            25.92
  Norman Sleezer Juvenile Home                 Board & Care                   2,982.72
  Reimbursable Services                        Printing , Postage &            412.20
                                               Paper
  Wilkinson, Tammy                             Travel                          131.40
                                                                             $4,771.64
  ***GENERAL FUND GRAND TOTAL                                              $198,643.76


March, 2003                                   10
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                        FOR WHAT               AMOUNT OF CLAIM



  CENTRAL PLANT
  Accurate Document Destructions, Inc.    Services                        $905.60
  Aramark                                 Services                         345.12
  AT & T                                  Services                       3,274.72
  Buck Brothers, Inc.                     Equipment                     11,131.00
  Commonwealth Edison                     Services                       9,963.00
  Competitive Edge                        Supplies                          20.00
  D & S Communications                    Supplies                         302.02
  DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash      Equipment                        292.47
  Ecolab Pest Elimination                 Services                         106.00
  Fox Valley Fire & Safety                Equipment                      1,274.60
  Genesis & Sons Ltd.                     Equipment                        216.00
  G=s R Plumbing & Heating                Services                       2,208.95
  Highway Fund                            Fuel                             130.80
  Janco Chemical Company                  Supplies                       1,668.54
  Lab Safety Supply, Inc.                 Supplies                          88.84
  Ludtke, Leonard                         Clothing Replacement              15.29
  Mark=s Machine Shop                     Services                          15.00
  Melin=s Lock & Key                      Services                         202.80
  Menards, Inc.                           Supplies                          37.13
  Nextel Communications                   Cellular Service                 472.67
  NICOR Gas                               Fuel                             761.81
  Offiserve                               Supplies                         157.30
  Patten Industries, Inc.                 Generator                      4,061.63
  Peoples Energy Services Corp.           Fuel                          21,653.63
  Randy=s Cleaning Service Inc.           Janitorial Services            6,591.10
  Reimbursable Services                   Budget Contribution               14.05
  Rockford Industrial Welding             Supplies                          10.88
  Simplex Grinnell LP                     Services                         235.70
  Soft Water City                         Equipment Rental                  94.00
  Super Kleen                             Janitorial Services            2,150.00


March, 2003                              11
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                          FOR WHAT                AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  Verizon North                             Services                        3,354.39
  W.W. Grainger, Inc.                       Supplies                          566.19
  Waste Management West                     Services                          809.92
                                                                          $73,131.15

  COMMUNITY SERVICES
  AT & T Universal Biller                   Services                          $11.23
  Collins, Jess                             Travel                             31.93
  First Bank Card                           Printer                           664.99
  Illinois Ventures For Community Action    Membership                        100.00
  National Community Action Foundation      Membership                        500.00
  Offiserve                                 Supplies                          255.57
  Olson, Mary                               Travel & Postage                  430.36
  Postmaster                                Postage                            86.00
  Verizon North                             Telephone                          70.78
  Voluntary Action Center                   Catering                          195.00
  Ward, Therese                             Travel                             38.88
  Zimmer, Joy                               Travel                              9.72
                                                                           $2,394.46

  COUNTY FARM
  Curran Contracting Company                Greenwood Acres                $5,692.50
                                            Project
                                                                           $5,692.50

  COURT AUTOMATION
  Sentinel Technologies, Inc.               Maintenance Agreement            $260.00
                                                                             $260.00

  COURT SECURITY
  Boldtronics                               Video Arraignment                $287.41
                                            Maint.
  IL Department of Nuclear Safety           Registration                      110.00
                                                                             $397.41

  DOCUMENT STORAGE
  Illinois Century Network                  Services                         $505 00
  Imaging Office Systems of IL              Supplies                          115 58
  TBC Net Inc                               Computer Equipment              2 979 00
March, 2003                                12
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                          FOR WHAT           AMOUNT OF CLAIM


  Verizon North                             Services                     386 87
                                                                      $3,986.45

  DRUG PROGRAM
  Hansen, Linda                             Transcripts                 $342.50
                                                                        $342.50

  GIS DEVELOPMENT
  E Mapping Solutions                       Workshop                    $400.00
                                                                        $400.00

  LAW LIBRARY
  Illinois Family Law Report, Inc.          Publication                 $155.00
  West Group                                Publications               1,291.90
                                                                      $1,446.90

  MEDICAL INSURANCE
  R J Lee & Associates, LLP                 Services                  $3,282.00
                                                                      $3 282 00


  MENTAL HEALTH
  Association of Community Mental Health    Conference                  $175.00
  AT & T Universal Biller                   Services                      12.06
  Ben Gordon Center                         Grant                     55,331.43
  Consumer Advocacy Council of DeKalb       Grant                        177.00
  Convening                                 Workshop                     140.00
  DeKalb County Special Education Assoc.    Grant                        792.75
  DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau        Grant                      3,181.00
  Elderly Care Services                     Grant                      3,887.00
  Epilepsy Assoc. of No. Central IL         Grant                      2,026.00
  Family Service Agency                     Grant & Services           6,513.67
  First Bank Card                           Supplies                      66.73
  Gordon Flesch Co.                         Services                      10.67
  Lane, Jerry                               Travel                       224.22
  Mental Health Petty Cash                  Travel & Postage              89.91
  Open Door Rehabilitation Center           Grant                      3,280.00


March, 2003                                13
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                             FOR WHAT                 AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  Opportunity House, Inc.                      Grant                           10,510.00
  Safe Passage                                 Grant                            9,077.00
  Sycamore School District                     Rent                               570.28
  Verizon North                                Services                            94.79
  Voluntary Action Center                      Grant                            1,588.00
                                                                              $97,747.51
  MICROGRAPHICS
  First Bank Card                              Supplies                          $603.61
  Governmental Business Systems, Inc.          Equipment & Training            15,000.00
  Information Controls, Inc.                   Supplies                           392.60
  KMB Computing, Inc.                          Supplies                         1,145.00
  MTM Inc.                                     Support & Maintenance           24,201.00
                                                                              $41,342.21




  PROBATION SERVICES
  BI Inc.                                      Equipment Rental                $2,514.27
  Communications Revolving Fund                Services                           447.75
  First Bank Card                              Supplies & Equipment               144.05
  Guistolise, Paul                             Services                           515.00
  Highway Fund                                 Fuel                               218.96
  IL Probation & Court Services Association    Conference                         175.00
  Jo Daviess County Probation Services         Conference                          50.00
  Mike Mooney Chevrolet                        Vehicle Maintenance                 20.20
  Newsom, Donna                                Services                            12.00
  Nextel Communications                        Cellular Service                   347.16
  1-Step Detect Associates                     Services                            90.00
                                                                               $4,534.39

  REIMBURSABLE SERVICES
  GFC Leasing                                  Equipment Lease                 $4,299.19
  Gordon Flesch Co.                            Maintenance & Supplies           1,467.76
  Integra Business Systems, Inc.               Supplies                         1,434.00



March, 2003                                   14
  NAME OF CLAIMANT                   FOR WHAT               AMOUNT OF CLAIM

  Midland Paper                      Supplies                       5,318.53
  Offiserve                          Supplies                         184.71
  Pitney Bowes                       Equipment & Supplies             500.21
  United States Postal Service       Postage                        8,000.00
                                                                  $21,204.40

  SENIOR SERVICES
  Family Service Agency, Inc.        Services                     $15,018.75
  Fox Valley Older Adult Services    Services                       7,380.22
  Health Fund                        Services                       2,976.00
                                                                  $25,374.97

  SHERIFF=S SPECIAL PROJECTS
  Communications 2000, Inc.          Services                        $242.75
                                                                     $242.75

  SPECIAL PROJECTS
  A-1 Corporate Hardware             Equipment                       $285.00
  Carl Bruder General Contractor     Services                       2,250.00
  Central Plant                      Supplies                         135.30
  Dell Marketing LP                  Computer Equipment            55,149.00
  Land Vision Inc.                   Regional Planning             26,250.00
  Miller, Paul                       Mileage                           12.02
  Offiserve                          Supplies                          32.22
  Regional Planning Commission       Mileage                          147.24
  Reimbursable Services              Copying                           79.51
                                                                  $84,340.29

  TORT & LIABILITY
  Cintas First Aid & Safety          Supplies                        $369.75
  John P. Pearl & Associates         Services                       1,490.00
                                                                   $1,859.75




March, 2003                         15
                            DEKALB COUNTY TREASURER
             CASH & INVESTMENTS IN COUNTY BANKS FEBRUARY 28, 2003
                                                  CASH IN NOW ACCOUNT         INVESTMENTS
NATIONAL BANK & TRUST COMPANY, SYCAMORE
 COMMUNITY SERVICES                                                               29,900.07
 COMMUNITY SERVICES REVOLVING LOAN                                                 2,690.10
 COUNTY MOTOR FUEL                                             5,000.00          897,827.98
 COURT AUTOMATION                                              5,000.00           36,729.37
 COUNTY FARM PROCEEDS                                                            327,945.45
 ENGINEERING                                                   5,000.00          234,422.16
 FEDERAL AID MATCHING                                          5,000.00          595,117.58
 911 ETSB                                                                        490,824.65
 GENERAL FUND                                                 11,516.26        1,074,065.26
 HEALTH DEPARTMENT                                             5,000.00          334,665.78
 IMRF                                                          5,000.00          855,245.84
 INSURANCE CLEARING                                           15,000.00          298,620.83
 MENTAL HEALTH                                                                   303,365.75
 MICROGRAPHIC                                                  5,965.00          138,218.40
 REHAB & NURSING CENTER                                        5,000.00          690,830.12
 SENIOR SERVICES LEVY                                                             15,928.06
 TAX INDEMNITY                                                                   267,099.59
 TORT JUDGMENT & LIABILITY                                     5,000.00          316,512.66
 TOWNSHIP BRIDGE                                               5,000.00           38,227.51
 TOWNSHIP MOTOR FUEL                                           5,000.00          716,805.61
 TREASURER'S SPECIAL                                          12,472.65          178,837.42
                                              TOTAL $         94,953.91         7,843,880.19


COLLATERAL TOTAL                                                          $   17,326,536.50


CASTLE BANK, DEKALB
 FOREST PRESERVE                                              10,931.52          234,626.35
 BOND PROCEEDS                                                                   123,603.61
 GOVERNMENT                                                  106,776.31          945,399.60
 HIGHWAY                                                      10,336.56        1,598,685.96
 FLEXIBLE BENEFITS                                                                29,107.43
 MENTAL HEALTH                                                10,441.37          331,657.95
 PROBATION SERVICES                                                              327,037.72
 SPECIAL DRAINAGE                                             10,603.87           37,389.78
 TORT FUND                                                                     1,010,151.92
 911 - EMERGENCY SERVICES                                    $10,794.34          226,903.15
                                             TOTAL $         159,883.97         4,864,563.47


COLLATERAL TOTAL                                                          $    5,092,824.00


AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK, DEKALB
 AID TO BRIDGES                                                                1,033,086.77
 CHILD SUPPORT                                                                    28,170.17
 DOCUMENT STORAGE FEE                                       $151,123.38          203,515.35
 WORKING CASH                                                                    197,946.63
 WORKER'S COMP                                                                    24,705.43
                                             TOTAL $         151,123.38        1,487,424.35


COLLATERAL TOTAL                                                               2,798,646.62




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                              DEKALB COUNTY TREASURER
                 CASH & INVESTMENTS IN COUNTY BANKS FEBRUARY 28, 2003



                                                         CASH IN NOW ACCOUNT         INVESTMENTS



ILLINOIS COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION, SYCAMORE
 GENERAL FUND                                                        24,441.30
                                                    TOTAL $          24,441.30



CITIZENS FIRST NATIONAL BANK, GENOA
 ANIMAL CONTROL                                                      38,793.22
 BOND PROCEEDS                                                                          150,964.55
 GENERAL                                                                              1,159,200.65
 COUNTY FARM PROCEEDS                                                                   493,505.55
 TORT                                                                                   107,668.02
 REHAB & NURSING                                                                        825,796.06
                                                    TOTAL $          38,793.22         2,737,134.83


COLLATERAL TOTAL                                                                 $    3,036,876.06


RESOURCE BANK, DEKALB
 HEALTH DEPARTMENT                                                                      531,416.76
 FOREST PRESERVE                                                                        104,076.17
                                                   TOTAL $                              635,492.93


COLLATERAL TOTAL                                                                 $    4,907,137.85


FARMERS & TRADERS, SHABBONA
 SALE IN ERROR                                                       40,154.28          101,098.37
 COUNTY FARM PROCEEDS                                                                    68,255.35
 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT                                              37,404.13
                                                   TOTAL $           77,558.41          169,353.72


COLLATERAL TOTAL                                                                 $      578,676.06


LELAND NATIONAL BANK, DEKALB
  TORT FUND                                                                             404,815.73
  HEALTH DEPARTMENT                                                                     309,680.64
  I.M.R.F.                                                                              404,815.73
 SENIOR SERVICES                                                                        121,444.37
                                                   TOTAL $                            1,240,756.47



COLLATERAL TOTAL                                                                 $    2,024,728.00




                                DEKALB COUNTY TREASURER
                                                   Page 2 of 3
                   CASH & INVESTMENTS IN COUNTY BANKS FEBRUARY 28, 2003
                                  CASH IN NOW ACCOUNT       INVESTMENTS



FARMERS STATE BANK, SOMONAUK
  MENTAL HEALTH                                         $        407,507.68
  911 ETSB                                              $        303,328.24
  HEALTH                                                $        758,081.01
  REHAB & NURSING                                       $       2,649,833.16
                               TOTAL $                  $       4,118,750.09


COLLATERAL TOTAL                                        $       4,163,640.83


FIT
  GENERAL                                                       2,108,466.90
                                TOTAL $                         2,108,466.90
NO COLLATERAL REQUIRED




                               Page 3 of 3
     SECTION F.


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
                              Minutes
                        EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
                           March 11, 2003
                             @7:00 P.M.


      The Executive Committee of the DeKalb County Board met on Tuesday,
March 11, 2003 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Legislative Center’s Freedom Conference
Room. Chairman Robert Pritchard called the meeting to order. Members present
were Ms. Allen, Sue Leifheit, Roger Steimel, Joe Wiegand and John Wilson. Ms.
Tobias and Mr. Metzger were absent. Others present were Ray Bockman, Pat
LaVigne, Karen Grush, Brian Adams and Debbie King.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
     Moved by Ms. Leifheit, seconded by Mr. Wilson, and it was carried
unanimously to accept the minutes of the February 11, 2003 meeting.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
     Moved by Mr. Steimel, seconded by Mr. Wiegand, and it was carried
unanimously to approve the agenda.

APPOINTMENTS
     Chairman Pritchard recommended the following appointments:

DeKalb Sanitary District:              Mr. Timothy Struthers,
                                       reappointment for a term of 3
                                       years, until 03/31/2006.

Cortland Community Fire
Protection District:                   Mr. Robert Jordal, reappointment
                                       for a term of 3 years, until
                                       3/31/2006.

DeKalb Community Fire
Protection District:                   Mr. Charles J. Faivre,
                                       reappointment for a term of 3
                                       years, until 3/31/2006.

Hinckley Community Fire
Protection District:                   Mr. Gale Nehring, reappointment
                                       for a term of 3 years, until
                                       3/31/2006.

Genoa-Kingston Fire
Protection District;                   Mr. Elmer T. Hughes,
                                       reappointment for a term of 3
                                       years, until 3/31/2006.


                                                                           1
Kirkland Community Fire
Protection District:                     Mr. Gene Lane, reappointment for
                                         a term of 3 years, until 3/31/2006.


Malta Community Fire
Protection District:                     Mr. Robert Gommel,
                                         reappointment for a term of 3
                                         years, until 3/31/2006.

Maple Park and Countryside
Fire Protection District:                Mr. Gerald A. Hartmann,
                                         reappointment for a term of 3
                                         years, until 3/31/2006.


Shabbona Community Fire
Protection District:                     Mr. Gerry Hinkston, reappointment
                                         for a term of 3 years, until
                                         3/31/2006.

                                                       And

                                         Mr. Wayne Rissmann, appointment
                                         to fill the unexpired term of
                                         Sheldon Rueff, until 3/31/2005.


Sycamore Community Fire
rotection District:                      Mr. Tracy Jones, reappointment for
                                         a term of 3 years, until 3/31/2006.

Waterman Community Fire
Protection District:                     Duane Boesche, reappointment for
                                         a term of 3 years, until 3/31/2006.


      Moved by Ms. Allen, seconded by Mr. Steimel, and it was carried
unanimously to approve the appointments as presented by Chairman
Pritchard, and to forward them onto the full board for approval.

SMALLPOX INOCULATION PROGRAM RESOLUTION
Ms. Karen Grush, DeKalb County Public Health Director, explained to the
committee the first resolution before them this evening. She said that smallpox is
one of the most serious threats in terms of terrorism attacks. It is a highly


                                                                                2
contagious, communicable disease, and there is no treatment for it. Thirty
percent of the people who contract it die. Some people who get it are disfigured
for life from the scars. The federal government feels that there needs to be a
response available throughout the nation. They do know that there is smallpox
in the world and that there are some countries that do not like Americans who
may use it as a weapon against our country. There is a Homeland Security Bill
that provides liability protection for those who are giving the vaccine or covered
entitites, like the hospitals and health departments. It would protect the
manufacturer of the vaccine, the person who is giving it, the officers, directors,
employers, etc. It does not protect the workers who are getting the vaccine,
primarily for their jobs, who might have a reaction to the vaccine. It is a live
virus vaccine. It is believed that one-third of the people who receive it will be sick
for about a day or so; 14 to 52 per million,could have some serious life
threatening reaction to the vaccine; one to two per million will die. That’s all
based on studies that they did years ago when they were giving the vaccine. This
is the same vaccine that they gave to everyone thirty years ago. They do believe
that the reaction will be a lot less because they are really screening the people
out. If a person has any immuno-compromised illness now you cannot receive
the vaccine. If you have eczema, skin rashes or people in your household do, or if
you have young children in your household, etc, you cannot receive the vaccine.

At the end of February they have given the vaccine to 13,000 people. They had
four moderate reactions to this vaccine and no deaths. The issue that has
complicated this, however, is that President Bush wants 500,000 military
personnel to receive the vaccine and 500,000 medical staff throughout the
country in Phase I. This is the health department staff and hospital emergency
staff. Everyone just assumed that they would be covered by Workmen’s
Compensation, but they are not. Because the word “volunteer” is used in the
paperwork and that nobody is required to get it. Everyone who gets the smallpox
vaccine needs to read a 54-page document five days before they receive the
vaccine. Because the word voluntary is in the statement, all of the States have
said that there really is no guarantee that it would be a Workmen’s Compensation
claim. Those who are deciding to get it and are making that decision are doing it
for one reason and that is to protect the public health. They in turn, before they
receive the vaccine, want the assurance that they are covered under Workmen’s
Compensation if they have an adverse reaction to it. Ms. Grush said that the
initial phase of vaccine inoculations would be done in 30 days. This would
include your public health department employees and hospital employees. Phase
II is for law enforcement personnel, EMT’s, etc., the first responders. Phase III, if
needed would be offered to the general public in 2004. Mr. Bockman reminded
the committee that under the Workmen’s Compensation coverages are fixed
statutorily.

Moved by Ms. Leifheit, seconded by Mr. Wilson, and it was carried
unanimously to forward this recommendation onto the full board for
approval.


Mr. Metzger arrived at 7:28p.m.



                                                                                    3
HIPAA RESOLUTION – Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
Mr. Bockman, explained to the committee the second resolution before them this
evening. He explained that to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act that DeKalb County needed to be designated as a Hybrid
Entity and that the County needed to designate the Rehab and Nursing Center
and the Public Health Department as covered entities. Mr. Bockman explained
that a hybrid entity is an entity that has several operations, some of which are
covered and some of which are not. Under this compliance the County needs to
point out which entities are covered and who the Privacy Officers for each entity
is, which the resolution before them tonight states.

Moved by Ms. Allen, seconded by Mr. Steimel, and it was carried
unanimously to forward this recommendation onto the full board for
approval.

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 19, 2003. Moved by Mr. Wilson,
seconded by Ms. Leifheit, and it was carried unanimously to accept the
county board agenda as presented.

GENERAL DISCUSSION
       Ms. Allen, Chairman of the Public Services Committee, said that the ESDA
and Coroner’s Annual Report was given and the Sheriff’s Annual Report. She
said that Mary Olson asked to have a resolution come forward with regards to
reauthorizing her Community Block Grant so that the local agencies retain
control of the funds. She also said that next month they will hold the hearings
for the senior services tax levy.

      Ms. Leifheit, Chairman of the Administrative Services Committee, said that
the Administrative Services Committee did not meet last month.

       Ms. Leifheit, Chairman of the Ad Hoc Jail Study Committee, said that
Durrant has presented a proposal for an expanded scope of work and that the ad
hoc sub-committee has just received it. They are meeting on March 17, 2003 and
the full committee on March 20, 2003. She will bring the expanded proposal to
the ad hoc sub-committee first and on to the full committee on March 20th.

        Mr. Steimel, Chairman of the Planning and Regulations Committee, said
that there is a moratorium on the wind towers going before the full board for
consideration. Hopefully the towers will be up by the end of the year and that
would be just about two years of operation for them. On the building fees the
staff originally proposed $550.00 a tower and after the committee discussed it
they realized that not only the building department will be involved in the process
but also the highway department and the roads down there. They tried to realize
all of these costs that will be incurred and incorporated them into the proposed
building fee so that all of our costs are covered. The other reason is because all of
the counties surrounding us have a $25.00 per foot fee and that would be $5,000



                                                                                   4
per tower. We are only trying to cover the costs that the county incurs.

       Mr. Bockman indicated that the proposed permit fee increase will be give a
legal review prior to the board meeting and the board would be notified of any
potential problems.

        Mr. Wiegand, Vice-Chairman of the Public Policy Committee, passed out a
Proclamation that his committee is going to be reading at the next county board
meeting in March. This proclamation deals with NACO’s National County
Government Week during April 6 – 12, 2003. This year’s theme is Counties Care
for Kids. The Public Policy Committee will be having a slide show at the April
Board Meeting highlighting the various departments’ programs. Mr. Wiegand also
said that the committee discussed the legislative breakfast and discussed various
ways of improving it by offering a day for federal legislators (Durbin, Fitzgerald,
Hastert) in the Spring of 2004 to visit with us and then have a separate day to
visit with state legislators in October 2003.

      Mr. Wilson, Chairman of the Public Infrastructure and Development
Committee, said that the jurisdictional transfers with Sandwich Township and
Road District were tabled a couple of months ago. The City of Sandwich was to
make a presentation on March 6, 2003, with his committee but they withdrew
because they weren’t ready. Because of this happening, this item is still open, he
said.

        Mr. Metzger, Chairman of the Forest Preserve Committee, said that they
listened to Deputy Bomar of the Sheriff’s Department who informed the
committee about problems that they experience in the County’s various forest
preserves. The Small Bass Alliance have been working at the new forest preserve
in Kirkland clearing the log jamb. He will be going to Elgin with Mr. Hannan,
Forest Preserve Superintendent, for a local legislators meeting for the Northern
half of the state for fish and wildlife legislation and forest preserve legislation. He
will bring back information from that meeting to the Executive Committee next
month. He also said that there will be an executive session regarding land
acquisition.

       Before adjourning , Chairman Pritchard informed the committee that the
DeKalb Growth Summit is experiencing an excellent turnout at their meetings.
They are looking at growth over the next ten years for DeKalb, Cortland and
Malta. They feel that there will be about 6,000 new house units by then or two-
percent growth per year.

       The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is studying the highway
and mass transit issues here in the county, Chairman Pritchard said. Some of
the resolutions that the Highway Department has been and will be bringing to the
full board to consider are reflecting the changes that the MPO designation has
imposed on us. Some of the money that we used to receive directly from the
federal government now has to be to channeled through the MPO. The County
will now be the eligible grantee for Section 5311 Transit Funds that formerly went
to the City of DeKalb. The MPO is now eligible for transit funds through Section


                                                                                     5
5307.

       Chairman Pritchard said that the Regional Planning Commission is
continuing to meet and that they are working on the Unified Development
Ordinance. After they finish the work on the ordinance, it will then be sent to the
DeKalb County Planning and Regulations Committee and all communities
participating for consideration.

       Chairman Pritchard informed the committee that in April he will be
bringing an appointment recommendation for the 911 Board and the Community
Services Advisory Board.

       There is talk about having another workshop for all county board members
regarding priorities in the next month or two. Chairman Pritchard would like for
the county board to discuss the priorities issues that the county has been seeing.
 He will notify the county board members when and where the workshop will be
held.

ADJOURNMENT
     Moved by Mr. Wiegand seconded by Mr. Wilson, and it was voted
unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

                                          Respectfully submitted,


                                          _________________________________
                                          Robert W. Pritchard, Chairman

_______________________________
Mary C. Supple, Secretary
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                                                                                 6
                         RESOLUTION

Whereas, the Federal Government has passed the Health Insurance
Portability Accountability Act commonly referred to as “HIPAA”, and

Whereas, the County of DeKalb is subject, in part, to the requirements of
HIPAA and wishes to comply with the act in the best interests of its
citizens and employees, and

Whereas, under terms of HIPAA DeKalb County is a “Hybrid Entity”. That
is the County contains operating divisions that are “covered” by HIPAA
and operating divisions that are not covered by HIPAA, and

Whereas, the purpose of this resolution is to designate the DeKalb
County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (DCRNC) and the DeKalb
County Health Department as covered entities of DeKalb County
Government for HIPAA purposes, and

Whereas, it is further the purpose of this resolution to designate the
Corporate Compliance Officer of the DCRNC as the “Privacy Officer” for
the DCRNC for purposes of HIPAA compliance. The “Privacy Officer” of
the DeKalb County Health Department will be designated separately by
Departmental Policy as may from time to time be amended by that
Department, and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the DeKalb County board
does designate the County of DeKalb as a Hybrid Entity and does
designate the DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and the
DeKalb County Health Department as covered entities for the purpose of
compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

PASSED THIS 19TH DAY OF MARCH, 2003 AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS


ATTEST:                                       Chairman, DeKalb County



_____________________                   _____________________________
County Clerk                                  Robert W. Pritchard
                              RESOLUTION


Whereas, the DeKalb County Executive Committee has studied the
problems associated with preparing the DeKalb County community for
possible terrorist threats, and

Whereas, preparing for a possible smallpox attack is part of the overall
program of community preparedness, and

Whereas, the DeKalb County Healthcare and Law Enforcement Employees
who are First Responders will be among the first to be inoculated. These
employees, as well as other County employees who volunteer, need to be
assured that they will be protected by Worker’s Compensation should they
have an adverse reaction to such inoculations, and

Whereas, DeKalb County is self insured for Worker’s Compensation and as
such has the authority to assure such coverage, and

Whereas, it is the considered opinion of the DeKalb County Executive
Committee that it is in the best interests of the citizens of DeKalb County to
protect these employees in this fashion;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the DeKalb County Board does
concur in the opinion of the DeKalb County Executive Committee and does
hereby extend the protections afforded by Worker’s Compensation to all
employees who volunteer to be inoculated against the smallpox virus in
response to their official duties with the County of DeKalb. This resolution
shall be retroactive to March 11, 2003.

PASSED AT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS THIS 19TH DAY OF MARCH 2003 A.D.



                                     __________________________
                                     Chairman, Robert W. Pritchard

ATTEST:


_____________________
County Clerk
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                              Minutes
                        EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
                           March 11, 2003
                             @7:00 P.M.


      The Executive Committee of the DeKalb County Board met on Tuesday,
March 11, 2003 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Legislative Center’s Freedom Conference
Room. Chairman Robert Pritchard called the meeting to order. Members present
were Ms. Allen, Sue Leifheit, Roger Steimel, Joe Wiegand and John Wilson. Ms.
Tobias and Mr. Metzger were absent. Others present were Ray Bockman, Pat
LaVigne, Karen Grush, Brian Adams and Debbie King.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
     Moved by Ms. Leifheit, seconded by Mr. Wilson, and it was carried
unanimously to accept the minutes of the February 11, 2003 meeting.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
     Moved by Mr. Steimel, seconded by Mr. Wiegand, and it was carried
unanimously to approve the agenda.

APPOINTMENTS
     Chairman Pritchard recommended the following appointments:

DeKalb Sanitary District:              Mr. Timothy Struthers,
                                       reappointment for a term of 3
                                       years, until 03/31/2006.

Cortland Community Fire
Protection District:                   Mr. Robert Jordal, reappointment
                                       for a term of 3 years, until
                                       3/31/2006.

DeKalb Community Fire
Protection District:                   Mr. Charles J. Faivre,
                                       reappointment for a term of 3
                                       years, until 3/31/2006.

Hinckley Community Fire
Protection District:                   Mr. Gale Nehring, reappointment
                                       for a term of 3 years, until
                                       3/31/2006.

Genoa-Kingston Fire
Protection District;                   Mr. Elmer T. Hughes,
                                       reappointment for a term of 3
                                       years, until 3/31/2006.


                                                                           1
Kirkland Community Fire
Protection District:                     Mr. Gene Lane, reappointment for
                                         a term of 3 years, until 3/31/2006.


Malta Community Fire
Protection District:                     Mr. Robert Gommel,
                                         reappointment for a term of 3
                                         years, until 3/31/2006.

Maple Park and Countryside
Fire Protection District:                Mr. Gerald A. Hartmann,
                                         reappointment for a term of 3
                                         years, until 3/31/2006.


Shabbona Community Fire
Protection District:                     Mr. Gerry Hinkston, reappointment
                                         for a term of 3 years, until
                                         3/31/2006.

                                                       And

                                         Mr. Wayne Rissmann, appointment
                                         to fill the unexpired term of
                                         Sheldon Rueff, until 3/31/2005.


Sycamore Community Fire
rotection District:                      Mr. Tracy Jones, reappointment for
                                         a term of 3 years, until 3/31/2006.

Waterman Community Fire
Protection District:                     Duane Boesche, reappointment for
                                         a term of 3 years, until 3/31/2006.


      Moved by Ms. Allen, seconded by Mr. Steimel, and it was carried
unanimously to approve the appointments as presented by Chairman
Pritchard, and to forward them onto the full board for approval.

SMALLPOX INOCULATION PROGRAM RESOLUTION
Ms. Karen Grush, DeKalb County Public Health Director, explained to the
committee the first resolution before them this evening. She said that smallpox is
one of the most serious threats in terms of terrorism attacks. It is a highly


                                                                                2
contagious, communicable disease, and there is no treatment for it. Thirty
percent of the people who contract it die. Some people who get it are disfigured
for life from the scars. The federal government feels that there needs to be a
response available throughout the nation. They do know that there is smallpox
in the world and that there are some countries that do not like Americans who
may use it as a weapon against our country. There is a Homeland Security Bill
that provides liability protection for those who are giving the vaccine or covered
entitites, like the hospitals and health departments. It would protect the
manufacturer of the vaccine, the person who is giving it, the officers, directors,
employers, etc. It does not protect the workers who are getting the vaccine,
primarily for their jobs, who might have a reaction to the vaccine. It is a live
virus vaccine. It is believed that one-third of the people who receive it will be sick
for about a day or so; 14 to 52 per million,could have some serious life
threatening reaction to the vaccine; one to two per million will die. That’s all
based on studies that they did years ago when they were giving the vaccine. This
is the same vaccine that they gave to everyone thirty years ago. They do believe
that the reaction will be a lot less because they are really screening the people
out. If a person has any immuno-compromised illness now you cannot receive
the vaccine. If you have eczema, skin rashes or people in your household do, or if
you have young children in your household, etc, you cannot receive the vaccine.

At the end of February they have given the vaccine to 13,000 people. They had
four moderate reactions to this vaccine and no deaths. The issue that has
complicated this, however, is that President Bush wants 500,000 military
personnel to receive the vaccine and 500,000 medical staff throughout the
country in Phase I. This is the health department staff and hospital emergency
staff. Everyone just assumed that they would be covered by Workmen’s
Compensation, but they are not. Because the word “volunteer” is used in the
paperwork and that nobody is required to get it. Everyone who gets the smallpox
vaccine needs to read a 54-page document five days before they receive the
vaccine. Because the word voluntary is in the statement, all of the States have
said that there really is no guarantee that it would be a Workmen’s Compensation
claim. Those who are deciding to get it and are making that decision are doing it
for one reason and that is to protect the public health. They in turn, before they
receive the vaccine, want the assurance that they are covered under Workmen’s
Compensation if they have an adverse reaction to it. Ms. Grush said that the
initial phase of vaccine inoculations would be done in 30 days. This would
include your public health department employees and hospital employees. Phase
II is for law enforcement personnel, EMT’s, etc., the first responders. Phase III, if
needed would be offered to the general public in 2004. Mr. Bockman reminded
the committee that under the Workmen’s Compensation coverages are fixed
statutorily.

Moved by Ms. Leifheit, seconded by Mr. Wilson, and it was carried
unanimously to forward this recommendation onto the full board for
approval.


Mr. Metzger arrived at 7:28p.m.



                                                                                    3
HIPAA RESOLUTION – Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
Mr. Bockman, explained to the committee the second resolution before them this
evening. He explained that to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act that DeKalb County needed to be designated as a Hybrid
Entity and that the County needed to designate the Rehab and Nursing Center
and the Public Health Department as covered entities. Mr. Bockman explained
that a hybrid entity is an entity that has several operations, some of which are
covered and some of which are not. Under this compliance the County needs to
point out which entities are covered and who the Privacy Officers for each entity
is, which the resolution before them tonight states.

Moved by Ms. Allen, seconded by Mr. Steimel, and it was carried
unanimously to forward this recommendation onto the full board for
approval.

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 19, 2003. Moved by Mr. Wilson,
seconded by Ms. Leifheit, and it was carried unanimously to accept the
county board agenda as presented.

GENERAL DISCUSSION
       Ms. Allen, Chairman of the Public Services Committee, said that the ESDA
and Coroner’s Annual Report was given and the Sheriff’s Annual Report. She
said that Mary Olson asked to have a resolution come forward with regards to
reauthorizing her Community Block Grant so that the local agencies retain
control of the funds. She also said that next month they will hold the hearings
for the senior services tax levy.

      Ms. Leifheit, Chairman of the Administrative Services Committee, said that
the Administrative Services Committee did not meet last month.

       Ms. Leifheit, Chairman of the Ad Hoc Jail Study Committee, said that
Durrant has presented a proposal for an expanded scope of work and that the ad
hoc sub-committee has just received it. They are meeting on March 17, 2003 and
the full committee on March 20, 2003. She will bring the expanded proposal to
the ad hoc sub-committee first and on to the full committee on March 20th.

        Mr. Steimel, Chairman of the Planning and Regulations Committee, said
that there is a moratorium on the wind towers going before the full board for
consideration. Hopefully the towers will be up by the end of the year and that
would be just about two years of operation for them. On the building fees the
staff originally proposed $550.00 a tower and after the committee discussed it
they realized that not only the building department will be involved in the process
but also the highway department and the roads down there. They tried to realize
all of these costs that will be incurred and incorporated them into the proposed
building fee so that all of our costs are covered. The other reason is because all of
the counties surrounding us have a $25.00 per foot fee and that would be $5,000



                                                                                   4
per tower. We are only trying to cover the costs that the county incurs.

       Mr. Bockman indicated that the proposed permit fee increase will be give a
legal review prior to the board meeting and the board would be notified of any
potential problems.

        Mr. Wiegand, Vice-Chairman of the Public Policy Committee, passed out a
Proclamation that his committee is going to be reading at the next county board
meeting in March. This proclamation deals with NACO’s National County
Government Week during April 6 – 12, 2003. This year’s theme is Counties Care
for Kids. The Public Policy Committee will be having a slide show at the April
Board Meeting highlighting the various departments’ programs. Mr. Wiegand also
said that the committee discussed the legislative breakfast and discussed various
ways of improving it by offering a day for federal legislators (Durbin, Fitzgerald,
Hastert) in the Spring of 2004 to visit with us and then have a separate day to
visit with state legislators in October 2003.

      Mr. Wilson, Chairman of the Public Infrastructure and Development
Committee, said that the jurisdictional transfers with Sandwich Township and
Road District were tabled a couple of months ago. The City of Sandwich was to
make a presentation on March 6, 2003, with his committee but they withdrew
because they weren’t ready. Because of this happening, this item is still open, he
said.

        Mr. Metzger, Chairman of the Forest Preserve Committee, said that they
listened to Deputy Bomar of the Sheriff’s Department who informed the
committee about problems that they experience in the County’s various forest
preserves. The Small Bass Alliance have been working at the new forest preserve
in Kirkland clearing the log jamb. He will be going to Elgin with Mr. Hannan,
Forest Preserve Superintendent, for a local legislators meeting for the Northern
half of the state for fish and wildlife legislation and forest preserve legislation. He
will bring back information from that meeting to the Executive Committee next
month. He also said that there will be an executive session regarding land
acquisition.

       Before adjourning , Chairman Pritchard informed the committee that the
DeKalb Growth Summit is experiencing an excellent turnout at their meetings.
They are looking at growth over the next ten years for DeKalb, Cortland and
Malta. They feel that there will be about 6,000 new house units by then or two-
percent growth per year.

       The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is studying the highway
and mass transit issues here in the county, Chairman Pritchard said. Some of
the resolutions that the Highway Department has been and will be bringing to the
full board to consider are reflecting the changes that the MPO designation has
imposed on us. Some of the money that we used to receive directly from the
federal government now has to be to channeled through the MPO. The County
will now be the eligible grantee for Section 5311 Transit Funds that formerly went
to the City of DeKalb. The MPO is now eligible for transit funds through Section


                                                                                     5
5307.

       Chairman Pritchard said that the Regional Planning Commission is
continuing to meet and that they are working on the Unified Development
Ordinance. After they finish the work on the ordinance, it will then be sent to the
DeKalb County Planning and Regulations Committee and all communities
participating for consideration.

       Chairman Pritchard informed the committee that in April he will be
bringing an appointment recommendation for the 911 Board and the Community
Services Advisory Board.

       There is talk about having another workshop for all county board members
regarding priorities in the next month or two. Chairman Pritchard would like for
the county board to discuss the priorities issues that the county has been seeing.
 He will notify the county board members when and where the workshop will be
held.

ADJOURNMENT
     Moved by Mr. Wiegand seconded by Mr. Wilson, and it was voted
unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

                                          Respectfully submitted,


                                          _________________________________
                                          Robert W. Pritchard, Chairman

_______________________________
Mary C. Supple, Secretary
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                                                                                 6
   SECTION G.


AD HOC COMMITTEE
    SECTION H.



OTHER COMMITTEES’
     MINUTES
                                  DeKalb County ETSB
                             Minutes of the Board Meeting of
                                   February 5, 2003

Board members present:
Chairman Richard Olson, Vice Chair William Riddle, William Feithen, Gary Hanson, Carl Leoni,
Deborah Pettit, and Ben Suppeland.

Guests Present: Lt. Al Newby, DeKalb County Sheriff's Police, Brent Tillman, DeKalb Police
Department; Jim Feyerherm, Starved Rock Communications, Glenna Johnson, GeoComm; Kathy
Minick, NIU Telephone.

Also Present: Christine Johnson, DeKalb County Treasurer; Charles Kross, Coordinator

                  Chairman Olson called the meeting to order at 7:32 AM
AGENDA
    The Chairman asked for any amendments to the agenda. There were none.
    A motion to approve the agenda was made by Riddle and seconded by Feithen.
    There was no discussion. The motion passed.

MINUTES
    A motion to approve the minutes of the January 8, 2003 meeting was made by Feithen and
    seconded by Hanson. The motion passed.

OLD BUSINESS:
♦ Treasurer’s Report:
      The Treasurer was unable to attend. The Chair deferred the reading of the report to the next
      regular meeting.
  Bills Not Previously Approved:
      Bills:
      Sprint                                               12.78
      AT&T                                                  17.02
      Verizon                                           9917.17
      Verizon                                             110.99
      Verizon                                              35.65
      Verizon                                              42.24
      Verizon                                              74.31
      Verizon                                             292.99
      Verizon                                              29.12
      Verizon - Genoa                                     184.77
      Starved Rock Communications - fire radio           2250.00
      PowerPhone                                           199.00
      Starved Rock Communications - DeKalb split         6960.00
      Language line                                        181.00
                   Minutes of the DeKalb County ETSB of February 5, 2003
         NENA - Kross dues                                  75.00
         Novanis - Sycamore                               5289.00
         Crum-Halsted                                     8509.00
         Trumps Power Protection Specialists - DeKalb Co. 1437.00
                   Total                                  $35,6195.04

    A motion to pay the bills was made by Riddle and seconded by Suppeland. A roll call vote was
    taken: Feithen Y Hanson Y Leoni Y Pettit Y Suppeland Y Riddle Y Olson Y. The motion
    passed unanimously.
    Waterman Fire Radio tower - Jim Feyerherm reported that he has heard nothing from
    Waterman. Olson will contact them. Feyerherm said there have been no reported problems
    from Shabbona or Lee since the old antenna was reinstalled.
    Sycamore/Genoa/DeKalb County Sheriff's Police merger - The expected completion time is
    between March 15 and April 1. Feyerherm reported that the fire radio equipment is in and is
    capable of being used.
    Composition of ETSB members -
        Olson said he had sent a letter to Bob Pritchard, the County Board Chairman but has not
        received a reply. Hanson said that Pritchard has not received a letter. Olson said he
        would send another one.
    Workshop Follow-up
     1. Kross said that he would write letters to our participating agencies explaining why there will
         be no new splits this year, and with their current balance. The letter will go out with
         minutes.
     2. Kross spoke to Deb Prather of Verizon regarding the NIU Telephone lines. She said it
         would be extremely difficult to determine, due to constant change and the variety of types of
         lines that the University has, and the various rates of billing associated with each. She did
         say that the University would be paying an additional $2,000 per month.
NEW BUSINESS
♦ Insurance - Kross reported that the insurance costs have risen significantly. This is due to the
  increase in the amount of our equipment covered, the claims experienced, and the general cost
  increase of insurance. Our carrier, VFIS, is one of the few that insure agencies such as ours, and
  insure most of the 911 agencies in Illinois.
♦ Participating Agency Requests - Sandwich has requested to purchase a Telecommunicator
  chair for the PSAP costing $800.
      Riddle made a motion to approve the purchase. Feithen seconded. The motion passed
      unanimously.
♦ Speakers from the Floor - No one.
♦ Coordinator’s Report - Kross distributed the reports for 911 calls for the preceding year.
ADJOURNMENT
Leoni moved to adjourn the meeting, and was seconded by Riddle. The motion passed. The
meeting adjourned at 8:04 A.M.
Respectfully submitted,


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Charles Kross, Coordinator
           DEKALB COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
                        MEETING MINUTES
                        February 27, 2003


The DeKalb County Regional Planning Commission met on February 27, 2003 at
7:00 p.m. in the DeKalb County Administration Building, Conference Room East,
in Sycamore, IL. In attendance were Commission Members Robert Pritchard,
Frank Altmaier, Becky Morphey, Don Pardridge, Jerry Thompson, Rich Gentile,
Dennis Ragan, John Brady representing the City of Sycamore, and Cheryl
ACookie@ Aldis representing the Town of Cortland, staff members Paul Miller and
Marcellus Anderson, and planning consultant Walt Magdziarz. Audience included
County Engineer Bill Lorence.

1.    Roll Call -- Mr. Pritchard noted members that were present or represented
by their alternates, and noted the absence of Mr. Rasmussen from DeKalb, Mr.
Luker from Hinckley, Mr. Allen from Sandwich, Mr. Bellah from Kirkland, and Mr.
Todd from Waterman.

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

3.   Approval of Minutes -- Mr. Pardridge moved to approve the minutes,
seconded by Mr. Thompson, and the motion passed unanimously.

4a. Status of Unified Comprehensive Plan/Model UDO Project -Municipal
Processes

      Mr. Miller began by reporting that work on the Unified Comprehensive Plan
      project had been continuing diligently since the last report. Ms. Aldis noted
      that Cortland has begun work on updating their comprehensive plan, but is
      not requesting assistance from the County consultants at this time. Mr.
      Miller noted that the current situation, with all communities in the County
      in the process of a concurrent update/review of their plans, is an
      unprecedented accomplishment. Additional items of note included the fact
      that Lee has tentatively scheduled a consensus plan review for March 17,
      2003. The current overall plan is to be able to present to the Commission
      as a whole, all of the individual consensus plans and an overall County
      consensus plan, by the April, 2003 meeting. Mr. Gentile noted that it was
      likely that his community would not be ready to formally adopt their
      consensus plan in time for the April meeting. Mr. Miller said that was
      expected, and what staff was hoping the show the Commission was where
      communities are by the April meeting. Mr. Pritchard commented that in his
      recent meeting with people from the Prairie Pathway project, that one of the
      ways they will be determining need for transportation corridors is to review
     comprehensive plans, his point being that the finalization of these plans will
     have importance on a number of fronts.

     Mr. Magdziarz noted that the Village of Waterman has a scheduled public
     hearing for their land use plan. They are eager to get this completed. Land
     Vision has recommended that to speed the process, they consider adopting
     the general map in the interim and then approve details later. He noted
     that this is not considered the optimum way to handle this, but does assist
     communities that are under pressure to make development decisions while
     they are updating their comprehensive plans. It appears that Waterman
     will be doing this.

4a. Status of Unified Comprehensive Plan/Model UDO Project - Review
Comments on draft UDO Chapter 5

     Mr. Magdziarz opened by handing out a flow chart on the review process
     contained in the draft Unified Development Ordinance. The flow chart is for
     the Commission=s information as they review the chapters to follow.

     He noted that he and Mr. Miller have been discussing how best to handle
     revisions made during this meeting-by-meeting review process. He asked
     the Commission what their thoughts were on how best to receive back the
     changes that came out of the discussions, as a separate document or in a
     lined-out edit of the text. Mr. Pardridge noted that while he would
     recommend just receiving back just the changes, but would also like to see
     them highlighted. Mr. Magdziarz noted that the best way to address both
     needs would be to use a strike-out format that would highlight the changes,
     but show the original text as well. He asked then how often the
     Commission would want to see the changes, immediately following the
     meeting or as a full document at the end of the process. Mr. Pardridge
     asked how close they were to the end of the document. Mr. Magdziarz
     noted that while chapter six is the final chapter, it is rather large and will be
     reviewed in sections. Mr. Pardridge asked that there be one revision given,
     but Ms. Aldis commented that it might make it difficult to review future
     content without seeing what had been altered previously. Mr. Pardridge
     agreed that could be a difficulty. Mr. Miller asked if the Commission really
     wanted to have a strike-out version where the edited text would still be
     visible, as it could be difficult to read. Mr. Pardridge stated that he would
     prefer just the changes for clarity. Mr. Pritchard added that he would like
     to see just those pages with changes provided, rather than a full new
     document. There was a consensus agreement of the group that would be
     the preference.

     Mr. Magdziarz then noted that there had been a question from Chapter
     Four about dates and time lines for decisions to be made. Principally, the
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      issue revolved around the consequences of missed deadlines and his
      conversations indicated that there was a general feeling that a missed
      deadline inferred automatic approval. He recommended that text be added
      wherever there is a specified time frame to say the time frame would stand
      Aunless there is mutual agreement to extend the time frame@. Mr.
      Pritchard asked what would happen if an applicant did not agree to extend
      the time frame. Mr. Miller replied that one response would be to indicate to
      the applicant that they could either to agree to the extension or face denial.
       Mr. Magdziarz added that the typical situation might be a lack of
      information, generally the responsibility of the applicant to decide. Mr.
      Gentile asked what would be the situation if the delay was related to a lack
      of staff or a meeting quorum. He asked if there was any way to remove
      these time frames. Mr. Magdziarz responded that one approach might just
      be to leave this up to each community to adopt time frames or not. Mr.
      Miller added that another option might be to leave the time frames in place,
      but add language that states Aunless extended by the Village Board@.

      Mr. Thompson commented that he felt it was important to have some sort of
      deadlines to keep the processes from being strung out interminably. The
      potential costs to the villages and the applicants could be extremely high.
      He closed by noting that the option to have extension by mutual agreement
      sounded reasonable. Mr. Magdziarz noted that it is indeed advantageous to
      have some sort of set deadlines, but that the best way to achieve flexibility
      would be to allow for extensions for proper reasons. Mr. Altmaier asked if
      there were any way to make the deadlines applicable only to the applicant
      and leave the municipality free of the constraints. Mr. Miller responded
      that applicants have a right to due process, that applicants have a right to
      expect a response in a reasonable amount of time. Mr. Pritchard asked if
      there would be an advantage to passing the costs of an applicant to the
      utilization of outside services to handle the processing. Mr. Gentile
      responded that they do use that approach, but that using outside services
      adds time as well. He added that his request would be to have the least
      amount of rigidity in the process as possible to allow the municipalities as
      much flexibility as possible. Discussion followed as to whether a 60 day or
      a 90 day standard would be preferable in general. It was noted that some of
      the time lines noted in the document went as low as 15 days. It was the
      consensus of the Commission was to have the longest time possible while
      still allowing the applicants appropriate due process. The revised draft will
      reflect longer time frames.
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      Mr. Magdziarz began the review of Chapter Five, noting that it contains the
      establishment of zoning districts within the UDO. Some of the proposed
      districts in the document include an Agricultural District that would appear
      to be very much in sync with what communities are calling for during the
      comprehensive plan process. There is also a Countryside Residential
      District included. Mr. Magdziarz noted that since the creation of the
      document, Land Vision has determined that as a general policy the
      municipalities may not want to encourage well and septic systems in the
      County. The sentence encouraging the well and septic systems will be
      stricken from the definition of Countryside Residential.           Large lot
      development should be on public water and sewer. The document also
      contains references to residential differentiations of low, medium and high
      density. Some communities have expressed a desire to have a mix, but
      some may not want to adopt all three distinctions.

      Commercial development is divided into three different classes:
      neighborhood, central business and civic and highway commercial. Mr.
      Miller noted that only the central business and civic is specifically described
      as to where it is. He went on to comment that most successful, vibrant
      cities have a downtown central business district and do not encourage
      business on the fringes which will draw away residents and visitors from
      that area. Mr. Magdziarz noted that many of the communities they have
      been meeting with have expressed strong interest in protecting their central
      business districts. He went on to note that highway commercial districts
      primarily are composed of the auto related businesses designed to attract
      those traveling through, not really connected to neighborhoods. Most of the
      municipalities in the County currently contain one or two different
      industrial use districts. The current document recommends that be
      reduced to just one.        This recommendation follows a review and
      determination that there are not really substantive differences between the
      divisions for those municipalities that have two or more types of uses. Mr.
      Magdziarz went on to note that the document also includes recommended
      performance standards to be certain that the contents of the district will be
      suitable and compatible to the community and will not create negative
      effects.

      Other districts include a Heritage Preservation Overlay District which may
      contain significant or substantial geographical areas with historical
      significance to the community. Municipalities containing these types of
      areas are advised to have specific guidelines on these. Mr. Thompson
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      questioned whether or not these types of districts can become too restrictive
      to owners. Mr. Magdziarz noted that much depends on the construction of
      the district guidelines. He commented that it was possible to develop
      standards to maintain the character of such districts without specifically
      designating maintenance, etc. Mr. Thompson noted that it would be critical
      to make sure that property owners in such areas are very much involved in
      the creation of a historical district.

      Mr. Magdziarz and Mr. Miller noted that in the adoption process for any of
      these zoning ordinances, it is critical to have public meetings and notices as
      well as notifying specific property owners whose properties will be effected
      by changing zoning. Mr. Pardridge asked if all of the Historical District was
      fully an option for communities to adopt or not. Mr. Magdziarz replied that
      was correct. Mr. Pritchard asked what the phrase Aoverlay@ meant in this
      context. Mr. Magdziarz responded that it was meant to convey that the
      district overlays another existing zoning district. Mr. Miller added that an
      overlay district generally controls if there is a conflict between the overlay
      and the underlying zoning.

      The final designation in the document would be a Flood Plain/Conservation
      Overlay District. Mr. Magdziarz noted that this is intended to refer to areas
      that have been designated as flood plains or areas that the communities
      have determined have environmental issues. Mr. Miller noted that the
      areas can be recreational as well.

      Mr. Magdziarz noted that the article on Conditions of Use is optional
      although he recommended that it may be useful to define performance
      standards for all the uses that the zoning districts create. Mr. Altmaier
      asked what can be done for situations that do not specifically apply. Mr.
      Miller noted that such situations can either be handled by grand- fathering
      or by applying a variation process. He added that the expectation is that if
      you adopt these regulations, you expect them to be enforced and any
      differences must be handled through the variation process. Mr. Altmaier
      asked about outdoor merchandising. Mr. Magdziarz noted that such
      options are things communities must think about and specifically approve.
      If it is not specifically approved, it is prohibited. Mr. Altmaier asked if it
      becomes a problem if there is a lot of variation between communities and
      how they, for instance, handle outdoor merchandising. He wondered if this
      harmed the UDO principles. Mr. Miller noted that on that level of detail, it
      really wouldn=t be harmful. The critical issues, like the zoning districts, are
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      more important to the concept of uniform development. Mr. Magdziarz
      added that it was important for districts to make sure there is an internal
      connection between what they want individually and what codes they elect
      to adopt and apply.

      Ms. Aldis asked if item #13 on page 5-4 related to civic purposes was
      actually intentional. Mr. Magdziarz noted that this item should have been
      deleted and would be in future corrections.           He then drew the
      Commission=s attention to section 5.3, the permitted use table. He noted
      that this was intended to function as a template for each community to
      decide what are permitted uses and what are special uses. Mr. Miller went
      on to note that these are standardized and again, intended as a suggested
      format for each community to use to review possible issues they may need
      to face.

      Mr. Gentile asked about Agricultural uses on page one of section 5.9. He
      asked whether a hardware store wanting to sell some sod and trees would
      be permitted under this provision that allows sod and trees on lawns in the
      central business district. Mr. Magdziarz responded that this would be
      something the community would have to specifically address as something
      they would either want, or not want in their district. Mr. Miller added that
      the critical issue was primary use. If a hardware store wanted to sell some
      sod and trees as a seasonal usage, they are still a hardware store. Mr.
      Magdziarz then noted that some communities will have language that says
      that if a use is not specifically permitted, it is prohibited and then will go on
      to allow their zoning administrators some discretion in determining what is
      and is not a permitted use. Mr. Brady noted that in Sycamore, such
      questions of Aclose@ types of uses goes to their Planning Commission for
      review. This takes the burden off of having one individual responsible and
      does not unduly increase the time to response.

      Mr. Altmaier asked if some of the categories can be merged into more catch-
      all categories. Mr. Brady noted that many he could see would fall currently
      under one his community uses, Professional Offices. Mr. Magdziarz noted
      that one issue to consider would be the effect of technology and changes it
      may cause in certain industries. It is possible a permitted usage today may
      be altered by technology and need to be reviewed as to whether it is still
      appropriate.

      Mr. Magdziarz noted that the final thing to be reviewed in this section would
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      be the performance standards. The text provided is intended to be rather
      exhaustive and many of the standards have been around since the creation
      of the model zoning ordinance. Some communities have decided to adopt
      more exacting standards. He pointed out that one area that deserves
      particular attention relates to the fire protection districts and hazardous
      substances standards. He recommended that these be crafted closely with
      each communities fire departments. Mr. Thompson asked if the standards
      in the document are within generally accepted limits or whether they would
      be considered highly restrictive. Mr. Miller responded that they were
      intended to be fairly standard and intended to assist communities in
      anticipating and responding to issues with a set of standards in place. Mr.
      Pardridge asked about grandfathering. Mr. Magdziarz noted that there is a
      great deal of latitude for communities to determine what uses are
      grandfathered. He went on to note that municipalities may elect to also set
      date certain time limits for certain approved uses to identify when they
      must cease to exist. He recommended that anyone considering this,
      discuss the ramifications with their municipal attorneys. Mr. Pardridge
      asked about section 5-18 wherein Planned Developments seems to always
      be identified as a special use. Mr. Miller clarified that this is the case and
      that Planned Developments could occur across zoning districts if the
      communities determined the development would afford them some
      advantage. Mr. Pritchard asked if anyone had anything further to discuss
      on the use table. There being no further questions, he asked Mr. Magdziarz
      to review the content to be reviewed at the next meeting.

      Mr. Magdziarz reminded the Commission that Chapter Six will be the
      largest section of the document and so is being handled in small portions.
      The portion to be reviewed for the next meeting represents about 1/3 of the
      overall section. He commented that he and Mr. Miller would be working to
      simplify the regulations in this section as much as possible. He also noted
      that he would be working to develop a graphic format to describe how to
      develop on a lot. Finally, there will be a great deal in this section that would
      commonly be seen in subdivision ordinances. These will not contain a great
      deal of specifics as this will contain material that will need the input of city
      engineers and coordinators of public improvements. Mr. Thompson asked if
      there would be suggested specifications required for towns that may need
      some assistance. Mr. Magdziarz noted that there are many variations
      within these specifications that become discretionary to the village
      engineers and they will be trying to keep the document as respectful of the
      scope of their judgements as possible. Mr. Pritchard asked if the section
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      could contain some sort of Athings to think about@ if not outright
      suggestions. Mr. Lorence noted from the audience that many communities
      use the language Aspecifications for roads and bridges as adopted by the
      Department of Transportation shall apply unless modified by regulation@.


5.    Review of municipal & county planning/development activities B

      Mr. Altmaier opened by asking if any communities still need to do Image
      Preference Surveys. Mr. Magdziarz noted that Kirkland and Somonauk still
      need to do theirs. Mr. Altmaier noted that when Kingston had their IPS,
      there was some confusion about how those who attended where supposed
      to respond. They weren=t sure if there were to select images they actually
      wanted in their specific towns or whether they were just images that they
      liked. Mr. Magdziarz commented that this is addressed in the opening
      instructions, but they will work on clarifying that further. He went on to
      add that this is why it is important to discuss the scores afterward with
      people who took the surveys, to clarify what their responses actually meant.


      Mr. Pardridge noted that his community had a good turnout, though there
      was some general suspicions about the intent. As to their continuing
      highway project, some delays seem to be occurring due to the fact that
      many of the Department of Transportation employees who had been
      working with this retired at the first of the year and the new employees are
      not as up to speed. IDOT seems anxious to do the project, but these
      changes have slowed things down.

      Mr. Thompson noted that the Malta Village Planning Commission moved to
      the Village Board a preliminary conditional plan for a development on the
      west side containing about 400 homes. He noted that Mr. Miller had been
      working with the Village to assist them in this process. Mr. Miller added
      that this is a highly significant project for the Village in that it has the
      potential to double the Village=s population.

      Mr. Ragan noted that Lee had a turnout for their charrette that represented
      about 4% of the Village overall.

      Mr. Pritchard reported that the County Board had approved the wind farm
      and now the real work will begin to assure that the conditions approved are
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        followed and the standards are met. He noted that there is also work in
        progress to discuss a moratorium on additional development until the
        impact of the project on the County can be assessed. Mr. Altmaier asked if
        it was true that FPL had to get all of these towers up before the end of the
        year to receive their subsidies. Mr. Miller replied that this appeared to be
        true unless there was an extension granted. However, he added that it has
        been FPL=s declared intention to meet this schedule regardless of the
        subsidy issue. Questions arose as to whether or not FPL had obtained it=s
        final approvals from COM ED. Mr. Miller responded that they were still
        negotiating as far as the County was aware.

6.      Adjournment B The next meeting of the Regional Planning Commission will
        be on March 27, 2003. Mr. Pritchard will be absent and Mr. Rasmussen
        will be the acting Chair. Mr. Brady moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr.
        Pardridge, and the motion carried.


Respectfully submitted,




Robert Pritchard
Chairman, DeKalb County Regional Planning Commission

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   SECTION I.


FOREST PRESERVE
   DISTRICT
  COMMITTEE
                            FOREST PRESERVE PROCEEDINGS

                                     February 19, 2003

The DeKalb County Forest Preserve Commissioners met at the Legislative Center on
Wednesday, February 19, 2003. President Pritchard called the meeting to order and the
Secretary called the roll. Those Commissioners present were Mr. Wilson, Mr. Wiegand, Ms.
Vary, Mr. VanBuer, Mrs. Tobias, Mr. Steimel, Mr. Simonson, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands, Mr.
Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Metzger, Mr. MacMurdo, Mr. Lyle. Mrs. Leifheit, Ms. LaVigne, Mr.
Johnson, Mr. Gudmunson, Ms. Fullerton, Ms Fauci, Mrs. Dubin and President Pritchard.
Those Commissioners absent were Mr. Faivre and Mrs. Allen. Twenty-two Commissioners were
present and two Commissioners were absent.

                                  APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion
       Mr. Lyle moved to approve the Minutes of the January 15, 2003 meeting. Mr. Johnson
       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. VanBuer moved to approve the agenda and Mr. Johnson seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The President asked for a voice vote on the approval of the Agenda. All Commissioners
       present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.

                                         BUSINESS
Claims
       Mr. Metzger moved to approve the current months Claims in the amount of $5,302.72
       and Payroll & Emergency Claims paid from prior month in the amount of $32,929.91.
       Mr. Osborne seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote
       The President called for a roll call vote on the Claims. Those Commissioners voting yea
       were Mr. Wilson, Mr. Wiegand, Ms. Vary, Mr. VanBuer, Mrs. Tobias, Mr. Steimel, Mr.
       Simonson, Mr. Slack, Mr. Sands, Mr. Rosemier, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Metzger, Mr.
       MacMurdo, Mr. Lyle. Mrs. Leifheit, Ms. LaVigne, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Gudmunson, Ms.
       Fullerton, Ms Fauci, Mrs. Dubin and President Pritchard. All Commissioners present
       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. Osborne seconded the motion.
Voice Vote
       The President called for a voice vote on the motion to adjourn. All Commissioners
       present voted yea. Motion carried unanimously.


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       ATTEST:



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       DeKalb County Clerk




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                            Forest Preserve Committee

                                 February 18, 2003

  The DeKalb County Forest Preserve Committee met Tuesday, February 18, 2003, in
  the Nature Resource Center at Russell Woods, at 6:00 p.m. Chairman Mr. Metzger
  called the meeting to order with Mr. Gudmunson, Mr. Lyle, Mr. Rosemier, and Mr.
  Simonson. Mrs. Fauci and Mr. Johnson were late. Mr. Hannan, Deputy Bomar from
  the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Ms. Mertz, Mr. McElligot t of the Illinois
  Smallmouth Bass Alliance, Mr. O’ Kelley(I.S.A.), Mr. Dells(I.S.A.), and the following
  Forest Preserve staff: Ms. McCue, Mrs. Doty, Mr. Koerner and Mr. Prain were also
  present.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  Moved by Mr. Lyle, seconded by Mr. Rosemeier, and it was carried unanimously
  with a voice vote to approve the minutes for December.


APPROVAL OF AGENDA

  Moved by Mr. Rosemier, seconded by Mr. Lyle, and it was carried unanimously
  with a voice vote to approve an amended agenda adding Deputy Bomar of the
  DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.


DEPUTY BOMAR VISIT

  Deputy Bomar from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office introduced himself to the
  Forest Preserve Committee and guests. He distributed a recap of the pat rols that the
  officers have performed over the last year throughout the various forest preserves.
  Mrs. Fauci arrived at 6:16 p.m.
  Deputy Bomar explained that the most common problems incurred in the forest
  preserves would be vandalism, underage drinking, and illegal drug usage. He further
  explained how the Sheriff’s Office responded to complaint calls by adding extra foot
  patrols. (see attached Sheriff patrol recap)
  Mr. Hannan thanked Deputy Bomar and all of his staff for all of their support.
  Mr. Johnson arrived at 6:30 p.m.
  Deputy Bomar left at 6:35 p.m.


WELCOME TO RUSSELL WOODS AND THE NATURE RESOURCE CENTER

  Mr. Hannan stated that the 126 acres of Russell Woods was purchased in 1942 for
  $4,000 from the Russell family. Mr. Hannan explained Russell Woods has great
  diversity including the Kishwaukee River, upland wooded forest and floodplain
  (forest). Mr. Hannan stated that Russell Woods has a lot to offer such as picnicking,
  camping, hiking, sledding, cross-county skiing, birding, canoeing, tent camping and
   the Nature Resource Center. (built in the 1960's) Russell Woods and Sannauk are the
   most used Forest Preserves. Mr. Hannan introduced Mrs. Peggy Doty, Educator
   Coordinator. Mrs. Doty explained that the N.R.E.C. (Natural Resource Education
   Consortium) is funded by the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District,
   University of Illinois Extension Office, DeKalb County Forest Preserve District and
   the DeKalb County Solid Waste Program. They are University of Illinois Extention
   employees. The N.R.E.C. was formed (about 15 years ago when local school district
   dropped out of the outdoor education programs )to fund the education programs at the
   Natural Resource Center and throughout the schools in DeKalb County. Mrs. Doty
   stated that approximately 3,600 children and 878 adults went through the
   programming last year. Mrs. Doty explained that the U of I Extension matches the
   funds raised by the N.R.E.C. and partners to help pay for the staffing and supplies for
   the education program. Mrs. Doty also st ated that she received a grant through the
   DeKalb County Community Foundation to replace windows and countertops in the
   Nature Resource Center.
   Mr. Hannan introduced Mr. Bill Prain, Park Manager for the northern preserves to the
   Forest Preserve Committee and complimented Mr. Prain and John Bulkley,
   Maintenance Supervisor, (and all FP staff) for their excellent maintenance,
   developmental improvement projects and natural resource management work at the
   forest preserves. Mr. Hannan went on to introduce Mr. Gary Koerner, (a.k.a. t he past
   “Muscle of Russell” in the 70's and 80's) who now works part-time assisting at Russell
   Woods and does summer mowing at Afton Forest Preserve. Mr. Koerner donated bird
   houses to the Forest Preserve District when some of them were stolen and has donated
   his time over many years at the Forest Preserves.


ILLINOIS SMALL MOUTH BASS ALLIANCE

  Mr. Kevin Dells, Northwest Coordinator of the Illinois Smallmouth Bass Alliance,
  introduced himself to the Forest Preserve Committee. He stated that the Alliance has
  done several volunteer efforts to remove two very large log jams at Potawatomi Woods.
  He stated that the group has spent 400 man/women hours to remove the 25-30 year old
  log jams at the bridge and other areas. He stated that the interest in removing the jams is
  to improve the quality of water and water flow, save the bridge, and canoe accessibility
  on the Kishwaukee River at Potawatomi Woods. Mr. Dells explained that the fish
  diversity is excellent at Potawatomi Woods. Mr. Dells stated that there is now Pike,
  Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie and Catfish. He stated that there are also beavers
  and other important river wildlife in the area.
  Mr. Hannan stated that the ecosystem is in good balance in the Kishwaukee River and
  said that it is considered a Class A river in certain parts.
  Mr. Dells stated that he would like the 3 miles of Kishwaukee River become a catch and
  release fishing area through Potawatomi Woods. He added that there are two more
  weekends for their volunteer efforts, April 12 and 19t h.
  Mr. Dells presented a sample to the Forest Preserve Committee of a proposed sign that
  could be posted that explains Smallmouth Bass growth and off season dates for catch
  and release fishing.
  Mr. Hannan stated that the catch and release efforts should be communicated and
  coordinated with the State side of the park, so both sides of the river are posted if catch
  and release is approved.
  Mr. McElligott stated that a IDNR fisheries biologist would be looking at the new forest
  preserve/ state park site to see if large rocks or aquatic plants would help erosion at the
  bends in the Kishwaukee River. Mr. McElligott stated that the I.S.A. would be willing to
  help fund shot rock if needed. He further stated that Mr. Bob Rung, a biologist from
  Starved Rock, is coming to Shabbona to meet with ot her biologists on March 2 nd.
  Mr. Metzger thanked the representatives from the I.S.A. for attending the meeting.




NEW FOREST PRESERVE NAME/ GRADE SCHOOL VOTING RECAP


  The Forest Preserve Secretary, Paula Fisher, announced the tot al votes as taken from the
  grade schools across DeKalb County. A total of 971 votes were taken. Of those votes
  taken, 59% (569 votes) were for Potawatomi Woods Forest Preserve, 17% for South
  Branch Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve, 14% for Kirkland Hiawatha Forest Preserve,
  and 10% for Hiawatha MacQueen Forest Preserve. Mr. Hannan stated that he had
  contacted a local Indian organization for permission to honor the Potawatomi name in
  northwest Kirkland. (see attached voting information)
  Mr. Metzger stated that the meeting was running longer than expected, and needed a
  motion to move the goal discussion to the March meeting. Moved by Mr. Lyle,
  seconded by Mrs. Fauci, and it was carried unanimously to move the goal
  discussion to next month.


FY 2002 AUDIT INFORMATION

  Mr. Hannan handed out the preliminary FY 2002 audit report for the Committee review.
  Mr. Hannan stated that this information would appear for discussion on the March
  agenda.

COMMUNITY PLANNING GRANT FUNDING FOR NEW FOREST PRESERVE


  Mr. Hannan stated that when the IDNR State Park property was purchased, as part of
  the Open Lands Trust grant program (OLT) ,7% of the purchase price for the State side
  ($187,000) came to the County as a OLT Community Planning grant. The Forest
  Preserve District applied for a portion of these funds for capital improvements. Mr.
  Hannan stated that the Forest Preserve District asked for and received $110,000 of those
  funds. Mr. Hannan stated that those funds would help with an on-site Park Manager for
  Potawatomi Woods, a one story modular home (approximately $74,000), 80 x 200 foot
  gravel parking lot, 6 new overhead doors and electrical improvements for an existing
  large metal outbuilding, and t o bury part of the overhead existing electrical lines
  underground. These overhead lines would be over future parking area, picnic grounds
  and people areas.
  Mr. Hannan stated that for the first few years, Potawatomi Woods will have limited
  access and minimal improvements.
   Mr. Hannan also stated that the DeKalb/ Sycamore Sunrise Rotary Club is raising funds
   for new shelters and other park improvements to the site in 2006. Another area
   foundation is considering funding other improvements
   Mr. Hannan added that he will apply for a future grants in 2005/ 2006.

C-2000 GRANTS

   Mr. Hannan stated that he has received continuous support from local Senators and State
   Representatives, including Senator Burzynski. Mr. Hannan stated that the C-2000 grants
   helped to pay for the removal of invasive species and clean-up of old farm dump sites at
   Forest Preserve sites. Over $60,000.00 of C-2000 grant funding for habitat restorat ion
   and natural resource management has been received over the years.(see attached C-2000
   grant information) Mr. Hannan stated that he forwarded thank you letters to the local
   Senators and Representatives.

GENERAL DISCUSSION

   Mr. Hannan stated that the monthly reports will be attached to the minutes, as usual.
   Mr. Metzger handed out a Daily Chronicle story that highlighted the life and
   accomplishments of Mr. Clifford Simonson, Forest Preserve Committee Member. The
   Forest Preserve Committee applauded Mr. Simonson.
   Ms. Karen Metz spoke up and stated that she would be interested in volunteering with
   the Forest Preserve District in the future. Mr. Hannan stated that he would forward
   information on the volunteer weekends to Ms. Metz. (see attached spring 2003 volunteer
   dates)
   Mr. Hannan stated that the March meeting will be held at Sannauk Forest Preserve.
   Moved by Mr. Rosemeir, seconded by Mr. Lyle, and it was carried unanimously by
   role call vote to move into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing land
   acquisition at 7:40 p.m.
   Moved by Mr. Johnson, seconded by Mrs. Fauci, it was carried unanimously by
   role call vote to move out of Executive Session at 7:43 p.m.


ADJOURNMENT

   Moved by Mr. Rosemier, seconded by Mr. Gudmunson, it was carried
   unanimously by voice vote to adjourn the meeting.




                                             ________________________________
                                               Chairman, Mr. Metzger
      FOREST PRESERVE'S MONTHLY REPORT         February 2003



FOREST PRESERVES                         USE FIGURES

      MacQueen                                 5         Lodge Rentals
                                               5         Shelter Rentals
                                               0         Tents
                                             265         Shelter Users & Campers
                                         $655.00         Fees Received
                                             540         Visitors

      Russell                                 14         Shelter Rentals
                                               0         Tents
                                             260         Shelter Users & Campers
                                         $430.00         Fees Received
                                             800         Visitors

      Chief Shabbona                           3         Shelter Rentals
                                             100         Shelter Users & Campers
                                         $195.00         Fees Received
                                             400         Visitors

      Sannauk                                   7        Shelter Rentals
                                             152         Shelter Users & Campers
                                         $190.00         Fees Received
                                              500        Visitors

      Afton                                      0       Shelter Rentals
                                                 0       Shelter Users
                                             $0.00       Fees Received
                                               100       Visitors

      Nehring                                     0      Shelter Rental
                                         $     0.00      Fees Received
                                                  0      Shelter Users
                                                200      Visitors

      Knute Olsen                        0
                                 Fees Received
                                           100           Visitors

      Adees Woods             Visitors 25

      Great Western Trail     Visitors       500

      Merritt Prairie                           100      Visitors

      DeKalb/Sycamore Trail                     200      Visitors

      Wilkinson Marsh                           100      Visitors

      Natural Resource Center         200          Visitors
      at Russell Woods

      County Farm Woods                  200          Visitors


 Winter shelter house use has been enjoyed by a lot of people and snow finally arrived for
 sledding and cross-country skiing enthusiasts. Forest Preserve staff, in addition to daily
 buildings and grounds maintenance, continues with trail pruning, snowplowing, firewood
 cutting/splitting/stacking, and putting a new roof on shelter #4 at Sannauk Forest
 Preserve. Spring woodland, wetland and prairie management burns will soon begin.
 Attached is the spring 2003 volunteer schedule.
                  MONTHLY CLAIMS LIST

                           March 19, 2003




Agenda Item:   Forest Preserve Committee - Approval of Claims



    A.   Current Month=s Claims

         1.    Date:            March 19, 2003
         2.    Pages                             1
         3.    Amount:    $           12,825.88
    B.   Payroll & Emergency Claims from Prior Months

         1.    Date:        February 1-28, 2003
         2.    Page:                       2
         3.    Amount:        $         19,769.80
March 6, 2003

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
Fauci, Julia                                           60.00            10.08
Gudmuson, John                                         60.00            23.76
Johnson, Eric                                          60.00            10.80
Lyle, Howard                                           60.00             0.72
Metzger, Jeff                                          60.00            25.20
Rosemier, Robert                                       60.00             9.00
Simonson, Clifford                                     60.00            11.52



AT & T                                           Services                                 $138.88
Commonwealth Edison                              Services                                  429.88
Culligan                                         Services                                   15.50
DeKalb County Treasurer Petty Cash               Fuel , Postage & Supplies                 123.13
DeKalb Lawn & Equipment                          Supplies                                   24.20
G.F. French                                      Supplies                                   30.22
Gordon=s Hardware                                Supplies                                   78.06
Highway Fund                                     Fuel                                      311.61
Kelley Williamson Co.                            Fuel                                       75.84
Let=s Go Play, Inc.                              Equipment                               3,860.00
Litter Gitter, Inc.                              Supplies                                   30.00
Lowe=s                                           Supplies                                  128.55
Marathon Ashland Petroleum                       Fuel                                      192.27
Menard=s                                         Supplies                                  162.64
Midweek                                          Legal Notice                               58.24
Miracle Recreation Equipment Co.                 Equipment                               1,950.00
Nextel Communications                            Cellular Service                          166.01
Philip S. Lindner & Co.                          Supplies                                   17.70
Pit Pros of DeKalb                               Vehicle Maintenance                       119.70
Reimbursable Services                            Postage & Printing                         65.31
Rockford Industrial Welding                      Supplies                                   35.00
Shabbona Hardware, Inc.                          Supplies                                    2.39
Stock Lumber                                     Supplies                                   12.80
Tobinson=s Ace Hardware                          Supplies                                  100.56
University of Illinois                           Cooperative Extension                   3,500.00
Verizon North                                    Telephone Service                         264.70
Verizon Wireless                                 Cellular Service                           46.74
Waste Management                                 Services                                  885.95

                                                 1
March, 2003
NAME OF CLAIMANT                               FOR WHAT                     AMOUNT OF CLAIM
                                                                                  $12,825.88




The following claims have been paid during the period from February 1, 2003 through February 28,
2003:
 NAME OF CLAIMANT                              FOR WHAT                    AMOUNT OF CLAIM

 FOREST PRESERVE
 DeKalb County Government                      February Payroll                     $15,337.05
 DeKalb County Government                      Employee Benefits                      4,432.75
                                                                                    $19,769.80


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

Sincerely,



Gary H. Hanson
Deputy County Administrator




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March, 2003

				
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