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Administration Committee

Committee Members

Meeting Times

Samuel Newton- Chairman
Gail Clore - Vice Chairman
Donald Parker
Alvin Wire
Christopher Clukey
Jeffrey Mikkelsen
David Schexnayder
Meets the Wednesday prior to Finance Meeting at 3:00 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport
December 2, 2015
January 6, 2016
February 3, 2016
March 9, 2016
April 6, 2016
May 4, 2016
June 8, 2016
July 6, 2016
August 3, 2016
September 7, 2016
October 5, 2016
November 2, 2016

 

Responsibilities

  • Supervises all matters of the following offices, including annual budgets:
    • county administrator
    • county clerk
    • county treasurer
    • recorder of deeds
    • supervisor of assessments
  • Approves the budgets and regular finances of the zoning board of appeals and the Stephenson County Educational Service Region
  • Analyzes effects of local, state, and national legislation
  • Reviews applications for and violations of raffle and/or dance hall permits
  • Determines voting facility locations
  • Implements the administrative policy of the board

Court Services

Committee Members

Meeting Times

Mark Diddens - Chairman
Charles Hilton - Vice Chairman
Jim Demeester
Sheila Hooper
David Martindale
Ken Ward
Bennie Brown
Meets the Tuesday prior to Finance Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport
December 1, 2015
January 5, 2016
February 2, 2016
March 8, 2016
April 5, 2016
May 3, 2016
June 7, 2016
July 5, 2016
August 2, 2016
September 6, 2016
October 4, 2016
November 1, 2016

 

Responsibilities

  • Supervises all matters of the following offices, including claims and annual budgets:
    • circuit clerk’s office
    • judicial department
    • jury commission
    • probation and court services department
    • public defender’s office
    • state’s attorney’s office
  • Chairperson acts as a member of the Stephenson County Board of Health

ETSB/911

Committee Members

Meeting Times

Joe Geiter—Chairman
Terry Groves—Vice Chairman
Denise Book
Kerry Dinges
Robert Smith
Ray Busker
David Martindale
Jerry Whitmore—Freeport Police Chief
Matt Rose - Coordinator
David Snyders—Ex-officio, Sheriff
Vicki MacAdam—Ex-officio
Meets the Monday prior to County Board meeting at 4:00 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport.

 

January 11, 2016
February 8, 2016
March 7, 2016
April 11, 2016
May 9, 2016
June 13, 2016

 

July 11, 2016
August 8, 2016
September 12, 2016
October 10, 2016**
November 7, 2016
December 12, 2016

 

**The October meeting will be held on the Columbus Day Holiday, Monday, October 10.

Finance and Procurement Committee

Committee Members

Meeting Times

Gail Clore - Chairman
Alvin Wire - Vice Chairman
Edward Mulligan
Samuel Newton
Dan Neal
Jeffrey Mikkelsen
Mark Diddens
Meets the Friday Prior to County Board at 9:00 a.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport.

 

December 4, 2015
January 8, 2016
February 5, 2016
March 11, 2016
April 8, 2016
May 6, 2016

 

June 10, 2016
July 8, 2016
August 5, 2016
September 7, 2016
October 7, 2016
November 4, 2016

 

 

Responsibilities

  • A “committee of committees”
  • Composed of the chairpersons of the other standing committees
  • Meets with the board chairperson to fill committee vacancies
  • Acts as liaison between the County Board and the Board of Health/Community Mental Health Board
  • Acts as liaison between the County Board and all recipients of revenue sharing funds
  • Supervises the county accountant and all finances, including the annual budget
  • Approves insurance contracts for all county departments

Nursing Center

Committee Members

Meeting Times

Dan Neal - Chairman
Anthony Kuhlemeier - Vice Chairman
Bennie Brown
Charles Hilton
Jim DeMeester
Gail Clore

David Schexnayder

Meets the Wednesday prior to Finance Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Nursing Center.

 

December 2, 2015
January 6, 2016
February 3, 2016
March 9, 2016
April 6, 2016
May 4, 2016

 

June 8, 2016
July 6, 2016
August 3, 2016
September 7, 2016
October 5, 2016
November 2, 2016

Responsibilities

  • Audits nursing center accounts and receipts
  • Considers the administrator’s recommendations on the center’s operation
  • Is responsible for care and maintenance of the county cemetery

Planning and Development

Committee Members

Meeting Times

Jeffery Mikkelsen—Chairman
Ronald Fluegel - Vice Chairman
Steve Fricke
Edward Mulligan
Samuel Newton
David Martindale
Christopher Clukey
Meets the 2 weeks prior to the County Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport

 

December 3, 2015
January 28, 2016
March 3, 2016
March 31, 2016
April 28, 2016
June 2, 2016

 

June 30, 2016
July 28, 2016
September 1, 2016
September 29, 2016
October 27, 2016
December 2016*

* There is no scheduled December 2016 meeting.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Oversees all matters pertaining to
    • Zoning
    • Solid waste disposal
    • Waste management
  • Oversees the recreational areas of the county:
    • Blackhawk Monument
    • Ridott Fishing Park
    • Winslow Boat Dock
  • Promotes and facilitates economic planning and development
  • Supports tourism and increases recreational and historical sites

Public Property and Safety

Committee Members

Meeting Times

Edward Mulligan - Chairman
Donald Parker - Vice Chairman
Dan Neal
Sheila Hooper
Anthony Kuhlemeier
James Schultz
Jerry Clay
Meets the Monday prior to Finance Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport.
November 30, 2015
January 4, 2016
February 1, 2016
March 7, 2016
April 4, 2016
May 2, 2016
June 6, 2016
June 27, 2016**
August 1, 2016
August 29, 2016***
October 3, 2016
October 31, 2016****

** July's meeting will take place on Monday June 27.

*** September's meeting will take place on Monday August 29.

**** November's meeting will take place on Monday October 31.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees the following buildings and real estate, including changes, repairs, bills, and claims:
    • County courthouse
    • County jail
    • County Coroner
  • All real estate owned by the county except the Stephenson Nursing Center and County Highway Building (which are under the jurisdiction of other committees)
  • Approves claims and bills from the emergency service and disaster agency
  • Compares sheriff’s department appropriations with the budget

Public Works

Committee Members

Meeting Times

Alvin Wire - Chairman
Ronald Fluegel - Vice Chairman
Mark Diddens
Steve Fricke
Jerry Clay
Kenneth Ward
James Schultz
Meets Thursday prior to Finance Meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Highway Building.
December 3, 2015
January 7, 2016
February 4, 2016
March 10, 2016
April 7, 2016
May 5, 2016
June 9, 2016
July 7, 2016
August 4, 2016
September 8, 2016
October 6, 2016
November 3, 2016

 

Responsibilities

  • Promotes and encourages progressive methods of farming
  • Cooperates with the Stephenson County Extension Service
  • Oversees county animal control
  • Secures rights-of-way for public highways
  • Oversees soil conservation and recreation matters
  • Oversees all matters pertaining to highways, roads, and bridges
  • Administers the expenditures of the county highway tax
  • Supervises the purchase and operation of tractors and machinery owned by the county
  • Supervises and maintains the county highway building
  • Awards contracts from the motor fuel tax

The Standing committees may also meet at recess, prior to, or following each County Board Meeting in the County Board Room or adjacent thereto.

Union Negotiator:

Dan Neal - Nursing Center

James Schultz - Highway Department

Edward Mulligan - Sheriff's Department

 

 

 

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