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Administration Committee

Committee Members

Meeting Times

Samuel Newton- Chairman
Christopher Clukey - Vice Chairman
Gail Clore
Alvin Wire
Todd Welch
Becky Hebert
Brad Hartog
Meets the Wednesday prior to Finance Meeting at 4:00 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freepor, or as noted below.
December 7, 2016
January 4, 2017
February 1, 2017
March 1 , 2017
April 5, 2017
May 3, 2017
June 7, 2017
July 5, 2017
August 2, 2017
September 6, 2017
October 4, 2017
November 1, 2017

 

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
  • 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
Casey Jacobs Anthony
David Martindale
Ronnie Bush
Rebecca Quiggle
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, or as noted below.
December 7, 2016
January 4, 2017
February 1, 2017
March 1 , 2017
April 5, 2017
May 3, 2017
June 7, 2017
July 5, 2017
August 2, 2017
September 6, 2017
October 4, 2017
November 1, 2017

 

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
Steve Jordan
Robert Smith
Ray Busker
Christopher Clukey
Todd Barkalow—Freeport Police Chief
June Dillman - 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, or as noted below.

 

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

Finance and Procurement Committee

Committee Members

Meeting Times

Gail Clore - Chairman
Alvin Wire - Vice Chairman
Steve Fricke
Samuel Newton
Dan Neal
Scott Helms
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, or as noted below.

 

December 9, 2016
January 6, 2017
February 3, 2017
March 3 , 2017
April 7, 2017
May 5, 2017

 

June 9, 2017
July 7, 2017
August 4, 2017
September 8, 2017
October 6, 2017
November 3, 2017

 

 

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
Ronnie Bush
Charles Hilton
Jim DeMeester
Scott Helms

Rebecca Quiggle

Meets the Wednesday prior to Finance Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Nursing Center, or as noted below.

 

December 8, 2016
January 5, 2017
February 2, 2017
March 2, 2017
April 6, 2017
May 4, 2017

 

June 8, 2017
July 6, 2017
August 3, 2017
September 7, 2017
October 5, 2017
November 2, 2017

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

Scott Helms - Chairman
Ronald Fluegel - Vice Chairman
Jim Pinter
Becky Hebert
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 or as noted below.

 

December 5, 2016
January 3, 2017
January 30, 2017
February 27, 2017
April 3, 2017
May 1, 2017

 

June 5, 2017
July 3, 2017
July 31, 2017
September 5, 2017
October 30, 2017
December 4, 2017

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

Steve Fricke - Chairman
Jim Pinter - Vice Chairman
Dan Neal
Casey Jacobs Anthony
Anthony Kuhlemeier
Jerry Pardus
Brad Hartog
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, or as noted below.
December 5, 2016
January 3, 2017
January 31, 2017
February 28, 2017
April 4, 2017
May 2, 2017
June 6, 2017
July 3, 2017
August 1, 2017
September 5, 2017
October 3, 2017
October 31, 2017

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
Todd Welch - Vice Chairman
Gail Clore
Steve Fricke
Jerry Pardus
Ronald Fluegel
Mark Diddens
Meets Thursday prior to Finance Meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Highway Building, or as noted below.
December 8, 2016
January 5, 2017
February 2, 2017
March 2, 2017
April 6, 2017
May 4, 2017
June 8, 2017
July 6, 2017
August 3, 2017
September 7, 2017
October 5, 2017
November 2, 2017

 

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

Alvin Wire - Highway Department

Steve Fricke - Sheriff's Department

 

 

 

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