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Administration Committee

Committee Members

Meeting Times

Samuel Newton- Chairman
Gail Clore - Vice Chairman
Anthony Kuhlemeier
Alvin Wire
Christopher Clukey
Jim DeMeester
Donald Parker
Meets Wednesday prior to Finance Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport
January 8, 2014
February 5, 2014
March 5, 2014
April 2, 2014
May 7, 2014
June 4, 2014
July 2, 2014
August 6, 2014
September 3, 2014
October 8, 2014
November 5, 2014
December 3, 2014

 

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

Sheila Hooper - Chairman
Charles Hilton - Vice Chairman
Kenneth Ward
David Martindale
Bennie Brown
Mark Diddens
Steve Fricke
Meets Wednesday prior to Finance Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport
January 8, 2014
February 5, 2014
March 5, 2014
April 2, 2014
May 7, 2014
June 4, 2014
July 2, 2014
August 6, 2014
September 3, 2014
October 8, 2014
November 5, 2014
December 3, 2014

 

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 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 9, 2014
February 13, 2014
March 10, 2014
April 7, 2014
May 12, 2014
June 9, 2014

 

July 7, 2014
August 11, 2014
September 8, 2014
October 13, 2014*
November 10, 2014
December 8, 2014

 

*The October meeting will be held on the Columbus Day Holiday, Monday, October 13.

Finance and Procurement Committee

Committee Members

Meeting Times

Alvin Wire - Chairman
Samuel Newton - Vice Chairman
Edward Mulligan
Sheila Hooper
Dan Neal
Jeffrey Mikkelsen
Mark Diddens
Meets Monday Prior to County Board at 6:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport.

 

January 9, 2014
February 13, 2014
March 10, 2014
April 7, 2014
May 12, 2014
June 9, 2014

 

July 7, 2014
August 11, 2014
September 8, 2014
October 13, 2014*
November 10, 2014
December 8, 2014

 

*The October meeting will be held on the Columbus Day Holiday, Monday, October 13.

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

 

January 9, 2014
February 6, 2014
March 6, 2014
April 3, 2014
May 8, 2014
June 5, 2014

 

July 3, 2014
August 7, 2014
September 4, 2014
October 9, 2014
November 6, 2014
December 4, 2014

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
Jerry Clay
Sheila Hooper
Christopher Clukey
Edward Mulligan
David Martindale
Monday prior to Finance Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport

 

January 6, 2014
February 3, 2014
March 3, 2014
March 31, 2014
May 5, 2014
June 2, 2014

 

June 30, 2014
August 4, 2014
August 25, 2014*
October 6, 2014
November 3, 2014
Decem,ber 1, 2014



* The September meeting will be held on Monday, August 25.

 

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
James Schultz
Dan Neal
Samuel Newton
David Schexnayder
Steve Fricke
Meets Tuesday prior to Finance Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport.
January 7, 2014
February 4, 2014
March 4, 2014
April 1, 2014
May 6, 2014
June 3, 2014
July 1, 2014
August 5, 2014
September 2, 2014
October 7, 2014
November 4, 2014
December 2, 2014

 

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

Mark Diddens - Chairman
Ronald Fluegel - Vice Chairman
Alvin Wire
James Schultz
Kenneth Ward
Jerry Clay
Jeffrey Mikkelsen
Friday prior to Finance Meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Highway Building.
January 10, 2014
February 7 2014
March 7, 2014
April 4, 2014
May 9, 2014
June 6, 2014
July 3, 2014*
August 8, 2014
September 5, 2014
October 10, 2014
November 7, 2014
December 5, 2014

 

* The July meeting will be held on Thursday, July 3.

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 - Sheriff and Highway Departments

 

 

 

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