Created March 4, 1837 Welcome to Stephenson County, Illinois! Welcome to Stephenson County, Illinois!
County Board
District Maps 2012
2015-2016 Budget
2017-2016 Minutes and Agendas
Agendas & Minutes prior to 2016
Brown Fields News
EPA Funding Proposals
Organizational Chart
Request for Proposals
County Transit Survey
MIleage and Per Diem
Mill Race Crossing
Youth Diversion Funding
Contact Us

County Board Subcommittees

Committee Agendas and Minutes click here.

 

Calendar of County Board Meetings click here.

Administration Committee

Committee Members

Meeting Times

Samuel Newton- Chairman
Christopher Clukey - Vice Chairman
Vacant
Alvin Wire
Gail Clore
Jeffrey Mikkelsen
Todd Welch
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
  • 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
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
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, 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
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, 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

Jeffery Mikkelsen—Chairman
Scott Helms - Vice Chairman
Jim Pinter
Ronald Fluegel
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
Sheila Hooper
Anthony Kuhlemeier
Jerry Pardus
Vacant
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
Ronald Fluegel - Vice Chairman
Gail Clore
Steve Fricke
Jerry Pardus
Todd Welch
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

Steve Fricke - Highway Department

Alvin Wire - Sheriff's Department

 

 

 

HOME | CONTACT US | LEGAL DISCLAIMER | © Stephenson County 2017