Jackson Safety Committee reviews inspections of dumping/burning sites
At a recent meeting, the Jackson County Legislative and Public Safety Committee received a report on the results from inspections of 14 open dumping/open burning sites throughout the county.
The committee is responsible for reviewing all judicial actions affecting the bylaws of the county, as well as the general health and safety of the county.
Below are the minutes from this meeting, as provided by the committee.
LEGISLATIVE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016 4:30 PM
JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Call to Order (4:30 PM)
Members Present: D. Bost, Erbes, Maxwell, Peterson and S. Bost
Members Absent: Larkin and Mueller
Also Present: Derek Misener, Larry Reinhardt, Dan Brenner, Rebecca Blomer, Kerri Gale, Bart Hagston, Beverly S. Hardnett-Young
Approval of Minutes
I. 16-0500 June 15, 2016 Minutes
A motion was made by D. Bost, seconded by Erbes, to approve the June 15, 2016 minutes as presented. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Health Department & Solid Waste
II. 16-0488 Jackson County Health Department
Mr. Hagston reported that with the passage of the State stopgap funding the Health Department is hoping to get some of their FY16 & FY17 funding but at this time they do not know how much. They have completed their FY17 proposed budget, it is a balanced budget incorporating some reorganizing that will hopefully help them be more sustainable in the future. The budget will be present to the Finance and Administrative Committee.
III. 16-0489 Solid Waste Enforcement
Ms. Gale reported that Mr. Terry completed 14 inspections or field visits at open dumping/open burning sites; 9 were revisits to existing sites and 5 were new sites. Of the revisits, 4 resulted in closure due to compliance being achieved (approximately 17 cubic yards of waste was removed from the environment). They received 4 citizen complaints. They did 1 landfill inspection and 1 landfill field visit.
IV. 16-0490 Recycling Program
Ms. Gale reported that staff participated in the Illinois Products Stewardship Committee (ILPSC) conference call. Jackson county has 12 licensed haulers and renderers in the county. Additionally, staff attended the Illinois Counties Solid Waste Management Board meeting. Ms. Peterson asked if mattresses could go to the landfill, they can.
V. 16-491 Solid Waste Fund Update
The committee reviewed the handout provided. Additionally, Ms. Gale reported that during her review of the bills from SteriCycle and DataLock she found that they were charging the county for stops at county buildings which according to their agreement with the county they will not do. Ms. Gale spoke with them and they will be refunding the county $3062.81. Also, Perry County will be sending their check for the joint Household Hazardous
Waste collection event in May.
VI. 16-0493 Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement with IL EPA
Mr. Hagston presented an Intergovernmental Agreement between the County and ILEPA. He informed the committee that Jackson County has a 5 year agreement with the ILEPA to allow the county to do inspections. Although the county signed an agreement last year the ILEPA is asking everyone to sign a new one so they can get all the counties on a new time schedule. This agreement is basically the same as last years, there were a few issues that Mr. Brenner raised when he reviewed the agreement and those have been addressed.
A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by S. Bost, to forward the Intergovernmental Agreement between Jackson County and ILEPA to the full board. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
VII. 16-0494 Ordinance to update Jackson County Food Service Sanitation
Mr. Hagston went over the proposed changes to the Food Service Sanitation Ordinance. Among them are: updated language for cottage vendors and home kitchen operations, a 5% increase in fees for restaurants, changing the evaluation time frames to match those of the State. The committee asked for a description of the difference between cottage vendors and home kitchens. Mr. Hagston explained that cottage vendors are allowed to make jellies, butters, and baked goods that can only be sold at farmers markets and home kitchens are baked goods that can only be sold in areas that specifically allow home kitchens. Right now in Jackson County home kitchens are only allowed in Grand Tower so the goods that are made can only be sold in Grand Tower.
A motion was made by S. Bost, seconded by D. Bost, to approve amending the current Food Service Sanitation Ordinance. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
VIII. 16-0492 Approval of Lowest Bid for Reed Station Road Cleanup
Mr. Misener presented the committee with the bids for the Reed Station Road cleanup. The committee discussed the issue mentioned in the letter from Asaturian Eaton and asked Mr. Brenner to reach out to them to see what the issue is. Additionally, Mr. Misener discussed that this cleanup is not to cost the county any money and so far it hasn't but the State of Illinois plan is to only give half the money now and have the county cover the other half and then get reimbursed. Currently, Mr. Misener is working to fix this and will not proceed until this issue gets resolved.
A motion was made by S. Bost, seconded by D. Bost, to forward the acceptance of the lowest bid for the Reed Station Road cleanup contingent on no additional costs to the county and contingent on the State's Attorney reaching out to Asaturian Eaton to inquire about the prevailing wage question. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
IX. 16-0495 Ambulance Monthly Claims
A motion was made by Maxwell, seconded by Erbes, to approve the Jackson County Ambulance monthly claims in the amount of $38,614.17. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
X. 16-0496 Director's Report
Mr. Misener updated the committee on the activity of the Jackson County Ambulance. They
have 734 ambulance reports and 67 livery van transports. The committee also reviewed the accounts receivable.
XI. 16-0497 Election Judge Certification
County Clerk Reinhardt presented the committee with the list of election judges and alternates for the November general election. He informed the committee that there will be a training in September for the fall election, there are usually around 300 judges for each election and this year he will have 2 full crews at the SIUC Student Center.
A motion was made by S. Bost, seconded by Maxwell, to certify the presented election judges for the November general election. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XII. 16-0498 Hour Change for County Clerk office
County Clerk Reinhardt notified the committee that on election day he will be shutting down the Recorder office for the day to allow all of his staff to be available to work on the elections.
XIII. 16-0499 Bed & Breakfast Liquor Classification
The committee reviewed the memo prepared by Mr. Brenner and discussed the some of issues with updating the ordinance. Mr. Brenner stated that both the Bed & Breakfast ordinance and
the Liquor Classification ordinance will need to be updated. He then suggested that the
committee send this issue to the Liquor Advisory Board to have them work on the proper
wording, the committee agreed.
Zoning Subcommittee Update
Ms. Peterson and Mr. Erbes updated the committee on the progress of the Zoning Exploration Subcommittee. They also mentioned that at the meeting on July 19 Rachel Ensor will be speaking to the subcommittee about how zoning affects historic preservation and all board members are encouraged to attend.
Ms. Hardnett-Young commented that she thinks the committee should survey Bed & Breakfast establishments to see if they are actually interested in serving liquor at their establishments. Ms. Peterson commented that she thinks this would be a worthwhile thing to do.
XIV. 16-0501 Solid Waste Management Plan Update
Ms. Gale and Mr. Hagston reported to the committee that it is time for the update of the Solid Waste Management Plan. This is something that required to be written every 20 years and updated every 5 years. Jackson County adopted the current plan in 1996. The counties options are to do a 5 year update and a 20 year plan in the next 5 years or to do a new 20 year plan this year. The plan is to do a 5 year update now and work on a new 20 year plan in the next 5 years. In the next few weeks there will be a survey on Survey Monkey for them to get public input on what should be in the plan, all board members are encouraged to fill it out. Additionally, they asked that the board members review the narrative and attachments before the next meeting.
Adjourn (5:30 PM)
S. Bost moved and D. Bost seconded a motion to adjourn, motion carried.