Jackson County Real Property Committee discusses window repair at courthouse
Jackson County Real Property Committee met Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Here are the minutes as provided by Jackson County:
REAL PROPERTY COMMITTEE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016 5:00 PM
JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Call to Order (5:00 PM)
Members Present: Chapman, Erbes, Redmond, Rowe and S. Bost
Members Absent: Burke and Endres
Also Present: Grant Guthman, Maureen Berkowitz, Derek Misener, Jeff Doherty, Cindy Svanda
Approval of Minutes
I. 16-1770 September 13, 2016 Minutes
A motion was made by Redmond, seconded by Erbes, to approve the September 13, 2016 minutes as presented. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Chair Rowe moved the Highway Department items up due to Guthman needing to leave early.
II. 16-1773 SIMPO-Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization
III. 16-1774 Road Sign Maintenance
Guthman reported that 911 is still working on doing an inventory.
IV. 16-1775 Highway Monthly Claims
A motion was made by Chapman, seconded by Erbes, to approve paying the Highway monthly claims in the amount of $325,389.20. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
V. 16-1776 Apartment4U LLC - Settlement Agreement and Release for Flood Damage
Guthman informed the committee that he has meet with the engineer hired by Apartment 4U LLC and they are both in agreement with their assessments of the situation. Guthman presented the committee with a settlement agreement that he has given to Apartment 4U LLC. He requested that the committee approve the agreement and authorize the Chairman to sign it once it has been agreed to by Apartment 4U LLC.
A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by S. Bost, to approve recommendation to authorize the Chairman to sign the Settlement Agreement between Apartment 4U LLC and the County upon agreement by all parties. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
VI. 16-1778 Tree Trimming/Clearing Robert A. Stalls Avenue
The committee discussed the proposal presented by Guthman for tree removal on the property next to Ms. Stalls. The committee voiced concerns about the cost, setting a precedent that the county will mow and care for all delinquent property, what actually needs done to the property now that Stalls has paid for some clean up and what the City of Carbondale responsibility is. The committee decided to ask Redmond to contact the Chairman and the City of Carbondale to see what can be done.
Land Use & Economic Development
VII. 16-1771 Greater Egypt Regional Planning & Development Commission
VIII. 16-1777 Supervisor of Assessments-Land Split Brown 06-16-300-008/011
The committee reviewed the land split for Brown 06-16-300-008/011. Berkowitz informed the committee that the split is occurring so that the family can sell off part of the property that has a house on it. Additionally the house has new septic, IDOT decli ned review, it does not require a new easement and has been approved by the Health and Highway Departments. A motion was made by Chapman, seconded by Erbes, to approve the Land Split-Brown 06-16- 300-008/011. The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 4 - Chapman, Erbes, Rowe and S. Bost No: 1 - Redmond Absent: 2 - Burke and Endres
IX. 16-1772 Jackson Growth Alliance
Doherty presented the committee with an updated tax comparison between Jackson and Williamson counties. The document outlines tax data by school districts, compares real estate taxes and compares 2010 to 2015. The committee requested that the document be shared with the rest of the board, especially those working on the budget.
County Buildings & Grounds
X. 16-1779 Grand Tower Project Update
The committee coordinator informed the committee that Mr. Holt was unable to attend the meeting because he was at a meeting for the levee district. Chair Rowe will reach out to Mr. Holt to get an update on the progress.
XI. 16-1780 Courthouse Windows Update
The courthouse windows are scheduled to be repaired over the upcoming weekend. Svanda mentioned that she would like tinting to be put back on her windows because her office handles money and documents that the public can see from the windows. Currently, her staff keep the blinds closed but she would like for tinting of her windows to be considered at a later date.
XII. 16-1781 Storage needs for Circuit Clerks Office Svanda spoke about her need for more storage space. She would like to move some of her files off site to allowmore room in her office for her staff. Misener spoke to the committee about the need for an ambulance garage because currently two ambulances sit outside which creates problems for the staff with regard to handling equipment among other things. Svanda said that they have discussed this and there would be room in the new ambulance garage for her to move her files there. This would give her the security she needs and the ability to access the area whenever needed. Misener informed the committee that the garage would go on the empty lot next to the current ambulance facility, money had been set aside to pay for a garage and plans were even drawn up at one time. The committee also discussed a county morgue, the space needs study and the public building commission. The consensus of the committee is to keep this item on the agenda and see the results of vote for a public building commission. Erbes commented that the board members need to be out talking to the public about the building commission so they are able to make an informed vote.
S. Bost mentioned that the Big Muddy Brewfest will take place on Saturday Oct. 15 and tickets are still available. He also inquired about where to discuss the funding for Jackson Growth Alliance, the committee suggested taking his ideas to the Executive Committee.
Adjourn (6:09 PM)
Erbes moved and Redmond seconded to adjourn, motion carried.