Jackson County Legislative and Public Safety Committee reviews changes to liquor ordinance, will revisit in January
Jackson County Legislative and Public Safety Committee met Wednesday, Dec. 14.
Here are the minutes as provided by Jackson County:
DRAFT LEGISLATIVE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016 4:30 PM JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Call to Order (4:30 PM) Members Present: D. Bost, Erbes, Larkin, Mueller and Peterson Members Absent: Maxwell and S. Bost Also Present: John S. Rendleman, Orval Rowe, Derek Misener, Rebecca Blomer, Miriam Link-Mullison
Health Department & Solid Waste Peterson discussed an article on opioids, from the Southern Illinoisan, how it ties to economic development and what the county could do.
Approval of Minutes
I. 16-2008 November 9, 2016 Minutes A motion was made by Peterson, seconded by Erbes, to approve the November 9, 2016 minutes with one typo change. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
II. 16-2012 Solid Waste Fund Update
The committee discussed the Solid Waste fund update that was included in their packet. They would like to know what the exact amount that was paid back from Rehab & Care to the fund. The committee asked for clarification on this issue to be ready at the full board meeting.
Emergency Management Misener informed the committee that he is looking at purchasing radios. J.S. Rendleman inquired about the radios that ETSB 911 is looking at purchasing and if they will all be compatible with each other. Misener said that the frequencies will be different but he is going to speak with ETSB 911 before making any purchase. Peterson mentioned the technology conference that she attended. Misener also informed the committee that he will review the Tactical Interoperability Communications Plan (TICP) for updates to aid in developing the Eclipse Communication Plan. Finally, Misener stated that Illinois has decided to revert their Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) from Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) fo rmat back to an all hazard annex format. He went on to say that this means that the county will not have to reformat their EOP to ESF format as previously anticipated.
III. 16-2009 Jackson County Health Department Link-Mullison updated the committee that the Health Department will end the year with a bit of a surplus that will allow them to pay back some of the money they borrowed earlier in the year. They are unsure about when they will receive some of their state funding but they believe that they will make it through. They have a new opioid program starting in January 2017 that will help track the use of prescription opioids in Jackson County.
IV. 16-2010 Solid Waste Enforcement Link-Mullison presented the following report: Mr. Terry completed 8 inspections or field visits were conducted at open dumping/open burning sites; three were revisits to existing sites and five were new sites; two of the revisits resulted in closure due to compliance being achieved (approximately 32 cubic yards of waste was removed from the environment) and one landfill inspection was completed.
V. 16-2011 Recycling Program Link-Mullison presented the following report: Ms. Gale is working on the electronics recycling program contract with a recycler and she participated in the Illinois product stewardship electronics subcommittee conference call to continue to work on improving electronics recycling in Illinois. Ambulance Service
VI. 16-2013 Ambulance Monthly Claims A motion was made by Erbes, seconded by Mueller, to approve payment of the Ambulance Monthly Claims in the amount of $32,627.43. The motion carried by unanimous vote. VII. 16-2014 Ambulance Director's Report a. Accounts Receivable Cash b. Activity Report The Ambulance department has $227,070.45 in accounts receivable cash. There were 752 ambulance reports and 36 livery van transports. Misener will present the new ambulance bid spec for approval at the January committee meeting. Legislative
VIII. 16-2015 Resolution/Ordinance relating to Camping during the Eclipse. This ordinance was not made available at this meeting, it will be discussed at the January meeting.
IX. 16-2016 Liquor Control Ordinance updates
a. Requirement that Secretary sign applications
b. Proof of Insurance dates
c. Proof of server training
d. Beer garden language for all classifications.
The committee discussed the various liquor ordinance items.
First, the requirement that the President and Secretary sign the application. The committee decided that it would like to change the ordinance to state that "an officer of the company who is legally allowed to" be the one who signs the application. Second, the proof of insurance dates do not usually match the length of the liquor license. The consensus of the committee is to have the committee coordinator draft a letter, to be included when liquor licenses are mailed, that states when the insurance expires and reminds them that they need to send in the new proof of insurance. Third, the proof of server training is something that is not currently required by the county and the consensus of the committee is to keep it that way. Fourth, the committee discussed the beer garden requirements, why they are there, which classes are responsible for paying the fee, the definition of a beer garden and how it affects parking. The consensus of the committee is to change the ordinance to reflect that a beer garden is any outdoor seating area where liquor is served and that the beer garden fee should apply to all classifications of liquor licenses except for the special one day event license. The committee asked Blomer to work on the changes and bring them back to the committee in January.
Peterson presented some information from Greater Egypt about the Cedar Lake volunteer water monitoring program. She went over the map and explained what the areas were and that area six is the one closest to the current CAFO's. Currently, there have been no changes in water quality and no change in odors. This is a good program that allows for there to be a baseline in case anything does change. She also informed the committee that several of her constituents would like the county to work with the State of Illinois on increasing the distance of the set backs.
Adjourn (5:16 PM) Mueller moved and Peterson seconded to adjourn, motion carried.