Board Agenda – 2015 September


Knox County Board


Regular Monthly Meeting – September 2015

Knox County Courthouse, Galesburg, Illinois

Main Courtroom, 2nd Floor

September 23, 2015




Special Events







Opening Ceremonies

6:00 p.m.


Call to Order (Chairman)






Roll Call (Clerk)






Declaration of Quorum (Chairman)






Proclamation (Sheriff)






Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America (Chairman)






Invocation (Pastor Mark Robinson of Fields Church, Galesburg)






Additions to the Agenda (for discussion only)



Public Comment


Consent Agenda * (R/C)

Item 1


Minutes of the Regular and Closed Board Meeting on August 26, 2015.

Item 2


Claims by Members for per diem and mileage for the Meeting of September 23, 2015 and other claims for per diem from Meetings.

Item 3


Sales tax and various taxes for month of June 2015 in the amounts of $112,411.86 and $23,224.94 and public safety tax in the amount of $95,768.49.




Items for the Chairman

Item 4

Approve R/C

Appointment of Representative to United Council of Counties of Lyle Johnson.




Report – Committee on Finance, Insurance, Treasurer, Judicial, and Clerk

Item 5


Monthly Report from Committee.




Report – Building Committee          

Item 6


Monthly Report from Committee.




Report  – Committee on Sheriff, Jail, Courthouse, Mary Davis Home, and Animal Control.

Item 7


Monthly Report from Committee.




Report – Committee on Nursing Home, Assessor, Zoning, GIS, and Recorder

Item 8


Monthly Report from Committee.

Item 9

Approve R/C

Approve ZBA Case# ZA-01-15 – Zoning District Change from “R” Residential to “B-2” Highway Business Zoning District for Oak Run.  (Recommendation was to Approve)

Item 10

Approve R/C

Approve ZBA Case# CU-02-15 – Conditional Use Permit for Construction of a Machine Shed in the “M-2” Heavy Industrial Zoning District for Berg’s Towing. (Recommendation was to Approve)




Report – Committee on Highway and Landfill

Item 11


Monthly Report from Committee.

Item 12


Bid and Back for Vehicle for Highway Engineer

Item 13

Approve R/C

Approve Professional Service Agreement with Hanson Engineering, Section 13-00001-01-RS (Highway)

Item 14

Approve R/C

Approve Financing Package for Caterpillar 826K Compactor (Landfill)

Item 15

Approve R/C

Approve Knox County Siting Ordinance (Landfill)

Item 16

Approve R/C

Approve Bid for Auto Tarp System for Roll Off Truck. (Landfill)




Reports – External Committees Assigned to Board Members

Item 17


Knox County Board of Health (Davidson)

Item 18


Galesburg Convention and Visitors Bureau (Bondi)

Item 19


9-1-1 Committee (Knapp)

Item 20


Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development

Item 21


Prairie Hills Resources Board (Johnson)

Item 22


United Council of Counties (Davidson)




Claims Against the County – R/C

Item 23

Approve R/C

Opening of Budget for Line Item Changes.

Item 24

Approve R/C

Approve Budget Line Item Changes to Budget.

Item 25

Approve R/C

Claims against Knox County, Illinois, for the period of       August  27, 2015 through September 23, 2015 (ordering that invoices be accepted and approved and that the County Clerk and County Treasurer be authorized and directed to issue County Warrants in payment of the bills)




Statements of General Concern

Item 26


Statements of General Concern from Board Members (Conducted in voting rank order.  No Debate)


Item 27


The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:00 p.m., at the Knox County Courthouse, Galesburg, IL




Closing Ceremonies

Item 28


Adjournment of meeting until next scheduled meeting of the Board.



* CONSENT AGENDA:  All matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine by the Board and will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Member or citizen so requests; in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.


** Action item to be used only if previous Motion to Remove from Table is approved.


VOTING CHART:  R/C = Roll Call Vote; Voice = Voice Vote; 2/3 = 2/3rds Vote


PLEASE NOTE:  Except for emergency personnel, please turn off all cellular telephones and paging devices during the meeting.