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THE 797TH REGULAR MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SOUTH COOK COUNTY
MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT
HELD JUNE 10, 2019


The Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the South Cook County Mosquito Abatement District was called to order by the President, Charles Givines, at the District's Headquarters, 15500 Dixie Highway, Harvey, Illinois on April 8, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. upon due notice to all members of the time, date and place of the meeting.

ROLL CALL

Trustee Charles Givines............Present
Trustee Dr. Lynette Stokes....... Present
Trustee Dr. Ray Warner.............Present

Also Present were:

Janet Rogers...............Operations Superintendent
Nikki Cody..................Business Manager
Meganne Trela...........Attorney for the Board
Joseph Miller.............Attorney for the Board

Also Present were:

Chris Brown.................General Foreman
Luke Chmielewski........Chief Mechanic
Sgt. Hinkle..................Village of Robbins
Lamarr X Miller............Citizen
Robert Schaefer............Vista National Insurance Group
Kevin Lindley................Urban Farm Network

 

There was a presentation by Robert Schaefer from Vista National Insurance Group, Inc. to the Board. Mr. Schaefer discussed the benefits that will be offered to the District if the District approves to accept their Insurance Brokerage services.

 

The meeting was opened by the President at 4:00 pm, whereupon the minutes of the 796th meeting of the Board of Trustees held on March 11, 2019 were reviewed. The following resolution was made upon motion by President Givines, seconded by Trustee Stokes, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the minutes of the 796th meeting are approved and ordered filed.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees Warner, Stokes and Givines
Nays: None

 

Ms. Cody gave a presentation on the financials for March 2019. Mrs. Rogers updated the Board on the Operations Department.

Thereupon the Manager's Staff Monthly Report for the month of March 2019, which is found on pages 268 a & b were reviewed. President Givines called for a roll call vote to accept the Manager's Monthly Report. The following resolution was made upon unanimous roll call vote, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Manager's Staff Monthly Report for the month of March 2019, is approved and ordered filed.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees Warner, Stokes and Givines
Nays: None

 

A resolution was made upon motion by Trustee Givines seconded by Trustee Stokes, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Statement of Budget and Cash for the Month of March 2019, which in words and figures appears as Exhibit "A" is approved.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees Warner, Stokes and Givines
Nays: None

 

A resolution was made upon motion by Trustee Givines seconded by Trustee Stokes, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board approves to sell (1) truck 1990 Chevy K2500 4WD to the City of Robbins for $1.00.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees Warner, Stokes and Givines
Nays: None

 

A resolution was made upon motion by Trustee Givines seconded by Trustee Stokes, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board approves to scrap (1) truck 1995 GMC K2500 4WD.
Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees Stokes, Warner and Givines
Nays: None

 

President Givines moved the discussion to approve to update the SCCMAD Organization Chart to Executive Session

 

President Givines moved the discussion to approve to lease SCCMAD land for a Community Garden to Executive session

 

Ms. Cody informed the Board that the Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) is due by May 1, 2019. Atty. Miller stated that FOIA/OMA training needs to be completed on a yearly basis if one is actively responsible for completing them for the District.

 

At this time , Pres. Givines made a request to the Board to exit out of the regular meeting and enter Executive Session at 4:55 pm to discuss the hiring, discipline performance and compensation of certain personnel matters of pending, probable, or imminent litigation.

 

A resolution was made upon motion by Trustee Givines, seconded by Trustee Stokes, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board hereby approves to exit the 797th regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees Warner, Stokes and Givines
Nays: None

 

Janet Rogers, Nikki Cody, Chris Brown, Luke Chmielewski and Lamarr X Miller left the Board room.

 

A resolution was made upon motion by Trustee Givines, seconded by Trustee Stokes, to wit:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board hereby approves to enter the 797th regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Upon roll call vote:

Yeas: Trustees Warner, Stokes and Givines
Nays: None

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 

Signed:

 

Charles Givines, President

Dr. Ray Warner, Secretary