Standing Committees


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Administration Committee

Committee Members

  • Steve Fricke - Chairman
  • Larry Jogerst - Vice Chairman
  • Brenda Boynton
  • Dale Diddens
  • Samuel Newton
  • Rebecca Quiggle
  • Andy Schroeder

Meeting Times

Meets the Wednesday prior to Finance Meeting at 3:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport, or as noted below.

  • January 13, 2021
  • February 10, 2021
  • March 10, 2021
  • April 7, 2021
  • May 12, 2021
  • June 9, 2021
  • July 14, 2021
  • August 11, 2021
  • September 8, 2021
  • October 6, 2021
  • November 3, 2021
  • December 8, 2021
 
Responsibilities

  • Supervises all matters of the following offices, including annual budgets:
    • county administrator
    • county clerk
    • county treasurer
    • recorder of deeds
    • supervisor of assessments
  • Approves the budgets and regular finances of the zoning board of appeals and the Stephenson County Educational Service Region
  • Analyzes effects of local, state, and national legislation
  • Determines voting facility locations
  • Implements the administrative policy of the board

Court Services

Committee Members

  • Mark Diddens - Chairman
  • Curt Coplien - Vice Chairman
  • Charles Hilton
  • Casey Anthony
  • Ed Schau
  • Alvin Wire
  • Becky Hebert

Meeting Times

Meets the Wednesday prior to Finance Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport, or as noted below.

  • January 13, 2021
  • February 10, 2021
  • March 10, 2021
  • April 7, 2021
  • May 12, 2021
  • June 9, 2021
  • July 14, 2021
  • August 11, 2021
  • September 8, 2021
  • October 6, 2021
  • November 3, 2021
  • December 8, 2021
 
Responsibilities

  • Supervises all matters of the following offices, including claims and annual budgets:
    • circuit clerk’s office
    • judicial department
    • jury commission
    • probation and court services department
    • public defender’s office
    • state’s attorney’s office
  • Chairperson acts as a member of the Stephenson County Board of Health

ETSB/911

Committee Members

  • Joe Geiter—Chairman
  • Terry Groves—Vice Chairman
  • Denise Book
  • Steve Jordan
  • Robert Smith
  • Ray Busker
  • Christopher Clukey
  • Matthew Summers —Freeport Police Chief
  • June Dillman - Coordinator
  • David Snyders—Ex-officio, Sheriff
  • Vicki MacAdam—Ex-officio

Meeting Times

Meets the Wednesday prior to Finance Meeting at 3:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport, or as noted below.

  • January 13, 2021
  • February 10, 2021
  • March 10, 2021
  • April 7, 2021
  • May 12, 2021
  • June 9, 2021
  • July 14, 2021
  • August 11, 2021
  • September 8, 2021
  • October 6, 2021
  • November 3, 2021
  • December 8, 2021

Finance and Procurement Committee

Committee Members

  • Scott Helms - Chairman
  • Mark Diddens - Vice Chairman
  • Steve Fricke
  • Samuel Newton
  • Garrett Miller
  • Casey Anthony
  • Andy Schroeder

Meeting Times

Meets the Monday Prior to County Board at 5:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport, or as noted below.
 
  • January 15, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.
  • February 12, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.
  • March 15, 2021
  • April 12, 2021
  • May 17, 2021
  • June 14, 2021
  • July 19, 2021
  • August 16, 2021
  • September 13, 2021
  • October 8, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.
  • November 5, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.
  • December 10, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.

Responsibilities

  • A “committee of committees”
  • Composed of the chairpersons of the other standing committees
  • Meets with the board chairperson to fill committee vacancies
  • Acts as liaison between the County Board and the Board of Health/Community Mental Health Board
  • Acts as liaison between the County Board and all recipients of revenue sharing funds
  • Supervises the county accountant and all finances, including the annual budget
  • Approves insurance contracts for all county departments

Nursing Center

Committee Members

  • Casey Anthony - Chairman
  • Ed Schau - Vice Chairman
  • Ronnie Bush
  • Charles Hilton
  • Scott Helms
  • Paul Fosler
  • Rebecca Quiggle

Meeting Times

Meets the Thursday prior to Finance Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport, or as noted below.
 
  • January 14, 2021
  • February 11, 2021
  • March 11, 2021
  • April 8, 2021
  • May13, 2021
  • June 10, 2021
  • July 15, 2021
  • August 12, 2021
  • September 9, 2021
  • October 7, 2021
  • November 4, 2021
  • December 9, 2021

Responsibilities

  • Audits nursing center accounts and receipts
  • Considers the administrator’s recommendations on the center’s operation
  • Is responsible for care and maintenance of the county cemetery

Planning and Development

Committee Members

  • Samuel Newton - Chairman
  • Ronnie Bush - Vice Chairman
  • Garrett Miller
  • Becky Hebert
  • Dale Diddens
  • Scott Helms
  • Rebecca Oblak

Meeting Times

Meets the Monday prior to the Finance Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport or as noted below.
 
  • January 11, 2021
  • February 8, 2021
  • March 8, 2021
  • April 5, 2021
  • May 10, 2021
  • June 7, 2021
  • July 12, 2021
  • August 9, 2021
  • September 7, 2021
  • October 4, 2021
  • November 1, 2021
  • December 6, 2021

Responsibilities

  • Oversees all matters pertaining to
    • Zoning
    • Solid waste disposal
    • Waste management
  • Oversees the recreational areas of the county:
    • Blackhawk Monument
    • Ridott Fishing Park
    • Winslow Boat Dock
  • Promotes and facilitates economic planning and development
  • Supports tourism and increases recreational and historical sites

Public Property and Safety

Committee Members

  • Andy Schroeder - Chairman
  • Paul Fosler - Vice Chairman
  • Rebecca Oblak
  • Jerry Clay
  • Nicole Baker
  • Larry Jogerst
  • Curt Coplien

Meeting Times

Meets the Tuesday prior to Finance Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport, or as noted below.
 
  • January 12, 2021
  • February 9, 2021
  • March 9, 2021
  • April 6, 2021
  • May 11, 2021
  • June 8, 2021
  • July 13, 2021
  • August 10, 2021
  • September 7, 2021
  • October 5, 2021
  • November 2, 2021
  • December 7, 2021

Responsibilities

  • Oversees the following buildings and real estate, including changes, repairs, bills, and claims:
    • County courthouse
    • County jail
    • County Coroner
  • All real estate owned by the county except the Stephenson Nursing Center and County Highway Building (which are under the jurisdiction of other committees)
  • Approves claims and bills from the emergency service and disaster agency
  • Compares sheriff’s department appropriations with the budget


Public Works:

Committee Members

  • Garrett Miller - Chairman
  • Jerry Clay - Vice Chairman
  • Brenda Boynton
  • Steve Fricke
  • Alvin Wire
  • Mark Diddens
  • Nicole Baker

Meeting Times

Meets the Thursday prior to Finance Meeting at 9:00 a.m. on the 7th Floor of the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St, Freeport, or as noted below.
  • January 14, 2021
  • February 11, 2021
  • March 11, 2021
  • April 8, 2021
  • May 13, 2021
  • June 10, 2021
  • July 15, 2021
  • August 12, 2021
  • September 9, 2021
  • October 7, 2021
  • November 4, 2021
  • December 9, 2021
 
Responsibilities

  • Promotes and encourages progressive methods of farming
  • Cooperates with the Stephenson County Extension Service
  • Oversees county animal control
  • Secures rights-of-way for public highways
  • Oversees soil conservation and recreation matters
  • Oversees all matters pertaining to highways, roads, and bridges
  • Administers the expenditures of the county highway tax
  • Supervises the purchase and operation of tractors and machinery owned by the county
  • Supervises and maintains the county highway building
  • Awards contracts from the motor fuel tax

The Standing committees may also meet at recess, prior to, or following each County Board Meeting in the County Board Room or adjacent thereto.

Union Negotiator:

  • Casey Anthony - Nursing Center
  • Garrett Miller - Highway Department
  • Andy Schroeder - Sheriff's Department
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