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County Board: Standing Committees

COUNTY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

Meets: (Monthly) Monday @ 2:00 p.m.

Members: Thomas O'Neill (Chairman), Michael Phelan (Vice Chairman), Gregory Adamson, Rachael Parker, Steven Rieker, Barry Robinson, Paul Rosenbohm, William Watkins, Jr.

The business of the following offices is considered by the County Operations Committee:

Information Technology
Human Resources
Risk Management

Liaison entities:

EEO/Affirmative Action Committee
Minority Business Ad-Hoc Committee

The County Operations Committee considers matters concerning  a) human resources, including: labor contracts under the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act; personnel administration and policies; the Employee Health Fund and employee wellness; funding for retirement systems applicable to County employees; and, staffing levels and changes.  b) information technology, including: internal information technology services; and, Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  c) risk management, including: worker’s compensation claims; unemployment claims; liability claims against the County; and, bonds and insurance.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUSTICE COMMITTEE

Meets: (Monthly) Monday @ 1:00 p.m.

Members: Robert Baietto (Chairman), Rachael Parker (Vice Chairman), Brian Elsasser, Michael Phelan, Steven Rieker, Phillip Salzer, Sharon Williams

The business of the following offices is considered by the Public Safety and Justice Committee:

Sheriff and Sheriff’s Merit Commission
State’s Attorney
Circuit Clerk
Public Defender
Coroner
10th Judicial Circuit Agencies
Emergency Management Agency
Sustainability and Resource Conservation Office
PCAPS

Liaison entities:

City/County Landfill
Emergency Telephone System Board
Multi-County Enforcement Group

The Public Safety and Justice Committee considers matters concerning a) the operations of the justice system in the County, including: civil and criminal courts; law enforcement; adult and juvenile detention; and, emergency management.  b) environmental issues, including sustainability and resource conservation.  c) related to animal control and protection.  d) serving  as  the  Appeal  Board  under  the  Peoria  County  Housing Maintenance and Occupancy Ordinance.

INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE

Meets: (Monthly) Monday @ 4:00 p.m.

Members: Phillip Salzer (Chairman), Rachael Parker (Vice Chairman), Gregory Adamson, James Dillon, Barry Robinson

The business of the following offices is considered by the Infrastructure Committee:

Facilities Management
Highway Department
Highway and Maintenance Facilities

 

Liaison entities:

Peoria Urbanized Area Transportation System

The Infrastructure Committee considers matters concerning a) County buildings and grounds, including: space planning; the five-year capital improvement program; and, the management and maintenance of County facilities.  b) public infrastructure in the County, including: public roads and bridges; airports, railroads, and public transit systems; and, pipelines, transmission lines, and other regulated common carriers.

LAND USE COMMITTEE

Meets: (Monthly) Monday @ 3:00 p.m.

Members: James Dillon (Chairman), Paul Rosenbohm (Vice Chairman), Brian Elsasser, Brad Harding, Thomas O'Neill, Rachael Parker, Barry Robinson, Sharon Williams

The business of the following offices is considered by the Land Use Committee:

Zoning & Planning
Zoning Board of Appeals

Liaison entities:

Board of Local Improvements

The Land Use Committee considers matters concerning a) land  use  regulation,  including: building inspections; zoning; and, land use planning.  b) reviewing cases referred by the Zoning Board of Appeals to the County Board and make recommendations thereon.

COUNTY HEALTH COMMITTEE

Meets: (Monthly) Tuesday @ 2:00 p.m.

Members:  Sharon Williams (Chairman), Phillip Salzer (Vice Chairman), Robert Baietto, Allen Mayer, Steven Rieker, Barry Robinson

The business of the following offices is considered by the County Health Committee:

Heddington Oaks senior care facility

Liaison entities:

City/County Health Department
Peoria County Board for the Care/Treatment of Persons with a Developmental Disability

The County Health Committee considers matters concerning public  health  including:  the protection and promotion of health and the prevention of disease, illness and injury; and, the care and support for the elderly and differently abled.

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

Meets: (Monthly) Tuesday @ 1:00 p.m.

Members:  Allen Mayer (Chairman), Steven Rieker (Vice Chairman), James Fennell, Brad Harding, Phillip Salzer, William Watkins Jr., Sharon Williams

The business of the following offices is considered by Ways and Means Committee:

County Auditor
Finance Department
County Clerk
County Treasurer
Regional Office of Education
Supervisor of Assessments

Liaison entities:

Peoria County Board of Election Commissioners
Board of Review
Veterans’ Assistance Commission

The Ways and Means Committee considers matters concerning a) the finances and budget of Peoria County, including: revenues and expenditures; purchasing and contracting policies; and, financial management and fiscal policies.  b) serving as the Audit Committee, including: recommending a public accounting firm to serve as an external auditor; receiving internal audit reports from the County Auditor; and, receiving and reviewing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the management letter.  c) the  conduct  of  elections in the County.  d) related to public education and assistance for veterans in the County.  e.   considering, reviewing, and recommending to the County Board an annual State and Federal legislative program; and, it shall receive regular reports from the County’s registered lobbyist on the status of the legislative program and other legislative developments affecting the County.

BUDGET SUB-COMMITTEE

Meets: (Monthly) Tuesday @ 3:00 p.m.

Members: James Fennell (Chairman), James Dillon (Vice Chairman), Robert Baietto, Allen Mayer, Stephen Morris, Thomas O'Neill, Rachael Parker, Michael Phelan, Andrew Rand, Steven Rieker, Paul Rosenbohm, Phillip Salzer, Sharon Williams

The Budget Subcommittee shall be comprised of the members of the Executive Committee.  The Chairperson of the Peoria County Board shall with the consent of the Executive Committee, name both the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Budget Subcommittee. It shall receive, consider, and review the budget for each of the offices, departments, and officers of Peoria County.  It shall adopt and submit to the County Board both the Annual Tax Levy Ordinance and the Annual Appropriation and Budget Ordinance. It shall consolidate and recommend changes to the budget proposals of the other Standing Committees to recommend a complete budget for all activities of Peoria County for adoption by the County Board.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Meets: (Monthly) Tuesday Immediately following Budget Subcommittee

Members: Andrew Rand, (Chairman), Stephen Morris (Vice Chairman), Robert Baietto, James Dillon, James Fennell, Allen Mayer, Thomas O'Neill, Rachael Parker, Michael Phelan, Steven Rieker, Paul Rosenbohm, Phillip Salzer, Sharon Williams

The Executive Committee shall act in an advisory capacity to all Standing Committees on the Board. It shall consider and report to the County Board on matters concerning the effective and efficient coordination and operation of all the various elements, programs, and functions of County government and overall policies in the administration of the affairs of the County Board. It shall act as the principal liaison between Peoria County and all other governmental bodies. Intergovernmental agreements will be presented for action to the appropriate functional Committee and the Executive Committee.

The business of the following offices is considered by the Executive Committee:

County Administrator
Economic Development
Communications
County Board
General County
MetroPeoria Committee
Peoria Riverfront Museum

Advisory/Ad Hoc Committees

EEO/Affirmative Action Committee 

Meets: As Needed

EEO/Affirmative Action Committee shall consider and make recommendations concerning Equal Employment Opportunities and the County’s Affirmative Action Program.

Members: G. Allen Mayer (Chairman),  James Dillon, James Fennell, Stephen Morris, Phillip Salzer

Reports to: County Operations Committee

Minority Business Ad-Hoc Committee

Meets: As Needed

The Minority Business Ad-Hoc Committee shall research and make recommendations regarding Peoria County's efforts to create an environment that stimulates greater participation from all parts of the community with particular emphasis on new and minority-owned businesses.

Members: G. Allen Mayer (Chairman),  James Dillon, James Fennell, Stephen Morris, Phillip Salzer

Reports to: County Operations Committee

Joint Advisory Committee

Meets: As needed

The Joint Advisory Committee is intended to promote collaboration and communication concerning finances and governance among the County Board, Countywide elected officials, the Circuit Court of Peoria County, and representatives of certain independent boards affiliated with Peoria County. The Joint Advisory Committee shall report to the Executive Committee.  The Joint Advisory Committee is comprised of the following members: a)   Board Members appointed by the Board Chairperson with the consent of the County Board; b) Countywide elected officials (Auditor, County Clerk, Circuit Clerk, State’s Attorney, Sheriff, Coroner, Treasurer, and Regional Superintendent); c) Chief Circuit Judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit; d) Public Health Administrator; e) Executive Director of the Peoria County Election Commission.

Members:  Robert Baietto, James Dillon, James Fennell, Allen Mayer, Stephen Morris, Thomas O'Neill, Andrew Rand, Jerry Brady, SAO, Thomas Bride, Election Commission, Elizabeth Derry, ROE, Jamie Harwood, Coroner, Gene Huber, Health Department, Michael McCoy, Sheriff, Steve Sonnemaker, County Clerk, Robert Spears, Circuit Clerk

Reports to: Executive Committee

MetroPeoria Committee

Meets: Quarterly

The MetroPeoria Committee shall have the following responsibilities: a) Create short-term and long-term solutions to achieve the mission, vision, and goals of the Committee.  b) Promote  intergovernmental  cooperation  and  coordination  throughout  the region and beyond the County of Peoria and City of Peoria governments.  c) Serve as a forum for developing recommendations for resolving intergovernmental disputes between the two governments.  d) Identify and evaluate opportunities for cooperation using the Consolidation Continuum.  e) Propose implementable solutions based on the evaluations conducted. f) Breakdown and overcome natural barriers to cooperation.

Members: Stephen Morris (Chairman) Eric Turner (Vice Chairman) Thomas O'Neill, Andrew Rand, Timothy Riggenbach, Terry Ruhland

Reports to: Executive Committee

City/County Landfill Committee

Meets: As Needed

The City/County Landfill Committee shall act as the liaison between the County Board and the City of Peoria relative to the City of Peoria/County of Peoria Landfill.

Members: Lester Bergsten, Rick Fox, Stephen Morris, Timothy Riggenbach, Steve Van Winkle, Sharon Williams

Reports to: Public Safety and Justice Committee

Rules 

Meets: As Needed

The Rules Committee shall make recommendations for amendments to these Rules of Order. The Rules Committee shall report directly to the full County Board.

Members: G. Allen Mayer (Chairman),  James Dillon, James Fennell, Stephen Morris, Phillip Salzer

Statutory Committees

Board of Local Improvements

Meets: As Needed

The Board of Local Improvements Committee has the responsibilities set forth in 55 ILCS 5/5 -32001 et seq.

Members: Thomas O'Neill (Chairman), Brian Elsasser (Vice Chairman), James Dillon, Matt Wahl

Reports to: Land Use Committee

 

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Learn About Metro Peoria

The Metro Peoria Committee, a joint effort between Peoria County and the City of Peoria, identifies, investigates, and implements collaboration initiatives intended to improve efficiencies and save tax payer dollars. Click here to learn how Metro Peoria is collaborating for our future.

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