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County Board: Standing Committees

COUNTY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

Meets: (Monthly) Monday @ 12:30 p.m.

Members: Michael Phelan (Chairman), Phillip Salzer (Vice Chairman), Mary Ardapple, Brad Harding, Stephen Morris, Rachael Parker, Paul Rosenbohm, William Watkins Jr           

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

Facilities Management
Information Technology
Human Resources
Risk Management
County Board operations

Liaison entities:

EEO/Affirmative Action Committee
Minority Business Ad-Hoc Committee

The County Operations and Physical Plant 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) human resources including labor contracts under  Illinois Public Labor Relations Act; personnel administration and policies;  Employee Health Fund and employee wellness; funding for retirement systems applicable to County employees and staffing levels and changes, c) information technology including internal  technology services and Geographic Information Systems, and d) risk management, claims related to worker’s compensation; unemployment; liability and bonds and insurance.

HEALTH, PUBLIC SAFETY, AND JUSTICE COMMITTEE

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

Members: Robert Baietto (Chairman), Thomas O'Neill (Vice Chairman), Brian Elsasser, Rachael Parker, Lynn Pearson, Michael Phelan, Phillip Salzer, Carol Trumpe, Sharon Williams

The business of the following offices is considered by the Health, 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
Heddington Oaks senior care facility
City/County Health Department
Sustainability and Resource Conservation Office
PCAPS

Liaison entities:

City/County Landfill
Peoria County Board for the Care/Treatment of Persons with a Developmental Disability
Emergency Telephone System Board
Multi-County Enforcement Group

The Health, 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) public health and environmental issues including prevention of disease, illness and injury; sustainability and resource conservation and care and support for the elderly and the disabled, c) animal control and protection and d) it shall serve as the Appeal Board under the Peoria County Housing Maintenance and Occupancy Ordinance.

LAND USE AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE

Meets: (Monthly) Monday @ 3:30 p.m.

Members: James Dillon (Chairman), Sharon Williams (Vice Chairperson), Brian Elsasser, Thomas O'Neill, Rachael Parker, Paul Rosenbohm, Carol Trumpe

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

Zoning & Planning
Zoning Board of Appeals
Highway Department
Highway and Maintenance Facilities

Liaison entities:

Peoria Urbanized Area Transportation System
Board of Local Improvements

The Land Use and Infrastructure Committee considers matters concerning a) public infrastructure in the County including public roads and bridges; airports, railroads, and public transit systems; pipelines, transmission lines, and other regulated common carriers, b) land use regulation including building inspections; zoning and land use planning, and  c) it shall review cases referred by the Zoning Board of Appeals to the County Board and make recommendations thereon.

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

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

Members:  Allen Mayer (Chairman), Paul Rosenbohm (Vice Chairman), Brad Harding, Lynn Pearson, Carol Trumpe, 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 Recorder
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; financial management and fiscal policies, b) it serves as the Audit Committee including: recommending a public accounting firm to serve as an external auditor; receiving internal audit reports from the County Auditor; receiving and reviewing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the management letter, c) consider matters related to the conduct of elections in the County, and  d) consider  matters related to public education and assistance for veterans.

COUNTY BOARD AND ELECTED OFFICIALS COLLABORATIVE COMMITTEE

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

Members:  Mary Ardapple (Chairperson), Sharon Williams (Vice Chairperson), Robert Baietto, James Dillon, James Fennell, Allen Mayer, Stephen Morris, Michael Phelan, Jerry Brady, Elizabeth Derry, Jason Hauer, Gene Huber, Johnna Ingersoll, Judge Stephen Kouri, Michael McCoy, Edward O'Connor, Andrew Rand, Steve Sonnemaker, Robert Spears, Carol VanWinkle

The County Board and Elected Officials Collaborative Committee shall receive and comment upon regular reports from County Administrator and the Chief Financial Officer on county finances including actual and projected revenues and expenditures; staffing levels including actual and authorized FTE; and strategies for balancing the County budget. It shall consider, review, and recommend to the County Board an annual State and Federal legislative program and 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), Mary Ardapple, Robert Baietto, Allen Mayer, Stephen Morris, Thomas O'Neill, Michael Phelan, Andrew Rand, 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), Mary Ardapple, Robert Baietto, James Dillon, James Fennell, Allen Mayer, Stephen Morris, Thomas O'Neill, Michael Phelan, Andrew Rand, 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.  It shall enforce the provisions of the Peoria County Administrator Ordinance.  It shall be comprised of all Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons of Standing Committees, the Chairperson of the County Board, and the Vice-Chairperson of the County Board.  The Chairperson of the County Board shall be the Chairperson of the Executive Committee and the Vice-Chairperson of the County Board shall be the Vice-Chairperson of the Executive Committee.

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

County Administrator
Economic Development
Communications
MetroPeoria Committee
Peoria Riverfront Museum

Advisory/Ad Hoc Committees

EEO/Affirmative Action

Meets: As Needed

The Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Committee makes recommendations concerning EEO and the county's affirmative action program.

Members: William "Junior" Watkins, Carol Trumpe

Reports to: County Operations Committee

MetroPeoria Committee

Meets: (Monthly) Wednesday @ 2:30pm

It shall promote intergovernmental cooperation and coordination throughout the region, identify and evaluate opportunities for cooperation, and propose implementable solutions based on the evaluations conducted. It consists of members of the County Board, City Council, City and County staff, and the business community.

Members: Michael Phelan (Chairman) Mary Ardapple, Andrew Rand, Michael Phelan, Ryan Spain, Timothy Riggenbach, Eric Turner

Reports to: Executive Committee

Minority Business Ad-Hoc Committee

Meets: (Monthly) Tuesday @ 4:30pm

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. It consists of members of the County Board, Business Community, and citizens.

Members: Rachael Parker (Chairman), Mary Ardapple, Mike Phelan, Marty Clinch, Stephanie Brock, Charles Randle, Diane Russell, Marty Helfers

Reports to: County Operations Committee

Rules of Order

Meets: As Needed

The Rules of Order Committee reviews the rules for the Peoria County Board.

Members: G. Allen Mayer (Chairman), Stephen Morris, Lynn Scott Pearson, Andrew Rand.

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: County Board

Regional Pollution Control

Meets: As Needed

Members: Mary Ardapple, Robert Baietto, James Dillon, Brian Elsasser, James Fennell, Brad Harding, G. Allen Mayer, Stephen Morris, Thomas O'Neill, Rachael Parker, Lynn Scott Pearson, Michael Phelan, Andrew A. Rand , Paul Rosenbohm, Phil Salzer, Carol Trumpe, William "Junior" Watkins, Sharon Williams

Regional Pollution Control Site Sub-Committee

Meets: As Needed

Allen Mayer (Chairman), Mary Ardapple (Vice Chairman), Robert Baietto, James Fennell, Andrew Rand, Rachael Parker, Phillip Salzer.

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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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