Standing Committees


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Administration Committee

Committee Members

  • Larry Jogerst - Chairman
  • Rebecca Quiggle- Vice Chairman
  • Samuel Newton
  • Nicole Baker
  • Erica Monroe
  • Daniel Rohrer

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 12, 2022
  • February 9, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • April 13, 2022
  • May 11, 2022
  • June 8, 2022
  • July 13, 2022
  • August 10, 2022
  • September14, 2022
  • October 12, 2022
  • November 2,  2022
  • December 7, 2022
 
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

  • Dale Diddens - Chairman
  • Nicole Baker - Vice Chairman
  • Charles Hilton
  • Casey Anthony
  • Curt Coplien
  • Alvin Wire
  • Mark Diddens

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 12, 2022
  • February 9, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • April 13, 2022
  • May 11, 2022
  • June 8, 2022
  • July 13, 2022
  • August 10, 2022
  • September14, 2022
  • October 12, 2022
  • November 2,  2022
  • December 7, 2022
 
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 12, 2022
  • February 9, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • April 13, 2022
  • May 11, 2022
  • June 8, 2022
  • July 13, 2022
  • August 10, 2022
  • September14, 2022
  • October 12, 2022
  • November 2,  2022
  • December 7, 2022

Finance and Procurement Committee

Committee Members

  • Scott Helms - Chairman
  •  Larry Jogerst- Vice Chairman
  • Curt Coplien
  • Garrett Miller
  • Casey Anthony
  • Samuel Newton
  • Dale Diddens

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 14, 2022at 8:30 a.m.
  • February 14, 2022
  • March 14, 2022
  • April 18, 2022
  • May 16, 2022
  • June 13, 2022
  • July 18, 2022
  • August 15, 2022
  • September 19, 2022
  • October 17, 2022at 8:30 a.m.
  • November 4, 2022at 8:30 a.m.
  • December 12, 2022at 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
  • Charles Hilton - Vice Chairman
  • Kevin Toomsen
  • Ronnie Bush
  • Daniel Rohrer
  • Sally Brashaw
  • Scott Helms

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 13, 2022
  • February 10, 2022
  • March 10, 2022
  • April 14, 2022
  • May 12, 2022
  • June 9, 2022
  • July 14, 2022
  • August 11, 2022
  • September 15, 2022
  • October 13, 2022
  • November 3, 2022
  • December 8, 2022

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
  • Dale Diddens
  • Scott Helms
  • Sally Brashaw

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 10, 2022
  • February 7, 2022
  • March 7, 2022
  • April 11, 2022
  • May 9, 2022
  • June 6, 2022
  • July 11, 2022
  • August 8, 2022
  • September 12, 2022
  • October 11, 2022
  • October 31, 2022
  • December 6, 2022

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

  • Curt Coplien - Chairman
  • Ronald Fluegel - Vice Chairman
  • Kevin Toomsen
  • Jerry Clay
  • Larry Jogerst
  • Brian Brandt
  • Erica Monroe

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 11, 2022
  • February 8, 2022
  • March 8, 2022
  • April 12, 2022
  • May 10, 2022
  • June 7, 2022
  • July 12, 2022
  • August 9, 2022
  • September 13, 2022
  • October 11, 2022
  • November 1, 2022
  • December 6, 2022

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
  • Brian Brandt
  • Rebecca Quiggle
  • Alvin Wire
  • Mark Diddens
  • Ronald Fluegel

Meeting Times

Meets the Thursday prior to Finance Meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Stephenson County Highway Department Building, 295 W. Lamm Rd., Freeport, IL or as noted below.
  • January 13, 2022
  • February 10, 2022
  • March 10, 2022
  • April 14, 2022
  • May 12, 2022
  • June 9, 2022
  • July 14, 2022
  • August 11, 2022
  • September 15, 2022
  • October 13, 2022
  • November 3, 2022
  • December 8, 2022
 
Responsibilities


  • 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
  • Curt Coplien- Sheriff's Department
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