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MORAINE TOWNSHIP, LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

July 9, 2015, 5:30 PM

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m., and upon roll call the following members were present: Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi, Trustees Olga Gomez Aguilar, Dwayne Douglas, Cindy Wolfson and Amy Zisook. Also Present: Clerk Gail Feiger Brown and Moraine Township Attorney Charles Smith.

Public Comment
There was no comment from the public.

Executive Session Pursuant to 5 ILCS 120(c)(11): Pending or Threatened Litigation
Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Wolfson to enter into Executive Session, pursuant to 5 ILCS 120 (c)(11): Pending or Threatened Litigation. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Aguilar, Douglas, Wolfson and Zisook; Voting Nay: none.

Executive session was entered into at 5:33 p.m.

Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Zisook, to come out of Executive Session. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Aguilar, Douglas, Wolfson and Zisook; Voting Nay: none. The motion carried.

Executive Session was adjourned at 6:06 p.m.

Approval of Minutes
Trustee Aguilar moved, seconded by Trustee Wolfson, approval of the Regular Meeting Minutes of June 25, 2015. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Approval of Bills
Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Zisook, Approval of the Bills, June 16-30, 2015: $43,326.14 Town Fund, $6,966.16 General Assistance. Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Aguilar, Douglas, Wolfson and Zisook; Voting Nay: none.

Action Item

  • Employee health and dental insurance August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016
  • Trustee Wolfson moved, seconded by Trustee Aguilar, that Moraine Township adopt employee health insurance coverage for the period August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016 and offer employees the following Medical and Dental Plans:

    1. MEDICAL: LAND OF LINCOLN
    2. Land of Lincoln Preferred PPO Gold HSA 80/50
      In-network $1,350.00 single / $2,700.00 family deductible

    3. DENTAL: BCBSIL IL PPO
    4. 100/80/50 In-Network; 100/80/50 Out-of-Network

    ALTERNATIVE BLUECARE DENTAL PLAN 1E

    • Moraine Township will pay 100% of employee premiums and 50% of spouse and dependent premiums.

    • Moraine Township's contribution to employee's HAS account will remain at prior levels of $2,000.00 for each employee only plan or $4,000.00 for each family plan to partially mitigate the increase in enrollee co-insurance to 80% after deductible from the prior year's plan of 90%.

    Voting Aye by Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Bassi, Trustees Aguilar, Douglas, Wolfson and Zisook; Voting Nay: none.

Discussion of Government Records Law and Social Media
Tabled until July 23, 2015 Board Meeting

Reports

  • Assessor's Report
  • None.

  • Supervisor's Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
    • Trustees were given a report for Moraine Township services for June, 2015 and a 12-month report for July, 2014 - June, 2015.
    • Supervisor Bassi is drafting grant applications to the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park for van service and for the school vacation breakfast and lunch food bag project.

  • Latino Advisory Committee Report
  • None.

  • Food Insecurity Issues Report Gail Feiger Brown
  • The school vacation summer breakfast/lunch bag program continues.
    Lakeside Congregation will undertake the backpack program at Edgewood School for the 2015-2016 school-year.

  • Food Pantry Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank is applying for a grant from the Healthcare Foundation for the F2E program on behalf of the food pantries at St. James Church and at Moraine and Shields Townships.

  • Pantry Plants Garden Report Anne Flanigan Bassi
  • Early produce is being harvested and distributed at the Food Pantry.

  • Senior Services Task Force Report
  • None.

  • Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee (LCCTSC)
  • None.

  • Community Family Center (CFC) Report Gail Feiger Brown
  • Clerk Brown attended the CFC Board Meeting on July 9. Laura Michelotti has been hired as administrator of CFC. The Alfred Group feasibility study has been delayed due to the recent loss of directors at two of the CFC member agencies: Jordan Friedman of Family Network and Paul Dean of Family Service. An $800,000 grant from the State of Illinois, which was legislatively approved in 2009, has been suspended.

  • Human Relations Commission (HRC) Report
  • None.

Old Business
None.

New Business

  • Summer utility assistance for low-income seniors
  • Supervisor Bassi informed Trustees that LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is not offering summer utility assistance to low-income seniors this year. The program is designed to ensure that seniors do not suffer the effects of overheating during summer months because of the utility cost. After discussion, Trustees unanimously concurred with the Supervisor that Moraine Township would provide $150.00 each for the 32 LIHEAP eligible seniors we assist. Funds will be taken from Senior and Youth Services.

  • Preliminary Unaudited Financial Statement
  • The Preliminary Unaudited Budget vs. Actual report through March 31, 2015 was distributed to Trustees. The final audit report will be available August or September, 2015.

Adjournment
With no further business to conduct, Trustee Douglas moved, seconded by Trustee Wolfson, the meeting be adjourned at 7:02 p.m. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Respectfully submitted,

_______________________
Gail Feiger Brown, Moraine Township Clerk

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