The following email was sent to Human Resources Chairman John Jung and McHenry County Administrator Peter Austin:
Call for Human Resources Cmte meeting on June 13, 2017
Mr. Jung, Mr. Austin, Mr. Wilcox (District 4),
Pursuant to the fact the Chair of the Human Resources Committee and the McHenry County Administrator seem to disagree with the recorded intent of the Human Resources Committee members at the May 23, 2017 meeting, please accept this e-mail and its’ replies to validate the desire of committee members.
It is the intent of the majority of the committee to exercise their ability to call for a Human Resources
Committee meeting under Article I, Section 3-Standing Committees. The rules state:
“Standing committee meetings shall be called by:
A. The Committee Chairman;
B. The County Board Chairman;
C. The McHenry County Board; or
D. A majority of the members of the standing committee.”
Therefore, under sub-section D, a majority of the members are calling for a Human Resources Committee to be scheduled for 8:30am on Tuesday, June 13th to discuss the agenda item of the attached resolution.
This matches, and reiterates, the consensus reached at around the 1 hour 30 minute mark of the Human Resources Committee recording of the May 23, 2017 meeting.
Pursuant to States Attorney opinion provided Feb 1, 2017 titled: “Questions regarding committee agenda and scheduling”, it is expected, despite disagreement from the Committee Chair and County Administrator as to the “worthwhile nature of the meeting”, that both are expected to abide by the County Board rules, the States Attorney opinion, and in their authority and responsibility to the majority of the committee members shall schedule this meeting and ensure it occurs as all other committee meetings.
At the meeting Wilcox said he would offer the following resolution:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ELIMINATION OF POSITIONS #18001116 (TEMP PROJECT MANAGER) AND #82003699 (UTILITY COORDINATOR) FROM THE COUNTY BOARD APPROVED DEPARTMENTAL ROSTER
WHEREAS, the position of Temporary Project Manager, #18001116 became vacant on August 12, 2016; and
WHEREAS, the position of Utility Coordinator, #82003699 became vacant on May 3, 2013; and
WHEREAS, according to the 2016 Budget Salary Administration Policy which purpose is to insure McHenry County’s compensation processes and procedures are administered fairly and consistently; and
WHEREAS, R-200210-12-196 requires the elimination of departmental roster positions vacant in excess of 90 days; and
WHEREAS, by accomplishing this task, McHenry County will reduce payroll expenses in an amount greater than $166,000; and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by this County Board of McHenry County, Illinois, that it hereby approves, authorizes, and directs the Director of Human Resources to revise the County’s Departmental Roster by updating and eliminating the Temporary Project Manager, #18001116 and Utility Coordinator, #82003699 positions effective July 1, 2017.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, by this County Board of McHenry County, Illinois, that it hereby approves, authorizes, and directs the County Administrator to terminate funding for the Temporary Project Manager, #18001116 and Utility Coordinator, #82003699 positions effective July 1, 2017.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Clerk is hereby authorized to distribute a certified copy of this Resolution to the Director of Human Resources; the County Auditor; the Associate County Administrator-Finance; and the County Administrator.
DATED at Woodstock, Illinois, this 20th day of June, A.D., 2017.
Jack D. Franks, Chairman
McHenry County Board
Mary E. McClellan, County Clerk