Resolution Submitted to Human Resourses Committee to Eliminate Patronage Positions

Below is resolution drafted by Craig Wilcox that has not yet been considered by the McHenry County Board Human Relations Committee, although submitted in June.  The Committee’s Tuesday meeting has been cancelled by Chairman John Jung.

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.

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Jack D. Franks, Chairman
McHenry County Board

ATTEST:
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Mary E. McClellan, County Clerk


Comments

Resolution Submitted to Human Resourses Committee to Eliminate Patronage Positions — 13 Comments

  1. Gee wiz, lets pause for a moment and consider possible reasons for cancelling Tuesday’s meeting.

    1. To soon after the solar eclipse. – Not really that likely

    2. Bumps up against ‘Game of Thrones’ repeat showing. – We might be getting warmer here.

    3. RINOs in action pimping for the ‘Overlord’ – B I N G O !

    See how easy that was!

    Now go to the polls in March and fix it.

  2. Too much slush in the County budget.

    Trim the fat the bureaucrats are hiding.

    That’s how you cut 10%!

  3. Is John Jung a Jack Franks’ ass kissing idiot?

    Who’s running in that district?

    My pet monkey (if he can get enough signatures) would be a better option!

    BTW, really LOVED what Auctioneer Gordon Stade had to say to Michelle Avaang at the 4-H Swine Auction in front of God and everybody!

    Way to call out the RINOs, Gordo!!!

  4. Re: “BTW, really LOVED what Auctioneer Gordon Stade had to say to Michelle Avaang at the 4-H Swine Auction in front of God and everybody!

    Way to call out the RINOs, Gordo!!!”

    Anyone have a transcript of what he said?

  5. Pretty sad to see the McHenry County board choose politics over policy.

  6. Hey Craig- why don’t we talk about your personal contribution to the tax rolls?

    Oh Yeah- YOU DON”T PAY PROPERTY TAXES!

    You hypocritical POS

  7. Craig is a disabled vet who served our country and is giving back!

    And YOU, call HIM a Piece of shit???

    You’re despicable.

    Disabilities come in many forms.

    If they handed out authorization for disability due to moral bankruptcy, you’d be collecting yourself.

    And FYI your moral bankruptcy isn’t something that can be seen just by looking at you.

    Get it now? Think before you speak (or type!)

  8. The Chairman of the Human Relations Committee, Republican John Jung, Jr in District 5, is up for re-election in the March 20, 2018 primary election.

    He is the person who has not held the Human Resources (HR) committee meeting to discuss the patronage hires of Democrat County Board Chair Jack Franks.

    The other County Board member up for re-election March 20th is Republican Michael Rein, who was present for the Tuesday August 22, 2017 special county board meeting that was cancelled due to lack of a quorum (not enough county board members were present to hold the meeting).

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    Two resolutions were scheduled to be discussed at the August 22nd county board special meeting that was cancelled due to lack of quorum:

    1. Two positions that were vacant as of August 12, 2016 and May 3, 2013, and filled with December 2016 Democrat Jack Franks patronage hires with the intent to transfer them to newly created positions to serve under County Board Chair Jack Franks.

    Past County Board Chairs did not have any, much less two, full time employees dedicated reporting to them.

    The full County Board was not aware of and therefore did not agree to the hiring switcharoo scheme.

    A justification for the newly created positions has not been presented to the taxpayers.

    Why does Jack Franks need 1.5 or 2 full time employees when past County Board Chairs had no full time employees.

    Why 1.5 employees?

    1.5 employees was stated as a best case scenario.

    Part of the budget for one of the hires was from the Transportation Department.

    However, no evidence has surfaced how much work the employee did for the Transportation Department from the time he was hired until the time he resigned.

    His resignation paperwork was dated July 31, 2017.

    The job application submitted by his replacement was also dated July 31, 2017.

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    2. Request for Qualification to seek an agent to lease Valley Hi.

    Another rush job.

    The Request for Qualifications was made public on August 17, 2017.

    A pre-RFQ meeting will be held at 10AM on August 31, 2017 in the County Administration Building, 667 Ware Rd, Woodstock.

    http://www.co.mchenry.il.us/home/showdocument?id=75963

    co.mchenry.il.us/county-government/departments-j-z/purchasing/bids-rfps

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    Here is an excerpt from the RFQ

    “The broker will be asked to assist the County in outlining options, lease or other disposition of the facility and to help the County develop a strategy and plan of action for going forward with said facility and residents.

    The broker will also be asked to help the county analyze the strengths, limitations, feasibility and cost impacts of current and possible future options.

    With respect to all such options, the broker should plan to assist the County in assuring, to the extent possible, that current employees at the facility will have first right to fill available positions with a new owner/lease/operator, should this be decided.

    The County would like to state that the reason we are seeking this assessment is not to criticize current County operations.

    Rather this effort is focused upon fully understanding the changing nature and future implications of continuing to remain in the nursing home business.

    The information gained from this effort will allow the County to make informed and cost effective decisions related to the future of its nursing facility.”

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    The above excerpt does not match the blog report of what county board member Donna Kurtz reported was told to her and county board member Mary McCann.

    Kurtz told me that she and Mary McCann met with Austin on Tuesday and were assured that the only changes at Valley Hi would be privatizing some of the support services, such as, housekeeping and food service.”

    mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/08/18/jack-franks-seeks-to-lease-valley-hi-nursing-home-without-involving-county-board

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    As a comparison side note, Jack Franks and the Village of Lake in the Hills have not stated employees at the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District will have first right to fill the newly created positions with the Village of Lake in the Hills, if that consolidation occurs.

    The Village of Lake in the Hills positions would be union positions.

    The Lake in the Hills Sanitary District has no union positions.

    Could creating more union positions be the real reason for the consolidation attempt, as Jack Franks has received over $1 million dollars in political contributions from labor unions?

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    County Board Members Jim Heisler and Chuck Wheeler are members of the Valley Hi Operating Board.

    Chuck Wheeler is also Chairman of the Public Health and Community Services Committee.

    Yet Chuck Wheeler was not consulted personally or through those entities prior to the release of the Valley Hi Request for Qualifications.

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    Jack Franks has received political contributions from healthcare entities.

    Will be interesting to see if any of them appear in this potential new owner / lease / operator / outsourcing process.

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    Seems to be more examples of rushing and lack of transparency when County Board Chair Jack Franks wants to achieve an agenda he feels may have some resistance.

  9. The other county board member in District 5 up for re-election March 20th is Michael Rein…

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