Fulton County Board Committee Agenda
Fulton County Board Office, 257 West Lincoln Street, Lewistown, IL 61542 Phone 309-547-0901 Fax 309-547-3326-email firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee: Personnel & Legislative
Meeting Place: Fulton County Board Office, 257 West Lincoln St., Lewistown, IL 61542
Date: May 4, 2022
CALL IN INFORMATION:
Call in number:(602) 580-9458
Meeting code: 214 7365 #
1. Call to Order
Barry Beck (present/xxxxxx)
Susan Duquenne (present/xxxxxx) by phone
BJ McCullum (present/xxxxxx)
Brian Platt (present/xxxxxx)
Lisa Thompson (present/xxxxxx)
Other Board Members: NA
Elected & Appointed Officials: None
2. Roll Call
Roll call was taken, quorum present
3. Call for Additions/Deletions To and Approval of the Agenda
Member McCullum moved to approve the agenda with a second from Member Beck. Motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).
4. Approval of Previous Minutes – April 6, 2022
Member Platt moved to approve the minutes from April 6, 2022 with a second from Member McCullum. Motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).
5. Announcements, Communications and Correspondence
Member Thompson discussed the UCCI Legislative changes received by email and asked the committee if anyone had anything they would like to discuss.
6. Public Remarks – None
a. Discussion/Action: Resolution: Leonard Rounds -Trustee – Copperas Creek Fire Protection District
Member Thompson discussed the fire districts select the amount of bond they want in their districts. The bond paper work is then sent to Fulton County with the correct paper work.
Member Beck moved to approve the resolution with a second from Member McCullum. Motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).
b. Discussion/Action: Resolution: Chad Holloway – Trustee – Farmington Community Fire Protection District
Member Platt moved to approve the resolution with a second from Member Beck. Motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).
c. Discussion/Action: Resolution: David Andreas – Trustee – Vermont Fire Protection District
Member McCullum moved to approve the resolution with a second from Member Platt. Motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).
8. Old Business
a. Discussion/Action: Vacation, Sick Leave and Holiday Policy – Tabled
Member Thompson discussed there are comments that came back from legal and the Fulton County States Attorney needs to weigh in on the comments before going to the committee.
9. New Business
a. Discussion/Action: Coronavirus Policy
Member Thompson discussed the current policy has not been changed from when the pandemic started and there have been changes that affect this policy and the policy needs to be updated.
Member Thompson discussed if an employee that tests positive for Covid, the County is using the CDC Covid guidelines. Member Thompson stated the changes are so frequent it is difficult to keep up on the changes. Currently Fulton County is not taking daily or weekly temperatures of employees. The reason to put this back into place is in case of an outbreak of Covid.
Member Platt feels the procedures are over kill, due to the normal flu that takes place yearly and it effects the similar numbers of people. There is not a policy in place for the flu.
Member Thompson stated the county needs practices in place if a pandemic happens again.
Member McCullum stated the changes should follow what the currently CDC guidelines are.
Member Platt stated item b. in the policy covers the CDC guidelines which state the following;
b. Coronavirus/COVID-19. Any employee who tests positive for the Coronavirus/COVID-19, or becomes ill with or displays symptoms of the Coronavirus/COVID-19, should notify their supervisor immediately. Employees testing positive for Coronavirus/COVID-10 shall notify their supervisor as soon as practicable upon learning of such test results Guidance on quarantine can be found at the following link: COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation | CDC. Any medical information provided by employees will be kept confidential by the County. The County will take steps as reasonably necessary to maintain a safe workplace.
Member Thompson stated Fulton County has the right as an employer to send an employee home if Covid is suspected to protect all employees.
Member Thompson discussed item e. states the county may ask an employee about symptoms and fever.
Member Platt suggested removing from the Coronavirus policy items; c, g and o;
c. The County reserves the right to unilaterally order an employee home due to suspecting an employee has been exposed to Coronavirus/COVID-19, even without symptoms, or due to an employee displaying symptoms of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 that does not self-report. If an employee is ordered to leave the workplace under this Paragraph, and he or she is tested for Coronavirus/COVID-19 and tests negative, then the employee will be reimbursed for his or her regular time missed due to the County’s order and until the test results are returned. If the employee tests positive, then the employee may apply his or her available sick time (including the Additional Sick Time for the Qualifying Reasons described above) missed due to the County’s order. The County reserves the right to require the employee to obtain a doctor’s note prior to returning to work.
g. If an employee has traveled to areas determined to be associated with the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, the County may ask the employee for information related to his/her travel. The County may also require a returning employee to not return to the workplace until it is clear the employee does not display Coronavirus/COVID-19 symptoms.
o. In order to prevent the possible spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, all full-time employees shall seek permission of his or her supervisor (and in the case of department heads, the County Board Chairman) before working for any additional employer or governmental agency (e.g. a volunteer fire department). If the employee fears this will jeopardize the safety and operations of said agency or employer, then said employee shall notify his supervisor at the time of seeking permission.
Member Thompson there should be guidelines for another possible pandemic outbreak.
Member Thompson moved to approve to keep the Coronavirus Policy with a second from Member McCullum. Motion carried by roll call vote (4-1) with Member Platt voting nay.
p. Executive Session: None
q. Misc. None
r. Future Agenda Items
a. Affirmative Action Plan
Member Duquenne moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:36pm with a second from Member Platt. Motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).