Fulton County Board – Special Health Committee Meeting Minutes
Committee: Special Health
Meeting Place: Fulton County Courthouse, 100 N. Main Street, Room 313, Lewistown, IL
Time: 4:15 PM
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Conference Call-in Information
Access Code: 3726216
1. Call to Order
Jim Barclay (present/xxxxxxx)
Barry Beck (present/xxxxxx)
Dan Kumer (present/xxxxxxx)
Brian Platt (present/xxxxxxx)
Lisa Thompson (present/xxxxxx)
OTHER BOARD MEMBERS: John Spangler
ELECTED & APPOINTED OFFICIALS: Tammie Denning – Clayberg Administrator
STAFF: Cindy Simpson – Fulton County Administrative Assistant, Diana Keime – Clayberg Office Manager
GUEST(S): Rick Stewart – Fulton County Labor Attorney
2. Roll Call
Roll call was taken, quorum was present
3. Call for Additions/Deletions To and Approval of the Meeting Agenda
Member Thompson moved to approve the agenda with a second from Member Kumer. Motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).
4. Announcements, Communications and Correspondence – None
5. Public Remarks
Name: Mary Pollitt
Address: Canton, IL
Topic: My Statement
Mary Pollitt stated the statement she gave is true and she did not go looking for the evidence. Mary reported the issue and followed through. Mary stated if she had turned her head she would have been guilty of neglect of a resident.
6. Executive Session: 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1) the discipline or performance or dismissal of specific employees
Member Beck moved with a second from Member Kumer to go into executive session at
4:17pm. The motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).
Member Beck moved with a second from Member Barclay to return to open session at 5:32pm. The motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).
a. Discussion/Action: Employee Personnel, Employee Discipline or Dismissal
Member Thompson moved to approve after a hearing on May 2, 2023, the committee met to review the investigation materials and video footage of hall 100 from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on February 22, 2023. After a review on May 9, 2023, the committee finds that there was not just cause to terminate the grievants for resident neglect. Between 6:00 a.m. and 1:25 p.m., employees of the Clayberg were in and out of
Room 104 twelve times. The last person in and out of the room was Mindy Kruzan (one of the two
grievants.) There is no evidence that establishes the resident spent a significant portion of the time
in a wet depends.
However, the care plan of the resident states he is supposed to be taken to the restroom every two hours. By their own admission, they did not do so. There was a failure by the grievants to follow the care plan and those failures must be addressed.
Based on the above, the grievances are sustained in part. The terminations are rescinded, and the employees are to be returned duty and report to work on Monday, May 15, 2023. The grievants shall receive their full back pay and have all benefits and seniority restored. The discipline for each employee shall be reduced to an oral reprimand (confirmed in writing) with a second from Member Kumer. Motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).
b. Discussion/Action: Establishing a Committee to investigate management options for the Clayberg
Member Barclay moved to approve a Ad- Hoc Health committee to look into and investigate management options for the Clayberg with a second from Member Thompson. Motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).
Member Thompson moved to adjourn at 5:36pm with a second from Member Beck. Motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).