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Board of Commissioner Minutes Jan. 3

Winnebago County Forest Preserve District
District Headquarters
January 3, 2011 – 6:30 PM

Randy Olson – President Thomas Kalousek, Executive Director
Mary McNamara Bernsten Drake Branca, Operations
Judy Barnard Tom Hartley, Development
Jay Ferraro Mike Durand, Golf
Cheryl Maggio Jamie Johannsen, Marketing
Audrey Johnson Mike Scheurich, Attorney
Gloria Lind Nancy Sylvester, Parliamentarian


At 6:30 PM President Randy Olson did a roll call with all Commissioners present.


Judy Barnard presented an inspirational reflection followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.


Minutes for December 9, 2010 were approved.


Nancy Sylvester presented a parliamentary procedure training session that included the following:
• Board training
• Parliamentary procedure
• Next steps – strategic planning (vision-mission-values-code of conduct)


President Randy Olson requested deer culling information from Drake Branca. Drake Branca handed out information and reported due to Illinois Department of Natural Resource’s request; deer culling will begin the middle of January in the Kishwaukee corridor. President Olson reported seeking information on the Sheriff’s contract and trying to find a less costly way for law enforcement in the forest preserves. The consensus of the Board after discussion was that Executive Director Kalousek and President Olson will work together on this project and bring information to the following meeting. Judy Barnard moved, seconded by Gloria Lind to approve Tom Kalousek and President Randy Olson to work on the law enforcement project in the forest preserves. Motion passed unanimously.

Judy Barnard requested that topics should be listed on the agenda so the Board is prepared for the discussion.

Tom Hartley reported a house on Burr Oak Road in Roscoe has a bid out for salvage or demolition that is due tomorrow. Audrey Johnson inquired if the house might have some redemption possibilities and Tom Hartley indicated it was not salvageable.


The consensus of the Board is that minutes will now include who seconds a motion and the secretary will do roll call by alternating names and always calling the Chair last followed by the number that pass or fail.


President Randy Olson reported there will be a meeting at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, January 5 he and Tom Kalousek will be attending with the Rockford Park District and there is a meeting on Wednesday, January 5 at noon that Judy Barnard will attend with the Rockford Visitors Bureau.

Tom Kalousek will get dates that Nancy Sylvester is available for more strategic planning meetings.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 PM by President Randy Olson.
Next Board meeting – 7:00 PM Tuesday, January 18, at District Headquarters

Evelyn Winckler
Recording Secretary