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Minutes of the Freeport Park District

Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting

Held on February 6, 2007

1. In attendance were Commissioner Keith, Yarzak, Jungen, Collin, Executive Director

Carey, Secretary Witt, Superintendent Ehlbeck and Schneider, Dave Phillips, John

Whiton, Sally Spudich, JC Wilson, John Cook, Cheryl Hartman, Martha Furst, Mayor

George Gaulrapp and Jim Drehoble. Dana Stewart: Absent.

2. President Jungen called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

3. President Jungen called the public hearing on Bond Issue Notification Act to order.

The reasons for the proposed issuance of Bonds includes: the payment of capital

improvements and/or addition to District property relative to two State of Illinois Open

Space, Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grants, a State of Illinois Boat

Access Area Development (BAAD) grant and other planned Capital improvement

projects.

4. Executive Director Carey presented the districts capital improvement program

including these grant projects and funding options available to us and a schedule for

repaying the bonds.

5. President Jungen asked for written testimony to be read. None Received.

6. President Jungen asked for all persons desiring to express oral testimony or any public

comments concerning the proposed issuance of the bonds to be heard now.

7. A written statement was read by John Cook and received. Cheryl Hartman and Martha

Furst spoke.

8. With all persons wishing to be heard have been given the opportunity to present

testimony with respect to the proposed issuance of bonds, on a motion by

Commissioner Collin and second by Commissioner Keith the public hearing was

adjourned at 7:20 P.M. Roll Call Vote: Aye: Collin, Aye: Keith, Aye: Yarzak, Aye:

Jungen.

9. On a motion by Commissioner Keith and second by Commissioner Yarzak to approve

the minutes of the January 16, 2007 board meeting. Motion passed.

10. On a motion by Commissioner Yarzak and second by Commissioner Keith to adopt

Bond Ordinance #07-02-06 abating the tax levied for the year 1998. Roll Call Vote:

Aye: Yarzak, Aye: Keith, Aye: Collin, Aye: Jungen.


11. On a motion by Commissioner Collin and second by Commissioner Yarzak to approve

the Stephenson County Historical Society’s request for a fund 15 match of the $500

conservation grant received from the Illinois Association of Museums. Roll Call Vote:

Aye; Collin, Aye: Yarzak, Aye; Keith, Aye: Jungen.

12. Executive Director Carey and Superintendent Ehlbeck presented a State of Illinois

Recreational Trails Program grant opportunity, funding 80% of the cost of completing

a portion of the west loop extension from the Wes Block/Jane Addams Trailhead south

through Preston Bottoms across Business 20 and Lily Creek Road, past Countryside

Estates and around the Golf Course to West Stephenson Street.

13. On a motion by Commissioner Keith and second by Commissioner Yarzak to release

executive session minutes from January 17, 2006; February 7, 2006; March 14, 2006;

May 2, 2006; and July 18, 2006, all others to remain confidential. Motion passed.

14. On a motion by Commissioner Keith and second by Commissioner Collin to move into

executive session at 7:45 P.M. for the purpose of discussing the appointment and

compensation of an employee pursuant to Sections 2(c)(1) of the Illinois Open

Meetings Act. Roll Call Vote: Aye: Keith, Aye: Collin, Aye: Yarzak, Aye; Jungen.

15. On a motion by Commissioner Keith and second by Commissioner Yarzak to move

out of executive session and reconvene into regular session at 8:02 P.M. Roll Call

Vote: Aye; Keith, Aye; Yarzak, Aye; Collin, Aye; Jungen.

16. On a motion by Commissioner Yarzak and second by Commissioner Keith to approve

a 2 year contract agreement for employment of the Executive Director Jack Carey.

Roll Call Vote: Aye; Yarzak, Aye: Keith, Aye: Collin, Aye; Jungen.

17. On a motion by Commissioner Keith and second by Commissioner Yarzak to adjourn

the meeting at 8:05 P.M. Motion passed.

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Thomas Jungen, President

Approved

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Vickie L Witt, Secretary

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