ESU Coordinating Council
September 09, 2015 1:00 PM
Finance, Audit, and Budget Committee Meeting
1. Call to Order
Rationale

Notice to visitors:  To be heard at this meeting, the "Request to be Heard" form, must be completed and submitted to the Secretary to the Executive Director of ESUCC.  The President of the Board of ESUCC will call upon visitors wishing to address the Board in the order they were submitted or by subject.

Pursuant to Section 84-1411 of the Nebraska Statutes, notice of this meeting was given by advertisement on the ESUCC website, NE Public Meeting site, and host site.

Open Meetings Law
: Pursuant to Section 84 - 1412 of the Nebraska Statutes, the public is hereby informed that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act is posted in this meeting room. 

Discussion

1:00 p.m.

2. Roll Call
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Overview of budget hearing and September 10, 2015 meeting
Committee Chair - Radford
Attachments
Discussion

Committee members reviewed the proposed budget, including expenditures and receipts. David Ludwig briefly noted a few budget items such as the need to continue to budget funds relating to ESM, and future growth possibilities for the Coop program. Mr. Ludwig also reviewed staff changes for this year and funding through the MOU with NDE.

3.B. Approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for Month of July and August
Chair of Committee
Rationale

 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommend to approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for Month of July and August

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend to approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for Month of July and August passed with a motion by Standish ESU 18 and a second by Schnoes ESU 03.

Discussion

Committee members reviewed the financial reports and discussed the project summary for August 2015.

3.C. Approval of August Expenses including Ion Wave and Equal Level
Committee Chair - Dennis Radford
Rationale

Approval of August expenses plus Ion Wave ($24,500) and Equal Level ($45,000).

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommend motion to approve August expenses Plus Ion Wave ($24,500) and Equal Level ($45,000)

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend motion to approve August expenses Plus Ion Wave ($24,500) and Equal Level ($45,000) passed with a motion by Tedesco ESU 11 and a second by Standish ESU 18.

3.D. Monthly Staff Budget Meeting
Committee Chair - Dennis Radford
Attachments
3.E. Approval Credit Card Resolution
Committee Chair - Radford
Rationale

Approve new Credit Card Resolution to add Priscilla Quintana, ESUCC Business Manager to be able to call into the credit card when there is a need. 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommend approval of updated ESUCC credit card resolution

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend approval of updated ESUCC credit card resolution passed with a motion by Mowinkel ESU 08 and a second by Standish ESU 18.

3.F. Review of ESUCC Budget Goals
Committee Chair - Radford
Attachments
Discussion

David Ludwig and the committee reviewed the ESUCC budget goals for 2014-2015 and noted updated/new goals for 2015-2016. Ludwig discussed possible funding and future grants.

4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
Discussion

Discuss formula for charging expenses to ESUs (MSA). Should expenses be split equally or should a formula be used (similar to core services funding formula)? - Paul Tedesco

5. Executive Session
Rationale

The ESU Coordinating Council is authorized by state statute to enter into executive session. Executive session may be held when clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual. Reasons that meet this standard include but are not limited to: (a) strategy sessions with respect to collective bargaining, real estate matters, pending litigation, or litigation which is imminent as evidenced by communication of a claim or threat of litigation to or by the public body; (b) discussion regarding deployment of security personnel or devices; (c) investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct; (d) evaluation of the job performance of a person when necessary to prevent needless injury to the reputation of a person and if such person has not requested a public meeting; and (e) legal advice.

Explanation

At this point, it is appropriate for the Board to meet in closed session for one of the stated matters and/or any other permissible closed session matters in compliance with the law.

PROPOSAL:

That the Board hold a closed session:

1. For strategy session with respect to negotiations/collective bargaining clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

2. For strategy session with respect to property/real estate matters clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

3. For strategy session with respect to pending litigation, or litigation which is imminent as evidenced by communication of a claim or threat of litigation to or by the public body clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

4. For discussion regarding deployment of security personnel or devices clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

5. For investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

6. For personnel and the evaluation of job performance clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

7. For discussions of the legal consequences of specific action and legal advice clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

6. Adjournment
Discussion

Meeting adjourned at 1:55