ESU Coordinating Council
October 14, 2015 2:00 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

Call to order at 2:00 PM.

2. Roll Call
Discussion

Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks, Priscilla Quintana.

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for Month of October
Chair of Committee
Rationale

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for Month of October passed with a motion by Calvert ESU 15 and a second by Schnoes ESU 03.

Discussion

Committee Chair reviewed the attached reports for the month of October.

3.B. Approval of October Expenses
Committee Chair - Dennis Radford
Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommend motion to approve October expenses

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend motion to approve October expenses passed with a motion by Gegg ESU 05 and a second by Standish ESU 18.

Discussion

Committee Chair reviewed the expenses for September expenses.

3.C. Monthly Staff Budget Meeting
Committee Chair - Dennis Radford
Discussion

There was no monthly staff budget meeting this month.

3.D. APA Budget Forms Filed
Committee Chair - Radford
Attachments
Discussion

APA budget forms have been filed.

3.E. Budget Procedure/Treasurer Transition
Committee Chair - Radford
Rationale

Budget Procedure

Discussion

Dennis Radford would like to resign his position. Dan Schnoes is interested in taking over position provided there is no other interest. Approval of procedure and accept resignation in November. Review attached procedure and let Executive Director know of any changes needed.

3.F. Master Service Agreement (MSA)
President Jeff West
Rationale

MSA 2015-2016

4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
Discussion

Treasurer Resignation, Approval of new Treasurer

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
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn at 2:25 PM passed with a motion by Standish ESU 18 and a second by Gegg ESU 05.