ESU Coordinating Council
November 15, 2016 1:00 PM
Finance, Audit, and Budget Committee Meeting
1. Call to Order
Committee Chair Schnoes
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 1:00 PM

Staff:  David Ludwig, Priscilla Quintana, Deb Hericks


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

 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for Month of October

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for Month of October passed with a motion by Standish ESU 18 and a second by Mowinkel ESU 08 .

Discussion

Committee Chair reviewed budget reports with committee. 

3.B. Approval of October Expenses to be paid in November
Committee Chair - Schnoes
Rationale

October 7 - November 11, 2016 - Total expenses $712,139.88.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommend motion to approve October expenses to be paid in November

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend motion to approve October expenses to be paid in November passed with a motion by Calvert ESU 15 and a second by Tedesco ESU 11.

Discussion

Committee Chair reviewed October expenses with committee. 

3.C. Recommend approval of December Claims as approved by Executive Director
Committee Chair - Schnoes
Rationale

Recommend approval of December Claims as approved by Executive Director to be approved by ESUCC Board in January. 

Recommended Motion

Recommend approval of December Claims as approved by Executive Director

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend approval of December Claims as approved by Executive Director passed with a motion by Mowinkel ESU 08 and a second by Erickson ESU 17.

3.D. Monthly Staff Budget Meeting
Committee Chair Schnoes
Rationale

Monthly Budget Meeting Agenda/Notes

Attachments
Discussion

Committee Chair reviewed discussion held in the monthly staff meeting. 

3.E. Unico Insurance Policy Review
Committee Chair - Schnoes
Attachments
Discussion

Tom Champoux from Unico was present to discuss data/cyber protection coverage.  Executive Director reviewed with Unico the statewide dashboard.  Tom reviewed the types of coverage are available for data/cyber.  There is an average of $22/record for the cost in NE.  Discussions regarding the types of information stored in our systems.  

3.E.I. Cyber Risk Coverage (Data Defender and/or Network Defender)
Executive Director Ludwig
Rationale

Data Defender - $342/year

Network Defender - $300/year

Attachments
3.F. Master Service Agreement 2017-2018
Executive Director Ludwig
Rationale

MSA 2017-2018

MSA Spreadsheet

Attachments
4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
Committee Chair Schnoes
5. Executive Session
Committee Chair Schnoes
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
Committee Chair Schnoes
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn at 1:48 PM passed with a motion by Mowinkel ESU 08 and a second by Standish ESU 18.