The County Board approved the following item:
1. Appropriated Erikson Institue Grant Funds of $22,500 for the Health Dept. for a training program concerning maternal depression, parenting stress and to increase parent's confidence.
2. Appropriated $385,800 Mental Health Grant Funds in the Health Dept. for hiring personnel to coordinate placement of mental health patients due to the closing of the Tinley Park Mental Health Center.
3. Declared 18 seized vehicles surplus and authorized disposal.
4. Removed 7 Election Judges for failure to vote in accordance with the Illinois Election Code by failing to vote for the party they represented in the primary.
5. Adopted the Will County 2012 Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership Grants Programs $1,602,602 for Period October 1 2012 through September 30, 2013, which included $134,000 for Homeless Services Program, $40,000 for Cornerstone Services for Career Services Work, $40,000 for Community Services Council for Housing Counseling and Education, $170,000 for Stormsewers in Ingalls Park area along Washington St., $90,000 for Village of New Lenox to cap private well and install new water mains to be serviced by the Village near Cooper Road and US Route 30, plus several additional projects.
6. Approved lower speed limits on residential streets to 25 mph in Frankfort Township at the request of the Highway Commissioner for 191st st. west of Wolf Road, 192nd st. west of Wolf Road, 193rd st. west of Wolf Road, 115th st. north of Francis Road and 114th St. north of Front St. near the Village of Mokena.
7. Amended the Will County Zoning Ordinance which included the following changes: gave authority to the Zoning Administrator to approve Temporary Use Permits which have been routinely approved by the County Board in the past; changed religious assembly from special use to permitted in the E-2 Residential District; Allows residental units above ground floor of mixed use buildings in Commercial Districts; Allows craft brewing and distilling as a specal use in Commerial Districts; In I-2 District allows concrete and asphalt recycling, soil storage, recycling and reuse, Landscape waste processing transfer facility; concerning open space on lots-allows light shades and solar shades, solar energy systems, geothermal energy equipment, exterior building insulation, rain barrels; allows building mounted solar energy systems to be mounteds on roofs; allows density bonuses for developments with energy conservation design (LEED-ND) certified; allows for community gardens; Electric Vehicle charging stations; residential composting; Donation and Collection Drop Boxes; allows for increased lot coverage in Industrial and Commercial developments; allows for keeping of chickens, pygmy goats, rabbits, pigs, and bees in R-2A, R-3 and R-4 Districts with a Special Use Permit.