Recommendation for the approval of a purchase order to Zips Car Wash, LLC d/b/a Jet
Brite Car Wash, to provide unlimited car washes, including undercarriage wash and rust
inhibitor, as needed for the DuPage County fleet of vehicles, for the period November 8,
2023 through November 7, 2024, for a contact total not to exceed $29,900; per low bid
The motion was approved on a voice vote, all "ayes".
ACCEPTED AND PLACED ON FILE
12.A. Safe Harbor Children's Waiting Room at the DuPage County Courthouse
Policy and Program Manager Jason Blumenthal presented to the Committee an overview of the
funding requests for the Safe Harbor Children's Waiting Room. In 1998, Safe Harbor entered
into an agreement with DuPage County to provide this waiting room for the children whose
parents were participating in court proceedings. At that time, a fee fund was put into place to
help fund this program, along with some additional fundraising efforts. The fee fund was
discontinued in 2019, however, some reserved funds still remain. Additional funds are needed
and Safe Harbor's request from the Board at this time is $40,750 for FY 2024 and thereafter
$106,000 annually for FY2025 and FY2026.
Several questions and comments were then brought forward by Members Chaplin, Tornatore,
Zay, Yoo, Eckhoff and Gustin to which Mr. Blumenthal and Chief Administrative Office Nick
Kottmeyer responded. The topics of discussion included the need for more details on the
breakdown of the funding, why the fee fund was discontinued, plans for fundraising efforts, the
possibility of using federal or state grants, the number of court cases being held via Zoom
compared to in-person and whether or not Safe Harbor is a not-for-profit. While most
Committee members are in support of the Safe Harbor Children's Waiting Room, they requested
more information regarding a breakdown of the fees and where the funds are currently going.
Chief Administrative Officer Kottmeyer assured the Committee that they will be receiving an
email by the end of the week providing some of the information they are requesting. Further, he
stated that this matter will be brought forward at the next Finance Committee meeting on
November 14, 2023 for further discussion.
No old business was offered.
No new business was offered.