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Minutes from the January 16, 2017, Council Meeting

February 16, 2017 by bclinard  
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A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

MAYOR FINLEY ANNOUNCED THAT COMMISSIONER PORTER HAD REQUESTED THAT HE BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND ELECTRONICALLY, BECAUSE OF ILLNESS. NONE OF THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS OBJECTED TO HIS ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE. CITY CLERK CLINARD PROCEEDED TO CALL ROLL:


PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER (via electronic means), RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK CLINARD.

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the minutes from the January 3, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the bills as presented: AFLAC, $35.90; Airgas USA, $127.13; Ameren, $3,425.60; Arrow International, $125.05; Arrow Sales and Service, $312.50; ASK Enterprises, $1,414.90; Beal Law Office, $2,362.50; BHMG Engineers, $480.00; Adam Boles, $211.23; BSN Sports, $139.98; Cargill Incorporated, $20,516.78; Cintas First Aid and Safety, $35.37; Comcast, $104.90; Connecting Point, $1,149.80; Eagle Chemical and Supply, $1,632.80; Economic Development Group, $7,500.00; Efficient Billing Systems, $2,919.36; Emergency Medical Products, $739.20; Fastenal Company, $167.57; Flags USA, $638.00; Flink Snow Plows and Spreaders, $816.40; G.A. Rich and Sons, $10,000.00; Halm’s Auto Parts, $1,697.13; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Illinois Fiber Resources Group, $1,500.00; IMEA, $245,510.50; Illini State Bank-Visa, $334.13; IV Cellular, $1,960.79; IV Food and Deli, $60.12; IMUA, $75.00; Jacob and Klein, $19,005.07; Jim’s Repair, $32.00; John Deere Financial, $143.88; John’s Service and Sales, $529.69; Kendrick Pest Control, $105.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $2,716.39; LaSalle Office Supply, 282.18; Lawson Products, $608.70; Lexipol LLC, $3,693.00; Menards, $1,154.75; MTCO, $52.89; Kassie Myer, $190.12; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $50.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $1,643.28; Perona Peterlin Andreoni and Brolley, $1,618.75; Pollard Water, $1,105.33; Pomp’s Tire, $275.81; Tom Porter, $66.62; Ragan Communications, $435.00; Ray O’Herron Co., $6,739.99; David Reed, $50.46; Republic Services, $18,618.50; Schrock Repair, $614.79; Seico Inc., $588.00; Carl Siemers, $69.98; St. Margaret’s Health, $335.00; Standard Insurance, $36.68; Staples Credit Plan, $70.17; Star Ford Lincoln, $38.21; United Rentals, $238.02; Universal Inc., $759.90; USA Bluebook, $314.29 TOTAL $368,530.64 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to the public for comments on agenda items, there were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept file Ordinance No. 944-011617, an ordinance authorizing the borrowing of up to $700,000 from Illini State Bank. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept and place on file the recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals regarding a variance sought by Luke Ferarri. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 945-011617, which grants a variance to Luke Ferarri to rebuild a fence on his property in the same location as the existing fence. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA, to place Building Inspector Brian Spelich’s 4th Quarter Building Permit Report on file. New construction totaled $402,759.00 for the quarter. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA, to place two bids for repairs to the Oglesby Municipal Swimming Pool on file. The bids, for $81,370 and $70,440, are for work that is necessary for the pool to get “up and running,” Mayor Finley confirmed.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to allow Brownie Troop #1619 to solicit door to door for the annual cookie sale from February 10 to March 19th. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then asked for comments from the public.

Vern Seimers asked about the property at 351 E. Walnut Street. He was assured that the city was aware of the situation and that they were keeping an eye on the property.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:


Mayor Finley asked that residents keep Police Officer Evan Duttlinger in their thoughts and prayers as he recovers from a serious illness.

Attorney Andreoni then told the council that during research for the new zoning map, there were several parcels that appeared on the previous map zoned a particular way, that had no documentation to suggest that the council or ZBA had ever approved the zoning change. Andreoni said he thought the best way to rectify the situation was to adopt a new zoning ordinance and map (noting that the present ordinance is from the early 1950s). He said the city might want to look at the ordinance adopted by Spring Valley several years ago as an example. He suggested that the Mayor form a committee to go over the existing ordinance, and make recommendations to be incorporated in a new map.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY AT 7:16 PM, SECONDED BY RIVARA to go into executive session to discuss “collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees” and “probable or pending litigation.” AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA AT 8:25 PM, SECONDED BY CAREY to resume to the regular city council meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 8:26 PM. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for Tuesday, February 22, 2017

February 16, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017 @ 7:00 P.M.

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

  1. Opening of Meeting

  2. Roll Call

  3. Pledge of Allegiance

  4. Approve Minutes from the February 6, 2017, Regular Meeting

  5. Approve Minutes from the February 15, 2017, Special Meeting

  6. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment

  7. Public Comment on Agenda Items only

  8. Agreeement with ATR for Two Electronic Recycling Events

  9. Ordinance No. 946-022217, Sale of City Property (Impounded Vehicles)

  10. Ordinance No. 948-030617, Authorizes an Agreement with Payment Service Network for Credit Card Services

  11. Appointment of Tom Porter to the Police Pension Board

  12. Public Comment

  13. Commissioners’ Reports

  14. Mayor’s Report

  15. Adjournment

    Posted this 17th day of February, 2017

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for the Special Meeting, Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February 10, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017 @ 5:15 P.M.

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

  1. Opening of Meeting

  2. Roll Call

  3. Pledge of Allegiance

  4. Public Comment on Agenda Items only

  5. Purchase Pickup Truck for Street Department for $30,710 through State Procurement Process

  6. Ordinance No. 947-021517, Stop Signs at Roebuck & Lewis

  7. City Purchasing Policies and City Finances

  8. Changes to Tag Days

  9. Wire Mesh Electrical Issues

  10. Downtown Development

  11. Home Rule

  12. Public Comment

  13. Commissioners’ Reports

  14. Mayor’s Report

  15. Adjournment

    Posted this 10th day of February, 2017

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

January 3, 2017, Meeting Minutes

February 1, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY GARY PETERLIN AND ASSISTANT CITY CLERK KAMNIKAR.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the amended minutes from the December 19, 2016, regular meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the bills as presented: AEA, $900.00; Airgas USA, $3.60; Ameren, $190.96; Apple Press, $317.00; Aquatic Control, $76.65; ASCAP, $341.00; ASK Enterprises, $2,031.34; BrownsTown Electric Supply, $1,725.66; Call One, $2,886.42; Carus Corporation, $1,014.75; Connecting Point, $310.00; Daley’s Super Service, $270.26; Efficient Billing Systems, $1,002.35; Emergency Services Marketing, $860.00; Feece Oil, $1,272.41; Fletcher-Reinhardt, $1,950.00; Halm’s Auto Parts, $145.34; Hawkins, $845.50; Health Alliance Medical Plans, $30,691.00; Hopkins & Associates, $800.00; HyVee, $55.28; Illinois Dept of Innovation and Technology, $636.15; Illinois Valley Community College, $2,097.88; Itron, $732.39; IVCH, $8.45; Jacob & Klein, $7,500.00; Kendrick Pest Control, $185.00; King Tire, $722.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $2,180.31; Knoblauch Advertising, $1,435.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $13.90; LaSalle-Peru High School, $5,685.57; Mautino Distributing, $6.25; Menards, $347.89; Mertel Gravel, $427.31; Mississippi Valley Pump; $3,964.00; Monroe Truck Equipment, $27.25; Motorola, $129.69; MTCO, $233.85; NCPERS Group Life Insurance, $48.00; News Tribune, $107.10; Rebecca Noel, $174.83; Oglesby Grade School, $7,397.26; PDC Laboratories, $290.00; Dominic Rivara, $159.85; St. Margaret’s Health, $606.00; Stryker Sales and Corporation, $453.72; Sunrise Supply, $263.55; T.E.S.T., $96.00; USA Bluebook, $185.39; USPS, $701.50; WEX Fleet Services, $2,218.06 TOTAL $86,022.17 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to the public for comments on agenda items, there were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 944-011617, an ordinance authorizing the borrowing of up to $700,000 from Illini State Bank pursuant to section 8-1-3.1 of the Illinois Municipal Code. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to authorize the application and Administrative Search Warrant for 354 E. Florence Street (Gary Balzarini property) in order to confirm whether the structure should be demolished. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then asked for comments from the public, there were none.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara stated that money will be needed for pool repairs and other projects coming up in 2017. Also, Rivara stated that it was brought to his attention that a former business on Walnut Street is converting the building into apartments and he doesn’t want to see any more store fronts used as apartments.

Commissioner Carey stated that the city has many programs in place that there should be no reasons or excuses for the appearance of some yards in this city. He would like to see something done in the future to address this issue.

Commissioner Yborra stated that several people from other communities commented on how beautiful the ice rink area looked for the holiday season and wanted to give credit to the people who made it happen. Mayor Finley interjected that Commissioner Carey, Bob Ghighi and others helped with making the area look festive.

Mayor Finley stated that he has received 2 bids for pool repairs in the amount of $70,000 and roughly $81,000. Also, he stated that $53,000 has been raised through donations and fundraising. Mayor Finley stated that he will have more information about bids and costs at the next regular meeting.

A MOTION WAS MADE AT 7:11 P.M. BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Terry Kamnikar, Assistant City Clerk

Agenda for the February 6, 2017, City Council Meeting

February 1, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017 @ 7:00 P.M.

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

  1. Opening of Meeting

  2. Roll Call

  3. Pledge of Allegiance

  4. Approval of Minutes from the January 16, 2017, Meeting

  5. Approval of Bills as Presented

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items only

  7. Place on File Agreement with ATR for Two Electronic Recycling Events

  8. Ordinance No. 946-022117, Sale of Personal Property Owned by the City

  9. Approve New Committee to Update Zoning Ordinance

  10. Appoint Members to new Zoning Committee

  11. Refer Variance Request by Michelle Kohr to construct garage with setback less than 6 feet to Zoning Board of Appeals

  12. Review Requests by GTI and Beck Oil to Lower Property Tax Assessment

  13. Accept Proposal for Pool Repairs

  14. Public Comment

  15. Commissioners’ Reports

  16. Mayor’s Report

  17. Executive Session to discuss the “possible acquisition of real estate” and update on Wire Mesh

  18. Adjournment

    Posted this 3rd day of February, 2017

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Minutes from the Monday, December 19, 2016, Meeting

January 11, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY EATTONI AND CITY CLERK CLINARD.

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER PORTER


A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the minutes from the December 5, 2016, regular meeting. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: Aflac, $35.90; Air One Equipment, $379.00; Benefit Planning Consultants, $230.20; Ryan Buck, $13.40; Comcast, $189.80; Daley’s Super Service, $245.64; Dollar General Credit, $88.75; Double M Trucking, $262.50; Dresbach Distributing, $15.45; Eagle Engraving, $30.45; Cathie Edens, $203.58; Fastenal Company, $209.46; Feece Oil, $444.83; Fender Menders, $1,051.25; Flink Snow Plows and Spreaders, $750.00; Gallagher Bassett Services, $4,041.00; Gallagher Materials, $2,293.68; GL Scheri Electric, $180.00; Graphic Electronics, $71.50; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $438.67; Health Alliance, $30,214.00; Hygienic Institute, $711.10; IMEA, $210,505.82; Il Valley Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Visa, $895.00; Illini State Bank-dump truck, $22,336.40; Il Municipal Insurance Cooperative, $72,292.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, $774.95; John Senica Jr., $811.73; LaSalle Office Supply, $657.71; Menards, $272.51; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $50.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $165.95; Overhead Door Co., $164.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni & Brolley, $1,813.00; Tom Porter, $166.25; Riverstone Group, $157.25; Samantha Schillaci, $260.69; St. Margaret’s Hospital, $286.00; Staples Credit, $203.85; Dulton Steele, $98.28; T.E.S.T., $96.00; Universal Inc., $770.37; USA Bluebook, $218.20; Western Aggregates, $158.26; WTH Technology Inc., $450.00 TOTAL $362,038.38 AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to the public for comments on agenda items, there were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 938-121916, Travel Expenses. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 939-121916, FY18 Tax Levy. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 940-121916, which abates the Taxes for the Series 2013 Bonds. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 941-121916, which abates the Taxes for the Series 2010A Bonds. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve Ordinance No. 942-121916, which abates the Taxes for the Series 2010B Bonds. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 943-121916, Certain City Personnel Policies. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to refer a request from Luke Ferrarri for a zoning variance (fence) to the Zoning Board of Appeals. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then asked for comments from the public. There were none.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara offered kudos to Mayor Finley and Commissioner Carey on the decorating of downtown. He also told the council that the recent passage of the Exelon bill was “good for us and good for Illinois jobs.”

Commissioner Yborra joked that he was surprised that no one wanted to have a tag day this month (it is extremely cold this week) and also thanked the city employees for a “good job” on the roads after the recent snowfall.

Police Chief Knoblauch told the council that the annual Shop with a Cop was once again a success and thanked his officers and the volunteers for making it so. Finley had asked Knoblauch if he had anything to share in Commissioner Porter’s absence.

All the commissioners wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

A MOTION WAS MADE AT 7:09 P.M. BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY, to adjourn. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for the January 16, 2017, Meeting

January 11, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017 @ 7:00 P.M.

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

  1. Opening of Meeting

  2. Roll Call

  3. Pledge of Allegiance

  4. Approval of Minutes from the January 3, 2016, Meeting

  5. Approval of Bills as Presented

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items only

  7. Ordinance No. 944-011617, Authorizes a Line Credit of up to $700,000 with Illini State Bank.

  8. Place on file Recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals (Ferrari Variance Request)

  9. Ordinance No. 945-011617, Ferrari Variance Request

  10. Place on file Building Inspector Brian Spelich’s 2016 4th Quarter Building Report

  11. Place on File Bids for Swimming Pool Repairs

  12. Request from Brownie Troop #1619 to solicit door to door for cookie sales February 10th through March 19th.

  13. Commissioners’ Reports

  14. Discuss Forming Committee to Adopt New Zoning Ordinance

  15. Mayor’s Report

  16. Executive Session to discuss “collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees” and “probable or pending litigation”

  17. Adjournment

    Posted this 13th day of January, 2017

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Minutes from the December 5, 2016, Meeting

December 29, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK CLINARD.


A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the minutes from the November 21, 2016, regular meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: Heartland Bank & Trust Co., $595,931.25; Air One Equipment Inc., $125.00; Airgas USA, LLC, $3.41; Ameren IP, $1,486.79; Apple Press, $360.00; Arrow International INC, $125.03; Ask Enterprises, $1,054.80, Beal Law Office LTD, $3,000.00; Benefit Planning Consultants, $230.20; BHMG Engineers, $96.00; Brain R. Billard, $13,420.75; Brownstown Electric Supply, $3,666.37; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $38.53; Comastcable, $69.90; Connecting Point, $1,498.00; Dresbach Distributing, $295.40; Emergency Medical Products, $1,359.10; Environmental Safety Inc., $762.00; Fastenal Company, $34.39; Feece Oil Co., $1,027.08; Halm’s Auto Parts, $615.96; Hawkins Inc., $811.30; Hennepin Marine, $4.64; Hy-Vee, $128.53; IL Dept. of Innovation and Tech., $636.15; IL Municipal League, $450.00; IVCC, $322.63; Illini State Bank- Police CC., $6.49; Illinois Valley Excavating, $525.00; Inman Electric, $342.04; IVCH, $4.68; John’s Service & Sales, $499.46; Kittilson’s Garage, $5,346.53; LaSalle Office Supply, $411.58; L-P Township High School, $874.37; Mautino Distributing, $25.00; Menards, $519.91; Mississippi Valley Pump, $4,395.30; Nathaniel Mooberry, $95.04; Motorola, $129.69; NCPERS Group Insurance, $48.00; NewsTribune, $144.00; Oglesby Grade School, $1,137.62; Oscar’s Automotive, $359.87; Republic Services- Allied Waste, $18,618.50; SBK Inc., $32,376.99; Senica Interstate Towing, $375.00; Smart Source, $2,342.40; Rodney Thomson, $250.00; USA Bluebook, $116.61; Wex Fleet Services, $2,886.95; Zamin Insurance Agency, $150.00; Zoll Medical Corporation, $123.71; Total: $699,657.95 AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to the public for comments on agenda items, there were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place Ordinance No. 938-121916, Travel Expenses, on file. Attorney Andreoni explained that this ordinance was in response to state mandate about how public boards report travel expenses. Andreoni explained that the ordinance sets the maximum rates for reimbursement for employee and official travel. He also said that anytime an expense is greater than the maximum rate set in the ordinance, the city must approve the expense by a roll call vote. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place Ordinance No. 939-121916, FY17 Tax Levy on file. Andreoni explained that the city kept the levy increase below the 5 percent mark to avoid the need for a public hearing. He also discussed auditor Joel Hopkin’s recommendations for where the increase should be applied in the levy. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file Ordinance No. 940-121916, which abates the Taxes for the Series 2013 Bond. Andreoni explained that if the city didn’t abate the taxes, taxpayers would see an increase in their tax bills. The bonds are paid for with alternate revenue source (TIF funds). AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file Ordinance No. 941-121916, which abates the Taxes for the Series 2010A Bonds,.AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file Ordinance No. 942-121916, which abates the Taxes for the Series 2010B Bonds. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place the city personnel policy on file. The ordinance was discussed in May, but never passed. Commissioner Rivara asked about medical marijuana and drug tests. Mayor Finley told him that marijuana was still a federal offense and that anyone with a CDL who tested positive for marijuana would lose their CDL. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept with regret, the resignation of Ken Sienza from the Police Pension Board. Sienza has served on the board since its inception. Porter asked that a thank you be sent to Sienza for his service. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then asked for comments from the public. There were none.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Yborra reminded residents that there is no parking on city streets after 2 inches of snowfall until the roads has been cleared by city crews.

Commissioner Porter read a letter from out-going state’s attorney Brian Towne praising the Oglesby Police Department’s handling of the Bradley French murder investigation. Towne called the department’s efforts “good police work.”

Mayor Finley reminded residents of Santa’s visit to downtown on Friday, Dec. 9th, from 5 to 7 p.m.

A MOTION WAS MADE AT 7:31 P.M. BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA, to adjourn. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

Agenda for the Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Meeting

December 29, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017 @ 7:00 P.M.

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

  1. Opening of Meeting

  2. Roll Call

  3. Pledge of Allegiance

  4. Approval of Minutes from the December 19, 2016, Meeting

  5. Approval of Bills as Presented

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items only

  7. Place on File Ordinance No. 944-011617, Authorizes a Line Credit of up to $700,000 with Illini State Bank.

  8. Authorize the Application for an Administrative Search Warrant (Balzarini property)

  9. Public Comment on any Topic

  10. Commissioners’ Reports

  11. Mayor’s Report

  12. Adjournment

    Posted this 30th day of December, 2016

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for the December 19, 2016, Meeting

December 15, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016 @ 7:00 P.M.

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

  1. Opening of Meeting

  2. Roll Call

  3. Pledge of Allegiance

  4. Approval of Minutes from the December 5, 2016, Meeting

  5. Approval of Bills as Presented

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items only

  7. Ordinance No. 938-121916, Travel Expenses

  8. Ordinance No. 939-121916, Tax Levy

  9. Ordinance No. 940-121916, Abates Taxes for Series 2013 Bonds

  10. Ordinance No. 941-121916, Abates Taxes for Series 2010A Bonds

  11. Ordinance No. 942-121916, Abates Taxes for Series 2010B Bonds

  12. Ordinance No. 943-121916, Adopts Certain Personnel Policies

  13. Request from Oglesby Girl Scouts to solicit door-to-door/annual cookie sale

  14. Refer request from Luke Ferrari for a zoning variance to Zoning Board of Appeals

  15. Public Comment on any Topic

  16. Commissioners’ Reports

  17. Mayor’s Report

  18. Adjournment

    Posted this 16th day of December, 2016

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

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