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May 7, 2012, Agenda

May 4, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas, Uncategorized

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012 @ 7:00 P.M.

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E WALNUT STREET

OGLESBY, ILLINOIS 61348

1. Opening of Meeting

2. Roll Call

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes from Monday, April 16, 2012

5. Approval of Bills to be paid

6. iFiber Agreement

7. Storm sewer separation bids

8. Jack Mills farm land lease agreement

9. Jackie and Michael Mente Building Permit

10. Electric Rate Study

11. Temporary Electric Rate Increase

12. IDOT LED agreement

13. Request to cut curb from Wayne Kirby

14. Solicitor Permit request from Oglesby Ambulance Service

15. Executive Session

16. Vacation Pay for Ambulance Director

17. Public Comments or Questions

18. Commissioners’ Reports

19. Mayor’s Report

20. Adjournment

Posted this 4th day of May, 2012

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby

March 19, 2012 Minutes

April 13, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Uncategorized

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI, CITY CLERK CLINARD.

ABSENT:  COMMISSIONER YBORRA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from March 5, 2012.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to approve the bills to be paid as presented:  ASK Enterprises, $723.00; Affordable Waste, $19,569.00; AFLAC, 35.90; Air One Equipment, 159.00; Airgas North Central, 2.00; Brad Anderson, 125.00; Apple Press, 58.00; Arthur J. Gallagher, 595.00; AT&T, 25.69; Baldin’s Garage, 649.76; Bob’s Business, 24.91; Brownstown Electric, 58.02; Comcast, 178.84; Debo, 36.96; Dever & Sons, 519.46; DISH Network, 65.18; Dixon Ottawa, 171.40; Eagle Engraving, 124.05; Cathie Edens, 14.96; Efficient Billing Systems, 541.71; Emergency Medical Products, 133.75; Envision, 376.00; Fastenal, 35.98; Halm’s Auto Parts, 14.99; Shawn Harlow, 237.49; Hygienic Institute, 355.58; HyVee, 116.92; Il Dept. of Central Management, 576.75; IMEA. 181,575.30; Illini State Bank VISA, 779.06; IV Cellular, 643.30; Jack’s Gas, 55.50; Kittilson’s, 190.00; Knoblauch Advertising, 799.00; LaSalle Office Supply, 72.40; Maze Lumber, 46.25; Menard, 3.99; Motorola, 112.87; News Tribune, 441.04; Oglesby Grade School, 1,914.51; Oscar’s Automotive, 585.77; PDC Laboratories, 200.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni & Brolley, 1,656.00; Ben Sargent, 125.00; SEICO, Inc., 422.00; Somonauk Water, 66.50; State of Illinois Treasurer, 100.00; Robert Stone, 150.00; Stryker Sales Corp., 204.06; Sunrise Supply, 100.19; Universal Inc., 347.16; USA Bluebook, 316.52; Venturelli’s 408.50; Vermeer Sales 65.70; Jessica Vice, 74.60; Jim Vohs, 90.00; Richard Watts, 65.00; WLPO, 300.00; Jerry Ziadat, 86.62 TOTAL:  $217,516.14 AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to enter into an agreement with ATR for electronic waste recycling.  The collections will be held at no cost to the city, Commissioner Porter explained.  The first collection is set for Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at LeHigh Park. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept Ordinance No. 796-031912, which establishes rates of pay for ambulance personnel involved in patient transfers.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.  NAYS:  DANEKAS. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the low bidder John Pohar & Sons, $105,999, for Phase II of McPhedran Park which includes the walking path, parking lot and playground area.  This portion of the cost is grant eligible. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the bids for the playground equipment from GameTime for $57,544.69.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file a proposed weed ordinance.  Attorney Andreoni said he felt the fine needed to be increased to at least cover the city’s expense to prosecute offenders.  He also said the change was needed to lessen the city’s responsibility to define “weed.”  The new ordinance addresses the height of the grass/weeds and makes it easy for an “officer with a yardstick to take a picture” to prove it.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place the monthly Fuel Tax Allotment of $7,814.44 on file. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to place the monthly Sales Tax Allotment of $22,729.18 on file. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept with regret the resignation of Cam Valle from the Oglesby Police and Fire Commission.  Valle’s letter of resignation said he would continue until a replacement could be found. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to go into Executive Session to review executive session minutes.  (7:14 p.m.) AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to reconvene the regular session of the Oglesby City Council.  (7:30 p.m.) AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to release executive session minutes from Feb. 26, 2011, May 2, 2011, May 16, 2011 and Oct. 17, 2011.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Mayor Finley then opened the floor for public comments:

            Resident and part-time ambulance employee Rich Vicchi asked Commissioner Danekas what his thinking was behind his “no” vote for the ambulance transfer pay.  Danekas responded that he had asked for documentation three weeks ago and hadn’t received the information he needed to make a decision.

            Resident Tony Dennett asked the parks department to consider turning on the water to the fountain near the police station.

            Resident and part-time firefighter Todd Misener questioned Commissioner Danekas further about his “no” vote, asking who he had requested the information from.  Danekas replied that he had asked both Ambulance Director Cathie Edens and Ambulance Board president Rich Vollmer and had not received the information from either.   Misener also asked if the city council “planned on having a quorum at other city meeting?” Mayor Finley replied that the individual commissioners had the right to attend other public meetings to gather information and that Misener was welcome to attend the meetings as well.

Misener then quizzed Commissioner Dominic Rivara on his comments last meeting about the expected rising cost of electricity from IMEA in the next year.   Rivara reiterated that he has been told that increasing demand for power and a decreasing capacity to generate power (due to EPA regulations that are forcing the closure of some of the older fossil plants) could mean increases as much as 10 percent over the next year. 

Commissioner/Mayor Reports:

            Rivara – Said that they have located the source for the flickering lights south and west of town, they just now need to identify the exact cause.  Announced that the city will start metering Comcast power usage. In the past, Comcast was charged a flat fee.  That fee is believed to be well below the actual cost.  Said he met with State Rep. Frank Mautino to discuss grants that might be available for lighting areas along Richard Moyle Highway.  Announced that the city had received word from the IMEA that they would be making a change to the way they compute the Power Cost Adjustment.  They will be reducing the PCA by a tenth of a cent each month for 10 months and increasing the base cost of electric by the same amount.  While the city’s final bill will remain the same, it will necessitate a change in how the PCA charged city customers is computed each month.  A new ordinance will be necessary.  Requested a working meeting to look at ways to cut costs, noting that the general fund is $3.5 million in debt.

Porter – Announced that the third annual movie night sponsored by the Police Dept. will be Friday, March 23, at Lincoln School.  The event includes entertainment by The Little People, food and drink, and the showing of CARS II.  The event is free to children who attend Oglesby Schools.

            Finley – Asked for a moment of silence for former city employee Dave Knoblauch, who died unexpectedly earlier this month.  Dave had worked as a part time meter reader for a number of years.  Thanked Washington School, the American Legion and Marine Corps. League for their help with the Shades of Blue concert.  Announced that Summer Fun Fest planning is well underway and told the council that fundraising for the Sunday night fireworks was nearing goal, with just a little more than $1,000 needed.  Fund-raising for the 2013 Summer Fun Fest will kick off on New Year’s Eve with another appearance by the Dueling Pianos, Finley said.  He thanked the electric department for its prompt response to an electrical outage a week ago and also thanked Bob Ghighi of the Parks Department for heading up the effort to combine departmental purchases of like goods to save costs.

            Rivara then reminded residents — in Commissioner Yborra’s absence — of the electronic waste recycling event, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at LeHigh Park; hydrant flushing on April 19 from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.; chipping on Monday, May 5 with items to be placed on the berms by 6 a.m. and appliance pickup on May 14th, items should be on the berm by 6 a.m.

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA TO adjourn at 7:44 p.m.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

March 19, 2012 Agenda

March 16, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas, Uncategorized

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 @
7:00 P.M.

 

TO
BE CONDUCTED AT:    THE CITY
ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

                                                110
E WALNUT STREET

                                                OGLESBY,
ILLINOIS 61348

 

1.     Opening of Meeting

2.     Roll Call

3.     Pledge of Allegiance

4.     Approval of Regular Meeting
Minutes from Monday, March 5, 2012

5.     Approval of Bills to be paid

6.     Agreement with Advanced
Technology Recycling for e-waste recycling

7.     Ordinance No. 796-031912,
establishes rates of pay for ambulance personnel performing transfers

8.     McPhedren Park Phase II bids

9.     McPhedran Park playground
bids

10.  Proposed ordinance
prohibiting weeds within the corporate limits

11.  Place on file the monthly
Motor Fuel Tax allotment ($7,814.44)

12.  Place on file the monthly
municipal sales tax allotment ($22,729.18)

13.  Police and Fire Commission
Board Resignation

14.  Adjourn into executive
session to review executive session minutes

15.  Public Comments or Questions

16.  Commissioners’ Reports

17.  Mayor’s Report

18.  Adjournment

 

Posted
this 16th day of March, 2012

 

Becky
Clinard, City Clerk

City
of Oglesby

 

February 22, 2012 Meeting Minutes

March 7, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes, Uncategorized

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from February 6, 2012.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the bills to be paid as presented:  ASK Enterprises, 956.40; ACS Firehouse software, 220.00; AEA, 16,500.00; AFLAC, 35.90; AMEREN, 83.69; AT&T, 25.69; Bobs Business, 419.40; Chamlin & Associates, 661.50; Comcast, 211.80; Cummins Crosspoint, 23.87; Dresbach, 48.45; Economic Development Group. 5,897.08; Fastenal, 35.00; Feece Oil, 659.06; Fischer Excavating, 279,148.90; GL Downs, 217.15; Global Emergency Products, 1,269.52; GP Concrete, 3,350.00; Hygienic Institute, 355.58; HyVee, 87.44; Il Dept. Central Management, 275.20; IMEA, 197,838.97; Illini State Bank VISA, 1,256.45; IDES, 2.45; Illinois Fire Store, 774.00; JW Ossola, 47,996.55; Jacob & Klein, 3,750.00; John Pohar, 12,556.19; John’s Service & Sales, 5,768.17; Kittilson’s, 3,181.12; Len Trovero Construction, 18,465.00; Maze Lumber, 13.00; McClure Engineering, 7,371.50; Menards, 337.38; MES-Illinois, 62.66; Dollar General, 32.65; Connie Nelson, 133.34; Neopost, 15.00; News Tribune, 287.20; Rub-R-Wall, 1,400.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, 2,148.00; Quad City Electric, 676.00; Quentech, 65.00; Quill Corp., 549.90; Ray’s Decorating & Carpet, 40.00; SD Meyers, 2,849.00; Somonauk Water, 66.50; Sunrise Supply, 16.77; Dillon Torres, 90.00; Ron Triepke, 19.90; Universal, 708.60; US Bank, 500.00; USA Bluebook, 666.86; Venture Technology, 4,021.28; Water Products Co., 5,354.95; WLPO, 75.00. TOTAL:  $629,537.48 AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Marci Duro, Executive Director of the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, made a short presentation to the council concerning the chamber’s efforts in the past year to promote the area.  Duro thanked the city for renewing its membership in the chamber and noted that a new Website and billboard had been rolled out recently.  She spoke about the work involved in responding to Requests for Information from site selectors and answered questions from the council members.

Commissioner Porter then updated the council on his efforts to establish an electronic waste recycling program.  Porter said he believed he would have a contract for the council to consider at its next meeting.  He also said he thought the costs to the city would be minimal, noting that the city might have to build a set of steps to allow access into the trailer and it was possible that the city might have to provide an employee.  He would like to have the first recycling event on April 21st, which is also Earth Day.  When asked about coordinating events with other communities, Porter noted that he “was in constant contact with Peru,” but had had no luck with LaSalle.  Peru has planned a recycling event in March, he said.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to donate $2,500 to Central States Region Baseball Tournament.  Before the vote, Mayor Finley noted that both the opening ceremony and championship game would be played in Oglesby this year, as part of a multi-year agreement with Peru.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to donate $500 to the Harvest Fest Car Show.  Mayor Finley noted that organizer Wayne Kirby donated more than a $1,000 back to the city for youth recreation programs from the proceeds of the car show. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to appoint Mark Duttlinger to the Ambulance Service Board.  Duttlinger will replace George Cullinan, whose term expires in 2013.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the Motor Fuel Tax Allotment of $7,667.51 for January on file.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place the January State Sales Tax Allotment of $23,108.85 on file.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA AT 7:18 P.M. to go into executive session to discuss the “appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body.” AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The council then entered executive session at 7:20 p.m.  The council resumed the regular meeting at 7:47 p.m.

Commissioners’/Mayor’s reports:

·        Rivara said a letter will go out soon to homes and businesses with night lights on private property, informing them that they will be charged for the lights.  “Over the years,” Rivara said, “(the city) just put lights up and (the property owners) just didn’t pay for them.”  Rivara estimated that it costs the city approximately $6,000 to $7,000 a year.  Rivara also asked for the other commissioners’ support of a meeting of the department heads to discuss ways to improve processes and purchasing.

·        Mayor Finley announced that the Air Force’s Shades of Blue Jazz Concert band will be performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at Washington School.  Finley also announced that the Dueling Piano fund-raiser for Summer Fun Fest cleared about $2,500.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PPORTER to adjourn at 7:58 p.m.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

January 17, 2011 Minutes

February 17, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Uncategorized

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012, AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

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

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA that the minutes from the January 3, 2012, meeting be accepted. YES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA that the bills are approved as submitted. A.S.K. Enterprises, 982.50; Affordable Waste, 19,569.00; AFLAC, 35.90; Ameren, 6,552.67; Arrow Sales, 346.50; AT&T, 24.79; City of Oglesby, 9,645.57; Comcast, 288.74; Connecting Point, 142.50; Daley’s 123.60; Dever & Sons, 523.61; Dornik Auto Body, 62.13; David Enwistle, 300.00; Envision, 372.00; Fastenal, 62.91; Halm’s 481.55; Hygienic Institute, 355.58; IMEA, 203,701.78; Illinois Valley Cellular, 624.31; JW Ossola, 5285.50; John’s Service and Sales, 12.66; Kittilson’s 1435.11; LaSalle Office Supply, 588.71; Mertel Gravel, 238.69; MES-Illinois, 142.00; Mississippi Valley Pump, 2995.25; Nextel, 237.52; North American Salt Co., 2148.40; Oglesby Elks, 187.00; Orkin Pest, 45.48; Overhead Door, 141.00; Quad City Electric, 93.00; Smith’s Sales, 199.50’ Somonauk Water, 66.50; Staples, 131.54; Stevens Service, 65.00; Universal, 649.00; USA Bluebook, 1369.95; Water Products Co., 4629.66; TOTAL   $264,858.31.  YES: PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve Ordinance No. 792-011712, which establishes a $700,000 line of credit at Illini State Bank.  YES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER, to place state sales tax allotment of $23,606.31 on file.  YES: PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER, to place on file an ordinance which amends the previous ordinance abating the taxes on the 2008 Electric Bonds. The amount on the previous ordinance was incorrect. YES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA, to place on file an ordinance revising the temporary fee schedule for services performed by the electrical department.  YES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER, to place on file an ordinance establishing regulations for utility service reconnects.  YES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER, to approve sending a non-binding letter of support for the iFiber Broadband service agreement.  YES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

Discussion then moved to the Heritage Tractor Adventure.  Mayor Finley shared a letter from the Heritage Corridor CVB, which asked the city to sponsor the event’s return to Oglesby in June, 2012.  The letter asked for an $8,000 sponsor fee and $1,500 in annual dues.  Commissioner Porter said he wasn’t prepared to vote on the matter without more information.  Commissioner Yborra stated that he wanted to be on record as opposing the matter, saying he felt the hotel/motel tax monies could be better spent.  In absence of a motion, the matter was dropped.

 

The council then approved several requests for 2012 tag days:

            MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to allow the LP Youth Football League to collect money at the 4-corners intersection (Walnut St. & Columbia Ave.) on Saturday, April 14.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINELY.  MOTION CARRIED.

            MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to allow the LP Foundation to collect funds on Saturday, March 24.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINELY.  MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to allow the American Legion to collect funds on Saturday, May 26.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINELY.  MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to allow the Oglesby Firefighters Association to collect funds on Saturday, March 10 and Saturday, Nov. 3.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINELY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the first running of the Art Sarver Memorial 3 mile Run/Walk on Saturday, June 30.  AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINELY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to “rename” a one-block portion of Trexler Avenue to “Art Sarver Drive.”  This would only be an honorary designation and would not require address changes, etc.  Commissioner Porter said he was against renaming the street, saying that it was hard to judge who was worthy of renaming a street and that he also found it confusing.  AYES:  RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYS: PORTER.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to donate $1,000 to Peru’s emergency services appreciation dinner.  All of the area firefighters and emergency responders who participated in the recent Westclox fire have been invited.  Porter noted that he felt it was a good way to show appreciation and that he “didn’t think $1,000 is out of line.”  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA, to approved Todd Spayer’s solicitation/peddler’s permit.  Chief Jim Knoblauch noted that the background check “came back clear.”  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTIONED CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Building Inspector Brian Spelich’s 4th quarter report which showed new construction in the amount of $29,970.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTIONED CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER at 7:26 p.m. to enter into closed session to “discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees.”  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA at 8:16 p.m. to reconvene the regular session meeting.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then opened the floor to public comments:

 

            Pat Rudzinski read a prepared statement concerning an issue with the sewer backing up at her house and asked the council to address the matter.

 

Commissioner/Mayor reports:

            Rivara – Noted that the IMUA would be offering $500 scholarships to high school seniors who reside in an area serviced by the utility.  Applications can be picked up at City Hall.  Rivara also said the he has a meeting scheduled with Ameren officials to discuss electric service in areas of Oglesby.  He said that the IMUA would be supplying fault-finding metering equipment which could address the reason for blinking lights in some areas of town.  He noted that the city’s electric use for December was $9,428.35 and the total bill for electricity as $263,701.78

            Porter – Reported that the electronic recycling effort was taking some time, but that he was talking with a third vendor who was looking at the possibility of partnering with Horizon House to deconstruct some of the electronic items for recycling.  Porter said that he wanted to give the idea some more time, as the benefits could be greater than “those measured in dollars and cents.”

            Mayor Finley – Reported that the IDNR reclamation work had begun behind LeHigh Park and would be ongoing for the next few months. Reminded residents of the “Dueling Pianos” event at the Elks Lodge, on Feb. 18, 2011.  Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased at City Hall.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 8:25 p.m.  YES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

______________________________
Becky Clinard, City Clerk

January 3, 2012 Minutes

January 17, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes, Uncategorized

 A MEETING OF THE
OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012, AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE
COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS
PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY JAMES ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK BECKY
CLINARD. 

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA that the minutes from the
December 19, 2011, meeting be accepted. YES: PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION
CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA that the bills are
approved as submitted. A.S.K. Enteprises, 3,357.75; Ameren, 9.35; Arrow Sales, 23.00;
Arthur J. Gallagher RMS, Inc., 54,850.00; Call One, 1,378.82; Dish Network,
69.99; andy Dooley, 70.60; Dresbach Distributing, 63.90; Cathie Edens, 179.71;
Emergency Medical Products, 298.37; Envision Healthcare, 256.00; Fleet
Services, 3,922.68; Foster Coach Sales, 32.10; Holland Equipment, 74.00; Il
Dept. of Central Management, 576.75; Il Public Risk Fund, 16.715.00; IVCH,
2.20; Illini State Bank, 150.00; Itron Inc., 754.65; John’s Sales and Service,
2,985.00; Kittilson’s Garage, 1.088.76; LaSalle Office Supply, 92.29; Michael
Margis, 136.00; Robert Marincic, 1,100.00; Mautino Distributing, 42.00;
Menards, 257.50; Motorola, 112.87; NCPERS, 64.00; Oscar’s Automotive, 606.92;
Quentech, 48.75; Revere Electric, 54.47; Riverstone Group, 159.96; RSC
Equipment Rental, 29.72; Ruppert Concrete, 325.00; T&R Service, 905.00;
Universal, Inc., 73.00; USA Bluebook, 428.26; Viking Chemical, 1,201.50; Water
Products, 832.79. TOTAL   $93,328.66. 
YES: PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place Motor
Fuel Tax Allotment of $8,553.91 on file. YES: PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION
CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER, to place state
sales tax allotment of $23,606.31 on file. 
YES: PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. 
MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER, to place on file
an ordinance authorizing a line of credit. 
Attorney Andreoni explained that the ordinance was similar to one passed
last year at this time, except that it would for a longer period of time. YES:
PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA, to accept
Ordinance No. 791-121911, adopting a small municipal renewable resource
policy.  YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA,
FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

Commissioner/Mayor reports:

            Rivara – Said he had received a
couple of calls wanting to know if the city would support business
development.  Rivara told the council
that he would be looking into the Comcast agreement, including the pole
agreement.  He also said he was putting
together information for an ordinance that addresses the need to inspect a home
if the power has been disconnected for a period of time.  Lastly, he said he continues to talk with
Illinois Valley Community College and Ameren about servicing the college and
other areas nearby.

            Porter – Thanked all of the
emergency services for their assistance at the Westclox fire.  Porter said he believed the fire was
“unprecendented in scope” for the area and that “all involved deserved praise.  He also thanked Technisand and Wedron for
their $5,000 donations to both the ambulance and fire departments.

            Mayor Finley – Announced that there
would be a “Dueling Pianos” event at the Elks Lodge, on Feb. 18, 2011, to raise
funds for two new additions to Summer Fun Fest: 
a salute to area veterans, military personnel and their families and the
Art Sarver Memorial 3 mile Run/Walk. Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased at
City Hall.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:11
p.m.  YES: PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION
CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

______________________________
Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Skating Rink opens at 10 a.m. today

January 16, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Uncategorized

The skating rink will open today, Monday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. It will remain open as weather permits. Please stay off the rink if the sing says “closed.”

Agenda, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2011

December 30, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas, Uncategorized

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012 @ 7:00 P.M.

 

TO BE CONDUCTED AT:   THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

                                                110 E WALNUT STREET

                                                OGLESBY, ILLINOIS 61348

 

1.      Opening of Meeting

2.      Roll Call

3.      Pledge of Allegiance

4.      Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes from December 19, 2011

5.      Approval of Bills to be paid

6.      Place on file Motor Fuel Tax allotment for December, 2011, ($8,553.91)

7.      Place on file State Sales Tax allotment for December, 2011, ($23,606.31)

8.      Place on file an ordinance establishing a line of credit

9.      Public Comments or Questions

10.  Commissioners’ Reports

11.  Mayor’s Report

12.  Adjournment

 

Posted this 30th day of December, 2011.

 

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby

 

Minutes from Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

December 2, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes, Uncategorized

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011, AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

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

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA that the minutes from the October 17, 2011, 2011, meeting be accepted. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA that the EXECUTIVE SESSION minutes from the October 17, 2011, 2011, meeting be accepted. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY RIVARA SECONDED BY PORTER that the WORKING MEETING minutes from the October 11, 2011, 2011, meeting be accepted. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS SECONDED BY RIVARA that the bills are approved as submitted. ASK Enterprises, 7,152.85; Affordable Waste, 19,794.00; AFLAC, 356.90; Alexander Park Trust, 28,816.25; Ameren, 243.68; Brad Anderson, 125.00; Apple Press, 833.00; Baldin’s Garage, 1,562.55; Andrew Beckham, 144.13; Boggio’s, 40.00; Call One, 1,325.33; Carl Mauro Trucking, 560.00; City of Oglesby (utilities)8,750.36; City of Peru, 1,844.00; Comcast, 163.84; Communication Revolving Fund, 439.15; Communications Direct, 275.84; Daley’s, 498.29; Dever & Sons, 372.86; Dish Network, 64.99; Double M, 135.00; Economic Development Group, 5,018.45; Cathie Edens, 57.12; Efficient Billing, 1,288.37; Emergency Medical Products, 714.52; Fastenal, 120.12; Feece Oil, 1,665.38; Flags Over America, 198.00; Fleet Services, 4,244.04; Robert Ghighi, 111.24; Halm’s, 56.22; HyVee, 55.16; IV Business Equipment, 338.33; IVCH, 25.00; IVCC, 8,191.17; Illini State Bank, 209.47; Illinois Prosecutor Services, 50.00; IV Cellular, 624.31; Pohar & Sons, 298,737.24; John’s Sales & Service, 606.54; Cynthia Krogulski, 57.32; LaSalle Office Supply, 412.30; LaSalle State Bank, 34,415.72; L-P High School, 18,574.55; Law Office of JC Broihier, 850.00; Mautini Distributing, 102.00; Maze lumber, 157.37; McClure Engineering, 4,452.41; Menards, 271.43; Mertel Gravel, 4.412.83; Motorola, 112.87; Dollar General, 407.42; Municipal Code Corp., 400.00; NCPERS, 64.00; NewsTribune, 4,275.90; Nextel, 106.09; NIMCA, 50.00; North American Salt Co., 2,118.71; Pat Noto, 16,500.00; Oglesby Grade School, 31,003.75; Orkin, 317.50; PTM Document Services, 109.80; Revere Electric, 303.49; Dominic Rivara, 220.92; Riverstone Group, 175.16; RSC Equipment, 1,962.98; Ruppert Concrete, 7,375.00; Ben Sargent, 125.00; SBK Inc., 28,904.71; Harold Siebert, 80.29; Ski Sealcoating, 1,500.00; Smith’s Sales & Service, 1,257.60; Staples, 99.08; Diane Swords, 407.78; United Postal Service, 1,108.75; USA Bluebook, 1,546.63; Vermeer, 3,072.79; Viking Chemical, 1,524.90; Watchguard Video, 122.00; Water Products, 1.050.12; Rich Watts, 298.95; Wire Mesh, 31,191.86; AEA, 15.000.00; Pohar & Sons, 73,584.90; Fischer Excavating, 185,575.47; Illinois Valley Excavating, 250.00; Utility Equipment Co., 928.20; Complete Industrial, 2,315.96; Excise Tax, 6,524.10; TOTAL   $881,384.11  YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 776-110711, Design Review Board Guidelines. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. NAY: YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 777-110711, an Agreement with Heritage Garden Owners Association.  Yborra noted that he was making the motion given Jack Kusek of McClure Engineering’s assurance that $5,000 would cover the costs of the work. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to APPROVE Ordinance No. 778-110711, Electric Department Service Charges. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the low bid of $20,752.00 from JW Ossola for the water main relocation.  This project will be paid for by the Stough Group. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to allow the Oglesby Firefighters Association to change the date of their tag day to November 12, 2011.  YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the April 2011 financial audit by Pat Noto and Associates.  Noto could not attend this meeting, so will present his findings at the next council meeting. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public:

1.      Drew Merriman asked if the council would consider limiting the number of tag days at the Columbia Avenue and Walnut St. intersection as some council members have suggested.

2.      Tony Dennett asked when the four corners project would be completed.  Commissioner Yborra said that the contractors were concentrating on the roadway for now and noted that there was still work to be done, weather permitting.

3.      Sarah Cudlip asked if Oak Park would be reseeded after the sewer project was completed and was told that it would be.  She also asked about a guardrail along Rt. 71, noting that the steep sides posed a danger.

 

Commissioner/Mayor Reports:

            RIVARA:  Noted that some of the continuing maintenance work required the use of a contractor and that discussions were ongoing with Buzzi Unicem about work they wanted to be completed.  Rivara also noted that the “electric eyes” the city had installed on some light poles hadn’t worked out and they would be returning them. 

            FINLEY:  Mentioned that the Park Board had met recently and one of the ideas from the group was to have an ice skating rink. He is looking into the feasibility of a rink in the downtown lot.  Finley also announced that he was in negotiations with the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau to have Oglesby host the Heritage Tractor Adventure in June 2012.  Three trees were received from the John Rancingay family.  The Mayor also received a letter from Illinois Valley Community Hospital announcing that a new doctor will be staffing the Oglesby Clinic.  Dr. Kelly DeBoer will join the staff in December.

            Commissioner Yborra asked Finley if the OSLAD grant for McPhedren Park had been extended.  Finley said he did not have formal confirmation, but that the unofficial word is that the grant would remain open until August or September 2012.  Yborra also asked about whether the pond would be aerated and was told that yes, it would be.

 

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:20 p.m.  YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

______________________________
Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Working Meeting Minutes, Oct. 11, 2011

November 21, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Uncategorized

A WORKING MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011, AT 5:30 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

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

MAYOR FINLEY updated the Council on the OSLAD grant extension request for McPhedren Park.  Finley told the council he believed the request for an extension would be granted, but was awaiting formal notification from the IDNR.  Finley said he expected the new deadline to be either September or October 2012.  The Mayor asked the council if the city should reconsider the placement of the playground and parking lot, noting that the contractor, John Pohar & Sons, had purchased the property adjacent to the park and was willing to donate some of the land to the city.  The additional land would allow for the southwest bank of the lake to be sloped, negating the need for the retaining wall.  Engineer Jack Kusek, of McClure Engineering, explained that he had spoken with Pohar and he believed a deal could be worked out with to allow for an access road from the west.  He also said that the park would still be accessible off of Oakwood.  After discussion, Commissioner Yborra said he wished to go on record as it “should be built as planned” with parking on Oakwood and Commissioner Porter echoed his sentiments, saying that he believed the compromise the city struck with the adjacent homeowners was a “good compromise.”  Finley also told the council that he had contacted the local Carpenters union and that they would be donating the labor to build the fishing pier.

 

In a related matter, Commissioner Yborra asked if the $5,000 the Heritage Gardens Association was paying the city would cover the city’s costs to drain the small pond that now collects storm runoff.  Kusek assured him that the $5,000 would “take care of it.”

 

Finley also updated the council on the progress of the state permit for the changes to the drain at the municipal pool.  The state has approved the changes proposed by McClure Engineering and Kusek said it was possible that the contractor could install the new drain next week at a cost of about $5,000.

 

Finley also told the council of his talks with Brian and Sandy Billard, who are building a new office building on Walnut St.  The Billards approached the city about a TIF agreement after local unions protested the use of a non-union contractor for a portion of the work.  The additional cost to Alliance Dental was $80,000 for union labor.  The proposed agreement would pay the Billards 50 percent of the tax increment generated from the new building (up to $10,000) a year for 8 years.  Finley noted that the Billards could have asked for quite a bit more of qualified expenses and that he felt this agreement was fair to both parties.

 

ATTORNEY ANDREONI went over the building and landscape design criteria proposed by the Design Review Board.  Andreoni explained that the criteria was needed to give the DRB guidelines in order to consider plans submitted to them.   DRB chairman Ken Ficek also explained that the ordinance would allow the building inspector to make decisions on plans submitted for homes that lie within the DRB jurisdiction.  Andreoni will draft an ordinance for the next meeting.

 

Andreoni updated the council on the Melody Jessen property.  He told the council that the investment company which had purchased the taxes had decided after examining the property that they weren’t interested in it.  Andreoni told the council they could file a petition to have it demolished.  Commissioner Porter told the council that the city needed to look at it as a safety issue. He suggested that Andreoni find out what the back taxes are on the property.

 

COMMISSIONER RIVARA said that he would be presenting a proposed schedule of fees at the next council meeting.  He said that the fee schedule was based on other electric providers’ charges and while they may seem a “bit high,” they were actually lower than surrounding communities.  Rivara explained that his goal was to put a fee schedule in place that permits the city to not lose money.  Rivara said the next step would be to adjust the cost of security lights.

 

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to adjourn at 6:35 p.m.  YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

______________________________
Becky Clinard, City Clerk

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