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Minutes from the January 16, 2017, Council Meeting

February 16, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

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

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

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

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.

Minutes from the November 7, 2016, City Council Meeting

December 2, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

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

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the minutes from the October 11, 2016, special meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the minutes from the October 17, 2016, special meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the invoices presented for payment: Advanced Asphalt, $52,793.69; AEA, $2,500.00; AFLAC, $35.90; Airgas USA, $3.30; Altec Industries, $169.34; Ameren IP, $183.42; Anixter, $93.06; Apple Press, $130.00; Arrow International, $125.03; Arrow Sales & Service, $60.00; ASK Enterprises, $2,872.00; Batteries & Things, $35.99; Benefit Planning Consultants, $247.90; BHMG Engineers, $99.90; Bound Tree Medical, $98.74; Call One, $2,823.53; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $31.67; CMS LESO, $300.00; Comcast Cable, $79.40; Complete Integration & Service, $1,820.62; Connecting Point; $332.38; De’Vine Floral Designs, $97.60; Cathie Edens, $41.88; Efficient Billing Systems, $899.59; Katherine Elvin, $1,061.58; Emergency Medical Products, $1,003.13; Fastenal, $163.09; Feece Oil, $1,626.64; Ficek Electric, $585.86; Foster Coach Sales, $358.53; Melissa Girton, $189.88; Grainger, $1,122.04; Kelly Graybill, $232.92; Halm’s Auto Parts, $715.54; Hawkins, $1,054.50; Health Alliance Medical Plans, $28,407.00; Holloway’s Portable Restroom, $75.00; Hopkins & Associates, $1,500.00; Il Department of Revenue, $113.57; Il Fire & Police Commissioners, $375.00; Il Public Risk Fund, $6,188.00; Il Valley Regional Dispatch, $18,946.68; Illini State Bank Visa-Police, $588.45; Illinois Valley Cellular, $775.27; Illinois Valley Food & Deli, $17.80; Inman Electric Co, $3,256.01; IVCH, $7.24; John Senica Jr., $276.83; Kendrick Pest Control, $105.00; King Tire, $80.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $488.90; Knoblauch Advertising, $978.64; LaSalle Office Supply, $121.25; Love’s Travel Center, $54,393.25; Martin Equipment of Il, $199.46; Jean Martin, $1,061.58; Mautino Distributing, $18.75; Menards, $517.92; Mertel Gravel, $675.94; MJ Track Works, $14,590.00; Motorola, $129.69; MTCO, $150.87; Municipal Code Corp., $900.00; Napa Auto Parts, $7.42; NCPERS Group Life Ins, $48.00; News Tribune, $2,565.50; Holly Ode, $249.37; Oglesby Municipal Band, $1,860.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $134.99; Patten Industries, $459.59; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni & Brolley, $2,331.00; Pomp’s Tire, $325.89; Eric Reishus, $1,061.58; Margaret Reishus, $530.79; Marline Reishus, $530.79; Paul Reishus, $1,061.58; Republic Services, $18,618.50; Rescue Direct, $200.80; Rush Power Systems, $3,608.41; Jamie Schmitz, $300.00; Smith’s Sales & Service, $125.00; St. Margaret’s Hospital, $40.00; Staples Credit Plan, $140.30; Stevens Service Center, $235.25; Stryker Sales Corporation, $453.80; Studstill Media, $600.00; TEST, $96.00; Tonica Nurseries, $400.00; Universal Inc., $1,499.28; USA Bluebook, $3,758.06; Wex Fleet Services, $3,045.18; John White, $233.54; Wire Mesh Corporation, $21,754.67; Michael Wrobleski, $30.00; Frank Zeller, $55.27; Andi Bjerkaas, $74.44; Tom Porter, $184.99; Standard Insurance, $3,712.60 TOTAL $279,320.14 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 FY16 Audit on file. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Commissioner Rivara then asked Attorney Andreoni to explain the auditor’s recommendation that the city transfer funds from the proprietary funds to the general fund. Andreoni told the council that the city has been “borrowing” money from the other funds for years to cover the deficit in the General Fund. He explained that this is not unusual, but that the auditor suggested that the transfers be made permanent to clean up the financial statements and more accurately reflect the city’s financial condition. Commissioner Yborra said he felt it should be noted that the old auditor had never mentioned the need to make the transfers permanent.


A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to transfer $1.2 million from the Electric Fund: $650,000 from the Sewer Fund; and $$65,000 from the Sanitation Fund for a total of $1,915,000, on the recommendation of the auditor, Joel Hopkins. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 936-110716, Prohibits the Possession of Cannabis and Drug Paraphernalia. Attorney Andreoni explained that the ordinance was necessary after the state decriminalized possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana. The ordinance will allow the city to charge persons with the offense. It will also enable those charged to take advantage of the city’s compromise $75 fine settlement. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to place Ordinance No. 937-110716, Approves Execution of a Meter Wireless Distribution Facilities License Agreement. Andreoni explained that Ameren had requested the agreement in order to place transmitters on the city’s electric poles. This agreement has been approved by Verbal Blakely, the city’s electrical engineer and John Zulkowsky, the Electric Department superintendent. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then presented information on the renewal of the city’s health and ancillary insurances. A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to renew insurance coverage with Health Alliance and Standard Insurance companies. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA, to renew the city’s general liability, cyber and workman’s comp insurances with the Illinois Municipal Insurance Cooperative. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for comments on any subject.

Tony Dennett asked if the leaf vacuuming would be extended another week or two since the leaves were just now beginning to fall. Commissioner Yborra said that he expected a lot of the leaves would fall in the next two weeks. Yborra did not anticipate the need to extend the service and noted that he was hesitant to extend the leaf vacuuming because it could overlap with snowplowing.

Tom Collins told the council he found the practice of collecting funds at the four quarters “a nuisance” and that “someone’s going to get hurt.” Collins said he was driving through town Saturday and almost hit two persons because they weren’t paying attention to oncoming traffic.

Commissioner and Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara talked about closing fossil plants, the rule that requires 25 % renewable energy and a 6% reduction in Ameren charges. The good news, he said, is that IMEA will “keep rates low and be competitive.”

Commissioner Yborra said he agreed with Tom’s (Collins) observation about the tag days.

Commissioner Yborra warned residents that hydrant flushing would begin next week and that residents may experience low water pressure or discolored water afterwards.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to enter into executive session to discuss “the purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body” at 7:20 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA TO resume the regular meeting at 7:57 a.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING RESUMED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA TO ADJOURN AT 7:58 P.M. AYES; CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

MInutes from the October 17, 2016, Meeting

November 17, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the minutes from the October 3, 2016, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the invoices presented for payment: IVCC, $28,136.15; Advanced Asphalt, $89,075.52; Advantage Logistics Inc., $193,789.23; AEA, $3,800.00; Aflac, $35.90; Airgas, $88.68; Altec Industries Inc., $1,284.91; ASK Enterprises, $826.40; Beal Law Office Ltd., $750.00; Bob’s Business Inc., $38.58; Carus Corporation, $1,063.26; Cintas First Aid and Safety, $50.11; Comcast, $253.20; Communications Direct Inc., $86.00; Connecting Point, $310.00; Cosgrove Distributors, $30.98; D & M Landscaping and Excavation, $650.00; Double M Trucking, $446.25; Dresbach Distributing, $122.85; Tim Edwards, $86.95; Emergency Medical Products, $321.30; Fastenal Company, $14.94; Ficek Electric, $117.50; Robert Ghighi, $158.86; Grainco FS, $542.87; Halm’s Auto Parts, $26.98; Shawn Harlow, $33.89; Hawkins Inc., $1,092.50; Holloway’s Portable Restroom, $510.00; Il Dept of Innovation and Technology, $636.15; Il Fiber Resources Group, $1,500.00; IMEA, $267,358.05; IVCC-Cultural Center, $100.00; Illini State Bank-Visa, $1,090.45; Illinois Valley Cellular, $779.72; Illinois Valley Excavating, $1,050.00; Jacob & Klein Ltd., $14,657.00; John Senica Jr., $73.57; John’s Service and Sales, $73.78; Laura Jordan, $7.73; Kendrick Pest Control, $175.00; Knoblauch Advertising, $196.00; Keith Kundert, $100.00; L-P High school, $76,252.81; Mautino Distributing Co., $12.50; Maze Lumber, $47.99; Menards, $310.89; Mertel Gravel Co., $1,002.19; Motion Industries Inc., $515.04; MTCO, $140.87; NCPERS Group Life Insurance, $48.00; News Tribune, $100.00; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $50.00; Oglesby Grade School, $99,209.58; Oscar’s Automotive, $157.05; Perona Peterlin Andreoni & Brolley, $1,720.50; Pomp’s Tire, $148.38; Republic Services, $450.00; RiverStone Group, $542.07; Stevens Service Center, $35.00; TEST Inc., $96.00; USA Bluebook, $1,097.13; Water Products Co., $1,148.33; TOTAL $794,625.59 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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

Commissioner Porter then read a prepared statement about Ordinance No. 935-111716, Authorizes the Electronic Attendance at Council Meetings. In part, his statement noted that the council was passing the ordinance “primarily for (his) benefit.” Porter said he has some health issues that may make it necessary for him to attend electronically at times and thanked the council members for “giving him this option” to continue to participate.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve Ordinance No. 935-111716, Authorizes the Electronic Attendance at Council Meetings. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place Building Inspector Brian Spelich’s 3rd Quarter Building Permit report on file. New construction totaled $208,423 in the third quarter. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to the Illinois Valley Women’s Tennis team for a tag day on Saturday, Oct. 29th, from 8 a.m. to noon. Proper signage and safety equipment is required. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for comments on any subject, there were none.

Commissioner and Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara thanked those involved with Harvest Fest. Rivara said the event was a great thing for the community. He also mentioned the STOP committee’s efforts to raise funds to save the pool, saying they were “working their butts off.”

Commissioner Carey “seconded” Rivara’s praise and also mentioned that branch chipping would be the week of October 31st.

Commissioner Yborra warned residents that hydrant flushing would begin next week and that residents may experience low water pressure or discolored water afterwards.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY TO ADJOURN AT 7:08 P.M. AYES; CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Minutes from the Sept. 19, 2016, Meeting

October 13, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the meeting minutes from the September 6, 2016, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY TO APPROVE THE INVOICES AS PRESENTED: Advantage Logistics, $193,789.23; AEA, $5,200.00; Airgas USA, $31.12; Altec Industries, $846.00; Anixter Inc, $147.71; ASK Enterprises, $1,196.00; Bio-Tron, $485.00; Brownstown Electric Supply, $1,772.75; Chamlin & Associates, $272.00; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $29.29; Comcast Cable, $139.85; Connecting Point, $680.00; D&M Landscaping & Excavation, $650.00; Daley’s Super Service, $60.00; Double M Trucking, $472.50; Econo Signs, $453.62; Emergency Medical Products, $694.99; Fastenal Company, $4.50; Ficek Electric, $914.27; Fletcher-Reinhardt, $904.55; Hawkins Inc, $1,227.93; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; IMEA, $291,513.01; IVCC, $46,847.11; Il Valley Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Police Visa, $4,936.07; Illini State Bank-Visa, $209.00; Illinois Valley Excavating, $787.50; IV Net, $129.95; IVCH, $72.33; John Pohar & Sons, $3,072.00; John Senica Jr, $436.75; Knoblauch Advertising, $1,229.08; LaSalle Office Supply, $301.78; L-P High School, $126,962.06; Mautino Distributing Co, $6.25; Menards, $769.71; Barbara Nanni, $209.36; News Tribune, $233.50; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $50.00; Oglesby Grade School, $165,185.41; Oscar’s Automotive, $308.90; Perona Peterlin Andreoni & Brolley, $1,718.30; PTM Document Systems, $134.34; Republic Services, $450.00; Riverstone Group, $808.54; Ronald Robinson Jr, $62.13; Dawn Slutz, $75.27; Smith’s Sales & Service, $224.50; Stevens Service Center, $520.00; TEST Inc, $108.00; United Rentals, $126.07; USA Bluebook; $1,115.27; Utility Equipment Co, $375.00; Vermeer Sales & Service, $3,616.63; Voluntary Actin Center, $200.00; Vortex Technologies, $325.00; United States Postal Service, $623.50; Donald Finley, $300.00; James Knoblauch, $300.00; Dominic Rivara, $300.00; Becky Clinard, $300.00 TOTAL: $873,219.06 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no comment from the public on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY,to approve Ordinancen No. 933-091916, Authorizes Issuance of GO Bonds, Series 2016. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY, to approve Ordinance No. 934-091916, Adopts Prisoner Services Reimbursement Rates. Commissioner Porter said that this ordinance was designed to limit the city’s exposure to prisoner health care expenses. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept with regret the resignation of Charles Swanson from the Plan Commission. The Clerk was instructed to send Swanson a letter thanking him for his service. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA, to name Jason Curran to the Plan Commission. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to provide police assistance with the Holy Family Shuffle/Run on Oct. 1. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for comments, there were none.

Commissioner and Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara announced that the line of credit was paid off and that the audit would be on the next agenda.

Mayor Finley talked about the upcoming STOP fundraisers, Erin Shields concert on Sept. 28th and the Celebrate in the Park on Oct. 1.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY, to adjourn at 7:12 p.m.

AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Minutes from the September 6, 2016, Council Meeting

September 30, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the meeting minutes from the August 15, 2016, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY TO APPROVE THE INVOICES AS PRESENTED: AEA, $1,500.00; Aflac, $35.90; Baldin’s Garage, $1,546.34; Beal Law Office, $550.00; Brownlee Data Systems, $1,380.00; Bureau County Republican, $478.00; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $48.10; Comcast Cable, $69.90; Connecting Point, $907.00; Cosgrove Distributors, $314.80; Dixon Ottawa Communications, $183.40; Dollar General, $115.30; Dornik Auto Body, $130.00; Dresbach Distributing, $187.75; Cathie Edens, $16.70; Emergency Medical Products, $280.20; Fastenal, $113.28; Feece Oil, $1,001.45; Robert Ghighi, $85.99; Grainco Fs, $521.78; Graphic Electronics, $75.00; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $520.20; Halm’s Auto Parts, $424.68; Hawkins Inc, $1,206.50; Holloway’s Portable Restrooms, $520.00; Hopkins & Associates, $10,480.00; IL Municipal Electric Agency Revenue Fund, $310,082.69; ILEAS, $60.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, $775.36; Illinois Valley Food & Deli, $300.29; IVCH, $65.00; John Pohar & Sons, $238.00; John Senica Jr, $476.72; Kendrick Pest Control, $185.00; Robert Kuhar, $300.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $864.77; Brianna Lucas, $110.56; Marco Inc, $299.00; Maze Lumber, $74.79; Menards, $447.96; Mertel Gravel, $515.63; MTCO, $155.87; NCPERS Group Life Ins, $48.00; News Tribune, $622.60; Oglesby 911, $4,638.95; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $50.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $334.02; Pantagraph, $1,566.00; Perona Peterlin Anderoni & Brolley, $2,400.87; Pomp’s Tire & Service, $285.31; Republic Services, $19,068.50; Revere Electric, $810.42; Riverstone Group, $6,532.03; Rockford Register Star, $750.00; Shaw Media, $730.00; Smith’s Sales & Service, $596.00; Springfield Electric Supply, $61.94; Staples Credit, $549.66; Steven’s Service Center, $309.00; Sunrise Supply, $155.97, T.E.S.T., $96.00; USA Bluebook, $547.68; Utility Equipment Co, $1,129.00; WLPO/WAJK/WKOT Radio, $1,062.00; Fletcher-Reinhardt, $1,300.00; Republic Services, $975.00, Illini State Bank-Visa, $628.40; IL Dept Of Innovation and Technology, $636.15; TOTAL: $383,668.85 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no comment from the public on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY, to approve the purchase of a new squad car for the police department using Impound Fee Funds. The new vehicle costs $28,650.00 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY, to place Ordinance No. 933-091916, Authorizes the Issuance of GO Bonds, Series 2016, on file. Mayor Finley said that refinancing the bonds would save the city between $40,000 to $60,000. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept the 2016 Summer Fun Fest report and approve the 2017 dates (July 6-9). Mayor Finley told the council that the event itself had made more than $30,000. The parade, a new component of the week-long celebration, came at a cost of almost $16,000. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY, to approve the request from the Oglesby Knights of Columbus to hold their Sept. 17th, AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor for comments from the public.

Oglesby resident Jason Curran asked the council about connecting solar panels unto the city’s electric system. Commissioner Rivara said that there were ordinances addressing that and net metering.

Drew Merriman complained about lawn mowers operating on city streets.

Commissioner and Mayor reports:

Commissioner Carey told the council he felt that some people were taking advantage of the city’s branch chipping policy, putting large piles of branches on the berms on days other than those designated by the electric department.

Commissioner Porter told the council that the fire department had received a grant for more than $59,000 for equipment.

Andy Washelesky updated the council in Commissioner Yborra’s absence on the progress of the street projects on Portland and First Streets.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, and performance or dismissal of a specific employee or legal counsel for the public body” and “pending or probable litigation.” At 7:15 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to resume the regular city council meeting at 7:47 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant a severance package of $1,000 plus owed holiday and vacation days to the three fulltime dispatchers who were let go when IVRD took over dispatcher duties. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA, to adjourn at 7:50 p.m.

AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Monday, August 15, 2016, Minutes

September 15, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

Representatives from Cookie Kingdom –Cliff Shephard, Nina Sauter and Lori LaBarr — told the council about their recent experiences, including participation in the Honor our Heroes banner program and the Summer Fun Fest parade. The group said that the long-time Oglesby company “wants to be involved – have a presence” in Oglesby. The company runs several cookie sales throughout the year, benefitting different causes and would like to hold a cookie sale in April for the Oglesby Pool. A date has not been decided upon yet but will be announced in the future.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the meeting minutes from the August 1, 2016, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY TO APPROVE THE INVOICES AS PRESENTED: AEA INC, $1,500.00; AFLAC, $35.90; Baldin’s Garage, $1546.34; Beal Law Office LTD, $550.00; Brownlee Data Systems, $1,380.00; Bureau County Republican, $478.00; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $48.10; Comcastcable, $69.90; Connecting Point, $907.00; Cosgrove Distributors, $314.80; Dixon Ottawa Comm INC, $183.40; Dollar General-Charged Sales, $115.30; Dornik Auto Body, $130.00; Dresbach Distributing, $187.75; Cathie Edens, $16.70; Emergency Medical Products, $280.28; Fastenal Company, $113.28; Feece Oil Co., $1,001.45; Robert Ghighi, $85.99; Grainco FS INC, $521.78; Graphic Electronics INC., $75.00; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $520.20; Halm’s Auto Parts, $424.68; Hawkins INC, $1,206.50; Holloway’s Portable Restroom, $520.00; Hopkins & Associates, $10,480.00; IL Mun Elec Agency Revenue Fun., $310,082.69; ILEAS, $60.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, $775.36; Illinois Valley Food & Deli, $300.29; IVCH, $65.00; John Pohar & Sons INC., $238.00; John Senica Jr., $4476.72; Kendrick Pest Control INC., $185.00; Robert Kuhar, $300.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $864.77; Brianna Lucas, $110.56; Marco INC., $299.00; Maze Lumber, $74.79; Menards, $447.96; Mertel Gravel Co., $515.63; MTCO, $155.87; NCPERS Group Life INS., $48.00; Newstribune, $622.60; Oglesby 911, $4,638.95; Oglesby Elks Lodge #2360, $50.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $334.02; Pantagraph, $1,566.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,400.87; Pomp’s Tire-Peru, $285.31; Republic Services – Allied Waste, $19,068.50; Revere Electric, $810.42; Riverstone Group INC., $6,532.03; Rockford Register Star, $750.00; Shaw Media, $730.00; Smith’s Sales and Service, $596.00; Springfield Electric Supply, $61.94; Staples Credit Plan, $549.66; Stevens Service Center, $309.00; Sunrise Supply, $155.97; T.E.S.T INC., $96.00; USA Bluebook, $547.68; Utility Equipment Co., $1,129.00; WLPO/WAJK/WKOT Radio, $1,062.00; Fletcher-Reinhardt Co., $1300.00; Republic Services – Allied Waste, $975.00; Illini State Bank- Visa, $628.40; IL Dept. of Innovation and Tech., $636.15 TOTAL: $383,668.85. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no comment from the public on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA, TO ADOPT Ordinance

No. 932-081516, Jail Agreement with Peru. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA, to name Mayor Finley, Police Chief Jim Knoblauch, Fire Chief Ron Popurella and Commissioner Tom Porter to the IVRDC board. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to appointment Ruth Baldin as city treasurer. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to donate $200 to the Voluntary Action Center. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Commissioner and Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara said he was looking forward to working with the new treasurer.

Commissioner Yborra told the council that the two street projects were likely to start next week.

Commissioner Porter discussed the changes coming to the Oglesby Police Department as of Sept. 1.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:12 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

MInutes from the August 1, 2016 Meeting

September 2, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the meeting minutes from the July 18, 2016, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY TO APPROVE THE INVOICES AS PRESENTED: City of Oglesby (petty cash), $65.04; AG Industrial Supply, $907.50; US Treasury, $67.27; USPS, $716.42; Airgas, $30.28; Ameren IP, $230.48; ASK Enterprises, $271.36; Avanti Tools & Accessories, $25.00; BPC, $242.00; Brownstown Electrical Supply, $3,048.80; Call One, $354.40; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $29.29; Collection Professionals, $171.22; Connecting Point, $310.00; D&M Landscaping, $650.00; Daley’s Super Service, $39.12; Days Inn, $580.24; Dornik Auto Body, $150.00; Dresbach Distributing, $207.45; Cathie Edens, $379.33; Efficient Billing Systems, $3,016.01; Emergency Medical Products, $492.48; Ficek Electric, $723.58; Flags USA, $384.00; Fletcher-Reinhardt, $1,300.00; Fletcher-Reinhardt, $1,021.55; Granico, $56.80; Hawkins, $791.61; Health Alliance, $33,795.00; Illinois Public Risk Fund, $6,188.00; Illini State Bank, Police VISA, $116.06; Jack’s Service & Gas, $60.00; Journal Star, $922.68; Kathleen Payne, $13.95; Kittilson’s Garage, $6,083.22; Knoblauch Advertising, $456.50; LaSalle Office Supply, $170.25; Josh Margowski, $13.48; Mautino Distributing, $18.75; Mcconnaughhay & Sons, $654.85; Menards, $925.89; Mertel Gravel, $326.25; Midwest Mailing, $176.16; Janice Moore, $90.74; Paulette Moriarty, $500.00; Motorola, $123.32; Rental Pros, $1,443.94; Revere Electric, $194.01; Sisler’s Dairy Products, $760.00; Smart Source, $2,379.92;l Springfield Electric Supply, $40.90; USPS. $215.00; Universal, $1,350.80; USA Bluebook, $118.04; Utility Equipment Co., $2,439.63; Vortex Technologies, $1,240.00; Richard Watts, $113.91; Wex Fleet Services, $3,786.21. TOTAL: $80,978.69. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no comment from the public on agenda items.

A representative from Ax Church told the council about the group’s service project in LaSalle, Peru and Oglesby. Six churches supplied 220 volunteers to take on 18 projects in the area. In Oglesby, the group painted and did light landscaping work at the library, sanded and stained the deck at McPhedran Park and painted the chain link fence and the lines on the tennis/basketball courts as well as giving all of the equipment a fresh coat of paint. He encouraged the council to think ahead to next year and projects that the group could complete, noting that this year he had more volunteers than needed. The council thanked him for his efforts.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adopt Ordinance No. 931-080216, Agreement with the Fire Protection District. This agreement was placed on file at the last meeting and increases the fees paid by the district to Oglesby by $2,000 a year starting in 2017. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to place Ordinance No. 932-081516, Jail Agreement, on file. Commissioner Porter apologized to the council for the rush in getting the ordinance placed on file, but noted that the agreement needed to be signed by September 1, 2016, when the regional dispatch center goes live. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY, to place Building Inspector Brian Spelich’s 2nd quarter report that showed $421,685.00 in new projects. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to donate $500 to the Cruisin’ for Cancer car show. The city has supported this effort for many years and the money is used to buy the trophies awarded at the show. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the request by Save The Oglesby Pool to hold a tag day Saturday, August 6, from 8 a.m. to noon. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to Starved Rock Runners to use the streets for their annual Turkey Trot and to provide assistance from both the police and street departments for traffic control at the race. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor for comments on any topic.

A resident who lives on the corner of Maple and Magnal Avenues told the council that the city had removed the curb when resurfacing the street and that has resulted in cars and trucks driving through her yard, coming very close to her home. She showed photos of tire tracks of a truck that had driven through the yard that day. Commissioner Yborra said that he would address the matter and have “the street guys take care of it.”

Commissioner and Mayor reports:

Commissioner Yborra told the council that the two street projects were likely to start next week.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:17 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

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