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Minutes from the June 19, 2017, Regular Meeting

July 13, 2017 by bclinard  
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A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the minutes from the June 5, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: Universal Inc., $946.46; APLHA Media, $1,260.00; City of Oglesby, $87.80; Landmark Ford, $30,985.00; Jim Camenisch, $100.00; Advertising Consultants, $393.58; AEA, $5,000.00; Airgas USA, $3.72; Apple Press, $318.70; AVT Service Technologies, $13,800.00; Axon Enterprise, $70.00; BSN Sports, $34.98; Cargill Inc., $15,351.10; Cintas First Aid and Safety, Jacob Clark, $214.16; Comcast Business, $498.49; Comcast Cable, $104.90; Connecting Point, $310.00; Cosgrove Distributors, $122.87; Double M Trucking, $420.00; Dresbach Distributing, $257.25; Emergency Medical Products, $252.00; Fastenal Co., $35.89; Halm’s Auto Parts, $131.03; Hawkins, $3,233.55; HD Supply Waterworks, $584.96; Health Alliance Medical Plans, $31,739.00; Henry Schein Inc., $66.78; Holloway’s Portable Restrooms, $225.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; IMEA, $235,221.28; Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce, $1,500.00; Illinois Valley Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Visa, $1,093.05; Illinois Valley Excavating, $350.00; Inman Electric, $780.00; IVCH, $52.00; J.W. Ossola Co., $60,928.25; John Senica Jr., $337.33; John’s Service and Sales, $548.75; Key Outdoor Advertising, $820.00; King Tire, $248.49; Kirby Built Quality Products, $940.34; Kittilson’s Garage, $5,978.01; Knoblauch Advertising, $1,152.20; Kramarsic Law Office, $300.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $171.24; Megan Liberatore, $192.27; Kathy Matthews, $90.00; Mautino Distributing, $18.75; Maze Lumber, $569.05; Menards, $648.56; MTCO, $150.87; Chris Nave, $25.00; News Tribune, $2,400.85; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $50.00; Perona Peterlin Andreoni and Brolley, $2,303.25; Putnam County Painting, $32,940.00; Revere Electric, $180.34; RiverStone Group, $616.60; Smart Source, $2,368.02; Smith’s Sales and Service, $116.00; Standard Insurance, $3,066.99; Staples Credit Plan, $547.01; T.E.S.T., $48.00; The Mendota Reporter, $350.00; Thrush Sanitation, $70.00; Univar, $210.48; USA Bluebook, $1,539.01; Verizon, $264.30; Vermeer Sales and Service, $100.50; Water Products Company, $526.19; Steve Weikel, $100.00; Zoll Medical Corp., $315.53 TOTAL $473,505.46 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only. There were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to award the bid for the Motor Fuel Tax Street Program (Spring and Dale Avenue resurfacing) to Universal Asphalt for $107,444.45. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to award the bid for repairs to School Avenue to Universal. School Avenue will be repaired from Clark to Durant. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY, to approve the contract with the Fraternal Order of Police. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the Raffle License application by Citizens and Businesses of Oglesby. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public.

Ben Shepherd, of Evans Contracting in Marseilles, asked about the status of his solicitors permit. His permit went before the council on May 15 and died for lack of a motion to approve. Mr. Shepherd said he has been in business for 17 years, restoring property after catastrophes. He said he works with the homeowner to make sure insurance “does the right thing.” Shepherd said he “would like to be able to make a living” by working in Oglesby. City Clerk Clinard said that Evans Contracting was licensed to work in Oglesby, just not solicit. Chief Knoblauch, noting that the company check contained the names of two persons, one of whom had openly admitted to a felony (robbery) on the solicitors application (which was pulled from consideration by Shepherd), was a key factor in his decision to recommend that the city not approved the solicitors permit. Several council members mentioned that satisfied customers would be Shepherd’s best form of solicitation. Commissioner Carey told Shepherd that he did not vote for the license as a gesture of showing “preferential treatment” to the contractors who have businesses in Oglesby. Commissioner Porter also told Shepherd that he’s never had a resident say that they wanted contractors soliciting in town.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara said the appropriations ordinance would be ready for the next council meeting. He said “if everything goes right,” the ordinance will be passed at the July 17th meeting. He also asked that the city send a letter of thanks to the City of Peru’s electrical department for the “heck of a job” they did the night of the June 14th storm.

Commissioner Carey echoed Rivara’s sentiments about sending a letter to Peru and updated the council on the work to clean up after the storm. He praised city workers for their efforts, and thanked both Peru and LaSalle for their help. “We surely do appreciate the towns coming together” to help Oglesby in an emergency.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn. (7:15 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk




Minutes from the June 5, 2017, Council Meeting

June 29, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017, 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 May 15, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: Impact Networking, $293.00; Michael Padilla, $157.50; City of Oglesby, $92.74; USPS, $705.64; Advanced Professional, $94.90; AEA, $11,000.00; AETNA, $98.00; Aflac, $35.90; Ameren, $156.68; Anixter, $139.19; Arrow Sales and Service, $78.50; ASK Enterprises, $1,555.59; AVT Service Technologies, $10,260.00; Benefit Planning Consultants, $236.10; Kelly Bezely, $50.00; Mary Black, $60.00; Alyssa Gibson-Brown, $148.55; Call One, $1,737.25; Comcast Cable, $231.30; Communications Direct, $133.00; Connecting Point, $582.13; Debo Ace Hardware, $95.59; Dinges Fire Company, $605.87; Dollar General Charge, $32.00; Dornik Auto Body, $172.00; Dresbach Distributing, $161.75; Cathie Edens, $8.54; Efficient Billing Systems, $1,329.94; Emergency Medical Products, $1,251.40; Karl Fasse, $225.38; Fastenal Company, $86.08; Feece Oil, $1,258.65; Ficek Electric, $117.50; Flags USA, $287.00; Elizabeth Gillette, $190.66; Alice Graham, $125.00; Grainco FS, $614.88; Amanda Green, $293.54; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $32.69; Felicia Hackbarth, $45.15; Halm’s Auto Parts, $147.88; Hawkins, $1,252.87; HD Supply Waterworks, $656.82; Austin Headrick, $174.67; Health Alliance Medical Plans, Heartland Bank and Trust, $111,262.50HyVee, $97.87; Il Department of Innovation and Technology, $673.40; Il Public Risk Fund, $18,926.00; Il Rural Water, $75.00; IV Cellular, $1,240.96; Il Valley Excavating, $3,200.00; Independent’s Service Company, $422.36; IVCH, $53.68; John’s Service and Sales, $1,511.50; Kendrick Pest Control, $185.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $285.30; Klein Thorpe and Jenkins, $1,810.70; Knoblauch Advertising; $1,214.07; LaSalle Office Supply, $724.42; Mabas Division 25; $300.00; Mautino Distributing, $25.00; Maze Lumber, $182.99; Meade Law Office, $2,056.25; Menards, $1,138.23; Ryan Mix, $222.21; Municipal Code Corp., $1,015.85; NCPERS Group Life Insurance, $48.00; Overhead Door, $14.00; PDC Laboratories, $200.00; Police Law Institute, $855.00; Republic Services, $17,430.00; Dominic Rivara, $147.66; Kelsi Ryan, $173.61; Schrock Repair, $3,696.25; Sherwin Williams, $120.85; Springfield Electric Supply, $424.17; Stevens Service Center, $40.00; TEST, $96.00; Toedter Oil, $1,070.85; Universal Asphalt and Excavating, $946.46; USA Bluebook, $2,495.59; Velodyne, $426.35; Vermeer Sales and Service, $51.07; Michael Ward, $100.55; Water Products Co., $1,569.80; WEX Fleet Services, $2,760.93 TOTAL $249,089.26 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place the bids on file for the Motor Fuel Tax Street Program. Spring Street, from First to Third Streets, and Dale from First to Second Streets will be fixed. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file bids for repairs to School Avenue. School Avenue will be repaired from Clark to Durant. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA, to place the negotiating contract with the Fraternal Order of Police on file. Commissioner Porter said that the city and police were able to agree to a 4-year contract. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public.

Wanda Lent asked if the roof at Dickinson House had been repaired. Mayor Finley told her that the repairs were more than $60,000 and that the city had approached the Dickinson Foundation about sharing in the cost as the city does not have the funds to repair the roof at this time.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Yborra said work on the water main continues.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to enter into executive session at 7:07 to discuss “collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees.” CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA TO resume the regular city council meeting at 7:30 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn. (7:31 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Minutes from the May 15, 2017, Meeting

June 16, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017, 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

Before the regular portion of the meeting, Ed Cobau, of the Illinois Municipal Utility Agency, presented a scholarship to Evan Knoblauch, son of James and Susan Knoblauch. Evan’s essay was “one of the best – if not the best” essay entered into the contest, said Cobau.


A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the minutes from the May 1, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Before the bills were presented for payment, Commissioner Porter asked Fire Chief Ron Popurella to explain the recent purchases made with a combination of grant and city funds. Commissioner Rivara has asked for clarification twice when the bills were presented for payment at previous meetings. Chief Popurella explained that the city has received $57,682.00 in federal grant monies to date, with another $3,000 expected. The city has been able to purchase 20 complete sets of firefighting gear. Rivara has questioned two invoices, for $58,976.00 and $12,221.15, to Dinges Fire Company. Popurella pointed out that the city’s cost for the equipment is “less than $21,000,” for equipment with a value of more than $270,000.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented AFLAC, $35.90; Airgas USA, $106.29; Alan Environmental Products, $756.36; Ameren, $339.61; ASK Enterprises, $1,776.70; Brownstown Electric Supply, $20.00; BSN Sports, $259.99; Cintas First Aid and Safety, $28.02; Comcast Business, $498.49; ComcastCable, $104.90; Connecting Point, $557.50; Dollar General, $21.50; Dinges Fire Company, $12,221.15Dresbach Distributing, $594.15; Cathie Edens, $14.52; Emergency Medical Products, $1,205.06; Kevin Ewbank, $140.00; Fastenal Company, $59.16; First Impression, $398.00; Robert Ghighi, $500.00; Shane Goskusky, $102.79; Grainco FS, $106.56; Halm’s Auto Parts, $109.26; Hawkins, $704.50; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; IMEA, $232,302.06; Illini State Bank-Visa, $824.92; IV Cellular, $1,225.35; Illinois Valley Crime, $758.00; John Senica Jr., $80.23; Kendrick Pest Control, $105.00; King Landcare, $60.00; King Tire, $838.00; Knoblauch Advertising, $10,106.33; LaSalle County Public Record Bulletin, $180.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $337.87; Mautino Distributing, $18.75; Menards, $359.86; Mertel Gravel, $1,285.26; Lesley Meyer, $186.29; MTCO, $140.87; Robert Murch, $195.96; National Seed, $785.00; NCPERS Group Life Ins., $48.00; News Tribune, $23.65; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $50.00; PF Pettibone and Co., $169.85; David Pavy, $175.59; Perona Peterlin Andreoni and Brolley, $1,942.50; Pomp’s Tire, $1,163.93; Republic Services, $19,830.00; Revere Electric, $2,127.73; Dominic Rivara, $295.40; RiverStone Group, $158.83; Kirstin Rogers, $120.86; Romeoville Fire Academy, $300.00; Smith’s Sales and Service, $21.00; Staples Credit, $164.55; Timothy Stephens, $205.36; Stryker Sales Corporation, $453.90; Sunrise Supply, $65.79; T.E.S.T., $96.00; Verizon, $167.15 TOTAL $298,700.80 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 YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to seek bids for Motor Fuel Tax Street Program. Spring Street, from First to Third Streets, and Dale from First to Second Streets will be fixed. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to seeks bids for repairs to School Avenue. Repairs will be necessary after the water main work is completed, explained Yborra. TIF funds will be used to pay for the repairs. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Bids for both projects will be opened at 10 a.m. at City Hall on June 5th.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA, to approve the reimbursement of unused holiday pay to the police department. Porter explained before the vote that the issue had been discussed in executive session, and this vote was necessary. The police department has been short staffed since the beginning of the year. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, to approve the reimbursement of unused holiday pay to the Ambulance Director. The motion died due to a lack of a second.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public.

Tony Dennett asked about the medical marijuana plant. Mayor Finley said it was his understanding that the plant is growing 1 or 2 plants. Commissioner Yborra, said that one of the problems was that the group that won the right to build the Oglesby plant, was successful in bidding on two other locations. The Rock Island plant was built first, so is growing the bulk of the product needed. Oglesby’s plant will begin growing when the market picks up.

Jason Curran asked about an earlier discussion the city had concerning a solar plant. He said he felt the city should pursue the opportunity, especially since it was at no cost to the city.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara talked about his concerns for the availability and rising cost of energy in Illinois. He echoed resident Curran’s thoughts that the city should pursue the solar plant because the city has “an ideal piece of property,” on which to locate the plant.

Mayor Finley updated residents on the pool repairs. The hope is to have the pool opened Memorial Day, weather permitting.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to enter into executive session at 7:22 to discuss “collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees” and to discuss “ the possible acquisition or sale” of property. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY TO resume the regular city council meeting at 7:48 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn. (7:49 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Meeting from the May 1, 2107, Meeting

May 25, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017, 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 CAREY to approve the minutes from the April 17, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the bills as presented with the exception of the Dinges Fire Company bill. Commissioner Rivara once again asked for details concerning the purchase, Commissioner Porter agreed to hold over the bill and have Fire Chief Popurella give details concerning the grant the city has received and the purchases of equipment made with those grant funds. Bills approved for payment included: City of Oglesby, $107.90; Mark Ambrose, $300.00; Robert Ghighi, $55.15; Danial Moore, $300.00; James Vohs, $300.00; Richard Watts, $134.51; John Zulkowsky, $300.00; USPS, $670.44; Advanced Technology Recycling, $1,500.00; AEA, $2,800.00; Air One Equipment, $83.20; Airgas USA, $3.72; Alan Environmental Products, $179.63; Ameren, $43.41; Anixter, $60.00; Apple Press, $276.85; Benefit Planning Consultants, $230.20; BSN Sports, $219.78; Call One, $2,699.42; Cintas First Aid and Safety, $53.97; Comcast Cable, $209.80; Dinges Fire Company, $12,221.15; Eagle Engraving, $93.60; Economic Development Corp., $4,745.00; Cathie Edens, $54.54; Efficient Billing Systems, $1,933.46; Herbey Fuentas, $50.00; GL Scheri Electric, $268.45; Grainger, $229.38; Health Alliance, $30,167.00; Holloway’s Portable Restrooms, $75.00; Il Department of Agriculture Bureau, $20.00; Il Department of Innovation and Technology, $673.40; Il Valley Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; IV Food and Deli, $71.99; Jacob and Klein, $14,707.25; Kittilson’s Garage, $398.51; Klein Thorpe and Jenkins, $867.00; Steve Maltas, $101.46; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Meade Law Office, $1,437.50; Menards, $140.30; Chris Miskanis, $123.73; Motorola, $129.69; News Tribune, $308.70; OSF St Francis, $152.50; Putnam County Painting, $40,000.00; Ragan Communications, $583.90; RiverStone Group, $285.99; Smart Source, $2,364.36; Standard Insurance, $4,514.33; Standard Insurance-Life, $1,372.92; ULine, $276.66; Universal, $948.85; Jessica Urbanowski, $75.00; Wex Fleet Services, $2,587.76 TOTAL $126,632.71 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 YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept the bid from J.W. Ossola to replace water mains on Mormon Street near Lincoln School and on School Avenue from Clark to Durant Street for $134,533.00. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept the recommendation of the Design Review Board for the property located at 131 E. Walnut St., formerly known as the Golf ‘n Pub building. Owners Dave and Laura Weiden are redoing the facade, which will feature outdoor seating for a pizzeria/sports bar. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY, to approve the agreement with Hopkins and Associates to perform the FY17 audit. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA, TO PLACE ON FILE Brian Spelich’s First Quarter Building Inspector’s Report for $101,200. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY TO APPROVE the appointments of Pam Delvallee (2021), Jim Clinard (2021), Jason Curran[OC1] (2021), Karen Watson, (2020) and Jim Opsal (2020) to the Plan Commission; Bill Walter (2021) Park Board; Don Shields (2020) Police Commission; Alan Hansen (2019), Police Pension Board; Dan Fitzgerald (2021) Zoning Board of Appeals; Steve Wasilewski (2020) to Design Review Board. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public.

Drew Merriman complained about burning in the city, asking the city to consider a burn ban in the city. He also said he was willing to ride around town with an officer and show them the number of residents who have burn barrels not in compliance with the city ordinance.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioners Carey and Yborra announced city services such as branch chipping, appliance pickup and hydrant flushing during May. Commissioner Yborra also said there would be sewer credits offered for those who are filling a pool this summer.

Yborra also thanked the city crews who were called out during the heavy rains Saturday, April 29th.

Mayor Finley reminded residents of the Mayor’s Parade and Dickinson House fundraiser.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn. (7:16 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk



Minutes from the Monday, April 17, 2017 Council Meeting

May 12, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017, 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 April 3, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: James Turner, $100.00; AEA, $5,250.00; Aflac, $35.90; Sydney Anderson, $250.00; Anixter, $414.00; Aqua Smart, $3,645.75; ASK Enterprises, $1,079.40; Brownlee Data Systems, $1,350.00; BSN Sports, $3,967.98; Carus Corporation, $966.24; Chamlin & Associates, $5,492.00; Comcast Business, $498.49; Comcast Cable, $104.90; Connecting Point, $310.00; Daley’s Super Service, $166.18; Dinges Fire Company, $58,976.00; Dixon Ottawa Communication, $270.00; Dollar General, $40.60; Dresbach Distributing, $402.50; Cathie Edens, $418.22; Emergency Medical Products, $867.23; Fastenal, $236.45; Feece Oil, $1,261.22; Ferguson Waterworks, $372.30; Ficek Electric, $6,079.16; First Impression, $133.65; Flags USA, $500.00; Game Time, $693.97; Grainco FS, $595.77; William Halberg Jr., $22.02; Halm’s Auto Parts, $39.92; Hawkins, $875.50; Hopkins & Associates, $350.00; Miles Hurr, $36.64; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Illinois Fiber Resources Group, $1,500.00; IMEA, $206,971.61; Il Valley Regional Dispatch Center, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Visa, $342.32; Illinois Prosecutor Services, $150.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, $1,225.35; IVCH, $5.81; Jack’s Gas & Service, $90.00; John Senica Jr., $430.89; Terry Kamnikar, $193.50; Kendrick Pest Control, $255.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $766.45; Mautino Distributing, $18.75; McConnaughay & Sons, $1,252.76; Menards, $25.74; Mertel Gravel, $493.19; Jesse Mize, $481.03; Nathaniel Mooberry, $200.80; Motorola, $129.69; MTCO, $145.87; Roger Naas, $300.00; Neopost, $419.56; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $50.00; Overhead Door Co., $98.00; Arles Pelszynski, $234.51; Perona Peterlin Andreoni & Brolley, $3,276.50; Ragan Communications, $580.00; Sherwin Williams, $372.68; Smith’s Sales & Service, $21.00; Standard Insurance-Life, $687.66; Staples Credit, $136.82; Stevens Service Center, $40.00; T.E.S.T., $96.00; Thomasson Lumber Co., $10,228.48; USA Bluebook, $1,223.13; Venturelli’s Appliance, $11,361.98; Verizon, $299.01; Zoll Medical Corporation, $466.16 TOTAL $347,061.79 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Commissioner Rivara said he felt it necessary that Commissioner Porter explain the payment to Dinges Fire Company for $58,976.00. Porter explained that the fire department received a federal grant for new equipment, and this purchase was being partially paid for by the approximately $47,000 the city had already received in federal grant money.

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 approve Ordinance No. 952-040317, which authorizes the sale of property to Cookie Kingdom. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file bids to replace water mains on Mormon Street near Lincoln School and on School Avenue from Clark to Durant streets. The engineer’s estimate was $141,619.00; the apparent low bidder was J.W. Ossola at $134,533. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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



Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara told the council that the IMEA’s Recycle My Refrigerator had been put on hold and that the city had received a $8,300 grant for LED lighting. Commissioner Yborra asked residents to refrain from leaving grass clippings on the street.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn. (7:07 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Minutes from the Monday, April 17, 2017, meeting

May 3, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017, 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 April 3, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: James Turner, $100.00; AEA, $5,250.00; Aflac, $35.90; Sydney Anderson, $250.00; Anixter, $414.00; Aqua Smart, $3,645.75; ASK Enterprises, $1,079.40; Brownlee Data Systems, $1,350.00; BSN Sports, $3,967.98; Carus Corporation, $966.24; Chamlin & Associates, $5,492.00; Comcast Business, $498.49; Comcast Cable, $104.90; Connecting Point, $310.00; Daley’s Super Service, $166.18; Dinges Fire Company, $58,976.00; Dixon Ottawa Communication, $270.00; Dollar General, $40.60; Dresbach Distributing, $402.50; Cathie Edens, $418.22; Emergency Medical Products, $867.23; Fastenal, $236.45; Feece Oil, $1,261.22; Ferguson Waterworks, $372.30; Ficek Electric, $6,079.16; First Impression, $133.65; Flags USA, $500.00; Game Time, $693.97; Grainco FS, $595.77; William Halberg Jr., $22.02; Halm’s Auto Parts, $39.92; Hawkins, $875.50; Hopkins & Associates, $350.00; Miles Hurr, $36.64; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Illinois Fiber Resources Group, $1,500.00; IMEA, $206,971.61; Il Valley Regional Dispatch Center, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Visa, $342.32; Illinois Prosecutor Services, $150.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, $1,225.35; IVCH, $5.81; Jack’s Gas & Service, $90.00; John Senica Jr., $430.89; Terry Kamnikar, $193.50; Kendrick Pest Control, $255.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $766.45; Mautino Distributing, $18.75; McConnaughay & Sons, $1,252.76; Menards, $25.74; Mertel Gravel, $493.19; Jesse Mize, $481.03; Nathaniel Mooberry, $200.80; Motorola, $129.69; MTCO, $145.87; Roger Naas, $300.00; Neopost, $419.56; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $50.00; Overhead Door Co., $98.00; Arles Pelszynski, $234.51; Perona Peterlin Andreoni & Brolley, $3,276.50; Ragan Communications, $580.00; Sherwin Williams, $372.68; Smith’s Sales & Service, $21.00; Standard Insurance-Life, $687.66; Staples Credit, $136.82; Stevens Service Center, $40.00; T.E.S.T., $96.00; Thomasson Lumber Co., $10,228.48; USA Bluebook, $1,223.13; Venturelli’s Appliance, $11,361.98; Verizon, $299.01; Zoll Medical Corporation, $466.16 TOTAL $347,061.79 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Commissioner Rivara said he felt it necessary that Commissioner Porter explain the payment to Dinges Fire Company for $58,976.00. Porter explained that the fire department received a federal grant for new equipment, and this purchase was being partially paid for by the approximately $47,000 the city had already received in federal grant money.

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 approve Ordinance No. 952-040317, which authorizes the sale of property to Cookie Kingdom. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file bids to replace water mains on Mormon Street near Lincoln School and on School Avenue from Clark to Durant streets. The engineer’s estimate was $141,619.00; the apparent low bidder was J.W. Ossola at $134,533. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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



Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara told the council that the IMEA’s Recycle My Refrigerator had been put on hold and that the city had received a $8,300 grant for LED lighting. Commissioner Yborra asked residents to refrain from leaving grass clippings on the street.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn. (7:07 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

MInutes for the April 3, 2017, Council Meeting

April 27, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

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

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



A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the minutes from the March 20, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented ASK Enterprises, 1,077.00; Benefit Planning Consultants, $230.20; BHMG Engineers, $1,333.35; Erika Bogatitus, $137.32; BSN Sports, $750.00; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $54.52; Communications Direct, $178.75; Daley’s Super Service, $143.40; Dixon Ottawa Communication, $175.46; Cathie Edens, $18.74; Fender Menders, $253.95; Ferguson Waterworks, $318.07; Ficek Electric, $286.25; Bob Ghighi, $102.91; GL Scheri Electric, $3,845.74; Health Alliance Medical Plans, $31,215.00; Il Department of Innovation and Technology, $673.40; IVAR, $250.00; Illinois Valley Excavating, $525.00; Itron, $761.72; IVCH, $69.16; JP Cooke, $369.15; Jack’s Gas & Service, $30.00; JM Test Systems, $1,108.30; John Deere Financial, $608.99; John Senica Jr., $55.56; Dan Kasperski, $300.00; Knoblauch Advertising, $85.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $330.44; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Meade Law Office, $937.50; Menards, $642.22; Midwest Mailing & Shipping, $334.68; NCPERS Group Life Ins., $48.00; On Site Repair Services, $2,159.67; Republic Services, $19,880.00; Darcy Shafer, $8.23; Springfield Electric, $553.26; Bob Stone, $49.78; Katie Tutor, $42.00; USA Bluebook, $338.40; Vortex Technologies, $375.00; Wex, $2,087.43; DeVine Floral Designs, $82.04; Frank O’Shea, $9,970.29; Oglesby Elks, $62.00 TOTAL $82,870.38. 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 PORTER to place Ordinance No. 952-040317, which authorizes the sale of property to Cookie Kingdom, on file. This is a strip of land that is currently being “shared” by the city and Cookie Kingdom as an entrance. Cookie Kingdom will purchase the strip of land and replace an existing fence so that trucks can turn around more easily. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to authorize a Motor Fuel Tax Resolution for $120,000. Commissioner Yborra explained that this was for a future Motor Fuel Tax project. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to seek bids to replace water mains on Mormon Street near Lincoln School and on School Avenue from Clark to Durant streets. Bids will he opened Monday, April 17, at 10 a.m. Yborra explained that the water main has had numerous leaks in the past and that approximately 1000 feet of 8 inch pipe will be replaced. The project would start once school is out for the summer. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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



Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara acknowledged the efforts of the Clerk’s office for the monthly newsletter that goes out in utility bills.

Mayor Finley told the council that the Knights of Columbus recently held a fish fry for STOP (Support the Oglesby Pool). More than $740 was raised for the group. He also reminded residents about the cookie sale going on for STOP. Cookie Kingdom donated cookies which will be sold at City Hall. Proceeds will go towards the Oglesby Pool repairs. Finley thanked Cookie Kingdom for their support.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn. (7:07 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Minutes from the Monday, March 20 2017, Meeting

April 13, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND ASSISTANT CLERK KAMNIKAR.


ABSENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the minutes from the March 6, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented. Penny Taylor, $100.00; Eric Olson, $1,327.20; MJ’s Pub and Grill, $1,837.50; AFLAC, $35.90; Airgas USA, $104.92; Allied Counseling Group, $300.00; Altec Industries, $182.77; Ameren, $405.52; Arrow Sales & Service, $128.00; ASK Enterprises, $547.50; Brownstown Electric Supply, $290.00; Call One, $2,787.40; Comcast Business, $497.77; Comcast cable, $104.90; Connecting Point, $418.50; Dollar General, $44.70; Econo Signs, $398.00; Cathie Edens, $117.20; Efficient Billing Systems, $2,512.49; Emergency Medical Products, $1,418.06; Fastenal Company, $80.68; Feece Oil, $1,312.56; G.L. Downs, $4,115.60; Valerie Garzanelli, $150.59; Halm’s Auto Parts, $241.88; Hawkins, $888.80; Henry Schein Inc., $17.42; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; IMEA, $198,969.01; IL Public Risk Fund, $18,926.00; IL Valley Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Police, $33.44; Illini State Bank-Visa, $1,223.73; Illinois Valley Cellular, $1,225.35; IL Valley Excavating, $2,252.50; IVCH, $110.00; Joan’s Trophy & Plaque Co., $821.15; John Senica Jr., $85.65; John’s Service & Sales, $658.28; Kendrick Pest Control, $105.00; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Maze Lumber, $86.24; MCS Advertising, $1,997.00; Menards, $80.15; Michelle Mente, $15.83; Midwest Mailing & Shipping, $1,341.00; Beletia Mize, $174.11; MTCO, $145.87; NCPERS Group Life Ins., $96.00; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $50.00; Oglesby Grade School, $2,454.63; Oscar’s Automotive, $853.11; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni & Brolley, $3,293.00; Cory Perra, $134.22; Smart Source, $2,349.72; Smith’s Sales & Service, $337.75; Standard Insurance, $5,247.36; Stevens Service Center, $40.00; Brenda Tannenbaum, $89.78; USPS, $225.00; Zoll Medical Corp., $313.85. TOTAL $270,802.64 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR 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 Resolution No. IMRF-032017, a resolution certifying that city elected officials work 1000 hours or more annually, making them eligible for IMRF benefits. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 953-032017, an ordinance whereas the city currently has an easement running through real estate owned by ILOG Oglesby MHP, LLC for a water line easement and the city and property owner have agreed to grant easement to install underground fiber optic cable located within the same easement tract. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept tag day requests for 2017. (LP Foundation Educational Enrichment, Oglesby Boys Baseball, Oglesby Girls Softball, LP Youth Football, STOP-Support the Oglesby Pool, American Legion Auxiliary, Oglesby Ambulance Association, Knights of Columbus, ILVY Dolphins Swim Team and Oglesby Fire Department) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to donate $250 to IVAR’s annual Building & Care Fund Auction on April 1, 2017, at Grand Bear Lodge in Utica. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public.


Wanda Lent asked for a list of tag day participants. Mayor Finley repeated the list.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara thanked Mayor Finley for sending a letter to Senator Link on senate bill 1451, regarding telecommunications regulations.

Commissioner Porter gave a reminder regarding E-Waste pickup on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 9-1 p.m. at the city pool parking lot.

Commissioner Carey commented on some of the deplorable conditions of resident’s yards/homes and with the services that the city offers such as branch chipping, weekly garbage and recycling pickups, annual E-Waste pickups and other miscellaneous services, Carey said these conditions aren’t acceptable.

Mayor Finley gave update on Ed Hand Highway Bridge and that the bridge will be open to the public sometime by the middle of May.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to enter into executive session at 7:10 p.m. to discuss “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body.” AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to resume the regular meeting (8:12 P.M.). AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn. (8:13 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED. MEETING ADJOURNED.

Minutes from the March 6, 2017, Meeting

March 30, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND ASSISTANT CLERK KAMNIKAR.

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the minutes from the February 21, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. ABSENT: YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented. Patty Eichelkraut, $420.00; J&M Displays, $7,500.00; USPS, $711.66; AEA, $6,000.00; Apple Press, $419.85; ASK Enterprises, $1,238.10; Benefit Planning Consultants, $230.20; Call One, $2,837.03; Central Region Senior Baseball, $2,500.00; Chamlin & Associates, $4,729.50; Charles B. Holms & Associates, $150.00; Cintas, $41.82; Comcast Business, $497.77; Comcast Cable, $104.90; Rachel Dawson, $234.33; Debo Ace Hardware, $64.94; Double M Trucking, $420.00; Feece Oil, $380.08; Ficek Electric, $30,474.49; Flags USA, $249.00; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $173.69; Taylor Hartman, $208.57; Hawkins, $1,033.39; Health Alliance, $31,215.00; Humana, $48.01; IL Department of Innovation and Technology, $689.40; Illini State Bank-Police, $469.82; IVCH, $50.00; Jack’s Gas & Service, $30.00; John Senica Jr., $76.27; Knoblauch Advertising, $451.00; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Meade Law Office, $2,437.50; Menards, $460.78; Mertel Gravel, $302.38; Motorola, $129.69; PDC Laboratories, $260.00; Pomp’s Tire, $62.00; Radar Man, $175.00; Republic Services, $18,641.50; Dominic Rivara, $144.45; RiverStone Group, $564.19; Root Beer Stand, $137.50; Schimmer, $2,536.57; Standard Insurance, $662.04; T.E.S.T., $96.00; Universal, $972.29; USA Bluebook, $163.90; James Vohs, $404.90; Water Products, Co., $3,412.91; Wex Fleet Services, $2,744.32 TOTAL $128,000.83 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 Ordinance No. 948-030617, an ordinance authorizing the execution of an agreement for service between the City of Oglesby and Payment Service Network, Inc (online payment service). AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept Ordinance No. 949-030617, an ordinance regulating tag day solicitations at the intersection of Walnut Street and Columbia Avenue. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table Ordinance No. 950-030617, an ordinance authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental agreement between Illinois Valley Community College District No. 513 and the City of Oglesby (use of men’s baseball diamond). Attorney Andreoni stated that once he has more information from Park Director Bob Ghighi, an ordinance can be drafted. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept the recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals regarding the side yard variance request for the property located at 109 Claret Knoll Avenue (Kohr’s). The Zoning Board of Appeals granted the request for the side yard variance. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept Ordinance No. 951-030617, an ordinance granting a variance from the side yard setback requirements for property located at 109 Claret Knoll Avenue, Oglesby, Illinois. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public. Sarah Cudlip objected that the Code Red that was issued during the severe weather on February 28, 2017 was confusing. Cudlip stated that the gentlemen stressed that he was from the Peru Police Department and this might cause confusion for the Oglesby residents. Commissioner Porter stated that this issue would be addressed at the next IVRD meeting. Both Commissioner Porter and Cudlip praised the quick action taken to announce the Code Red to area residents.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Porter stressed that Oglesby residents should sign up for Code Red notifications. The notifications are being initiated out of the IVRD Center which is located in Peru. For the system to be effective, data (phone numbers) needs to be current and updated. Commissioner Porter stated that a resident may sign up through the Oglesby’s city webpage or the Oglesby Police Department webpage. If a resident needs assistance, please contact the Oglesby Police Department at the non-emergency number 815-883-8465 from 8-4 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Mayor Finley announced that the banner program sold out early Monday, March 6th. He thanked everyone who participated in making the banner program successful.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to enter into executive session to discuss the sale of city owned property and “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body” and collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.” AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED. Time: 7:12 p.m.

A MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY at 7:30 to resume the regular meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to table the authorization of the sale of city owned property. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn. (7:27 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Terry Kamnikar, Assistant Clerk

Minutes from the February 21, 2017, City Council Meeting

March 17, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017, 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 RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the minutes from the February 6, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the minutes from the February 15, 2017, special meeting. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. PRESENT: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY Jenifer Carey, $100.00; The Duttlinger Family, $6,725.00; Il Valley Association of Chiefs, $30.00; Wilbur Anderson, $50.00; Noelle Sauter, $350.00; Don Shields, $350.00; Airgas USA, $3.72; Ameren, $202.61; BHMG Engineers, $371.50; Bob’s Business, $127.78; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $30.09; Comcast Cable, $534.87; Connecting Point, $459.25; Efficient Billing Systems, $2,150.94; Emergency Medical Products, $912.46; Ficek Electric, $210.50; First Impressions, $730.00; G.L. Downs Inc., $298.40; Grainger, $62.52; Halm’s Auto Parts, $41.88; IMEA, $216,553.08; IL Public Risk Fund, $20,701.00; IL Valley Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Visa, $301.88; IL Valley Cellular, $1,224.59; IL Valley Excavating, $2,655.00; Jack’s Gas & Service, $60.00; John Senica Jr., $224.30; John’s Service & Sales, $1,177.78; Kittilson’s Garage, $3,399.34; Knoblauch Advertising, $1,240.50; Kustom Signals Inc., $97.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $381.33; Leone’s, $2,520.27; Marco Inc., $1,322.50; Mautino Distributing, $18.75, Menards, $1,548.04; JoAnne Morgan, $22.49; Motorola, $129.69; MTCO, $140.87; News Tribune, $103.95; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $50.00; Patten Industries, $378.28; Debbie Perdew, $140.50; Peron, Peterlin, Andreoni & Brolley, $1,720.00; Ray O’Herron Inc., $32.84; Anthony Rendell, $135.75; Smith’s Sales and Service, $44.00; St. Margaret’s Health, $82.00; Staples Credit Plan, $249.80; T.E.S.T. Inc., $96.00; US Bank, $500.00; USA Bluebook, $348.87, James Vohs, $270.00; Patrick J. Watson, $210.00; Zoll Medical Corporation, $96.35 TOTAL $278,252.27 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 PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve an agreement with ATR for two electronic recycling dates. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 946-022117, Sale of Personal Property Owned by the City. Commissioner Porter told the council that the items were a couple of impounded vehicles, which would be scrapped. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place Ordinance No. 948-030617, Agreement with Payment Service Network, on file. The agreement addresses credit card processing services. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Mayor Finley then announced his decision to place Commissioner Tom Porter on the Police Pension Board. Finley explained that he had checked with an attorney who specializes in police pension matters and that he was advised that the appointment was not a conflict of interest. Porter said he was looking forward to the 35 hours of online training required.

The Mayor then asked for comments from the public. Jason Curran asked about the minutes from the special meeting and if they would be posted on the website like other minutes. He was told that that would happen. He then asked about the previous discussion on the appeals by Beck Oil and GTI. He asked if the city had fought Beck Oil’s, noting that he was concerned that if the city didn’t attempt to fight the request, that that could start a trend with other similar businesses in the city. Attorney Andreoni explained that “there was not a whole heck of a lot we could do,” given the time between receiving the request and the meeting. Andreoni said that Beck Oil had provided a copy of the appraisal upon which their request was based.

Wanda Lent asked if the council had given any thought to replacing the old ambulance, noting that there were grants available. Mayor Finley told her that the city was currently having Joel Hopkins, the city’s auditor, look at the ambulance service to determine whether a new ambulance was financially feasible. Commissioner Porter echoed his remarks, saying that they had discussed a new ambulance.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara asked about the GTI EAV request and whether any other taxing bodies had filed protests. Andeoni told him that the county was not required to provide that info. Rivara also told residents that the IMEA has a program for recycling refrigerators in which residents are paid $50 for working refrigerators. IMEA will arrange pickup of the unit at no cost as well.

Commissioner Yborra said the stop sign approved at the last meeting had been installed.

Commissioner Carey asked about Wire Mesh. Andreoni told him that there was a conference call set up with the city’s electric engineer, Troy Fodor, IMEA: Mayor Finley, Andreoni and City Clerk Clinard for Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 3 p.m. The call will address the city’s options in dealing with the ongoing issues at Wire Mesh.

The Mayor told residents that the DNR would be spraying for gypsy moths. He noted that the newspaper had had a story on the spraying recently.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER AT 7:30 PM, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:30 PM. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

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