Minutes from April 2, 2012
A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.
PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI, CITY
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from March 19, 2012. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the bills to be paid as presented: ASK Enterprises, $798.70; AEA, $1,000; Altec Industries, $2,075.32; Ameren IP, $378.91; Apple Press, $194.00; Brownstown Electric, 125.40; Call One, $1,428.15; City of Oglesby (utilities), $8,538.40; Becky Clinard, $300.00; Coe Equipment, $1,650.85; Comcast, $48.85; Communications Direct, $2,028.02; Connecting Point, $1,134.65; Dornik Auto Body, $4,127.66; Katherine Elvin, $290.37; Envision, $376.00; Feece Oil, $1,850.84; Flags USA, $508.70; Fleet Services, $4,687.99; Halm’s Auto Parts, $1,067.84; HD Supply, $1,431.31; Il Dept. of Central Management, $576.75; Il Valley Business Equipment, $408.33; IVCH, $54.00; Itron, $785.60; JP Cooke, $161.23; John’s Sales & Service, %5,158.02; JP Chevrolet, $99.95; Robert Kuhar, $59.88; LaSalle Office Supply, $41.79; Jean Martin, $290.37; McClure Engineering, $7,648.50; Menards, $96.21; Motorola, $112.87; Quad City Electric, $93.00; Eric Reishus, $290.37; Margaret Reishus, $145.19; Marlin Reishus, $145.19; Paul Reishus, $290.37; Revere Electric, $4,054.06 Riders Choice, $2,301.48; RSC $39.25; Springfield Electric, $420.21; Standard Equipment, $275.06; State of Illinois, $500.00; USA Bluebook, $337.70; Vermeer Sales, $784.09; Sean Walsh, $174.32. TOTAL: $59,405.99 AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept Ordinance No. 797-040212, which addresses the definition of “weeds” and prohibits weeds within the city’s corporate limits. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to name Doug Karmarsic to the Fire and Police Commission. Karmarsic will replace Cam Valle, who tendered his resignation at the March 19, 2012, council meeting. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table an agreement with iFiber pending revisions and clarifications needed per Attorney Andreoni. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to allow Bonnie Claudnic and Karen Fouth to hold a tag day in May to benefit the Susan G. Komen Walk for Breast Cancer. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. NAY: YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED. Commissioner Yborra explained that he felt the Susan G. Komen walk was “a great cause,” but felt that he needed to keep his word that he would not support more than 10 tag days a year.
MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve Bob Fischer’s request for a $500 donation to the “Cruisin’ for a Cause,” car show, which will be held August 14th. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to seek bids for three street projects. Yborra explained that this is a continuation of the storm sewer separation project. The Engineer’s estimate is $518,473.00 and will be paid for out of the bond funds. The projects include Woodland Avenue from Florence to Walnut Streets; First Street from School Street to Woodland Avenue; Glen Avenue from Walnut to First Streets. The bids will be opened Monday, April 16, at 10 a.m. at City Hall. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED
Mayor Finley then opened the floor for public comments:
Resident Drew Merriman again questioned the council about enforcement of the ordinances addressing burning and offered to drive Commissioner Porter and Chief Jim Knoblauch around town pointing out offenders. He also questioned the cost of the ambulance service and asked why the city hadn’t considered contracting for services like LaSalle had done. Commissioner Porter declined to comment.
Resident Tom Milby asked about the status of the Melody Jessen property and asked if the city could approach “the new owners and talk to them about maintaining it.” Attorney Andreoni said he believed that the persons who had purchased the taxes had decided not to purchase the property.
Yborra – Said that Fischer Excavating would be back in town finishing the work that began this fall on the storm sewer separation project. Yborra said he expected that the firm had another two months of work left. Yborra also thanked the “electric department and other departments for their work on the new water line. He said that First, Watson and Maple Streets would be addressed as soon as the asphalt plant opened. He also mentioned that he hoped the new water line feeding First Street would be completed by the end of the week. Yborra also answered a question from the audience, noting that new regulations require some separation from sewer and water lines and that was why some property owners now have the buffalo box on the other side of the sidewalk.
Porter – Thanked Mr. Pillion and Oglesby School for allowing the Police Department to host their annual “Movie Night.”
Rivara – Asked Attorney Andreoni about property west of town that Rivara would like to see annexed into Oglesby. Andreoni said he was in the process of contacting the property owners.
Finley – Thanked the businesses who responded to the call for donations to support the Summer Fun Fest fireworks display. Finley noted that the fireworks would return to Summer Fun Fest Sunday evening at no cost to taxpayers.
MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA TO adjourn at 7:18 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.0