Monday, February 4, 2013, Meeting Minutes
A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.
PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY JAMES ANDREONI, CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the meeting minutes from January 18, 2013. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the invoices to be paid as submitted with one exception, the invoice from McClure Engineering for $27,971.62 is to be held over until Yborra is able to talk with Mayor Finley and Jack Kusek. Invoices to be paid are: ASK Enterprises, $1903.50; Ace Tire, $1,011.16; ACS Firehouse Software, $220.00; AEA Inc, $10,250.00; Ameren IP, $120.40; Arrow Sales, $35.50; ASCAP, $320.00; BHMG Engineers, $985.35; Call One, $1,484.42; Civic Systems, $2,585.00; Comcast, $114.90; Dever & Sons, $521.53; Dixon Ottawa Communications, $46.50; Andy Dooley, $300.00; Dresbach Distributing, $32.95; Cathie Edens, $120.79; Efficient Billing Systems, $1,466.33; Emergency Medical Products, $722.23; Envision Healthcare, $236.00; Feece Oil, $617.20; Fleet Services, $3,910.78; Grosenbach’s, $299.88; Halm’s, $8.38; Kristopher Hamilton, $215.32; Henry Schein, $235.00; Paige Hill, $218.30; IVAC, $49.00; IL Dept. of Central Services, $137.90; IL Dept. of Public Health, $20.00; IL Valley Business, $443.93; IVCH, $25.00; IVCC, $29,679.10; Illini State Bank, $64.54; Julie, Inc., $1,040.30; Karmarsic Law Office, $150.00; Kiesler’s Police Supply, $483.10; Ryan Knoblauch, $153.29; LaSalle Office Supply, $66.47; LP High School, $67,228.24; Mautino Distributing, $36.00; McClure Engineering, $3,885.60; Medicare Part B, $559.65; Menards, $34.87; Motorola, $112.87; NCPERS, $64.00; North American Salt Co., $2,140.88; Oglesby Grade School, $110,204.11; Revere Electric, $3,431.88; St. Margaret’s Hospital, $243.00; St. Margaret’s Health, $202.00; Standard Equipment, $14,772.28; Steven’s Service Center, $69.00; USA Bluebook, $43.50; Viking Chemical Company, $1,300.89; Watchguard, $114.00; Water Products Company, $345.40; Western Aggregates, $372.02; Zamin Insurance Company, $150.00; Zoll Medical Company, $111.62; TOTAL: $290,715.96. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
There was no public comment on agenda items.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to seek bids for upgrading the waste water treatment plant, pending approval of the EPA. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to the the Oglesby Firefighters Association to hold tag days on March 9 and November 2, 2013. These days coincide with the daylight savings time weekends and the promotion to change batteries in smoke detectors. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
Mayor Finley then read a letter from the Peru engineering firm, Chamlin and Associates, Inc., on behalf of Love’s Travel Center. The letter asked the council to refer their request for a special use permit and plan review to the Plan Commission. A date for that meeting (February 28, 2013, at 6 p.m.) had already been agreed upon. Finley told the council that the company planned to build a truck stop near the I-39 interchange, which would employ around 60 persons. MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to refer the request to the Plan Commission. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
Noting that the council was straying from the agenda order, Mayor Finley asked for a motion to accept Building Inspector Brian Spelich’s Fourth Quarter 2012 Report. MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept the 4th Quarter Building Inspector’s Report. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to enter into executive session to discuss 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” at 7:08 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
The council resumed the regular meeting at 7:42 p.m.
Danekas thanked the Mayor and City Clerk for their work helping bring Lowe’s Travel Center to the city.
Rivara suggested that the city look into ways to cut their utility costs. He suggested that the city get a consultant to make suggestions and that the city consider using some of the IMEA’s energy efficiency grants to replace lighting with energy efficient fixtures in one city building each year. Rivara said that he also felt that “with layoffs, everybody must feel the pain.”
Porter commended the police department, other city departments and outside agencies for their assistance in the “unique well-being check” held earlier in the day.
Finley thanked the citizens who held the ice-skating party for Oglesby children on Saturday (February 2). Finley called the event a success and noted that about 60 participants enjoyed the hot chocolate and hot dogs. He said he thought the event would be held again next year. He also asked that anyone with old, usable skates donate them so that more Oglesby children could use the skating rink.
Finley also said that he would be meeting with the union to discuss potential layoffs.
MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:53 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
Becky Clinard, City Clerk