110 E. Walnut Street - Oglesby, Illinois 61348  ·  Phone: 815-883-3389

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