Minutes from the January 16, 2017, Council Meeting
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.
Becky Clinard, City Clerk