Minutes from the February 21, 2017, City Council Meeting
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.
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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.
Becky Clinard, City Clerk