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Minutes from the March 6, 2017, Meeting

March 30, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND ASSISTANT CLERK KAMNIKAR.

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the minutes from the February 21, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. ABSENT: YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented. Patty Eichelkraut, $420.00; J&M Displays, $7,500.00; USPS, $711.66; AEA, $6,000.00; Apple Press, $419.85; ASK Enterprises, $1,238.10; Benefit Planning Consultants, $230.20; Call One, $2,837.03; Central Region Senior Baseball, $2,500.00; Chamlin & Associates, $4,729.50; Charles B. Holms & Associates, $150.00; Cintas, $41.82; Comcast Business, $497.77; Comcast Cable, $104.90; Rachel Dawson, $234.33; Debo Ace Hardware, $64.94; Double M Trucking, $420.00; Feece Oil, $380.08; Ficek Electric, $30,474.49; Flags USA, $249.00; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $173.69; Taylor Hartman, $208.57; Hawkins, $1,033.39; Health Alliance, $31,215.00; Humana, $48.01; IL Department of Innovation and Technology, $689.40; Illini State Bank-Police, $469.82; IVCH, $50.00; Jack’s Gas & Service, $30.00; John Senica Jr., $76.27; Knoblauch Advertising, $451.00; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Meade Law Office, $2,437.50; Menards, $460.78; Mertel Gravel, $302.38; Motorola, $129.69; PDC Laboratories, $260.00; Pomp’s Tire, $62.00; Radar Man, $175.00; Republic Services, $18,641.50; Dominic Rivara, $144.45; RiverStone Group, $564.19; Root Beer Stand, $137.50; Schimmer, $2,536.57; Standard Insurance, $662.04; T.E.S.T., $96.00; Universal, $972.29; USA Bluebook, $163.90; James Vohs, $404.90; Water Products, Co., $3,412.91; Wex Fleet Services, $2,744.32 TOTAL $128,000.83 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 Ordinance No. 948-030617, an ordinance authorizing the execution of an agreement for service between the City of Oglesby and Payment Service Network, Inc (online payment service). AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept Ordinance No. 949-030617, an ordinance regulating tag day solicitations at the intersection of Walnut Street and Columbia Avenue. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table Ordinance No. 950-030617, an ordinance authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental agreement between Illinois Valley Community College District No. 513 and the City of Oglesby (use of men’s baseball diamond). Attorney Andreoni stated that once he has more information from Park Director Bob Ghighi, an ordinance can be drafted. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept the recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals regarding the side yard variance request for the property located at 109 Claret Knoll Avenue (Kohr’s). The Zoning Board of Appeals granted the request for the side yard variance. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept Ordinance No. 951-030617, an ordinance granting a variance from the side yard setback requirements for property located at 109 Claret Knoll Avenue, Oglesby, Illinois. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public. Sarah Cudlip objected that the Code Red that was issued during the severe weather on February 28, 2017 was confusing. Cudlip stated that the gentlemen stressed that he was from the Peru Police Department and this might cause confusion for the Oglesby residents. Commissioner Porter stated that this issue would be addressed at the next IVRD meeting. Both Commissioner Porter and Cudlip praised the quick action taken to announce the Code Red to area residents.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Porter stressed that Oglesby residents should sign up for Code Red notifications. The notifications are being initiated out of the IVRD Center which is located in Peru. For the system to be effective, data (phone numbers) needs to be current and updated. Commissioner Porter stated that a resident may sign up through the Oglesby’s city webpage or the Oglesby Police Department webpage. If a resident needs assistance, please contact the Oglesby Police Department at the non-emergency number 815-883-8465 from 8-4 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Mayor Finley announced that the banner program sold out early Monday, March 6th. He thanked everyone who participated in making the banner program successful.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to enter into executive session to discuss the sale of city owned property and “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 or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.” AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED. Time: 7:12 p.m.

A MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY at 7:30 to resume the regular meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to table the authorization of the sale of city owned property. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn. (7:27 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Terry Kamnikar, Assistant Clerk