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Minutes from the Monday, March 20 2017, Meeting

April 13, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 20, 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 RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the minutes from the March 6, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented. Penny Taylor, $100.00; Eric Olson, $1,327.20; MJ’s Pub and Grill, $1,837.50; AFLAC, $35.90; Airgas USA, $104.92; Allied Counseling Group, $300.00; Altec Industries, $182.77; Ameren, $405.52; Arrow Sales & Service, $128.00; ASK Enterprises, $547.50; Brownstown Electric Supply, $290.00; Call One, $2,787.40; Comcast Business, $497.77; Comcast cable, $104.90; Connecting Point, $418.50; Dollar General, $44.70; Econo Signs, $398.00; Cathie Edens, $117.20; Efficient Billing Systems, $2,512.49; Emergency Medical Products, $1,418.06; Fastenal Company, $80.68; Feece Oil, $1,312.56; G.L. Downs, $4,115.60; Valerie Garzanelli, $150.59; Halm’s Auto Parts, $241.88; Hawkins, $888.80; Henry Schein Inc., $17.42; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; IMEA, $198,969.01; IL Public Risk Fund, $18,926.00; IL Valley Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Police, $33.44; Illini State Bank-Visa, $1,223.73; Illinois Valley Cellular, $1,225.35; IL Valley Excavating, $2,252.50; IVCH, $110.00; Joan’s Trophy & Plaque Co., $821.15; John Senica Jr., $85.65; John’s Service & Sales, $658.28; Kendrick Pest Control, $105.00; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Maze Lumber, $86.24; MCS Advertising, $1,997.00; Menards, $80.15; Michelle Mente, $15.83; Midwest Mailing & Shipping, $1,341.00; Beletia Mize, $174.11; MTCO, $145.87; NCPERS Group Life Ins., $96.00; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $50.00; Oglesby Grade School, $2,454.63; Oscar’s Automotive, $853.11; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni & Brolley, $3,293.00; Cory Perra, $134.22; Smart Source, $2,349.72; Smith’s Sales & Service, $337.75; Standard Insurance, $5,247.36; Stevens Service Center, $40.00; Brenda Tannenbaum, $89.78; USPS, $225.00; Zoll Medical Corp., $313.85. TOTAL $270,802.64 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR 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 approve Resolution No. IMRF-032017, a resolution certifying that city elected officials work 1000 hours or more annually, making them eligible for IMRF benefits. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 953-032017, an ordinance whereas the city currently has an easement running through real estate owned by ILOG Oglesby MHP, LLC for a water line easement and the city and property owner have agreed to grant easement to install underground fiber optic cable located within the same easement tract. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept tag day requests for 2017. (LP Foundation Educational Enrichment, Oglesby Boys Baseball, Oglesby Girls Softball, LP Youth Football, STOP-Support the Oglesby Pool, American Legion Auxiliary, Oglesby Ambulance Association, Knights of Columbus, ILVY Dolphins Swim Team and Oglesby Fire Department) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to donate $250 to IVAR’s annual Building & Care Fund Auction on April 1, 2017, at Grand Bear Lodge in Utica. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public.


Wanda Lent asked for a list of tag day participants. Mayor Finley repeated the list.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara thanked Mayor Finley for sending a letter to Senator Link on senate bill 1451, regarding telecommunications regulations.

Commissioner Porter gave a reminder regarding E-Waste pickup on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 9-1 p.m. at the city pool parking lot.

Commissioner Carey commented on some of the deplorable conditions of resident’s yards/homes and with the services that the city offers such as branch chipping, weekly garbage and recycling pickups, annual E-Waste pickups and other miscellaneous services, Carey said these conditions aren’t acceptable.

Mayor Finley gave update on Ed Hand Highway Bridge and that the bridge will be open to the public sometime by the middle of May.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to enter into executive session at 7:10 p.m. to discuss “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body.” AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to resume the regular meeting (8:12 P.M.). AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn. (8:13 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED. MEETING ADJOURNED.