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Minutes from the June 19, 2017, Regular Meeting

July 13, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY EATTONI AND CITY CLERK CLINARD

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the minutes from the June 5, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: Universal Inc., $946.46; APLHA Media, $1,260.00; City of Oglesby, $87.80; Landmark Ford, $30,985.00; Jim Camenisch, $100.00; Advertising Consultants, $393.58; AEA, $5,000.00; Airgas USA, $3.72; Apple Press, $318.70; AVT Service Technologies, $13,800.00; Axon Enterprise, $70.00; BSN Sports, $34.98; Cargill Inc., $15,351.10; Cintas First Aid and Safety, Jacob Clark, $214.16; Comcast Business, $498.49; Comcast Cable, $104.90; Connecting Point, $310.00; Cosgrove Distributors, $122.87; Double M Trucking, $420.00; Dresbach Distributing, $257.25; Emergency Medical Products, $252.00; Fastenal Co., $35.89; Halm’s Auto Parts, $131.03; Hawkins, $3,233.55; HD Supply Waterworks, $584.96; Health Alliance Medical Plans, $31,739.00; Henry Schein Inc., $66.78; Holloway’s Portable Restrooms, $225.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; IMEA, $235,221.28; Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce, $1,500.00; Illinois Valley Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Visa, $1,093.05; Illinois Valley Excavating, $350.00; Inman Electric, $780.00; IVCH, $52.00; J.W. Ossola Co., $60,928.25; John Senica Jr., $337.33; John’s Service and Sales, $548.75; Key Outdoor Advertising, $820.00; King Tire, $248.49; Kirby Built Quality Products, $940.34; Kittilson’s Garage, $5,978.01; Knoblauch Advertising, $1,152.20; Kramarsic Law Office, $300.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $171.24; Megan Liberatore, $192.27; Kathy Matthews, $90.00; Mautino Distributing, $18.75; Maze Lumber, $569.05; Menards, $648.56; MTCO, $150.87; Chris Nave, $25.00; News Tribune, $2,400.85; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $50.00; Perona Peterlin Andreoni and Brolley, $2,303.25; Putnam County Painting, $32,940.00; Revere Electric, $180.34; RiverStone Group, $616.60; Smart Source, $2,368.02; Smith’s Sales and Service, $116.00; Standard Insurance, $3,066.99; Staples Credit Plan, $547.01; T.E.S.T., $48.00; The Mendota Reporter, $350.00; Thrush Sanitation, $70.00; Univar, $210.48; USA Bluebook, $1,539.01; Verizon, $264.30; Vermeer Sales and Service, $100.50; Water Products Company, $526.19; Steve Weikel, $100.00; Zoll Medical Corp., $315.53 TOTAL $473,505.46 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only. There were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to award the bid for the Motor Fuel Tax Street Program (Spring and Dale Avenue resurfacing) to Universal Asphalt for $107,444.45. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to award the bid for repairs to School Avenue to Universal. School Avenue will be repaired from Clark to Durant. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY, to approve the contract with the Fraternal Order of Police. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the Raffle License application by Citizens and Businesses of Oglesby. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public.

Ben Shepherd, of Evans Contracting in Marseilles, asked about the status of his solicitors permit. His permit went before the council on May 15 and died for lack of a motion to approve. Mr. Shepherd said he has been in business for 17 years, restoring property after catastrophes. He said he works with the homeowner to make sure insurance “does the right thing.” Shepherd said he “would like to be able to make a living” by working in Oglesby. City Clerk Clinard said that Evans Contracting was licensed to work in Oglesby, just not solicit. Chief Knoblauch, noting that the company check contained the names of two persons, one of whom had openly admitted to a felony (robbery) on the solicitors application (which was pulled from consideration by Shepherd), was a key factor in his decision to recommend that the city not approved the solicitors permit. Several council members mentioned that satisfied customers would be Shepherd’s best form of solicitation. Commissioner Carey told Shepherd that he did not vote for the license as a gesture of showing “preferential treatment” to the contractors who have businesses in Oglesby. Commissioner Porter also told Shepherd that he’s never had a resident say that they wanted contractors soliciting in town.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara said the appropriations ordinance would be ready for the next council meeting. He said “if everything goes right,” the ordinance will be passed at the July 17th meeting. He also asked that the city send a letter of thanks to the City of Peru’s electrical department for the “heck of a job” they did the night of the June 14th storm.

Commissioner Carey echoed Rivara’s sentiments about sending a letter to Peru and updated the council on the work to clean up after the storm. He praised city workers for their efforts, and thanked both Peru and LaSalle for their help. “We surely do appreciate the towns coming together” to help Oglesby in an emergency.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn. (7:15 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk