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110 E. Walnut Street, Oglesby, IL 61348 • 815-883-3389

Minutes: December 3, 2018

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2018, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS RIVARA, PORTER, ARGUBRIGHT, ZBOROWSKI, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY EATTONI AND CITY CLERK MERTES.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from November 19, 2018.  AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY ZBOROWSKI to approve the bills as presented Heartland Bank And Trust, $615,531.25; A&B Garage, $191.23; Ackerman, Marilyn, $190.77; Altorfer Industries, Inc, $901.16; Ameren, $2,160.82; Anixer, $450.00; Aqua Smart, $5,116.68; Benefit Planning Consultants, $247.00; Chamlin & Associates, $3,245.94; Comcast, $195.55; Comcast, $1,037.02; Core & Main, $2,758.00; De Lage Landen Finanicial Service, $482.40; Dinges Fire Company, $1,843.00; Double M Trucking, $525.00; Fastenal Company, $363.07; Fence Speciaties, $2,850.00; Ficek Electric, $82.00; Hawkins Inc, $790.40; Health Care Service Corp, $ 36,992.38; Hy-Vee, $40.06; Il Public Risk Fund, $4,486.00; Il Valley Area Chamber Of Comm, $99.00; Il Valley Excavating, $2,566.00; Il Valley Regional Dispatch, $5,586.00; Illini State Bank Police Cc, $635.05; Imua, $75.00, Inman Electric Co Inc, $1,734.29, Ivch, $12.36; Jd’s Lock And Key, $136.00; John Deere Financial, $290.41; John’s Service And Sales, $187.50; Kendrick Pest Control, $185.00; Kittleson’s Garage, $2,066.94; Klien Thorpe And Jenkins, $78.00; Knoblauch Advertising, $305.00; Lafrage North America, $714.81; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Mcs Advertising, $75.00; Menards, $669.95; Service Master, $2,283.51; Sieg, Adam, $252.06; Smart Source, $2,100.84; Standard Insurance, $394.38; T.E.S.T. Inc, $16,530.34; Technology Management, $539.30; Unline, $623.12; Universal Asphalt & Excavating, $1,200.00; Usa Bluebook, $96.62; Utica Fire Department, $3,545.35; Vickers Consulting Services, $100.00; Western Aggregates, $309.85; Wex Fleet Services, $3,933.48; Wilson, Alisha, $140.59 TOTAL $727,957.98. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT TO APPROVE the purchase of a 2019 Ford Police Interceptor at a cost of no more than $30,190.00.  AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT TO PLACE ON FILE Ordinance 1045-121718, Tax Levy. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY ZBOROWSKI TO PLACE ON FILE Ordinance 1046-121718, Abating Tax GO Refunding Bond. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY PORTER TO PLACE ON FILE Ordinance 1047-121718, Abating Tax GO Refunding Bonds 2010A. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY ZBOROWSKI TO PLACE ON FILE Ordinance 1048-121718, Abating Tax GO Refunding Bonds 2010B. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED ZBOROWSKI to move forward with Senica Square and to seek bids to find the cost of the project. AYES: PORTER, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.  NAY: RIVARA

Prior to a motion being made on the above a discussion occurred. Rivara said he thinks we should have a discussion about it and hear what people think. He said that he understands the concept but doesn’t understand our business, marketing or operational plan. He wanted to know where the money is coming from of the estimated $960,000+ project. Mayor said that we have already held two public meetings and the public had time to comment and look over the plan. Zborowski said that we had a company come in and told us this is what we should do. Mayor said that the funds would come from TIF 1. Rivara said that we had other projects in the TIF zone that would better suite the usage of funds. He said that there is an underground electric system on Walnut St that is held together with bubblegum and tape. Zborowski said that we could do both and that some of that work is included in the Senica Square plan.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public

Jason Curran said that at the public meeting on Senica Square that the City went over in good detail how it would be paid for. He said that the questions unanswered was who’s going to do the upkeep on it and the marketing for it. Mayor responded that the Parks dept would and TEST.

Another question was asked about the liability of the water feature. Mayor said it’s already covered under our current insurance plan.

Wanda Lent asked when we would be doing sidewalk updates. Mayor said we are going to apply for a grant through the State to hopefully update the sidewalks from downtown to Cindy’s. He also mentioned that we have a sidewalk program if any residents are interested.

Commissioners and Mayor’s Report:

Rivara- Commissioner Rivara asked about the location of the dispatch center

Argubright- Commissioner Argubright said last week the lights flickered and the equipment worked as planned; all is well.

Porter- None

Zborowski- None

Mayor Finley- Mayor talked about the book, game and puzzle drive at City Hall, the Lighting contest that has a registration deadline of 12/7/18, and the Micro pantry needing continual donations. He also thanked everyone that helped to make the Whobilation a great success. He estimated over 800 people attended.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE AT 7:30 pm BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY PORTER. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

MEETING ADJOURNED.

Stacie Mertes, City Clerk

 

Agenda: December 17, 2018

 

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2018 @ 7:00 P.M.

 

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E. WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

 

 

  1. Opening of Meeting
  2. Roll Call
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Approve Minutes from the December 3, 2018, Regular Meeting
  5. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment
  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  7. Ordinance 1045-121718, Tax Levy
  8. Ordinance 1046-121718 Abating Tax G O Refunding Bonds
  9. Ordinance 1047-121718 Abating Tax G O Refunding Bonds 2010A
  10. Ordinance 1048-121718 Abating Tax G O Refunding Bonds 2010B
  11. Place on file Ordinance 1049-010719, Intergovernmental Agreement with LaSalle Peru Township High School for use of Gandolfi Field
  12. Place on file Ordinance 1050-010719, Intergovernmental Agreement with I.V.C.C for use of Gandolfi Field
  13. Place on File Bid for 2017 Ford F550 4×4 Ambulance for $194,300.00
  14. IMEA Solar Farm Update and Commitment to Development
  15. Public Comment
  16. Commissioners’ Reports
  17. Mayor’s Report
  18. Adjournment

Posted this 14th day of December, 2018

Stacie Mertes, City Clerk

Minutes: November 19, 2018

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2018, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS RIVARA, PORTER, ARGUBRIGHT, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK MERTES. ABSENT; ZBOROWSKI

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from November 5, 2018.  AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the bills as presented Airgas, $4.96; Ameren IP, $159.19; ASK Enterprises, $4,612.90; Call One, $1,925.53; Camenish, Brian, $350.00; Comcast Business, $64.90; Communications Direct, $66.00; Connecting Point, $310.00; Core & Main, $590.00; Corporate Warehouse Supply, $459.75; Daley’s Super Service, $526.13; De Lange Landen Financial Services, $241.20; Efficient Billing Systems, $3,019.77; Emergency Medical Products, $959.35; Evans, Rebecca, $27.04; First Impressions, $4,754.40; Flags USA, $964.00; Ghighi, Robert, $91.35; Grainco FS, $142.64; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $401.30; Hawkins, $397.38; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; IMEA, $220,207.84; IMIC, $147,795.00; IML, $450.00; Il Valley Excavating, $11,220.00; Il. Valley Regional Dispatch, $5,586.00; Illini State Bank Mastercard, $2,029.56; Independent’s Service Company, $233.49; Inman Electric Com. $1,287.38; IVCH, $112.00; John Pohjard & Sons, $3,489.15; Johns’s Service and Sales, $113.98; King Tire, $115.00; LaFarge North America, $161.40; LaSalle Office Supply, $496.91; Link Media Outdoor, $660.00; Martin Equipment, $72.93; Mauntino Dist, $12.50; Menards, $951.98; Mertel Gravel, $998.69; Mississippi Valley Pump, $560.00; MTCO, $138.87; Newstribunte, $2,010.55; Oscar’s Automotive, $20.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,849.00; Physio=Control inc, $3,029.30, Quesse Moving, $245.66; Ragan Communication, $435.00; Rental Pros, $160.00; Republic Services, $400.00; Springfield Electric, $187.24; Billy York Sr. $56.41; Staples Credit Plan, $287.03; Steven’s Service Center, $40.00; Studstill Media, $990.00; TEST, $86.00; Connor Tilley, $7.94; USA Bluebook, $478.81; Wescheler Instruments, $733.10; WLPO/WAJK/WKOT Radio, $768.00; WTH Technology, $81.00. TOTAL $429,981.06 AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

 

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to APPROVE Ordinance 1042-111918, Ordinance Authorizing the Conveyance of Property from the City of Oglesby to Michael and Nanette Willand. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to APPROVE Ordinance 1043-111918, Ordinance Authorizing the Execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Oglesby and Illinois Valley Community College. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to APPROVE the door to door solicitation application from Alec Schwab. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT TO PLACE ON FILE the purchase of a 2019 Ford Police Interceptor at a cost of no more than $30,190.00.  AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

Commissioner Porter said that $20,000 of the cost will come from the Impound fund. They will also be trading in an older police car when purchasing this and applying those funds to the total. After delivery of the vehicle it will need a light bar, striping and radios installed. That should cost around $5,000 and will paid out of the drug forfeiture fund.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public there was none.

Commissioners and Mayor’s Report:

Rivara- None

Argubright- None

Porter- Commissioner Porter said the Police Department is accepting monetary donations for the annual Shop with a Cop Program. Officers escort eligible children and their families on a shopping trip where they can purchase items for themselves and their family members. Following the shopping trip they receive a lunch. He said that since the inception of the program they have helped 86 children and 47 families experience a more enjoyable Christmas Holiday.

Mayor Finley- Mayor thanked the Citizens and Businesses of Oglesby for putting on the Vacant Building Tour. He said that many investors came out to look at the buildings. He said they did a great job. Mayor also talked about the upcoming Whobilation on Dec 1st from 1-3. Activities include a Cindy Who Lou look alike contest, cheer chair races, carriage rides and Santa. He suggested people follow our Facebook page for more information.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE AT 7:07 pm BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY RIVARA. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

MEETING ADJOURNED.

Stacie Mertes, City Clerk

 

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