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

Agenda: July 1, 2019

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019 @ 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 June 17, 2019, Regular Meeting
  5. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment
  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  7. Appoint Amy Eitutis as City Clerk of Oglesby
  8. Appoint Fire Chief, Ron Popurella, to the IVRD Board.
  9. Senica Square Grant Approval
  10. Approve Bid for the Digester at the Waste Water Plant
  11. Place on File Ordinance 1070-071519, Amending Ordinance 1024-061818 Establishing Wages for Oglesby Ambulance Service Employees
  12. Place on File Ordinance 1071-071519, Appropriations for the City of Oglesby for the Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2019 and Ending April 30, 2020
  13. Place on File Ordinance 1072-070119, Authorizing the Issuance of a Special Use Permit for Cell Tower Construction
  14. Old Business
  15. Public Comment
  16. Commissioners’ Reports
  17. Mayor’s Report
  18. Closed Session The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of a specific employee or legal counsel for the public body
  19. Adjournment

 

Posted this 28th day of June, 2019

Patty Eichelkraut, Assistant Clerk

 

 

Meeting: June 26, 2019

PLAN COMMISSION MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019 @ 6:30 P.M.

 

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E. WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

  

  1. Opening of Meeting
  2. Roll Call
  3. Review AT&T Communications Tower
  4. Public Comment
  5. Adjournment

 

Posted this 24th day of June, 2019

Patty Eichelkraut, Assistant Clerk

 

Minutes: June 3, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2019, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY GARY PETERLIN AND ASSISTANT CLERK EICHELKRAUT.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from May 20, 2019.  AYES: CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only. No comments were made.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to accept the appointment of Commissioner Curran to the IVRD board. AYES:  CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to appoint Commissioner Argubright as the City of Oglesby IMRF Representative. AYES: CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve a $10,000 donation to the Oglesby Public Library District. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI for approval to seek bids for the digester at the Waste Water Plant. AYES: CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN for approval to hire an additional Electric Department employee. AYES: CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY CULLINAN to approve Ordinance 1066-060319, Authorizing a Contract Between the City of Oglesby and the Elks Lodge for Use of the Elks Building and Grounds.  AYES: CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1067-060319, Deleting Chapter 2.63 Library Directors, of Title 2, Administration and Personnel of the Oglesby City Code. AYES: CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CULLINAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1068-060319, Amending Chapter 2.57 Plan Commission of Title 2, Administration and Personnel, of the Oglesby city Code. AYES: CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file Ordinance 1069-061719, Establishing Licensing Procedures for Video Gaming Terminals Within the Corporate Limits of the City of Oglesby. AYES: CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CULLINAN, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve a request by Rich Baldridge of Bulldogs Bar to close a portion of South Glenn Avenue from 9:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on June 22, 2019. AYES: CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY CULLINAN to approve bills as presented AYES: CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

River Valley Turf, $5,900.00; USPS, $721.09; Jonathan Klinefelter, $528.00; Michael Padilla, $264.00; Brett Valle, $264.00; A&B Garage, $50.10; Aflac, $35.90; Airgas USA, $125.71; Altec Industries, $982.97; Ameren, $70.40; Louis Amsberg, $207.08; Anbek/Designs and Signs, $1,155.00; ASK Enterprises, $258.80; Benefit Planning Consultants, $258.80; BHMG Engineers, $1,363.57; Chapman’s Meghanical, $339.25; DeLage Landen Financial Service, $240.22; Dresbach Distributing, $231.45; Dubberstine Locksmith, $488.00; Efficient Billing Systems, $1,433.09; Emergency Medical Products, $648.53; Fastenal Company, $201.63; Feece Oil, $1,951.86; First Impression, $1,644.18; Flags USA, $522.00; Foster Coach Sales, $132.73; Grainco FS, $538.12; Halm’s Auto Parts, $386.85; Hawkins, $685.30; Health Care Service Corporation, $36,083.53; HyVee, $350.25; Illinois Public Risk Fund, $4,488.00; Illinois Valley Excavating, $370.00; Illinois Valley Regional Dispatch, $5,586.00; IV Building Trades Charitable Trust, $125.00; IVCH, $100.00; John Senica Jr., $306.82; Kendrick Pest Control, $185.00; King Tire, $110.00; Knoblauch Advertising, $334.38; Evan Knoblauch, $50.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $420.91; Martin Equipment, $107.02; Mautino Distributing, $25.00; Maze Lumber, $80.28; Menards, $530.77; Mertel Gravel, $412.00; NCPERS Group Life Insurance, $16.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $327.48; Republic Services, $27,153.28; Dominic Rivara, $548.86; Ruppert Concrete, $5,575.00; Lukas Schweickert, $50.00; Smith’s Sales and Service, $1,340.00; St. Margaret’s Health, $3.68; Standard Life Insurance, $672.00; T.E.S.T., $182.00; Technology Management Revolving Fund, $539.30; The Traffic Sign Store, $717.45; USA Bluebook, $432.74; Utility Equipment Co., $690.00; WEX Fleet Services, $3,855.92 TOTAL $113,687.50

Mayor Rivara opened the floor for Old Business. Drew Merimman stated that he found the ordinance referencing burn barrels and it does state that a burn barrel must be at least 20 feet from any structure. Drew stated that he thinks that people should be penalized for having the barrels, Attorney Peterlin reiterated that a person has to be seen breaking a city code before that can be done. Drew again requested a burn ban.

Commissioner Curran will be meeting with a company to look into fixing the current sound system that is in City Hall.

Mayor Rivara opened the floor for public comment. Tom Porter questioned the IVRD appointment of Commissioner Curran. Tom stated that it was his belief that in the reorganization of the Council responsibilities it was the responsibility of the Commissioner of Police that would be appointed to that board. Rivara stated that he would look into the concern and if there is an error it will be corrected.

 

Tom Porter’s next question was if signing the IDNR Grant required a vote and if so, why was this not voted on at this meeting. Rivara stated that he did not plan to begin any construction on Senica Square at this time but has plans to put a board together and allow the residents of Oglesby to voice their opinions through a survey that will be placed in the July utility statements. Tom again stated his question regarding a vote to enter in to an agreement. Attorney Peterlin and Commissioner Rivara stated that if a vote is needed they will be sure that a vote is done.

 

Kathy Knoblauch questioned if the City would be going out for bids on Senica Square. Rivara stated that after the committee is formed they will look at going out for bids but there is no plan to do that at this time.

 

Drew Merimman if John’s Service and Sales have the ability to park their trucks on city property for free. Rivara replied that there is a 10 year agreement regarding parking. Merimman then asked if a former city employee who is on disability is able to work. Peterlin replied each disability plan is different and if Merimman would like to submit information regarding the person in question it can be reviewed by the council. Being a possible personnel issue it would most likely be discussed in a closed session.

 

Greg Stein stated that signing the IDNR Grant document was necessary to lock in the grant since the penalty for not signing is the same as the penalty for backing out of the already signed agreement. Stein thanked the Council for donating to the Oglesby Library District. Stein questioned the wages for the new Electric Department employee including benefits. Stein corrected the agenda, Rich Baldridge had stated North Glenn Avenue but it should’ve stated South Glenn Avenue.

 

Commissioners and Mayor’s Report:

Lijewski- Congratulated the Ambulance Department for a great pork chop dinner. Sales met all of their expectations. Fire hydrants are being flushed this week and departments are developing a plan to repair the hydrants in need. Summer Fun Fest volunteers are still being encouraged to call in and sign up to help.

Curran- Streets, the street sweeper is in the shop and once it is up and running the street department will be out. Electric, Dan Moore has become eligible for retirement after working for the City of Oglesby for 20 years. Curran wishes Dan Moore the best in his future. Water, Curran met with NCICG regarding grant opportunities. The City of Oglesby has much lower water rates than the grant requires and the water rates for Oglesby are significantly lower than those of the surrounding communities. The water department has plans to update an ordinance to allow for testing to verify which sump pumps are being pumped into the sewer sanitation system.

Cullinan- Sunday there was a Police Department meeting with Chief and Assistant Chief as well as some of the other officers in attendance. Some matters were discussed, in particular, office training and scheduling. Also, some of the squad cars are being updated with cameras and computers. Each officer will be designated to a car to be responsible for and Chief will be given a car to be used at all times. Cullinan felt the meeting went well and officers seemed happy with the outcome.

Mayor Rivara- The Summer Fun Fest carnival is moving to the Electric Department lot as well as Trexler Avenue for safety purposes from the abundance of rain. Rivara stated that he’d like to try to work to bring residents together to make Senica Square work and find a happy medium.

 

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE AT 7:38 pm by LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN. AYES:CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

 

Patty Eichelkraut, Assistant Clerk

Agenda: Special Meeting 6/24/2019

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019 @ 6:30 P.M.

 

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E. WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

 

 Opening of Meeting

  1. Roll Call
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Public Comment on Agenda Items
  4. Discussion and Assessment of 2019 Summer Fun Fest
  5. Discuss Scheduling of 2019/ 2020 Events
  6. Public Comment
  7. Adjournment

 

Posted this 21st day of June, 2019

Patty Eichelkraut, Assistant Clerk

Agenda: June 17, 2019

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019 @ 7:00 P.M.

 

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E. WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

 

 Opening of Meeting

  1. Roll Call
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Approve Minutes from the June 3, 2019, Regular Meeting
  4. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment
  5. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  6. Approve Ordinance 1069-061719, Establishing Licensing Procedures for Video Gaming Terminals Within the Corporate Limits of the City of Oglesby.
  7. Approve Resolution 061719R, Appointing Authorized Agent of the City of Oglesby for the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
  8. Approve a New Request by Rich Baldridge of Bulldogs Bar to Close a Portion of South Glenn Avenue From 9:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 13, 2019.
  9. Old Business
  10. Public Comment
  11. Commissioners’ Reports
  12. Mayor’s Report
  13. Adjournment

 

Posted this 14th day of June, 2019

Patty Eichelkraut, Assistant Clerk

 

Minutes: May 20, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGURBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY ENRICO EATTONI AND ASSISTANT CLERK EICHELKRAUT.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve the regular meeting minutes from May 6, 2019.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

LIJEWSKI MADE A REQUEST TO AMEND THESE MINUTES STATING ARGUBRIGHT WAS NOT PRESENT. A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CULLINAN to approve, as corrected by Lijewski, the special meeting minutes from May 13, 2019.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve bills as presented AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Mary Batty-Jasper, $100.00; Superior Lighting, $178.50; Air One Equipment, $1,538.01; Ameren, $126.35; Aqua Smart, $3,752.54; ASK Enterprises, $1,956.00; Call One, $2,087.21; Columbia Pipe and Supply, $2,012.50; Comcast Business, $516.76; Comcast Internet, $258.46; Connecting Point, $330.00; Core and Main, $75.50; De Lage Landen Financial Service, $128.28; De’Vine Floral Designs, $50.00; Dornik Auto Body, $1,348.25; Double M Trucking, $285.00; Econo Signs, $161.88; Emergency Medical Products, $249.81; Fastenal Company, $27.84; Fence Specialties, $1,165.00; Ficek Electric, $192.50; Halm’s Auto Parts, $15.00; Hawkins, $675.80; Hinspergers Poly Industries, $1,797.05; Jade Hirschman, $50.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; IMEA, $202,334.46; Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid, $100.00; Illinois Valley Excavating, $730.00; Illini State Bank-Mastercard, $4,497.11; IVCH, $69.00; JD’s Lock and Key, $60.00; John Senica Jr., $185.35; Just In Time Pool and Spa, $7,850.00; Knoblauch Advertising, $2,294.81; LaFarge Aggregates Illinois, $310.02; LaSalle County Public Record Bulletin, $180.00; Martin Equipment of Illinois, $330.04; Menards, $266.09; MTCO, $139.87; National Seed, $1,056.00; Neopost, $482.31; News Tribune, $425.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $242.33; Perona Peterlin Andreoni and Brolley, $4,489.00; Piercy Auto Body, $125.00; Republic Services, $750.00; Sherwin Williams, $40.74; Smart Source, $2,031.30; Smith’s Sales and Service, $156.00; T.E.S.T., $16,636.33; United Rentals, $46.87; USA Bluebook, $205.04 TOTAL $265,466.47

The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only. Greg Stein questioned a bill from Knoblauch Advertising showing four repeated amounts. Assistant Clerk Eichelkraut explained that when utility statements are purchased the total cost is distributed to Water, Sewer, Electric and Sanitation.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to accept the list of board appointments prepared by Mayor Rivara (the list is attached to the minutes). AYES:  ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1062-052019, Authorizing the City of Oglesby to enter into an Illinois Cash Farm Lease. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1065-052019, Authorizing the Execution of an Option and Land Lease Agreement with the City of Oglesby and New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC (AT&T). AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the bid for the Phoenix Substation. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CULLINAN to approve Ordinance 1066-060319, Authorizing a Contract Between the City of Oglesby and the Elks Lodge for Use of the Elks Building and Grounds. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CULLINAN to approve a request from Holy Family School for assistance from the Oglesby Police Department with traffic control for the Holy Family Shuffle held on Saturday October 5, 2019. Commissioner Lijewski questioned the manpower required to assist in directing traffic. Chief Knoblauch stated that it does require all Police Officers to be on duty due to safety concerns with children crossing main roads. He also stated that Holy Family School does provide multiple volunteers to assist with traffic control as well.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Mayor Rivara stated that the next agenda item, Closed Session, would be moved to after the Mayor’s Report.

Mayor Rivara opened the floor for Old Business. It was explained that this is a new agenda item to discuss questions brought up in the previous Council Meeting. Mayor Rivara addressed the issues of burning garbage. Drew Merriman stated that he found that while driving through alleys there are multiple burn barrels in violation and are too close to structures. Rivara stated that, after clarifying with Chief Knoblauch, a fine cannot be issued unless an officer witnesses the violation.

Mayor Rivara addressed the question of a public address system. The goal is to get some issues with the current PA system worked out and have the ability to use what is already in place.

Commissioner Curran addressed the question regarding street sweeping. The Street Department will be street sweeping each week with a goal of street sweeping all of Oglesby each month.

Mayor Rivara opened the floor for public comment. Sarah Cudlip asked that grass at a property near her home be addressed. Sarah Cudlip also questioned the protocol for sounding the tornado alarm. Chief Knoblauch responded stating that the dispatch center initiates it when there is not a dispatcher working at the Oglesby Police Department.

Greg Stein stated that street signs for parking restrictions during street sweeping and snowfall have been removed. Greg also questioned the bridge weight limit on East Walnut Street. Jim Clinard responded stating that Chamlin and Associates inspects the bridge every 2 years. After the most recent inspection was submitted to the state the rating was considered low enough that the bridge required a weight limit sign.

Greg Stein mentioned a previously asked question by Tom Searls regarding farming land that is zoned residential. Commissioner Lijewski responded stating that planting crops in property zoned as residential is not permitted. Mr. Searls does have the right to address the Zoning Board of Appeals if he chooses.

Richard Vicich stated that he felt that a total burn ban was not appropriate. There are times of the year when there is no leaf removal services available and having the ability to burn can be helpful at those times. Commissioner Cullinan stated that if someone feels that burning is being done improperly or has health issues and is being affected by it then they should contact the Police Department.

Commissioners and Mayor’s Report:

Argubright- None.

Cullinan- None.

Curran- Asks that residents remember to not blow grass clippings into the streets. Commissioner Curran addressed water being shut off on and around Clark Street in order to replace valves that were not functioning properly. Pool credits will be offered this year. Commissioner Curran reminded residents that when trees are being trimmed around electrical lines they will be trimmed back significantly to avoid having to trim each year. Regarding Summer Fun Fest parking, Mr. Trovero is willing to allow the city to use his property for parking.

Lijewski- Encouraged residents to participate in supporting the Oglesby Ambulance Department while they’re out selling pork chop dinner tickets this week. Summer Fun Fest planning continues and volunteers are encouraged to contact City Hall.

Mayor Rivara- Encouraged residents to volunteer for Summer Fun Fest and thanked those who have already been working to assist in different aspects of planning. All residents are welcome to attend a webinar at City Hall hosted by Gary Peterlin on Wednesday June 22, 2019 on developing a plaza.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to enter into Closed Session for The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of a specific employee or legal counsel for the public body. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE AT 8:50 pm by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Patty Eichelkraut, Assistant Clerk

Minutes: May 6, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from April 15, 2019.  AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, ZBOROWSKI, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY ZBOROWSKI to approve bills as presented Hometown National Bank, $138,868.63; P&D Signs, $2,725.00; USPS, $717.42; Ganz Greenhouse, $349.80; City of Oglesby, $18.57; A.G. Industrial, $415.00; AFLAC, $35.90; Alexander Publications, $1,948.90; Altec Industries, $384.00; Ameren IP, $2,626.13; Anixter, $199.90; ASK Enterprises, $498.75; Mike Baracani, $169.00; Benefit Planning Consultants, $264.70; BHMG Engineers, $1,446.56; Call One, $2,083.05; Chemco Industries, $2,228.40; Comcast Business, $516.18; Comcast Cable, $163.56; Communications Direct, $683.26; Connecting Point, $382.50; Core & Main, $3,733.00; De Lage Landen Financial Service, $481.42; Dollar General Charge, $41.20; Double M Trucking, $367.50; Dresbach Distrubuting, $179.75; Economic Development Group, $1,036.60; Efficient Billing Systems, $2,110.59; Patty Eichelkraut, $111.74; Electrical Resource Management, $1,249.00; Emergency Medical Products, $190.56; EMS Industrial & Service, $346.37; ESO Solutions, $240.00; Kevin Fay, $300.00; Feece Oil, $2,350.12; Fender Menders, $139.95; Gallagher Materials, $2,614.83; Grainco FS, $369.07; Grainger, $228.97; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $333.36; Halm’s Auto Parts, $17.98; Hawkins, $1,073.30; Health Care Service Corporation, $36,674.25; Briza Henry, $716.12; Holloway’s Portable Restrooms, $320.00; Hy Vee, $116.52; Il Public Risk Fund, $4,488.00; IV Cellular, $1,003.20; IV Crime, $834.00; IV Excavating, $925.00; IV Regional Dispatch, $5,586.00; Inman Electric, $247.50; IVCH, $34.01; Jack’s Gas, $30.00; Jacob & Klein, $7,742.65; Jim’s Repair, $48.00; John Deere Financial, $159.98; John’s Service & Sales, $1,101.51; JULIE, $659.73; Kendrick Pest Control, $105.00; King Tire, $389.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $7,691.02; Knoblauch Advertising, $1,005.32; LaFarge Aggregates Illinois, $307.01; La Salle Office Supply, $200.99; MABAS Division 25, $333.00; Casey Mackay, $150.00; Martin Equipment, $300.11; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Menards, $769.48; Stacie Mertes, $300.00; Debbie Miller, $146.39; Mississippi Valley Pump, $1,750.00; Dan Moore, $330.00; Mike Naas, $300.00; NCPERS Group Life Insurance, $16.00; Samantha O’Mara-Sanchez, $245.83; Overhead Door, $1,497.00; Ray O’Herron, $4,676.28; Republic Services, $27,153.28; Rescue Direct, $653.23; Brianne Richter, $401.14; Dominic Rivara, $315.52; Sherwin Williams, $929.39; Springfield Electric, $155.75; Standard Insurance-Life, $697.62; Staples Credit, $181.14; Star Ford, $129.40; Stevens Service Center, $40.00; Streator Lawn and Garden, $482.72; Superior Lamp, $178.50; T&R Service, $806.00; TEST, $16,690.33; Technology Management Revolving Fund, $539.30; Steve Trunk, $50.00; Universal Asphalt & Excavating, $6,650.00; Universal Utility Supply, $670.94; USA Bluebook, $169.19; Verizon, $167.71; Vlastnik’s, $764.94; Western Aggregates, $381.42; WEX Fleet Services, $3,143.71 TOTAL $316,803.15

AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the April 2, 2019 Official Election Results. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

The next item on the agenda was the swearing-in of the Oglesby City Council Commissioners and Mayor. City Attorney James Andreoni administered the Oath of Office to the Mayor and the Commissioners. After being sworn in, the new Mayor and Commissioners assumed their duties.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve the Rivara’s appointments. Commissioner Argubright as Commissioner of Accounts and Finances, Commissioner Cullinan is Commissioner of Public Health and Safety, Commissioner Curran as Commissioner of Streets, Public Improvements, Electric, Water and Sewer and Commissioner Lijewski as Commissioner of Public Property, Parks, Ambulance, Fire and Human Resources. Mayor Rivara Appointed Jim Knoblauch as Police Chief, Ruth Baldin as Treasurer, Brian Spelich as Building Inspector, Burton Lavens as Electrical Inspector, John Senica Jr. as Plumbing Inspector and Sam Senica as Mechanical Inspector.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve Ordinance 1063-050619, Amending Chapter 2.03 Council of Title 2, Administration and Personnel of the Oglesby City Code. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve Ordinance 1059-050619, Authorizing Execution of a Storm Water Sewer and Easement Agreement. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to Approve Ordinance 1060-050619, Authorizing the Sale of Municipally Owned Real Estate. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to Accept a Bid for Repair of the Water Treatment Plant Roof from Sterling Roofing Company in the Amount of $19,500.00. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to Approve the Oglesby Building Grant Funding Program. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to Go Out for Re-Bid for the Substation. Bids Received on the May 26, 2019 Bid Opening Were Not To Specifications.. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to Place on File Ordinance 1062-052019, Authorizing the City of Oglesby to Enter into an Illinois Cash Farm Lease. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to Accept the Recommendations of Zoning Board of Appeals re: the Augustyniak Variance. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to Approve Ordinance 1064-050619, Granting a Variance from the Dimensional Standards of the Land Development Code (Augustyniak). AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to Place on File Ordinance 1065-052019, Authorizing the Execution of an Option and Land Lease Agreement with the City of Oglesby and New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC (AT&T). AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to Place the Phoenix Sub-station Transformer Bids on File for awarding to the Lowest Bidder at the May, 20, 2019 Oglesby City Council Meeting. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

The Mayor asked for comments from the public. Mr. Tom Searls asked whether he could be granted permission to plant cops on property currently zoned R1-Single Family Residential. The City Attorney advised Mr. Searls that agricultural production is not allowed on property zoned Single Family Residential pursuant to the provisions of the Oglesby Illinois Land Development Code. The City Attorney explained to Mr. Searls that the City Council could not grnt Mr. Searls permission to farm this property. The property in question would have to be rezoned to an agricultural district classification in order for Mr. Searls to farm the property.

Drew Merriman questioned the amount of the cash farm lease which the City of Oglesby placed on file allowing Don Siensa to farm property adjacent to the Oglesby fire Station and also reiterated his request that the City of Oglesby ban open burning within the corporate limits of the City of Oglesby.

Greg Stein asked whether he could obtain a copy of Ordinance 1063-050619, Amending Chapter 2.03 Council Title 2, Administration and Personnel of the Oglesby City Code. Mr. Stein was advised that he could stop by the City Clerk’s office on May 7, 2019 and obtain a copy of the ordinance.

Rich Rigazio asked whether the City of Oglesby could have microphones installed for amplification of the statements made by the council members during the open meeting and a podium for speakers interested in addressing the City Council.

Kathy Knoblauch addressed the council questioning why the council decided to split the duties of the Commissioner of Public Health and Safety by assigning the ambulance and the fire department to the Commission of the department of Public Property. Commissioner Lijewski responded to Kathy Knoblauch’s query by stating that she is in charge of the ambulance service because her employment background is in public health and  because she has insurance experience. Additionally, Commissioner Lijewsk responded to Kathy Knoblauch’s concern that safety would be impacted by indicating that she did not feel this change would have any adverse impact on public safety.

A resident complained about a catch basin at Columbia and Durant Street in the City of Oglesby which is filled with debris. The resident asked when the City of Oglesby is going to begin street sweeping operations. Commissioner Curran indicated that he had just been appointed this evening, but that he would check into the matter and have an answer for her at the next meeting.

Commissioners and Mayor’s Report:

Argubright- None.

Cullinan- Commissioner Cullinan thanked the people who were present at the swearing-in and also expressed his thanks to the old council.

Curran- Commissioner Curran stated that he wanted to thank the out-going City Council for all of their hard work on behalf of the City of Oglesby and he offered his congratulations to the new members of the Oglesby City Council.

Lijewski- Commissioner Lijewski stated that she looked forward to working with the parks, the pool and public property, as well as human resource matters for the City of Oglesby. Commissioner Lijewsk also indicated that she wanted to assure the members of the public that the City of Oglesby will have a Summer Fun Fest this summer.

Mayor Rivara- Mayor Rivara read a statement thanking the people of Oglesby for the opportunity to serve the City of Oglesby. Mayor Rivara also thanked Mayor Finley and the previous commissioners who had served the City of Oglesby for the last four years. Mayor Rivara also indicated that there would be a special meeting of the Oglesby City Council on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting would be to organize the Summer Fun Fest. Mayor Rivara directed the Oglesby City Clerk’s Office to post a notice of this meeting and agenda. A copy of Mayor Rivara’s statement is attached to these minutes.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE AT 8:00 pm by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

James Andreoni, City Attorney

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