A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.
PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY JIM ANDREONI AND ASSISTANT CLERK EICHELKRAUT.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from June 17, 2019. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve bills as presented AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. ABSTAIN: CULLINAN
Nicholas Pearse, $155.03; IVCC, $6,279.09; LP Township High School, $11,897.66; Oglesby Grade Schools, $20,587.87; Dale Washkowiak, $4,440.63; USPS, $704.11; Advertising Consultants, $275.00; AEA, $1,100.00; Altorfer Industries, $387.72; Ameren, $127.75; ASK Enterprises, $3,901.80; Benefit Planning Consultants, $258.80; Bob’s Business, $113.11; BSN Sports, $52.47; Cargill Inc., $7,246.22; Chamlin and Associates, $1,752.00; Austin Cullinan, $546.85; Kim Curran, $63.61; DeLAge Landen Financial Service, $22.97; Dinges Fire Company, $1,366.20; Dresbach Distributing, $199.70; Eagle Engraving, $33.80; Emiling Canvas Products, $2,000.00; Ficek Electric, $82.00; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $38.18; Halm’s Auto Parts, $95.92; Hawkins, $1,773.20; Health Care Service Corporation, $36,083.53; Hopkins and Associates, $11,900.00; IEPA Bureau of Water, $8,500.00; IL Prosecutor Services, $150.00; IL Public Risk Fund, $4,488.00; Impact Networking, $58.79; Itron, $823.89; IVCH, $225.26; John Deere Financial, $315.88; John Senica Jr., 269.99; John’s Service and Sales, $266.90; Kendrick Pest Control, $105.00; Kilday Baxter and Associates, $3,975.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $5,792.86; Knoblauch Advertising, $467.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $15.99; Martel Electronics, $4,514.99; Martin Equipment, $933.87; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Menards, $887.95; Mertel Gravel, $306.75; Myer Equipment and Repair, $1,181.15; NCICG, $1,137.30; NCPERS Group Life Insurance, $96.00; Neopost, $1,000.00; News Tribune, $248.65; Oscar’s Automotive, $31.55; Porter Lee Corporation, $7,503.00; Power Line Supply, $12,750.00; Pure Technologies US, $19,135.00; Ray O’Herron, $2,471.82; Rental Pros, $1,231.97; Dominic Rivara, $161.24; Smart Source, $2,825.72; Ashton Smith, $172.42; Springfield Electric Supply, $205.22; Standard Insurance-Life, $672.00; Stevens Service Center, $40.00; T.E.S.T., $96.00; Technology Management Revolving Fund, $539.30; Toedter Oil, $1,172.80; USA Bluebook, $411.60; Verizon, $167.96; Vortex Technologies, $720.00; Patrick J. Watson, $1,470.00; WEX Fleet Services, $4,869.28 TOTAL $205,905.82
The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only.
Greg Stein asked if the 50/50 amount on the current bills was before or after taxes. Argubright responded that taxes were paid from the winnings. Stein questioned a bill for a barcode reader and scanner. Chief Knoblauch stated that it is a piece of equipment used to process evidence. Stein then asked how utility bills are printed. If they are done in-house or sent to a third party printer for printing, sorting and mailing.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to appoint Amy Eitutis as City Clerk of Oglesby. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA
A MOTION WAS MADE BY CULLINAN, SECONDED BY CURRAN to appoint Fire Chief, Ron Popurella, to the IVRD Board. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the Senica Square Grant approval. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file the bid for the digester at the Waste Water Plant. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.
A MOTION WAS BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to table Ordinance 1070-071519, Amending Ordinance 1024-061818 Establishing Wages for Oglesby Ambulance Service Employees. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to 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. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to place on file Ordinance 1072-071519, Authorizing the Issuance of a Special Use Permit for Cell Tower Construction. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA
Mayor Rivara opened the floor for Old Business. There was none.
Mayor Rivara opened the floor for public comment.
Drew Merriman asked how much the city will receive for rent from AT&T for the property that is being used to hold a cell tower. Andreoni stated that he did not have an exact amount but that it would be comparable to what the city receives from Verizon.
Greg Stein asked if the cell tower will be 4G or 5G. Andreoni stated that he did not have an exact answer. Greg then corrected the agenda. At the bottom of the agenda it stated posted as of July 28 and should have said June 28.
Tom Porter again questioned the ordinance explaining the duties of the council. Tom suggested that the ordinance be corrected to show the change in which council member would be the representative on the IVRD board. Andreoni stated that ordinance would be amended.
Kathy Knoblauch stated that she had received the Senica Square survey in the mail and was very disappointed. She stated that it was negative and did not state the facts regarding the development of Senica Square. She stated that the purpose for developing Senica Square is to draw in tourists from the state parks and local hotels and in turn bringing revenue to the current downtown businesses.
Lijewski-The Park Board will be having a meeting July 8th at 7:00 p.m. Ambulance received one hundred calls in June, 56 being for assistance. Fire had seventeen call-outs in June. Regarding the training incident at the canoe landing, the occurrence was caused by an error with applying a high pressure hose to a low pressure fitting. The employees that had received injuries are doing well.
Curran-T.E.S.T. has been working on the fire hydrants and locating the problem areas. Out of the seventeen initial non-functioning hydrants, there are only five actually non-functional. The Street Department has the street sweeper back and will be out street sweeping. Curran is in the process of getting some street repair projects identified. There are some repairs happening at the sub station to prepare for the new sub that will be coming in. The Electric Department will be replacing street lights with LED lights. A grant will be used for reimbursement once the LED lights are installed.
Mayor Rivara-The final figures for Summer Fun Fest 2019 have not been completed yet. Invoices are still coming. The 50/50 drawing will start with a $6,000 jackpot.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to enter in to closed session at 7:01 p.m. 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 8:10 pm by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CULLINAN. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.
Patty Eichelkraut, Assistant Clerk