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

Agenda: October 7, 2019

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019 @ 7:00 P.M.

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E. WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

 

  1. Opening of Meeting
  1. Roll Call
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  1. Approve Minutes from the September 16, 2019 Regular Meeting
  1. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  1. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment
  1. Approval of Quarterly Building Permits Report
  1. Place on file Ordinance 1086-102119 Public Comment at Council and Committee Meetings
  1. Place on file Ordinance 1087-102119 Bonus for Asst. City Clerk Patty Eichelkraut.
  1. Place on file Ordinance 1088-102119 Agreement between the City of Oglesby & IBEW 51 Electrical Workers.
  1. Place on file bid received for Prospect Street Water Main Improvement Repairs.
  1. Approve applications to install solar installation in residential homes.
  1. Approve purchase of property located at 246 E. Walnut Street for the cost of $ 1.00 to the City of Oglesby.
  1. Approve request from Oglesby Public Schools to block a portion of Bennett Avenue by Mormon Street on 10/31/2019 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. for Halloween parade.
  1. Old Business
  1. Public Comment
  1. Commissioners’ Reports
  1. Mayor’s Report
  1. Closed Session The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of a specific employee or legal counsel for the public body. Also, collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representative, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.
  1. Adjournment

Posted this 4th day of October 2019, Amy Eitutis City Clerk                                                                                                               

Meeting Minutes September 3, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 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 CITY CLERK EITUTIS.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from August 19, 2019.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

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

AEA $5,175.00; AFLAC $35.90; Airgaas, $5.58; Amern IP $159.75; Aqua Smart $3,763.85; ASK Enterprises $ 1,737.00; Benefit  Planning Consultant , Inc. $252.90; Blue Cross/BlueShield $ 36,083.53; Brownlee Data Systems $ 880.00; BSN Sports $ 325.65; Charles Carroll Jr. $ 118.33; Columbia Pipe & Supply $ 2,187.02; Comcast Business $ 495.35; Controlled F.O.R.C.E. $ 670.00; Core & Main $ 5,308.00; De Lage Financial Services $ 292.12; Dresbach Distributing $ 296.70; Eagle Engraving $ 43.40; Efficient Billing Systems, Inc. $ 1,487.25; Electro Industries $ 2,520.00; Electronic Supply $ 2,520.00; Emergency Medical Products $ 674.94; Fastenal Company $ 74.48; Fletcher-Reinhardt Co. $ 1,949.40; Grainco FS $ 458.00; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair $ 256.46; Hawkins Inc $ 915.60; Hygienic Institute $ 355.55; Hy-Vee Inc. $ 325.02; Il Labor Law $ 79.50; Il Public Risk Fund $ 4,488.00; ILEAS $ 60.00; Illini State Bank $ 1,367.12; IVCH $ 7.85; John Senica Jr. $ 4.99; Anna Johnson $ 409.80; Kendrick Pest Control $ 105.00; Kilday, Baxter & Assoc. $ 2,515.00; King Tire $ 30.00; Kittlison’s Garage $ 341.50; Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins $ 79.50; Jonathan Klinefelter 475.40; Knoblauch Advertising $ 1,553.28; Kramarsic Law Office $ 450.00; Lafarge Aggregates IL $ 51.35; Lasalle Office Supply $ 258.02; Mautino Distributing     $ 13.00; Maze Lumber $ 133.80; Menards $ 116.08; Mertel Gravel Co. $ 394.44; Mississippi Valley Pump $ 3,004.00; Myer Equipment & Repair $ 1,029.06; NCPERS Group Life Ins. $ 16.00; Nighthawk Total Control $ 2,4,24.96; Pomp’s Tire $ 568.36; Republic Services $ 27,315.68; Chuck Reynolds (Cruisin’ Against Cancer) $500.00; Rush Power Systems $ 650.00; Stevens Service Center $ 420.00; Sunrise Supply $ 60.15; TEST $ 212.00; The Standard $ 1,395..24;  United Rentals $ 158.83; USA Bluebook $ 49.90; Wex Fleet Services $ 3,574.19; Witmer Public Safety $ 709.47 ~~ Totals : $ 127,187.94.

Public comments on agenda items only.  Drew Merriman asks if we are on item #6.  Mayor Rivara responds, not yet.  Mayor Rivara addresses the Council and Public.  He asks that anyone wishing to speak come to the podium and limit their time.  Mayor Rivara reads a prepared statement regarding issues.  Mayor Rivara references an e-mail from Commissioner Cullinan to Chief Knoblauch.    Argubright comments that “he thought it was a debate and that it is pretty one-sided.”  Drew Merriman addresses the Council, he discusses the Ordinances placed on the agenda and also his concerns regarding Officer Brett Valle.  Greg Stein addresses the Council regarding changes duties of the Council Members and asked to have specific Ordinances placed on file he also mentions current job openings within the City.  Julie Ajster states that she is not aware of an Ordinance regarding a time limit to public speaking. Ajster cites her reasons as to why she has concerns with passing Ordinances that are listed on the agenda.  Kathy Frederick addresses the Council and gives her opinions about Tom Porter, Jim Cullinan and Chief Knoblauch.  Kathy Frederick questions Commissioner Lijewski how she would handle the situation if it were her department.  She states that it is a travesty.  Mayor Rivara gives explanations about how the proposed Ordinances came to be.  Discussion continues back and forth between Kathy Frederick and Mayor Rivara.  Commissioner Lijewski also offers some explanation/examples that have lead up to the proposed Ordinances.  Commissioner Cullinan talks about how he handled the proposed policy changes and how they came about. He talks about intimidation, the 10-6 checking in and building checks.  He speaks about the morale within the Police Department.  He states how he had to fight to get on the ballot and is now fighting to run his department.  Mayor Rivara questions Commissioner Cullinan about policy changes and how to resolve them.  Cullinan goes on to give his thoughts and how no one wants to come to Oglesby.   Cullinan said the Officers don’t have to be scolded; Mayor asked who has? As to which Cullinan responded “no one yet, give it time.”  Amy Stone (Officer Bob Stone’s wife) addresses the Council as to why Cullinan is a good fit as the Commissioner.  She went on to continue about how Commissioner Cullinan has been involved within the Department since he took office. Ms. Stone states that no one has looked into the issues within the Police Department.    Commissioner Lijewski responds to that by stating that she did, in fact, try and meet with Cullinan with no response from him.  Cullinan responds saying that HR doesn’t work.  Discussion between Cullinan & Lijewski continues.  Tom Porter addresses the Council.  He discusses how the Mayor has the power to bring issues within the department to the Council.  He then gives explanation regarding Brett Valle.  Julie Ajster addresses the Council with concerns regarding violating the OMA, policy changes, fears of retaliation within the Police department and what the issues are in her opinion.  Flossie Argubright speaks regarding business checks.  Wendy Baima addresses the Council. She expresses her concerns for the discord happening within the City and asks for it to stop and for the Chief Knoblauch and Commissioner to work together.  Ms. Baima gives her opinion about the state of the town and how it is deterring people from living/opening businesses here.  George Cullinan addresses the Council regarding the business checks on how the numbers do not matter, that the quality of them does.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve Ordinance 1074-090319 amending ordinance 1063-050619 amending various provisions of Chapter 2.03, Council of Title 2 Administration and personnel of the Oglesby city code. AYES: CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. NAYS: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1078-090319 authorizing the execution of a water easement and agreement. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve Ordinance 1079-090319 authorizing the execution of a storm water sewer & easement agreement. AYES:  ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, CURRAN recommends a discussion be held in regards to approve Ordinance 1082-090319 Amending Ordinance 1063-050619 Entitled an Ordinance Amending Various Provisions of Chapter 2.03 Council Title 2, Administration and Personnel of the Oglesby City Code.

Mayor Rivara explains his hopes are to have the Chief and Commissioner be able to work together that there is no line of communication.  Lijewski explains how everyone needs to work together to bring the department together (Chief, Cullinas and Officers).  Cullinan discusses the lack of communication between him and Chief Knoblauch.  Lijewski states there needs to be respect to which Cullinan replies there is none.  Argubright gives his opinion on the matter.  Curran speaks about the issues. Cullinan interjects. Curran gives his thoughts about how the Council decided which authority each Commissioner should have based on their skill sets.  Curran states that he believes the Commissioners should be going to each other.  Mayor Rivara discusses how a meeting was held with the officers and how past issues were brought up.  Mayor Rivara said he will do whatever it takes to fix the issues and how to move forward.  Cullinan states how doesn’t feel that he is getting help from the other Council members and how he feels it is unfair the way the agenda set and that he had no knowledge of the proposed Ordinance.  Curran discusses a 06/01/2019 meeting he had with Cullinan and an officer in which he suggested calling Chief Knoblauch and that didn’t happen.  Cullinan stated at the time he didn’t want to bother the Chief.  Discussion between Curran & Cullinan continues regarding giving help to him with matters within the Police Department.  Curran states that he has offered help and suggestions to which Cullinan did not take.  Cullinan said something has to be done.  Curran asks for a solution from Cullinan.  Mayor Rivara voices his concerns about the Police Department and why there are issues with policies in place.  Cullinan said the Officers are now refusing to meet with anyone because nothing is being done.  Discussion between Cullinan and Mayor Rivara continues.  Lijewski states how she would have asked for help.  Discussion continues between Cullinan and Lijewski.  Lijewski discusses the use of social media in regards to Cullinan.  Argubright speaks up about needing to take action.  Mayor Rivara addresses Officers in the crowd specifically Padilla, Stone and Margis.  Cullinan feels all officers should be involved.  Mayor Rivara asks those specific officers to help give input on how to work the issues out. Officer Padilla addresses the Mayor and states that they will be willing to try and gather information and report back with it.  Arguments continue between Cullinan and Mayor Rivara.  Again a MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to table the Ordinance. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHTI, to table the Ordinance. CURRAN Amending Chapter 2.33 Police Department of Title 2, Administration and Personnel of the Oglesby City Code. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  The Mayor asks for a commitment from everyone involved to table this and that no action will be taken on this matter.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file Ordinance 1080-091619 Approving and Adopting and Extension for the Completion of the Oglesby Tax Increment Financing District V Redevelopment Project Area, Plan, Projects and Obligations.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHTI to place on file Ordinance 1081-091619 Authorizing Golf Carts/Neighborhood Vehicles for Use Within the Corporate Limits of the City of Oglesby.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Mayor Rivara explains that the City is trying to get a jump start on the West gate to Starved Rock.  Argubright also gives explanation in regards that this is a start to that as well.  Curran agrees, and says that he has some concerns about some of the items in the Ordinance.  Lijewski gives her opinion too.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to place on file Ordinance 1084-091619 Establishing Fees for Provisions for Disposal of Tree Branches and Lawn Care Refuse.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Mayor Rivara notes that the Ordinance reads a $35.00 fee; it will be changed to $50.00.  Curran states that there is a previous Ordinance that addresses part of the areas in the new Ordinance; Atty. Andreoni notes the change in the fee from $35.00 to $50.00.

A MOTION WAS BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file bids for Park Road Improvement Project.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Curran gives the bid figures of $74,300.00 and $85,600.00.  The bid was awarded to Advanced Asphalt.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file bids for North 25th Road Improvement Project. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Atty. Andreoni reminds that it will need to be awarded at the next Council meeting.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to draft a discussion regarding letters to residents discussing sanitary sewer illegal storm water connections drafter by Attorney Andreoni. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Curran gives explanation as to what led to the drafting of said letter.  Rick Rigazio asks what the City will do if the City finds an illegal hookup?  Curran explains they can fix it or be fined.  Discussion between Mr. Rigazio and Curran continue.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve Starved Rock Runners Club to use the city streets on 11/28/2019 for the annual Turkey Trot.

AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Old Business: none.

Public Comment: Greg Stein comments about how certain personnel matters should be held behind closed doors.  He suggests the PD officers vote on how to handle.  Stein goes on to give his opinion about how to handle personnel issues.  Stein always gives his opinions about how the meeting was handled.  Rick Rigazio gives his opinions on the election and the current state of the Police Department.  Comments are made from the crowd.  Julie Ajster addresses the Council in regards to Ordinances and also discusses FOIA requests and lack of communication.

Commissioner’s Reports:

Argubright- none.

Lijewski- discusses the mileage concerns about the ambulance and repairs, the number of call outs, and the completion of the tiling of Gandolfi Field which should help with flooding

Curran- electric lines  & poles have been repaired.  Wire Mesh issues were discussed in regards to the flickering lights and that that will be fixed soon, the fixing of the transformer will fix the issue.  There is a generator at the Waste Water plant that will be moved over to the Electric Dept. for their use (once fixed $ 17,000.00).  It will help when having to turn power off to keep some homes up and running.  Curran discussed utility bills also, nighthawk readers and how information is collected.  A water rate study is going to be conducted by Chamlin’s.  There will be a water shut off on 10/14/19 (Mormon & Columbia).  GATA portal was discussed and that the City has access to it in regards to grant information.

Cullinan-discusses the detailing of the police cars and installation of lights on the running boards.  The police officers feel it is more effective.

Mayor Rivara-talks about the utility bills and the energy cuts and how it will effect Oglesby.  That 32% of base load energy is being shut down.  The Mayor thanks everyone for coming and acting in a professional manner.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE AT 9:00 pm by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Agenda: September 16, 2019

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 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 September 3, 2019 Regular Meeting
  5. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment
  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  7. Presentation of Annual Financial Report by Joel Hopkins, CPA.
  8. Approve Ordinance 1080-091619 Approving and Adopting an Extension for the Completion of the Oglesby Tax Increment Financing District V Redevelopment Project Area, Plan, Projects and Obligations.
  9. Approve Ordinance 1081-091619 Authorizing Golf Carts/Neighborhood Vehicles for Use Within the Corporate Limits of the City of Oglesby.
  10. Approve Ordinance 1084-091619 Establishing Fees for Provisions for Disposal of Tree Branches and Lawn Care Refuse.
  11. Place on File Ordinance 1085-092319 Amending Chapter 3.2, Municipal Service Occupation Tax of Title 3, Revenue and Finance of the Oglesby City Code by Imposing a Municipal Cannabis Retailers’ Occupation Tax
  12. Approve bid of Advanced Asphalt for 2019 street programs on Park Rd and N. 25th
  13. Approval to seek bids for the Prospect Street Water Main Improvement Project.
  14. Request from L-P High School 1979 Class Reunion for a raffle license.
  15. Old Business
  16. Public Comment
  17. Commissioners’ Reports
  18. Mayor’s Report
  19. Closed Session The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of a specific employee or legal counsel for the public body. Also, collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representative, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.
  20.  Adjournment

 

 

 

Posted this 13th day of September 2019, Amy Eitutis City Clerk

Minutes August 19, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 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 CITY CLERK EITUTIS.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from August 5, 2019.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

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

Nick Carrico $ 11,020.00; BCBS $ 36,083.53; Comcast Internet $ 350.75; Comcast Business $ 1,283.55; Becky Clinard $ 256.64; ATD of Lasalle County $ 700.00’ Airgas $ 186.09; Anixter Inc. $ 1,056.84; ASK Enterprises $ 3,981.75; Boehm Bros. $ 620.00; Call One $ 2,2,15.24; Melanie Carlile $ 50.00 Central Millwright $ 1,874.59; Chamilin & Assoc. $ 1,902.00; Chemco Business $ 2,721.40; Nick Cincotti $ 222.28; Columbia Pipe $ 3709.69; Complete Integration & Service $ 625.00; Connecting Point $ 1,278.75; Corporate Warehouse & Supply $ 919.70; Debo Ace $ 103.67; Dinges Fire $ 939.78; Econo Signs $ 304.55; Cathie Edens $ 8.01; Amy Eitutis $ 232.92; Electronic Supply Inc. $ 4,107.92; Emergency Medical Products $ 267.45; Fastenal Company $ 158.65 ; Feece Oil Co. $ 2,441.86; Dan Fitzgerald $ 225.00; Fletcher-Reinhardt $ 1,400.00; Global Emergency $ 307.50; H & S Contracting $ 9,631.25; Halm’s Auto Repair $ 15.98; Amber Hansen $ 103.01; Hawkins $ 1,027.50; IV Net $ 99.00; Il Assoc. of Chiefs $ 79.00; Il Municipal Agency $ 335,476.02; Il Valley Excavating $ 4,4913.10; IVRD $ 5,865.00; John Senica Jr. $ 398.06; John’s Sales & Service $ 89.29; Kelly Sauder Equip. $ 713.46; Korte and Turpen Tree Service $ 1,750.00; LaFarge Aggregates $ 332.02; LandComp Landfill $ 9,011.74; Martin Equip $ 114.51; Menards $ 1,008.08; Mendota Reporter $ 175.00; Carleen Mosbach $ 1,001.33; MTCO $ 139.87, Neopost $ 221.99; Newstribune $ 310.00; Oscar’s Automotive $ 311.50; OSF St. Francis $ 332.50; Overhead Door Co. $ 110.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni $ 3,135.75; Pomps Tire $ 1,154.44; Rental Pros $ 160.00; Sherwin Williams $  153.60; Springfield Electric Supply $ 131.99; Standard Insurance $ 3,627.03; Sunrise Supply $ 42.19; Superior Lighting $2,394.00; TEST Inc. $ 16,812.33; USA Bluebook $ 236.18; Verizon $ 167.78; Western Sand & Gravel $ 165.00; WLP/WAJK/WKOT $ 100.00; Xylem Ltd. $ 3,541.25 Totals: $ 453,934.00

Public comments on agenda items only.  Drew Merriman asks about the meeting on 08/14/19 that was held in regards to Senica Square and when the public will know the number of surveys that were returned and questions how many are sent out every month.  Mayor Rivara states less than 400 returned and it was overwhelming determined that the people did not want to go ahead with Senica Square as it was designed.  Committee wanted to look into it further to what the actual costs will be, that is why a decision has been to put the project out for bid.  Per the Mayor, his notes read the costs to build are 1.4 million others thought the costs to be $800,000.  The Mayor wants to see what the contract bids will be.  Merriman questions if there will be additional costs to place the project out for bids to which the Mayor replied yes, not $50,000 though.

Merriman questions that if the majority of the people don’t want the project why go ahead with it?  Mayor replies to get them answer as to how much it will costs.  Greg Stein asks if there will be different levels to the bid process.  Mayor responds yes, it may be modified and things can be changed.  Mayor cited an example of a stage.

George Cullinan asked where the Council stood on the park itself. Does the Council want to see an improvement and put money in to it?  Mayor said the majority of the people want to see something there but don’t want to spend a lot of money.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to grant permission for the Knight of Columbus for a tootsie roll drive to be held on 09/21/2019.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CULLINAN, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve a $500.00 donation to the 8th Annual Cruisin’ Against Cancer to be held on 09/28/19. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 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 CURRAN to approve Ordinance 1076-081919 establishing the salary & benefits to the Oglesby City Clerk. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1077-081919 establishing a speed & weight limit and prohibiting dumping on the Ed Hand Highway Canoe Landing Acess Road. AYES:  ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWKI SECONDED BY CURRAN to seek bids for the construction of Senica Square and for the costs of maintenance for further committee evaluation.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to seek bids for Park Avenue & North 25th Rd ad adjoining intersections.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT for authorization to purchase parts to replace trickling water filter.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI for authorization of emergency repair of Park Avenue sanitary line.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Curran gives explanation about the process.  Argubright asks what the costs are, to which Curran responds $26,000.00.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file Ordinance 1078-090319 authorization of the execution of a water easement agreement. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Curran gives explanation about the process.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file Ordinance 1079-090319 authorization of the execution of a water easement agreement. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Curran gives explanation about the process.

A discussion was held regarding establishing an Ordinance to establish fees for provision for disposal of tree branches & lawn refuse. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Atty. Andreoni gives explanation about the drafting of a possible Ordinance ($35).  Curran also gives explanation as to his thoughts behind establishing an Ordinance. Argubright questions what two City employees would costs to provide the service.  Rivara said that the City is looking for a solution.

Mayor Rivara announced that John Pohar & Sons had been awarded the Park Ave Sanitary project. Atty.  Andreoni said that a motion should be made awarding the project to John Pohar & Sons.  A MMOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to award the Park Ave. Sanitary project to John Pohar & Sons.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Mayor Rivara opened the floor for Old Business. Discussed was the Canoe Landing and the installation of a new reflective sign.

Public comments: Drew Merriman thanks Curran for the installation of the microphone and podium. Drew Merriman discusses new employee Mario Carretto and the option to hire someone right out of the journeyman lineman school.  Curran responds by saying the issue is the wage offered by the City.  Mayor Rivara gives explanation about this issue.  Drew Merriman discusses a former employee that has since retired from the City.  Curran talks about the hiring process.  Mayor Rivara asks public to please use the podium when speaking.  Greg Stein goes to the podium and gives his opinion about the apprentice hiring.  Greg Stein also gives his suggestion about printing the invoice register on both sides of the paper to save paper.  Tom Porter questions the fact that that Ordinance 1074-090319 was placed on file but not voted on.  He also said that the meeting minutes were done incorrectly.  A citizen questions the Ordinances that refer to Park Avenue and Park Road on the agenda.  Wondering if they are the same road?  A citizen comes to the podium with concerns about fireworks that are being lit within the city.  Chief Knoblauch suggests that when that happens to call the Police and they will try to handle it.  Mayor Rivara asks the citizen to please talk to Chief Knoblauch after the council meeting.

Commissioner’s Reports:

Argubright- none.

Lijewski-received a thank you note from South Bound and Company in regards to Summerfest and all that the City did for the band.  Summer recreations are officially closed as is the Pool.  The Parks Department extends it’ thanks to the residents for their support of the programs.  Parks Dept. is looking into tiling Gandolfi field because of the flooding in the back.  One estimate was around $9,000.  Fire Department has received a 50/50 Grant for dual response gear.  The amount is $14,000 to which the Fire Department’s share would be $7,000.  Nothing to report on behalf of the Ambulance Department.

Curran- Electric Dept:  on 08/20/19 the remaining 4 grids/transformers will be upgraded south of the substation.  Appx. 15 houses will be effected for about 2-3 hours.  Poles will be moved also.  Water Dept:  Mormon Street isolation valve was to be replaced on 08/23/19 but will be put on hold until 10/14/19.  Three other valves still need to be replaced on S. Columbia, N. School & Jordan and N. School & Florence street areas in appx. 2 weeks.  Chipping will be held on 08/23/19 due to recent storm.

Cullinan-none.

Mayor Rivara-  City is looking to get qualified help to the Electric Dept.

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

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Minutes August 5, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2019, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY JIM ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS. CULLINAN NOT PRESENT

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS OBSERVED IN HONOR OF THE VICTIMS IN TEXAS AND OHIO PER MAYOR RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve the regular meeting minutes from July 15, 2019.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

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

Morrow Brothers $29,310; Lasalle County Clerk $17.00; USPS $ 706.40; A&B  Garage $782.93;          AFLAC $ 71.80; Airgas $72.09; Ameren IP $ 1,934.72; Anixter $ 659.60; Apple Press $ 75.00; Arrow Internaitional  $194.50; ASK Enterprises $ 1,255.00; Benefit Planning Consultants $ 252.90; BHMG Engineers $ 1,952.92; Blue Cross Blue Shield $ 36,083.53; Bob’s Business $ 391.17; Call One $ 2,082.27; Cargill $ 22,581.34; Chamlin & Assoc. $447.00; Chapman’s Mechanical $ 376.25; Civic Systems $ 2,781.00; Columbia Pipe $ 1,620.51; Comcast Business $ 762.13; Complete Integration & Service $  7,900.00; Connectin Point $ 1,259.00; Core & Main $ 648.50; Cyclops Welding $ 1,186.00; Days Inn Oglesby $ 712.80; DeLage Landen Financial $ 353.04; Debo Ace Hardware $ 36.25; De’Vine Florals $100.00; Dorner Company $ 1,261.95; Double M Trucking $ 415.00; Dresbach Dist. $ 388.25; Edens, Cathie $ 55.98; Efficient Billing Systems $ 2,446.66; Eitutis, Amy $ 69.60; Emergency Medical Products $ 1,958.44; Fastenal Company $ 413.05; Feece Oil $ 2,48.81; Ficek Electric $ 133.00; First Impression $ 2,100.34; Flags UAS $ 713.00; Foster Coach Sales $ 23.46; Gettysburg Flag Works $ 177.09; Global Emergency Prod. $ 199.72; Grainco FS $ 497.70; Grivetti, Sandra $ 50.00 ; Halm’s Auto Payments $ 540.81; Hawkins $3,696.40; Holloway’s Portable Restroom $ 840.00; Hy-Vee Inc. $ 155.43; IL Fiber Resources $ 3,300.00; Il Mun. Elec. Agency $ 288,724.50; Il Public Risk Fund $ 4,488.00; IV Cellular $ 1,053.16; IVRD $ 5,586.00; Illini State Bank – Police MC $ 610.27; Illini State Bank $ 1,822.78; IRBY Elec. Distributor $ 1,409.82; IVCH $148.00; IVCH Foundation $100.00 ; Jack’s Gas  $ 60.00; JD’s Lock & Key $ 30.00 ; John Deere Financial $ 274.72; John Senica Jr. $ 253.57; Johns Service & Sales $ 450.00; Just Masonry $ 2,150.00; Kendrick Pest Control $ 185.00; Kilday & Baxter $ 6,64.25; Kirby Built $3,138.82; Kittilson’s Garage $ 1,096.48; Knoblauch Advertising $ 55.00; Lafarge Aggregates $ 238.51; Lasalle Office Supply $ 289.62; Machinery Maintenance $ 7,542.14; Marine Biochemists $ 932.53; Martin Equip $ 198.38; Matejewski, Misty $ 148.52; Mautino Dist. $ 51.50; Maze Lumber $ 143.14; Menards $ 393.51; Mississippi Valley Pump $ 15,552.00; Motion Industries $ 184.68; MTCS $ 139.87; Myer Equipment         $ 191.76; NCICG $ 35.00; NCPERS Groud $ 16.00; Nicosia, Dawn $ 202.51; PF Pettibone $ 319.25; Peru Greenhouse $ 235.00; Republic Services $ 28,239.78; Shoupp, Heather $ 62.84; SKI Sealcoating $ 15,735.48; Smart Source $ 2,731.91, Smith’s Sales & Service $ 80.00; Springfield Electric $ 973.06; St. Margaret’s Health $ 41.50; Standard Insurance $ 697.62; Staples Credit Plan $ 269.64; Star Ford Lincoln $270.78; Starved Rock Communications $ 480.00; Stewart Spreading $ 48,500.00; Streator Lawn & Garden $ 150.44; Studstill Media $ 2,365.00; TEST $ 232.00; Technology Mgmnt $ 539.30; United Rentals $ 2,741.37; Universal Asphalt $ 12,200.00; USA Bluebook $ 224.98; Western Aggregates LLC $ 324.09; WEX Fleet $ 4,008.26;   Grosenbach’s $ 1,434.00; De’Vine Floral $ 5,200.00  TOTAL $ 612,070.81

Public comments on agenda items only.  There were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1073-080519 and Ordinance amending Ordinance 1069-061719 entitled an Ordinance establishing licensing procedures for video gaming terminal within the limits of the city of Oglesby.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to grant permission for the LP Band Parent Association to hold door-to-door candy sales on 09/10/2019.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file Ordinance 1076-081919 establishing the salary & benefits to be paid to the City Clerk.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file Ordinance 1077-081919 establishing a speed & weight limit and prohibiting dumping on the Ed Hand Highway Canoe Landing Acess Road. AYES:  ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY CURRAN to pass Resolution R080519, authorizing permanent transfer among city funds. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to pass Resolution R080519-1, to appropriate Motor Fuel Tax Money to pave streets. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to pass Resolution R080519-2, to appropriate Motor Fuel Tax Money to pave streets AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file an Agreement for Engineering Services for water main replacement on Prospect Street. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Mayor Rivara opened the floor for Old Business. Discussed was the Canoe Landing and the possibility of installing cameras at the landing.

Public comments: Acknowledge of the City’s Baseball team.  Greg Stein questioned the exemption of large vehicles and the weight limit restrictions at the landing.  Greg Stein makes comments about the sign at the Landing.  He would like to see a sign be installed at the Canoe Landing.  Drew Merriman would like to see a freeze and all department’s wages.  He makes comment’s regarding retiree’s monthly wages.  Mayor Rivara states employees have been given a 2% increase and few have been given more.  Mayor Rivara explains that we cannot hire a journeyman lineman at our current wage.  Drew Merriman comments about what City employees are doing throughout the day.  Mayor Rivara stated the employees are doing a job.  Drew Merriman brings to questions the use and safety of the John Deere ATV’s and the lack of insurance.  Commissioner Argubright stated he believes they are insured.  Drew Merriman questions the safety and use of them again.  Mayor Rivara stated that Bob Ghighi does address any issues with safety.

Commissioner’s Reports:

Argubright- The final figures for Summer Fun Fest 2019 were inaccurate.  The actual total was $ 20,458.84.  Argubright stated that the City is applying for a grant for the boat landing.  Reports and receipts are being gathered for this.

Lijewski- Discussed that a city vehicle is no longer in service and that it would not be replaced at this time that the Parks Dept would be using an older vehicle that is not needed.  The Fire dept. had 14 calls, similar to July.  The Ambulance dept. had 94 calls in July.

Curran-discussed the Water dept.  The digester has been cleaned.  There is piping being repaired.  There will be re-piping done at the Water Plant as well.  A water main break on Mormon happened.  Citizen contact about the culvert on Mormon street.  Engineers were called to look at it, it appeared sound but had some small issues.  The issue of chipping was addressed.  Curran stated when chipping services were offered to the City.  He stated that a one time offering would be done on August 9, 2019.  Electric dept.: there was a 7 hour outage on Clark street.  A new sound system has been installed in the City Hall.

Cullinan-absent.

Mayor Rivara-stated the Post Office would not place a mail drop outside of City Hall. He is hoping to continue to work on getting one placed there.  There is a band concert on 08/06/19 at Senica Squre at 6:30 p.m.  There in an Events Committee meeting on 08/07/19 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.  There will be a Senica Square committee meeting at 6:00 p.m. on 08/14/19 at City Hall.  The Mayor thanked everyone for completing the survey.  US Census was addressed, per Mayor.  Mayor stated that they will be hiring and the importance of citizens completing the survey.  The Mayor stated the following were on the events committee:  Carrie Lijewski, Tom Argubright, Bev Sons, Bob Ghighi, Bob Malone and Sarah Volmer.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to enter in to closed session at 7:25 p.m. for The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of a specific employee or legal counsel for the public body. Also, collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representative, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.

AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION TO GO BACK INTO OPEN SESSION WAS MADE AT 8:41pm by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE AT 8:42pm by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Minutes: August 19, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 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 CITY CLERK EITUTIS.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from August 5, 2019.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

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

Nick Carrico $ 11,020.00; BCBS $ 36,083.53; Comcast Internet $ 350.75; Comcast Business $ 1,283.55; Becky Clinard $ 256.64; ATD of Lasalle County $ 700.00’ Airgas $ 186.09; Anixter Inc. $ 1,056.84; ASK Enterprises $ 3,981.75; Boehm Bros. $ 620.00; Call One $ 2,2,15.24; Melanie Carlile $ 50.00 Central Millwright $ 1,874.59; Chamilin & Assoc. $ 1,902.00; Chemco Business $ 2,721.40; Nick Cincotti $ 222.28; Columbia Pipe $ 3709.69; Complete Integration & Service $ 625.00; Connecting Point $ 1,278.75; Corporate Warehouse & Supply $ 919.70; Debo Ace $ 103.67; Dinges Fire $ 939.78; Econo Signs $ 304.55; Cathie Edens $ 8.01; Amy Eitutis $ 232.92; Electronic Supply Inc. $ 4,107.92; Emergency Medical Products $ 267.45; Fastenal Company $ 158.65 ; Feece Oil Co. $ 2,441.86; Dan Fitzgerald $ 225.00; Fletcher-Reinhardt $ 1,400.00; Global Emergency $ 307.50; H & S Contracting $ 9,631.25; Halm’s Auto Repair $ 15.98; Amber Hansen $ 103.01; Hawkins $ 1,027.50; IV Net $ 99.00; Il Assoc. of Chiefs $ 79.00; Il Municipal Agency $ 335,476.02; Il Valley Excavating $ 4,4913.10; IVRD $ 5,865.00; John Senica Jr. $ 398.06; John’s Sales & Service $ 89.29; Kelly Sauder Equip. $ 713.46; Korte and Turpen Tree Service $ 1,750.00; LaFarge Aggregates $ 332.02; LandComp Landfill $ 9,011.74; Martin Equip $ 114.51; Menards $ 1,008.08; Mendota Reporter $ 175.00; Carleen Mosbach $ 1,001.33; MTCO $ 139.87, Neopost $ 221.99; Newstribune $ 310.00; Oscar’s Automotive $ 311.50; OSF St. Francis $ 332.50; Overhead Door Co. $ 110.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni $ 3,135.75; Pomps Tire $ 1,154.44; Rental Pros $ 160.00; Sherwin Williams $  153.60; Springfield Electric Supply $ 131.99; Standard Insurance $ 3,627.03; Sunrise Supply $ 42.19; Superior Lighting $2,394.00; TEST Inc. $ 16,812.33; USA Bluebook $ 236.18; Verizon $ 167.78; Western Sand & Gravel $ 165.00; WLP/WAJK/WKOT $ 100.00; Xylem Ltd. $ 3,541.25 Totals: $ 453,934.00

Public comments on agenda items only.  Drew Merriman asks about the meeting on 08/14/19 that was held in regards to Senica Square and when the public will know the number of surveys that were returned and questions how many are sent out every month.  Mayor Rivara states less than 400 returned and it was overwhelming determined that the people did not want to go ahead with Senica Square as it was designed.  Committee wanted to look into it further to what the actual costs will be, that is why a decision has been to put the project out for bid.  Per the Mayor, his notes read the costs to build are 1.4 million others thought the costs to be $800,000.  The Mayor wants to see what the contract bids will be.  Merriman questions if there will be additional costs to place the project out for bids to which the Mayor replied yes, not $50,000 though.

Merriman questions that if the majority of the people don’t want the project why go ahead with it?  Mayor replies to get them answer as to how much it will costs.  Greg Stein asks if there will be different levels to the bid process.  Mayor responds yes, it may be modified and things can be changed.  Mayor cited an example of a stage.

George Cullinan asked where the Council stood on the park itself. Does the Council want to see an improvement and put money in to it?  Mayor said the majority of the people want to see something there but don’t want to spend a lot of money.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to grant permission for the Knight of Columbus for a tootsie roll drive to be held on 09/21/2019.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CULLINAN, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve a $500.00 donation to the 8th Annual Cruisin’ Against Cancer to be held on 09/28/19. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 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 CURRAN to approve Ordinance 1076-081919 establishing the salary & benefits to the Oglesby City Clerk. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1077-081919 establishing a speed & weight limit and prohibiting dumping on the Ed Hand Highway Canoe Landing Acess Road. AYES:  ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWKI SECONDED BY CURRAN to seek bids for the construction of Senica Square and for the costs of maintenance for further committee evaluation.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to seek bids for Park Avenue & North 25th Rd ad adjoining intersections.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT for authorization to purchase parts to replace trickling water filter.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI for authorization of emergency repair of Park Avenue sanitary line.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Curran gives explanation about the process.  Argubright asks what the costs are, to which Curran responds $26,000.00.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file Ordinance 1078-090319 authorization of the execution of a water easement agreement. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Curran gives explanation about the process.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file Ordinance 1079-090319 authorization of the execution of a water easement agreement. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Curran gives explanation about the process.

A discussion was held regarding establishing an Ordinance to establish fees for provision for disposal of tree branches & lawn refuse. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Atty. Andreoni gives explanation about the drafting of a possible Ordinance ($35).  Curran also gives explanation as to his thoughts behind establishing an Ordinance. Argubright questions what two City employees would costs to provide the service.  Rivara said that the City is looking for a solution.

Mayor Rivara announced that John Pohar & Sons had been awarded the Park Ave Sanitary project. Atty.  Andreoni said that a motion should be made awarding the project to John Pohar & Sons.  A MMOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to award the Park Ave. Sanitary project to John Pohar & Sons.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Mayor Rivara opened the floor for Old Business. Discussed was the Canoe Landing and the installation of a new reflective sign.

Public comments: Drew Merriman thanks Curran for the installation of the microphone and podium. Drew Merriman discusses new employee Mario Carretto and the option to hire someone right out of the journeyman lineman school.  Curran responds by saying the issue is the wage offered by the City.  Mayor Rivara gives explanation about this issue.  Drew Merriman discusses a former employee that has since retired from the City.  Curran talks about the hiring process.  Mayor Rivara asks public to please use the podium when speaking.  Greg Stein goes to the podium and gives his opinion about the apprentice hiring.  Greg Stein also gives his suggestion about printing the invoice register on both sides of the paper to save paper.  Tom Porter questions the fact that that Ordinance 1074-090319 was placed on file but not voted on.  He also said that the meeting minutes were done incorrectly.  A citizen questions the Ordinances that refer to Park Avenue and Park Road on the agenda.  Wondering if they are the same road?  A citizen comes to the podium with concerns about fireworks that are being lit within the city.  Chief Knoblauch suggests that when that happens to call the Police and they will try to handle it.  Mayor Rivara asks the citizen to please talk to Chief Knoblauch after the council meeting.

Commissioner’s Reports:

Argubright- none.

Lijewski-received a thank you note from South Bound and Company in regards to Summerfest and all that the City did for the band.  Summer recreations are officially closed as is the Pool.  The Parks Department extends it’ thanks to the residents for their support of the programs.  Parks Dept. is looking into tiling Gandolfi field because of the flooding in the back.  One estimate was around $9,000.  Fire Department has received a 50/50 Grant for dual response gear.  The amount is $14,000 to which the Fire Department’s share would be $7,000.  Nothing to report on behalf of the Ambulance Department.

Curran- Electric Dept:  on 08/20/19 the remaining 4 grids/transformers will be upgraded south of the substation.  Appx. 15 houses will be effected for about 2-3 hours.  Poles will be moved also.  Water Dept:  Mormon Street isolation valve was to be replaced on 08/23/19 but will be put on hold until 10/14/19.  Three other valves still need to be replaced on S. Columbia, N. School & Jordan and N. School & Florence street areas in appx. 2 weeks.  Chipping will be held on 08/23/19 due to recent storm.

Cullinan-none.

Mayor Rivara-  City is looking to get qualified help to the Electric Dept.

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

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Minutes July 15, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 15, 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 CITY CLERK EITUTIS.

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS OBSERVED IN HONOR OF EVAN KNOBLAUCH PER MAYOR RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve the regular meeting minutes from July 1, 2019.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

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

Ameren IP $2,685.91; Randall Bruck $ 84.09; Comcast $ 84.90; Connecting Point $ 330.00; Cops 4 Cancer $ 500.00; Core & Main $ 925.00; Daley’s Super Service $ 48.95; Economic Development Group                 $ 1,036.60; Fire Catt LLC $ 1,801.85; Gallagher Materials Inc $ 3,347.12; Scott Gochanour $ 520.00; Grainco FS Inc. $ 224.65; Hawkins, Inc. $ 312.40; Holloway’s Portable Restroom $ 1,990.00; Hygienic Institute $ 355.55; Il Valley Cellular $1,025.61; Il Valley Excavating $ 929.25; Jacob & Klein, LTD $7,742.65; Maze Lumber $ 56.11; Menards $ 241.77; Mertel Gravel $ 454.19; Leslie Moriarity $ 11.03; National Seed $ 789.00; Newstribune $ 4,487.65; Jessica Noak $ 50.00; Joseph Nolasco $ 360.00; Perona Peterlin Andreoni  $ 3,080.25 ; Rental Pros $ 160.00; Republic Service $ 750.00; Rescue Direct $ 2,230.56; Jenna Savage $ 64.01; Joe Scott $ 500.00; Nicholas Smith $ 46.93; Standard Equipment $ 381.50; TEST $ 16,544.33; WLPO/WAJK $ 2,060.00; Zamin Insurance Agency $ 50.00

TOTAL $56,261.86

Public comments on agenda items only.  There were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve quarterly building permits report.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CULLINANto approve a $500.00 donation to Cops 4 Cancer.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Lijewski questioned whether any Oglesby Police officers work at the event.  Cullinan responded stating that he did not believe so.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to accept the resignation letter from Councilman Curran from the Planning Commission Board. AYES:  ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to place on file Ordinance 1072-08519 amending Ordinance 1063-050619. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file 1073-080519 amending Ordinance 1069-06119 AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the bid for the digester at the Waste Water Plant. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve the Ordinance 1071-071519, Appropriations for the City of Oglesby. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the Mayoral appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals: CURRAN AND CULLINAN and to the Design and Review Board: LIJEWSKI. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Mayor Rivara opened the floor for Old Business. Discussed the Cell Tower, IVRD appointment of Curran, the Senica Square Committee will be on Mayor’s Report, the new podium.

Public comments: Greg Stein questioned if there were two donations to Cops 4 Cancer. Drew Merriman questioned whether the public surveys were going to be discussed.  Mayor Rivara stated the surveys were going to be reviewed by a committee at a later date. Tom Porter questioned whether the podium was optional or mandatory.  Curran explained how and when it will be used.  He also discussed the use of individual microphones.  Greg Stein asked when the public comment time began, which drew laughter from the council.

Commissioner’s Reports

Argubright- The final figures for Summer Fun Fest 2019.  The total was $ 8,492.34.  Argubright stated that the figures were down compared to years past due to weather, donations were also down dramatically.

Lijewski- Discussed the pool closing due to a mechanical problem on 07/14/19. Fire Department awarded a 50/50 grant from the ILDNR.  It will help cover the cost of wildlife fire gear which runs appx. $17,000.00.

Curran-discussed the lift stations repair.  An ac unit that is out at the waste water plant.  Looking to find a replacement for the current one as it is only three years old.  LED project is complete.  Street cleaning is caught up.  Street maintenance will be seeking bids for approval soon.  Sound is getting installed at City Hall.

Cullinan-none.

Mayor Rivara-the façade program has ended for 2019.  Thanked the citizens for their response with the Senica Square survey.  The following have been appointed to the committee: Rick Rigazio, Jay Baxter, Gary Peterlin, Becky Clinar, Terry Kamnikar, Bev Sons, Terri Essl and Wanda Lent.  Senior Pool program will expand as needed.  Mayor has met with Representative Yednock and Oglesby will receive a grant to repair fire hydrants.  The boat landing grant will be receiving $80,000.00.  Govenor Quinn issued a grant back in 2018; hoping to receive the grant again in hopes of a police dispatch center.  Overpasses are an issue per the Mayor.  The city does not have the funding to make the necessary repairs.  The council is hoping to be involved with the DNR in regards to the expansion of Matthiessen Park.  Will be addressing the current issues at the boat landing regarding weight/speed limit and no dumping signs.  City will address these issues at the next Council meeting;

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN SECONDED BY CULLINAN to enter in to closed session at 7:27p.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 8:25 pm by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Minutes July 1, 2019

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.

Commissioner’s Reports

Argubright-None

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.

Cullinan-None

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

 

 

 

Minute July 1, 2019

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.

Commissioner’s Reports

Argubright-None

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.

Cullinan-None

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

 

 

 

Minutes July 1, 2019

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.

Commissioner’s Reports

Argubright-None

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.

Cullinan-None

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

 

 

 

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