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

Regular Meeting Minutes: October 5, 2020

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, CITY ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRGIHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from September 21, 2020.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Public comments on agenda items only: none

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

TOTALS $ 141,572.27

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT Approve 1130-100520 an ordinance amending Chapter 10.24, stopping, standing and parking of Title 10, vehicles and traffic of the Oglesby city code. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.     Attorney Andreoni reminds that signs will need to be properly posted.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve an agreement   between the city of Oglesby by GTI, LLC.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Attorney Andreoni explains the details of the agreement between GTI LLC and the City of Oglesby.  Commissioner Curran explains that GTI will be reimbursing the city for costs incurred.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to Approve the purchase of two transformers for the GTI expansion of Phase 3.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran explains the work and details that went into drafting the ordinance and agreement with GTI Oglesby, LLC. It is also contingent upon receiving a check in the amount of $237,274.00.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to place on file 1132-101920 an ordinance authorizing the execution of a settlement agreement and mutual release between the city of Oglesby and Officer Hugo Gonzalez.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Lijewski explains that there was a pay discrepancy and an outside accountant was used to determine that to be correct.  The amount of wages dues to officer Gonzalez are $6,471.24.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file 1133-101920 an ordinance approving the termination of the Oglesby Tax increment Financing (TIF) District V Redevelopment project area, plan and projects.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.   Attorney Andreoni states the TIF V (Super Value) is expiring and it is contiguous and monies should be transferred to the other TIF’s once TIF V is expired.

Mayor Rivara holds a discussion in regards to ordinance 6.08.080 – number of cats and dogs allowed within city limits.  The ordinance was adopted in 1992 and states that only 3 animals are allowed per residence.  The Mayor has a request asking the ordinance be waived and her residence be allowed to be a shelter for her cats.  The Mayor reads a letter from said resident.  Commissioner Curran asks how many cats?  The mayor responds 16-18 cats.  Commissioner Lijewski states that the resident is living in the residence with that many animals and that her opinion is that it is not good for her health.  Attorney Andreoni believes her residence could be considered a kennel and that her home is not zoned for that.  The council members discuss the matter.  Chief Hayse states that neighbors have complained about the odor and when the Officers went to her residence they couldn’t breathe because of the smell.  Attorney Andreoni states that if the city is notified of a violation of the ordinance and fails to act on it the city can then become liable.  Commissioner Argubright feels that IVAR should be contacted.  Jim Clinard states that he reviewed the information and the resident is in violation of the ordinance based on the zoning.  Commissioner Curran said that the neighbors’ complaints must be taken into consideration.  Mayor Rivara said the city is willing to work with the resident.  Commissioner Lijewski feels that a specific time should be given to the resident (30 days) to see what progress has been made.  Attorney Andreoni said a notice should be sent in writing.

Old Business: none

Public Comments:  none

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright:  none

Lijewski:   Ambulance department had 71 calls in September, 33 were transfers.  The Fire department had 10 calls.  The Police department had 5 citations, 47 non-citations.  The Police Departments Facebook page has been updated.  Shelby Pellino attended a class in social media.  Complaints can also be filed on the police department’s Facebook page.  Shelby Pellino will be leaving for the police training institute on October 11, 2020.  Eight of the 12 officers have now been sworn in.  All officers qualified with their duty and off-duty weapons.  Sergeant Valle was the Officer of the month.

Curran:   leaf vac will begin 10/19/2020-11/20/2020.  Please do not burn them.  The pressure washing has begun on the water tower and water pressure may be affected.

Cullinan:   none

Mayor’s report:   Trick or treat will be held on 10/31/2020 from 5-7 p.m.  There will be a city hosted drive thru event from 2-4 p.m.  Residents should have their lights on.  Trick or treaters should wear a mask and have groups of 6 or less.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to enter into closed session.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION AT 8:00 P.M. WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Attorney Andreoni advises that if the city gets the approval from GTI to move forward a special meeting will have to be scheduled.  Mayor Rivara said a meeting can be scheduled later in the week.  The council decides on 10/08/2020 at 5:30 p.m. for the special meeting.  Commissioner Cullinan states he will not be available on that date.  All other members are available.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

 

Amy Eitutis

City Clerk

Special Meeting: October 8, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING ~ THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020 @ 5:30 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. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  1. Place on file 1131-100920 an ordinance authorizing the execution of an agreement for the purchase of electricity from the city of Oglesby by GTI Oglesby, LLC and interim agreement.
  1. Old Business
  1. Public Comments
  1. Commissioner’s reports
  1. Mayor’s report
  1. Adjournment

Regular Meeting: October 5, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING ~ MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020 @ 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 21, 2020 Regular Meeting.
  1. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  1. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment
  1. Approve 1130-100520 an ordinance amending Chapter 10.24, stopping, standing and parking of Title 10, vehicles and traffic of the Oglesby city code.
  2. Approve 1131-100520 an Ordinance authorizing the execution of an agreement for the purchase of electricity from the city of Oglesby by GTI, LLC.
  1. Approve the purchase of two transformers for the GTI expansion of Phase 3.
  1. Place on file 1132-101920 an ordinance authorizing the execution of a settlement agreement and mutual release between the city of Oglesby and Officer Hugo Gonzalez.
  1. Place on file 1133-101920 an ordinance approving the termination of the Oglesby Tax increment Financing (TIF) District V Redevelopment project area, plan and projects.
  1. Discussion in regards to Ordinance 08.080 – Number of cats and dogs allowed.
  1. Old Business
  1. Public Comments
  1. Commissioner’s reports
  1. Mayor’s report
  1. Closed Session. 5ILCS120(c)(8) Security procedures, school building safety and security, and the use of personnel and equipment to respond to an actual, a threatened, or a reasonably potential danger to the safety of employees, students, staff, the public, or public property.
  1. Adjournment

 

Posted 2nd day of October, 2020

Amy Eitutis

City Clerk

Working Meeting: September 28, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL WORKING MEETING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 @ 6:30 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. Public Comment on Agenda Items only.
  1. Place on file 1131-100520 an Ordinance authorizing the execution of an agreement for the purchase of electricity from the city of Oglesby by GTI, LLC.
  1. Place on file the purchase of two transformers for the GTI expansion of Phase 3.
  1. Discuss and vote on the vehicle rotation program and purchase of vehicle for the Police Department.
  1. Discuss and vote on the vehicle rotation program and purchase of vehicle for the Parks Department.
  1. Discuss and vote on the vehicle rotation program and purchase of vehicle for the Electric Department.
  1. Discussion on the proposed food truck ordinance.
  1. Discussion and review on the 08/10/2020 storm response.
  1. Discussion in regards to parking on narrow side streets.
  1. Discussion on no parking behind driveways on opposite street
  1. Discussion regarding Ordinance 676-060208 Sidewalks and Pedestrian ways of the subdivision ordinance of the city of Oglesby.
  1. Discussion on a social media policy
  1. Discussion on handling of donations.
  1. Discussion on receiving donations for the city parks.
  1. Discussion on burning of yard waste, burning of trash and burn bans.
  1. Public Comment
  1. Commissioner’s reports

21.  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 deliberation concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.”  ILCS120/2(c)(1).  “The setting of a price for sale or lease of property owned by the public body.” LCS120/2(c)(6).
  2. Adjournment\

Posted this 25th day of September 2020, Amy Eitutis City Clerk

Agenda: September 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING ~ MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 @ 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 8, 2020 Regular Meeting.
  1. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  1. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment
  1. Approve ordinance 1126-092120 an ordinance granting a variance from the off-street parking requirements of the Oglesby Illinois Land Development Code for GTI Oglesby, LLC.
  1. Approve ordinance 1127-092120 an ordinance authorizing and providing for the issuance of not to exceed $1,400,000 aggregate principal amount Taxable General Obligation Refunding Bonds (Alternat Revenue Source), Series 2020A of the City of Oglesby, LaSalle County, Illinois, and for the levy of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on said bonds
  1. Approve ordinance 1128-092120 an ordinance authorizing and providing for the issuance of not to exceed $1,320,000 aggregate principal amount Taxable General Obligation Refunding Bonds (Alternat Revenue Source), Series 2020B of the City of Oglesby, LaSalle County, Illinois, and for the levy of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on said bonds
  1. Approve 1129-092120 an ordinance adopting a Hazard Mitigation Plan for the city of Oglesby.
  1. Place on file 1130-100520 an ordinance amending Chapter 10.24, stopping, standing and parking of Title 10, vehicles and traffic of the Oglesby city code.
  1. Survey results on limiting street parking.
  1. Approval of Building Improvement Grant to Greg Boggio for Oglesby Laundromat.
  1. Old Business
  1. Public Comments
  1. Commissioner’s 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 deliberation concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.”  ILCS120/2(c)(1).  “The purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body, including meeting held for the purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should be acquired.” LCS120/2(c)(5). 
  1.  Adjournment

 

Posted this 18th day of September 2020                                                               Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: September 21, 2020

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY ENRICO EATTONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRGIHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from September 8, 2020.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Public comments on agenda items only:   John Vezzetti addresses the council in regards to Ordinances 1127-092120 and 1128-092120 and explains to the Council how by refinancing the 2020A & B bonds the city will save money.  The current rate is 3.61% and Mr. Vezzetti hopes to reduce it by half.

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

AAA Tree Service $ 1,000.00; Advantage Logistics $ 388,404.16; Ameren Illinois $ 246.29; American Express $ 14.61; Anixter inc. $ 567.54; BHMG Engineers $ 2,368.35; Brownlee Data Systems $ 2,160.00; City of Flora $ 3,570.44; City of Sullivan $ 14,194.06; Clegg-Perkins $ 9,849.20; Comcast Business $ 993.89; Communications Direct Inc. $ 835.80; Complete Integrations & Service $ 125.00; Connecting Point $ 1,483.75; Cosgrove Distributors $ 61.68; De Lage Landen Financial Services $ 318.07; Dresbach Distributing $ 54.90; Five-Star Audiovisual $ 5,399.00; Ron Freitag $ 871.31; Grainco FS $ 231.01;; Grainger $ 875.74; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair $ 33.63; Haskins Inc. $ 2,379.26; Holloway’s Portable Restrooms $ 510.00; Hygienic Institute $ 355.55; Il Dept. of Innovation & Tech $ 583.59; Il. Mun. Elec Agency $ 380,584.14; IVCC $ 4,221.78; Illini State Bank $ 187.73; Illini State Bank $ 7,161.56; ITron Inc. $ 865.08; IV Net, LLP $ 129.95; IVCH $ 72.00; Jake’s Lawn & Tree Service $ 5,800.00; Joshua Jett $ 81.32; John Senica jr. $ 928.60; John’s Service & Sales $ 110.00; Andy Kamnikar $ 330.00; Kittilson’s Garage $ 552.19; Koolmaster Inc. $ 3,764.40; LPHS $ 29.552.49; Mautino Distributing $ 7.25; Menards $ 199.16; Midwest Mailing & Shipping $ 194.65; Carleen Mosbach $ 900.76; NCICG $ 2,500.00; Oglesby Grade School $ 50,661.41; PF Pettibone $ 822.40; Perona, Peterlin & Andreoni $ 3,029.95; Quill corporation $ 953.82; Ray O’Herron Co Inc. $ 195.00; Kaitlyn Slack $ 21.05; Staples $ 17.40; Stoller IH $ 4,500.00; T& R Electric Supply $ 4,400.00; TEST Inc. $ 16,684.33; US Treeasury $ 835.72; Verizon $ 1,568.81  TOTALS $ 960,063.76

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve ordinance 1126-092120 an ordinance granting a variance from the off-street parking requirements of the Oglesby Illinois Land Development Code for GTI Oglesby, LLC.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.    Commissioner Curran explains the ordinance.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve ordinance 1127-092120 an ordinance authorizing and providing for the issuance of not to exceed $1,400,000 aggregate principal amount Taxable General Obligation Refunding Bonds (Alternat Revenue Source), Series 2020A of the City of Oglesby, LaSalle County, Illinois, and for the levy of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on said bonds.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to Approve ordinance 1128-092120 an ordinance authorizing and providing for the issuance of not to exceed $1,320,000 aggregate principal amount Taxable General Obligation Refunding Bonds (Alternat Revenue Source), Series 2020B of the City of Oglesby, LaSalle County, Illinois, and for the levy of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on said bonds  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file 1128-092120 an ordinance authorizing and providing for the issuance of not to exceed $1,320,000 aggregate principal amount Taxable General Obligation Refunding Bonds (Alternative Revenue Source), Series 2020B of the City of Oglesby, LaSalle County, Illinois, and for the levy of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on said bonds.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI Approve 1129-092120 an ordinance adopting a Hazard Mitigation Plan for the city of Oglesby.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran explains that by adopting the Hazard Mitigation Plan it may help the city when applying for grants.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file 1130-100520 an ordinance amending Chapter 10.24, stopping, standing and parking of Title 10, vehicles and traffic of the Oglesby city code.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.   Commissioner Curran explains the changes in the ordinance in regards to the length of parking and areas affected.

Commissioner Curran goes over the results of the limited street parking survey.  Commissioner Curran suggests discussing the survey results at the next working meeting.  Commissioner Argubright questions available parking spaces.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve a Building Improvement Grant to Greg Boggio for the Oglesby Laundromat.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Argubright states it is for window replacement and a new sign.

Old Business: none

Public Comments:  none

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright:  states that late fees and shut offs will be implemented in October and encouraged residents to call City Hall if they needed more time or to just give an update and set up a payment plan.

Lijewski:   nothing from ambulance or fire department to report.  The police department will have a new truck arriving soon.  New part time officers that will be starting soon are: Rick Piscia, Joel Smith, Scott Nuftel, Tony Puleo, Luke Radtke and Randy Reilley.  There will now be 12 part time officers within the department.

Curran:   The electric department is still working on the issue caused by the derecho.  Commissioner Curran stated that nailing notices to electric poles is not allowed.

Cullinan:   none

Mayor’s report:   Vertical Bridge is wanting to buy out their lease form the city.  The monthly lease payment is $ 1,025.00.  The buyout cost is $ 153,750.00.  The Mayor and Commissioner Argubright want to have a cash value analysis done Commissioner Argubright has a concern that Vertical bridge will have that tower forever and it may not be in the best interest of the city.  Mayor Rivara would like to have a working meeting on 09/28/2020.  All commissioners are available.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to enter into closed session.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION AT 8:33 P.M. WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Amy Eitutis

City Clerk

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