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

Regular Meeting Minutes: November 1, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY , NOVEMBER 1, 2021 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from October 18, 2021.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Public comments on agenda items only:    Blaine Kurth with Risk Management Association addresses the Council in regards to ordinance 1175-11012021 that is being voted on and states he is here to answer any questions the Council may have.

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

AMEREN ILLINOIS  $37.30; AMEREN IP $ 637.52; AMERICAN EXPRESS $ 246.25; APPLE PRESS $ 187.90; AQUA SMART $3,775.37; BENEFIT  PLANNING CONSULTANTS, INC. $ 629.30; BRADSHAW, WILLIAM JR. $ 169.56; CAL MFG INC. $ 3,969.28; CALL ONE $ 3,889.65; CASEY, DONALD $ 209.18; CHAMLIN & ASSOC. $ 30,069.71; COLUMBIA PIPE & SUPPLY $ 1,027.26; COMPLETE INTEGRATION & SERVICE $ 2,994.00; CONNECTING POINT $ 103.75; CONWAY SHIELD $ 277.44; CORE & MAIN $ 6,456.00; DE LAGE LANDEN FINANCIAL SERVICES $ 366.84; DOUBLE M TRUCKING $ 220.00; EDENS, CATHIE $ 83.49; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS $ 344.23; EMERGENCY SERVICES MARKETING, INC. $ 735.00; GRAINCO FS $ 250.00; HAWKINS $ 722.97; HERITAGE CORRIDOR $ 1,200.00; IL PUBLIC RISK FUND $4,692.00; IL VALLEY EXCAVATING $ 8,361.50; LASALLE OFFICE SUPPLY $ 49.49; MARTINEZ, ALEX $ 165.70; MATHENY, THOMAS $ 254.70; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 75.00; MEDICARE PART B $ 651.46; MENDARDS $ 417.11; MISSISSIPPI VALLEY PUMP INC. $ 7,250.00; NORTHERN IL AMBULANCE $ 1,161.40; OSCAR’S AUTOMOTIVE $ 293.56; POLICE & SHERIFFS PRESS $ 123.24; REPUBLIC SERVICES $ 29,518.39; RIVARA, DOMINIC $ 14039; RUSH POWER SYSTEMS $ 2,616.70; SENICA INTERSTATE TOWING $ 10,525.00; SMITH’S SALES & SERVICE $ 991.98; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH $ 444.56; STANDARD LIFE INSURANCE $ 867.46; STRYKER SALES CORPORATION $ 599.90; SUSSEX MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES $ 903.00; T & R ELECTRIC SUPPLY, CO. $ 4,500.00; TEST, INC. $554.5377.97; WEX FLEET SERVICES $ 4,605.19; USPS $ 762.96; UNIVERSAL UTILITY SUPPLY $ 5,627.35; VERIZON $ 4,605.19   

TOTALS : $145,116.46

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1175-110121 an ordinance approving membership in the Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association and authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental cooperation contract. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Argubright explains that the City is currently enrolled in the Public Risk Fund and that by switching to RMA IML the city will be saving $500.00 per month regarding workman’s comp.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file 1176-110121 an ordinance amending and establishing compensation for employees of the Oglesby City Fire Department. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Mayor Rivara explains it is a 4-year agreement, raises the Fire Chiefs pay from $125.00 to $500.00 per month and states Chief Popurella does a great job, Fireman will receive a 3% raise every year for the duration of the contract and should they be on a call more than four hours the Fireman will receive and additional call compensation.  The Fire Department will receive 12 paid trainings per year and will report to the City.  Commissioner Lijewski believes that addresses the points and Mayor Rivara believes it is a fair agreement.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to table 1177-110121 an ordinance amending compensation for employees of the Oglesby City Ambulance Service. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Lijewski would like to pull the ordinance because she feels there needs to be more discussion on the matter.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT, to approve the recommendations by the Zoning Board for Hi-Tech Industries.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran explains that there is a 12,000 feet expansion which will encroach by .26 feet into the set back.  The Zoning Board doesn’t feel it is an issue and recommended approving the variance.  Attorney Barry gives further explanation of the roads, entrance and expansion project.  Commissioner Curran states that Hi Tech does own the lot to the North as well.

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:    none

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright:  none

Lijewski:  the follow up for the resident who had exceeded the number of cats allowed is now believed to be in compliance.  Sergeant’s Valle and Gonzalez have completed a 3 day Supervisor training.  There were 426 calls with 20 case reports.  The Fire Department will be replacing a door at a cost of $8,000.00.

Curran:   leaf vac continues and asks residents to have leaves on the berm, not the sidewalk.  Notes on November 22 branch chipping will begin.  Electric department has replaced all LED lights installed on Columbia and Walnut Streets and will work on those areas where there are no sidewalks.  The error in billing calculations will now be corrected in one month rather than six months.  The power cost adjustment will still be in a negative and is good for the residents.

Cullinan:  none

Mayor’s report:   reminds residents not to park directly behind a driveway.  A new system has been put in place to help eliminate missed garbage pick-up.  Bids are being accepted for the demolition of the Reizner Building and are due November 12, 2021 by 10:00 a.m.  Trick or Treat went well and there were no issues to report.  Per the City’s NPDES permit, we are required to have an annual public meeting to explain the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) program.  The meeting will be held November 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.   Mayor Rivara reminds residents to pick up after their pets.

Mayor Rivara discusses the rising rates of electric costs and that it has gone up two cents per kilowatt.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to adjourn regular session. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, RIVARA ABSENT: CULLINAN

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

November 15, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING ~ MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021 @ 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 November 1, 2021 Regular Meeting.
  1. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  1. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment 
  1. Approve 1176-111521 an ordinance amending and establishing compensation for employees of the Oglesby City Fire Department. 
  1. Place on file 1177-111521 an ordinance amending compensation for employees of the Oglesby City Ambulance Service. 
  1. Approval to obtain BHMG for engineering services for Mallick sub terminal design 
  1. Approval to authorize the City of Oglesby to have Chamlin and Associates develop a plan to resolve the drainage issue in Heritage Gardens. 
  1. Approval to purchase updated hardware and software from Anixter for handheld upgrades in the approximate amount of $43,000.00. 
  1. Approval to switch health care providers for medical/dental/vision insurance in regards to the meeting held on 11/12/2021 with past and present City employees and Suarez and Associates. 
  1. Discuss and approve sealed bids submitted for the demolition of the Reizner Building located at 238 East Walnut Street. 
  1. Discuss request from Oglesby Library for $10,000.00 for repairs to the building. 
  1. Establish a date and time for a working meeting. 
  1. Old Business
  1. Public Comments
  1. Commissioner’s reports
  1. Mayor’s report
  1. Adjournment

 

Posted this 12th day of November, 2021

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Leaf pick up schedule

Leaf Pick Up Runs
Oct. 18 – Nov. 19
•Monday & Tuesday Pickup:
Area East of Columbia Ave. and North of Walnut St. to Dry Bridge
•Wednesday Pickup:
Entire area West of Columbia Ave.
Entire area East of Dry Bridge
Fitzgerald Avenue, E. Mormon, Wyatt, Jones & Crockett Streets
•Thursday Pickup:
Area East of Columbia, South of Walnut to Dry Bridge
•Please have leaves out by 6:30A.M. on your collection day.
•Please don’t park vehicles in the street on your collection day.
•Place leaves on the right-of-way, no farther than 5 feet from the curb. (Not on the street!)
•Don’t mix paper, trash, bottles, animal waste, twigs, apples, etc. in with the leaves or pile leaves around mailboxes or poles.
•If your neighborhood pickup is scheduled for two consecutive days, crews will only be in your neighborhood one of those days, not both. Have leaves on berm the first scheduled day.
•Yard waste bags can be used if more rapid pickup is required.
•Once the truck goes down your street, it will not be back until the next week. This allows us to offer the service to all Oglesby residents.

November 1, 2021 @, 7:00 p.m.

 CITY COUNCIL MEETING ~ MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021 @ 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 October 18, 2021 Regular Meeting.
  1. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  1. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment 
  1. Approve 1175-110121 an ordinance approving membership in the Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association and authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental cooperation contract. 
  1. Place on file 1176-110121 an ordinance amending and establishing compensation for employees of the Oglesby City Fire Department. 
  1. Place on file 1177-110121 an ordinance amending compensation for employees of the Oglesby City Ambulance Service. 
  1. Approve recommendations from the Zoning Board for variance by Hi-Tech. 
  1. Old Business
  1. Public Comments
  1. Commissioner’s reports
  1. Mayor’s report
  1. Adjournment

Posted this 29th day of October, 2021

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

October 18, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING ~ MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021 @ 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 October 4, 2021 Regular Meeting.
  1. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  1. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment 
  1. Approve 3rd quarter building permits in the amount of $ 233,802.00. 
  1. Approval to recommend to the Fire and Police Board the hiring of two full time police officers, one dedicated specifically to Illinois Valley Community College. 
  1. Approval to seek bids for the demolition of the Reisner Building located at 246 East Walnut Street, Oglesby IL. 
  1. Approval to obtain BHMG for engineering services for Mallick sub terminal design. 
  1. Approval to accept bid from Spectra Tech seal two manholes. 
  1. Approve request from Bulldog’s Bar to close North Glen Avenue from Walnut Street south to the alleyway on 10/29/2021 from 3:00-11:59 p.m. for the Witches & Warlock Walk. 
  1. Old Business
  1. Public Comments
  1. Commissioner’s reports
  1. Mayor’s report
  1. Adjournment

 

Posted this 15th day of October, 2021

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

October 4, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING ~ MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021 @ 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 20, 2021 Regular Meeting.
  1. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  1. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment 
  1. Refer Hi-Tech request for zoning variances to the Zoning Board of Appeals as appropriate. 
  1. Old Business
  1. Public Comments
  1. Commissioner’s reports
  1. Mayor’s report
  1. Adjournment

 

Posted this 1ST day of October, 2021

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

September 20, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING ~ MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 @ 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 7, 2021 Regular Meeting.
  1. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  1. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment 
  1. Approve the City support for the development of the proposed solar project at the Oglesby Fire station site.
  1. Old Business
  1. Public Comments
  1. Commissioner’s reports
  1. Mayor’s report
  1. Adjournment

 

 

Posted this 17th day of September, 2021

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: October 18, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY , OCTOBER 18, 2021 AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY BARRY AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS. ABSENT: CULLINAN

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from October 4, 2021. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. ABSENT: CULLINAN

Public comments on agenda items only: none
Mayor Rivara announces that Commissioner Cullinan is out of town.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve bills as presented for payment. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. ABSENT: CULLINAN
TOTALS : $133,092.29
A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 3rd quarter building permits in the amount of $233,802.00 AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. ABSENT: CULLINAN
A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the hiring of one full time officer for the Oglesby Police Department whose salary is to be paid from drug fund money. Mayor Rivara states that the City is in negotiations with IVCC for the hiring of additional officer. Commissioner Lijewski states the Officer for the college will be paid for by the college and the additional full time officer for the department will be paid for through drug fund money. Commissioner Argubright asks if there is an intergovernmental agreement with IVCC? Mayor Rivara states there is one for the part time Officer. Mayor Rivara has met with a representative from the college and gives details of what the college is requesting. Commissioner Curran asks about the additional costs such as insurance and pension. Commissioner Argubright wants to see the intergovernmental agreement first before approving anything. Commissioner Lijewski states an estimate of pension and insurance was added to the hourly rate. Mayor Rivara suggests tabling if necessary but feels it benefits the college and the City and does not want to take a financial hit on the hiring. Commissioner Curran agrees it is a good idea in regards to the hire but feels the right thing to do is have the agreement first. Commissioner Lijewski asks if the agenda item can be separated? Commissioner Argubright if the college has staffing issues? Also, if the college is wanting the same person for the entire shift? Mayor Rivara states they do not. The council agrees to the approval for the recommendation of the hiring of one full time office and to table the matter of the additional officer for Illinois Valley Community College. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. ABSENT: CULLINAN.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI , SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to seek bids for the demolition of the Reisner Building located at 246 east Walnut Street, Oglesby Illinois. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWKSI, RIVARA. ABSENT: CULLINAN. Mayor Rivara explains that because a grant was awarded bids must be solicited.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file obtaining BHMG for engineering services for Mallick sub terminal design. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. Commissioner Curran explains that City isn’t certain what services will be expanded as of yet. The fee is $65,000.00 for expanding the circuits. Commissioner Argubright asks what the cost is to put in a second feed to the City? Commissioner Curran states $811,000.00 which does not include the automated switching or the second transformer. The total for everything is estimated to be 1.6 million dollars.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to accept the bid from Spectra Tech to seal two manholes in the amount of $7,620.00 AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. Commissioner Curran explains there are two manholes that are leaking and storm water is getting into the sanitary system.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve the request from Bulldog’s Bar to close South Glen Avenue from Walnut Street south to the alleyway on 10/29/2021 from 3:00-11:59 p.m. for the Witches & Warlock Walk. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.
Old Business: none
Public Comments: none
Commissioner Reports:
Argubright: explains that there was a billing error caused by BHMG engineering in the discount of GTI. The calculation given by the engineering firm included a discount to the residents and it should not have, the amount it was underpaid was approximately $80,000.00. Over the next 6 months residents can expect around $1.30 per month added to their bills to make up the shortage. Commissioner Curran states the power cost adjustment will be slightly more than it would normally be during the winter time due to this error.
Lijewski: Ambulance Department had 60 calls, of which 10 were transfers. The Fire Department had 18 calls. Twenty of the 35 fire department’s self-contained breathing apparatus’s need to be replaced at a cost $799.00 each. Commissioner Lijewski said it’s a safety issue and needs to be done. A grant was applied for for the replacement of the tanks but was denied. The Police Department accomplished a lot of mandatory training: all officer qualified with their duty weapons, Assistant Chief Margis & Sergeant Valle attended sexual assault investigation training, Assistant Chief Margis and Officer Barnes attended active shooter training, Officer Barnes attended breath alcohol operator training and Officer Rivara completing mandatory 40 hours of firearms training. A meeting was held with the Superintendent of Lincoln School to solve the parking/traffic issue. Sergeant Gonzalez was named the September Office of the Month.
Curran: Leaf pick up is ongoing and branch chipping will begin the week of November 22, 2021.
Cullinan: ABSENT
Mayor’s report: Thanks the employees, businesses and everyone who helped make Harvest Fest a success. Announces that Trick or Treat will be held on 10/31/2021 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and sees no reason to move the date or time.
A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to adjourn regular session. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, RIVARA ABSENT: CULLINAN
Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

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