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

Meeting Minutes: June 3, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Commissioners and Mayor’s Report:

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Patty Eichelkraut, Assistant Clerk

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