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

Regular Meeting Minutes: March 2, 2020

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020 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 CITY CLERK EICHELKRAUT.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from February 18, 2020.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Public comments on agenda items only:  None

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

Ameren, $35.02; Anixter, $75.00; ASK Enterprises, $6,271.80; Benefit Planning Consultants, $253.90; BSN Sports, $309.95; Call One, $2,973.85; Clegg-Perkins Electric, $34.50; Clover Imaging Group, $1,186.31; Complete Integration & Service, $11,750.00; Cooper Power Systems, $20,590.43; Cyclops Welding Company, $288.00; Daley’s Super Service, $556.40; Double M Trucking, $220.00; Econo Signs, $203.38; Efficient Billing Systems, $268.82; Electronic Supply, $25.48; Emergency Medical Products, $183.45; Fastenal Company, $618.94; Feece Oil, $1,928.52; First Impression, $260.44; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $1,483.41; GW Leynaud Trucking, $2,000.00; Hasty Awards, $265.86; Hawkins, $631.30; IL Department of Innovation and Technology, $539.30; IL Department of Agriculture, $105.00; IL Valley Regional Dispatch, $5,865.00; John Deere Financial, $49.90; John Senica Jr., $640.69; Dan Kasperski, $300.00; Kendrick Pest Control, $105.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $3,396.19; Klein Thorpe and Jenkins, $1,696.00; Knoblauch Advertising, $259.40; LaFarge Aggregates Illinois, $327.29; Mautino Distributing, $19.50; Medical Reimbursement Services, $217.20; Menards, $979.54; Mississippi Valley Pump, $655.00; Municipal Code, $1,168.13; Myer Equipment & Repair, $841.38; Nighthawk Total Control, $1,395.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $61.55; Dominic Rivara, $161.24; Royal Publishing, $140.00; SCBAS, $180.00; Seneca Investments, $2,500.00; Smart Source, $3,082.72; Springfield Electric Supply, $56.94; St. Margaret’s Health, $39.00; Standard Insurance-Life, $845.73; Starved Rock Communications, $329.45; TEST, $970.00; United States Postal Service, $711.16; Universal Utility Supply, $912.00; WEX Fleet Services, $3,000.13                     TOTAL $83,859.39

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve Resolution 030220R, Appointing Authorized Agent of the City of Oglesby for the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Raffle Licenses for the following: Oglesby Ambulance Association, Dickinson House Foundation, Starved Rock Runners Ltd., Thomas Larking American Legion Post 3237. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Introduction and Oath of Office Given to Oglesby’s newest Police Office, Jack Barnes.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to appoint an Assistant Plumbing Inspector. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

Commissioner Curran gives synopsis of the Senica Square survey results.

Old Business: none

Public Comment:  Drew Merriman commented that the City should not proceed with the Senica Square project. He had concern regarding work that was being done to install a fire hydrant. He states that he has seen leakage coming from the valve at the hydrant. Commissioner Curran and Commissioner Lijewski responded and stated that they would seek more information on the topic and will address the concern during old business in the March 16, 2020 meeting.

Commissioner’s Reports:

Argubright –  None

Lijewski – The Fire Department had a successful fundraiser for the United Way held at Cortileno’s. Lijewski thanks Cortileno’s for participating as well. Fire Department had 15 calls in February. Ambulance Department needed repairs to one of their ambulances. The Ambulance Department responded to 49 calls with 46 being transfers in February. The Police Department responded to 701 calls or traffic stops in February. Lijewski stated she will no longer report on door checks being done by the PD. They are doing the checks and going above and beyond in their duties. Lijewski welcomes Jack Barnes to the PD. Lijewski reported that there is testing happening for possible PD recruits. Office Jonathan Klinefelter gave his resignation because he has taken a position with the Illinois State Police. Lijewski announced an opening in the PD and is requesting the opening be placed on the next agenda. Lijewski stated that interviews for the Police Chief will take place March 5, 2020.

Curran – Commissioner Curran reported that the new transformer will be tested and placed on line this week. The Street Department will be looking at repairing an issue on Hickory Avenue this week. One of the fire hydrants were hit by a motorist has been repaired and work will begin on the second hydrant soon.

Cullinan- Commissioner Cullinan announced that summer employment applications are available and will be accepted through March 31, 2020.

Mayor Rivara- Mayor Rivara would like to remind the public that tag day requests must be received submitted by March 15, 2020. Mayor would also like to thank Shug Grosenbach and the people at NCICG for assisting with submitting the necessary documents to the IDNR to secure the remaining portion due the City of Oglesby from the grant for the canoe landing. Mayor stated that Ken Henry is willing to work with the city to have a mural painted on the side of his building. Mayor stated that the Council will have to make a decision regarding the Senica Square grant and whether to proceed or not.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN REGULAR MEETING WAS MADE ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI at 7:24 p.m. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Patty Eichelkraut, Assistant Clerk

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