Regular Meeting Minutes: February 22, 2022
A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2022 AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.
PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY PATRICK BARRY AND CITY CLERK AMY EITUTIS. ABSENT: CULLINAN
Mayor Rivara states that former Commissioner Carrie Lijewski submitted her resignation to the Council effective February 11, 2022. Mayor Rivara would like to fill the position on March 7, 2022 and asks anyone interested in the vacancy to submit their letter of interest by February 28, 2022. Mayor Rivara states that three votes are needed to approve the new nomination and he would like to see four and that all candidates will be considered.
Mayor Rivara states that masks will now be optional at City Hall.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from February 7, 2022. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, RIVARA. ABSENT: CULLINAN
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, CURRAN, RIVARA. ABSENT: CULLINAN
AIRGAS USA, LCC $ 139.73, AMEREN ILLINOIS $ 27.52, AMERICAN EXPRESS $ 317.16, ANIXTER $ 3095.00; APLINGTON, MCCLINTOCK, STEELE & BARRY $ 10,095.93, BHMG ENGINEERS $ 265.55, BSN SPORTS $950.06; CARD SERVICE CENTER $ 2,186.00, CHAMLIN & SSOCIATES $ 20,285.14, COLUMBIA PIPE & SUPPLY $ 2,039.63; CONNECTING POINT $ 1,128.75; CORE & MAIN $ 215.64, DEBO ACE HARDWARE $ 1,177.94; DOUBLE M TRUCKING $ 330.00, DRESBACH DISTRIBUTING $ 180.75, EDENS, CATHIE $ 21.45, EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS $ 584.55, FASTENAL COMPANY $ 1044.03, FEECE OIL CO. $ 906.64, FIRST IMPRESION $ 896.25, FOSTER COACH SALES $ 422.24, GALLAGHER MATERIALS INC. $ 3134.45, GROSENBACH’S AUTO REPAIR $ 643.91, HALMS AUTO PARTS $ 125.90, HAWWKINS INC $ 639.48, IL LABOR LAW $ 99.50, IL PUBLIC RISK FUND $ 5511.00; IL VALLEY CELLULAR $ 1159.79, IL VALLEY EXCAVATING $ 673.00, JACK’S GAS $ 80.00, KING TIRE $ 20.00, KITTILSON’S GARAGE $ 246.88, LANDCOMP LANDFILL $ 1651.97, LASALLE OFFICE SUPPLY $ 442.36, LAVENS, BURTON $ 240.00, MACON COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT $ 6455.12, MARGIS, MICHAEL $ 10.00, MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 27.00, MENARDS $ 293.57, MIDWEST MAILIGN & SHIPPING $ 1408.0, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY PUMP INC $ 845.00, MTCO 148.87, NCPERS GROUP LIFE INSURANCE $ 16.00, NICK’S EMERGENCY LIGHTING $ 3013.00, NORTHERN IL MAUBLANCE 1837.49, NORTHWEST LINEMAN COLLEGE $ 3795.00, OAKES, JOANN $ 164.31, OVERHEAD DOOR CO. $ 117.00, PERSONAL TOUCH COMPUTER SALES $ 67.50, REAL ESTATE CONSULTANTS, LTD $ 1250.00, REPUBLIC SERVICES $ 70.50, RO PROS $ 30.25, SHERWIN WILLIAMS $ 564.67, SLIMKO-LEININGER, RANDY $ 50.00, SPRINGFIELD ELECTRIC $ 864.18, ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH $ 820.00, SUNRISE SUPPLY $ 58.49, SUPERIOR LIGHTING $ 375.00, TEST INC $ 232.00, VALLE, BRETT $ 10.00, VERIZON $ 476.96, WASHELESKY, MIKE $ 81.81, WESTERN AGGREGATES, LLC $ 396.63, WITMER PUBLIC SAFETY GROUP $84.31 TOTALS: $ 84,541.16
A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to refer the Curtin subdivision plat to the Planning Commission as appropriate. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, RIVARA. ABSENT: CULLINAN. . Commissioner Curran and Attorney Barry gives explanation as to what the changes would be and what would be affected by the residents and City. Commissioner Argubright asks about the total costs of the project, to which Commissioner Curran states he does not have a dollar amount yet. Commissioner Argubright has questions about the project. Attorney Barry states there are a lot of garages that are in the proposed alley that will be paved. Attorney Barry also recommends that the fees be waived since Mr. Giordano is gifting the City Lot 1.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to table the Pole Attachment Fee, Right-of-Way Agreement, Water Tower License for Broadband Fiber and Wireless Facilities and the Understanding of Cooperation by and between the City of Oglesby and Surf Air Wireless, LLC. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, RIVARA. ABSENT: CULLINAN. Commissioner Curran gives explanation about the four proposals and Attorney Barry discusses the agreements and changes that were made to them. Attorney Barry states he made all of the agreements 10 years with two five-year extension options. Commissioner Curran states Surf Air Wireless, LLC will do a presentation on all of the proposals. Commissioner Argubright questions why it is being approved before the presentation? Commissioner Argubright wants to hear a build out plan. Commissioner Curran states he does not know some of the answers until they give the presentation and hopes the build out goes quicker.
Old Business: none.
Public Comments: none
Curran: there has been a lot of work in regards to snow removal. Looking for a quote for resin for the iron plant as the last time it was exchanged was 1979. Commissioner Curran states it is unfortunate the meeting is not live and wants to make sure the message gets out in regards to the Commissioner vacancy . Commissioner Curran feels there are good people in the community who could fill the role.
Mayor’s report: The cost of business has increased. Doing business with GTI has helped the City. Mayor Rivara has concerns about the increasing price of the average kilowatt. Mayor Rivara states the second feed will increase the city’s reliability. Mayor Rivara gives figures on the residential load during summer vs. winter. Mayor Rivara thanks Cathie Edens for scheduling CPR for the city employees. Mayor Rivara encourages residents to purchase their 50/50 tickets for the drawing to be held during Summer Fun Fest.
A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to adjourn regular session. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, RIVARA ABSENT: CULLINAN
Amy Eitutis, City Clerk