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Minutes from the October 24, 2017 Special Meeting

November 16, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 5:30 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CLERK IN TRAINING MERTES.

The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only.  There were none.

City Attorney Andreoni presented 3 ordinances to the council for consideration. The first one presented was an ordinance establishing an administrative procedure for assessing and determining claims under PSEBA. The second was an ordinance for small cell antenna/tower right-of-way. Lastly, Attorney Andreoni presented an ordinance establishing standards for the construction of facilities on municipal rights-of-way.


Mayor Finley updated the council on the arbitration ruling. He stated that he and Tom Melody (attorney for the ongoing IBEW negotiations) are working on opening the window for retirement from June 8, 2016- June 7, 2017. Finley said he would like to know who is going to retire soon and that his goal is to have those retirements take effect in 90 days.


Attorney Andreoni told the council that union negotiations are still ongoing and that the next meeting with the union is November 13.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public.  There were none

Commissioner and Mayor’s Reports:

Commissioner Yborra stated that the superintendent of the water department will be retiring in February or March of 2018 leaving only one employee.  Yborra said that Mike Naas is working on getting certified for the water side, but that he would like to hire a laborer to help out.

Commissioner Porter told the council that the ambulance department needs a new ambulance.  He also told the council that the city’s garbage contract will be expiring in April 2018. He is currently reviewing the city’s options.

Mayor Finley presented the council with information from resident Christopher Martin asking for the City to vacate a portion of an unused alley near Martin’s home on Porter Street. Finley said that Martin is willing to pay all the fees associated with the City vacating the property. After a brief discussion, Andreoni was told to prepare the paperwork necessary to vacate the alley to Martin.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn (5:55 p.m.)  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Stacie Mertes Clerk in Training

Minutes from the October 16, 2017 Regular City Council Meeting

November 16, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND ASSISTANT CITY CLERK TERRY KAMNIKAR.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from October 2, 2017.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented for IML Conference. IML Conference, $1330.68.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented. City of Oglesby, $51.65; AFLAC, $35.90; Airgas, $78.11; Axon Enterprise $450.54; Marian Bezeley, $125.98; Brian Billard, $14990.74; Comcast Business, $509.55; Comcast Cable, $64.90; Communications Direct, $1,692.00; Connecting Point, $320.00; De Lage Landen Financial Services, $117.14; Debo Ace Hardware, $142.54; Dixon Ottawa Communication, $187.12; Dollar General Corp, $38.25; Cathie Edens, $6.41; Katherine Elvin, $1,185.77; Emergency Medical Products, $643.75; Ficek Electric, $629.00; Flags USA, $688.00; Foster Coach Sales, $23.20; Austin Freeman, $193.40; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $72.69; Halm’s Auto Parts, $176.88; Hawkins Inc, $1,145.80; Heller Ford Sales, $1,090.27; Amy Hiester, $244.43; Holloway’s Portable Restroom, $75.00; IL Dept of Innovation and Technology, $692.20; IL Fire and Police Commissioners, $375.00; IL Valley Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Police CC, $529.40; Illini State Bank- Visa, $1,781.31; Illinois Fiber Resources Group, $3,300; Illinois Valley Cellular, $1,330.97; Illinois Valley Excavating, $1,480.00; IMUA, $1,216.00; IVNET LLP, $189.94; IVCC Foundation, $19,975.72; IVCH, $114.00; Jack’s Gas & Service Inc, $30.00; Jacob & Klein, LTD, $15,156.75; John Senica Jr, $202.59; Kendrick Pest Control $185.00; Thomas Kist, $140.27; Knoblauch Advertising, $1,435.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $1,169.32; LaSalle Peru Township #120, $38,119.60; Love’s Travel Center, $60,756.32; Jean Martin, $1,185.77; Luann Martyn, $75.00; Mauntino Distributing Co, $25.00; Maze Lumber, $50.99; Menards, $72.23; MTCO, $150.87; Municipal Code Corp, $900.00; Neopost Inc, $7,197.50; Newstribune, $100.00; Oglesby Grade School, $69,567.98; Oscar’s Automotive, $96.55; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $1,925.85; Pomp’s Tire-Peru, $1,180.34; PTM Document Services, $134.34; Ragan Communications, $1,057.00; Eric Reishus, $1,185.77; Margaret Reishus, $592.88, Marlin Reishus, $592.88; Paul Reishus, $1,185.76; Republic Services-Allied Waste, $18,630.00; Revere Electric, $43.55; SBK Inc, $37,903.76; Staples Credit Plan, $239.88; Verizon, $208.32; Water Products Company, $266.04; Wire Mesh Corp, $24,299.59 TOTAL $348,308.61

AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public on agenda items.  There were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept the Building Inspector’s 3rd Quarter Report. ($910,329.00)  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve a raffle license for the Brady Bunch Benefit which will be held at the Oglesby Elks Lodge on October 28, 2017.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to the public for comments on any subject.  There were no comments.

Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Rivara stated that the city will receive $12, 750 from a $17,000 IMEA grant for capacitors.

Commissioner Carey stated that branch chipping will begin Monday, October 23rd.  He reminded residents to place branches near the berm for pickup.  Branches should not exceed 6” in diameter.

City attorney Andreoni stated that he will draft and send a letter to Wire Mesh in regards to their request to negotiate with Ameren which the city has denied that request.

Commissioner Yborra stated that the leaf vacuum program has begun and that residents should not place leaves in the street.

Mayor Finley reminded the public of all the activities for Harvest Fest that will take place this Saturday, October 21st in the downtown area.

A special meeting was set for Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 5:30.  City attorney Andreoni stated that the purpose of this meeting will be to address three ordinances that pertain to small cell towers and right-of-ways.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:12 p.m.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.  MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Terry Kamnikar, Assistant City Clerk

MINUTES from the October 24, 2017 Special Meeting

November 3, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 5:30 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CLERK IN TRAINING MERTES.

The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only.  There were none.

City Attorney Andreoni presented 3 ordinances to the council for consideration. The first one presented was an ordinance establishing an administrative procedure for assessing and determining claims under PSEBA. The second was an ordinance for small cell antenna/tower right-of-way. Lastly, Attorney Andreoni presented an ordinance establishing standards for the construction of facilities on municipal rights-of-way.


Mayor Finley updated the council on the arbitration ruling. He stated that he and Tom Melody (attorney for the ongoing IBEW negotiations) are working on opening the window for retirement from June 8, 2016- June 7, 2017. Finley said he would like to know who is going to retire soon and that his goal is to have those retirements take effect in 90 days.


Attorney Andreoni told the council that union negotiations are still ongoing and that the next meeting with the union is November 13.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public.  There were none

Commissioner and Mayor’s Reports:

Commissioner Yborra stated that the superintendent of the water department will be retiring in February or March of 2018 leaving only one employee.  Yborra said that Mike Naas is working on getting certified for the water side, but that he would like to hire a laborer to help out.

Commissioner Porter told the council that the ambulance department needs a new ambulance.  He also told the council that the city’s garbage contract will be expiring in April 2018. He is currently reviewing the city’s options.

Mayor Finley presented the council with information from resident Christopher Martin asking for the City to vacate a portion of an unused alley near Martin’s home on Porter Street. Finley said that Martin is willing to pay all the fees associated with the City vacating the property. After a brief discussion, Andreoni was told to prepare the paperwork necessary to vacate the alley to Martin.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn (5:55 p.m.)  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Stacie Mertes Clerk in Training

MINUTES from the October 16, 2017 Regular City Council Meeting

November 3, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND ASSISTANT CITY CLERK TERRY KAMNIKAR.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from October 2, 2017.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented for IML Conference. IML Conference, $1330.68.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented. City of Oglesby, $51.65; AFLAC, $35.90; Airgas, $78.11; Axon Enterprise $450.54; Marian Bezeley, $125.98; Brian Billard, $14990.74; Comcast Business, $509.55; Comcast Cable, $64.90; Communications Direct, $1,692.00; Connecting Point, $320.00; De Lage Landen Financial Services, $117.14; Debo Ace Hardware, $142.54; Dixon Ottawa Communication, $187.12; Dollar General Corp, $38.25; Cathie Edens, $6.41; Katherine Elvin, $1,185.77; Emergency Medical Products, $643.75; Ficek Electric, $629.00; Flags USA, $688.00; Foster Coach Sales, $23.20; Austin Freeman, $193.40; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $72.69; Halm’s Auto Parts, $176.88; Hawkins Inc, $1,145.80; Heller Ford Sales, $1,090.27; Amy Hiester, $244.43; Holloway’s Portable Restroom, $75.00; IL Dept of Innovation and Technology, $692.20; IL Fire and Police Commissioners, $375.00; IL Valley Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Police CC, $529.40; Illini State Bank- Visa, $1,781.31; Illinois Fiber Resources Group, $3,300; Illinois Valley Cellular, $1,330.97; Illinois Valley Excavating, $1,480.00; IMUA, $1,216.00; IVNET LLP, $189.94; IVCC Foundation, $19,975.72; IVCH, $114.00; Jack’s Gas & Service Inc, $30.00; Jacob & Klein, LTD, $15,156.75; John Senica Jr, $202.59; Kendrick Pest Control $185.00; Thomas Kist, $140.27; Knoblauch Advertising, $1,435.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $1,169.32; LaSalle Peru Township #120, $38,119.60; Love’s Travel Center, $60,756.32; Jean Martin, $1,185.77; Luann Martyn, $75.00; Mauntino Distributing Co, $25.00; Maze Lumber, $50.99; Menards, $72.23; MTCO, $150.87; Municipal Code Corp, $900.00; Neopost Inc, $7,197.50; Newstribune, $100.00; Oglesby Grade School, $69,567.98; Oscar’s Automotive, $96.55; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $1,925.85; Pomp’s Tire-Peru, $1,180.34; PTM Document Services, $134.34; Ragan Communications, $1,057.00; Eric Reishus, $1,185.77; Margaret Reishus, $592.88, Marlin Reishus, $592.88; Paul Reishus, $1,185.76; Republic Services-Allied Waste, $18,630.00; Revere Electric, $43.55; SBK Inc, $37,903.76; Staples Credit Plan, $239.88; Verizon, $208.32; Water Products Company, $266.04; Wire Mesh Corp, $24,299.59 TOTAL $348,308.61

AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public on agenda items.  There were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept the Building Inspector’s 3rd Quarter Report. ($910,329.00)  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve a raffle license for the Brady Bunch Benefit which will be held at the Oglesby Elks Lodge on October 28, 2017.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to the public for comments on any subject.  There were no comments.

Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Rivara stated that the city will receive $12, 750 from a $17,000 IMEA grant for capacitors.

Commissioner Carey stated that branch chipping will begin Monday, October 23rd.  He reminded residents to place branches near the berm for pickup.  Branches should not exceed 6” in diameter.

City attorney Andreoni stated that he will draft and send a letter to Wire Mesh in regards to their request to negotiate with Ameren which the city has denied that request.

Commissioner Yborra stated that the leaf vacuum program has begun and that residents should not place leaves in the street.

Mayor Finley reminded the public of all the activities for Harvest Fest that will take place this Saturday, October 21st in the downtown area.

A special meeting was set for Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 5:30.  City attorney Andreoni stated that the purpose of this meeting will be to address three ordinances that pertain to small cell towers and right-of-ways.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:12 p.m.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.  MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Terry Kamnikar, Assistant City Clerk

Minutes from the September 18, 2017, Regular City Council Meeting

October 12, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND ASSISTANT CITY CLERK TERRY KAMNIKAR.


ABSENT: COMMISSIONER PORTER.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the minutes from the September 5, 2017, meeting.  AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the bills as presented:  Aftermath, $105.00; Airgas USA, $1.08; Alan Environmental Products, $283.27; Ameren, $1,318.04; ASK Enterprises, $1,719.30; Bio-Tron, $330.00; Bob’s Business, $10.41; Comcast Business, $501.27; Comcast Cable, $104.32; Connecting Point, $1,671.28; Daley’s Super Service, $63.00; De Lage Landen Financial Services, $598.18; Cathie Edens, 133.73; Emergency Medical Products, $937.31; Fastenal Company, $79.71; Fender Menders, $109.90; Ficek Electric, $606.50; GameTime, $927.73; Grosenbach’s Auto, $130.48; Henry Schein, $168.30; Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology, $92.25; IMEA, $251,182.68; IVCC, $12,728.44; Illinois Valley Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Police, $790.36; Illini State Bank, $3,136.88; IV Cellular, $1,330.97; JW Ossola, $62,353.49; Jack’s Gas & Service, $30.00; John Pohar & Sons, $4,263.50; John Senica Jr., $318.15; Kendrick Pest Control, $105.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $700.66; L-P High School, $24,289.64; Nancy Liesse, $75.00; Mautino Distributing, $25.00; Menards, $152.11; MTCO, $155.87; News Tribune, $629.20; Oglesby Grade School, $44,328.40; PDC Laboratories, $290.00; Angelina Pelka, $160.71; Perona Peterlin Andreoni & Brolley, $3,468.75; Pomp’s Tire, $134.91; Quill Corporation, $964.80; Revere Electric, $1,861.80; Marion Riley, $211.40; Eva Sauceda, $425.84; Smart Source, $2,357.04; Smith’s Sales & Service, $78.00; Stevens Service Center, $55.00; Sunrise Supply, $77.35; T.E.S.T., $96.00; Universal Inc., $141.51; USA Bluebook, $1,228.86; USPS, $98.00  TOTAL $434,637.83.

AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only.  There were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept Ordinance No. 962-091817, Establishes Temporary Position of Clerk in Training and sets the wage at $20 per hour.  AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table Ordinance No. 963-091817, Which Imposes a Surcharge for those Customers Whose Equipment Causes Undue Disturbance on the Electric System.  Carey explained that Electric Dept. Superintendent John Zulkowsky was working with Verbal Blakely on some concerns he had about the ordinance.  AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to donate $500 to Chuck Reynold’s Cruisin’ for Cancer Car Show.  The donation will be used for awards.  Proceeds from the car show go to the local charity.  AYES;  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then gave a short overview of the financial report for the 2017 Summer Fun Fest.  Expenses totaled $121,122.77 with revenues at $155,219.06 for a new profit of $34,096.29.  Finley told the Council that the 7-year net income for the event was $209,848.75.   Commissioner Rivara asked if the report was going to be made public, Finley told him it was.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY TO place the report on file.  AYES;  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public.  There were none.

Commissioner and Mayor’s Reports:

The Mayor relayed information about the Electronic Recycling event which will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.  Commissioner Yborra said he encouraged residents to take advantage of the event.  The Mayor then introduced Stacie Mertes, who is training to fill the position of City Clerk.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 7:05 P.M. TO discuss “or review minutes from meetings lawfully closed unthe Open Meetings Act.” AYES;  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY at 7:15 p.m. to reopen the regular city council meeting.  AYES;  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADY BY CAREY, SECONDED BY YBORRA to release the minutes from the Feb. 16, 2016, executive session meeting minutes.  AYES;  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn (7:17 p.m.)  AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.  MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk.

Minutes from the Sept. 5, 2017, Regular City Council Meeting

September 28, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK CLINARD.

ABESENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the minutes from the August 21, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, FINLEY. PRESENT: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: Aflac, $35.90; Airgas USA, $84.11; ASK Enterprises, $1,852.40; BHMG Engineers, $6,939.04; Bio-Tron, $170.75; Bob’s Business, $210.92; BrownLee Data Systems, $1,350.00; Carus Corporation, $550.00; Corporate Warehouse Supply, $459.85; Dinges Fire Co., $372.92; Double M Trucking, $367.50; Econo Signs, $120.46; Emergency Medical Products, $455.24; Fastenal Co., $29.23; Ferguson Waterworks, $1,096.95; Ficek Electric, $7,522.34; Global Emergency Products, $80.36; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $550.26; Halm’s Auto Parts, $106.96; Hawkins Inc., $1,829.21; Henry Schein, $12.60; Holloway’s Portable Restrooms, $150.00; IL Public Risk Fund, $18,926.00; IVCC, $44,523.90; Kinsella Roto Rooter Service, $360.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $2,032.92; Kool Master, $462.13; L-P High School, $84,964.80; Mautino Distributing, $6.25; Menards, $75.53; Mertel Gravel, $1,061.75; Vicky Miller, $34.77; Mississippi Valley Pump, $5,234.00; NCPERS Group Life Ins., $48.00; Oglesby Grade School, $155,060.14; PDC Laboratories, $145.00; Pomp’s Tire, $455.48; Republic Services, $18,630.00; Dominic Rivara, $146.59; RiverStone Group, $697.74; Rush Power Systems, $2,307.96; Sherwin Williams, $97.83; Smith Ecological Systems, $122.86; Standard Insurance-Life, $734.10; Universal Inc., $801.38; Utica Fire Department, $200.00; Verizon, $70.06; Wex Fleet Services, $2,919.99; Chuck Reynolds, $500.00. TOTAL $364,966.18

The Mayor opened the floor to comments on agenda items only. Sam Tillman, a trustee for the Oglesby Library District, who said he was not speaking as a representative of the board, said he was glad that the three TIFS were being terminated, noting that he estimated that the library lost almost $11,000 a year from the TIFs. Tillman said that the library was forced to pull almost $5,500 out of its Reserves to balance last year’s budget. He said the board anticipated another rough year this year and told the council not to be surprised if the board came to the council asking for permission to sell candy like the LP Band Parent association. Wanda Lent and Dorothy Debosik said they agreed with Tillman’s statement.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to allow the LP Band Parent Association to sell candy door-to-door on Tuesday, Sept. 19th. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 959-090517, which Terminates TIF II. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 960-090517, which Terminates TIF III. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 961-090517, which Terminates TIF IV. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public. There were none.


Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Rivara reported on the safety program, telling the other commissioners that the presentation by the IMEA was “well received.” He said some of the things that came out of the meeting was the need for a dispatch procedure, radios for the public works departments, and the need for an agreement with Peru and Ladd. Rivara noted that if an electric department worker was not available during an emergency, the city needed a “qualified person on the ground” to meet OSHA standards.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY at 7:08 p.m. to enter into executive session to discuss “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of a specific employee of the public body …” and “litigation.” AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER SECONDED BY CAREY AT 7:41 P.M. to resume the regular council meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING RESUMED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn. (7:41 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk



Minutes from the August 21, 2017, City Council Meeting

September 15, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND ASSISTANT CITY CLERK TERRY KAMNIKAR.


ABSENT: COMMISSIONER PORTER.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the minutes from the August 7, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented. IML Risk Management, $1,240.00; City of Oglesby, $30.00; Aquatic Distributors, $1,078.00; Advantage Logistics, $203,137.07; Advertising Consultants, $285.58; AEA, $6,950.00; Air One Equipment, $4,680.30; Airgas USA, $141.47; Alan Environmental Products, $223.77; Altec Industries, $1,128.78; Tanya Anderson, $350.00; Apple Press, $117.90; ASK Enterprises, $2,513.00; Benefit Planning Consultants, $474.12; Bob’s Business, $598.98; Kay Buss, $210.87; Call One, $2,006.35; Chamlin and Associates, $1,198.00; Comcast Business, $501.27; Comcast Cable, $216.43; Connecting Point, $808.50; Cosgrove Distributors, $1,928.70; Daley’s Super Service, $68.62; De Lage Landen Financial Service, $226.88; Dinges Fire Company, $70.97; Dresbach Distributing, $54.95; Eagle Engraving, $17.80; Cathie Edens, $250.16; Emergency Medical Products, $702.79; Feece Oil, $990.44; Ficek Electric, $238.00; First Impression, $637.50; Global Emergency Products, $1,331.76; Grainco FS, $137.28; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $240.07; HD Supply Waterworks, $153.31; Health Alliance, $31,739.00; Hopkins and Associates, $9,100.00; HyVee, $184.86; IMEA, $299,017.86; IL Municipal League, $35.00; ILEAS, $60.00; IVCH, $67.00; John Senica Jr., $378.79; John’s Service and Sales, $966.45; Kittilson’s Garage, $328.81; Klein Thorpe and Jenkins, $408.00; Knoblauch Advertising, $1,460.48; Kool Master, $1,265.50; La Salle Office Supply, $409.07; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Meade Law Office, $6,354.32; Menards, $128.66; Mertel Gravel, $809.88; Motorola, $129.69; MTCO, $155.87; News Tribune, $1,305.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $33.55; PDC Laboratories, $21.00; Perona Peterlin Andreoni and Brolley, $3,061.08; Pollard Water, $454.22; Pomp’s Tire, $140.90; Republic Waste, $1,250.00; Angela Serpico, $125.00; Smith’s Sales and Service, $1,903.32; St Margaret’s Health, $98.00; Todd Stachowiak, $189.83; Stevens Service Center, $40.00; T.E.S.T., $96.00; U Line, $455.69; United Rentals, $160.00; Universal Asphalt and Excavating, $11,000.00; Verizon, $237.21; Vickers Consulting Services, $200.00; Patrick Watson, $300.00; WLPO/WAJK/WKOT Radio, $540.00 TOTAL $611,093.96. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only. There were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept Ordinance No. 958-082117, an ordinance revising the City of Oglesby policy for customer interconnection with the Oglesby Electric Department and amending the City of Oglesby’s net metering policy. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to donate $250 to the IVCH Foundation fundraiser on September 15, 2017. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public. There were none.

Commissioner’s Reports:

Commissioner Rivara stated the IMEA will host two safety training sessions on Monday, August 28, 2017 for city employees and first responders.

Mayor’s Report: None

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn (7:05 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Terry Kamnikar, Assistant City Clerk

Minutes from the August 1, 2017, Council Meeting

September 1, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK CLINARD

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the minutes from the July 17, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: TOTAL $126,642.21. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED. AG Industrial Supply, $605.00; Aflac, $35.90; Airgas USA, $3.60; Altec Industries, $2,328.78; Ameren, $1,228.64; ASK Enterprises, $3,629.38; Benefit Planning Consultants, $236.10; BHMG Engineers, $1,757.33; Bio Tron, $45.25; Bob’s Business, $26.13; Boehm Brothers, $250.00; Call One, $2,042.96; Timothy Cardona, $163.36; Cargill Inc., $5,120.17; Cintas First Aid, $48.00; Comcast Business, $500.85; Comcast Cable, $209.80; Communications Direct, $91.00; Connecting Point, $657.88; D&M Landscaping and Excavation, $650.00; Daley’s Super Service, $36.88; De Lage Landen Financial Service, $313.73; Jasmyn Delaney, $220.39; Dresbach Distributing, $1,555.35; Econo Signs, $98.50; Efficient Billing Systems, $2,355.06; Emblem Enterprises, $638.74; Emergency Medical Products, $1,263.10; Emling Canvas Products, $1,800.00; Jimmy Essl, $171.29; Fastenal Company, $21.37; Feece Oil, $1,090.69; Fender Menders, $611.10; Ficek Electric, $1,850.68; Flags USA, $244.00; Zak Forkner; $75.57; Veronica Gaeta, $34.92; GL Scheri Electric, $1,044.29; Grainco FS, $407.45; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $140.00; Halm’s Auto Parts, $239.87; Hawkins, $2,007.60; Health Alliance Medical Plans, $31,739.00; Henry Schein, $158.02; Holloway’s Portable Restroom, $240.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Hy Vee, $324.40; IL Dept of Innovation and Technology, $673.40; IV Regional Dispatch, $2,534.00; Illinois State Police, $15.00; IV Cellular, $1,376.14; Illinois Valley Excavating, $2,410.00; Illinois Valley Food and Deli, $117.68; IVCH, $55.72; Jack’s Gas and Service, $60.00; John’s Service and Sales, $995.00; Kendrick Pest Control, $185.00; Kinsella Roto Rooter, $250.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $174.81; Klein Thorpe and Jenkins, $153.00; La Salle Body and Fender, $90.00; La Salle Office Supply, $520.32; Letter Kraft Printers, $298.80; Eva Markey, $285.58; Mautino Distributing, $6.25; Menards, $532.71; Mertel Gravel, $1,093.88; Midwest Mailing and Shipping, $60.39; NCPERS Group Life Ins., $48.00; News Tribune, $159.28; Patten Industries, $12.97; PDC Laboratories, $255.00; Pomp’s Tire, $587.52; Quill Corp., $1,379.70; Rainbow International Restoration, $3,015.03; Ray O’Herron, $761.33; Rental Pros, $1,501.97; Republic Services, $19,605.00; Ruppert Concrete, $3,625.00; Schrock Repair, $782.21; Sherwin Williams, $87.74; Sisler’s Dairy Products, $692.00; Smart Source, $4,756.18; Smith’s Sales and Service, $210.00; Springfield Electric, $49.97; Sunrise Supply, $140.99; USPS, $225.00; Universal, $388.83; USA Bluebook, $462.10; Vortex Technologies, $1,505.00; Wex Fleet Services, $3,388.03; IL Public Works Mutual Aid, $100.00; City of Oglesby, $30.00; Aquatic Distributors, $1,078.00 TOTAL $126,642.21


The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only. There were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept Ordinance No. 957-080717, Memorandum of Agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 958-082117, Updates the Current Net Metering Policy. Attorney Andreoni explained that the new policy had been reviewed by Verbal Blakely, the city’s electrical engineer, and was the most recent update to a policy originally approved in 2011. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file Ordinance No. 959-082117, Updatesthe Current Interconnection Policy. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to assist the Starved Rock Runners Club with street closings and traffic control for the annual running of the Turkey Trot. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public. Vern Seimers complained about a neighbor’s pile of trash.

Mayor’s Report:


Mayor Finley addressed two letters he had received from the Dickinson Foundation. Finley told the council that he had spoken to Gary Peterlin the Dickinson House’s roof that is in need of repair. Finley is seeking funds from the Foundation for the repairs. Finley noted that the original resolution establishing the Dickinson House Foundation — which was drafted by Peterlin when he was attorney for the city – made the city responsible for most of the upkeep of the Dickinson House. A resolution passed two years later, made the city responsible only for the day-to-day operations of the DH, such as utilities, cleaning, and general upkeep. The Dickinson Foundation has been slow in accepting some responsibility for the cost of the repairs, and the city cannot afford to make the repairs alone. The second letter asked that the city include tickets in the monthly utility statement mailing. The Mayor explained that the city had stopped doing this more than five years ago for all groups, because the city sends its own newsletter and other informational mailings in the statements. The city does offer those non-profit organizations the ability to use the city’s bulk mailing permit which results in lower postage costs.

The Mayor also announced that City Clerk Becky Clinard is stepping down as of September 30th. The mayor has prepared an ad for the local newspaper, and will look at placing the ad in other municipal job listing sites.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER at 7:14 p.m. to enter into executive session to discuss “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employess of the public body …” and “collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives.” AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Minutes from the July 3, 2017, Council Meeting

August 4, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY EATTONI AND CITY CLERK CLINARD

Commissioner Tom Porter wore in Oglesby’s newest police officer, Logan Willand, before the council. Commissioner Porter thanks the Oglesby Fire and Police Board for “another quality candidate.”

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the minutes from the June 5, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: Tom Porter, $102.65; City of Oglesby, $224.28; USPS, $708.98; Taylor Stopa, $67.41; A.G. Industrial Supply, $605.00; Advertising Consultants, $393.58; Air One Equipment, $1,678.15; Ameren, $195.62; ASK Enterprises, $4,511.90; Benefit Planning Consultants, $236.10; Bob’s Business, $18.83; Call One, $2,003.85; Communications Direct, $10.00; Complete Integration and Service, $776.00; Connecting Point, $199.01; Cosgrove Distributors, $68.84; De Lage Landen Financial Service, $111.56; Dinges Fire Company, $988.62; Dixon Ottawa Communications, $399.14; Dornik Auto Body, $150.00; Dresbach Distributing, $39.90; Efficient Billing Systems, $617.86; Emergency Medical Products, $420.12; Fastenal Company, $71.25; Feece Oil, $437.98; Gallagher Materials, $2,854.81; Global Emergency Products, $26.35; Grainco FS, $53.10; Hopkins and Associates, $10,000.00; IEPA Bureau of Water, $8,500.00; Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology, $636.15; Il Rural Water, $578.44; IV Food and Deli, $117.68; Itron, $761.72; IVCH, $56.20; John’s Service and Sales, $420.00; Klein Thorpe and Jenkins, $2,065.50; Knoblauch Advertising, $754.31; Ladd Sound Productions, $5,200.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $61.47; Jared Lyon, $226.18; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Meade Law Office, $1,068.75; Menards, $482.85; Municipal Code Corporation, $250.00; North East Multi-Reg Training, $75.00; Republic Services, $21,080.00; Dominic Rivara, $148.73; SD Meyers, $20,430.00; Sherwin Williams, $251.39; TEST, $12.00; USA Bluebook, $610.17; Utica Fire Department, $149.99; Utility Equipment Company, $1,072.00; WEX Fleet Services, $3,584.93 TOTAL $96,576.82. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only. There were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 954-071717, Authorizes City to Become Member of Public Works Mutual Aid Network. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 955-071717, FY18 Appropriations. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY, to place Ordinance No. 956-071717, Prevailing Wage, on file. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to table executive session for “negotiating matters of the public body …” AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public. There were none.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara told the Council that during the last storm, he had seen things that concerned him. He would like to “bring everybody in” for a safety meeting to “point out the potential dangers.” Commissioner Porter asked if the meeting would be during evening hours.

Rivara then said that he and the Mayor had a “disagreement” concerning negotiations, and that he would be asking the attorney “to look into it.”

Commissioner Yborra updated the council on the road work, saying that he expected the work to be done in the next two weeks, weather permitting.

Mayor Finley thanked the Axe Church and Cameron Draper for coordinating the volunteer effort to paint the shelter and the chain link fence at the pool. He wished everyone a Happy 4th of July and noted that Summer Fun Fest started on Thursday.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn. (7:28 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk




Minutes from the June 19, 2017, Regular Meeting

July 13, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY EATTONI AND CITY CLERK CLINARD

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the minutes from the June 5, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: Universal Inc., $946.46; APLHA Media, $1,260.00; City of Oglesby, $87.80; Landmark Ford, $30,985.00; Jim Camenisch, $100.00; Advertising Consultants, $393.58; AEA, $5,000.00; Airgas USA, $3.72; Apple Press, $318.70; AVT Service Technologies, $13,800.00; Axon Enterprise, $70.00; BSN Sports, $34.98; Cargill Inc., $15,351.10; Cintas First Aid and Safety, Jacob Clark, $214.16; Comcast Business, $498.49; Comcast Cable, $104.90; Connecting Point, $310.00; Cosgrove Distributors, $122.87; Double M Trucking, $420.00; Dresbach Distributing, $257.25; Emergency Medical Products, $252.00; Fastenal Co., $35.89; Halm’s Auto Parts, $131.03; Hawkins, $3,233.55; HD Supply Waterworks, $584.96; Health Alliance Medical Plans, $31,739.00; Henry Schein Inc., $66.78; Holloway’s Portable Restrooms, $225.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; IMEA, $235,221.28; Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce, $1,500.00; Illinois Valley Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Visa, $1,093.05; Illinois Valley Excavating, $350.00; Inman Electric, $780.00; IVCH, $52.00; J.W. Ossola Co., $60,928.25; John Senica Jr., $337.33; John’s Service and Sales, $548.75; Key Outdoor Advertising, $820.00; King Tire, $248.49; Kirby Built Quality Products, $940.34; Kittilson’s Garage, $5,978.01; Knoblauch Advertising, $1,152.20; Kramarsic Law Office, $300.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $171.24; Megan Liberatore, $192.27; Kathy Matthews, $90.00; Mautino Distributing, $18.75; Maze Lumber, $569.05; Menards, $648.56; MTCO, $150.87; Chris Nave, $25.00; News Tribune, $2,400.85; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $50.00; Perona Peterlin Andreoni and Brolley, $2,303.25; Putnam County Painting, $32,940.00; Revere Electric, $180.34; RiverStone Group, $616.60; Smart Source, $2,368.02; Smith’s Sales and Service, $116.00; Standard Insurance, $3,066.99; Staples Credit Plan, $547.01; T.E.S.T., $48.00; The Mendota Reporter, $350.00; Thrush Sanitation, $70.00; Univar, $210.48; USA Bluebook, $1,539.01; Verizon, $264.30; Vermeer Sales and Service, $100.50; Water Products Company, $526.19; Steve Weikel, $100.00; Zoll Medical Corp., $315.53 TOTAL $473,505.46 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only. There were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to award the bid for the Motor Fuel Tax Street Program (Spring and Dale Avenue resurfacing) to Universal Asphalt for $107,444.45. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to award the bid for repairs to School Avenue to Universal. School Avenue will be repaired from Clark to Durant. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY, to approve the contract with the Fraternal Order of Police. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the Raffle License application by Citizens and Businesses of Oglesby. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public.

Ben Shepherd, of Evans Contracting in Marseilles, asked about the status of his solicitors permit. His permit went before the council on May 15 and died for lack of a motion to approve. Mr. Shepherd said he has been in business for 17 years, restoring property after catastrophes. He said he works with the homeowner to make sure insurance “does the right thing.” Shepherd said he “would like to be able to make a living” by working in Oglesby. City Clerk Clinard said that Evans Contracting was licensed to work in Oglesby, just not solicit. Chief Knoblauch, noting that the company check contained the names of two persons, one of whom had openly admitted to a felony (robbery) on the solicitors application (which was pulled from consideration by Shepherd), was a key factor in his decision to recommend that the city not approved the solicitors permit. Several council members mentioned that satisfied customers would be Shepherd’s best form of solicitation. Commissioner Carey told Shepherd that he did not vote for the license as a gesture of showing “preferential treatment” to the contractors who have businesses in Oglesby. Commissioner Porter also told Shepherd that he’s never had a resident say that they wanted contractors soliciting in town.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara said the appropriations ordinance would be ready for the next council meeting. He said “if everything goes right,” the ordinance will be passed at the July 17th meeting. He also asked that the city send a letter of thanks to the City of Peru’s electrical department for the “heck of a job” they did the night of the June 14th storm.

Commissioner Carey echoed Rivara’s sentiments about sending a letter to Peru and updated the council on the work to clean up after the storm. He praised city workers for their efforts, and thanked both Peru and LaSalle for their help. “We surely do appreciate the towns coming together” to help Oglesby in an emergency.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn. (7:15 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk




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