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Meeting: January 15, 2018

February 16, 2018 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JANUARY 15,2018, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the regular meeting minutes from January 2, 2018. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented. IV Cellular, $1,330.97; IV Food Pantry, $40.00; Ficek Electric, $618.00; Il Municipal Retirement Fund, $21,997.60; AEA, $2,600.00; Aflac, $35.90; Air One Equipment, $275.50; Airgas USA, $150.63; Anixter, $1,823.52; Apple Press, $146.85; ASK Enterprises, $299.00; Bound Tree Medical, $261.60; BrownLee Data Systems, $490.00; Carus Corporation, $850.41; Central Region Senior Baseball, $2,500.00; City of Peru, $1,859.00; Civic Systems, $2,751.00; Clear Gov Inc., $1,750.00; Comcast Business, $516.94; Comcast Cable, $129.80; Communications Direct, $495.00; Connecting Point, $310.00; De Lage Landen Financial Services, $117.14; Dollar General, $9.70; Econo Signs, $281.84; Cathie Edens, $23.22; Efficient Billing Systems, $2,902.15; Emergency Medical Products, $104.75; Feece Oil, $2,730.42; First Impression, $1,343.00; Terry Flores, $195.07; Halm’s Auto Parts, $301.92; Hygienic Institute, $711.10; IMEA, $234,399.89; IV Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Visa, $617.31; Illinois Secretary of State Police, $101.00; Illinois Valley Excavating, $1,202.50; IV Food and Deli, $28.03; John Senica Jr., $508.53; Kittilson’s Garage, $1,224.09; LaSalle Office Supply, $80.68; Mautino Distributing, $6.25; Menards, $143.69; MTCO, $160.87; News Tribune, $2,262.60; Oscar’s Automotive, $397.61; Pavers and More, $386.00; Perona Peterlin Andreoni and Brolley, $4,921.00; Peru Greenhouse, $235.00; Republic Services, $18,630.00; Revere Electric, $2,542.09; St Margaret’s Health, $311.00; Staples Credit, $337.06; TEST, $96.00; Toedter Oil Co., $1,092.85; Universal Inc., $1,052.16; Verizon, $167.40; Vickers Consulting Services, $850.00; Water Products Co., $246.54 TOTAL $328,286.18

AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.

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 Appoint Eric Zborowski as the new Commissioner of the Streets, Water & Wastewater department. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.

City Clerk Mertes Swore Commissioner Eric Zborowski in.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance 976-011518, Authorizing the Hiring of an Economic Developer/Tourism Coordinator. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, ZBOROWSKI, FINLEY. NAYS: RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Resolution IMRF Form 2.20-011518, Appointing Stacie Mertes IMRF Authorized Agent. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance 977-011518, Annexing certain territory to the City of Oglesby (Giordano/WorldTronics Property). AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, FINLEY.

Attorney Andreoni added that this agreement was passed years ago but was never officially adopted. This ordinance would finish the process that wasn’t completed.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file Ordinance 978-020518, Authorizing the borrowing of up to $700,000 from Illini State Bank. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ZBOROWSKI to table the request from Dave Weiden for a 3 mile run/walk event dated June 16, 2018. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, ZBOROWSKI, FINLEY. PASS: RIVARA. Commissioner Porter said that the council needed more information from Dave Weiden like what City resources he would need. Commissioner Zborowski said that he had some concerns with the run/walk interfering with other activities that were taking place that day.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve a donation request for Central States Baseball Tournament of $2,500. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ZBOROWSKI to approve the building inspectors report for the 4th quarter for $500,732.00. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, FINLEY.

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

Commissioner and Mayor’s Report:

Commissioner Rivara said that IMUA has a scholarship program available. Applications will be available at City Hall. He said that the City has had 4 students receive the $500 scholarship in that past and urged students to apply.

Commissioner Carey: none

Commissioner Zborowski said Thank you for the opportunity to be Commissioner and he looks forward to working with the council.

Commissioner Porter: none

Mayor: None

A MOTION WAS MADE at 7:10 pm BY PORTER SECONDED BY ZBOROWSKI to go into executive session to discuss “pending or probable litigation against, affecting or on behalf of the public body…”; “The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body …”; and “the purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body …” AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE at 8:29 pm BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA to enter back into regular meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, FINLEY.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE AT 8:30 pm BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Stacie Mertes, City Clerk

Meeting: January 2, 2018

February 2, 2018 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, RIVARA, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY EATTONI, CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD AND CLERK IN TRAINING MERTES.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the regular meeting minutes from December 18, 2017. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented. Oglesby Municipal Band, $1,995.00; USPS, $703.96; Ameren IP, $203.89; Brad Anderson, $75.00; Anixter, $140.00; Apple Press, $76.95; Arrow Sales and Service, $290.50; ASCAP, $348.00; Batteries and Things, $94.77; Benefit Planning Consultants, $452.00; BHMG Engineers, $292.89; Bob’s Business, $314.96; Comcast Business, $998.58; Connecting Point, $310.00; Cosgrove Distributors, $32.54; De Lage Landen Financial Services, $296.24; Emergency Medical Products, $276.53; Flink Snow Plows and Spreaders, $1,256.60; Foster Coach Sales, $107.65; Janette Glupczynski, $175.46; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $32.69; Brooke Hahn, $173.61; Hawkins Inc., $734.10; Health Care Service Corporation, $31,842.96; HyVee, $542.13; Il Department of Innovation and Technology, $692.20; Il Public Risk Fund, $5,732.00; Il Valley Excavating, $2,145.00; Impact Networking, $86.73; Itron, $761.75; Jack’s Gas and Service, $90.00; John Deere Financial, $120.90; John Senica Jr., $30.47; John’s Service and Sales,$3.99; Kendrick Pest Control, $105.00; King Tire, $1,204.50; Kittilson’s Garage, $1,594.38; Klein Thorpe and Jenkins, $1,632.00; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Meade Law Office, $412.50; Menards, $304.53; Mertel Gravel, $142.35; NCPERS Group Life Ins., $48.00; Pomp’s Tire, $172.41; Revere Electric, $445.15; Dominic Rivara, $148.73; Schrock Repair, $1,840.13; Seico Inc., $1,930.50; Springfield Electric, $522.42; St. Margaret’s Health, $68.00; Standard Insurance-Life, $734.10; TEST, $96.00; Uline, $1,312.70; Universal Inc., $987.40; Water Products Company, $2,338.16; Rich Watts, $74.89; WEX Fleet Services, $3,018.56 TOTAL $70,574.96 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.

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 approve Ordinance No. 975-010218, Appointing Stacie Mertes City Clerk. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

Outgoing City Clerk, Rebecca Clinard, swore incoming City Clerk Stacie Mertes in.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 974-010218, Prohibiting Sexual Harassment. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 976-011518, Authorizing the hiring of an Economic Developer/Tourism Coordinator, Rebecca Clinard. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, FINLEY NAY: RIVARA

Commissioner Rivara had some concerns in reference to the tasks Becky would be performing. He said that you didn’t think some of the tasks should shift from the Clerk’s office to the Economic Developer. Mayor Finley said that the tasks are things that Becky is an expert in and that the current staff is still learning.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to ratify the transfer of the remaining funds from expiring TIF’s: II,III,IV into TIF I.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA to appoint at least one elected Oglesby Commissioner to join the negotiating committee for the IBEW Local 51 contract negotiations with the City of Oglesby. MOTION DIED DUE TO LACK OF SECOND

Commissioner Porter stated that he couldn’t support the motion because he felt that it was too late in the negotiations to have another person added, he said it wouldn’t be beneficial. Commissioner Carey said he agreed with Commissioner Porter and added that including another person would muddy the waters.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA to appoint an elected Oglesby Commissioner to negotiating committee. MOTION DIED DUE TO LACK OF SECOND

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA to require the negotiating committee to update the full City Council after each formal and informal meeting between the City of Oglesby and IBEW Local 51. MOTION DIED DUE TO LACK OF SECOND

Commissioner Porter said he didn’t think the negotiations committee should have to update after every meeting. He said he didn’t update the board after the Police negotiations and that is would be hurtful to the negotiation process.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public. Resident Dorothy Debosik asked if negotiations are open to the public. Mayor Finley said no and that Commissioner Rivara shouldn’t have discussed what was talked about in negotiations at this meeting and last meeting.

Commissioner and Mayor’s Reports:

Commissioner Rivara- nothing

Commissioner Carey said “best wishes to Becky and congrats on the 7 years as City Clerk.”

Commissioner Porter said “good job and thank you to Becky.” He said “You will do a great job in the new position.” He also said that numerous vehicles were in violation of the snowfall ordinances after the last snowfall. No tickets were given just warnings but from this point forward tickets will be given.

Mayor Finley wished best of luck to Robert Kuhar, whose official retirement date was today, and Shawn Harlow on his retirement from the City. He also thanked the city workers for their hard work with snow removal during the last snow fall and the fixing of water main breaks that occurred during this cold weather.

A MOTION WAS MADE PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY TO ADJOURN (7:20 PM). AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY, ABSENT: CAREY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Stacie Mertes, City Clerk

MINUTES from the December 18, 2017 Meeting

January 12, 2018 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the regular meeting minutes from December 4, 2017.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented. Bob Devries, $100.00; City of Oglesby, $75.84; AEA, $2,250.00; Aflac, $35.90; Apple Press, $114.85; ASK Enterprises, $1,324.70; Axon Enterprise, $1,584.00; BDIV Llc., $141,302.15; Greg Boggio, $345.08; Call One, $2,008.58; Chamlin and Associates, $10,735.90; Becky Clinard, $300.00; Comcast Cable, $212.64; Connecting Point, $886.50; Daley’s Super Service; $107.90; Justin Davis, $107.33; De Lage Landen Financial Service, $117.14; Double M Trucking, $367.50; Dresbach Distributing, $308.65; Econo Signs, $466.38; Cathie Edens, $106.35; Efficient Billing Systems, $1,706.09; Emergency Medical Products, $487.65; Fastenal Company, $382.42; Attorney Peter Ferracuti, $300.60; Graphic Electronics, $65.50; Halm’s Auto Parts, $793.51; Health Care Service Corp., $15,520.13; IMEA, $233,482.49; Il Valley Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Visa, $19.11; IMUA, $75.00; IVCH, $54.00; John Senica Jr., $657.91; Kendrick Pest Control, $185.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $1,681.95; Knoblauch Advertising, $379.62; LaSalle Office Supply, $158.46; Burton Lavens, $265.50; Lexipol Llc., $3,878.00; Mautino Distributing, $6.25; Maze Lumber, $242.59; Menards, $303.42; MTCO, $150.87; On Site Repair Services, $739.50; Oscar’s Automotive, $182.55; Perona Peterlin Andreoni and Brolley, $2,707.68; Pomp’s Tire, $544.43; Rathe and Woodward Llc., $22,109.15; Riverstone Group, $458.72; Jose Santiago-Santiago, $215.31; Springfield Electric, $352.42; St. Margaret’s Health, $204.00; Staples Credit, $255.98; Star Ford Lincoln, $46.89; Universal Asphalt and Excavating, $36,299.10; Cynthia Wrath, $133.00; Robert Sparling, $300.00; IMIC, $84,982.00; Jacob & Klein, $11,386.86 TOTAL $505,770.59

AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.

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 approve Ordinance No. 967-121817, Establishing the Assistant Chief of Police Pay Scale.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 969-121817, Vacating a Portion of the Alley South of Porter Street and East of Alice Avenue.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 970-121817, Annual Tax Levy. AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 971-121817, Abating Tax General Obligation Refunding Bonds 2013.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 972-121817, Abating Tax General Obligation Refunding Bonds 2010A.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 973-121817, Abating Tax General Obligation Refunding Bonds 2010B.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 974-121817, Prohibiting Sexual Harassment.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

The Mayor asked for comments from the public.  Resident Jason Curran asked what is the difference between the Sexual Harassment Ordinance we are placing on file and the one we currently have. Attorney Jim Andreoni said that the verbiage was a little different and to avoid and potential conflict we want to adopt the IML suggested ordinance.

Commissioner and Mayor’s Reports:

Commissioner Rivara informed the board that the IMEA has a program for businesses that can be disconnected during peak times and receive a discount for doing so. He also said that we agreed to a 10 year pole agreement with AT&T. Finally, he said that since we lost the arbitration to IBEW 6 people are eligible for early retirement. Therefore the City is responsible for paying over $1.6 million. He asked Jim Andreoni if the Mayor has the sole responsibility to negotiate the contract. His concerns are because the Mayor wants to outsource the water/wastewater department to TEST and take the Supervisors out of the Union. Jim Andreoni said that nothing in the municipal code specifically says a certain person is on the committee. It’s up to the council to decide if a motion to expand will happen.

Commissioner Carey wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. He congratulated Stacie and Becky on a good job with the Whobilation Saturday and said that it brought a lot of people into town.

Commissioner Porter said that the Oglesby Police Department had another successful Shop with a Cop event. It is in its’ 7th year. They were able to help 5 families and 11 kids. He thanked the Police Department, gift wrappers, and donors that support the event.

Mayor Finley said that the Whobilation was a great success. It brought a lot of people to town. He said “good job” to Stacie, Becky, Terry, Patty and the volunteers. He mentioned that there was a 1 ½ page article and pictures in Mondays Newstribune. He wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

A MOTION WAS MADE, AT 7:20 P.M. BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to enter into executive session to discuss “pending or probable litigation against, affecting or on behalf of the public body…”; The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body …”; and “the purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body …”

A MOTION WAS MADE AT 8:13pm P.M. BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to resume the regular meeting. AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY, ABSENT: CAREY

A MOTION WAS MADE PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA TO ADJOURN (8:14PM). AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY, ABSENT: CAREY.  MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Stacie Mertes, City Clerk

MINUTES from the December 4, 2017 Regular City Council Meeting

December 29, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017, AT CITY HALL.  THE HEARING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 6:45 P.M.

Mayor Finley explained that the hearing was a necessary step in vacating a portion of the alley south of Porter Street and East of Alice Avenue to Christopher Martin.  Martin owns the lots adjacent to the alley and would like to erect a fence on his property.  Martin will reimburse the city for the cost of all engineering, legal and publishing fees in return for the alley.  Commissioner Rivara noted that Martin has been maintaining the alley.  Finley explained that Ordinance No. 969-121817, will be placed on file at the city council meeting that follows.

Mayor Finley opened the floor for comments, there were none.

The hearing was adjourned at 6:50 PM.

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the regular meeting minutes from November 20, 2017.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented. Amie Fransen, $15.00; United States Postal Service, $702.15; Ameren IP, $3,288.57; Anixter, $1,032.76; Apple Press, $329.55; ASCAP, $10.54; Benefit Planning Consultants, $242.00; BHMG Engineers, $195.26; D&M Landscaping, $650.00; De Lage Landen Financial Service, $209.74; Department of the Treasury, $12.49; Cathie Edens, $8.00; Emergency Medical Products, $118.35; Fastenal Company, $296.13; Feece Oil, $619.91; Fender Menders, $405.95; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $32.69; Halm’s Auto Parts, $119.76; Hawkins, $952.60; HyVee, $253.18; Il Department of Agriculture, $55.00; Il Department of Innovation and Technology, $692.20; Illinois Municipal League, $450.00; Illinois Public Risk Fund, $5,731.00; Illini State Bank Visa-Police, $28.10; Illinois Valley Cellular, $1,330.97; Illinois Valley Excavating, $1,882.50; Independent’s Service Company, $139.22; IVCH, $10.00; John’s Service and Sales, $130.38; Klein Thorpe and Jenkins, $2,030.14; Knoblauch Advertising, $250.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $152.46; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Menards, $668.00; Stacie Mertes, $173.51; NCPERS Group Life Ins., $48.00; Chris Perez, $165.69; Peru Greenhouse Landscaping, $470.00; Doug Porter, $138.38; Republic Services, $18,630.00; Revere Electric, $32.33; Rush Power Systems, $827.02; Schrock Repair, $1,069.44; Seico Inc., $86.79; Smart Source, $4,707.68; St. Margaret’s Health, $68.00; Standard Insurance-Life, $734.10; Stevens Service Center, $55.00; Streator Lawn and Garden, $183.48; United Rentals, $174.63; Universal Inc., $802.43; Utica Fire Department, $300.00; Vance Construction, $167.19; WEX Fleet Services, $3,391.33; WTH Technology, $81.00; Illinois Association of Chiefs, $79.00.  TOTAL $55,942.10. AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.

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 the letter of resignation, with regret, from Streets and Sewer Commissioner Dennis Yborra dated Nov. 28, 2017.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 965-120417, Small Cell Antenna/Tower Right of Way.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 966-120417, for Establishing Standards for the Construction of Facilities on Municipal Rights-of-Way.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 968-120417, Establishing Room Reservation Policy for Use of the Dickinson House.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the IL Municipal Insurance Cooperative for 2018 General Liability Work Comp and Cyber Liability Coverage.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 967-121817, Establishing the Assistant Chief of Police Pay Scale.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 969-121817, Vacating a Portion of the Alley South of Porter Street and East of Alice Avenue.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 970-121817, Annual Tax Levy. (Showing a .09214 decrease).  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 971-121817, Abating Tax General Obligation Refunding Bonds 2013.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

Minutes from the November 20, 2017 Regular City Council Meeting

December 15, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the regular meeting minutes from November 6, 2017.  AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. PRESENT: PORTER,  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: Comcast Cable, $253.76; BlueCross Blue Shield, $16,322.83; IV Food Pantry, $100.00; City of Oglesby, $55.65; AEA, $5,400.00; AFLAC, $35.90; Ameren IP, $202.87; ASK Enterprises, $3,414.00; Bob’s Business, $39.84; BSN Sports, $60.00; Call One, $2,009.12; Sandy Carretto, $222.86; Aksel Childers, $189.64; Connecting Point, $1,684.50; Dresbach Distributing, $35.95; Eagle Engraving, $52.00; Cathie Edens, $226.68; Efficient Billing Systems, $1,128.47; Emergency Medical Products, $894.06; Emergency Services Marketing, $810.00; Fastenl Co., $262.33; Fence Specialties, $100.00; Ficek Electric, $1,833.85; Scott Franklin, $189.95; Gallagher Materials, $2,514.47; GL Scheri Electric, $1,071.29; Halm’s Auto Parts, $659.27; Hawkins, $852.80; Holloway’s Portable Restrooms, $180.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; IMEA, $205,958.85; IV Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank, $1,756.50; IV Cellular, $1,330.97; IV Excavating, $1,572.50; Impact Networking, $76.41; IVCH, $61.11; Jacob Jaszemski, $96.65; John Senica JR., $250.46; John’s Service and Sales, $49.39; Kelly Sauder Rupiper Equipment, $299.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $2,664.64; LaSalle Office Supply, $40.45; Martin Equipment, $391.16; Mautino Distributing, $25.00; Menards, $723.13; Midwest Mailing and Shipping, $176.99; MTCO, $150.87; News Tribune, $1,377.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $378.02; Overhead Door, $98.00; Patient Point Hospital Solution, $1,112.40; Perona Peterlin Andreoni and Brolley, $2,044.25; Pomp’s Tire, $728.20; Republic Services, $450.00; Seico, $210.26; Smart Source, $2,359.79; Smith’s Sales and Service, $20.00; Springfield Electric Supply, $281.40; St Margaret’s Health, $82.00; Standard Equipment, $186.43; Studstill Media, $720.00; Sunrise Supply, $70.53; TEST, $96.00; Matt Taylor, $234.29; USA Bluebook, $364.05; Utica Fire Department, $300.00 TOTAL $274,228.34

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

The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only. Wanda Lent asked what the changes were in the proposed Dickinson House Ordinance. Mayor Finley highlighted some changes such as the new hour block structure, security deposit requirements, and fees.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file Ordinance No 965-120417, for Small Cell Antenna/Tower Right of Way. AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file Ordinance No. 966-120417, Establishing Standards for the Construction of Facilities on Municipal Rights of Way. AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table placing on file Ordinance No 967-120417, establishing the Assistant Chief of Police Pay Scale. AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file Ordinance No 968-120417, Establishing Room Reservation Policy for use of Dickinson House. AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file the IL Municipal Ins Cooperative for 2018 General Liability Work Comp and Cyber Liability Coverage. AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to Approve the Employee Health Insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield. AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the purchase of a new Electric Department Boom Truck ($175,084). AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

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

Commissioner and Mayor’s Reports:

Commissioner Yborra said that leaf vacuuming is done. Residents can still drop them behind the Street Department Building, bag them until November 29th or burn them.

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

______________________________

Stacie Mertes, Clerk in Training

Minutes from the Nov 6, 2017 Regular City Council Meeting

November 30, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

ABSENT:  COMMISSIONER PORTER

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the regular meeting minutes from October 16, 2017.  AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the special meeting minutes from October 24, 2017.  AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented:  D&M Landscaping, $650.00; City of Oglesby, $137.71; USPS, $657.76; Advanced Technology Recycling, $1,500.00; Ameren IP, $198.55; ASK Enterprises, $147.50; Benefit Planning Consultants, $242.00; BHMG Engineers, $164.75; Call One, $2,009.73; Carus Corporation, $1,063.26; Chamlin & Associates, $483.00; Comcast Business, $89.68; Comcast Cable, $78.58; Connecting Point, $129.00; Corporate Warehouse Supply, $919.75; Cosgrove Distributors, $55.79; De Lage Landen Financial Service, $317.12; Dollar General Charge, $47.00; Dresbach Distributing, $29.95; Efficient Billing Systems, $1,285.36; Emergency Medical Products, $445.78; Feece Oil, $3,178.83; Ficek Electric, $277.00; Fletcher-Reinhardt Co., $525.00; Grainco FS, $410.58; Halm’s Auto Parts, $43.08; Hawkins, $1,189.50; Health Alliance Medical Plans, $31,739.00; Holloway’s Portable Restroom, $190.00; Hopkins & Associates, $2,000.00; IL Department of Agriculture, $30.00; IL Department of Innovation and Technology, $692.20; Irby Electrical Distributor, $302.84; IVCH, $60.00; Kendrick, $105.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $902.83; Klein Thorpe and Jenkins, $2,550.00; Knoblauch Advertising, $43.41; Kramarsic Law Offices, $300.00; Landcomp Landfill, $1,422.70; Meade Law Office, $4,200.00; Menards, $811.45; Mertel Gravel, $489.63; Oscar’s Automotive, $214.09; Positive Promotions, $409.88; Republic Services, $18,630.00; Dominic Rivara, $223.19; Smart Source, $2,366.19; Standard Insurance-Life, $734.10; Staples Credit, $33.39; TEST, $96.00; Universal Inc., $1,264.16; USA Bluebook, $76.02; Verizon, $167.26; Water Products Co., $798.12; WEX Fleet Services, $2,640.09 TOTAL $89,767.81 AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

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

Joel Hopkins from Hopkins and Associates presented the Audit Report for Fiscal Year Ending April 30, 2017. (A Copy is Available at City Hall). He said that the City had a good clean audit and it went very smoothly.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept Ordinance No 964-110617, ordinance establishing an Administrative Procedure for Assessing and Determining Claims under PSEBA. AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file the proposal from  Blue Cross Blue Shield for employee health insurance.  AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept Ordinance No. R1-110617, Resolution to Adopt Early Retirement Incentive. AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept Ordinance No R2-110617, Resolution to Adopt Amortization Period for IMRF Early Retirement Incentive. AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept Ordinance No R3-110617, Resolution for Employer Pick-Up of Member Contributions Required for Purchase of Extra Service Under the IMRF Early Retirement. AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept the Resignation of the Police and Fire Commission member, Todd Stachowiak. AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to appoint Matthew Glupczynski to fill Stachowiak’s term on the Police and Fire Commission. AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place on file the bid for a new Electric Department Boom Truck ($175,084). AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

Mayor Finley said that the city still owes approximately $46,000 on the Street Department Truck and when that is paid down, he would look into loans for the boom truck. Commissioner Carey said there is a 9 month waiting period for the truck.

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

Commissioner and Mayor’s Reports:

Commissioner Rivara asked for a special meeting in executive session regarding the contract negotiations.

Commissioner Carey said that the Christmas decorations will be going up next week and will be ready by the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Commissioner Yborra mentioned the passing of Oglesby business owner James Venturelli. He said that Jim will be greatly missed.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn (7:26 p.m.)  AYES:  CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Stacie Mertes, Clerk in Training

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

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