110 E. Walnut Street - Oglesby, Illinois 61348  ·  Phone: 815-883-3389

Reminder regarding grass clippings in the street:

May 27, 2011 by Tom Porter  
Filed under News from Your City Council

Leaving grass clippings on town sidewalks and streets is considered littering and subject to a fine per Oglesby Ordinance number 12.04.140 which I will print in it’s entirety below:

12.04.140 Deposits of grass cuttings unlawful.

A. There shall be no depositing of grass cuttings or of foliage upon any city street within the city.
B. Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this section shall upon conviction be fined not less than five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for each and every offense. (Ord. 238 §§ 1 and 2, 1966)
Sweeping grass clippings and dirt onto the street may cause the storm sewers to clog up. Please follow town ‘lawn mowing etiquette’ and sweep up and remove grass clippings, or sweep grass clippings back onto your own property.

 

 

Thank You,

Tom

grassclippings-rm

April 18, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes

May 13, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011, AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

PRESENT:  MAYOR FINLEY AND COMMISSIONERS CAREY, DANEKAS, and PORTER. COMMISSIONER YBORRA absent.

 

MOVED BY CAREY SECONDED BY PORTER that the minutes from the April 4, 2011, regular meeting be accepted. AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS SECONDED BY CAREY that the bills are approved as submitted. 2nd Wind Exercise, 8,816.00; ASK Enterprises, 4,078.05; Aflac, 35.90;  Airgas North Central, 40.75; Ameren IP, 246.33; AVG Technologies, 358.58; Better Fishing Association, $200; Bound Tree Medical, 198.33; Petty Cash, 23.58; Comcast Cable, 238.75 Connecting Point, 120.00; Daley’s, 149.00; Dever & Sons, 377.23; Shawna Dornan, 202.67; Double M Trucking, 90.00; Cathie Edens, 404.05; Efficient Billing Systems, 445.10; Emergency Medical Products, 1,017.46; Fastenal, 62.74; Foster Coach, 199.58; Gary’s TV, 14.00; Grosenbach’s Repair, 217.60; HD Supply, 2,685.38; Hygienic Institute, 355.58; Hyman Engineering, 2382.00; Hy-Vee, 102.56; Il Dept. of Public Health, 75.00; IMEA, 185,231.42; IV Business Equipment, 338.33; IV Safety Service, 360.00; ILEAS, 25.00; Illini State Bank, VISA 61.13; Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources, 250.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, 573.25; Illinois Valley Food Center, 20.34; JP Cooke Co., 157.47; Jack’s Gas and Service, 273.50; Jacob & Klein, 13,689.71; John Pohar & Sons, 395.00; John’s Sales & Service, 105.49; King Tire, 1,414.00; Mautino Distributing, 36.00; Maze Lumber, 47.99; Med Alliance Group, 242.96; Menards, 314.57; Mertel Gravel, 483.75; Mississippi Valley Pump, 4,470.66; Dan Moore, 300.00; Roger Naas, 89.36; Neenah Foundry, 80.00; News Tribune, 170.40; North American Salt, 2,215,05; Orkin Pest Control, 59.64; Oscar’s Automotive, 198.24; Patten Industries, 702.38; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni & Brolley, 4,074.50; Pool, Leigh & Kopko, 78.00; Quentech, 294.00; Riverstone Group, 151.23; Rockford Industrial, 20.00; Timothy Shuttz, 229.56; Somonauk Water, 66.50; Specialty Landscape Maintenance, 150.00; Spring Valley Ford, 96.64; Robert Stone, 22.06; Sunrise Supply, 167.38; Thrush Sanitation, 50.00; USA Bluebook, 116.36; Venturelli’s Appliance, 169.50; Viking Chemical, 1,133.65; AEA Engineering, $15,000.00; AEA Engineering, 849.38; Thomas Searls, 4,227.82; Universal, Inc. 549.40; LaSalle Office Supply, 21.99; John Pohar & Sons, $15,960.00; CBI Inc, 151,114.50. TOTAL: $429,984.33 AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

Oglesby “Think Tank” member Ken Ficek presented the council a report on the group’s efforts for the last four years, noting that the group hoped the next council would continue to support their efforts. (A copy of the report is attached.)

 

MOVED BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to grant permission to Oglesby residents Karen Fouth & Bonnie Claudnic to hold a tag day Saturday, June 4, for the Susan G. Komen Walk for a Cure. Commissioner Carey suggested that the city consider limiting the number of tag days in the future, perhaps only to Oglesby organizations. AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the 1 year Humana employee health insurance proposal by Suarez and Associates. AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOVED BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adopt Ordinance No. 757-041811 which governs development in floodplains.  Attorney Brolley noted that the city was required to adopt this ordinance by June 1, 2011. AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOVED BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept the first quarter building permits report from Building Inspector Don Piscia. Two permits were issued for a total of $26,200. AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file the March Motor Fuel Tax report ($7,770.42). AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file the March 1% Municipal Sales Tax report ($25,683.18). AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the $120,000 Motor Fuel Tax resolution for the summer streets program. Engineer Andy Washelesky, with Advanced Engineering Associates, noted that the streets to be repaired will be selected later with the council’s input. AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

Mayor Finley opened the floor for public comments. 

·         Oglesby resident Greg Stein shared his proposal for development of the city’s lots in the downtown area. 

·         Greg Crabbe, 1060 S. Columbia, asked the council to look into a drainage problem near his home.

·          Shelley Cooke inquired about a parking situation in her neighborhood. Police Chief Jim Knoblauch said he would look into it.

 

COMMISSIONER/MAYOR REPORTS:

·         Commissioner Carey reported that chipping will begin May 9 and appliance pickup begins May 2.  He asked that residents have items on the berm by 6 a.m. Monday to ensure pickup.  He also noted that the water tower should go online sometime in early May.

·         Mayor Finley announced a meeting with residents interested in McPhedren Park will be held Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.  Summer rec signups will be held Saturday, May 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Dickinson House.

 

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:24 p.m.  AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.                                                                                                         

___________________________

CLERK

Agenda for Monday, May 16th

May 13, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

WORKING MEETING AGENDA

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011 @ 5:00 P.M.

 

TO BE CONDUCTED AT:     THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

                                                110 E WALNUT STREET

                                                OGLESBY, ILLINOIS 61348

 

 

  1.  Wage & salary schedule for city’s non-unionized employees
  2. City inspectors’ duties
  3. FY 2011-12 Budget
  4. Executive session to discuss the “appointment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body.”

  

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011 @ 7:00 P.M.

 

TO BE CONDUCTED AT:     THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

                                                110 E WALNUT STREET

                                                OGLESBY, ILLINOIS 61348

 

  1. Opening of Meeting
  2. Roll Call
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes
  5. Approval of Bills to be paid
  6. Public Comment and/or Questions
  7. Request from Oglesby Ambulance Service to solicit door-to-door
  8. Recommendation & election results from Oglesby Fire Dept. Company #1
  9. Motor fuel tax allotment for April, 2011 (7,527.11)
  10. State sales tax share for April, 2011 (18,310.28)
  11. Recommendation from Plan Commission re: McPhedren Park
  12. Seek bids for McPhedren Park project (earthmoving) with opening 3 p.m. June 8th, at City Hall.
  13. Zoning Board of Appeals resignation/appointment
  14. Design Review Board Recommendation/Alliance Dental Group
  15. Seek bids for water main for Oglesby Senior Housing project
  16. Seek bids for combine sewer separation project with bids to be opened10 a.m. June 20th at City Hall.
  17. Request from Ameren to lower gas main for Four Corners Project
  18. Commissioners’ Reports
  19. Mayor’s Report
  20. Adjournment

 

Posted this 29th Day of April, 2011

 

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby

New term brings renewed focus on growth

May 9, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under From the Mayor's Desk

Over the past year as Mayor, I found it easy to work with the City Council because our goal was simple.  To make improvements to the city and help it grow.

 

In the next four years my focus will remain the same.  I will continue to work close with the City Council, look for ways to expand the City for positive growth and try to find other revenue opportunities for the City.

 

What Oglesby has to offer for New Business Growth:

·        Prime location off of Interstate 39 (Exit 54)

·        More than 275 acres of land – within or adjacent to the City limits ready for development.

·        Enterprise Zone, TIF and other incentives available to developers.

·        Competitive electric and water rates

·        Illinois Valley Community College located in our City Limits.

 

Oglesby is ready for expansion:

·        Last year the City has finished the Mallick Road Substation, which would ensure adequate power source for future commercial growth.

·        In June 2011 the new 300,000 gallon water tower will be completed.

·        The City just finished upgrading our 9-1-1 emergency equipment in 2011.

 

Prospective residents of Oglesby:

·        A good mix of affordable homes.

·        Affordable rentals (single family & multifamily)

·        Safe community – Oglesby offers our own Police Protection, Oglesby Ambulance Service is now Paramedic Level which allows higher level of care and our own Fire Department with the equipment for fire and rescue.

·        Quality Public and Private Schools available from Preschool – 8th Grade.

·        Oglesby has great parks with summer and winter recreation programs for kids.

·        Oglesby is located a few miles from Starved Rock State Park

 

 Current Projects of Oglesby:

·        The City is working on storm and sewer separation with our road repair projects.

·        Our waste water treatment plant will be upgraded to meet EPA compliance.

·        We are exploring partnership to bring unlimited Broadband access via a fiber network to the City.

·        In May 2011 the new Oglesby Senior Housing with 50 units will be started.

·        The new expansion of Alliance Dental Group starts in May 2011.

·        McPhederan Park will be started in June 2011.  This park will offer a Lake with a fishing pier, a track around the lake with exercise stations, playground equipment for children and benches to sit and enjoy life.

·        This summer the City and IDOT will be working on our 4 corner project.  This project will include turning lanes at our main intersection into town.

·        Lehigh Park Project – Oglesby is well known for our beautiful Park and Recreation Areas.  This year the City will be working with the IDNR to add a recreation area behind the park next to the Vermillion River.  This area would have a parking area, picnic area, shelter and a canoe landing.  The City is applying for a grant to finish this project.

 

Events being held in Oglesby:

·        Farmer’s Market will be held again in 2011

·        Summer Fun Fest – This event is scheduled for July 7th-10th at the swimming pool grounds.  We will have a carnival with entertainment and beer garden.

·        Car Show will be held with Summer Fest on Sunday

·        Central State Baseball Tournament is back in our local area from August 5th-10th.  This event has the top 13 teams from 13 states that will compete for a chance to the World Series.

·        Fall Fest – This event is for people from all ages.  We will have kid’s events in the morning, the Scarecrow Scramble for older kids and adults.  Followed by a camp fire with hotdogs and smores.

 

I have lived and worked in Oglesby all my life.  My wife and I raised our two kids in this great town and I take pride in this City.  I will give 110% as Mayor to make this City the Best in the Illinois Valley.

 

Mayor Finley

Monday, April 18, Regular Meeting

May 5, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Uncategorized

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011, AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

PRESENT:  MAYOR FINLEY AND COMMISSIONERS CAREY, DANEKAS, and PORTER. COMMISSIONER YBORRA absent.

 

MOVED BY CAREY SECONDED BY PORTER that the minutes from the April 4, 2011, regular meeting be accepted. AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS SECONDED BY CAREY that the bills are approved as submitted. 2nd Wind Exercise, 8,816.00; ASK Enterprises, 4,078.05; Aflac, 35.90;  Airgas North Central, 40.75; Ameren IP, 246.33; AVG Technologies, 358.58; Better Fishing Association, $200; Bound Tree Medical, 198.33; Petty Cash, 23.58; Comcast Cable, 238.75 Connecting Point, 120.00; Daley’s, 149.00; Dever & Sons, 377.23; Shawna Dornan, 202.67; Double M Trucking, 90.00; Cathie Edens, 404.05; Efficient Billing Systems, 445.10; Emergency Medical Products, 1,017.46; Fastenal, 62.74; Foster Coach, 199.58; Gary’s TV, 14.00; Grosenbach’s Repair, 217.60; HD Supply, 2,685.38; Hygienic Institute, 355.58; Hyman Engineering, 2382.00; Hy-Vee, 102.56; Il Dept. of Public Health, 75.00; IMEA, 185,231.42; IV Business Equipment, 338.33; IV Safety Service, 360.00; ILEAS, 25.00; Illini State Bank, VISA 61.13; Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources, 250.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, 573.25; Illinois Valley Food Center, 20.34; JP Cooke Co., 157.47; Jack’s Gas and Service, 273.50; Jacob & Klein, 13,689.71; John Pohar & Sons, 395.00; John’s Sales & Service, 105.49; King Tire, 1,414.00; Mautino Distributing, 36.00; Maze Lumber, 47.99; Med Alliance Group, 242.96; Menards, 314.57; Mertel Gravel, 483.75; Mississippi Valley Pump, 4,470.66; Dan Moore, 300.00; Roger Naas, 89.36; Neenah Foundry, 80.00; News Tribune, 170.40; North American Salt, 2,215,05; Orkin Pest Control, 59.64; Oscar’s Automotive, 198.24; Patten Industries, 702.38; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni & Brolley, 4,074.50; Pool, Leigh & Kopko, 78.00; Quentech, 294.00; Riverstone Group, 151.23; Rockford Industrial, 20.00; Timothy Shuttz, 229.56; Somonauk Water, 66.50; Specialty Landscape Maintenance, 150.00; Spring Valley Ford, 96.64; Robert Stone, 22.06; Sunrise Supply, 167.38; Thrush Sanitation, 50.00; USA Bluebook, 116.36; Venturelli’s Appliance, 169.50; Viking Chemical, 1,133.65; AEA Engineering, $15,000.00; AEA Engineering, 849.38; Thomas Searls, 4,227.82; Universal, Inc. 549.40; LaSalle Office Supply, 21.99; John Pohar & Sons, $15,960.00; CBI Inc, 151,114.50. TOTAL: $429,984.33 AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

Oglesby “Think Tank” member Ken Ficek presented the council a report on the group’s efforts for the last four years, noting that the group hoped the next council would continue to support their efforts. (A copy of the report is attached.)

 

MOVED BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to grant permission to Oglesby residents Karen Fouth & Bonnie Claudnic to hold a tag day Saturday, June 4, for the Susan G. Komen Walk for a Cure. Commissioner Carey suggested that the city consider limiting the number of tag days in the future, perhaps only to Oglesby organizations. AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the 1 year Humana employee health insurance proposal by Suarez and Associates. AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOVED BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adopt Ordinance No. 757-041811 which governs development in floodplains.  Attorney Brolley noted that the city was required to adopt this ordinance by June 1, 2011. AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOVED BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept the first quarter building permits report from Building Inspector Don Piscia. Two permits were issued for a total of $26,200. AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file the March Motor Fuel Tax report ($7,770.42). AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file the March 1% Municipal Sales Tax report ($25,683.18). AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the $120,000 Motor Fuel Tax resolution for the summer streets program. Engineer Andy Washelesky, with Advanced Engineering Associates, noted that the streets to be repaired will be selected later with the council’s input. AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

Mayor Finley opened the floor for public comments. 

·        Oglesby resident Greg Stein shared his proposal for development of the city’s lots in the downtown area. 

·        Greg Crabbe, 1060 S. Columbia, asked the council to look into a drainage problem near his home.

·         Shelley Cooke inquired about a parking situation in her neighborhood. Police Chief Jim Knoblauch said he would look into it.

 

COMMISSIONER/MAYOR REPORTS:

·        Commissioner Carey reported that chipping will begin May 9 and appliance pickup begins May 2.  He asked that residents have items on the berm by 6 a.m. Monday to ensure pickup.  He also noted that the water tower should go online sometime in early May.

·        Mayor Finley announced a meeting with residents interested in McPhedren Park will be held Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.  Summer rec signups will be held Saturday, May 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Dickinson House.

 

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:24 p.m.  AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.                                                                                                   

___________________________

CLERK