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

Monday, June 27 Agenda

June 24, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011 @ 5:00 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.      Award bid for McPhedran Park excavating work

5.      Place on file the 2011-12 Appropriations Ordinance

6.      Public Comments or Questions

7.      Commissioners’ Reports

8.      Mayor’s Report

9.      Executive Session

 

10.  Adjournment

 

Posted this 24th day of June, 2011.

 

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby

May 16, 2011 Minutes

June 17, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

 A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011, AT 7:01 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

PRESENT:  MAYOR FINLEY AND COMMISSIONERS DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA.

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA that the minutes from the May 2, 2011, regular meeting be accepted. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS SECONDED BY YBORRA that the bills are approved as submitted. Ask Enterprises, 3,447.34; Advanced Enginering, 600; Affordable Waste Systems, 19,944; AFLAC, 35.90; AIR 1 WIRELESS, 392.50; Ameren IP, 6909.15; Arthur J. Gallagher Inc., 595; Batteries & Things, 80; Bernabei, Marianne, 214.34; Chemco Industries, 305.90; Comcast, 171.84; D’Vine Floral, 42.50; Dresbach Distributing, 254.45; Dude Testing & Locating, 1,350; Fastenal, 58.71; Flags USA, 388.00; GL Downs, 46.80; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, 45.96; Halm’s Auto Parts, 269.91; HD Supply, 685.91; Hygienic Institute, 355.58; IL Dept. of Central Management, 137.60; IMEA, 178,232.04; IL Public Risk Fund, 15,484.00; IV Business Equipment, 380.33; ILVC, 102.36; Illini State Bank Visa, 56.79; IV Cellular, 566.11; John’s Sales & Service, 398.42; Joan Krupa, 142.53; LaSalle Office Supply, 305.04; Brian Leatherwood, 137.76; Leonard Lance, 2.04; Maze Lumber, 47.99; Motorola, 134.56; NCPERS Group Life Insurance, 64.00; Neopost, 281.33; NewsTribune, 270.80; Nextel Communications, 4.73; Novak Veterinary Clinic, 180.40; Oscar’s, 843.03; PDC Laboratories, 1,474.; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, 2,557.50; Pool, Leigh & Kopko, 97.50; Red Bud Supply, 95; Jerry Scott, 306.88; Smith’s Sales & Service, 94.25; Somonauk Water, 66.50; Thrush Sanitation, 50; Universal Asphalt & Excavating, 167.83; Universal, Inc., 381.20; U of I GAR, 600.00;  USA Bluebook, 1,010.42; Viking Chemical, 1,578.00; Mike Wrobleski, $300; AEA Engineering, 15,000; TOTAL: $257,655.12. AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA, to grant permission to the Oglesby Ambulance Service to sell tickets door-to-door for their pork chop dinner and to waive the $25 license fee.  AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOTION BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA, to accept the results of the Oglesby Fire Department Co. No. 1 election of officers: Captain, Mike Margis; 1st Lieutenant, Randy Kellet; 2nd Lieutenant, Dusty Shan, Hose Foreman, Ben Sargent; President, Tim Ploch; Vice President, Ben Sargent; Secretary, Randy Popurella, Jr.; Trustee, Todd Misener.  Ron Popurella was elected Fire Chief and Mark Ambrose was elected Assistant Fire Chief. AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the motor fuel tax allotment for April, 2011, in the amount of $7,527.11 on file.  AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place the state sale tax report for April, 2011, in the amount of $18,310.28 on file.  AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to accept the Plan Commission and Park Board’s recommendation that the revised design of McPhedran Park be accepted. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to authorize engineer Jack Kusek to bid out the earthmoving work for McPhedran Park. The bids will be opened June 8th at 3 p.m. at City Hall.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the recommendations of the Design Review Board to approve the building permit for Alliance Dental’s new building at 540 W. Walnut subject to the following changes: (1) that the sign be relocated to the southwest corner of the lot; (2) that a saw cut of the curb on the north side for the driveway entrance be made in such a manner so as to maintain the current flow of water into the storm sewer; (3) that a utility pole be relocated to allow access for the entrance to the business to a location agreeable to the Superintendent of the Oglesby Electrical Department and (4) that a final landscape plan be submitted for review at a later date.

 

During discussion about the project, Commissioner Rivara asked who would bear the expense of moving the utility pole, noting that he estimated the cost to be more than $3,000.  It was noted that the cost could be paid from TIF funds.  Commissioner Yborra questioned whether landscaping fell under the city’s review.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER (with regrets) to accept the resignation of Dominic Rivara from the Zoning Board of Appeals.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to go out for bids for the water main for Oglesby Senior Housing LLC (Stough Group). Commissioner Yborra explained that Stough Group had asked the city to bid the project out and to get permission from the Illinois Department of Transportation. Stough Group will reimburse the city for the costs of the water main.   AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to go out for bids for the combined sewer separation project on Florence Street.  Bids will be opened 10 a.m. June 20th at City Hall. Commission Yborra noted that the project would move 90 catch basins from the sanitary sewer and that this project will be paid for with bond proceeds. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOTION BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant Ameren IP’s request to lower the gas main at Route 351 and Walnut Street and 351 and Second Street for the Illinois Department of Transportation project (aka Four Corners Project). AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

COMMISSIONER/MAYOR REPORTS:

 

COMMISSIONER RIVARA

1.      Said he thought the electrical department’s work on the Four Corners project would be wrapped up this week – weather permitting.

2.      Has asked the electric department to begin an electric audit.  Rivara said the city will be counting metered and unmetered night and security lights in the coming weeks.  The city will also look into testing commercial and 3-phase meters to ensure they are recording usage correctly.

3.      Thanked electric department employees for their help as he tries to gain an understanding of the department’s practices and policies.

 

COMMISSIONER YBORRA: 

1.      Reminded residents that the work on the Four Corners project will start in early June and asked residents to be aware that there will be road closures on Route 71 during the summer.

 

COMMISSIONER PORTER:

1.      Read a prepared statement voicing his “vehement” opposition to the decision to not fence in the “beer garden” area of Summer Fun Fest. (A copy of his statement is attached).  In summary, Porter said he felt the “decision to not erect this fenced in area is irresponsible and would place an added burden on the emergency services that are responsible for maintaining an orderly atmosphere at this event.”  Mayor Finley countered that a decision had not been made and that the issue would be discussed at the May 19th meeting of the Summer Fun Fest Committee, of which Mr. Porter was a member.
 

MAYOR FINLEY

1.      Reported that he had attended a meeting of the 2140 Club at LeHigh Park.

2.      Reminded residents of the May 19th meeting of the Summer Fun Fest committee.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA  to adjourn at 7:50 p.m.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

                                                                                                           

___________________________

CLERK

June 20, 2011 Agenda

June 17, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 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. Place on file the Motor Fuel Tax for May, 2011 (7,384.38)
  7. Place on file the State Sales Tax for May, 2011 (23,573.94)
  8. Request from Holy Family School to use streets for a run/walk
  9. Request for a Solicitor’s License fromVivint, a home security systems provider
  10. Request from property owners to make “Edna’s Way” a city street
  11. Wage & Salary Ordinance for non-union employees
  12. Wage & Salary Ordinance for Ambulance Service Part-time employees
  13. Place on file bids for McPhedren Park excavating and clearing
  14. Place on file bids for storm/sewer separation work
  15. Prevailing Wage Ordinance
  16. Place on file the 2011-12 Appropriations Ordinance
  17. Commissioners’ Reports
  18. Mayor’s Report
 
  1. Adjournment

 

Posted this 17th day of June, 2011.

 

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby

 

 

May 2 Meeting Minutes

June 3, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011, AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

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

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY DANEKAS that the minutes from the April 18, 2011, regular meeting be accepted. AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS SECONDED BY PORTER that the bills are approved as submitted. Ask Enterprises, 2,241.75; Affordable Waste, 450.00; Ameren IP, 3,247.18; Arthur J. Gallagher RMS, Inc., 595.00; Baldin’s Garage, 379.36; Batteries and Things, 252.00; Jan Buffo, 300.00; Communications Direct, 15,188.00; James Cullinan, 750.00; Daley’s Super Service, 149.00; Delta Dental, 3,358.63; Dever & Sons, 381.15; DISH Network, 55.99; Andy Dooley, 195.76; Fastenal, 130.41; Feece Oil, 3,110.79; Flet Services, 4,465.13; GL Downs, 313.12; Gallagher Materials, 2,172.96; Robert Ghighi, 58.83; Victor Gonzalez, 750.00; Grainco FS, 105.26; Sarah Granados, 185.42; HD Supply, 544.73; Illinois Valley Business Equipment, 70.00; Illinois Valley Community Hospital, 25.00; Illini State Bank, 10.01; Illinois Dept. of Agriculture, 25.00; Illinois Valley Crime, 584.00; Kerry Izzo, 41.44; Anna Johnson, 300.00; King Tire, 1,707.00; Doug Knoblauch, 750.00; Jim Knoblauch, 750.00; Landcomp Landfill, 1.030.90; Michelle LeBeau, 75.34; MABAS Division 25, 200.00; James Mandujano, 750.00; Mike Margis, 750.00; Martin Equipment, 12.85; McClure Engineering, 6,839.58; Menards, 328.47; Dan Moore, 65.00; Motorola, 134.56; Carrie Mullane, 44.67; NewsTribune, 100.00; North American Salt, 2,201.41; Orkin, 45.48; Mike Padilla, 750.00; Perona, Peterlin & Andreoni, 555.00; Riverstone Group, 447.02; Rockford Industrial, 10.00; RSC Equipment, 26.99; Stevens Service,1,959.00; Robert Stone, 750.00; Stuart Tree Service, 660.00; Urbino Building & Maintenance, 70.00; USA Bluebook, 149.83; Brett Valle, 750.00; Errol White, 193.82; Aaron Whittington, 300.00; AEA, 3,125.00; AEA, 7,500.00; AEA, 1,050.00;  Advanced Asphalt, 8,362.70; Taylor Made Machining, 4,740.00; McClure Engineering, 154.50. TOTAL: $87955.04 AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MAYOR FINLEY opened the floor for public comments:

o   Jim Clinard, Chamlin Associates, responded to a concern presented at the last council meeting from Greg Crabbe concerning storm water runoff near his home.  Clinard told the council he had checked on the situation during a recent heavy rain and noted that the storm water retention from Creekside Subdivision was working properly. Clinard said he had spoken with Crabbe, Kenny Henry, the former owner, Jerry Scott and the Department of Transportation about the situation and would be sending a report of his findings to the mayor and council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONER/MAYOR REPORTS:

 

COMMISSIONER CAREY:

1.      Wished the new council ‘the best of luck’.

2.      Suggested that the city consider limiting the number of tag days held at the four corners.

 

COMMISSIONER YBORRA: 

1.      Extended his condolences to Supt. Jim Vohs on the passing of his father. 

2.      Announced that the city will be offering one-time sewer fee credits for those filling swimming pools.  Residents should call city hall with the pool diameter and depth to receive the credit. 

3.      Announced chipping would take place the week of May 9th.

4.      Agreed with Commissioner Carey regarding limiting tag days.

5.      Said that he had asked Attorney Andreoni’s help in seeking payment from a water customer with a large past due bill.

 

COMMISSIONER PORTER:

1.      Told the audience he looked forward to serving the city for another four years.

 

MAYOR FINLEY

2.      Thanked out-going Commissioner Carey for his service to the city as Electric Commissioner.

3.      Reminded residents that signups for the summer rec program would be held Saturday, May 7 from 9 to 11 a.m.

 

MOVED BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept the results of the April 5, 2011,  election, as presented by the county canvassing board. AYES:  CAREY, DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD     then swore in Donald Finley as Mayor, and Dominic Rivara, Dennis Yborra, Tom Porter and Paul Danekas as Commissioners.  James Knoblauch was sworn in as Chief of Police.

 

MOVED BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to approve the $370 participation contribution request from Illinois Valley Crimestoppers. Commissioner Porter noted that the contribution had decreased from $500 to $370 after the organization decided to base the fee on population. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to       refer final plans for McPhedran Park to a joint meeting of the Plan Commission and Park Board. Mayor Finley said this meeting would be held Monday, May 9, at 6 p.m. at city hall. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER, to appoint Becky Clinard City Clerk with a term to expire April 30, 2015. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOVED BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA, to appoint Jim Andreoni City Attorney with a term to expire April 30, 2015. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA, (at 7:18 p.m.) to enter into executive session to discuss “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees or legal counsel for the public body.”

 

 

The council returned from executive session at 7:44 p.m.

 

MOVED BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to name Dom Rivara Commissioner of Electric. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to name Dennis Yborra Commissioner of Streets, Water and Wastewater. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED

 

MOVED BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to name Paul Danekas Commissioner of Finance. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED

 

MOVED BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to name Tom Porter Commissioner of Public Health and Safety. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED

 

MOVED BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept the slate of appointments as presented by Mayor Finley with terms to expire  April 30, 2015, unless otherwise noted: Jay Baxter, city treasurer.

·        Mark Marincic, electrical inspector; John Senica, Jr., plumbing inspector; Brian Spelich, building inspector; Randy Senica, mechnical inspector.

·        Bryan Delvalle, Mike Bima, Bill Walter, Rachel Lightle, John Rancingay to the Park Board.

·        Don Shields to the Police Commission with a term to expire in April 30, 2014.

·        Alan Hansen to the Police Pension Board with a term to expire April 30, 2013.

·        Stephen (Chippy) Kasap to the Zoning Board of Appeals with a term to expire April 30, 2016.

·        Steve Wasilewski to the Design & Review Board with a term to expire April 30, 2014.

·        Wanda Lent to the Ambulance Board with a term to expire April 30, 2014.

·        Commissioner Dominic Rivara to the IMEA Board.

·        Ken Ficek, Plan Commission Chairman; Dan Fitzgerald, Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman; Ken Ficek, Design Review Board Chairman; Rich Vollmer, Ambulance Board Chairman; Ken Siensa, Police Pension Board Chairman; Cam Valle, Police Commission Chairman; Don Finley, Park Board Chairman.

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

 

 

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to adjourn at 7:50 p.m.  AYES:   MOTION CARRIED.

                                                                                                           

___________________________

CLERK

Monday, June 6, Agenda

June 3, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 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. Balzarini property update
  7. Wage & Salary Ordinance for non-union employees
  8. Sponsorship request from Voluntary Action Center
  9. Donation request from Bob & Marge Fisher
  10. Public Comment and/or Questions
  11. Commissioners’ Reports
  12. Mayor’s Report
 
  1. Adjournment

 

Posted this 3rd day of June, 2011.

 

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby