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SPECIAL MEETING: AUGUST 29, 2011

August 25, 2011 by City Clerk  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY
CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011 @ 5:30 P.M.

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY
ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING
110 E WALNUT ST
OGLESBY, IL 61348

1. Opening of Meeting
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Discussion of utility tax ordinance
5. Public Comments or Questions
6. Commissioners’ Reports
7. Mayor’s Report
8. Adjournment

Posted this 25th day of August, 2011.

Terry Kamnikar, Assistant City Clerk
City of Oglesby

WORKING MEETING MINUTES, JULY 25, 2011

August 12, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Uncategorized

 A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011, AT 7:03 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

PRESENT:  MAYOR FINLEY AND COMMISSIONERS DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, ATTORNEY JAMES ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD.

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA that the minutes from the JULY 5, 2011, meeting be accepted as presented. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS SECONDED BY PORTER that the bills are approved as submitted ASK Enterprises, 1,504.70; AFLAC, 35.90; Ameren, 261.10; AT&T, 24.81; Brownstown Electric, 51.60; Chamlin & Associates, 2,642.00; SFF – Petty Cash, 349.00; Becky Clinard, 139.10; Comcast, 161.86; Cosgrove Distributors, 413.60; Double M Trucking, 225.00; Dresbach Distributing, 153.75; Cathie Edens, 103.84; Envision Healthcare, 768.00; Fastenal, 163.00; Ferguson Waterworks, 567.07; Grainco FS, 28.38; Halm’s Auto Parts, 67.48; Peggy Hoene, 60.00; Hygienic Institute, 355.58; IMEA, 254,606.85; Illini State Bank, Visa, 370.43; Illinois EPA, 8,500.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, 566.01; Jacob & Klein, Ltd., 9,573.66; John’s Sales & Service, 8.98; Maze Lumber, 62.74; McClure Engineering, 9,766.61; Med Alliance Group, 121.69; Menard’s, 14.76; NewsTribune, 893.70; Novak Veterinary Clinic, 309.00; Orkin Pest Control, 45.48; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, 3,882.50; Quad City Electric, 726.90; Quentech, 48.75; Riverstone Group, 152.22; Nathan Ropp, 225.10; RSC Equipment Rental, 92.15; Jerry Scott, 169.95; Smith’s Sales and Service, 294.00; Somonauk Water, 66.50; Springfield Electric, 273.36; Sunrise Supply, 157.71; Universal, 765.74; USA Bluebook, 1,840.72; Richard Vicich, 397.20; Viking Chemical, 2,025.40; TOTAL 303,683.01 AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to allow Wayne Kirby to hold a car show in Courtyard Park from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, October 1. AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to grant Wayne and Aaron Kirby’s request for a donation of $500 from the hotel/motel tax fund. AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the motor fuel tax report ($6,871.04) for July, 2011, on file. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYES: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the state sales tax report  (24,925.94) for July, 2011, on file. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYES: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the 2011-2012 Appropriations Ordinance No. 764-071811.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYES: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to hold over the bids for the 2011 Motor Fuel Tax Street program for review.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYES: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to grant a building permit to Richard Haupt.  Mr. Haupt’s property sits within the area designated under the Design Review Board’s oversight. The board had ruled at a July 13, 2011, meeting that the plans conformed to the zoning ordinances. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYES: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to approve the lease agreement with Trident as presented. The rent will increase by $50 to $450/month and will expire at the end of the present council’s term. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYES: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to award the bid for the storm sewer separation project to Fischer Excavating at a cost of $1,892,085.81.  The cost to separate the more than 102 catch basins came in $350,000 less than the engineer’s estimate. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYES: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then opened the floor for public comments and questions:

·         Shelley Cooke asked about how to request a “no parking here to corner” designation for the street in front of her home.  Commissioners Yborra (streets) and Porter (police) said they would look into the matter.

·         Greg Stein asked about being able to see the appropriations ordinance and was reminded that the ordinance had been placed on file for public inspection for more than two weeks.  Residents can also request a copy of the ordinance from the city clerk’s office.  Stein also asked if the city would be releasing an accounting for the Summer Fun Fest and was told that once all the bills were in, a report would be forthcoming.

·         Drew Merriman congratulated the city on the recent Summer Fun Fest and said he hoped it would continue to be a family-focused event.  He also noted that Peru had recently passed an extensive ordinance on abandoned buildings and urged the council to consider such an ordinance for Oglesby.

·         Wayne Kirby asked about progress on the Balzarini property.  Attorney Andreoni said the city would be back in court on Friday (July 22).  Andreoni said the city would ask the judge to pose a “significant” fine if adequate progress hadn’t been made to remedy the situation.

 

COMMISSIONER/MAYOR REPORTS:

 

COMMISSIONER RIVARA

·         Said that his department continues to look for ways to increase revenues and cut costs. He mentioned that he was looking into how materials are bought and warehoused as well as looking at how the city uses some vendors.

 

 

 

MAYOR FINLEY:

·         Thanked the police and ambulance departments for their assistance during Summer Fun Fest.  Finley noted that there were very few problems during the festival and said he believed that was because of the police department’s presence.  Finley also thanked the many volunteers who made the festival a success.  He offered a special thanks to former commissioner Gary Carey, who served as co-chairman.  “It’s nice to hear good things about Oglesby,” Finley said.

·         Reminded residents of the Oglesby Municipal Band concert 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Dickinson House.

·         Pitched the Central States Tournament and the opportunities it brings to local businesses during the tournament, August 1 – 10th.  Twelve games will be played in Oglesby.  Finley noted that the hotels have already been booked.

·         Announced that the Voluntary Action Center would be moving into the former Bella’s Family Restaurant building.  The non-profit agency will be leasing the building with the intent to purchase the building in the near future.  The group plans to move their meal preparation to the building for Meals on Wheels and is considering opening a congregate senior center.

 

MOTION BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:30 p.m. AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________
City Clerk

JULY 18, 2011 MINUTES

August 12, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011, AT 7:03 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

PRESENT:  MAYOR FINLEY AND COMMISSIONERS DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, ATTORNEY JAMES ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD.

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA that the minutes from the JULY 5, 2011, meeting be accepted as presented. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS SECONDED BY PORTER that the bills are approved as submitted ASK Enterprises, 1,504.70; AFLAC, 35.90; Ameren, 261.10; AT&T, 24.81; Brownstown Electric, 51.60; Chamlin & Associates, 2,642.00; SFF – Petty Cash, 349.00; Becky Clinard, 139.10; Comcast, 161.86; Cosgrove Distributors, 413.60; Double M Trucking, 225.00; Dresbach Distributing, 153.75; Cathie Edens, 103.84; Envision Healthcare, 768.00; Fastenal, 163.00; Ferguson Waterworks, 567.07; Grainco FS, 28.38; Halm’s Auto Parts, 67.48; Peggy Hoene, 60.00; Hygienic Institute, 355.58; IMEA, 254,606.85; Illini State Bank, Visa, 370.43; Illinois EPA, 8,500.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, 566.01; Jacob & Klein, Ltd., 9,573.66; John’s Sales & Service, 8.98; Maze Lumber, 62.74; McClure Engineering, 9,766.61; Med Alliance Group, 121.69; Menard’s, 14.76; NewsTribune, 893.70; Novak Veterinary Clinic, 309.00; Orkin Pest Control, 45.48; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, 3,882.50; Quad City Electric, 726.90; Quentech, 48.75; Riverstone Group, 152.22; Nathan Ropp, 225.10; RSC Equipment Rental, 92.15; Jerry Scott, 169.95; Smith’s Sales and Service, 294.00; Somonauk Water, 66.50; Springfield Electric, 273.36; Sunrise Supply, 157.71; Universal, 765.74; USA Bluebook, 1,840.72; Richard Vicich, 397.20; Viking Chemical, 2,025.40; TOTAL 303,683.01 AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to allow Wayne Kirby to hold a car show in Courtyard Park from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, October 1. AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to grant Wayne and Aaron Kirby’s request for a donation of $500 from the hotel/motel tax fund. AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the motor fuel tax report ($6,871.04) for July, 2011, on file. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYES: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the state sales tax report  (24,925.94) for July, 2011, on file. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYES: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the 2011-2012 Appropriations Ordinance No. 764-071811.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYES: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to hold over the bids for the 2011 Motor Fuel Tax Street program for review.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYES: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to grant a building permit to Richard Haupt.  Mr. Haupt’s property sits within the area designated under the Design Review Board’s oversight. The board had ruled at a July 13, 2011, meeting that the plans conformed to the zoning ordinances. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYES: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to approve the lease agreement with Trident as presented. The rent will increase by $50 to $450/month and will expire at the end of the present council’s term. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYES: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to award the bid for the storm sewer separation project to Fischer Excavating at a cost of $1,892,085.81.  The cost to separate the more than 102 catch basins came in $350,000 less than the engineer’s estimate. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYES: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then opened the floor for public comments and questions:

·         Shelley Cooke asked about how to request a “no parking here to corner” designation for the street in front of her home.  Commissioners Yborra (streets) and Porter (police) said they would look into the matter.

·         Greg Stein asked about being able to see the appropriations ordinance and was reminded that the ordinance had been placed on file for public inspection for more than two weeks.  Residents can also request a copy of the ordinance from the city clerk’s office.  Stein also asked if the city would be releasing an accounting for the Summer Fun Fest and was told that once all the bills were in, a report would be forthcoming.

·         Drew Merriman congratulated the city on the recent Summer Fun Fest and said he hoped it would continue to be a family-focused event.  He also noted that Peru had recently passed an extensive ordinance on abandoned buildings and urged the council to consider such an ordinance for Oglesby.

·         Wayne Kirby asked about progress on the Balzarini property.  Attorney Andreoni said the city would be back in court on Friday (July 22).  Andreoni said the city would ask the judge to pose a “significant” fine if adequate progress hadn’t been made to remedy the situation.

 

COMMISSIONER/MAYOR REPORTS:

 

COMMISSIONER RIVARA

·         Said that his department continues to look for ways to increase revenues and cut costs. He mentioned that he was looking into how materials are bought and warehoused as well as looking at how the city uses some vendors.

 

 

 

MAYOR FINLEY:

·         Thanked the police and ambulance departments for their assistance during Summer Fun Fest.  Finley noted that there were very few problems during the festival and said he believed that was because of the police department’s presence.  Finley also thanked the many volunteers who made the festival a success.  He offered a special thanks to former commissioner Gary Carey, who served as co-chairman.  “It’s nice to hear good things about Oglesby,” Finley said.

·         Reminded residents of the Oglesby Municipal Band concert 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Dickinson House.

·         Pitched the Central States Tournament and the opportunities it brings to local businesses during the tournament, August 1 – 10th.  Twelve games will be played in Oglesby.  Finley noted that the hotels have already been booked.

·         Announced that the Voluntary Action Center would be moving into the former Bella’s Family Restaurant building.  The non-profit agency will be leasing the building with the intent to purchase the building in the near future.  The group plans to move their meal preparation to the building for Meals on Wheels and is considering opening a congregate senior center.

 

MOTION BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:30 p.m. AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________
City Clerk

August 15, 2011, Agenda

August 12, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 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 from August 1, 2011

5.      Approval of Bills to be paid

6.      Request from Operation Claus

7.      Raffle license request Support Our Schools, Inc.

8.      State of Illinois Sales Tax for August ($26,995.34)

9.      Motor Fuel Tax audit report for years 2008-2010

10.  Professional Services Agreement for the 2011 Fourth Amendment to the Oglesby TIF I between Jacob & Klein, Ltd., and the City of Oglesby.

11.  Salary and Wage ordinance for the police chief and assistant chief

12.  Purchase of Police squad car for $22,427.82

13.  Resolution to seek a permit from IDOT to install an underground electric cable

14.  Seek bids for water main relocation to facilitate storm sewer separation work on Watson, Maple and Second Sts.

15.  Dispatch Service Agreement with the Utica Community Fire Protection District.

16.  Public Comments or Questions

17.  Commissioners’ Reports

18.  Mayor’s Report

19.  Adjournment

 

Posted this 12th day of August, 2011.

 

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby