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Monday, Oct. 3 Agenda

September 30, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 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 September 19,2011

5.      Approval of Bills to be paid

6.      Request from Oglesby Ambulance Service, tag say, Saturday, Nov. 26

7.      Request from Illinois Valley Cycling Association, bike event at Lehigh Park

8.      Donation request from Marine Corps League, Christmas for Kids Committee

9.      Ordinance No. 768-100311, annexation of property (water tower)

10.  Ordinance No. 769-100311, easement agreement with Leighton B. Doran

11.  Ordinance to address regulation of mind-altering substances, K2
and synthetic drugs

12.  Revised Telecommunications Tax Ordinance

13.  Revised Utility Tax Ordinance

14.  Public Comments or Questions

15.  Commissioners’ Reports

16.  Mayor’s Report

17.  Adjournment

 

Posted this 30th day of September, 2011.

 

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby

Sept. 6, 2011 Minutes

September 20, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011, AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

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

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER DANEKAS

MOVED BY YBORRA SECONDED BY PORTER that the minutes from the AUGUST 15, 2011, meeting be accepted as presented. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

MOVED BY RIVARA SECONDED BY PORTER that the minutes from the AUGUST 29, 2011, special meeting be accepted as presented. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY YBORRA that the bills are approved as submitted. Ask Enterprises, 22,377.35; ACE Tire, 308.00; AFLAC, 35.90; Alexander Park Trust, 16,028.89; Ameren, 1,102.20; Beck Oil, 9,999.72; Biagini, Mike, 500.00; Brownstown Electric, 2,143.75; Joe Buckley, 237.63; Call One, 1,336.44; City of Oglesby, 15,294.14; Comcast, 271.75; Country Catering, 36.00; Jim Cullinan, 16.80; Daley’s 161.19; Gary Davis, 7.68; Delta Dental, 3,621.76; Dever & Sons, 373.90; De’Vine Floral, 39.00; Dixon Ottawa Communication, 375.00;Dresbach Distributing, 87.90; Eagle Engraving, 61.35; EconoSigns, 562.40; Katherine Elvin, 1,187.01; Emergency Medical Products, 689.55; Fastenal, 351.79; Feece Oil, 966.37; FlagsUSA, 482.00; Fleet Services, 5,604.90; GL Downs, 499.43; Gallagher Materials, Inc. 2,163.24; Grasser’s, 1,987.50; Halm’s Auto Parts, 181.07; HD Supply, 4,745.40; IL Dept. Central Management, 144.05; Illinois Valley Business Equipment, 338.33; IVCH, 1.68; Illinois Valley Fence, 30.00; VISA, 235.06; John’s Sales & Service, 1,302.84; Doug Knoblauch, 110.00; LaSalle Office Supply, 104.21; MABAS, 600.00; Martin Equipment, 158.83; Jean Martin, 1.187.01; Menard’s, 95.49; Municipal Clerks of Illinois, 55.00; NCPERS, 128.00; NewsTribune, 37.50; Nextel Communications, 106.11; North American Salt, 2,124.68; Oglesby Municipal band, 4,970.00; Oscar’s Automotive, 258.76; Michael Padilla, 11.66; Patten Industries, 1,396.44; PDC Laboratories, 220.00; Jill Piecha, 99.70; Ron Popurella, 175.27; Quill Corporation, 359.92; Red Bud Supply, 429.05; Eric Reishus, 1,187.01; Margaret Reishus, 593.51; Marlin Reishus, 593.51; Paul Reishus, 1,187.01; Revere Electric, 288.08; Riders Choice, 2,638.65; Dominic Rivara, 219.40; Riverstone Group, 149.56; Rod Smith guns, 103.24; SIB’S, 7.50; Donna Soper, 250.00; Kurt Spayer, 55.07; Staples, 212.74; Robert Stone, 11.60; Sunrise Satellite, 243.15; Luella Treipke, 1,911.15; United States Postal Service, 694.28; United States Postal Service, 190.00; Universal, Inc., 973.00; USA Bluebook, 600.95; Viking Chemical, 1,933.15; Water Products Company, 19,371.20; Zoll Medical, 591.99; Chicago Bridge & Iron, 25,132.50; McClure Engineering, 5,088.00; Water Products Company, 1,574.25; Advanced Engineering, 7,500.00; Fischer Excavating, 28,609.24; Menards, 174.69; USA Bluebook, 754.39; Advanced Engineering Associates, 2,928.30; TOTAL $211,443.96 AYES: PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to grant permission to Oglesby Knights of Columbus to hold their annual Tootsie Roll Drive on Saturday, Sept. 17. Commissioner Porter cautioned the group to exercise caution because of all the road construction work being done at the intersection. AYES: PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to donate $200 to the Illinois Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. AYES: PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place the Illinois Motor Fuel Tax allotment of $8,283.53 on file. AYES: PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file the bids for the Watson and Maple Avenues and Second Street water main relocation. Yborra said the low bidder, John Pohar, came in $68,000 less than the engineer’s estimate. AYES: PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to enter into an agreement with the Utica Community Fire Protection District for dispatch services. (Ordinance No. 766-090611). AYES: PORTER, RIVARA. YBORRA FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place on file an ordinance addressing the illegal consumption of alcohol. AYES: PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file an ordinance making the sale of MDV/bath salts in the city illegal. Commissioner Porter explained that while the state had recently passes a similar law, the area Drug Task Force had asked local communities to pass their own ordinances addressing these types of substances. Attorney Andreoni explained that municipalities could react more quickly to changes by the manufacturers of these substances than the state. AYES: PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance (No. 767-090611) which increases telecommunication and utility taxes. AYES: PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor for public questions and concerns:
1. Resident Sarah Cudlip asked about a flier residents had received lately promising lower electricity rates. Commissioner Rivara said that customers of municipally owned and operated utilities were exempt from deregulation and cautioned that “you don’t get something for nothing.” Cudlip also questioned how another electric company could come in and use Oglesby’s resources. She commended the city electrical department, noting that outages are rare, and when they do occur, the crews are out almost immediately fixing the problem.

COMMISSIONER/MAYOR REPORTS:

COMMISSIONER RIVARA
• Said an electric outage was planned for Saturday, Sept. 10, starting at 6:30 a.m. for the area west of I39. Rivara said he expected the outage to last about 4 hours. The outage is necessary to switch over a line at the Mallick Substation.
MAYOR FINLEY:
• Reminded residents of the Farmers Market on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.
• Encouraged residents to drop off plastic bags at City Hall. Advantage Logistics is donating a park bench made of recycled bags to the city and will donate a second if enough bags are collected.
• Reminded residents of Harvest Fest, which is Saturday, Oct. 1 and includes the Scarecrow Scramble.

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:26 p.m. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA. FINLEY. MOTION PASSED.

B Clinard
City Clerk

Sept. 19 Agenda

September 19, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 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 September 6, 2011
5. Approval of Bills to be paid
6. Request from LP Crunching Cavs, tag day, Saturday, Oct. 15.
7. Request from the Starved Rock Runners for the annual Turkey Trot
8. Request from the Oglesby Firefighters Association ,tag day,
Saturday, Nov. 5.
9. Request from Oglesby Public Schools to close Bennett Avenue on Oct. 31,
from 12:30 to 2:30 for Halloween parade.
10. Award bid for Watson, Maple Avenues and Second St. water main relocation
11. Ordinance No. 770-091911: amends Title 5, Business Licenses & Regulations, Chapter 5.08 Alcoholic Liquors.
12. Ordinance No. 771-091911: MDV/bath salts
13. Ordinance No. 768-091911, annexation of property (water tower)
14. Ordinance No. 769-091911, Establish date for Public Hearing
for Amendment to TIF 1.
15. Doran Easement agreement
16. Public Comments or Questions
17. Commissioners’ Reports
18. Mayor’s Report
19. Adjournment

Posted this 16th day of September, 2011.

Becky Clinard, City Clerk
City of Oglesby

August 15, 2011 Minutes

September 19, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 15,, 2011, AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

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

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY YBORRA that the minutes from the AUGUST 1, 2011, meeting be accepted as presented. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MOTION CARRIED.

MOVED BY DANEKAS SECONDED BY RIVARA that the bills are approved as submitted ASK A.S.K. Enterprises,2241.35; Affordable Waste Systems, 19,719.00; AFLAC, 35.90; Air One Equipment, 480.00; Apple Press, 68.00; AT&T, 49.62; Baldin’s Garage, 749.35; Bobs’ Business Inc., 462.59; Brownlee Data, 500.00; Brownstown Electric, 185.00; Casey’s, 197.21; CMAS Graphics, 25.00; Comcast, 116.89; Cosgrove Distributors, 126.52; Debo, 94.19; Dever & sons, 373.45; D’Vine Floral, 40.00; Dresbach Distributing, 96.85; Cathie Edens, 29.80; Envision, 256.00; Feece Oil, 1220.69; Don Finley, 73.76; Fletcher-Reinhardt, 1,758.00; Grainco, 67.92; Halm’s Auto Parts, 129.79; Gina Hawkins-Rice, 37.12; George Hickey, 139.17; Hygenic Institure, 355.58; Hy-Vee, 35.52; Illinois Dept. of Central Management Services, 1,015.90; IMEA, 295,031.09; Illinois Public Risk Fund, 15,484.00; IVCH, 27.00; Illinois Fire Store, 212.94; IV Cellular, 566.21; John’s Sales & Service, 1,459.87; Knights of Columbus, 100.00; Robert Kuhar, 303.96; McClure Engineering, 9,437.36; Menards, 105.84; Mertel Gravel, 158.25; MES-Illinois, 594.96; Jennifer Morton, 172.57; Motorola, 134.56; Dollar General, 59.52; Nextel, 107.86; No. American Salt, 2,122.21; Elks, 277.50; Orkin Pest Control, 90.96; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, 3,717.50; Ryan Peterson, 137.57; Sisler’s Dairy Products, 300.75; Somonauk Water, 66.50; Sprinfield Electric Supply, 17.28; Staples, 98.94; Stevens Service Center, 85.00; Robert Stone, 1,408.63; Sunrise Supply, 243.15; Universal, 1,085.22; University of Illinois, 900.00; Utica Fire Protection District, 150.00; Venturell’s, 616.53; Viking Chemical, 1,164.40; LaSalle Parks & Rec, 80.00; Seatonville Greenhouse, 406.00; Water Products Co., 444.21; AEA, 7,800.00; Excise Tax, 12,527.60; TOTAL $375,863.75

AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to grant permission to Operation Claus to go through town on their annual toy drive, Sunday, Oct. 2. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the raffle license request from Support Our Schools. The group incorporated earlier this year, making it necessary to apply for a new license. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place the State of Illinois Sales Tax allotment of $26,995.34 on file. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept the Motor Fuel Tax Audit for the years 2008-2010. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the Professional Service Agreement with Jacob & Klein, Ltd. For the 4th Amendment to Oglesby TIF 1. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA. (YBORRA ABSTAIN) FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the amended wage and salary ordinance for the police chief and assistant chief of police. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the purchase of a new squad car for the police department. Commissioner Porter explained that the bulk of the cost of the squad car would be paid for using drug and impound fee funds. Porter said he expected the city’s share to be “well under $3,500.” AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to seek a permit from Illinois Department of Transportation to install an underground electric cable beneath Columbus Street to serve the Stough Group’s senior housing complex. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to seek bids for the relocation of a water main on Maple and Watson Avenues and Second Street. Bids will be opened at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Commissioner Yborra said that this work would be done in conjunction with the storm sewer separation project and will be paid for with bond funds. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place an agreement with Utica Fire Protection District for dispatching services on file. Porter said the district pays the city $11,000 a year in the agreement, which is “fair for both parties.” Porter said the city and District have a great working relationship and he looks forward to working with them in the future. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor for public questions and concerns:
1. Greg Stein asked the city to address TIFs, calling them “urban sprawl,” and noting that the agreements result in old buildings being abandoned in place.
2. Drew Merriman again asked the city to look into the location of residents’ burn barrels, saying he has been “cruising alleyways” and notes that “3 to 4 people on any given alley are in violation.” Porter responded by saying that the police department had acted on his complaint, but that they wouldn’t be going around town looking for violators.”
3. Steve Turri asked about the revisions to the TIF and the upcoming meeting. It was explained that the changes being made were prompted by LaSalle County’s efforts to clarify the legal description and boundaries and also to remove Commissioner Yborra’s property from the TIF. Yborra went on the explain, after a question from Stein, that removing his property from the TIF avoids any claims of conflict of interest when the council addresses matters pertaining to the TIF.

COMMISSIONER/MAYOR REPORTS:

COMMISSIONER DANEKAS
• Said that a special meeting would be scheduled to address the city’s utility and telecommunications taxes.

COMMISSIONER YBORRA
• Noted that several projects would be starting in the next few weeks including, resurfacing of several city streets and work on the storm sewer separation project.
• Said that four of the lift stations would soon be getting auto-dialers, which alert employees when there is a problem.
• Announced that the water tower is up and running.

MAYOR FINLEY:
• Reminded residents of the Farmers Market on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.
• Announced a public meeting concerning the Fourth Amendment to Oglesby TIF 1 on Tuesday, August 23, at 5:30 p.m.
• Said that Illinois Department of Transportation would be closing a stretch of Route 71/351 for box culvert replacement on August 22.

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to adjourn at 7:24 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA. FINLEY. MOTION PASSED.

Agenda for Sept. 6, 2011, meeting

September 2, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 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 from August 15, 2011

5.      Approval of Special Meeting Minutes from August 29, 2011

6.      Approval of Bills to be paid

7.      Request from the Oglesby Knights of Columbus/Tootsie Roll Drive, Sept. 17

8.      Donation request from Illinois Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross

9.      Motor Fuel Tax allotment for August ($8,283.53)

10.  Bids for Watson, Maple Avenues and Second St. Water Main

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

12.  Ordinance addressing the purchase/consumption of alcohol by minors

13.  Ordinance regulating MDV/bath salts

14.  Utility and Telecommunications Tax Increase

15.  Public Comments or Questions

16.  Commissioners’ Reports

17.  Mayor’s Report

18.  Adjournment

 

Posted this 2nd day of September, 2011.

 

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby