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September 19, 2011, Minutes

October 14, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011, AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

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

 

ABSENT:  COMMISSIONER YBORRA

 

MOVED BY YBORRA SECONDED BY PORTER that the minutes from the SEPTEMBER, 19, 2011, meeting be accepted with one correction: Sarah Cudlip was credited with asking about the recent flier on electric rates. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS SECONDED BY PORTER that the bills are approved as submitted. ASK Enterprises, 2400.70; AEA, Inc., 7,500.00; Affordable Waste, 20.420.00; Air One Equipment, 509.00; Airgas, 167.50; American Red Cross, 200.00; James Andreoni, 200.00; Arrow Sales, 50.50; Arthur J. Gallagher, 187.00; Justin Bickford, 200.77; Bio-tron, 150.00; Brownstown Electric, 187.19; Jan Buffo, 29.75; Chamlin & Associates, 340.00; Becky Clinard, 200.00; Comcast, 274.75’ Communications Direct, 1,225.00; Paul Danekas, 200.00; De’Vine Floral, 40.00; Dixon Ottawa Communications, 280.00; Dresbach Distributing, 81.90; Economic Development Group, 3,750.00; Cathie Edens, 2.05; Efficient Billing, 339.06;Emergency Medical Products, 333.70; Envision, 256.00; Kevin Ewbank, 247.25; Don Finley, 200.00; GL Downs, 12.042; Robert Ghighi, 127.01; Glocal Emergency. 968.21; Green Chevrolet, 4427.82; Grosenbach’s 28.96; HD Supplies, 250.00; Hygienic Institute, 355.58; HyVee, 97.88; IV Net, 124.95; IMEA. 279,361.16; IV Business Equipment, 620.17; IV Fence & Pool, 100.00; Illini State Bank, 5,253.89; IL Secy of State, 103.00; IV Cellular, 566.11; IV Food & Deli, 68.31; IML Risk Management, 13,147.31; Jacob & Klein, 3,750.00; John’s Sales, 457.09; LaSalle Co. Highway, 1,290.05; LaSalle Office Supply, 16.29; MABAS, 15.00; Mautino Distributing, 42.00; Menards, 1,173.20; Mertel Gravel, 46.63; News Tribune, 1,329.30; Alyssa Nino, 81.70; Novak Vet Clinic, 109.10; Oriental Trading Co., 335.50; PDC Labs, 1,636.09; Perona, Peterline, Andreoni, et al, 3.680.00; Tom Porter, 200.00; Dominic Rivara, 200.00; Smith’s Sales & Service, 22.00; Somonauk Water, 66.50; Spring Valley Ford, 777.35; Springfield Electric, 237.14; St. Margaret’s Hospital, 40.00; Sunrise Supply, 28.20; Thrush Sanitation, 100.00; Universal, 62.48; University of Illinois, 540.00; USA Bluebook, 329.04;  HRA, 20.00; Fischer Excavating, 95,187.90; JBR Earthscape, 54,392.25; AEA, 12,450.00.TOTAL   $523,377.98  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to the LP Crunching Cavs to hold a tag day on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 to noon. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to Starved Rock Runners group to hold their annual Turkey Trot in the city on Thanksgiving Day.. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to the Oglesby Firefighters Association to hold a tag day on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to noon. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to Oglesby Public Schools to close a portion of Bennett Ave., on October 31, from 12:30 to 2:30 to allow for the school’s Halloween Parade.  Commissioner Porter said this is an annual request. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, 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 PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to award the bid to John Pohar for the water main relocation work on Maple and Watson Avenues and Second Street AT A COST OF $182,785.20. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept Ordinance No. 770-091911, which addresses the sale of alcohol to minors. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept Ordinance No. 771-091911, which makes the sale of MDV/bath salts in the city illegal  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA. FINLEY, MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place Ordinance No. 768-091911 on file.  Attorney Andreoni explained that when the city engineer and county were reviewing TIF boundaries, it was discovered that the land on which the water tower had been built had never been properly annexed into the city. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTIONED CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to establish a date and time for the public hearing for the Fourth Amendment to TIF 1 as 6 p.m, Monday, Nov. 7 in City Hall.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, FINLEY; PASSED: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA  to place on file an easement agreement with Doran.  Attorney Andreoni explained that an easement was necessary for the storm sewer separation project, and that the Doran’s lawyer had drafted the agreement which guaranteed the city would waive future tap-on fees if the Doran’s property was subdivided and developed; leave the dirt removed during excavation on their property; leave the temporary gravel road in place; leave the wood from the trees that were cut down; and reshape two existing ponds on the property.  Engineer Andy Washeleskey said he had no problem with the Doran’s requests, noting that many of the items were already part of the project.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Attorney Andreoni then asked the council, because work on this project is dependent on this agreement that if any council member had any objections to the agreement to let him know as soon as possible.

 

Mayor Finley then opened the floor for public comments:

            Businessman Greg Stein expressed his concerns over the Design Review Board’s proposed criteria and guidelines for landscaping and improvements to properties governed by the DRB.  Stein said he had been following the process, and he was concerned that the proposed guidelines would “in general, ties peoples’ hands who are not wealthy.”  Stein questioned what “threshold” prompted having to “write a Mother-May-I” letter, to the DRB.

            Drew Merriman thanked the police, fire and ambulance departments for their help with his father. He also pressed the city to purchase a large person stretcher for the ambulance and questioned whether the departments were being properly trained to handle larger persons.  Merriman also asked when the city would provide a financial accounting of the Summer Fun Fest activities.  Mayor Finley responded that the council had just received the report, and would be discussing it in the near future.

 

            Wally Marquardt told the council that Oglesby was well represented at the recent Illinois Valley Symphony performance.

 

COMMISSIONER/MAYOR REPORTS

            RIVARA:  Reported that the planned outage went well and thanked the street and police departments for their cooperation.

            PORTER:  Said he had received a request from Union Church to close a portion of Church Street from 5:45 to 8 p.m.  The request arrived too late to include on agenda, but Porter said the council had granted the same request in years past.  Porter said as the Commissioner of Public Health and Safety, he would instruct the police department to close the street for the church’s activities.

            FINLEY:  Reminded residents of the upcoming Harvest Fest and Scarecrow Scramble on Saturday, Oct. 1.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:23 p.m.  AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION PASSED.

 

 

 

 

______________________________
Becky Clinard, City Clerk

October 17, 2011, Agenda

October 14, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 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 October 3, 2011

5.      Approval of Bills to be paid

6.      Ordinance No. 773-101711, Regulation of Mind-Altering Substances, K2
and Synthetic drugs

7.      Ordinance No. 774-101711, Revised Telecommunications Tax

8.      Ordinance No. 775-101711, Revised Utility Tax

9.      Motor Fuel Tax Allotment for September, $7,287.63

10.  State Sales Tax for September, $25,402.85

11.  Ordinance No. 776-101711 Design Review Board Guidelines

12.  Agreement with Heritage Gardens Homeowners Association

13.  Electric Department Service Charges

14.  Building Inspector’s Report for 3rd Quarter, ($44,680.00/residential)

15.  Water Main Relocation Bids (Stough Group)

16.  Illinois Department of Transportation Permit for Water Main Relocation

17.  Public Comments or Questions

18.  Executive Session for the discussion of “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, or dismal of a specific employee.”

19.  Commissioners’ Reports

20.  Mayor’s Report

21.  Adjournment

 

Posted this 14th day of October, 2011.

 

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby

Working Meeting set

October 5, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

There will be a working meeting of the Oglesby City Council on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m.  The Commissioners will be giving updates on their departments.