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Meeting Minutes, Oct. 17, 2011

November 21, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 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 RIVARA that the minutes from the October 3, 2011, 2011, meeting be accepted. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS SECONDED BY PORTER that the bills are approved as submitted. A.S.K. Enterprises, 2,067.50; Affordable Waste Systems, 19,944.00; AFLAC, 35.90; Air 1 Wireless, 1,390.00; Airgas, 31.48; Ameren, 3,815.52; Arrow Sales & Service, 97.00; Heather Atkinson, 205.00; Brownstown Electric, 1,006.25; Chamlin & Associates, 2,271.00; City of Oglesby, 8,751.69; Becky Clinard, 130.64; Comcast, 297.74; Community Revolving Fund, 137.60; Connecting Point, 213.00; Cosgrove Distributors, 532.33; Daley’s, 130.20; Paul Danekas 120.92; Dever & Sons, 371.05; Double M Trucking, 135.00; Joshua Doyle, 70.27; Dresbach Distributing, 93.85; Emergency Medical Products, 242.31; Envision Healthcare, 256.00; Feece Oil, 1,392.14; Donald Finley, 115.50; Fletcher-Reinhardt, 872.02; Galva Road Equipment, 37.37; Gary’s TV, 1,255.00; Granico FS, 268.66; Halm’s, 184.36; HD Supply, 828.69; Mandy Helton, 65.47; Regina Humpage, 142.25; Hygenic Institute, 711.16; YhY

 

HyVee, 273.85; IL Fire and Police Commissioners, 375.00; IMEA, 220,460.55; IL Valley Business Equipment, 456.93; VISA, 208.13; IL Association of Fairs, 75.00; Illinois Fire Store, 311.78; IV Cellular, 624.31; Jacob & Klein, 9,573.67; John’s Sales & Service, 55.28; Jone’s Plumbing, 3,550.00; Rhonda Krewer, 57.13; Keeley Kundert, 139.64; LaSalle Office Supply, 10.63; Marine Corps League, 200.00; Menards, 423.77; MES-Illinois, 1500.79; Tara Morgan, 195.98; Motorola, 225.74; NCPERS, 64.00; NewsTribune, 1,402.49; Nextel, 107.64; Orkin Pest Control, 89.56; Oscar’s, 936.93; Ottawa Delivered, 142.00; PDC, 1,606.60; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, Brolley, 2,512.00; Tom Porter, 167.79; Quad City Electric, 1,640.21; Ray O’Herron, 315.27; Dominic Rivara, 135.00; Riverstone Group, 157.98; Ben Sargent, 129.15; Mark Slimko, 17.77; Brian Smith, 50.00; Smith’s Sales & Service, 119.90; Rachel Solley, 242.97; Somonauk Water, 123.50; St.Margaret’s, 340.00; Staples, 161.40; T&R Electric, 870.00; Thrush Sanitation, 100.00; USPS, 88.00; Universal, 1,104.18; USA Bluebook, 1,322.48; Vortex, 930.00; Water Products, 3,588.80; WLPO, 912.00; ZB Supply, 267.72; Health Reimbursement Account, $25.00. TOTAL   $306,606.97  YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve Ordinance No. 773-101711, The regulation of mind-aletering substances, K2 and synthetic drugs. Commissioner Porter explained that the Area Drug Task Force had asked participating communities to adopt the ordinance. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve Ordinance No. 774-101711, An Ordinance Revising the Telecommunications Tax. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve Ordinance No. 775-101711, An Ordinance Revising the Utility Tax. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the October Motor Fuel Tax Allotment of $ 7,287.63 on file. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place the October State Sales tax allotment of $25,402.85 on file. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA  to place Ordinance No. 776-101711, Design Review Board Guidelines, on file.  Andreoni explained that the ordinance had been edited to redefine the business district (exempting homes from having to go before the DRB for changes) and adding a set of guidelines.. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the agreement with Heritage Gardens Homeowners Association on file. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place the revised fee schedule for electric service on file. Commissioner Rivara reiterated that this was not a fee increase, rather a user fee.  This will allow the city to recoup its costs of providing electrical service to a new building or development. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place Building Inspector Brian Spelich’s 3rd Quarter Report on file. Seven permits for work valued at $44,680.00 were issued.  All of the permits approved were residential. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA  to place the bids for the main relocation project on file.  This project will be paid for by Stough Group.  YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the resolution seeking a permit from Illinois Department of Transportation to relocate a main under Columbia Avenue.. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public:

1.       Wayne Kirby presented the council with a check for $1,100 to be used for children’s activities.  The money was proceeds from Kirby’s Harvest Fest Car Show.

2.      Drew Merriman noted his concerns about ongoing construction at the four corners and groups holding tag days at the same time.

Commissioner/Mayor Reports:

            YBORRA – talked about the ongoing projects under his departments’ supervision and reminded residents that leaf vacuuming would run Oct. 17 through Nov. 17.

            PORTER – addressed Merriman’s concerns about tag days at the four corners while construction is ongoing, saying that he did not believe the council could have foreseen the congestion “up there now” when approving the tag days.  He noted that he would exercise his power to deny future solicitations on the basis of safety if necessary.

 

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY to go into Executive Session to discuss the “appointment, employment, compensation, discipline or dismissal of a specific employee.”  (Time: 7:14 p.m.) YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to reconvene the regular meeting (Time: 7:39) YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to send a letter to the Illinois Brotherhood of Electrical Workers upholding the decision to terminate a Street Department employee. YES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY; PRESENT: PORTER; MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:45 p.m.  YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

Working Meeting Minutes, Oct. 11, 2011

November 21, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Uncategorized

A WORKING MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011, AT 5:30 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

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

MAYOR FINLEY updated the Council on the OSLAD grant extension request for McPhedren Park.  Finley told the council he believed the request for an extension would be granted, but was awaiting formal notification from the IDNR.  Finley said he expected the new deadline to be either September or October 2012.  The Mayor asked the council if the city should reconsider the placement of the playground and parking lot, noting that the contractor, John Pohar & Sons, had purchased the property adjacent to the park and was willing to donate some of the land to the city.  The additional land would allow for the southwest bank of the lake to be sloped, negating the need for the retaining wall.  Engineer Jack Kusek, of McClure Engineering, explained that he had spoken with Pohar and he believed a deal could be worked out with to allow for an access road from the west.  He also said that the park would still be accessible off of Oakwood.  After discussion, Commissioner Yborra said he wished to go on record as it “should be built as planned” with parking on Oakwood and Commissioner Porter echoed his sentiments, saying that he believed the compromise the city struck with the adjacent homeowners was a “good compromise.”  Finley also told the council that he had contacted the local Carpenters union and that they would be donating the labor to build the fishing pier.

 

In a related matter, Commissioner Yborra asked if the $5,000 the Heritage Gardens Association was paying the city would cover the city’s costs to drain the small pond that now collects storm runoff.  Kusek assured him that the $5,000 would “take care of it.”

 

Finley also updated the council on the progress of the state permit for the changes to the drain at the municipal pool.  The state has approved the changes proposed by McClure Engineering and Kusek said it was possible that the contractor could install the new drain next week at a cost of about $5,000.

 

Finley also told the council of his talks with Brian and Sandy Billard, who are building a new office building on Walnut St.  The Billards approached the city about a TIF agreement after local unions protested the use of a non-union contractor for a portion of the work.  The additional cost to Alliance Dental was $80,000 for union labor.  The proposed agreement would pay the Billards 50 percent of the tax increment generated from the new building (up to $10,000) a year for 8 years.  Finley noted that the Billards could have asked for quite a bit more of qualified expenses and that he felt this agreement was fair to both parties.

 

ATTORNEY ANDREONI went over the building and landscape design criteria proposed by the Design Review Board.  Andreoni explained that the criteria was needed to give the DRB guidelines in order to consider plans submitted to them.   DRB chairman Ken Ficek also explained that the ordinance would allow the building inspector to make decisions on plans submitted for homes that lie within the DRB jurisdiction.  Andreoni will draft an ordinance for the next meeting.

 

Andreoni updated the council on the Melody Jessen property.  He told the council that the investment company which had purchased the taxes had decided after examining the property that they weren’t interested in it.  Andreoni told the council they could file a petition to have it demolished.  Commissioner Porter told the council that the city needed to look at it as a safety issue. He suggested that Andreoni find out what the back taxes are on the property.

 

COMMISSIONER RIVARA said that he would be presenting a proposed schedule of fees at the next council meeting.  He said that the fee schedule was based on other electric providers’ charges and while they may seem a “bit high,” they were actually lower than surrounding communities.  Rivara explained that his goal was to put a fee schedule in place that permits the city to not lose money.  Rivara said the next step would be to adjust the cost of security lights.

 

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to adjourn at 6:35 p.m.  YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

______________________________
Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda, November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 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 November 7, 2011

5.      Approval of Bills to be paid

6.      Overview of FY 2010-11 Audit/Pat Noto

7.      Tax Levy

8.      Motor Fuel Tax Allotment ($8,096.78)

9.      State Sales Tax Allotment ($34,183.66)

10.  Ordinance No. 779-112111, Approving the Fourth Amendment to Oglesby TIF District I Redevelopment Plan and Projects.

11.  Ordinance No. 780-112111, Designating the Amended Redevelopment Project Area for the Fourth Amendment to Oglesby TIF District I;

12.   Ordinance No. 781-112111, Adopting Tax Increment Allocation Financing for the Fourth Amendment to Oglesby TIF District I.

13.  Ordinance creating a “special events” liquor license

14.  Ordinance establishing a reservation policy and setting fees for Dickinson House, amending rules governing alcoholic beverages in park.

15.  Public Comments or Questions

16.  Commissioners’ Reports

17.  Mayor’s Report

18.  Adjournment

 

Posted this 18th day of November, 2011.

Agenda, November 7, 2011

November 4, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 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 17, 2011

5.      Approval of Executive Session Minutes from October 17, 2011

6.      Approval of Working Meeting Minutes from October 11, 2011

7.      Approval of Bills to be paid

8.      Ordinance No. 776-110711, Design Review Board Guidelines

9.      Ordinance No. 777-110711, An Agreement with Heritage Gardens Homeowners Association

10.  Ordinance No. 778-110711, Amends Electric Department Service Charges

11.  Water Main Relocation Bids (Stough Group)

12.  Request from Firefighters Association to move previously approved tag day  to avoid construction

13.  FY 2010-11 Audit

14.  Public Comments or Questions

15.  Commissioners’ Reports

16.  Mayor’s Report

17.  Adjournment

 

Posted this 4th day of November, 2011.

 

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby