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July 2, 2012 Meeting Minutes

July 18, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012,  AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER DANEKAS

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from June 18, 2012.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the bills to be paid as submitted: 3-D Sound Co., $450.00; 3-Day Weekend, $650.00; A&B Welding, $150.00; ASK Enterprises, $2,639.40; AEA, Inc., $16,900.00; Altec Industries, $3,715.07; Ameren, $3,684.80; Apple Press, $456.00; Blue Moon Swamp, $1,250.00; Call One, $1,540.84; Cargil Corp., $13,001.61; Centerline, Inc., $1,500.00; Chamlin & Associates, $470.00; City of Oglesby (utilities and cash start-up for SFF), $24,142.00; Comcast, $56.95; Communications Direct, $19.00; Connecting Point, $174.00; Cosgrove Distributors, $2,243.24; Cruz Concrete, $40,540.23; D & M Road Race, $200.00; Daley’s Super Service, $684.55; Dever & Sons, $523.19; D’vine Floral & Gifts, $145.00; Don Lewis Sound, $1,800.00; Pat Doyle, $3,600.00; Dresbach Distributing, $174.75; Cathie Edens, $12.15; Emergency Medical Products, $1,409.81; Emling Canvas Products, $1,800.00; Fastenal, $190.35; Father Gary Blake, $100.00; Feece Oil Co., $487.76; Fischer Excavating, $194,071.06; Fleet Services, $5,076.97; Gensini Excavating, $115,434.98; GL Sheri, $4,036.00; Global Emergency Products, $2,847.11; Holloway’s Portables, $1,660.00; Hoover Mfg., $207.00; Hy-Vee, $401.28; IL Dept. of Central Management, $576.75; IL Public Risk Fund, $16,709.00; IL Rural Water, $442.44; IL Valley Business Equipment, $380.33; IVCH, $86.06; Itron, Inc., 785.60; K9 Frisbee Crew, $1,400; LaSalle County EDC, $660.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $124.77; Legacy Girls, $625.00; Lance Lipinsky, $2,200.00; Maze Lumber, $20.57; McClure Engineering, $1,887.03; Menards, $316.45; Mertel Gravel, $714.44; Motorola, $112.87; Jonathan Ohse, $550.00; Overhead Door, $138.00; Ken Quick, $200.00; Rathe & Woodward, $31,165.69; Tom Reitz, $2,500.00; Repsel Marketing, $750.00; Tyson Rogers, $214.72; Smith Sales & Service, $233.00; Starved Rock Runners, $225.00; William Stranhanoski, $775.00; Terando Bros., $238.24; Tonica Nurseries, $150.00; USPS, $1,175.48; Univar, $225.03; University of Illinois –GAR, $725.00; Utility Equipment Co., $44.08; Water Products Company, $2,546.91; Witmer Public Safety, $37.98; WTH Technology, $1,750.00; Lenny Zielinski, $800.00.  TOTAL:  $519,932.54  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept Ordinance No. 805-070212, which amends Chapter 9.6 of the city code to allow for state-sanctioned video gaming within the municipal limits of Oglesby. AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table discussion on the 2012-2013 Appropriations.  Attorney Jim Andreoni explained that he had spoken with Commissioner Danekas late Friday and that a special meeting would be necessary in order to place the appropriations on file and then pass the ordinance before the July 31st deadline.  There was discussion about when the meeting would be held, with a possible date of Monday, July 23, the likely date. Andreoni explained the process, noting that the meeting notice must be published in the newspaper and a hearing held before the ordinance can be accepted.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then read letters of resignation from Manny Valerin (police commission) and Chippy Kasap (zoning board of appeals).  A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept with regret the resignation of Manny Valerin from the police commission.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept with regret the resignation of Chippy Kasap from the zoning board of appeals.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to appoint T.J. Templeton to the police commission with a term expiring April 30, 2013.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to appoint Andy Senica to the E911 Board as a public member.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to appoint Jim Ebner and Mike Kutz to the zoning board of appeals with terms expiring April 30, 2014 and April 30, 2016 respectively.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then opened the floor for public comments:

            Resident Drew Merriman noted that the city had just completed a “very nice, successful celebration,” but expressed his concern after looking over the list of bills to be paid that the city didn’t “let it get out of hand.”  Mayor Finley, noting that the festival had just ended the day before, said that the financial report would be forthcoming and reminded Merriman that the city had received a $30,000 donation for Summer Fun Fest.

Merriman also complained that during the Downtown Car Show he observed a mini bike riding on the sidewalk and a scooter ‘toolin’ around’ during the fireworks show.  Merriman has voiced concerns about the use of scooters on city streets many times before and says that the city refuses to address the situation.

            Terri Martyn asked the council what could be done about a neighbor who feeds feral cats, resulting in a growing cat population in her neighborhood and the resulting stench from cat feces and urine.  The resident noted that the city’s animal control officer has been able to trap some of the cats, but it is a ongoing problem because the neighbor continues to feed the cats.  Attorney Jim Andreoni explained that there were no ordinances that prohibit persons from feeding animals.   Commissioner Porter said that he was also not aware of any municipality that controls it; but knows of many that struggle with the problem.  Commissioner Yborra also pointed out that Oglesby is one of a few communities that has an animal control officer, but that there was little the city could do beyond that.

Commissioner/Mayor Reports:

            Rivara said he is reviewing the electric service ordinances and will be revising some in the near future.  He said the rate study “was coming along, but not quite as quickly as he had hoped.”  He also said he expected to have an agreement with Comcast ready for the next meeting.

Yborra thanked those involved with Summer Fun Fest.

Porter announced that Fire Chief Ron Popurella had issued a burn ban in effect until further notice because of the extremely dry conditions.

Mayor Finley thanked those residents who ‘came down and supported’ Summer Fun Fest, especially those businesses that donated for the fireworks.  Finley called the festival “a great family event.”  Finley thanked the committee members and their families, but noted that the need for more committee members was necessary for the festival to continue.  Finley also said that next year’s event would be June 27 – June 30th.

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA SECONDED BY PORTER to adjorn at 7:23 p.m. AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agendas for Meetings, Monday, July 23

July 18, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS
PUBLIC HEARING

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012 @ 5:45 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.      Public Comments or Questions RE:  2012-2013 Appropriations

4.      Adjournment

 

 

SPECIAL MEETING
6:00 P.M.

 

1.      Opening of Meeting

2.      Roll Call

3.      Ordinance No. 806-072312, 2012-2013 Appropriations

4.      Public comments

5.      Adjournment

 

 

 

WORKING MEETING

6:15 P.M.

 

1.      Opening of Meeting

2.      Roll Call

3.      Proposed Ambulance Wage ordinance

4.      Public Comments

5.      Commissioner/Mayor Updates updates

6.      Adjournment

 

Posted this 19th day of July, 2012

 

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby

 

Monday,July 16, 2012 Agenda

July 13, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS
MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012 @ 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 Monday, July 2, 2012
5. Approval of Bills to be paid
6. 2012-2013 Appropriations
7. Place on file the July Motor
Fuel Tax Allotment ($6,905.89)
8. Place on file the July State
Sales Tax Allotment ($26,939.39)
9. Ordinance No. 806-071612,
establishes an opportunity to settle violation complaints pursuant to the
provisions of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 547
10. Solicitors permit for Luke
K. De Graaf, Monee, IL.
11. Building Inspector Brian Spelich’s
2nd Quarter report
13. Zoning Board of Appeals
recommendation re: Ajster request to reduce sideyard variance
14. Public Comments or Questions
15. Commissioners’ Reports
16. Mayor’s Report
17. Adjournment
Posted
this 12th day of July, 2012
Becky
Clinard, City Clerk
City
of Oglesby

June 18, 2012 Meeting Minutes

July 3, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from June 4, 2012.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the bills to be paid as submitted: ASK Enterprises, $96.00; AEA, $18,600.00; Affordable Waste Systems, $19,344.00; AFLAC, $35.90; AT&T, $25.69; City of Oglesby (Utilities) $8,817.85; Comcast Cable, $312.74; Creative Apparel, $798.62; Dixon Ottawa Communication, $102.50; Double M, $180.00; Dresbach Distributing, $81.90; Envision Healthcare, $272.00; First Impression, $374.30; Foster Coach Sales, $65.44; Bob Ghighi, $112.47; Grainco FS, $89.64; Graphic Electronics, $417.50; Greek to Me, $250.00; Grosenbach’s, $53.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.58; IVAC, $5,307.00; IMEA, $237,255.47; IV Business Equipment, $70.00; Illini State Bank – VISA, $481.83; Illinois Valley Cellular, $643.30; IMUA, $185.00; John Pohar & Sons, $100,320.00; John’s Sales and Service, $1,420.27; LaSalle Office Supply, $80.44; Lostant Hatchery, $9.00; Maze Lumber, $476.35; Menards, $104.29; Mertel Gravel, $898.63; Midwest Mailing & Shipping, $14.51; News Tribune, $561.96; North American Salt Co., $2,147.70; Orkin Pest Control, $4.55; Paddock Pool Supplies, $112.00; Perona, Peterlin, & Andreoni, $3,436.00; Putnam County Painting, $1,970.00; Ragan Communications, $990.00; Revere Electric, $112.30; Riverstone Group, $170.31; Somonauk Water, $95.00; Springfield Electric, $384.43; Staples, $19.70; Stevens Auto, $34.00; Eva Sylvester, $61.93; Universal, $237.48; USA Bluebook, $1,208.63; Ben Vasquez, $225.88; Viking Chemical, $1,859.50; Jim Vohs, $100.00; Western Aggregates, $160.23; WLPO/WAJK, $48.00. AYES:  PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to place the Motor Fuel Tax Allotment of $8,198.29 on file. AYES:  PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

The Council then discussed the issue of whether to allow video gaming in the city limits.  Commissioner Porter said he had received a couple of inquiries concerning the matter and had asked Attorney Andreoni to advise the council on what needed to be done.  He also said that while he was not opposed to video gaming, he “didn’t want to push forward without council discussion.”  Attorney Andreoni explained that the while state video gaming law did not require the city to “opt in” to allow gaming, the city needed to address Section 9.6 of its municipal code, which specifically prohibits gambling within the city limits.  If the city did not amend its ordinance, local tavern owners would not be able to apply for a video gaming license with the state.  After some discussion, Commissioner Porter instructed Andreoni to “go for it,” and have an ordinance drafted for consideration at the next council meeting.  The city would receive 5% of the proceeds from the machines.

The Mayor then opened the floor for public comments:

            Resident Greg Stein asked how many video machines an establishment could have and noted his concern that allowing gambling “would take money out of households.”  He then asked if the old Golf ‘n’ Pub Property could be converted to a land-based casino, which he felt would bring visitors and dollars into the local community.  He also asked about an alternative entrance to the new McPhedren Park walking path, suggesting that the city put a sidewalk in off of Heritage Avenue.  He was told that the city did not own the land.  He then said he would “pressure” the Heritage homeowners association to allow a sidewalk.

Commissioner/Mayor Reports:

            Commissioner Rivara and a representative from the IMUA presented a $500 check to Ashley Heider, daughter of Jim and Sue Heider.  She was awarded the $500 scholarship for an essay she submitted earlier this year. 

            Commissioner Porter announced that the Oglesby Ambulance Service served 726 dinners at the recent Fay’s Pork Chop Dinner.  Porter thanked the community for the “strong showing of support.”

            Mayor Finley reminded residents that Summer Fun Fest starts June 28th.  He also said he hoped residents would attend the Saturday afternoon patriotic salute and that he was glad to see that many residents were participating in “paint the town red, white and blue.”

           
MOTION MADE BY RIVARA SECONDED BY PORTER to adjorn at 7:19 p.m. AYES:  PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

___________________________________   
Becky Clinard, City Clerk