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Minutes from March 4, 2013 Meeting

March 29, 2013 by bclinard  
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A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

 

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

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from February 21, 2013. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the invoices to be paid as AIRGAS, $70.78; Ameren IP, $137.72; Batteries and Things, $518.00; Call One, $1,480.63; Carus Corporation, $821.70; Daley’s Super Service, $20.00; Dever & sons, $528.39; double M Trucking, $135.00; Dresbach Distributing, $156.75; Cathie Edens, $107.94; Emergency Medical Products, $671.02; Fastenal, $50.46; Feece Oil, $2,890.40; Fleet Services, $4.050.04; John Gibson, $284.87; Grosenbach’s, $304.92; Sharon Gross, $202.15; Henry Schein, $93.00; HyVee, $92.63; Il Public Risk Fund, $17,320.00; Il Valley Business Equipment, $1,000.00; IVCH, $124.50; Illinois Valley Excavating, $400.00; ILMO Products, $74.00; King Tire, $125.00; Kramarsic Law Offices, $150.00; Mautino Distributing, $18.00; McClure Engineering, $1,899.90; Menards, $306.51; Mertel Gravel Co., $1,922.26; North American Salt, $2,169.01; Orkin Pest Control, $67.01; Overhead Door Cp., $72.00; PDC Labs, $1,959.95; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,070.00; Quad City Electric, $2,041.16; Quentech, $197.72; Riverstone Group, $620.20; Revere Electric, $95.91; Dominic Rivara, $141.40; Sandra Kidd Volk, $125.00; Katharine Smith, $160.00; Springfield Electric, $5.92; Stevens Service Center, $34.00; Stryker Sales Corp., $445.28; Sunrise Supply, $46.35; USPS, $200.00; Viking Chemical Co., $1,208.19; Jim Vohs, 289.79; Watchguard Video, $4,782.00; Water Products Company, $1,672.73 TOTAL:  $54374.19 AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. PASS: RIVARA (without explanation).  MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then asked for comment from the public on agenda items. There were no comments or questions from the audience.

 

John Vezzetti then updated the council on the sale of the 2013 Mallick Bond refinancing.  Vezzetti reported that the bonds had been sold, noting that 43 percent of the bonds went to local retail investors.  He said that the city’s savings in interest was estimated to be $296,000, with the interest rate reduced from 5.62 percent to 3.46 percent.  Commissioner Danekas thanked Vezzetti for his work on the project.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept Ordinance No. 828-030413, which increases license fees for establishments that sell alcoholic beverages.  AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  NAYS: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place on file and ordinance that extends the contract with Affordable Waste for five years. Commissioner Porter said that he had been working with Rick for months on the agreement that would lock in rates for five years.  The rate is also 50 cents less per customer per month.  Porter said that the new rates would go into effect April 1, allowing the city to take advantage of the savings immediately. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

Attorney Jim Andreoni then told the council that the Plan Commission had met February 28, 2013, to consider the request for a special use permit from Love’s Travel Stops. The Plan Commission voted to recommend that the special use permit be approved, after it was agreed that Love’s had addressed all of the criteria necessary.  A copy of the minutes of the meeting and the letter to the council was included in the meeting documents.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the recommendation of the Plan Commission regarding the issuance of a special use permit to Love’s Travel Stops.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance No. 830-030413, which issues a special use permit to Love’s Travel Stops. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

Andreoni then told the council that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources had requested additional title insurance on the McPhedran Park property and that the city restrict the use of the land to recreational use only before the grant could be awarded.  Andreoni had taken care of the additional title insurance and had prepared an ordinance to restrict use of the park.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA  to accept Ordinance No. 829-030413, which authorizes the execution of restrictive covenants for the McPhedran Park property. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the request from LP Youth Football for a tag day on Saturday, June 8, 2013. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the request from Oglesby Softball for a tag day on Saturday, April 20, 2013. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the request from Oglesby Ambulance Association for a tag day on Saturday, November 30, 2013. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the request from Gary Garey to hold the second Art Sarver Memorial 3K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 29 at 8 a.m. under the supervision of the Street and Police Departments. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

The Mayor then asked for questions or comments from the audience:

            Wanda Lent inquired about the new alcohol license fees.  Mayor Finley told her that the fees increased $75 across the board.

            Richard Vicich questioned the amount that would be saved with the new garbage contract.  Commissioner Porter clarified that it was 50 cents per household, which translates into about $9,900.00 a year.

            Gary Corless questioned the city’s spending on attorneys, particularly Jacob & Klein, the city’s TIF attorney. Calling the city “a perpetual money machine” for Tom Jacob, Corless noted that the city had paid the firm $306,000 over five years and questioned what work had been done for that money.  He suggested that if the city was looking to save money, it should “get rid” of Jacob.

 

Commissioner/Mayor Reports:

            Commissioner Porter reported that the Oglesby Ambulance Association had recently purchased three pieces of equipment to the service which would enable them to offer a higher level of care.  The pieces totaled more than $6,000.00.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to adjourn at 7:21 p.m.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

____________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

 

 

 

Agenda for Monday, April 1. 2013

March 29, 2013 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013 @ 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 March 18, 2013.

5.      Approval of bills to be paid

6.      Public Comment on Agenda Items only

7.      Ordinance No. 832-040113, increasing the fees for use of LeHigh Park shelters and rental of picnic tables.

8.      Ordinance No. 833-040113, amends Design Review Board ordinance

9.      Public Comment on any item

10.  Commissioners’ Reports

11.  Mayor’s Report

12.  Adjournment

 

Posted this 29th day of March, 2013

 

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby

March 27, 2013

March 22, 2013 by City Clerk  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS
CITY COUNCIL WORKING MEETING
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 @ 6:00 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. Comcast Franchise Agreement
4. Meter Reading
5. Electric disconnect and reconnect policy.
6. City Finances regarding wage freeze, layoffs, spending and medical coverage for part-time employees/Obama Care
7. Where and how can we increase revenue
8. City purchasing policy
9. City daily time sheets
10. Lighting project
11. Discussion regarding new Oglesby Ambulance ordinance
12. Commissioner/Departmental Updates
13. Adjournment

Posted this 22ND day of March, 2013

Becky Clinard, City Clerk
City of Oglesby

February 19, 2013, Meeting Minutes

March 13, 2013 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

 

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

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the working meeting minutes from December 5, 2012, with one change: Commissioner Porter said he remembered Commissioner Danekas’s statement about resigning differently, and Commissioner Danekas agreed that he had said he was resigning effective April 1, 2013.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to approve the working meeting minutes from January 16, 2013. AYES:  DANEKAS, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY; PRESENT: PORTER, YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from February 4, 2013. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY.  PRESENT: YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the invoices to be paid as A.S.K. Enterprises, $358.90; Affordable Waste Systems, $19,644.00; AFLAC, $35.90; Ameren, $4,376.62; Arrow Sales and Services, $115.00; Bob’s Business, $426.92; Celebrations 150, $4,500.00; Central Region Senior Baseball, $2,500.00; City of Oglesby, $28,050.63; Comcast, $299.76; Daley’s, $180.00; Delaney’s, $412.16; David Derlein, $51.16; Double M Trucking, $180.00; Dresbach Distributing, $62.90; Emergency Medical Products, $209.88; Envision Healthcare, $256.00; Grainger, $27.99; Grosenbach’s, $50.84; Renee Hutchison, $32.94; Hygienic Institute, $355.58; ID Networks, $1,995.00; IL Dept. of Central Management, $576.50; IMEA, $213,940.57; Il Valley Business Equipment, $71.00; IVCH, $28.00; Illini State Bank, Police VISA, $24.68; Illinois Valley Cellular, $678.05; Kittilson’s, $555.92; Knoblauch Advertising, $799.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $59.37; Mason Accounting, $2,600.00; Mautino Distributing, $24.00; Menards, $248.48; Midwest Mailing and Shipping, $1,242.00; Dollar General, $65.74; Neopost, Inc. $296.40; Notary Public Assn, $119.85; Orkin Pest control, $358.93; Oscar’s, $187.95; P&D Sign co., $916.00; Mason Parker, $122.60; PDC Labs, $1,409.37; Pool, Leigh, Kopka, Inc. $22.50; Quill Corporation, $244.95; Revere Electric, $3,683.91; Katherine Smith, $92.09; Smith’s Sales and Service, $1,545.00; Somonauk Water, $76.00; St. Margaret’s Health Center, $281.00; Stevens Service Center, $210.00; Sunrise Supply, $58.10; Universal, Inc., $717.49; USA Bluebook, $243.22, McClure Engineering, $27,961.72. TOTAL:  $323,582.41 AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then asked for comment from the public on agenda items:

 

Gary Corless questioned why the agenda included the Stough Group’s request for a TIF agreement.  Corless stated his objections to residential TIF agreements, arguing that he found it “stupid” — when the city was raising his electric bill – to “give millionaires money.”

 

Wanda Lent asked about item No. 12, “city’s financial status and employee concessions/layoffs.”  She asked who was laid off and how it would affect city services. Commissioner Rivara answered, saying that he felt “one group of people (was) taking the pain.”  Mayor Finley said that 3 full time and the part time employees had been given notice of layoff.  When asked if the layoffs were permanent, Finley said he “couldn’t say … hoping not, but you never know.”

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to place on file and ordinance that increases license fees for establishments that sell alcoholic beverages.  Commissioner Porter said he was surprised there hadn’t been any previous discussion amongst the council members about an increase and that he felt it was “a bad time to raise fees.”  Finley explained that the increase was necessary to cover expenses, citing state law that requires fingerprinting and back ground checks.  Porter pointed out that that applied to only new licenses, not renewals and noted that they would be paying the increased fee on a yearly basis.  AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  NAYS:  PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to table an ordinance that would increase shelter fees at Le High Park. Commissioner Porter asked why there hadn’t been any discussion about increasing the fees before this meeting or why the park board hadn’t submitted a letter recommending the increases.  Mayor Finley replied that the matter had been discussed at the working meeting which Commissioner Porter was unable to attend.  Porter pointed out that the minutes did not include details of any such discussion. Finley explained that the fee increase was necessary to cover costs of having someone clean-up on weekends.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

The council next heard from Jason Racine, Executive Vice President with Stough Group Senior Housing.  Racine said that he had requested the opportunity to speak before the council because he hadn’t been able to do that in January when the council declined to enter into a TIF agreement with the developers. Questions had been raised at the last meeting about the timing of the request, with it being noted that TIF agreements are usually made before construction begins. Racine explained that Stough Group’s housing complexes are built under the federal tax credit program and that the tax credit takes precedence.  He noted that SGI built a similar unit in Mendota at the same time as Oglesby, and they were just now negotiating with Mendota for a TIF agreement as well.  He presented the request, asking for 25 percent of the increment for five years, with the option to delay the first payment until December of 2015. 

 

Commissioner Rivara voiced his displeasure with Stough Group, saying that the city had to “eat” the costs of supplying power to the complex. Racine pointed out that the ordinance addressing those costs hadn’t been in place at the time the project was started and that if the ordinance had been, “we would have paid.”  Racine challenged Rivara to show where another developer had paid those fees.  When Rivara questioned him about the money paid to Ameren in another community, Racine said that yes, they did pay upfront, but once the buildings were complete, Ameren refunded the money. He also reminded Rivara that there was now “52 units paying you back for 100-plus years.”  There was no action taken on the matter.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to the Oglesby Boys Baseball to hold a tag day, Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to noon at Walnut Street and Columbia Avenue. Commissioner Porter pointed out that this was also the same day as the planned electronics recycling day, but he didn’t think that that would be a problem. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

Commissioner Rivara then asked where the city “was at” with employee concessions or layoffs.  Commissioner Porter pointed to item No. 14 on the agenda (executive session to discuss negotiations).  Rivara then moved on to the next item on the agenda, utility costs.  Rivara reiterated his previous contention that utility costs are “too high.”  He said that January’s electric and gas bills totaled about $15,000.  He asked each commissioner and city employees to come up with ways to save utility costs.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER AT 7:38 P.M., SECONDED BY YBORRA to go into executive session to discuss “collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees.” AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER AT 8:20 P.M., SECONDED BY YBORRA to resume the regular meeting. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

Commissioner/Mayor Reports:

            Yborra told the council that the pump on deep Well No. 3 had gone out and that he expected the repairs to cost about $60,000.  “Just another day in the city,” said Yborra.

            Mayor Finley announced that the profit from the New Years Eve Fundraiser for Summer Fun Fest was $3,900.94.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 8:24 p.m.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

____________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

 

 

March 18, 2013, Agenda

March 13, 2013 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013 @ 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 March 4, 2013.

5.      Approval of bills to be paid

6.      Public Comment on Agenda Items only

7.      Ordinance No. 831-031813, an agreement with Affordable Waste Services to extend their waste hauling contract for 5 years.

8.      Place on file an ordinance increasing the fees for use of LeHigh Park shelters and rental of picnic tables.

9.      Public Comment on any item

10.  Commissioners’ Reports

11.  Mayor’s Report

12.  Adjournment

 

Posted this 15th day of March, 2013

 

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby

 

Monday, February 4, 2013, Meeting Minutes

March 1, 2013 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes, Uncategorized

 

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

 

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

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the meeting minutes from January 18, 2013.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the invoices to be paid as submitted with one exception, the invoice from McClure Engineering for $27,971.62 is to be held over until Yborra is able to talk with Mayor Finley and Jack Kusek. Invoices to be paid are: ASK Enterprises, $1903.50; Ace Tire, $1,011.16; ACS Firehouse Software, $220.00; AEA Inc, $10,250.00; Ameren IP, $120.40; Arrow Sales, $35.50; ASCAP, $320.00; BHMG Engineers, $985.35; Call One, $1,484.42; Civic Systems, $2,585.00; Comcast, $114.90; Dever & Sons, $521.53; Dixon Ottawa Communications, $46.50; Andy Dooley, $300.00; Dresbach Distributing, $32.95; Cathie Edens, $120.79; Efficient Billing Systems, $1,466.33; Emergency Medical Products, $722.23; Envision Healthcare, $236.00; Feece Oil, $617.20; Fleet Services, $3,910.78; Grosenbach’s, $299.88; Halm’s, $8.38; Kristopher Hamilton, $215.32; Henry Schein, $235.00; Paige Hill, $218.30; IVAC, $49.00; IL Dept. of Central Services, $137.90; IL Dept. of Public Health, $20.00; IL Valley Business, $443.93; IVCH, $25.00; IVCC, $29,679.10; Illini State Bank, $64.54; Julie, Inc., $1,040.30; Karmarsic Law Office, $150.00; Kiesler’s Police Supply, $483.10; Ryan Knoblauch, $153.29; LaSalle Office Supply, $66.47; LP High School, $67,228.24; Mautino Distributing, $36.00; McClure Engineering, $3,885.60; Medicare Part B, $559.65; Menards, $34.87; Motorola, $112.87; NCPERS, $64.00; North American Salt Co., $2,140.88; Oglesby Grade School, $110,204.11; Revere Electric, $3,431.88; St. Margaret’s Hospital, $243.00; St. Margaret’s Health, $202.00; Standard Equipment, $14,772.28; Steven’s Service Center, $69.00; USA Bluebook, $43.50; Viking Chemical Company, $1,300.89; Watchguard, $114.00; Water Products Company, $345.40; Western Aggregates, $372.02; Zamin Insurance Company, $150.00; Zoll Medical Company, $111.62; TOTAL:  $290,715.96. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

There was no public comment on agenda items.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to seek bids for upgrading the waste water treatment plant, pending approval of the EPA. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to the the Oglesby Firefighters Association to hold tag days on March 9 and November 2, 2013.  These days coincide with the daylight savings time weekends and the promotion to change batteries in smoke detectors. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

Mayor Finley then read a letter from the Peru engineering firm, Chamlin and Associates, Inc., on behalf of Love’s Travel Center.  The letter asked the council to refer their request for a special use permit and plan review to the Plan Commission.  A date for that meeting (February 28, 2013, at 6 p.m.) had already been agreed upon. Finley told the council that the company planned to build a truck stop near the I-39 interchange, which would employ around 60 persons. MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to refer the request to the Plan Commission. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

Noting that the council was straying from the agenda order, Mayor Finley asked for a motion to accept Building Inspector Brian Spelich’s Fourth Quarter 2012 Report.  MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept the 4th Quarter Building Inspector’s Report. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to enter into executive session to discuss the “appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body” and “collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees” at 7:08 p.m. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

The council resumed the regular meeting at 7:42 p.m.

 

Commissioners’/Mayor Reports

            Danekas thanked the Mayor and City Clerk for their work helping bring Lowe’s Travel Center to the city. 

            Rivara suggested that the city look into ways to cut their utility costs.  He suggested that the city get a consultant to make suggestions and that the city consider using some of the IMEA’s energy efficiency grants to replace lighting with energy efficient fixtures in one city building each year.  Rivara said that he also felt that “with layoffs, everybody must feel the pain.”

            Porter commended the police department, other city departments and outside agencies for their assistance in the “unique well-being check” held earlier in the day.

            Finley thanked the citizens who held the ice-skating party for Oglesby children on Saturday (February 2).  Finley called the event a success and noted that about 60 participants enjoyed the hot chocolate and hot dogs.  He said he thought the event would be held again next year.  He also asked that anyone with old, usable skates donate them so that more Oglesby children could use the skating rink. 

Finley also said that he would be meeting with the union to discuss potential layoffs.



MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:53 p.m.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

____________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda for Monday, March 4, 2013

March 1, 2013 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013 @ 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 February 19, 2013.

5.      Approval of bills to be paid

6.      Public Comment on Agenda Items only

7.      John Vezzetti, Bernardi Securities, update on Mallick Bonds refinancing

8.      Ordinance No.  828-030413, that increases license fees for establishments that serve or sell alcohol.

9.      Place on file an agreement with Affordable Waste Services to extend their waste hauling contract for 5 years.

10.  Recommendation from Plan Commissioner regarding Love’s Travel Center

11.  Ordinance No. 830-030413, issues special use permit for Love’s Travel Center

12.  Ordinance No. 829-030413, which authorizes execution of restrictive covenants for McPhedran Park Property.

13.  Request from L-P Youth Football League to hold a tag day on Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 8 a.m. to noon at the intersection of Walnut Street and Columbia Avenue.

14.  Request from Oglesby Girls Softball to hold a tag day on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 8 a.m. to noon at the intersection of Walnut Street and Columbia Avenue and to collect in front of businesses with their approval.

15.  Request from Oglesby Ambulance Association to hold a tag day on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 8 a.m. to noon.

16.  Request from Gary Carey to hold the 2nd Art Sarver Memorial 3 mile Run/Walk on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 8 a.m.

17.  Public Comment on any item

18.  Commissioners’ Reports

19.  Mayor’s Report

20.  Adjournment

 

Posted this 1st day of March, 2013

 

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby