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Monday, March 3, 2014 Agenda

February 28, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY of OGLESBY, ILLINOIS
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014 @ 7 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 18, 2014

  5. Approval of Bills to be Paid

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items

  7. Place on file bids for a new truck for the Electric Department

  8. Dilapidated/Abandoned buildings

  9. Public Comment on Any Item

  10. Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports

  11. Adjournment

Posted this 28th day of February, 2014

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby

Minutes from Janaury 20, 2014, City Council Meeting

February 13, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JANUARY, 20, 2014, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from January 6, 2014. AYES: PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to pay the invoices presented: Inventory Trading Company, $393.00; ASK Enterprises, $932.97; AEA Inc., $3,347.52; Affordable Waste Systems, $19,007.00; Apple Press, $74.00; Arrow Sales & Service, $47.50; Arthur J. Gallagher, $60,239.00; AT&T, $25.79; Brownstown Electric Supply, $781.93; Civic Systems, $2,582.00; Comcast, $342.60; Comm. Revolving Funds, $636.15; DJ Sickley, $59,492.69; Double M Trucking, $360.00; Dresbach Distributing, $169.75; Efficient Billing, $755.97; Emergency Medical Products, $811.63; Envision Healthcare, $340.00; Kevin Ewbank, $85.82; Feece Oil, $2,191.29; First Impression, $806.90; Flink Snow Plow, $2,816.00; Grosenbach’s, $117.00; Halm’s, $146.20; Zachary Hanks, $18.94; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; IACP, $140.00; IMEA, $242,460.66; Illini State Bank/Police CC, $353.98; Il Fire Chiefs Association, $125.00; Illinois Valley Busniess Equipment, $70.00; Illinois Valley Food & Deli, $16.10; Inman Electric, $1,376.50; John Pohar & Sons, $92,069.47; John’s Sales & Service, $45.69; King Tire, $322.95; Kittilson’s, $190.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $1,316.93; Sanchez Lumpkin, $70.26; Mautino Distributing, $12.00; Maze Lumber, $546.19; Menards, $212.36; Motorola, $116.25; NewsTribune, $550.00; PF Pettibone, $37.45; Perona, Peterlin, Adreoni, $2,064.00; Jason Phillips, $62.50; Powerphone, $129.00; Lauren Radtke, $410.42; Pete Ragazincky, $80.31; Revere Electric, $379.64; Riverstone Group, $611.53; Seico, Inc., $338.00; Springfield Electric, $166.73; St. Margaret’s Health, $438.00; Stevens Service Center, $35.00; TEST, Inc., $40.00; Thorne Electric, $783.23; Universal, $638.48; USA Bluebook, $1,061.10; Venturelli’s, $1,735.75; Viking Chemical, $1,581.05; Water Products, Co., $846.19; Richard Watts, $79.51. Total $508,389.33 AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 852-012014, which updates the Oglesby Electric Department’s Fee Schedule and prohibits and sets penalties for theft of service or tampering with city property. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on the file the 4th Quarter Building Inspector’s Report. The report showed $361,598.00 in new projects. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adopt a conflict of interest waiver. Brolley explained that it was “best practice” to acknowledge a potential conflict involving a client who was being represented by the firm. The client is being represented in a workman’s compensation claim and is also involved in a criminal case of which the Oglesby Police Department investigated. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file the intergovernmental agreement with Illinois Municipal Insurance Cooperative. The cooperative is a pool created to save money on liability insurance. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA TO allow the Oglesby Firefighters Association to hold tag days on Saturday, March 8 and November 1, 2014. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to allow the Oglesby American Legion Auxiliary to hold a tag day on Saturday, May 24, 2014. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to go into executive session to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, performance, or dismissal of specific employees” at 7:09 P.M. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to resume the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for comments on any subject.

Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Rivara announced that applications for the IMEA scholarship are available at city hall.

Commissioner Yborra thanked the Electric Department for their work running the new feed to the waste water treatment plant. He also talked about the progress at the plant, noting that they would be testing this week and training employees` next week. He said work on Walnut from East of Casey’s to the dry bridge. The city’s share of the $456,000 project is $152,000.

Mayor Finley gave a short update on the Dickenson House receipts for 2013. Rental fees were $8,150.00 and bowling receipts totaled $2,764.00.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:35 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, City Council Meeting

February 13, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY of OGLESBY, ILLINOIS
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014 @ 7 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 3, 2014

  5. Approval of Bills to be Paid

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items

  7. Ordinance No. 856-021814, annexes Vallero property into the City of Oglesby

  8. Ordinance No. 857-021814, authorizes an annexation agreement with Daniel Vallero

  9. Ordinance No. 858-021814, rezones Vallero property to “D – Business” and grants a special use permit for a mobile home

  10. Bids to replace the electric service line to the waste water treatment plant and upgrade electric lines across I-39 east to first intersection on Walnut St.

  11. Ordinance No. 854-021814, corrects previous ordinance abating taxes for the 2013 General Obligation Refunding Bonds.

  12. Ordinance No. 855-021814, establishes inspection rules prior to the reconnection of utility services.

  13. Economic Development position

  14. Request from Oglesby Softball to hold a tag day on Saturday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to noon.

  15. Presentation by Bill Guerrini, Executive Director Spring Valley Walleye Club, seeking financial support of the annual walleye tourney.

  16. Public Comment on Any Item

  17. Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports

  18. Executive Session to discuss the “the appointment, employment, compensation, performance, or dismissal of specific employees”

  19. Adjournment

Posted this 14th day of February, 2014

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby

Alliance Dental Group

February 11, 2014 by City Clerk  
Filed under From the Mayor's Desk

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When dentist Brian Billard and his wife Sandi returned to the Illinois Valley in the early 80s, they came back with a purpose.

“Our goal was to bring something here locally that is top-notch,” Billard said.

They’ve done just that.

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Dr. Brian Billard and his wife Sandi returned to Oglesby with a purpose--to bring top-notch dental care to the Illinois Valley.

In December of 2011, the Billards, along with Dr. Manny Valerin, opened shop in a new building located along West Walnut Street. The Alliance Dental Group facilities boast state-of-the-art equipment, 12 in-house labs, and high-tech sterilization area. The dentists’ and staff’s expertise spans preventative, general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, with an ever-expanding reach and focus.

Of course, things weren’t always this way.

While the Billards did come back with a purpose in those early years, it wasn’t an easy time to begin a practice. The economy was weak and the advice was against setting up on your own.

“But,” Billard says, “we took a chance.”

“I grew up here and it was always the thought that we’d come back,” he said, noting that Sandi grew up in nearby La Salle. “We’ve always loved the Illinois Valley, so it was easy to come back.”

They began in a small downtown Oglesby rental.

“We had two operatories,” Billard says. “Well, one and a half really. One of them was new; the second was just sort of pieced together.”

While Brian looked to the patients’ smiles, Sandi kept them smiling with her people skills.

“She complements me tremendously,” he says. “She has the people skills. She has all the things I don’t have.”

Years passed. The husband-and-wife team built their own building and asked another general dentist–Valerin–to join the staff. It wasn’t long before the group grew out of the new building and set their eyes on something bigger–what eventually became the new facility.

Here, Dr. Billard and Dr. Valerin both serve as general dentists, while Billard specializes in orthodontics.

For more than 30 years, Billard has cared for the teeth of local families.

“It’s been long enough that I have grandkids coming to me now,” he says. “I’ve taken care of the mother, then the daughter, and now the grandkids.

“I’m that old,” he chuckles.

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In many ways, the new building represents the realization of the Billard’s original goal. But, along the journey to the present, new dreams for the future were set in motion.

Through the years, Billard has nurtured his strong interest in orthodontics, considering himself committed to life-long education in the field. His passion has led him to teach his specialty all over the world. For more than a decade, he traveled to clinics and seminars throughout the United States and Canada, as well as places as far-reaching as Australia and the Philippines. The right encouragement from the right people helped him overcome his very shy demeanor and speak to crowds as big as 400 people.

And now, he wants to continue that focus on teaching and learning here at home.

“We thought we could use this facility also as a teaching center,” he says.

Through the many contacts he made afar, Billard is organizing small-scale, specialty seminars on new technology and continuing education. Their first offering in March 2013 garnered an even greater response than they’d expected, and plans for another, longer seminar are underway for March 2014.

Billard says his facilities, coupled with the area, are a draw for dental professionals.

“There are so many things they can see here–Starved Rock, all those little things that kind of make this a destination learning area,” Billard explains.
And while Billard Healthcare Center’s spacious conference room is a great place to sit under teaching, the facility is also a great place to give things a try.

“Our teaching can be very hands-on because we have a dental facility attached,” Billard says, noting the building houses 10 operatories.

The company may eventually evolve in still other ways, with Billard eying an expanded approach to dental and overall health that includes the joint, in-house work of chiropractors, physical therapists and the like–an idea that grew, too, with his knowledge and interest in orthodontics.

“We really went from trying to straighten teeth to this big, big, kind of all-encompassing thing,” he says.