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Minutes from the February 18, 2014 meeting

March 12, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014, 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 AND CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from February 3, 2014. AYES: PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to pay the invoices presented: A Zoo to You, $700.00; Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, $200.00; Illini State Bank/Police Credit Card, $170.25; Advanced Asphalt, $11,317.92; AEA, Inc., $1,250.00; AFLAC, $117.67; Airgas, $63.14; Apple Press, $258.00; Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance, $571.43; Autozone, $131.40; Batteries & Things, $195.00; BHMG Engineers, $20,055.46; Comcast, $331.54; Connecting Point, $122.50; D.J. Sickley Construction, $8,737.19; Dresbach Distributing, $26.95; Efficient Billing Systems, $1,998.87; Emergency Medical Products, $1,912.39; Envision Healthcare, $244.00; Fastenal, $189.80; Feece Oil, $3,845.18; Fulmers Towing, $565.00; Robert Ghighi, $29.35; Halm’s Auto Parts, $227.58; Shawn Harlow, $6.76; HD Supply, $893.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; ID Networks, $1,397.00; I.M.E.A., $224,493.73; Illini State Bank, $180.60; Illinois Valley Business Equipment, $1,000.00; John Pohar & Sons, $4,045.00; John Senica, Jr., $670.22; Kittilson’s Commercial Power, $45.23; Kramarsic Law Offices, $150.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $399.68; Kim MaCharg, $64.61; Martin Equip of Il, $16.72; Mautino Distributing, $12.00; Maze Lumber, $54.74; Menards, $438.26; Midwest Mailing & Shipping, $1,642.70; Dollar General, $295.50; Neopost, Inc., $15.00; News Tribune, $670.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $470.77; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, et al, $1,848.00; Quad City Electric, $297.60; Ray’s Decorating & Carpet, $8,125.00; Rental Pros, $562.00; Republic Services, $400.00; Spring Valley Ford, $1,668.02; Springfield Electric Supply, $57.00; Staples Credit Plan, $35.58; T&R Electric, $800.00; TEST, Inc., $80.00; Angela Torchia, $158.18; Universal, Inc., $861.20; USA Bluebook, $201.33; Viking Chemical Company, $1,344.15; Water Products Co., $501.43. Total $307,520.68 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 YBORRA to approve Ordinance No. 857-021814, which authorizes an annexation agreement with Daniel Vallero. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve Ordinance No. 856-021814, annexing the Daniel Vallero property into the city of Oglesby. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve Ordinance No. 858-021814, which rezones the Vallero property to “D-Business” and allows a special use permit for a mobile home. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to award the bid to the lone bidder, Big D Electric, for $325,000.00, to replace the electric service to the waste water treatment plant, and cross I-39 with a line from the Mallick Substation. Before the vote, Rivara noted that he had made an error last meeting,that the bid was about 18 percent more than the engineer’s estimate. He had stated at the previous meeting that the bid was less. Discussion ensued about whether the project should be rebid, with Rivara saying that the city could not afford to “kick the can down the road.” Mayor Finley asked if it was possible to put off awarding the project until the city could seek out grants to pay for it. Porter worried about the integrity of the bid process, if the bid wasn’t accepted, with Yborra saying that the city had the right to accept or deny all bids. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA. NAYS: DANEKAS, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance No. 854-021814, which corrects the previous ordinance abating taxes for the 2013 General Obligation Refunding Bonds. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept Ordinance No. 855-021814, which establishes inspection rules prior to the reconnection of utility services. Rivara explained that the ordinance addressed problems in a previous ordinance. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to not hire an economic developer at this time. Porter said he felt that since the city had advertised for the position, and came to a consensus in executive session, he felt strongly that a vote be taken. Attorney Andreoni agreed, saying he “didn’t see a reason not to.” AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Bill Guerrini of the Spring Valley Walleye Club, spoke to the council concerning the annual walleye tournament in Spring Valley. Guerrini asked the council for financial support to allow the club to continue hosting the tournament. He noted that Oglesby motels and restaurants benefit directly from the tourney. After some discussion, A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to donate $500 of hotel/motel money to the Spring Valley Walleye Club. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to grant permission to Oglesby Softball to hold a tag day on Saturday, April 19 from 8 a.m. to noon. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for comments on any subject. There were no comments.

Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Rivara told the council that there was only one bid on the new truck for the electric department. That bid was $168,807.00. He will place that bid on file at the next meeting.

Mayor Finley thanked residents for their support of the 50/50 raffle for Oglesby Special Events. He said the pot had already grown to about $1,500. The drawing will be held at the conclusion of Summer Fun Fest. He also said residents can earn the chance to have their March utility bills paid in full by completing a CDAP survey included in this month’s utility bills. He also told the council that he hoped to begin discussion at the next meeting on cleaning up abandoned buildings in the city. The city has received a $150,000 grant. Andreoni noted that it was likely that the city would need to get an extension on the grant, as demolition procedures could take months to complete. “June 1st would be pushing it,” he said.

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 7:15 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 8:20 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 8:22 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for March 17, 2014

March 12, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY of OGLESBY, ILLINOIS
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, MARCH 17, 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 March 3, 2014

  5. Approval of Bills to be Paid

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items

  7. Accept bid for a new truck for the Electric Department

  8. Farm land lease agreement with Jack Mills

  9. Tag Day request by the Oglesby Ambulance Association

  10. Public Comment on Any Item

  11. Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports

  12. Adjournment

Posted this 14th day of March, 2014

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

City of Oglesby