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Minutes from May 5, 2014 City Council Meeting

May 30, 2014 by bclinard  
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A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the regular meeting minutes from April 21, 2014. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept the bills as presented: Andi Bjerkaas, $280.00; Casey’s General Store, $100.29; Cathie Edens, $300.00; Dan Moore, $300.00; City of Oglesby (petty cash), $54.26; United States Postal Service, $710.70; Jim Cullinan, $800.00; Hugo Gonzalez, $800.00; Anna Johnson, $300.00; Doug Knoblauch, $800.00; Jim Knoblauch, $800.00; James Mandujano, $800.00; Mike Margis, $800.00; Mike Padilla, $800.00; Rachel Sienkiewicz, $300.00; Bob Stone, $800.00; Brett Valle, $800.00; Aaron Whittington, $300.00; ASK Enterprises, $1,066.26; AEA, Inc., $2,547.53; AFLAC, $117.67; Ameren IP, $8,595.65; BHMG Engineers, $2,101.20; Carus Corp., $1,043.66; Comcast, $80.40; Connecting Point, $1,484.40; Daley’s Super Service, $75.00; Dever & Sons, $520.70; Dresbach Distributing, $115.80; Cathie Edens, $51.18; Efficient Billing, $2,575.77; Emergency Medical Products, $935.87; Feece Oil, $2,383.03; Fleet Services, $3,957.14; Danny Foster, $653.50; Grainco FS, $68.10; Gary Halberg, $140.33; Halm’s Auto Parts, $216.94; Clifford Hess, $219.49; Holloway’s Portables, $115.00; Hy-Vee, $2.97; Ideal Environmental Engineering, $2,070.00; Il Dept. of Agriculture, $15.00; Il Public Risk Fund, $5,651.00; IMUA, $419.00; Inman Electric, $4,068.78; Jack’s Gas & Service, $22.00; Jacob & Klein, Ltd., $20,491.61; John Deere Financial, $108.31; John Senica Jr., $23.44; John’s Sales & Service, $93.76; Kittilson’s, $1,460.40; Michael Kulis, $324.55; LaSalle Office Supply, $360.08; MABAS Division 25, $200.00; Massie Jet-Vac, $600.00; Mautino Distributing, $18.00; Menards, $422.43; Mertel Gravel, $479.00; Motorola, $116.25; NCPERS, $96.00; Neopost, Inc., $96.00; Patten Industries, $232.78; Ray O’Herron, $470.40; Rental Pros, $68.00; Allied Waste, $1,063.00; Dominic Rivara, $142.41; Romeoville Fire Academy, $650.00; Seneca Fire Department, $1,270.00; SIB’s, $10.50; Spring Valley Fire, $1,692.52; Springfield Electric, $85.86; Stevens Service Center, $70.00; Kendra Theodospoulos, $241.08; Universal, Inc., $545.15; Viking Chemical, $3,162.92; Water Products, $1,059.68; Rich Watts, $69.51; John Zulkowsky, $300.00. TOTAL $87,970.36 AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comment from the public on agenda items.

Resident Gary Corless asked about the conflict of interest waiver. Jim Andreoni explained that his law firm is legal counsel for Kevin Fransen, and because his firm also represents the city, a waiver is necessary.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the conflict of interest waiver concerning Kevin Fransen. AYES; DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, but died for lack of a second to accept the bid for the electric department truck. Commissioner Porter questioned Commissioner Rivara about the matter, saying that his understanding was that the city was “going to hold off” on the purchase until the financial picture became more clear. Rivara said it was his understanding that he wanted to “make a decision up or down.” Mayor Finley and Commissioner Danekas both urged waiting until after the appropriations ordinance is completed. When pushed by Rivara for a timeframe, Danekas replied that the thought that by the “end of July, August – we should know whether to buy” the truck or not. The motion died for lack of a second. Andreoni explained that the item could be placed back on the agenda at any time.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to seek bids for the removal of asbestos at 211 E. Walnut St. using money received in the DCEO grant. Andreoni explained that he spoke with Mr. (Jerry) Wilson from Ideal Environmental Engineering, and that he was satisfied that their bid process met the requirements. He suggested that the city could advertise for bids in the local newspaper as well. AYES; DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAY: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to seek bids for the demolition of the property at 211 E. Walnut St. using money from the DCEO grant. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. NAY: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA TO accept the appointments to various boards: Dorothy Debosik, Ken Ficek, Rich Greening, Steve Wasileski, Karen Watson to the Plan Commission with terms to expire April 30th, 2018; Don Shields to the Police Commission with a term to expire April 30, 2017; Ken Siensa to the Police Pension Board, with a term to expire April 30, 2016; Jim Ebner to the Zoning Board of Appeals with a term to expire April 30th, 2019; Wanda Lent to the Ambulance Board with a term to expire April 30, 2017. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Attorney Andreoni then updated the Council on the Lucille Woods property. The city has a lien on the property for work done in 2010 to tear down the property because it was deemed unsafe. The property was recently purchased in a tax sale. Andreoni told the council that the city’s $16,000 lien would likely be eliminated by this action. Andreoni said that the only way to prevent losing the lien would be to pay the taxes on the property, but that “doesn’t really make sense.” Rivara summed it up by saying, “what you’re telling me, is that we’re SOL for $16,000.” Andreoni agreed, saying that he just wanted the Council to be aware that the “lien was in danger of being wiped out.”

The Mayor then opened the floor for public comment on any item:

Resident Gary Corless asked if the city had any programs (like neighboring Ottawa) to deal with ash trees. Greg Stein had questions about the asbestos in the property at 211 E. Walnut St. Finley offered to share the report with him. The mayor then fielded a question from Tony Dennett, who inquired about the grocery store. Finley told him that he believed they were still set for a late spring ground-breaking.

Commissioner Updates:

Commissioner Yborra told the Council that the city would once again offer sewer credits to those residents who fill up their pools. He said residents must call City Hall with the diameter of the pool and the depth. He then asked Andy Washelesky to update the council on the waste water treatment plant. He estimated the project to be about 80 percent completed and expected the project to be completed by July. He also said that he expected the FAU route (Walnut Street project) to be let in June or July, with work commencing in August. That schedule will work well in conjunction with the boat launch project, because the pavement will be used to form the road at the boat launch.

Mayor Finley reminded residents of the Mayor’s Baseball parade, set for Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to enter into executive session at 7:26 a.m. for the purpose of discussing “the appointment, employment, compensation, performance, or dismissal of specific employees” and “collective bargaining matters between the public body and its employees.” AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to re-enter regular session at 9:27 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to adjourn at 9:32 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for June 2, 2014

May 30, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014 @ 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 May 19, 2014

  5. Approval of Bills to be Paid

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

  7. Ordinance No. Submitting a Question to the Electors Whether to Increase the Non Home Rule Municipal Retailer’s Occupation Tax by ½%

  8. Contribute $1,000.00 to area multi-modal feasibility study

  1. Commissioners’ Reports

  2. Mayor’s Report

  3. Public Comment on any Item

  4. Adjournment

    Posted this 30th day of May, 2014

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

    City of Oglesby

Agenda for Monday, May 19, 2014

May 16, 2014 by City Clerk  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014 @ 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 May 5, 2014
5. Approval of Bills to be Paid
6. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only
7. Public Comment on any Item
8. Place on file an Ordinance Submitting a Question to the Electors Whether to Increase the Non Home Rule Municipal Retailer’s Occupation Tax by ½%
9. Commissioners’ Reports
10. Mayor’s Report
11. Request status/update regarding FOP and IBEW negotiations
12. Executive Session to discuss
a. “the appointment, employment, compensation, performance, or dismissal of specific employees”
b. “collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees”
13. Adjournment

Posted this 16th day of May, 2014

Terry Kamnikar, Assistant Clerk
City of Oglesby

Monday, April 7, 2014 Minutes

May 2, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

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

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

Mayor Finley asked for a moment of silence for former commissioner and county board member Al Piecha.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from March 17, 2014. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. PRESENT: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to pay the invoices presented: Douglas Draper, $50.00; Ruppert Concrete, $650.00; McClure Engineering, $2,360.10; Ron Popurella, $175.00; Ben Sargent, $175.00; Derek Vicich, $175.00; Delaney & Delaney, $2,887.50; United States Postal Service, $742.90; City of Oglesby (petty cash) $92.60; AEA, Inc. $8,130.00; Airgas, $83.71; Alan Environmental Products, $1,454.11; Ameren IP,

$126.61; Apple Press, $162.00; Arrow Sales, $77.50; Autozone, $100.18; Barbeck Communications, $1,261.60; BHMG Engineers, $541.87; Bridgewell Resources, $6,641.00; BSN Sports, $116.88; Call One, $1,585.86; Carus, $1,043.46; Comcast, $296.18; Comm. Revolving Fund, $636.15; Connecting Point, $124.50; Dever & Sons, $506.17; De’Vine Floral, $39.00; Dixon Ottawa Communications, $686.18; Double M Trucking, $180.00; Dresbach Distributing, $239.35; Cathie Edens, $19.27; Emergency Medical Products, $1,142.12; Envision Healthcare, $6.00; Stephen Faletti, $85.84; Fastenal, $274.74; Feece Oil, $3,115.91; Ficek Electric, $270.00; Flags, USA, $441.00; Fleet Services, $3,871.81; GL Downs, $127.70; Gallagher Bassett Services, $2,100.00; Halm’s Auto Parts, $146.95; Henry Schein, $22.22; Holland Equipment, $20.64; Hygienic Institute, $355.58; IL Public Risk Fund, $8,558.00; IVCH, $72.00; Il Valley Crime Stoppers, $370.00; Il Valley Safety Service, $420.00; Il Valley Business Equipment, $70.00; ITRON, $672.93; Jack’s Gas & Service, $44.00; Joan’s Trophy & Plaque, $1,003.55; John Pihar & Sons, $2,213.50; John Senica Jr., $85.94; Amber Jordan, $48.04; Knoblauch Advertising, $1,450.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $87.72; Marilyn Lipka, $219.97; MABAS, $10.00; Mautino Distributing, $12.00; McClure Engineering, $530.95; Menards, $491.78; Mississippi Valley Pump, $1,207.00; Motorola, $116.25; NCPERS, $48.00; North American Salt, $2,077.79; Oglesby Grade School, $100.62; Reinaldo Orozco, $154.56; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $1,200.00; Revere Electric, $581.40; Riverstone Group, R296.41; Romeoville Fire Academy, $450.00; Rush Power Systems, $2,720.00; John Slomczawski, $227.81; Smith’s Sales and Service, $80.00; SPIRAC, $1,325.00; Spring Valley Ford, $1,117.72; Springfield Electric Supply, $49.23;

St. Margaret’s, $43.00; Staples, $205.22; Sunrise Supply, $58.00; T & R Electric, $4,116.00; TEST, Inc., $170.00; Taser International, $40.75; Paula Thomas, $227.14; US Latex Products, $812.25; USA Bluebook, $429.81; Velodyne, $415.41; Viking Chemical, $2,191.33; Water Products, $4,668.95; Western Sand and Gravel, $354.00; Witmer Public Safety Group, $319.95; Zoll Medical Corporation $92.35 TOTAL $81,858.81 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 DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept the farm lease agreement with Jack Mills. The previous two-year agreement had expired. Mills farms the land surrounding the emergency services building and keeps the grass mowed, explained Attorney Andreoni. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to again table discussion on the bid for the electric department truck. The motion was made after Commissioner Danekas asked for a special meeting to discuss city finances, noting that the upgrade to the waste water treatment plant was nearing completion and the city needed to assess what funds would be necessary to pay for the upgrade. Danekas also pointed to the fact that the city was currently negotiating contracts with both the police and city workers. He also suggested that the city need to look at an increase in sales tax. Commissioner Rivara said he didn’t have a problem delaying the vote again as long as “everybody understands why they need the dollars to get it done.” There appeared to be a consensus that Monday, April 29, at 5:30 would work for everyone. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place an agreement with Ameren on file to purchase an electric distribution line. Rivara said the purchase was a “good business decision” by the city and noted that the price was set by the Illinois Commerce Commission. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to authorize a mutual aid agreement with ILEAS. Police Chief Jim Knoblauch said that the current agreement was 10 years old and the members were being asked to re-up with “minor changes.” Knoblauch said that the agreement has come into play in towns like Utica and Streator (tornadoes) and Marseilles (flooding). AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to allow the Oglesby Ambulance Association to solicit door-to-door from May 1 through June 2 for their annual pork chop dinner and to waive the normal solicitor’s license fee. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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

Greg Stein questioned if the city had considered buying a used materials handling truck instead of a new truck. Rivara said that material handlers “are hard to come by. This is a good truck – it’s just expensive.” Rivara had also said earlier in the meeting that the city should consider the truck an “investment for the next 12 to 15 years,” when justifying the purchase.

Vern Seimers thanked the police department for cleaning up the properties at 351 and 355 E. Walnut.

Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Rivara noted that the LED lights along Walnut St. were purchased through a grant with the IMEA and said that the new lights would reduce the operating cost by 40 percent. He also told the council that he had requested a copy of IVCC’s electric bills for the last year, and was going to “make a run” at them again.

Commissioner Yborra thanked those residents who had endured frozen water lines for their patience and recognizing that “it was at no time our (the city’s) fault.” Yborra said he had received phone calls from residents thanking him for waiving water and sewer fees for those whose lines were frozen and for those who provided water. He also reminded residents of the spring schedule for chipping and appliance pick up.

Commissioner Porter informed the council that he was in the process of negotiating with a firm to provide electronic waste pickup. Previously provided at no cost to the city, Porter said he is now finding that the recyclers are charging for their services. He hopes to have a firm date in place by the next council meeting. He also announced that yard waste will be picked up on the same day as garbage.


Mayor Finley reminded residents and the council that Love’s Travel Center would open on Thursday, April 10, at 6 a.m. He also said that he had spotted some activity on the future County Market site as well.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:29 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

_____________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Monday, May 5, 2014 Agenda

May 2, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY OF OGLESBY, ILLINOIS
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014 @ 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 April 21, 2014.

  5. Approval of Bills to be Paid

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

  7. Waiver of Conflict of Interest – Kevin Fransen

  8. Electric Department Truck Bid

  9. Seek Bids for Asbestos Removal

  10. Seeks Bids for Demolition

  11. Appointments/Reappointments to Various Boards

  12. Lucille Wood Property

  13. Public Comment on any Item

  1. Commissioners’ Reports

  2. Mayor’s Report

  3. Executive Session to discuss

    1. the appointment, employment, compensation, performance, or dismissal of specific employees”

    2. “collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees”

  1. Adjournment

    Posted this 2nd day of May, 2014

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

    City of Oglesby