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Meeting Minutes from Monday, August 25, 2014

September 12, 2014 by bclinard  
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A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 5:30 P.M.

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

The Mayor asked for comment from the public on agenda items. No one from the public choose to speak.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to accept the recommendation from the Plan Commission to grant GTI’s request for a special use permit for a cannabis cultivation facility for a tract of land south of the Loves’ Travel Stop. AYES; DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY to Place Ordinance No. 869 on file. The ordinance grants the special use permit to GTI. It has been brought to the council’s attention that one of the requirements for the special use permit has not been met. The Eleanor Rapp property is zoned residential (all property annexed into the city comes in as residential. The Rapp family never requested a change when the land was annexed.) Attorney Andreoni suggested that the ordinance be placed on file and passed after the zoning has been changed. Mark Janko, the seller of the real estate to GTI, says that the Rapp Family Trust is agreeable to changing the zoning and a request is forthcoming. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION PASSED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to place Ordinance No. 870-082514 on file. The ordinance changes the percentage of gross revenue that can be transferred from the Electric Fund to the General Fund. Before the vote, Commissioner Rivara voiced his objections to the change, noting that the recent increase in electric rates was established to create a surplus to tend to the pressing maintenance needs. Rivara said that the ordinance would put the fund “in the same position as we were before.” Danekas countered by saying that the electric fund was created to help the “entire city of Oglesby.” AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYS: RAVARA. MOTION PASSED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to place on file Ordinance No. 871, which authorizes the acquisition of real estate at 211 Walnut St. The property is currently owned by Don Shields and he has agreed to give the city the property so that it can be demolished. Mayor Finley said that he had sought a grant for the project, and this acquisition paved the way for the work to begin. Finley said that Shields had agreed to pay the pro-rated taxes. When Danekas asked about plans for the lot, Finley responded that there weren’t any, other than the elimination of an eyesore from the downtown area. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYS: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER TO award the Motor Fuel Tax 2014 street program bid to low bidder Len Trovero Construction. Trovero’s bid was $12,800 less than the engineer’s estimate. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place on file the bid for two police vehicles. Porter told the council that the vehicles would be paid for using impound fees. The cost of the two vehicles is $54,650.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to place on file bids for the removal of asbestos at 211 Walnut St. The apparent low bidder was Schemel-Tarrillion, Inc., at $18,250. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYS: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.


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

Vern Siemers voiced his support of Commissioner Rivara, saying that the city shouldn’t “rob Peter to pay Paul,” and warned that it would “come back and bite you” in the end.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to adjourn at 5:57 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Minutes from the Monday, August 18, 2014, meeting

September 12, 2014 by bclinard  
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A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER DENNIS YBORRA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from August 4, 2014. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. PASS: DANEKAS. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the bills as presented for payment: IL Association of Chiefs, $99.00; City of Oglesby (transfer of MFT funds) $7,379.26; Ace Tire, $125.00; AEA, Inc., $5,947.52; Airgas, Inc., $265.29; Altec, $1,786.14; Ameren, $2,798.88; Stephanie Berg, $186.02; Bob’s Business, $138.16; BSN Sports, $57.49; City of Oglesby (petty cash) $52.35; College of DuPage, $95.00; Comcast, $251.24; Comm. Revolving Loan Fund, $624.27; Connecting Point, $1,226.60; Dever & Sons, $517.59; De’Vine Floral, $46.60; Double M Trucking, $1,250.00; Cathie Edens, $69.30; Efficient Billing, $596.67; Emergency Medical Products, $388.90; Envision Healthcare, $238.00; Feece Oil, $831.33; Flags USA, $338.00; Foster Coach Sales, $16.43; Global Emergency Products, $321.98; Grainco FS, $164.30; Halm’s, 76.80; Hawkins, $1,231.50; HD Supply, $71.28; Holloway’s, $150.00; Hy-Vee, $135.69; IMEA, $269,979.44; Illini State Bank-VISA, $351.44; Illinois Valley Business Equipment, $299.00; IV Food & Deli, $41.78; John Pohar & Sons, $120.00; John Senica, Jr., $719.81; King Tire, $214.50; Kittilson’s Garage, $6,522.24; LaSalle Office Supply, $55.98; Lawson Products, $290.69; Mautino Distributing, $24.00; Maze Lumber, $11.98; Menards, $443.38; Mertel Gravel, $545.06; Mississippi Valley Pump, $10,155.47; Motorola, $116.25; Dollar General, $55.45; National Government Services, $485.94; NewsTribune, $404.42; North American Salt Co., $2,124.68; Oscar’s Automotive, $98.54; Overhead Door, $33.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,200.38; Pool Leigh Kopko, $39.00; Lorraine Redenius, $92.63; Allied Waste, $20,268.50; Revere Electric, $113.97; Chuck Reynolds, $500.00; Springfield Electric, $95.64; Stevens Service Center, $70.00; TEST, Inc., $80.00; Betty Taylor, $73.49; Universal, Inc., $505.34; USA Bluebook, $416.88; Vermeer Sales, $66.96; Water Products Co., $2,609.40; WTH Technology, $75.00. TOTAL $347,761.83 AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY. NAY: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

Before the vote on the bills, Commissioner Rivara once again asked how much money was transferred from the Electric Department to “pay bills?” Commissioner Danekas told Rivara that the city had transferred at the end of FY14, a total of about $370,000. Approximately half of that was for prior years (since 2008) that the city hadn’t transferred monies at the time and half was the 5 percent of gross revenues for this fiscal year. Danekas told Rivara that this was done before the audit, and that if necessary, the journal entry would be reversed if not approved. Rivara complained that that left his fund with “zero in reserves.”

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS TO accept the recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals that had met earlier in the evening to discuss adding a special use permit for cannabis cultivation in heavy and light industrial zoning. The ZBA had voted unamniously to approve the textural change to the ordinance. The motion to approve noted a couple of typographical mistakes that needed to be corrected before passage. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to approve Ordinance No. 867-081814, which creates a special use permit for cannabis cultivation facility within Light and Heavy Industrial zoning, with the previous typographical errors corrected. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to refer to the plan commission a request by GTI for a special use permit for a cannabis cultivation facility. AYES; DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept the resignation of Rich Vollmer from the Ambulance Board. Vollmer noted in his letter of resignation a lack of time because of his business. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the request from IVCC tennis team to hold a tag day on Saturday, August 30. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the request from the Oglesby Firefighters Association to use Mallick Road and Mormon Street for a race to benefit the association and IVAR. The race will be held October 26th at 9 a.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to table discussion on the request from Jim Giordano to tap on to the City’s water service from a parcel that is not annexed into the city. Andreoni explained that he had asked Clerk Clinard to put the item on the agenda after letting it languish on his desk, and did not realize that Commissioner Yborra would not be at this meeting. Porter noted that those type of decisions were usually made by Commissioner Yborra and he questioned whether the council should discuss the matter. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the 2014 Motor Fuel Tax 2014 street program bids on file. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve Ordinance No. 866-081814, with approves the execution of an agreement with Etna Oil Company. AYES; DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.


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

Wanda Lent thanked the city fathers for supporting another year of performances by the municipal band.

Commissioner Reports:

Rivara asked that before the city start looking at “how we spend money,” nothing that the city “can’t continue to spend money” it doesn’t have.

Finley announced that there would be a special meeting on Monday, August 25th at 5:30 p.m.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:16 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 Agenda

September 12, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

  1. Opening of Meeting

  2. Roll Call

  3. Pledge of Allegiance

  4. Approval of Minutes from the September 2, 2014

  5. Approval of the invoices submitted for payment

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

  7. Request from the Park Board to have a tag day Saturday, October 18, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for McPhedran Park expansion.

  8. Appointment to Ambulance Board

  9. Accept Letter of Recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals re: Eleanor Rapp request for rezoning

  10. Ordinance No. 872-091514, Grants Rezoning Request to Eleanor Rapp property (NE corner of Walnut Street and Mallick Road) from A-Residential to E-Light Industrial.

  11. Ordinance No. 869-091514, grants a special use permit for a cannabis cultivation facility to GTI.

  12. Ambulance bid from Foster Coach

  13. 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. Place on file the agreement with Fraternal Order of Police

  2. Place on file Ordinance No. 873-100614, modifies the terms of employment, including the wage structure, for the Oglesby Chief of Police and Assistant Chief of Police.

  3. Commissioners’ Reports

  4. Mayor’s Report

  5. Adjournment

    Posted this 15th day of September, 2014

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk