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Minutes from the October 6, 2014 Meeting

October 31, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to approve the regular meeting minutes from September 15, 2014 meeting. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the bills as presented for payment: Petty Cash, $58.19; D.J.Sickley, $2,000.00; ASK Enterprises, $1.178.00; Ameren IP, $47.72; Call One, $2,003.28; City of Peru, $10.00; Efficient Billing, $1,922.16; Emergency Medical Products, $369.95; Fleet Services, $3,639.76; Grainco FS, $68.75; Terry Kamnikar, $72.80; LaSalle Office Supply, $224.35; Mautino Distibuting, $12.00; Menards, $19.86; Mertel Gravel, $375.71; Quad City Electric, $210.00; Revere Electric, $210.00; US Treasure, $2.34; Utility Equipment, $228.00; Vidacare, $124.89; Water Products Co., $681.53; City of Oglesby, $54.75; James Andreoni, $594.28; Betty Essl, $230.97; Holloway’s Portables, $150.00; IVCH, $25.00; Illinois State Police, $30.00; Knoblauch Advertising, $125.00; Maze Lumber, $290.44; Menards, $32.76; NIMCA, $55.00; Mark Ambrose, $65.00; Ameren IP, $160.51; Baldin’s Garage, $1,357.40; Cintas First Aid, $130.56; Comcast Cable, $63.45; Daley’s Super Service, $232.39; Debo Ace Hardware, $179.94; Double M Trucking, $200.00; Emergency Medical Products, $16.95; Foster Coach Sales, $63.93; Grainco FS, $108.75; IL Public Risk Fund, $5.651.00; Illinois Valley Business Equipment, $70.00; ITRON, Inc. $377.72; John Pohar & son, $5,512.00; Larry Kirkman, $1,600.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $83.21; Menards, $211.10; Mertel Gravel Co., $1,309.38; Oglesby Elks, $100.00; Universal, Inc., $1,077.12; USA Bluebook, $538.13; Rich Watts, $64.18; ASK Enterprises, $2,490.00; AFLAC, $117.67; CArus Corporation, $1,528.50; Comcast, $109.29; Dever & sons, $416.24; Dresbach Distributing, $938.70; Emergency Medical Products, $497.19; Fastenal, $169.75; Illinois Valley Cellular, $611.92; LaSalle Office Supply, $34.99; Sebestian Love, $190.30; Erika Max, $216.24; McClure Engineering, $256.85; Menards, $261.68; NCPERS, $48.00; Spring Valley Ford, $415.97; Studstill Media, $848.75; United States Post Office, $731.40; USA Bluebook, $450.39; Vortex Industries, $685.00; Lorraine Weiden, $73.13; John Zulkowsky, $60.00; Advantage Logistics, $182,418.30; AEA, Inc., $4,500.00; Call One, $2,003.35; Mary Carlson, $75.00; Compass Minerals, $4,251.06; Dever & Sons, $519.46; Scott Draper, $48.87; Illinois Valley Community College, $29,181.68; Illini State Bank – Police CC, $68.40; Illinois Valley Excavating, $60.00; Kramarsic Law Offices, $150.00; LaFarge Associates, $364.82; L-P High School, $82,646.66; Lawson Products, $290.69; Menards, $199.99; National Government Services, $601.19; Barry Niles, $34,240.74; Oglesby Grade School, $99,568.51; Cody Olivo, $184.80; Ragan Communications, $1,680.00; Angelique Rogers, $165.73; Rush Power Systems, $1,175.00; Smith’s Sales & Service, $18.00; Ana Trujillo, $221.54; Water Products Company, $1,576.49. TOTAL $491,631.84. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no comment from the public at this time.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to approve the Park Board’s request to have a tag day, Saturday, October 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept the letter of recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals regarding the request from Eleanor Rapp to rezone property at Walnut and Mallick Road from A-Single Family to E-Light Industrial. Attorney Andreoni explained that the property was annexed into the city when Advantage Logistics was built. All property annexed into the city comes in as A-1. At the time, there was no reason for the property to be zoned differently. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police. AYES: PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYP: DANEKAS. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place Ordinance No. 872-102014, which modifies the terms of employment, including the wage structure, for the chief and assistant chief of police, back on file. Attorney Andreoni explained that a change had been made (in the city’s favor) to language concerning insurance coverage for retirees. Because there was a change, Andreoni said it would be best to hold over the ordinance for another 10 days. AYES: PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAY: DANEKAS. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to authorize closure of Bennett Avenue near Lincoln School for the annual costume parade. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to seek bids for the demolition of the building on Walnut Street (formerly owned by Don Shields). AYES: DANEKAS, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAY: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to pass an Illinois Department of Transportation resolution which would allow the city to repair a water main on Route 351/71. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to donate $250 to Illinois Valley Animal Rescue. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Scott Starvakas and Marci Duro then spoke to the council about changes coming to the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce. Starvakas told the council that the chamber is spearheading efforts to make economic development a regional effort. Starvakas said that since the first of the year, the chamber has been “reaching out and nurturing connections.” Commissioner Porter said after the presentation that it was “by far, the most impressive presentation” by the chamber he had heard in his tenure as a council member.

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

Tod Misener told the council that he had “received an email” that said that Niemann Foods “had abandoned the Oglesby site.” He asked the mayor if this was true. Mayor Finley told Misener that he had just spoken with Niemann and that, although the site wasn’t on the table for 2015, the company had no intention of selling the site and that they still planned on building in Oglesby.

Commissioner Reports:

Yborra said that he had been asked by the clerk’s office to tell residents that the city was not involved in the mailing residents received about water line insurance.

Porter announced that trick-or-treat hours would be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on October 31st. He also thanked the street and electric departments for their help in constructing a firing range.

Mayor Finley talked about the activities planned for October 18 in downtown Oglesby as part of Harvest Fest.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to adjourn at 7:27 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

_____________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for Monday, November 3, 2014

October 31, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 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 October 20, 2014

  5. Approval of the Minutes from the Special Meeting October 27, 2014

  6. Approval of the invoices submitted for payment

  7. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

  8. Building Inspector’s 3rd Quarter Report

  9. Authorization for Bernardi Securities to file annual disclosure

  10. Public Comment on any topic

  11. Commissioners’ Reports

  12. Mayor’s Report

  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. Adjournment

    Posted this 31st day of October, 2014

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, Special Meeting

October 24, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014 @ 5:15 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. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

  5. Appointment of Gary Falassi to Ambulance Board

  6. Bids for Wire Mesh Transformer

  7. Illinois Dept. of Transportation Resolution

  8. Sales Tax Referendum

  9. Public Comment on any topic

  10. Commissioners’ Reports

  11. Mayor’s Report

  12. Adjournment

MInutes from September 15, 2014 Council Meeting

October 17, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the regular meeting minutes from September 2, 2014 meeting. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the bills as presented for payment: Brad Anderson, $302.50; DJ Sickley Construction, $65,172.95; LaSalle First State Bank, $65.13; ASK Enterprises, $497.50; Ace Tire, $1,582.86; AEA Inc., $9,750.00; Jim Andreoni, $300.00; Arrow Sales & Service, $50.00; Courtney Bazydlo, $250.00; BHMG Engineers, $2,827.49; Bio-Tron, Inc., $285.00; Carus Corp., $239.40; Becky Clinard, $300.00; Comcast, $217.69; Community Revolving Fund, $636.15; Communications Direct, $73.78; Connecting Point, $320.95; D&M Landscaping, $650.00; Paul Danekas, $300.00; Dixon Ottawa Communications, $135.00; Double M Trucking, $1,025.00; Cathie Edens, $146.81; Emergency Medical Products, $699.91; Envision Healthcare, $6.00; Kevin Ewbank, $85.81; Donald Finley, $300.00; First Impression, $140.00; Foster Coach Sales, $1,156.29; Fulmers Towing, $450.00; Grainco FS, $350.00; Halm’s Auto Parts, $263.55; Hawkins, Inc., $1,447.00; Holloway’s Portables, $480.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Hy-Vee, Inc., $65.35; Ideal Environmental, $3,500.00; IMEA, $295,085.70; Illinois Valley Fence & Pool, $2,100.00; Illini State Bank – VISA, $4,710.03; Illinois Valley Cellular, $409.60; Illinois Valley Excavating, $6,130.00; Illinois Valley Food and Deli, $40.88; John Senica Jr., $507.50; King Tire, $80.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $2,567.57; Jim Knoblauch, $300.00; LaFarge Aggregates, $1,292.18; LaSalle First State Bank, $65.13; LaSalle Office Supply, $296.88; Mautini Distributing, $12.00; Maze Lumber, $49.63; Menards, $402.04; Mertel Gravel, $998.25; Mississippi Valley Pump, $9,595.47; Motorola, $119.73; Dollar General, $83.60; NCPERS Group Life, $48.00; NewsTribune, $561.52; Orkin Pest Control, 4239.82; Oscar’s Automotive, $2,510.54; PDC Laboratories, $490.00; Jason Phillips, $62.50; Ron Popurella, $81.54; Tom Porter, $300.00; Pete Ragazincky, $80.31; Allied Waste, $19,118.50; Dominic Rivara, $300.00; Riverstone Group, $260.08; Dan Schmidt, $82.11; Shoan Setters, $17.85; Brittany Smith, $158.14; Springfield Electric Supply, $16.75; St. Margaret’s, $43.00; Staples, $100.36; Megan Stephens, $173.18; Stryker Sales, $341.00; Sunrise Supply, $297.97; TEST, Inc., $80.00; United Rentals, $172.00; USA Bluebook, $450.38; Vermeer Sales, $16.78;p Water Products Company, $2,139.56; Witmer Safety, $392.74 TOTAL $447,648.23 AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no comment from the public at this time.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to approve the Park Board’s request to have a tag day, Saturday, October 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept the letter of recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals regarding the request from Eleanor Rapp to rezone property at Walnut and Mallick Road from A-Single Family to E-Light Industrial. Attorney Andreoni explained that the property was annexed into the city when Advantage Logistics was built. All property annexed into the city comes in as A-1. At the time, there was no reason for the property to be zoned differently. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 872-091514, which grants the zoning change request by Eleanor Rapp. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 869-091514, which grants a special use permit to GTI for a cannabis cultivation facility. The earlier zoning change removed the final hurdle for the special use permit. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to authorize the purchase of an ambulance for Foster Coach. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to not enter into executive session after an informal poll indicated that it was not necessary to discuss the police agreement before voting to place on file. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place the labor agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police on file. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place Ordinance No. 873-100614, which modifies the terms of employment including the wage structure for the police chief and assistant chief. Commissioner Danekas questioned language changes concerning a retiree’s family insurance coverage. Danekas said he was not comfortable with the split. AYES: PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYS: DANEKAS. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor for public comment on any item. Noone chose to address the council at this time.


Commissioner Reports:

Danekas had said that a look at the sales tax figures since Love’s opened showed a 14 percent increase in sales tax, amounting to approximately $15,000 in four months. He called the increase “a good thing for the city.”

Yborra asked Andy Washelesky to give an update on the street program. Washelesky told that council that the project was about one-half completed.

Mayor Finley reminded residents that petitions were available starting September 23rd. He also talked about the activities planned for October 18 in downtown Oglesby as part of Harvest Fest.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to adjourn at 7:12 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

_____________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for Monday, October 20, 2014

October 17, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 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 October 6, 2014

  5. Approval of the invoices submitted for payment

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

  7. Ordinance No. 873-102014, modifies the terms of employment, including the wage structure, for the Oglesby Chief of Police and Assistant Chief of Police.

  8. Request from LP High School Foundation for a Tag Day Saturday, April 18.

  9. Place on File the Bids to Demolish Walnut St. Property

  10. Bids for Wire Mesh Transformer

  11. Public Comment on any topic

  12. Commissioners’ Reports

  13. Mayor’s Report

  14. Adjournment

    Posted this 17th day of October, 2014

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for Monday, October 6, 2014

October 3, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 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 15, 2014

  5. Approval of the invoices submitted for payment

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

  7. Agreement with Fraternal Order of Police

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

  9. Request from Mr. Pillion to close Bennett Avenue for the annual costume parade on Friday, October 31.

  10. Seek bids for demolition of downtown building

  11. Illinois Department of Transportation Resolution to allow repair on Rt. 351/71

  12. Donation request from Illinois Valley Animal Rescue

  13. Presentation from Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce

  14. Commissioners’ Reports

  15. Mayor’s Report

  16. Adjournment

    Posted this 3rd day of October, 2014

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk