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Minutes from the Monday, August 17, 2015 meeting

September 17, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the regular meeting minutes from the August 3, 2015, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills presented Kittilson’s Garage, $187.88; AEA, $8,840.00; AFLAC, $117.67; Altec Industries, $2,778.98; ASK Enterprises, $695.80; AVT Service Technologies, $6,200.00; Bound Tree Medical, $55.50; Renee Bramlett, $180.07; Cintas, $89.67; Communication Revolving Loan Fund, $636.15; Cosgrove Distributors, $1,020.31; De’Vine Floral, $44.00; Dixon Ottawa Communications, $124.10; Dresbach Distributing, $148.80; EJ Cattani, $532.50; Cathie Edens, $84.28; Emergency Medical Products, $289.89; Fastenal Company, $407.35; Feece Oil Co., $1.295.78; Foster Coach Sales, $90.21; Mike Goskusky, $50.00; Grainco FS, $329.30; Gary Grosenbach, $156.64; Halm’s Auto Parts, $576.06; Hawkins, Inc., $294.50; Hopkins & Associates, $10,340.00; IMEA, $295,280.39; ILEAS, $60.00; Illini State Bank – VISA, $139.37; IV Cellular, $764.04; IV Food & Deli, $29.63; In the Swim, $627.95; IVCH, $30.00; Jacob & Klein, Ltd., $14,501.00; John Senica Jr., $742.84; Kendrick Pest Control, $185.00; Robert Kuhar, $300.00; Tiffany Kundert, $83.18; Leone’s, $130.95; Locker Room, $59.00; Marco, Inc., $299.00; Mautino Distributing, $6.00; Menards, $299.04; Mertel Gravel, $206.75; MES-Illinois, $6,364.55; Alyysabeth Milton, $126.05; Motorola, $119.73; Dollar General, $6.04; NewsTribune, $140.00; Novak Veterinary, $355.24; Oglesby Elks, $100.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $829.88; Overhead Door, $271.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,973.51; Pomp’s Tire, $403.72; Quad City Electric, $818.25; Quill Corporation $1,379.70; Republic Services, $400.00; Hunter Schultz, $145.98; John Smith, $208.84; Springfield Electric, $7.10; St. Margaret’s Health, $40.00; Stevens Service Center, $384.00; Joel Studebaker, $177.24; Brad Taliaferro, $132.25; United Rentals, $104.79; Universal Utility Supply, $5,523.48; University of Illinois, $300.00; USA Bluebook, $491.79. Total $371,112.92. AYES; CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to donate $500 to the Cruisin’ for a Cure car show which is held in Oglesby. This is a long-time event held at the Rootbeer Stand. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to the IVCC women’s tennis team to hold a tag day August 22nd at the intersection of Walnut and Columbia Avenues. The group must provide signage indicating who is collecting funds. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to grant permission to Holy Family School to hold a race on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, and for the city to provide police assistance. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to grant permission to the Illinois Valley Dolphins Swim Team to hold a tag day September 12th at the intersection of Walnut and Columbia Avenues. The group must provide signage indicating who is collecting funds. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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

Wanda Lent thanked the council for its support of the Oglesby Municipal Band.

Tony Dennett asked about the work on Walnut Street. Commissioner Yborra updated the council on the progress, noting that most of the work would be completed by the end of the week.

Tom and Beth Milby addressed the council on the Jessen property, which is located next to their home. The Milbys told the council that they had tried to acquire the property from the county and that they had been told that the city had already purchased it. Mayor Finley said that the city had inquired about purchasing the property, but hadn’t acted on it after the grant had been frozen. The Mayor will have the city attorney check with the county. The Milbys told the council that it was important that the matter be resolved quickly as the auction ends the 21st of August.

Vern Seimers voiced his continued concern about the house at 355 E. Walnut. The home was destroyed in a fire earlier this year and Seimers was inquiring about its cleanup.

Commissioners’ & Mayor’s Reports:

Commissioner Rivara said that he was “dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s” on the annual audit and hoped to have something for the next meeting.

Mayor Finley announced that electrical inspector Mark Marincic had resigned. Finley named Burton Lavens as the new electrical inspector. Finley congratulated the two Oglesby Boys Baseball teams on going to state. Also, Mayor Finley stated that Central States tournament has ended and was a success for our area hotels and restaurants.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn the regular meeting at 7:16 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEYMOTION CARRIED. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

September 17, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2015 @ 7 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. Minutes from September 8, 2015, regular meeting

  5. Approve Invoices Presented for Payment

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

  7. Accept FY 2015 Audit

  8. Purchase of real estate commonly known as the Jessen Property

  9. Condemnation of Zens Property

  10. Retaining Attorney Bruce Beal

  11. Public Comment on any topic

  12. Commissioners’ Reports

  13. Mayor’s Report

  14. Executive Session

  15. Adjournment

    Posted this 17th day of September, 2015

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Minutes from the Sept. 3, 2015, Meeting

September 4, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015 AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI, AND ASSISTANT CITY CLERK TERRY KAMNIKAR. ABSENT: YBORRA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from the July 20, 2015 meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. ABSENT: YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the special meeting minutes from the July 27, 2015 meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. ABSENT: YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the bills presented with the exception of payment made to Oglesby 911 in the amount of $85096.44 which should be paid to Oglesby Public Grade Schools. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. ABSENT: YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED. City of Oglesby/Petty cash $75.00; ComcastCable $161.70-; United States Post Office $756.90; Advantage Logistics $188,978.87; AEA $10,200; Ameren IP $2,524.97; Apple Press $162.00; ASK Enterprises $919.50; Baldin’s Garage $807.32; Brite-Way of the IL Valley $75.00; Brownlee Data Systems $1,380.00; Brownstown Electric $1,646.06; Call One $2,497.45; Carus Corp $1,063.26; Civic Systems $2,637.00; ComcastCable $69.95; Communication Revolving Fund $.30; Connecting Point $318.50; Cosgrove Distr. $300.12; D & M Landscaping $1,300.00; Double M Trucking $600.00; Dresbach Distributing $157.40; Cathie Edens $66.76; Emergency Medical Products $301.51; Fastenal Co. $53.81; Feece Oil $515.97; First Impression $1,488.50; Flags USA $327.00; Foster Coach Sales $498.52; Tiara Gaines $43.38; Grainco FS $109.90; Graphic Electronics $49.00; Hawkins Co. $1,077.50; Justin Heinzeroth $20.50; Holloway’s Portable $430.00; IL Public Risk Fund $5,910.00; IVCC $23,559.21; Illini State Bank Visa-Police $6.04; Michelle Inman $35.07; IVCH $11.21; Jack’s Gas & Service $22.00; John Senica Jr. $37.98; Kirby Built Quality Products $113.44; Kittilson’s Commercial $187.88; Knoblauch Advertising $1,032.19; Robert Kuhar $30.00; LaSalle Office Supply $196.43; LP High School $60,951.42; Martin Equip of IL $836.27; Mautino Distributing $12.00; Menards $234.44; Mertel Gravel $952.13; Leslie Moriarty $169.94; NCPERS Group Life $48.00; Oglesby Public Grade School $85,096.44; Republic Services $18,618.50; Revere Electric $182.07; Riverstone Group $989.66; RK Graphics $2,160.00; Spring Valley Ford $1,669.32; Stryker Sales $580.57; T&R Service $599.26; TEST Inc. $96.00; Jason Turczyn $194.00; United Rentals $28.72; United States Postal Service $225.00; Universal $744.90; USA Bluebook $517.96; Vortex Tech $4,792.08; Water Products $3,515.46; WEX Fleet Services $3,578.30. Total $439,223.84.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to table Ordinance No. 905-080315, an ordinance pertaining to acquisition of the Jessen property. Mayor Finley stated that he is waiting for grant information regarding this matter. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. ABSENT: YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept Ordinance No. 907-080315, an ordinance amending Chapter 10.24, stopping, standing and parking of title vehicles and traffic of the Oglesby city code. (Pertaining to parking near schools) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. ABSENT: YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission of a solicitor’s/peddler’s permit to Jeff Basset to sell produce in the City of Oglesby. Jeff Bassett has received permission from a couple of property owners to sell his produce within the city limits.

AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. ABSENT: YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED.

Verne Siemers asked the status of the property at 355 E. Walnut Street. Attorney Andreoni stated that Chief Knoblauch served documents to Tracy Entwistle, property owner.

There were no other public comments.

Commissioner & Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara told the council that the audit would be completed within the next 2- 3 weeks. The unassigned and unrestricted fund balances of the General Fund showed a negative amount of $2,549,023.00 and that the General Fund showed a net loss of $146,901.00 for 2014. Commissioner Rivara stated that this council will have to address some very serious financial issues and challenges in the near future.

Mayor Finley congratulated the two Oglesby Boys Baseball teams on going to state. Also, Mayor Finley stated that Central States tournament has ended and was a success for our area hotels and restaurants.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn the regular meeting at 7:12 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. ABSENT: YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Terry Kamnikar, Assistant City Clerk

Agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

September 4, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2015 @ 7 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. Minutes from August 17, 2015, regular meeting

  5. Approve Invoices Presented for Payment

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

  7. FY15 Audit presentation by Joel Hopkins

  8. Discussion of City’s Cash Flow

  9. Request from Starved Rock Runners for assistance, road closure for Turkey Trot

  10. Public Comment on any topic

  11. Commissioners’ Reports

  12. Mayor’s Report

  13. Adjournment

    Posted this 4th day of September, 2015

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk