110 E. Walnut Street - Oglesby, Illinois 61348  ·  Phone: 815-883-3389

Claudette’s

November 17, 2015 by City Clerk  
Filed under From the Mayor's Desk

Claudette serving up what's on tap

Claudette serving up what's on tap

Claudette’s


ADDRESS: 253 E. Walnut St., Oglesby
HOURS: varied

The tavern may bear her name, but owner Claudette Magnoni thinks her Walnut Street watering hole holds it’s own place in history.

“I see Claudette’s as an old landmark that people come to, an icon,” Magnoni says. “It’s an old established place that’s been here for years, built just after prohibition.

“It’s not a normal bar; it’s different. It’s always been known for its cleanliness, homeliness, the party atmosphere. It’s not a rowdy place.”

patrons find a comfortable and warm setting at Claudette's

patrons find a comfortable and warm setting at Claudette's

In fact, Claudette’s is a gathering place of sorts, as it boasts a unique party room adjacent to the bar, lovingly dubbed The Cubby Hole, a home for both Cubs and Bears fans–and anyone looking for an affordable rental.

In 2002, Magnoni merged two bars into one and created the side room, which seats 50 comfortably and holds all sorts of aesthetic charm, from the double-seated wooden bar to the old detailed metal ceilings. There’s a stage, freedom to bring in outside food and drinks supplied through Claudette’s, making it–Magnoni says–a great option for parties.

Otherwise, Claudette’s is “mainly a weekend place” with hours that vary daily. Though it’s open only evenings Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (beginning around 6 p.m.), there are extended hours on Friday and Saturday (3 p.m. to close) and an especially long day Sunday (noon to close).

(Photos by James Krancic, Vermillion River Photography.)

November 16, 2015

November 13, 2015 by City Clerk  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 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 November 2, 2015, regular meeting
5. Approve Invoices Presented for Payment
6. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only
7. Cyber Liability Insurance
8. Ordinance No. 907-111615, Authorizes Enterprise Zone
9. Public Comment on any topic
10. Commissioners’ Reports
11. Mayor’s Report
12. Executive Session to discuss “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body.”
13. Adjournment

Posted this 13th day of November, 2015

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Minutes from the October 19, 2015 Meeting

November 13, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 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 RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from the October 5, 2015, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills presented for payment: AEA, Inc., $4,000.00; AFLAC, $117.67; Airgas, $211.40; Ameren, $33.30; Apple Press, $296.95; ASK Enterprises, $703.25; Avanti Tools, $18.00; Bobs Business, $144.61; Carus Corporation, $966.24; Chamlin & Associates, $335.00; Comcast Cable, $137.85; Communications Direct, $127.88; Compass Minerals, $1,832.24; Cosgrove Distributors, $47.93; Dever & Sons, $446.35; Double M Trucking, $100.00; Emergency Medical Products, $277.78; Flags, USA, $384.00; Grainco FS, $680.84; Grosenbach’s, $178.09; Halm’s Auto Parts, $35.96; Amy Hancock, $101.26; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; IL Association of Chiefs, $110.00;

Il Fiber Resources Group, $1,500.00; Il Fire & Police Commissioners, $375.00; IMEA, $286,529.35; Illini State Bank, $4,206.67; Illini State Bank – VISA, $1,021.44; IL Valley Cellular, $755.41; Jack’s Gas and Service, $66.00; Jacob & Klein, $14,501.00; John Senica, Jr., $332.72; John’s Sales & Service, $110.55; Kendrick Pest Control, $140.00; King Tire, $494.00; Knoblauch Advertising, $729.49; LaFarge Aggregates, $294.97; Landcomp Landfill, $2,391.49; LP High School, $69,465.09; Lawson Products, $865.83; Leone Grain, $434.21; Martin Equip., $181.72; Mautino Distributing, $12.00; Menards, $1,092.29; Jessica Mora-Nieto, $154.02; Morton Salt, $7,439.18; Motorola, $369.96; MTCO, 145.87; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $100.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $429.92; Overhead Door, $686.00; Alexandria Penrod, $27.82; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $1,601.97; Pomp’s Tire, $763.60; Real Estate Consultants, $2,500.00; Republic Services, $650.00; Revere Electric, $16.37; Rush Power Systems, $1,725.00; Schimmer, $1,218.96; Regina Siebert, $51.84; Smith’s Sales & Service, $224.00; Star Ford Lincoln, $1,051.59; TEST, $96.00; Tonica Nurseries, $500.00; Water Products Co., $3,579.92; Terry Wincpaw, $66.21; Zoll Medical, $111.18. Total $350,896.96. AYES; CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept the 3rd quarter building inspector’s report showing $319,466.00 in new projects. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to grant permission to close Bennett Avenue on Friday, Oct. 30, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. for the annual costume parade at Lincoln School. Commissioner Porter said this is an annual request and closing the road has “worked out well.” AYES; CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Mayor Finley then spoke about the health insurance renewal, noting that the bid from the current carrier was up more than $90,000 over last year. Finley said that he was expecting one more bid, and that the bids could be discussed in more detail at the special meeting on October 29.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to grant permission to seek emergency repairs on Well. No. 4 at a cost of $161,580.00. Commissioner Yborra said that the last work on the well was done in 1978. The well is pumping only 200 gpm, when it should be pumping between 800 and 900 gpm. AYES; CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public. There was no comment from the audience.

Commissioners & Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Carey said that there would be one final branch chipping the week of November 16th.

Commissioner Yborra stated that the leaf vac program started this week and that leaves should be piled on the berm by 6 a.m. in the morning.

Commissioner Porter announced that a burn ban was in effect for Oglesby and areas in the Oglesby Fire Protection District. The ban will continue until the extremely dry conditions improve. Porter also announced trick-or-treat hours on Saturday, October 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Mayor Finley reported on the recent Harvest Fest, noting that 29 teams competed in the Scramble and that those teams came not only from the Illinois Valley area, but also from Illinois, Mississippi and Wisconsin. The teams raised $485 for the Illinois Valley Veterans Home, and a team comprised of Josh Yborra and Kevin Clinard donated their $200 prize, making the total donation $685. Finley said that more than 500 parents and children attended the bonfire event, with more than 300 kids participating in the costume parade. Finley said that even the evening adults-only pub crawl was a “huge success.”

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:22 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

November 13, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 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 November 2, 2015, regular meeting

  5. Approve Invoices Presented for Payment

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

  7. Cyber Liability Insurance

  8. Ordinance No. 907-111615, Authorizes Enterprise Zone

  9. Public Comment on any topic

  10. Commissioners’ Reports

  11. Mayor’s Report

  12. Adjournment

    Posted this 13th day of November, 2015

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk