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Agenda for the Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, Regular Meeting

December 31, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016 @ 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 December 21, 2015, regular meeting

5. Approval of invoices submitted for payment

6. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

7. Place on File Ordinance No. 914-011816, Continues Line of Credit with Illini State Bank in the amount of $700,000.

8. Ordinance No. 915-010416, Amends Utility Tax Ordinance to Exempt Municipal Buildings

9. Public Comment on any topic

10. Commissioners’ Reports

11. Mayor’s Report

12. Adjournment

Posted this 30th day of December, 2015

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Minutes from the Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, special meeting

December 31, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 5:30 P.M.

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

There was no public comment on agenda items.

Commissioner Yborra began the meeting by updating the council on the new water and sewer rate ordinance.  Yborra noted that it had been 21 years since the last increase in rates and in 2000, the council actually reduced the sewer rate for most users by one-half.  He told the council that even with the proposed increase, Oglesby’s rates will still be amongst the lowest in the area.  Yborra then went over the details of the ordinance, noting that most residents will see a $13 to $18 increase in rates.  He also noted that the ordinance includes a yearly percentage increase, which can be waived by the council if it chooses.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place Ordinance No. 908-122115, Sets Water and Sewer Rates, on file.  AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED

Talk then turned to the FY16 Levy, with Attorney Jim Andreoni explaining that the total increase will be less than 5 percent to avoid having to hold a public hearing.  Andreoni said the largest increase will come in the police pension fund.  Andreoni told the council that he is also in the process of preparing the alternate revenue bond abatement ordinances, but was waiting for information from the county clerk’s office before preparing them.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place Ordinance No. 909-122115, Tax Levy, on file.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment or reports from the commissioners or mayor.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to table executive session, as Porter said that there was not a need to adjourn into executive session.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 5:45 p.m.  AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Minutes from the December 7, 2015, regular meeting

December 31, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

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

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the regular meeting minutes from the November 16, 2015, meeting.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the invoices presented for payment:  USPS, $714.04; Anne Biolchini, $100.00; City of Oglesby, $31.93; Arthur J. Gallagher, $74,033.00; AEA, Inc., $4,400.00; Airgas, Inc., $86.53; Ameren IP, $541.76; David Anderson, $102.20; Batteries and Things, $23.75; BPC, $152.88; BHMG Engineers, $288.00; Katherine Blomquist, $251.97; BSN Sports, $31.14; Call One, $2,601.31; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $54.13; Becky Clinard, $184.00;  Communication Revolving Loan, $636.15; Connecting Point, $147.00; Emergency Medical Products, $444.26; Fastenal Company, $144.96; Feece Oil, $1,426.66; First Impression, $187.50; Global Emergency Products, $949.92; Grainco FS, $425.00; Grainger, $297.78; Heartland Bank & Trust, $585,031.25; Holloway’s Portable Restroom, $150.00; IL Public Risk fund, $6,196.00; Illinois Valley Woodworking, $180.00; IVCH, $95.00; John Pohar & Sons, $362.00; Kendrick Pest Control, $185.00; King Tire, $110.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $1,848.18; LaSalle Office Supply, $541.14; Love’s Travel Center, $44,905.51; Mautino Distributing, $18.50; Menards, $972.70; Morton Salt, $9,156.69; Motorola, $123.32; MTCO, $140.87; NCPERS, $48.00; Ellen Necker, $208.77; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,193.20; Republic Services, $18,618.50; Dominic Rivara, $268.83; Riverstone Group, $328.07; Springfield Electric, $10.00; TEST, Inc., $24.00; Universal Inc., $913.66; USA Bluebook, $1,147.68; Water Products Co., $3,195.22; Fleet Services, $2,205.74; Wire Mesh Corp., $21,416.77; Zoll Medical Corporation, $179.12. Total $789,111.51 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

Larry Good, of Chamlin and Associates, presented his findings on the recent water and sewer rate study.  Good explained the process he used to come up with a suggested rate structure, noting that rates had not been raised for more than 20 years.  Good said that the new rate structure would address the city’s needs both short-term and long term.  He told the council that the proposed ordinance required “a little more” work before it was ready for council approval.  He expected the ordinance to be ready for the council at the special meeting to be held Dec. 14th.  Commissioner Yborra thanked Good, saying that he had never experienced “a more thorough” rate study.  Yborra agreed that the ordinance would be presented to the council at the Dec. 14th special meeting.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table Ordinance No. 908, Water and Sewer Rates.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment.

Commissioners & Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara told the council about a recent NCICG meeting in which they discussed the LOIS database for site developers.  He also said that Joel Hopkins was still waiting for the police pension information to finalize the levy, but that “we can’t wait any longer.” Rivara said that the city would stay below the 5 percent increase to avoid a public hearing.

Commissioner Yborra again thanked Good and Chamlin and Associates for their work on the rate study.

Commissioner Porter talked about the Shop with a Cop program his department hosts each year.  This year, 10 children and their families participated. Porter called the program “the most charitable event” he’s ever participated in.

The Mayor then reminded residents of Santa’s visit to Oglesby on December 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Dec. 20th at Dickinson House.  He then called a special meeting on Monday, December 14 at 5:30 to place the levy and the water/sewer rate ordinance on file.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 7:35 p.m.  AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

November 16, 2015, Meeting Minutes

December 18, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 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 CITY CLERK CLINARD.

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the regular meeting minutes from the November 2, 2015, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the bills presented for payment: AEA Inc., $2,750.00; AFLAC, $117.67; Airgas, $129.52; ASK Enterprises, $8,505.90; Nick Carrico, $224.98; Chamlin & Associates, $5,413.00; Cintas, $35.89; City of Oglesby (petty cash) $56.96; Comcast, $206.29; Connecting Point, $610.00; Cosgrove Distributors, $88.00; De’Vine Floral, $47.08; Double M Trucking, $300.00; Dresbach Distributing, $37.95; Cathie Edens, $66.82; Efficient Billing, $1,704.83; Emergency Medical Products, $288.66; Fastenal Company, $8.69; Feece Oil, $430.04; Fletcher-Reinhardt, $2,600.00; Grosenbach’s, $340.03; Halm’s, $828.83; Hawkins, $695.50; Heartland Bank & Trust, $500.00; Hennepin Food Market, $106.85; Kyle Hoffman, $235.32; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Il Dept. of Agriculture, $55.00; IMEA, $193,397.55; Il Municipal League, $450.00; IV Cellular, $763.14; Illinois Valley Woodworking, $232.00; John Senica, Jr., $476.65; John’s Service & Sales, $350.98; Stephen Kasap, $50.02; Kendrick Pest Control, $105.00; King Tire, $823.50; Kinsella Roto-Rooter, $200.00; Landcomp Landfill, $368.87; LaSalle Office Supply, $672.19; Malooly Appraisal, $400.00; Massie Jet-Vac, $1,200.00; Mautino Distributing, $24.00; Maze Lumber, $70.25; Menards, $617.61; MTCO, $145.87; NCPERS, $48.00; NewsTribune, $970.00; Novak Veterinary Clinic, $396.00; Oglesby Elks, $100.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $264.65; Patient Point Hospital, $1,043.86; PDC Laboratories, $33.00; Pomp’s Tire, $125.93; Republic Services, $19,268.50; Riverstone Group, $492.93; Rush Power Systems, $3,717.01; Teri Schroetlin, $300.00; Don Shields, $952.97; Smith’s Sales & Service, $177.00; Springfield Electric, $11,080.48; Standard Equipment, $199.34; Staples Credit Plan, $60.31; State Surplus Property, $300.00; Stevens Service Center, $70.00; Studstill Media, $600.00; Superior Lamp, $386.27; TEST, Inc., $192.00; Universal Asphalt & Excavating, $30,367.75; Universal Inc., $257.08; University of Illinois, $800.00; USA Bluebook, $104.28; Water Products Company, $773.69; WLPO, $360.00; Cecilia Workman, $229.49. Total $300,757.53. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept the proposal from IMIC for cyber liability insurance at a cost of $4,082.00 per year. The proposal was held over from last meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve Ordinance No. 907-111615, which authorizes the Illinois Valley Enterprise Zone. Mayor Finley explained that this is something that all the communities involved in the enterprise zone are required to do. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment.

Commissioners & Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara told the council that (financially) “things were looking up.” He also said that the road to the canoe landing needed a locked gate, as people were going down there at night. He also expressed his concern that the steel posts put around the newly planted trees posed a risk to sledders. Rivara said that he was working with Joel Hopkins, CPA, on the tax levy. Rivara said his goal was to keep the levy increase at less than 5%. Rivara said that the city was still waiting for word on how much to levy for the police pension.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to enter into executive session to discuss “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees” at 7:12 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to resume the regular session at 7:59 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 8:00 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

December 18, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015 @ 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 December 7, 2015, regular meeting

  5. Approval of Minutes from the December 14, 2015, special meeting

  6. Approval of invoices submitted for payment

  7. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

  8. Ordinance No. 908-122115, Sets Water/Sewer Rates

  9. Ordinance No. 909-122115, Tax Levy

  10. Ordinance No. 910-122115, Abates Taxes Levied for Series 2013 Bonds

  11. Ordinance No. 911-122115, Abates Taxes Levied for Series 2010A Bonds

  12. Ordinance No. 912-122115, Abates Taxes Levied for Series 2010B Bonds

  13. Place on file Ordinance No. 913-122115, Authorizes Execution of Contract for Transfer Services

  14. Public Comment on any topic

  15. Commissioners’ Reports

  16. Mayor’s Report

  17. Adjournment

    Posted this 18th day of December, 2015

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

December 14, 2015 Special Meeting

December 11, 2015 by City Clerk  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015 @ 5:30 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. Ordinance No. 908-122115, Sets Water/Sewer Rates
6. Ordinance No. 909-122115, Tax Levy
7. Public Comment on any topic
8. Commissioners’ Reports
9. Mayor’s Report
10. Executive Session to discuss “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body.”
11. Adjournment

Posted this 11th day of December, 2015

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Minutes from Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

December 4, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from the October 19, 2015, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the bills presented for payment: Marissa Roberts, $122.40; LaSalle County Trustee, $646.50; USPA, $720.16; Ameren IP, $2,192.40; BHMG Engineers, $420.00; Bobs Business, $19.39; Brownstown Electric, $2,262.84; Call One, $2,618.28; Comcast, $4.22; Communication Revolving Loan Fund, $635.85; Communications Direct, $80.00; Dresbach Distributing, $273.60; Econo Signs, $771.34; Cathie Edens, $4.59; Electronic Supply, $19.00; Emergency Medical Products, $447.86; Evident, $174.00; Fastenal Co., $20.34; Feece Oil, $1,749.46; Robert Ghighi, $169.63; Gillan Services, $725.00; Andrew Groleau, $324.00; Hawkins, Inc., $2,753.86; Health Alliance, $2,,637.00; Holloway’s, $405.00; Hy-Vee, $96.86; Il Dept. of Transportation, $105.12; IL Public Risk Fund, $5,910.00; IVCH, $100.63; Kittilson’s, $450.85; Knoblauch Advertising, $1,354.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $81.45; Mautino Distributing, $12.00; Menards, $699.49; Municipal Code, $650.00; Oglesby Municipal Band, $4,930.00; PDC Laboratories, $460.00; Positive Promotions, $318.17; Quad City Electric, $333.60; Stryker Sales, $349.43; Tonica Nurseries, $1,000.00; USA Bluebook, $413.05; Richard Watts, $48.14; Belinda Wegener, $56.04; Wex Fleet Services, $2,862.34, Emily Sanchez, $216.83 Total $59,549.92. AYES; CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to adopt the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. Mayor Finley explained that this is part of a multi-county plan which North Central Council of Governments administers. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to grant permission to the local Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops to conduct a food drive Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The discussion then turned to health insurance renewal options. Mayor Finley briefly went over the two proposals, noting that the proposal from Suarez and Associates was less costly and offered lower premiums. Commissioner Rivara disagreed, saying he thought the proposal by Dose Agency offered “better coverage for our people.” When pressed for specifics, he did not elaborate. Commissioner Yborra then said that given a “lower monthly premium and a lower deductible,” he made the MOTION WITH A SECOND BY CAREY to accept the proposal from Suarez and Associates. AYES; CAREY, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYS: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept the renewal proposal from IMIC for liablity and workman’s comp insurance. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

It was agreed that because the cyber liability policy was not listed separately on the agenda, it would be placed on the November 16, 2015, agenda.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public:

A representative from Dose Insurance, Mary Lee McLaughlin, then addressed the council. McLaughlin criticized the council for choosing to renew with Health Alliance, saying that her proposal offered “much better coverage” and that the list of providers on her proposal included Mayo Clinic. She also said she felt the council should support local businesses like the Dose Agency, not someone from out of town. Mayor Finley corrected her, noting that Joe Suarez is a long-time resident of the city and supports the community in a variety of ways.

Commissioners & Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara questioned the spending of $1,000 on ten trees, given the city’s current financial condition. This sparked an exchange between him and Commissioner Carey, who said that the only reason Rivara was questioning the purchase was because he (Carey) was involved. Rivara continued, telling the council that they needed to look at the bills more closely because “we’ve got some cash-flow problems.”

Commissioner Yborra asked residents to refrain from placing leaves for the leaf vac on the street, because they blocked the sewers. Leaves should be placed on the berm. Yborra also addressed Rivara’s comments, saying that “no one was trying harder” than anyone else to limit spending.

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

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

December 4, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 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 16, 2015, regular meeting

  5. Approve Invoices Presented for Payment

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

  7. Presentation by Larry Good, Chamlin & Associates on Water/Sewer Rate Study

  8. Ordinance No. 908-122115, Sets Water/Sewer Rates

  9. Public Comment on any topic

  10. Commissioners’ Reports

  11. Mayor’s Report

  12. Adjournment

    Posted this 4th day of December, 2015

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk