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Minutes from the January 4, 2016, City Council Meeting

January 29, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

COMMISSIONER PORTER WAS ABSENT.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the regular meeting minutes from the December 21, 2015, meeting. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY City of Oglesby, 108.00; United States Postal Service, $764.90; City of Peru, $10.00; Airgas, $41.51; Ameren, $2,948.50; Apple Press, $79.85; Arrow Sales & Service, $28.00; Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance, $4,082.00; ASK Enterprises, $1,789.50; Shirley Bacidore, $74.09; Bob’s Business, $30.50; BSN Sports, $68.00; Cintas, $101.51; Communication Revolving Loan Fund, $636.15; Connecting Point, $425.00; Daisy Outdoor Products, $402.54;’ Econo Signs, $318.57; Cathie Edens, $20.62; Efficient Billing Systems, $2,913.32; Emergency Medical Products, $1,134.94; Katy Gabrielse, $100.00; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $32.69; Halm’s Auto Parts, $674.96; Il Dept. Of Agriculture, $20.00; IL Valley Chamber of Commerce, $1,500.00; IL Valley Community College, $3,445.44; IVCH, $19.78, Jacob & Klein, Ltd., $14,446.00; John Deer Financial, $116.96; John Senica Jr., $15.90; Kramarsic Law Offices, $300.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $657.40; LaSalle Peru High School, $8,833.91; Lawson Products, $298.40; Mautino Distributing, $18.75; Menards, $319.56; Mertel Gravel Co., $666.57; MES Inc., $60.18; Eva Morris, $2.56; NCPERS, $48.00; Phyllis Nordstrom, $178.39; Oglesby Grade School, $4,446.11; PF Pettibone, $163.95; Quad City Electric, $1,683.00; Dominic Rivara, $162.15; Schrock Repair, $789.29; SD Meyers, $1,384.00; Sunrise Supply, $34.65; T&R Electric, $10,020.00; USA Bluebook, $307.93; Water Products Co., $3,156.76; WEX Fleet Services, $2,257.60; Witmer Public Safety Group, $204.99; Total $72,362.93 AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 914-0118165, which continues the Line of Credit with Illini State Bank. Rivara explained that this is something the city does each year “because we got to pay our bills.” AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept Ordinance No. 915, 010416, Amending the Utility Tax Ordinance to Exempt Municipal Buildings. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

During the public comment segment, resident Tony Dennett asked about GTI. Mayor Finley told him that the facility is “up and growing ….. one plant” to satisfy the state’s requirements. Finley said the plant would be destroyed when it reaches maturity.

Commissioners & Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Yborra said repairs to Well No. 4 should begin around the third week of January, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to adjourn at 7:04 p.m. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for February 1, 2016, Council Meeting

January 29, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 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 January 18, 2016, regular meeting

  5. Approval of invoices submitted for payment

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

  7. Ordinance No. 916-020116, Mutual Aid Agreement with Peru

  8. Tag Day Requests from Oglesby Boys Baseball (April 23) and Oglesby Girls Softball (April 30)

  9. Request from Girl Scouts of Illinois to sell cookies in front of businesses

  10. Request from Central States Baseball Tournament for a $2,500 donation

  11. Public Comment on any topic

  12. Commissioners’ Reports

  13. Mayor’s Report

  14. Executive Session to discuss the “appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employess of the public body or legal counsel for the public body.”

  15. Adjournment

    Posted this 28th day of January, 2016.

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

December 21, 2015, City Council Minutes

January 15, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 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 December 7, 2015, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the special meeting minutes from the December 14, 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: City of Oglesby, $81.70; Dennis Yborra, $70.82; City of Oglesby, $38,355.26; City of Oglesby, $78.10; AFLAC, R117.67; Ameren IP, $182.51; Arrow Sales & Service, $77.00; Batteries and Things, $92.96; BPS, $386.10; Bobs’ Business Inc., $32.47; Brian Billard, $16,175.97; Call One, $2,439.37; Cintas, $57.28; Citizens First National Bank, BDIV, LLC, $115,223.00; Comcast, $137.31; Connecting Point, $468.25; Cookie Kingdom, $40.00; Austin Craft, $184.47; Daley’s Super Service, $109.77; Dresbach Distributing, $107.85; Cathie Edens, $495.60; Emergency Medical Products, $130.00; Fastenal Company, $267.50; Feece Oil Co., $1,243.09; Flags USA, $273.00; Fortier Testing and Sales, $400.00; Grosenbach’s, $259.88; Halm’s Auto Parts, $204.95; Hawkins, $807.18; Health Alliance Health Plans, $61,297.00; Nathan Helle, $207.59; Hopkins & Associates, $1,500.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Il Public Risk Fund, $6,188.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, $925.70; Inman Electric, $1,990.85; Irby Electrical Distributor, $153.96; Itron, $607.43; IVCH, $125.00; Jack’s Gas & Service, $22.00; John Pohar & Sons, $1,641.00; John Senica Jr., $308.57; John’s Service & Sales, $135.64; Kittilson’s Garage, $3,757.78; LaSalle Office Supply, $191.14; Dylan Linke, $172.82; Chanrika Madaram, $200.98; Menards, $392.22; Mertel Gravel, $389.38; Morton Salt, $24,715.22; Motorola, $123.32; Dollar General, $74.55; Municipal Well & Pump, $25,110.00; NewsTribune, $858.80; North East Multi-Reg Training, $75.00; Oglesby Elks, $50.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $320.00; Overhead Door, $197.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,599.25; Rathe & Woodward, $15,973.04; Republic Service,s $600.00; Root Beer Stand, $20.00; Schrock Repeair, $1,169.59; Teri Schroetlin, $300.00; SEICO, $1,024.00; Springfield Electric Supply, $65.80; St. Margaret’s Hospital/Health, $656.00; Stevens Service Center, $30.00; Sunrise Supply, $121.32; TEST, Inc., $108.00; USA Bluebook, $640.86; Water Products Company, $711.00; Witmer Public Safety, $91.58; IMEA, $212441.63; Total $547,585.73 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance No. 908-122115, Sets Water and Sewer Rates for the City of Oglesby. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance No. 909-122115, 2015 Tax Levy. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance No. 910-122115, Abates Taxes Levied for the Series 2013 Bonds. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance No. 911-122115, Abates Taxes Levied for the Series 2010A Bonds in the amount of $604,200.00. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance No. 911-122115, Abates Taxes Levied for the Series 2010B Bonds in the amount of $84,063.00. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 913-122115, Authorizing an Ambulance Transfer Agreement with OSF. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.


During the public comment segment, resident Tony Dennett expressed his concerns about the rising water and sewer rates. Commissioner Yborra reiterated that the city hadn’t raised rates for 21 years and that the increase was much needed to repair and or replace aging infrastructure.

Commissioners & Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara said he wished to “keep the tone festive” this month and wished everyone a Merry Christmas. He warned “that may change next year.”

Commissioner Carey also wished everyone a “Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.”

Commissioner Yborra updated the council on the repairs to Well No. 4, noting that Municipal Well and Pump were still in the process of gathering materials to fix the well.

Commissioner Porter thanked local residents and businesses who supported the Police Departments Christmas program, which provided toys and food to families in the city.

The Mayor then told the council about the great turnout for the city’s Visit with Santa and thanked those volunteers, in particular the Supan family, for their support of that and other city events. Commissioner Carey echoed the Mayor’s sentiments, noting that “Pam and Mike deserve a pat on the back. Anytime we need them – they help us out.”

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 8:12 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Monday, January 18, 2016, Agenda

January 15, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas, Uncategorized

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 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 January 4, 2016, regular meeting

  5. Approval of invoices submitted for payment

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

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

  8. Ordinance No. 916-020116, Mutual Aid Agreement with Peru

  9. Building Inspector’s 4th Quarter (2015) Report

  10. Tag Day Requests from American Legion (May 28), Oglesby Firefighters Association (March 12 & Nov. 5), LP Foundation (April 16).

  11. Public Comment on any topic

  12. Commissioners’ Reports

  13. Mayor’s Report

  14. Adjournment

    Posted this 15th day of January, 2016.

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Illini Investment Services

January 12, 2016 by City Clerk  
Filed under From the Mayor's Desk

Beer conducts a financial review at Illini State Bank

Beer conducts a financial review at Illini State Bank

Illini Investment Services


Beer is currently serving as the chairperson for
the newly formed Oglesby Business Association.

Neal Beer sees his work in investment services as weaved into the fabric of the community.

“Any way that the residents of Oglesby are stronger financially, the stronger the town is going to be,” Beer says. “That’s what our goal is. We’re trying to create the next generation of savers and people who are going to be able to retire and have options. “That’s going to benefit the town.”

Neal Beer

Neal Beer

Beer is the financial advisor for Illini Investment Services, a division of Illini State Bank that assists its clients in retirement planning, college savings, life and disability insurance, business retirement plans and much more.

Since it operates under the bank, Illini Investment Services is the most local business of its kind, Beer explains, and serves anyone from pre-retirees to young families to business owners and beyond.

While Beer does have a specialty in the senior community — as he hosts quarterly seminars at Liberty Village of Peru and hopes to soon put on additional workshops here in town — his work, he says, is holistic and far-reaching.

“I want to look at the whole financial picture,” he says, “not just focus on one thing. I have a broad background. Because of my affiliation with Liberty Village, I know that perspective. And I’m living the young family life, so that comes very naturally to me, too.” While his clients don’t have to hold accounts at Illini State Bank, many have found the unique connection beneficial.

“It’s a unique set-up,” he says. “Not only do my clients have access to everything in the investment realm, but they have banking services right there. It has been really beneficial to bounce back and forth from banking and investments so easily.

(Photos by James Krancic, Vermillion River Photography.)