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Meeting Minutes from September 2015 through March 7, 2016.

March 31, 2016 by bclinard  
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A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 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 ANDREONI, AND CITY CLERK CLINARD.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from the September 8, 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: James Andreoni, $300.00; Becky Clinard, $300.00; Donald Finley, $300.00; James Knoblauch, $300.00; Tom Porter, $300.00; Dominic Rivara, $300.00; AEA, INc., $6,000.00; Airgas USA, $158.90; Ameren IP, $137.22; Arrow International, $125.05; ASK Enterprise, $539.40; Bio-Tron, $170.00; Bobs Business, $92.77; Brownstown Electric, $1,536.55; BSN Sports, $84.18; Cintas First Aid, $72.03; Comcast Cable, $67.90; Communication Revolving Loan Fund, $636.15; Compass Minerals, $3,722.45; Connecting Point, $222.75; Cosgrove Distributors, $255.46; Debo Ace Hardware, $13.60; Double M Trucking, $350.00; Econo Signs, $569.50; Katherine Elvin, $1,045.09; Emergency Medical Products, $1,293.87; Fastenal, $42.00; Feece Oil, $1,590.37; Foster Coach, $89.08; Grosenbach’s, $293.90; Grovhac, $253.07; Hawkins, Inc., $2,930.61; Health Alliance, $20,225.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Hy-Vee, $139.13; IMEA, $279,132.46; Illini State Bank, VISA, $3,151.58; Illini State Bank, Police CC, $200.00; John Senica Jr., $196.92; John’s Sales & Service, $1,048.85; Knoblauch Advertising, $540.00; LaFarge Aggregates, $174.50; LaSalle Office Supply, $152.55; Lawson Products, $79.57; Jean Martin, $1,045.09; Menards, $219.99; MTCO, $70.87; NewsTribune, $144.00; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $100.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $192.58; Patten Industries, $5,066.98; Pavers & More, $100.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,865.80; Rachel Rainey, $95.90; Eric Reishus, $1,045.09; Margaret Reishus, $522.55; Marlin Reishus, $522.55; Paul Reishus, $1,045.09; Revere Electric, $1,424.52; Riverstone Group, $279.40; SBK, Inc., $32,332.22; Star Ford Lincoln, $728.57; Stevens Service Center, $34.00; TEST, Inc., $96.00; Universal, $1,072.89; USA Bluebook, $156.84; Water Products Co., $565.00; Total $379,343.89. AYES; CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept the FY2015 audit presented at the last meeting by Joel Hopkins. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table Ordinance No. 906, which allows for the purchase of the property commonly known as the Melody Jessen property from the county at a cost of $646.50. Attorney Andreoni explained that this is one of the properties that was going to be razed with the state DCEO grant. The city plans to purchase the property, then sell it to the neighbors with the stipulation that they will raze the building. To do this, the city must get the property appraised and sell it for the appraised value. Commissioner Porter said he worried what would happen if the property appraises for more than the Milbys are willing to pay for it. After more discussion, it was decided to table the matter until further clarification. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to table the condemnation of the Zens property. Mayor Finley said that Zens had contacted the city on Friday, after the agenda had been set. Andreoni said that “it makes much more sense to talk and work something out that we can both live with” rather than proceeding with condemnation. Andeoni will meet with Zens and his attorney the first week of October. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to retain the services of Attorney Bruce Beal at a cost not to exceed $2,000. Beal will review the documents relating to a potential grievance for the city. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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

Vern Seimers asked about 351 E. Walnut, noting that “it’s a total disaster down there.”

Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Rivara said that after reviewing last meeting’s audit report, he stressed the need for “operating under budget.” He also said that a lot of the ordinances are “outdated” and the city needs to go through and update them. He stressed that the “sooner we get started the better.”

Commissioner Yborra said the city would be purchasing 600 tons of salt for winter at a cost of $82/ton for a cost nearing $50,000. He also clarified information presented during last meetings audit presentation. He said that the depletion of funds over the last 4-5 years was because the balance reflected the 2010 bonds, which were used for the new water tower, sewer separation and digestor upgrade.

Commissioner Porter reminded residents of the recycle event to be held Saturday, from 9 to 1 p.m. at the swimming pool parking lot.

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

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 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 September 21, 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: United States Postal Service, $737.12; City of Oglesby (petty cash), $98.00; Advantage Logistics, $188,978.87; Ameren IP, $934.75; James Andreoni, $743.18; ASK Enterprises, $2,436.00; Benefit Planning Consultants, $593.61; Brownstown Electric, $1,699.09; Call One, $2,618.23; Linda Chapin, $350.42; Comcast, $343.96; Communication Revolving Loan Fund, $636.15; Communications Direct, $1,2380.84; Michael Costin, $115.80; Cyclops Welding, $213.00; Dever & Sons, $906.83; EJ Cattani, $865.00; Econo Signs, $253.44; Efficient Billing Systems, $1,877.48; Emergency Medical Products, $244.59; Feece Oil, $1,256.00; Michael Goskusky, $50.00; Green Dragon Environmental, $589.98; Gary Grosenbach, $13.08; Halm’s Auto Parts, $101.08; Amy Hancock, $148.74; Hawkins, Inc., $929.50; Megan Hettel, $147.64; Holloway’s Portable Restrooms, Hopkins & Associates, $500.00; Il Association of Chiefs, $99.00; IL Public Risk Fund, $11,512.65; IL Valley Community College, $26,125.04; Illinois Prosecutor Services, $50.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, $755.41; Illinois Valley Lock & Key, $11.25; Itron, $568.03; IVCH, $95.00; Jack’s Gas, $22.00; JM Test Services, $623.63; John Senica Jr., $13.99; Kendrick Pest Control, $35.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $2,276.32; Knoblauch Advertising, $308.50; LaSalle Peru Township High School, $69,465.09; LaSalle Office Supply, $534.43; Mautino Distributing, $12.00; Menards, $730.18; Mertel Gravel, $206.75; Dollar General, $40.00; NCPERS Group Life Insurance, $48.00; NewsTribune, $140.00; Ron Popurella, $128.53; Real Estates Consultants, $2,500.00; Republic Services, $18,618.50; Revere Electric, $1,734.47; Sherwin Williams, $66.00; Spring Valley Ford, $60.15; Staples Credit Plan, $68.45; Ella Stirnes, $79.80; Taylor Made Machining, $388.00; USA Bluebook, $340.08; Wex Fleet Services, $3,034.21; Witmer Public Safety, $204.99; Oglesby Grade School, $96,783.63; Total $447,781.44. AYES; CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve Ordinance No. 906-100515, Purchase of Real Estate commonly known as the Jessen Property and to authorize the clerk to issue a check to LaSalle County in the sum of $646.50. Before the vote, Attorney Andreoni told the council that the appraised value of the property was -$3,500. That low appraisal would allow the city to sell the property to the next-door neighbors without going out for bid, he said. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public:

Vern Seimers said he counted 18 tires left on the property across the street.

Tony Dennett asked if the city would ask persons who walk their dogs to keep them away from garbage that is sitting on the curb.

Commissioners & Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara told the council that the line of credit had been paid off.

Commissioner Carey said that there would be one final branch chipping sometime in November.

Commissioner Yborra said that Walnut Street was completed.

Mayor Finley reminded the council about the upcoming Harvest Fest on Saturday, Oct. 17 and the McPhedran Park expansion fundraiser on October 26th. He also asked that the council have a working meeting on October 28th at 5:30 to go over the loss control assessment from the insurance company.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:07 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

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.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

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.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

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.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

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.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

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.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

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.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

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.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from the January 4, 2016, meeting. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY TO APPROVE THE INVOICES AS PRESENTED: MJ’s Pub & Grill, $556.40; Advanced Technology, $1,500.00; AFLAC, $117.67; Airgas, $28.40; Emilie Altenberger, $222.42: Apple Press, $399.70; Aqua Smart, Inc., $3,622.80; Arrow Sales & Service, $22.00; ASCAP, $336.00; Autozone, $6.34; BSN Sports, $136.00; Carus Corporation, $822.69; Chamlin & Associates, $3,795.00; City of Peru, $1859.00; Civic Systems, $2,667.00; Comcast, $286.61; Complete Integration, $300.00; Connecting Point, Daley’s Super Service, $888.00; Debo Ace Hardware, $1.49; Double M Trucking, $300.00; Econo Signs, $705.68; Fastenal Corp., $29.15; Feece Oil, $900.79; First Impression, $702.50; Grosenbach’s, $32.69; Halm’s Auto Parts, $53.94; Hawkins, Inc., $916.50; Kiersten Horn, $401.99; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; IL Fiber Resources Group, $1,500.00; IMEA, $236,554.07; Illini State Bank – VISA, $9,097.99; Illinois Valley Cellular, $934.70; Illinois Valley Excavating, $660.00; Illinois Valley Food and Deli, $62.94; IVCH, $25.00; Kacl

S Gas & Service, $77.00; John Senica Jr., $541.45; Kendrick Pest Control, $105.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $1,195.75; LaSalle Office Supply, $380.44; Marten Portable Buildings, $2,000.00; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Maze Lumber, $17.80; Menards, $425.89; Dollar General, $290.20; MTCO, $140.87; Municipal Well & Pump, $64,480.00; NewsTribune, $33.60; Oglesby Elks, $50.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $354.80; PF Pettibone, $57.45; Pabian Enterprises, $320.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, et al, $3,228.07; Pomp’s Tire, $265.88; Republic Services, $18,818.50; Revere Electric, $294.94; Riverstone Group, $579.52; Rush Power Systems, $2,801.75; St. Margaret’s Hospital, $207.00; Star Ford Lincoln, $306.90; TEST, $96.00; Universal, Inc., $1,042.56; University of Illinois, $639.00; Vickers Consulting Services, $100.00; Barbara White, $211.21; Shaun Youmans, $55.29. Total $369,684.77 AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 914-0118165, which continues the Line of Credit with Illini State Bank. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to PLACE ON FILE Ordinance No. 915, 020116, A Mutual Aid Agreement with Peru. Commissioner Porter explained before the vote that the agreement simply formalizes a “very, very” good working relationship with the Peru Fire Department. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept Building Inspector Brian Spelich’s 4th Quarter (2015) report which showed $21,000.00 in residential work. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the three tag day requests from the American Legion (5/28/16), Oglesby Firefighters Association (3/12/16 & 11/5/15) and LP Foundation (4/16/15). The motion was passed with the understanding that the standing rules (8 to noon; adults only) would be in place. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Commissioners & Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara noted that the council had approved the line of credit, saying that it was necessary because “expenses exceeded revenues” and called for a working meeting to bring the two (expenses and revenue) “closer together.”

Commissioner Carey told the audience about the IMUA scholarship that is available to Oglesby high school seniors.

Commissioner Yborra thanked the employees who worked on a water main break at Swift and Sunset the previous weekend, when temperatures were near zero.

Mayor Finley told the council that the newly re-formed Oglesby Business Association was up and going and had recently chosen officers. Finley said he looked forward to working with the group. He also told the council about several donations that were going to be used to purchase the wooden shed most recently used for Santa’s house.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 7:08 p.m. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, PORTER, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from the January 18, 2016, meeting. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY TO APPROVE THE INVOICES AS PRESENTED: USPS, $732.41; Lonna Berton, $100.00; AEA Inc., $5,850.00; Airgas, $30.81; Ameren, $183.22; Maurico Ardila, $247.14; ASK Enterprises, $3,342.00; Benefit Planning Consultants, $236.10; BSN Sports, $170.49; Call One, $2,455.36; Cintas First Aid, $79.28; Becky Clinard, $425.00; Communication Revolving Loan, $636.15; Dresbach Distributing, $232.75; Cathie Edens, $8.03; Emergency Medical Products, $566.45; Fastenal Company, $191.59; Feece Oil, $315.78; Mike Goskusky, $100.00; Grosenbach’s, $470.88; Health Alliance Medical Plans, $26,213.00; HyVee, $139.17; ID Networks, $1,995.00; Il Public Risk Fund, $6,188.00; Illini State Bank – Police Credit Card, $353.98; Intoximeters, $3,875.00; IPMA-HR, $590.00; John Deere Financial, $109.98; Julie, Inc., $808.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $65.94; Mautino Distributing, $6.25; Menards, $66.88; Mertel Gravel Co., $464.00; Elizabeth Mettille, $1,000.00; Motorola, $123.32; NAPA Auto Parts, $126.07; Overhead Door, $711.00; Paul Conway Shields, $876.30; Powerphone, $129.00; PTM Document Systems, $133.22; Sherwin Williams, $427.69; Springfield Electric, $449.96; St. Margaret’s Health, $242.00; Ambria Sumner, $216.14; Bradley Tunk, $193.08; University of Illinois, $639.00; USA Bluebook, $960.89; Wex Fleet Services, $2,144.35; Zoll Medical Corporation, $91.54; Total $66,268.70 AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 916-020116, Mutual Aid with Peru Firefighters. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to the Oglesby Baseball and Softball leagues to hold tag days, April 23 and 30 respectively. The motion was passed with the understanding that the standing rules (8 to noon; adults only) would be in place. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to grant permission to Girl Scouts of Illinois to sell cookies in front of Oglesby businesses. It was noted that the letter requested permission to sell cookies in front of Peru addresses. The council members noted that the Scouts must get permission from the store owners before they can sell in front of the store. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to donate $2,500 to the Central States Baseball tournament. Mayor Finley explained that the city has donated in the past and that the tournament brings in players and their families to Oglesby for the week-long tourney. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no comment from the public.

Commissioners & Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara briefly went over last month’s financial report and expressed his desire to see Oglesby apply for a solar farm site through the IMEA.

A MOTION WAS MADE AT 7:08 P.M. TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE DISCUSSION OF “the appointment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body” BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to resume the regular portion of the Oglesby City Council at 7:39 p.m. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:40 p.m. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the regular meeting minutes from the February 1, 2016, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER TO APPROVE THE INVOICES AS PRESENTED AFLAC, $35.90; Air One Equipment, $250.50; Airgas, $120.01; Arrow International, $250.10; Arrow Sales & Service, $198.00; Bound Tree Medical, $71.78; Brownstown Electrical Supply, $1,339.16; Comcast Cable, $151.84; Connecting Point, $310.00; D&M Landscaping, $650.00; Daley’ Super Service, $142.00;lDouble M Trucking, $350.00; Eagle Engraving, $52.00; Efficient Billing, $182.05; Emergency Medical Products, $676.34; Feece Oil, $988.34; Flags USA, $396.00; Foster Coach Sales, $290.02; Grainco FS, $8.03; Andrew Groleau, $195.00; Halm’s Auto Parts, $918.68; Hawkins, $1.191.20; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Illini State Bank, $43.70; Illinois Valley Cellular, $782.36; Illinois Valley Excavating, $600.00; IVCH, $85.00; John Senica Jr., $219.33; John’s Sales & Service, $1,027.83; Kendrick Pest Control, $185.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $185.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $338.94; Jason Mancini, $138.17; Marco, Inc., $1,314.04; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Menards, $487.53; Mertel Gravel Co., $331.00; MES/Global, $1,624.30; Midwest Mailing and Shipping, $1,341.00; Midwest Salt. $8,450.44; Morton Salt, $24,400.79; Dollar General, $215.65; MTCO, 286.74; NCICG, $800.00; NCPERS Group Life, $48.00; Oglesby Elks, $50.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $523.61; PDC Laboratories, $200.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $1,332.00; Republic Waste, $18,618.50; Riverstone Group, $604.95; Smith’s Sales and Service, $260.00; St. Margaret’s Hospital, $82.00; Staples Credit Plan, $73.98; Stevens Service Center, $454.00; TEST, Inc., $96.00; Joseph Torres-Gumuski, $185.70; US Bank, $500.00; USA Bluebook, $1,094.29; Utica Fire Protection District, $800.00; Vermeer Sales & Service, $1,460.11; Jim Vohs, $475.20; Water Products Co., $814.54; Zoll Medical, $326.44; Economic Development Corporation, $4,745.00. Total $84,550.93 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for comments on agenda items. Dorothy Debosik, a member of the city’s Plan Commission, asked why the Plan Commission wasn’t consulted about the bike path grant. Mayor Finley replied that the bike path was one of the items in the Comprehensive Plan which is written by the Plan Commission. He explained that it wasn’t necessary to bring the matter before the group.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place Ordinance No. 917-030716, Increases Hotel/Motel tax from 4% to 5%. Mayor Finley explained that the increase would bring the city’s rate in line with other local communities and allow the city to continue promotions and events to attract overnight visitors. Finley said that the ordinance would take effect July 1, 2016, to give the hotels time to adjust their recordkeeping. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to place Ordinance No. 918-030716, Sale of Property to Thomas and Beth Milby, on file. This ordinance will be the final step in selling the property known as the Jessen property to the neighbors, who then will tear down the dilapidated home. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to authorize $32,115 in additional emergency repairs to Well No. 4. Commissioner Yborra explained before the vote that the additional work would restore the well to 1976 levels, and it made sense to do the work now since the equipment was already in place. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, without a second to authorize the city to apply to be a site for a solar facility. Commissioner Rivara said the facility would provide temporary construction jobs and provide a “green” power source option to businesses locating in Oglesby. However, when quizzed by the other council members, Rivara had no specific information about costs or benefits to the city. Commissioner Carey, saying “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” asked why — if the application deadline was almost a year ago — Rivara was bringing it before the council now and questioned his authority to do so. Rivara said that he was the IMEA representative, to which Carey replied “for now.” When Rivara asked what he meant, Carey did not respond. Commissioner Porter said he would support whatever the electric commissioner (Carey) supported. Yborra read from the application a list of “big cost” items that the “member city shall provide,” saying that’s why he wouldn’t second the motion or approve the application. Rivara told the other council members that if “you don’t want to second it, you people bear it.” THE MOTION DIED FOR LACK OF A SECOND.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA to require council approval for any expenditure over $2,500 except in the case of an emergency. Rivara said the city must get its spending under control. A sometimes-heated discussion followed with Carey, Yborra, and Porter contending that they had initiated cost-cutting measures in their departments and taking offense to the implication that they hadn’t. Carey told Rivara that the only way to cut costs was “to cut people and cut services,” and he couldn’t see anyone on the council being in favor of that. Yborra went through a list of recent tax and rate increases, saying that he was not in favor of “putting more burden” on the taxpayer. “I don’t support it and I won’t second it,” he said. He challenged Rivara to present specific ideas to cut costs. THE MOTION DIED FOR LACK OF A SECOND.

The discussion then turned to the river access landing, with Rivara suggesting that the park be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mayor Finley said that those decisions hadn’t been made yet and would be made in consultation with the park board and parks director. Finley said that he wouldn’t be doing any more work in the area until the state funding is restored.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve a request from the Girl Scouts to sell cookies door-to-door. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED

The mayor then opened the floor for comments on any topic. Jason Curran, an Oglesby resident, asked how many permanent jobs the solar facility would bring to the city. The answer was none, but Rivara said that the facility gave businesses looking to locate in Oglesby a “green” power alternative.

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Commissioner Yborra said the city was recently recognized by American Waterworks for 100 years of providing water to the city’s residents.

Mayor Finley then announced a public hearing for the bike path grant on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 5:15 p.m.; a special meeting of the city council to follow at 5:30 and a Monday, Feb. 29, meeting of the Park Board.

A MOTION WAS MADE AT 7:32 P.M. TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE DISCUSSION OF “the appointment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body” BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to resume the regular portion of the Oglesby City Council at 7:39 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBOPRRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to instruct Attorney Andreoni to petition to intervene in a line of duty disability pension hearing. AYES; CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:40 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016, A5 5:30 P.M.

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

The Mayor opened the floor to the public for comments. There were none.

Commissioner Rivara started the discussion on departmental updates by asking each commissioner to begin thinking about the FY17 budget and their departmental needs.

Commissioner Yborra updated the council on the repairs to Well No. 4, saying that they were able to push through the debris to 2074 feet, which is even deeper than they had hoped for. He said he was in the process of getting estimates to replace the roof at the waste water treatment plant, noting that he expected the costs to come in between $13,000 and $15,000. He said the roof could possibly be paid for out of TIF funds or the Sewer Fund.

Mayor Finley then asked the council to review the copies of the Risk Assessment Report prepared by the city’s insurance company and work on the items that pertain to their departments. Finley noted that the city had had the report since July of 2014, but yet only a handful of the items had been addressed. He noted that the biggest and most immediate concern was having an employee handbook in place. He passed out a copy of a handbook similar to one used by the City of Sullivan, which is also a commission type of government and asked each council member to look through it. He noted it was “a pretty good start,” to having one done. He asked the commissioners to let the Clerk’s office know of any progress on the items relating to their respective departments.

Finley said next that he would like the city to consider addressing the rental properties in town, noting that some absent landlords’ properties have become not only eyesores, but “decrepit inside and out.” Finley said his hope was to “get the city looking better,” and pointed to the success the City of LaSalle has in cleaning up rental properties. Finley said that “something needs to be done.” He said his goal was to have the properties inspected and “up to code.” He asked the commissioners to review the LaSalle ordinance and let him know what they thought.

Attorney Andreoni said that the city needed to be careful and remember that, as a home-rule community, LaSalle may have different powers than Oglesby. Andreoni asked that a copy of the ordinance be given to him so that he might look it over.

Finley said that there were many buildings that needed to be “fixed and repaired” and that it was time to “start cleaning up the area.”

Lastly, Finley asked the commissioners to start giving some thought to the upcoming fiscal year and their department’s upcoming projects, equipment purchases and improvements. Finley said the city needed to put a budget together and start prioritizing projects.

He then said that he had been approached by John Vezzetti of Bernardi Securities about refinancing the 2010A Bonds. The bonds are paid off in 2021, but if refinanced, the city could save between $10,000 and $12,000 a year in interest.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 5:53 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to resume the regular portion of the meeting at 6:27 p.m. AYES; CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING RESUMED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 6:29 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

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

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the regular meeting minutes from the February 16, 2016, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER TO APPROVE THE INVOICES AS PRESENTED Horizon House Foundation, $40.00; IMEA, $235,443.55; Mike Margis, $175.00; Chicago Title Company, $728.00; City of Oglesby, $117.26; Kelly Sauder, $6,850.00; USPS. $737.12; Tom Argubright, $100; AEA, Inc., $4,200.00; Ameren IP, $375.22; Anixter, $1,916.20; ASK Enterprises, $149.70; Beal Law Office, $1,180.00; Brownstown Electrical, $617.80; Call One, $2,354.44; Cintas First Aid, $78.36; Comcast Cable, $69.95; Communication Revolving Loan Fund, $636.15; Communications Direct, $73.40; Daley’s, $60.00; Danielle Devera, $79.24; Dresbach Distributing, $277.70; Eagle Chemical Co., $1,477.12; Efficient Billing Systems, $4,078.15; Emergency Medical Products, $1,297.11; Fastenal, $103.12; Feece Oil, $1.274.16; First Impression, $705.50;Foster Coach Sales, $477.25; Michael Goskusky, $30.00; Halm’s Auto Parts, $331.47; Hawkins, $702.25; Health Alliance, $36,324.40; Brenda Hill, $151.94; Ashley Huss, $126.53; Il Public Risk Fund, $16,604.00; IRBY Electric, $86.64; IVCH, $12.96; John Senica Jr., $1,015.65; Terry Kamnikar, $865.79; Kendrick Pest Control, $105.00; King Tire, $150.00; Knoblauch Advertising, $2,028.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $644.50; Mautino Distributing, $49.00; Maze Lumber, $31.02; MCS Advertising, $1,997.00; Menards, $1,492.28; Mertel Gravel, $598.51; Midwest Mailing, $76.54; NCPERS, $48.00; Oglesby Elks, $61.50; Quad City Electric, $472.50; Ray O’Herron, $556.69; Allied Waste, $18,618.50; RK Graphics, $125.00; Benedict Roman, $172.85; TJ Schoonover, $100.00; Sherwin Williams Co., $75.68; TEST, $84.00; Jeremy Terzick, $49.72; USPS, $225.00; Universal, $1,061.48; James Vohs, $302.40; WEX Fleet Services, $1,813.67; Worldpoint ECC, $284.97; Comcast Cable, $158.80; NewsTribune, $72.45; Il Dept. of Public Health, $75.00 Total $354,656.34 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for comments on agenda items. There were no comments from the audience.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 917-030716, Increases Hotel/Motel tax from 4% to 5%. Mayor Finley said this brings us in line with other local communities. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 918-030716, Sale of Property to Thomas and Beth Milby, on file. This ordinance will be the final step in selling the property known as the Jessen property to the neighbors, who have agreed to tear down the dilapidated home. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place Ordinance No. 919-032116, which extends the farmland lease with Jack Mills for another year, on file. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place Ordinance No. 920-032116, Intergovernmental Agreement with IVCC for the use of the baseball fields, on file. Mayor Finley explained that the college pays the city $2,750 for the season. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to allow the Illinois Valley Youth Football League to hold a tag day on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 8 a.m. to noon. The regular rules apply. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The mayor then opened the floor for comments on any topic. Tony Dennett asked about the bridge closing on Ed Hand Highway. Finley told him that the last he’d heard, the county was waiting on steel, which was expected to arrive in “late April, early May,”

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Commissioner Yborra said that repairs to Well No. 4 were complete and the plan was to start pumping from the well Wednesday or Thursday. The required testing will be done before the well is brought back online. He also announced that the city would soon be flushing hydrants and told residents that if the water from their tap became rusty, to run the water until it ran clear. He also said the city would be sending out a survey to each water customer soon as required by Homeland Security. He urged residents to fill out the simple survey and return it to city hall. The survey will help identify possible “cross connection” issues. Commissioner Rivara asked if this was related to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. It is not, said Yborra.

Mayor Finley updated the council on the sale of patriotic banners, saying that the project had had “great turnout” and that 93 banners had been sold.

A MOTION WAS MADE AT 7:12 P.M. TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION “to review executive session minutes from January 5, 2015, to November 18, 2015, BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to resume the regular portion of the Oglesby City Council at 7:26 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING RESUMED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to release executive session minutes from January 5, 2015, to November 18, 2015, for public review. AYES; CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 7:27 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Monday, April 4, 2016, Agenda

March 31, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, APRIL 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 March 21, 2016, regular meeting

  5. Approval of invoices submitted for payment

  6. Public Comment on any topic

  7. Commissioners’ Reports

  8. Mayor’s Report

  9. Adjournment

    Posted this 1st day of April, 2016.

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

IVCH Medical Clinic

March 19, 2016 by City Clerk  
Filed under From the Mayor's Desk

Instead of driving the 10 minutes to Peru, patients can get top care right in town.

Instead of driving the 10 minutes to Peru, patients can get top care right in town.

IVCH Oglesby Medical Clinic
520 W. Walnut St., Oglesby

It wasn’t long ago that folks in Oglesby needed to travel across the river to receive care through Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

But in 2007, IVCH brought the care to them in the form of Oglesby Medical Clinic.

“The hospital saw a need for a primary care office in Oglesby and so made the decision to put up a medical office building there,” says Gene Vogelgesang, public relations director at IVCH. “We saw a need in the community and we decided to fill it.”

Now, instead of driving even the 10 minutes to Peru to see a provider there, patients can get top care right in town, echoes office manager Kaitlyn Yepsen.

“But,” she adds, “this isn’t your typical family practice.”

Newest member of the team, Patricia Orozco, PA-C

Newest member of the team, Patricia Orozco, PA-C

Indeed, the office has seen only growth since its start and has recently added physicians assistant Patricia Orozco to the already strong staff of family practice physicians Kelly DeBoer and David O’Donnel.

With that kind of depth and breadth of expertise, drawing as well from the resources across the river, Yepsen says the Oglesby Medical Clinic is able to offer services other practices do not.

Dr. O’Donnell specializes in both osteopathic manipulations and dermatology; in fact, many biopsies can be performed right in the Oglesby office. O’Donnell also partners with the Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics (at the YMCA in Peru) to offer care to concussion patients, helping area athletes to return to the game after concussion injuries. Of course, the Oglesby Medical Clinic tends, too, to the general care of its patients, from babies to seniors.

Kelly DeBoer, MD and David O'Donnel, DO

Kelly DeBoer, MD and David O

“IVCH’s place in the community, I think, is demonstrated by our name,” says Vogelgesang.

“We’re Illinois Valley Community Hospital. And we’re here to help the local people.”
And help they have, even outside the clinic walls. The hospital, Vogelgesang says, helps with every fundraiser Holy Family and Oglesby Public Schools have. The IVCH foundation also donated a defibrillator to the public schools. Meanwhile, IVCH has perennially been the biggest supporter of Kids Party in the Park, a much-beloved part of Oglesby’s ever-growing Summer Fun Fest.

(Photos by James Krancic, Vermillion River Photography.)

Agenda for March 21, 2016

March 19, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, MARCH 21, 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 February 24, 2016, special meeting

  5. Approval of Minutes from the March 7, 2016, regular meeting

  6. Approval of invoices submitted for payment

  7. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

  8. Ordinance No. 919-032116, Farmland Lease Agreement with Jack Mills

  9. Ordinance No. 920-032116, Intergovernmental Agreement with IVCC, baseball fields.

  10. Request from the Oglesby Ambulance Association for a tag day, Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to noon

  11. Donation request from Oglesby Elks for State Golf Tourney

  12. Public Comment on any topic

  13. Commissioners’ Reports

  14. Mayor’s Report

  15. Adjournment

    Posted this 18th day of March, 2016.

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for Monday, March 7, 2016

March 4, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, MARCH 7, 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 February 1, 2016, regular meeting

  5. Approval of invoices submitted for payment

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items Only

  7. Ordinance No. 917-030716, Increases Hotel/Motel Tax from 4% to 5%

  8. Ordinance No. 918-030716, Sale of Property to Thomas and Beth Milby (Jessen Property)

  9. Ordinance No. 919-032116, Farmland Lease Agreement with Jack Mills

  10. Ordinance No. 920-032016, Intergovernmental Agreement with IVCC, baseball fields.

  11. Request from IVYFL to host a tag day

  12. Public Comment on any topic

  13. Commissioners’ Reports

  14. Mayor’s Report

  15. Executive Session to review executive session minutes from January 5, 2015, to November 18, 2015.

  16. Release Executive Session minutes

  17. Adjournment

    Posted this 4th day of March, 2016.

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk