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Minutes from the September 6, 2016, Council Meeting

September 30, 2016 by bclinard  
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A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the meeting minutes from the August 15, 2016, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY TO APPROVE THE INVOICES AS PRESENTED: AEA, $1,500.00; Aflac, $35.90; Baldin’s Garage, $1,546.34; Beal Law Office, $550.00; Brownlee Data Systems, $1,380.00; Bureau County Republican, $478.00; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $48.10; Comcast Cable, $69.90; Connecting Point, $907.00; Cosgrove Distributors, $314.80; Dixon Ottawa Communications, $183.40; Dollar General, $115.30; Dornik Auto Body, $130.00; Dresbach Distributing, $187.75; Cathie Edens, $16.70; Emergency Medical Products, $280.20; Fastenal, $113.28; Feece Oil, $1,001.45; Robert Ghighi, $85.99; Grainco Fs, $521.78; Graphic Electronics, $75.00; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $520.20; Halm’s Auto Parts, $424.68; Hawkins Inc, $1,206.50; Holloway’s Portable Restrooms, $520.00; Hopkins & Associates, $10,480.00; IL Municipal Electric Agency Revenue Fund, $310,082.69; ILEAS, $60.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, $775.36; Illinois Valley Food & Deli, $300.29; IVCH, $65.00; John Pohar & Sons, $238.00; John Senica Jr, $476.72; Kendrick Pest Control, $185.00; Robert Kuhar, $300.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $864.77; Brianna Lucas, $110.56; Marco Inc, $299.00; Maze Lumber, $74.79; Menards, $447.96; Mertel Gravel, $515.63; MTCO, $155.87; NCPERS Group Life Ins, $48.00; News Tribune, $622.60; Oglesby 911, $4,638.95; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $50.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $334.02; Pantagraph, $1,566.00; Perona Peterlin Anderoni & Brolley, $2,400.87; Pomp’s Tire & Service, $285.31; Republic Services, $19,068.50; Revere Electric, $810.42; Riverstone Group, $6,532.03; Rockford Register Star, $750.00; Shaw Media, $730.00; Smith’s Sales & Service, $596.00; Springfield Electric Supply, $61.94; Staples Credit, $549.66; Steven’s Service Center, $309.00; Sunrise Supply, $155.97, T.E.S.T., $96.00; USA Bluebook, $547.68; Utility Equipment Co, $1,129.00; WLPO/WAJK/WKOT Radio, $1,062.00; Fletcher-Reinhardt, $1,300.00; Republic Services, $975.00, Illini State Bank-Visa, $628.40; IL Dept Of Innovation and Technology, $636.15; TOTAL: $383,668.85 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no comment from the public on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY, to approve the purchase of a new squad car for the police department using Impound Fee Funds. The new vehicle costs $28,650.00 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY, to place Ordinance No. 933-091916, Authorizes the Issuance of GO Bonds, Series 2016, on file. Mayor Finley said that refinancing the bonds would save the city between $40,000 to $60,000. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept the 2016 Summer Fun Fest report and approve the 2017 dates (July 6-9). Mayor Finley told the council that the event itself had made more than $30,000. The parade, a new component of the week-long celebration, came at a cost of almost $16,000. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY, to approve the request from the Oglesby Knights of Columbus to hold their Sept. 17th, AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor for comments from the public.

Oglesby resident Jason Curran asked the council about connecting solar panels unto the city’s electric system. Commissioner Rivara said that there were ordinances addressing that and net metering.

Drew Merriman complained about lawn mowers operating on city streets.

Commissioner and Mayor reports:

Commissioner Carey told the council he felt that some people were taking advantage of the city’s branch chipping policy, putting large piles of branches on the berms on days other than those designated by the electric department.

Commissioner Porter told the council that the fire department had received a grant for more than $59,000 for equipment.

Andy Washelesky updated the council in Commissioner Yborra’s absence on the progress of the street projects on Portland and First Streets.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, and performance or dismissal of a specific employee or legal counsel for the public body” and “pending or probable litigation.” At 7:15 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to resume the regular city council meeting at 7:47 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant a severance package of $1,000 plus owed holiday and vacation days to the three fulltime dispatchers who were let go when IVRD took over dispatcher duties. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA, to adjourn at 7:50 p.m.

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

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

September 30, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 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 September 19, 2016, meeting

  5. Approval of Bills as Presented

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items only

  7. Ordinance No. 935-100316, Authorizes Electronic Attendance at Council Meetings

  8. Public Comment on any topic

  9. Commissioners’ Reports

  10. Mayor’s Report

  11. Adjournment

    Posted this 30th day of September, 2016

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Monday, August 15, 2016, Minutes

September 15, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 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.

Representatives from Cookie Kingdom –Cliff Shephard, Nina Sauter and Lori LaBarr — told the council about their recent experiences, including participation in the Honor our Heroes banner program and the Summer Fun Fest parade. The group said that the long-time Oglesby company “wants to be involved – have a presence” in Oglesby. The company runs several cookie sales throughout the year, benefitting different causes and would like to hold a cookie sale in April for the Oglesby Pool. A date has not been decided upon yet but will be announced in the future.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY TO APPROVE THE INVOICES AS PRESENTED: AEA INC, $1,500.00; AFLAC, $35.90; Baldin’s Garage, $1546.34; Beal Law Office LTD, $550.00; Brownlee Data Systems, $1,380.00; Bureau County Republican, $478.00; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $48.10; Comcastcable, $69.90; Connecting Point, $907.00; Cosgrove Distributors, $314.80; Dixon Ottawa Comm INC, $183.40; Dollar General-Charged Sales, $115.30; Dornik Auto Body, $130.00; Dresbach Distributing, $187.75; Cathie Edens, $16.70; Emergency Medical Products, $280.28; Fastenal Company, $113.28; Feece Oil Co., $1,001.45; Robert Ghighi, $85.99; Grainco FS INC, $521.78; Graphic Electronics INC., $75.00; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $520.20; Halm’s Auto Parts, $424.68; Hawkins INC, $1,206.50; Holloway’s Portable Restroom, $520.00; Hopkins & Associates, $10,480.00; IL Mun Elec Agency Revenue Fun., $310,082.69; ILEAS, $60.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, $775.36; Illinois Valley Food & Deli, $300.29; IVCH, $65.00; John Pohar & Sons INC., $238.00; John Senica Jr., $4476.72; Kendrick Pest Control INC., $185.00; Robert Kuhar, $300.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $864.77; Brianna Lucas, $110.56; Marco INC., $299.00; Maze Lumber, $74.79; Menards, $447.96; Mertel Gravel Co., $515.63; MTCO, $155.87; NCPERS Group Life INS., $48.00; Newstribune, $622.60; Oglesby 911, $4,638.95; Oglesby Elks Lodge #2360, $50.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $334.02; Pantagraph, $1,566.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,400.87; Pomp’s Tire-Peru, $285.31; Republic Services – Allied Waste, $19,068.50; Revere Electric, $810.42; Riverstone Group INC., $6,532.03; Rockford Register Star, $750.00; Shaw Media, $730.00; Smith’s Sales and Service, $596.00; Springfield Electric Supply, $61.94; Staples Credit Plan, $549.66; Stevens Service Center, $309.00; Sunrise Supply, $155.97; T.E.S.T INC., $96.00; USA Bluebook, $547.68; Utility Equipment Co., $1,129.00; WLPO/WAJK/WKOT Radio, $1,062.00; Fletcher-Reinhardt Co., $1300.00; Republic Services – Allied Waste, $975.00; Illini State Bank- Visa, $628.40; IL Dept. of Innovation and Tech., $636.15 TOTAL: $383,668.85. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no comment from the public on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA, TO ADOPT Ordinance

No. 932-081516, Jail Agreement with Peru. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA, to name Mayor Finley, Police Chief Jim Knoblauch, Fire Chief Ron Popurella and Commissioner Tom Porter to the IVRDC board. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to appointment Ruth Baldin as city treasurer. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to donate $200 to the Voluntary Action Center. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Commissioner and Mayor reports:

Commissioner Rivara said he was looking forward to working with the new treasurer.

Commissioner Yborra told the council that the two street projects were likely to start next week.

Commissioner Porter discussed the changes coming to the Oglesby Police Department as of Sept. 1.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:12 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, Agenda

September 15, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 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 September 6, 2016, meeting

  5. Approval of Bills as Presented

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items only

  7. Ordinance No. 933-091916, Authorizes Issuance of GO Bonds, Series 2016

  8. Ordinance No. 934-091916, Adopts Prisoner Services Reimbursement Rates

  9. Accept Letter of Resignation from Chuck Swanson, Plan Commission

  10. Appoint Jason Curran, Plan Commission

  11. Request for Police Assistance by Holy Family School for Oct. 1 Run/Walk

  12. Public Comment on any topic

  13. Commissioners’ Reports

  14. Mayor’s Report

  15. Adjournment

    Posted this 16th day of September, 2016

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

MInutes from the August 1, 2016 Meeting

September 2, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 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 RIVARA to approve the meeting minutes from the July 18, 2016, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY TO APPROVE THE INVOICES AS PRESENTED: City of Oglesby (petty cash), $65.04; AG Industrial Supply, $907.50; US Treasury, $67.27; USPS, $716.42; Airgas, $30.28; Ameren IP, $230.48; ASK Enterprises, $271.36; Avanti Tools & Accessories, $25.00; BPC, $242.00; Brownstown Electrical Supply, $3,048.80; Call One, $354.40; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $29.29; Collection Professionals, $171.22; Connecting Point, $310.00; D&M Landscaping, $650.00; Daley’s Super Service, $39.12; Days Inn, $580.24; Dornik Auto Body, $150.00; Dresbach Distributing, $207.45; Cathie Edens, $379.33; Efficient Billing Systems, $3,016.01; Emergency Medical Products, $492.48; Ficek Electric, $723.58; Flags USA, $384.00; Fletcher-Reinhardt, $1,300.00; Fletcher-Reinhardt, $1,021.55; Granico, $56.80; Hawkins, $791.61; Health Alliance, $33,795.00; Illinois Public Risk Fund, $6,188.00; Illini State Bank, Police VISA, $116.06; Jack’s Service & Gas, $60.00; Journal Star, $922.68; Kathleen Payne, $13.95; Kittilson’s Garage, $6,083.22; Knoblauch Advertising, $456.50; LaSalle Office Supply, $170.25; Josh Margowski, $13.48; Mautino Distributing, $18.75; Mcconnaughhay & Sons, $654.85; Menards, $925.89; Mertel Gravel, $326.25; Midwest Mailing, $176.16; Janice Moore, $90.74; Paulette Moriarty, $500.00; Motorola, $123.32; Rental Pros, $1,443.94; Revere Electric, $194.01; Sisler’s Dairy Products, $760.00; Smart Source, $2,379.92;l Springfield Electric Supply, $40.90; USPS. $215.00; Universal, $1,350.80; USA Bluebook, $118.04; Utility Equipment Co., $2,439.63; Vortex Technologies, $1,240.00; Richard Watts, $113.91; Wex Fleet Services, $3,786.21. TOTAL: $80,978.69. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no comment from the public on agenda items.

A representative from Ax Church told the council about the group’s service project in LaSalle, Peru and Oglesby. Six churches supplied 220 volunteers to take on 18 projects in the area. In Oglesby, the group painted and did light landscaping work at the library, sanded and stained the deck at McPhedran Park and painted the chain link fence and the lines on the tennis/basketball courts as well as giving all of the equipment a fresh coat of paint. He encouraged the council to think ahead to next year and projects that the group could complete, noting that this year he had more volunteers than needed. The council thanked him for his efforts.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adopt Ordinance No. 931-080216, Agreement with the Fire Protection District. This agreement was placed on file at the last meeting and increases the fees paid by the district to Oglesby by $2,000 a year starting in 2017. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to place Ordinance No. 932-081516, Jail Agreement, on file. Commissioner Porter apologized to the council for the rush in getting the ordinance placed on file, but noted that the agreement needed to be signed by September 1, 2016, when the regional dispatch center goes live. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY, to place Building Inspector Brian Spelich’s 2nd quarter report that showed $421,685.00 in new projects. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to donate $500 to the Cruisin’ for Cancer car show. The city has supported this effort for many years and the money is used to buy the trophies awarded at the show. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the request by Save The Oglesby Pool to hold a tag day Saturday, August 6, from 8 a.m. to noon. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to Starved Rock Runners to use the streets for their annual Turkey Trot and to provide assistance from both the police and street departments for traffic control at the race. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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

A resident who lives on the corner of Maple and Magnal Avenues told the council that the city had removed the curb when resurfacing the street and that has resulted in cars and trucks driving through her yard, coming very close to her home. She showed photos of tire tracks of a truck that had driven through the yard that day. Commissioner Yborra said that he would address the matter and have “the street guys take care of it.”

Commissioner and Mayor reports:

Commissioner Yborra told the council that the two street projects were likely to start next week.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:17 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

_____________________________

Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

September 2, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 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 August 15, 2016, meeting

  5. Approval of Bills as Presented

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items only

  7. Approve the Purchase of a New Police Squad Car ($28,650)

  8. Place on file Ordinance No. 933-091916, Authorizes Issuance of GO Bonds, Series 2016

  9. Report on 2016 Summer Fun Fest Financials and Approve Dates for 2017

  10. Request from Knights of Columbus for Sept. 17th Annual Tootsie Roll Drive

  11. Public Comment on any topic

  12. Commissioners’ Reports

  13. Executive Session to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of a specific employee or legal counsel for the public body” and “pending or probable litigation”

  14. Severance Package for 3 Fulltime Dispatchers

  15. Mayor’s Report

  16. Adjournment

    Posted this 2nd day of September, 2016

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk