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Minutes from the December 5, 2016, Meeting

December 29, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 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 minutes from the November 21, 2016, regular meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: Heartland Bank & Trust Co., $595,931.25; Air One Equipment Inc., $125.00; Airgas USA, LLC, $3.41; Ameren IP, $1,486.79; Apple Press, $360.00; Arrow International INC, $125.03; Ask Enterprises, $1,054.80, Beal Law Office LTD, $3,000.00; Benefit Planning Consultants, $230.20; BHMG Engineers, $96.00; Brain R. Billard, $13,420.75; Brownstown Electric Supply, $3,666.37; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $38.53; Comastcable, $69.90; Connecting Point, $1,498.00; Dresbach Distributing, $295.40; Emergency Medical Products, $1,359.10; Environmental Safety Inc., $762.00; Fastenal Company, $34.39; Feece Oil Co., $1,027.08; Halm’s Auto Parts, $615.96; Hawkins Inc., $811.30; Hennepin Marine, $4.64; Hy-Vee, $128.53; IL Dept. of Innovation and Tech., $636.15; IL Municipal League, $450.00; IVCC, $322.63; Illini State Bank- Police CC., $6.49; Illinois Valley Excavating, $525.00; Inman Electric, $342.04; IVCH, $4.68; John’s Service & Sales, $499.46; Kittilson’s Garage, $5,346.53; LaSalle Office Supply, $411.58; L-P Township High School, $874.37; Mautino Distributing, $25.00; Menards, $519.91; Mississippi Valley Pump, $4,395.30; Nathaniel Mooberry, $95.04; Motorola, $129.69; NCPERS Group Insurance, $48.00; NewsTribune, $144.00; Oglesby Grade School, $1,137.62; Oscar’s Automotive, $359.87; Republic Services- Allied Waste, $18,618.50; SBK Inc., $32,376.99; Senica Interstate Towing, $375.00; Smart Source, $2,342.40; Rodney Thomson, $250.00; USA Bluebook, $116.61; Wex Fleet Services, $2,886.95; Zamin Insurance Agency, $150.00; Zoll Medical Corporation, $123.71; Total: $699,657.95 AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to the public for comments on agenda items, there were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place Ordinance No. 938-121916, Travel Expenses, on file. Attorney Andreoni explained that this ordinance was in response to state mandate about how public boards report travel expenses. Andreoni explained that the ordinance sets the maximum rates for reimbursement for employee and official travel. He also said that anytime an expense is greater than the maximum rate set in the ordinance, the city must approve the expense by a roll call vote. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place Ordinance No. 939-121916, FY17 Tax Levy on file. Andreoni explained that the city kept the levy increase below the 5 percent mark to avoid the need for a public hearing. He also discussed auditor Joel Hopkin’s recommendations for where the increase should be applied in the levy. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file Ordinance No. 940-121916, which abates the Taxes for the Series 2013 Bond. Andreoni explained that if the city didn’t abate the taxes, taxpayers would see an increase in their tax bills. The bonds are paid for with alternate revenue source (TIF funds). AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file Ordinance No. 941-121916, which abates the Taxes for the Series 2010A Bonds,.AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file Ordinance No. 942-121916, which abates the Taxes for the Series 2010B Bonds. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place the city personnel policy on file. The ordinance was discussed in May, but never passed. Commissioner Rivara asked about medical marijuana and drug tests. Mayor Finley told him that marijuana was still a federal offense and that anyone with a CDL who tested positive for marijuana would lose their CDL. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept with regret, the resignation of Ken Sienza from the Police Pension Board. Sienza has served on the board since its inception. Porter asked that a thank you be sent to Sienza for his service. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then asked for comments from the public. There were none.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Yborra reminded residents that there is no parking on city streets after 2 inches of snowfall until the roads has been cleared by city crews.

Commissioner Porter read a letter from out-going state’s attorney Brian Towne praising the Oglesby Police Department’s handling of the Bradley French murder investigation. Towne called the department’s efforts “good police work.”

Mayor Finley reminded residents of Santa’s visit to downtown on Friday, Dec. 9th, from 5 to 7 p.m.

A MOTION WAS MADE AT 7:31 P.M. BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA, to adjourn. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

Agenda for the Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Meeting

December 29, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017 @ 7:00 P.M.

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

  1. Opening of Meeting

  2. Roll Call

  3. Pledge of Allegiance

  4. Approval of Minutes from the December 19, 2016, Meeting

  5. Approval of Bills as Presented

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items only

  7. Place on File Ordinance No. 944-011617, Authorizes a Line Credit of up to $700,000 with Illini State Bank.

  8. Authorize the Application for an Administrative Search Warrant (Balzarini property)

  9. Public Comment on any Topic

  10. Commissioners’ Reports

  11. Mayor’s Report

  12. Adjournment

    Posted this 30th day of December, 2016

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for the December 19, 2016, Meeting

December 15, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, DECEMBER 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 December 5, 2016, Meeting

  5. Approval of Bills as Presented

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items only

  7. Ordinance No. 938-121916, Travel Expenses

  8. Ordinance No. 939-121916, Tax Levy

  9. Ordinance No. 940-121916, Abates Taxes for Series 2013 Bonds

  10. Ordinance No. 941-121916, Abates Taxes for Series 2010A Bonds

  11. Ordinance No. 942-121916, Abates Taxes for Series 2010B Bonds

  12. Ordinance No. 943-121916, Adopts Certain Personnel Policies

  13. Request from Oglesby Girl Scouts to solicit door-to-door/annual cookie sale

  14. Refer request from Luke Ferrari for a zoning variance to Zoning Board of Appeals

  15. Public Comment on any Topic

  16. Commissioners’ Reports

  17. Mayor’s Report

  18. Adjournment

    Posted this 16th day of December, 2016

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Minutes from the November 7, 2016, City Council Meeting

December 2, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 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 minutes from the October 11, 2016, special meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the minutes from the October 17, 2016, special 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: Advanced Asphalt, $52,793.69; AEA, $2,500.00; AFLAC, $35.90; Airgas USA, $3.30; Altec Industries, $169.34; Ameren IP, $183.42; Anixter, $93.06; Apple Press, $130.00; Arrow International, $125.03; Arrow Sales & Service, $60.00; ASK Enterprises, $2,872.00; Batteries & Things, $35.99; Benefit Planning Consultants, $247.90; BHMG Engineers, $99.90; Bound Tree Medical, $98.74; Call One, $2,823.53; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $31.67; CMS LESO, $300.00; Comcast Cable, $79.40; Complete Integration & Service, $1,820.62; Connecting Point; $332.38; De’Vine Floral Designs, $97.60; Cathie Edens, $41.88; Efficient Billing Systems, $899.59; Katherine Elvin, $1,061.58; Emergency Medical Products, $1,003.13; Fastenal, $163.09; Feece Oil, $1,626.64; Ficek Electric, $585.86; Foster Coach Sales, $358.53; Melissa Girton, $189.88; Grainger, $1,122.04; Kelly Graybill, $232.92; Halm’s Auto Parts, $715.54; Hawkins, $1,054.50; Health Alliance Medical Plans, $28,407.00; Holloway’s Portable Restroom, $75.00; Hopkins & Associates, $1,500.00; Il Department of Revenue, $113.57; Il Fire & Police Commissioners, $375.00; Il Public Risk Fund, $6,188.00; Il Valley Regional Dispatch, $18,946.68; Illini State Bank Visa-Police, $588.45; Illinois Valley Cellular, $775.27; Illinois Valley Food & Deli, $17.80; Inman Electric Co, $3,256.01; IVCH, $7.24; John Senica Jr., $276.83; Kendrick Pest Control, $105.00; King Tire, $80.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $488.90; Knoblauch Advertising, $978.64; LaSalle Office Supply, $121.25; Love’s Travel Center, $54,393.25; Martin Equipment of Il, $199.46; Jean Martin, $1,061.58; Mautino Distributing, $18.75; Menards, $517.92; Mertel Gravel, $675.94; MJ Track Works, $14,590.00; Motorola, $129.69; MTCO, $150.87; Municipal Code Corp., $900.00; Napa Auto Parts, $7.42; NCPERS Group Life Ins, $48.00; News Tribune, $2,565.50; Holly Ode, $249.37; Oglesby Municipal Band, $1,860.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $134.99; Patten Industries, $459.59; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni & Brolley, $2,331.00; Pomp’s Tire, $325.89; Eric Reishus, $1,061.58; Margaret Reishus, $530.79; Marline Reishus, $530.79; Paul Reishus, $1,061.58; Republic Services, $18,618.50; Rescue Direct, $200.80; Rush Power Systems, $3,608.41; Jamie Schmitz, $300.00; Smith’s Sales & Service, $125.00; St. Margaret’s Hospital, $40.00; Staples Credit Plan, $140.30; Stevens Service Center, $235.25; Stryker Sales Corporation, $453.80; Studstill Media, $600.00; TEST, $96.00; Tonica Nurseries, $400.00; Universal Inc., $1,499.28; USA Bluebook, $3,758.06; Wex Fleet Services, $3,045.18; John White, $233.54; Wire Mesh Corporation, $21,754.67; Michael Wrobleski, $30.00; Frank Zeller, $55.27; Andi Bjerkaas, $74.44; Tom Porter, $184.99; Standard Insurance, $3,712.60 TOTAL $279,320.14 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to the public for comments on agenda items, there were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY Carey to place FY16 Audit on file. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Commissioner Rivara then asked Attorney Andreoni to explain the auditor’s recommendation that the city transfer funds from the proprietary funds to the general fund. Andreoni told the council that the city has been “borrowing” money from the other funds for years to cover the deficit in the General Fund. He explained that this is not unusual, but that the auditor suggested that the transfers be made permanent to clean up the financial statements and more accurately reflect the city’s financial condition. Commissioner Yborra said he felt it should be noted that the old auditor had never mentioned the need to make the transfers permanent.


A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to transfer $1.2 million from the Electric Fund: $650,000 from the Sewer Fund; and $$65,000 from the Sanitation Fund for a total of $1,915,000, on the recommendation of the auditor, Joel Hopkins. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 936-110716, Prohibits the Possession of Cannabis and Drug Paraphernalia. Attorney Andreoni explained that the ordinance was necessary after the state decriminalized possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana. The ordinance will allow the city to charge persons with the offense. It will also enable those charged to take advantage of the city’s compromise $75 fine settlement. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to place Ordinance No. 937-110716, Approves Execution of a Meter Wireless Distribution Facilities License Agreement. Andreoni explained that Ameren had requested the agreement in order to place transmitters on the city’s electric poles. This agreement has been approved by Verbal Blakely, the city’s electrical engineer and John Zulkowsky, the Electric Department superintendent. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then presented information on the renewal of the city’s health and ancillary insurances. A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to renew insurance coverage with Health Alliance and Standard Insurance companies. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA, to renew the city’s general liability, cyber and workman’s comp insurances with the Illinois Municipal Insurance Cooperative. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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

Tony Dennett asked if the leaf vacuuming would be extended another week or two since the leaves were just now beginning to fall. Commissioner Yborra said that he expected a lot of the leaves would fall in the next two weeks. Yborra did not anticipate the need to extend the service and noted that he was hesitant to extend the leaf vacuuming because it could overlap with snowplowing.

Tom Collins told the council he found the practice of collecting funds at the four quarters “a nuisance” and that “someone’s going to get hurt.” Collins said he was driving through town Saturday and almost hit two persons because they weren’t paying attention to oncoming traffic.

Commissioner and Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara talked about closing fossil plants, the rule that requires 25 % renewable energy and a 6% reduction in Ameren charges. The good news, he said, is that IMEA will “keep rates low and be competitive.”

Commissioner Yborra said he agreed with Tom’s (Collins) observation about the tag days.

Commissioner Yborra warned residents that hydrant flushing would begin next week and that residents may experience low water pressure or discolored water afterwards.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to enter into executive session to discuss “the purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body” at 7:20 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA TO resume the regular meeting at 7:57 a.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING RESUMED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA TO ADJOURN AT 7:58 P.M. AYES; CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

______________________________
Becky Clinard, City Clerk

Agenda for December 5, 2016

December 2, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Agendas

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 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 November 21, 2016, Meeting

  5. Approval of Bills as Presented

  6. Public Comment on Agenda Items only

  7. Place on File Ordinance No. 938-121916, Travel Expenses

  8. Place on File Ordinance No. 939-121916, Tax Levy

  9. Place on File Ordinance No. 940-121916, Abates Taxes for Series 2013 Bonds

  10. Place on File Ordinance No. 941-121916, Abates Taxes for Series 2010A Bonds

  11. Place on File Ordinance No. 942-121916, Abates Taxes for Series 2010B Bonds

  12. Adopt City Personnel Manual

  13. Accept Letter of Resignation from Ken Siensa from the Police Pension Board

  14. Public Comment on any Topic

  15. Commissioners’ Reports

  16. Mayor’s Report

  17. Adjournment

    Posted this 3rd day of December, 2016

    Becky Clinard, City Clerk