110 E. Walnut Street - Oglesby, Illinois 61348  ·  Phone: 815-883-3389

Meeting: March 21. 2011

April 22, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes, Uncategorized

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

PRESENT: MAYOR FINLEY AND COMMISSIONERS CAREY, DANEKAS, YBORRA and PORTER.

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY CAREY that the minutes from the March 7, 2011, regular meeting be accepted. AYES: CAREY, DANEKAS, YBORRA, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOVED BY YBORRA SECONDED BY CAREY that the minutes from the March 14, 2011, special meeting be accepted. AYES: CAREY, DANEKAS, YBORRA, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOVED BY DANEKAS SECONDED BY CAREY that the bills be approved as submitted: ASK Enterprises, 9,430.56; Affordable Waste Systems, 19,344.00; AFLAC, 35.90; Ameren IP, 81.54; Apple Press, 672.80; Karen Atwell, 180.41; Baldin’s Garage, 578.17; Batteries & Things, 250.00; Call One, 1,506.51; City of Oglesby (petty cash) 38.20; Comcast Cable, 273.74; D’Vine Floral, $300.00; Dickinson House Foundation, 200.00; Dish Network, 55.99; Dresbach Distributing, 48.95; Robert Ghighi, 13.81; Greattapes/Media Express, 230.61; Shawn Harlow, 275.57; Hygenic Institute, 355.58; Hymans Engineering, 452.00; IMEA, 183,829.32; Illinois Valley Business, 408.33; Illini State Bank-VISA, 137.80; Illinois Prosecutor Services, 100.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, 626.29; Joan’s Trophy & Plaque, 31.52; Knoblauch Advertising, 799.00; Mertel Gravel, 296.50; Mississippi Valley Pump, 3,966.00; Motorola, 134.56; News Tribune, 110.00; Nextel Communications, 105.61; Novak Veterinary Clinic, 499.00; Oglesby Grade School, 2,122.73; Oscar’s, 64.50; Patten Industries, 50.28; Pool, Leigh & Kopko, 97.50; Ray O’Herron Co., 371.27; Jerry Scott, 430.75; SIB’s, 62.50; Sirchie Finger Print Labs, 42.13; Springfield Electric, 5.06; Sunrise Supply, 164.44; University of Illinois, 250.00; USA Bluebook, 727.88; Viking Chemical, 1,260.75; James Vohs, 105.00; Advanced Engineering, $15,000. TOTAL: $246,122.86. AYES: CAREY, DANEKAS, YBORRA, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOVED BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place the motor fuel tax report for February ($6,842.29) on file. AYES: CAREY, DANEKAS, YBORRA, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOVED BY CAREY, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to place the state sales tax report for February ($24,975.80) on file. AYES: CAREY, DANEKAS, YBORRA, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

In response to a letter from Kevin Marzetta, organizer of the Downtown Car Show, requesting permission to hold the 4th annual car show, Sunday, July 10, 2011, in the area of the municipal pool grounds and asking the city for a donation, a MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to grant permission to hold the car show on July, 10, 2011, and donate $750 from the motel tax fund to promote the car show. AYES: CAREY, DANEKAS, YBORRA, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Commissioner Porter noted that Oglesby Emergency Services benefitted from the proceeds from last year’s car show in the amount of $2,586.06.

MOVED BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve Ordinance No. 753-032111, which authorizes the borrowing of up to $700,000.00 from Illini State Bank, pursuant to Section 8-1-3.1 of the Illinois Municipal Code. AYES: CAREY, DANEKAS, YBORRA, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOVED BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 754-032111, which authorizes the execution of an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Oglesby and IDOT for the maintenance of traffic control devices. AYES: CAREY, DANEKAS, YBORRA, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Commissioner Danekas went over the proposed agreement with the IBEW, noting that city workers will receive no raise in 2011; 2 percent in 2012 and 3 percent in 2013. Longevity pay remains the same, and employees will pay more for dependent insurance under the new contract. Danekas also noted that the new agreement requires retired city employees who still receive insurance benefits to sign an affidavit annually that they are not being offered insurance by another employer. A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place the agreement on file. AYES: CAREY, DANEKAS, YBORRA, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Mayor Finley opened the floor for public comments.

COMMISSIONER/MAYOR REPORTS:
• Commissioner Porter thanked Commissioner Carey and the electric department for their assistance in installing equipment in the police department.
• Mayor Finley reminded residents of a 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, Park Board meeting.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:16 p.m. AYES: CAREY, DANEKAS, YBORRA, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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CITY CLERK