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Minutes of June 6, 2011

July 1, 2011 by bclinard  
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A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011, AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

PRESENT:  MAYOR FINLEY AND COMMISSIONERS DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA.

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA that the minutes from the May 16, 2011, working meeting be accepted. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA that the minutes from the May 16, 2011, regular meeting be accepted. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS SECONDED BY PORTER that the bills are approved as submitted. ASK Enterprises, 1339.20; AFLAC, 35.90; AirOne Equipment, 392.50; Ameren IP, 56.54; Apple Press, 98.00; April Breese, 215.41; Call One, 1,276.32; Carus Corp., 917.73; Chemco Industries, 320.85; Petty Cash, 175.96; Collection Professionals, 117.18; Comcast, 337.70; Connecting Point, 120.00; Cosgrove, 545.37; Daley’s Super Service, 64.58; Debo’s, 30.46; Delta Dental, 3,339.53; De’Vine Floral, 44.00; Dish Network, 116.98; Dixon Communications, 19.10; Double M Trucking, 225.00; Dresbach Distributing, 97.85; Cathie Edens, 10.00; Efficient Billing Systems, 867.69; Emergency Medical Products, 904.02; Fastenal, 64.32; Ficek Electric, 110.00; First Impression, 402.50; Fleet Services, 4,366.55; Foster Coach, 388.53; Future Communication, 204.00; Gold Medal Products, 681.01; Grainco FS, 192.98; Hach Company, 156.95; Halm’s Auto Parts, 359.26; HD Supply, 282.27; Heartland Bank & Trust Co., 133,656.25; Hygienic Inst., 355.58; Hyman Engineering, 2,504.00; IL Association of Chiefs, 100.00; IL Liquor Control, 25.00; IL Rural Water Association, 521.44; IL Valley Business, 408.33; IL Valley Community Hospital, 86.71; Illini State Bank/VISA, 41.24; IL Valley Lock & Key, 162.50; Intoximeters, 71.55; IVCC Foundation, 250.00; Joan’s Trophy, 151.25; John Pohar, 1,105.32; John’s Sales & Service, 199.31; Littlison’s Garage, 2,572.59; Knoblauch Advertising, 20.00;  Jim Knoblauch, 175.00; Jess Kohr, 257.54; LaSalle Co Publication, 180.00; LaSalle Co. Treasurer, 1,236.88; LaSalle Office Supply, 101.30; Mautino Distributing, 54.00; Menards, 1,282.85; NCPERS Ins., 64.00; Neopost, 96.00; News Tribune, $100.00; Nextel Communications, 107.65; North American Salt, 3,235.42; Oglesby Hotel Group, 14,790.41; Orkin Pest Control, 45.48; Oscar’s Automotive, 320.16; PDC Laboratories, 22.00; Postmaster, 664.05; Quentech, 97.50; Riverstone Group, 156.13; Cassie Rodriguez, 194.39; Ben Sargent, 142.18; SIB’s, 7.75; Chelsea Smith, 37.46; Smith’s Sales & Service, 202.00; Spring Valley Ford, 635.46; Springfield Electric, 457.16; Standard Equipment, 174.96; Staples, 173.17; State Surplus, 300.00; Steven’s Service Center, 60.00; Thrush Sanitation, 50.00; Universal, 1,034.68; USA Bluebook, 1,140.41;Worldpoint Ecc, 228.95; Zoll Medical, 114.82; Advanced Engineering, 10,729.19; Cruz Concrete, 19,361.80; Patten Industries, 1,396.44; Advanced Asphalt, 25,486.00.

TOTAL: $245,627.67  AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

ATTORNEY JAMES ANDREONI reported that he was waiting for an update from Building Inspector Brian Spelich before taking any action against Gary Balzarini, who owns property at 354 E. Florence St.  Balzarini was given until June to make substantial progress towards addressing the condition of his property or be fined.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place on file the Wage and Salary Ordinance for non-union employees. AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file the ordinance establishing wages for the Oglesby Ambulance Service part time employees.  Attorney Andreoni explained that he created a second ordinance to specifically address part-time employees who have received incremental increases on the base pay set for the positions. AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOTION BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER, to donate $200 to the Voluntary Action Center.  The center provides meals and transportation to Oglesby senior citizens. AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA, to donate $500 to Marge and Bob Fisher’s annual car show.  Proceeds from the car show benefit cystic fibrosis.  Commissioner Yborra noted that the Fishers have raised more than $80,000 during the car show’s run.  AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then opened the floor to public comments and questions:

 

1.      Sarah Cudlip asked if city employees were tested for drugs.  She was told that city employees are randomly tested for drugs.

 

COMMISSIONER/MAYOR REPORTS:

 

COMMISSIONER RIVARA

1.      Announced that the city’s work preparing for the IDOT 4 corners project was basically done.  The cost of the work was estimated to be around $157,000, and that figure did not include the poles or man hours.

2.      Said the city is looking into a number of night lights that are unmetered in an effort to account for more than 1.8 million Kwh of unbilled/unmetered electricity a year.  He said the electric department is working on a schedule of costs for moving poles, wire, etc. and hopes to have it done in the next couple of months.  He also said that testing of the city’s 3-phase (commercial/industrial) meters will take place in the near future.

 

COMMISSIONER YBORRA: 

1.      Said the city is putting larvaecide in catch basins for mosquito control.

COMMISSIONER PORTER: 

1.      Reminded residents about the upcoming Oglesby Police Department’s bike safety rodeo on Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to noon.

 


MAYOR FINLEY:

1.       Reminded residents that fishing and hunting licenses are now available at City Hall.

2.       Announced that the bid opening for the McPhedren Park clearing had been changed
 to June 15th instead of June 8th.

3.       Noted that the schedule of events had been set for the Summer Fun Fest on July 7-10, and could be found on the website, www.summerfunfest.blogpsot.com.  He also mentioned the need for volunteers.

 

 

 

MOTION BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:16 p.m. AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

 

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City Clerk