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June 27th, 2011 Special Meeting Minutes

July 15, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

 A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011, AT 5:01 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

PRESENT:  MAYOR FINLEY AND COMMISSIONERS DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, ATTORNEY JAMES ANDREONI.  ABSENT: DENNIS YBORRA.

 

The City Council discussed the McPhedran Park project at length, with the discussion focusing on the what costs the city will bear and what costs are covered under the grant.  Attorney

Andreoni explained that with the OSLAD grant, the city pays all costs upfront and that IDNR will reimburse the city.  However, engineer Jack Kusek said that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources had indicated that they were willing to pay in installments.

 

MOTION BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to accept the low bidder, John Pohar & Sons, at a cost of $648.000 for McPhedran Park excavating, seeding and the outlet structure.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place the 2011-12 Appropriations Ordinance on file for public viewing. Attorney Andreoni noted that the ordinance wouldn’t be voted on until the July 18, 2011, meeting.  He also explained that the Approprations Ordinance “simply establishes the maximum amount that can be spent by a municipality.”  He also said that the appropriations ordinance should not be looked at as a budget.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED

 

COMMISSIONER/MAYOR REPORTS:

 

COMMISSIONER DANEKAS

Said the council needed to sit down and discuss ways to generate revenue and cut expenses.  Danekas warned that that hard decisions needed to be made and that the city “needed a plan” to address budget issues.

 

COMMISSIONER RIVARA 

      Echoed Commissioner Danekas’ sentiments and said his department was doing its part by looking at establishing a rate schedule for fees for materials and services currently provided at no charge and that a rate increase was possible.

 

 

 

MOTION BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 7:19 p.m. AYES DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

 

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