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Meeting Minutes, Oct. 17, 2011

November 21, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011, AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

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

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA that the minutes from the October 3, 2011, 2011, meeting be accepted. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS SECONDED BY PORTER that the bills are approved as submitted. A.S.K. Enterprises, 2,067.50; Affordable Waste Systems, 19,944.00; AFLAC, 35.90; Air 1 Wireless, 1,390.00; Airgas, 31.48; Ameren, 3,815.52; Arrow Sales & Service, 97.00; Heather Atkinson, 205.00; Brownstown Electric, 1,006.25; Chamlin & Associates, 2,271.00; City of Oglesby, 8,751.69; Becky Clinard, 130.64; Comcast, 297.74; Community Revolving Fund, 137.60; Connecting Point, 213.00; Cosgrove Distributors, 532.33; Daley’s, 130.20; Paul Danekas 120.92; Dever & Sons, 371.05; Double M Trucking, 135.00; Joshua Doyle, 70.27; Dresbach Distributing, 93.85; Emergency Medical Products, 242.31; Envision Healthcare, 256.00; Feece Oil, 1,392.14; Donald Finley, 115.50; Fletcher-Reinhardt, 872.02; Galva Road Equipment, 37.37; Gary’s TV, 1,255.00; Granico FS, 268.66; Halm’s, 184.36; HD Supply, 828.69; Mandy Helton, 65.47; Regina Humpage, 142.25; Hygenic Institute, 711.16; YhY

 

HyVee, 273.85; IL Fire and Police Commissioners, 375.00; IMEA, 220,460.55; IL Valley Business Equipment, 456.93; VISA, 208.13; IL Association of Fairs, 75.00; Illinois Fire Store, 311.78; IV Cellular, 624.31; Jacob & Klein, 9,573.67; John’s Sales & Service, 55.28; Jone’s Plumbing, 3,550.00; Rhonda Krewer, 57.13; Keeley Kundert, 139.64; LaSalle Office Supply, 10.63; Marine Corps League, 200.00; Menards, 423.77; MES-Illinois, 1500.79; Tara Morgan, 195.98; Motorola, 225.74; NCPERS, 64.00; NewsTribune, 1,402.49; Nextel, 107.64; Orkin Pest Control, 89.56; Oscar’s, 936.93; Ottawa Delivered, 142.00; PDC, 1,606.60; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, Brolley, 2,512.00; Tom Porter, 167.79; Quad City Electric, 1,640.21; Ray O’Herron, 315.27; Dominic Rivara, 135.00; Riverstone Group, 157.98; Ben Sargent, 129.15; Mark Slimko, 17.77; Brian Smith, 50.00; Smith’s Sales & Service, 119.90; Rachel Solley, 242.97; Somonauk Water, 123.50; St.Margaret’s, 340.00; Staples, 161.40; T&R Electric, 870.00; Thrush Sanitation, 100.00; USPS, 88.00; Universal, 1,104.18; USA Bluebook, 1,322.48; Vortex, 930.00; Water Products, 3,588.80; WLPO, 912.00; ZB Supply, 267.72; Health Reimbursement Account, $25.00. TOTAL   $306,606.97  YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve Ordinance No. 773-101711, The regulation of mind-aletering substances, K2 and synthetic drugs. Commissioner Porter explained that the Area Drug Task Force had asked participating communities to adopt the ordinance. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve Ordinance No. 774-101711, An Ordinance Revising the Telecommunications Tax. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve Ordinance No. 775-101711, An Ordinance Revising the Utility Tax. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the October Motor Fuel Tax Allotment of $ 7,287.63 on file. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place the October State Sales tax allotment of $25,402.85 on file. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA  to place Ordinance No. 776-101711, Design Review Board Guidelines, on file.  Andreoni explained that the ordinance had been edited to redefine the business district (exempting homes from having to go before the DRB for changes) and adding a set of guidelines.. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the agreement with Heritage Gardens Homeowners Association on file. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place the revised fee schedule for electric service on file. Commissioner Rivara reiterated that this was not a fee increase, rather a user fee.  This will allow the city to recoup its costs of providing electrical service to a new building or development. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place Building Inspector Brian Spelich’s 3rd Quarter Report on file. Seven permits for work valued at $44,680.00 were issued.  All of the permits approved were residential. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA  to place the bids for the main relocation project on file.  This project will be paid for by Stough Group.  YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the resolution seeking a permit from Illinois Department of Transportation to relocate a main under Columbia Avenue.. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public:

1.       Wayne Kirby presented the council with a check for $1,100 to be used for children’s activities.  The money was proceeds from Kirby’s Harvest Fest Car Show.

2.      Drew Merriman noted his concerns about ongoing construction at the four corners and groups holding tag days at the same time.

Commissioner/Mayor Reports:

            YBORRA – talked about the ongoing projects under his departments’ supervision and reminded residents that leaf vacuuming would run Oct. 17 through Nov. 17.

            PORTER – addressed Merriman’s concerns about tag days at the four corners while construction is ongoing, saying that he did not believe the council could have foreseen the congestion “up there now” when approving the tag days.  He noted that he would exercise his power to deny future solicitations on the basis of safety if necessary.

 

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY to go into Executive Session to discuss the “appointment, employment, compensation, discipline or dismissal of a specific employee.”  (Time: 7:14 p.m.) YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to reconvene the regular meeting (Time: 7:39) YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to send a letter to the Illinois Brotherhood of Electrical Workers upholding the decision to terminate a Street Department employee. YES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY; PRESENT: PORTER; MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:45 p.m.  YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.