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Minutes from Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

December 2, 2011 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes, Uncategorized

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 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 17, 2011, 2011, meeting be accepted. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA that the EXECUTIVE SESSION minutes from the October 17, 2011, 2011, meeting be accepted. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY RIVARA SECONDED BY PORTER that the WORKING MEETING minutes from the October 11, 2011, 2011, meeting be accepted. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

MOVED BY DANEKAS SECONDED BY RIVARA that the bills are approved as submitted. ASK Enterprises, 7,152.85; Affordable Waste, 19,794.00; AFLAC, 356.90; Alexander Park Trust, 28,816.25; Ameren, 243.68; Brad Anderson, 125.00; Apple Press, 833.00; Baldin’s Garage, 1,562.55; Andrew Beckham, 144.13; Boggio’s, 40.00; Call One, 1,325.33; Carl Mauro Trucking, 560.00; City of Oglesby (utilities)8,750.36; City of Peru, 1,844.00; Comcast, 163.84; Communication Revolving Fund, 439.15; Communications Direct, 275.84; Daley’s, 498.29; Dever & Sons, 372.86; Dish Network, 64.99; Double M, 135.00; Economic Development Group, 5,018.45; Cathie Edens, 57.12; Efficient Billing, 1,288.37; Emergency Medical Products, 714.52; Fastenal, 120.12; Feece Oil, 1,665.38; Flags Over America, 198.00; Fleet Services, 4,244.04; Robert Ghighi, 111.24; Halm’s, 56.22; HyVee, 55.16; IV Business Equipment, 338.33; IVCH, 25.00; IVCC, 8,191.17; Illini State Bank, 209.47; Illinois Prosecutor Services, 50.00; IV Cellular, 624.31; Pohar & Sons, 298,737.24; John’s Sales & Service, 606.54; Cynthia Krogulski, 57.32; LaSalle Office Supply, 412.30; LaSalle State Bank, 34,415.72; L-P High School, 18,574.55; Law Office of JC Broihier, 850.00; Mautini Distributing, 102.00; Maze lumber, 157.37; McClure Engineering, 4,452.41; Menards, 271.43; Mertel Gravel, 4.412.83; Motorola, 112.87; Dollar General, 407.42; Municipal Code Corp., 400.00; NCPERS, 64.00; NewsTribune, 4,275.90; Nextel, 106.09; NIMCA, 50.00; North American Salt Co., 2,118.71; Pat Noto, 16,500.00; Oglesby Grade School, 31,003.75; Orkin, 317.50; PTM Document Services, 109.80; Revere Electric, 303.49; Dominic Rivara, 220.92; Riverstone Group, 175.16; RSC Equipment, 1,962.98; Ruppert Concrete, 7,375.00; Ben Sargent, 125.00; SBK Inc., 28,904.71; Harold Siebert, 80.29; Ski Sealcoating, 1,500.00; Smith’s Sales & Service, 1,257.60; Staples, 99.08; Diane Swords, 407.78; United Postal Service, 1,108.75; USA Bluebook, 1,546.63; Vermeer, 3,072.79; Viking Chemical, 1,524.90; Watchguard Video, 122.00; Water Products, 1.050.12; Rich Watts, 298.95; Wire Mesh, 31,191.86; AEA, 15.000.00; Pohar & Sons, 73,584.90; Fischer Excavating, 185,575.47; Illinois Valley Excavating, 250.00; Utility Equipment Co., 928.20; Complete Industrial, 2,315.96; Excise Tax, 6,524.10; TOTAL   $881,384.11  YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 776-110711, Design Review Board Guidelines. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. NAY: YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 777-110711, an Agreement with Heritage Garden Owners Association.  Yborra noted that he was making the motion given Jack Kusek of McClure Engineering’s assurance that $5,000 would cover the costs of the work. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to APPROVE Ordinance No. 778-110711, Electric Department Service Charges. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the low bid of $20,752.00 from JW Ossola for the water main relocation.  This project will be paid for by the Stough Group. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to allow the Oglesby Firefighters Association to change the date of their tag day to November 12, 2011.  YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the April 2011 financial audit by Pat Noto and Associates.  Noto could not attend this meeting, so will present his findings at the next council meeting. YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public:

1.      Drew Merriman asked if the council would consider limiting the number of tag days at the Columbia Avenue and Walnut St. intersection as some council members have suggested.

2.      Tony Dennett asked when the four corners project would be completed.  Commissioner Yborra said that the contractors were concentrating on the roadway for now and noted that there was still work to be done, weather permitting.

3.      Sarah Cudlip asked if Oak Park would be reseeded after the sewer project was completed and was told that it would be.  She also asked about a guardrail along Rt. 71, noting that the steep sides posed a danger.

 

Commissioner/Mayor Reports:

            RIVARA:  Noted that some of the continuing maintenance work required the use of a contractor and that discussions were ongoing with Buzzi Unicem about work they wanted to be completed.  Rivara also noted that the “electric eyes” the city had installed on some light poles hadn’t worked out and they would be returning them. 

            FINLEY:  Mentioned that the Park Board had met recently and one of the ideas from the group was to have an ice skating rink. He is looking into the feasibility of a rink in the downtown lot.  Finley also announced that he was in negotiations with the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau to have Oglesby host the Heritage Tractor Adventure in June 2012.  Three trees were received from the John Rancingay family.  The Mayor also received a letter from Illinois Valley Community Hospital announcing that a new doctor will be staffing the Oglesby Clinic.  Dr. Kelly DeBoer will join the staff in December.

            Commissioner Yborra asked Finley if the OSLAD grant for McPhedren Park had been extended.  Finley said he did not have formal confirmation, but that the unofficial word is that the grant would remain open until August or September 2012.  Yborra also asked about whether the pond would be aerated and was told that yes, it would be.

 

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:20 p.m.  YES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk