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January 17, 2011 Minutes

February 17, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

 A MEETING OF THE
OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012, AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE
COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

 

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

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA that the minutes from the
January 3, 2012, meeting be accepted. YES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION
CARRIED.

 

MOVED BY PORTER SECONDED BY RIVARA that the bills are
approved as submitted. A.S.K. Enterprises, 982.50; Affordable Waste, 19,569.00;
AFLAC, 35.90; Ameren, 6,552.67; Arrow Sales, 346.50; AT&T, 24.79; City of
Oglesby, 9,645.57; Comcast, 288.74; Connecting Point, 142.50; Daley’s 123.60;
Dever & Sons, 523.61; Dornik Auto Body, 62.13; David Enwistle, 300.00;
Envision, 372.00; Fastenal, 62.91; Halm’s 481.55; Hygienic Institute, 355.58;
IMEA, 203,701.78; Illinois Valley Cellular, 624.31; JW Ossola, 5285.50; John’s
Service and Sales, 12.66; Kittilson’s 1435.11; LaSalle Office Supply, 588.71;
Mertel Gravel, 238.69; MES-Illinois, 142.00; Mississippi Valley Pump, 2995.25;
Nextel, 237.52; North American Salt Co., 2148.40; Oglesby Elks, 187.00; Orkin
Pest, 45.48; Overhead Door, 141.00; Quad City Electric, 93.00; Smith’s Sales,
199.50’ Somonauk Water, 66.50; Staples, 131.54; Stevens Service, 65.00;
Universal, 649.00; USA Bluebook, 1369.95; Water Products Co., 4629.66; TOTAL   $264,858.31. 
YES: PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve
Ordinance No. 792-011712, which establishes a $700,000 line of credit at Illini
State Bank.  YES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA,
FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER, to place state
sales tax allotment of $23,606.31 on file. 
YES: PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. 
MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER, to place on file
an ordinance which amends the previous ordinance abating the taxes on the 2008
Electric Bonds. The amount on the previous ordinance was incorrect. YES:
PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION
CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA, to place on file
an ordinance revising the temporary fee schedule for services performed by the
electrical department.  YES: PORTER,
RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER, to place on file
an ordinance establishing regulations for utility service reconnects.  YES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER, to approve
sending a non-binding letter of support for the iFiber Broadband service
agreement.  YES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA,
FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

Discussion then moved to the Heritage Tractor
Adventure.  Mayor Finley shared a letter
from the Heritage Corridor CVB, which asked the city to sponsor the event’s
return to Oglesby in June, 2012.  The
letter asked for an $8,000 sponsor fee and $1,500 in annual dues.  Commissioner Porter said he wasn’t prepared
to vote on the matter without more information. 
Commissioner Yborra stated that he wanted to be on record as opposing
the matter, saying he felt the hotel/motel tax monies could be better
spent.  In absence of a motion, the
matter was dropped.

 

The council then approved several requests for 2012 tag
days:

            MOTION MADE
BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to allow the LP Youth Football League to collect
money at the 4-corners intersection (Walnut St. & Columbia Ave.) on
Saturday, April 14.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINELY.  MOTION CARRIED.

            MOTION MADE
BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to allow the LP Foundation to collect funds on Saturday,
March 24.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINELY.  MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY
YBORRA to allow the American Legion to collect funds on Saturday, May 26.  AYES: 
PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINELY. 
MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY
PORTER to allow the Oglesby Firefighters Association to collect funds on
Saturday, March 10 and Saturday, Nov. 3. 
AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA,
FINELY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the
first running of the Art Sarver Memorial 3 mile Run/Walk on Saturday, June
30.  AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA,
FINELY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to “rename” a
one-block portion of Trexler Avenue to “Art Sarver Drive.”  This would only be an honorary designation
and would not require address changes, etc. 
Commissioner Porter said he was against renaming the street, saying that
it was hard to judge who was worthy of renaming a street and that he also found
it confusing.  AYES:  RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYS: PORTER.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to donate $1,000
to Peru’s emergency services appreciation dinner.  All of the area firefighters and emergency
responders who participated in the recent Westclox fire have been invited.  Porter noted that he felt it was a good way
to show appreciation and that he “didn’t think $1,000 is out of line.”  AYES: 
PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA, to approved Todd Spayer’s
solicitation/peddler’s permit.  Chief Jim
Knoblauch noted that the background check “came back clear.”  AYES: 
PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTIONED CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Building
Inspector Brian Spelich’s 4
th quarter report which showed new
construction in the amount of $29,970. 
AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA,
FINLEY.  MOTIONED CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER at 7:26 p.m. to
enter into closed session to “discuss the appointment, employment,
compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees.”  AYES: 
PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA at 8:16 p.m. to
reconvene the regular session meeting. 
AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA,
FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then opened the floor to public comments:

 

            Pat
Rudzinski read a prepared statement concerning an issue with the sewer backing
up at her house and asked the council to address the matter.

 

Commissioner/Mayor reports:

            Rivara – Noted that the IMUA would
be offering $500 scholarships to high school seniors who reside in an area
serviced by the utility.  Applications
can be picked up at City Hall.  Rivara
also said the he has a meeting scheduled with Ameren officials to discuss
electric service in areas of Oglesby.  He
said that the IMUA would be supplying fault-finding metering equipment which
could address the reason for blinking lights in some areas of town.  He noted that the city’s electric use for
December was $9,428.35 and the total bill for electricity as $263,701.78

            Porter – Reported that the
electronic recycling effort was taking some time, but that he was talking with
a third vendor who was looking at the possibility of partnering with Horizon
House to deconstruct some of the electronic items for recycling.  Porter said that he wanted to give the idea
some more time, as the benefits could be greater than “those measured in
dollars and cents.”

            Mayor Finley – Reported that the
IDNR reclamation work had begun behind LeHigh Park and would be ongoing for the
next few months. Reminded residents of the “Dueling Pianos” event at the Elks
Lodge, on Feb. 18, 2011.  Tickets are
$12.50 and can be purchased at City Hall.

 

MOTION MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 8:25
p.m.  YES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.
MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

______________________________
Becky Clinard, City Clerk