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February 22, 2012 Meeting Minutes

March 7, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes, Uncategorized

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from February 6, 2012.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the bills to be paid as presented:  ASK Enterprises, 956.40; ACS Firehouse software, 220.00; AEA, 16,500.00; AFLAC, 35.90; AMEREN, 83.69; AT&T, 25.69; Bobs Business, 419.40; Chamlin & Associates, 661.50; Comcast, 211.80; Cummins Crosspoint, 23.87; Dresbach, 48.45; Economic Development Group. 5,897.08; Fastenal, 35.00; Feece Oil, 659.06; Fischer Excavating, 279,148.90; GL Downs, 217.15; Global Emergency Products, 1,269.52; GP Concrete, 3,350.00; Hygienic Institute, 355.58; HyVee, 87.44; Il Dept. Central Management, 275.20; IMEA, 197,838.97; Illini State Bank VISA, 1,256.45; IDES, 2.45; Illinois Fire Store, 774.00; JW Ossola, 47,996.55; Jacob & Klein, 3,750.00; John Pohar, 12,556.19; John’s Service & Sales, 5,768.17; Kittilson’s, 3,181.12; Len Trovero Construction, 18,465.00; Maze Lumber, 13.00; McClure Engineering, 7,371.50; Menards, 337.38; MES-Illinois, 62.66; Dollar General, 32.65; Connie Nelson, 133.34; Neopost, 15.00; News Tribune, 287.20; Rub-R-Wall, 1,400.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, 2,148.00; Quad City Electric, 676.00; Quentech, 65.00; Quill Corp., 549.90; Ray’s Decorating & Carpet, 40.00; SD Meyers, 2,849.00; Somonauk Water, 66.50; Sunrise Supply, 16.77; Dillon Torres, 90.00; Ron Triepke, 19.90; Universal, 708.60; US Bank, 500.00; USA Bluebook, 666.86; Venture Technology, 4,021.28; Water Products Co., 5,354.95; WLPO, 75.00. TOTAL:  $629,537.48 AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Marci Duro, Executive Director of the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, made a short presentation to the council concerning the chamber’s efforts in the past year to promote the area.  Duro thanked the city for renewing its membership in the chamber and noted that a new Website and billboard had been rolled out recently.  She spoke about the work involved in responding to Requests for Information from site selectors and answered questions from the council members.

Commissioner Porter then updated the council on his efforts to establish an electronic waste recycling program.  Porter said he believed he would have a contract for the council to consider at its next meeting.  He also said he thought the costs to the city would be minimal, noting that the city might have to build a set of steps to allow access into the trailer and it was possible that the city might have to provide an employee.  He would like to have the first recycling event on April 21st, which is also Earth Day.  When asked about coordinating events with other communities, Porter noted that he “was in constant contact with Peru,” but had had no luck with LaSalle.  Peru has planned a recycling event in March, he said.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to donate $2,500 to Central States Region Baseball Tournament.  Before the vote, Mayor Finley noted that both the opening ceremony and championship game would be played in Oglesby this year, as part of a multi-year agreement with Peru.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to donate $500 to the Harvest Fest Car Show.  Mayor Finley noted that organizer Wayne Kirby donated more than a $1,000 back to the city for youth recreation programs from the proceeds of the car show. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to appoint Mark Duttlinger to the Ambulance Service Board.  Duttlinger will replace George Cullinan, whose term expires in 2013.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the Motor Fuel Tax Allotment of $7,667.51 for January on file.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place the January State Sales Tax Allotment of $23,108.85 on file.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA AT 7:18 P.M. to go into executive session to discuss the “appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body.” AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The council then entered executive session at 7:20 p.m.  The council resumed the regular meeting at 7:47 p.m.

Commissioners’/Mayor’s reports:

·        Rivara said a letter will go out soon to homes and businesses with night lights on private property, informing them that they will be charged for the lights.  “Over the years,” Rivara said, “(the city) just put lights up and (the property owners) just didn’t pay for them.”  Rivara estimated that it costs the city approximately $6,000 to $7,000 a year.  Rivara also asked for the other commissioners’ support of a meeting of the department heads to discuss ways to improve processes and purchasing.

·        Mayor Finley announced that the Air Force’s Shades of Blue Jazz Concert band will be performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at Washington School.  Finley also announced that the Dueling Piano fund-raiser for Summer Fun Fest cleared about $2,500.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PPORTER to adjourn at 7:58 p.m.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.