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Minutes from April 16, 2012

May 18, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY PAUL PERONA, CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the regular meeting minutes from April 2, 2012.  AYES:  DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the bills to be paid as presented:  ACE Tire, $279.00; AEA, $19,000; Affordable Waste, 20,244.00; AFLAC, 35.90; Mark Ambrose, 201.93; Ameren IP, 149.63; Apple Press, 578.00; Autozone, 84.48; BHMG, $270.48; Alexander Bowers, 190.88; Comcast Cable, 357.68; Cyclops, 1,612.00; Dever & Sons, 520.19; Double M Trucking, 180.00; Dresbach Dist. 149.75; Drydon Equipment, 2,136.59; Cathie Edens, 373.18; Emergency Medical Products, 563.83; Envision, 280.00; Fastenal, 67.21; Feece Oil, 811.56; Bob Fischer, 500.00; Grainco FS, 529.30; Halm’s Auto Parts, 4.47; Hygienic Institute, 355.58; IL Dept. of Public Health, 75.00; IMEA, 200,064.89; Illinois Valley Business Equipment, 96.00; IL Valley Safety Service, Illini State Bank – VISA, 1,558.20; Illinois Prosecutor Services, 100.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, 645.16; In the Swim, 1,070.44; Jacob & Klein, LTD., 18,045.47; Johnstone Supply, 453.00; Daniel Kasperski, 16.70; Mary Konczak, 125.00; LaSalle Office Supply, 196.36; MABAS Division 25, 200.00; Martin Equipment, 440.00; Massie Jet-Vac, 330.00; Mautino Distributing, 42.00; Maze Lumber, 87.83; Menards, 202.69; Mississippi Valley Pump, Inc., 202.69; Phil Morobito, 325.00; Motion Industries, 171.27; Municipal Code Corp., 1,391.05; NewsTribune, 641.13; Nextel Communications, 113.24; North American Salt, 2.138.22; Novak Veterinary, 3.17; Orkin Pest Control, 199.20; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, 1,864.00; Quentech, 3,988.56; Revere Electric, 79.17; Riverstone Group, 345.54; Rockford Industrial, 90.00; Safecare, 152.88; Kendra Soens, 199.27; Somonauk Water, 76.00; Specialty Landscape Maintenance, 155.00; Springfield Electric, 1,098.76; United States Postal Service, 190.00; USA Bluebook, 795.18; Utility Equipment, 1.184.04; Vidacare, 113.82; Visu-sewer, 3,037.50; Vlastnik’s, 486.00; Water Products Company, 1,302.00; WLPO, 102.00; Zoll Medical, 250.85.  TOTAL:  $306,768.75 AYES:  DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table discussion of the agreement with iFiber.  AYES:  DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place the bids for the last phase of the storm sewer separation project on file.  Yborra explained that this is a continuation of the storm sewer separation project.  The projects include Woodland Avenue from Florence to Walnut Streets; First Street from School Street to Woodland Avenue; Glen Avenue from Walnut to First Streets. Yborra said that the project was a concrete ‘total replacement.’ AYES:  DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to refer a request by Dave and Debbie Ernat to annex a portion of their land into the city to the appropriate committee.  Ernat told the council his son wanted to build a home on the property to be annexed. AYES:  DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place Building Inspector Brian Spelich’s 1st Quarter Building Permits Report on file.   AYES:  DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS SECONDED BY YBORRA to place a land lease agreement with Jack Mills on file.  Mills farms city-owned land near the Emergency Services Building. AYES:  DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to accept the recommendation from the Design Review Board regarding Don Biagini’s request to erect more storage buildings on his property. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to accept the recommendation from the Design Review Board regarding Mike Biagini’s request to erect more storage buildings on his property. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Mayor Finley then opened the floor for public comments:

A resident of 415 E. Second Street told the council that “they don’t have it right,” referring to recent street work in his neighborhood.  Commissioner Yborra told the man he would meet with him after the meeting.

Commissioner/Mayor Reports:

            Danekas – Announced a working meeting on Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m.

            Rivara – Said that letters had gone out to property owners of land the city is interested in annexing.  He explained that the property represents the city’s best opportunity for growth.  He also said that he was working with Ameren concerning a power line to the subdivision that would give the city another “loop feed.”  Rivara also asked Mayor Finley to schedule another meeting with employees to continue the talk about cost-saving measures.

            Yborra – Reminded residents of the e-waste recycling event Saturday, April 21 and that chipping of branches would be done the week of May 7.  Limbs must be on the berm by 6 a.m. Monday.  Yborra also went on record saying he was “extremely pleased” to see the number of bidders on the projects just bid.  “I feel very fortunate,” Yborra said, noting that more bids results in a better price for the city

Finley    Pleaded with the public to stay off the property near the Vermillion River to give the grass that was just planted time to take hold. He also thanked Mertel Gravel and Illinois Cement for their donation of cement for the fishing pier and thanked city employees Bob Ghighi and Trapper (Robert Kuhar) for their hard work.  He also thanked the street and electrical departments for their efforts.  He thanked Local 195 for donating the labor to build the pier.  Finley also mentioned that he had received a letter from the Illinois Department of Transportation concerning work on Walnut Ave at I-39 to be done this summer.

In other matters, the mayor announced VAC’s 3rd annual Taco Night on April 26 at the Elks Lodge from 4 to 6:30 p.m.  and the Mayor’s Parade, which will be held Saturday, May 12.

 

            MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS TO adjourn at 7:16 p.m.  AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk