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July 2, 2012 Meeting Minutes

July 18, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012,  AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER DANEKAS

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from June 18, 2012.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the bills to be paid as submitted: 3-D Sound Co., $450.00; 3-Day Weekend, $650.00; A&B Welding, $150.00; ASK Enterprises, $2,639.40; AEA, Inc., $16,900.00; Altec Industries, $3,715.07; Ameren, $3,684.80; Apple Press, $456.00; Blue Moon Swamp, $1,250.00; Call One, $1,540.84; Cargil Corp., $13,001.61; Centerline, Inc., $1,500.00; Chamlin & Associates, $470.00; City of Oglesby (utilities and cash start-up for SFF), $24,142.00; Comcast, $56.95; Communications Direct, $19.00; Connecting Point, $174.00; Cosgrove Distributors, $2,243.24; Cruz Concrete, $40,540.23; D & M Road Race, $200.00; Daley’s Super Service, $684.55; Dever & Sons, $523.19; D’vine Floral & Gifts, $145.00; Don Lewis Sound, $1,800.00; Pat Doyle, $3,600.00; Dresbach Distributing, $174.75; Cathie Edens, $12.15; Emergency Medical Products, $1,409.81; Emling Canvas Products, $1,800.00; Fastenal, $190.35; Father Gary Blake, $100.00; Feece Oil Co., $487.76; Fischer Excavating, $194,071.06; Fleet Services, $5,076.97; Gensini Excavating, $115,434.98; GL Sheri, $4,036.00; Global Emergency Products, $2,847.11; Holloway’s Portables, $1,660.00; Hoover Mfg., $207.00; Hy-Vee, $401.28; IL Dept. of Central Management, $576.75; IL Public Risk Fund, $16,709.00; IL Rural Water, $442.44; IL Valley Business Equipment, $380.33; IVCH, $86.06; Itron, Inc., 785.60; K9 Frisbee Crew, $1,400; LaSalle County EDC, $660.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $124.77; Legacy Girls, $625.00; Lance Lipinsky, $2,200.00; Maze Lumber, $20.57; McClure Engineering, $1,887.03; Menards, $316.45; Mertel Gravel, $714.44; Motorola, $112.87; Jonathan Ohse, $550.00; Overhead Door, $138.00; Ken Quick, $200.00; Rathe & Woodward, $31,165.69; Tom Reitz, $2,500.00; Repsel Marketing, $750.00; Tyson Rogers, $214.72; Smith Sales & Service, $233.00; Starved Rock Runners, $225.00; William Stranhanoski, $775.00; Terando Bros., $238.24; Tonica Nurseries, $150.00; USPS, $1,175.48; Univar, $225.03; University of Illinois –GAR, $725.00; Utility Equipment Co., $44.08; Water Products Company, $2,546.91; Witmer Public Safety, $37.98; WTH Technology, $1,750.00; Lenny Zielinski, $800.00.  TOTAL:  $519,932.54  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept Ordinance No. 805-070212, which amends Chapter 9.6 of the city code to allow for state-sanctioned video gaming within the municipal limits of Oglesby. AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table discussion on the 2012-2013 Appropriations.  Attorney Jim Andreoni explained that he had spoken with Commissioner Danekas late Friday and that a special meeting would be necessary in order to place the appropriations on file and then pass the ordinance before the July 31st deadline.  There was discussion about when the meeting would be held, with a possible date of Monday, July 23, the likely date. Andreoni explained the process, noting that the meeting notice must be published in the newspaper and a hearing held before the ordinance can be accepted.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then read letters of resignation from Manny Valerin (police commission) and Chippy Kasap (zoning board of appeals).  A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept with regret the resignation of Manny Valerin from the police commission.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept with regret the resignation of Chippy Kasap from the zoning board of appeals.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to appoint T.J. Templeton to the police commission with a term expiring April 30, 2013.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to appoint Andy Senica to the E911 Board as a public member.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to appoint Jim Ebner and Mike Kutz to the zoning board of appeals with terms expiring April 30, 2014 and April 30, 2016 respectively.  AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then opened the floor for public comments:

            Resident Drew Merriman noted that the city had just completed a “very nice, successful celebration,” but expressed his concern after looking over the list of bills to be paid that the city didn’t “let it get out of hand.”  Mayor Finley, noting that the festival had just ended the day before, said that the financial report would be forthcoming and reminded Merriman that the city had received a $30,000 donation for Summer Fun Fest.

Merriman also complained that during the Downtown Car Show he observed a mini bike riding on the sidewalk and a scooter ‘toolin’ around’ during the fireworks show.  Merriman has voiced concerns about the use of scooters on city streets many times before and says that the city refuses to address the situation.

            Terri Martyn asked the council what could be done about a neighbor who feeds feral cats, resulting in a growing cat population in her neighborhood and the resulting stench from cat feces and urine.  The resident noted that the city’s animal control officer has been able to trap some of the cats, but it is a ongoing problem because the neighbor continues to feed the cats.  Attorney Jim Andreoni explained that there were no ordinances that prohibit persons from feeding animals.   Commissioner Porter said that he was also not aware of any municipality that controls it; but knows of many that struggle with the problem.  Commissioner Yborra also pointed out that Oglesby is one of a few communities that has an animal control officer, but that there was little the city could do beyond that.

Commissioner/Mayor Reports:

            Rivara said he is reviewing the electric service ordinances and will be revising some in the near future.  He said the rate study “was coming along, but not quite as quickly as he had hoped.”  He also said he expected to have an agreement with Comcast ready for the next meeting.

Yborra thanked those involved with Summer Fun Fest.

Porter announced that Fire Chief Ron Popurella had issued a burn ban in effect until further notice because of the extremely dry conditions.

Mayor Finley thanked those residents who ‘came down and supported’ Summer Fun Fest, especially those businesses that donated for the fireworks.  Finley called the festival “a great family event.”  Finley thanked the committee members and their families, but noted that the need for more committee members was necessary for the festival to continue.  Finley also said that next year’s event would be June 27 – June 30th.

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA SECONDED BY PORTER to adjorn at 7:23 p.m. AYES:  PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk