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August 20, 2012 Minutes

September 14, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

 

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

 

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

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the bills to be paid as submitted: ASK Enterprises, $6,151.00; ACE Tire, $183.49; AEA Inc., $1,456.00; Affordable Waste Systems, $19,569.00; ALTEC Equipment, $3,996.51; Ameren, $307.26; Apple Press, $578.00; John Beckendorf, $198.59; Cardiac Science, $402.09; Carus Corporation, $700.00; Comcast, $111.90; Cosgrove Distributors, $355.28; Debo Ace Hardware, $50.45; Dever & Sons, $516.14; Double M Trucking, $382.50; Dresbach Distributing, $98.40; Eagle Engraving, $20.85; Cathie Edens, $166.29; Efficient Billing Systems, $477.41; Emergency Medical Products, 666.28; Envision, $264.00; Fastenal, $692.78; Feece Oil, $589.78; Foster Coach Sales, $14.09; Gametime, $58,934.21; Halm’s Auto Parts, $53.84; Henry Schein, Inc., $26.25; Hygienic Institute, $355.58; IDES, $7.52; IMEA, $293,771.64; IL Public Risk Fund, $3.00; IVCH, $90.25; Illini State Bank, $1,047.23; John Pohar & Son, $501.00; John’s Sales and Service, $4,557.50; JP Chevrolet, $125.90; Robert Kuhar, $210.09; LaFarrge Aggregates, $337.44; LaSalle Office Supply, $40.99; Casey McKay, $60.26; Menards, $43.02; Mertel Gravel, $469.00; Motorola, $112.87; Municipal Well and Pump, $158.00; Novak Veterinanry, $186.00; Orkin Pest Control, $114.37; Oscar’s, $705.67; Perona, Peterlin & Andreoni, $3,548.50; Quad City Electric, $93.00; Smith’s Sales and Service, $335.45; Somonauk Water, $76.00; Spring Valley Ford, $1,551.59; Springfield Electric, $138.88; St. Margaret’s Health, $40.00; Stevens Service Center, $34.00; Sunrise Supply, $118.89; Rudy Thompson, $38.72; Universal, $1,235.36; University of Illiois, $1,225.00; USA Bluebook, $1,099.79; Utility Equipment Co., $1,595.36; Venturelli’s, $678.68; Vickers Consulting, $500.00; Viking chemical, $1,449.73; Richard Watts, $78.55; Western Aggregates, $158.69; WLPO, $12.00

Mike Wrobleski, $36.99.  Total $413,969.90.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table Ordinance No. 808-080612, an ordinance authorizing an opportunity to settle pursuant to the provisions of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 574.  City Attorney James Andreoni asked that this ordinance continue to be tabled until he hears from the State’s Attorney’s office.  Andreoni said he believed that the ordinance would be able to be voted on at the next meeting. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

Mayor Finley then read a letter from the Oglesby Ambulance Board outlining their support for the proposed ordinance and their suggestions for improvement.  The board recommended passing the proposed ordinance and “work on amending a few issues.”  The board suggested: 1. Hiring an assistant to work no more than 1500 hours a year; 2. Implement an internship program; 3. Pay $2.35 per hour for call out hours; 4. Hire 2 paramedics and 2 EMTs, preferable local people.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the letter from the Oglesby Ambulance Board on file.  AYES:  PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to table the Oglesby Ambulance Wage and Salary ordinance, pending modifications in light of ongoing negotiations between Commissioners Danekas and Porter.  AYES:  PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.


A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the request from the Oglesby Knights of Columbus to hold its annual Tootsie Roll drive on Saturday, September 22. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then opened the floor for public comments:

·        Resident Drew Merriman encouraged the commissioners to “go after all the other departments,” when looking for ways to cut costs.


Commissioners’/Mayor Reports

            Commissioner Rivara talked about ongoing ways his department is cutting costs and increasing revenues.

 

            Commissioner Yborra said Fischer Excavating will be reseeding the berms after Labor Day.  He also said that the city had treated the catch basins for mosquitoes, noting the recent reports of West Nile virus in the state.

 

            Mayor Finley announced that the playground at McPhedren Park had been installed.  He said the park would be 95 percent completed by the end of August.  He also reminded residents of the upcoming Harvest Fest and Scarecrow Scramble on October 6.

 

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to adjourn at 7:12 p.m.  AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk