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Minutes from November 5, 2012, meeting

November 30, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 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 YBORRA to approve the meeting minutes from October 15, 2012. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the invoices to be paid as submitted: ASK Enterprises, $6,506.80; Advantage Logistics, $172,265.33; AEA, Inc., $4,500.00; AFLAC, $35.90; Ameren IP, $1,539.81; Apple Press, $347.00; Bio-Tron, Inc., $139.00; Brownlee Data Systems, $500.00; Brownstown Electric, $1,247.00; Call One, $1,517.68; City of Oglesby, $63.44; David Claudnic, $66.42; Comcast, $103.90; Daley’s Super Service, $46.95; Melanie Davis, $194.13; Dever & Sons, $524.02; Jill Dober, $222.31; Dresbach Distributing, $105.85; Efficient Billing Systems, $767.81; Emergency Building Products, $505.51; Fastenal Co., $55.32; Feece Oil, $3,646.16; Fleet Services, $4,760.79; Grainco, $288.12; Grosenbach’s, $574.45; Kristin Grubich, $75.00; Halm’s, $260.74; HD supply, $477.48; Holloway’s Portables, $90.00; HyVee, $301.10; IL Dept. Central Management, 576.75; IL Fire and Police Commissioners, $1,356.00; IL Municipal League, $1,730.00; Il Valley Business Equipment, $338.33; Illini State Bank, $100.39; Illinois Prosecutor Services, $50.00; Il Valley Cellular, $648.60; John Pohar & Sons, $87,924.95; JP Chevrolet, $182.94; Knoblauch Advertising, $642.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $524.85; Len Trovero Construction, $29,200.00; Leone Grain and Supply, $160.00; Martin Equipment, $37.76; Mautino Distributing, $18.00; Menards, $691.78; Tod Misener, $42.48; Municipal Code, $500.00; NCPERS, $64.00; North American Salt, $2,151.11; Noto and Associates, $16,500.00; Oglesby Municipal Band, $3,885.00; Orkin Pest Control, $117.04; Patten Industries, $21.26; Personnel Concepts, $160.75; Tom Porter, $534.26; Thomas Putnam, $108.20; Quad City Electric, $1,033.55; Revere Electric, $4,857.93; Dominic Rivara, $143.42; Patricia Rodriguez, $241.04; Screenvision Direct, $368.00; Sirchie Finger Print Labs, $84.75; Spring Valley Ford, $394.50; St. Margaret’s Health, $127.50; Standard Equipment, $5,500.81; Staples Credit Plan, $449.71; Robert Stone, $1,300.00; Sunrise Supply, $70.39; Luella Tripeke, $1,3750.00; United Postal Service, $708.08; USA Bluebook, $247.12; Viking Chemical Co., $1,697.70; Witmer Public Safety, $50.39; ZB Supply, $65.28; Zoll Medical, $115.90. TOTAL: $369,111.73 AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Verbal Blakely, of BHMG, the engineering firm who conducted the most recent electrical rate study for the city, then gave a short presentation on the survey’s findings and the proposed rate increase. Blakely reiterated past comments concerning the need for the rate increase and the reasons for the increase. Blakely then answered questions from the audience and council members. Attorney Jim Andreoni explained that because of minor changes in the ordinance and because a part time office worker was unable to produce a copy of the ordinance when asked by a citizen, the ordinance would be held over an additional two weeks.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file an agreement with iFiber. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for comments:
Resident Todd Misener thanked the Mayor for amending the agenda to include public comments before the council considers agenda items.
Ben Sargent and Brad Anderson asked why the city’s Code Red system was not used recently when the city’s west end experienced a major water main break, pointing to other commnities’ use of the system for similar situations. Commissioner Porter addressed the issue, noting that in hindsight, he and Commissioner Yborra agreed that it would have been “a good spot to utilize Code Red.” Porter said the council would be discussing the possibility of all departments sharing the cost of Code Red and thus making it available for water main breaks, outages, etc. at a working meeting.

Commissioners’/Mayor Reports
Yborra – Announced that next week would be the last week of leaf vacuuming. Thanked Commissioner Porter, the Street Department and Mike Naas for their work on the water main break.
Finley – Announced a working meeting for 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Reported that the Halloween Parade attracted more than 230 children and their parents.

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTERB to adjourn at 7:39 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk