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November 19, 2012, Meeting Minutes

December 13, 2012 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 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 RIVARA to approve the meeting minutes from November 5, 2012. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the invoices to be paid as submitted: AEA, Inc., $3,800.00; Affordable Waster Systems, $19,334.00; Apple Press, $68.00; Batteries and Things, $195.00; Christopher Bayer, $247.27; Carus Corporation, $1,014.75; City of Peru, $1,900.00; Comcast Cable, $233.79; James Cullinan, $7.44; Daley’s Super Service, $25.00; De’Vine Floral, $45.00; Katherine Elvin, $1,207.89; Envision Healthcare, $256.00; Fastenal, $86.35; Feece Oil, $1,071.77; Galva Road Equipment, $168.90; Global Emergency Products, $407.57; Grosenbach’s, $308.23; Hansen Sewer Service, $150.00; HD Supply, $266.00; Heartland Bank and Trust, $563,656.25; Hygienic Institute, $355.53; Il Dept. of Ag., $60.00; IMEA, $160,718.13; IL Municipal League, $408.00; IV Business Equipment, $70.00; IVCH, $87.25; Illini State Bank, Police VISA, $1.16; Illini State Bank VISA, $645.69; IL Assn of Chiefs, $100.00; John Pohar and Sons, $62,828.11; Kittilson’s Garage, $2,551.78; James Knoblauch, $7.44; LaSalle Office Supply, $255.98; Jean Martin, $1,207.89; Mautino Distributing, $12.00; McClure Engineering, $4630.56; Menards, $340.85; Motorola, $112.87; Dollar General, $200.75; NewsTribune, $466.00; Novak Veterinary, $93.00; Oliver Niles Partnership, $137,931.47; Oscar’s Automotive, $954.75; P&D Sign Company, $916.00; PDC Laboratories, $440.00; Perona, Peterlin & Andreoni, $2,304.00; Eric Reishus, $1,207.89; Reishus, Margaret, $1,207.89; Marlin Reishus, $603.94; Paul Reishus, $1.207.89; Revere Electric, 34.48; Riders Choice, $2,772.55; Tia Rose, $224.05; St. Margaret’s Hospital, $81.00; St. Margaret’s Health, $43.00; Stevens Service Center, $178.00; Sunrise Supply, $29.90; T&T Hydraulics, $10.22; Universal, Inc., $410.03; USA Bluebook, $663.71; Vickers Consulting, $500.00; Water Products Company, $1,601.19; Wire Mesh, $19,239.84; WLPO, $480.00.
TOTAL: $1,002,039.99 AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for comments on agenda items. Richard Vicich voiced his objections to the electrical rate increase, suggesting that the city replace the fulltime workers in the electric department with part-time workers to cut costs. Tod Misener made the council aware of “a successful” sale of a municipal utility in Missouri. Misener has said in the past he believes the city should look at selling the electric utility to an outside company. Neither comment evoked a response from the council.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve Ordinance No. 818-111912, Electric Rate Increase. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve Ordinance No. 816-111912, a service agreement with iFiber. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to use Bernardi Securities to handle the refinancing of Mallick Substation Bonds. Bernardi’s John Vezzetti presented the council with a couple of scenarios, showing how refinancing the bonds could say the city hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of the bond. Commissioner Danekas said his goal was to get the city out of debt by 2023. He suggested that the city start putting away money towards the goal of calling back the bonds in 2022. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table the tax levy until the next meeting. Danekas said he was having difficulty getting numbers from the county that he needed to complete the levy. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place Ordinance No. 817, which establishes limits on transfers from the Electric Fund , on file. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place the Motor Fuel Tax Allotment of $7,682.69 on file. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place the State Sales Tax Allotment of $34,238.43 on file. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table a request by Kevin Marzetta to hold his annual car show on Sunday, June 30. Marzetta had also asked to close Walnut Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Commissioner Yborra and Mayor Finley expressed concern over closing Walnut Street during Summer Fun Fest. Finley asked if Marzetta would consider hosting the event at another location or the week before. Porter said he would have to check with Marzetta. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for comments:

Tony Dennett noted that some of the bulbs on the Christmas decorations on Walnut Street are unlit.

Tod Misener asked about a comment earlier from the Mayor concerning LeHigh Park and Summer Fun Fest. The mayor responded that he was considering moving the festival back to LeHigh Park, but that a decision hadn’t been made.

Commissioners’/Mayor Reports
Yborra – Leaf vacuuming is complete, yard waste bags will be picked up through November and burning is allowed until December 31st.
Finley – Announced Santa’s holiday open house at the Dickinson House would be Sunday, December 16 from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to adjourn at 7:19 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk