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December 3, 2012 Meeting Minutes

January 4, 2013 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER PORTER

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the meeting minutes from November 19, 2012. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the invoices to be paid as submitted: Ace Tire, $55.99; Mark Ambrose, $300.00; Ameren IP, $25.97; Mary Armata, $75.00; Joseph Banista, $167.94; MHMG Engineers, $2,830.87; Brownstown Electrical, $341.22; Call One, $1,507.19; Comcast, $48.95; Dever and Sons, $525.69; Don’s Glass Shop, $201.85; Double M Trucking, $202.50; Efficient Billing Systems, $758.71; Emergency Medical Products, $955.45; Fastenal Co., $1.16; Fischer Excavating, $82,030.66; Fleet Services, $4,651.71; Halm’s Auto Parts, $14.97; Henry Schein Inc., $54.00; IL Valley Business Equipment, $338.33; Illinois Food and Deli, $33.85; Sheryl Ivy, $240.30; Dan Kasperski, $161.63; Larry Kirkman, $3,740.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $1,854.17; LaSalle Office Supply, $109.51; Mautino Distributing, $18.00; Tammy McVay, 207.88; Menards, $315.38; Mertel Gravel Co., $905.76; NCPERS Group Life, $64.00; North American Salt Co., $2,157.93; P&D Sign Co., $660.00; Nancy Petrick, $167.98; PowerPhone, Inc., $258.00; Radar Man, $175.00; Rathje & Woodward, LLC., $14,312.87; Revere Electric, $5,291.07; Riverstone Group, Inc., $171.99; Ronald Roof, $3,740.00; Screenvision, $368.00; Seico, $300.00; Somonauk Water, $104.50; St. Margaret’s Hospital, $38.00; Shalane Stevens, $8.21; US Bank, $133,675.00; USA Bluebook, $973.31; Viking Chemical, $1,414.12; Water Products, $1,091.29. TOTAL: $267,645.91 AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 817-120312, establishes limits on the amount of funds that can be transferred from the Electric Fund to the General Fund and requires council approval for the transfer. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place the 2013 Tax Levy on File. The City will levy $1,551,643.00, which includes $879,643.00 in bond payments that will be abated, bringing the total levy to $662,500.00 Attorney Andreoni noted that the overall increase in the levy is less than 5 percent, so that a public hearing is not necessary. Danekas also said that the council would be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, to discuss the levy and the impact that a recent ruling from the state concerning the police pension would have on the levy. The state has informed the city that it should levy $296,170, an increase of $156,107 over last year’s levy. There was discussion about the levy and the pension, with Danekas noting that he did not expect to increase the levy despite the increase in the funding requirement. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to authorize the Mayor to enter into a letter of engagement with Evans, Froelich, Beth and Chumley for bond counsel. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to authorize the Mayor to enter into a letter of engagement with Ice Miller for disclosure counsel. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to place on file the risk disclosures pursuant to MSRB Rule G-17. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file a draft copy of the bond ordinance prepared by Evans, Froelich, Beth and Chumley. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to adjorn at 7:24 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk