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Minutes from March 4, 2013 Meeting

March 29, 2013 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013, 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 regular meeting minutes from February 21, 2013. 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 AIRGAS, $70.78; Ameren IP, $137.72; Batteries and Things, $518.00; Call One, $1,480.63; Carus Corporation, $821.70; Daley’s Super Service, $20.00; Dever & sons, $528.39; double M Trucking, $135.00; Dresbach Distributing, $156.75; Cathie Edens, $107.94; Emergency Medical Products, $671.02; Fastenal, $50.46; Feece Oil, $2,890.40; Fleet Services, $4.050.04; John Gibson, $284.87; Grosenbach’s, $304.92; Sharon Gross, $202.15; Henry Schein, $93.00; HyVee, $92.63; Il Public Risk Fund, $17,320.00; Il Valley Business Equipment, $1,000.00; IVCH, $124.50; Illinois Valley Excavating, $400.00; ILMO Products, $74.00; King Tire, $125.00; Kramarsic Law Offices, $150.00; Mautino Distributing, $18.00; McClure Engineering, $1,899.90; Menards, $306.51; Mertel Gravel Co., $1,922.26; North American Salt, $2,169.01; Orkin Pest Control, $67.01; Overhead Door Cp., $72.00; PDC Labs, $1,959.95; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,070.00; Quad City Electric, $2,041.16; Quentech, $197.72; Riverstone Group, $620.20; Revere Electric, $95.91; Dominic Rivara, $141.40; Sandra Kidd Volk, $125.00; Katharine Smith, $160.00; Springfield Electric, $5.92; Stevens Service Center, $34.00; Stryker Sales Corp., $445.28; Sunrise Supply, $46.35; USPS, $200.00; Viking Chemical Co., $1,208.19; Jim Vohs, 289.79; Watchguard Video, $4,782.00; Water Products Company, $1,672.73 TOTAL:  $54374.19 AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. PASS: RIVARA (without explanation).  MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then asked for comment from the public on agenda items. There were no comments or questions from the audience.

 

John Vezzetti then updated the council on the sale of the 2013 Mallick Bond refinancing.  Vezzetti reported that the bonds had been sold, noting that 43 percent of the bonds went to local retail investors.  He said that the city’s savings in interest was estimated to be $296,000, with the interest rate reduced from 5.62 percent to 3.46 percent.  Commissioner Danekas thanked Vezzetti for his work on the project.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept Ordinance No. 828-030413, which increases license fees for establishments that sell alcoholic beverages.  AYES: DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  NAYS: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place on file and ordinance that extends the contract with Affordable Waste for five years. Commissioner Porter said that he had been working with Rick for months on the agreement that would lock in rates for five years.  The rate is also 50 cents less per customer per month.  Porter said that the new rates would go into effect April 1, allowing the city to take advantage of the savings immediately. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

Attorney Jim Andreoni then told the council that the Plan Commission had met February 28, 2013, to consider the request for a special use permit from Love’s Travel Stops. The Plan Commission voted to recommend that the special use permit be approved, after it was agreed that Love’s had addressed all of the criteria necessary.  A copy of the minutes of the meeting and the letter to the council was included in the meeting documents.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the recommendation of the Plan Commission regarding the issuance of a special use permit to Love’s Travel Stops.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance No. 830-030413, which issues a special use permit to Love’s Travel Stops. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

Andreoni then told the council that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources had requested additional title insurance on the McPhedran Park property and that the city restrict the use of the land to recreational use only before the grant could be awarded.  Andreoni had taken care of the additional title insurance and had prepared an ordinance to restrict use of the park.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA  to accept Ordinance No. 829-030413, which authorizes the execution of restrictive covenants for the McPhedran Park property. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the request from LP Youth Football for a tag day on Saturday, June 8, 2013. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the request from Oglesby Softball for a tag day on Saturday, April 20, 2013. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the request from Oglesby Ambulance Association for a tag day on Saturday, November 30, 2013. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the request from Gary Garey to hold the second Art Sarver Memorial 3K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 29 at 8 a.m. under the supervision of the Street and Police Departments. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

The Mayor then asked for questions or comments from the audience:

            Wanda Lent inquired about the new alcohol license fees.  Mayor Finley told her that the fees increased $75 across the board.

            Richard Vicich questioned the amount that would be saved with the new garbage contract.  Commissioner Porter clarified that it was 50 cents per household, which translates into about $9,900.00 a year.

            Gary Corless questioned the city’s spending on attorneys, particularly Jacob & Klein, the city’s TIF attorney. Calling the city “a perpetual money machine” for Tom Jacob, Corless noted that the city had paid the firm $306,000 over five years and questioned what work had been done for that money.  He suggested that if the city was looking to save money, it should “get rid” of Jacob.

 

Commissioner/Mayor Reports:

            Commissioner Porter reported that the Oglesby Ambulance Association had recently purchased three pieces of equipment to the service which would enable them to offer a higher level of care.  The pieces totaled more than $6,000.00.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to adjourn at 7:21 p.m.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk