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July 15, 2013 City Council Meeting Minutes

August 16, 2013 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

 

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



A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the regular meeting minutes from July 1, 2013. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the invoices to be paid as presented: A.S.K. Enterprises, $807.53; Affordable Waste, $19574.50; AFLAC, $35.90; Alan Environmental, $554.84; Apple Press, $359.00; Andi Bjer; United States Postal Syswtem, $aas, $600.00; Mary Boyer, $184.63; Brownlee Data Systems, $1,250.00; Bureau County Republican, $500.00; Carus Corp, $770.00; City of Oglesby, $53.48; Civic Systems, $2,582.00; Comcast, $191.79; Cosgrove Distrivutors, $926.88; Dever & Sons, $174.72; D’Vine Floral, $46.60; Double M Trucking, $292.50; DResbach Distributing, $401.30; Cathie Edens, $89.38; Emergency Medical Products, $572.86; Envision, $232.00; Euclid Beverage, $4,783.00; Ferguson Waterworks, $4,672.77; Fleet Services, $4,691.97; Foster Coach Sales, $111.61; GL Downs, Inc., $14.92; Robert Ghighi, $42.98; Graphic Electronics, $908.00; Halm’s, $79.93; Shawn Harlow, $64.27; Henry Schein, Inc., $652.00; Holloway’s Portables, $1,780.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.58; Hy-Vee, $55.11; Illinois Valley Business Equipment, $112.00; Illini State Bank (VISA), $2,160.54; Illinois EPA, $8,500.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, $569.76; Illinois Food and Deli, $96.81; Jacob & Klein, $19,716.88; John’s Sales and Service, $1,345.68; Karmarsic Law Offices, $150.00; LaFarge Aggregates, $360.63; LaSalle Office Supply, $350.03; Mautino Distributing, $36.00; Menards, $626.35; Mertel Gravel, $362.00; Midwest Testing, $1,800.00; Motorola, $54.26; Dollar General, $33.85; NCPERS, $64.00; News Tribune, $3,261.10; Orkin Pest Control, $236.70; Oscar’s, $615.71; Elizabeth Parcher, $91.23; Perona, Peterlin & Andreoni, $1,064.00; Quad City Electric, $937.96; Pete Ragazinky, $160.62; Dominic Rivara, $140.39; Smith’s Sales & Service, $367.75; Spring Valley Ford, $688.81; Staples, $175.68; Stevens Service Center, $389.00; Vicki Stoner, $95.00; Studstill Media, $1,700.00; Sunrise Supply, Test, Inc., $90.00; USPS, $204.00; Universal, $1,276.50; Vidacare, $124.34; Viking Chemical, $1,896.75; Jim Vohs, $98.88; Voss Signs, $170.00; Witmer Public Safety Group, ‘$124.97; WLPO/WAJK, $508.00; WZOE Radio, $122.00; Zoll Medical, $91.62; IMEA, $274,472.04.  TOTAL $373,905.79. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, 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 pertaining to the agenda items.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve Ordinance No. 837-071513, which extends and amends the agreement with the police union.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the FY 2013-14 Appropriations Ordinance on file. Attorney Andreoni noted that there were some typographical errors that required correcting on the current copy of the ordinance, but that the corrected ordinance would be available at City Hall tomorrow morning (July 16).  There will be a special meeting on Monday, July 29th, at 6 p.m., proceeded by a public hearing at 5:45 p.m. the same day. The council will vote to adopt the ordinance at that time. Commissioner Danekas reitereated that the appropriations ordinance had “no correlation on how we budget or run the city.”  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to seek bids for the replacement of a water line on Woodland Avenue.  Commissioner Yborra said that there have been “numerous breaks” at Second and Woodland, noting that the line was “more clamps than anything else” at this point.  The plan is to replace 350’ of 6” water line and replace a fire hydrant. Yborra expects the cost to come in at about $90,000 to $100,000.  The bids would be opened Monday, August 5, 2013, at 10 a.m.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA, denying a solicitor’s license to Sigita Lukauskyte based on the inability to do a thorough background check.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then opened the floor for public comments, there were none.

           

Mayor/Commissioner reports:

 

Commissioner Rivara said that he had a couple of projects that he was planning on putting out for bid (rebuild line to waste water treatment plant, redo Timberwood subdivision service line, taking 12KV line across Interstate 39 to feed the new grocery store.)  Rivara said he would like to have everything done by the first of the year. 

 

Commissioner Porter said that the police department had had several complaints recently about cars parking on the street in areas that made it difficult for others to exit or enter driveways.  Porter advised residents to call the police department in those cases.

 

Mayor Finley reminded residents of the upcoming Central States Baseball Tournament.  He also went over the preliminary expense and income figures for Summer Fun Fest.  Once everything has been paid and posted, he will present a final report.  He also explained the CDAP income survey recently sent to residents, noting that surveys were sent by “random pick,” and the importance of returning the survey.  He finished by reminding residents that city dog tags are due and that the city was comparing records with LaSalle County to ensure that owners are complying with the city ordinance.  

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to adjourn at 7:22 p.m.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk