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August 5, 2013 Meeting Minutes

August 29, 2013 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

 

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



A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to approve the regular meeting minutes from July 15, 2013. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to approve the special meeting minutes from July 29, 2013. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the invoices to be paid as presented with the exception of two invoices called into question by Commissioner Rivara (Cathie Edens reimbursement, $100.19): A.S.K. Enterprises, $25,778.82; AEA, Inc., $10,681.67; Airgas, Inc., R87.37; Alan Environmental, 820.57; Ameren IP, $25.07; Michelle Bar, $25.07; Batteries and Things, R66.20; BHMG Engineers, $4,295.91; Bob’s Business, $338.56; BSN Sports, $325.24; Call One, $1,541.96; Cargill Corp., R300.00; Carmel Music, $750.00; Chamlin & Associates, $336.00; City of Oglesby (transfer), $1,321.45; Civic Systems, $15,000.00; Comcast, $216.80; Comm. Revolving Fund, $2,407.00; Terry Corredato, $390.73; Cosgrove Distributors, $918.06; Creative Apparel, $1,561.36; James Cullinan, $800.00; Dixon Ottawa Communications, $226.50; Double M Trucking, $180.00; Dresbach Distributing, $491.26; Efficient Billing Systems, $530.15; Emergency Medical Products, $769.94; Diane Eutis, $228.99; Fastenal, $229.11; Feece Oil, $809.50; First Impression, $638.00; Fleet Services, $4,526.67; Andrea Fonger, $251.34; Foster Coach Sales, $60.20; Global Emergency Products, $613.04; Victor Gonzalez, $800.00; Grainco, $70.00; Grosenbach’s, $602.26; Halm’s, $146.62; Christina Hodges, $72.00; Holloway’s Portable Restrooms, $150.00; HyVee, Inc, $437.96; IDES, $2815.03; Illini State Bank, $65.91; Illinois Valley Cellular, $704.27; Inman Electric, $3,615.60; JP Cooke Co., $121.67; Matt Jaegle, $30.75; Edward Jarman III, $134.05; Joan’s Trophy, $47.34; John Pohar & Son, $6,015.53; Anna Johnson, $300.00; Dog Knoblauch, $800; James Knoblauch, $800; Kramarsic Law Offices, $150.00; Robert Kuhar, $123.54; LaFarge Associates, $151.16; LaSalle Office Supply, $57.79; James Mandujano, $800.00; Mike Margies, $800.00; Mautino Distributing, $18.00; Maze Lumber, $31.74; McClure Engineering, $2,642.90; Menards, $566.09; MJ Track Works, $650.00; Motorola, $112.87; Dollar General, $219.84; Lori Munson, $147.29; NCPERS, $32.00; NewsTribune, $402.50; North American Salt, $2,165.80; Oscar’s, $514.49; Mike Padilla, $800.00; Patten Industries, $810.28; PDC Laboratories, $200.00; Joscelyn Pohar, $197.49; Rebecca Ponder, $124.96; Riverstone Group, $401.29; Bernice Schibrowsky, $222.37; Screenvision Direct, $368.00; Rachel Sienkiewicz, $300.00; Springfield Electric Supply, $145.04; St. Margaret’s Health, $65.00; Stevens Service, $60.00; Robert Stone, $800.00; T&R Electric, $675.00; Jennifer Toner, $11.83; United Rentals, $225.59; USPS, $200.00; USA Bluebook, $421.16; Brett Valle, $800.00; Jenna Veith, $44.96; Water Products Co., $2,283.57; Jason West, $149.45; Aaron Whittington, $300.00. TOTAL $115,366.84. AYES:  DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA, FINLEY.  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 YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept and place on file the Building Inspector’s 2nd Quarter report (12 permits, $41,100.00).  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant the LP Band’s request to sell candy door-to-door on Sept. 15, 2013, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to allow Starved Rock Runners to hold the 2013 Turkey Trot in Oglesby on Nov. 28th.  The request asked that the police department assist and streets be closed as in past years.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to donate $500 to Chuck Reynolds for a car show to benefit Cops4Cancer.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the request for a tag day for the Illinois Valley YMCA Dolphin Swim Team on Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to noon.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.  NAY:  YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED.

 

The Mayor then talked about the need to update the comprehensive plan, noting that developers often visit the city website and check the comprehensive plan when checking out a possible location.  Attorney Andreoni also noted the need to update the plan regularly, noting that often in zoning issues, the judge often looks to the comprehensive plan “to capture the original intent”.  Finley said he didn’t believe the city needed outside help updating the plan or to incur huge costs in doing so.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to refer the matter to the Plan Commission.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept and place on the 2013 Summer Fun Fest Financial Report and the 2014 Summer Fun Fest Budget.  The 2013 festival showed a profit of $21,263.11; with a cumulative profit of $81,908.79 for 3 years.   AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to appoint Todd Stachowiak to the Police and Fire Board.  AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the bids for the Woodland Avenue Water Line Replacement on file.  John Pohar & Sons was the apparent low bidder, with a bid of $97,177.30. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to seek bids for the 2013 Motor Fuel Tax street resurfacing project. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve Ordinance No. 839-080513, which clarifies the duties and responsibilities of the Oglesby Ambulance Board.  Commissioner Porter said before the vote that Attorney Andreoni had suggested the previous ordinance be updated.  AYES: PORTER, YBORRA. NAYS:  DANEKAS, RIVARA, FINLEY.  MOTION DENIED.

 

The Mayor then opened the floor for public comments.

 

            A resident asked that a stop sign be placed at Magnal and First (on First heading east), noting that children congregate on the corner for the school bus. Resident Richard Vicich, who lives at 132 Magnal, said that he believed that there was a stop sign at one time on the corner. Commissioner Yborra said he would look into it, noting that it is possible that an ordinance already exists.

 

            Another resident also asked about the number of people living in a two-bedroom home.  Attorney Andreoni said that the city couldn’t limit the number of people living in a home.

           

Mayor/Commissioner reports:

Commissioner Yborra gave an update on the wastewater treatment plant.

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

 

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk