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NOv. 18, 2013 meeting minutes

December 12, 2013 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from November 4, 2013. AYES: PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the invoices submitted for payment: Vince Henneberry, $43.75; City of Oglesby (petty cash), $37.45; Illinois Municipal League, $292.00; Oglesby Municipal Band, $4,705.00; Robert Stone, $1,858.20; LaSalle State Bank/Police Pension, $7,000.00; City of Oglesby (petty cash), $96.95; A.S.K. Enterprises, $2,442.25; Ace Tire, $416.06; Advanced Asphalt, $28,583.28; AEA, Inc., $6,295.05; Affordable Waste Systems, $18,849.50; Airgas USA, $57.03; Ameren IP, $99.22; AT&T, $25.79; Batteries and Things, $6.00; Comcast, $361.12; Connecting Point, $14,874.80; DJ Sickley Construction, $151,219.55; Dever & Sons, $525.69; Double M Trucking, $180.00; Dresbach Distributing, $19.95; Cathie Edens, $138.55; Emergency Medical Products, $610.48; Feece Oil, $3,140.82; Fence Specialties, $500.00; Foster Coach Sales, $35.39; Robert Ghighi, $39.10;Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Illinois Department of Ag, $15.00; IMEA, $195,601.11; IL Valley Business Equipment, $53.00; Illini State Bank/VISA, $4,160.27; John Pohar & Sons, $57,888.89; John Senica Jr. Ace Hardware, $273.83; King Tire, $191.00; Koolmaster, $63.32; Kramarsic Law Offices, $150.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $121.41; Massie Jet-Vac Service, $1,050.00; Mautino Distributing, $30.00; McClure Engineering, $8,718.40; Menards, $663.83; Midwest Mailing, $110.39; Motorola, $233.05; Dollar General, $59.50; NewsTribune, $1,748.00; Oscar’s, $327.50; Perona, Peterlin & Andreoni, $1,848.00; Pool, Leigh & Kopko, $47.80; Ron Popurella, $131.54; Revere Electric, $139.31; Riverstone Group, $298.56; Springfield Electric, $185.33; St. Margaret’s Health, $163.00; Staples, $59.99; Stevens Service Center, $103.00; Studstill Media, $840.00; T & R Electric, $1,245.00; TEST, Inc., $80.00; Universal, $3,769.70; USA Bluebook, $823.79; Vickers Consulting, $50.00; Water Products Co., $717.89; Witmer Public Safety, $394.93; WLPO/WAJK, $210.00. Total $525,398.37 AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place Ordinance No. 846-112113, which authorizes borrowing from Illini State Bank to finance a truck for the Street Department. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to refer the Vallero Annexation request to the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. Attorney Andreoni said that a joint meeting had been set for December 17, 2013, at 6 p.m. This parcel of land sits at the intersection of County Highway 23 and Orlando Smith Road. The parcel is needed to enable the electric department to purchase a line from Ameren that services this property and a city lift station. Commissioner Rivara said that this deal had been in the works for more than a year. In return for the annexation, the city will waive an $1,100.00 unpaid water bill, rebate back the city portion of taxes on the tax bill, and rezone the property from residential to business. All property annexed into the city comes in as residential. Rivara called the deal “good business sense.” AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Mayor Finley then asked the council for permission to advertise for the position of Economic Development Coordinator. This position has been vacant since the previous EDC became city clerk in May, 2011. The Mayor said that a person was needed to prepare marketing material for the city, aggressively seek out potential developers, and write grants, among other duties. Commissioner Porter said he “liked the idea,” but needed more information about the position, such as hours and pay rate. Finley said that the wage would be dependent upon the person’s qualifications and that those decisions would come before the council before anyone was hired. Commissioner Rivara asked if the hiring meant that there would be money for raises for the other city employees. Finley reminded him that the salary of an economic development coordinator could be paid from TIF and hotel/motel tax monies. A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to advertise for the position of economic development coordinator. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to donate $2,500 to Central States Baseball Tournament. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to name Tod Misener to the Oglesby Ambulance Board. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing collective bargaining and salary schedules for one of more classes of employees at 7:09 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to resume the regular city council meeting at 8:10 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports:

Danekas told the council that he had done some checking since the last meeting in response to Commissioner Porter’s question about part time employees in the clerk’s office. Danekas said that part time employees have logged more than 800 less hours less than last year. Porter said that it was his understanding that during layoff discussions earlier in the year it was said that there would not be any part time employees in the clerk’s office.

Mayor Finley told the council that Santa would be at the Dickinson House on Sunday, December 15.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 8:35 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk