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Minutes from Janaury 20, 2014, City Council Meeting

February 13, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JANUARY, 20, 2014, 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 AND CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from January 6, 2014. AYES: PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to pay the invoices presented: Inventory Trading Company, $393.00; ASK Enterprises, $932.97; AEA Inc., $3,347.52; Affordable Waste Systems, $19,007.00; Apple Press, $74.00; Arrow Sales & Service, $47.50; Arthur J. Gallagher, $60,239.00; AT&T, $25.79; Brownstown Electric Supply, $781.93; Civic Systems, $2,582.00; Comcast, $342.60; Comm. Revolving Funds, $636.15; DJ Sickley, $59,492.69; Double M Trucking, $360.00; Dresbach Distributing, $169.75; Efficient Billing, $755.97; Emergency Medical Products, $811.63; Envision Healthcare, $340.00; Kevin Ewbank, $85.82; Feece Oil, $2,191.29; First Impression, $806.90; Flink Snow Plow, $2,816.00; Grosenbach’s, $117.00; Halm’s, $146.20; Zachary Hanks, $18.94; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; IACP, $140.00; IMEA, $242,460.66; Illini State Bank/Police CC, $353.98; Il Fire Chiefs Association, $125.00; Illinois Valley Busniess Equipment, $70.00; Illinois Valley Food & Deli, $16.10; Inman Electric, $1,376.50; John Pohar & Sons, $92,069.47; John’s Sales & Service, $45.69; King Tire, $322.95; Kittilson’s, $190.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $1,316.93; Sanchez Lumpkin, $70.26; Mautino Distributing, $12.00; Maze Lumber, $546.19; Menards, $212.36; Motorola, $116.25; NewsTribune, $550.00; PF Pettibone, $37.45; Perona, Peterlin, Adreoni, $2,064.00; Jason Phillips, $62.50; Powerphone, $129.00; Lauren Radtke, $410.42; Pete Ragazincky, $80.31; Revere Electric, $379.64; Riverstone Group, $611.53; Seico, Inc., $338.00; Springfield Electric, $166.73; St. Margaret’s Health, $438.00; Stevens Service Center, $35.00; TEST, Inc., $40.00; Thorne Electric, $783.23; Universal, $638.48; USA Bluebook, $1,061.10; Venturelli’s, $1,735.75; Viking Chemical, $1,581.05; Water Products, Co., $846.19; Richard Watts, $79.51. Total $508,389.33 AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, 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 approve Ordinance No. 852-012014, which updates the Oglesby Electric Department’s Fee Schedule and prohibits and sets penalties for theft of service or tampering with city property. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on the file the 4th Quarter Building Inspector’s Report. The report showed $361,598.00 in new projects. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adopt a conflict of interest waiver. Brolley explained that it was “best practice” to acknowledge a potential conflict involving a client who was being represented by the firm. The client is being represented in a workman’s compensation claim and is also involved in a criminal case of which the Oglesby Police Department investigated. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file the intergovernmental agreement with Illinois Municipal Insurance Cooperative. The cooperative is a pool created to save money on liability insurance. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA TO allow the Oglesby Firefighters Association to hold tag days on Saturday, March 8 and November 1, 2014. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to allow the Oglesby American Legion Auxiliary to hold a tag day on Saturday, May 24, 2014. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to go into executive session to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, performance, or dismissal of specific employees” at 7:09 P.M. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to resume the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for comments on any subject.

Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Rivara announced that applications for the IMEA scholarship are available at city hall.

Commissioner Yborra thanked the Electric Department for their work running the new feed to the waste water treatment plant. He also talked about the progress at the plant, noting that they would be testing this week and training employees` next week. He said work on Walnut from East of Casey’s to the dry bridge. The city’s share of the $456,000 project is $152,000.

Mayor Finley gave a short update on the Dickenson House receipts for 2013. Rental fees were $8,150.00 and bowling receipts totaled $2,764.00.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:35 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk