110 E. Walnut Street - Oglesby, Illinois 61348  ·  Phone: 815-883-3389

Monday, June 16, 2014, Minutes

July 18, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014, 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 AND CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from June 2, 2014. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the working meeting minutes from April 28, 2014. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept the bills as presented: City of Oglesby Petty Cash, $122.03; USPS, $630.31; AEA, Inc., $8,000.00; Air One Equipment, $1,668.11; Andi Bjerkaas, $800.00; Civic Systems, Inc., $14,950.00; Comcast, $152.78; Connecting Point, $150.00; Cosgrove Distributors, $792.37; D&M Landscaping, $650.00; Daley’s Super Service, $78.75; Delaney & Delaney, $83.33; Dever & Sons, $517.79; Andi Dorsett, $183.49; Double M Trucking, $405.00; Dresbach Distributing, $175.75; Envision Healthcare, $238.00; Fastenal, $127.14; Flink Snow Plow, $-38.74; Fulmers, $150.00; Grainco FS, $484.04; Grosenbach’s, $20.00; HD Supply, $252.00; Heartland Bank, $142,637.50; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Illinois Rural Water, $454.44; IVCH, $25.00; Illini State Bank VISA, $1240.20; Illinois Prosecutor Services, $100.00; IV Cellular, $160.18; Independent Service Co., $409.76; John Pohar & Son, $1,417.11; John Senica Jr., $253.72; John’s Sales & Service, $2,112.59; Larry Kirkman, $1,200.00; Knoblauch Advertising, $945.60; Tiffany Kundert, $85.39; LaSalle Office Supply, $-46.28; Edward Lewis, $198.49; Justin Lewis, $119.25; Jennifer Logan, $15.47; McClure Engineering, $1,289.50; Mertel Gravel, $2,721.94; Jessica Mora-Nieto, $164.72; Motion Industries, $31.95; NCPERS Group Life, $48.00; North American Salt Co., $2,125.53; Oglesby Hotel Group, $20,579.33; Oscar’s Automotive, $263.10; P&D Sign, $150.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,680.00; Pool, Leigh, & Kopko, $507.50; Putnam Co. Painting, $4,765.00; Quad City Electric, $940.61; Allied Waste, $20,723.50; Riverstone Group, $747.55; Ruppert Concrete, $18,975.00; Sharon Schook, $122.84; Smith’s Sales & Service, $62.75; Spring Valley Ford, $651.00; Staples, $376.06; TEST Inc., $130.00; U-Line, $61.58; United Rentals, $27.00; Universal Inc., $451.31; USA Bluebook, $51.65; Vermeer Sales, $985.31; Viking Chemical, $1,302.95; Water Products Co., $15,758.00; Xylem, $1,781.00; Tonia Zens, $177.87 TOTAL $281,572.67 AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. NAY: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the ORDINANCE amending Chapter 2.88, Design & Review Board, of Title 2, Administration and Personnel of the Oglesby City Code. The change, Mayor Finley explained, streamlined the process for new businesses seeking to move into Oglesby. AYES; DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the Prevailing Wage Ordinance. The ordinance is required by state law and is approved annually. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAY: DANEKAS. MOTION PASSED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file an ordinance authorizing an agreement with Greg and Sally Gillan to purchase a parcel of land owned by the city. The land is located adjacent to the former A&B Welding, which the Gillans also purchased. The Gillans plan to expand the building to accommodate a new business. Commissioner Rivara asked about the legality of selling the land without a bidding process. Attorney Andreoni explained that the land could be sold for economic development without going through the bidding process. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION PASSED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file an engineering agreement with AEA, Inc., for the IDNR Boat Access grant. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION PASSED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file an engineering agreement with AEA, Inc., for the building demolition grant. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION PASSED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA, to grant permission to the LaSalle Peru Township High School band to solicit door-to-door on September 4, for their annual candy sale. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION PASSED.


The Mayor then opened the floor for public comment on any item.

Tony Dennett asked about Don Shields’ building on Walnut Street. Dennett referred to the building as the ‘horror’ building. He was told that the city was in the process of going out to bid to have the building torn down.

Greg Stein asked why Commissioner Rivera had voted ‘no’ on paying the bills. Rivara said he ‘would get to that in a minute.’ Stein also asked about other properties the city may be interested in tearing down and was told that the city had other buildings in mind, but nothing was definite at this point.

Commissioner Reports:

Commissioner Rivara asked for a meeting once a month to discuss “how we’re going to pay the bills.”

Commissioner Yborra talked about the installation of some 14” water line stops out near Advantage Logistics. Before the work, if there was a problem with water, the entire west end had to be shut off to fix it. Andy Washelesky updated the council on the waste water treatment plant upgrade.

Mayor Finley reminded residents that dog tags were due by July 1 and that the city was hosting a vaccination clinic on Thursday (June 19) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. He also reminded residents that Summer Fun Fest was June 26 through the 29th and he encouraged residents to support our military men and women and veterans by decorating in red, white and blue.

Finley also said that the Park Board had decided to look into the expansion of McPhedren Park and was forming a committee to seek input and to raise funds for the expansion.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA AT 7:23 pm TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION for the purpose of discussing employee negotiations. AYES; DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA AT 7:55 pm TO RE- ENTER INTO REGULAR SESSION. AYES; DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 7:58 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk