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Minutes: October 7, 2013 - February 18, 2014

July 29, 2014 by bclinard  
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A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 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 AND CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from October 7, 2013. AYES: PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the invoices submitted for payment: AEA, Inc., $13,795.05; Ameren IP, $143.02; Brownstown Electric, $3,647.50; Cintas First Aid, $64.06; Comcast Cable, $191.25; Cosgrove Distributors, $39.96; Daley’s Service Center, $150.69; Paul Danekas, $300.00; Douhble M Trucking, $180.00; Cathie Edens, $156.30; Efficient Billing Systems, $908.12; Emergency Medical Products, $358.43; Envision Healthcare, $300.00; Fastenal, $115.17; Donald Finley, $300.00; Anthony Green, $217.20; Grosenbach’s, $97.60; Holloway’s Portables, $260.00; Il Fire and Police Commission, $375.00; IMEA, $259,315.57; Illini State Bank – Police VISA, $109.18; Illini State Bank – VISA, $1981.36; Illinois Valley Food and Deli, $68.60; Jacob & Klein, Ltd., $9,240.91; JP Chevrolet, $1,644.10; Jim Knoblauch, $300.00; LaFarge Aggregates, $541.24; LaSalle Office Supply, R157.95; Lyle Matejewski, $78.36; Mautino Distributing, $12.00; MCS Advertising, $1,298.00; Menards, $419.74; Mertel Gravel, $480.38; Municipal Code Corp., $650.00; Julia Neito, $226.25; Oscar’s, $2,076.06; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,296.00; Tom Porter, $300.00; Rental Pros, $89.60; Dominic Rivara, $300.00; Riverstone Group, $274.49; Ruppert Concrete, $2,720.00; Safecare, $292.34; Save-A-Lot/SuperValue, $175,786.04; Screenvision $368.00; Smith’s Sales and Service, $24.62; Spring Valley Ford, $15,433.00; St. Margaret’s Hospital, $150.00; T&R Electric, $24,650.00; T.E.S.T., $90.00; Universal, $804.40; USA Bluebook, $425.88; Vermeer Sales, $640.33; Water Products Co., $1,587.98; Mike Wrobleski, $195.12; Zoll Medical, $111.57, DJ Sickley, $133,786.99 Total $660,930.19 AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comment from the public on agenda items.

Gary Peterlin, president of the Dickinson Foundation, asked about the proposal to create a committee to look at the possibility of developing the land around McPhedran Park. Peterlin asked how those plans would impact the Dickinson House. He also invited “those folks” who were interested in serving on the committee to a Dickinson House foundation meeting. Sarah Cudlip, joined the conversation, saying that she did not believe the city needed another meeting place. Mayor Finley said that the DH wasn’t large enough for some functions, and that he favored looking into development that would bring more people into the city. Peterlin asked about the DH’s pool area, noting that it has been suggested that the pool area be turned into a meeting room. Peterlin ended by saying he would appreciate the city’s continued support.

The conversation then turned to the FY 2013 audit, with auditor Pat Noto, reporting on his findings. Noto said the city had again spent “a lot of dollars” on infrastructure and noted an “improvement” in the city’s General Fund cash position. The general fund showed an excess of $162,300.00 in FY2013. He also noted that the city has sufficient funds to repay a general obligation bond payment of $826,000 due at the end of the year. He also said the city must find $70,000 in the general fund this year to supplement the tax levy and personal property replacement tax monies earmarked for the police pension. Noto found no problems with the city’s accounting procedures, noting that there “was a lot of efficiency.” Commissioner Danekas then interjected his thoughts, saying that he felt the biggest problem going forward was the city’s police pension contribution. Danekas said he had instructed city clerk Clinard to pay an additional $10,000 a month for the remainder of this fiscal year to the police pension and $7,000 a month in FY2015.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place on file the copy of the FY2013 audit. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 844-102113, Supplemental Right of Way Agreement with Ameren. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The council then discussed the agenda item dealing with the formation of a committee to explore the development of a community center. Mayor Finley said that approximately 8 people showed up earlier and expressed an interest in serving on the committee. Commissioner Porter said that while he wasn’t necessarily against the formation of such a committee, he had no knowledge of the committee’s objectives until the earlier meeting and that he had questions about the structure of the committee that he’d like answered before he felt comfortable voting. He also expressed his concerns about how the committee would interact with the council and how they would satisfy the requirements of the Open Meetings Act if they did travel to other sites to view other community centers, as was mentioned as a possible function of the committee. Andreoni said the Act could be satisfied if a notice was published of the group’s intent to travel and to where, just like meetings are posted and published. Commissioner Rivara said he was not against such a committee, as long as it “did not cost the city any money.” Yborra said that he wasn’t against looking at the idea, as long as the project didn’t take away from the “pressing issues that need to be addressed.” Mayor Finley reiterated several times that the goal was to determine if there was enough interest to “go forward.” “If you don’t put people together to look at things, nothing gets done,” said Finley. It was agreed that the matter would come before the council in two weeks with more details on the how the committee would be organized. A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to table the matter. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file Ordinance No. 845, which establishes a watershed impact fee for those areas which drain into McPhedran Lake. This ordinance would allow the city to recoup some of the $951,209.00 spent to build the lake. According to Andy Washelsky, the per acre cost would be $4,500.00 and would apply to any re-subdivision of any residential lots already platted or any undeveloped lot that is zoned business or light industrial. Washelsky said that he did not feel that the $4,500 per acre would be detrimental to future development because developers would not need their own storm water detention. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to allow Lincoln School to block a portion of Bennett Avenue in front of the school on October 31, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. to allow for the annual costume parade. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to allow the Oglesby Knights of Columbus to hold their annual Tootsie Roll Drive on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the intersection of Walnut and Columbia. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to public comment:


Resident Jim Clinard asked about the difference between the proposed committee and the Dickinson Foundation or Boys Baseball Board, both of which use city resources. Clinard noted that neither group is held to the requirements of the Open Meetings Act. Attorney Andreoni said that it wasn’t the use of the city property that necessitated the OMA. This committee would be formed by the city, and therefore, subject to the OMA.

Sarah Cudlip thanked the city and engineer Andy Washelesky for completing work on East Porter.

Vern Seimers again complained about the dumpsters at 351 and 355 East Walnut Street and promised to “be here at every meeting raising hell” until the matter was resolved. He also again voiced his concerns about the perpetual garage sale going on at 410 E. Walnut St.

Resident Richard Viccich questioned the city about McPhedran Lake and the more than $900,000 cost. Viccich said he thought the lake was paid for by a grant. Finley explained that the grant covered everything at McPhedran Park but the lake. The “lake” is actually needed for storm-water retention and was not an allowable expense under the OSLAD grant. However, the lake was necessary before any additional development could occur in the area and was paid for, in part, by the developer’s contribution of land.

Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports:

Yborra said that leaf vacuuming had started and reminded residents to place the piles of leaves on the berm, not the street. He also gave an update on work on the waste water treatment plant upgrade. Jack Kusek, of McClure Engineering, said that the goal was to have everything installed by mid-November. Andy Washelesky gave an update on the work on Woodland Avenue and work on the Love’s Travel Center. Yborra then reminded all businesses in town that they should be cleaning their grease traps periodically. He said he was considering an ordinance that would require regular cleanings and that documentation would have to be provided to the city or face “heavy fines.”

Finley presented a check for $492.00 to Pat Scanlon of Soldiers’ Angels. The check represented the money raised by the Scramble participants on the Angels’ behalf. He reminded residents of the Halloween parade on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. The Mayor also said he wished to correct a statement made by a commissioner at the Oct. 7th meeting. Finley said he consulted with the Illinois Municipal League attorneys and that a commissioner’s statement that a commissioner had “sole executive power” over their departments and therefore could grant permission to an employee to “break the union contract” was not true. Finley said he was advised that a commissioner did not have the authority to go against a contract that was voted on and authorized by the entire council.

A MOTION WAS MADE YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 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 AND CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from October 21, 2013. AYES: PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the invoices submitted for payment: A.S.K. Enterprises, ,,532.80; AEA, Inc., $13,947.53; AFLAC, $117.67; Ameren IP, $1,159.62; Jim Andreoni, $635.50; Brownstown Electric, $2,137.85; Carmel Music + Entertainment, $1,500.00; Carus Corp., $1,260.24; Comcast Cable, $64.90; Comm. Revolving Fund, $647.97; Connecting Point, $9,338.62; Delta Gloves, $94.65; D’Vine Floral, $44.00; Double M Trucking, $270.00; Envision Healthcare, $300.00; Fastenal, $21.30; Fleet Services, $4.010.47; Fletcher-Reinhardt, $629.95; Graybar Electric, $124.47; Halm’s Auto Parts, $385.14; Lorrie Hammette, $178.45; HD Supply, $132.00; Huber Technology, $136,620.00; IL Valley Business Equipment, $70.00; IVCH, $25.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, $569.76; Illinois Valley Excavating, $577.50; Illinois Valley Lock and Key, $53.70; John’s Sales and Service, $46.09; King Tire, $778.00; Kittilson’s, $1,274.61; LaSalle Office Supply, $97.64; Anthony Lipe, $207.96; McClure Engineering, $7,195.65; Menards, $680.74; Mertel Gravel, $1,045.25; Motorola, $174.65; National Seed, $416.00; NCPERS, $64.00; Jonathon Norrell, $58.77; North American Salt Co., $2,157.93; Noto & Associates, $16,500.00; John Nurnberg, $238.81; Orkin, $236.70; Patten Industries, $371.43; PDC Laboratories, $4,392.30; Tom Porter, $810.00; Rental Pros, $335.00; Revere Electric, $273.57; Springfield Electric, $66.68; St. Margaret’s, $81.00; TEST Inc., $20.00; Viking Chemical, $2,621.35; Water Products Co., $885.03; Gloria Wilkie, $135.56; Witmer Public Safety Group. $56.48; Robert Zarnicki, $158.80; Total $217,828.73 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 YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 845-110413, which establishes a watershed impact on fee for those areas which drain into McPhedran Lake. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept the resignation of Bonnie Knoblauch from the Oglesby Ambulance Board. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to place on file the Building Inspector’s 3rd Quarter report which showed permits issued for $6,459,598.00 in new construction. The majority of that is for the new Love’s Travel Center. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.


The Mayor then opened the floor to public comment.


Tony Dennett asked if the issue with an employee living out of the city had been settled. He was told that it had. Sarah Cudlip asked about the Building Inspector’s report.



Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports:

Danekas asked for a working meeting to discuss the committee to look into the development of McPhedran Park. It was decided that the working meeting would be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. Danekas also said that the clerk’s office staff would be undergoing training next week and warned that some services may not be available at times during the week. Danekas said that with the new software, payroll and health care reimbursement checks would now be direct deposit.

Yborra said the new waste water treatment plant building was sealed and the fence installed. He said the resurfacing project and the water main project on Woodland were almost complete. Yborra also said that residents who rake leaves to the berm were having problems with others parking their cars in front of the leaves, making it impossible for the street department to pick up the leaves.

Mayor Finley reminded residents that the office would be closed Monday, November 11, for Veterans Day. He also urged residents to attend the Veterans Day ceremony at Memorial Park at 11 a.m.

A MOTION WAS MADE YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 7:20 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

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

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 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 AND CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from November 12, 2013. AYES: PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, FINLEY. PASS: YBORRA. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the invoices submitted for payment: Illini State Bank, $13,110.08; United States Post Office, $575.40; Mike Wrobleski, R390.24; Affordable Waste, $18,849.50; Ameren IP, $99.22; ASCAP, $333.72; Bio-Tron, Inc., $7,750.00; Bob’s Business, Inc., $132.59; Brownstown Electric, $2,677.25; Call One, $1,551.20; Central Region Senior Baseball, $2,500.00; Cintas, $62.03; Comcast, $74.40; Connecting Point, $380.00; Cathie Edens, $39.45; Efficient Billing, $2,008.58; Emergency Medical Products, $649.38; Fastenal, $239.46; Gametime, $795.20; Gasvoda & Associates, $19,544.00; Hy-Vee, Inc. $252.99; Il Municipal League, $415.00; IVCH, $28.60; Illini State Bank- Police, $419.78; Illini State Bank, $4,160.27; Joseph Janz, $397.26; John Pohar & Sons, R1,712.50; Kramarsic Law Offices, $150.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $138.34; Mautino Distributing, $12.00; McClure Engineering, $3,260.40; Menards, $1,230.21; Dollar General, $259.00; Revere Electric, $585.53; Rootbeer Stand, $163.50; Stevens Service Center, $293.00; TEST, Inc., $80.00; Jim & Mary Theis, $226.50; USA Bluebook, $416.46; Water Products Co., $5,498.54. Total $91,944.58 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 YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept Ordinance No. 846-120213, which authorizes borrowing from Illini State Bank to finance a truck for the Street Department. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place on file Ordinance No. 848-121613, which abates taxes for the 2013 Bonds. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file Ordinance No. 849-121613, which abates taxes for the 2010B Bonds. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place on file Ordinance No. 850-121613, which abates taxes for the 2010A Bonds. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place on file Ordinance No. 847-121613, the FY 2013-14 Tax Levy. Commissioner Danekas said that the tax rate increased from 2.23508 to 2.45957, which would amount to about 23 cents per $100 EAV for homeowners. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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

Wanda Lent asked about the cost of the new dump truck for the street department. Commissioner Yborra told her the state bid came to $103,767.00 and that the city would be financing it through Illini State Bank for 5 years.

Tony Dennett asked when the street department would be able to clean off the storm sewer grates. Yborra said he’d mention it to the city workers.

Vern Seimers reported that the dumpsters are still overflowing at 351 and 355 Walnut St. Commissioner Porter said that the police department is aware of the situation and that the owners have been ticketed.

Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Rivara noted that someone has been dropping off old electronics and televisions at the electric department shop. Rivara said that the city will prosecute the person or persons doing this if caught.

Yborra reported on the upgrade to the waste water treatment plant, noting that a new roof was needed. He also thanked the employees who helped the street department with leaf collection this fall.

Porter announced that the police department would once again be hosting “Shop with a Cop” on Saturday, Dec. 14. Donations are being accepted at the police station.

Mayor Finley told the council that Santa would be at the Dickinson House on Sunday, December 15. He also reminded residents of the lighting contest and said the skating rink would be going up this week. Finley also commended Police Chief Knoblauch and the police department for their “great respect and professionalism” in the handling of the recent murder-suicide.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to adjourn at 7:14 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from December 2, 2013, with one correction: the motion to place Ordinance No. 847-121613, was made by Danekas and seconded by Rivara. AYES: PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the invoices submitted for payment: City of Oglesby, $250.00; Call One, $1,553.87; Beth Chambers, $80.00; Comcast, $119.85; Merte Gravel, $479.13; Stuart Tree Service, $2,385.00; United Rentals, $145.00; Mike Wrobleski, $42.50; ASK Enterprises, $2,421.50; AEA, Inc., $11,345.05; Affordable Waste, $18,999.50; AFLAC., $117.67; Ameren IP, $2,620.86; Arrow Sales, $78.00; Best Western, $204.57; Civic Systems, $413.41; Comcast, $88.84; Comm. Revolving Fund, $287.02; Connecting Point, $796.25; Cruz Concrete, $382.00; DJ Sickley, $136,640.82; Daley’s. $254.43; Gary Davis, $83.43; Delaney & Delaney, $634.35; Dever & Sons, $529.43; Double M Trucking, $90.00; DResbach Distributing, $183.70; Envision Healthcare, $240.00; Fastenal Co., $4.40; Flags USA, $203.00; Fleet Services, $4,222.74; Flink Snowplows, $143.98; Grainco, $66.96; Grosenbach’s, $440.47; Halm’s, $207.87; Heartland Bank, $602,312.50; Hygienic Institute, $355.58; IL Association of Chiefs, $145.00; Il Dept. of Public Health, $200.00; IL Municipal Electric Agency, $212,844.32; Il Public Risk Fund, $5,670.00; IL Valley Business Equipment, $70.00; IVCH, $14.10; IL Valley Fence and Pool, $9,200.00; Illini State Bank, $183.26; IL Valley Cellular, $569.76; IL Valley Excavating, $660.00; Jack’s Gas and Service, $64.64; Jim’s Repair, $106.37; John Pohar & Sons, $5,526.00; John Senica Jr. Hardware, $452.73; John’s Sales and Service, $7.45; Tonya Johnson, $176.78; Kittilson’s, $497.05; Kittilson’s Garage, $2,768.10; LaFarge, $646.74; LaSalle Office Supply, $153.69; Mautino Distributing, $12.00; McClure Engineering, $634.50; Menards, $1,082.52; Motorola, $1,845.00; Barry Niles, $132,988.49; North American Salt Co., $2,173.28; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, et al, $2,791.50; Quad City Electric, $811.10; Quill Corp., $849.50; Radar Man, $300.00; RAthe & Woodward, $14,896.14; Riverstone Group, $132.50; Root Beer Stand, $67.00; Seico, $540.00; Kristi Skinner, $46.86; Smith’s Sales & Service, $100.00; Sparkle Cleaners, $30.00; Spring Valley Ford, $86.46; Springfield Electric, $615.51; St. Margaret’s Hospital, $124.00; Stevens Service, $34.00; TEST, $80.00; Universal, Inc. $736.00; US Bank, $86,657.50; USA Bluebook, $1,727.75; Viking Chemical, $1,740.70; Water Products Co., $570.00; Richard Watts, $85.99. Total $1,282,068.72 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 DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept Ordinance No. 847-121613, the FY 2014 Levy. Commissioner Danekas went over the levy briefly, noting that the increase was less than 5 percent over last year’s levy. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept Ordinance No. 848-121613, which abates taxes for the 2013 Bonds. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept Ordinance No. 849-121613, which abates taxes for the 2010B Bonds. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept Ordinance No. 850-121613, which abates taxes for the 2010A Bonds. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file Ordinance No. 851-121613, which renews the $700,000.00 line of credit with Illini State Bank. Before offering the second, Commissioner Porter questioned Commissioner Danekas about whether there were any intentions to “use it.” Danekas stated that at this time there were not plans to use the line of credit. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to enter into the Illinois Municipal Insurance Cooperative with A.J. Gallagher. Attorney Andreoni explained how the pool works, noting that it was very similar to the Illinois Municipal League Insurance, which the city has participated in in the past. Andreoni noted that the pool was much smaller and that the city should be able to “save a few dollars” on insurance. He explained that the pool was only for liability insurance at this point. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Andreoni then reminded the council that it was important to get cost appraisals for the main buildings, because the insurance would only pay the value listed on the appraisal.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for comments on any subject. There was no comment from the audience.

Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Danekas said he wanted to talk to the persons who prepared the suggested levy for the police pension to “find someone who can explain why we need this kind of money.” Danekas questioned why the city needed to levy more than $300,000, citing nearby Spring Valley, which must levy only $151,000 for FY 2014. Discussion then ensued, with Police Chief Knoblauch saying that it was “nearly impossible” to compare city to city and noting that there could be a number of reasons the fund is underfunded at this time including when the pension fund was started and the lack of contributions made in prior years by previous councils. He also noted that the fund is limited in the types of funds that it can invest in, which cuts into any potential earnings. Danekas said he saw three possible solutions to the problem: 1.) Levy the full amount and let the burden fall on the taxpayer– which he did not want to do; 2.) borrow cheap money now and get it funded; 3.) lay off active fulltime members and go to a part time police force.

Commissioner Rivara wished everyone a Merry Christmas. He said his department is looking at bids for a new truck and rebuilding the line to the waste water treatment plant as well as bringing the 12KV line back over 39. He also said that Attorney Andreoni is working on a revised fee schedule which will address tampering with the meters and theft of service.

Commissioner Yborra said he agreed with Danekas about not raising taxes, but that he didn’t know what the solution was to funding the police pension. He said work on the waste water treatment plant continues and that he hoped the plant would be up and running in January.

Commisisoner Porter told about the recent “Shop with a Cop,” program which helped six families, including 14 children. The families were taken to Wal-mart and given the opportunity to shop for presents and food for Christmas dinner. Then, lunch was provided by the 4-Star restaurant. Porter called the program, “the best” he’s been associated with. Porter also said that he had just learned that Affordable Waste was sold to Republic Waste Service. He didn’t expect there to be any immediate changes, but would know more after meeting with representatives from the new company.

Mayor Finley announced that there were 16 applicants in the Oglesby Light Up the Night contest and thanked those responsible for the ice skating party on Sunday, Dec. 15 and the Santa Open House at the Dickinson House. He wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

THE COUNCIL adjourned at 7:37 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JANUARY, 6, 2014, 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 December 16, 2013. AYES: PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the invoices submitted for payment: LaSalle State Bank (Police Pension), $20,000; United States Post Office, $736.10; LaFarge Associates, $206.55; Ace Tire, $964.80; AFLAC, $117.67; Airgas, Inc, $192.69; Ameren IP, $7,874.10; Apple Press, $145.00; Arrow Sales, $36.00; Andi Bjerkaas, $920.00; Carus Corporation, $1,014.75; City of Peru, $1,900.00; Comcast, $123.80; Connecting Point, $902.50; Dixon Ottawa Communications, $983.62; Dresbach, $132.80; Efficient Billing, $1,623.13; Emergency Medical Products, $779.34; Fastenal, $113.95; Feece Oil, $3,287.91; Fleet Services, $2,800.77; Flink Snow Plow, $965.20; Halm’s, $634.98; IL Public Risk Fund, $5,651.00; IL Valley Business Equipment, $67.50; Il Valley Community College, $12,503.28; IL State Bank/Police CC, $4.88; IV Cellular, $569.76; Itron Inc., $646.47; Jack’s Gas, $22.00; Jacob & Klein, $14,478.91; Jeff Perry Buick, $840.52; John Senica Jr., $233.26; Michelle Johnson, $71.45; King Tire, $228.55; Kittilson’s, $5,252.55; Kramarsic Law Offices, $150.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $70.96; LP High School, $30,628.41; Mautino Distributing, $18.00; McClure Engineering, $1,855.65; Menards, $790.23; Motorola, $116.25; NewsTribune, $247.20; Orkin, $236.70; Oscar’s, $451.62; Ben Sargent, $80.23; SD Meyers, Inc., $2,208.00; SOS Technologies, $144.95; Springfield Electric Supply, $534.70; St. Margaret’s Health, $486.00; Stevens Service Center, $737.00; TEST, Inc., $80.00; USA Bluebook, $372.89; Tom Walsh, $500.00; Water Products Co., $103.20; Zoll Medical, $91.57. Total $126,526.25 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 PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table discussion on the Vallero Annexation. Attorney Andreoni said the matter was placed on the agenda in err. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance No. 851-010414, which authorizes the extension of THE $700,000 line of credit with Illini State Bank. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file Ordinance No. 852-012014, which updates the Oglesby Electric Department’s fee schedule and prohibits and sets penalties for the theft of service or tampering with City of Oglesby property. Commissioner Rivara said the changes put Oglesby’s fees more “in line with our costs.” AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to seek bids on two projects for the Electric Department: replace the service line to the waste water treatment plant and upgrade the lines across I-39 east to Lewis Ave. Rivara said that the city “didn’t have a choice,” but to get these two projects done. He estimated the projects to cost approximately $350,000 to $400,000 dollars. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to seek bids on a material handling truck for the Electric Department. Rivara said that the truck the city has now is good for putting up flags, street banners, and Christmas lights, but that the city needed a truck “that can do the work.” He said he thought the truck would cost $150,000 plus. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to approve Envision Healthcare as the administrator of the employee Flexible Spending Account. Commissioner Porter asked if the need for an administrator came from the HIPPA. City Clerk Clinard said the reason an administrator was necessary was to ensure employee privacy and that she did not feel comfortable administering such a plan. Envision currently administers the city’s health insurance reimbursement account and charges a monthly fee for each participant. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for comments on any subject. There was no comment from the audience.

Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Porter announced that garbage pickup would be one day late this week because of the extreme weather conditions. He also said that he had had a chance to talk with the new provider, who assured him that there wouldn’t be any changes in service for 3 months. He noted that there might be some route changes in the future.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to adjourn at 7:37 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

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 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. There was no comment.

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 would begin this summer. 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

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE VALLERO PROPERTY ANNEXATION WAS HELD ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014, AT 6:45 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA

Attorney Gary Peterlin explained that the hearing was necessary before the council placed the annexation request and agreement on file at the city council meeting. Commissioner Rivara said the annexation “was a positive move for both of us.”

There was no public comment.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn the public hearing at 6:50 p.m. AYES: PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from Janaury 27, 2014. AYES: PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to pay the invoices presented: Terry Kamnikar, $50.40; City of Oglesby (petty cash), $111.32; Postal Service, $763.50; ASK Enterprises, $354.60; AEA, Inc., $4,300.00; Airgas, Inc., $52.69; Ameren, $5,429.48; Apple Press, $1,238.00; Batteries & Things, $518.00; BSN Sports, $294.39; Call One, $1,592.47; Cargill, $17,669.95; Citizens Bank, BDIV, LLC., $125,014.23; Community Revolving Fund, $612.39; Daley’s, $124.33; Dever & Sons, $502.42; Double M Trucking, $360.00; Fastenal, $178.81; Feece Oil, $1,488.32; First Impression, $260.00; Fleet Services, $4,170.59; Foster Coach Sales, $2,008.37; Ernest Gallup, $84.86; Halm’s Auto Parts, $41.96; Hy-Vee, $549.77; IL Public Risk Fund, $5,651.00; IVCH, $25.00; Jeff Perry Buick, $129.36; John’s Sales & Service, $1,059.00; JULIE, $791.84; LaFarge Aggregates, $370.62; LaSalle Office Supply, $201.84; Casey McKay, $600.00; Mautino Distributing, $12.00; McClure Engineering, $2,792.95; Menards, $1,226.65; North American Salt Co., $2,062.44; Patten Industries, $1,185.67; Quad City Electric, $420.10;’ Riverstone Group, $285.08; Rush Power Systems, $9,975.00; Spring Valley Ford, $622.99; St. Margaret’s, $200.00; Stevens Service Center, $354.25; Brett Sullivan, $81.18; Sunrise Supply, $97.07; TEST, Inc., $40.00; United Rentals, $64.00; USA Bluebook, $373.80; Utility Equipment, $832.00; Vidacare, $239.89; Water Products Co., $2,577.95. Total $200,032.73 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 on file the Annexation Agreement with Daniel Vallero. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the intergovernmental agreement with the Illinois Municipal Insurance Cooperative. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file the bid to replace the electric service line to the waste water treatment plant and upgrade the lines across I-39 to the first intersection. Commissioner Rivara said that bids were opened earlier in the day, noting that only one bid was submitted. He reiterated that the projects “really needed to be done” and that the $325,000 bid came in “a little cheaper than I thought it would be.” AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA, to place Ordinance No. 853, which corrects the previous ordinance abating the taxes for the 2013 General Obligation Refunding Bond, on file. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on the file Ordinance No. 854, which establishes inspection rules prior to the reconnection of utility services. Rivara explained that the ordinance was revised to “do what we intended to do.” The old ordinance required an inspection and adherence to current building codes if the utility had been turned off for more than six months. Rivara said the intent was to determine that the service was safe before reconnection. The ordinance also addresses water service as well as electric. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Rivara announced that applications for the IMEA scholarship are available at city hall and that the January utility billing cycle was 4 to 6 days longer, thus resulting in larger bills for most residents.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 7:10 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from February 3, 2014. AYES: PORTER, DANEKAS, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to pay the invoices presented: A Zoo to You, $700.00; Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, $200.00; Illini State Bank/Police Credit Card, $170.25; Advanced Asphalt, $11,317.92; AEA, Inc., $1,250.00; AFLAC, $117.67; Airgas, $63.14; Apple Press, $258.00; Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance, $571.43; Autozone, $131.40; Batteries & Things, $195.00; BHMG Engineers, $20,055.46; Comcast, $331.54; Connecting Point, $122.50; D.J. Sickley Construction, $8,737.19; Dresbach Distributing, $26.95; Efficient Billing Systems, $1,998.87; Emergency Medical Products, $1,912.39; Envision Healthcare, $244.00; Fastenal, $189.80; Feece Oil, $3,845.18; Fulmers Towing, $565.00; Robert Ghighi, $29.35; Halm’s Auto Parts, $227.58; Shawn Harlow, $6.76; HD Supply, $893.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; ID Networks, $1,397.00; I.M.E.A., $224,493.73; Illini State Bank, $180.60; Illinois Valley Business Equipment, $1,000.00; John Pohar & Sons, $4,045.00; John Senica, Jr., $670.22; Kittilson’s Commercial Power, $45.23; Kramarsic Law Offices, $150.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $399.68; Kim MaCharg, $64.61; Martin Equip of Il, $16.72; Mautino Distributing, $12.00; Maze Lumber, $54.74; Menards, $438.26; Midwest Mailing & Shipping, $1,642.70; Dollar General, $295.50; Neopost, Inc., $15.00; News Tribune, $670.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $470.77; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, et al, $1,848.00; Quad City Electric, $297.60; Ray’s Decorating & Carpet, $8,125.00; Rental Pros, $562.00; Republic Services, $400.00; Spring Valley Ford, $1,668.02; Springfield Electric Supply, $57.00; Staples Credit Plan, $35.58; T&R Electric, $800.00; TEST, Inc., $80.00; Angela Torchia, $158.18; Universal, Inc., $861.20; USA Bluebook, $201.33; Viking Chemical Company, $1,344.15; Water Products Co., $501.43. Total $307,520.68 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 YBORRA to approve Ordinance No. 857-021814, which authorizes an annexation agreement with Daniel Vallero. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve Ordinance No. 856-021814, annexing the Daniel Vallero property into the city of Oglesby. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve Ordinance No. 858-021814, which rezones the Vallero property to “D-Business” and allows a special use permit for a mobile home. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to award the bid to the lone bidder, Big D Electric, for $325,000.00, to replace the electric service to the waste water treatment plant, and cross I-39 with a line from the Mallick Substation. Before the vote, Rivara noted that he had made an error last meeting, that the bid was about 18 percent more than the engineer’s estimate. He had stated at the previous meeting that the bid was less. Discussion ensued about whether the project should be rebid, with Rivara saying that the city could not afford to “kick the can down the road.” Mayor Finley asked if it was possible to put off awarding the project until the city could seek out grants to pay for it. Porter worried about the integrity of the bid process, if the bid wasn’t accepted, with Yborra saying that the city had the right to accept or deny all bids. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA. NAYS: DANEKAS, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance No. 854-021814, which corrects the previous ordinance abating taxes for the 2013 General Obligation Refunding Bonds. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept Ordinance No. 855-021814, which establishes inspection rules prior to the reconnection of utility services. Rivara explained that the ordinance addressed problems in a previous ordinance. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to not hire an economic developer at this time. Porter said he felt that since the city had advertised for the position, and came to a consensus in executive session, he felt strongly that a vote be taken. Attorney Andreoni agreed, saying he “didn’t see a reason not to.” AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Bill Guerrini of the Spring Valley Walleye Club, spoke to the council concerning the annual walleye tournament in Spring Valley. Guerrini asked the council for financial support to allow the club to continue hosting the tournament. He noted that Oglesby motels and restaurants benefit directly from the tourney. After some discussion, A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY RIVARA to donate $500 of hotel/motel money to the Spring Valley Walleye Club. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to grant permission to Oglesby Softball to hold a tag day on Saturday, April 19 from 8 a.m. to noon. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for comments on any subject. There were no comments.


Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Rivara told the council that there was only one bid on the new truck for the electric department. That bid was $168,807.00. He will place that bid on file at the next meeting.

Mayor Finley thanked residents for their support of the 50/50 raffle for Oglesby Special Events. He said the pot had already grown to about $1,500. The drawing will be held at the conclusion of Summer Fun Fest. He also said residents can earn the chance to have their March utility bills paid in full by completing a CDAP survey included in this month’s utility bills. He also told the council that he hoped to begin discussion at the next meeting on cleaning up abandoned buildings in the city. The city has received a $150,000 grant. Andreoni noted that it was likely that the city would need to get an extension on the grant, as demolition procedures could take months to complete. “June 1st would be pushing it,” he said.

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 7:15 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 8:20 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 8:22 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk