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July 21, 2014 Council Meeting Minutes

August 15, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY VINCE BROLLEY AND CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD.

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER DANEKAS.



A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from July 7, 2014. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the bills as presented for payment: City of Oglesby/Petty Cash, $98.16; Post Office, $98.00; Oglesby Library District, $14,334.66; IL Dept. of Agriculture, $15.00; Maria Riava, $961.09; Post Office, $775.50; Il Valley Crime Stoppers, $644.00; 556.96; Advanced Technology Recycling, $1,904.40; Arrow Sales & Service, $35.00; AT&T, $25.79; Big D Electric, $146,250.00; Bound Tree Medical, $297.99; Bureau County Republican, $500.00; Call One, $2,001.26; Casey’s General Store, $57.49; Civic Systems, $2,582.00; Comcast, $290.63; Cosgroves, $255.74; D&M Landscaping, $650.00; DJ Sickley, $119,709.20; Double M Trucking, $125.00; Dresbach Distributing, $130.80; Cathie Edens, $96.99; Efficient Billing Systems, $1,752.08; Heather Ellis, $241.05; Emergency Medical Products, $997.92; Emling Canvas Products, $1,800.00; Envision Healthcare, $311.00; Fastenal, $148.42; Feece Oil, $967.80; Ficek Electric, $16.271.00; Fulmers Towing, $450.00; Global Emergency Products, $450.00; Jonathan Gonzalez, $125.19; Grainco FS, $103.66; Hawkins, Inc., $844.50; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Il Fiber, $1500.00; IMEA, $273,260.68; Il Rural Water Assn., $96.00; IVCH, $8.00; ILEAS, $60.00; Illini State Bank/VISA, $1,346.12; Illinois EPA, $8,500.00; IL Valley Business, $140.00; IV Cellular, $729.96; Jacob & Klein, $14,609.25; John Pohar & Sons, $204.00; John Senica Jr., $265.71; John’s Sales & Service, $2,655.00; Kittilson’s, $784.88; Landcomp Landfill, $338.55; LaSalle Office Supply, $17.03; Mautino Distributing, $6.00; Maze Lumber, $25.16; Menards, $859.27; Mertel Gravel, $573.75; Motorola, $116.25; Dollar General, $56.50; Oscar’s Automotive, $276.22; Pantagraph, $1,561.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, et el, $1,864.00; Pool, Leigh & Kopko, $604.50; Rental Pros, $50.00; Republic Service, $18,618.50; Shaw Media, $720.00; Sisler’s Dairy, $543.00; Spring Valley Ford, $769.62; Stevens Service Center, $54.00; Stuart Tree, $1,135.00; Post Office, $220.00; UNIVAR, $171.84; Universal, $957.63; USA Bluebook, $922.40; Utility Equipment, $2,166.90; Viking Chemical, $1,998.20; Witmer Public Safety Group, $225.94 TOTAL $653,390.69 AYES: PORTER, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. NAY: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor asked for comment from the public on agenda items. No one from the public choose to speak.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to Accept Ordinance No. 865-072114, FY15 Appropriations. The ordinance was placed on file at the last meeting. AYES; DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to seek bids for the 2014-15 street program. Bids will be open August 18, at 10 a.m. at City Hall. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION PASSED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to donate $500 to the Cruisin’ Against Cancer car show for trophies. The car show will be held Saturday, Sept. 27th at the Rootbeer Stand, proceeds benefit Cops 4 Cancer. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION PASSED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept the Building Inspector’s 2nd quarter report. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION PASSED.


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

Wanda Lent asked if the city had started receiving Motor Fuel Tax funds from Love’s. It was explained to Lent that Motor Fuel Tax funds are distributed based on population, not where the tax is generated.

Greg Stein told the council he wished to retract his request to make Magnal Avenue one-way. After thinking about it, he didn’t think it was a good idea.

Commissioner Reports:

Yborra updated the council on the previous letter from the Heritage Fields Homeowners Association asking about maintenance of a private driveway. Yborra said a letter was sent that explained that the city hadn’t accepted the driveway in question and that the responsibility was with the homeowners association. Yborra also updated the council on the water main break near Memorial Park, saying that the break was much deeper that city crews could safely excavate and would require Pohar & Sons. He said they had run into a problem which required installation of a couple “insta-valves,” which wouldn’t be here until later in the week. He apologized to the residents who were affected by the low pressure, and said there would not be a boil order.

Porter told the council that the ambulance department had received word that they had been selected to receive a $123,500 grant for a new ambulance. Porter said he thought the grant would cover “the lion’s share” of the cost of the new rig. He also thanked other local police departments and city workers who responded to a “difficult and delicate” situation involving an armed man who had barricaded himself in his home overnight.

Finley reminded the council of a special meeting next Monday, July 28th at 5:30.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 7:16 p.m. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk