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Minutes from the Monday, August 18, 2014, meeting

September 12, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 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 DENNIS YBORRA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from August 4, 2014. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. PASS: DANEKAS. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the bills as presented for payment: IL Association of Chiefs, $99.00; City of Oglesby (transfer of MFT funds) $7,379.26; Ace Tire, $125.00; AEA, Inc., $5,947.52; Airgas, Inc., $265.29; Altec, $1,786.14; Ameren, $2,798.88; Stephanie Berg, $186.02; Bob’s Business, $138.16; BSN Sports, $57.49; City of Oglesby (petty cash) $52.35; College of DuPage, $95.00; Comcast, $251.24; Comm. Revolving Loan Fund, $624.27; Connecting Point, $1,226.60; Dever & Sons, $517.59; De’Vine Floral, $46.60; Double M Trucking, $1,250.00; Cathie Edens, $69.30; Efficient Billing, $596.67; Emergency Medical Products, $388.90; Envision Healthcare, $238.00; Feece Oil, $831.33; Flags USA, $338.00; Foster Coach Sales, $16.43; Global Emergency Products, $321.98; Grainco FS, $164.30; Halm’s, 76.80; Hawkins, $1,231.50; HD Supply, $71.28; Holloway’s, $150.00; Hy-Vee, $135.69; IMEA, $269,979.44; Illini State Bank-VISA, $351.44; Illinois Valley Business Equipment, $299.00; IV Food & Deli, $41.78; John Pohar & Sons, $120.00; John Senica, Jr., $719.81; King Tire, $214.50; Kittilson’s Garage, $6,522.24; LaSalle Office Supply, $55.98; Lawson Products, $290.69; Mautino Distributing, $24.00; Maze Lumber, $11.98; Menards, $443.38; Mertel Gravel, $545.06; Mississippi Valley Pump, $10,155.47; Motorola, $116.25; Dollar General, $55.45; National Government Services, $485.94; NewsTribune, $404.42; North American Salt Co., $2,124.68; Oscar’s Automotive, $98.54; Overhead Door, $33.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,200.38; Pool Leigh Kopko, $39.00; Lorraine Redenius, $92.63; Allied Waste, $20,268.50; Revere Electric, $113.97; Chuck Reynolds, $500.00; Springfield Electric, $95.64; Stevens Service Center, $70.00; TEST, Inc., $80.00; Betty Taylor, $73.49; Universal, Inc., $505.34; USA Bluebook, $416.88; Vermeer Sales, $66.96; Water Products Co., $2,609.40; WTH Technology, $75.00. TOTAL $347,761.83 AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY. NAY: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.

Before the vote on the bills, Commissioner Rivara once again asked how much money was transferred from the Electric Department to “pay bills?” Commissioner Danekas told Rivara that the city had transferred at the end of FY14, a total of about $370,000. Approximately half of that was for prior years (since 2008) that the city hadn’t transferred monies at the time and half was the 5 percent of gross revenues for this fiscal year. Danekas told Rivara that this was done before the audit, and that if necessary, the journal entry would be reversed if not approved. Rivara complained that that left his fund with “zero in reserves.”

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS TO accept the recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals that had met earlier in the evening to discuss adding a special use permit for cannabis cultivation in heavy and light industrial zoning. The ZBA had voted unamniously to approve the textural change to the ordinance. The motion to approve noted a couple of typographical mistakes that needed to be corrected before passage. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to approve Ordinance No. 867-081814, which creates a special use permit for cannabis cultivation facility within Light and Heavy Industrial zoning, with the previous typographical errors corrected. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to refer to the plan commission a request by GTI for a special use permit for a cannabis cultivation facility. AYES; DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to accept the resignation of Rich Vollmer from the Ambulance Board. Vollmer noted in his letter of resignation a lack of time because of his business. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the request from IVCC tennis team to hold a tag day on Saturday, August 30. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the request from the Oglesby Firefighters Association to use Mallick Road and Mormon Street for a race to benefit the association and IVAR. The race will be held October 26th at 9 a.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to table discussion on the request from Jim Giordano to tap on to the City’s water service from a parcel that is not annexed into the city. Andreoni explained that he had asked Clerk Clinard to put the item on the agenda after letting it languish on his desk, and did not realize that Commissioner Yborra would not be at this meeting. Porter noted that those type of decisions were usually made by Commissioner Yborra and he questioned whether the council should discuss the matter. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place the 2014 Motor Fuel Tax 2014 street program bids on file. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve Ordinance No. 866-081814, with approves the execution of an agreement with Etna Oil Company. AYES; DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.


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

Wanda Lent thanked the city fathers for supporting another year of performances by the municipal band.

Commissioner Reports:

Rivara asked that before the city start looking at “how we spend money,” nothing that the city “can’t continue to spend money” it doesn’t have.

Finley announced that there would be a special meeting on Monday, August 25th at 5:30 p.m.

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

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk