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Minutes from the October 6, 2014 Meeting

October 31, 2014 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COMMISSIONER RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to approve the regular meeting minutes from September 15, 2014 meeting. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the bills as presented for payment: Petty Cash, $58.19; D.J.Sickley, $2,000.00; ASK Enterprises, $1.178.00; Ameren IP, $47.72; Call One, $2,003.28; City of Peru, $10.00; Efficient Billing, $1,922.16; Emergency Medical Products, $369.95; Fleet Services, $3,639.76; Grainco FS, $68.75; Terry Kamnikar, $72.80; LaSalle Office Supply, $224.35; Mautino Distibuting, $12.00; Menards, $19.86; Mertel Gravel, $375.71; Quad City Electric, $210.00; Revere Electric, $210.00; US Treasure, $2.34; Utility Equipment, $228.00; Vidacare, $124.89; Water Products Co., $681.53; City of Oglesby, $54.75; James Andreoni, $594.28; Betty Essl, $230.97; Holloway’s Portables, $150.00; IVCH, $25.00; Illinois State Police, $30.00; Knoblauch Advertising, $125.00; Maze Lumber, $290.44; Menards, $32.76; NIMCA, $55.00; Mark Ambrose, $65.00; Ameren IP, $160.51; Baldin’s Garage, $1,357.40; Cintas First Aid, $130.56; Comcast Cable, $63.45; Daley’s Super Service, $232.39; Debo Ace Hardware, $179.94; Double M Trucking, $200.00; Emergency Medical Products, $16.95; Foster Coach Sales, $63.93; Grainco FS, $108.75; IL Public Risk Fund, $5.651.00; Illinois Valley Business Equipment, $70.00; ITRON, Inc. $377.72; John Pohar & son, $5,512.00; Larry Kirkman, $1,600.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $83.21; Menards, $211.10; Mertel Gravel Co., $1,309.38; Oglesby Elks, $100.00; Universal, Inc., $1,077.12; USA Bluebook, $538.13; Rich Watts, $64.18; ASK Enterprises, $2,490.00; AFLAC, $117.67; CArus Corporation, $1,528.50; Comcast, $109.29; Dever & sons, $416.24; Dresbach Distributing, $938.70; Emergency Medical Products, $497.19; Fastenal, $169.75; Illinois Valley Cellular, $611.92; LaSalle Office Supply, $34.99; Sebestian Love, $190.30; Erika Max, $216.24; McClure Engineering, $256.85; Menards, $261.68; NCPERS, $48.00; Spring Valley Ford, $415.97; Studstill Media, $848.75; United States Post Office, $731.40; USA Bluebook, $450.39; Vortex Industries, $685.00; Lorraine Weiden, $73.13; John Zulkowsky, $60.00; Advantage Logistics, $182,418.30; AEA, Inc., $4,500.00; Call One, $2,003.35; Mary Carlson, $75.00; Compass Minerals, $4,251.06; Dever & Sons, $519.46; Scott Draper, $48.87; Illinois Valley Community College, $29,181.68; Illini State Bank – Police CC, $68.40; Illinois Valley Excavating, $60.00; Kramarsic Law Offices, $150.00; LaFarge Associates, $364.82; L-P High School, $82,646.66; Lawson Products, $290.69; Menards, $199.99; National Government Services, $601.19; Barry Niles, $34,240.74; Oglesby Grade School, $99,568.51; Cody Olivo, $184.80; Ragan Communications, $1,680.00; Angelique Rogers, $165.73; Rush Power Systems, $1,175.00; Smith’s Sales & Service, $18.00; Ana Trujillo, $221.54; Water Products Company, $1,576.49. TOTAL $491,631.84. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no comment from the public at this time.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to approve the Park Board’s request to have a tag day, Saturday, October 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept the letter of recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals regarding the request from Eleanor Rapp to rezone property at Walnut and Mallick Road from A-Single Family to E-Light Industrial. Attorney Andreoni explained that the property was annexed into the city when Advantage Logistics was built. All property annexed into the city comes in as A-1. At the time, there was no reason for the property to be zoned differently. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police. AYES: PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAYP: DANEKAS. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place Ordinance No. 872-102014, which modifies the terms of employment, including the wage structure, for the chief and assistant chief of police, back on file. Attorney Andreoni explained that a change had been made (in the city’s favor) to language concerning insurance coverage for retirees. Because there was a change, Andreoni said it would be best to hold over the ordinance for another 10 days. AYES: PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAY: DANEKAS. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to authorize closure of Bennett Avenue near Lincoln School for the annual costume parade. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to seek bids for the demolition of the building on Walnut Street (formerly owned by Don Shields). AYES: DANEKAS, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAY: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to pass an Illinois Department of Transportation resolution which would allow the city to repair a water main on Route 351/71. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to donate $250 to Illinois Valley Animal Rescue. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

Scott Starvakas and Marci Duro then spoke to the council about changes coming to the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce. Starvakas told the council that the chamber is spearheading efforts to make economic development a regional effort. Starvakas said that since the first of the year, the chamber has been “reaching out and nurturing connections.” Commissioner Porter said after the presentation that it was “by far, the most impressive presentation” by the chamber he had heard in his tenure as a council member.

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

Tod Misener told the council that he had “received an email” that said that Niemann Foods “had abandoned the Oglesby site.” He asked the mayor if this was true. Mayor Finley told Misener that he had just spoken with Niemann and that, although the site wasn’t on the table for 2015, the company had no intention of selling the site and that they still planned on building in Oglesby.

Commissioner Reports:

Yborra said that he had been asked by the clerk’s office to tell residents that the city was not involved in the mailing residents received about water line insurance.

Porter announced that trick-or-treat hours would be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on October 31st. He also thanked the street and electric departments for their help in constructing a firing range.

Mayor Finley talked about the activities planned for October 18 in downtown Oglesby as part of Harvest Fest.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to adjourn at 7:27 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk