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Minutes from the July 6, 2015 regular meeting

July 30, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, 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 the June 15, 2015, regular meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the bills as presented: Mickey Roberts, $100.00; Illinois Valley Crime Commission, $644.00; Cindy Cadegiani, $61.50; IVCH, $1,664.20; Diane Swords, $61.50; USPS, $744.18; Il Dept. of Public Health, $50.00; AEA, Inc., $4,500.00; Universal Asphalt & Excavating, $67,991.50; Allied Waste, $18,618.50; ASK Enterprises, $299.40; AFLAC, $117.67; Ameren IP, $159.98; David Archuletta, $2315.35; Arrow International, $133.12;p AVT Service Technologies, $9,600.00; Benefit Planning Consultants, $503.71; BHMG Engineers, $594.00; Tyle & Anne Blodgett, $203.14; Brownstown Electric, $1,063.20; BSN Sports, $31.14; Ashley Buchanan, $141.01; Call One, $2,476.13; Chamlin & Associates, $3,216.50; Cintas, $68.09; Comcast Cable, $146.69; Compacc Minerals, $2,083.75; Connecting Point, $171.50; Cosgrove Distributors, $778.44; Daley’s Super Service, 612.99; Days Inn Oglesby, $131.98; Dever & Sons, $507.62; Double M Trucking, $300.00; Dresbach Distributing, $489.30; E.J. Cattani, $590.00; Eagle Engraving, $83.55; Courtney Edwards, $414.26; Efficient Billing Systems, $3,476.13; Katherine Elvin, $257.91; Emergency Medical Products, $1,342.76; Emling Canvas Products, $1,800.00; Anna Espinoza, $190.63; Fastenal Co., $100.53; Feece Oil, $1,417.88; First Impression, $2,321.00; Flags USA, $373.20; Fletcher Reinhardt, $1,381.77; Foster Coach Sales, $674.92; JoAnn Frecchio, $226.68; Bonnie Gallup, $120.00; GL Scheri, $805.00; Mike Goskusky, $92.13; GRainco FS, $420.86; Graphics Electronics, $393.75; Steven Hammer, $201.46; Dan Hansen, $146.02; Hawkins, $2,619.50; HD Supply, $ 803.52; Health Alliance, $23,049.00; Holloway’s Portables, $200.00; Hopkins & Associates, $9,500.00; Laura Howell, $217.67; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Hy-Vee, Inc., $1.67; Il Public Risk Fund, $5,910.00; Il Rural Water, $49.00; Itron, $568.03; IVCH, $30.11; John Pohar & Sons, $875.00; John Senica Jr., $221.86; John’s Sales & Service, $153.00; Journal Star, $947.68; Dan Kasperski, $300.00; Kendrick Pest Control, $35.00; Kaitlyn Kight, $125.44; Carol Kinas, $154.67; Kittilson’ Garage, $184.91; Kotecki’s, $372.80; Michelle Krueger, $204.27; LaSalle Office Supply, $549.22; Lawson Products, $68.68; James Mandujano, $335.00; Evelyn Manrriquez, $189.65; Jean Martin, $257.91; Mautino Distributing, $36.00; Menards, $951.19; MTCO, $215.87; Municipal Well & Pump, $47,987.50; National Seed, $1,125.00; NCPERS, $48.00; Eric Reishus, $257.91; Margaret Reishus, $128.95; Marlin REishus, $128.95; Paul Reishus, $257.91; Rental Pros, $633.08; Allied Waste, $37,237.00; Dominic Rivara, $142.41; Riverstone Group, $410.66; Sherwin Williams, $118.50; SIB’s, $6.00; Sisler’s Dairy, $575.00; St. Margaret’s Health, $40.00; Staples Credit Plan, $605.10; Starved Rock Runners, $275.00; T&R Electric, $36,000.00; TEST, $90.00; Universal, $470.54; USA Bluebook, $642.49; Tyle Vanlandeghem, $219.20; Richard Vicich, $14.56; Water Products Co., $2,549.10; John Welch, $270.52; Wex Fleet Services, $3,690.14; Witmer Public Safety, $108.81; TOTAL: $280,139.16. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to place Ordinance No. 902-072015, Authorizes Adding Mendota and Bureau County to the Regional Dispatch Center Intergovernmental Agreement. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place Ordinance No. 903-072015, which sets the city clerk’s wage, on file. Before the vote Mayor Finley explained that the increase was 2 percent, the same as union employees. He also asked Attorney Andreoni to correct a type on the wage schedule involving a date. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAY: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to place Ordinance No. 904-072015, which authorizes the refinancing of a loan for 9-1-1 equipment, on file. Commissioner Porter explained that a loan was taken out 5 years ago for an equipment purchase. The loan was for 5 years, with a balloon payment at the end of five years. This new loan would pay off the remainder of that purchase. The loan is paid for with funds generated through the 9-1-1 Fund. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant a solicitor’s license to Jason J. Cavanaugh. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to Illinois Valley Animal Rescue to hold a tag day on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8 to noon. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.


The Mayor then opened the floor for comments:

Sarah Cudlip asked about the 9-1-1 fee and whether it was adequate to cover the costs. Commissioner Porter replied that the fee “was covering the cost of equipment” at this point. He mentioned that there may be legislation in Springfield that might change the fee, but that that was why the city is involved in discussions about a regional dispatch center.

Richard Vicich asked the council to consider addressing three areas of concern:

  • He suggested making parking on First Street limited to one side or the other. He noted that with the Walnut Street project, that traffic could be detoured on First Street and that parking on both sides would make it impossible for trucks and emergency vehicles. He asked that if the city consider at least making the parking ban temporary, if not permanent.

  • He inquired about the property at 355 E. Walnut. Vicich said the weeds are nearly 8 feet tall, and rats have been spotted sitting in the burnt-out shell of the building. Commissioner Porter told him that the city was waiting for the fire marshal to release the building before any work could be done.

  • Vicich also complained about the city’s lack of enforcement of the ordinance that prohibits residents from leaving their grass clippings on the street.

Caroline Powell again complained about the sewer smell in her basement. She noted that she didn’t think the sewers had been flushed, to which Commissioner Yborra responded that with the amount of rain the city has experienced lately, the sewers had been flushed.

Commissioner & Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara said that he was still working on the audit and that the city’s financial situation was a “challenge.” He went on to say that he “strongly recommended” that the city “don’t spend any money unless we have to.” Attorney Andreoni told the council that Joel Hopkins the auditor would be doing the appropriations ordinance that that the city would place the ordinance on file at the July 20th meeting and need to hold a special meeting on July 27th to pass the ordinance.

Commissioner Carey announced that branch chipping would take place the week of July 13th. Residents must have branches on the berm by 6 a.m. Monday, July 13th.

Commissioner Yborra said updated the council on the Walnut St. project. He said he thought there was about another week and a half of concrete work to be done before the resurfacing started.

Commissioner Porter announced that the new ambulance had arrived.

Mayor Finley announced that he had just received word that the IDNR grant had been frozen, but that he had been assured that the city would be reimbursed for any expenses already incurred. He had already announced the DCEO grant had been frozen. He also said that the state needed only to pass the appropriations, not the budget, before the funds could be restored. He said he was hopeful that this would happen in the next week or so.

Attorney Andreoni then updated the council on the Jessen property, an abandoned property on the city’s short list for demolition if the DCEO grant funds are restored. Andreoni has been in contact with the county, who has offered to sell the property for $600 to the city. “if we get title, we become responsible,” for the property he said.

Finley then gave a financial report on this year’s Summer Fun Fest. The estimated net profit is $34,156.86, making the 5-year total profit from the festival to more than $147,000.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn the regular meeting at 7:27 p.m. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk