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September 21, 2015, Meeting Minutes

October 16, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from the September 8, 2015, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the bills presented for payment: James Andreoni, $300.00; Becky Clinard, $300.00; Donald Finley, $300.00; James Knoblauch, $300.00; Tom Porter, $300.00; Dominic Rivara, $300.00; AEA, INc., $6,000.00; Airgas USA, $158.90; Ameren IP, $137.22; Arrow International, $125.05; ASK Enterprise, $539.40; Bio-Tron, $170.00; Bobs Business, $92.77; Brownstown Electric, $1,536.55; BSN Sports, $84.18; Cintas First Aid, $72.03; Comcast Cable, $67.90; Communication Revolving Loan Fund, $636.15; Compass Minerals, $3,722.45; Connecting Point, $222.75; Cosgrove Distributors, $255.46; Debo Ace Hardware, $13.60; Double M Trucking, $350.00; Econo Signs, $569.50; Katherine Elvin, $1,045.09; Emergency Medical Products, $1,293.87; Fastenal, $42.00; Feece Oil, $1,590.37; Foster Coach, $89.08; Grosenbach’s, $293.90; Grovhac, $253.07; Hawkins, Inc., $2,930.61; Health Alliance, $20,225.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Hy-Vee, $139.13; IMEA, $279,132.46; Illini State Bank, VISA, $3,151.58; Illini State Bank, Police CC, $200.00; John Senica Jr., $196.92; John’s Sales & Service, $1,048.85; Knoblauch Advertising, $540.00; LaFarge Aggregates, $174.50; LaSalle Office Supply, $152.55; Lawson Products, $79.57; Jean Martin, $1,045.09; Menards, $219.99; MTCO, $70.87; NewsTribune, $144.00; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $100.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $192.58; Patten Industries, $5,066.98; Pavers & More, $100.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,865.80; Rachel Rainey, $95.90; Eric Reishus, $1,045.09; Margaret Reishus, $522.55; Marlin Reishus, $522.55; Paul Reishus, $1,045.09; Revere Electric, $1,424.52; Riverstone Group, $279.40; SBK, Inc., $32,332.22; Star Ford Lincoln, $728.57; Stevens Service Center, $34.00; TEST, Inc., $96.00; Universal, $1,072.89; USA Bluebook, $156.84; Water Products Co., $565.00; Total $379,343.89. AYES; CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept the FY2015 audit presented at the last meeting by Joel Hopkins. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table Ordinance No. 906, which allows for the purchase of the property commonly known as the Melody Jessen property from the county at a cost of $646.50. Attorney Andreoni explained that this is one of the properties that was going to be razed with the state DCEO grant. The city plans to purchase the property, then sell it to the neighbors with the stipulation that they will raze the building. To do this, the city must get the property appraised and sell it for the appraised value. Commissioner Porter said he worried what would happen if the property appraises for more than the Milbys are willing to pay for it. After more discussion, it was decided to table the matter until further clarification. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to table the condemnation of the Zens property. Mayor Finley said that Zens had contacted the city on Friday, after the agenda had been set. Andreoni said that “it makes much more sense to talk and work something out that we can both live with” rather than proceeding with condemnation. Andeoni will meet with Zens and his attorney the first week of October. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to retain the services of Attorney Bruce Beal at a cost not to exceed $2,000. Beal will review the documents relating to a potential grievance for the city. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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

Vern Seimers asked about 351 E. Walnut, noting that “it’s a total disaster down there.”

Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Rivara said that after reviewing last meeting’s audit report, he stressed the need for “operating under budget.” He also said that a lot of the ordinances are “outdated” and the city needs to go through and update them. He stressed that the “sooner we get started the better.”

Commissioner Yborra said the city would be purchasing 600 tons of salt for winter at a cost of $82/ton for a cost nearing $50,000. He also clarified information presented during last meetings audit presentation. He said that the depletion of funds over the last 4-5 years was because the balance reflected the 2010 bonds, which were used for the new water tower, sewer separation and digestor upgrade.

Commissioner Porter reminded residents of the recycle event to be held Saturday, from 9 to 1 p.m. at the swimming pool parking lot.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn the regular meeting at 7:22 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk