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Minutes from October 5, 2015, Meeting

October 30, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 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 21, 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: United States Postal Service, $737.12; City of Oglesby (petty cash), $98.00; Advantage Logistics, $188,978.87; Ameren IP, $934.75; James Andreoni, $743.18; ASK Enterprises, $2,436.00; Benefit Planning Consultants, $593.61; Brownstown Electric, $1,699.09; Call One, $2,618.23; Linda Chapin, $350.42; Comcast, $343.96; Communication Revolving Loan Fund, $636.15; Communications Direct, $1,2380.84; Michael Costin, $115.80; Cyclops Welding, $213.00; Dever & Sons, $906.83; EJ Cattani, $865.00; Econo Signs, $253.44; Efficient Billing Systems, $1,877.48; Emergency Medical Products, $244.59; Feece Oil, $1,256.00; Michael Goskusky, $50.00; Green Dragon Environmental, $589.98; Gary Grosenbach, $13.08; Halm’s Auto Parts, $101.08; Amy Hancock, $148.74; Hawkins, Inc., $929.50; Megan Hettel, $147.64; Holloway’s Portable Restrooms, Hopkins & Associates, $500.00; Il Association of Chiefs, $99.00; IL Public Risk Fund, $11,512.65; IL Valley Community College, $26,125.04; Illinois Prosecutor Services, $50.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, $755.41; Illinois Valley Lock & Key, $11.25; Itron, $568.03; IVCH, $95.00; Jack’s Gas, $22.00; JM Test Services, $623.63; John Senica Jr., $13.99; Kendrick Pest Control, $35.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $2,276.32; Knoblauch Advertising, $308.50; LaSalle Peru Township High School, $69,465.09; LaSalle Office Supply, $534.43; Mautino Distributing, $12.00; Menards, $730.18; Mertel Gravel, $206.75; Dollar General, $40.00; NCPERS Group Life Insurance, $48.00; NewsTribune, $140.00; Ron Popurella, $128.53; Real Estates Consultants, $2,500.00; Republic Services, $18,618.50; Revere Electric, $1,734.47; Sherwin Williams, $66.00; Spring Valley Ford, $60.15; Staples Credit Plan, $68.45; Ella Stirnes, $79.80; Taylor Made Machining, $388.00; USA Bluebook, $340.08; Wex Fleet Services, $3,034.21; Witmer Public Safety, $204.99; Oglesby Grade School, $96,783.63; Total $447,781.44. AYES; CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve Ordinance No. 906-100515, Purchase of Real Estate commonly known as the Jessen Property and to authorize the clerk to issue a check to LaSalle County in the sum of $646.50. Before the vote, Attorney Andreoni told the council that the appraised value of the property was -$3,500. That low appraisal would allow the city to sell the property to the next-door neighbors without going out for bid, he said. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public:

Vern Seimers said he counted 18 tires left on the property across the street.

Tony Dennett asked if the city would ask persons who walk their dogs to keep them away from garbage that is sitting on the curb.

Commissioners & Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara told the council that the line of credit had been paid off.

Commissioner Carey said that there would be one final branch chipping sometime in November.

Commissioner Yborra said that Walnut Street was completed.

Mayor Finley reminded the council about the upcoming Harvest Fest on Saturday, Oct. 17 and the McPhedran Park expansion fundraiser on October 26th. He also asked that the council have a working meeting on October 28th at 5:30 to go over the loss control assessment from the insurance company.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:07 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk