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Minutes from the December 7, 2015, regular meeting

December 31, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 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 RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the regular meeting minutes from the November 16, 2015, meeting.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the invoices presented for payment:  USPS, $714.04; Anne Biolchini, $100.00; City of Oglesby, $31.93; Arthur J. Gallagher, $74,033.00; AEA, Inc., $4,400.00; Airgas, Inc., $86.53; Ameren IP, $541.76; David Anderson, $102.20; Batteries and Things, $23.75; BPC, $152.88; BHMG Engineers, $288.00; Katherine Blomquist, $251.97; BSN Sports, $31.14; Call One, $2,601.31; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $54.13; Becky Clinard, $184.00;  Communication Revolving Loan, $636.15; Connecting Point, $147.00; Emergency Medical Products, $444.26; Fastenal Company, $144.96; Feece Oil, $1,426.66; First Impression, $187.50; Global Emergency Products, $949.92; Grainco FS, $425.00; Grainger, $297.78; Heartland Bank & Trust, $585,031.25; Holloway’s Portable Restroom, $150.00; IL Public Risk fund, $6,196.00; Illinois Valley Woodworking, $180.00; IVCH, $95.00; John Pohar & Sons, $362.00; Kendrick Pest Control, $185.00; King Tire, $110.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $1,848.18; LaSalle Office Supply, $541.14; Love’s Travel Center, $44,905.51; Mautino Distributing, $18.50; Menards, $972.70; Morton Salt, $9,156.69; Motorola, $123.32; MTCO, $140.87; NCPERS, $48.00; Ellen Necker, $208.77; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,193.20; Republic Services, $18,618.50; Dominic Rivara, $268.83; Riverstone Group, $328.07; Springfield Electric, $10.00; TEST, Inc., $24.00; Universal Inc., $913.66; USA Bluebook, $1,147.68; Water Products Co., $3,195.22; Fleet Services, $2,205.74; Wire Mesh Corp., $21,416.77; Zoll Medical Corporation, $179.12. Total $789,111.51 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

Larry Good, of Chamlin and Associates, presented his findings on the recent water and sewer rate study.  Good explained the process he used to come up with a suggested rate structure, noting that rates had not been raised for more than 20 years.  Good said that the new rate structure would address the city’s needs both short-term and long term.  He told the council that the proposed ordinance required “a little more” work before it was ready for council approval.  He expected the ordinance to be ready for the council at the special meeting to be held Dec. 14th.  Commissioner Yborra thanked Good, saying that he had never experienced “a more thorough” rate study.  Yborra agreed that the ordinance would be presented to the council at the Dec. 14th special meeting.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table Ordinance No. 908, Water and Sewer Rates.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment.

Commissioners & Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara told the council about a recent NCICG meeting in which they discussed the LOIS database for site developers.  He also said that Joel Hopkins was still waiting for the police pension information to finalize the levy, but that “we can’t wait any longer.” Rivara said that the city would stay below the 5 percent increase to avoid a public hearing.

Commissioner Yborra again thanked Good and Chamlin and Associates for their work on the rate study.

Commissioner Porter talked about the Shop with a Cop program his department hosts each year.  This year, 10 children and their families participated. Porter called the program “the most charitable event” he’s ever participated in.

The Mayor then reminded residents of Santa’s visit to Oglesby on December 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Dec. 20th at Dickinson House.  He then called a special meeting on Monday, December 14 at 5:30 to place the levy and the water/sewer rate ordinance on file.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 7:35 p.m.  AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk