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Minutes from the Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, special meeting

December 31, 2015 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 5:30 P.M.

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

There was no public comment on agenda items.

Commissioner Yborra began the meeting by updating the council on the new water and sewer rate ordinance.  Yborra noted that it had been 21 years since the last increase in rates and in 2000, the council actually reduced the sewer rate for most users by one-half.  He told the council that even with the proposed increase, Oglesby’s rates will still be amongst the lowest in the area.  Yborra then went over the details of the ordinance, noting that most residents will see a $13 to $18 increase in rates.  He also noted that the ordinance includes a yearly percentage increase, which can be waived by the council if it chooses.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place Ordinance No. 908-122115, Sets Water and Sewer Rates, on file.  AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED

Talk then turned to the FY16 Levy, with Attorney Jim Andreoni explaining that the total increase will be less than 5 percent to avoid having to hold a public hearing.  Andreoni said the largest increase will come in the police pension fund.  Andreoni told the council that he is also in the process of preparing the alternate revenue bond abatement ordinances, but was waiting for information from the county clerk’s office before preparing them.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place Ordinance No. 909-122115, Tax Levy, on file.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment or reports from the commissioners or mayor.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to table executive session, as Porter said that there was not a need to adjourn into executive session.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 5:45 p.m.  AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk