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December 21, 2015, City Council Minutes

January 15, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 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 BROLLEY, AND CITY CLERK CLINARD.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the regular meeting minutes from the December 7, 2015, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the special meeting minutes from the December 14, 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: City of Oglesby, $81.70; Dennis Yborra, $70.82; City of Oglesby, $38,355.26; City of Oglesby, $78.10; AFLAC, R117.67; Ameren IP, $182.51; Arrow Sales & Service, $77.00; Batteries and Things, $92.96; BPS, $386.10; Bobs’ Business Inc., $32.47; Brian Billard, $16,175.97; Call One, $2,439.37; Cintas, $57.28; Citizens First National Bank, BDIV, LLC, $115,223.00; Comcast, $137.31; Connecting Point, $468.25; Cookie Kingdom, $40.00; Austin Craft, $184.47; Daley’s Super Service, $109.77; Dresbach Distributing, $107.85; Cathie Edens, $495.60; Emergency Medical Products, $130.00; Fastenal Company, $267.50; Feece Oil Co., $1,243.09; Flags USA, $273.00; Fortier Testing and Sales, $400.00; Grosenbach’s, $259.88; Halm’s Auto Parts, $204.95; Hawkins, $807.18; Health Alliance Health Plans, $61,297.00; Nathan Helle, $207.59; Hopkins & Associates, $1,500.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Il Public Risk Fund, $6,188.00; Illinois Valley Cellular, $925.70; Inman Electric, $1,990.85; Irby Electrical Distributor, $153.96; Itron, $607.43; IVCH, $125.00; Jack’s Gas & Service, $22.00; John Pohar & Sons, $1,641.00; John Senica Jr., $308.57; John’s Service & Sales, $135.64; Kittilson’s Garage, $3,757.78; LaSalle Office Supply, $191.14; Dylan Linke, $172.82; Chanrika Madaram, $200.98; Menards, $392.22; Mertel Gravel, $389.38; Morton Salt, $24,715.22; Motorola, $123.32; Dollar General, $74.55; Municipal Well & Pump, $25,110.00; NewsTribune, $858.80; North East Multi-Reg Training, $75.00; Oglesby Elks, $50.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $320.00; Overhead Door, $197.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $2,599.25; Rathe & Woodward, $15,973.04; Republic Service,s $600.00; Root Beer Stand, $20.00; Schrock Repeair, $1,169.59; Teri Schroetlin, $300.00; SEICO, $1,024.00; Springfield Electric Supply, $65.80; St. Margaret’s Hospital/Health, $656.00; Stevens Service Center, $30.00; Sunrise Supply, $121.32; TEST, Inc., $108.00; USA Bluebook, $640.86; Water Products Company, $711.00; Witmer Public Safety, $91.58; IMEA, $212441.63; Total $547,585.73 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance No. 908-122115, Sets Water and Sewer Rates for the City of Oglesby. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance No. 909-122115, 2015 Tax Levy. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance No. 910-122115, Abates Taxes Levied for the Series 2013 Bonds. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance No. 911-122115, Abates Taxes Levied for the Series 2010A Bonds in the amount of $604,200.00. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept Ordinance No. 911-122115, Abates Taxes Levied for the Series 2010B Bonds in the amount of $84,063.00. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 913-122115, Authorizing an Ambulance Transfer Agreement with OSF. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.


During the public comment segment, resident Tony Dennett expressed his concerns about the rising water and sewer rates. Commissioner Yborra reiterated that the city hadn’t raised rates for 21 years and that the increase was much needed to repair and or replace aging infrastructure.

Commissioners & Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Rivara said he wished to “keep the tone festive” this month and wished everyone a Merry Christmas. He warned “that may change next year.”

Commissioner Carey also wished everyone a “Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.”

Commissioner Yborra updated the council on the repairs to Well No. 4, noting that Municipal Well and Pump were still in the process of gathering materials to fix the well.

Commissioner Porter thanked local residents and businesses who supported the Police Departments Christmas program, which provided toys and food to families in the city.

The Mayor then told the council about the great turnout for the city’s Visit with Santa and thanked those volunteers, in particular the Supan family, for their support of that and other city events. Commissioner Carey echoed the Mayor’s sentiments, noting that “Pam and Mike deserve a pat on the back. Anytime we need them – they help us out.”

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to adjourn at 8:12 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk