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Minutes from the January 4, 2016, City Council Meeting

January 29, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

COMMISSIONER PORTER WAS ABSENT.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the regular meeting minutes from the December 21, 2015, meeting. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY City of Oglesby, 108.00; United States Postal Service, $764.90; City of Peru, $10.00; Airgas, $41.51; Ameren, $2,948.50; Apple Press, $79.85; Arrow Sales & Service, $28.00; Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance, $4,082.00; ASK Enterprises, $1,789.50; Shirley Bacidore, $74.09; Bob’s Business, $30.50; BSN Sports, $68.00; Cintas, $101.51; Communication Revolving Loan Fund, $636.15; Connecting Point, $425.00; Daisy Outdoor Products, $402.54;’ Econo Signs, $318.57; Cathie Edens, $20.62; Efficient Billing Systems, $2,913.32; Emergency Medical Products, $1,134.94; Katy Gabrielse, $100.00; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $32.69; Halm’s Auto Parts, $674.96; Il Dept. Of Agriculture, $20.00; IL Valley Chamber of Commerce, $1,500.00; IL Valley Community College, $3,445.44; IVCH, $19.78, Jacob & Klein, Ltd., $14,446.00; John Deer Financial, $116.96; John Senica Jr., $15.90; Kramarsic Law Offices, $300.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $657.40; LaSalle Peru High School, $8,833.91; Lawson Products, $298.40; Mautino Distributing, $18.75; Menards, $319.56; Mertel Gravel Co., $666.57; MES Inc., $60.18; Eva Morris, $2.56; NCPERS, $48.00; Phyllis Nordstrom, $178.39; Oglesby Grade School, $4,446.11; PF Pettibone, $163.95; Quad City Electric, $1,683.00; Dominic Rivara, $162.15; Schrock Repair, $789.29; SD Meyers, $1,384.00; Sunrise Supply, $34.65; T&R Electric, $10,020.00; USA Bluebook, $307.93; Water Products Co., $3,156.76; WEX Fleet Services, $2,257.60; Witmer Public Safety Group, $204.99; Total $72,362.93 AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no public comment on agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 914-0118165, which continues the Line of Credit with Illini State Bank. Rivara explained that this is something the city does each year “because we got to pay our bills.” AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept Ordinance No. 915, 010416, Amending the Utility Tax Ordinance to Exempt Municipal Buildings. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

During the public comment segment, resident Tony Dennett asked about GTI. Mayor Finley told him that the facility is “up and growing ….. one plant” to satisfy the state’s requirements. Finley said the plant would be destroyed when it reaches maturity.

Commissioners & Mayor Reports:

Commissioner Yborra said repairs to Well No. 4 should begin around the third week of January, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to adjourn at 7:04 p.m. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk