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Minutes from the April 18, 2016 Meeting

May 13, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the meeting minutes from the April 4, 2014 meeting. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. PRESENT: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA TO APPROVE THE INVOICES AS PRESENTED USPS, 94.00; Aflac, $35.90; Airgas USA, $58.81; Ameren IP, $153.03; Anixter, $627.00; Arrow Sales & Service, $120.50; Batteries and Things, $29.97; BPC, $243.99; Call One, $2,449.85; Central Region Baseball, $2,500.00; CINTAS, $48.51; Collection Professionals, $197.64; Comcast Cable, $139.85; Connecting Point, $988.00; Daley’s Super Service, $124.95; Doheny’s Water Warehouse, $1,522.83; Dornik Auto Body, $90.00; Dresbach Distributing, $243.96; Cathie Edens, $138.59; Feece Oil, $929.45; First Impression, $326.25; Gl Downs, $2,857.80; Gasvoda & Associates, $1,130.00; GL Scheri Electric, $4,369.53; Grosenbach’s, $135.36; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; IL Fiber, $1,500.00; Il Public Risk Fund, $6,188.00; Illini State Bank, VISA, $614.70; IL Prosecutor Services, $125.00; Internation Assoc. of Police Chiefs, $170.00; Irby Electrical, $60.47; Jacod & Klien, $18,333.24; JM Test, 1,042.10; John Senica Jr., $477.15; Dan Kasperski, $30.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $922.14; Menards, $221.88; Mertel Gravel, $1,207.19; MTCO, $140.87; Napa Auto Parts, $46.66; Neopost, $419.56; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $111.50; Oscar’s Automotive, $119.67; Overhead Door, $325.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $1,785.75; Republic Services, $300.00; Riverstone Group, $346.65; Rock River Auto Body, $119.50; Smart Source LLC, $2,331.42; Jeramy Smith, $239.07; TEST, $96.00; Seth Unizucker, $180.80; USA Bluebook, $473.22; Venturelli’s Appliance, $3,481.38; Total $61,320.94 AYES: CAREY, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. PASS; RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.


Before the vote, Commissioner Rivara asked why the City was paying Oglesby Elks dues for a city employee. Finley replied that the city paid the dues so that the class could be held at the Elks. Rivara questioned why employees were required to pay dues when the city cut grass at the Elks and pays rent each month to hold Zumba there. After some discussion, Attorney Andreoni said that there should be a written agreement and asked Finley to get him the basics so that he could draft an ordinance.

The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for comments.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to seek bids for the East Second Street to Portland Avenue water main. Yborra explained that the current main fees the entire East end of town. If a break occurs, the entire East end of town is shut off. This “loop” will address that. The engineer’s estimate is set at $44,853. Bids will be opened Monday, May 16, at 10 a.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file “the yet unnumbered” ordinance to dissolve the Oglesby Emergency Telephone System in order to participate in the LaSalle County Joint Emergency Telephone System board. Porter explained that the two ordinances pave the way for the consolidation of dispatching services for LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Mendota. The law requires that the county have one ETS board, so local municipalities are dissolving their boards to join the county board. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file “the yet unnumbered” ordinance authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental agreement establishing the LaSalle County Joint Emergency Telephone System Board. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER TO refer a variance request from Wilbur Anderson to the Zoning Board of Appeals. The Anderson’s are seeking a setback variance to build a duplex in Heritage Fields Estates. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to accept the Building Inspector Brian Spelich’s 1st Quarter Report, showing improvements of more than $28,000. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to table the authorization of an agreement between the city and D Construction. The need for an agreement never materialized. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION TABLED.

Commissioners & Mayor Reports:


Commissioner Rivara updated the council on items from the IMEA including the city energy efficiency grant and refrigerator recycle program. He also expresses his concerns about the river access landing, noting that some people have been dumping trash. He then talked about the rising cost of energy and KWHs.

Commissioner Yborra reminded residents that Ed Hand bridge is closed. He also said the city would issue sewer credits for residents who fill their pools. He also announced again that the city has received a certificate for supplying water for 100 years.

Commissioner Porter announced a city e-waste recycling event for May 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The service is offered to the city of Oglesby residents only. Porter said that this may be the only event this year as it is becoming more difficult to find a vendor willing to do it. Porter credited his long-standing relationship as the reason he was able to land an event this year. Each household is limited to 5 items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 7:26 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk