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MInutes from the August 1, 2016 Meeting

September 2, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 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 PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the meeting minutes from the July 18, 2016, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY TO APPROVE THE INVOICES AS PRESENTED: City of Oglesby (petty cash), $65.04; AG Industrial Supply, $907.50; US Treasury, $67.27; USPS, $716.42; Airgas, $30.28; Ameren IP, $230.48; ASK Enterprises, $271.36; Avanti Tools & Accessories, $25.00; BPC, $242.00; Brownstown Electrical Supply, $3,048.80; Call One, $354.40; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $29.29; Collection Professionals, $171.22; Connecting Point, $310.00; D&M Landscaping, $650.00; Daley’s Super Service, $39.12; Days Inn, $580.24; Dornik Auto Body, $150.00; Dresbach Distributing, $207.45; Cathie Edens, $379.33; Efficient Billing Systems, $3,016.01; Emergency Medical Products, $492.48; Ficek Electric, $723.58; Flags USA, $384.00; Fletcher-Reinhardt, $1,300.00; Fletcher-Reinhardt, $1,021.55; Granico, $56.80; Hawkins, $791.61; Health Alliance, $33,795.00; Illinois Public Risk Fund, $6,188.00; Illini State Bank, Police VISA, $116.06; Jack’s Service & Gas, $60.00; Journal Star, $922.68; Kathleen Payne, $13.95; Kittilson’s Garage, $6,083.22; Knoblauch Advertising, $456.50; LaSalle Office Supply, $170.25; Josh Margowski, $13.48; Mautino Distributing, $18.75; Mcconnaughhay & Sons, $654.85; Menards, $925.89; Mertel Gravel, $326.25; Midwest Mailing, $176.16; Janice Moore, $90.74; Paulette Moriarty, $500.00; Motorola, $123.32; Rental Pros, $1,443.94; Revere Electric, $194.01; Sisler’s Dairy Products, $760.00; Smart Source, $2,379.92;l Springfield Electric Supply, $40.90; USPS. $215.00; Universal, $1,350.80; USA Bluebook, $118.04; Utility Equipment Co., $2,439.63; Vortex Technologies, $1,240.00; Richard Watts, $113.91; Wex Fleet Services, $3,786.21. TOTAL: $80,978.69. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

There was no comment from the public on agenda items.

A representative from Ax Church told the council about the group’s service project in LaSalle, Peru and Oglesby. Six churches supplied 220 volunteers to take on 18 projects in the area. In Oglesby, the group painted and did light landscaping work at the library, sanded and stained the deck at McPhedran Park and painted the chain link fence and the lines on the tennis/basketball courts as well as giving all of the equipment a fresh coat of paint. He encouraged the council to think ahead to next year and projects that the group could complete, noting that this year he had more volunteers than needed. The council thanked him for his efforts.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adopt Ordinance No. 931-080216, Agreement with the Fire Protection District. This agreement was placed on file at the last meeting and increases the fees paid by the district to Oglesby by $2,000 a year starting in 2017. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to place Ordinance No. 932-081516, Jail Agreement, on file. Commissioner Porter apologized to the council for the rush in getting the ordinance placed on file, but noted that the agreement needed to be signed by September 1, 2016, when the regional dispatch center goes live. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY, to place Building Inspector Brian Spelich’s 2nd quarter report that showed $421,685.00 in new projects. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to donate $500 to the Cruisin’ for Cancer car show. The city has supported this effort for many years and the money is used to buy the trophies awarded at the show. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the request by Save The Oglesby Pool to hold a tag day Saturday, August 6, from 8 a.m. to noon. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to Starved Rock Runners to use the streets for their annual Turkey Trot and to provide assistance from both the police and street departments for traffic control at the race. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then opened the floor for comments on any topic.

A resident who lives on the corner of Maple and Magnal Avenues told the council that the city had removed the curb when resurfacing the street and that has resulted in cars and trucks driving through her yard, coming very close to her home. She showed photos of tire tracks of a truck that had driven through the yard that day. Commissioner Yborra said that he would address the matter and have “the street guys take care of it.”

Commissioner and Mayor reports:

Commissioner Yborra told the council that the two street projects were likely to start next week.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:17 p.m. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk