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Minutes from the December 5, 2016, Meeting

December 29, 2016 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

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


A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the minutes from the November 21, 2016, regular meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: Heartland Bank & Trust Co., $595,931.25; Air One Equipment Inc., $125.00; Airgas USA, LLC, $3.41; Ameren IP, $1,486.79; Apple Press, $360.00; Arrow International INC, $125.03; Ask Enterprises, $1,054.80, Beal Law Office LTD, $3,000.00; Benefit Planning Consultants, $230.20; BHMG Engineers, $96.00; Brain R. Billard, $13,420.75; Brownstown Electric Supply, $3,666.37; Cintas First Aid & Safety, $38.53; Comastcable, $69.90; Connecting Point, $1,498.00; Dresbach Distributing, $295.40; Emergency Medical Products, $1,359.10; Environmental Safety Inc., $762.00; Fastenal Company, $34.39; Feece Oil Co., $1,027.08; Halm’s Auto Parts, $615.96; Hawkins Inc., $811.30; Hennepin Marine, $4.64; Hy-Vee, $128.53; IL Dept. of Innovation and Tech., $636.15; IL Municipal League, $450.00; IVCC, $322.63; Illini State Bank- Police CC., $6.49; Illinois Valley Excavating, $525.00; Inman Electric, $342.04; IVCH, $4.68; John’s Service & Sales, $499.46; Kittilson’s Garage, $5,346.53; LaSalle Office Supply, $411.58; L-P Township High School, $874.37; Mautino Distributing, $25.00; Menards, $519.91; Mississippi Valley Pump, $4,395.30; Nathaniel Mooberry, $95.04; Motorola, $129.69; NCPERS Group Insurance, $48.00; NewsTribune, $144.00; Oglesby Grade School, $1,137.62; Oscar’s Automotive, $359.87; Republic Services- Allied Waste, $18,618.50; SBK Inc., $32,376.99; Senica Interstate Towing, $375.00; Smart Source, $2,342.40; Rodney Thomson, $250.00; USA Bluebook, $116.61; Wex Fleet Services, $2,886.95; Zamin Insurance Agency, $150.00; Zoll Medical Corporation, $123.71; Total: $699,657.95 AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to the public for comments on agenda items, there were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place Ordinance No. 938-121916, Travel Expenses, on file. Attorney Andreoni explained that this ordinance was in response to state mandate about how public boards report travel expenses. Andreoni explained that the ordinance sets the maximum rates for reimbursement for employee and official travel. He also said that anytime an expense is greater than the maximum rate set in the ordinance, the city must approve the expense by a roll call vote. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place Ordinance No. 939-121916, FY17 Tax Levy on file. Andreoni explained that the city kept the levy increase below the 5 percent mark to avoid the need for a public hearing. He also discussed auditor Joel Hopkin’s recommendations for where the increase should be applied in the levy. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file Ordinance No. 940-121916, which abates the Taxes for the Series 2013 Bond. Andreoni explained that if the city didn’t abate the taxes, taxpayers would see an increase in their tax bills. The bonds are paid for with alternate revenue source (TIF funds). AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file Ordinance No. 941-121916, which abates the Taxes for the Series 2010A Bonds,.AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER to place on file Ordinance No. 942-121916, which abates the Taxes for the Series 2010B Bonds. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place the city personnel policy on file. The ordinance was discussed in May, but never passed. Commissioner Rivara asked about medical marijuana and drug tests. Mayor Finley told him that marijuana was still a federal offense and that anyone with a CDL who tested positive for marijuana would lose their CDL. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept with regret, the resignation of Ken Sienza from the Police Pension Board. Sienza has served on the board since its inception. Porter asked that a thank you be sent to Sienza for his service. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor then asked for comments from the public. There were none.

Commissioner & Mayor reports:

Commissioner Yborra reminded residents that there is no parking on city streets after 2 inches of snowfall until the roads has been cleared by city crews.

Commissioner Porter read a letter from out-going state’s attorney Brian Towne praising the Oglesby Police Department’s handling of the Bradley French murder investigation. Towne called the department’s efforts “good police work.”

Mayor Finley reminded residents of Santa’s visit to downtown on Friday, Dec. 9th, from 5 to 7 p.m.

A MOTION WAS MADE AT 7:31 P.M. BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA, to adjourn. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.