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Minutes from the Sept. 5, 2017, Regular City Council Meeting

September 28, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.

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

ABESENT: COMMISSIONER YBORRA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the minutes from the August 21, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, RIVARA, FINLEY. PRESENT: PORTER. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: Aflac, $35.90; Airgas USA, $84.11; ASK Enterprises, $1,852.40; BHMG Engineers, $6,939.04; Bio-Tron, $170.75; Bob’s Business, $210.92; BrownLee Data Systems, $1,350.00; Carus Corporation, $550.00; Corporate Warehouse Supply, $459.85; Dinges Fire Co., $372.92; Double M Trucking, $367.50; Econo Signs, $120.46; Emergency Medical Products, $455.24; Fastenal Co., $29.23; Ferguson Waterworks, $1,096.95; Ficek Electric, $7,522.34; Global Emergency Products, $80.36; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $550.26; Halm’s Auto Parts, $106.96; Hawkins Inc., $1,829.21; Henry Schein, $12.60; Holloway’s Portable Restrooms, $150.00; IL Public Risk Fund, $18,926.00; IVCC, $44,523.90; Kinsella Roto Rooter Service, $360.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $2,032.92; Kool Master, $462.13; L-P High School, $84,964.80; Mautino Distributing, $6.25; Menards, $75.53; Mertel Gravel, $1,061.75; Vicky Miller, $34.77; Mississippi Valley Pump, $5,234.00; NCPERS Group Life Ins., $48.00; Oglesby Grade School, $155,060.14; PDC Laboratories, $145.00; Pomp’s Tire, $455.48; Republic Services, $18,630.00; Dominic Rivara, $146.59; RiverStone Group, $697.74; Rush Power Systems, $2,307.96; Sherwin Williams, $97.83; Smith Ecological Systems, $122.86; Standard Insurance-Life, $734.10; Universal Inc., $801.38; Utica Fire Department, $200.00; Verizon, $70.06; Wex Fleet Services, $2,919.99; Chuck Reynolds, $500.00. TOTAL $364,966.18

The Mayor opened the floor to comments on agenda items only. Sam Tillman, a trustee for the Oglesby Library District, who said he was not speaking as a representative of the board, said he was glad that the three TIFS were being terminated, noting that he estimated that the library lost almost $11,000 a year from the TIFs. Tillman said that the library was forced to pull almost $5,500 out of its Reserves to balance last year’s budget. He said the board anticipated another rough year this year and told the council not to be surprised if the board came to the council asking for permission to sell candy like the LP Band Parent association. Wanda Lent and Dorothy Debosik said they agreed with Tillman’s statement.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to allow the LP Band Parent Association to sell candy door-to-door on Tuesday, Sept. 19th. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 959-090517, which Terminates TIF II. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 960-090517, which Terminates TIF III. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 961-090517, which Terminates TIF IV. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

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


Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Rivara reported on the safety program, telling the other commissioners that the presentation by the IMEA was “well received.” He said some of the things that came out of the meeting was the need for a dispatch procedure, radios for the public works departments, and the need for an agreement with Peru and Ladd. Rivara noted that if an electric department worker was not available during an emergency, the city needed a “qualified person on the ground” to meet OSHA standards.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY at 7:08 p.m. to enter into executive session to discuss “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of a specific employee of the public body …” and “litigation.” AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER SECONDED BY CAREY AT 7:41 P.M. to resume the regular council meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING RESUMED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn. (7:41 p.m.) AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY. MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Becky Clinard, City Clerk