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MINUTES from the October 16, 2017 Regular City Council Meeting

November 3, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from October 2, 2017.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented for IML Conference. IML Conference, $1330.68.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented. City of Oglesby, $51.65; AFLAC, $35.90; Airgas, $78.11; Axon Enterprise $450.54; Marian Bezeley, $125.98; Brian Billard, $14990.74; Comcast Business, $509.55; Comcast Cable, $64.90; Communications Direct, $1,692.00; Connecting Point, $320.00; De Lage Landen Financial Services, $117.14; Debo Ace Hardware, $142.54; Dixon Ottawa Communication, $187.12; Dollar General Corp, $38.25; Cathie Edens, $6.41; Katherine Elvin, $1,185.77; Emergency Medical Products, $643.75; Ficek Electric, $629.00; Flags USA, $688.00; Foster Coach Sales, $23.20; Austin Freeman, $193.40; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $72.69; Halm’s Auto Parts, $176.88; Hawkins Inc, $1,145.80; Heller Ford Sales, $1,090.27; Amy Hiester, $244.43; Holloway’s Portable Restroom, $75.00; IL Dept of Innovation and Technology, $692.20; IL Fire and Police Commissioners, $375.00; IL Valley Regional Dispatch, $6,334.00; Illini State Bank-Police CC, $529.40; Illini State Bank- Visa, $1,781.31; Illinois Fiber Resources Group, $3,300; Illinois Valley Cellular, $1,330.97; Illinois Valley Excavating, $1,480.00; IMUA, $1,216.00; IVNET LLP, $189.94; IVCC Foundation, $19,975.72; IVCH, $114.00; Jack’s Gas & Service Inc, $30.00; Jacob & Klein, LTD, $15,156.75; John Senica Jr, $202.59; Kendrick Pest Control $185.00; Thomas Kist, $140.27; Knoblauch Advertising, $1,435.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $1,169.32; LaSalle Peru Township #120, $38,119.60; Love’s Travel Center, $60,756.32; Jean Martin, $1,185.77; Luann Martyn, $75.00; Mauntino Distributing Co, $25.00; Maze Lumber, $50.99; Menards, $72.23; MTCO, $150.87; Municipal Code Corp, $900.00; Neopost Inc, $7,197.50; Newstribune, $100.00; Oglesby Grade School, $69,567.98; Oscar’s Automotive, $96.55; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $1,925.85; Pomp’s Tire-Peru, $1,180.34; PTM Document Services, $134.34; Ragan Communications, $1,057.00; Eric Reishus, $1,185.77; Margaret Reishus, $592.88, Marlin Reishus, $592.88; Paul Reishus, $1,185.76; Republic Services-Allied Waste, $18,630.00; Revere Electric, $43.55; SBK Inc, $37,903.76; Staples Credit Plan, $239.88; Verizon, $208.32; Water Products Company, $266.04; Wire Mesh Corp, $24,299.59 TOTAL $348,308.61

AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept the Building Inspector’s 3rd Quarter Report. ($910,329.00)  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve a raffle license for the Brady Bunch Benefit which will be held at the Oglesby Elks Lodge on October 28, 2017.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.

The Mayor opened the floor to the public for comments on any subject.  There were no comments.

Mayor and Commissioners’ Reports:

Commissioner Rivara stated that the city will receive $12, 750 from a $17,000 IMEA grant for capacitors.

Commissioner Carey stated that branch chipping will begin Monday, October 23rd.  He reminded residents to place branches near the berm for pickup.  Branches should not exceed 6” in diameter.

City attorney Andreoni stated that he will draft and send a letter to Wire Mesh in regards to their request to negotiate with Ameren which the city has denied that request.

Commissioner Yborra stated that the leaf vacuum program has begun and that residents should not place leaves in the street.

Mayor Finley reminded the public of all the activities for Harvest Fest that will take place this Saturday, October 21st in the downtown area.

A special meeting was set for Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 5:30.  City attorney Andreoni stated that the purpose of this meeting will be to address three ordinances that pertain to small cell towers and right-of-ways.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to adjourn at 7:12 p.m.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY.  MOTION CARRIED.  MEETING ADJOURNED.

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Terry Kamnikar, Assistant City Clerk