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MINUTES from the December 4, 2017 Regular City Council Meeting

December 29, 2017 by bclinard  
Filed under Council Meeting Minutes

A PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017, AT CITY HALL.  THE HEARING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 6:45 P.M.

Mayor Finley explained that the hearing was a necessary step in vacating a portion of the alley south of Porter Street and East of Alice Avenue to Christopher Martin.  Martin owns the lots adjacent to the alley and would like to erect a fence on his property.  Martin will reimburse the city for the cost of all engineering, legal and publishing fees in return for the alley.  Commissioner Rivara noted that Martin has been maintaining the alley.  Finley explained that Ordinance No. 969-121817, will be placed on file at the city council meeting that follows.

Mayor Finley opened the floor for comments, there were none.

The hearing was adjourned at 6:50 PM.

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS CAREY, RIVARA, PORTER, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY EATTONI AND CLERK IN TRAINING MERTES.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the regular meeting minutes from November 20, 2017.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented. Amie Fransen, $15.00; United States Postal Service, $702.15; Ameren IP, $3,288.57; Anixter, $1,032.76; Apple Press, $329.55; ASCAP, $10.54; Benefit Planning Consultants, $242.00; BHMG Engineers, $195.26; D&M Landscaping, $650.00; De Lage Landen Financial Service, $209.74; Department of the Treasury, $12.49; Cathie Edens, $8.00; Emergency Medical Products, $118.35; Fastenal Company, $296.13; Feece Oil, $619.91; Fender Menders, $405.95; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $32.69; Halm’s Auto Parts, $119.76; Hawkins, $952.60; HyVee, $253.18; Il Department of Agriculture, $55.00; Il Department of Innovation and Technology, $692.20; Illinois Municipal League, $450.00; Illinois Public Risk Fund, $5,731.00; Illini State Bank Visa-Police, $28.10; Illinois Valley Cellular, $1,330.97; Illinois Valley Excavating, $1,882.50; Independent’s Service Company, $139.22; IVCH, $10.00; John’s Service and Sales, $130.38; Klein Thorpe and Jenkins, $2,030.14; Knoblauch Advertising, $250.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $152.46; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Menards, $668.00; Stacie Mertes, $173.51; NCPERS Group Life Ins., $48.00; Chris Perez, $165.69; Peru Greenhouse Landscaping, $470.00; Doug Porter, $138.38; Republic Services, $18,630.00; Revere Electric, $32.33; Rush Power Systems, $827.02; Schrock Repair, $1,069.44; Seico Inc., $86.79; Smart Source, $4,707.68; St. Margaret’s Health, $68.00; Standard Insurance-Life, $734.10; Stevens Service Center, $55.00; Streator Lawn and Garden, $183.48; United Rentals, $174.63; Universal Inc., $802.43; Utica Fire Department, $300.00; Vance Construction, $167.19; WEX Fleet Services, $3,391.33; WTH Technology, $81.00; Illinois Association of Chiefs, $79.00.  TOTAL $55,942.10. AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY.

The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only. There were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept the letter of resignation, with regret, from Streets and Sewer Commissioner Dennis Yborra dated Nov. 28, 2017.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 965-120417, Small Cell Antenna/Tower Right of Way.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance No. 966-120417, for Establishing Standards for the Construction of Facilities on Municipal Rights-of-Way.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve Ordinance No. 968-120417, Establishing Room Reservation Policy for Use of the Dickinson House.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the IL Municipal Insurance Cooperative for 2018 General Liability Work Comp and Cyber Liability Coverage.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 967-121817, Establishing the Assistant Chief of Police Pay Scale.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 969-121817, Vacating a Portion of the Alley South of Porter Street and East of Alice Avenue.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 970-121817, Annual Tax Levy. (Showing a .09214 decrease).  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 971-121817, Abating Tax General Obligation Refunding Bonds 2013.  AYES:  CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, FINLEY