A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.
PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS RIVARA, PORTER, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK MERTES.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from January 21, 2019 and the January 22, 2019 Continued Meeting Minutes. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY ZBOROWSKI to approve the bills as presented AFLAC, $35.90; Ameren Ip, $35.42; Anixter Inc, $284.85; Apple Press, $158.90; ASK Enterprises, $598.00; Benefit Planning Consultants, $247.00; Complete Integration & Service, $937.50; Connecting Point, $493.75; Core & Main, $3,879.00; De Lange Landen Financial Services, $269.40; Economic Development Group, $1,570.36; Edens, Cathie, $5.13; Efficient Billing Systems, $2,531.99; Eichelkraut, Patty, $26.00; Electrical Resource Management, $1,7520.00; Emergency Meidcal Products, $2,049.40; Fastenal Company, $399.60; Feece Oil Co., $1,688.66; Ficek Electric, $618.00; Foster Coach Sales, $167,100.00; Halm’s Auto Parts, $181.54; Hawkins, $360.80; Health Care Service Corp., $36,674.25; Hy-Vee Inc, $107.93; ID Networks, $1,995.00; Il Dept of Public Health, $25.00; Il Public Risk Fund, $4,488.00; IL Valley Excavating, $1,558.75; Il Valley Regional Dispatch, $5,586.00; IVCH, $30.00; John Deere Financial, $129.98; John Senica Jr., $41.02; John’s Service & Sales, $1,888.55; Kenderick’s Pest Control Inc., %185.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $15,229.75; Klein, Thorpe, and Jenkins, $78.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $22.58; Launius Reporting Service, $1,491.85; MABAS, $600.00; Mauntino Distributing, $25.00; Menards, $503.78; Mississippi Valley Pump, $4,611.00; Motion Industries, $1,416.40; NCPERS Group Life, $16.00; Republic Services, $26,227.60; RK Graphics, $5,500.00; Smith’s Sales and Service, $752.00; Springfield Electric Supply, $1,183.50; St. Margaret’s, $68.00; Standard Insurance-Life, $697.62; Sterling Commercial Roofing, $8,240.00; Stryker, $20,700.00; T.E.S.T Inc, $16,542.33; Technology Management Revolving, $539.30; United Blower, $887.50; Verizon, $335.70; WEX Fleet Services, $2,532.60; Witmer Public Safety Group, $790.63; Wolseley Industrial, $131.58. TOTAL $347,055.40 AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.
The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only. There were none.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY ZBOROWSKI TO APPROVE ORDINANCE 1052-020419, Ordinance Authorizing the Borrowing of up to $700,000 from Illini State Bank. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ZBOROWSKI TO APPROVE ORDINANCE 1053-020419, Authorizing Disposal of Personal Property Owned by the City of Oglesby (the old fire truck). AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT TO refer Speedway Special use Permit to the Plan Commission. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT TO refer Speedway Variance Requests to Zoning Board and Design Review Board. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY PORTER TO Special Use Permit Request for property at 331 Woodland Ave to the Plan Commission. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT TO APPROVE Sponsorship of $2,500 to Central State Tournament and allow the use of the baseball fields July 19-July 24, 2019. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT TO APPROVE the Raffle License Application for Pete Everson Benefit on Feb 23, 2019. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.
The Mayor asked for comments from the public. There was none.
Commissioners and Mayor’s Report:
Rivara- Commissioner Rivara said that there was a passionate discussion at the last meeting about the solar farm. He said that sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. He said he just didn’t understand why the city turned its back on a $1.3 million investment into the city.
Mayor Finley- Mayor read a thank you note the City received from a resident. It said Thank you for notifying everyone via Code Red that City Hall would be a warming station. She went on to thank the City for allowing her sister and brother in law to use City Hall as a warm shelter when their heat wasn’t working. Mayor said the residents were brought in at 3am by the Police Department and that Becky stayed with them till City Hall opened for business. Mayor then thanked Gary Peterlin, Shug Grosenbach and CABO for hosting the Roger Brooks Presentation. He thanked Shug and Austin from NCICG for doing the Senica Square presentation for the IDNR. He announced that today we were notified that we were awarded the $400,000 grant we applied for from the IDNR. He said with the help of this grant that we can move forward with making this 8 year vision a reality. He said he is excited about investing into the downtown with grant money, TIF funds, and private funding. The notice stated that $28 million was given for funding and that $400,000 was the max available per city. He said that he hopes it will help develop our downtown.
A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE AT 7:15 pm by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY PORTER. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.
Stacie Mertes, City Clerk