110 E. Walnut Street, Oglesby, IL 61348 • 815-883-3389
110 E. Walnut Street, Oglesby, IL 61348 • 815-883-3389

Monday, March 1, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING ~ MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2021 @ 7:00 P.M.

 TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E. WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

 

  1. Opening of Meeting
  1. Roll Call
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  1. Approve Minutes from the February 16, 2021 Regular Meeting.
  1. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  1. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment
  1. Approve Raffle Licenses for Starved Rock Runners, LTD, Oglesby Elks Lodge #2360 and Keepin’ It PG, LLC
  1. Place on file 1156-031521 an ordinance authorizing disposal of personal property owned by the City of Oglesby.
  1. Place on file 1157-031521 an ordinance authorizing disposal of personal property owned by the City of Oglesby.
  1. Old Business
  1. Public Comments
  1. Commissioner’s reports
  2. Mayor’s report
  1. Closed Session-The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of a specific employee or legal counsel for the public body. Also, collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representative, or deliberation concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees ILCS120/2(c)(1).
  1. Adjournment

 

 

Posted this 26TH day of February, 2021

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Monday, February 1, 2021 @ 7:00p.m.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING ~ MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2021 @ 7:00 P.M. 

TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E. WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS 

  1. Opening of Meeting
  1. Roll Call
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  1. Approve Minutes from the January 18, 2021 Regular Meeting.
  1. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  1. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment
  1. Introduction of Oglesby’s newest Police Officer, Randy Slimko Leininger and Oath of Office.
  1. Approve raffle license application for Illinois Valley Association of Realtors.
  1. Approve raffle license application for American Legion Post 237.
  1. Approve 1151-0201621 an Ordinance rezoning certain property in the City of Oglesby.
  1. Place on file 1152-021621an an Ordinance renaming Roebuck Street in the City of Oglesby to Sunset Street.
  1. Place on file 1153-021621 an Ordinance authorizing the City of Oglesby to enter into a secondary employer indemnity and conditions agreement with the City of Peru and with the City of LaSalle.
  1. Appoint Sarah Volmer and Bob Mente to fill the vacancies to the Plan Commission Board.
  1. Review sealed bids for City trucks and award accordingly.
  1. Old Business
  1. Public Comments
  1. Commissioner’s reports
  1. Mayor’s report
  1. Closed Session – 5ILCS 120/2(c)(1) “The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity. However, a meeting to consider an increase in compensation to a specific employee of a public of a public body that is subject to the Local Government Wage Increase Transparency Act may not be closed and shall be open to the public and posted and held in accordance with this Act.  Also 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2) “Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.

20.  Adjournment

 

Posted this 29TH day of January, 2021,

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Monday, January 18, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING ~ MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2021 @ 7:00 P.M.

 TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E. WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS 

 

  1. Opening of Meeting
  1. Roll Call
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  1. Approve Minutes from the January 4, 2021 Regular Meeting.
  1. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  1. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment
  1. Approval of the 2020 fourth Quarter Building Permits Report totaling $ 25,361,830.00.
  1. Approve Ordinance 1149-011821 Abating taxes levied for the year 2020, payable in the year 2021, to pay debt service on general obligation refunding bonds, series 2020A
  1. Approve Ordinance 1150-011821 authorizing the execution of an agreement for study of services between the City of Oglesby and Ameren Illinois Company.
  1. Recommendation to be given to the Oglesby Board of Fire and Police Commissioners to promote to the rank of Sergeant, in the Oglesby Police Department
  1. Authorization to approve the purchase of a new vehicle for the Oglesby Police Department using TRIDENT funds.
  1. Approve raffle license application for Illinois Valley Community College.
  1. Old Business
  1. Public Comments
  1. Commissioner’s reports
  1. Mayor’s report
  1. Closed Session – To discuss the minutes of meetings lawfully closed under the Open Meeting Act, whether for purposes of approval by the body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandated. 5ILCS120/2(c)(21 and 5ILCS120/2.06(d).
  1. Adjournment

 

Posted this 15th day of January, 2021

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Monday, January 4, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING ~ MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2021 @ 7:00 P.M.

 TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

110 E. WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS

 

  1. Opening of Meeting
  1. Roll Call
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  1. Approve Minutes from the December 21, 2020 Regular Meeting.
  1. Public Comment on Agenda Items only
  1. Approve Bills as Presented for Payment
  1. Presentation by BHMG Engineering on results of electric rate study
  1. Discuss options for sale of municipal vehicles: one 1992 Chevrolet 1500 with 118,243 miles and one 2004 Dodge pickup truck with a plow and 260,000 miles
  1. Refer petition for rezoning by RJS Investments LLC. To the Oglesby Plan Commission for a hearing
  1. Approve 1148-010421 an Ordinance authorizing the execution of an agreement for warranty deed between the City of Oglesby and Eric Joseph Shevokas and Jill Shevokas.
  1. Approve Memorandum of Understanding regarding the City of Oglesby and GTI power purchase agreement
  1. Place on file Ordinance 1149-011821 Abating taxes levied for the year 2020, payable in the year 2021, to pay debt service on general obligation refunding bonds, series 2020A
  1. Place on file Ordinance 1150-011821 authorizing the execution of an agreement for study of services between the City of Oglesby and Ameren Illinois Company
  1. Old Business
  1. Public Comments
  1. Commissioner’s reports
  1. Mayor’s report
  1. Closed Session – The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of a specific employee or legal counsel for the public body. Also, collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representative, or deliberation concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees ILCS120/2(c)(1).
  1. Adjournment

 

Posted this 31st day of December, 2021

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: March 1, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2021 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS ABSENT: CULLINAN

Mayor Rivara advises that Commissioner Cullinan called in and advised that he was out of town and would not be able to attend the council meeting.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from February 16, 2021.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABSENT: CULLINAN

Public comments on agenda items only:  none

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve bills as presented for payment. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.    ABSENT: CULLINAN

A&B GARAGE $106.57; AETNA $ 327.73; AIRGAS USA, LLC $ 129.87; AMEREN ILLINOIS $ 27.09; AMEREN ILLINOIS $ 111.50; AMERICAN EXPRESS $ 53.03; AQUA SMART $ 3,657.98; BENEFIT PLANNING CONSULTANTS, INC. $ 338.32; BHMG ENGINEERS $ 1,236.59; BOBS’ BUSINESS INC $ 250.33; BRADEN COUNSELING CENTER $ 650.00; CALL ONE $ 2,911.96; CARLILE, MELANIE $ 90.43; CENTRAL MILLWRIGHT $ 717.55; CHAMLIN & ASSOCIATES INC $ 10,474.50; CHEMCO INDUSTRIES INC $ 2,422.45; CINDY’S ON 39 $ 450.00; CITY OF OGLESBY $ 49.84; CLEGG-PERKINS ELECTRIC $ 1,425.40; COMPLETE INTEGRATION & SERVICE $ 712.50; CONNECTING POINT $ 659.00; DE LAGE LANDEN $ 644.22; DEBO ACE HARDWARE $ 100.19; DOUBLE M TRUCKING $ 230.00; DRESBACH DISTRIBUTING $ 155.80; EDENS, CATHIE $ 384.54; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS $ 1,225.54; ESO SOLUTIONS $ 247.20; EVQUA WATER TECHNOLOGIES $ 2,767..00; FEECE OIL CO $ 3,826.07; FEMDERS MENDERS $603.75; FICEK ELECTRIC $ 773.32; FIRST IMPRESSION $ 425.95; FLINK SNOW PLOWS & SPREADERS $ 2,358.00; GHIGHI, ROBERT $ 214.41; GROSENBACH’S AUTO REPAIR $ 173.00; HALM’S AUTO PARTS $ 563.36; HAWKINS, INC $ 675.04; HYGIENIC INSTITUTE $ 355.55; IL MUN ELEC AGENCY $ 335,220.42; IL PUBLIC RISK FUND $ 4,692.00; IV CELLULAR $ 1,523.61; IVRD $ 6,159.00; ILLINI STATE BANK OPD $ 685.65; ILLINI STATE BANK, $ 1,264.57; JP COOKE CO $181.60; JOHN SENICA JR $ 462.83; JTS POOLS INC $ 79.99; KENDRICK PEST CONTRIL INC $ 180.00; KING TIRE $ 150.00; KNOBLAUCH ADVERTISING $ 1,076.30; LAFARGE AGGREGATES $ 671.65; LANDCOMP LANDFILL $ 508.01; LASALLE OFFICE SUPPLY $ 522.86; MARGIS, MICHAEL$ 100.00; MARTIN EQUIPMENT $ 114.28; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING INC $ 68.75; MEDICARE PART B $ 207.61; MENARDS $ 1,406.23; MIDWEST MAILING & SHIPPING $ 1,468.85; MIDWEST SCOREBOARDS LLC $3,810.00; MISSISSIPPI VALLEY PUMP $ 2,185.00; MTCO $ 139.87; NATIONAL GOERNMENT SERVICES INC $ 975.43; NCPERS GROUP LIFE $ 16.00; NORTH CENTRAL IL DEVELOPMENT $ 4,745.00; NORTHERN IL AMBULANCE $ 2,459.02; OSCAR’S AUTOMOTIVE $ 75.10; OVERHEAD DOOR CO. $ 3,625.00; PELLINO, SHELBY $ 1,695.46; PERONA, PETERLIN, ANDREONI $  4,807.14; PERSONNEL CONCEPTS $14.95; PIERSON, BARBARA $ 214.83; POLDEK, MARY $ 203.13; POLICE LAW INSTITUTE $ 855.00; POMP’S TIRE SERVICE, INC. $ 1,014.40; QUICK, ERIN $ 28.42; RAY O’HERRON CO $ 1,893.94; REPUBLIC SERVICES $ 28,466.40; RUSH POWER SYSTEMS $ 1,950.00; SCHROCK REPAIR $ 117.67; SECRETARY OF STATE $ 158.00; SMART SOURCE LLC $ 2,769.18; SMITH’S SALES & SERVICE $ 39.00; SPRINGFIELD ELECTRIC SUPPLY $ 39.34; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH $ 82.00; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH-PERU $ 365.91; STANDARD INSURACE LIFE $ 1,592.32; STAPLES CREDIT PLAN $ 288.75; T.E.S.T. INC . $ 19,310.66; TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT $ 583.57; THE HOME DEPOT $ 392.85; UNITED HEALTH CARE $ 243.43; UNITED HEALTHCARE INSURANCE CO. $ 144.92; USPS $ 757.16; UNIVERSAL UTILITY SUPPLY $ 2,399.55; UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $ 6,484.00; USA BLUEBOOK $ 482.48; VERIZON $ 129.00; VICICH, RICHARD $ 69.60; WASHINGTON NATIONAL INSURANCE $ 51.90; WESTERN AGGREGATES LLC $ 194.90; ZALESKY, FRANK $ 111.61                                           TOTALS: $ 497,182.19 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve raffle licenses for Starved Rock Runners LTD, Oglesby Elks Lodge #2360 and Keepin’ It PG LLC. ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.   ABSENT: CULLINAN

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to Place on file 1156-031521 an ordinance authorizing disposal of personal property owned by the City of Oglesby.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABSENT: CULLINAN.  Mayor Rivara notes the ordinance is for the 2004 Dodge Ram.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to place on file 1157-031521 an ordinance authorizing disposal of personal property owned by the City of Oglesby. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.   ABSENT: CULLINAN.  Mayor Rivara notes the ordinance is for the 1992 Chevy half ton pickup.

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:  none

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright: none

Lijewski:   addresses the law Governor Pritzker recently signed in regards to the mandated body cameras.  The City will not have to purchase them until January 2025 due to the size of the city’s population.  A blood drive will be held at the Dickinson House in the near future.  The fire department had 13 call outs.  The ambulance had 58 calls, of which 25 were transfers.  The police departments had 19 cases, 6 accidents and 4 warrants.  There was criminal damage to the laundry mat and burglary to a car in a garage.  The police department is waiting for the equipment to come in for the new truck (which is taking a while). Shelby Pellino will be with the field training officer until the end of March.  There is a police officer who was injured and will be off work for a while.  Evan Duttlinger is the officer of the month.

Curran:  The REBUILD Illinois grant is now delayed until the 2nd quarter.  Motor fuel tax funds are projected to be used to repave the Dickinson House parking lot.  The electrical outage last week was not the city’s fault.  The city is hoping that the study that was and the recent outage will help to obtain a second feed into the city.

Cullinan:   absent

Mayor’s report:   states the second feed is vital to the city’s growth.  The city is planning on having Summer Fun Fest and open the pool this year.  The city has been awarded $ 78,624.56 for CURES money and there is more to be awarded.  The city is still waiting for the grant money to repair the fire hydrants.  Ameren has raised the prices to distribute the cost of gas.  The Mayor reminds residents that late feels and shut offs will resume in April.  The city has over $100,000 in past due utility bills.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to enter into closed session to discuss “The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of a specific employee or legal counsel for the public body.  Also, collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representative, or deliberation concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees ILCS120/2(c)(1). AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.   ABSENT: CULLINAN

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to return to open session. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to adjourn the regular meeting.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

 

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: February 16, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2021 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from February 1, 2021.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Public comments on agenda items only:  none

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve bills as presented for payment. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.    Commissioner Curran asks that invoice #2021044 be exempt from being paid.

A & B GARAGE $ 106.57; AIRGAS USA $ 129.87; BHMG ENGINEERS $ 1,239.59; CARLILE, MELANIE $90.43; CHAMLIN & ASSOCIATES INC $ 1,686.50; CHEMCO INDUSTRIES $ 2,202.95; CLEGG-PERKINS ELECTRIC $ 1,425.40; CONNECTING POINT $ 659.00; DE LANGE LANDEN FINANCIAL $ 178.16; DEBO ACE HARDWARE $ 100.19; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS $ 810.39; ESO SOLUTIONS $ 247.20; FEECE OIL CO $ 2,580.79; FICEK ELECTRIC $ 773.32; FIRST IMPRESSION $ 425.95; FLINK SNOW PLOWS & SPREADERS $ 2,358.00; GROSENBACH’S AUTO REPAIR $ 173.00; HALM’S AUTO PARTS $ 563.36; HAWKINS INC $ 375.82; HYFIENIC INSTITUTE $355.55; ILMEA $ 335,220.42; IV CELLULAR $ 1,523.61; IVRD $ 6,159.00; ILLINI STATE BANK $ 2,788.18; JP COOKE CO. $181.60; JOHN SENICA JR. $ 440.36; KNOBLAUCH ADVERTISING $ 1,076.30; LAFARGE AGGREGATES $ 6173.11; LANDCOMP LANDFILL $ 508.01; LASALLE OFFICE SUPPLY $ 236.96; MARTIN EQUIPMENT $ 114.28; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 47.75; MENARDS $ 733.67; MIDWEST MAILING & SHIPPING $ 1,408.00; MIDWEST SCOREBOARDS LLC $ 3,810.00; MISSISSIPPI VALLEY PUMP $ 2,185.00; MTCO $ 139.87; NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES, INC. $ 975.43; NORTHERN IL AMBULANCE $ 2,459.02; OSCAR’S AUTOMOTIVE $ 73.10; OVERHEAD DOOR COMPANY $ 3,625.00; PELLINO, SHELBY $ 1,695.46; PERSONNEL CONCEPTS $ 14.95; PIERSON, BARBARA $ 214.83; POLDEK, MARY $ 203.13; POMP’S TIRE SERVICE $ 1,014.40; QUICK, ERIN $ 28.42; RAY O’HERRON $ 293.98; REED, KATHERINE $ 17.34; RIVA, MARY $ 86.68; ROLIARDI, PETER $ 21.51; SMITH’S SALES & SERVICE $ 39.00; SPRINGFIELD ELECTRIC $39.34; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH PERU $ 82.00; STAPLES $ 288.75; TEST INC $ 19,311.16; TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT $ 1583.57; UNITED HEALTHCARE INSURANCE $ 144.92; UNIVESAL UTILITY SUPPLY $ 2,215.00; VERIZON $ 107.94; WROBLESKI, MICHAEL $ 42.50; ZALESKY, FRANK $ 111.61           TOTALS: $ 404,707.03

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 1152-021621 an Ordinance renaming Roebuck Street in the City of Oglesby to Sunset Street.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran explains that the total costs involved in renaming the street were $280.75.  Attorney Andreoni reminds that certified copies must be sent to the Post Office and County Clerk’s office.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1153-021621 an Ordinance authorizing the City of Oglesby to enter int a secondary employer indemnity and conditions agreement with the City of Peru and the City of Lasalle.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the purchase of a new vehicle for the Oglesby Police department using impound funds.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Lijewski gives details in regards to all fleet vehicles within the Police Department and the need to purchase another one as the Department is currently down to two vehicles.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve a raffle license application for the Dickinson House foundation. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to authorize seeking of bids for roof repair to the Dickinson House.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Mayor Rivara states the part of the roof over the bowling alley is leaking and needs to be repaired.  Commissioner Curran states that the downspouts do not drain away from the building, they currently drain into the sanitary sewer and that needs to be corrected.  The Council recommends getting more than one bid.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve the Mayor’s recommendation and Council approval to obtain Patrick Barry as the Oglesby City attorney and the law firm of Aplington, Kaufman, McClintock, Steele and Barry.  AYES: CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  NAYS: CULLINAN   ABSTAIN: ARGUBRIGHT 

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:  none

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright: none

Lijewski:   none

Curran:  there was a water main break near Holy Family school which was repaired quickly.  The residents who have not complied with getting their inspections done will be getting served with a summons.  A survey will be coming out from Surf Broadband Solutions in regards to the City becoming a fiber city.  A quote has not been obtained as of yet Commissioner Curran states.

Cullinan:   none

Mayor’s report:   reminds that garbage pickup is delayed by one day. The demolition for the Schmidt Building on Walnut Street must be done before March 31, 2021 or after November 15, 2021.  With the expansion of GTI an additional 250 jobs will be created in the future.  The City continues to work with Ameren to get the second feed into the Mallick substation. The Mayor thanks Attorney Andreoni for the job he has done as the city attorney and wishes him well.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to adjourn the regular meeting. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: February 1, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2021 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS

Mayor Rivara wishes City Attorney James Andreoni a happy birthday.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from January 18, 2021.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Public comments on agenda items only:  none

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve bills as presented for payment. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

ALLEN STOUDT PLUMING $ 300.00; ALTEC INDUSTRIES, INC $ 1,109.77; AMEREN ILLINOIS $ 138.88; AMERICAN EXPRESS $ 39.91; APPLE PRESS $ 96.85; BAYSINGAR, BRIDGETTE $99.349; BENEFIT PLANNING CONSULTANT $ 324.82; CALL ONE $ 2,990.53; CITY OF HIGHLAND $ 5,675.56; CITY OF OGLESBY $ 3,000.00; CLOVER PROPERTIES $ 269.75; CONNECTING POINT $ 449.00; DE LAGEG LANDEN FINANCIAL $318.99; DRESBACH DISTRIBUTING $ 129.90; ECONO SIGNS, LLC $ 359.05; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. $ 587.75; FEECE OIL CO $ 887.17; FERNANDEZ, CHRISTINE $ 81.06; FICEK ELECTRIC $ 309.00; FIRST IMPRESSION $ 660.80; FISHER AUTO BODY $ 574.32; HARTAUER INSURANCE AGENCY $ 350.00; HAWKINS, INC $ 449.52; HENRY, KEVIN $ 330.00; HR GREEN, INC. $ 1,164.00; ID NETWORKS, INC. $ 1,995.00; IL PUBLIC RISK FUND $ 4,692.00; IVCC $ 1,620.68; JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL $ 832.11; JOHN’S SERVICE AND SALES $ 99.98; KENDRICK PEST CONTROL $ 260.00; KINSELLA ROTO-ROOTER SERVICE $ 235.00; KITTILSON’S GARAGE $ 859.26; KORN, KATHERINE $ 219.59; LASALLE OFFICE SUPPLY $ 27.82; LPHS # 120 $ 3,370.05; MACQUEEN EMERGENCY $ 2,421.26; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 105.50; MENARDS $ 972.45; MONROE TRUCK EQUIPMENT $ 104.79; NAAS, ROGER $ 298.31; NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS. $ 16.00; NORTHEAST MULTI-REG TRAINING $ 75.00; OGLESBY GRADE SCHOOL # 125 $ 5,324.25; PATERSON, HAROLD $ 82.65; POMP’S TIRE $ 727.68; PTM DOCUMENTS SYSTEMS $ 165.95; RAY O’HERRON CO $ 1,095.18; RED’S TRUCK REPAIR $ 853.00; REED, KATHERINE $ 17.34; REPUBLIC SERVICE $ 28,486.40; RIVA, MARIA $ 86.68; ROLIARDI, PETER $ 21.51; RUSH POWER SYSTEMS $ 1,025.00; SCHIMMER FORD $ 1,190.82; SECRETARY OF STATE $ 158.00; SENICA INTERSATE TOWING $ 600.00; SMART SOURCE LLC $ 3,006.90; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH-PERU $ 195.74; STANDARD INSURANCE $ 830.74; STAPLES CREDIT PLAN $ 228.772;    SUAREZ, JOSEPH $ 46.93; TEST INC $ 126.00; TOEDTER OIL CO. $ 141.75; ULINE $279.78; USPS $ 742.90; UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $ 6,484.00; VERIZON $ 189.79; VICKERS CONSULTING $ 100.00; WEX FLEET SERVICES $ 2,751.49; WROBLESKI, MICHAEL $ 42.50                           TOTALS: $ 92,782.62

An introduction of Oglesby’s newest Police Officer, Randy Slimko Leininger and Oath of Office.  Patrolman Leininger was sworn in and given the Oath of Office by Commissioner Lijewski.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the raffle license application for Illinois Valley Association of Realtors. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the raffle license application for American Legion Post 237. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1151-020121 an ordinance rezoning certain property in the City of Oglesby. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA  Mayor Rivara states the property is located at the SE corner of the intersection of Marquette Avenue and Sunset Street.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file 1152-021621 an ordinance renaming Roebuck Street in the City of Oglesby to Sunset Street. AYES: CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. NAYS: ARGUBRIGHT Commissioner Curran explains there is no one currently using Roebuck Street as an address.  Commissioner Argubright questions the costs involved in changing the name of the street.  Commissioner Curran is not sure of all costs involved.  Attorney Andreoni reminds the council that a certified copy will have to be sent to the County Clerk’s office once it is approved.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to place on file 1153-021621 an ordinance authorizing the City of Oglesby to enter into a secondary employer indemnity and conditions agreement with the City of Peru and with the City of Lasalle. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBGIHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to appoint Sarah Volmer and Bob Mente to fill the vacancies on the Plan Commission Board. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBGIHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve and award the sealed bids for two City trucks to Sonny Ball and David Blair.  Sonny Ball was awarded the 2004 Dodge for $2,000 and the 1992 Chevy was awarded to David Blair for $305.00. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:  none

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright: none

Lijewski:   Fire department had 9 calls and the Ambulance department had 76 calls and 38 were transfers.  Police department: the part time officers filled 12 vacancy shifts.  There were 7 warrants served in the month of January.  The Police Department has met conditions for certification for Federal Use of Force.

Curran:  money was received from GTI. The switch problem is being looked at by the Electric Department.  Ameren will be doing pole inspections in the coming months.

Cullinan:   There is a leak in roof of the Dickinson House and will need to be repaired.  The Mayor question what part of the roof was repaired.  The parking lot of the Dickson House is also in need of resurfacing.

Mayor’s report:   Mayor Rivara thanks the City employees for all of their hard work keeping the streets cleared. The city is looking into having a designated phone line for council meetings.  The city will be holding a recycling event on April 24, 2021.  Tag Day dates need to be submitted by March 15, 2021.  Mayor Rivara reminds residents not to park on the streets when there is 2” or more of snowfall.  Currently past due utility bills are at $68,500.00.  Mayor Rivara encourages residents to call or stop in City Hall to set up a payment plan.

A MOTION TO ENTER INTO CLOSED SESSION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to return to regular session.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to adjourn the regular meeting. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

 

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

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