CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING ~
MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2021 @ 7:00 P.M.
TO BE CONDUCTED AT: THE CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING
110 E. WALNUT STREET, OGLESBY, ILLINOIS
- Opening of Meeting
- Roll Call
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Approve Minutes from the December 6, 2021 regular meeting.
- Public Comment on Agenda Items only
- Approve bills as presented for payment
- Old Business
- Public Comments
- Commissioner’s reports
- Mayor’s report
Posted this 17th day of December, 2021
Amy Eitutis, City Clerk
A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2021 AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.
PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY BARRY AND ASST CITY CLERK EICHELKRAUT.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from November 15, 2021. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.
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, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.
Commissioner Argubright stated that there was an invoice entered in error to the Illinois Tollway, which was voided from the register.
AIR ONE EQUIPMENT, $27,440.00; ALTORFER IND, $2,060.74; AMEREN IL, $2,165.46; AMERICAN EXPRESS, $241.22; APLINGTON, KAUFMAN, MCCLINTOCK, STEELE & BARRY, $9,296.12; BOB’S BUSINESS, $398.30; CALL ONE, $3,831.39; CHAMLIN & ASSOC., $3,348.50; CLEGG-PERKINS ELECTRIC, $366.60; COLUMBIA PIPE & SUPPLY, $2,690.99; COMCAST BUSINESS, $654.97; COMPLETE INTEGRATION & SERVICE, $9,600.00; CONNECTING POINT, $28.75; CORE & MAIN, $394.31; DELAGE LANDEN FINANCIAL SERVICE, $571.71; DOLLAR GENERAL CHARGE, $7.25; DOMAIN REGISTRY OF AMERICA, $190.00; EAGLE ENGRAVING, $24.20; GRAINGER, $2,384.42; GROSENBACH’S AUTO REPAIR, $30.00; HALM’S AUTO PARTS, $373.51; HAWKINS, $1,182.40; HEARTLAND BANK & TRUST, $500.00; HOLLOWAY’S PORTABLE RESTROOM, $735.00; IMEA, $100.00; IPRF, $5,505.00; IV EXCAVATING, $4,336.50; IVRD, $6,159.00; IPMA-HR, $397.00; JD’S LOCK & KEY, $125.00; JOHN SENICA JR., $403.72; KENDRICK PEST CONTROL, $260.00; LAFARGE NORTH AMERICA, $325.59, LANDCOMP LANDFILL, $738.23; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING, $14.50; MAZE LUMBER, $291.54; MENARDS, $1,060.72; MERTEL GRAVEL, $416.50; NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS., $16.00; QUADIENT, $167.97; R.B. CROWTHER, $5,357.50; RADAR MAN, $140.00; REPUBLIC SERVICES, $29,659.39; MICHAEL RIVARA, $50.00; RO PROS, $27.00; RUSH POWER SYSTEMS, $1,975.58; SMART SOURCE, $7,340.18; SMITH’S SALES AND SERVICE, $485.00; SPECTRA-TECH, $6,345.00; STANDARD INSURANCE-LIFE, $867.46; STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, $501.46; T.E.S.T., $19,801.16; TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT REVOLVING FUND, $661.40; TENSION ENVELOPE CORP., $1,212.50; THE BLUE LINE, $298.00; TIEMAN BUILDERS, $8,050.00; UNIVERSAL UTILITY SUPPLY, $2,297.08; USA BLUEBOOK, $203.53; VERIZON, $108.03; WEX FLEET SERVICES, $4,393.53; ZIONS BANK, $637,600.00; ILLINI STATE BANK-PD CC, $1,064.32 TOTAL $817,271.23
A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve 120621R1 a Resolution of the City of Oglesby, LaSalle County, Illinois, authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to execute an agreement by and between the City of Oglesby and GTI Oglesby, LLC. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve 1177-111521 an ordinance amending compensation for employees of the Oglesby Ambulance Service. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 1179-120621 an ordinance levying taxes for all corporation purposes for the City of Oglesby, LaSalle County, Illinois for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2021 and ending April 30, 2022. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. NAY: CURRAN
A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1180-122121 an ordinance establishing a Board of Directors for the ambulance service for the City of Oglesby, LaSalle County, Illinois. AYES; ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. The agenda called for the ordinance to be placed on file but after discussion and agreement from Attorney Pat Barry, it was decided that it would be more appropriate to approve the ordinance at this time.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to table the request from the Oglesby Library for repairs to the building. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. Discussion between the council members regarding the quotes being less than the initial amount requested of $10,000. There was also discussion about the library’s ability to request a Truth in Taxation hearing to possibly off-set these costs with an increase in property taxes instead of the city absorbing the costs. The council members stated that they would prefer to have a representative from the library present to discuss more in-depth.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to table the decision for action on the remaining applicant for the 2021 Façade Program. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. Mayor Rivara spoke about the application process as well as the changes in the coming façade program ordinance. Commissioners Lijewski and Curran questioned the application process and when the application was submitted. Mayor Rivara stated that the application was submitted prior to the work being completed. Commissioner Curran stated that he would be doing a disservice if he made a decision without knowing all of the facts. Discussion continues in regards to the timeline of when the application and necessary documentation was submitted and when the work began and ended. Commissioner Argubright suggested that a timeline be built and this item be revisited at the next council meeting.
Old Business: None
Public Comments: Doug McManus, Oglesby resident asked if the Oglesby Public Library are owned by the city. Commissioner Argubright stated that it is not a city owned building.
Lijewski: Reviewed fire department numbers for November and bay door repairs made. Reviewed police department numbers for November. Announced that Michael Rivara will be attending the Police Academy in January. BB Gun began in December. Officer Evan Duttlinger was named the Officer of the Month for November 2021.
Curran: Christmas lights are up and complete. Stated that he was surprised to see that no residents were present to speak on the tax levy ordinance that was passed.
Cullinan: Stated that the Parks Department is looking to move toward an online program for recreation sign-ups as well as Dickinson House and Lehigh rentals. John Rose, Parks Department Superintendent, reviewed what the online program provides and the costs associated with it.
Mayor’s report: Reminds residents that any grass or other foliage is not allowed to be pushed into the street because of the issues it causes for the storm sewers. Mayor Rivara gave praise to the city employees putting up decorations. The city Christmas event will be held December 18, 5pm to 8pm. The IBEW will be holding a training seminar in Peru for solar power and the hazards associated with it.
A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to adjourn regular session. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA
Patty Eichelkraut, Assistant Clerk