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

Regular Meeting Minutes: May 3, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 3, 2021 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve the regular meeting minutes from April 19, 2021.   AYES: CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.   ABSENT: ARGUBRIGHT

Public comments on agenda items only:  Mark Featherstone from Ameren Real Estate in regards to the variance requests submitted to the City of Oglesby for the Corbin substation.  Mayor Rivara questions Mr. Featherstone about the substation as does Commissioner Curran. Commissioner Curran questions approving the variance request and how it may affect the outcome of the electrical study and should the matter be tabled until the study is complete.  Attorney Barry states that should not be a factor in approving the zoning request.  Commissioner Argubright asks Mr. Featherston what the market cap is for Ameren.  Marc Featherstone does not know.  Mayor Rivara asks if Mr. Featherstone could keep the conversation moving with Ameren, to which he replied that he would personally commit to the matter.  Greg Stein asks Mr. Featherstone a question about the building.

Commissioner Argubright arrives at 7:08 p.m.

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

AIRGAS $159.38; AMEREN ILLINOS $ 1031.21; BENEFIT PLANNING CONSULTANTS $ 334.95; CALL ONE $ 3369.73; COLUMBIA PIPE & SUPPLY CO. $ 517.43; COMCAST BUSINESS $ 252.75; COMMUNICATIONS DIRECT $ 236.38; COMPLETE INTEGRATIONS & SERVICE $ 1000.00; CONNECTING POINT $ 7471.14; CONSERV FS. INC $ 2005.00; CORE & MAIN $ 4699.55; DE LAGE LANDEN FINANCIAL SERVICES $ 311.95; DEBO HARDWARE $ 410.93; DOUBLE M TRUCKING $ 220.00; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS $ 871.80; ENRIGHT, JESSICA $ 154.09; FASTENAL COMPANY $ 175.15; FEECE OIL CO. $ 1859.44; GRAINCO FS $ 132.24; H & S CONTRATING $ 24,055.00; HALM’S ATO PARTS $ 4.97; HAWKINS INC $ 704.36; HEYL ROYSTER $ 2032.25; HUMANA INSURANCE $ 27180.73; IL DEPT. OF HEALTHCARE & FAMILY $ 3703.21; IL PUBLIC RISK FUND $ 4692.00; IRBY ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTOR $ 1712.00; JACOB & KLEIN, LTD. $ 5754.00; JD’S LOCK & KEY $ 120.00; JOHN SENICA JR. $ 461.92; JOHN’S SERVICE & SALES $ 56.00; JONES, MICHAEL $ 97.96; KASPERSKI, DANIEL $ 300.00; KENDRICK PEST CONTROL $ 180.00; KLEIN, THORPE & JENKINS $ 723.00; KORN, SEAN $ 169.18; LASALLE OFFICE SUPPLY $ 206.11; LOU’S SPRING & WELDING SHOP $ 45.76; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 32.50; MENARDS $ 1200.10; MERTEL GRAVEL CO. $ 1243.00; MOTION INDUSTRIES $ 153.75; NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS. $ 16.00; RAY O’HERRON CO INC. $ 196.00; REPUBLIC SERVICES-ALLIED WASTE $ 29464.36; SMART SOURCE LLC $ 3179.09; SMITH SALES & SERVICE $ 20.00; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH-PERU $ 64.25; STANDARD LIFE INSURANCE $ 846.46; SUNRISE SUPPLY $ 104.47; TEST INC $ 257.00; TIFREN, AMBER $ 50.00; TOEDTER OIL CO. $ 1392.25; TORRES, JOSEFINA $ 210.4; USPS $  1003.54; VERIZON $ 189.01 WEX FLEET SERVICES $ 3825.23                                                 TOTALS : $ 142,241.10

Mayor Rivara declares May as Motorcycle Awareness month by proclamation. Commissioner Argubright makes a motion to approve the proclamation.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve the proposal from John Pohar & Sons, Inc. to demolish the house located at 121 E. Walnut Street in the amount of $8,400.00.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Oglesby and the Board of Education of Oglesby School District No. 125.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Attorney Barry gives a statement about the agreement.  Mayor Rivara states he is disappointed in the Superintendent for not addressing the Council about moving the matter forward.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the 2021-2022 Oglesby Façade Program.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CUURAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the bid from R.B. Crowther Co. Morris, IL for Dickinson House re-roofing. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  The total bid is $ 53,575.00 states Jim Clinard, City Engineer.

Attorney Barry states to strike item 12 from the agenda.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve recommendation from the Zoning Board and Plan Commission in regards to amending zoning maps and zoning variances for Hometown National Bank. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve recommendation from the Zoning Board and Plan Commission in regards to amending zoning maps and zoning variances for RJS Investments, LLC.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve recommendation from the Zoning Board and Plan Commission in regards to amending zoning maps and zoning variances for Ameren Illinois. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJESKI to place on file 1162-051721 an ordinance appropriating funds for ADA curb ramp improvements, in conjunction with milling and resurfacing of IL351/71 Walnut Street to Lone Start cement railroad bridge in Oglesby and IL 71 from IL 351 to Vermillion River.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran gives explanation of the ordinance.  Curran also states that there is a delay in the grant results.

Mayor Rivara re-appoints Karen Watson and Jim Clinard to the Planning Commission; Bill Walter to the Park Board, Karen Watson and Ken Ficek to the Design and Review Board; Hugo Gonzalez, Mike Margis, Bob Stone and Corey Vanshaick to the Police Pension Board.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the appointment/reappointment.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A discussion was held in regards to approving a request from Kevin and Phyllis Marzetta to vacate northernmost portions of Bennett, Swift and Hazen Avenue’s in the City of Oglesby.  Mayor Rivara reads a request from the Marzetta’s.  Attorney Barry gives explanation about the request and the effects of granting it.  Attorney Barry finds no issue with it and plans to prepare an ordinance for the next council meeting, stating no vote is needed in the matter.

The Mayor and Commissioners hold a discussion for the request submitted from Claudette’s and Bulldog’s Bar for the street closure in August 2021.  Commissioner Lijewski questions if the event is taking the place of the Cops for Cancer benefit. Commissioner Curran has concerns about closing Walnut Street; which is a county road.  Kathy Frederick speaks from the audience about the re-routing of traffic. The Council discusses the proposed times and decides there should be more clarity on times being requested.  Mayor Rivara states there is no issue if it is for one day. A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to table the request to the next council meeting to be held on May 17, 2021.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A Discussion of wage proposal for emergency personnel was addressed by Commissioner Lijewski and stated that the Mayor ask the matter to be tabled until the current contract negotiations between the IBEW and Police Department are settled.  Commissioner Curran asks about the Wage Committee.  The Council agrees to wait until the current contracts are settled to address the matter.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to table the matter.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Old Business:   smart meters update; Commissioner Curran states there is a discount when ordering meters.  Curran states a lot were not ordered previously because of an issue with range; which has been solved. Curran states there is a meeting scheduled on May 17, 2021 to discuss billing issues with the meters.  Commissioner Curran states he addressed street signs and conflicts that were found.  Commissioner Curran wanted to make mention that he will be proceeding with making changes.

Mayor Rivara discusses that matter of Ms. Paula Jablonski.  Mayor Rivara states Ms. Jablonski has asked the council to cease with issuing tickets to her for the time being as she has put in an offer on a property outside of the city limits that she plans to move her cats to.  Commissioner Lijewski states the council has been working with Ms. Jablonski for a year now and has concerns that 1) she will be awarded the house 2) when she would close on the house and 3) the complaints that the residents have made about the smell from her property.  Commissioner Lijewski states she is not in favor of ceasing to issue tickets for the violation to Ms. Jablonski until there is proof that she has a piece of property and a closing date as to when she will be moving the cats. Commissioner Argubright has concerns about the bid process on the house.  Mayor Rivara states Ms. Jablonski said she was the high bidder.  Mayor Rivara states the council has been trying to work with Ms. Jablonski for over a year.  Commissioner Argubright states Ms. Jablonski has not cooperated.  Commissioner Lijewski feels it in unfortunate the matter has come to this and feels that the Council has exhausted all efforts.  Mayor Rivara states if progress is made, they can readdress that matter to which Commissioner Lijewski disagrees.  Mayor Rivara states the council needs to keep pressure on Ms. Jablonski.

Public Comments:   none

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright:  none; later adds that ATV/UTV renewals are due by May 1, 2021and reminds residents to follow the state laws and rules of the road as are dog tag renewals.

Lijewski:  Ambulance department had 59 calls and 28 were transfers; reminds that June 7th, 2021 is the Pork Chop Dinner for the Ambulance department and that tickets are available at City Hall; the Fire Department had 12 calls for the month; the Police Department had 39 stops, 2 accidents and 23 case reports.  Sergeant Hugo Gonzalez has been named Officer of the Month for the sixth time in the past year.

Curran:    chipping services begin this week and reminds residents to have branches at the berm.  Pool credits will be given to residents as long as the resident is current on their utility bill.

Cullinan:   boys Little League season starts on May 4, 2021 and the new score board is up at Memorial Park for girl’s softball league.

Mayor’s report:   expresses his frustration when he hears of residents bashing the City over the rates being charged.  Mayor Rivara feels the rates are competitive.  He states the City is not raising rates, it is costing the city more to purchase the energy. Mayor Rivara gives a statement about renewable energy and baseload plants. Mayor Rivara addresses a phone call that he received in regards to the American Rescue Plan.  He states that the City has not received any of the $ 439,706.71 through the Plan and has also not received the guidelines as to how the City of Oglesby can spend the money.  He states the City was awarded money for fire hydrants over two years ago and has yet to receive that money.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: April 19, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 19, 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 ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CULLINAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from April 5, 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.

A & B GARAGE $ 408.77; ALLEMAN, ALEXANDRA $85.54; AMEREN ILLINOIS $ 100.86; AMERICAN EXPRESS $ 158.97; APPLE PRESS $ 5235.60; BATTERIES & THINGS $ 3.00; BHMG ENGINEERS $ 570.00; BIMA, LOGAN $ 56.64; CENTRAL IL POLICE TRAINING CENTER $ 990.00; COLUMBIA PIPE & SUPPLY $ TOTALS: $ 617.01; CONNECTING POINT $ 7867.64; CYCLOPS WELDING &SERVICES $ 564.00; DE LAGE LANDEN FINANCIAL SERVICES $ 178.16; DEBO ACE HARDWARE $ 572.96; DOUBLE M TRUCKING $ 210.00; ECONO SIGNS, LLC $ 133.80; EICHELKRAUT, PATTY $ 51.26; FASTENAL COMPANY $ 688.47; FICEK ELECTRIC $ 170.00; GRAINCO FS $ 387.00; GREVE, MATT $ 50.00; GROSENBACH’S AUTO REPAIR $ 33.63; HALM’S AUTO PARTS $ 73.97; HAWKINS, INC. $ 575.00; HERITAGE CORRIDOR $ 750.00; HYGIENIC INSTITUTE $ 355.55; IL FIBER RESOURCES GROUP $ 1500.00; IL MUN ELEC AGENCY $283,326.53; IL VALLEY CELLULAR $ 1283.19; ILLINI STATE BANK $ 164.35; ILLINI STATE BANK $ 2788.62; IL DEPT. OF REVENUE $4553.18; ILMOS PRODUCTS $104.95; IMPACT NETWORKING LLC $51.82; JD’S LOCK & KEY $405.80; JOHN SENICA JR.  $ 827.21; KITTILSON’S GARAGE $ 1647.79; LAFARGE AGGREGATES $ 339.72; LASALLE OFFICE SUPPLY $203.49; LOCAL 51 GOLF SCHOLARSHIP OUTING $ 100.00; MARGIS, MICHAEL $ 90.00; MARTIN EQUIPMENT $ 87.55; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING CO. $ 20.25; MAZE LUMBER $ 31.16; MCCONNAUGHHAY & SONS $ 8780.00; MENDARDS $ 139.78; MERTEL GRAVEL CO. $ 536.75; MISSISSIPPI VALLE PUMP $ 5135.00; MTCO $ 161.87; NEWSTRIBUNE $ 1345.26; NIU OUTREACH REGISTRATION $ 9.00; NORTHERN ILLINOIS AMBULANCE $ 2658.89; O’CONNELL, MIKE $ 117.47; OSCAR’S AUTOMOTIVE $ 33.55; PERSONNEL CONCEPTS $ 229.88; PIKULA, MIKE $ 55.21; PORTER LEE CORP. $ 675.00; RAY O’HERRON CO INC. $ 1753.57; SEICO INC. $ 83.10; SHAW MEDIA $ 800.00; SMART SOURCE LLC. $ 2997.91; STRYKER SALES CORPORATION $ 514.49; TEST INC. $ 19,184.66; TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT REVOLVING FUND $ 583.57; ULINE $ 357.23; UNIVERSAL UTILITY SUPPLY $ 2306.15; VERIZON $ 129.09; WATSON, PATRICK $ 1497.00                                                  TOTALS : $ 370,611.63

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve first quarter building permits totaling $349,500.00.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A discussion was held in regards to seeking of bids for repair of the building located at 126 East Walnut Street, Oglesby, Illinois. Mayor Rivara explains that issue was discussed with Jim Clinard, City Engineer and both felt it best to place a fence along the building to prevent anyone from getting hurt should any bricks fall off of the building.  Jim Clinard provides an explanation of the findings.  Mayor Rivara states the City cannot afford the estimated $121,000.00 in repairs.

Mayor Rivara addresses the issue of deciding on a date for a working meeting.  Some of the issues Mayo Rivara would like discussed are: purchasing/spending limits, guidelines for hiring/termination policies, Commissioner and Mayor responsibilities, lift station, upgrade substation, Giordano subdivision, solar & charging stations, resident requirements and Seneca Square safety issues…. Mayor Rivara and the Commissioners decide on April 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:  Greg Stein discusses the “red wall building” and his surprise at the cost of the bid.  Commissioner Argubright corrects Mr. Stein that it was an estimate and that a bid process was not done.  Stein expresses his displeasure over the ice rink that is in Seneca Square and feels it doesn’t get much use.  Stein gives his opinion as to what he would like to see developed in the space in addition to the building next to the Square.  Mayor Rivara states the City purchased the property the is Seneca Square.  Commissioner Curran clarifies that the City is not looking to spend the $121,000.00 to fix the issues with the building.  Greg Stein gives a statement in regards to the address on the building in question.

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright:  none

Lijewski fire department: 13 calls; police department: 21 case reports, 91 traffic stops.  The two trucks are now completed and are on the road.  Officer Shelby Pellino has completed field training.  Sergeant Valle is off on workman’s comp.  Sergeant Gonzalez is the officer of the month and congratulates him.

Curran:   chipping service will be held May 3-7th, 2021 reminds residents to but branches on the berm and not the sidewalk.  Commissioner Curran thanks Comcast for the outage and asks residents to look into the link regarding iFiber for the City survey and that the pricing plans are now on the survey and encourages residents to take a look at the survey.  Commissioner Curran addresses Congressman Adam Kinzinger in a read statement.

Cullinan:  Lehigh Park restrooms are now open to the public.  Asks residents to email or call the Parks Department if they are interested in panting trees in the parks.  Baseball season has begun within the City.  Youth leagues will begin later in the month.  Dickinson House is currently getting Wifi installed for use during baseball games.  The scoreboard for the girls softball field has been ordered and should be installed soon. The old scoreboard will be moved to Memorial Park.

Mayor’s report:  asks if the Memorial Park restrooms will be opened soon? Commissioner Cullinan states the door was damaged and is being repaired and will be open once it is repaired.  Reminds residents of the electronic recycle event on April 24, 2021.  Announces the bid for the Dickinson House roofing was awarded to R.B. Crowther Company.  ReMax, Deanna Carlson had requested a presentation for artwork in the city and how to fund it.  Compliments the City Clerk’s office in working with the residents to help get the past due balances paid and payment plans arranged.  Mayor Rivara expresses his concerns in regards to baseload energy.

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

A MOTION TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BYCURRAN.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CRRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: April 5, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2021 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from March 15, 2021.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.  ABSENT: LIJEWSKI

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, RIVARA.     ABSENT: LIJEWSKI

AMEREN ILLINOIS $27.09; AMERIAN EXPRESS $ 14.08; BENEFIT PLANNING CONSULTANTS $ 334.98; BRADEN COUNSELING CENTER $ 126.88; BRAGER, WILEY $ 146.05; CALL ONE $ 3599.44; CENTRAL IL POLICE TRAINING CENTER $ 600.10; CENTRAL MILLWRIGHT $ 167.40; CHAMLIN & ASSOCIATES $ 24,989.50;  CHUCK’S COMPRESSOR $ 345.00;  CITYOF OGLESBY $ 43.54; COMMUNICATIONS DIRECT INC $ 35,605.25; CONNECTING POINT $ 1,403.00; DOUBLE M TRUCKING $ 525.00; DRESBACH DISTRIBUTING $ 294.60; ECONO SIGNS $ 540.79; FEECE OIL CO. $ 1,656.62; FENDER MENDERS $ 1,000.00; GALLAGHER MATERIALS INC $ 3,128.89; GARDINER, JONATHAN $ 206.70; GLOVER, APRIL $ 186.02;FS INC. $ 1,062.40; GRAVES ENVIRONMENTAL $ 775.00; GROSENBACH’S AUO REPAIR $ 45.63; H & S CONTRACTING $ 350.00; HALM’S AUTO PARTS $ 41.92; HAWKINS , INC. $ 1,729.02; HOLLOWAY’S PORTABLE RESTROOMS $ 600.00; HOSEIN, AZEEM $50.00; HR GREEN, INC $ 401.00; HUMANA INSURANCE $ 33,932.40; IL PUBLIC RISK FUND $ 4,692.00; IVCC $ 194.59; IL VALLEY EXAVATING $ 8,345.50; IL VALLEY FENCE & POOL $ 14,000.00; IVRD $ 12,318.00; IM PACT NETWORKING $ 254.76; ITRON INC $ 908.32; JAROT, BRANDON $ 230.52; JD’S LOCK & KEY $ 192.00; JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL $ 412.78; JOH POHAR & SONS, INC. $ 4,042.86; JOHN SENICA JR. $ 300.52; JOHN’S SERVICE & SALES $ 109.37; KENDRICK PEST CONTROL $ 260.00; KENNEDY, JAMES $ 26.21; KITTILSON’S GARAGE $ 2,798.07; KLEIN THORPE AND JENKINS $ 2,316.00; LAFARGE AGGREGATES ILLINOIS $ 363.49; LPHS$ 404.63; MACQUEEN EMERGENCY $ 256.72; MARGIS, MICHAEL $ 100.00; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 20.25; MCS ADVERTISING $ 75.00; MENARDS $ 116.95; MERIDIAN HEALTH PLAN $ 678.00; MERTEL GRAVEL CO. $ 1,347.56; MIDWEST PAVING EQUIPMENT, INC. $ 506.83; MUNICODE $ 1,513.47; NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS $ 16.00; NICK’S EMERGENCY LIGHTING & MORE $ 405.00; OGLESBY GRADE SCHOOL #125 $ 634.75; ON SIRE REPAIR SERVICES $ 3,036.00; OVERHEAD DOOR CO. $ 705.00; P.F. PETTIBONE & CO. $ 1,462.60; QUADIENT, INC. $ 167.97; RACINE, JAN $ 50.00; RAY O’HERRON CO. $ 2,983.94; REPUBLIC SERVICES $ 29,464.36; SCHIMMER FORD $ 2,294.34; SCHUL JR., KENNETH $ 50.00; SCOTT, KAYLA $ 100.00; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH-PERU $ 185.50; STANDARD EQUIPMENT $ 357.54; STANDARD INSURANCE LIFE $ 771..64; STRONG POWER $ 7,545.75; SUPERIOR LIGHTING $ 1,368.00;  TEST INC $ 3,071.29; USPS $ 765.90; UNIVERSAL UTILITY SUPPLY $ 5,042.29; VERIZON $167.97; VICICH, ROBERT $ 659.00; WALKER, TERRY $ 173.72; WATER PRODUCTS COMPANY $ 1,909.00; WESTERN AGGREGATES LLC $ 413.10; WEX FLEET SERVICES $ 3,744.35; WROBLESKI, HEATHER $ 193.35

TOTALS: $ 232,479.00

Mayor Rivara reads a proclamation declaring April being Fair Housing Month.

Mayor Rivara reads a proclamation declaring April 1, 2021 as Junior Achievement Day in Oglesby.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve Bulldog’s Bar request to close the North end of South Glen Avenue from Walnut Street South to the alleyway on Saturday June 26, 20201 from 9:00 a.m. through Sunday June, 27, 2021 at 9:00 p.m.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.    ABSENT: LIJEWSKI,

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED ARGUBRIGHT by to approve 1159-040521 an ordinance amending ordinance 818-111912 an ordinance amending ordinance 1007-031918 modifying rates and charges for the use and service of the electrical system of the City of Oglesby, Lasalle County, Illinois.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.    ABSENT: LIJEWSKI.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN SECONDED BY to approve 040521R a Resolution for maintenance under the Illinois Highway Code Utilizing Rebuild Illinois Funds. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.    ABSENT: LIJEWSKI,

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT, to approve 040521R1 a resolution amending resolution 031521R for Maintenance Under the Illinois Highway Code.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.    ABSENT: LIJEWSKI,

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT, to approve proposal from Putnam County Painting to recoat the Water Treatment Plant reservoir for $128,400.00.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.    ABSENT: LIJEWSKI,

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to Refer GTI, Hometown National Ban, RJS Investments LLC, Jerry Daley and Dan Daley requests to amend zoning maps and zoning variances to the Zoning Board of Appeals or Plan Commission as appropriate. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.  ABSENT: LIJEWSKI

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:  none

Commissioner Reports:

Argenbright: reminds residents that shut offs will be happening and asks to please call City Hall to make payment arrangements if necessary.

Lijewski:   absent

Curran:  with approval of reservoir, water discoloration is a possibility.  Chipping services will be May 3 – May7th, 2021.  Street sweeping is currently happening and lasts approximately one month.

Cullinan: welcomes JP Rose as the new Parks & Recreation Director.  Cullinan wishes former Director Bob Ghighi good luck in his new position.  The Parks Department will be ordering trees and stones to be placed in city parks.  If interested residents should call 815-883-8121 or email the parks departments.

Mayor’s report: announces recycle event on 04/24/2021.  Two TVs per vehicle, cost is $10 per vehicle and residents must show proof of utility bill.  Seneca Square project has been put on hold until safety issues with the building have been corrected.  The Schmidt building will not be able to be torn down until the asbestos has been removed and will be done in November 2021.

Late fees and shut offs will begin in April and also encourages residents to call City Hall to make arrangements.  There is approximately $71,900.00 in past due utility bills.  Mayor Rivara thanks those who donate to the food pantry and help with unpaid utility bills.

Lissa Olson, the Outreach Coordinator with the Lasalle County Veterans Assistance Commission has an office in City Hall and is available on Wednesday to assist veterans.

Mayor Rivara welcomes JP Rose as the Parks & Recreation Director to the City of Oglesby.

Greg Stein speaks up from the audience and questions two bills (radios and generator).

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA   ABSENT: LIJEWSKI

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: March 15, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 15, 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 CITY CLERK EITUTIS

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from March 1, 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.

BHMG $1,028.89; CARGILL CORP $ 9.820.27; CHEMCO INDUSTRIES $ 196.18; CITY OF OGLESBY $ 50,000; CLEGG-PERKINS ELECTRIC $1,156.70; CONNECTING POINT $ 1,137.00; DALEY’S SUPER SERVICE $ 158.06; DE LAGE LANDEN FINANCIAL $ 178.16; DEBO ACE HARDWARE $ 291.55; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP $ 1,718.90; EICHELKRAUT, PATTY $ 119.10; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS $ 239.49; FASTENAL COMPANY $ 212.41; FEECE OIL CO. $ 165.07; FICEK ELECTRIC $ 197.00; FIRST IMPRESSION $ 1,176.00; GRAINGER $ 364.65; HALM’S AUTO PARTS $ 603.93; HANCOCK, KALVIN $ 2,129.14; HAWKINS, INC. $ 1,183.56; HR  GREEN, INC. $ 1,045.50; HYGIENIC INSTITUTE $ 355.55; IL DEPT. OF INNOVATION & TECH $ 583.57; ILMEA $ 293,501.99; IL PUBLIC RISK FUND $ 937.00; IV CELLULAR $ 1,283.19; IVRD $ 6,159.00; ILLINI STATE BANK -POLICE $ 271.84; ILLINI STATE BANK $ 2,548.83; JACOB & KLEIN, LTD. $ 6,148.35; JOHN’S SERVICE & SALES $ 155.49; KITTILSON’S GARAGE $ 263.00; KLEIN, THORPE & JENKINS $ 1,254.00; LAFARGE NORTH AMERICA $ 547.93; LASALLE OFFICE SUPPLY $ 61.42; BRANDON LEIFHEIT $ 300.00; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 7.25; MENDARDS $ 1,135.02; MR. ROOTER $ 95.00; MTCO $ 143.42; NORTHERN IL AMBULANCE $ 2,104.55; NORTHWEST LINEMAN COLLEGE $ 157.50; OSCAR’S AUTOMOTIVE $ 354.66; OVERHEAD DOOR CO. $ 89.00; POMP’S TIRE SERVICE, INC. $ 76.04; R & P CARRIAGES $ 7,438.00; RAY O’HERRON, INC. $ 2,989.00; SCHROCK REPAIR $ 117.67; SMITH’S SALES & SERVICE $ 133.00; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH, PERU $ 1,376.00; STAPLE’S $ 320.37; STEVENS SERVICE CENTER $ 715.25; TEST INC $19,184.66; UNIVERSAL UTILITY SUPPLY $ 189.95; VERIZON $ 276.13; WEX FLEET SERVICE $ 3,710.43; YOUNG, LAUREN $ 50.00                        TOTALS: $ 427,467.15 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve raffle licenses for Holy Family School. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1156-031521 an ordinance authorizing disposal of personal property owned by the City of Oglesby.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 1157-031521 an ordinance authorizing disposal of personal property owned by the City of Oglesby. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 1158-031521 an ordinance amending ordinance 1152-021621 renaming Roebuck Street in the City of Oglesby from Sunset Street to Sunset Boulevard.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1160-031521 an ordinance authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental agreement between Lasalle Peru Township High School District No. 120 and the City of Oglesby. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Mayor Rivara explains this is for the use of Gandolphi Field.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve 1161-031521 an ordinance authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental agreement between Illinois Valley Community College District 513 and the City of Oglesby. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file 1159-040521 an ordinance amending ordinance 818-111912 an ordinance amending the ordinance 1007-031918 modifying rates and charges of the electrical system of the City of Oglesby Lasalle County, Illinois.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran explains the ordinance.

A MOTION TO WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 031521R a resolution for maintenance under the Illinois Highway Code. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran explains the resolution and the projects that will completed by adopting the resolution.  The approximate cost is $320,000.00

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to place on file a proposal from Putnam County Painting to recoat the water treatment plant reservoir for $128,400.00 AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Argubright asks when the last time it was done.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to refer Ameren’s request for a special use permit and variance to Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals for the Corbin substation.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve Tag day requests.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Mayor Rivara states that the Schmidt Building needs to be torn down by the end of March.  It will need to be inspected for asbestos first.  The inspection will happen March 16, 2021.  Should there be asbestos the demolition would have to be done during the month of November 2021.  A question of whether a special meeting needs to be held is brought up.  Commissioner Argubright states the building just needs to be pushed down at this point.  Commissioner Lijewski asks if the proposed meeting needs to be in person or not.  The council debates on what day to possibly hold the meeting.  A tentative meeting will be scheduled for Tuesday March 23, 2021 should the asbestos come back negative.  All council members agree on the date.  City attorney Barry states he will not be available that day.

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:  Drew Merriman questions Commissioner Curran if TEST uses union workers for additional help for city jobs.  Merriman asks if prevailing wage is paid? Commissioner Curran tries to get clarification on what Merriman is asking.  Mayor Rivara states outside contractors are in the union.  Lance Greathouse speaks up and states that the workers TEST uses for additional help are union employees.  Greg Stein thanks the council for opening the canoe landing.  Stein states the Dollar General in Granville offers produce and states he spoke with someone from the Dollar General in Oglesby and was told that the Oglesby Dollar General would be offering fresh produce as well in November.  Greg Stein addresses TIF I expiring and asks if something is going to be done in regards to Seneca Square and using TIF I funds to do so.  Mayor Rivara states there has been one meeting and another one is scheduled in regards to Seneca Square.  Mayor Rivara states something on a small scare will be done (picnic tables, flowers, murals, etc.) but does not intend to spend much money.

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright: utility shut offs will begin in April and encourages residents to call City Hall to set up payment arrangements if they need help.

Lijewski:   the criminal damage that was done at the laundromat has been solved.  On March 13, 2021 a report of fraud by phone occurred.  Commissioner Lijewski goes over the details of the fraudulent activity and asks residents to be very cautious and not speak to anyone.  The new trucks that were purchased are still not outfitted and states she spoke with the Police Chief about the matter.  Officer Pellino has completed her field training.  Assistant Chief Margis is entering his 4th of 10-week training at Northwestern School of Staff & Command.  The American red Cross is looking to host a blood drive in Oglesby at a date to be determined (April or May).

Curran:  no salt was put down today in regards to today’s weather.  Commissioner Curran states that the current procedures of placing items on file before they are approved is not always necessary and would like to discuss the procedures at a future meeting.   Curran informs the council of a tree that fell over during the derecho that was just discovered last week.  The break was a clean break and caused no issue for residents and it took less than 4 hours to repair.

Cullinan:   thanks Bob Ghighi for his service to the City and wishes him well in his new job and.  Cullinan states applicants are being looked at and interviewed.  Mayor Rivara questions Commissioner Cullinan and asks how long applications are being accepted (March 17, 2021). Commissioner Cullinan states applications will be accepted until March 17, 2021.  Mayor Rivara asks about the people that have been interviews so far.  Mayor Rivara asks if any are veterans or female or over 50 years old?  Commissioner Cullinan feels there are good applicants and feels they can find the right one.  Cullinan states filing Bob Ghighi’s shoes will be a big job.  Mayor Rivara reminds that it is a union position.

Mayor’s report: reads a letter from Attorney Gary Peterlin in regards the appointment of Jim Andreoni as a Judge.  Attorney Peterlin thanks the City and offers his assistance if needed during the time of transition.  Mayor Rivara encourages residents to call City Hall if help is needed to get caught up on past due bills.  Mayor states the City is looking into the possibility of installing electric charging stations in the City.  Mayor Rivara states there is a request for a resident to buy property and states he will speak the Commissioner’s about the matter.

Drew Merriman speaks up (cannot hear specifics) about electric charging stations.  Mayor Rivara states he is looking into it and feels it would be an asset to the City and feels there will be a need for them.

Mayor Rivara states there have been 4-5 outages since August, some have been Ameren’s fault and one instance a car hit a pole.  Mayor Rivara states that the need for a second feed is very important.  Drew Merriman speaks up and gives his opinion.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to enter into closed session to discuss “5ILCS 120/2(c)(1) “The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline. Performance or dismissal of a specific employees of the public body or legal counsel of 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 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 the 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.”

AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

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 BARRY 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,  CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. ABSENT:  CULLINAN,

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

 

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

Regular Meeting Minutes: January 18, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JANAURY 18, 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 ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from January 4, 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.   Mayor Rivara points out there is an error on page 3 of the accounts payable register and no check has been issued to the City of Highland as there was an error on their part.

AIR ONE EQUIPMENT $4,4865.00; ALLEN STOUDT PLUMBING $ 400.00; AMEREN ILLINOS $ 9.00; ANIXTER $154.55; ARROW SALES & SERVICE INC. $ 166.00; ASCAP $ 368.76; BARNHART $ 985.00; BHMG ENGINEERS $ 4,750.00; GREG BOGGIO $ 3,975.00; STEPHANIE BRADFORD $ 181.50; CHAMLIN & ASSOCIATES $ 1,816.00; CHUCK’S COMPRESSOR’S $ 345.00; CITY OF PERU $ 1,859.00; CIVIC SYSTEMS, LLC $ 2,957.00; CLEAR GOV $ 1,750.00; COMCAST BUSINESS $ 672.26; CMCAST BUSINESS – 14942 $462.85; CONNECTING POINT $ 2,675.00; DE LAGE LANDEN FINANCIAL SERVICE $ 1178.16; DEBO ACE HARDWARE $ 59.30; DOLLAR GENERAL $ 128.40; PATTY EICHELKRAUT $ 48.24; EMERGENCY MEDICAL  PRODUCTS $ 893.98; FICEK ELECTRIC $ 570.00; FOSTER COACH SALES $ 64.91; GRIANGER $ 85.60; HAWKINS, INC. $ 798.66; HUMANA INSURANCE $ 34,431.87; HYGIENIC INSTITUTE $ 355.55; IL. DEPT OF INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY $ 583.57; IL FIBER RESOURCES $ 3,300.00; IL MUN. ELE AGENCY $ 310,937.51; ILLINI STATE BANK (POLICE) $ 766.38; ILLINI STATE BANK (CITY) $ 5,372.21; IMPACT NETWORKING $ 43.89; JULIE INC. $ 748.46; KENDRICK PEST CONTROL $ 180.00; KITTILSON’S GARAGE $ 865.38; LANDCOMP LANDFILL $ 1,969.59; LASALLE OFFICE SUPPLY $ 264.98; LEONE’S $ 256.86; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 28.25; MENARDS $ 1,296.18; MERTEL GRAVEL CO. $ 368.50; MOTOROLA $ 54.00; MTCO $ 139.87; NATION STAR MORTGAGE $ 345.74; NEWSTRIBUNE $ 353.26; NORTHERN IL AMBULANCE $ 2,837.02; NORTHWEST LINEMAN COLLEGE $ 616.00; OGLESBY AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION $ 2,734.75; OSCAR’S AUTOMOTIVE $ 57.55; PERONA, PETERLIN, ANDREONI $ 4,216.12; POMP’S TIRE SERVICE, INC. $ 439.60; LOURDES REYES-MORALES $ 45.32; SEICO $ 588.00; SHAW MEDIA $ 35.00; SMART SOURCE LLC $ 3,220.21; SMITH’S SALES & SERVICE $ 27.00; SPRINGFIELD ELECTRIC $ 262.50; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH $ 510.00; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH-PERU $ 182.00; STAPLES CREDIT PLAN $ 114.78; STARVED ROCK MEDIA $ 408.00; STERLING COMMERCIAL ROOFING $ 394.50; STRYKER SALES CORPORATION $ 53,365.31; T.E.S.T. INC. $ 19,166.66; TOEDTER OIL CO. $ 335.76; ULINE $ 2,204.61; USA BLUEBOOK $ 122.55; VERIZON $ 108.03.                TOTALS: $ 484,848.15

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARFGUBRIGHT to approve the 2020 fourth quarter building permits totaling $ 25,361,830.00.  Of that total GTI’s building permit was in the amount of $ 74,172.00. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 1149-011821 an Ordinance abating taxes levied for the year 2020, payable in the year 2021, to pay debt service on general obligation refunding bonds, series 2020A.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1150-011821 authorizing the execution of an agreement for study of services between the City of Oglesby and Ameren Illinois Company. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to give a recommendation to the Oglesby Board of Fire and Police Commissioners to promote to the rank of Sergeant, within the Oglesby Police Department.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Lijewski explains with Sergeant Padilla leaving there is now an opening.  A Sergeant was promoted who currently works in the TRIDENT division.  The next Patrolman in line would be Officer Gonzalez.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY to approve the authorization of a purchase of a new vehicle for the Oglesby Police Department using TRIDENT funds.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Lijewski states that with the 12/29/2020 incident the department is now down one vehicle.  The truck, which Argubright questions the cost of ($27,000.00) will take place of one of the damaged squad cars.

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

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:  none

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright: none

Lijewski:  states there are reports of vandalism at McPhedran Park with porta-potties being tipped over.  There are also rumors that there are individuals drinking in the public parks.  Commissioner Lijewski spoke with Chief Hayse and extra patrols will be done. Commissioner Lijewski discusses the details of the COVID 19 vaccine.  Who is eligible and where and how to sign up. Commissioner Lijewski also states that Region 2 has now moved into Tier 1 and gives information as to what changes that entails.  Commissioner Lijewski reminds everyone to be safe.

Curran:  none

Cullinan:  has received complaints of people being on the ice at McPhedran Park also.

Mayor’s report:   City Hall will open to the public on February 1, 2021.  The sealed bids for the two city trucks will be opened at 10:00 a.m. on February 1, 2021.

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

A MOTION TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to release the following closed session date minutes: 05/20/2019, 07/15/2019, 10/07/2019, 12/02/2019, 01/20/2020, 04/08/2020, 05/04/2020, 07/06/2020, 09/08/2020 and 10/05/2020.  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

Regular Meeting Minutes: January 4, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JANAURY 4, 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 ASSISTANT CITY CLERK EICHELKRAUT.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from December 21, 2020.   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.

AMEREN IP $3,395.78; AMERICAN EXPRESS $ 26.53; ANDERSON, BRAD $ 80.25; ANIXTER INC. $ 2,714.89; ARROW SALES & SERVICE $ 59.00; BATTERIES & THINGS 4 215.40; BENEFIT PLANNING CONSULTANTS $545.20; CALL ONE $ 2,9717.50; CITY OF OGLESBY $ 110.28; CLEGG-PERKINS ELECTRIC $ 642.65; COMCAST BUSINESS $178.35; COMMUNICATIONS DIRECT INC. $ 35,605.25; DALEY’S SUPER SERVICE $ 1,056.21; ECONO SIGNS, LLC. $ 1,170.44; EICHELKRAUT, PATTY $ 66.40; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS $ 329.94; FEECE OIL CO. $ 2,110.74; FLUECH, HOWARD $ 4,263.00; GRAINGER $241.68; HALM’S AUTO PARTS $ 838.93; HARPER, EARL $ 99.31; HAWKINS, INC. $ 1,330.00; HR GREEN, INC. $ 767.00; IV CELLULAR $1,251.90; IL VALLEY EXCAVATING $ 3,895.00; IVRD $ 6,159.00; ILMO PRODUCTS $104.95; IMPACT NETWORKING  LLC $ 179.98; IV CONSTRUCTION $ 3,000.00; IVCH $ 278.06; JACK’S GAS & SERVICE $ 40.00; JOHN DEER FINANCIAL $ 246.16; JOHN SENICA JR. $ 536.12; LANDCOMP LANDFILL $ 730.01; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 13.00; MENARDS $1.372.94; MERTEL GRAVEL $ 330.88; REPUBLIC SERVICES $ 28,449.00; ROGERS, JERRELL $ 96.17; SPRINGFIELD ELECTRIC SUPPLY $ 751.90; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH $ 164.00; STANDARD INSURANCE $ 95.31;  STRYKER SALES CORPORATION $ 1,297.41; SYSTEM INTEGRATORS $ 1,425.00; T.E.S.T. INC. $18.00; TROTSKY INVESTIGATIVE POLYGRAP, INC. $ 155.00; USPS $726.34; VERIZON $ 338.43; WEX FLEET SERVICES $ 2,356.19                                                              TOTALS: $ 112,387.26

 

A presentation by BHMG Engineering on results of the electric rate study was given by Verbal Blakey. Commissioner Argubright questions some of the information given on the study.  Commissioner Curran questions some of the information given on the study as well.  Mayor Rivara questions some of the information given on the electric rate study.  Commissioner Curran would like to move the yearly adjustment that occurs in the summer to another time.

The City Council agreed to place the information on the city’s web site/Facebook page to put the information out there regarding two municipal vehicles: one 1992 Chevrolet 1500 with 118,243 miles and one 2004 Dodge pickup truck with a plow and 260,000 miles.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to Refer petition for rezoning by RJS Investments LLC. To the Oglesby Plan Commission for a hearing. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the City of Oglesby and GTI power purchase agreement.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Attorney Andreoni gives clarification on the Memorandum.  Commissioner Curran also gives further explanation.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file 1149-011821 an Ordinance abating taxes levied for the year 2020, payable in the year 2021, to pay debt service on general obligation refunding bonds, series 2020A.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Attorney Andreoni gives further explanation in regards to the ordinance.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to 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.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran explains that it allows a study to see what Ameren can support for a second feed into Oglesby.

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:  Greg Stein questions the 12/29/2020 shooting incident at IVCC?  A written statement that was prepared by Chief of Police Hayse was read by Commissioner Lijewski addressing some of Greg Stein’s questions. Commissioner Cullinan thanks the city council for adding an additional Officer to the schedule.

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright: none

Lijewski:  11 calls for the Fire Department. The total for the year was 213 calls.  Additional radios totaling $36,000 were purchased with the COVID CURES monies.  Ambulance department was able to utilize $563,365.00 worth of equipment with the COVID CURES monies.  The total ambulance calls were 69 for the month.

Curran:  discusses most recent snowfall and that it went well (alleys)

Cullinan:  Parks departments had some issues with the ice rink they are addressing.  Cullinan states Sergeant Padilla has recently retired after 14 years and congratulates him on his new position.

Mayor’s report:  thanks all city employees for their hard work in 2020.  The Mayor thanks everyone who has donated to the food pantry.  Mayor Rivara thanks everyone involved in the shooting incident at IVCC.  The Mayor reminds of the working meeting that is scheduled for 01/13/2021 at 6:30 p.m.

A MOTION TO ENTER INTO CLOSED SESSION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY CURRAN, AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.    NAYS: LIJEWSKI.  Commissioner Lijewski states she has nothing prepared or knowledge of why police issues are being discussed.

A MOTION TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT.   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

Regular Meeting Minutes: December 21, 2020

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2020 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.

The 50/50 drawing was done at the council meeting.  The winning ticket was drawn by Rylin Eichelkraut (daughter of Assistant Clerk Patty Eichelkraut).  It was determined that the winner of the $12,000.00 jackpot was Howard Fluech.  Mr. Fluech will be contacted at the telephone number listed on the ticket.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from December 7, 2020.   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.

ALTEC $873.56; AMEREN ILLINOIS $3508; AMEREN ILLINOIS $124.93; ATKINS, JOHN $75.40; BHMG ENGINEERS $5,036.86; CARRICCO, CAITLYN $27.16; CLEGG-PERKINS $6,332.85; CLOVER PROPERTIES $269.75; COMCAST BUSINESS $656.82; COMCAST $412.93; CONNECTING POINT $420.00; CORE & MAIN $1,766.16; DE LAGE LADEN FINANCIAL $318.99; DIXON, BRYAN $208.10; DRAPER, LAURA $158.04; DRESBACH DISTRIBUTING $457.55; FENDER MENDERS $ 1.513.55; FLINK SNOW PLOW & SPREADERS $514.50; GRAPHIC ELECTRONICS $222.00; GROSENBACH’S AUTO REPAIR $ 725.32; HANCOCK, KALVIN $321.84; HAWKINS INC $399.98; HOLLOWAY’S PORTABLE RESTROOMS $85.00; IL ASSOC. OF CHIEFS $110.00; IL DEPT. OF INNOVATION & TECH $583.57; IL FIRE & POLICE COMMISSIONERS $ 375.00; ILMEA $ 304,446.31; IMIC $143,818.00; IL PUBLIC RISK FUND $ 4,692.00; IL VALLEY CELLULAR $ 1.251.90; ILLINI STATE BANK, OPD $2,609.16; ILLINI STATE BANK $ 2,344.88; ILLINOIS TOLLWAY $25.60; ITRON INC. $3,590.06; JACK’S GAS $120.00; JACOB & KLEIN LTD $3,311.30; JOHN’S SALES & SERVICE $ 29.73; LANDCOMP LANDFILL $573.47; LASALLE COUNTY TREASURER $ 417.28; MAZE LUMBER $ 359.01; MENARDS $ 2,642.92; MERTEL GRAVEL $1,550.88; MORROW BROTHERS $ 43,780.00; NEWSTRIBUNE $ 4,650.98; PERONA, PETERLIN, ANDREONI & BROLLEY $ 4,220.43; SMART SOURCE $3,036.46; SMITH’S SALES & SERVICE $589.00; SPRING VALLEY CITY BAKERY $407.00; SPRINGFIELD ELECTRIC $51.74; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH $166.00; SUPAN, MIKE $100.00; T.E.S.T INC. $19,310.66; ULINE $802.44; UNIVERSAL UTILITY SUPPLY $ 14,672.41; UTILITY EQUIPMENT $984.00; VERIZON $274.02; WESTERN AGGREGATES $ 354.76; ZIONS BANKS $121,226.67   TOTALS: $ 630,172.39

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1139-122120 an Ordinance declaring developer in default of a TIF redevelopment agreement by and between the city of Oglesby and Reishus, LLC.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve 1140-122120 an Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the city of Oglesby and Devine Floral and Design.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 1141-12210 an Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the City of Oglesby and Gary Grosenbach.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve 1142-122120 an Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the City of Oglesby and Oscar’s Automotive. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1143-122120 an Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the City of Oglesby and Nick Carrico.  AYES:  ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve 1144-122120 an Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the City of Oglesby and Dave and Laura Weiden, Oglesby TIF District I.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 1145-12210 an Ordinance levying taxes for all corporate purposes for the City of Oglesby, LaSalle County Illinois for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2020 and ending April 30, 2021.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  NAYS: CURRAN.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1146-122120 an Ordinance abating the taxes heretofore levied for the year 2020, payable in the year 2021, to pay debt service on general obligation refunding bonds (alternate revenue source) Series 2013 for the City of Oglesby, LaSalle County, Illinois AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to table 1147-010421 an Ordinance authorizing the execution of an agreement between the City of Oglesby and A.G. Industrial Supply, Inc. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran the situation may have changed and would like to get more information on the matter.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file 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. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to make a 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. Attorney Andreoni makes the correction that it is the highest candidate on the list.  Commissioner Lijewski states it is the TRIDENT officer and should the Officer choose to remain in TRIDENT Commissioner Lijewski would like to make a second recommendation. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:  Drew Merriman calls in to the council meeting.  Merriman addresses Commissioner Curran: Merriman states that increase in the water/sewer in currently going into the general fund and feels it should go into a separate fund.  Commissioner Curran addresses the comment.  Merriman questions Mayor Rivara in regards to previous hires within the police department in the fact that the Mayor’s grandson is #3 on the hire list for the police department.  Mayor Rivara states that anyone has the right to interview and felt the experience is good.  Commissioner Lijewski states the ranking on the police department list is based on their testing scores.

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright: none

Lijewski:  funds were received ($4,681) from the Public Risk Fund and are going to the Fire Department to replace existing equipment.  Officer Gonzalez completed field training.  TRIDENT had another arrest within Oglesby.  Commissioner Lijewski states local hospitals have started to receive the COVID vaccine.  Commissioner Lijewski is hopeful there will be a slow down in 2021.

Curran: reminds that inspections in Cedar Creek still need to be finished.  The Street Department is out of posts at this time.  The lights on the newly painted water tower are now on.  Mario Carretto has completed his journeyman lineman course.  Commissioner Curran clarifies his comment on the raising of taxes in that they are being raised every year the maximum amount regardless of the city’s financial stand point.  Curran would like to not wait until December to address the issue of tax increases.  Curran and Mayor Rivara met with BHMG Engineers and they are preparing their recommendations and BHMG will provide a formal presentation to the city with their recommendations.

Cullinan:  the ice rink is being filled and is waiting for it to freeze.

Mayor’s report:  wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  All five residents who signed up for the lighting contest will be awarded $100 off of their utility bill.  There are currently 365 confirmed cases of COVID 19 in Oglesby and reminds the residents to be safe.  The date for the next working meeting will be January 13th , 2021 at 6:30 p.m..  Mayor Rivara discusses the electric rates of Ameren and closings that are happening and how that will drive the rates up.

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

Amy Eitutis

City Clerk

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