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