Minutes: August 1, 2017
A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7 P.M.
PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK CLINARD
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the minutes from the July 17, 2017, meeting. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY CAREY to approve the bills as presented: TOTAL $126,642.21. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED. AG Industrial Supply, $605.00; Aflac, $35.90; Airgas USA, $3.60; Altec Industries, $2,328.78; Ameren, $1,228.64; ASK Enterprises, $3,629.38; Benefit Planning Consultants, $236.10; BHMG Engineers, $1,757.33; Bio Tron, $45.25; Bob’s Business, $26.13; Boehm Brothers, $250.00; Call One, $2,042.96; Timothy Cardona, $163.36; Cargill Inc., $5,120.17; Cintas First Aid, $48.00; Comcast Business, $500.85; Comcast Cable, $209.80; Communications Direct, $91.00; Connecting Point, $657.88; D&M Landscaping and Excavation, $650.00; Daley’s Super Service, $36.88; De Lage Landen Financial Service, $313.73; Jasmyn Delaney, $220.39; Dresbach Distributing, $1,555.35; Econo Signs, $98.50; Efficient Billing Systems, $2,355.06; Emblem Enterprises, $638.74; Emergency Medical Products, $1,263.10; Emling Canvas Products, $1,800.00; Jimmy Essl, $171.29; Fastenal Company, $21.37; Feece Oil, $1,090.69; Fender Menders, $611.10; Ficek Electric, $1,850.68; Flags USA, $244.00; Zak Forkner; $75.57; Veronica Gaeta, $34.92; GL Scheri Electric, $1,044.29; Grainco FS, $407.45; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $140.00; Halm’s Auto Parts, $239.87; Hawkins, $2,007.60; Health Alliance Medical Plans, $31,739.00; Henry Schein, $158.02; Holloway’s Portable Restroom, $240.00; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Hy Vee, $324.40; IL Dept of Innovation and Technology, $673.40; IV Regional Dispatch, $2,534.00; Illinois State Police, $15.00; IV Cellular, $1,376.14; Illinois Valley Excavating, $2,410.00; Illinois Valley Food and Deli, $117.68; IVCH, $55.72; Jack’s Gas and Service, $60.00; John’s Service and Sales, $995.00; Kendrick Pest Control, $185.00; Kinsella Roto Rooter, $250.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $174.81; Klein Thorpe and Jenkins, $153.00; La Salle Body and Fender, $90.00; La Salle Office Supply, $520.32; Letter Kraft Printers, $298.80; Eva Markey, $285.58; Mautino Distributing, $6.25; Menards, $532.71; Mertel Gravel, $1,093.88; Midwest Mailing and Shipping, $60.39; NCPERS Group Life Ins., $48.00; News Tribune, $159.28; Patten Industries, $12.97; PDC Laboratories, $255.00; Pomp’s Tire, $587.52; Quill Corp., $1,379.70; Rainbow International Restoration, $3,015.03; Ray O’Herron, $761.33; Rental Pros, $1,501.97; Republic Services, $19,605.00; Ruppert Concrete, $3,625.00; Schrock Repair, $782.21; Sherwin Williams, $87.74; Sisler’s Dairy Products, $692.00; Smart Source, $4,756.18; Smith’s Sales and Service, $210.00; Springfield Electric, $49.97; Sunrise Supply, $140.99; USPS, $225.00; Universal, $388.83; USA Bluebook, $462.10; Vortex Technologies, $1,505.00; Wex Fleet Services, $3,388.03; IL Public Works Mutual Aid, $100.00; City of Oglesby, $30.00; Aquatic Distributors, $1,078.00 TOTAL $126,642.21
The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only. There were none.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY CAREY to accept Ordinance No. 957-080717, Memorandum of Agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY CAREY to place on file Ordinance No. 958-082117, Updates the Current Net Metering Policy. Attorney Andreoni explained that the new policy had been reviewed by Verbal Blakely, the city’s electrical engineer, and was the most recent update to a policy originally approved in 2011. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY CAREY, SECONDED BY RIVARA to place on file Ordinance No. 959-082117, Updatesthe Current Interconnection Policy. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to assist the Starved Rock Runners Club with street closings and traffic control for the annual running of the Turkey Trot. AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
The Mayor asked for comments from the public. Vern Seimers complained about a neighbor’s pile of trash.
Mayor Finley addressed two letters he had received from the Dickinson Foundation. Finley told the council that he had spoken to Gary Peterlin the Dickinson House’s roof that is in need of repair. Finley is seeking funds from the Foundation for the repairs. Finley noted that the original resolution establishing the Dickinson House Foundation — which was drafted by Peterlin when he was attorney for the city – made the city responsible for most of the upkeep of the Dickinson House. A resolution passed two years later, made the city responsible only for the day-to-day operations of the DH, such as utilities, cleaning, and general upkeep. The Dickinson Foundation has been slow in accepting some responsibility for the cost of the repairs, and the city cannot afford to make the repairs alone. The second letter asked that the city include tickets in the monthly utility statement mailing. The Mayor explained that the city had stopped doing this more than five years ago for all groups, because the city sends its own newsletter and other informational mailings in the statements. The city does offer those non-profit organizations the ability to use the city’s bulk mailing permit which results in lower postage costs.
The Mayor also announced that City Clerk Becky Clinard is stepping down as of September 30th. The mayor has prepared an ad for the local newspaper, and will look at placing the ad in other municipal job listing sites.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY PORTER at 7:14 p.m. to enter into executive session to discuss “the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employess of the public body …” and “collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives.” AYES: CAREY, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.