Minutes: January 5, 2015
A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015, AT CITY HALL. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.
PRESENT: COMMISSIONERS DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY JAMES ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from December 15, 2014 meeting. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. PASS: DANEKAS. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the bills as presented: Katherine Elvin, $1,261.77, IL Valley Accounting Services, $16,500.00; Jean Martin, $1,261.77; Midwest Testing, $1,000.00; Eric Reishus, $1,261.77; Margaret Reishus, $630.88; Marlin Reishus, $630.88; Paul Reishus, $630.88; IMUA, $75.00; Royal Carriages, $400.00; MJ’s Pub & Grill, $634.00; United Postal Service, $756.24; ASK Enterprises, $4,076.99; AEA, Inc., $2,300.00; Airgas, $78.43; Ameren IP, $6,664.05; Arrow International, $124.84; Arrow Sales & Service, $205.50; BHMG Engineers, $327.00; Call One, $2,021.07; Carus Corporation, $1,063.26; Citizens 1st National Bank, $117,493.22; Comcast, $116.41;’ Community Revolving Fund, $636.15; Compass Minerals, $2,145.14; Dever & Sons, $522.57; Dresbach Distributing, $198.65; Emergency Medical Products, $1,504.10; Fastenal Co., $134.33; Feece Oil, $503.74; Flags USA, $284.00; Fleet Services, $2,368.10; Flink Snow Plows, $732.80; Foster Coach Sales, $10.85; Robert Ghighi, $188.27; Global Emergency Products, Inc., $380.78; Mike Goskusky, $100.00; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $307.78; Halm’s, $64.93; Hawkins, $1,076.50; HD Supply Power Solutions, $5,240.00; Hy-Vee, $69.93; IL Public Risk Fund, $5,914.00; Illini State Bank, Police Credit Card, $115.30; IL Valley Cellular, $90.60; IL Valley Food & Deli, $19.80; Itron, Inc., $546.19; John Deere, $54.98; John’s Sales & Service, $28.13; Terry Kamnikar, $300.00; King Tire, $793.96; Kittilson’s Garage, $808.25; LaSalle Office Supply, $93.13; Marco, Inc.,m $58.73; Menards, $559.66; Mississippi Valley Pump, $3,350.35; Morton Salt, $14,677.52; Motorola, $119.73; NCPERS, $48.00; Oglesby Elks Lodge, $100.00; Oscar’s Automotive, $223.25; Overhead Door, $88.00; Patient Point Hospital Solutions, $1,050.60; Powerphone, $258.00; Ragan Communications, $560.00; Katherine Reed, $232.66; Dominic Rivara, $145.44; Adam Schuler, $187.27; Sparkle Cleaners, $11.00; St. Margaret’s Health, $517.00; Sunrise Supply, $31.65; T&R Electric, $25,000.00; T&T Hydraulics, $53.65; United Rentals, $65.61; Universal, Inc. $725.00; University of Illinois, $800.00; USA Bluebook, $3,672.13; Water Products Company, $1,265.33; Mike Wrobleski, $300.00; Zoll Medical Corp., $92.29. TOTAL: $216,203.88 AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
The Mayor then opened the floor to the public for questions concerning agenda items. There were no questions or comments from the public at that time.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to place Ordinance No. 884-010515, which abates taxes on the 2010A Bond on file. This ordinance corrects Ordinance No. 881-121514. Attorney James Andreoni said that he had written down the wrong amount. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY DANEKAS to place Ordinance No. 885-010515, which authorizes the sale of city property, on file. Rivara explained that the repairs needed on the Electric Department truck exceed its value. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place Ordinance No. 886-011915, which authorizes the borrowing of up to $700,000 from Illini State Bank, on file. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant permission to the Oglesby Firefighters Association to hold tag days on two Saturdays, March 7 and Oct. 21, from 8 a.m. to noon at the four corners. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
The floor was then opened to the public:
Tod Misener asked if the electric department truck was going to be “replaced by anything?” Commissioner Rivara answered “not at this time.”
Commissioners’ and Mayor Reports:
Commissioner Danekas told the council that he thought one way to address the water line on Walnut Street was to use the Sewer User Fee funds to get a 10 or 15 year bond to replace the lines.
Commissioner Rivara told the council that the planned outage had gone well and that the work had “corrected a number of safety concerns.” The only setback, he said, was that the city’s single bucket truck went down. He also praised the Electric Department employees and the contractor for doing “one heckuva job.”
Commissioner Yborra thanked several city employees by name for their assistance on the major water main breaks on Saturday. Yborra noted that most of the city was without water until about 11 p.m. and the business district wasn’t back on until around 2 a.m. Yborra said that he would seek cost estimates, noting that with the planned work on Walnut Street this summer, it made sense to do the work now if possible. He was also looking into a low-interest EPA loan. Yborra also commented on the current water main break and the ensuing boil order.
Commissioner Porter explained Code Red, which was used this weekend when it became clear that a city-wide water outage was necessary. He urged residents who are not signed up to contact the police department via the non-emergency number to sign up. Porter called Code Red a “very, very, very good way to be alerted” to a variety of things. Porter also talked about the recent Shop with a Cop program. He noted that 10 needy children were taken shopping and another 6 families were treated to food for Christmas dinner through the program. He thanked everyone involved in the program.
Mayor Finley said that the skating rink had opened and urged anyone with used ice skates to donate them to the city so that others could enjoy the rink.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY DANKEAS at 7:19 p.m. to enter into executive session to discuss the “appointment, employment, compensation, performance, or dismissal of specific employees.” AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAY: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY YBORRA to resume the regular meeting at 8:42 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER AND SECONDED BY YBORRA to adjourn at 8:43 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
Becky Clinard, City Clerk