Minutes: June 17, 2013
A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013, 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, CITY CLERK BECKY CLINARD.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the regular meeting minutes from the June 3, 2013. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. PASS: DANEKAS. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve the invoices to be paid as presented: ASK Enterprises, $2,942.40; AEA, Inc. $3,300.00; Affordable Waste, $19,749.50; Air One Equipment, $2,167.58; Altec Industries, $194.50; Arrow Sales, $21.00; Craig Carter, $216.18; Carus Corporation, $1,014.75; City of Oglesby, $71.69; Comcast Cable, $317.69; Felicia Coster, $38.97; D&M Road Race Scoring, $220.00; Dresbach Distributing, $80.80; Emergency Medical Products, $470.84; Bridgette Ernat, $135.04; Fastenal, R269.63; Feece Oil, $2,216.87; Ferguson Waterworks, $206.72; First Impression, $918.00; Fischer Excavating, $19,588.80; Flags USA, $137.00; Graphic Electronics, $257.50; Halm’s Auto Parts, $58.43; Hennepin Boat Store, $225.00; Hennepin Marine, $1,622.66; Hygienic Institute, $355.53; Il Association of Chiefs, $100.00; IMEA, $228,084.81; Illinois Rural Water, $537.44; Illini State Bank – VISA, $584.21; Illinois State Police, $31.50; IV Cellular, $569.76; IMUA, $185.00; In The Swim, $1,712.98; Inman Electric, $1,934.25; Christina Jester, $171.02; John’s Service and Sales, $296.97; Kittilson’s, $1,551.64; Knoblauch Advertising, $612.50; LaSalle Office Supply, $57.98; Mautino Distributing, $18.00; Maze Lumber, $78.54; Menards, $108.51; Dollar General, $2.26; Kayli O’Flanagan, $220.61; Oglesby Grade School, $2,849.42; Oglesby Hotel Group, $18,151.62; Perona, Peterlin & Andreoni, $1,480.00; Revere Electric, $591.12; Riverstone Group, $324.23; Ben Schmidt, $232.11; Springfield Electric, $1,184.53; Staples, $302.38; Sunrise Supply, $17.91; Universal Asphalt & Excavating, $6,600.00; US Bank, $1,657.50; USA Bluebook, $561.56; Utility Equipment Co., $425.01; Viking Chemical, $1,210.89; Voluntary Action Center, $300.00; Water Products Co., $1,117.72; Bill Weistart, $432.45; Aaron Whittington, $22.22; Nathaniel Woodrum, $238.11; Mike Wrobleski, $300.00; TOTAL $331,653.84. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. PASS: RIVARA (without explanation) MOTION CARRIED.
The Mayor then asked for comment from the public on agenda items. There were no comments or questions from the audience pertaining to the agenda items.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to accept Ordinance No. 836-061713, which sets the prevailing wage for public works projects and projects which use public monies. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. NAY: DANEKAS. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the request by Ax Church to host a family movie night in LeHigh Park on August. 2, 2013, as long as the park is available that evening. Commissioner Porter said that he felt the church had provided the information needed for the council to approve the request. The matter was tabled at the last meeting. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to enter into an agreement with Prairie International to purchase a 2014 truck for the street department at a cost of $103,767.00. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
The Mayor then opened the floor for public comments:
Resident Tony Dennett asked if the city could promote Rios Boxing (a part of Summer Fun Fest). Mayor Finley assured Dennett that the city advertising for the event starts soon.
Resident Wanda Lent asked about the ground breaking for Love’s Travel Center. Finley told her that it would be July 1, 2013. She then asked about the County Market, and Finley told her that he hoped it would be in 2014, but he didn’t know for sure.
Commissioner Rivara asked for a working meeting the later part of July. Rivara says there’s work to be done on Ordinance No. 794-020612, which set fees for work done by the Electric Department. Commissioner Danekas said he would need a special meeting to approve the appropriations ordinance also. It was agreed that the council would meet on Monday, July 29th for both items. He also said the department is looking into infrastructure improvements that “have to get done if we’re going to expand.” He also mentioned the work needed to complete the upgrade to the waste water treatment.
Rivara also asked if someone could come to that meeting and discuss the new health care regulations and how they affect the city. After some discussion, it was decided to hold off until the laws are more set.
Commissioner Yborra reminded residents that Ed Hand Highway would be closed for bridge inspection this week and that it would be closed in 2014 for replacement. He also reported on a water main break in the N. Columbia, Jones Ave. area. They believe the break may be beneath the railroad tracks.
Commissioner Porter read from a press release about the filming of Operation Prom-ise in Oglesby June 24th through the 28th.
Mayor Finley reminded residents that Summer Fun Fest starts Saturday, June 22, with the Downtown Car Show and continues through the 30th. He also repeated that Love’s would be breaking ground July 1.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 7:21 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
Becky Clinard, City Clerk