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

Meeting Minutes: December 16, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMNER 16, 2019, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY JIM ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGURIGHT SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from December 2, 2019.  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 AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, CULLINAN, RIVARA.

ATD of Lasalle County $ 835.00; Anixter $ 375.00; Benefit Administrative Systems $ 254.95; Brandt Builders $ 38,489.91; Carrico, Nick $ 5,449.00; Champaign Signal and Lighting $ 18,710.25; City of Oglesby $ 48.27; Clark, Rebekah $ 161.80; Columbia Pipe and Supply Co. $ Comcast Business $ 607.90; Comcast Internet $274.70; Communications Direct Inc. $ 120.56; Complete Integration & Service $ 312.50; Connecting Point $ 330.00; Core & Main $ 823.32; De Lage Landen Financial $147.53; Debo Ace Hardware $ 459.34;  Double M Trucking $ 420.00; Efficient Billing Systems, Inc. $ 2/980.27; Eitutis, Amy $ 23.20; Emergency Medical Products $ 114.76; Fastenal Company $ 667.49; First Midwest trust $ 3,399.98; GL Scheri Electric $ 3,615.00; Halm’s Auto parts $ 181.97; Hawkins, Inc. $ 806.20; Hygienic Institute $ 355.55; ILMun Elec Agency $ 215,743.27; Il Municipal Cooperative $ 116,628.00; Il Valley Fence & Pool $ 1,600.00; Illini State Bank Mastercard $ 1,375.53; IVCH $ 758.00; John Senica Jr. $ 593.36; John’s Service & Sales $ 1,096.48; Kilday, Baxter & Assoc. $ 225.00; Kilttilson’s Garage $ 1,373.07; Klein Thorpe & Jenkins $ 132.50; Knoblauch, James $6.63;  Lafarge Aggregates $ 316.13; Lasalle Office Supply $ 446.07; Lawson Products $ 556.07; Lexipol LLC $ 4,155.00; Mautino Distributing $ 13.00; Maze Lumber $ 99.72; Menards $ 1,617.76; Mississippi Valley Pump $ 8,110.00; MTCO $ 139.87; News Tribune $ 364.50; Nighthawk Total Control $ 1,000.00; Oscar’s Automotive $ 486.11; Overhead Door Co. $ 70.00; Perona, Peterlin & Andreoni $3,579.75; Putnam County Painting $ 12,100.00; Radar Man Inc $ 210.00; Republic Services $ 27,349.32; Rivara, Dominic $ 163.56; Ruppert Concrete $ 1,920.00; Schonstedt Instrument $ 2,887.00; Secretary of State $ 10.00; Sherwin Williams Co $ 155.90; Smart Source LLC $ 6.300.33; Springfield Electric Supply $ 417.00; St. Margaret’s Health $ 1.58; Staples Credit Plan $ 250.49; TEST Inc $ 16,458.33; Torres, Juan $ 73.66; Uline $ 935.54; United Rentals $ 89.10; Weiden, David $ 143.01; Western Aggregates LLC $ 378.00     TOTALS: $ 511,273.77

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to Approve Ordinance 1095-121619 an Ordinance amending Ordinance 1081-091619 authorizing golf carts/neighborhood vehicles for use within the city of Oglesby.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1096-121619 an Ordinance abating the taxes heretofore levied for the year 2019 payable in the year 2020, to pay debt service on general obligation bonds, series 2013.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. CURRAN abstains.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CULLINAN to approve Ordinance 1097-121619 an Ordinance Abating the taxes heretofore levied for the year 2019, payable in 2020 to pay debt service on general obligation bonds, 2010A. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  CURRAN abstains.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1098-121619 an Ordinance Abating the taxes heretofore levied for the year 2019, payable in 2020 to pay debt service on general obligation bonds, 2010A.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.   CURRAN abstains.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1099-121619 an Ordinance levying taxes for all corporate purposes for the City of Oglesby for the fiscal year beginning 05/01/2019 ending 04/30/2020.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  CURRAN abstains.

A discussion of the water rate study is initiated by Curran. Curran provides information on the study’s findings.  Curran discusses the possibility of having different rates for senior citizens.  Attorney Eattoni states that while it is not illegal to do so he cautioned that it could create issues and open up the possibility for it to be challenged by others.  Curran recommends that the Council may want to look into separate rates in regards to residential and commercial.  Mayor Rivara advises looking into the matter further.

Old Business: Curran gives the date that the wastewater plant was built (1955).

Public Comment:  Chief Knoblauch speaks about the No Shave November and the amount of money that was raised ($410).  Chief Knoblauch also discusses the Shop for a Cop program that occurred.  Chief Knoblauch also states for the record that he is in favor of hiring a new Police Officer and is also in favor of part time officers.

Commissioner’s Reports:

Argubright-discusses the passing of the ATV Ordinance and inspections and the procedures.

Lijewski-discusses the IMIC visit and that the City is doing well in regards to accidents and losses.

Lijewski gives totals for Ambulance and Fire Department call outs.

Curran – none

Cullinan- discusses the inspection and procedures

Mayor Rivara- none.  Wishes everyone a Merry Christmas.

 

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

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk.

 

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