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

Meeting Minutes: October 7, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 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 LIJEWSKI SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from September 16TH, 2019.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Public comments on agenda items only.   Drew Merriman addresses the Council in regarding to Ordinance 1085-102119 in regards to public speaking.  He questions why it is being put in place and the cost to have the Ordinance drafted.  His opinion is that it does not need to be changed.  Mayor Rivara addresses the comment: he feels it is fair and has guidelines.  There is a 5 minute limit for both public comment and public comment regarding agenda items.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve bills as presented AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

ATD of Lasalle County $ 135.00; AFLAC $ 35.90; Airgas USA LLC $5.58; Altec Industries $ 1,186.69; Ameren IP $ 955.35; Andreoni, James $ 794.32; Anixter $ 209.85; Asher, Rebecca $ 236.55; AK Enterprises $ 2,704.71; Benefit Planning Consultants $ 252.90; BHMG Engineers $ 486.74; BSN Sports $ 251.99; Call One $ 2,162.90; Central Millwright $ 1,537.52; Chamlin & Associates $ 6,615.00; Columbia Pipe & Supply $ 1,109.29; Comcast Business $ 626.15; Comcast Internet $ 76.90; Complete Integration $ 16,350.00; Connecting Point $ 52.50; Conway Shield $ 238.50; Core & Main $ 1,180.00; Cosgrove Distributors $ 145.82; Curran, Jason $ 257.61; Daley’s Super Service $ 89.53; De Lage Landen Financial Services $ 143.81; Debo Ace Hardware $ 112.22; Dickinson House Foundation $ 60.00; Dinges Fire Company $ 76.62; Dresbach Distributors $ 170.65; Eitutis, Amy $ 622.99; Fastenal Company $ 513.00; Fender Menders $ 1,303.29;Fletcher-Reinhardt Co. $ 4,496.06; Foster Coach Sales $ 63.64; Grainco FS $ 504.90; Halm’s Auto Parts $ 239.98; Harding, Sure $ 112.41; Hawkins $ 1,482.30; Health care Service Corp $ 36,083.53; Hoke, April $ 192.01; Hygienic Institute $ 355.55; Il Dept. of Innovation & Tech $ 539.30; Il Fiber resources $ 3,3000.00; IL Public Risk Fund $ 4,488.00; Il Valley Cellular $ 1,065.02; IL Valley Excavating $ 785.00; Il Valley Regional Dispatch $ 5,865.00; Impact Networking $ 42.56; IMUA $ 2,219.25; Inman Electric $ 1,737.34; ITRON Inc. $ 823.89; JD Lock & Key $ 158.00; John Deere Financial $ 954.35; John’s Service & Sales $ 98.40; Kendrick Pest Control $ 185.00; Klein Thorpe & Jenkins $ 3,312.50; Knoblauch Advertising $ 212.96; Knoblauch, James $ 116.00; Landcomp Landfill $ 2,530; Light Poles Plus $ 3,324.00; Lincomm $ 325.00; Lowell Farm Drainage $ 13,855.12; Mautino Dist. $ 6.50; Maze Lumber $ 131.80; McGowan, Billie $ 144.38; Menards $ 645.48; Mertel Gravel Co. $ 777.00; Milpro $ 9,282.00; Milus, Brandon $ 191.12; MTCO $ 139.87; Municipal Code Corp. $ 900.00; Myer Equipment $ 880.77; Newstribune $ 115.23; Nighthawk Total Control $ 1,525.00; Picco, Mike $ 632.00; Pipe Fitter’s Welfare Fund $ 1,482.97; Pomp’s Tire $ 533.36; Red’s Truck Repair $ 542.10; Republic Service $ 28,065.68; Rivara, Dominic $ 245.41; Rolando, Ryan $ 192.04; Sarah’s Pony Rides $ 750.00; Schuda, Raymond $ 212.66; Smart Source LLC $ 8,558.16; Springfield Electric Supply $ 90.00; Standard Insurance $ 697.62; Staples Credit Plan $ 59.50; Stryker Sales Corp $ 212.30; T.E.S.T Inc. $ 154.00; USPS $706.40; USA Bluebook $ 32.94; WEX Fleet $ 2,912.26; Wurster, Abbie $ 93.93                            TOTALS $ 193,774.70

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file Ordinance 1085-102119 Public Comment at council and committee meetings.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, ,LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. NAYS: CULLINAN

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file Ordinance 1086-102119 Bonus $1,200.00 for Asst. City Clerk Patty Eichelkraut. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file Ordinance 1087-102119 agreement between the City of Oglesby and IBEW 51 Electrical workers. ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file bids for the Prospect Street Water Main Improvement Project.

AYES:  ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Curran discusses the bids that were submitted.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to install solar installation in residential homes.

AYES:  ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the purchase of property located at 246 E. Walnut Street for the cost of $ 1.00 to the City of Oglesby.

AYES:  ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve a request from Oglesby Public School to block a portion of Bennett Avenue by Mormon Street on 10/31/2019 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. for a Halloween parade.

AYES:  ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

 

Old Business: none.

Public Comment: none.

Commissioner’s Reports:

Argubright- none.

Lijewski- total Fire Department call outs were 10.  Total ambulance call outs were 95.

Curran-sewer on Park Avenue has been completed.  Road work was delayed but should start next week.  Leaf vac will begin the week on October 21, 2019 and should take approximately one week.  Mormon and Columbia will have a valve replaced in that area on 10/14/2019.  The west water tower will be cleaned and inspected.  The grant for the fire hydrants has been delayed due to bonds not being sold yet.  Cement pad will be poured soon for the transformer to go on.  Electric work will be done soon in preparation for Speedway construction.  GTI will be expanding soon also.

Cullinan- Thanks the Chief, Asst. Chief and officers who helped make the 2nd annual Cops & Bobbers a success.  A total of 45 kids participated.  25 gifts were given out also and lunch was provided.  Cullinan thanked the sponsors.  Trick or Treating will be held from 5:30-7:30 on 10/31/2019.  The ATV Ordinance is questioned in regards to what is acceptable.  Attorney Andreoni answers questions.  Cullinan states he and Chief Knoblauch would like to have set dates as to when inspections will be held.  Attorney Andreoni reminds that it will have to be in compliance with the statute and reads some of the items from the Ordinance.

Mayor Rivara- Senica Square bids deadline is 11/14/19 at 10:00 a.m. A meeting on 10/30/19 at 10:00 a.m. will be held.  GTI $10.5 million expansion will create 40-50 additional jobs and additional revenue to the electrical department.  City representatives have been preparing for the expansion.  Cookie Kingdom will hold a cookie sale this week and the Mayor asks for your support.  Leaf vac will begin 10/21/2019.

  1. A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI SECONDED BY CULLINAN to enter in to closed session at 7:34 p.m. for The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of a specific employee or legal counsel for the public body. Also, collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representative, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.

 AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, CULLINAN, RIVARA.

 

A MOTION TO GO BACK INTO OPEN SESSION WAS MADE AT 8:16 p.m. by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN REGULAR MEETING WAS MADE AT 8:16 p.m. by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI.  CULLINAN absent from regular session.

 

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

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