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

Meeting Minutes: September 16, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 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 LIJEWSKI SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from September 3rd, 2019.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

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

A & B Garbage $109.14; AEA Inc. $5,175.00; Airgas USA $87.43; Anixter $200.43; Apple Press $ 437.85; Batteries & Things $ 1.50; Bertalot, Mary $127.63; BHMG Engineers $4,650.88; Blue Cross/Blue Shield $ 36,083.53; Boehm Bros. $260.00; Central Millwright $785.23; Cleavland/Princ Inc. $1,415.98; Comcast Business $122.20; Comcast Internet $21.22; Complete Integrations & Service $437.50; Connecting Point $330.00; Core & Main $375.00; Cosgrove Distributors $1,639.48; Debo Ace Hardware $94.69; Dollar General $12.75; Double M Trucking $440.00; Dresbach Distributors $97.85; Eichelkraut, Patty $60.16; Emergency Medical Products $202.74; Fastenal Company $413.66; Feece Oil $1,699.15; Ficek Electric $3,510.00; First Impression $812.22; FlagsUSA $97.00; Foster Coach Sales $118.68; Goldstar Products $528.92; Grosenbach’s Auto $115.00; Hawkins $1,239.80; HealthCare Service Corp. $36,083.53; Henry, Clara $250.00; Holloway’s Portable Restrooms $400.00; Hopkins & Associates $10,000.00; Il Dept. of Innovation & Tech $539.30; IL Mun Elec Agency $287,050.51; Il Valley Cellular $606.12; IL Valley Food & Deli $64.50; IVRD $5,865.00; Illini State Bank/Police $755.77; Illini State Bank $3,483.82; Inman Electric $7,898.62; IV Net LLP $129.95; IVCH $32.00; John Senica Jr. $200.22; John’s Service & Sales $144.99; Kilday & Baxter $900.00; Kittilson’s Garage $637.47; Lafarge Aggregates $282.17; Landcomp Landfill $555.14; Lasalle Office Supply $241.81; Mautino Distributing $19.50; Menards $354.33; Meters & Controls $2,584.04; MTCO $144.87; Myer Equpiment $1,372.91; Neill, Brittany $41.70; Newstribune $1,770.00; Oscar’s Automotive $ 1,088.56; Perone/Peterlin/Andreoni $6,928.25; Ragan Communication $1,835.00; Rivara, Dominic $161.24; Springfiled Electric $2,458.15; St. Margaret’s Health $41.50; Standard Insurance $2920.50; Stryker Sales & Service $175.10; Sunrise Supply $62.28; T.E.S.T. $16,458.33; Thurow, Maggie $176.10; United Rentals $1,018.05; Western Aggregates LLC $370.17; WLPO/WAJK/WKOT $50.00                                            TOTALS:380,527.44

Public comments on agenda items only.  Councilman Curran makes an apology to Mayor Rivara and Mrs. Stone in regards to 09/03/19 Council meeting.  Drew Merriman has concerns about the ATV Ordinance as to who will approve the inspection of the ATV and golf carts.  Argubright states that insurance is required as is seat belts.

Presentation of Annual Financial Report by Joel Hopkins, CPA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1080-091619 Approving and Adopting an Extension for the Completion of the Oglesby Tax Increment Financing District V Redevelopment Project Area, Plan, Projects and Obligations.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1081-091619 Authorizing Golf Carts/Neighborhood Vehicles for Use Within the Corporate Limits of the City of Oglesby. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Curran asks for a discussion in regards to Ordinance 1081-091619.  Curran states that his first concern is safety and that he wants to make sure all areas are covered. Argubright states that all the sames rules would apply as a car and that it also has to be registered with the City.  Mayor Rivara said that the Ordinance can modified if it needs to be.  Safety is the number one concern.  Drew Merriman comments and address Curran in regards to the speed of ATV’s. Curran states that ATVs would be good for economic development.  Drew Merriman voices his concerns about where to ride in the area.  Mayor Rivara said that he’d like to save the discussion for the public portion of the meeting and Curran reminds the residents that the Ordinance can be modified if necessary.  Atty. Andreoni states the Ordinance can be changed or repealed.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY CULLINAN to approve Ordinance 1084-091619 Establishing Fees for Provisions for Disposal of Tree Branches and Lawn Care Refuse. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Curran states that the fee is for $50.00 as previously discussed.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file Ordinance 1085-092319 Amending Chapter 3.2, Municipal Service Occupation Tax of Title 3, Revenue and Finance of the Oglesby City Code by Imposing a Municipal Cannabis Retailers’ Occupation Tax. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Atty. Andreoni addresses the Council/residents and explains that the Ordinance will allow municipalities to collect sales tax from the sales, should it pass legislation.  The Ordinance needs to be in place prior.  Atty. Andreoni states that a special meeting will have to be held on 09/23/2019 to approve the Ordinance and meet the deadline. Should the Council decide not to allow retail sales the Ordinance should be repealed Atty. Andreoni advises.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY CURRAN to hold a Special Meeting on September 23rd, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI Approving bid of Advanced Asphalt for 2019 street programs on Park Rd and N. 25th Rd.

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

Curran states it is 2 of the 3 streets to be repaired.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to seek bids for the Prospect Street Water Main Improvement Project.

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

Argubright questioned what the cost was.  Curran was not sure.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve a request from L-P High School 1979 Class Reunion for a raffle license.

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

Old Business: none.

Public Comment: Curran was questioned about the $50.00 for the chipping service.  Tom Porter voices his opinion about a motion for the special meeting to be held on 09/23/19, that is should have been an announcement.  He also questions the Clerk’s office being responsible for the inspection of the ATV’s and is told that Police Department will be responsible for the inspections and that the original Ordinance stated it would be the Clerk’s office.  Greg Stein addresses the placing of a sticker on the ATV’s and the length of time for printing them.  Sally Gillan addresses the Council in regards to an anonymous letter and contact from a member(s) of the Council.  She states that she did not write said letter. She also expresses her feelings in regards to the accusation that she did.

Commissioner’s Reports:

Argubright- .

Lijewski- totals were not in for the Fire department golf outing yet; but the turnout was good.  The painting of the Dickinson House has been completed.  There will also be a new canopy installed as well.

Curran-Park & North 25th Rd will begin next week.  The trickling water filter cost will be less than expected.  Hydrant flushing will begin 09/30/19-10/04/19.  Curran addresses the recent water main break at the East end of town.  Curran discussed the Mallick Rd stop lights being down and that may have possibly been caused by a lightning strike.  Curran discussed two residents inquiring about installing solar panels.

Cullinan- Trick or Treating will be held from 5:30-7:30 on 10/31/2019.

Mayor Rivara-Speedway will begin in October.  GTI will begin a $1.5 million dollar expansion and there will be an additional 40-50 jobs because of this.  With the water main break there will be a boil order in effect for 24 hours.  Gary Peterlin has now began the mediation with the Police Department and the Mayor is hearing good things.  There is now a stop in Oglesby for the Greyhound bus line.  The Mayor reads a note complimenting the City on the military flags throughout the City.

  1. A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY CURRAN to enter in to closed session at 7:58 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 9:01 p.m. by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN REGULAR MEETING WAS MADE AT 9:02 p.m. by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN.

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

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