Minutes: Oct. 20, 2014
A MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014, 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 YBORRA to approve the regular meeting minutes from October 6, 2014 meeting. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, YBORRA, FINLEY. PASS: RIVARA. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY DANEKAS, SECONDED BY YBORRA to approve the bills as presented for payment: Affordable Waste, $750.00; Altec Industries, $252.50; Autozone, $83.23; Michael Bland, $176.23; Bob’s Business, Inc., $34.13; Thomas Bowie, $175.96; City of Peru, $10.00; Comcast, $84.89; Communications Revolving Fund, $636.15; Connecting Point, $147.00; Daley’s Super Service, $104.95; De’Vine Floral, $48.73; Envision, $238.00; Fastenal Company, $15.29; Feece Oil Co., $2,274.50; Fletcher-Reinhardt, $2,090.00; Grainco FS, $40.13; Halm’s Auto Parts, $734.46; Mary E. Hancock, $80.55; Veronica Hill, $23.11; Hygienic Institute, $355.55; Hy-Vee, $147.76; IVAC, $5,307.00; Ideal Environmental, $10,525.00; IL Fiber Resources, $1,500.00; IL Fire & Police Commissioners, $375.00; John Pohar & Sons, $80.00; John Senica Jr. Hardware, $490.47; Kittilson’s Garage, $447.31; Knoblauch Advertising, $371.50; Koolmaster, Inc., $230.59; LaSalle Office Supply, $295.61; Menards, $264.10; Motorola, $119.73; Dollar General, $22.37; NewsTribune, $250.85; Oscar’s Automotive, $301.13; Overhead Door Co., $33.00; Patten Industries, $1,308.23; Perona, Peterlin & Andreoni, $2,304.92; Revere Electric, $280.87; Alice Shan, $179.83; Smith’s Sales & Service, $18.00; Gerald Stubbins, $9.23; Lacey Steele, $10.69; Stevens Service Center, $34.00; Universal Inc., $80.00; Richard Viccich, $48.72; Witmer Public Safety Group, $348.97; Apple Press, $283.00; Call One, $1,993.40; Comcast Cable, $67.90; Cosgrove Distributors, $100.74; First Impression, $809.05; Gallagher Materials, Inc., $2,376.90; IMEA, $232,443.70; Illinois Prosecutor Services, $50.00; Jacob & Klein, Ltd., $14,405.50; Terry Kamnikar, $206.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $153.95; Municipal Code Corporation, $650.00; Positive Promotions, $220.91; Smith’s Sales & Service, 27.00; Springfield Electric Supply, $155.22; TEST, Inc., $80.00; Universal, Inc., $932.81; USA Bluebook, $622.77; Airgas USA, $97.10; Becky Clinard, $166.56; Communications Revolving Fund, $300.00; Efficient Billing Systems, $737.76; Emergency Medical Products, $436.00; Illini State Bank – VISA, $1,700.13; Illinois Valley Food & Deli, $19.50; Jack’s Gas & Service, $44.00; Andy Kamnikar, $315.71; James Knoblauch, $151.05; Mautino Distributing, $12.00; Menards, $76.60; Tom Porter, $593.53;p T& R Electric, $3,350.00. TOTAL $297,008.59. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
There was no comment from the public at this time.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve Ordinance No. 873-102014, which modifies the terms of employment, including the wage structure, for the Oglesby Police Chief and Assistant Chief of Police. AYES: PORTER, YBORRA, RIVARA, FINLEY. NAY: DANEKAS. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to grant a request from the LP Foundation to hold a tag day on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 8 a.m. to noon. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY RIVARA, to reject the lone bid received for the demolition of the Walnut Street building. The bid was not opened on the advice of Andy Washelesky, AEA. Washelesky said that contractors had told him that the city might do better if they waited until next spring and possibly grouped it with another demolition project. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY YBORRA to place on file bids for a transformer for Wire Mesh. Commissioner Rivara told the council that he believed this was needed to end the flickering lights on the west end. Rivara called the problem “the ongoing nightmare” and said that they may need Cattani to pull the old transformer and set the new one. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
Danekas asked for a special meeting on Monday, October 27, to discuss the sales tax referendum.
Rivara voiced his concerns about having the ability to provide reliable electric service to the community, noting the need “to have the equipment” to do the job. He also said the city needed to put money away to improve infrastructure.
Yborra said the water department would be flushing hydrants the week of October 27th.
Mayor Finley reported on the recent Harvest Fest activities and thanked everyone for attending or helping out. He noted that the Scramble raised $436 for the Shop with a Cop program and that the pub crawl had also raised money for the Make a Wish Foundation. Finley estimated that at least 250 kids and their parents participated.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY YBORRA, SECONDED BY PORTER to adjourn at 7:18 p.m. AYES: DANEKAS, PORTER, RIVARA, YBORRA, FINLEY. MOTION CARRIED.
Becky Clinard, City Clerk