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

Minutes: April 1, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2019, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS RIVARA, PORTER, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, MAYOR FINLEY, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK MERTES.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from March 18, 2019.  AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY ZBOROWSKI to approve bills as presented ABI Attachemnts, $5,484.00; Airgas USA, $5.04; Almetek Industries, $513.38; Ameren IP, $356.82; Benefit Planning Consultants, $252.90; Cargill Inc, $8,768.21; Central Millwright, $427.45; Chamlin & Associates, $4,546.00; Columbia Pipe & Supply, $801.74; Connecting Point, $1,319.51; Cook, Chris, $162.41; Core & Main, $602.00; Delange Landed Financial Service, $470.91; Edens, Cathie, $702.99; Efficient Billing Systems, $1,877.50; Eichelkraut, Patty, $107.29; Emergency Medical Products, $413.01; Fastenal Company, $489.21; Fence Specialties, $1,880.00; Hawkins, Inc, $387.90; Health Care Service Corportation, $36,674.25; Hinspergers Poly Industries, $2,787.00; Holloway’s Portable Restroom, $240.00; Il Dept of Public Health, $50.00; IL Public Risk Fund, $4,488.00; Impact Networks, $1,228.49; Itron, $823.89; IVCH, $2.33; J.P Cooke Co, $357.90; John Senica, Jr, $254.23; John Service & Sales, $566.19; Kendrick Pest Control, $185.00; King Tire, $307.00; Kittilson’s Garage, $415.79; Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, $555.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $192.99; Leydig, Mary, $798.60; Mauntino Distributing, $25.00; Mebulbs, $793.980; Menards, $79.47; Meters & Controls Inc, $3,088.85; Midwest Mailing & Shipping, $65.81; Mississippi Valley Pump, $7,773.00; NCPERS Group Life Ins, $64.00; Newstribune, $104.75; Nighthawk Total Control, $1,000.00; OSF Saint Francis, $218.75; Postula, Holly, $50.00; Ratliff, Reba, $37.50; Republic Services, $28,218.28; Schrock Repair, $7,527.99; Standard Insurance Life, $697.62; T.E.S.T, $16,494.33; Technology Management Revolving, $539.30; Universal Utility Supply, $1,075.00; USA Bluebook, $267.48; Water Products Company, $1,206.00; Watts, Richard, $26.94; WEX Fleet Services, $2,788.98; Wolseley Industrial, $73.44; Wrobleski, Kenneth, $588.40. TOTAL: $152,299.71. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only. There were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ZBOROWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve ordinance 1057-040119, Execution of a Sanitary and Storm Water Sewer and Easement Agreement. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ZBOROWSKI to approve ordinance 1058-040119, Authorizing Execution and Agreement for Professional Service Between the City of Oglesby and the North Central Illinois Council of Governments. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

Dave Lourie from T.E.S.T Inc gave a year-end review of the water and wastewater department. Some highlights that he went over: the sludge press in now working and being used, they found issues with piping in the plants and they have corrected them, the water quality has never been better. They are working on a 5 and 10 year plan along with a hydrant replacement program. Four of the damaged hydrants are getting repaired in April or May. They are also going to have a valve assessment company come in mid-April and they will locate and test all the shut offs in the City and provide a report.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public.  Sarah Cudlip asked about painting lines at the spur. Commissioner Zborowski said that they will have a crew go out this summer and take care of it. Drew Merriman asked if there was a written rule on who gets what department after an election. Mayor responded no. Drew also asked if a city employee who is on disability is allowed to work. Attorney Andreoni responded that it depends on the situation.

Commissioners and Mayor’s Report:

Rivara- Commissioner Rivara announced that Vistra is retiring 32% of the coal fired generate fleets. He tried to reach out to the company to see what plants were effected and was unsuccessful. He said the result is that the price of electricity will go up this summer.

Argubright- Commissioner Argubright said that they went out for bids for the new substation transformer but found that 4 weeks wasn’t long enough so they are extending it another 4 weeks.

Zborowski- Commissioner Zbrowoski said that the street department will be cleaning inlets of debris. He said there is a lot of leaf debris.

Porter- None

Mayor Finley- Mayor said that the micro pantry food drive was a big success. He reminded everyone that food is always accepted at city hall for the pantry.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE AT 7:15 pm by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY RIVARA. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ZBOROWSKI, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

Stacie Mertes, City Clerk

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