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

Minutes August 5, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2019, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY JIM ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS. CULLINAN NOT PRESENT

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS OBSERVED IN HONOR OF THE VICTIMS IN TEXAS AND OHIO PER MAYOR RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve the regular meeting minutes from July 15, 2019.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

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

Morrow Brothers $29,310; Lasalle County Clerk $17.00; USPS $ 706.40; A&B  Garage $782.93;          AFLAC $ 71.80; Airgas $72.09; Ameren IP $ 1,934.72; Anixter $ 659.60; Apple Press $ 75.00; Arrow Internaitional  $194.50; ASK Enterprises $ 1,255.00; Benefit Planning Consultants $ 252.90; BHMG Engineers $ 1,952.92; Blue Cross Blue Shield $ 36,083.53; Bob’s Business $ 391.17; Call One $ 2,082.27; Cargill $ 22,581.34; Chamlin & Assoc. $447.00; Chapman’s Mechanical $ 376.25; Civic Systems $ 2,781.00; Columbia Pipe $ 1,620.51; Comcast Business $ 762.13; Complete Integration & Service $  7,900.00; Connectin Point $ 1,259.00; Core & Main $ 648.50; Cyclops Welding $ 1,186.00; Days Inn Oglesby $ 712.80; DeLage Landen Financial $ 353.04; Debo Ace Hardware $ 36.25; De’Vine Florals $100.00; Dorner Company $ 1,261.95; Double M Trucking $ 415.00; Dresbach Dist. $ 388.25; Edens, Cathie $ 55.98; Efficient Billing Systems $ 2,446.66; Eitutis, Amy $ 69.60; Emergency Medical Products $ 1,958.44; Fastenal Company $ 413.05; Feece Oil $ 2,48.81; Ficek Electric $ 133.00; First Impression $ 2,100.34; Flags UAS $ 713.00; Foster Coach Sales $ 23.46; Gettysburg Flag Works $ 177.09; Global Emergency Prod. $ 199.72; Grainco FS $ 497.70; Grivetti, Sandra $ 50.00 ; Halm’s Auto Payments $ 540.81; Hawkins $3,696.40; Holloway’s Portable Restroom $ 840.00; Hy-Vee Inc. $ 155.43; IL Fiber Resources $ 3,300.00; Il Mun. Elec. Agency $ 288,724.50; Il Public Risk Fund $ 4,488.00; IV Cellular $ 1,053.16; IVRD $ 5,586.00; Illini State Bank – Police MC $ 610.27; Illini State Bank $ 1,822.78; IRBY Elec. Distributor $ 1,409.82; IVCH $148.00; IVCH Foundation $100.00 ; Jack’s Gas  $ 60.00; JD’s Lock & Key $ 30.00 ; John Deere Financial $ 274.72; John Senica Jr. $ 253.57; Johns Service & Sales $ 450.00; Just Masonry $ 2,150.00; Kendrick Pest Control $ 185.00; Kilday & Baxter $ 6,64.25; Kirby Built $3,138.82; Kittilson’s Garage $ 1,096.48; Knoblauch Advertising $ 55.00; Lafarge Aggregates $ 238.51; Lasalle Office Supply $ 289.62; Machinery Maintenance $ 7,542.14; Marine Biochemists $ 932.53; Martin Equip $ 198.38; Matejewski, Misty $ 148.52; Mautino Dist. $ 51.50; Maze Lumber $ 143.14; Menards $ 393.51; Mississippi Valley Pump $ 15,552.00; Motion Industries $ 184.68; MTCS $ 139.87; Myer Equipment         $ 191.76; NCICG $ 35.00; NCPERS Groud $ 16.00; Nicosia, Dawn $ 202.51; PF Pettibone $ 319.25; Peru Greenhouse $ 235.00; Republic Services $ 28,239.78; Shoupp, Heather $ 62.84; SKI Sealcoating $ 15,735.48; Smart Source $ 2,731.91, Smith’s Sales & Service $ 80.00; Springfield Electric $ 973.06; St. Margaret’s Health $ 41.50; Standard Insurance $ 697.62; Staples Credit Plan $ 269.64; Star Ford Lincoln $270.78; Starved Rock Communications $ 480.00; Stewart Spreading $ 48,500.00; Streator Lawn & Garden $ 150.44; Studstill Media $ 2,365.00; TEST $ 232.00; Technology Mgmnt $ 539.30; United Rentals $ 2,741.37; Universal Asphalt $ 12,200.00; USA Bluebook $ 224.98; Western Aggregates LLC $ 324.09; WEX Fleet $ 4,008.26;   Grosenbach’s $ 1,434.00; De’Vine Floral $ 5,200.00  TOTAL $ 612,070.81

Public comments on agenda items only.  There were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1073-080519 and Ordinance amending Ordinance 1069-061719 entitled an Ordinance establishing licensing procedures for video gaming terminal within the limits of the city of Oglesby.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to grant permission for the LP Band Parent Association to hold door-to-door candy sales on 09/10/2019.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file Ordinance 1076-081919 establishing the salary & benefits to be paid to the City Clerk.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file Ordinance 1077-081919 establishing a speed & weight limit and prohibiting dumping on the Ed Hand Highway Canoe Landing Acess Road. AYES:  ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY CURRAN to pass Resolution R080519, authorizing permanent transfer among city funds. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to pass Resolution R080519-1, to appropriate Motor Fuel Tax Money to pave streets. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to pass Resolution R080519-2, to appropriate Motor Fuel Tax Money to pave streets AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file an Agreement for Engineering Services for water main replacement on Prospect Street. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Mayor Rivara opened the floor for Old Business. Discussed was the Canoe Landing and the possibility of installing cameras at the landing.

Public comments: Acknowledge of the City’s Baseball team.  Greg Stein questioned the exemption of large vehicles and the weight limit restrictions at the landing.  Greg Stein makes comments about the sign at the Landing.  He would like to see a sign be installed at the Canoe Landing.  Drew Merriman would like to see a freeze and all department’s wages.  He makes comment’s regarding retiree’s monthly wages.  Mayor Rivara states employees have been given a 2% increase and few have been given more.  Mayor Rivara explains that we cannot hire a journeyman lineman at our current wage.  Drew Merriman comments about what City employees are doing throughout the day.  Mayor Rivara stated the employees are doing a job.  Drew Merriman brings to questions the use and safety of the John Deere ATV’s and the lack of insurance.  Commissioner Argubright stated he believes they are insured.  Drew Merriman questions the safety and use of them again.  Mayor Rivara stated that Bob Ghighi does address any issues with safety.

Commissioner’s Reports:

Argubright- The final figures for Summer Fun Fest 2019 were inaccurate.  The actual total was $ 20,458.84.  Argubright stated that the City is applying for a grant for the boat landing.  Reports and receipts are being gathered for this.

Lijewski- Discussed that a city vehicle is no longer in service and that it would not be replaced at this time that the Parks Dept would be using an older vehicle that is not needed.  The Fire dept. had 14 calls, similar to July.  The Ambulance dept. had 94 calls in July.

Curran-discussed the Water dept.  The digester has been cleaned.  There is piping being repaired.  There will be re-piping done at the Water Plant as well.  A water main break on Mormon happened.  Citizen contact about the culvert on Mormon street.  Engineers were called to look at it, it appeared sound but had some small issues.  The issue of chipping was addressed.  Curran stated when chipping services were offered to the City.  He stated that a one time offering would be done on August 9, 2019.  Electric dept.: there was a 7 hour outage on Clark street.  A new sound system has been installed in the City Hall.

Cullinan-absent.

Mayor Rivara-stated the Post Office would not place a mail drop outside of City Hall. He is hoping to continue to work on getting one placed there.  There is a band concert on 08/06/19 at Senica Squre at 6:30 p.m.  There in an Events Committee meeting on 08/07/19 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.  There will be a Senica Square committee meeting at 6:00 p.m. on 08/14/19 at City Hall.  The Mayor thanked everyone for completing the survey.  US Census was addressed, per Mayor.  Mayor stated that they will be hiring and the importance of citizens completing the survey.  The Mayor stated the following were on the events committee:  Carrie Lijewski, Tom Argubright, Bev Sons, Bob Ghighi, Bob Malone and Sarah Volmer.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to enter in to closed session at 7:25 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, RIVARA.

A MOTION TO GO BACK INTO OPEN SESSION WAS MADE AT 8:41pm by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE AT 8:42pm by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

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