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

Minutes July 15, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 15, 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 MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS OBSERVED IN HONOR OF EVAN KNOBLAUCH PER MAYOR RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve the regular meeting minutes from July 1, 2019.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

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

Ameren IP $2,685.91; Randall Bruck $ 84.09; Comcast $ 84.90; Connecting Point $ 330.00; Cops 4 Cancer $ 500.00; Core & Main $ 925.00; Daley’s Super Service $ 48.95; Economic Development Group                 $ 1,036.60; Fire Catt LLC $ 1,801.85; Gallagher Materials Inc $ 3,347.12; Scott Gochanour $ 520.00; Grainco FS Inc. $ 224.65; Hawkins, Inc. $ 312.40; Holloway’s Portable Restroom $ 1,990.00; Hygienic Institute $ 355.55; Il Valley Cellular $1,025.61; Il Valley Excavating $ 929.25; Jacob & Klein, LTD $7,742.65; Maze Lumber $ 56.11; Menards $ 241.77; Mertel Gravel $ 454.19; Leslie Moriarity $ 11.03; National Seed $ 789.00; Newstribune $ 4,487.65; Jessica Noak $ 50.00; Joseph Nolasco $ 360.00; Perona Peterlin Andreoni  $ 3,080.25 ; Rental Pros $ 160.00; Republic Service $ 750.00; Rescue Direct $ 2,230.56; Jenna Savage $ 64.01; Joe Scott $ 500.00; Nicholas Smith $ 46.93; Standard Equipment $ 381.50; TEST $ 16,544.33; WLPO/WAJK $ 2,060.00; Zamin Insurance Agency $ 50.00

TOTAL $56,261.86

Public comments on agenda items only.  There were none.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve quarterly building permits report.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CULLINANto approve a $500.00 donation to Cops 4 Cancer.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Lijewski questioned whether any Oglesby Police officers work at the event.  Cullinan responded stating that he did not believe so.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to accept the resignation letter from Councilman Curran from the Planning Commission Board. AYES:  ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to place on file Ordinance 1072-08519 amending Ordinance 1063-050619. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file 1073-080519 amending Ordinance 1069-06119 AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the bid for the digester at the Waste Water Plant. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve the Ordinance 1071-071519, Appropriations for the City of Oglesby. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the Mayoral appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals: CURRAN AND CULLINAN and to the Design and Review Board: LIJEWSKI. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Mayor Rivara opened the floor for Old Business. Discussed the Cell Tower, IVRD appointment of Curran, the Senica Square Committee will be on Mayor’s Report, the new podium.

Public comments: Greg Stein questioned if there were two donations to Cops 4 Cancer. Drew Merriman questioned whether the public surveys were going to be discussed.  Mayor Rivara stated the surveys were going to be reviewed by a committee at a later date. Tom Porter questioned whether the podium was optional or mandatory.  Curran explained how and when it will be used.  He also discussed the use of individual microphones.  Greg Stein asked when the public comment time began, which drew laughter from the council.

Commissioner’s Reports

Argubright- The final figures for Summer Fun Fest 2019.  The total was $ 8,492.34.  Argubright stated that the figures were down compared to years past due to weather, donations were also down dramatically.

Lijewski- Discussed the pool closing due to a mechanical problem on 07/14/19. Fire Department awarded a 50/50 grant from the ILDNR.  It will help cover the cost of wildlife fire gear which runs appx. $17,000.00.

Curran-discussed the lift stations repair.  An ac unit that is out at the waste water plant.  Looking to find a replacement for the current one as it is only three years old.  LED project is complete.  Street cleaning is caught up.  Street maintenance will be seeking bids for approval soon.  Sound is getting installed at City Hall.

Cullinan-none.

Mayor Rivara-the façade program has ended for 2019.  Thanked the citizens for their response with the Senica Square survey.  The following have been appointed to the committee: Rick Rigazio, Jay Baxter, Gary Peterlin, Becky Clinar, Terry Kamnikar, Bev Sons, Terri Essl and Wanda Lent.  Senior Pool program will expand as needed.  Mayor has met with Representative Yednock and Oglesby will receive a grant to repair fire hydrants.  The boat landing grant will be receiving $80,000.00.  Govenor Quinn issued a grant back in 2018; hoping to receive the grant again in hopes of a police dispatch center.  Overpasses are an issue per the Mayor.  The city does not have the funding to make the necessary repairs.  The council is hoping to be involved with the DNR in regards to the expansion of Matthiessen Park.  Will be addressing the current issues at the boat landing regarding weight/speed limit and no dumping signs.  City will address these issues at the next Council meeting;

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN SECONDED BY CULLINAN to enter in to closed session at 7:27p.m. for The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of a specific employee or legal counsel for the public body. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE AT 8:25 pm by ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

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