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

Minutes: April 15, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019, AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from April 1, 2019.  AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY ZBOROWSKI to approve bills as presented AFLAC, $35.90; Airgas, $5.58; Ameren Ip, $9.00; ASK Enterprises, $398.00; BHMG Enterprises, $5,585.20; Central Millwright, $453.95; Chamlin & Associates, $52,514.00; Columbia Pipe & Supply, $19.15; Comcast Internet, $151.80; Core & Main, $1,589.18; De Lage Landen, $128.28; Debo Ace Hardware, $1,012.83; Dinges Fire Company, $125.32; Dollar General, $31.25; Drydon Equipment, $1,206.52; Econo Signs, $123.05; Edens, Cathie, $633.62; Emergency Medical Products, $527.17; Fastenal Company, $298.83; Fence Specialties, $1,375.00; Ficek Electric, $2,315.00; First Impression, $1,695.25; Ghighi, Robert, $208.65; Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, $354.05; Halm’s Auto Parts, $154.77; Hawkins, $488.34; Hygenic Institute, $355.55; IL Fiber Resources, $3,300.00; IMEA, $221,224.43; Il Valley Cellular, $1,003.36; IL Valley Regional Dispatch, $5,586.00; Illini State Bank CC, $412.69; Innovative Utility Products, $9,602.95; IRBY Electrical Distributor, $1,445.00; IVCH, $57.00; Jakse, Mark & Tipton, Michelle, $3,000.00; JD”s Lock and Key, $1,911.00; John Pohar & Sons, $75.00; John’s Service & Sales, $3,114.78; Just Masonry, $1,350.00; Kitterman, Todd, $96.79; Knoblauch, James, $6,505.00; Koolmaster Co, $15.28; Kramarsic Law Offices, $450.00; LaSalle Office Supply, $251.87; Mautino Distributing, $12.50; Med Alliance Group, $326.93; Menards, $272.89; Mertel Gravel, $287.00; MTCO, $139.87; Municipal Code Corp, $5,593.15; Newstribune, $963.70; Overhead Door Company, $267.00; Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, $1,285.30; Porter, Tom, $23.17; Smart Source LLC, $1,961.76; Staples Credit Plan, $157.78; Sunrise Supply, $47.99; TEST Inc, $72.00; USA Bluebook, $49.90. TOTAL $342,657.33 AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

The Mayor opened the floor to comments from the public on agenda items only. Carrie Lijewski asked what the invoiced bill from Chamlin labeled Senica Square was for. Mayor said it was work done for applying for the grant. Once we get the green light from the state we can go out for bid; the paperwork is ready to go. Mayor also said once we get the grant money the engineering cost can be paid from it.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to approve the 1st quarter building permits report for $23,086. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to accept the recommendation from the zoning board of appeals in regards to the Shepard Variance Request. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY PORTER to approve Ordinance 1061-041519, Granting a Variance Request for Shepard, 400 W. Porter. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to refer Augustyniak variance request to the zoning board of appeals. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY. Hearing is set for April 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to engage Hopkins & Associates for Audit year ending April 30, 2019. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY RIVARA to Place on File Ordinance 1059-050619, Authorizing Execution of a Storm Water Sewer and Easement Agreement for Speedway. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY RIVARA, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to Place on File Ordinance 1060-050619, Authorizing Sale of Municipally Owned Real Estate Property (Suarez). AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY PORTER, SECONDED BY RIVARA to Place of File the Oglesby Building Grant Award Recipients; Grosenbach’s Service, Oscar’s Automotive, Nick Carrico, totaling $37,382.40. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY PORTER to Place on File the lowest bid, Sterling Commercial for $19,500, for the Water Treatment Plant roof replacement. AYES: PORTER, RIVARA, ARGUBRIGHT, FINLEY.

The council informally rejected the substation bids that were submitted previously and have authorized a rebid.

The Mayor asked for comments from the public. Greg Stein asked about the amount of funds Nick Carrico is receiving for the Building Improvement grant, noting he was under the impression the max was $15,000. Mayor said he is receiving it for two parcels. Greg also asked approximately how much has been spent on the Senica Square engineering. Mayor said he didn’t have the figure and that Greg could stop at the Clerk’s office and get that total. Drew Merriman thanked the council for their service and said that he hopes that the next election isn’t like this one.

Commissioners and Mayor’s Report:

Rivara- Commissioner Rivara said that it was a time to come together.

Argubright- None.

Porter- Commissioner Porter said that they are wrapping up light bulb sales and that we are giving a check to Evan Knoblauch for $6,505.00

Mayor Finley- None.

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

 

Stacie Mertes, City Clerk

 

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