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

Regular Meeting Minutes: February 3, 2020

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY JIM ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS.  CURRAN ABSENT.

Mayor Rivara addresses the attendees as to why Commissioner Curran is not present at the meeting.  Mayor Rivara states that the proposed Ordinance (1100-020320) will be tabled.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve the regular meeting minutes from January 20, 2020.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. CURRAN ABSENT.

Public comments on agenda items only: none.

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

AEA $2,238.24; AFLAC $ 35.90; Altec Industries $ 3,533.61; Ameren Illinois $ 35.02; Ameren IP $ 1636.65; Anixter Inc. $ 14,622.70; Baron, Ashley $ 100.00; Batteries & Things $ 4.99; Benefit Planning & Consultants, Inc. $ 203.19; Bob’s Business Inc. $ 44.68; Central regional Baseball $ 2,500.00; Champaign Signal & Lighting $ 44,429.20; CIT Trucks $ 1,751.88; City of Oglesby $ 68.42; Civic Systems $ 975.00; Complete Integration & Service $ 18,000.00 Connecting point $ 12,275.19; Core & Main $2,472.50; DeLage Landen Financial $417.53; Dollar General $ 31.00; Dresbach Distributing $ 293.60l Eaton Corporation $ 23,312.57; Economic Development Group $ 2,386.39; efficient Billing systems, Inc. $ 597.56; Emergency Medical Products, Inc. $ 356.10; ESO Solutions Inc. 4 240.00; Fastenal Company $ 784.86; Feece Oil Co. $ 2370.25; First impression $ 1,133.95; Fletcher -Reinhardt Co. $ 3,921.009; George, Christie $100.00; Global Emergency products Inc. $ 2,323.59; Halm’s Auto Parts $ 687.85; Hawkins, Inc $ 425.90; ID Network $ 1,995.00; Il Dept. of Innovation & Tech $ 330.70; Il Municipal League $ 450.00; Il Public Works Mutual Aid network $ 100.00; Il Secretary of State $ 151.00; IV Cellular $ 72.59; IVCC $ 25.00; IL Valley Excavating $ 2,787.50; IVrD 4 11,730.00; Illini State Bank (Police) $ 281.77; IVCH $286.40; Jack’s Gas & Service $ 60.00; Jacob & Klein $6,304.23; JD’s Lock & Key 4 15.00; John Deer Financial $ 159.5; John’s Service & Sales $ 65.80; Kendrick pest Control $ 185.00; Kittilson’s Garage $ 385.43; Knoblauch Advertising $ 1,337.00; Mautino Distributing $ 13.00; Medical Reimbursement Services $ 350.94; Mendard’s $ 351.85; NCICG $ 18,000.00 Oglesby Grade School $ 91,838.80; Republic Services $ 27,349.32; Rush power Systems $ 1,125.00; SD Meyers LLC $ 4,831.00; Smart Source LLC $3,24.63; Springfield Electric Supply $ 171.94; Standard Insurance $ 88.87; Staples Credit Plan $ 364.37; Sunrise Supply $ 62.28; Superior Lighting  $ 700.40; Support Oglesby Schools $ 100.00; USPS $ 709.32; Universal utility Supply $ 863.20; Vogt, Jacqueline $ 227.56    TOTALS $ 409,632.52

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to Confirm the appointment of the law firm Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni, Brolley LLC as additional city attorneys. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.   CURRAN ABSENT.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to Notify the Board of Fire and Police Commission that a vacancy exists in the rank of Sergeant and request Board of Fire and Police Commissioner’s to select individuals to be promoted to fill vacancy. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.    ABSENT CURRAN.

Commissioner Lijewski states this position was open due to the retiring of Sargent Bob Stone.  Attorney Andreoni explains that before the Fire & Police Board can fill the vacancy they must receive notification from the City Council.

Mayor Rivara states that item #9 on the agenda (Accept Board of Fire & Police Commission recommendation to promote Officer Valle to the rank of Sergeant. (oath to be given) cannot be acted on and Attorney Andreoni states it will be placed on the next City Council meeting agenda.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to table Accept Board of Fire & Police Commission recommendation to promote Officer Valle to the rank of Sergeant. (oath to be given).  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABESENT: CURRAN.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI that the city of Oglesby acknowledges and approves Illinois legislature expanding the number of video gaming terminals allowed at certain locations. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. ABSENT CURRAN.

Attorney Andreoni gives explanation about the expansion and allowing of additional video gaming terminals.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to table Ordinance 1100-020320 Establishing Rates and Charges for Water and Wastewater Services. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.   CURRAN ABSENT.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CULLINAN to approve Ordinance 1101-020320 Authorizing the Borrowing of up to $700,000.00 from Illini State Bank pursuant to Section 8-1-3.1 of the Illinois Municipal Code. AYES: CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ARGUBRIGHT ABSTAINS.   ABSENT CURRAN.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1102-020320 Additional Compensation for employees assuming the role of Event Planners. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABSENT CURRAN. Mayor Rivara explains that four City employees have taken the responsibilities of Event Planners and will be compensated $2,000.00 every year.

NO MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBERS to Approve authorization from Freedom Buildings for Britespan cover for Street Department salt storage.

Attorney Andreoni explains that 4 out of 5 Council members need to vote in favor of the authorization.  Commissioner Lijewski questions the costs of the project.  Mayor Rivara explains the current storage situation.  Commissioner Lijewski questions the urgency of the project.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to Approve raffle license for the Illinois Valley Association of Realtors on March 10, 2020 and the Oglesby American Legion #237.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABSENT CURRAN.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to Place on file Ordinance 1106-021820 an Ordinance Amending Ordinance 1063-100118 Entitled an Ordinance Adopting the Land Development Code of Oglesby Illinois. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABSENT CURRAN.

Attorney Andreoni explains the ordinance is to have some control over the location of cannabis dispensaries.  There is currently a 250 foot waiver in the Ordinance and 1000 foot waiver in regards to a school.

Old Business: none

Public Comment:  Greg Stein questions the amount of video gaming terminals that Love’s Travel Stop has requested.  Council responds “10”.  Greg Stein questions the water rate study and comparables to other towns.  Greg questions if Commissioner Curran was able to phone in for the council meeting.  Stein also suggests a possible tv be installed for use during the council meetings.

Tom Porter questions the City Council in regards to when the public will hear the results of the mediation that occurred within the Police Department.  Mayor Rivara said it was not being presented at the meeting because Commissioner Curran was not able to attend.  Porter feels that the rules of public speaking are not being enforced.  Mayor Rivara speaks in that he has been too flexible.

Commissioner’s Reports:

Argubright- none

Lijewski – Fire Department had 15 call outs.  Ambulance Department had 78 call outs and 28 were transfers.  Police Department has done over 240 business checks in the month of January.  Police Department had 729 activity reports for the month of which, 17 were arrests/citations/ordinances.  Commissioner Lijewski has met with all but one members of the Police Department due to a vacation.  There will be a department meeting held later in the month.  Commissioner Lijewski feels that over all the department wants to move forward.

Curran – absent.

Cullinan- spoke with Bob Ghighi and plans on learning more about the Parks & Rec Department.

Mayor Rivara-City is meeting NCICG to attract growth and obtain grants.  The City is also working with the IMEA to be considered a site for solar.  It would benefit the city and IVCC.  Mayor Rivara recognizes the employees for the installation of the 3rd transformer.  Mayor Rivara commends the Street Department on their work for keeping the streets cleared during inclement weather.  Mayor Rivara commends the members of the  Police Department, Assistant Chief Margis and Officer Valle on their in regards to the stolen cars.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN REGULAR MEETING WAS MADE ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI AT 7:31 p.m. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. ABSENT: CURRAN.

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk.

 

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