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

Regular Meeting Minutes: Monday, October 4, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY , OCTOBER 4, 2021 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from September 20, 2021.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT. CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.    ABSENT: LIJEWSKI

Public comments on agenda items only:    none

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

ACUITY $350.00; AIRGAS $ 48.56; AMEREN IP $ 1,068.95; APLINGTON, KAUFMAN, MCCLINTOCK, STEELE & BARRY $ 15,510.60; APPLE PRESS $ 169.85; BENEFIT PLANNING CONSULTANTS, INC $ 314.65; CALL ONE $ 3,835.42; CHUCK’S COMPRESSORS INC. $ 674.50; COLUMBIA PIPE & SUPPLY CO $ 467.23; CONNECTING POINT $ 165.00; CURRAN, JASON $ 256.60; DE LAGE LANDEN FINANCIAL SERVICES $ 366.84; DRESBACH DISTRIBUTING $ 323.55; EDENS, CATHIE $ 3.96; EITUTIS, AMY $ 361.95; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS INC $ 537.51; FULL CIRCLE TRAINING SOLUTIONS $ 399.00; GERARD, JOSH $ 122.79 GROSENBACH’S AUTO REPAIR $ 92.00; HANCOCK, KALVIN $ 2,809.31; HAWKINS, INC. $ 1553.02; HILTON CHICAGO $ 5,853.60; IL PUBLIC RISK FUND $ 4692.00; IMPACT NETWORKINGS LLC $ 420.73; JOHN SENICA JR. $ 24.96; JOHN’S SERVICE & SALES $ 186.17; KENDRICK PEST CONTROL INC. $ 260.00; KNOBLAUCH ADVERTISING $ 1559.68; LANCDCOMP LANDFILL $ 705.5; MARCOTTE, SANDY $ 50.00; MARGIS, MICHAEL $ 20.00; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 48.00; MENARDS $ 464.19; MILLER, JOSH $ 67.87; MORROW BROTHERS $ 36,210.00; NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS $ 16.00; NIMCA $ 110.00; POMP’S TIRE SERVICE $ 578.88; REPUBLIC SERVICES $ 29,518.39; RIVARA, DOMINIC $ 422.89; RIVARA, MICHAEL $ 60.00; SMART SOURCE LLC $ 3742.05; SMITH’S SALES & SERVICE $ 95.00; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH-PERU $ 16.68; STANDARD LIFE INSURANCE $ 857.03; STRYKER SALES CORPORATION $ 464.95; T.E.S.T. INC. $ 144.00; UNITED HEALTH CARE INSURANCE $ 125.02; USPS $ 773.56; UNIVERSAL UTILIY SUPPLY CO. $ 15.457.94; VALLE, BRETT $ 20.00; VERIZON $ 188.92; WARFIELD, SHAWN $ 12.42        TOTALS : $133,092.29

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT,  SECONDED BY CURRAN to refer Hi-Tech’s request for zoning variances to the Zoning Board of Appeals as appropriate.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.  ABSENT: LIJEWSKI  Mayor Rivara there it to be an addition to the building.  The front of the building faces south; therefore, it needs to go before the zoning board.

Old Business:  Commissioner Curran states the parts needed for the switch at a lift station have just come in but the City is waiting for the final approval for the engineering schematics that may allow for an automatic switch over.

Public Comments:   Art Pavinato addresses the council in regards to the Reisner Building.  Mr. Pavinato questions who the parking lot would benefit should the City decide to put one in where the Reisner building sits.  Mr. Pavinato does not feel there is a need for one.  Mayor Rivara thanks Mr. Pavinato for his comments.  Mayor Rivara states there will be discussion as to what to do with the property.  Mayor Rivara states there have been two people that have expressed interest in the property.  Mayor Rivara states there is not a lot of parking at that end of town.  Mr. Pavinato comments that he feels there would be no benefit.

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright:    none

Lijewski:  absent

Curran:     10/18/2021 -11/19/2021 will be leaf pick up.  No date has been set for branch chipping as of yet.  The grant application for the Safe Route to School Program was submitted in time.  Hydrant flushing will continue throughout the week.

Cullinan:  baseball and softball diamonds will be closing by the end of the month.  Commissioner Cullinan thanks the community for respecting the parks throughout the year.  Commissioner Cullinan thanks the boys & girls ball teams for a great year.  Winter rec sign ups will be coming up soon and forms will be dropped off at the school in the coming weeks.  Harvest Fest will be Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Commissioner Cullinan lists the happenings and announces the costume parade as well.

Mayor’s report:   the City is waiting for the costs for the tear down of the Reisner Building and the asbestos removal in the first floor and basement.  Mayor will be meeting with the Commissioner in regards to the ordinances pertaining to the abandoned buildings. October 3-9th, 2021 is American Public Power week.  Mayor Rivara thanks the Oglesby Superintendent and Police Department in addressing the pick up at Lincoln School.  Trick or Treat will be held on 10/31/2021 from 5:00-7:00p.m.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to adjourn regular session. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA ABSENT: LIJEWSKI

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

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