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

Regular Meeting: Tuesday September 7, 2021

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

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from August 16, 2021.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT. CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

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.

AIRGAS USA, LLC $ 215.19; ALTOFER INDUSTRIES $ 523.01; AMEREN ILLINOIS $ 884.22; AMERICAN EXPRESS $ 223.26;  ANIXTER $795.00; BENEFIT PLANNING CONSULTANTS, INC. $331.65; CALL ONE $ 3,35.76; CARLSON, CASEY $ 79.96; CHAMLIN & ASSOCIATES INC $ 19, 952.95; CITY OF OGLESBY $ 85.85; CLEGG-PERKINS ELECTRIC $ 2,057.95; COMCAST BUSINESS $355.15; COMPLETE INTEGRATION & SERVICE $ 1,827.00; CONNECTING POINT $ 646.00; CONWAY SHIELD $ 1,020.00; CORE & MAIN $ 150.00; CURRAN, JASON $ 158.48; DE LAGE LANDEN FINANCIAL SERVICES $ 571.71; DRESBACH DISTRIBUTING $ 67.90; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS INC. $ 752.36; EUTIS, TIFFANY $ 37.31; FEECE OIL CO. $ 2,113.44; FENDER MENDERS $ 47,520.83; FIRST IMPRESSION $ 872.65; FOSTER COACH SALES $ 207.36; GERARD, JOSH $ 122.79; GUYON, EMMANUEL $ 2,430.00; HAWKINS, INC. $ 1,812.71; HEYL ROYSTER $ 112.50; HOPKINS & ASSOCIATES $13,000.00; HY-VEE INC $ 103.03; IL DEPT. OF INNOVATION & TECH $ 672.07; IL PUBLIC RISK FUND $ 4,692.00; IL SECRETARY OF STATE $ 151.00; IV CELLULAR $ 1,220.88; IL VALLEY EXCAVATING $ 17,966.77; ILLINI STATE BANK -POLICE $ 127.16; INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CLERKS $ 200.00; JOHN DEER FINANCIAL $ 91.98; JOHN’S SERVICE & SALES $9.98; KELLETT, ANDREW $ 162.59; KENDRICK PEST CONTROL $ 180.00; KITTILSON’S GARAGE $ 2,934.89; KLEIN THORPE & JENKINS $ 636.20; FLEMING, LARRY $ 1,300.00; LASALLE OFFICE SUPPLY $ 271.07; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 42.00; MENARDS $ 1,504.19; MERTEL GRAVEL $ 798.00; MISSISSIPPI VALLEY PUMP, INC. $ 15,830.85; NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS $ 16.00;            NEWSTRIB $ 93.60; NICK’S EMERGENCY LIGHTING & MORE $ 140.00; NORTHERMN IL AMBULANCE, INC. $ 2,083.74; POWERLINE SUPPLY $20,400.00; POWER, ROBIN $ 91.80; QUADIENT, INC. $ 167.97; RAY O’HERRON CO INC. $ 1,355.56; REPUBLIC SERVICES $ 32,045.38; RUSH POWER SYSTEMS $ 1,175.00; SBC PARTNERS $ 2,224.59; SMART SOURCE LLC $ 3,359.13; SMITH’S SALES & SERVICE $ 171.00; SPRINGFIELD ELECTRIC $ 2,449.41; STANDARD LIFE INSURANCE $ 703.27; STD FARMS $ 994.60; STEVENS SERVICE CENTER $ 714.95; STRYKER SALES CORPORATION $446.25; T.E.S.T. INC $ 19,751.66; TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT REVOLVING FUND $ 330.70; TELEFLEX, LLC. $ 379.50; TROTSKY INVESTIGATIVE POLYGRAPH $ 155.00; UNITED HEALTHCARE INSURANCE $ 563.51; UNITED RENTALS $ 250.00; USPS $ 761.30; UNIVERSAL UTILITY SUPPLY $ 2,389.04; VERIZON $ 167.88; WATER PRODUCTS COMPANY $ 833.00; WEX FLEET SERVICES $ 4,579.67                                                                    TOTALS : $   208,975.55

A presentation of audit and financial overview from Hopkins & Associates, CPAs was given by Samantha Casey.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 090721R a Resolution of Support and Commitment of Local Funds for a Safe Routes to School grant.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran explains that the City would be responsible for committing 10% of the total awarded y the grant.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN , SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve 090721R1 a Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to Execute a Revised Administrative Order on Consent with the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Attorney Barry explains that the only change was to redefine the Vermillion River and took the dates that were lumped together in one paragraph and broke them into two paragraphs.  Commissioner Lijewski asks if the plan is to build the waste water treatment plan within the next six years?  Attorney Barry answers yes it is.  Commissioner Curran states that there is a laid-out plan for the plan to happen and Commissioner Lijewski questions if that it a realistic plan?  Attorney Barry believes it is.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI  to declare September 17-23, 2021 as Constitution Week as requested by the Daughters of the American Revolution. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to declare the week of September 6, 2021 as National Payroll week. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT  to table the approval of the purchase of bulk water meters. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the purchase of replacement switch gear.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran explains the cost to be around $31,000.00 to replace the pieces that were damaged in the earlier fire that will be covered by insurance.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve the solar application for Doug Knoblauch.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. Commissioner Curran states that because the City does not have a Zoning Administrator it has to go before a Council vote.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the raffle license for the Lasalle County Democrats.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve disclosing those portions of the closed session verbatim recordings on May 20, 2019 and April 20, 202 closed session meetings.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Attorney Barry explains that a citizen of Oglesby requested that the Attorney General review the minutes of the closed session meetings.  It was determined that a few things were discussed that were not cited on the statutes.  The Attorney General determined that hose minutes be released.

Old Business:    none

Public Comments:   none

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright:   none other than the City’s financials look great.

Lijewski: thanks those that attended the Cops 4 Cancer event.  Congrats Officer Randi Leininger on being named the Officer of the Month.  Commissioner Lijewski praised her for doing her job both on and off the street.

Curran:    Street sweeper had a part break and is hopeful it will be repaired before leaf vac season happens and hopes to have a date for that announced at the next meeting.  The back up generator has been installed and hooked up.

Cullinan:  none

Mayor’s report:  reports that renovations are now happening at Senica Square and will be done in phases.  Mayor Rivara states that the City has applied for two solar sites.  One behind the fire station and the other at IVCC.  There is a CABO meeting planned for September 8, 2021 and is hopeful it will be up and running.  Mayor Rivra expresses his frustrations with unkept properties within the City.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to enter into closed session To discuss the minutes of meetings lawfully closed under the Open Meeting Act, whether for purposes of approval by the body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandated. 5ILCS120/2(c)(21) and 5ILCS120/2.06(d). AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

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

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to release the closed session meeting minutes dated 01/18/2021, 02/01/2021, 02/15/2021, 03/01/2021, 03/15/2021, 04/19/2021 and 06/21/2021. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

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

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

 

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