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City of Oregon City Council met July 9

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 11, 2019

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City of Oregon City Council met July 9.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

Present: Mayor Ken Williams

Commissioner Melanie Cozzi

Commissioner Tim Krug

Commissioner Terry Schuster

Commissioner Kurt Wilson

City Clerk/Treasurer Charlene Ruthe

City Attorney Paul Chadwick

Chief Darin DeHaan

Attorney Paul Chadwick started the pledge of allegiance.

Public Comment

Marine Kuethe asked when the Blackhawk Statue would be unwrapped and start working on it? Mayor Ken Williams said they should be unwrapping shortly and putting up scaffolding to work on it. Could possible be finished by the end of summer.

Commissioner Kurt Wilson moved to approve the June 25, 2019 minutes, Seconded by Commissioner Melanie Cozzi.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Commissioner Terry Schuster moved to approve the payroll in the amount of $47,314.62 and current warrants as listed:

Byron Bank, $2,009.49

Center for Education & Employment Law, $124.95

Cintas, $42.03

City of Oregon, $116,337.05

City of Oregon, $110,531.05

City of Oregon, $328,379.75

City of Oregon, $168,892.57

Comcast, $138.01

Constellation New Energy Inc., $146.04

Department of Treasury, $44.10

Digital Alley, $1,600.00

Dynamics Horizons, $1,600.00

Dynamics Horizons, $1,600.00

Ehmen, $2,639.00

Ehmen, $125.00

Engel Electric Co., $449.80

Envision Healthcare Inc., $246.00

Euclid Managers, $1,671.23

Ferguson, $10,308.48

Fischer’s, $426.96

Frontier, $232.05

Frontier, $162.06

Game Day Apparel, $25.00

Health Care Service Corp., $17,163.79

Illinois Municipal League, $310.00

Illinois Public Safety Agency Network, $4,368.00

IP Communications, $600.78

IP Communications, $150.00

James Taylor, $140.00

James Taylor, $220.00

Kunes Country Auto Group, $1,496.02

Lakeside International, LLC, $201.10

Larson & Larson Builders, $24,615.00

Laura Medlar, $162.00

Lexipol, $4,767.00

Martin & Company, $154,495.58

Martin & Company, $902.29

Martin & Company, $199.51

Mel’s Custom Graphics, $375.00

Merlin’s, $952.94

Mobile Electronics, $511.58

Moring Disposal, $17,309.00

Municipal Clerks of Illinois, $70.00

Municipal Code of Corp., $250.00

Nikolas Manthei, $70.33

Ogle County Clerk & recorder, $180.00

Ogle County Highway Dept., $150.00

Oregon Snyder, $192.54

PDC Laboratories Inc., $297.50

Polland Water, $789.22

Preventive Maintenance Systems, $136.00

Quill, $324.43

Ray O’Herron C0., $382.27

Sauk Valley Newspaper, $70.35

Showtime Installations Inc., $6,733.99

Southwestern Illinois College, $15.00

Steve Benesh & Sons, $267.31

Stillman BancCorp, $1,753.75

Stillman BancCorp, $250.00

Sun Life Financial, $1,110.00

Uniform den East Inc., $279.80

University of Illinois, $809.00

Wes Hughes, $3,875.00

Willett Hofmann & Assoc, $23,111.75

Willett Hofmann & Assoc, $5,806.00

Willett Hofmann & Assoc, $4,991.60

Seconded by Commissioner Tim Krug.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Mayor Ken Williams moved to approve the Comcast Franchise Contract, Seconded by Commissioner Terry Schuster.

Discussion: The Contract is the same as last time, it’s for 10 years, and is regulated by the FCC. Joan Sage, Manager of Government & Regulatory Affairs for Comcast, said the company has been working hard on their customer service. They now have technicians working seven days a week. Comcast also have a program for families that have kids that either get a free or reduced lunch at school. They can get high speed internet at a reduced price.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Commissioner Terry Schuster moved to approve the Annual Budget for fiscal year May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, Seconded by Commissioner Kurt Wilson.

Discussion: Commissioner Schuster announced that a few changes since the first budget was handed out to the Council. The telecommunication money from the State of Illinois will be going into Economic Development Fund Not Public Affairs and the IEPA has paid the City back for the Engineering Funds that were paid out for the Watermain Replacement Program & the Sewer lining of a total of about two hundred and thirty-three thousand.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Commissioner Terry Schuster introduced the Annual Appropriation Ordinance 2019-107 for fiscal year May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020 and set a public hearing for the July 23rd meeting, Seconded by Commissioner Melanie Cozzi.

Discussion: The appropriation is worst case for an expenditure.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Commissioner Tim Krug moved to purchase a Street Sweeper, Seconded by Commissioner Terry Schuster.

Discussion: Standard Equipment came in with a bid for a Sourcewell Elgin Cross wind Sweeper for $246,243.00. Commissioner Schuster received an email from another provider on a sweeper however, it was for a smaller sweeper. Street Superintendent Terry Plemmons said they had a demo of that sweeper last year and it didn’t perform well.

Commissioner Schuster wants to make it contingent upon finding a way to pay for it. He has options: take out of one fund, separate sharing into two funds, and partial payment with the rest being a loan.

Commissioner Terry Schuster moved to amend the motion to be contingent upon financing for the Sweeper, Seconded by Commissioner Tim Krug.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

A vote was also taken on the original motion to purchase the Street Sweeper.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Commissioner Terry Schuster reminded everyone for the Concert in Park tonight at Park West.

Wastewater Superintendent Dave Kent announced that the Watermain Replacement Project and Sewer Lining Project are both under way. Martin and Company have been working in the South end of town. O’Brien Construction will start working on the manholes tomorrow.

Mayor Ken Williams asked Dave if he could talk to the contractor about the intersection at 8th Street & Clay Street, there are potholes that need to be addressed.

Commissioner Kurt Wilson moved to adjourn the meeting, Seconded by Commissioner Melanie Cozzi.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Adjourn: 5:55 P.M.

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