MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, February 13, 2017
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus led the Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.
III. ROLL CALL:
City Clerk Stiegemeier called roll with the following persons
PRESENT: Councilmembers Maria Bodner, Rich Garde, Chris Birdsell, Herb Sievers, John Kolkovich, Ryan Pritchett, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Attorney Phil Lading, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe, City Treasurer Kathy Legendre and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.
EXCUSED: Alderman Chad Plenske.
Prior to the approval of the Consent Agenda, a motion was made by Kolkovich, seconded by Sievers to remove the Invoice for $7,125.00 from the Consent Agenda for Sandberg, Phoenix and von Gontard. The motion passed with 5 Ayes (Bodner, Birdsell, Sievers, Kolkovich, Scanzoni) and 2 Nayes (Garde and Pritchett).
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Garde moved, seconded by Bodner to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 01/23/2017
Madison Communications (Franchise Fee)--$4,824.19
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00
Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$20.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$70.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$20.00
State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$10,791.77
State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$9,056.69
State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$4,028.81
State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$27,331.39
State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$11,588.97
State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$44,878.25
Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$1,562.52
Southwestern Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$761.41
William Wooten (Street Department)
February 13, 2017
Business Licenses Issued
Staunton Sportsman Club (Raffle License)
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Garde, Birdsell, Sievers, Kolkovich, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.
Motion declared carried.
A motion was made by Pritchett, seconded by Sievers to pay Invoice to Sandberg, Phoenix and von Gontard for $7,125.00 that had just been removed from the Consent Agenda. Ayes: Sievers, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Birdsell. Nayes: Kolkovich. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried 6 Ayes; 1 Naye.
Received an e-mail from Congressman Rodney Davis’s office requesting to use the back conference room at City Hall for their travelling help desk program. This will be on Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
Certificate of Deposit recently cashed in at Bank of Springfield:
Bond and Interest Fund--$300,000.00 plus $7,286.46 interest
Investments recently purchased at First National Bank:
Bond/Interest Fund - $300,000.00 for 29 months at 1.61%
Watermain Fund - $100,000.00 for 18 months at 0.60%
Reserve Fund - $30,000.00 for 29 months at 1.61%
VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -
Nothing to report.
PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –
Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Bodner to pay Invoice dated February 1, 2017
from John H. Crawford & Associates for Annexation Maps and Survey work completed on the Janus property in the amount of $4,124.50. Ayes: Kolkovich, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Birdsell. Nayes: Sievers. Absent: Plenske. Motion carried 6 Ayes; 1 Naye.