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City Council Meeting Minutes--February 27, 2017

March 14, 2017

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 27, 2017

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, February 27, 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,  Chad Plenske, Ryan Pritchett,  Jeff Scanzoni,  Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Attorney Phil Lading, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

           

            EXCUSED:  City Treasurer Kathy Legendre.

                                   

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

Bodner moved, seconded by Garde to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 02/13/2017

 

Collector’s Report

MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$283.16

                              Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$31,094.61

                              Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Court Fine Disbursement)--$928.98

                              Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$545.00

                              Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$20.00

                              Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$60.00

                              Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

                              Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

                              State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$5,110.20

                              State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$9,342.30

                              State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$10,477.52

                              Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$786.50

 

 

 

 

              Applications

                        Latishia Hague (Police Dispatcher)

                        John Rae (Any Department)

                        Carlos (Chuck) DeProw (Police Officer)

 

            Claims

            February 27, 2017

 

Business Licenses Issued

                        Itch’n To Be Stitch’n (Business License Address Change)

                        Staunton Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram (Business License Address Change)

                        The Macoupin Art Collective

St. Paul United Church of Christ (Raffle License)

                        Elbon Shrine Club (One Day Liquor License-April 1, 2017)

                        Elbon Shrine Club (One Day Liquor License-June 10, 2017)

 

            Roll Call Vote

            AYES:   Garde, Birdsell, Sievers, Kolkovich, Plenske,  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  None.

            Motion declared carried.

 

V.        GUESTS

                                   

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received a note from the Elbon Shrine Club asking to reserve Duda Garden on June 10, 2017, for their Annual Wing Cook-Off.  They are also requesting to have the park rental fee waived.

           

Received a letter from Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Education Center requesting to

            block the streets and intersections bordering Zion Lutheran School (Wood, Henry,

Hoxsey and Panhorst) from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. on Friday June 2, 2017.  They are also asking the City to provide barricades.  This is to allow the day care students to ride their bicycles around the school.

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

           

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

County Clerk Pete Duncan has sent Economic Interest Statements for 2017.  Please

             complete them and return them back to me as soon as possible.

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

            PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

            Motion by Plenske, seconded by Bodner to grant request from the Zion Early

            Childhood Education Center to block the streets and intersections bordering Zion

            Lutheran School from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. on Friday June 2, 2017, with the City

            providing barricades.  Ayes:  Birdsell, Sievers, Kolkovich, Plenske, Pritchett,

            Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Bodner to advertise hiring  two part time employees for the Park & Recreation Department.  Ayes:  Sievers, Kolkovich, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Birdsell.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Bodner to grant request from the Elbon Shrine Club to reserve Duda Garden on June 10, 2017, with the park rental fee being waived.  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Birdsell, Sievers.  Nayes:  Kolkovich.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried 7 Ayes; 1 Naye.

           

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Birdsell to accept three year audit bid from Kerber, Eck & Braeckel (1st year $7,500, 2nd year $7,700 and 3rd year &7,900).  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Birdsell, Sievers, Kolkovich.  Nayes:  None.  Motion carried.

 

UTILITIES-

 

No discussion or action was taken on the Invoice from Ameren Illinois for Damage Billing from a sewer repair at 408 West Pearl Street in the amount of $951.70. 

 

STREET-

 

Nothing to report.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            TOURISM –

 

Nothing to report.

 

 

            PERSONNEL –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

                                   

            JUDICIARY—

 

Motion by Birdsell, seconded by Bodner to approve Ordinance #1884 Annexing Certain Territory To The City Of Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois (Part of the larger parcels: 01-000-326-00 and 01-000-296-00 / Janus Property).  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Birdsell, Plenske.  Nayes:  Kolkovich, Sievers.  Absent:  None.  Motion carried 6 Ayes; 2 Nayes.

 

City Clerk Stiegemeier stated that Don Janus had been to the City Hall office earlier today and asked him to express thanks from the Janus family to Mayor Neuhaus for all of his work in getting the annexation issues taken care of regarding the Janus property.  This was greatly appreciated by the Janus family.

 

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

 

    Nothing to report.

           

XI.    NEW BUSINESS-

 

          Mayor Neuhaus thanked Corrie, Ashton and Brooklyn Rizzi; Jamie, Livia and Wesley

          Crouch; Sandy and Reese Bohlen; Cason Kapp and Jillian Meyer for picking up trash

          at the south entrance to town (near the Alco building).  This act of community pride

          is greatly appreciated.

                  

XII.   EXECUTIVE SESSION—

 

           No Executive Session was held.

         

XIII.  MOTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION –

.          

           No motions were made from Executive Session.

 

 

XV.   ADJOURNMENT

           

With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Scanzoni, seconded by Councilmember Bodner to adjourn at 7:06 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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