MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, March 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, City Treasurer Kathy Legendre and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.
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 7 Ayes (Bodner, Garde, Birdsell, Sievers, Kolkovich, Plenske, Scanzoni) and Naye (Pritchett). Absent: None. Motion carried.
A motion was also made by Garde, seconded by Pritchett to remove Invoice #22625
for Kohnen Air Conditioning and Heating from the Consent Agenda so this can be
taken back to committee for further discussion. Ayes: Birdsell, Sievers, Kolkovich, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde. Nayes: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Bodner moved, seconded by Birdsell to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 03/13/2017
Executive Session – 3/13/2017
State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$9,511.22
State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$4,190.74
State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$16,281.39
Boeing Bicycle Club (Tourism Donation)--$3,200.00
MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$220.81
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$24,637.67
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00
Staunton Police Department (Finger Printing)--$30.00
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$15.00
Music Performance Trust (Municipal Band Wages)--$2,235.00
Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$991.44
Grapperhaus Metal Co. (Scrap Metal)--$610.08
Ronald Winans (Park & Recreation Department)
Adam Durbin (Full Time Police Officer)
March 27, 2017
Business Licenses Issued
McKay NAPA Auto Parts / Make A Wish Raffle (Raffle License)
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Garde, Birdsell, Sievers, Kolkovich, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.
Motion declared carried.
A motion was made by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to pay Invoice to Sandberg, Phoenix and von Gontard for $7,125.00 that had just been removed from the Consent Agenda. Ayes: Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Birdsell. Nayes: Kolkovich, Sievers. Absent: None. Motion carried 6 Ayes; 2 Nayes.
Rick Johnson asked a question to Attorney Lading regarding the burning of household trash in a burn barrel. Phil stated that if this was done in the City limits of Staunton, the individual could be charged with either an Ordinance Violation or a State Offense. If this happened in the County, it could be a State Offense or possibly a misdemeanor.
Received a note from City Maintenance Supervisor Dick Brown requesting to change his employment status from a full time employee to a part time employee. The note was dated March 14, 2017.
Received a letter from the Boeing Bicycle Club thanking the City of Staunton for their
efforts and support of the Tour De Donut bicycle race. They also sent a donation check with the letter for $3,200.00
Received a letter from Ailee Taylor of Net Community Church requesting to close Elm Street from Main Street north to where the street ends on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 10:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. This is for an Open House and Community Celebration of the Staunton Helping Hands Center (formerly the Staunton Food Pantry). Mrs. Taylor also requested the use of barricades to block the street.
Received a letter from Madison Communications reporting their success in exceeding
requirements regarding complaint reporting to the Illinois Commerce Commission.