MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE STAUNTON CITY COUNCIL, HELD IN THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING, 914 NORTH EASTON ST., STAUNTON, ILLINOIS ON MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Pro-Tem Rich Garde called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 24, 2017
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Mayor Pro-Tem Rich Garde 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 (arrived at 7:02 P.M.) John Kolkovich, Chad Plenske, Ryan Pritchett, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Kathy Legendre and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.
EXCUSED: Mayor Craig Neuhaus, Alderman Jeff Scanzoni, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and City Attorney Phil Lading.
ABSENT: Alderman Herb Sievers.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
Bodner moved, seconded by Plenske to approve Consent Agenda with the following items:
Regular Meeting – 04/10/2017
Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00
Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00
State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$9,405.42
State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$4,096.94
State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$9,763.71
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$195.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Court Fee Disbursement)--$1,051.72
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$305.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$20.00
Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$10.00
MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$222.61
Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$19,574.41
April 24, 2017
Business Licenses Issued
Roll Call Vote
AYES: Garde, Kolkovich, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner.
ABSENT: Birdsell, Scanzoni, Sievers.
Motion declared carried.
Alderman Chris Birdsell arrived at 7:02 P.M.
Dylan Partridge from Boy Scout Troop 34 presented a Life Scout Project that he is currently working on. Dylan would like to place 21 concrete planters on Main Street and these would be on alternating sides on the sidewalk and would be placed in between parking spaces. The planters will be filled with flowers and Dylan will take care of maintaining them for one year. The Chamber of Commerce will keep up with the maintenance after the one year. Dylan, with the help of Mayfield’s and the Scout Troop will do all of the work in getting this project done. He will possibly try to raise funds for the project by selling a “sponsor the pot”. Dave Cisler was also present and he stated that he has been working with the Scout Troops and they have done a great deal of work at both Memorial Park Cemetery and Staunton City Cemetery. Just this past Wednesday, they had a flag retirement ceremony, and the group burnt approximately 800 flags. Mr.Cisler commended the boys and stated that there are currently 42 scouts, and hopefully soon to have raised the number to 50. The Council greatly appreciates all the work from the local Scout Troops!
Received an e-mail from Carrie Borgini, Staunton Chamber of Commerce President,
requesting to close Main Street from Union Street to Wood Street on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. for the Touch A Truck Event, and closing Elm Street north of Main Street as well
Brett Luster from The Assembly Church contacted Mayor Neuhaus and a group from the church is requesting to paint the pavilion at the Jr. Service Park, with The Assembly Church furnishing the paint. They would like to do this on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Mr. Luster, along with Jason Schuette, were present at the meeting and said the group would like to start by power washing the building on Friday night, June 16, and then come back on Saturday and paint the pavilion. Picnic tables will be moved out on to the grassy areas and a group of three will work on painting the tables. The rest of the group will paint the pavilion, and if there are enough volunteers, they will also plan to paint the small storage shed. All paint colors are to be determined.
VII. TREASURER’S REPORT
A $150,00.00 Certificate of Deposit for the Bond/Interest Fund was recently purchased at Bank of Springfield for 13 months at an interest rate of 0.60%.
Investment recently cashed in at First National Bank:
Bond / Interest Fund--$150,000.00 plus $4,097.70
VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -
Motion by Plenske, seconded by Pritchett to approve request from Staunton Chamber of Commerce to close Main Street from Union Street to Wood Street on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. for the Touch A Truck Event, and closing Elm Street north of Main Street as well. Ayes: Birdsell, Kolkovich, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde. Nayes: None. Absent: Scanzoni, Sievers. Motion carried.
No discussion was held and no action was taken regarding the full time placement list compiled by the Police Commission from recent inte