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City Council Meeting Minutes--April 24, 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, 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:

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 04/10/2017

Collector’s Report

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

Applications

Claims

April 24, 2017

Business Licenses Issued

Roll Call Vote

AYES: Garde, Kolkovich, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner.

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Birdsell, Scanzoni, Sievers.

Motion declared carried.

Alderman Chris Birdsell arrived at 7:02 P.M.

V. GUESTS

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!

VI. CORRESPONDENCE

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 interviews to be good for 18 months

PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Kolkovich to approve request from The Assembly Church to paint the pavilion at the Jr. Service Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017, with the church furnishing the paint. Ayes: Kolkovich, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Birdsell. Nayes: None. Absent: Scanzoni, Sievers. Motion carried.

FINANCE–

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to approve a two percent pay raise to all non-union full time employees Effective May 1, 2017 (Jeff Doerr, Lori Grandone, Mike Kuethe and Dennis Stiegemeier). Ayes: Plenske, Pritchett,Bodner, Garde, Birdsell. Nayes: Kolkovich. Absent: Scanzoni, Sievers. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 1 Naye.

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Plenske to approve a .25 per hour pay raise to all non-union part time employees effective May 1, 2017. Ayes: Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Birdsell. Nayes: Kolkovich. Absent: Scanzoni, Sievers. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 1 Naye. Motion carried.

Motion by Prithcett, seconded by Bodner to pay Invoice #13077 to Central Realty LLC for services rendered for Highway Oriented Retailers in the amount of $875.00. Ayes: Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Birdsell, Plenske. Nayes: Kolkovich. Absent: Scanzoni, Sievers. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 1 Naye.

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to pay Invoice #13117 to Central Realty LLC for services rendered for Highway Oriented Retailers in the amount of $350.00. Ayes: Bodner, Garde, Birdsell, Plenske, Pritchet. Nayes: Kolkovich. Absent: Scanzoni, Sievers. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 1 Naye.

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to pay Invoice #13132 to Central Realty LLC for services rendered for Highway Oriented Retailers in the amount of $700.00. Ayes: Bodner, Garde, Birdsell, Plenske, Pritchett. Nayes: Kolkovich. Absent: Scanzoni, Sievers. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 1 Naye.

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to pay Invoice #44365 to Illinois Public Risk Fund for additional premium resulting from the Workers Compensation Audit in the amount of $6,739.00. Ayes: Garde, Birdsell, Kolkovich, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner. Nayes: None. Absent: Scanzoni, Sievers. Motion carried.

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Bodner to pay March, 2017 Retainer Invoice to Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard for services rendered to the City of Staunton in March, 2017. This invoice came via e-mail on Friday afternoon and the claims batch for the consent agenda had already be finished, so this is the reason for it being a separate motion. Ayes: Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Birdsell. Nayes: Kolkovich. Absent: Scanzoni, Sievers. Motion carried 5 Ayes; 1 Naye.

UTILITIES-

Motion by Garde, seconded by Pritchett to approve Quote #H040449 for #695GC16 Saw W/ Twinmax Chain from HD Supply in the amount of $2,050.00. Ayes: Kolkovich, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde, Birdsell. Nayes: None. Absent: Scanzoni, Sievers. Motion carried.

STREET-

Nothing to report.

PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Motion by Kolkovich, seconded by Plenske to approve Life Scout Project presented

by Dylan Partridge to place 21 concrete planters on the sidewalks on alternating sides

of Main Street, with planters being placed between parking spaces. Ayes: Bodner,

Garde, Birdsell, Kolkovich, Plenske, Pritchett. Nayes: None. Absent: Scanzoni,

Sievers. Motion carried.

TOURISM –

No discussion was held or action taken regarding the Agreement between the City of Staunton, Illinois and ARC Pyrotechnics, Inc. regarding the Fireworks Display at the Homecoming Celebration on June 25, 2017.

PERSONNEL –

Nothing to report.

ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.

JUDICIARY—

Motion by Birdsell, seconded by Pritchett to approve Ordinance #1892 – An Ordinance Making Appropriations For The Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2017 And Ending April 30, 2018. Ayes: Garde, Birdsell, Kolkovich, Plenske, Pritchett,, Bodner. Nayes: None. Absent: Scanzoni, Sievers. Motion carried.

Motion by Birdsell, seconded by Plenske to approve Resolution #2017-1 Re-Appointing Cindy Hundley Trustee Of The Staunton Police Pension Board. Ayes: Birdsell, Kolkovich, Plenske, Pritchett, Bodner, Garde. Nayes: None. Absent: Scanzoni, Sievers. Motion carried.

X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.

XI. NEW BUSINESS-

Chief Jeff Doerr thanked Daisy Scout Troop 945 for their donation of stuffed animals to the Police Deparment. These will be given to traumatized children when officers respond to emergencies.

XII. EXECUTIVE SESSION—

No Exeuctive Session was held.

XIII. MOTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION –

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No motions were made from Executive Session.

XIV. ADJOURNMENT

With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Plenske, seconded by Councilmember Bodner to adjourn at 7:25 P.M. All present voting aye, motion carried.

Prepared by:

Dennis K. Stiegemeier City Clerk

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