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City Council Meeting Minutes--June 12, 2017

June 27, 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, JUNE 12, 2017

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 12, 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

            ATTENDING:  Councilmembers Maria Bodner, Rich Garde, Rick Johnson, Ryan Pritchett,  Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading, Public Works Director Mike Kuethe and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

           

            NOT ATTENDING:  Aldermen Chad Plenske and Herb Sievers.

                                               

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 05/22/2017

           Executive Session – 05/22/2017

 

Collector’s Report

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$18,998.35

                              Southwestern Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$664.84

                              Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$1,941.90

                              Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$200.00

                              Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

                              Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Court Fine Disbursement)--$1,438.88

                              Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Police Vehicle Fund)--$40.00

                              Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$4.00

                              Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$145.00

                              Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$387.00

                              Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Restitution)--$20.00

                              State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$11,408.11

                              State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$53,835.60

                              State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$51,586.35

 

              Applications

                        Brendin Petroline (Street Department)

                        John Trettenero (Street Department)

                        James Hemp (Street Department)

                        Fred Harbison (Street Department)

                        John Rae (Street Department)

                        David Mongold (Street Department)

                        Richard Brown (Street Department)

                        Tony DalPozzo (Street Department)

                        Dane Walkington (Street Department)

                        Gene Anderson (Any Department)

 

            Claims

             June 12, 2017

 

Business Licenses Issued

                          Cavataio’s Restaurant (Liquor License)

                          R & B’s Family Restaurant (Liquor License)

                          Asian Bistro By Olette, Inc. (Liquor License)

                          El Indio Staunton, LLC (Liquor License)

                          Bamboo Garden (Liquor License)

                          Staunton Food & Liquor (Liquor License)

                          Casey’s General Store #1956 (Liquor License)

                          Casey’s General Store #1547 (Liquor License)

                          Main Station Liquor Store (Liquor License)

                          Mac’s Convenience Stores, LLC (Liquor Licenses)

                          Skeeter’s Pub, Inc. (Liquor License)

                          Mr. T’s Tavern and Liquor Store (Liquor License)

                          Cash Out Gaming, Inc. (Liquor License)

                          Concordia Hall, Inc. (Liquor License)

                          Staunton Columbian Club (Liquor License)

                          VFW Post #1241 (Liquor License)

                          Berry’s Bar (Liquor License)

                          Sullivan Drug of Staunton/Kids Café Benefit (Raffle License)

                          Staunton Baseball/Softball League (Raffle License)

 

            Roll Call Vote

            AYES:   Garde, Johnson, Boster,  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  Plenske, Sievers.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

 

                                                           

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received a Letter of Resignation from part time Park and Recreation Department

            employee Daniel Odorizzi, dated June 5, 2017.

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

 

            Investments recently cashed in at First National Bank:

            Telecommunications Fund--$150,000.00 plus $815.43 interest

Watermain Fund--$200,000.00 plus $1,087.23 interest

 

            Certificates of Deposit recently purchased at Bank of Springfield:

            Infrastructure Fund--$200,000.00 for 18 months at 1.23%

            Infrastructure Fund--$200,000.00 for 12 months at 0.60%

            Telecommunication Fund--$100,000.00 for 18 months at 1.23%

 

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

The annual Fireman’s Homecoming Parade will be on Sunday, June 25 at 4:00 P.M.  The City of Staunton will be having a float in the parade.  All City Officials are invited to walk along with the float and children and grandchildren are welcome to ride on the float.  We will need to meet at City Hall at 3:30 for line up.

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

            PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Johnson approving Police Chief Jeff Doerr to sign the Working Agreement with the Children’s Home and Aid Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services Program.  Ayes:  Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Pritchett to approve Invoice #5184 from Pro-Vision, Inc. for car cameras for police cars in the amount of $13,048.29.  Ayes:  Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Motion by Scanzoni, seconded by Bodner to advertise hiring one part time employee for the Park & Recreation Department.  This is due to the recent resignation of a Park & Recreation employee.  Ayes:  Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

 

FINANCE–

 

Nothing to report.

 

UTILITIES-

 

Motion by Boster, seconded by Bodner to purchase lagoon chemicals from Aqua Fix for the 6 month summer treatment plan at a cost of $14,062.50.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

STREET-

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Boster to accept low bid from HD Supply for stock plastic culverts at a cost of  $5,807.40.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Scanzoni to accept low bid from Metal Culverts for stock metal culverts at a cost of $9,696.05.  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson to pay Invoice #149 to D & E Janitorial Service for the annual floor stripping and waxing at City buildings in the amount of $2,800.00.  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson to accept Proposal from D & E Janitorial Service for monthly high speed buffing of floors at City owned buildings and annual stripping and waxing of the same at a total cost of $8,570.00.  This is the same amount that we are currently paying to D & E, and the quote is for a two year contract.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

            TOURISM –

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Boster to close the following streets for Ribfest on Saturday, July 8, 2017, with all closures beginning at 12:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 8 and ending at 6:00 A.M. on Sunday, July 9 (or until all tents and stages have been removed):Main Street from Edwardsville Street to Laurel Street (including all intersections); Elm Street from the First National Bank driveway and heading north to where Elm Street ends; Union Street from Pearl Street to Main Street.  Ayes:  Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Pritchett to close the following streets for the Tour de Donut on Saturday, July 8, 2017:  From 6:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on Montgomery Street from Easton Street to Ash Street (including all intersections) and all of Park Lane.  From 8:50 A.M. until all Tour de Donut riders have passed for Main Street from Easton Street to Laurel Street and Laurel Street from East Pearl Street to East North Street.  Ayes:  Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Bodner to apply for Liquor License for upcoming 2017 Art Fair (September 15 & 16).  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Pritchett to approve spending up to $13,200.00 for Ribfest expenses.  Ayes:   Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Bodner to approve the City of Staunton submitting an application to the Staunton Community School District #6 to use the School Facilities for the August 13, 2017 Wall of Honor Ceremony with execution of all related documents and agreements.  The event will be held in the Multi Purpose room at the school between the hours of 2:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.  Ayes:  Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

            PERSONNEL –

 

Nothing to report.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

                                   

            JUDICIARY—

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Bodner to approve Ordinance #1893 Annexing Certain Territory To The City Of Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois (Favre Property).  Ayes:  Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Garde to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1894 Establishing The Prevailing Wage Rates For The Construction Of Public Works Projects For The City Of Staunton, Illinois.  Ayes:  Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Garde to approve Ordinance #1894 Establishing The Prevailing Wage Rates For The Construction Of Public Works Projects For The City Of Staunton, Illinois.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1895 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Larry G. Smith To Annex Property Located At 9123 Schneidertown Lane, Staunton,

Illinois To The City Of Staunton, Illinois (Pre-Annexation Agreement)

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Bodner to approve Resolution #2017-10 Authorizing The City Attorney To Institute Demolition Proceedings Against Property Located At 801 East Mill Street, Staunton, Illinois.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

 

    Nothing to report.

           

XI.    NEW BUSINESS-

             

Nothing to report.

 

XII.   EXECUTIVE SESSION—

 

           Motion by Bodner, seconded by Pritchett to go in to Executive Session at 7:14 P.M. to

     discuss  Personnel.  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett. Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

     Alderman Scanzoni left the meeting at this time.

     

           Motion by Johnson, seconded by Garde to return to regular order of business at 7:23

           P.M.  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster., Pritchett.   Nayes:  None.  Absent: 

           Plenske, Scanzoni, Sievers.  Motion carried.

         

XIII.  MOTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION –

.          

           No motions were made from Executive Session.

 

XIV.   ADJOURNMENT

           

With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Boster, seconded by Councilmember Bodner to adjourn at 7:24 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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