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City Council Meeting Minutes--July 24, 2017

August 15, 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, JULY 24, 2017

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, July 24, 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 Rich Garde, Rick Johnson, Chad Plenske, Ryan Pritchett, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Criag 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:  Alderwoman Maria Bodner and Aldermen Bill Boster and Herb Sievers.

                                               

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 07/10/2017

 

Collector’s Report

                              State of Illinois (Personal Property Replacement Tax)--$2,907.49

                              State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$45,116.49

                              State of llinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$3,828.24

                              State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$8,631.18

                              State of Illinois (Income Tax)--$35,621.30

                              State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$9,884.70

                              Macoupin County Cirucit Clerk (Restitution)--$10.00

                              Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$1,539.72

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

                              Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$484.00

                              Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$165.00

                              Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$10.00

                              Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

                              Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes)--$132,592.27

                              Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes / Library)--$16,596.61

                              Macoupin County Treasurer (TIF Taxes)--$7,127.11

                              MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$279.39

                              First National Bank (Summer Band Concert Donation)--$1,000.00

 

              Applications

                        Lori Frailey (Police Dispatcher)

                        Eugene Brackman (Water Department)

 

            Claims

             July 24, 2017

 

Business Licenses Issued

                         Southside’s Route 66 Auto Body, Inc.

                         Patriot Asphalt & Tree Service

                         St. Michael Parish – Octoberfest (Raffle License)

           

            Roll Call Vote

            AYES:  Garde, Johnson, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni.

            NAYS:   None.

            ABSENT:  Bodner, Boster, Sievers.

            Motion declared carried.

                       

V.        GUESTS

                                                                       

VI.      CORRESPONDENCE

 

Received a Liquor License Application from St. Michael’s Parish for their annual

Octoberfest, which will be held on October 7 and 8, 2017.  They are asking to have the license fee waived for the event.

 

Received a card from the staff at Sullivan Drug thanking all of the volunteers and various City departments that were associated with the Tour de Donut and Ribfest.  The 2018 Tour de Donut will be held on July 14th and this will be the 30th year for the race.

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

           

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Plenske, seconded by Johnson to grant request from St. Michael’s Parish to issue a liquor license for their annual Octoberfest on October 7 and 8, 2017, with the liquor license fee being waived.  Ayes:  Johnson, Plenske, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  Garde, Pritchett.  Absent:  Bodner, Boster, Sievers.  Motion carried 3 Ayes; 2 Nayes.

 

Motion by Plenske, seconded by Pritchett to approve hiring Carlos (Chuck) Deprow from our recently approved full time placement list compiled by the Police Commission.  This will be filling the vacancy left by Randy Williams.  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Abstain:  Johnson.  Absent:  Bodner, Boster, Sievers.  Motion carried 4 Ayes; 1 Abstain.

           

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Nothing to report.

 

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson to transfer $25,000.00 from Civic Improvement Fund to Park & Recreation Fund, as budgeted.  Ayes:  Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Bodner, Boster, Scanzoni.  Motion carried.

 

UTILITIES-

 

Nothing to report.

 

STREET-

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Pritchett to approve purchase of truck for the Street Department at a cost not to exceed $20,000.00.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Abstain:  Plenske.  Absent:  Bodner, Boster, Sievers.  Motion carried 4 Ayes; 1 Abstain.

 

            PUBLIC GROUNDS-

           

            Nothing to report.

 

            TOURISM –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            PERSONNEL –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            ANNEXATION –

 

            Nothing to report.

 

            SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

 

            Nothing to report.

                                   

            JUDICIARY—

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1897 Approving An Annexation Agreement With

William Billings Jr. & Kristie Billings To Annex Property Located At 115 W.

Fifteenth Street, Staunton, Ilinois To The City Of Staunton, Illinois

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Plenske to approve Resolution #2017-13 – A Resolution Relating To Participation By Elected Officials In The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson, Plenske.  Nayes:  Pritchett. Absent:  Bodner, Boster, Sievers.  Motion carried 4 Ayes; 1 Naye.

 

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

 

    Nothing to report.

           

XI.    NEW BUSINESS-

             

Nothing to report.

 

XII.   EXECUTIVE SESSION—

 

           No Executive Session was held.

         

XIII.  MOTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION –

.          

           No motions were made from Executive Session.

 

XIV.   ADJOURNMENT

           

With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Scanzoni, seconded by Councilmember Plenske to adjourn at 7:05 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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