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City Council Meeting Minutes--August 28, 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, AUGUST 28, 2017

I. CALL TO ORDER:

Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, August 28, 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, Bill Boster, Ryan Pritchett, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.

ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE: Alderman Jeff Scanzoni.

NOT ATTENDING: Alderwoman Maria Bodner, Aldermen Chad Plenske and Herb Sievers and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

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

Minutes

Regular Meeting – 08/14/2017

Executive Session - /8/14/2017

Collector’s Report

Staunton Police Department (Reports)--$5.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (Fine Disbursement)--$565.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (FTA Warrant Fee)--$140.00

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

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (DUI Fund)--$200.00

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk (E-Citation Fee)--$2.00

Music Performance Trust Fund (Municipal Band Wage Reimbursement)--$1,134.00

Music Performance Trust Fund (Municipal Band Wage Reimbursement)--$378.00

State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$9,364.90

State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$4,324.08

State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$9,959.17

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes)--$99,607.83

Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes / Library)--$12,367.23

Macoupin County Treasurer (TIF 1 Taxes)--$2,952.16

Macoupin County Treasurer (TIF 2 Taxes $5.46

MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$307.67

Ameren Illinois (Utility Tax)--$21,596.83

Staunton Super 8 Motel (Hotel/Motel Tax)--$2,241.50

Applications

Janice McGhee (Police Dispatcher)

Matthew Dustmann (Police Dispatcher)

Candace Carlen (Police Dispatcher)

Matthew Dustmann (Police Officer)

Blake Weishaupt (Water Operator)

Claims

August 28, 2017

Business Licenses Issued

St. Paul United Church of Christ (Raffle License)

Indrek’s Books (Solicitor’s License)

Roll Call Vote

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

NAYS: None.

ABSENT: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers.

Motion declared carried.

V. GUESTS

VI. CORRESPONDENCE

Received Letters of Resignation from part time Street Department Employee Dick

Brown, dated August 11, 2017. This was also his last day of employment.

Received an e-mail from Jennifer Barnes, Cub Scout Pack 3034 Treasurer, asking to

reserve the South Water Tower Park on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 6:00 P.M. for their Fall Recruitment Signup. They are requesting to have the park rental fee waived.

Received an e-mail from Chamber of Commerce President Carrie Borgini requesting to close Main Street from Laurel Street to Wood Street (Union at Main intersection will remain open) and Elm Street from the First National Bank driveway going north to where Elm Street ends at Duda Garden. This will be on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., for the 3rd Annual Cruise In Car Show.

VII. TREASURER’S REPORT

VIII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

The Solicitor’s License that was issued to Indrek’s Books has been revoked due to

Code Violations

IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY -

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Garde to grant request from the Staunton Chamber of Commerce to close Main Street from Laurel Street to Wood Street and Elm Street from the First National Bank driveway to where Elm Street ends at Duda Garden on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. for the 3rd Annual Cruise in Car Show. Ayes: Johnson, Boster, Plenske, Pritchett, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Pritchett to grant request from Cub Scout Pack 3034 to use the South Water Tower Park On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 6:00 P.M. for their Fall Recruitment Signup with the park rental fee being waived. Ayes: Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Garde. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

FINANCE–

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson to approve renewal of City of Staunton Employee Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance from CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services of Illinois for the period November 1, 2017 to November 1, 2018 at a cost of $47.44 per employee, per month (Principal Insurance Co.). Ayes: Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Boster to spend up to $20,000.00 for materials to replace concrete curbs and gutters on the Pearl Street project. Ayes: Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson to pay Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard for counsel charges from Sue Schultz ($672.00) and costs advanced ($47.09) on Invoice #406503, and for costs advanced ($26.78) on Invoice #405383 for a total amount of $745.87. These are charges relating to Collective Bargaining and Storm Sewer Utility. Ayes: Pritchett, Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson, Boster. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Johnson to purchase four pick up trucks from Safety Partners at a total cost of $26,000.00. Two trucks will be paid from Streets, one truck will be paid from Water and the fourth truck will be paid from Civic Improvement. Ayes: Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

UTILITIES-

Motion by Boster, seconded by Garde to pay Invoice #420351 to Utility Service Co. for annual maintenance performed on the elevated water tower in the amount of $19,997.33. Ayes: Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

Motion by Boster, seconded by Garde to pay the Illinois Commerce Commission for Ameren Incident Report regarding damage to a gas main in the amount of $652.50. Ayes: Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Garde. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

STREET-

Motion by Garde, seconded by Pritchett to pay $28,753.20 to Illinois Department of Transportation for the third of five annual payments for the City’s portion of the Main Street – from Route 4 to Elm Street Project (to be paid from MFT – due October 1). Ayes: Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

PUBLIC GROUNDS-

Nothing to report.

TOURISM –

Nothing to report.

PERSONNEL –

Nothing to report.

ANNEXATION –

Nothing to report.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES –

Nothing to report.

JUDICIARY—

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Garde to approve Ordinance #1898 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Frank & Ana Goss To Annex Property Located At 9056 Renken Road, Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois (Pre-Annexation). Ayes: Pritchett, Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson, Boster. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Boster to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1903 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Staunton Knights Of Columbus To Conduct Their Annual Tootsie Roll Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (September 22 and 23, 2017). Ayes: Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Garde to approve Ordinance #1903 Approving A Charity Roadblock By The Staunton Knights Of Columbus To Conduct Their Annual Tootsie Roll Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (September 22 and 23, 2017). Ayes: Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Pritchett to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1904 Vacating An Alley And Accepting Dedication Of Alternate Right Of Way (South of Mill Street, East of Harris Street). Ayes: Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Garde. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Boster to approve Ordinance #1904 Vacating An Alley And Accepting Dedication Of Alternate Right Of Way (South of Mill Street, East of Harris Street). Ayes: Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Garde to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1905 Granting A Special Use Permit For Property Located At 1016 South Madison Street, Staunton, Illinois. Ayes: Pritchett, Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson, Boster. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Pritchett to approve Ordinance #1905 Granting A Special Use Permit For Property Located At 1016 South Madison Street, Staunton, Illinois. Ayes: Scanzoni, Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

Nothing to report.

XI. NEW BUSINESS-

Mayor Neuhaus had been contacted by the Bank of Springfield to notify the City that they will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. at their newly remodeled branch in Staunton.

Alderman Prithchett asked Attorney Lading if a detail of services could be included on the monthly invoice from Sandberg, Phoenix and von Gontard. Attorney Lading said this would be something that could be discussed.

XII. EXECUTIVE SESSION—

Motion by Garde, seconded by Johnson to go in to Exeuctive Session to discuss

Potential Real Estate Acquisition at 7:12 P.M. Ayes: Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni. Nayes: None. Absent: Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried. Alderman Scanzoni left the meeting at this time.

Motion by Garde, seconded by Boster to return to regular order of business at 7:32

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

Bodner, Plenske, Sievers. Motion carried.

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 Garde, seconded by Councilmember Boster to adjourn at 7:33 P.M. All present voting aye, motion carried.

Prepared by:

Dennis K. Stiegemeier City Clerk

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