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City Council Meeting Minutes--September 25, 2017

October 10, 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, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

 

            Mayor Craig Neuhaus called the Staunton City Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, September 25, 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, Bill Boster, Ryan Pritchett, Jeff Scanzoni, Mayor Craig Neuhaus, City Clerk Dennis Stiegemeier, City Treasurer Cindy Pirok, City Attorney Phil Lading and Public Works Director Mike Kuethe.

                       

            NOT ATTENDING:   Aldermen Chad Plenske and Herb Sievers and Police Chief Jeff Doerr.

                                               

   IV.    CONSENT AGENDA

                                   

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

                      

Minutes 

           Regular Meeting – 09/11/2017

           

Collector’s Report

                              Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes)--$97.725.64

                              Macoupin County Treasurer (Real Estate Taxes – Library)--$12,526.70

                              Macoupin County Treasurer (TIF Taxes)--$3,865.28

                              Macoupin County Treasurer (TIF Taxes)--$12,562.51

                              State of Illinois (Use Tax)--$10,533.79

                              State of Illinois (MFT Tax)--$11,220.10

                              State of Illinois (Video Gaming Tax)--$4,162.85

                              State of Illinois (Telecommunications Tax)--$8,955.68

                              State of Illinois (Sales Tax)--$50,370.27

                              State of Illiinois (Income Tax / July)--$22,519.75

                              State of Illinois (Income Tax / August)--$26,562.54

                              Staunton Police Department (Ordinance Violations)--$100.00

                              Staunton Township (Tourism Donation)--$2,500.00

                              MJM Electric Cooperative (Utility Tax)--$280.77

                              Art Fair Sales--$2,712.00

 

                             

              Applications

                        Concordia Hall, Inc. (Raffle License)

                        Staunton Sportsman Club / High School Trap Team

 

            Claims

             September 25, 2017

 

Business Licenses Issued

                       

            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 from the Staunton Clergy Association requesting permission to hold

their 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat on Main Street on Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M.  They are asking to close Main Street from Wood Street to Laurel Street from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. for the event.

 

Received a letter from St. Michael’s Parish Octoberfest with request for the weekend    of October 7th and 8th, 2017, with items being consistent as in years past including street closures and assistance from the Staunton Police Department for their annual Octoberfest celebration.

 

             Received a letter from the Staunton Lions Club regarding the upcoming Halloween

Parade.   Plans are to have the parade on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.  with Tuesday, October 31 as the rain date.  The parade will begin at City Hall and proceed east on Main Street to Laurel Street and then south on Laurel to Henry Street, ending at the VFW Hall.  They are asking to have those streets closed to traffic during the parade.

 

VII.     TREASURER’S REPORT

           

VIII.   CITY CLERK’S REPORT

 

IX.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY  -

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Johnson to grant permission to the Staunton Clergy Association to hold their 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat on Main Street on Sunday, October 29, 2017 and also to close Main Street from Wood Street to Laurel Street from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. for the event.  Ayes:  Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Bodner, seconded by Johnson to approve requests from the St. Michael’s Parish Octoberfest Committee for the weekend of October 7th and 8th,  2017, with items being consistent as in years past including street closures and assistance from the Staunton Police Department at their annual Octoberfest celebration.  Ayes:  Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

            PARK & CIVIC IMPROVEMENT –

 

Nothing to report.

 

FINANCE–

 

Motion by Pritchett, seconded by Boster to pay Invoice dated September 13, 2017 to John H. Crawford & Associates for Main Street Sanitary Sewer Design in the amount of $13,744.00.  Ayes:  Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  Johnson.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried 5 Ayes; 1 Naye.

 

UTILITIES-

 

Nothing to report.

 

STREET-

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Pritchett to accept low bid from DeLaurent Construction Co. for the Pearl Street Resurfacing Project in the amount of $33,998.00.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Garde, seconded by Pritchett to accept low bid from DeLaurent Construction Co. for the resurfacing of the Pearl and Wood Street intersection in the amount of $4,865.52.  Ayes:  Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  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 Bodner to approve Ordinance #1906 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Kenneth Mihelcic To Annex Property Located At 3473 Sugar Shack Lane, Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois (Pre-Annexation).  Ayes:  Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Bodner to approve Ordinance #1907 Approving An Annexation Agreement With Jesse Campbell To Annex Property Located At 9112 Renken Rd., Staunton, IL To The City Of Staunton, Illinois (Pre-Annexation).  Ayes: Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scanzoni to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1911  Approving A Charity Roadblock By Adopt-A-Pet At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (October 21, 2017).  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Ordinance #1911 Approving A Charity Roadblock By Adopt-A- Pet At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (October 21, 2017).  Ayes:  Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Bodner to waive 1st reading of Ordinance #1912  Approving A Charity Roadblock By Elbon Shrine Club To Conduct Their Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (October 7, 2017).  Ayes:  Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner, Garde, Johnson.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Scanzoni to approve Ordinance #1912 Approving A Charity Roadblock By Elbon Shrine Club To Conduct Their Drive At The Intersection Of Main And Route 4 And Main And Union (October 7, 2017).  Ayes:  Bodner, Garde, Johnson, Boster, Pritchett, Scanzoni.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

 

1st reading of Ordinance #1913 Amending Staunton Revised Code Chapter 38 To Create Division IX – Storm Water Utility.  Ayes:

 

X.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS—

 

    Nothing to report.

           

XI.    NEW BUSINESS-

             

Alderman Scanzoni has been contacted by Becky Painter regarding some extra netting at the soccer fields.  The Staunton Sports Boosters would be purchasing the netting and installing it, so consequently, there would be no cost to the City.  Alderman Garde reminded that they should make sure they take extreme caution before doing any digging due to electric and telephone lines in the area.  They will need to call for a J.U.L.I.E. located before any work is started.

 

XII.   EXECUTIVE SESSION—

 

           Motion by Johnson, seconded by Bodner to go in to Executive Session at 7:13 P.M. to

           discuss Real Estate Acquisition and Personnel.  Ayes:  Garde, Johnson, Boster,

           Pritchett, Scanzoni, Bodner.  Nayes:  None.  Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion

           carried. 

 

           Motion by Bodner, seconded by Boster to return to regular order of business at 7:27

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

           Absent:  Plenske, Sievers.  Motion carried.

         

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 Bodner to adjourn at 7:28 P.M.  All present voting aye, motion carried. 

 

                                                                        Prepared by:

 

                                                                        Dennis K. Stiegemeier                                                                                               City Clerk

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